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High Tech Reflection Strategies Make Learning Stick

High Tech Reflection Strategies Make Learning Stick | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

And, as Mayo observes, using technology to promote reflection has yet another benefit: A teacher can digitally archive student work, extending the reflection exercise beyond a single project or school year. "I try to save as much student work as I can," Mayo says. "I like the idea of students coming back ten years from now and finding things they worked on. Imagine if you started blogging in kindergarten and blogged all the way through high school."


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Some good suggestions to get students reflecting on their learning.

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Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa)

Donald Clark Plan B: From Rift Valley to Oculus Rift (7 lessons learnt at eLearning Africa) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Africa is rising and needs, not the failed models of the developed world but new models that are more suited to the massive demand that already exists for education and training. This is not more universities but more vocational learning. The great opportunity here, is to use the great gifts of the internet, that are already there, for free.

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Some very valuable insights

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harloff's curator insight, June 6, 6:44 AM

Africa has more to gain from EduTech innovations than the rest of the world. This was confirmed at the 9th eLearning Africa conference last week.

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Look for People, Not Just Resources | Ideas and Thoughts

Look for People, Not Just Resources | Ideas and Thoughts | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Part of this struggle continues as people see the web in visitor mode, a place to find and get stuff. Those of us who see the web in a more resident mode, continue to take advantage of the affordances of connections and create both strong and weak ties that make life easier and better.

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Some good and quite short advice.

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How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic

How Do We Teach Digital Literacy to Digital Natives? - Edudemic | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Young people today are instant messengers, gamers, photo sharers and supreme multitaskers. But while they use the technology tools available to them 24/7, they are struggling to sort fact from fiction, think critically, decipher cultural inferences, detect commercial intent and analyze social implications. All of which makes them extremely vulnerable to the overwhelming amount of information they have access to


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Some tips about using the news with teenagers.

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Amy Melendez's curator insight, June 3, 7:56 PM

From the post: "It is our job as educators and content producers to encourage kids to be capable, global citizens in a digital age. Integrating a news story into your classroom everyday not only sparks important conversations, but encourages students to create and analyze their own media responses, provides a basis for asking questions and is a seamless, natural way to incorporate CCSS nonfiction content into your daily lesson plan."

Deyanira Sequeira's curator insight, June 4, 10:35 AM

¿cómo dar alfabetización digital a los nativos digitales?

TeachingStudies's curator insight, June 5, 1:58 AM

bridge to cross

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Digital Gaming and Language Learning: Autonomy and Community

Digital Gaming and Language Learning: Autonomy and Community | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Drawing on rich data from gaming sessions, stimulated recall, focus group discussion, individual interviews and online discussion forums, this paper argues that gamers exercise autonomy by managing their gameplay both as leisure and learning practices in different dimensions (location, formality, locus of control, pedagogy and trajectory). At the same time, gameplay-as-learning practices are supported by wider communities of digital gamers who take on roles as language teachers and advisers. The paper suggests that activities in these dimensions mediated learning autonomously and from community, and discusses the research and pedagogical implications for L2 gaming and learning.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Interesting article on research into GBL. The current issue of LLT is dedicated to Game Based Learning http://llt.msu.edu/issues/june2014/index.html

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What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News)

What Game Based Learning Can Do for Student Achievement (EdSurge News) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Like its devotees, gaming has come a long way. And more than ever before, we understand that different students learn in different ways. Providing a multi-layered approach is essential for ensuring that everyone is learning.

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Good article with some good game suggestions.

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Joe Pereira's curator insight, June 2, 5:44 AM

A nice little article with a few good game suggestions to use in the classroom, although it is extremely disappointing not see any paser-based IF mentioned when they've included 'Gone Home' and 'Myst', described as a 'first-person puzzle game'. Both these games are a direct graphical evolution of the standard text adventure. One thing I don't like in the article though, is the author's decision to discuss both the topics of Digital Game-based learning and Gamification. I don't think Gamification should be discussed at all with educators, when real video games can be used for learning, instead of game-like concepts.

 

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Game of Phones – 7 DOs & DON’Ts in m-learning

Game of Phones – 7 DOs & DON’Ts in m-learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Mobile learning is confusing. In theory it sounds great, in practice it’s often mis-attributed hype. Different devices have different patterns of use. The fact that you make ‘responsive’ e-learning simply means that it can be delivered on different devices NOT that it will be used on different devices. M-learning is, therefore, often more fiction than fact.

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A useful checklist if you are implementing mobile phone use in your learning context.

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Children, Teens, and Reading

Children, Teens, and Reading | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This research review charts trends in reading rates and reading achievement over time among kids and teens in the U.S. We focus on national surveys and databases for data on children's reading habits and reading scores, looking at differences across time, and between demographic groups. We also examine the growing literature on ereading among young people, which has largely studied attitudes toward ebooks and ereading. We conclude with a discussion of key future areas of research on reading and ereading.


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Interesting research into reading and attitudes to digital reading.

