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F.C.C. Chief Plans Action on Wi-Fi in Schools

F.C.C. Chief Plans Action on Wi-Fi in Schools | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The F.C.C. fund that subsidizes the installation of high-speed Internet connections at schools prioritizes bringing connections to a school or library over improving networks inside a school.
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40 percent of U.S. classrooms have no Wi-Fi at all

40 percent of U.S. classrooms have no Wi-Fi at all | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Schools and libraries need $800 million annually in new E-rate funds to build and maintain adequate internal wireless networks, concludes an analysis from CoSN and EducationSuperHighway.
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According to the CoSN/EducationSuperHighway analysis submitted to the FCC: 

  • 57 percent of U.S. public schools require W-Fi upgrades
  • 50 percent of districts require content filter and firewall upgrades
  • 40 percent of schools require local-area and wide-area network switch upgrades
  • 26 percent of schools require internal fiber-optic cable upgrades
  • 20 percent of classrooms require wiring upgrades
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Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All

Disrupting Education: 8 Ideas That Will Break It Once And For All | TechTalk | Scoop.it
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How to get the most out of faculty meetings

How to get the most out of faculty meetings | TechTalk | Scoop.it
As a former teacher and administrator, I have participated in countless faculty meetings. With precious little time for conversation and a wide range of ar
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How Teaching Is Changing: 15 Examples

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12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students

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Skype Makes Group Video Calling Free on Windows, Mac, Xbox One

Skype Makes Group Video Calling Free on Windows, Mac, Xbox One | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Skype today announced it is making group video calling (GVC) available free of charge on Windows desktop, OS X, and the Xbox One.
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The Must-Have EdTech Buying Guide For Schools

The Must-Have EdTech Buying Guide For Schools | TechTalk | Scoop.it
When it comes to buying classroom technology, the person choosing the price range and type of technology varies from scenario to scenario. Sometimes teachers have no say in what will be implemented in their classroom, other times teachers don’t get any technology unless they pick it out and implement it themselves. Other times still, teachers …
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"Students and teachers work too hard on learning to be distracted by these needless and avoidable technological issues."

"Students and teachers work too hard on learning to be distracted by these needless and avoidable technological issues." | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Oklahoma educators and students experienced a bit of déjà vu this week, after widespread online testing problems happened that were similar to technical failures last year. Florida students also reported disruptions in online assessments.


"Pearson's reassurances did not seem to placate Pam Stewart, the Florida education commissioner. In a letter to Walter Sherwood, Pearson's president of state services, Stewart wrote that Pearson seemed to minimize the problems experienced by students and teachers. "This failure is inexcusable," she wrote. "Florida's students and teachers work too hard on learning to be distracted by these needless and avoidable technological issues."


""It is an understatement to say I am frustrated. It is an understatement to say I am outraged," (Janet) Barresi said at a news conference, calling the problems "a 100 percent failing of CTB."


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Teachers say only about half of the digital devices their students use are effective!

Teachers say only about half of the digital devices their students use are effective! | TechTalk | Scoop.it
SCOTTSDALE, Ariz.—In the flurry of deal-making and product promotion characterizing the education investment conference known as “Davos by the Desert,”  it would be easy to forget what is largely missing: classrooms, students and teachers. Except that the small number of teachers in attendance at the ASU/GSV Summit clearly made their views known – and insist …
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Microflipping: a Modest Twist on the 'Flipped' Classroom

Microflipping: a Modest Twist on the 'Flipped' Classroom | TechTalk | Scoop.it
You don’t have to change everything to experiment with a new way of teaching.
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Google Hangout on Air: Watching YouTube Videos

Google Hangout on Air: Watching YouTube Videos | TechTalk | Scoop.it
One of the advantages the Google Hangout (GHO) has over Skype is the ability to watch YouTube videos together at the same time. I especially like this feature for online learning. When students are...

