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The Plashing Vole: y traethodydd: The educational fish rots from the head

The Plashing Vole: y traethodydd: The educational fish rots from the head | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
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Microsoft funds free Windows 8 tablet training for teachers - Innovate My School

Microsoft funds free Windows 8 tablet training for teachers - Innovate My School | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Given how so many schools are looking to move further into 1:1 learning, technology companies are keen to have educators looking to the future. Microsoft have teamed up with Innovate My School partner the Tablet Academy to make sure that teachers realise the potential of their Windows 8 operating system for tablets.
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Survey reveals 89% want councils in charge of new schools

Survey reveals 89% want councils in charge of new schools | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
A new poll has revealed overwhelming public support for councils to take back the power to open new schools.
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It is no surprise to hear this (from the LGA), but it does seem that the recently reported failures of a few Academies and Free schools to maintain quality and standards - as well as reports (who knows?) of radicalisation in Birmingham are setting opinions back to Councils in charge. Just when the demise of LEAs has seen them depleted of the best staff. Maybe a few more high profile media disasters are needed to turn more, and they will happen.  They will make news, the press are hungry for the stories. Let's hope the are not more stories of budget indiscretions, opinionated or radical management and poor quality teaching, for the sake of the children!

The discussion can then get back to what really matters.

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Left to Their Own Smart Devices

Left to Their Own Smart Devices | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Educational institutions should enter the mobile age and embrace the opportunity to be more effective, efficient, and cost sensitive than ever before. The challenge, like with any disruption, is to rethink the system design and utilize new concepts, such as multi-persona, that align with this new age of mobility. Exciting times are ahead for educators.


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This is a long debated subject.  Just get on with it...... it's happening.

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Annenkov's curator insight, April 16, 12:08 AM

After exploring various  devices, we enter a stage of combination (BYOD, SEVA...)

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Left Their Own Smart Devices

Barbara Goebel's curator insight, April 16, 9:28 PM

Brush off your vocabulary, and learn about BYOD. "Granularity" of education consumption, with temporal limits. Some possible solutions to objections about the use of personal technology in the learning space.

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Video Download & Player - download YouTube videos onto iPad camera roll

Video Download & Player - download YouTube videos onto iPad camera roll | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Get Video Download & Player - Titan Downloader on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Heads warn of 'enormous pressure' as even more GCSE and A-level changes are revealed - Education - TES News

Heads warn of 'enormous pressure' as even more GCSE and A-level changes are revealed - Education - TES News | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Breaking education news about schools and further education. Find leading opinion, podcasts, comment and analysis on education from TES News
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Too much, too fast?

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BYOD — bring your own device — now in most Ontario schools, survey finds | Toronto Star

BYOD — bring your own device — now in most Ontario schools, survey finds | Toronto Star | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Most Ontario schools allow kids to bring their own device, raising questions about the ‘digital divide’ of kids who have access to smart phones, computers, and those that don’t.
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BYOD romps home across Ontario.

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The origins of Samsung's logo.. and its relation to Apple

The origins of Samsung's logo.. and its relation to Apple | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Given that Apple and Samsung's second California trial is now underway, not to mention that today is April 1, we thought you might enjoy this comical
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The Strength of Simple Videos

The Strength of Simple Videos | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

"Over the last month I've facilitated a handful of workshops on the topic of video creation in the classroom. One of the points that I always try to stress in those workshops is that the focus of most student video projects should be on developing and delivering clear story lines. Yes, it is great if students use slick transitions and special effects, but those don't mean a thing if the video doesn't have a clear purpose (unless that purpose is to demonstrate editing skills)."


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 30, 8:17 AM

How can we keep our students engaged and provide them with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of content? Allow them to create a video!

Richard Byrne's post discusses this option and provides many resources to assist you. He also discusses this as a classroom teacher whom is not teaching video production.

One link will take you to a page Video Projects. This page provides resources that will help you learn:

* Designing and Developing Video Projects which discusses 5 video projects that you might choose to implement.