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Growing up digital: How the Internet affects teen identity | Deseret News National

Growing up digital: How the Internet affects teen identity | Deseret News National | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

"Parents are very powerful models for their kids," Davis said. "They see how tied their parents are to technology. It’s really not about the technology; it’s really about how we use it and how dependent we are on technology."


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Interesting third part of a series of articles.

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systerwoody's curator insight, May 29, 9:45 AM

#millenials

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, May 30, 1:38 AM
Technology can also make it more difficult to form an identity. There are more versions of "self" than ever before, which gives kids who may already be struggling to figure out who they are even more to juggle. In an interview with NPR, media theorist and author Douglas Rushkoff explained the feeling in a term he coined: “digiphrenia.”
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UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Reading in the mobile era

UNESCO Office in Bangkok: Reading in the mobile era | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

UNESCO is currently investigating how access to text can be improved through the use of technology, specifically basic mobile phones. Today mobile phones are common in areas where books are scarce. The United Nations estimates that 6 billion people have access to a connected mobile device of some sort, while only 4.5 billion have access to a toilet.

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A short article with some interesting links at the end.

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Jason R Levine's curator insight, May 22, 5:33 AM

"Mobile phones are common in areas where books are scarce"

Delphine Plasse's curator insight, May 22, 9:24 AM

Help people get access to means ode development

Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, May 23, 9:53 AM

Informe de la Unesco.

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10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook

10 ways Google Classroom will make learning better | Ditch That Textbook | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

I became a fan of Google Reader, which collected blog posts and other publications to RSS in one easy-to-access place. Then Google discarded this service — one that had a very loyal user base. Google has a history of doing this to features that don’t meet its needs anymore. If I’m making the switch to Classroom, I’d like to know that Google has committed to it.

Nik Peachey's insight:

This is an interesting development from Google, but as the writer points out, Google don't have a good record of supporting their innovations.

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Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, May 20, 9:10 AM

The author questions whether Google will continue to support its newly created LMS - Google Classroom. 

Sofie Kokelenberg's curator insight, May 21, 3:02 AM

"Dog ate my homework" won't work with this, but what a promising option for blended learning :)

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What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog

What happens when 5th graders run the classroom: A SOLE in action | TED Blog | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

While textbooks are clearly not obsolete, schools like Lawrence Intermediate School are learning to adapt to the impact the Internet is having on students — and figuring out how to take advantage of what it has to offer. In the end, there is no single right way to get kids engaged in learning, but it’s clear that these kids, at least, who are working in a SOLE environment feel a sense of empowerment, confidence and maturity.

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A nice read if you are interested in SOLE.

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Lisa Marie Blaschke's curator insight, May 17, 12:49 AM

Empowering kids and giving them confidence. What leaning should be about.

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What students really think about technology in the classroom - Hechinger Report

What students really think about technology in the classroom - Hechinger Report | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The pluses and minuses of cyber learning prompted a heated debate between two high school students, Cheyenne Knight, 18, and Brian Benes, 17. Both spend part of their day completing cyber lessons in a lab at Quakertown Community High School.


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A good short read.

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TeachingStudies's curator insight, June 5, 2:00 AM

do you agree?

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The Art of Focus

The Art of Focus | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The lesson from childhood, then, is that if you want to win the war for attention, don’t try to say “no” to the trivial distractions you find on the information smorgasbord; try to say “yes” to the subject that arouses a terrifying longing, and let the terrifying longing crowd out everything else.

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An interesting perspective on the issue of digital distraction.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 6, 5:47 AM

This surely is an age of distractions.

John Rudkin's curator insight, June 7, 1:26 AM

Sometimes those dreamy moments connect the dots......

Linda Denty's curator insight, June 9, 3:48 PM

Just to balance out the previous Scoop about multi-tasking.

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6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology -- THE Journal

6 Shifts in Education Driven by Technology -- THE Journal | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Six critical shifts are happening in education right now that are being driven, at least in part, by technology. According to preliminary findings from an upcoming report, these changes affect everything from the role of the teacher to a rethinking of how schools themselves work.
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A good short summary from the Horizon report. Check out the report here: http://cdn.nmc.org/media/2014-horizon-k12-preview.pdf

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Language learning: two for the price of one - Telegraph

Language learning: two for the price of one - Telegraph | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Among a raft of new initiatives, integrated learning is to be enthusiastically embraced as a highly efficient means of increasing exposure to foreign languages while adding to, rather than subtracting from, other curriculum areas: it really is great value for money.


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Good to see CLIL catching on in the UK MFL classroom.

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Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online

Enter Private Mode: Technology That Protects Your Children Online | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

It's about family, after all. It's absolutely crucial that for this process, as with any other family lesson, parents and children learn together: Begin with the basics and don't wait too long to started on doing so.

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Some good tips and advice.

