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Where Education Has Gone Wrong With Technology - Edudemic

Where Education Has Gone Wrong With Technology - Edudemic | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

Before spending another dime on new technology, remember that teachers still do the teaching and technology is only worth the investment if used effectively.


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The ABCs of Digital Citizenship

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The ABCs of Digital Citizenship  by TeachThought Staff In thinking recently of all of the different strands of digital citizenship--human, legal
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What’s Keeping eLearning Professionals Up At Night? We’ Asked, They Answered

What’s Keeping eLearning Professionals Up At Night? We’ Asked, They Answered | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
We surveyed hundreds of eLearning professionals on what challenges they’re preoccupied with, and what’s keeping them from getting their head down at night.

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The danger in blocking the Internet too much

The danger in blocking the Internet too much | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
An Internet filter can protect students from harmful content, but often it keeps them from inspiring, useful content. A stifling Internet filter can have

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 29, 7:01 PM

We do not block the internet. We teach digital literacy in all classes through the course curriculum, hold kids accountable, and have rigorous classes that require kids to do a boatload of work.

Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, March 26, 11:51 PM

We do not block the internet. We teach digital literacy in all classes through the course curriculum, hold kids accountable, and have rigorous classes that require kids to do a boatload of work.

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These 6 questions determine if you’re technology rich, innovation poor

These 6 questions determine if you’re technology rich, innovation poor | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
f you answer no to all six questions when evaluating the design of assignments and student work, then chances are that technology is not really being applied in the most innovative ways. Th
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Nine tips to use your iPhone more efficiently

Nine tips to use your iPhone more efficiently | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Make your life easier with these tips and tricks you may have forgotten or never known about.
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These tips are good to know. We often don't use all the features available - like the remote control on the TV!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Things We Can do to Prepare Students to Work Independently

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Things We Can do to Prepare Students to Work Independently | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it

Things have changed - we need to acknowledge it. As learners we are different, and teachers don't have all the answers. How do we help students learn?

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Here’s What The World Would Look Like If We Could See Wi-Fi Signals

Here’s What The World Would Look Like If We Could See Wi-Fi Signals | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
It may not be apparent to the naked eye, but in our modern world of wireless communication and Internet-connected devices, we’re constantly spinning convoluted labyrinths of invisible signals that engulf us like flies in the web of some ghostly spider. In this stunning series of images created by a Ph.D. candidate with the Architecture and Digital Design Group at Newcastle University, it’s actually possible to see what some of these imperceptible entities look like, revealing the surreal beauty
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Get your students on the road to digital citizenship with a digital driver’s license

Get your students on the road to digital citizenship with a digital driver’s license | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Just as motorists take driver’s education to learn how to react to road situations, digital age students need a course in navigating precarious situations online, such as cyberbullying and copyright infringement. That’s what led us in 2011 to develop the Digital Driver’s License (DDL) project.
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Media Use by Tweens and Teens: Infographic | Common Sense Media

Media Use by Tweens and Teens: Infographic | Common Sense Media | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media improves the lives of kids and families by providing independent reviews, age ratings, & other information about all types of media.
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How to Use OneNote at School: 10 Tips for Students & Teachers

How to Use OneNote at School: 10 Tips for Students & Teachers | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
It makes it easier to think during class—and I'm doing less busy work. Stephanie is just one of the 950 students at Sammamish High School in Seattle who have taken wholeheartedly to Microsoft OneNote along with their teachers. Across the country in Ohio, teachers gave their students "blizzard bags" when schools got closed for bad weather. These…
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Using Google Forms, Sheets, and My Maps to Create Collaborative Map Awesomeness - YouTube

Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/HSZA/
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Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain

Gray Matters: Too Much Screen Time Damages the Brain | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Neuroimaging research shows excessive screen time damages the brain.
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We probably knew this. Go outside - take a walk!

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Tom Perran's curator insight, October 19, 2015 8:26 PM
Important research that describes the physical changes that occur in the brains of those addicted to various types of electronic devices.
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Closing Apps Won't Improve Your iPhone's Battery Life—But These Tricks Will

Closing Apps Won't Improve Your iPhone's Battery Life—But These Tricks Will | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Tried and tested hacks to help you prolong power.
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As Schools Emphasize Computer Science, How Do We Teach Teachers To Code?

As Schools Emphasize Computer Science, How Do We Teach Teachers To Code? | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
One thing it doesn’t mean, or it really shouldn’t mean, is that we replace any existing teachers with engineers or computer science specialists. "Learning how to code is certainly not an easy task, but it pales in comparison to learning how to teach," says Adam Enbar, cofounder of the Flatiron School, a coding academy in New York.

