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Applying and Integrating Media and Technology for Learning and Traditional and Post Modern Classroom.
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Senior Living: Technology can keep seniors safe and in touch - Record-Searchlight

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Senior Living: Technology can keep seniors safe and in touch
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It seems that they were impressed that Grandma made the effort to learn how to email in the first place.
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Magical thinking about technology in education - Washington Post (blog)

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Magical thinking about technology in education
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tech2 To hear some people talk, you'd think technology is going to save public education. Really?
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Should Computer Games Be Used for Classroom Instruction? - New York Times (blog) | Tranformational Teaching, Thinking, and Technology

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New York Times (blog) Should Computer Games Be Used for Classroom Instruction? New York Times (blog) Can you imagine a video game that teaches you important skills and concepts?
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UAE Makes Huge Investment in Education and Technology - New York Times

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UAE Makes Huge Investment in Education and Technology
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ABU DHABI — Sheik Nahayan bin Mubarak al-Nahayan stepped down as the United Arab Emirates' education minister last week, to become its cultural minister.
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Education officials: 'World can learn from cultural diversity in UAE schools' - 7DAYS

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Education officials: 'World can learn from cultural diversity in UAE schools'
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School chiefs across the globe can learn from the UAE's education system as it fosters global citizenship, according to politicians and industry officials.
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Teachers can give technology byte - The Age

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One of the biggest mistakes we can make in education today is thinking that delivering computers to every student or every learning space is automatically delivering a quality 21st-century education.
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Sharents to Bio-facture: buzzwords for the future - The Guardian (blog)

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Child Technology Officers Does your child know more than you do about your mobile phone?
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Cultural arts stand the test of time - New Straits Times

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Cultural arts stand the test of time New Straits Times According to an Indian classical dance teacher in Johor Baru, it takes a student about six to seven years to learn the basic steps, and that she, being a teacher, is still learning new ways to...
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E-learning offers limitless opportunities 'Any university that does not go ... - Arab Times Kuwait English Daily

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Welcome to the School of Open, Class of 2013 - Creative Commons

Welcome to the School of Open, Class of 2013 - Creative Commons | Technology in Art And Education | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. Happy Open Education Week! We are happy to announce that the School of Open community has launched its first set of courses...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 15, 2013 10:30 PM

Are you interested in learning more about US copyright law for educators (and also for those in Australia) or how to find and adapt Creative Common materials for you class? These two classes (and others) are being offered at the School of Open through P2PU. There are also courses that you may take any time. For the courses mentioned above you must register by Sunday, March 17th and they begin next week. The others are available at any time.

Many schools are beginning to look at using open source materials, and if you search this Scoop.it you will find quite a few resources about open source materials, but these are the first classes I have seen that are geared to educators around issues that we should educate ourselves if we are going to be going in the direction of open source. If you have the time consider signing up for one of the classes.

Tracy Shaw's curator insight, March 18, 2013 2:04 PM

Valuable online open courses to help teachers and students! 

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Upcoming Exhibition & Artist Talk: The Art and Social Practice ...

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A new exhibition featuring the Art and Social Practice Workbook; an edited volume of assignments from students, faculty,visiting artists, and alumni of Portland State University's Art and Social Practice MFA Program, comes to ...


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Should entrepreneurship be mandatory for professors? - Globe and Mail

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Despite a greater emphasis on hands-on learning, the classroom still remains a model of the traditional “sage on the stage” style of teaching.
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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning - KQED (blog)

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning KQED (blog) Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic survival...
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Library director looks for new ways to engage patrons - The Herald-Times (subscription)

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The Herald-Times (subscription) Library director looks for new ways to engage patrons The Herald-Times (subscription) With small decreases in visitors and circulation in 2012, the Monroe County Public Library will look for new ways to engage with...
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Maintaining strong public library systems in the post-modern age is critical. Hardcover copies are also critical in my opinion. The idea that everything stored on electronic devices that could be erased or blocked doesn't sound like the only way we should maintain our knowledge and cultural base. I do think having more of a coffee shop reading room and internet café wifi feel, group study rooms, group meeting rooms, even board game rooms atmosphere, and even self serve or assisted low cost, media development areas would be helpful to students and small business owners. Small group training courses before use could help ensure proper use and maintenance of equipment and software. Also a public internet access area would help.  All these would give and sustain life to the public library system. Learning and enjoying the sharing of insights and experiences through media is an active participative experience. I think easy and safe access for youth and elderly are most important because working age adults have the least amount of time to ensure both these groups get to the library these days. Both those groups need healthier peer contact then those at work all day with peers. Students just need access to knowledge and study spaces away from tiny bedrooms and distractions at home and school. A library has always been a great place to study if you could get there.

 

 Keeping the library within walking distance is also critical. Cities and counties that locate a library where someone has to drive children or teenage students to the place already set the design up for less use and engagement. Fewer young people will slip away and escape to the library and learn to love it and the adventures in the books there. There is also the possibility that over use of electronics may do real, physical, mental and physiological harm to us. Some science is beginning to surface to prove this.

 

When a library is in an out of a local, easy to encounter location people tend to forget it unless they are already serious library users willing to go out of their way to be there. The out of town idea does not encourage drop in and look around engagement. Placed in old town down areas with traffic from shopping and eating many just retreated to the library for quite places to sit down take a break and, browse, read or listen to something. The modern way would be to attach it to a mall or close by a shopping area or residential area. Any market person will tell you location is everything when it comes to physical placement if you want the public to come into a place.

