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Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing | November Learning

Why Schools Must Move Beyond One-to-One Computing | November Learning | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Unless we break out of this limited vision that one-to-one computing is about the device, we are doomed to waste our resources.
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Chris Carter's curator insight, July 27, 2013 11:40 PM

My school is already there.

Geoff Findley's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:09 AM

Food for thought...

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What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology?

What Do You Want Kids to Do with Technology? | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Wrong Answers: make Prezis, start blogs, create Wordles, publish Animotos, design flipcharts, produce videos, post to Edmodo, use whiteboard, develop apps

 

Right Answers: raise awareness, start conversations, find answers (to THEIR questions), join partners, change minds, make a difference, take action, drive change

 

Technology is a TOOL, NOT a learning outcome

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As I wrote this out, I realized I used proper nouns in the 'wrong' list but didn't in the 'right' list. Hmmm...

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Oscar Melendez's curator insight, October 20, 2013 4:39 PM

On incorporating technology in the classroom

Hannah Roukas's curator insight, October 22, 2013 7:55 AM

This post was short but to the point.  Technology should be one of the subjects kids learn in school, it should be used to help kids develop ideas.  Teachers should use technology to keep lessons interesting so kids don't fall asleep or become uninteresting.

Geoff Findley's curator insight, November 29, 2013 1:08 AM

Good to think about...

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What If You Could Learn Everything?

What If You Could Learn Everything? | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
How a new technology that figures out just how your mind works is about to make us all a whole lot smarter.
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Jennifer Shackles's comment, July 16, 2013 11:03 AM
Wonderful to think about what this technology can do for learning but I am also wondering where the funding will come from to allow every student to have an ipad or computer in their hands. Will it be another program that only the wealthy schools have access to?
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Teachers - The 10 Stages of Twitter

Teachers - The 10 Stages of Twitter | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Stage 1 Sign up to twitter following persuasion/pestering by colleagues. Follow Stephen Fry, a famous sportsman/popstar and a news channel. Read a few tweets, don't understand what the fuss is abou...
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Stacey Py Flynn's curator insight, July 9, 2013 7:51 AM

I think I am at Stage 7 or 8. 

Linda Lim's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:36 AM

twitter stages?? PLN stages....? which paradigm?

Steve Miletto's curator insight, August 30, 2013 4:30 PM

Great read...right on the money...insightful...

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Turn a Quote into a Visual Masterpiece with ReciteThis

Turn a Quote into a Visual Masterpiece with ReciteThis | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

OK, if you hang out on Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, you have no doubt noticed that quote graphics are uber popular. Yep, these visuals have gone viral—especially those that layer meaningful sayings with cool photos to project thoughts, beliefs, moods and attitudes...


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BookChook's comment, July 2, 2013 1:32 AM
I,ve been using Pinwords and Quozio, both of which have a neat bookmarklet.
Chris Carter's comment, July 2, 2013 3:57 PM
Nice! Thank you!
LundTechIntegration's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:38 PM

Great resource.  

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Project Learning & 1:1: Expeditions in Portland, Maine

Project Learning & 1:1: Expeditions in Portland, Maine | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Project learning combined with 1-to-1 laptops creates a rich and rigorous environment for learning at a middle school and a high school in Portland, Maine.
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Dafina Westbrooks's curator insight, June 22, 2013 12:41 PM

This is the type of teaching that I am talking about!

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Mobile Learning On The Rise [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash

Mobile Learning On The Rise [INFOGRAPHIC] | LearnDash | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Unless you have been living under a rock lately, you know that mobile learning (or mlearning) is on the rise.  New technology is making mobile learning a realty, and the decrease in mlearning device prices is helping with overall adoption. 

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Efrain Pena's comment, August 23, 2013 10:16 PM
Great post Mr. Jacomino, the raising of the mlearning its in tha air, the people use it, feel it and love it, they can't live without it. That is a great tool to maximize the learning and stay connected with her activities.
Viljenka Savli's curator insight, August 24, 2013 3:32 AM

Progress influences the everyday life also in education :)

Mike Garcia's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:00 AM

I like phones.

