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10 Most Engaging Uses of Tech Integration - InformED

10 Most Engaging Uses of Tech Integration - InformED | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Educators know that “tech” is not synonymous with engagement. But how do we recognise an engaging use of edtech when we see it? Most of us hardly have enough time to fully integrate the tools we want into our curricula, so measuring the relative success of one method over another is usually out of the question. That’s where a little research can help.


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An interesting collection of ideas.

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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 20, 2015 3:28 AM

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Mrs. Reinagel's curator insight, October 24, 2015 3:54 PM

Important!

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, October 29, 2015 8:17 AM

Absolutely Nick.......the connection between the pen, arm and brain is being overtaken by the internet and that's not a good thing in my view. Teaching Geeks (and I'd like to think I am one....? as I suspect you are yourself) - are going to become absolutely essential to maintain a high level of human interaction and body brain cognition.  Not just the mouse, eyes and the fingers.

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The Science of Classroom Design [Infographic]

Studies show that the quality of your classroom environment is a significant determinant of student learning. Classrooms that are painted with color, lighted with full-spectrum lighting, and devoid of visual noise result in improved academic performance and decreased disruptive, off-task behavior.


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Useful infographic if you are thinking of redesigning your classroom.

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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:49 AM

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Carol Hancox's curator insight, October 20, 2015 7:08 PM

not necessarily technology linked but interesting for the future of education

Jean-Marc Everard's curator insight, October 21, 2015 2:59 AM

Belle réflexion sur l'optimisation des espaces de cours en fonction des objectifs d'apprentissages poursuivis et des activités qui en découlent. Cela démontre bien la nécessité de garder des espace flexible comme ce à quoi devait servir l'Open learning Center de l'IFA.

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How Districts Get Personal: Retooling Professional Development (Edtech Reports)

How Districts Get Personal: Retooling Professional Development (Edtech Reports) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A detailed guidebook of Professional Development Systems to help central office administrators find tools to help them deliver and manage the professional development process.
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This free 64 page ebook looks like a good read for anyone involved in large scale professional development.

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Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning

Preparing for the digital university: a review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The sheer scale of numbers of students led to bold proclamations of education disruption and a sector on the verge of systemic change. However, from the perspective of 2015, these statements appear increasingly erroneous as moocs have proven to be simply an additional learning opportunity instead of a direct challenge to higher education itself. Many of the issues confronting early mooc development and offerings could have been reduced if greater consideration was given to research literature in learning sciences and technology enabled learning.

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A very insightful report sponsored by the Gates foundation.

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Santos Arturo Gamez's curator insight, October 16, 2015 4:26 PM

A research study, explaining several ways of implementing educational material and methodologies that could be used for each one.  Taking into consideration the impact of technology and its growth into the educational area.  For example distance education, blended and online learning and the adaptation of technology in this field.

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Is Education Technology Losing Its Humanity? (EdSurge News)

Is Education Technology Losing Its Humanity? (EdSurge News) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Emerging technology today departs from my previous vision of improving the human condition. Through AI/Machine Learning, we are constantly hearing that technology is becoming more human and becoming more capable of judgements that we once thought were our domain. In education though, the opposite is happening: educational technology is not becoming more human; it is making the human a technology. Instead of improving teaching and learning, today’s technology re-writes teaching and learning to function according to a very narrow spectrum of single, de-contextualized skills.
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Really excellent article by George Siemens and a must read for anyone involved in developing edtech. Especially important the five points of his framework.

1. Does the technology foster creativity and personal expression?
2. Does the technology develop the learner and contribute to her formation as a person?
3. Is the technology fun and engaging?
4. Does the technology have the human teacher and/or peer learners at the centre?
5. Does the technology consider the whole learner?

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Santos Arturo Gamez's curator insight, October 16, 2015 4:15 PM

Is it that we are creating machines instead of humans with the use of technology in education?  How are students learning from their end of the screen?  These questions emerge when the learners are being taught technology and not educational material.  The transitional shift should also help adapt the learners to pedagogical strategies, applying them with skills and making it more humanized. 

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The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate

The end of ‘just Google it’: Why students need to be digitally literate | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
With so much information readily available in a range of multimodal formats, from text to multimedia, apps and social networking, we need to blend technological learning and critical literacy together so that students can critically appraise the information that they are accessing. Teaching digital literacy is something that can be embedded into regular teaching in all subjects at all stages of education. To do that, it needs to be explicitly taught and reinforced by every teacher in every subject in a way that is appropriate for students.
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Nice article about digital literacy focussing very much on search and evaluate.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 12, 2015 12:20 PM

Voilà une des compétences du 21e siècle. D'abord les profs doivent être plus intelligents que de dire d'aller le chercher sur Google, et les étudiants doivent avoir quelques stratégies pour chercher de l'information sur Internet. Google en soi renvoie tout et n'importe quoi (en privilégiant son propre écosystème d'ailleurs).

