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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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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  Outdated thinking that is typically naive.

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Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic

Schools in Finland will no longer teach 'subjects' | EDUcation CHANGE | Teaching by Topic | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.

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Pasi Silander, the city’s development manager, explained: “What we need now is a different kind of education to prepare people for working life.

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“Young people use quite advanced computers. In the past the banks had lots of  bank clerks totting up figures but now that has totally changed.

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“We therefore have to make the changes in education that are necessary for industry and modern society.”

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Subject-specific lessons – an hour of history in the morning, an hour of geography in the afternoon – are already being phased out for 16-year-olds in the city’s upper schools. They are being replaced by what the Finns call “phenomenon” teaching – or teaching by topic. For instance, a teenager studying a vocational course might take “cafeteria services” lessons, which would include elements of maths, languages (to help serve foreign customers), writing skills and communication skills.

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More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography.

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In my second year of teaching - this was a 'subject' of an article I write  to TES.  Breaking down the barriers erected in Education.

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María Florencia Perrone's curator insight, April 8, 4:00 PM

The world around us is not labelled or divided in categories, then why is academic content? Can we not relate topics and elaborate meaning on the basis of relationships and intertwined data? 

Helen Teague's curator insight, April 13, 9:11 PM

I wonder if this would work in the U.S.? Also, in Finland, students do not take standardized tests until the end of high school (Zhao, 2012, p. 111), so thankfully, perhaps the drill and kill process is diminished.


*Zhao, Y. (2012). World Class Learners. 

Alejandra Martín Delgado's curator insight, April 21, 7:12 PM

This scoop is particularly useful for those of you attending Grade 6 who have to deal with the topic of the educational system. Here you can find some inspiration t develop your speech.

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An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education

An Apple for teacher: how tablets are changing education | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Will a screen in every child's hand help them learn?
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"... one of the most pressing issues preventing tablet adoption is the training and support teachers need to use tablets effectively in classrooms."

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Apple - Press Info - Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps

Apple - Press Info - Apple and IBM Deliver First Wave of IBM MobileFirst for iOS Apps | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
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The alliance begins to deliver as promised.  There are NO excuses now. 

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MP admits playing Candy Crush in Commons

MP admits playing Candy Crush in Commons | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
A Conservative MP has admitted playing puzzle game Candy Crush Saga on his iPad during a parliamentary committee meeting.
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Has no one heard of multi-tasking? Candy Crush is a game of skill, of strategy, social superiority, perfect for keeping a 40 yr old brain active....and maybe it should be mandatory for pension reform debates.  Maybe that why I can't stand it. 

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touch-responsive 3D maps provide navigation to visually impaired - designboom | architecture & design magazine

touch-responsive 3D maps provide navigation to visually impaired - designboom | architecture & design magazine | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
developed by a team from the university of buffalo, touch-responsive 3D maps provide an interactive navigation experience to the visually impaired
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Haptic....Maptic.....

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Supporting with digital confidence

Supporting with digital confidence | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Supporting with digital confidence is paramount when looking to develop colleagues in your school. While you may know that CPD is happening 24/7/365 online, many won't. Making it so that teachers feel empowered in their…
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ICT has to be reliable, it has to work the way you expect it to. It needs to have familiarity.  Then it delivers Trust in that 'working' results in confidence growing for the user.  Before you know it you have a revolution on your hands........

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Home Retail Group - News and media

Home Retail Group - News and media | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
10,000 free tablets and broadband as part of new digital skills workshops
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10,000 free tablets and broadband as part of new digital skills workshops - See more at: http://www.homeretailgroup.com/news-and-media/news.aspx?smlbus=1519&smltab&smltype=2077&smldate=2014&keyword=tablet&article=6432#sthash.UIKinfCt.dpuf

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Teaching With YouTube

Teaching With YouTube | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
9 Tips For Smarter Teaching With YouTube

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But Mediacore is even more brilliant!

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What will the tablet of the future look like?

What will the tablet of the future look like? | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Edtech is progressing at an incredible speed, and it can often be difficult to see what’s ahead. Dominic Norrish, group director of technology at United Learning Dominic Norrish takes a look at what we can expect for tablets and 1:1 learning.

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More about how to ensure you choose the right path....

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 15, 2014 3:32 AM

Deceptive title for an article which is really about 1:1 tablet computing in schools and how to choose the correct model for your school.

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Arcadia pupils' chance of a lifetime

Arcadia pupils' chance of a lifetime | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Arcadia Public School pupils have a once-in-a-decade opportunity to document environmental policy as it is made.
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Stephen Heppell is at it again. A real learning experience. 

