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Thou Shalt Consume: The Story of Consumer Electronics [Feature]

Thou Shalt Consume: The Story of Consumer Electronics [Feature] | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
I freeze as I see the screen. A panic rises in my head. This can’t be! Immediately, control kicks in. Breathe. Think. Act. Still in denial of what I see, I hard reboot the laptop.
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A stark warning, or a judicial hand-slapping?  Makes you think.

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Despite Training, Half of Teachers Feel Inadequately Prepared for Common Core

Despite Training, Half of Teachers Feel Inadequately Prepared for Common Core | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
A survey by the Education Week Research Center finds teachers less than enthusiastic about the quality of their common-core professional development, and about the alignment of their instructional materials to the new standards.
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Teachers in Britain need never feel alone!

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The copy of the U.S. Constitution that's installed on every Mac

The copy of the U.S. Constitution that's installed on every Mac | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Sometimes when I see just how ignorant many American politicians are of the Constitution of the United States, I get the urge to send them a copy along
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FYI....there's a copy of the U.S. Constitution on each and every Mac in the Dictionary app.

 
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Why Microsoft? Office 365 is Accessible - Why Microsoft - Site Home - TechNet Blogs

Why Microsoft? Office 365 is Accessible - Why Microsoft - Site Home - TechNet Blogs | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
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Great news about 365, but what is it like in practice. Does accessibility per Application work well for users, or is Apple's "cross system' implementation better?

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Strictly bølløcks: Sir Ken Robinson, lovely but wrong on Radio 4 - Tom Bennett - Blog - Tom Bennett - TES Community

Strictly bølløcks: Sir Ken Robinson, lovely but wrong on Radio 4 - Tom Bennett - Blog - Tom Bennett - TES Community | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
TES Community connects teachers around the world to share classroom support, healthy debate and extra-curricular fun
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Not the way I expect to see the TES report.  Sir Ken is a legend in his own lifetime.  Rightly so, but this article is rather unfair I feel.

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Stanford creates ‘Holy Grail’ lithium battery, could triple smartphone and EV battery life | ExtremeTech

Stanford creates ‘Holy Grail’ lithium battery, could triple smartphone and EV battery life | ExtremeTech | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
They've done it again: The battery barons of Stanford, led by Yi Cui, have created what those in the industry call the 'Holy Grail' of lithium-ion battery design. In specific, they've finally worked out how to create a rugged lithium electrode that can increase the capacity of a lithium-ion battery by three to four times -- as in, this lithium electrode, on its own, could increase the battery life of your smartphone by three times, or significantly reduce the size and cost of an electric car's battery pack.
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......that'll keep the bunny and his cymbals going longer!

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Everything That Does and Doesn't Work with the New Raspberry Pi - Lifehacker

Everything That Does and Doesn't Work with the New Raspberry Pi - Lifehacker | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Everything That Does and Doesn't Work with the New Raspberry PiLifehackerA new model of the Raspberry Pi was released this month that comes packed with more ports and uses less power.


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Apple TV launches channel in Brazil | ZDNet

Apple TV launches channel in Brazil | ZDNet | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

This is VERY interesting, and could pave the way for Partnership with 24-hour sports channel will support the company's first TV offering in Latin America

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This is VERY interesting, and paves the way for a whole new powerful potential avenue for Apple created content.  -   Local TV?

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Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s

Apple orders huge MOUNTAIN of 80 MILLION 'Air' iPhone 6s | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Bigger, harder trouser bulges foretold for fanbois
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80 Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeellion

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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED

How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning (And What You Can Learn From Them) - InformED | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

"n less than a decade, mobile technology has spread to the furthest corners of the planet. Of the estimated 7 billion people on Earth, 6 billion now have access to a working mobile phone. Africa, which had a mobile penetration rate of just 5% in the 1990s, is now the second largest and fastest growing mobile phone market in the world, with a penetration rate of over 60% and climbing."

Cited From: http://www.opencolleges.edu.au/informed/features/how-educators-are-practicing-mobile-learning/#ixzz38DAMUBd0"


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How Educators Around The World Are Implementing Mobile Learning

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15+ reasons Apple is best for accessibility

15+ reasons Apple is best for accessibility | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Apple does more to ensure its solutions are accessible to a wide range of users than any other platform, in spite of any drivel suggesting otherwise.
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That's what I've said - since 2000 at least, and it gets better.

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Technology - Digital Education (inc Digital Disruption)

Technology - Digital Education (inc Digital Disruption) | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Digital Education (inc Digital Disruption), by John Rudkin - Technology: How Technology can enhance life and change it for the better
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Read Digital Education (inc Digital Disruption) ▸  today's top stories via @johnarudkin @stephenheppell http://paper.li/f-1364114236

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Gove departs just as disaster looms for computing in schools

Gove departs just as disaster looms for computing in schools | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Back in January 2012, the now-departed education secretary Michael Gove said, “ICT in schools is a mess”. He went on to argue that what was needed was a rigorous computer science curriculum. Now, from…
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But anyone with a brain could see this was going to happen. This has been a disastrous time for IT in schools.

