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Exploring trends and news in education including learning analytics, policy, professional development and other relevant information
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Obama wants schools to speed digital transition

Is a goal of an e-textbook in every student's hand by 2017 realistic?  

The Obama administration is asking every U.S. school to accelerate the transition to digital textbooks.

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You Want iPads For Your School ... But Is That Enough? - iPads in Education

You Want iPads For Your School ... But Is That Enough? - iPads in Education | Shift Education | Scoop.it
Everywhere I turn schools seem to be buying iPads.
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The Flipped Classroom: Answering Obama’s Call For Creativity In Education

The Flipped Classroom: Answering Obama’s Call For Creativity In Education | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Flipped Classrooms - Love them, Hate them, they have created a unique disruption and a challenge to traditional methods worth investigation 

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Google Launches Redesigned Education Site | MindShift

Google Launches Redesigned Education Site | MindShift | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Google Launces Redesigned Education Site

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10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology | Informed Education

10 vital questions to ask before investing in classroom technology

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Stiff competition for Nigeria’s telcos as global tablet market set to hit $121 bn

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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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10 Mobile Learning Trends for 2012 | Pasion por el Conocimiento

10 Mobile Learning Trends for 2012 | Pasion por el Conocimiento | Shift Education | Scoop.it
“Mobile” has sufficiently cemented itself among the buzzwords of 2012. Here’s a look at top trends and predictions for mobile learning in 2012 from industry analysts. Increased prolifer...
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SXSWedu Announces 2012 LAUNCHedu Finalists

SXSWedu Announces 2012 LAUNCHedu Finalists | Shift Education | Scoop.it
SXSWedu® Conference today announced the finalists for the inaugural LAUNCHedu competition, a program that allows entrepreneurs to pitch their educational business concepts and educational products to a judging panel of venture capitalists,...
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New Startup Launches High-Tech Math Program | MindShift

New Startup Launches High-Tech Math Program | MindShift | Shift Education | Scoop.it

Personalized learning in math gets a boost!  

 

New Startup Launches High-Tech Math Program

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The 1-minute guide to the mobile classroom – e-moderation station

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The 1-minute guide to the mobile classroom – e-moderation station

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Improving technology's grades in Australian education

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Improving technology's grades in Australian education

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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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