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Two Years Gone, Steve Jobs Still Sorely Missed

Two Years Gone, Steve Jobs Still Sorely Missed | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Two years ago today I heard the news that I guess we all knew was coming, but that still felt deeply shocking. The news that Steve Jobs had passed away. Of course, he’s still sorely missed by Apple...
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75 billion downloads later, Apple celebrates the App Store's sixth anniversary

75 billion downloads later, Apple celebrates the App Store's sixth anniversary | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Six years after Steve Jobs relented and agreed to allow third-party developers native access to the iPhone, the App Store has grown into a cultural phenomenon that connects people, drives innovation, and supports more than a million families around the world.
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I still remember trying to convince then DfES that if anyone could get internet based downloads right, Apple could - that was Quicktime!

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A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor

A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
How can we make school a joyful experience without sacrificing rigor? What's the best way to measure true learning? What's the purpose of school? The founders and teachers at the PlayMaker School, an all-game based school in Los Angeles, are asking those big, hairy questions that all teachers grapple with. At the PlayMaker School, they're trying to find their own answers through their constantly morphing, complex experiment. Here are their thoughts about these issues, in their own words.
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The dream school.....all that is right for youngsters?

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Apple - Press Info - Apple Announces Updates to iTunes U

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Fantastic News..... iTunes U does it again.

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Apple drops iPod touch prices, adds a dash of color and iSight camera to 16GB model

Apple drops iPod touch prices, adds a dash of color and iSight camera to 16GB model | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Apple has finally brought parity to its iPod touch line, which before treated the 16GB model as some sort of necessary, but unwanted, entry point for the
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iPod Touch once again becomes a viable option in schools?

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10 New Accessibility Features in iOS 8 - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads

10 New Accessibility Features in iOS 8 - Assistive Technology at Easter Seals Crossroads | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
In its new update, iOS 8, Apple improves current accessibility features and adds on more, making their devices more accessible than ever.
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Great step forward Apple.  Still nothing on "Speak Screen" feature spotted at Keynote......:-) Pretty Please?

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27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones

27 Apps that have changed my Teaching and Learning Practice - Updated - RachelJones | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
As I move in to a role where I will be working with other colleagues on a more formal basis when it comes to e-learning, I have been reflecting upon different Apps. I was thinking about SAMR and which Apps can have transformative learning linked to them, if used properly. The list started growing quite …

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It is becoming clear that there are a set of must haves for Education..

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, May 23, 3:12 AM

A great collection of apps collected by one teacher.

Ramon Pavia's curator insight, May 23, 5:00 AM

Awesome collection of apps to test in your group

María Cives's curator insight, June 15, 1:02 PM

Un conjunto de aplicaciones muy interesantes para el desarrollo de nuestra labor docente

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4 Ways The Internet Is Making Kids Smarter - Edudemic

4 Ways The Internet Is Making Kids Smarter - Edudemic | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The internet brings so much information to our fingertips. It makes doing research a much smoother, faster process, and it enables us to not have to lug around tons of heavy books. We can connect more easily with old friends and new acquaintances. It streamlines our work in the classroom and our students’ work too. …

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To the Naysers: "See, told you so" 

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Craig Crossley's curator insight, June 19, 6:34 PM

'it' has its merits...

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Computer Science - Switched on Computing with Microsoft – Now a Win 8.1 App - Microsoft UK Schools blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs

Computer Science - Switched on Computing with Microsoft – Now a Win 8.1 App - Microsoft UK Schools blog - Site Home - MSDN Blogs | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The Microsoft UK Blog for schools, featuring news for schools from Microsoft, case studies within education, and education ICT advice
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The App range is growing

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Raspberry Pi sales hit three million milestone

Raspberry Pi sales hit three million milestone | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

wowIT PRO Raspberry Pi sales hit three million milestone Inquirer The number was announced in a blog post written by Raspberry Pi Foundation communications head Liz Upton, who explained that things have gone well at Buckingham Palace and for the...


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wow....

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The seven digital deadly sins (Interactive) | dotRising

The seven digital deadly sins (Interactive) | dotRising | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
It has been 25 years since the invention of the world wide web and more than 2 billion people are now connected. Question how this information revolution has affected us personally, socially and morally with an amazing interactive digital experience.
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This is brilliant...  Need a version to look at use of modern technology in education.

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Visual Technology Fosters Increased Comprehension and Retention for Newly-Empowered Students

Visual Technology Fosters Increased Comprehension and Retention for Newly-Empowered Students | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
"An epiphany had struck and the realization was priceless." “I love this” she told me. “I can pause and rewind whenever I want. It’s all right here for me. And
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I frequently use technology to engage my students in real-world assignments, such as my curriculum’s college exploration project.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, June 3, 10:01 AM

Imagine, empowering students with control over the speed and ability to repeat multi-sense presentations causing increased retention! No surprise here.

