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The Gamification of Education?

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Tablets have a place in the classroom, but are far from a panacea.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 9, 2013 10:22 PM

This post looks at pros and cons of tablet in general, and introduces a tablet from the News Corporation called Amplify. This tablet is designed for K-12 education and comes pre-loaded. It is considered the first tablet designed for specifically for education.

Along with two videos (both from Amplify) that discuss the tablet the post also brings up some of the issues associated with tablets. For example they mention a recent Pew Research Center Poll that notes (quoted from the post):

"in poorer districts, there is often a serious lack of access to technology. “Teachers whose students are from the lowest income households feel they are at a disadvantage when it comes to using the internet and other digital tools such as cell phones, tablet computers and e-readers to enhance the learning process,”

To learn more about some of the issues associated with using tablets click through to this post. To go directly to the Amplify website for more information on their tablet - http://amplify.com/tablet.

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, December 19, 2013 1:01 PM

This article understands the positive effect that Ipads have in the classroom however the author explains two negative effects of using Ipads in the classroom.  Students who come from low income areas and schools may not have the technology and students use the Ipads to play games when they are not in school.  

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Mindsets and Gifted Education | Raising Smarter Kids

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Carol Dweck's work on mindsets is part of a transformation in progress concerning how people understand giftedness, and how gifted education is delivered. In this article published in the Growth Mindset Blog, we think about ...
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Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students - The Guardian

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The Guardian Gifted and talented education: using technology to engage students The Guardian Here we have collated some highlights and links from our recent live chat, in association with IGGY, that explored the role of technology in gifted...

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Gifted, and the Talented Tenth: Does Gifted Education exclude ...

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Well, as a teacher, I believe that all of my students are gifted and talented, yet, the educational construct will have its own definition that may not categorize them as such. However, even with a educational construct available, ...

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Ten reasons why teaching the arts is critical in a 21st century world

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(Elliott Seif is a member of the Understanding by Design cadre and a contributor to Educational Leadership. You can find this blog and others, along with numerous resources, that promote a… ("10 Reasons Why Teaching the Arts is Critical in a 21st...

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