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The iPad that's everything except a phone | IT PRO

The iPad that's everything except a phone | IT PRO | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Inside the Enterprise: Apple's iPad mini could be ideal for business, if it could make calls.
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Microsoft Surface web benchmarks reveal terrible performance - Apple Business - Macworld UK

Microsoft Surface web benchmarks reveal terrible performance - Apple Business - Macworld UK | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
New browser speed tests reveal that the Microsoft Surface tablet is surprisingly slow at web browsing.
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Microsoft's 32GB Surface RT has 16GB of free storage

Microsoft's 32GB Surface RT has 16GB of free storage | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

This may not matter to users who embrace the web, but more traditions users will find this a real problem..... More than half the storage taken up by Windows and Appls.

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Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency

Struggling with educators lack of technology fluency | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

It's 2012. Technology suffuses everything around us. The Internet and Internet browsers have been pretty mainstream for ===> at least a decade. <===

 

And yet, I continually run into significant numbers of educators who still don't know how to work their Internet browser. They struggle with copying and pasting. They get confused just clicking between 2 or 3 different browser tabs. They don't conceptually understand the difference between their browser's Google search box and the box where they can actually type in the URL and get there directly. They have no idea that they can right-click on things like hyperlinks or images. And so on… [And this is just the Internet browser. I'm not even talking about individual software programs or online tools.]

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://bigthink.com/education-recoded/struggling-with-educators-lack-of-technology-fluency

 


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Tracee Orman's comment, November 4, 2012 3:36 PM
Oh my gosh, yes! This article describes several people I know and no matter how many times they are shown how to do it, they always forget... So frustrating.
Ana Cristina Pratas's comment, November 5, 2012 6:40 AM
Hi +Tracee Orman, yes I so understand what you mean! They nod, smile and yet still don't put anything into practice in the classroom.
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Tools That Do Not Make a Teacher’s Life Easier

Tools That Do Not Make a Teacher’s Life Easier | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Giving me technology to figure out on my own does not save me time. Instead, it takes much more time even if you gave me help. The best situation would be to give me a true Technology Facilitator.....

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The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years

The Most Important Education Technology in 200 Years | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Technology will define where online education goes next. All those millions of students clicking online can have their progress tracked, logged, studied, and probably influenced, too. Talk to Khan or anyone behind the MOOCs (which largely sprang from university departments interested in computer intelligence) and they’ll all say their eventual goal isn’t to stream videos but to perfect education through the scientific use of data. Just imagine, they say, software that maps an individual’s knowledge and offers a lesson plan unique to him or her.


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Alejo Castillo's comment, November 4, 2012 11:23 AM
Awesome article. Tks!
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Apple finally has a chance to revolutionise the classroom

Apple finally has a chance to revolutionise the classroom | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Apple CEO Tim Cook re-emphasized the company's interest in becoming *the* primary tool in the classroom today with the announcement of a new version of it's iBooks Author tool.
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What’s New in Evernote 5 for Mac | Evernote

What’s New in Evernote 5 for Mac | Evernote | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

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Middle class missing out on technology in schools

Middle class missing out on technology in schools | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

How soon could this bite here? Technology is becoming more and more important in the classroom, but not every school can afford all the things they want, and some middle class schools feel they're being overlooked.

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Textbooks Are Dead - Here's 3 Reasons to Write Your Own

Textbooks Are Dead - Here's 3 Reasons to Write Your Own | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Here's how to use iBooks Author to motivate your students by designing an iBook. From passive learners to active researchers, thinkers, writers.
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Apple Points To iPad & iBooks In 2,500 U.S. Classrooms, Reaffirms Commitment To Education With Updated iBooks Author | TechCrunch

Apple Points To iPad & iBooks In 2,500 U.S. Classrooms, Reaffirms Commitment To Education With Updated iBooks Author | TechCrunch | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

There’s been plenty of buzz about the iPad mini and the potential role in could play in reaffirming Apple’s commitment education, and now CEO Tim Cook is spending some time on stage to discuss the sort of impact immensely-popular tablet has had in...


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How to make BYOD work for your schools | eSchool News

How to make BYOD work for your schools | eSchool News | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Supporters of the BYOD movement say students are instantly more attentive and better behaved when they are encouraged to use their own mobile devices in the classroom, but educators face a number of challenges in making BYOD work in their schools.
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Why Apple Could Still Own the Living Room of the Future | Cult of Mac

Why Apple Could Still Own the Living Room of the Future | Cult of Mac | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

There is a battle for the living room, let alone the classroom.

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A Day With "The Real" iPad: Why The Mini Will Be Big

A Day With "The Real" iPad: Why The Mini Will Be Big | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

After spending the weekend with the iPad mini: This is the real iPad.

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Welsh council's unused mountain of 2,400 laptops • The Register

Welsh council's unused mountain of 2,400 laptops • The Register | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Why listening with care matters.... Waste in Education.  

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We put Apple's new iPad mini to the test - and no wonder it costs more than other small-screened tablets

We put Apple's new iPad mini to the test - and no wonder it costs more than other small-screened tablets | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
The iPad mini, Apple’s first tablet to feature a smaller display, is very light. So light that when I picked up the box it crossed my mind there was no iPad mini inside, just a charger plug, cable and, you know, gubbins.
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DEAR APPLE: I'm Leaving You (not something you hear very often)

DEAR APPLE: I'm Leaving You (not something you hear very often) | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

A huge fan of the company says goodbye.... as rare as hen's teeth?

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How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers?

How Will Classrooms Change With the Use of Computers? | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

By now, most would agree that technology has the potential to be a useful tool for learning.....

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Draft ICT Programme of Study | BCS Academy of Computing

Draft ICT Programme of Study | BCS Academy of Computing | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
BCS and the Royal Academy of Engineering have coordinated the development of an initial draft ICT Programme of Study on behalf of the Department for Education (DfE).
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Teachers Report Mixed Impact of Digital Media

Teachers Report Mixed Impact of Digital Media | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Katie Ash and Ian Quillen are staff writers for Education Week Digital Directions.
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Death of an iPad: True story of Apple tech support | ZDNet

Death of an iPad: True story of Apple tech support | ZDNet | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Apple's announcement of a more powerful iPad this week didn't make me appreciate my third generation iPad any less. Then yesterday my iPad died.....

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What's New In Evernote 5 For Mac

Redesigned Evernote for Mac - more beautiful, flexible, and powerful for all of users.

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With new iPads, Apple targets education opportunity | ZDNet

With new iPads, Apple targets education opportunity | ZDNet | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Summary: Apple announced the fourth-generation iPad and first-generation iPad mini, giving the company its strongest tools yet to convert the education market into believers.


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Small, fast, easy to use.....and meeliows of apps.  A simple choice?

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University of East Anglia brings mobile working online with mobilEcho | IT PRO

University of East Anglia brings mobile working online with mobilEcho | IT PRO | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Research institution dumps paper for iPads with GroupLogic secure app.
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10 Reasons Coax, Not Wireless, Is Future of Video Distribution - Rob Gelphman, CE Pro

10 Reasons Coax, Not Wireless, Is Future of Video Distribution - Rob Gelphman, CE Pro | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Multimedia over Coax Alliance (MoCA) points to reliability, prevalent adoption and ease of installation as why coax will be the basis for whole-house video distribution.
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