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MOOCs are transforming higher education and providing fodder for scientific research

MOOCs are transforming higher education and providing fodder for scientific research | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it

"When campus president Wallace Loh walked into Juan Uriagereka's office last August, he got right to the point. “We need courses for this thing — yesterday!” Uriagereka, associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Maryland in College Park, knew exactly what his boss meant. Campus administrators around the world had been buzzing for months about massive open online courses, or MOOCs: Internet-based teaching programmes designed to handle thousands of students simultaneously, in part using the tactics of social-networking websites."


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10 places where anyone can learn to code

10 places where anyone can learn to code | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
When you learn to read, you can then read to learn. And it’s the same thing with coding. Here, 10 venues where you can learn coding.

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Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, March 24, 2013 8:44 PM

The so called digital natives, children of today, they are familiar with the use of technology but not necessarily mean they are fluent to creatively create things with it. Analogues to expert to read but can’t write. Interesting and I tend to agree with the speaker. In this video the speaker then move to promote programming or coding as part of the learning creativity; it might be one size fits all to all subject matter, we can find ways in to be a creative digital ‘writer’, not just ‘reader’.

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1st Look: Skype Group Video Calls

1st Look: Skype Group Video Calls | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it

"A couple of weeks ago, Skype announced they are now allowing educators free access to their group video calling. This would mean that in a call with multiple users, you would be able to see the video feed of all the participants. Previously, this feature had been restricted to premium users who pay for the service."


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Great article

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Great article on blended learning! I have often wondered what a successful blended learning classroom would look like. I am surprised by the group lecture in an online conference room.
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50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic

50 Education Technology Tools Every Teacher Should Know About | Edudemic | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it

We’ve compiled a list of some of the tech tools, including some that are becoming increasingly popular and widely used, that should be part of any teacher’s tech tool arsenal this year, whether for their own personal use or as educational aids in the classroom.


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Students First - then look at the technology

Students First - then look at the technology | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 8, 2013 4:44 PM

The ASCD publish magazines for educators on important issues. This issue is on the use of technology.

Guy Garey's curator insight, March 14, 2013 4:36 AM

This is an excellent article that essentially asks all of us - student, teacher, administrator (& even parent) to consider just what is meant by education. The technology available now prods us, forces us, to consider society... a world with different capabilities. It can be, as Mr Richardson says, additive - that is doing the old thing a new way (ironically using a biblical allusion of old wine in new wineskins - some things never change). Or, our reaction can be ecological, that is essentially changed. This may be a case of simultaneously being 'the medium is the message' (our tech forces us to do things differently, and 'the medium is not the message' ('he tangata, he tangata, he tangata - it is people, it is people, it is people'). Highly recommended.

Rod Murray's comment, April 2, 2013 8:04 PM
Tech does not drive the learning, learning has to drive the technology.
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20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers

20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
Let's lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis and see just what is behind each one.

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Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Online Courses Could Widen Achievement Gaps Among Students - Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it

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Michael Berman's curator insight, February 22, 2013 10:46 AM

Interesting, but a lot of limitations to this study - see comments after article for a robust discussion

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How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival

How To Prepare Students For 21st Century Survival | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it

"As educators, we constantly strive to prepare our students for the ‘real world’ that exists around them... We want to prepare them to lead productive and successful lives once they leave us and enter into the realm of adulthood. But what lies ahead for our students in the future? Did educators of twenty years ago know that so much of our world would be based on computers and technology now? Could they have known what skills would be needed in the job market today? Unlikely, but yet they had to do their best to prepare their students for this world anyhow. Nowadays, educators are still charged with the same complicated task – preparing students for the unknown."


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The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Teachers Tech

The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Teachers Tech | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
Educational Technology and Mobile (The 7 Transformational Concepts in The 21st Century Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/CYqIb3sY5P via @zite)...
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Guest Post | Who Are You Online? Considering Issues of Web Identity

Guest Post | Who Are You Online? Considering Issues of Web Identity | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
In this post we celebrate Digital Learning Day by exploring issues around online identity and expression, with help from both Common Sense Media resources and materials from The New York Times and The Learning Network.

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Students need to be more conscious of the digital footprint they are leaving behind.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, March 16, 2013 1:27 AM

Your digital identity should be very carefully created and managed. This post gives teachers several resources that help them to teach these important skills.