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Which Google for Education resource is right for you? | eSchool News | eSchool News

Which Google for Education resource is right for you? | eSchool News | eSchool News | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Google for Education offers an almost infinite number of resources for students and educators. Here's a rundown of a few, with more online.
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Email is dead for class of 2014

Professor Sir Steve Smith, the vice-chancellor of Exeter University, said: “There is no point in emailing students any more. They get in touch with us by social media, especially Twitter, and we’ve had to employ people to reply that way.

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What students really think about technology in the classroom - Hechinger Report

What students really think about technology in the classroom - Hechinger Report | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The grownups who make and debate education policy disagree about a lot of things, but they often take it as a given that kids love technology. And tapping into that love of gadgetry and games is a way to make students “more engaged” in learning, or so many believe. Interviews with students in the middle-income, …
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, May 14, 1:12 PM

There are ways to integrate IT into the classroom setting. It is not an all one thing approach where "one-size-fits-all" but an approach that is situational and based on good pedagogy.

ICTPHMS's comment, May 14, 1:19 PM
Thank you the rescoops and mentions!!
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Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching

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Password Evaluation in a Post-Heartbleed Web

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Striking a balance between complex and memorable passwords can be tough.
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How To Use YouTube In Your History Class - Edudemic

How To Use YouTube In Your History Class - Edudemic | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Can you imagine the level of first-hand knowledge today’s students would have if their classrooms came equipped with time machines? Well, believe it or not, they do. Teachers can turn to YouTube to create a virtual time machine. Thanks to uploads of old footage, documentaries and reenactments, YouTube offers a plethora of opportunities to experience …
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84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic

84 (And Counting) Bloom's Taxonomy Tools Worth Trying - Edudemic | TechTalk | Scoop.it
We know y’all love a good list of Bloom’s Taxonomy tools. And the one we’re highlighting below isn’t only good – its growing, because it is crowdsourced by awesome teachers like you! Created by NJ Superintendent Scott Rocco, this list is chock-full of tons of different apps that can fill out just about every category of …
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Karen W. Porter's curator insight, April 29, 9:29 AM

You can teach an old dog new tricks!

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Flashcard applications for virtual test prep

Flashcard applications for virtual test prep | TechTalk | Scoop.it
In this blog post, teacher and education consultant Monica Burns highlights 10 mobile applications students can use to prepare for exams and supplement their study routine. Apps include Brainscape Smart Flashcards that equips users to create flashcards and self-assess their study sessions. Also included on the list is StudyBlue, an app that allows both students and teachers to create flashcards that include audio, images and equations.
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NAEP Uses Video-Game Design for New Technology and Engineering Test

NAEP Uses Video-Game Design for New Technology and Engineering Test | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Yesterday at the U.S. News STEM Solutions Conference, representatives for NAEP detailed the group's most recent assessment, which aims to measure how well students apply technology and engineering skills to real-life situations.
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Students are all about computers, not computer science

Students are all about computers, not computer science | TechTalk | Scoop.it
The subject is not a staple of the nation’s high schools and is especially rare for girls and minorities.
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ICTPHMS's curator insight, April 24, 9:58 AM

This is very interesting article to read. We are not sure if we agree or not. What do others think?

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Principals using mobile apps to up productivity

Principals using mobile apps to up productivity | TechTalk | Scoop.it
School administrators are using mobile software applications to remain highly productive no matter where they are. These same apps also are making it easier to create learning communities where leader
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"The familiar narrative about tech-smart young people is false!" Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native'

"The familiar narrative about tech-smart young people is false!" Confronting the Myth of the 'Digital Native' | TechTalk | Scoop.it
Professors at Northwestern University are training students to build online identities that can advance their academic and professional careers.
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Find, Research, Cite, Link and Curate with the Excellent Google Research Tool

Find, Research, Cite, Link and Curate with the Excellent Google Research Tool | TechTalk | Scoop.it

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Daniel Compton's curator insight, April 2, 12:28 PM

 

Good Google Drive feature

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 2, 12:38 PM

This is one of my favorite tools. It pulls up images too and with the new image editing tools it is so easy to put in a nice picture. 

Deborah Welsh's curator insight, April 2, 6:31 PM

You do have to log into your Google account to see this content, but it's a worthwhile step.