* Today's Activities which provides a variety of options as to how you might introduce this to your class. He also provides a list of questions to help you plan the project. The sections provided are:

* Planning the Student Video Project

* Assesing the Student Video Project: Pre-Production

* Asessing the Student Video Project: Post-Production

You will then find resources in the following areas (with each one briefly descibed):

* Free Video Creation Tools

* Sound and Music Sources

* Image Sources

* Sharing Videos

The original post also includes two sample videos. One is embedded within the post: Black Death in 90 Seconds, created by a teacher. There is a link to one created by a student, My Name is Michael, whom "explains what life is like living with Autism." 

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How can we keep our students engaged and provide them with opportunities to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of content? Allow them to create a video! Richard Byrne's post discusses this option and provides many resources to assist you. He also discusses this as a classroom teacher whom is not teaching video production. One link will take you to a page Video Projects. This page provides resources that will help you learn: * Designing and Developing Video Projects which discusses 5 video projects that you might choose to implement. * Today's Activities which provides a variety of options as to how you might introduce this to your class. He also provides a list of questions to help you plan the project. The sections provided are: * Planning the Student Video Project * Assesing the Student Video Project: Pre-Production * Asessing the Student Video Project: Post-Production You will then find resources in the following areas (with each one briefly descibed): * Free Video Creation Tools * Sound and Music Sources * Image Sources * Sharing Videos The original post also includes two sample videos. One is embedded within the post: Black Death in 90 Seconds, created by a teacher. There is a link to one created by a student, My Name is Michael, whom "explains what life is like living with Autism."
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Gravity - 3D Sketching on Vimeo

More info on http://www.gravitysketch.com Gravity is a tool for creatives to quickly sketch their ideas in 3D space using immersive augmented reality. A pen and…
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A dream come true?

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Internet Archive: Wayback Machine

Internet Archive: Wayback Machine | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
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Seen this before, but what an interesting facility......

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So what is #Stickability? by @TeacherToolkit and @Head_StMarys

So what is #Stickability? by @TeacherToolkit and @Head_StMarys | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Stickability is a term used within the notable 5 Minute Lesson Plan. I have decided to write a short post, based on the demand for clarification. Definition: So, that's the definition (above quote)...
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#Structure + #Design + #Creativity + #Stickability (add #Grit....just like the old days @Head_StMarys http://www.johnarudkin.net/johnar/John_Rudkins_grand_old_iWeblog/Blogadawdle/Entries/2006/12/29_Design_for_Life.html

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Teenage girl creates tiny device that could charge a smartphone in 20 seconds | ExtremeTech

Teenage girl creates tiny device that could charge a smartphone in 20 seconds | ExtremeTech | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

w, someWhen you're out all day, it's a huge pain to charge your mobile devices. Even if you remember to bring a charger and get lucky enough to find a free electrical outlet at a coffee shop, you still have to sit there for around an hour or so to get a full charge. 18-year-old high school student Eesha Khare invented a tiny device that could potentially charge a phone in around 20 to 30 seconds.

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Buy iMSO-204 by Oscium : Grand St.

Buy iMSO-204 by Oscium : Grand St. | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
iMSO-204 is a mixed signal oscilloscope designed specifically for the iPhone, iPad, iPod.
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iMSO-204 comes with a native 30-pin connector but works with the lightning adapter. As a result, iMSO-204 is compatible with most of the iOS devices on the market.

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Brighton school’s expansive 1:1 project powered by Meru technology - Innovate My School

Brighton school’s expansive 1:1 project powered by Meru technology - Innovate My School | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

I'm so happy I tried to fight for Meru As more schools are adopting exciting tablet technology for their classrooms, powerful wireless systems are increasing in demand. For these purposes, a Brighton school has consistently chosen Meru Networks.

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I fought for Meru to be considered in #BpoolCouncil, but there was no joy.  BSF helped establish it as a most powerful solution in some schools. 

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The Pointlessness of Unplugging

The Pointlessness of Unplugging | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

If it takes unplugging to learn how better to live plugged in, so be it. But let’s not mistake such experiments in asceticism for a sustainable way of life. For most of us, the modern world is full of gadgets and electronics, and we’d do better to reflect on how we can live there than to pretend we can live elsewhere.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 24, 5:34 AM

Nice article which underlines how technology is now integrated with our lives.