Josie Eldred's curator insight, September 9, 2014 1:17 AM

6. I've chosen to place this article quite high up on the list because it asks a lot of interesting and insightful questions, as well as referencing a plethora of other relevant articles. I especially like that it discusses who we decide to be when we're on the Web and the mental process we go through when participating online. It raises the point that, unlike in 'real life', we get to choose who we would like to be online, and we're able to edit and manipulate ourselves. I think this is worth noting because it highlights the importance of the Internet in being able to shape and form identities and how we go about doing that. Because this article is posted by The New York Times and because it contains so many good resources I feel happy to include it in this list.

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Blended Learning is the Reform Most Likely to Succeed – SchoolBook

Blended Learning is the Reform Most Likely to Succeed – SchoolBook | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
A former schools superintendent urges a speedy shift to blended learning models which give students one-on-one time with a computer program followed by a trained teacher who provides support where the students need it most.

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'Our School Would Be Better Off Without iPads.'

'Our School Would Be Better Off Without iPads.' | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it

"We go on and on about iPads, tablets, phablets, and just about every other piece of technology out there. But the discussion is slowly changing. It’s becoming less and less about how to deploy as much technology as possible... It’s easy to see that there is a slow pivot happening in education right now where we’re becoming a little less enamored by shiny new iGadgets and other tech tools. Instead, we want to figure out how to effectively use what we have in order to actually connect with students."


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Audrey's comment, March 25, 2013 6:13 PM
I agree. Do we really have the time to learn to use all these gadgets. Most students do not use them for lessons AND these gadgets do not help with learning to write exam answers.
Daniel Hurt's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:49 AM

Something to think about for our visitors in Week 5!  Are these things gadgets that are shiny, or can we figure out how to use them to advance our learners?

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District turns to iPad to teach algebra

District turns to iPad to teach algebra | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
The device keeps kids locked on to the subject from the very first lesson, and students are eager to use the iPad to solve algebraic problems.

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Common Misunderstandings of Educators Who Fear Technology

Common Misunderstandings of Educators Who Fear Technology | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
Even as we are seeing more schools and educators transform the way they teach and learn with technology, many more are not. Some of the reasons for not embracing technology have to do with several misconceptions.

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Teacher Resources - LiveBinder

Teacher Resources - LiveBinder | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it

A very extensive collection of teaching resources on the internet, including subject specific sources.


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When bullying goes high-tech

When bullying goes high-tech | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
Online bullying has a lot in common with bullying in school, but cyberbullying presents unique challenges.

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60 Educational Apps in 60 Minutes

A tour of some of the great iOS apps available out there for educators.

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Awesome Prezi about iPad apps. I have seen a lot of them, but there were definitely some apps I had not heard of that I will be checking out. I really like the setup of the Prezi.

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Chris Brumbaugh's curator insight, March 26, 2013 7:46 PM

An awesome Prezi on some great educational apps!

A4Academics's comment, March 27, 2013 2:25 PM
I had put a blog on mobile app development careers in my site http://a4academics.com/
stevecarter's curator insight, April 16, 2013 6:39 AM

Great prezi on Ed Apps

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The Flipped Classroom: Teaching Strategies - Educational Technology Tips

The Flipped Classroom: Teaching Strategies - Educational Technology Tips | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
Rated: 5 stars. Part 2 of Flip Classroom Instruction: How to guide. The plan for a flipped classroom is a three step process. As with all good teaching, it begins with

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The Trouble With Online College

Education via the Internet has been overrated and could produce more dropouts than degrees.

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Although I am a believer in educational technology myself, I do not believe it is the magic fix to everything that is wrong with education. I still believe an amazing teacher is the key to igniting a love of learning within a student. Thus I also wish to include some opinions (and facts) which call into question the benefit of technology in the classroom.

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Jill Leafstedt's curator insight, February 19, 2013 12:18 PM

Brought to my attention by Geoff Buhl-thanks Geoff.

 

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Seven Steps to Creating Screencast Videos for Online Learning | Faculty Focus

Seven Steps to Creating Screencast Videos for Online Learning | Faculty Focus | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it
When I first started teaching online, one of the most frustrating aspects was that I did not have access to an old-fashioned blackboard to give students a visual map of what I was teaching.
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I would like to know teachers' favorite tools to create screencasts/videos for their classroom.

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MOOCs are transforming higher education and providing fodder for scientific research

MOOCs are transforming higher education and providing fodder for scientific research | Teachers Using Technology | Scoop.it

"When campus president Wallace Loh walked into Juan Uriagereka's office last August, he got right to the point. “We need courses for this thing — yesterday!” Uriagereka, associate provost for faculty affairs at the University of Maryland in College Park, knew exactly what his boss meant. Campus administrators around the world had been buzzing for months about massive open online courses, or MOOCs: Internet-based teaching programmes designed to handle thousands of students simultaneously, in part using the tactics of social-networking websites."


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