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Just sold an old smartphone? Whatever you do don’t read this!

Just sold an old smartphone? Whatever you do don’t read this! | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
SECURITY firm extracts thousands of naked selfie images from wiped phones purchased on eBay....
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Dangerous.  Imagine all those public sector Androids with critics data on them

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Techshare Europe 2014 | RNIB

Techshare Europe 2014 | RNIB | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Technology for LifeRNIB's Techshar
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Wow, its great to see that Apple (Sarah Herrlinger) is profiled at the Conference. Go #Apple

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Apple and accessibility: Helping students with dyslexia

Apple and accessibility: Helping students with dyslexia | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Can you imagine not being able to read printed words? What would your life be like if books, newspapers, websites, email, and even signs were all virtually incomprehensible to you? How would you get through the day? For up to one in five people like me with dyslexia these are not hypothetical questions, they are our reality. Yet, thanks to accessibility technologies built into Apple...
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Apple and accessibility -Apple and accessibility - a close relationship system wide.

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How To Implement Open Education Resources - OER

How To Implement Open Education Resources - OER | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
There has been a major shift in the way students are currently learning. Fewer youth are reading books, and more are using devices to search for information.
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5 Quick Ways To Start Using Video In The Classroom - Edudemic

5 Quick Ways To Start Using Video In The Classroom - Edudemic | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Integrating video into our classrooms can be a great way not only to get students more engaged in the material you’re presenting to them, but to get them using technology, giving and getting feedback, and tapping all parts of their brain while they learn. Some Video Factoids You Should Know YouTube is the #2 search …
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Ford chucks out BlackBerry in favour of the iPhone - Computer Business Review

Ford chucks out BlackBerry in favour of the iPhone - Computer Business Review | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
BlackBerry faces first loss at hands of Apple IBM sales deal.
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What is this? Ford?  iPhone? No Phil. it'll NEVER be a corporate tool.

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Why the classroom should be a funny place - Innovate My School

Why the classroom should be a funny place - Innovate My School | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

LaughSometimes, no matter how hard you try to engage students with an interesting lesson, their minds still wander. San Diegan teacher Kriscia Cabral considers laughter to be an important part of any school day, and a vital element in keeping pupils present.

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Laugh?  I actually learned something!

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Surviving Without Snippets: Your New Video SEO Strategy

Surviving Without Snippets: Your New Video SEO Strategy | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
With Google's reduction in video snippets, what should your video SEO strategy look like?
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Changes are afoot........so take note

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Eyes for Umoove: The tech that could change motion control forever

Eyes for Umoove: The tech that could change motion control forever | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Sure, other companies have motion tracking, but nothing is quite like Umoove's ocular solution.
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umoove -  changing the way we interact with screens.

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Why twist a curriculum when there's Apps for Good?

Why twist a curriculum when there's Apps for Good? | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Apps for Good offers rich and flexible ways for schools to broaden 'Computing'. Tony Parkin explains
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This all sounds great - its two years since I met the Apps for Good Team at the Apple convention in London, and a lot seems to have changed - but underlying everything is sound Educational practice.

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U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education

U.S. Gets Low Scores for Innovation in Education | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The U.S. ranked near the bottom in an exhaustive international comparison of educational innovation, but received high grades for use of assessments and parent engagement.
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OECD publishes the first report, "Measuring Innovation in Education," 

The US are looking carefully at their scores, but "England" looks interesting. Will comment later.

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The e-textbook transformation

The e-textbook transformation | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

A new wave of e-textbooks is giving students more than just words and a few hotlinks on a digital page. Publishers over the last few years have been adding video, interactive maps and gamified quizzes designed to engage students more deeply in their learning.


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Slow revolution. What exactly are the stats?

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Dennis Granlund's curator insight, July 24, 6:18 PM

This site is timely as schools move from hard copy to etexts.

Martin Debattista's curator insight, July 24, 11:22 PM

A transformation which is not a revolution. It will take time and effort.  It's important we give it the space to take its natural course.

Angela C. Dowd's curator insight, July 25, 11:11 AM

Thank you Nik. I like reading about innovations like e-textbook transformation that make learning more accessible to all students.

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Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant

Poor technology leadership is usually just poor leadership | Dangerously Irrelevant | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

When a school leader refuses to remove internal policy and filtering barriers that get in the way of students and teachers actually using purchased technologies, that’s not poor technology leadership, that’s just poor leadership.


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Excellent book for anyone...... but especially the school leaders.

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Marian Royal Vigil's curator insight, July 18, 7:38 AM

I think uninformed and worse, unwilling to be informed leadership is frequently the barrier to effective technology integration in the library and classroom.

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 18, 10:14 PM

This is very true.

Gerardo Varela's curator insight, July 19, 9:40 AM

Lo que necesitan los líderes de tecnología en las escuelas