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Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value. Matt Richtel, NYT, Sept. 3, 2011

Technology in Schools Faces Questions on Value. Matt Richtel, NYT, Sept. 3, 2011 | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Schools are embracing digital learning, but evidence is scarce that the expensive technology is improving educational outcomes.

 

Actually, the article is much more nuanced than the above official summary. Lots of links to great resources.

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A Primer on Curriculum Sharing Sites | Edutopia

A Primer on Curriculum Sharing Sites | Edutopia | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Curriculum sharing networks and curriculum sharing broadcast sites.

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Assessments 2.0: "Absolute game-changer in education."

Assessments 2.0: "Absolute game-changer in education." | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

The Assessments 2.0 initiative, with its focus on cooperation and smarter technology, provides the United States with a prime opportunity to overcome many of the shortfalls of performance-based assessments. Replacing statewide, standardized multiple-choice tests with performance-based assessments will lay the foundation for instruction that will help ensure students learn higher-order thinking skills and are adequately prepared for college and future careers. This initiative will not only make large-scale use of performance-based assessments feasible, but because of the many benefits of performance-based assessments—such as formative use, improved instruction, and better measurement of 21st Century skills—it will also make these new assessments preferable to traditional, multiple-choice tests.


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reform reform - Education at Aspen (5/5) - Vision 4: Technology as an enabler of project-based learning

Education at Aspen (5/5) - Vision 4: Technology as an enabler of project-based learning Sal Khan, the founder of the well-known Khan Academy, has a clear vision for his ideal classroom. He writes: “...
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Best Free Online Applications and Services

Best Free Online Applications and Services | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
The best freeware reviews presented to you by Gizmo's team of experts. Gizmo's Freeware is the most respected source of advice on the web for choosing the best free software.
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It’s time to change the way we test our students

It’s time to change the way we test our students | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

“How can we get our students to appreciate using digital tools and web based activities to develop their study skills, when in their exams they are only allowed to use pencil and paper?”


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Tools, Not Toys – Becoming a Techy Teacher | Powerful Learning Practice

Tools, Not Toys – Becoming a Techy Teacher | Powerful Learning Practice | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

At some point this past school year, I began to truly understand how to change my teaching. The big revelation: It’s NOT about technology. It’s about learning. If we are “integrating technology” just to bring computers (or interactive whiteboards, or cell phones) into the classroom, we’ve got it all wrong. Just using the equipment — or the web tools it allows us to access – isn’t going to lead us or our students to truly connected learning.


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Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Wired Campus - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Southern New Hampshire University has a 2-person team whose job it is to disrput the disruptive innovation.

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Teaching with Evernote: A 6th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Shares His Top Tips (Back-to-School Series)

Teaching with Evernote: A 6th and 8th Grade Science Teacher Shares His Top Tips (Back-to-School Series) | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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Brain friendly technology: What is it? And why do we need it?

Brain friendly technology: What is it? And why do we need it? | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

Technology can also be brain friendly in terms of how it engages the users, making sure cognitive resources and attention are properly used and focused. This can be achieved by using technology to make proper interactions, involvement, participation, and engagement of the learners


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Effective Uses of Video in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus

Effective Uses of Video in the Online Classroom | Faculty Focus | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
How do you explain the learning objectives for your course, or each unit of your course? If you’re like most faculty, you probably put together a carefully crafted bulleted list of what you want students to learn.
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Schools, technology, test scores, and the New York Times | Dangerously Irrelevant

Schools, technology, test scores, and the New York Times | Dangerously Irrelevant | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Earlier this week the New York Times wondered whether investments in educational technology were worth it since most schools don’t see any...
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10 Infographics for Learning

10 Infographics for Learning | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

10 infographics that discuss learning in many different capacities – online, blended, mobile, etc.


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reform reform - Education at Aspen (3/5) - Vision 2: Wholesale Transformation

Education at Aspen (3/5) - Vision 2: Wholesale Transformation Welcome back to this series on visions of the future of education technology. In my last post, I gave an overview of the “Stay the Course”...
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New York Science Teacher

New York Science Teacher is your home for science labs, demonstrations, lesson plans, activities, movie worksheets, notes, regents review materials, educational related information and much more!
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High-Tech Teaching in a Low-Tech Classroom

As 21st-century teachers, we are expected to help students master the technological tools they will use in college and the workplace. But in many districts, the one-computer classroom is not extinct. So how can we do a lot with a little? How can we best use limited resources to support learning and familiarize students with technology?


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Personal Learning Networks and the Google Plus “Suggested Users” List

Personal Learning Networks and the Google Plus “Suggested Users” List | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
Google Plus launched a “suggested users” list yesterday. I’m not on it, and I bet you aren’t either, particularly if you’re an educator — because, well, there aren’t any educators on the list. But hey, that’s not surprising.
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Think You're An Auditory Or Visual Learner? Maybe Not

We've all heard the theory that some students are visual learners, while others are auditory learners. And still other kids learn best when lessons involve movement.

But should teachers target instruction based on perceptions of students' strengths? Several psychologists say education could use some "evidence-based" teaching techniques, not unlike the way doctors try to use "evidence-based medicine."


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Should Students Advance At Their Own Pace? | MindShift

Should Students Advance At Their Own Pace? | MindShift | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This might happen in Oregon.

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Three generations of distance education pedagogy

Three generations of distance education pedagogy | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it

This paper defines and examines three generations of distance education pedagogy. Unlike earlier classifications of distance education based on the technology used, this analysis focuses on the pedagogy that defines the learning experiences encapsulated in the learning design. The three generations of cognitive-behaviourist, social constructivist, and connectivist pedagogy are examined, using the familiar community of inquiry model


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Knewton tells us: Education’s Internet moment is now

Knewton tells us: Education’s Internet moment is now | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
As connection speeds increase and the ubiquity of the Internet pervades, digital content reigns. And in this era, free education has never been so accessible. The Web gives lifelong ...
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Welcome to The Floating University: Big Think Launches E-Learning Platform | Floating University | Big Think

Welcome to The Floating University: Big Think Launches E-Learning Platform  | Floating University | Big Think | Technology for Teaching and Learning | Scoop.it
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