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Donald Clark Plan B: Could AI replace teachers? 10 ways it could?

Donald Clark Plan B: Could AI replace teachers? 10 ways it could? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers are not ends-in-themselves, they are always a means to an end - improvements in the learner. Given this premise, could it be possible to eventually replace teachers with AI technology? This may not happen soon but let’s, as a thought experiment, ask whether it could.
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Don't start panicing just yet.

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Teaching Students Philosophy Will Improve Their Academic Performance, Shows Study

Teaching Students Philosophy Will Improve Their Academic Performance, Shows Study | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A recent study demonstrates significant benefits of teaching young students philosophy.
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The key to critical thinking.

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Zafer Cengiz's curator insight, August 8, 4:21 AM
Yerel TURİZM KONSEYLERİ #TürkTURİZMİ için en geçerli ve aranan Örgütlenme MODELİ olarak 10 yıldır 2023 Turizm Stratejisi ile birlikte uygulanamıyor? Türkiye'de turizm yapılacaksa (?) 170 Adet Sivil Toplum KONSEYİ ile Anadolu beldelerinde "ortak akılların birleşmesi ve temelleri kurmaları gerekli" AMA? https://bit.ly/TurizmKonseyi ;
Jonathan Rollins's curator insight, August 8, 1:59 PM
I just love philosophy. That's what used to be taught in schools thousands of years ago. And now we're coming back realizing the old is good.
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How You Know You Need a Tech Break (and What to Do About It)

How You Know You Need a Tech Break (and What to Do About It) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Taking a tech break is easy when you know how to do it, when, and why. Here is some helpful information for staying "tech healthy."
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Think that's what I need.

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AI Revolution 101 — AI Revolution

AI Revolution 101 — AI Revolution | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Build a computer that can multiply ten-digit numbers in a split second — incredibly easy. Build one that can look at a dog and answer whether it’s a dog or a cat — spectacularly difficult. Make AI that can beat any human in chess? Done. Make one that can read a paragraph from a six-year-old’s picture book and not just recognise the words but understand the meaning of them? Google is currently spending billions of dollars trying to do it.”
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Rather long but really interesting article on AI.

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Podcast Interview with George Siemens

Podcast Interview with George Siemens | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
George Siemens is executive director of the Learning Innovation and Networked Knowledge Research Lab at the University of Texas at Arlington. He is an internationally known expert in digital, networked, and open learning. Among his other accomplishments, he co-taught the very first massive open online courses (known as MOOCs) back in 2008. His “connectivist” MOOCs featured peer-to-peer learning through blogs, Twitter, and other platforms.
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An interview with one of the originators of the MOOC concept.

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It Takes the Right Tech to Fully Engage the Modern College Mind

It Takes the Right Tech to Fully Engage the Modern College Mind | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Students today have an insatiable hunger for frequent feedback. Instructors are actively seeking new ways to excite and engage their students. By using technology that aligns with and leverages students’ natural motivations, we can deliver significantly more meaningful learning experiences, and greatly improve learning outcomes.
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A very positive slant on adaptive learning.

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The Higher Education Technology Paradox

The Higher Education Technology Paradox | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The number one paradox in higher education is that technology is both transforming and disrupting universities around the world. Institutions that adapt to the technology and become content producers will survive and flourish; those confined to being content consumers will struggle to stay in business.
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Interesting view on why many universities are unlikely to be able to capitalise on the potential of new technology.

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meghanabirdsey@gmail.com's curator insight, August 17, 6:53 PM

This articles focuses on the many advancements being made in higher education. Bring your own device, flipped classrooms, blended learning, and open online classroom are the new trends coming forward in higher education. These trends better meet the needs of each student.

