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6 Free Tools to Create Stunning Panorama Photos

6 Free Tools to Create Stunning Panorama Photos | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Summer is the best time to go outdoors and practice your photography skills. If you're at a cool vantage point on a day with good weather, you could even try taking some panoramic shots.
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What makes game-based learning so effective and how does it work? – Think Through Math

What makes game-based learning so effective and how does it work? – Think Through Math | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
When we think of games, we often think of them as somewhat trivial or just for fun, but can a game-based learning environment really change the way students
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Technology Addiction Research Brief | Common Sense Media

Technology Addiction Research Brief | Common Sense Media | The DigiTeacher | 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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Multitasking Is a Myth, and to Attempt It Comes at a Neurobiological Cost

Multitasking is a myth, says McGill University Psychology Professor Daniel Levitin. Switching focus across tasks comes at a neurological cost, depletin
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Educational Leadership:The Working Lives of Educators:Five Tips for Avoiding Technology Overload

Educational Leadership:The Working Lives of Educators:Five Tips for Avoiding Technology Overload | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. Our 175,000 members in 119 countries are professional educators from all levels and subject areas––superintendents, supervisors, principals, teachers, professors of education, and school board members.
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Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom

Virtual reality — from the living room to the classroom | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
With the dawn of virtual reality, we are in the midst of a massive paradigm shift in how educators will perceive and incorporate video gamin
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Banning and unbanning phones in schools

Banning and unbanning phones in schools | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
forbidden ... or encouraged? When planning for new initiatives that will introduce and/or utilize information and communications technologies (ICTs) in some way, a simple general rule of thumb is worth considering: The best technology is often the one you already have, know how to (and do) use, and can afford. In many places around the world, this technology is the mobile phone. This is not to contend that 'new' technology devices should not be considered -- far from it! Rather, this general guidance is meant to serve as a reminder for planners and decisionmakers to consider how it might be possible to take advantage of and leverage *existing* technologies, and the activities and processes these technologies enable, before committing to introduce totally new (or foreign) technology tools into a given environment. Just because something is new doesn't mean that it is automatically better. Of course: It doesn't mean that it is worse, either. At a conceptual level, when considering what technology devices are to be utilized as part of a given project or activity, mobile phones may often be the 'best' technology. But: Does that make the mobile phone an appropriate or practical technology choice for use in schools, and/or by students and teachers? It depends. When it comes to mobile phones and the education sector, things aren't so simple, and answers vary considerably by place -- and are changing. In some countries and schools, mobile phones are not allowed at all for students (and in some cases for teachers as well) and/or their use is limited to certain circumstances inside (and in some instances even outside) of school. In other places, phones are allowed with few restrictions. In yet other places, long time bans on phones are being reversed. Even where bans are in place, phones are still to be found in schools, for better and for worse, and they are used for a variety of purposes (again, for better and for worse). What are some current perspectives and practices related to the use of mobile phones in schools and education systems around the world?
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Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration

Three Brain Teasers to Spur Logical Thinking and Collaboration | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Help students develop their inductive reasoning skills with three fun and visual riddles.
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Why You Should Start Classroom Blogging (and How to Do It)

Why You Should Start Classroom Blogging (and How to Do It) | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
You want some reasons to begin blogging in the classroom? No problem, we've got a ton in this article. Here's all you need to start classroom blogging.
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Behaviorism In Instructional Design For eLearning: When And How To Use - eLearning Industry

Behaviorism In Instructional Design For eLearning: When And How To Use - eLearning Industry | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
What eLearning Professionals Should Know About Behaviorism In Instructional Design. When And How To Use Behaviorism In Instructional Design For eLearning.
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Apple’s New Classroom Experiment

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Apple is using technology to help level the playing field between rich and poor students. The company assigns an employee to spend 17 days a year at each school.
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Technology Integration Research Review

Technology Integration Research Review | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Edutopia’s tech integration research review explores some of the vast body of research out there and helps you navigate useful results.
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Moodle 3.1 Beta Available For Download

Moodle 3.1 Beta Available For Download | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
As the run up to the release of Moodle 3.1 heats up (92% of QA tests have been passed as of this post), the Moodle HQ team has announced the release of the beta version of Moodle 3.1. Click here to…
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11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works

11 Fantastic TED Talks That Explain How Your Brain Works | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Why are we the way that we are? Is there anything we can do to change the way we think or behave? These 11 absorbing TED Talks on brain science teach us to overcome our limitations.
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Using Google Drive for Sustained, Timely Feedback on Student Writing

Using Google Drive for Sustained, Timely Feedback on Student Writing | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
by Liza Dolan Academic Challenge Program Delaware Technical Community College Owens Campus Teaching English is the perfect job, until you consider all the grading. Every teacher has papers to grade, but evaluating essays is particularly complex because there are so many factors that make a piece of writing good: correct usage, unique style, logical structure,…
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Use Short URL's - Teacher Tech

Use Short URL's - Teacher Tech | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
A long URL makes your communication unattractive. Short URL's make it easier to get people on the same webpage quickly. Try goo.gl Chrome extension.
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New- Evernote Is Now Integrated with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

New- Evernote Is Now Integrated with Google Drive ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
It’s summer, time for teachers to recharge their cerebral batteries. That could mean reading, going on field trips, spending time with online PLNs, or taking calls from family members who usu…
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Here's the drug that every school should legalise

Here's the drug that every school should legalise | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
There may be a chemical secret to getting kids interested in learning – and it's one that's created and produced by our own bodies rather than in a lab.
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Educational Technology Guy: Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2016 Version

Educational Technology Guy: Technology I use on a Daily Basis - 2016 Version | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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One-to-One Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Researchers Find

One-to-One Laptop Initiatives Boost Student Scores, Researchers Find | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
A meta-analysis of 15 years' worth of research found 1-to-1 laptop programs had a positive impact on students' English, math, and science scores.
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