Indeed, it doesn’t matter how well you know your way around a line of code if you can’t impart that information clearly to a pupil, a lesson Gina Sipley, a former English and social studies teacher, experienced firsthand when she herself was learning to code through a General Assembly course. "The teacher we had was a brilliant programmer, that was clear, but had never taught before," she explains. "So as the course went on, people sought out the teachers in the room and said, ‘This doesn’t make sense. How would you present the information?’ I don’t have a deep content knowledge at all, but I know how people learn best and how to structure lessons so people are going to get the most out of it."

So, what’s the smartest, most effective way to go about teaching our 3.1 million existing public school teachers to code, so they’re prepared to teach our students?

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coding : comment former les formateurs ?
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Forget coding, we need to teach kids about digital citizenry

Forget coding, we need to teach kids about digital citizenry | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
"Stupid posts about embarrassing incidents or regrettable comments don't just go away because children grow up," writes Asher Wolf.
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Most Popular of 2015, No. two: The advanced Google searches every student should know

Most Popular of 2015, No. two: The advanced Google searches every student should know | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Twitter video highlights 2015's best social media moments

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Twitter video takes us on a trip back through 2015's best social media moments
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A Principal's Reflections: Implementing Mobile Devices With a Focus on Learning

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7 ways writing by hand can save your brain

7 ways writing by hand can save your brain | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Improve your cognitive skills and calm your brain, just by writing by hand.
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What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years

What Technology Will Look Like In Five Years | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Rather than gauging if the toilet has enough water, the soap bottle is full enough and the lights are the perfect level, your smart bathroom can ask, “How was your visit?” You can say “Good,” or perhaps, “Bad —  there wasn’t enough soap.” This eliminates the need for so much tracking, and makes the experience feel more human. Ultimately, our devices will rely on our feedback just as much as data.

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, November 21, 2015 6:15 AM

curious what kind of an impact this will have on schools & education?

Chantal M. Simonelli's curator insight, November 30, 2015 1:06 PM

Wow.  exciting....and a bit scary!

Stuart Goode's curator insight, December 18, 2015 3:13 PM

Is this the way forward for Trip Advisor

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The Teacher's Guide To Using YouTube In The Classroom - Daily Genius

The Teacher's Guide To Using YouTube In The Classroom - Daily Genius | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
Forget the cat videos, YouTube has matured into one of the biggest resources for educational content ever. While it may not be as organized as Khan Academy, it’s likely got what you need if you do a little digging. You can find videos that make the subject of your lesson more applicable to students’ everyday lives. […]
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So You Want to Drive Instruction With Digital Badges? Start With the Teachers (EdSurge News)

So You Want to Drive Instruction With Digital Badges? Start With the Teachers (EdSurge News) | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
You can’t have a conversation about the future of public education these days without some mention of digital learning. And when you talk about digital learning, the discussion often turns to badging. The concept is simple: individuals earn badges for demonstrating the acquisition of key knowledge a
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Creating a Student Technology Team at Your School

Creating a Student Technology Team at Your School | Technology tools and shiny stuff | Scoop.it
A student technology team is a great way to create a student-led culture and promotes: Student leaders at school School & community outreach and engagement Teamwork Coaching & mentoring Cod...
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Tony Palmeri's curator insight, October 21, 2015 8:56 PM

I chose this resource because I feel that empowering our student body to be leaders in curating an environment which encourages technology integration is valuable. Peers have tremendous influence on each other. Furthermore, the ultimate inspiration for a classroom practitioner are the students. If students are demonstrating a desire to be technologically savvy it will augment the use of technology in the classroom. Certainly, I have learned much about technological resources from my students. Forming a tech team such as the one described could foster professional growth within the teaching staff.   

Heather Harriso's curator insight, October 23, 2015 10:15 PM

This is a great example of teaching students to be leaders at a young age and working toward a good cause. Who better to select for a technology initiative than kids who don't know a world without technology.  Not only does this build the school culture beginning with the kids but it immediately impacts the culture with the instructors as well. 

Jennifer Colin's curator insight, October 24, 2015 1:43 PM

I love, love, LOVE this idea! What a creative and interactive way to get students excited about the acceleration of technology, and to change the culture of a school to be more technology-minded.  I will definitely be talking with our principal about the possibility of starting a SWAT (Students Working to Advance Technology) in our school!   The best part of this article is that it not only explains what benefits and skills can come about from a SWAT team, but also contains specific information needed to get started.  An application, along with sample activities and events, is the perfect way to get a SWAT team off the ground.  I want to start tomorrow!  :D