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Exploring trends and news in education including learning analytics, policy, professional development and other relevant information
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Is Total Gadget Immersion Good or Bad for Kids? [INFOGRAPHIC] / Mashable

Is Total Gadget Immersion Good or Bad for Kids? [INFOGRAPHIC] / Mashable | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Tablets and smartphones are playing greater and greater roles in the lives of kids -- but is that good? This infographic, created for Schools.com, sheds some light. Of special interest to teachers and educators, top education apps are listed at the bottom of the graphic.

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Social Reading on the iPad: Subtext X Custom ePub / The History 2.0 Classroom

Social Reading on the iPad: Subtext X Custom ePub / The History 2.0 Classroom | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Subtext is an intriguing iPad application that allows users to read books collaboratively. While reading, participants can insert text, emotions, questions, links and thoughts into the margins of the book. When other readers jump into the text they can see the notations and reply to the existing thoughts in a discussion thread that is neatly tucked away into the margins of the text.

 

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These 7th Graders Have Already Published Their First iBooks Author Bestseller | Cult of Mac

These 7th Graders Have Already Published Their First iBooks Author Bestseller | Cult of Mac | Shift Education | Scoop.it

How many 7th Graders can say they best selling authors? Well this group of kids from Woodlawn Beach Middle School in Northern Florida can thanks to their teacher Andrea Santilli and iBooks Author.

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33% of Children 0-8 Have Used Tablets/Smartphones | 148Apps.biz

33% of Children 0-8 Have Used Tablets/Smartphones | 148Apps.biz | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Not surprising, the highest usage task for children using tablets is playing games (at 77%). Other notable usage numbers include education (57%) and entertainment at restaurants and events (41%). Parents are also ...
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A Quick Guide To Managing A Classroom Full Of iPads

A Quick Guide To Managing A Classroom Full Of iPads | Shift Education | Scoop.it

5 Tips for Managing a Classroom Full of iPads: http://t.co/udY3gWZL ;

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The State of Digital Education Infographic

Vastly improved technology and increased student drop out rates have set the stage for education's Internet moment. Get the full story in this beautiful infographic.
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What Microsoft's Nook Investment Means for the Education Market ...

What Microsoft's Nook Investment Means for the Education Market ... | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Education and technology have never been more closely in line with one another, more required, and more essential to fundamental to long term economic growth for the United States. Education is not simply about books ...
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Acer tablets enter the school arena

Acer tablets enter the school arenaEasier (press release)As a follow-up to the Acer-European Schoolnet Educational Netbook Pilot, Acer decided to commission a new study to examine how the use of Acer Windows' tablets can impact on teaching and...
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Vibal outs low-cost education tablet, cloud servers for digital classrooms

Vibal outs low-cost education tablet, cloud servers for digital classrooms | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Taking cue from 2009 CNN Hero of the Year Efren Penaflorida, publishing firm Vibal unveiled a start of a new era.

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The 1-minute guide to teachers’ concerns about mLearning – e-moderation station

The 1-minute guide to teachers’ concerns about mLearning – e-moderation station | Shift Education | Scoop.it
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16 Incredible iPad Apps for ESL Learners

16 Incredible iPad Apps for ESL Learners | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Download these iPad apps to receive a relatively comprehensive look at one of the world’s most widely-spoken tongues.
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Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning | The m-Learning Revolution Blog

Why the iPad and iPhone not supporting Adobe Flash is a Great thing for mLearning | The m-Learning Revolution Blog | Shift Education | Scoop.it
There’s no other Industry in the world that was more affected by Apple refusing to embrace Adobe Flash in their iOS devices like the eLearning Industry. I don’t have the ...
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Free Technology for Teachers: Use the Remind 101 iPhone App to Keep Students and Parents Informed

Free Technology for Teachers: Use the Remind 101 iPhone App to Keep Students and Parents Informed | Shift Education | Scoop.it

The Remind 101 iPhone app could be a good tool to use to keep students and parents informed of important information about your classes. You could use it to send reminders about assignments, use it to send encouragement, or use it to send praise for a job well done on an assignment.

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Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts

Cargo-Bot, An Addictive iPad Game That Teaches Programming Concepts | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The key to learning to code is learning to think like a computer--which is a hard thing to do.
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Welcoming Mobile: More Districts Are Rewriting Acceptable Use Policies | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Welcoming Mobile: More Districts Are Rewriting Acceptable Use Policies | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Spotlight covers the intersections of technology and education, going behind the research to show how digital media is used in and out of classrooms to expand learning.
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TechCrunch | Microsoft Announces Its Back-To-School Promotion: Buy A PC, Get A Free Xbox

TechCrunch | Microsoft Announces Its Back-To-School Promotion: Buy A PC, Get A Free Xbox | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft, just like Apple, usually runs a major back-to-school promotion every summer that is meant to give students (and their parents) some extra incentives to buy a new computer. The company's just-announced back-to-school deal for the U.S.
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Are we wired for mobile learning?

Are we wired for mobile learning? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
We often discuss how teachers find using technology in the classroom, what is difficult and what is easy for them when confronted with tech tools.
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News 360 on news aggregation: ‘There are gray areas'

News 360 on news aggregation: ‘There are gray areas' | Shift Education | Scoop.it
London, England -- News 360 says that there remain some gray areas in the content aggregation market, but stresses that content aggregators are increasingly learning to play nice with content creators.
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SAP Rolls out New Mobile Apps, Boosts HTML5, IOS, Android Support - PCWorld

SAP Rolls out New Mobile Apps, Boosts HTML5, IOS, Android SupportPCWorldBy Chris Kanaracus, IDG News SAP on Monday unveiled a series of mobile applications covering areas such as expense management and e-learning, as well as improved support for...
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Thailand signs the world's largest educational tablet distribution deal - Digitaltrends.com

Thailand signs the world's largest educational tablet distribution deal - Digitaltrends.com | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Digitaltrends.comThailand signs the world's largest educational tablet distribution dealDigitaltrends.comThe $32.8 million One Tablet PC Per Child campaign (1.02 billion Thai Baht) is the world's largest education tablet distribution deal to date,...
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Thailand finally inks tablet deal with Chinese supplier - ZDNet Asia

Thailand finally inks tablet deal with Chinese supplier - ZDNet Asia | Shift Education | Scoop.it
The NationThailand finally inks tablet deal with Chinese supplierZDNet AsiaAP noted that a special committee led by the education had picked the Chinese company to supply the tablets for a lowest-bid price of $81 each.
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Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle?

Which Device Will Win the Tablet Battle? | Shift Education | Scoop.it
By Frank Catalano The future of tablets in our schools may not be coming from Cupertino. Or even the U.S.
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Philippines eyes use of tablets for new K-12 basic education program

Philippines eyes use of tablets for new K-12 basic education program | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Philippines eyes use of tablets for new K-12 basic education program - Philippine President Simeon Benigno Aquino III announced during the launch of the country's new K-12 basic education program recently that the government...
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