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Three competing visions of educational technology. Which is yours?

There are three competing visions of educational computing. Each bestows agency on an actor in the educational enterprise. We can use classroom computers to benefit the system, the teacher, or the student.

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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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A Principal's Reflections: Devices Need to Support Learning

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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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5 Solutions for Your Tablet Management Woes

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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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Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search | Wired Magazine | Wired.com

Clive Thompson on Why Kids Can't Search | Wired Magazine | Wired.com | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Kids know how to Google—they just can't tell when the results are crap.

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How Digital Technology "Broke" Narrative and What it Means for Our Students

How Digital Technology "Broke" Narrative and What it Means for Our Students | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
I must confess that I don't read nearly as many books as I used to BC (Before Computers) and BK (Before Kids), but I have been stealing precious moments to savor the ideas and perspectives in Present

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United States Wants to Attract Hackers to Public Sector

United States Wants to Attract Hackers to Public Sector | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Taking a page from China, the United States is scouring high schools for hackers, finding recruits with contests that aim to get them excited about cyberdefense.
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SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: Schools are NOT coffee shops

SchoolCIO Blogs - DAILY INSIGHT: Schools are NOT coffee shops | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
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How to Integrate Technology

How to Integrate Technology | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Successful technology integration is more than just getting the tools into the classroom; here are some ideas on how to engage students and enliven your lessons with those tools.
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Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Technology Integration by Design

Teachers as Technology Trailblazers: Technology Integration by Design | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
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Technology Integration Matrix

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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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For Laptops and Tablets, Do You Even Need Insurance? -- THE Journal

For Laptops and Tablets, Do You Even Need Insurance? -- THE Journal | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
As they put more devices in the hands of younger students, districts are calculating whether the peace of mind that comes with insurance is worth the cost.
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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- From the Principal's Office: 10 Things School Leaders Do to Kill a Teacher's Enthusiasm for Technology

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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) - Edudemic | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
While we’ve witnessed many effective approaches to incorporating iPads successfully in the classroom, we’re struck by the common mistakes many schools are making with iPads, mistakes that are in some cases crippling the success of these initiatives.
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4 Guiding Questions For Your IT Department

4 Guiding Questions For Your IT Department | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

Having worked with both teachers and an IT department, it is important that we have conversations to work together and understand how we can work together to serve our schools.

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Digital Devices Invade Campus, and Networks Feel the Strain - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education

Digital Devices Invade Campus, and Networks Feel the Strain - Technology - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
One hundred students in the library with their smartphones and iPads can mean more than 200 bandwidth-guzzling Wi-Fi connections.
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Anna Lynn Martino's curator insight, February 26, 2013 7:59 AM

This is what I'm worried about with going one-to-one. Do we have the right infrastructure for this?