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What if students learn faster without teachers?

What if students learn faster without teachers? | Preschool | Scoop.it
What if everything you thought you knew about education was wrong? That's part of the thinking that won Sugata Mitra the TED Prize.
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Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix? | MindShift

Teachers, Students, Digital Games: What’s the Right Mix?  | MindShift | Preschool | Scoop.it
By Holly Korbey When St. Louis fifth-grade teacher Jenny Kavanaugh teaches history, she uses her laptop to look at a map, or to give kids a virtual tour of t
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What’s Blended Learning? Ask Salman Khan

What’s Blended Learning? Ask Salman Khan | Preschool | Scoop.it

Salman Khan has made a name for himself for producing bite-sized videos that explain everything from fair value accounting to how the Hawaiian Islands were formed on the free online Khan Academy.

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PlayTales App Teaches Your Kids To Love Books With Interactive Kids Stories

PlayTales App Teaches Your Kids To Love Books With Interactive Kids Stories | Preschool | Scoop.it
If you’re a parent, you’ve probably wondered about what sorts of tools and interactive apps are available that can help you teach your child to love reading. Well, if so, here’s an app you can’t miss.
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Samsung solar-powered school shines in rural South Africa

Samsung solar-powered school shines in rural South Africa | Preschool | Scoop.it

Samsung turns a shipping container into a portable wired classroom to bridge the divide between rural and urban South African schools.

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9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again -- THE Journal

9 Creative Storytelling Tools That Will Make You Wish You Were A Student Again -- THE Journal | Preschool | Scoop.it
T.H.E. Journal asked educators for the most creative storytelling apps available, and we did a little digging on our own, too. The tools and apps we found turn students into novelists, artists, and moviemakers.
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Video games start to shape classroom curriculum

Video games start to shape classroom curriculum | Preschool | Scoop.it
While more educators adopt games as a learning tool, one public school designs a brand new teaching philosophy.
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To dominate in class, tablets will need to let us take notes

To dominate in class, tablets will need to let us take notes | Preschool | Scoop.it
Two years after Steve Jobs held up the first iPad at its launch in San Francisco, Apple staged another event in January at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.
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Researchers debate gaming’s effects on the brain | News | eClassroom News

Researchers debate gaming’s effects on the brain | News | eClassroom News | Preschool | Scoop.it
A U.K.study that compared the brains of teenage video gamers found that those who played video games frequently have more gray matter in the area of the...
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Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On

Why Education Needs to Get Its Game On | Preschool | Scoop.it

The cycle of lecture, test and repeat is not the best way to engage kids. In fact, it might be the best way to alienate them.

 

We are wasting the huge opportunity offered by technology to engage and immerse kids in curiosity-based learning and discovery. Schools should not just prepare students to pass state assessments and standardized tests. We should also prepare them for the complex real-world situations they will certainly face. If we recalibrate our education system to meet the needs of the digital natives, we can produce eager, life-long learners who are well-equipped for 21st century careers.

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7 Lessons The Life of Steve Jobs Can Teach Children (and Parents)

7 Lessons The Life of Steve Jobs Can Teach Children (and Parents) | Preschool | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs, innovator, inventor, and game-changer died yesterday at the age of 56 from pancreatic cancer.  The news of his death, while bringing on mourning of (RT @PreKlanguages: Great Article! Encourage your kids to find their passions!
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Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value | Preschool | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing digital learning, but evidence is scarce that the expensive technology is improving educational outcomes.
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Your Phone vs. Your Heart

Your Phone vs. Your Heart | Preschool | Scoop.it
The more face-to-face time you spend, the healthier you and your children are.
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Parents listen! Learn to love your kids more than your smartphones and tabs. Spend more time with your kids than those toys that you never put aside.

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Maritza Pérez Hdez 's curator insight, March 25, 2013 11:23 AM

Amor, empatía, escuchar, capacidad de sorpresa ➥ Re conexión para seguir fluyendo y compartiendo en el mundo digital.

Jessica Cioci's curator insight, November 17, 2013 11:59 AM

Put them away for a little while.

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48 Free Educational Apps Rated And Sorted By Grade Level

48 Free Educational Apps Rated And Sorted By Grade Level | Preschool | Scoop.it
Free educational apps have been a boon to innovation in mobile learning. For free, teachers can try out new approaches to learning with iPads and…
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Use of carefully selected educational apps can help you use the power of technology to offer your kids educational advantages.

 

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Technology Focus: The Learning | My Hullabaloo

Technology Focus: The Learning | My Hullabaloo | Preschool | Scoop.it

In college I remember learning about how important it was to always mention the child first when discussing special needs. They are children first so it was important to say a “child with autism” rather than an “autistic child”.

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Robots help teach autistic pupils

Robots help teach autistic pupils | Preschool | Scoop.it

Autistic children may learn better from robots than from human teachers, according to evidence emerging from a trial at a school in Birmingham.

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The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves

The disruption of education: How technology is helping students teach themselves | Preschool | Scoop.it
Mobile technology and social networks aren't just disruptive to existing industries like communications and media, they are also helping the change the way that students learn and how education is delivered both in North America and around the world.
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Thai children get a taste of modern education

Thai children get a taste of modern education | Preschool | Scoop.it
Tablet computers are being rolled out to first-graders in move that could replace textbooks.
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The Slow Death Of Cursive Writing

The Slow Death Of Cursive Writing | Preschool | Scoop.it
For decades, cursive writing has been a standard -- if not always beloved -- classroom subject for children across the world. But as the use of computers spreads, come countries are beginning to dro...
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Why sex could be history

Why sex could be history | Preschool | Scoop.it

Rewriting the rules of sex and human reproduction.

 

From artificial wombs to men and women being able to reproduce entirely alone...

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Can Computers Replace Teachers?

Can Computers Replace Teachers? | Preschool | Scoop.it
Until we figure out how to best use technology in the classroom, the bells and whistles are often a distraction...
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Why We Don't Need to Protect Children From The Internet | TIME Ideas | TIME.com

Why We Don't Need to Protect Children From The Internet | TIME Ideas | TIME.com | Preschool | Scoop.it
The Federal Trade Commission is recommending updates to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which sounds timely, wise, and worthy. But it is doing so blind to the impact and unintended consequences of its regulation.
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India announces $35 tablet computer for rural poor | eCampus News

India announces $35 tablet computer for rural poor | eCampus News | Preschool | Scoop.it
Following through on a promise made last year, India introduced an inexpensive tablet computer on Oct. 5, saying the device would deliver modern technology to the countryside to help lift villagers out of poverty.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Kids' Science Challenge - Play Games and Develop Projects

Free Technology for Teachers: The Kids' Science Challenge - Play Games and Develop Projects | Preschool | Scoop.it

The Kids' Science Challenge - Play Games and Develop Projects

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