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Study: iPads boosts learning in many classrooms

Study: iPads boosts learning in many classrooms | Student Motivation | Scoop.it

"A new report shows that the Lakeville district’s investment in technology is paying off in terms of student learning and motivation. Of the 31 classrooms or programs that completed research on newly issued iPads last year, 23 reported increases in student engagement, 24 reported that student motivation went up and 20 observed gains in student learning, according to the iLearn Resarch report, discussed at Tuesday’s school board meeting."


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Dan Pink: The puzzle of motivation | Video on TED.com

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don't: Traditional rewards aren't always as effective as we think.
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While not specifically dealing with children, the ideas presented in this TED Talk are easily applied to school children.

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Why allow ed-tech access? 'We owe it to our students' | eSchool News

Why allow ed-tech access? 'We owe it to our students' | eSchool News | Student Motivation | Scoop.it

Since beginning to transform our school, we have experienced steady gains in standardized test scores (although they dropped a bit this year). Student motivation to learn has greatly increased, and students have referred to our BYOD initiative and our use of social media in the teaching and learning process as a privilege. Unleashing student creativity increases motivation.


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