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Government launches education ICT tender | PublicTechnology.net

Government launches education ICT tender | PublicTechnology.net | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
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So, who is pitching on Apple's behalf in the UK?  I'd like to know.

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Argos provides free tablets and broadband to get UK online

Argos provides free tablets and broadband to get UK online | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Argos will provide 10,000 UK adults with free tablets and a year’s worth of free broadband to encourage those lacking digital skill to use the internet.
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10,000 tablets will hopefully make a dent in the 20%?

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Are You An Analog or Digital Leader?

Are You An Analog or Digital Leader? | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
By Abhijit Bhaduri and Bill Fischer Changing mindsets begins with you! The only mind you can be sure of changing is your own, and the only way that you can demonstrate this mindset change is through your behaviors. If you aspire for your organization to be faster, more innovative, less afraid [...]

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Digital Leader!  Yes.

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Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, March 23, 5:09 AM

añada su visión ...

Carol Rine's curator insight, March 27, 11:05 AM

Excellent comparison. I am challenged by some of these! #AlwaysGrowing

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, March 29, 3:28 PM

Le digital a certainement changé notre façon d'être. Ici l'auteur fait une extrapolation vers le leadership du 21st siècle. Évidemment les choses ne sont pas aussi noir/blanc. Il faut des styles de management différents selon les situations.

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40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime

40 Uses For Smartphones in School | ExamTime | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The purpose of this article is simply to remove some of the negative connotations around smartphones and to consider new possibilities which we have at our disposal. In order for students to use smartphones in school responsibly, it is important that we set limits and rules beforehand.

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Excellent to be missed. list - not to be missed,  Why so many excuses NOT to use them?

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Oso interesgarria ikasleen motibazioa sustatzeko!!

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Digital literacy as important as English and maths, Parliament warns - Education - TES News

Digital literacy as important as English and maths, Parliament warns - 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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Make your mind up... 

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Apple offers free coding workshops at 38 UK stores

Apple offers free coding workshops at 38 UK stores | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Apple is setting up to run free coding workshops at its retail stores worldwide.
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38 stores offer free coding.

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Autodesk Software Now Free For Schools And Students Everywhere

Autodesk Software Now Free For Schools And Students Everywhere | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The boxed copy sales model for professional software is dead, and increasingly companies are realizing that charging certain customers at all doesn't make..
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I'll say it again......bargain.

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Steve Vaitl's curator insight, December 12, 2014 12:04 PM

For teachers and students everywhere!!

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5 reasons to try iTunes U now! - Educate 1 to 1

5 reasons to try iTunes U now! - Educate 1 to 1 | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Despite being around for some time now, iTunesU remains …
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iTunesU is simply one of the most valuable educational resources on the planet. Apple brought this to life just a few years ago - and it is the best kept secret to everyone outside of HE!

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Apple - Prince George

Apple - Prince George | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
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http://www.apple.com/education/real-stories/prince-george/#video-prince-george Great video.

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Home Retail Group - News and media

Home Retail Group - News and media | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
10,000 free tablets and broadband as part of new digital skills workshops
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10,000 free tablets and broadband as part of new digital skills workshops - See more at: http://www.homeretailgroup.com/news-and-media/news.aspx?smlbus=1519&smltab&smltype=2077&smldate=2014&keyword=tablet&article=6432#sthash.UIKinfCt.dpuf

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Apple Responds to 'Masque Attack' Targeting iPhones and iPads After US Government Issues Warning

Apple Responds to 'Masque Attack' Targeting iPhones and iPads After US Government Issues Warning | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Apple responds iPhone and iPad threat called Masque Attack saying it is not aware of any user being affected
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Hang on?  Have they or haven't they?

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MONKEYmount for iPad Classrooms

MONKEYmount for iPad Classrooms | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
This is a great choice for classrooms who want to combine the features of annotation or screencasting apps with a document camera.
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This is a great choice for classrooms who want to combine the features of annotation or screencasting apps with a document camera.

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Office 365 adds storage, MDM enhancements

Office 365 adds storage, MDM enhancements | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Office 365 adds storage, MDM enhancements

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In an effort to entice more enterprise customers, Microsoft beefed up Office 365 with MDM and free unlimited storage.

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Microsoft is upping the ante for IT shops in need of more storage availability and mobile management controls in Office 365 plans.

The company will beef up its Office 365 storage and management capabilities to entice IT customers to weigh Microsoft's full slate of mobile product offerings. It will soon introduce mobile device management (MDM) capabilities directly in Office 365, plus free, unlimited storage in OneDrive for all Office 365 customers.


