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To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In

To Keep Teenagers Alert, Schools Let Them Sleep In | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it

A movement to start high schools later has gained momentum, bolstered by a growing body of research on the adolescent body clock.


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The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic

The Ultimate Guide to Gamifying Your Classroom | Edudemic | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The effects of gamification include increased student engagement, and class wide enjoyment of academic lessons, even from reluctant learners.
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Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course?

Explainer: what is a Small Private Online Course? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
If you have studied an online course at a university over the past couple of decades, you’ve probably already experienced a SPOC, or Small Private Online Course. SPOC is a new term for an old concept…
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What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything?

What’s the point of education if Google can tell us anything? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The way schools and universities teach and test has to keep up with the way young people are processing information.
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5 Surprising Changes in Horizon's 2015 Report on the Future of K–12 Tech

5 Surprising Changes in Horizon's 2015 Report on the Future of K–12 Tech | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Looking back at last year's NMC list of tech trends in K–12, there were several surprising additions and removals.
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A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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10 Key Moodle Terms Explained

Since Moodle can be a little bit intimidating to beginners who haven’t heard of the specific terms before, here’s a quick guide to important Moodle terms.
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Returning students' test/exam scripts with Classroom

Returning students' test/exam scripts with Classroom | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Introduction If you have attended some of my talk/workshop, you'd have known my stance on returning of students work. Generally, both teachers and students stand to benefit when they have access to...
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Intelligent Choice

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Why aren’t we using our best technology to improve education? GUEST COLUMN | by Denise Wydra In 2013, Ron Maggiano left teaching after thirty-three years. He was just 4 years shy of retirement, but...
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4 Good iPad Apps for Seamlessly Managing Students Assignments ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Good iPad Apps for Seamlessly Managing Students Assignments ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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Realtime Board-Free Tool for Teachers to Host Online, Collaborative Sessions ‹ Reader — WordPress.com

Realtime Board-Free Tool for Teachers to Host Online, Collaborative Sessions ‹ Reader — WordPress.com | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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What You Need to Know About Mobile Learning with Moodle

What You Need to Know About Mobile Learning with Moodle | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The UN recently reported that the number of people who own mobile phones outnumber the people who have access to flush toilets. We are highly dependent on our mobile devices - we rely on them to do everything, from communicate, browse the internet, play games, take pictures, etc. Mobile learning, then, has been a long time coming. We will use the example of Moodle, a learning management system (LMS) that fully supports mobile learning.
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The State of the iPad in Education in 2015 — Emerging Education Technologies

The State of the iPad in Education in 2015 — Emerging Education Technologies | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Creative Commons License Image Source With Competition Slowly Creeping in, How Goes it for the Behemoth of the Classroom Tablet Scene? When Apple released the iPad in 2010, they took the world by storm, adding another jewel to their crown
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Educational Technology Guy: CK-12 Integrates Its Awesome Educational Resources With Google Classroom

Educational Technology Guy: CK-12 Integrates Its Awesome Educational Resources With Google Classroom | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
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Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced

Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Research suggests that while homework can be an effective learning tool, assigning too much can lower student performance and interfere with other important activities.
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What If Teachers Were Treated Like Pro Athletes?

What If Teachers Were Treated Like Pro Athletes? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Key and Peele bring us an alternate world where the best teachers are paid top dollar and great classroom moments are broken down play-by-play.
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A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps

Teacher Recommended: 50 Favorite Classroom Apps | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Educators from around the country shared their favorite teaching apps.
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Schools boost broadband to meet demand

Schools boost broadband to meet demand | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
There’s good news for district leaders in the ongoing battle to meet the ever-increasing demand for bandwidth.

One-gigabit networks are coming to more areas, the cost of service per megabit is decr
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Four Tools to Help Gamify Your Classroom

Four Tools to Help Gamify Your Classroom | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
The first step toward gamifying your classroom can be as simple as taking the "ew" out of "review" with these helpful game-oriented apps, selected and described by tech integration expert Curtis Ch...
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Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too?

Does Losing Handwriting In School Mean Losing Other Skills Too? | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
Learning to write by hand has learning benefits that could be neglected if too much focus is put on keyboarding.
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Why It’s Time to Ditch Your Old-School Firewall

Why It’s Time to Ditch Your Old-School Firewall | The DigiTeacher | Scoop.it
(And ten things you need in your new one.) GUEST COLUMN | by Amy Abatangle K-12 schools must maintain a careful balance between internet access and protection. Keeping schools in CIPA compliance an...
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