RossanaPiccini's curator insight, March 24, 2:04 PM

It's more often than not that I come across someone who shuns modern technology for a day or two in pursuit of some sort of "purification". What are they really talking about and why? This article begins to explore some of the issues underlying our reborn fear of technology.

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Apple - Education - iPad in Education - Resources

Apple - Education - iPad in Education - Resources | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Learn more about all things Education

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Learn more about all things iPad and Education.  Then learn more from www.johnarudkin.net.

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New open-source strategy would drop textbook costs to $0 - eCampus News

New open-source strategy would drop textbook costs to $0 - eCampus News | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
UMD is exploring ways to bring textbook costs to zero with open-source — the latest experiment in changing the way students across the country are taught.
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With costs at $0, will there be a textbook market?

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Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning

Podcasting: Do-it-yourself professional learning | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Educators have become some of the world’s most active content consumers. But why aren’t more educators creating their own digital content?

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Connected Learning. Podcasts are great, but there are so many....  focus is important.

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gustavo salazar's curator insight, April 9, 10:51 AM

excelente tutorial para crear podcast

Gary Harwell's curator insight, April 10, 12:21 AM

You can drag a horse to water. However, most teachers make no effort to upgrade their skills beyond getting the certificate that makes them what they are. Teachers have to be on fire and motivated to present the best version of themselves.

Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, April 14, 2:57 AM

Podcasting

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Apple updates GarageBand for Mac with MP3 export option, improved accessibility

Apple updates GarageBand for Mac with MP3 export option, improved accessibility | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Apple's music creation tool for Mac, GarageBand, was given a minor update on Thursday which reintroduces the ability to export songs in the MP3 file format, while also offering new drum sounds and enhanced accessibility.
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Codea, The Smart iPad Code Editor, Gets Its Biggest Update Yet ...

Codea, The Smart iPad Code Editor, Gets Its Biggest Update Yet ... | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Codea, the super-smart code editor for Apple's iPad, has received a huge update adding an iOS 7-inspired redesign, 64-bit optimization, a refreshed asset system, a new code editor, and much more. You can pick up the ...

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Finland's education success - YouTube

Finland's education success AFT President Randi Weingarten visits schools in Finland to learn how they have ascended to the top in student achievement. When ...

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Enlightening look at Finland's success

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It's no longer illegal to rip CDs (Wired UK)

It's no longer illegal to rip CDs (Wired UK) | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
An update to UK copyright law means that from 1 June 2014 it will no longer be illegal to make copies of CDs -- or ebooks or any other media -- that you have bought for personal use
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The big change that will possibly make little difference at all.

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Exclusive: Anger over new £45m free school that may be be Britain's most expensive

Exclusive: Anger over new £45m free school that may be be Britain's most expensive | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The Education Secretary, Michael Gove, has approved a plan to spend £45m on a free school, making it almost certainly the most expensive in the country even though it has just 500 students, The Independent has learnt.
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Crumbs, that buy a few nice fittings.

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14-Year-Old Proves U.S. Can Save $370 Million by Changing Fonts

14-Year-Old Proves U.S. Can Save $370 Million by Changing Fonts | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Changing the standard typeface used by federal and state governments could save the United States roughly $370 million a year in ink costs, a teen found.
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Did anyone ever stop to wonder whether Apple chose Garamond as its corporate font? Considering it helped pioneer the Laser Printer, isn't this a co-incidence?  Or was it?  Steve Jobs was a Typeface pioneer as well!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

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.....or contact me.  See http://www.Lancashire-regional.tv

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Karen E Smith's curator insight, March 21, 9:36 AM

An interesting way to "talk" through the creation of videos.

 

Bridget Bengtson's curator insight, March 21, 11:05 AM

This is a fantastic tool for engaging anyone with picture or video for behavioral feedback, or for social stories and language development.  Very easy to operate and free.  Social stories for kids are a snap.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, March 23, 12:16 PM

This is a guest post from Greg Kulowiec of EdTechTeacher.org, an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers. 

Publishing student video that is created with iPads can be a challenging process, especially with younger students. Even schools that are Google Apps typically decide to turn off YouTube uploads to the student accounts. However, with the use of a handful of free applications, students can create video content on iPad, share their creation with a teacher, and then have the teacher upload to their YouTube channel or a class YouTube channel.