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Analysis of recent 1:1 learning initiatives in primary and secondary

Analysis of recent 1:1 learning initiatives in primary and secondary | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

The main beneficiaries of the 1:1 initiatives identified in Europe were the students and teachers, who in most cases received laptops and netbooks, in some cases tablets and in a few cases, smartphones. In most of the initiatives, students owned the devices and could use them for their activities in and out of school.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 22, 2013 12:01 PM

Nice to see some information coming back about these projects.

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Closer Personal Relationships Could Help Teens Overcome Learning Disabilities

Closer Personal Relationships Could Help Teens Overcome Learning Disabilities | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
TAU research finds that children with learning disabilities develop less secure attachments with mothers and teachers.
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more research support that support works!

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Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling

Soo Meta — Keep Stories Rolling | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Soo Meta

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Here is a sample with ideas for classroom integration http://4oops.edublogs.org/2013/03/21/tech-b-f-f-soo-meta/

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Lynnette Van Dyke's curator insight, March 19, 2013 9:56 AM

Grab videos, pictures, text paragraphs from any source and turn them into short movies

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Here is a sample: http://4oops.edublogs.org/2013/03/21/tech-b-f-f-soo-meta/
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ESET QR Code Mobile Scavenger Hunt

Red Door utilized the emerging mobile technology of QR (Quick Response) codes to hide clues leading participants down a path of unique ESET experiences. For those without smartphones capable of reading the QR codes, Red Door created an SMS version of the hunt, where clues were unlocked by texting specific keywords to a shortcode.

At the end of the hunt, contestants received a boxed version of ESET's award winning software, and entered to win a Sony VAIO laptop by texting their email address to a shortcode.

The results were awesome! Over 120 people completed the hunt, and at the first clue (the ESET photo booth) a line formed at the start of the hunt that lasted for hours. The scavenger hunt engaged passers by and made them think about the ESET brand.


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Teague's Tech Tricks - Happy Pi Day and Einstein Birthday day!

Teague's Tech Tricks - Happy Pi Day and Einstein Birthday day! | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Today is March 14, which corresponds to the first three digits of Pi. Because pi is 3.14159….some schools hold their celebrations until 1:59. Here are history and classroom activity tie-ins in this post.

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Today is March 14, which corresponds to the first three digits of Pi. Because pi is 3.14159….some schools hold their celebrations until 1:59.

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Why Teens Go Online: New Study...Born Free | Teacher Learning Networks

Why Teens Go Online: New Study...Born Free | Teacher Learning Networks | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Linda Alexander's insight: New International Study by Research Now with Support of K&A BrandResearch Gives Insight into How the ‘Digital Generation’ Behaves on the Internet. Teens mostly go online to find informaiton and learn about events.


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Fab GOUX-BAUDIMENT's comment, March 12, 2013 5:32 AM
Yes... if search savvy also means capability to distinguish between false and right info, to take time for a proper analysis, to develop a critical mindset.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's comment, March 12, 2013 9:26 AM
Absolutely :)
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New International Study by Research Now with Support of K&A BrandResearch Gives Insight into How the ‘Digital Generation’ Behaves on the Internet

The study of 2,490 respondents aged 12 – 17 years old from the US, Poland, Germany and the UK, looked at how this new digital generation connects with the internet, what they do online, and how they feel about digital and traditional advertisements.

The survey found that teenagers in all four markets enjoy unlimited and unsupervised access to the internet. Respondents reported that they are able to go online as long and as often as they wish, they do not need to ask for parental permission, and only in Germany are teenagers required to share internet access with siblings. 62% of the young people surveyed report that they go online every single day - 46% several times a day. Age does not make a big difference when comparing the amount of time teens spend on the net. There is no sudden explosion in internet use at the age of 16; more a gradual increase in the amount of time spent online as children age. Of those who go online several times a day, 11% are 12 years old and 21% are 17 years old. Teenagers in the UK and Poland use the internet 20% more often than their counterparts in Germany and America.

Why teens go online
The top reason why teens go online, cited by 92% of respondents, is to find out information – ‘looking up things I don’t know.’ The second most popular activity is finding out about events and what’s happening, with 83% of teens doing this. Next, young people use the internet to research public transport and ‘window shop’ (researching and browsing for items), with 74% saying that’s why they go online. Teenagers in Poland use the internet to search for and purchase products more frequently than their international counterparts. Overall, only 35% of teens say they actually purchase items online. After ‘window shopping,’ the most popular activity is playing games, with 73% of teens going online to do this.