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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.
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All good advice.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, August 3, 3:33 AM
another enough ideas and sharing about this topic :)
Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, August 7, 9:36 AM
Interesting and useful advice for better teachers.
Victor Ventura's curator insight, August 11, 10:16 AM
Teachers, in their never ending journey, must commit to continuous professional development. The suggested practices, in this article, can serve as a guide for the dedicated professional to use in their collaborative learning community.
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How EdTech Revolutionizes Teaching And Learning Experiences Of Educators And Students

How EdTech Revolutionizes Teaching And Learning Experiences Of Educators And Students | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Despite the rise of education technology, RAND Corp. policy researcher Julia Kaufman revealed in an open letter published on EdWeek that there has been "little evidence" that online EdTech platforms have indeed improved or transformed teaching and learning experiences. However, Kaufman also acknowledged the fact that most if not all teachers are looking for instructional "classroom lesson materials" online.
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Good short article.

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Platforms Have Transformed the Economy. Is Education Next?

Platforms Have Transformed the Economy. Is Education Next? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Like higher education, most K-12 platform deployments are examples of ‘technology integration’ rather than transformation. They facilitate textbook replacement and open content utilization. Strong deployment support personalization and extend learning.
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Interesting perspective on the LMS.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, July 27, 4:48 AM
Think this is a great article - highlighting a disconnect between what we need and what we want to have. HE Is slow to respond which doesn't help change anything. Worth taking a look at.
Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 29, 6:40 AM
Very interesting subject to be considered and discussed. I will disclose the post to my contacts and subscribers in http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
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Online Grammar Tools

Online Grammar Tools | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

I hope you enjoy these sites and find them useful. If you want more grammar related sites just click the link to see more Grammar links

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A collection of tools to help teachers and students with English grammar.

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DocAten's curator insight, July 25, 10:13 AM
Allez, on révise son anglais et en particulier la grammaire !
Educity Pedagogy's curator insight, July 27, 12:24 AM
I hope one another website to provide study material for banking sector, see it  http://www.oureducity.com/
Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, July 27, 11:29 AM
These sites can be useful for ESL/EFL students.  Videos of grammar explanations and exercises in Grammar Flip can be helpful for independent practice.
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Idea to retire: Technology alone can improve student learning

Idea to retire: Technology alone can improve student learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
What does make a difference is how students use technology. When students use technology in passive ways to consume media, even educational media, the positive impact is limited. But when students use technology actively, as a tool to create, to design, to explore, and to collaborate, they enable new kinds of deep, often transformational, learning experiences.
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I hope this message starts to sink in.

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Defining Critical Thinking

Defining Critical Thinking | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of life. Excellence in thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.
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A really useful resource for those (which should be every teacher) interested in promoting critical thinking.

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Walter Gassenferth's curator insight, July 26, 7:49 AM
Useful post, presenting an interesting concept. For those who speak Portuguese or Spanish and are interested in continuing education, please visit http://www.quanticaconsultoria.com
Agora Abierta's curator insight, August 8, 7:30 AM
Conocer el pensamiento crítico como vía para desarrollarlo.
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20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners

20 Strategies for Motivating Reluctant Learners | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

She presents on how to make the classroom engaging and motivating to all students, even the most reluctant learners, while modeling for her audience exactly how she would do it. The experience is a bit jarring because it’s so different from the lectures that dominate big education conferences, but it’s also refreshing and way more fun.

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Some nice tips, especially number 1.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, August 8, 8:14 AM

Un análisis lúcido, centrado en la realidad y con recomendaciones prácticas. Vale la pena tenerlo a mano a la hora de dar clases.

Yves Carmeille "Libre passeur"'s curator insight, August 16, 3:50 AM

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How to Teach Culture In Your Classroom

How to Teach Culture In Your Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
It has been said that culture is like an iceberg, that only ten percent of it is visible and the other ninety percent is hidden below the surface. For this reason, ESL teachers must make intentional efforts to teach cultural understanding and tolerance to their students.
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Some useful tips and materials.

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Tiina Sarisalmi's curator insight, August 8, 12:45 AM
Käytännön vinkkejä, jotka me kaikki jo toki tiedämme. Voidaan käyttää lähes missä tahansa oppiaineessa tai monialaisessa oppimiskokonaisuudessa.
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The End of EdTech — Medium

The End of EdTech — Medium | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The problem with the Classrooms for The Future grant was that it was too heavily focused on hardware and moving technology into the classroom, as opposed to focusing on professional learning for educators. It also did not account for the day to day support that is crucial in the early stages of any major initiative.