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Review: Videohance for iPhone Offers Expert Video Shooting Options

Review: Videohance for iPhone Offers Expert Video Shooting Options | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Some people go to their local animal shelter every week in search of the perfect dog or cat. Other people go to Apple’s iTunes store -- arguably much more
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A "must" download for LEAP users.....

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Easy Chirp now provides accessible images for your Tweets | Web Axe

Easy Chirp now provides accessible images for your Tweets | Web Axe | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
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Improved accessibility to be applauded.

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A New Type Of Ring Worn On The Finger Eliminates The Need For The Blind To Learn Braille

A New Type Of Ring Worn On The Finger Eliminates The Need For The Blind To Learn Braille | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Check out MIT's FingerReader.
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Technology with a 'point'.  Not really fluid, but very promising.

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Glow in the Dark PLA Filament - 1.75mm

Glow in the Dark PLA Filament - 1.75mm | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
1 Kg of PLA, (aka Polylactic Acid), spooled for 3D Printing use. PLA is a bioplastic which transitions quickly from liquid to solid. This makes it an ideal printing material, one of the most commonly used in consumer 3D printing (along with ABS).
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Now this could lead to some interesting projects!

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ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities.

ThingLink in the Classroom - One image. Tons of possibilities. | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Move away from the drib drab of everyday lessons, build engagement and get more interactive using this creative free web-based tool called ThingLink.
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The concept of ThingLink is simple, its execution elegant.  Love it.

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Financial Times - 3D printing: Additive process lays it on thick, 24 June 2014

Financial Times - 3D printing: Additive process lays it on thick, 24 June 2014 | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Wil Schoenmakers, PA global head of consumer products, discusses 3D printed food, in the Financial Times.
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Print me a lunch?

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What inner city kids know about social media, and why we should listen — I. M. H. O. — Medium

What inner city kids know about social media, and why we should listen — I. M. H. O. — Medium | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Teenagers know a lot more about privacy than we think, so what are they trying to tell us when they post?
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Fascinating read and a "staring you in the face" revelation.  Why didn't we see this instead of assuming it was 'off-limits'?

 

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Report calls for 'strategic framework' for schools ICT

Report calls for 'strategic framework' for schools ICT | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Although a new ICT curriculum for schools starts this September, an education think tank is calling for a "strategic framework" for technology in sch
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This is getting rather close to the line guys.

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Apple TV Dropped to €99 in Europe and £79 in the UK

Apple TV Dropped to €99 in Europe and £79 in the UK | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Apple has dropped the price of its Apple TV set-top box to €99 in Europe and £79 in the UK, putting pressure on rivals Roku, Google and possibly Amazon. Th
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Bargain basement, great quality....

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Apple opens applications for $100 million program to improve tech in schools

Apple opens applications for $100 million program to improve tech in schools | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Apple’s chief executive Tim Cook is starting to send out letters soliciting applications for its portion of larger White House initiative to improve the connectivity and technology in schools.
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Wouldn't it be great to see a similar initiative elsewhere?  UK anyone?

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The Art of Focus

The Art of Focus | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

SometimesThe lesson from childhood, then, is that if you want to win the war for attention, don’t try to say “no” to the trivial distractions you find on the information smorgasbord; try to say “yes” to the subject that arouses a terrifying longing, and let the terrifying longing crowd out everything else.


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Sometimes those dreamy moments connect the dots......

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 6, 3:58 AM

An interesting perspective on the issue of digital distraction.

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, June 6, 8:47 AM

This surely is an age of distractions.

Linda Denty's curator insight, June 9, 6:48 PM

Just to balance out the previous Scoop about multi-tasking.

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Facebook developing plans for children to join the social network

Facebook developing plans for children to join the social network | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The company has designs for a system that allows children younger than 13 to be supervised by parents, according to a new patent
Facebook is working on a way to allow children under 13 years old join the social network.
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Into the lion's den.  Can Facebook do this right first time.

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the IRISH NEWS: Published 27/05/2014 - Forget tech: get children exploring

the IRISH NEWS: Published 27/05/2014 - Forget tech: get children exploring | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Children love to explore - but many mums admit it's easier to just hand them a gadget. Lisa Salmon asks a child development expert what exploring in childhood means, and why it's so important IN AN ideal world, all parents would get their children pla ...
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I'll always be open to good research, and this is a very intriguing paper with some useful, if obvious pointers. ICT cannot be allowed to become isolationist.....

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ChooseIt! Maker 3 wins CODiE Award | Martin Littler

ChooseIt! Maker 3 wins CODiE Award | Martin Littler | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
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Well done Martin and #Inclusive for the award!

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