Devices used to access the internet
Roughly one-third of the teens surveyed from each country go on the internet most often via a PC or laptop. The additional two-thirds reported accessing the internet through a tablet, smart phone, video game console, television or other device. According to the survey, 27% of British teens go online via their smart phones, whilst fewer American (11%), German (9%) and Polish (2%) teens use their smart phone to get online.

What teenagers search for and buy
Music and CDs are the most popular items to search for online. Teens in Poland, however, search for online games more than music (64% in Poland as opposed to 59% in the US; 57% in the UK; and 56% in Germany). Shoes are also a popular search item among British (62%) and Polish (57%) teens, but not as popular among German (53%) and American (42%) teens.

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Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System? | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Can the iPad Rescue a Struggling American Education System? | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Tablets are reinventing how students access and interact with educational material, and how teachers assess and monitor students’ performance at a time when many schools are understaffed and many classrooms overcrowded.
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Rewire Your Brain for Positivity and Happiness Using the Tetris Effect

Rewire Your Brain for Positivity and Happiness Using the Tetris Effect | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Ever go through a phase where you feel like every day is a Monday? You wake up, you hit snooze. Then you hit snooze again and you just don't feel it? Why? In one study, people who did a "three good things" exercise for a week felt happier and less depressed after one month. The study then did the three-month and six-month follow-ups. Not surprisingly, the happiest participants were the ones who had continued the practice throughout.


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Susan Gingras Fitzell's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:35 PM

This is great information for those of us who struggle with staying positive and retraining our brains from negative patterns of thinking learned in childhood to where we want to be today. Rather than just say, "Think positive!" This article shares one way HOW and explains WHY it will work with scientific research.

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Apple co-founder Wozniak discusses importance of self-learning and mobile in letter to student

Apple co-founder Wozniak discusses importance of self-learning and mobile in letter to student | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Steve Wozniak has shed some light on this youth and the important role that he sees mobile playing in today's age after a letter he wrote to a Korean high-school student was released ...

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73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities

73% of Teachers Use Cellphones for Classroom Activities | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
A new Pew study looks at teachers' increased technology use, but also expresses educators' concerns about the digital divide.
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Google World Wonders Project

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From the archaeological areas of Pompeii to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial, Google’s World Wonders Project aims to bring to life the wonders of the modern and ancient world.

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Wow! Impressive!

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Quartz

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Quartz is a digitally native news outlet for the new global economy.
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"People just don’t surf the web the way they used to. It is now the rule, rather than the exception, to share links over Facebook, Twitter and “dark social“ (e.g., email or text messages)"

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Sleep Reinforces Learning

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sleeping after learning supports the long-term storage of the material learned

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Teague's Tech Tricks - Tech B.F.F.~Soo Meta

Teague's Tech Tricks - Tech B.F.F.~Soo Meta | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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really intrigued by the classroom integration possibilities of SooMeta (best viewed in Firefox or Chrome)...click on post link for curriculum ideas

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Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue (Full Album) (Full HD 1080p) Jazz HQ Sound

Miles Davis - Kind Of Blue Full Album Concert Full HD Kind of Blue is a studio album by American jazz musician Miles Davis, released August 17, 1959, on Columbia Records...Kind of Blue has been cited by writers and music critics as the greatest jazz album of all time. 

The album's influence on music, including jazz, rock, and classical music, has led music writers to acknowledge it as one of the most influential albums ever made. In 2002, it was one of fifty recordings chosen that year by the Library of Congress to be added to the National Recording Registry.


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Domitilla Enders's curator insight, March 19, 2013 12:20 PM

 

Must-have resource for any music course featuring jazz. There is no video footage. It's really an audio resource.

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How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift

How Emotional Connections Can Trigger Creativity and Learning | MindShift | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Scientists are always uncovering new ways into how people learn best, and some of the most recent neuroscience research has shown connections between basic su
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To undertake that complicated process of internalizing information Immordino-Yang has found that it’s necessary to shut out external inputs and focus intensely on what’s going on internally. Asking students to constantly pay attention or allowing them to be distracted by games, phones, and other stimuli may deprive them of the important inward-looking time crucial to deeper learning.

