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The Right Blend | Scholastic.com

The Right Blend | Scholastic.com | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
More schools are mixing online learning with brick-and-mortar classes. Three successful case studies show why.
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Meaty overview of some teaching methods within ''blended learning.''

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Writing a successful industry blog takes sexy headlines and hard work

Writing a successful industry blog takes sexy headlines and hard work | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
After more than 100 posts and 2.5 years blogging on Kidscreen, Dr. Carla Fisher reflects on the journey thus far and shares tips on blogging for business development, marketing and writing headlines.
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Great advice from Carla, as always.

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13 Best Websites and Games for U.S. History and Civics

13 Best Websites and Games for U.S. History and Civics | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
In celebration of President's Day, we want to highlight the best websites and games for U.S. History and Civics. Sometimes, the history that students learn about in textbooks is boiled down to key events and dates. These great websites and games let them explore tricky topics from...
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Some great ones, for President's Day and every day.

 

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The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic]

The Must-Have EdTech Cheat Sheet [Infographic] | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
There's a whole galaxy of terminology that you should know about when it comes to education technology. From PLNs to Blended Learning to Synchronous Online Learning... it can get overwhelming.

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Neat little EdTech infographic, CliffsNotes style.

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Patricia Christian's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:14 PM

This is a nice visual summary of terms in education technology.

Roberto Ivan Ramirez's curator insight, May 7, 2013 5:10 PM

Implementos tecnológicos móviles y mezcla de entornos presenciales y virtuales para potencializar el aprendizaje, van a requerir de estrategias eficaces pedagógicas variadas y diversas para cada caso y situación concreta educativa.

Dolores Gómez's curator insight, July 23, 2013 11:50 AM

Para familarizarnos con la terminología.

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The Gamer Therapist on kids, videogames, and the things parents shouldn't worry so much about.

The Gamer Therapist on kids, videogames, and the things parents shouldn't worry so much about. | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
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The word from Learning Without Frontiers: Harnessing gaming for the classroom, with style.

The word from Learning Without Frontiers: Harnessing gaming for the classroom, with style. | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
At the Learning Without Frontiers conference in London, the experts gathered to explore the pros, and some cons, of computer gaming as a learning tool.
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Ten digital storytelling projects to liven up classrooms (or playrooms) PreK-12.

Ten digital storytelling projects to liven up classrooms (or playrooms) PreK-12. | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
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No place in class for digital illiterates

No place in class for digital illiterates | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The mobile devices in the hands of students are changing the demands of teaching ("The notion of literacy has radically changed ..." http://t.co/smCkd9sA /via @anamariacult #KM...)...

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11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011

11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011 | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
With rising tuition costs and more free learning resources online than ever before, we're seeing drastic changes in the way education is pursued. Here are the big trends of 2011.
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58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information

58 Sites for Digital Storytelling Tools and Information | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

A fantastic list from media specialist, Julie Greller.  "Because you never know when you'll need a cybrarian."


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Are We Wired for Mobile Learning?

Are We Wired for Mobile Learning? | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Because of the proliferation of new technologies, the younger generation today is outgrowing traditional forms of education – remember pencils, chalkboards, textbooks and graphing calculators?
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How to solve the great edtech challenge | Pearson Blog

How to solve the great edtech challenge | Pearson Blog | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The official Pearson blog.
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A balanced look at where we've been - and where we need to go - with digital innovations  to effectively and cost-effectively improve 21st-century learning outcomes, on a global scale.

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Ten takeaways from Sandbox Summit 2014

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This year's Sandbox Summit@MIT, Innovation by Design: Inspirations for Playful Learning, just ended. But the buzz is still going. For those of you who missed this annual idea forum, Laura Johnson gave a great overview in EdSurge. We'll also be putting the presentations online in the coming weeks. In the meantime, these compelling tweets can give you a sense of the energy in the room.
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Nice top line from each presentation. Thanks, Wendy!

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Top Ed Tech Trends for 2014

Top Ed Tech Trends for 2014 | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Even in the fast-evolving world of educational technology, some things remain the same while others continue to change. As we did our annual review of various year-end trend articles, we realized t...
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Seems to me that the outlook for MOOCs (booming expansion aside) remains mixed, but predictable trends such as social media integrations, games-based learning, and cross-platform technologies are joined here by growing EdTech hot spots, namely: international markets and student privacy concerns vis a vis big data. 

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Social Collaboration Platform For Classrooms Edmodo Opens To Third-Party Developers With New API

Social Collaboration Platform For Classrooms Edmodo Opens To Third-Party Developers With New API | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
Edmodo, an online social learning and communications network for teachers and students in K-12 schools, is opening up its API to third–party web developers to enable the creation of educational applications built on top of the platform.
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A fab list of web-based tools for engaging learners through digital storytelling: Teacher Reboot Camp

A fab list of web-based tools for engaging learners through digital storytelling: Teacher Reboot Camp | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
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MIT developing STEM-based educational MMO, funded by Gates Foundation.

MIT developing STEM-based educational MMO, funded by Gates Foundation. | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it

Is gaming the answer to the math- and science-related apathy plaguing American school kids? Some folks at MIT think so, and a new press blurb outlines how the institute is developing an MMO designed to further science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education.

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Gamification vs. Game Based Learning in Education

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As the debate and discussion for games and learning continue in the field of education, there needs to be some clarification in terminology. Educators and Advocates may think they are speaking the same language, but this is not certain.

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A fourth “r” for 21st century literacy

A fourth “r” for 21st century literacy | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
The 3 R’s of “reading, ‘riting, and ‘rithmetic” were deemed essentials of mandatory public schooling in the 19th century Industrial Age where mass printing and machine-made paper and ink made books available to just about everyone for the first...
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New Etiquette for Using Tech, In and Out of Class | MindShift

New Etiquette for Using Tech, In and Out of Class | MindShift | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
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Distance learning lets kids see Civil War shipwrecks in real-time excavation | wtsp.com

Distance learning lets kids see Civil War shipwrecks in real-time excavation | wtsp.com | Transmedia and Tech Junior | Scoop.it
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A Badge System for Teacher Assessment

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ChicagoQuest charter school proposes challenge-based program of teacher mastery and assessment, based on learning architecture of games and level-ups.

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