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A commonly recuring theme.

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LLZ Uni Halle's curator insight, August 5, 2:35 AM
"... Essentially, let’s stop treating technology and digital tools as if they’re some additive in burgeoning learning ecosystem. Whether we consider ourselves “tech savvy” or “not tech savvy” our entire lives are run and sometimes dictated by algorithms and digital structures. And, this will only evolve further as we progress forward. It is a guarantee that the classroom of today will seem novel to generations five years from now and new technology structures will emerge. ..."
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Why replacing teachers with automated education lacks imagination

Why replacing teachers with automated education lacks imagination | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
We can do better than this impoverished view of the role of technology in education. The innovations that we need are ones that imagine creative new ways to organise education. They are ones that use technology to provide learners with opportunities for personal transformation.
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A good read.

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Using Phraseum to learn lexical chunks

Using Phraseum to learn lexical chunks | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Phraseum is a tool that students can use to capture lexical chunks, collocations and expressions while they read online text. It helps students to collect these expressions into theme based phrasebooks that they can then use to revise and share their learning.
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Great tool for helping to impliment a lexical approach to language learning.

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Dr. Doris Molero's curator insight, August 7, 9:29 AM
Excellent resource to use with students and build vocabulary.
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6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning

6 Common Misconceptions About Blended Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of more than 1,000 online learning studies conducted by the U.S. Department of Education compared traditional in-person instruction, pure online courses and blended instruction. Studies that involved blended learning environments were found to have the greatest impact in improving student achievement.
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A good basic introduction if you are new to blended learning.

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The Future of Learning — Learning {Re}imagined

The Future of Learning - Learning {Re}imagined - Medium

We’re seeing a phenomenal investment going into educational technology right now, some real big investments, but these investments are in using technology to maintain and industrialise nineteenth century practices. It’s as if we agreed that the purpose of education was simply content distribution and testing, and therefore we don’t really need skilled teachers. We could actually offload that to technology.

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Interview and transcript.

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Teachers Are Confident About Using Technology, Now More Than Ever

Teachers Are Confident About Using Technology, Now More Than Ever | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Survey shows enthusiasm for the future of educational technology, but room to grow when it comes to broader, more innovative implementations.
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Some surprising and not so surprising results of this survey. Bit limited in scope though.

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Ten suggestions for improving academic research in education and technology

Ten suggestions for improving academic research in education and technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Ten suggestions for improving academic research in education and technology. Learning, Media and Technology: Vol. 37, No. 3, pp. 213-219. doi: 10.1080/17439884.2012.680213

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Some good suggestions.

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How to teach the UN's development goals, and why

How to teach the UN's development goals, and why | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Emily Reynolds of our schools team explains why it is in students' interests to know about the 'Sustainable Development Goals' (SDGs), and how teachers can teach them.
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Good article with some useful teaching suggestions.

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, July 26, 9:14 PM
SDG teaching resources
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elearnspace › Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning

elearnspace › Adaptive Learners, Not Adaptive Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Basically, we have to shift education from focusing mainly on the acquisition of knowledge (the central underpinning of most adaptive learning software today) to the development of learner states of being (affect, emotion, self-regulation, goal setting, and so on). Adaptive learners are central to the future of work and society, whereas adaptive learning is more an attempt to make more efficient a system of learning that is no longer needed.
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Very good short article on adaptive learning.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, July 27, 9:28 AM
An interesting article about developing the mindset of the learner to be adaptive. I have to think about this some more, but what do you think?
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3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration

3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
For young people without a personal connection to an immigration story, these websites, games, multimedia news pieces, and more, can help put a human face on an abstract debate. For students with first-hand knowledge of the immigrant experience, they can find validation of their stories and/or those of their friends and family.
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Some really useful materials.

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