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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley | Video on TED.com

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them.

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Brilliant.

 

 

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John Rudkin's curator insight, May 11, 2013 9:30 AM

The obvious, presented openly and optimistically by Sir Ken.

 

AnnC's curator insight, May 11, 2013 10:54 PM

America needs to understand and invest effectively in education.

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How might you contribute to the seeds of learning?

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What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom

What the flip? Exploring technologies to support a flipped classroom | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
A flipped classroom is one where the lectures become the homework and the traditional homework tasks take place in the lesson time. This enables students to attend sessions with an understanding of the subject and to conceptualise and build upon it through doing exercises in class, with you, as the tutor, on hand to answer questions and explore the topic in more detail

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Flipped Learning is a valuable strategy in the modern classroom.
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Maria Silva's curator insight, April 22, 11:39 AM
#etwion_EXIT SLIP 4
Tony Guzman's curator insight, April 29, 1:41 PM
Good article for any instructor considering doing a flipped classroom approach.
William Curran's curator insight, April 29, 11:33 PM

UkEdChat lists methodologies to further activate the Flipped Classroom.


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Interactive documentary – what does it mean and why does it matter?

Interactive documentary – what does it mean and why does it matter? | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

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I'm a great believer in the importance of interconnections in making learning relevant.
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Soraia Ferreira, Ph.D.'s curator insight, March 30, 3:14 PM

 

Judith Aston:  "Having just convened our fourth i-Docs symposium, it feels like an opportune moment to reflect on what is meant by ‘interactive documentary’ and why we at i-Docs have always seen it as a way of framing a set of possibilities, as opposed to being a specific medium, genre or platform."

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Judith Aston:  "Having just convened our fourth i-Docs symposium, it feels like an opportune moment to reflect on what is meant by ‘interactive documentary’ and why we at i-Docs have always seen it as a way of framing a set of possibilities, as opposed to being a specific medium, genre or platform."

Mattia Nicoletti's curator insight, March 31, 1:14 AM

 

Judith Aston:  "Having just convened our fourth i-Docs symposium, it feels like an opportune moment to reflect on what is meant by ‘interactive documentary’ and why we at i-Docs have always seen it as a way of framing a set of possibilities, as opposed to being a specific medium, genre or platform."

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The purpose of education

The purpose of education | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
If our students leave school with a belief in their ability and capacity to identify problems and find solution to them, then maybe they are prepared not only for what ever the future may bring but possess the capacity to shape that future.

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Concise and intelligent consideration founded in experience and Design Thinking.  I recommend this article.

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Antonio Ormachea's curator insight, April 1, 12:42 PM

Thought provoking article.

Nicholas Fragkias's curator insight, April 2, 1:09 AM

Thought provoking article.

Tania Gammage's curator insight, April 4, 7:03 PM

Thought provoking article.

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How to Destroy Creativity and Innovation

How to Destroy Creativity and Innovation | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=innovation

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir+Ken+Robinson

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Frank+SONNENBERG

 


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Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=innovation

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir+Ken+Robinson

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Frank+SONNENBERG

 

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Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=innovation

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir+Ken+Robinson

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Frank+SONNENBERG

 

Silvia Nascimento's curator insight, April 4, 8:21 PM
Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=innovation

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir+Ken+Robinson

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Frank+SONNENBERG

 

Felix Val's curator insight, April 5, 3:21 AM
Creativity and innovation are the lifeblood of every organization. This poster describes 13 ways that creativity and innovation are destroyed every day.

 

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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=innovation

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Creativity

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sir+Ken+Robinson

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Frank+SONNENBERG

 

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20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps - Edutopia

20 Awesome BYOD and Mobile Learning Apps - Edutopia | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

"This is our first year of Bring Your Own Device (BYOD), and boy, did the students bring it. They brought it all! We have iPads, Surface RT and Pro, iPhones, Droids, Chromebooks, Macs, and PC laptops. Here's my current thinking. Please share yours in the comments section below."

 


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Carol Hancox's curator insight, March 9, 7:57 PM
Good summary of apps for BYOD
Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, March 23, 7:54 AM
Working across many devices and many platforms can be a challenge for anyone implementing BYOD. This article describes some of the apps essential for tackling the problems.
Willem Kuypers's curator insight, April 4, 3:30 AM
Quelques bonnes idées entre autres pour essay writing, et collaborative writing.
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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

Design Thinking, Deconstructed | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


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At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


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Arnie Rotenberg's curator insight, March 2, 1:25 PM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 2, 4:10 PM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



Melanie COVINHES's curator insight, March 8, 4:29 AM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



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Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers

Why It’s Critical for the Next Gen to Be Tech Creators Not Consumers | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
According to Ayah Bdeir, technology is the language of our time. The 33-year-old founder and CEO of littleBits likes to compare the engineers of today to the clergy of the Middle Ages, who controlled access to knowledge and power via their monopoly over the use and understanding of the written word. Today’s engineers have a…

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Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8

