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It’s Tablet Time: K-12 Students Find Learning Advantages

It’s Tablet Time: K-12 Students Find Learning Advantages | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
In an era of increasingly personalized learning, tablet computers are proving a powerful device—one that meets the needs of K-12 students of all ages.
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Cultivating Curiosity in Our Students as a Catalyst for Learning | Faculty Focus

Cultivating Curiosity in Our Students as a Catalyst for Learning | Faculty Focus | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
There’s not much pedagogical literature on the topic of curiosity. In fact the article referenced here is the only piece I can remember seeing on the subject, which is a bit surprising because curiosity does play an important role in learning.
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Study Uncovers Why Students Buy Digital vs Paper Textbooks

Study Uncovers Why Students Buy Digital vs Paper Textbooks | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Over 75% of US students regularly choose not to buy the textbooks their professors require, a recent student survey conducted by the e-textbook publisher Bookboon.com has revealed.
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Adults 'put off education for life' after failing 11-plus

Adults 'put off education for life' after failing 11-plus | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

It didn't happen to me, but then something happened when I was 14 that changed my attitude to learning and school. A third of adults have been left permanently scarred by the experience of failing the 11 plus. We all learn differently Mr Gove. 

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Sweden’s Newest School System Has No Classrooms

Sweden’s Newest School System Has No Classrooms | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

There are collaboration zones, houses-within-houses, and a slew of other features that are designed to foster “curiosity and creativity.” That’s according to Vittra, which runs 30 schools in Sweden. Their most recent school, Telefonplan School (see photos below) in Stockholm, could very well be the school of the future.


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Ideas for online video - SecEd

Ideas for online video - SecEd | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
James Cross explores some practical classroom techniques and ideas for how schools and teachers might bring online video learning to life in their classrooms.

 

This article in SecEd  provides a good introduction for teachers who may be considering using online video in their teaching, but are not sure where to start. James outlines some useful approaches, strategies and clearly explains the benefits of online video.


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Embedded Ubiquitous Learning | Upside Learning Blog

Embedded Ubiquitous Learning | Upside Learning Blog | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
We struggle to come to terms with the volumes of information that stream past us each day.
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The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | Edudemic

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | Edudemic | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

What a fantastic piece of work - some great exemplars here...

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At last, dumbed down exams are axed: No A* grades, endless re-sits or marks for coursework in new 'Gove-level'

At last, dumbed down exams are axed: No A* grades, endless re-sits or marks for coursework in new 'Gove-level' | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

I've added this simply to emphasise that backward steps impact on the opportunities of the wider student community.  The future is cleraly being mapped, but why alienate and destroy the futures of so many potentially later developing and less "academic" children..

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Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills

Deeper Learning and 21st Century Skills | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Business and political leaders are increasingly asking schools to integrate development of skills such as problem solving, critical thinking, and collaboration into the teaching and learning of academic subjects. Collectively these skills are often referred to as “21st century skills” or “deeper learning.”


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US schools track teens by putting chips into students' ID cards

US schools track teens by putting chips into students' ID cards | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Some parents call it an invasion of privacy akin to tracking cattle, and a coalition of privacy and civil liberties organizations including the American Civil Liberties Union has called for a morat...
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New guide: Bake your own Raspberry Pi Lego-crust cluster • The Register

New guide: Bake your own Raspberry Pi Lego-crust cluster • The Register | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Professor Simon Cox and his team racked up 64 credit card-sized Pis using Lego building blocks to create the parallel computer. They named their beast Iridis-Pi after the university's Intel-powered 72-teraflops supercomputer, Iridis.

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Streaming the Olympics: A game-changer for online video

Streaming the Olympics: A game-changer for online video | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

The 2012 Olympic Games were not only the most watched television event in U.S. history.  So when will the worldwide figures be in?

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Textbooks to iPads--it's not your parents' education - San Jose Mercury News

These days in schools throughout the area, students would likely find the notion of pencils, books and teachers dirty looks fairly bewildering.
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Steve Jobs's seven key decisions - Digital Lifestyle

Steve Jobs's seven key decisions - Digital Lifestyle | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

When Steve Jobs officially returned to Apple 15 years ago, it marked a moment of rebirth for the struggling company. It's now history, but this Design a& Systems Thinker was about to put that "ding" in the universe by making it simpler for everyone to share.

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Naace: Tablets and their use for effective teaching and learning

Naace: Tablets and their use for effective teaching and learning | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Check out the draft guidelines from UNESCO for use of tablets and the suggestions made by one of NAACE's sponsoring partners.

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Naace: RiskIT

There is only one simple rule to follow when you are RiskingIT:
“Use something “ICT” you have not used before”

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Schools buying 'iPads not PCs', analyst - iPad/iPhone

Schools buying 'iPads not PCs', analyst - iPad/iPhone | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Wolf claims PC education shipments in the US fell 13.9% in the June quarter, compared to the same period last year, while Apple has sold a million iPads to the US education market in June, double what it sold in the June quarter last year.
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Squeezing the budget - 17 Sep 2012 - CRN UK Analysis

Squeezing the budget - 17 Sep 2012 - CRN UK Analysis | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Is the cheapest option always the best for cost-conscious schools?
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25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edreform, EdTech, Innovation

25 Trends Disrupting Education Right Now - Getting Smart by Guest Author - edreform, EdTech, Innovation | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Disruption doesn’t sound like a pretty word, but in the long run, it can be a beautiful thing. Disruption is about shifting power. Eroding patterns. Breaking the system. In education, this can come from the most unlikely of sources.
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It’s Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over

It’s Official: The Era of the Personal Computer Is Over | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

Long live personal computing....? It’s not gone yet, but it is going.

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Survey Reveals Cultural Differences to Ed. Tech.

Survey Reveals Cultural Differences to Ed. Tech. | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Katie Ash and Ian Quillen are staff writers for Education Week Digital Directions.
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Schools with old IT make less skilled pupils, say teachers - News - Education Executive

Schools with old IT make less skilled pupils, say teachers - News - Education Executive | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it
Eight in ten (80%) UK teachers think audio visual (AV) technology in classrooms is extremely important, but nearly two-thirds (60%) face problems with unreliable equipment and over a third (37%) don't have the right training to use it.
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The iPad Revolution – How Learning Will Never Be the Same Again

The iPad Revolution – How Learning Will Never Be the Same Again | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

"Beyond being a media player, a web browser, an expensive organiser and a games console, the iPad has another use, one that’s perhaps more important than any of the others.

It is a natural tool for learning and for teaching.


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2012 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS - The Global Education Conference Network

2012 PROPOSAL SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS - The Global Education Conference Network | Modern Educational Technology and eLearning | Scoop.it

This is the general conference call for proposals. Sign up.

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