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IPhone Fever? Don’t Count Samsung Out

IPhone Fever? Don’t Count Samsung Out | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
It doesn’t have the media coverage or the passionate fan base, but the giant South Korean manufacturer has built an impressive lead in global mobile phone sales.
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Drones Beaming Web Access Are in the Stars for Facebook

Drones Beaming Web Access Are in the Stars for Facebook | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
A V-shaped unmanned vehicle is the centerpiece of the social network’s plans to connect with the five billion or so people it has yet to reach.
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Is this the future of global internet connectivity?

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Why Google and Facebook need balloons, drones and rockets

Why Google and Facebook need balloons, drones and rockets | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Google and Facebook are hatching schemes (that some people call crazy) to bring to the majority what we in the privileged minority already enjoy every day -- the ability to get online.
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Interesting glimpse into the future of internet connectivity

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Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED

Where Edtech Can Help: 10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning - InformED | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today's learne
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Mobile for Development Impact

Mobile for Development Impact | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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The updated Mobile for Development Impact portal is well worth checking out. It links to copious reports and research on M4D.

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One simple change improved all of my relationships (Business Insider)

One simple change improved all of my relationships (Business Insider) | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

I've never seen my coworker Allen use a phone. I know he has one; I've called and texted him, and he asked my opinion on the iPhone 6 versus the Plus. But those are my only clues to its existence, because Allen has a strict no-phones-around-others policy.

 

That means he will not touch his phone, under any conditions, unless he's alone.

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Some tips for having better conversations!

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Mobile technology the key to bringing ‘education to all’, says UN Broadband Commission | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization

Mobile technology the key to bringing ‘education to all’, says UN Broadband Commission | United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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UNESCO puts the social justice argument for using mobile devices to increase educational access in developing countries.

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[Infographic] How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education - InformED

[Infographic] How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education - InformED | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

30 examples on how Google Glasses can be used in the 21st Century classroom. Click here for a larger version. By www.OpenColleges.edu.au

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Thought-provoking!

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Why reading and writing on paper can be better for your brain

Why reading and writing on paper can be better for your brain | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Some tests show that reading from a hard copy allows better concentration, while taking longhand notes versus typing onto laptops increases conceptual understanding and retention
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About the need to balance digital reading/writing with paper-based reading/writing.

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Connected cars

Connected cars | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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And here come connected cars! Should open up some self-study opportunities on the daily commute to work :) 

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Digital, Social & Mobile in 2015

Digital, Social & Mobile in 2015 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
We Are Social's huge report on the state of Digital in 2015, packed with all the stats and data you need to understand internet, social and mobile trends.
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Interesting set of statistics

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Limiting a child’s screen time to less than two hours “virtually impossible” and requires a rethink

Limiting a child’s screen time to less than two hours “virtually impossible” and requires a rethink | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
OFFICIAL guidelines, and many parents, think kids should spend no more than two hours a day looking at screens, but a new study suggests the rise of smartphones and tablets mean that’s virtually unenforceable, and that the guidelines need revision.
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Microsoft, Google Aim To Break The Language Barrier

Microsoft, Google Aim To Break The Language Barrier | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Both will offer audio language translation
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This will make for an interesting future in language teaching!

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5 apps for creative iPad storytelling | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 apps for creative iPad storytelling | eSchool News | eSchool News | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Narrative writing and storytelling skills are useful in nearly every discipline, from English language arts to science and history. Students that might not be able to explain their thi
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Why The Human Body Will Be The Next Computer Interface

Why The Human Body Will Be The Next Computer Interface | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Fjord charts the major innovations of the past, and predicts a future of totally intuitive "micro gestures and expressions" that will control our devices.

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Fascinating insights into where gesture-based computing and embeddable technologies may be taking us.

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Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 1)

Teaching with Web 2.0 Tools (Part 1) | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Having the opportunity to expand the horizon of my traditional EFL classroom has been just as exciting for me as for my students.


Via Nik Peachey
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In this first part of a series on teaching with web 2.0 tools, the author covers VoiceThread used on mobile devices.

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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 22, 9:00 AM

Changes to EFL classroom

Nalya Ovshieva's curator insight, March 23, 12:53 PM

 Teachers can create a willingness and excitement to learn by new technologies.

Lizbeth A. López Medina's curator insight, March 24, 8:42 PM

Good ideas to work on vocabulary.

Buenas ideas para trabajar en vocabulario. 

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Mobile: Helping To Close The Digital Divide? | Tinder Foundation

Mobile: Helping To Close The Digital Divide? | Tinder Foundation | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
In July 2014, Vodafone UK commissioned Tinder Foundation to deliver the Mobile Devices project, a six-month study into the benefits of mobile data and devices for digitally excluded people. The project was informed by Vodafone’s 2014 report Mobile: A Powerful Tool For Digital Inclusion, which proposed a number of ways mobile devices and connectivity could help to drive forward digital inclusion. This report provides a qualitative evaluation of the Vodafone Mobile Devices project.
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This looks like an interesting new report on digital inclusion through mobile devices.

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How going a day without my cell phone changed my life

How going a day without my cell phone changed my life | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Could you turn off your smartphone for a day?
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Don’t miss the moment. Make room for #realtime PSA. - YouTube

Teaching kids how to find a healthy balance with media and technology starts with parents. This new PSA from Common Sense Media takes a satirical look at the...
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Great set of short videos reminding viewers not to 'miss the moment' in real life.

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Imagining the Classroom of 2016, Empowered by Wearable Technology

Imagining the Classroom of 2016, Empowered by Wearable Technology | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Wearable Tech is Poised for Explosive Growth in the Coming Years. How Will it Impact Education? The next big shift in technology is the growth of wearable
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And here come the wearables, arriving soon in a classroom near you!

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This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed

This is what happens to your brain and body when you check your phone before bed | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
VIDEO: Psychiatrist Dr. Dan Siegel explains the negative effects of phones and screens before bed.
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A good, succinct overview of the arguments for not using a smartphone or tablet before bed

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Mobile pedagogy for English language teaching: a guide for teachers (British Council)

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This new guide from Agnes Kukulska-Hulme, Lucy Norris and Jim Donohue looks like an informative read.

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Bibiana Jou's curator insight, February 14, 1:25 AM

Good guide for practitioners 

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The End May Be Nigh For Keyboard, Mouse And Monitor, Thanks To Microsoft

The End May Be Nigh For Keyboard, Mouse And Monitor, Thanks To Microsoft | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Think voice, gestures and holograms everywhere via Windows 10.
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Great overview of contemporary trends in computing

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A Failure Of Leadership Or Design? Why Google Glass Flopped

A Failure Of Leadership Or Design? Why Google Glass Flopped | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
With customer service, production and supply chain management, companies are constantly being told that they have to get it right first time. In new technology, however, that mantra is turned on its head. Try to think of a truly great product that realised anything like its full potential in its very [...]
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I'm guessing we haven't heard the last of the Google Glass story yet.

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Social Media Update 2014

Social Media Update 2014 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
While Facebook remains the most popular social media site, other platforms — like LinkedIn, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter — saw higher rates of growth over the past year. In 2014, 52% of online adults used two or more social media sites, up from 42% in 2013.
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A good overview of the major trends in social media usage

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