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Big data serves up linguistics insights

Big data serves up linguistics insights | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Dr Durkin pointed to the immense value of “huge new digital resources, such as Early English Books Online” to scholars compiling historical dictionaries. However, he said, it remained to be seen how future scholars would strike a balance between “traditional reading, human combing of databases, and automated trawling and sketches”.

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A good introduction to the possibilities of big data in language teaching and analysis.

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From Apple II to Touchcast, the evolution of computers in the classroom

From Apple II to Touchcast, the evolution of computers in the classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The proliferation of tablets maybe the most revolutionary addition of technology in the classroom, but the path was paved with other tools. PostTV took a detailed look at some of the milestones in classroom technology from the past several decades

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Good historical perspective of digital technologies in education.

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The Future of E-Ducation: The Impact of Technology and Analytics on the Education Industry

This groundbreaking EdTech study examines the way that modern technology is bringing remarkable innovation into the educational sector; a field which has historically remained fairly fixed and traditional for centuries. The report analyses the degree to which education is being made into a universally accessible, innovative, personalized, and adaptive experience, and finds that the these changes will be pivotal for achieving the United Nations’ goal of universal education by 2015.
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Quite a few good articles

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Chris B. Olds's curator insight, June 4, 7:47 AM

A nation of un-educated / ignorant Voters ?  no more business as usual in Washington D.C. for the American Govt..  The American people are on to you, and we're not gonna take it anymore.  You big fat lazy greedy "Lifer" politicians had better get ready to go get a Job.  

N Kaspar's curator insight, June 7, 8:29 PM

A great overview of the possibilities for technology to impact education - not only in distributed learning programs but also in brick and mortar schools.  Worth a look.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, June 16, 11:10 PM

For those who really want to know what needs to be done in the future.

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Tech-Inspired Ideas for Students' Summer Reading

Tech-Inspired Ideas for Students' Summer Reading | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Take advantage of your students' passion for tech and introduce them to ereader apps like iBooks, Nook, or Kindle. Consider including a link to our Essential Books for Kids and Teens in your end-of-the-year email to parents. Parents can help kids find a good read from the library or bookstore to download onto their devices. In addition, before they take off for the summer, consider sharing these six apps and sites that support reading for fun.

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Some interesting links to sites and apps to encourage kids to read for fun.

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The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Over 12 years ago, as Todd Curtis and his teaching partner tried to get all of their eighth graders engaged in class discussions, they noticed a trend. Though students talked freely outside of class, they became silent in class. As an experiment, they jury-rigged their email system into a backchannel.

Nik Peachey's insight:

Useful article about using backchannels (and we all should be) in class.

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Renee Stewart's curator insight, May 23, 5:08 PM

Want to explore this more

Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, May 24, 6:35 AM

This is something I had not thought a lot about, but with the growth of Blended Learning throughout our systems of learning, it makes so much sense to include this in our planning.  This article gives some great examples and ideas about tools and backchanneling for our learners.  I think this has great promise for reinforcing adult learning as well.

Helen Teague's curator insight, May 24, 3:22 PM

meets the quality of participatory framework needed in Communities of Practice.

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Report Shows Teens Aren't Reading for Fun

Report Shows Teens Aren't Reading for Fun | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In a way, the report's findings about teens aren't surprising. Older students have always read less than younger ones, as the multiple demands of growing up take over. For many, there's simply no time to juggle reading for pleasure with schoolwork, afterschool activities, sports, homework, jobs, and socializing. But some students are managing to fit it in.

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Interesting article with some good tech suggestions for getting students doing more reading for fun.

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13 Questions to Ask When Scoping a Learning Development Engagement

13 Questions to Ask When Scoping a Learning Development Engagement | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

All too often, training programs are developed just for training’s sake, just to check the training box. There must be a clear business objective that a training program is attempting to solve. If the business need isn’t there, the program shouldn’t be either.


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This is quite corporate business training directed, but would also apply to any teacher training scenario.

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Enrico De Angelis's curator insight, May 18, 2:01 AM

Planning courses for a big US corporation around the world is not the same of a residential three years PhD Program.

Nevertheless, the 13 proposed questions make an interesting reference list.

Are they worth to be considered also in our european PhD Programs and their courses? I think so.

 

1. The problem we want to solve is to be clearly stated
2. The quality of the training project too ("success")
3. Who pays for the project (this is more difficult, in Academy)
4. The audience composition
5. Their attitudes and expectations (often disregarded)
6. The actual use of the transferred skills
7. How to track their learning engagement
8. How to cope with tools and practices of the audience
9. Flexibility of the training program

10. Existing content and knowledge to be leveraged
11. Resources to be provide
12. Milestones and dates
13. Budget (cost, time, and quality)

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Ten reasons we should ditch university lectures

Ten reasons we should ditch university lectures | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

I would say that very intelligent academics and researchers leave their brains behind when defending what has become a lazy and damaging pedagogy – the face-to-face lecture.

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The reasons given here are quite sound, but I don't really agree that the solution is just to record lectures. It'll still be a boring lecture on video.

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