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Personal Learning Environments in Smart Cities: Current Approaches and Future Scenarios

Personal Learning Environments in Smart Cities:  Current Approaches and Future Scenarios | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this paper, we discuss smart cities as spaces for constructing Personal Learning Environments. Our special focus is on mobile and locative media, which open new possibilities of interaction with the surrounding environment. In technology-rich infrastructures such as smart cities, physical objects, including buildings, works of art or points of interest, can become part of the learning environment.

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Very interesting reading.

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Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III: Online Privacy, Online Publicity

Young Canadians in a Wired World, Phase III: Online Privacy, Online Publicity | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Although students are generally well informed about protecting content about them that is posted online, there is a need for more education when it comes to corporate uses of their personal information. What students know – compared to what they think they know – about protecting their data, is fraught with contradictions.
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Interesting report on Canadian teens. Stats and issues probably carry through internationally. Have a look at the executive summary for a quick read.

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Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators

Tips on technology integration for apprehensive educators | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

If you try to jump straight to modification or re-definition, you will most likely create significant frustration for both yourself and your students, and will be reluctant to continue with a transition that offers significant promise.

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Some interesting tips.

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Martin Debattista's curator insight, February 16, 3:53 PM

We have more than a fair share of apprehensive educators in Malta!

Alexandro Lebron's curator insight, March 8, 9:23 PM

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What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness

What The Data Says About Students' 21st Century Readiness | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The following infographic from learning.com/21cs helps soften that reality a bit by graphically displaying the data from over 500,000 elementary and middle school assessments framed around ISTE’s technology standards.

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Interesting infographic and research.

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Mary Farone's curator insight, February 23, 5:58 PM

Unfortunately, many public schools are not up to par with technology and innovative teachers!   I have been writing many grants and recently race to the top  Digital 5&6 initiatives. 

Wayan Eka Budiartha's curator insight, March 6, 4:57 AM

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Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Pupils

Swedish School Redesigned for Digital Pupils | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The design of the school was based on what actually happens when we learn, a difference from traditionally built school buildings. It stimulated the children’s curiosity and creativity; it offered reflection and cooperation in the school, in mobile teams and on the web. The students were equipped with the latest digital technology in a rapidly changing world.

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Looks fantastic, but expensive.

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neil huggan's curator insight, February 14, 4:22 AM

Swedes redesign thinking about architecture, technology, schools and learning...

Paul's curator insight, February 14, 4:38 PM

I agree, we want furniture that will make collaboration more natural, but very expensive!

Paul Harrington's curator insight, February 15, 6:19 AM

This appears to be a first world solution. We shouldn't forget that there is another way - http://www.hole-in-the-wall.com/Beginnings.html

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The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020

The Classroom and the Cloud: A Bright Forecast for 2020 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Nevertheless, excellent teaching remains at the heart of student success. It is imperative that educators continue to explore and experiment with new technologies -- and share best practices -- to support positive learning outcomes and successfully propel students in 2020 and beyond.

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Interesting article though most of what it describes is already possible. Also not much mention of augmented reality, which I think will become increasingly important.

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Mauricio Martinez's curator insight, February 10, 8:47 AM

Some teachers still think of technology as "the future of classrooms", however, these innovations are already playing an important role in education. As the article says, "It's not about technology; it's about sharing knowledge and information, communicating efficiently, building learning communities and creating a culture of professionalism in schools.".

aanve's curator insight, February 10, 10:25 PM

www.aanve.com

 

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Top 10 Things Teachers Want From Their Digital Classrooms

Top 10 Things Teachers Want From Their Digital Classrooms | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Yes…The digital classroom. Yes, it is here, even if you can’t see it. It’s in the minds of your students, even if you make them switch off their mobile phones. It’s a nagging presence in the back of your mind, even if you still insist on using a cassette player from the 1980s in your classroom. The world is changing even if you are in denial.
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Really nice article based around the contributions to the  Tricider questionnaire I produced for my Digital Classrooms Project.

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ELT Podcast Episode 3

ELT Podcast Episode 3 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Interview with Nik Peachey on the subject of digital teacher development books, crowd funding and how, and why, teachers should self-publish their ideas.

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This is an interview I did with Phil Keegan on the subject of digital publishing and getting teacher to publish their own work.