While the changes could pique IT's interest in Office 365, integration with existing systems will be key to whether or not Office 365 is a good fit for organizations.

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For example, the real value of the unlimited free OneDrive storage depends on how it is integrated with other business applications outside of what Microsoft already offers, said Imran Shaikh, IT program director at Vista Equity Partners LLC in San Francisco.

"Free storage is great, but what is the use case?" Shaikh said. "Can I use it for business, or are we just talking about users offloading PC data to the cloud?"

Indeed, these are attractive options for businesses that already have Microsoft products in place, said Wes Miller, vice president of research at Directions on Microsoft, an IT analysis organization in Kirkland, Wash.

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The MDM capabilities come from Microsoft Intune and include security and management policies for devices, such as ensuring corporate data syncs only to devices managed by IT that connect to Office 365. Selective wiping of corporate data and jailbreak detection are also included with management in the Office 365 administration portal. MDM for Office 365 is also built into Office productivity apps for policy-setting and control.

"Odds are, a good-sized business will have already done the work for single sign-on and gotten all these things in place anyway for Office 365," Miller said. "Now, you'll be able to manage Office 365 for free using the same infrastructure as Intune."

MDM for Office 365 doesn't contain the full capabilities of Intune, however. Microsoft suggests customers consider Intune for more advanced features like mobile application management for Office mobile apps (such as restricting copying and pasting between apps) and comprehensive MDM features such as bulk device enrollment in Office apps and email profile deployment.

Microsoft wants customers to enjoy the MDM for Office 365 experience so much that they pay for Intune or the full Enterprise Mobility Suite (EMS) with Intune as opposed to going for a third-party MDM company, Miller said.

This continues a trend with Microsoft, as items like Rights Management Services within Office 365 and Azure Active Directory Basic are free but require that enterprises buy EMS to get full capabilities.

Whether these offers from Microsoft fully catch on depends if enterprises buy into Office 365 and Windows 10, Miller said.

MDM for Office 365 will roll out in the first quarter of next year for Windows Phone, Apple iOS and Google Android devices, the company said. It will be included in all Office 365 subscriptions.

Free OneDrive storage may not be enough for IT

In addition to the added MDM capabilities, all Office 365 customers will receive free unlimited OneDrive storage. Previously, customers were capped at 1 TB of free storage per user. While Microsoft has started rolling this out to consumer editions already, unlimited storage for OneDrive for Business customers will be added to the Office 365 roadmap, and customers will begin receiving the unlimited storage next year.

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None of Microsoft's enterprise file sync-and-share competitors deliver free storage, with Dropbox and Box each offering 1 TB of storage for $15 per user per month.

Free unlimited storage might be an advantage for Microsoft, but it may not be enough to entice enterprise customers to buy Office 365 licenses.

"The real value of file sync-and-share is not the amount of storage offered, but rather the variety of integrations, depth of security and level of collaborative features a platform offers," said Alan Lepofsky, vice president and principal analyst at Constellation Research Inc. in Toronto.

The greatest strength for OneDrive for Business is integration with Office applications and Outlook, Lepofsky said.

While IT may worry about what users may or may not keep in their unlimited storage in Office 365, Microsoft also introduced extended data loss prevention capabilities to OneDrive for Business, as well as SharePoint Online, Windows File Share and Office applications. For OneDrive for Business, these include policy enforcement such as restricting and blocking access to sensitive files.


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"That's really good news for enterprises that may have been threatened by [unlimited storage in OneDrive for Business]," Miller said.

Microsoft recently updated its pricing for enterprise Office 365 licenses, with subscription plans ranging from $5 to $15 per user per month.
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iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius

iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Though more than two years into my school’s implementation of project based learning, yesterday, I found myself excited all over again. I was helping a second grade teacher enhance her landforms PBL by using Padlet as part of the KWL process and suddenly realized that this approach to student-centered learning has truly become a part of who we are as a school.

My adventures in combining PBLs and iPads began with a gift of two carts. I had just started taking the PBLU online courses when the head of our independent pre-k through eighth grade school challenged each grade-level team to teach one unit using the PBL approach while finding authentic ways to draw in iPads. As the lower school technology integration person, I immediately went on a quest to find a guinea pig willing to plan and co-teach a PBL unit incorporating iPads. This is the story of that first experience. . .

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, October 18, 2014 1:05 PM

Ideas for PBL in elementary classrooms!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 19, 2014 8:59 PM

Thx John Evans!