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Project-Based Learning for Teachers

Tony Vincent's video for his project-based learning workshops. http://learninginhand.com Music by Dan-O at DanoSongs.com
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AnnC's curator insight, June 10, 2013 9:05 PM

good opening infotainment

Pauline Farrell's curator insight, June 11, 2013 9:04 AM

brilliant for VET students... learning real skills to increase employability

Casey Anley's curator insight, July 6, 2013 1:24 PM

Interesting

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Tech Transformation: What is the role of a technology integration specialist?

Tech Transformation: What is the role of a technology integration specialist? | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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5 Myths About Writing With Mobile Devices - Edudemic

5 Myths About Writing With Mobile Devices - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
There are some big myths about writing with mobile devices. But are they actually true? The EdTechTeacher team weighs in on a controversial topic.
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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, May 22, 2013 9:28 AM

This article comes by way of @felixjacomino on ScoopIt. I really like this article, because it's main point is that people are trying to adapt old ways of writing to new technology. I believe the author, at some point, even points out that in education, it doesn't matter what software package a child learns as long as they learn technology and the basics of how to use word processing. I started out on WordPerfect years ago, and then had to adapt to Word 1.0 (what version are we up to now?). Same with CMS systems that I've learned in the past. People are always so stuck on knowing specific products in tech comm instead of realizing that if you know one software package, you can probably adapt fairly quickly to a new one if you are just shown the differences. That was definitely the case with my current position. 

 

But back to iPads and writing--I took copious notes on my iPad during the STC Summit, and wrote several long blog posts on my iPad as well. Yes, it was easier to type with a wireless keyboard, but that's only because I type very fast and legibility is important to me. It's a sensory thing for me.  I found that for basic writing tasks, I can use the iPad with ease, and that's the point of this article. No more excuses! Mobile is definitely an option. 

--techcommgeekmom

Richard Seal's curator insight, May 23, 2013 7:31 AM

I have found it quite difficult doing long term typing on my iPad. Very interesting. 

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, July 2, 2013 8:52 PM

Review this article and provide your perspective.

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New Handy Chart on The Difference Between Projects and Project-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New Handy Chart on The Difference Between Projects and Project-based Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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Marcia Powell's curator insight, May 21, 2013 2:26 PM

This is great, because it talks about the evolution of #pbl, and tells me how I can get better as a teacher.   This should be of particular interest to anyone trying to transform their classroom.

Jenny Lussier's curator insight, May 21, 2013 9:06 PM

Great comparison!

ratzelster's comment, May 31, 2013 7:46 AM
I sort of think it's an on-going kind of journey. It's hard to get there in one jump. I see it as more of a gradual and intentional shift.
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How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss

How to Make Your Classroom a Thinking Space - Suzie Boss | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Take a moment and imagine a creative work environment. Don't worry about the kind of work going on. Just focus on the space. Close your eyes and picture it. What is that space like? What does it sound like? How are people interacting? Is there movement? Is there evidence of work in progress? Is it tidy, or busy-messy? Can you imagine working there?

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Catherine Selby's curator insight, May 18, 2013 8:51 PM

This article gives teachers ideas on how to create a thinking space for students. In any KLA the importance of helping the students to be able to concentrate is extremely importand. One of the aims in the Australian Curriculum is to allow students to become "creative, innovative and enterprising when using traditional, contemporary and emerging technologies, and understand how technologies have developed over time."

By creating a thinking space this allows students the freedom to learn and implement the above areas.

Melita Ryland's curator insight, May 20, 2013 12:19 AM

This article asks us to rethink what we think to be a work space. They outline that a workspace can come in many different forms and still be productive. By simply moving around an changing the workspace can drastically change the outcomes of student leanring and engagement in more ways than 1.