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Teachers’ creativity throughout professional life A model based on oer cycle

Teachers’ creativity throughout professional life A model based on oer cycle | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The new conceptions of teachers’ professional development (TPD) are based on personalized professional learning activities to be implemented in different moments of professional life cycle, in response to contextualized learning needs. As a result, it is expected that TPD yields creative processes that end up in transforming pedagogical practices through reflection and self-awareness on the new professional skills.

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An interesting read for anyone involved in teacher development.

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cioccas's curator insight, February 1, 5:42 PM

Looks like an interesting take on recognising PLN type activity for continuing PD - haven't read the doc yet though.

 

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Language by the Book, but the Book Is Evolving

Language by the Book, but the Book Is Evolving | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In our own impatient age, the Oxford English Dictionary is touch-typing toward a third edition, with 619,000 words defined so far, online updates every three months and a perma-gush of digital data to sort through. Graybeards are scarce today at its open-plan office, just earnest editors frowning at flat screens, occasionally whispering to their neighbors. For all the words here, few are spoken aloud.

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Interesting article on how technology has impacted on the Oxford English Dictionary.

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The Future of E-Ducation Report

The Future of E-Ducation Report | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

We invite you to read our latest SVC2UK White Paper, “The Future of E-ducation“, written in collaboration with Gold Mercury International, the Corporate Vision® Strategy Think Tank. The Paper draws on many of the case studies from SVC2UK 2013 and explores what the future is likely to look like for teachers and students.

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This is definitely on my reading list. It has a good selection of articles that touch on many of the major themes relating to education and technology at the present time.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 3, 6:36 AM

Nice selection of papers aproaching main subjects in education and technology.


In my reading list

Download Report as .pdf OR Read Report via issuu 

Les Howard's curator insight, February 3, 9:15 AM

Interesting paper looking at the future of education and some of the implications.

Designing for Learning's curator insight, February 4, 10:57 PM

One to add to your reading list. The report covers the main players in education and technology, providing case studies that explore the future of learning and teaching.

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Digital books for teacher development

Digital books for teacher development | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

If you are interested in finding out how to create your own digital e-book and discovering some of the problems I come across and some of the resources I find to overcome these problems, then you can follow my digital magazine on Flipboard, where I’ll be sharing some of the ups and downs and insights into the project.

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Hoping that you will get involved in this project.

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 17, 5:23 PM

Nice resource!

David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 20, 9:29 AM

Thanks to Nik Peachey.

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 28, 7:59 PM

Some tips for creating your own e-books.. sounds good to me! I'd like to try this with my class. 

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Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning

Noam Chomsky on Technology & Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

As far as technology itself and education is concerned, technology is basically neutral. It’s like a hammer. The hammer doesn’t care whether you use it to build a house or whether on torture, using it to crush somebody’s skull, the hammer can do either.

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Audio interview with Noam Chomsky.

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, February 2, 6:50 PM

Tecnología y aprrendizaje.

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 12, 8:05 PM

Mindful use of each tool is indispensable in our learning and education. Only in schools, do we worry about mandating and prescribing a particular tool.

renee fountain's curator insight, March 7, 7:18 AM

Do not agree technology is neutral like a hammer...

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...In with the new

...In with the new | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Or: Some newer ELT blogs to check out in 2014 In my last post, I looked at some blog posts I wished I'd commented on in 2013. In this post, I'd like to share some newer blogs that have caught my at...
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Nice article about academic writing.

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ELT Podcast Episode 4 Developing pronunciation

Phil Keegan talks to pronunciation expert Jonathan Marks about why teaching pronunciation is important. There are also a few practical tips on how to incorporate pronunciation work into your everyday teaching

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A 20 minute podcast on pronunciation with some useful tips and links.

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10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal

10 Major Technology Trends in Education -- THE Journal | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
According to the latest data, video for homework is on the rise; mobile computing is "beyond the tipping point"; and most kids don't use traditional computers to connect to the Internet at home. Those are just three of the major trends revealed in the 2013 Speak Up Survey from Project Tomorrow.
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Some interesting data from a large research group.

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Wayan Eka Budiartha's curator insight, March 6, 4:56 AM

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Monty Bell's curator insight, March 6, 10:23 AM

Most of this we already know, but the data helps clarify for educators the need to look forward and how tech is woven into what we do, how we teach and how we learn. 

BI Media Specialists's curator insight, March 7, 10:21 AM

Interesting ideas about where education is headed!  Keeping up with the technology may be difficult but necessary.  

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Who ordered the McNuggets?

Who ordered the McNuggets? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The first of a two-part series, by Scott Thornbury
Learning linguistic items is not a linear process - learners do not master one item and then move on to another. In fact, the learning curve for ...
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Interesting article, fundamentally about syllabus design.

