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Tech in Edu
Thinking about the role and uses of technology in education
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This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook

This finger-mounted camera turns any book into an audiobook | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
    Camera technology goes far beyond taking beautiful images. One such example is FingerReader, a finger-mounted device developed by researchers at MIT’s Media Lab that enables the blind to read without the need for Braille.…
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The Least Talked About Problem in EdTech | Ideas and Thoughts

The Least Talked About Problem in EdTech | Ideas and Thoughts | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

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Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions

Clearing the Confusion between Technology Rich and Innovative Poor: Six Questions | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
This list of questions was developed to help educators be clear about the unique add value of a digital learning environment.
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Why We Teach Kids to Hack in Schools

Why We Teach Kids to Hack in Schools | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Meet Jace. She's a sixth-grader at a public school — popular, athletic and a proficient hacker.Jace can open an ­expensive padlock in under 60 seconds with a pick and nimble fingers. She can solder
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How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom

How Technology Trends Have Influenced the Classroom | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Teachers all over America are faced with this challenge of keeping students engaged in the classroom when their world outside of school is one of constant engagement and stimulation. Knowing the world outside of our institutional walls is only one step in addressing modern learning styles. How to act and adjust schools today is the next step in making the classroom of today ready for tomorrow.
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There's no app for good teaching

There's no app for good teaching | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
8 solid, actionable tips for using tech in ways that actually improve the classroom.
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LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students

LAUSD shifts gears on technology for students | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Los Angeles school district officials have allowed a group of high schools to choose from among six different laptop computers for their students — a marked contrast to last year's decision to give every pupil an iPad .
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Professor: I Banned Laptops from the Lecture Hall | TIME.com

Professor: I Banned Laptops from the Lecture Hall | TIME.com | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Students were not only distracted by their screens, but they no longer knew what was the most important thing to write down from lectures
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5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices - Edudemic

5 Tips for Classroom Management With Mobile Devices - Edudemic | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Need to navigate the highway of classroom management along with technology into your classroom? Jennifer Carey helps get you there!
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4 questions every tech leader should answer | eSchool News | eSchool News

4 questions every tech leader should answer | eSchool News | eSchool News | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Technology is evolving and so is the role of a school technology leader. Are you keeping up with your school's 21st-century needs?
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Assessing the Potential of the Nation's Largest 1:1 iPad Program

Assessing the Potential of the Nation's Largest 1:1 iPad Program | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
The Los Angeles Unified School District, the second largest public school district in the USA, has approved a plan that will provide every K-12 student and te…
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"Purchasing iPads and then filling them with course content from any publishing house is like buying a sports car and driving it in first gear."

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The 8 Digital Literacy Practices Required for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The 8 Digital Literacy Practices Required for 21st Century Learners ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
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"Their Needs" vs. "Our Wants"

"Their Needs" vs. "Our Wants" | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Moderating a student panel, I asked the audience to tweet some questions for the students, and one of them had some interesting responses. The audience asked, “Do you see pencil and paper being in ...
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The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Educational Technology Infographic clarifies the habits of highly-effective educators, who use edtech!
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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
For students to embrace the skills needed in a changing technology landscape, teachers must coordinate knowledge, instructional practices, and technologies to positively influence academic achievement.
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"You'll never keep abreast of every technology innovation, so allow yourself to be a curious learner"

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Technology Integration Matrix

Technology Integration Matrix | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

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Stop saying 'technology' | eSchool News | eSchool News

Stop saying 'technology' | eSchool News | eSchool News | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
I have a feeling that the sooner we get the word "technology" out of our vocabulary, we can we can speak meaningfully about digital tools.
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Department Releases New Guidance on Protecting Student Privacy While Using Online Educational Services | U.S. Department of Education

The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) released new guidance today to help school systems and educators interpret and understand the major laws and best practices protecting student privacy while using online educational services.

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10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have -- THE Journal

10 Tech Skills Every Educator Should Have -- THE Journal | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
We surveyed educators around the country to get a snapshot of the key tech competencies in 2014.
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Interesting that the 20 skills listed from 2005 are still fairly relevant.

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Why L.A.’s iPad Rollout Was Doomed

Why L.A.’s iPad Rollout Was Doomed | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
As Los Angeles rolls out its iPad program, there’s been a litany of problems from the very outset. Here are what contractors have said about their concerns with the $1 billion project.
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No Child Left Untableted

No Child Left Untableted | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Rupert Murdoch’s new idea for how to educate America.
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Pros, cons and yet unanswered questions about inidividualized technology in the classroom.

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