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Thinking about the role and uses of technology in education
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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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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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How Does iPad Workflow Fluency Look Like in Kindergarten

How Does iPad Workflow Fluency Look Like in Kindergarten | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

As students are being exposed to different apps, the focus needs to remain on the purpose, creation, workflow and sharing of what they can “do”with the iPads. They should “do” what they could not conceive or accomplish without them before.

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Several Campuses Are Disrupted by Outage in Course-Management Systems - Wired Campus

Several Campuses Are Disrupted by Outage in Course-Management Systems - Wired Campus | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
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Course-management systems have become crucial to the everyday operations of colleges so gradually that many users may not think about it all that much. That is, until the lights go out.

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Maybe ‘What do you want your students to do?’ is the wrong question | Dangerously Irrelevant

Maybe ‘What do you want your students to do?’ is the wrong question | Dangerously Irrelevant | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

We’re making decisions at the margins, not the core. In this kind of environment, perhaps the better question when considering what to purchase is ‘If we buy this device for students, what will they NOT be able to do that we and they will wish they could?‘ 

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10 steps technology directors can take to stay relevant

10 steps technology directors can take to stay relevant | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

"The role of the typical school district technology director has become obsolete. Speak with your average teacher in many school districts in the U.S., and you’ll find the technology department is better known for getting in the way than for serving the educational needs of both staff and students."

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What Do Students Really Need to “Know?" | District Administration Magazine

What Do Students Really Need to “Know?" | District Administration Magazine | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

Breakthrough technologies challenge the fundamental premises of schools.

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"Instead of force-feeding students a whole bunch of information which most will never use and soon forget... Schank suggests we should instead focus on the cognitive processes like prediction, judgment, causation, and negotiation that would serve them better given abundant access"

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24 Ed-Tech Terms You Should Know

24 Ed-Tech Terms You Should Know | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Cutting through the buzzwords to talk about what matters in school technology.
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Ethiopian Kids Hacked Their Donated Tablets In Just Five Months

Ethiopian Kids Hacked Their Donated Tablets In Just Five Months | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
What happens if you drop off a thousand Motorola Xoom tablet PCs in a village with kids who have never even seen a printed word?
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Really? It’s My Job To Teach Technology? | The Thinking Stick

Really? It’s My Job To Teach Technology? | The Thinking Stick | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

Technology is a skill, not a "program"


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What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad | Edudemic

What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad | Edudemic | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

Projects students can do with an iPad, based on learning objectives.

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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 10:59 AM

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

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Learning is Personal: Stories of Android Tablet Use in the 5th Grade

The report offers a high-level step-by-step guide to deploying Android tablets (or really any tablet like an iPad is also applicable to an extent) that would be helpful to anyone considering a deployment.

 


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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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Technology integration by design

Technology integration by design | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Over the past year, most of my time has been spent helping fellow teachers and school leaders to “think backwards.” And while it’s tempting to imagin
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Always start with the "why" before you get to the "what" and the "how".

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Learning “With” vs. Learning “About”

Learning “With” vs. Learning “About” | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

“You take the blue pill, the story ends, you wake up in your bed and believe whatever you want to believe. You take the red pill, you stay inwonderland, and I show you how deep the rabbit hole goes.”
–The Matrix

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How an iPad is a More Powerful Content-Creation Device Than a Laptop.

How an iPad is a More Powerful Content-Creation Device Than a Laptop. | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
That the iPad is a great content-consumption device has never been disputed. But just 30 months after its launch the iPad is now in some ways a more powerful content-creation device than a laptop i...
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Some important caveats in the comments to keep in mind as well.

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An Updated Digital Differentiation Model

An Updated Digital Differentiation Model | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

Ten months is a long time in the world of edtech, and I've added some new tools and resources to my personal teaching toolkit, so I decided it was time to update the model and tweak it just a bit.


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How To Connect With Digitally Distracted Students - Edudemic

How To Connect With Digitally Distracted Students - Edudemic | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Looking for a few simple ways to reach distracted students? This handy infographic is worth printing out and it's cute to boot! Hey that rhymes!

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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [Infographic]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [Infographic] | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it

November 30, 2012 by Angela Maiers

 

Love this great post from the folks at Always Prepared entitled: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology‘ and the infographic it inspired from Mark Bates. Both highlight “The Habitudes” of educators who are effectively using technology to enhance and impact teaching and learning. Hat tip to Shawn McCusker for this awesome Twitter find!

 

A MUST read:

http://www.angelamaiers.com/2012/11/7-habits-of-highly-effective-teachers-who-use-technology.html

 


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AAEEBL's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:26 PM

Applicable to all learners, whether students or teachers or carrerists. 

Maria Kallergi's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:23 AM

we don't want to be left behind

Terri Rice's curator insight, July 27, 2014 7:08 PM

Absolutely! it is so good to know I have some of the qualities. Working on integrating them all into my daily life.

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Driven to distraction: How to help wired students learn to focus

Driven to distraction: How to help wired students learn to focus | Tech in Edu | Scoop.it
Today's digital technologies are creating an easily distracted generation with short attention spans. Here's one way to fight back.
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