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20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers

20 Essential Technology Terms for Teachers | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Let's lay out some of the more confusing technology terms that educators will encounter on a regular basis and see just what is behind each one.
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Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift

Alan November: How Teachers and Tech Can Let Students Take Control | MindShift | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

Students and teachers alike have been brought up in an educational system that mimics an antiquated job market. The teacher is the boss, managing the work of his student workers who have to produce goods that meet approval, he said. But many people fear that system no longer serves students headed toward a less certain future, one that could necessitate that a student be able to define and create her own job.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 24, 2013 2:59 AM

Interesting article. I particularly like this - “The real revolution is information and global communication, not technology,” November said. Technology is merely the means to access the information and share it in community.

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Edutopia News | March 6, 2013

Edutopia News | March 6, 2013 | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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Educator Mary Beth Hertz shares a step-by-step guide on how to get started with tech integration, ideas for pd and more.

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Brain Plasticity | Learn about Brain Plasticity on instaGrok, the research engine

Brain Plasticity | Learn about Brain Plasticity on instaGrok, the research engine | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Brain Plasticity | Learn about Brain Plasticity on instaGrok, the research engine

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Susan Gingras Fitzell's curator insight, March 6, 2013 3:36 PM

InstaGrok is a VERY cool and visual research tool!

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The Padagogy Wheel … it’s a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach -

The Padagogy Wheel … it’s a Bloomin’ Better Way to Teach - | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it

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Allan Carrington's comment, June 7, 2013 3:15 AM
G'day Olga and greetings from Downunder on the bottom in the middle. That's how I describe Adelaide to colleagues in the USA and Europe :-) Wow Russian that's awesome, may I see it please. Let me know if I can help further. Maybe we can meet on SKYPE. Also I don't think your translation work will be wasted howevert there is a modified Version 3.0 out which is even better. Please visit http://tinyurl.com/padwheelposter3 This is a PDF designed to be an A3 poster as well. All the apps are also linked and it uses QRcodes for scanning by phones etc. You may also find this blog post helpful - please have a look at the Edudemic post http://ow.ly/lKJcK Do contact me if you have any questions. Could I be bold and suggest you translate the entire poster all the content is helpful I believe. I can provide you with a Keynote file (for MAC) which will make it easier. Regards Allan
Olga Evstifeeva's comment, June 7, 2013 7:50 AM
Good evening, Allan, thanks for your respond!
Olga Evstifeeva's comment, June 7, 2013 7:50 AM
I've posted the translation in my blog, here is the link to the post http://pedagogland.ru/ispolzovanie-it-v-sochetanii-s-taksonomiej-bluma.html
The picture is linked with your pdf file at http://www.unity.net.au/padwheel/padwheelposter.pdf, and there is another link in the text to your article in your blog http://www.unity.net.au/allansportfolio/edublog/?p=324

I laid out the translation of the contents of the wheel into the spreadsheet with some short comments (primarily concerning the SAMR model and levels of IT use in school education - column 1) and added a few apps and online services with a few links to some brief guides (the last column, for the teachers who are probably not familiar with some of them yet :) as iPads are not widely used at our schools yet (maybe in the nearest future), so apps for desktops or laptops are more actual for us by far.

That's great that you gave me the link for the P_Wheel 3.0, thank you! Right, motivation along with graduate features should be in the core of the wheel. I'd be happy to translate the entire poster, thanks for the suggestion, the problem is that I don't use Mac. What can we do here? my email: olga@dohnsco.com
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Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: The School Cliff: Student Engagement Drops With Each School Year

Gallup.com - The Gallup Blog: The School Cliff: Student Engagement Drops With Each School Year | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
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"The drop in student engagement for each year students are in school is our monumental, collective national failure. There are several things that might help to explain why this is happening -- ranging from our overzealous focus on standardized testing and curricula to our lack of experiential and project-based learning pathways for students -- not to mention the lack of pathways for students who will not and do not want to go on to college."

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48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level

48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level | Thinking, Learning, and Laughing | Scoop.it
Time to stop spending all afternoon hunting through the app store. These free education apps sorted by grade level should save you quite a few hours.

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48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level.

"Time to stop spending all afternoon hunting through the app store. These free education apps sorted by grade level should save you quite a few hours".
48 Free Education Apps Sorted By Grade Level via @Gerrit_Bes http://sco.lt/...



Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, February 21, 2013 7:45 PM

:-)

Casey Smith's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:12 AM

This webpage has a wide range of Apps for Education. There are many Apps for a wide range of KLA's, however is a wonderful webpage to find Apps quickly and to gather an understanding of how to use these within the classroom.