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How to solve the great edtech challenge | Pearson Blog

How to solve the great edtech challenge | Pearson Blog | Smart Media | 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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How video games are transforming the film industry

How video games are transforming the film industry | Smart Media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 18, 2013 2:42 PM


Steve Boxer:  "They once wanted to emulate films. But now it is the movie industry that is adopting the technology of video games" ...

Henrik Safegaard - Cloneartist's curator insight, November 19, 2013 7:49 AM

Video game technology and video games are acknowledged by Bafta now, and are rightly getting credit for what they are, which is extraordinary pieces of art.

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Critical Thinking at BHCC's curator insight, October 30, 11:33 AM

This is interesting.


-Nuari

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And... the Greeks have it: The mother of all curriculum “myths”

And... the Greeks have it: The mother of all curriculum “myths” | Smart Media | Scoop.it
While "cruising blogland" this week (not sure if that little phrase is as suitable as it could be but my daughter is still telling me I have to stop saying "surfing the web" - as it “shows my age...
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Study shows that kids, unlike adults, think technology is fundamentally human

Study shows that kids, unlike adults, think technology is fundamentally human | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Growing up with the Internet gives today’s children a very unique view on the way the world works — one that is vastly different from that of older generations.

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Crayola’s Digital Shift to Ebooks | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News

Crayola’s Digital Shift to Ebooks | Good E-Reader - ebook Reader and Tablet PC News | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Crayola has been known for decades for its crayons and markers, but in the last several years the children’s art supply manufacturer has been branching out...
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11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011

11 Tech Factors That Changed Education in 2011 | Smart Media | 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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High tech (High Toy?) predictions for the next 10 years - Global Toy News

High tech (High Toy?) predictions for the next 10 years - Global Toy News | Smart Media | Scoop.it
As we come to the end of the year, it’s interesting to see what “experts” are predicting about the future. After all, we in the toy industry are on the...
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Kids & Tech: Q&A With Lisa Guernsey - Early Years - Education Week

Maureen Kelleher covered Chicago's public schools for more than a decade. Now a contributing writer to Education Week, she examines early-childhood education through two lenses: newshound and mom of a toddler.
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21st century skills are so last century!

21st century skills are so last century! | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Donald Clark opines on youth communication, collaboration, creativity and critical thinking skills, and how all are acquired - by and large - outside of the classroom. 

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MediaPost Publications Mobilizing On-The-Go Moms 11/30/2011

MediaPost Publications Mobilizing On-The-Go Moms 11/30/2011 | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Mobilizing On-The-Go Moms and Kids.

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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 | Smart Media | Scoop.it
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Gamers, their networks and collective intelligence. « Seven Levels Left

Gamers, their networks and collective intelligence. « Seven Levels Left | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Today's youth instinctively uses technology collectively.

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The Tyee – Schools of the Future, Today

The Tyee – Schools of the Future, Today | Smart Media | Scoop.it

Child-centered learning in British Columbia reaches beyond traditional and high-tech classroom tools to incorporate personal stories, hobbies and hands-on projects outside of school.

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Why Aren’t There More Tablet-Friendly Transmedia Projects?

Why Aren’t There More Tablet-Friendly Transmedia Projects? | Smart Media | Scoop.it

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The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, November 21, 2013 1:13 PM


Sam Bailey:  "As we've been looking at what's out there, we've been surprised by how few of these projects work in a tablet browser."

Anne-Claire Goyet's curator insight, November 22, 2013 4:10 AM

Indeed... Des réflexions intéressantes que je ne partage qu'en partie s'agissant de la France. Peut-être une question de taille de marché aussi, non ?

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Five things I learned in the Sandbox

Five things I learned in the Sandbox | Smart Media | Scoop.it
The ninth Sandbox Summit has come and gone. All attendees are safely back in their offices. Hopefully, some of the collaborative spirit of the conference has seeped into their worlds and webs and connected everyone in new ways.
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Great summary of key takeaways from 2013 Sandbox Summit, courtesy of co-founder Wendy Smolen.

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NYC to Open Its First Software Engineering High School

NYC to Open Its First Software Engineering High School | Smart Media | Scoop.it
NYC will open its first software engineering high school in the heart of Union Square during the fall to 400 to 500 students.

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Columbian.com - Technology is game-changer in lives of today’s boys

Columbian.com - Technology is game-changer in lives of today’s boys | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Nine-year-old Darian Sund doesn’t mind that his parents prohibit him from going outside to play without supervision.
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Why Are Toys Selling Out? Might Be Mommy Blog Buzz | Techland | TIME.com

Why Are Toys Selling Out? Might Be Mommy Blog Buzz | Techland | TIME.com | Smart Media | Scoop.it
These days, mommy bloggers don't just gab about spilled milk and poopy diapers. In fact, they've become so influential in the $22 billion toy market that toy makers go to great lengths to get their seal of approval.
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Kids' CBC: Introducing Lion! [& Augmented Reality!]

Introducing Lion! He's our new friend who is a tech savvy superhero and who just loves playing on kidscbc.ca! Look for Lion to bring you updates on Augmented Reality...

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Spin Master, toy spy planes and the Pentagon - Global Toy News

Spin Master, toy spy planes and the Pentagon - Global Toy News | Smart Media | Scoop.it
As those who read me frequently know, I am fascinated by Moore’s Echo, the law that states that whatever is cutting edge technology will be a toy in 7 years....
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Technology, Youth, and the New Family Buying Patterns - Global Toy News

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Bolstered by technology, the youngest family members are becoming ever more influential in purchase decisions.

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Generation Y Is Born To Startup | Fast Company

Generation Y Is Born To Startup | Fast Company | Smart Media | Scoop.it
Every generation rebels against their parents. When parents approve, their offspring disapproves. Parent says black, adolescent teen says white.

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Santa Claus And The Internet: Is Tech Friend Or Foe?

Santa Claus And The Internet: Is Tech Friend Or Foe? | Smart Media | Scoop.it
NEW YORK -- Kids can video chat with Santa, follow him on Twitter or enlist NORAD to track his every move online. And yet in many ways, technology may be making it harder for parents to keep their children believing in the jolly old elf.
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And the Children’s BAFTAs go to…

And the Children’s BAFTAs go to… | Smart Media | Scoop.it
At a gala ceremony held in last night in London, BAFTA handed out its Children's Awards. Among the shows that took home more than one nod were eOne's Peppa Pig, CBBC's Deadly 60 and Cartoon Network/Turner International's The Amazing World of Gumball.
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Are We Wired for Mobile Learning?

Are We Wired for Mobile Learning? | Smart Media | 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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