Khushboo Singh's comment, July 8, 2013 8:30 AM
As I read through this article, I am also painting an image of workspace in my mind that can potentially foster creativity. A creative workspace should be such that it enables generation of free ideas and provide opportunities for constructive engagement. The thought of garage or workshop setting or think labs come to my mind. As mentioned in the article, classroom space is very much like a workspace with the only difference that here children are learning to develop things as well as understand how things work. One of the key areas that contributes to learning is the physical space itself. There are enough evidences as also pointed out in the article, that small adjustments to the classroom space can create better engagement and connect to the topic. Depending upon the school investment/pocket size, efforts can be made from improving the physical layout, wiring, designing flexible furnitures, lighting to simple improvements like changing wall colour, movable board, displays etc. These changes will not only lead to enriched work environment but also energise children to think through situations and work in collaboration.
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High School Student, Jeff Bliss gives a lesson to his teacher at Duncanville, TX

EPIC. Kid's got his head on straight. He's definitely my hero ! Jeff's the man ! Jeff Bliss decided to give their teacher a lesson at the Duncanville High Sc...
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Tom Donahoe's comment, May 10, 2013 4:09 PM
Parts of what he says are true. Just giving kids packets of handouts and expecting they'll learn is not teaching. It's not challenging the students.
Richard Seal's curator insight, May 11, 2013 10:35 AM

Not technology related, but it absolutely illustrates how fed up our older students are with a system that does not work in their favor. I applaud this young man for having the courage to speak up. 

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EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet

EdTech Lingo Cheat Sheet | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Gamification, digital storytelling, virtual classrooms…it’s not easy to keep track of all of the new buzzwords in the booming edtech sector. At Boundless..
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BKF's curator insight, July 27, 2013 7:52 PM

Kind of funny, but helpful as well!

Drora Arussy's curator insight, July 29, 2013 4:55 AM

Thank you, the cheat sheet for the modern age.

Linda Lim's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:34 AM

who needs a cheat sheet???

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ISTE 2013 Closing Keynote, Adam Bellow: You're Invited to Change the World

Author and educational technologist Adam Bellow delivers the closing keynote of ISTE 2013 with a high-energy presentation reveling in the joys of being a con...
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Linda Lim's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:35 AM

ISTE... was looking for this....

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Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic

Why (Not How) We Should Use iPads In Education - Edudemic | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
It's time to start asking the tough question about iPads in education. Why are we using it, not just how should we use it?
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Kristina Ayers Paul's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:12 PM

Think in "verbs not nouns."

Francesca Stella Bartucci's comment, July 9, 2013 12:57 PM
Verbs of course!
stevecarter's curator insight, August 6, 2013 8:42 AM

A good read for parent evenings

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17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013

17 ways iPads will be used in schools in 2013 | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
New classroom tablet programs are beginning and others are expanding. Here's a look at what's taking shape.
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Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, September 7, 2013 2:35 PM
Interesting points made.
Sandrine Pac-Kenny's comment, September 7, 2013 2:35 PM
Interesting points made.
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Should Schools Still Teach Cursive?

Should Schools Still Teach Cursive? | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
The decline in teaching cursive handwriting, the rise of the keyboard, and the introduction of the Common Core State Standards that do not require children to know cursive all question its relevance.

Via EDTC@UTB, Jamie Forshey
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Stem Specialist's curator insight, June 30, 2013 12:00 PM

I recently had a conversation about the relevance of teaching cursive handwriting in schools. What do you think?

Jennifer Shackles's comment, July 9, 2013 11:22 AM
How can students read "primary" historical documents if we have generations who cannot read cursive? Only linguists will be able to. How do these students "write" and "sign" their names on official documents? It may not need to be stressed as it once was, but I think it is still a necessary skill.
R.Conrath, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 3, 2013 7:48 AM
Cursive is very important because is helps develop motor skills. It's not just about pretty penmanship.
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Doing More with Less (and Other Practical Educational Technology Tidbits)

Doing More with Less (and Other Practical Educational Technology Tidbits) | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

We teach in amazing times. Just think about the technology that you carry around in your pocket or the things you are able to do on the Internet. Technology makes meaningful collaborative and engaging interactive classroom experiences possible with minimal effort.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, June 22, 2013 10:01 AM
Thank you! Well said!
Darlene Clapham K12's curator insight, June 23, 2013 10:57 AM

Great article. Some very good points that we can all apply in our professional careers.  Thanks for sharing this @JCasaTodd!