Curatorially Yours's curator insight, October 15, 2015 6:07 PM

A terrific article that explores why digital literacy skills are so essential. Not just device proficiency! Not just effective search skills! Our students need to think critically about what they view - this requires explicit teaching.

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The 13 most innovative schools in the world

The 13 most innovative schools in the world | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Innovation in education can look like lots of things, like incorporating new technology or teaching methods, going on field trips, rejecting social norms, partnering with the local community. It can be a floating school in an impoverished region, like the one in Lagos, Nigeria. Or it can be a school that's blind to gender, like Egalia, in Stockholm, Sweden.

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Some beautiful designs.

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Edgar Mata's curator insight, October 11, 2015 9:55 PM

Generalmente pensamos en la innovación educativa como la incorporación de tecnología al salón de clases, pero en realidad la innovación tiene muchas formas de manifestarse.

Aquí algunos ejemplos.

 

Carlos Silva's curator insight, October 19, 2015 8:31 PM

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Heather Harriso's curator insight, October 23, 2015 10:51 PM

Thinking and teaching outside the box is happening on a global level.  America does not have the best system.  On a global level we are way behind the curve.  It's up to educators in the US to find better ways to become more innovative in the educational process. 

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ITN edu for ELT

ITN edu for ELT | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Offering authentic news-style bulletins, scripted to suit varying English Language Teaching competency levels. The material is suitable to support listening, speaking, grammar, vocabulary, reading & writing skills.
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The British ITN News channel has started offering ELT specific video broadcasts for learners of English. Great resource.

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Striking a Balance Between Digital Opportunities and Related Risks

Striking a Balance Between Digital Opportunities and Related Risks | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Without a doubt, the opportunities and benefits that ICT has brought to our lives are tremendous. ICT has undeniably revolutionized the way we learn, travel, work, engage and interact with one another, overcoming limitations set by distance, time, and other contextual barriers. The “catalytic potential of ICTs to advance development agendas and priorities”, as laid out in the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs), has been emphasized and seen as a vehicle to promote, enable, and support the three pillars of sustainable development
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Some interesting information and links.

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3 Reasons Students Don't Play More Games in the Classroom

3 Reasons Students Don't Play More Games in the Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
For all students to benefit from edtech initiatives, schools need to find the funding for better technology suites and cut through red tape more quickly. Otherwise the educational opportunities presented through gaming will never be fully realized and the students will suffer.
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Some useful insights.

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We Are Kind Online

We Are Kind Online | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Be Kind Online is a technology campaign for kids. Building strong, inclusive communities in schools and online.
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A useful site for e-safety issues.

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, October 4, 2015 8:38 PM

My only rule for my kids! Be Kind

[to whoever is there!

wherever you are, 

whatever you use, ]

:)

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, October 5, 2015 1:11 AM

Must check this out.

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EU Kids Online 2014

EU Kids Online 2014 | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
EU Kids Online coordinates and stimulates investigation into the way children use new media, with a particular focus on evidence about the conditions that shape online risk and safety. EU Kids Online recent research findings, methods and recommendations
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Looks like an interesting read.

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How to Evaluate Web Resources

How to Evaluate Web Resources | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Effective and credible writing requires authoritative and verifiable resources. Learn the best ways to evaluate sources of information on the Web.
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A really useful article with a very useful infographic.

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delta14's curator insight, October 9, 2015 10:20 AM

Excelente guía para evaluar recursos web, frente a la gran cantidad de publicaciones y aportes que emergen en la RED.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Neat infographic on evaluation of web resources.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 15, 2015 10:04 PM

So much information and so little time!  This infographic and webpage provide clear guidance that teachers can use to help their students be more selective about the sources they choose to use.  

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Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education

Why Free Is Not the Future of Digital Content in Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
As Chief Content Officer of a learning company, people frequently ask me: “Won’t all of your content eventually be free? After all, when technology enters the market, free is right behind it.” Then they’ll point to something like the music industry, where annual revenues have declined more than $20 billion from their peak over a decade…
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An interesting perspective.

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34 experts offer their tips for how to speak English fluently

34 experts offer their tips for how to speak English fluently | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The Internet is teeming with suggestions, instructions, and procedures for how to speak fluent English. It’s overwhelming for learners and teachers to try to make sense of it all.
It’s especially difficult to know if the source of information is a person you can trust, someone with extensive knowledge and experience in English language teaching.
To cut through the noise, I asked a number of the world’s leading language learning experts for their opinions. These are people I have been following, collaborating with, and learning from over the course of my 15-year career.


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Some good suggestions and a nice infographic.