Windows 10 wipes your child safety settings if you upgrade from 7 or 8 | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
MS should be ‘ashamed of itself’ says El Reg reader
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Perfect?....http://www.theregister.co.uk/2015/08/05/windows_10_wipes_child_safety_settings_upgrade/

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Checking in on The State of the iPad in Education in 2015 — Emerging Education Technologies

Checking in on The State of the iPad in Education in 2015 — Emerging Education Technologies | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons License Image Source With Competition Slowly Creeping in, How Goes it for the Behemoth of the Classroom Tablet Scene? When Apple released the iPad in 2010, they took the world by storm, adding another jewel to their crown
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"While the field may get more crowded, there is no doubt the iPad will continue to be a major player in successful 1:1 school programs for many years to come"  Too right.

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Flippin' heck, meet the Internet of Things wallpaper

Flippin' heck, meet the Internet of Things wallpaper | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Flippin' heck, meet the Internet of Things wallpaper
LEDs, pah! UK inventor cooks up cheap fabric alternative to giant displays
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British inventor Andrew Fentem has come up with a way of cheaply turning fabric into large active displays.

Fentem, who pioneered multitouch input technology 15 years ago, only to see a UK quango squander the innovation and Apple reap the reward, calls the new display “organic pixels”.

He’s invented an ulta-thin magnetic actuator, fractions of a millimetre thick, which can be applied fabric to create a “pixel”.

The programmable actuators create enough of a magnetic field to “flip” the pixel. This allows a vast display to be created at much lower cost than an arena-scale LED display.

"Many engineers work under classic assumption that future is going to be white and shiny and invisible. I don’t think that’s going to be the case," Fentem said.

The original aim was to create an "Internet of Things" wallpaper, with a Japanese paper crafts feel, he told us.

“The invention came out of setting a hard constraint that whatever it was had to be printable; current bulky flip-dot technology costs around $1 per pixel, and this much cheaper to manufacture, around $0.10 per pixel which is very competitive with LEDs, and potentially resurrects an obsolete technology," he added.

The “Flick Pixels” can be made of almost any material. A brief video helps explain the concept and give a glimpse of its potential.



The electronics engineer worked in the defence industry at Thorn EMI before turning to research, focusing on input and visualisation technologies. More recently, he was an expert witness [interview] for Samsung in its litigation against Apple.

Fentem tells us (perhaps ominously) that it has been well received by the Large Area Electronics catapult centre at Cambridge University, who particularly like the fact it’s mass-customisable and potentially printable. So he's naturally keen on hearing from investors and supporters.

You can find out more here at Fentem’s site. ®
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Wow, almost retro, but an intriguing motion display - like the Texas Instruments DLP idea, but BIG.

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Report: 6 of 10 Millennials Have 'Low' Technology Skills -- THE Journal

American millennials may be the first generation that grew up with computers and Internet access, but all that time spent glued to a small screen hasn't translated to technology competence, according to a research project that analyzed data from an assessment of adult competencies that tests cognitive and workplace skills.
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Sadly, this is also true in the UK.  This is one problem that has been created by poor IT teaching.  If only they'd listened.

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Fortinet rides to troubled Meru's rescue

Fortinet rides to troubled Meru's rescue | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Adding cloudy WLAN to wireless security portfolio
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Well, clearly Fortinet sees a great product when they see it...and it is...you get what you pay for in tech, and @Meru is a phenomenal WLAN product... (As I pointed out at 'that council' 7 yrs ago)

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All 650 MPs are to be given a brand-new iPad Air 2 in £1MILLION Commons hardware refresh

All 650 MPs are to be given a brand-new iPad Air 2 in £1MILLION Commons hardware refresh | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
ALL 650 Members of Parliament will be offered a brand-new iPad Air 2 and laptop after the general election as part of a £1MILLION hardware refresh, the House of Commons has announced.
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MPs to stick with iPads...but detractors don't see the advantages, just the cost.  Outdated thinking that is typically naive.

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The reality of AR/VR business models

The reality of AR/VR business models | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

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Alas, this flies well above the heads of some decision makers.
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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, April 6, 6:22 AM

 

Tim Merel:  "At the end of the day, business models come down to installed bases, use cases and unit economics, so let’s dip our hands in the virtual money pot and see what comes out."

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Virtual reality can – and will – be used for storytelling

Virtual reality can – and will – be used for storytelling | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

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Charlotte Cullen:  "How will viewers follow a story if they are able to look wherever they want? How will a director make scene cuts without making the user sick?"

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Accelerating growth - The EY 7 Drivers of Growth

Accelerating growth - The EY 7 Drivers of Growth | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
We’ve discovered that the fastest-growing organizations support their growth strategies by aligning their capabilities across all 7 Drivers, prioritizing their actions according to growth ambitions. This broader perspective helps them to reduce the volatility usually associated with rapid growth and to ensure their growth is sustainable.

