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This collection reflects my interest in writing pedagogy, agency and efficacy, and teaching with technology -- as a rhetorician and researcher as well as writer, teacher of writers, and teacher of writing teachers.
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Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning?

Too Much Technology and Not Enough Learning? | Metawriting | Scoop.it

I was reading the book The Smartest Kids in the World by Amanda Ripley and couldn't help wondering what our schools would be like today if we were forced to teach without the technology (including co...

 


For example, we have all experienced the "app" mania and are sick of hearing, "Is there an app for that?"


Here is a new distraction: why don't we encourage students to use valuable time for "learning" through social media?


After all, they already spend hours of their time on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and myriads of other social media sites.



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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 18, 2014 12:00 PM


A MUST READ!!!


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http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/03/05/often-asked-questions-are-there-cyber-security-dangers-with-apps-and-whats-about-privacy/


Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, March 19, 2014 8:43 AM

¿Demasiada tecnología para tan poco aprendizaje ...?

Sue Alexander's curator insight, March 20, 2014 10:38 AM

Comment section is as interesting (and perhaps even more enlightening) than the article. A good read.

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Teacher's Guide to Using Free iPad Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills

Teacher's Guide to Using Free iPad Apps to Support Higher Order Thinking Skills | Metawriting | Scoop.it

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S.r. Tudu's curator insight, January 6, 2014 6:18 AM

Do you know about higher order thinking skills ? Check it here.

 

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 7, 2014 2:39 AM

Dag Gust,

Deze uitgave bestaat intussen ook in een Nederlandse vertaling. Zie http://www.apptiviteiten.eu/hot-apps-4-hots-8-lesactiviteiten-op-bloom-niveau-voor-de-ipad-vertaald-app-het-met-bloomen.html

 

groet van Dico

Sirin Karadeniz's curator insight, January 7, 2014 4:12 AM

Bloom and apps

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The 16 Apps And Tools Worth Trying This Year - Edudemic

The 16 Apps And Tools Worth Trying This Year - Edudemic | Metawriting | Scoop.it
From Khan Academy to Haiku Deck, there's more than a dozen apps and tools you should give a whirl this year.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 15, 2013 11:52 PM

This list of 16 apps and tools are the favorite picks from Edudemic. There are a range of suggested apps, ranging from learning basic sign language (Marlee Signs) to free textbooks (Boundless) to Duolingo (learn a foreign language). Many others are listed in this post and some may be new to you!

SchoolandUniversity's comment, February 16, 2013 12:13 AM
The Edudemic Magazine year-end special showcases the very best education apps and web tools of the year.
http://www.tinyurl.com/7yge7po
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83% Of Mobile Apps Are Risky

83% Of Mobile Apps Are Risky | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Summer 2013 App Reputation Report to examine the hidden behaviors behind free and paid mobile apps

 

The cloud-based, fully automated Appthority App Risk Management Service performed static, dynamic and behavioral app analysis on the 400 most popular free and paid apps on the iOS and Android platforms.

 

  

Appthority analyzed each app for particular behaviors within a test environment

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Highlights from the App Reputation Report are:

 

- Overall, 83% of the most popular apps are associated with security risks and privacy issues.

 

- iOS apps exhibited more risky behaviors than Android apps. 91% of iOS apps exhibit at least one risky behavior, as compared to 80% of Android apps.

 

- 95% of the top free apps and 77.5% of the top paid apps exhibited at least one risky behavior.

 

- 78% of the most popular free Android apps identify the user's ID (UDID).

 

- Even though Apple prohibits its developers from accessing the UDID, 5.5% of the tested iOS apps still do.

 

- 72% of the top free apps track for the user's location, compared to 41% of paid apps.

 

- Although paid apps already generate revenue when downloaded, 59% of paid iOS and 24% of paid Android apps still support in-app purchasing.

 

- Furthermore, 39% of paid iOS and 16% of paid Android apps still share data with ad networks.

 


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TouchDevelop - create apps everywhere, on all your devices!

TouchDevelop - create apps everywhere, on all your devices! | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Create apps everywhere — on all your devices! Keyboard optional. Share your programs with other people. Download the free app for Windows Phone, try the Web App in your browser!

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24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms

24 Apps, Games, and Websites Teachers are Using in STEAM Classrooms | Metawriting | Scoop.it
In February, we highlighted apps, games, and websites that support science, technology, engineering, art, and math learning (STEAM).

 

And we invited educators to write Field Notes telling us how technology supports their teaching in these subject areas. Of the many Field...


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A New Google Technology Aims To Make Apps Run Everywhere—Well, Almost

A New Google Technology Aims To Make Apps Run Everywhere—Well, Almost | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Chrome Web Apps aim to enable apps that will run on Windows, Macs, Android and Linux. (And later iOS.) [Updated]

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Gust MEES's curator insight, September 10, 2013 9:22 AM

 

That's a MUST!!!


j alguacil's curator insight, September 10, 2013 10:47 AM

lets see!

HADASSAab73's comment, September 16, 2013 3:02 AM
that should be there
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Ahead of iPad in education push, Apple activates pre-teen iTunes accounts for school purposes

Ahead of iPad in education push, Apple activates pre-teen iTunes accounts for school purposes | Metawriting | Scoop.it
As part of its new iPad in education initiative, Apple on Thursday revised the iTunes Store's terms and conditions to allow children under the age of 13 to open and manage their own accounts, as long as the Apple ID was requested by an "approved educational...

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John Pearce's curator insight, August 2, 2013 9:52 PM

This is only available in the US at present but.....

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Yahoo acquires multimedia storytelling app Qwiki

Yahoo acquires multimedia storytelling app Qwiki | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Yahoo announced that it acquired Qwiki, a company that provides a storytelling app on mobile. Yahoo has been on an acquisition tear recently, from large companies like Tumblr down to smaller startups.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 2, 2013 5:41 PM

 

She's doing it on the Google manner, sending stuff to the Grave Yard and bying NEW...


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malek's comment, July 2, 2013 5:54 PM
where Google goes, the Internet goes
Gust MEES's comment, July 2, 2013 6:02 PM
@malek, I agree ;) Maybe some deeper thinking... which I don't publish...
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Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch

Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App for iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch | Metawriting | Scoop.it
Unleash your creativity.

 

Visual Thinkers Rejoice!


Inkflow works like a Word Processor for Visual Thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers!

 

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

                                     

 

                               

 

 

                                     ===> And it's FREE!!! <===

 

 

 

 

 


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Dolly Bhasin 's curator insight, March 31, 2013 12:07 AM

Would love to have something similar for android!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 31, 2013 3:01 PM

Free iPad brainstorming tool.

Got to try it!

lynnegibb's curator insight, April 1, 2013 2:21 AM

Can't wait to try this out!