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Claude Emond's curator insight, October 17, 2015 9:10 AM

Same tips could apply to any languages

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Phil Wade Interviews: Nik Peachey - EFL Magazine

Phil Wade Interviews: Nik Peachey - EFL Magazine | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
What needs to be measured is the effectiveness of the pedagogical approach. Computers can enable a fundamental change in pedagogy, but if it doesn’t happen then it’s unlikely that there will be any measurable result from adding them.
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Having a bit of a rant with Phil Wade in EFL Magazine

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This Robot Tutor Will Make Personalizing Education Easy

This Robot Tutor Will Make Personalizing Education Easy | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The last big barrier to personalized instruction is teacher time. Knewton wants to help.
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Interesting but I have to say I'm a bit sceptical.

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Sadia Khan's curator insight, March 29, 2016 1:26 PM

Interesting but I have to say I'm a bit sceptical.

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Teen Voices: Dating in the Digital Age | Pew Research Center

Teen Voices: Dating in the Digital Age | Pew Research Center | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

It was relatively rare for teens in our focus groups to talk about meeting romantic partners online. Some teens explained that they would not trust someone they met online because of the likelihood of misrepresentation, while others were generally distrustful of all strangers online.

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Interesting reading.

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Bring the excitement of real-time gaming to your classroom

Bring the excitement of real-time gaming to your classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Today we’ve launched a brand new feature on Quizalize – the Team Game feature. The Team Game view can be shown on your interactive whiteboard, so students can see their progress in real time and your...
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This is a really nice feature for those who like in class assessment quizzes.

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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, October 8, 2015 4:32 PM

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ICT Opportunities and Threats for Children

ICT Opportunities and Threats for Children | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
For many children around the world today there are no artificial boundaries between being ‘offline’ and ‘online’. The environments that children find themselves in are increasingly digital, as much of their socializing, learning, civic engagement and entertainment happens online. In many countries, children and young people are among the greatest users of this technology. Even in countries where overall internet penetration is low, it is much higher among the 15-24 age group.
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Interesting interview with Kate Pawelczyk. Kate is the project manager for the Voices of Youth Citizens initiative in UNICEF

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Carmen Escribano's curator insight, October 6, 2015 6:53 AM

Interesante artículo en referencia a las TIC en un entorno de alumnado preescolar.

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Visual Literacy - Metalanguage & Learning

Visual Literacy - Metalanguage & Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

What it means to be literate today is significantly different to what is
was in the not too distant past. Once, being able to decode text was
sufficient even if barely so. Today literacy involves the ability to make
meaning from a multitude of text types, formats and modalities. The skills required are more diverse and the opportunities for engagement are much expanded. This new literacy with its multiple dimensions requires teaching programmes with a broad depth and appropriate scaffolds

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A good indepth article about an increasingly important area of education.

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Jim Barentine's curator insight, October 5, 2015 4:52 PM

The Information Age expands exponentially the amount of info out there for students to "weed through" in their searches for understanding and increased knowledge!

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New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect

New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The teacher helps students make personal connections to the class, content, and learning. The power of connective instruction comes from the instructor helping students see the curriculum as critical to their current lives, their future, and their culture.
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Worth reading.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 5, 2015 8:37 PM

Thanks to Nik Peachey.

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10 reasons why you should buy my book

10 reasons why you should buy my book | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Over the last year I have been working on the first in what I hope will be a series of books to help teachers exploit new technologies in ways that will enhance their students learning. My first book - Digital Video - A manual for language teachers - was released in August 2015 and here just a few of the reasons why I think it's worth the price of a cup of coffee.

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A bit of self promotion. Buy my book for £1 / $1.99.


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 4, 2015 2:20 PM
Wow! A book is always an achievement and this one looks promising. Congrats @Nik Peachey!
Bemol Sido's comment, October 10, 2015 5:29 AM
your book looks nice!
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A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy

A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy
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Well worth investigating.

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The OECD report on students, computers and learning: have your say!

The OECD report on students, computers and learning: have your say! | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The OECD has recently published a report entitled "Students, Computers and Learning: Making the connection"(http://www.oecd.org/publications/students-computers-and-learning-9789264239555-en.htm). This report has caused quite a stir - both in popular media and in professional and academic circles. But what does it actually say? What are the conclusions we should draw from it? What are the consequences and implications we should expect?

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Interesting survey into the recently published OECD report.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2015 3:49 AM

The OECD report on students, computers and learning

nihal abitiu's curator insight, October 6, 2015 6:38 AM

The OECD has recently published a report entitled "Students, Computers and Learning: Making the connection"(http://www.oecd.org/publications/students-computers-and-learning-9789264239555-en.htm). This report has caused quite a stir - both in popular media and in professional and academic circles. But what does it actually say? What are the conclusions we should draw from it? What are the consequences and implications we should expect?

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:51 AM

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