We use the EY 7 Drivers of Growth, and our insights from working with the world’s leading companies, to help leaders of aspiring companies think differently about the enablers of growth. Looking at these drivers can help business leaders assess where they are today and to plan a path for the future to realize their growth ambitions.

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Breadth of perspective + alignment = more likely growth, says EY. Useful resource.

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Breadth of perspective + alignment = more likely growth, says EY. Useful resource.

Frederico Neiva's curator insight, March 31, 8:07 AM

Breadth of perspective + alignment = more likely growth, says EY. Useful resource.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 1, 9:33 AM

Breadth of perspective + alignment = more likely growth, says EY. Useful resource.

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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.

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They were in the curriculum, but they are not easy...they are fun.  Even more important they are reintroduced.

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Computer Viruses & Malware: Facts & FAQs | Kaspersky Lab US | #CyberSecurity | #EdTech

Computer Viruses & Malware: Facts & FAQs | Kaspersky Lab US | #CyberSecurity | #EdTech | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Computer viruses and malware are a constant danger to every internet user. Get a leg up on these pesky threats. Learn all you need to know about modern malware, so you can stay safe online.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/let-us-talk-about-eskills-what-is-it/





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Computer viruses and malware are a constant danger to every internet user. Get a leg up on these pesky threats. Learn all you need to know about modern malware, so you can stay safe online.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/let-us-talk-about-eskills-what-is-it/


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Computer viruses and malware are a constant danger to every internet user. Get a leg up on these pesky threats. Learn all you need to know about modern malware, so you can stay safe online.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/let-us-talk-about-eskills-what-is-it/


Fernando de la Cruz Naranjo Grisales's curator insight, March 14, 4:13 PM
Computer viruses and malware are a constant danger to every internet user. Get a leg up on these pesky threats. Learn all you need to know about modern malware, so you can stay safe online.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/10/11/learning-basics-of-cyber-security-by-easy-to-follow-steps/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/11/29/cyber-hygiene-ict-hygiene-for-population-education-and-business/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/10/27/cyber-security-is-easy-get-the-right-reflexes/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/12/18/let-us-talk-about-eskills-what-is-it/


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Obama’s Budget Urges a Deeper Commitment to Computer Education

Obama’s Budget Urges a Deeper Commitment to Computer Education | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The president seeks $4 billion to help states expand in an area he views as critical to young people’s success in a changing job market.

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It is great to see someone like the President - Obama getting down to supporting Computer Education, but did he really listen?

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11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology

11 Reasons why teachers don't use technology | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
From my experiences with our teachers at EnglishUp and my previous international experience as an edtech teacher trainer, I have always found teachers more than willing to develop their use and understanding of technology.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, January 26, 7:49 PM

Great post. There are some important insights for any faculty development professional. 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 28, 3:56 AM

Good insight, Nik! I'm sure most of those teachers afraid of using ICT will see themselves here!

Marinhos's curator insight, February 6, 5:45 AM

Se as licenciatura não mudarem - e radicalmente - os seus docentes permanecerão fazenão a escola sem tecnologia (digital). No dia em que não mais houver motivos para os formadores de formadores não usarem essa tecnologia, os professores das escolas da Educação Básica também não os terão. Carência na formação é a primeira peça do dominó a ser derrubada.

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Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality — Emerging Education Technologies

Check Out How These Teachers and Students are Using Augmented Reality — Emerging Education Technologies | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses image source Augmented Reality is one of the most interesting and exciting tools emerging in the academic world today. Here are a handful of videos showing many fun, engaging ways in which educators and students are using
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...and this is just the start...

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Windows 10 laptops and tablets: Your upgrade guide | ZDNet

Windows 10 laptops and tablets: Your upgrade guide | ZDNet | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Are you seeking a new laptop, hybrid or tablet on which to run Windows 10? We asked the leading PC vendors to identify suitable products in a number of categories.
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If you are going to move to Windows 9 (sorry Windows 10)...make the right choice.

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Teachers, bin your textbooks, says US government official

Teachers, bin your textbooks, says US government official | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
A top US government official has called for schools on both sides of the Atlantic to stop using textbooks altogether within the next five years, contradicting UK ministers who want to increase their use. Richard Culatta, director of educational technology at the US Department of Education, said textbooks were “out of date the second they get printed”, did not engage pupils or allow personalised learning, and encouraged a “linear” form of learning that was not supported by evidence.
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Text books?  WTF?  

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Electroloom - The World's First 3D Fabric Printer

Electroloom - The World's First 3D Fabric Printer | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Design and create seamless, ready-to-wear garments based on custom 3D geometries. All from your desktop. No sewing required.
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A big WOW (or is that WOVE?

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Edtech: Mastering the device vs mastering the pedagogy - Innovate My School

Edtech: Mastering the device vs mastering the pedagogy - Innovate My School | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Can a school be over-reliant on devices to the point of ignoring their teaching instincts? LearnMaker’s Jay Ashcroft discusses the fine but crucial line between “what” and “how”.
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It's the balance that matters.

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