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Email to your Dropbox without new email address (if you use Google)

Email to your Dropbox without new email address (if you use Google) | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
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I was looking for an easy way to have students and teachers put files in my dropbox account. Of course, there's http://DropItTo.me which allows senders to upload files through a web interface but on an iPad, that's limited to images and videos in your camera roll.

 

If only there was a way to email files to my dropbox directly. Well, there's https://sendtodropbox.com and that's exactly what it's for. The problem... the less than desirable email address you're given, like felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. So I got to thinking.

 

Did you know that if you have a google mail address (gmail or your own domain), there's a neat trick that allows you to have more email address aliases without setting anything up? All you need to do is add a + and anything after it. For example: anything sent to felix+hello@jacomino.com will arrive at felix@jacomino.com. 

 

What I did next is, in my gmail settings, I added a forwarding email address and used the sendtodropbox address felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. But wait, I need to verify that I own that account! Will that be a problem? Not without one little setting change. In SendToDropbox.com options, be sure to check BOTH "Include HTML email body (if available)" AND "Include plain text email body (if available)."

 

After doing so, send the verification email from your gmail > settings > forwarding and check your dropbox for the email body which will contain the verification code. 

 

Once verified, create a gmail filter. Mine was simple. Any email sent to felix+db@jacomino.com, forward to felix_9048rq@sendtodropbox.com. I also selected to skip the inbox and add a label, but that was my personal preference. Feel free to customize as you see fit.

 

I tested by sending a small file from another email address to felix+db@jacomino.com and voilà, it worked! The file is uploaded to Dropbox > Apps >Attachments folder.

 

I hope this helps and happy dropping!

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, June 10, 2013 6:38 PM

Cool. Looking forward to testing this one out!

Robert Sims's curator insight, June 14, 2013 8:24 AM

Yahoo email also has a connection with Dropbox.  Dropbox is an excellent storage place for your documents you want to have access to at anytime, anywhere!

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The 5 Types of Technology Adopters in Schools: Which One Are You ?

The 5 Types of Technology Adopters in Schools: Which One Are You ? | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Today I am going to talk a little bit about Diffusion of Innovation Theory and relate it to our technology integration practices in education. Don't worry the post is not gonna be long , nor will it...

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Linda Lim's curator insight, August 21, 2013 10:37 AM

are there still laggers??? sadly....

Ximorgan091's curator insight, August 22, 2013 10:52 AM

Important point that will affect learning.

Mike Garcia's curator insight, October 1, 2013 10:01 AM

Tech. helps lots in school.

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iTeach: The best 1:1 device is good teaching

iTeach: The best 1:1 device is good teaching | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
The best device a school can roll out is a teacher who can adapt to new and emerging technologies, does not always require formal training for learning and staying current, and is not tethered to a product in order to teach.
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Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 26, 2013 10:19 PM

Yes yes yes!  Why do many teacher-librarians persist in demanding that their PD always take place during school hours? If you want to develop YOURSELF professionally, shouldn't you be taking every opportunity you can afford? If you can read a tabloid in your own time, you can find time to read a professional journal too - simple things can make a huge difference! Manage your own professional development, don't expect your school or your union to do it for you! Good teachers and librarians are learning all the time, and sharing their learning - with colleagues and with students.

Sue Osborne's comment, May 26, 2013 10:23 PM
I love the comments about professional development not always being done in school hours. If it's worth doing, it's worth doing. Period.
Tamra Dollar's curator insight, July 19, 2013 11:09 AM

Teachers are the rock stars in the class room...but great rock stars need instruments to create music.

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5 Search Engine Alternatives - Teach Amazing!

5 Search Engine Alternatives - Teach Amazing! | Technology in Education | Scoop.it
Let's explore a number of excellent search alternatives, all with specific qualities that work well in various situations.
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Sue Osborne's curator insight, May 21, 2013 7:44 PM

Using Duck Duck Go with all my info lit classes now - the kids love the clean format!

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Tony Vincent Techlandia Interview

Tony Vincent Techlandia Interview
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Aerohive Networks Testimonials

Aerohive Networks Testimonials | Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Admin after admin discuss the multiple benefits of Aerohive as the wireless network of choice! Recorded at ISTE, 2012 http://felixj.me/aht

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