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Exploring trends and news in education including learning analytics, policy, professional development and other relevant information
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Kinect spotted built into Asus Windows 8 laptops

Kinect spotted built into Asus Windows 8 laptops | Shift Education | Scoop.it

I can imagine some exciting possibilities in education!  The first prototype laptops have been spotted with motion-sensing Microsoft Xbox 360 Kinect tech built in, made by Asus, running Windows 8.

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Mathematics Education: Being Outwitted by Stupidity | Education News

Mathematics Education: Being Outwitted by Stupidity | Education News | Shift Education | Scoop.it

The lingering debate over the right way to teach mathematics.  

 

The way we used to teach math mirrors our effective interventions for those students struggling as low achieving/learning disabled, writes Barry Garelick.

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Parents struggling with rising digital education costs

Parents struggling with rising digital education costs | Shift Education | Scoop.it

In NZ, parents all over the country are battling the growing costs of sending their children back to school this week.

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Mobile devices have positive impact on education, survey says | ZDNet

Mobile devices have positive impact on education, survey says | ZDNet | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Nearly 50 percent of American adults think that e-readers, tablets, smartphones and other electronic devices could benefit students rather than distra...
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Difference engine: Let the games begin

Difference engine: Let the games begin | Shift Education | Scoop.it
FULL marks to Apple for devising ways to improve how science, mathematics and other topics are taught in primary and secondary schools across America.
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The Best 10 Tablets for Educators.

The Best 10 Tablets for Educators. | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Tablets seem to be popping up everywhere.  Pricing will be one consideration before adoption in the classroom.  What will drive your decision?

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Stanford Takes Online Schooling To The Next Academic Level : NPR

Last semester, Stanford University professors tried something radically new: They opened their classes to the world for free. Within hours, thousands had signed up to participate.
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12 Predictions for the Mobile Landscape in 2012: Float Mobile Learning

12 Predictions for the Mobile Landscape in 2012: Float Mobile Learning | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Join us as we explore the trends and innovations we will see over the next twelve months.
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Digital Learning Day Cometh - Forbes

Digital Learning Day Cometh - Forbes | Shift Education | Scoop.it
With the arrival on February 1, 2012 of the first-ever national Digital Learning Day, the disruptive innovation of K-12 online learning—from in blended-learning environments to remote ones—seems to be taking yet another step toward the mainstream.
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Elephant in the Room #1: Virtual Learning Environments or ‘Prisons in the Sky’

Elephant in the Room #1: Virtual Learning Environments or ‘Prisons in the Sky’ | Shift Education | Scoop.it
For the purposes of this blog I am going to make several distincitons and definitions: The Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) will be considered to the one of the 14 or so UK commercial offers of a...
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Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the week of 01-22-12 | Emerging Education Technology

Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the week of 01-22-12 | Emerging Education Technology | Shift Education | Scoop.it
This week’s collection of Education Technology article and resource Tweets.
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Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor eLearning | Upside Learning Blog

Tablet Learning – Neither Mobile Learning Nor eLearning | Upside Learning Blog | Shift Education | Scoop.it
There’s a definite movement towards delivering learning on tablets and mobile phones.
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The Global Search for Education: More from Norway | Education News

The Global Search for Education: More from Norway | Education News | Shift Education | Scoop.it

My heart is still in Scandinavia!

C.M. Rubin interviews Bjorn Bolstad, principal of an exemplary public school in Norway, to gain insight into educational excellence for the 21st century.

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Utah Schools Start Adopting Open Source Textbooks

Utah Schools Start Adopting Open Source Textbooks | Shift Education | Scoop.it
SALT LAKE CITY -- Utah classrooms may soon be making the switch to open-source online textbooks that can be cheaper and easier to update.
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Give Students Mobile Devices to Maximize Their Learning Time

Give Students Mobile Devices to Maximize Their Learning Time | Shift Education | Scoop.it

"This new capacity for learning" is indeed one that will be explored and honed for some time.

 

Give Students Mobile Devices to Maximize Their Learning Time

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We Need to Put Education on the Global Agenda

We Need to Put Education on the Global Agenda | Shift Education | Scoop.it
If the world's leaders are serious about improving collective well-being, we'd better get serious about prioritizing education, in our nations and in our global discussion.
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Do 'flipped classrooms' get a pass or fail?

Do 'flipped classrooms' get a pass or fail? | Shift Education | Scoop.it

An Interesting commentary on the flipped classroom.  

 

Okanagan Mission Secondary School in Kelowna, B.C., is among the early Canadian adopters of the flipped classroom – a model where students switch around what’s traditionally covered at school and what’s assigned for kids to do at home.

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High Techpectations: Mobile Learning Finds (Apple iOS) (weekly)

High Techpectations: Mobile Learning Finds (Apple iOS) (weekly) | Shift Education | Scoop.it
iPad Insight | iPad blog for app reviews, news, tips,how-tos Check out the free apps list as well as tips & tricks Tags: ipad, blog PS10 iPads - App List...
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How to Fix Our Math Education

How to Fix Our Math Education | Shift Education | Scoop.it

I am a big advocate of 'critical thinking skills' in this context.  

 

The current curriculum is not a good way to prepare a vast majority of high school students for life.  

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iPad Textbooks: Reality Less Revolutionary Than Hardware

iPad Textbooks: Reality Less Revolutionary Than Hardware | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Much as tablet computers went mainstream in the iPad's wake, Apple's latest educational project heralds an age of tablet-based schoolbooks.
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America's Educational Exceptionalism

America's Educational Exceptionalism | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Worldwide, "global education" is simply known as "education." In contrast, the United States education system resists the idea that teacher and students need to learn about and engage with their peers worldwide.
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Brown’s blueprint for reform of global education may soon become reality | Left Foot Forward

Brown’s blueprint for reform of global education may soon become reality | Left Foot Forward | Shift Education | Scoop.it
With almost 70 million children of primary school age not in school - a figure set to rise by 2015 - urgent action is required, Gordon Brown said this week.
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