 

While it's nice to have good parking, I think lots of students and readers also get dropped off to a library so easy drive up and walk to access is critical. As a preteen and teenager I nearly always walked to the library after school or on Saturdays, occasionally mother took us and stayed to use the library, but mostly we went on our own and would never have gone much if we had to have been driven.

 

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4 Tools for Building Academic Vocabulary

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Expanding K-12 diploma tracks is sensible move - Orlando Sentinel

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Expanding K-12 diploma tracks is sensible move
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Research shows kids are unique, imbued with distinctive talents, interests and learning styles.

 

Legg's plan would replace certain higher-level STEM requirements with similarly rigorous industry-certification courses. Likewise, a House plan would exempt noncollege-bound students from geometry and certain end-of-course exams on the way to one of three diploma "pathways."

The proposals have rated thumbs up from Central Florida school officials. Carving out alternative graduate paths, they say, is a matter of fairness.

Agreed. Still, lawmakers must ensure that in laying new tracks for the vocationally inclined, they don't erode rigorous requirements for future collegians.

And though Legg's proposal, for instance, would leave it to high-school freshmen to choose their paths toward diplomas, lawmakers must ensure that a sensible option doesn't stray into resegregation of sorts. Research shows grouping students into noncollege tracks disproportionately disadvantages low-income and minority kids. They're often directed into lower tracks — and saddled with lower expectations.

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I saw this coming with the introduction of the focus on state examines as the end all goals.  Now they are to be used to sort the college dreams and future of our youth. I have known many who didn't grow up and "get it" about study and the importance of education in youth. This would lock millions into a future decided and mainly shaped from state testing more than anything else. This is about the main and only thing I have never found good about a socialist approach to education in more or fully socialistic countries. The state dictates individual future work to serve the state needs based on testing rather than real life long choices and changes of dreams and follow through on new passions of personal direction and this is the most unfair part of socialism in it’s extreme form such as Russia or the European approach to education. College in those places is paid for by the state and thus they “select” those that get to the university by a testing. Legg's plan doesn't address the fact that those countries using this model also provide set wages and state provided social medical and retirement as well.The US and are based on social systems that discourage  extreme in equality.

I think it would be helpful to target payment for medical education and other highly needed skills for well paid service non-profit jobs such as highly needed community doctors for all ages or other highly needed fields. Testing could determine who gets the education with a deal to give back like the military did once. I don't think this Legg proposal is anything but an state imposed limitation of potential that assumes a state high school examine is able to determine the dreams, goals and life standard of our future.

 

Perhaps we should use the standard of those that cannot see and draw and dream a future as well as Leonardo DiVinci did to be the standard to weed out rather than geometry.... and remember Tom Edison was considered one of those losers they seek to sort out.

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Israeli artist Liron Kroll brought her family photos to life - Haaretz

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Haaretz Israeli artist Liron Kroll brought her family photos to life Haaretz While working for Channel 2's Reshet franchisee from 2006-2009, she used to search the Internet for inspiring pictures and began collecting photos of families from all...
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Children need not be forced to study - Oman Daily Observer

Children need not be forced to study Oman Daily Observer “In my view, educational guidance should start before high school; when students are developing social awareness and are able to explore and discuss their strengths, learning styles, and what...
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Power plays in the classroom - Metro.us

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“Power is everywhere in the classroom. You can't avoid it,” he says, from his office in Saint Paul, Minn.
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Western business schools have a crucial role to play in China - Financial Times

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Western business schools have a crucial role to play in China Financial Times As these findings suggest, there may well be different “learning styles” between China and the west, and the respective influences of individualist and collectivist...
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UAE Makes Huge Investment in Education and Technology - New York Times

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UAE Makes Huge Investment in Education and Technology
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ABU DHABI — Sheik Nahayan bin Mubarak al-Nahayan stepped down as the United Arab Emirates' education minister last week, to become its cultural minister.
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Reimagine the Concept of Education

From Rosemary Leith, Founding Director of the World Wide Web Foundation. This article originally appeared on the Huffington Post. Look out your window at th
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What will the new Google search mean for teachers?

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As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools

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Lourense Das's curator insight, March 16, 2013 8:43 AM

"As plans for Google's Knowledge Graph and new search emerge, Ben Morse explores the impact these developments will have on education and people working in schools"

reuvenwerber's curator insight, March 16, 2013 1:22 PM

Will new improve Google finding, make teachers unnecessary? Doubtful, but they will have to adapt their ways!

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 16, 2013 2:10 PM

Knowing how to search, evaluate, and ethically use digital information is the essense of being educated.  Google is a pioneering effort.  Learn to use the tools! 

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The Flipped Classroom: A Student's Perspective | Flipped Learning

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Working on my own timetable allowed me to explore learning styles and techniques, and to hone in on the way that I learn best. The tailorability of the flipped classroom was cool as well because I saw my peers learning in ...
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THE Journal launches online community on edWeb.net to profile ...

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edWeb members are especially interested in using technology in education, so we know they will be interested in learning from their peers about all the creative ways they can use technology." Listen to an interview on ...
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