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Ceri Jones's curator insight, February 14, 7:41 AM

adaptive learning - just an extension of the commodification started by coursebook syllabuses? 

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Innovate My School: March 2014

Issue 8 of the Innovate My School magazine, bringing the latest in educational innovation and inspiration to educators across the UK.
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This has some interesting cross-curricular reading on the implementation of technology in education.

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Abe Soltani's curator insight, February 12, 4:39 PM

Good journal for teachers.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 13, 4:31 PM

Good reading for teachers who want to implement technology rich lessons.

Kimberly House's curator insight, February 14, 9:37 AM

This is a great free resource and a good source for ideas. I'll be sharing this with my staff!

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Verification Handbook: homepage

Verification Handbook: homepage | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Authored by leading journalists from the BBC, Storyful, ABC, Digital First Media and other verification experts, the Verification Handbook is a groundbreaking new resource for journalists and aid providers. It provides the tools, techniques and step-by-step guidelines for how to deal with user-generated content (UGC) during emergencies.

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Although this was written for journalists, I think it has some really valuable insights for educators and students when it comes to verifying the authenticity of information. Excellent stuff. A MUST read.

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flea palmer's curator insight, February 10, 5:55 AM

Excellent book, easy to read as presented as a series of case studies.

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 12, 8:59 AM

What we need to think about in our daily info overload

dawsonloane's curator insight, March 3, 9:37 AM

fascinating reading about UGC

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The habitus of digital scholars

The habitus of digital scholars | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This article concerns the Participatory Web and the impact it has on academic researchers’ perceptions of digital scholarship practices. The Participatory Web, as a space of active involvement, presence and socialisation of knowledge, has the potential to introduce significant changes to scholarly practice and to diversify it. This article draws on the findings of a narrative inquiry study that investigated the habitus of 10 digital scholars.

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This looks like a really interesting read. A very important area.

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Gilbert Faure au nom de l'ASSIM's curator insight, February 4, 6:27 AM

to read

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, February 4, 8:27 AM

Source for research in learning.

Johannes Maurek's curator insight, February 23, 2:38 AM

Besonders interessant ist die Gegenüberstellung mit den  Forschungsergebnissen über den medialen Habitus von Lehramtsstudierenden von Sven Kommer und Ralf Biermann. Spannend ist ein genauerer Blick auf die Bruchlinien zwischen alter (traditioneller) und neuer (digitaler) Schulkultur.

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Social Learning Analytics applied in a MOOC-environment

Social Learning Analytics applied in a MOOC-environment | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In this paper from the field we will present an example of a Social Learning Analytics Tool to visualize real-time discussion activities in a MOOC environment. Practitioners and researchers can read how to implement and use such a SLA tool as a plugin in practice.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 3, 3:08 AM

Interesting research about a potntially very useful tool.

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Managing behaviour in the digital age

Managing behaviour in the digital age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
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This is my review of a very impressive 'whole school' solution to the management of classroom behaviour.

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neil huggan's curator insight, February 14, 4:41 AM

A great insight into the gamification of behaviour in schools, and much more!

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CamScanner

Intelligent solution for document management on all devices, starting from capturing information precisely to storing, sharing, annotating and managing documents for different purposes. It makes the contents easily-accessed, organized and the collaboration efficient.

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This looks like a handy tool for getting student work or class worksheets digitized quickly.

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What every school needs from a digital strategy

What every school needs from a digital strategy | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The problem is compounded by the fact that many of the adults involved in education simply lack the experience and skills to be appropriate role models in the use of social media. This is why a greater, more concerted and more constructive involvement of schools in the digital lives of their students is necessary if we want our students to understand how to be good all-round citizens. Simply ignoring this other dimension of pupil behaviour seems to me to be grossly irresponsible.

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Some great insights in this article. Well worth reading.

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Stephen Howes's curator insight, January 30, 5:04 AM

Valuable advice.

Jeremy Cooke's curator insight, February 18, 10:32 AM

absoultely right !!

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Teaching With Digital Games: a Video Case Study

Teaching With Digital Games: a Video Case Study | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Lisa has been using games with her “Denton Dynamos” throughout her career as an elementary school teacher, but, in her opinion, switching over to digital games has accelerated her student’s STEM-related learning and helped her run a classroom based on self-directed learning and project-based work.

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Worth a quick read if you are interested in GBL.

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