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The 30 Best iPad apps for university students and academics (part 2)

The 30 Best iPad apps for university students and academics (part 2) | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
This second part of a three-part series on the best iPad apps for university students and academics discusses apps for conceptualizing and presenting ideas.
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Part 2 of a 3-part series.

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5 Killer Types Of Wearable Apps For Companies

5 Killer Types Of Wearable Apps For Companies | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
How body-worn devices will influence the workplace.
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This is the world of work for which we'll increasingly need to prepare our students. If wearables belong in the workplace, then they should also have a place in the classroom.

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Banning and unbanning phones in schools

Banning and unbanning phones in schools | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Forbidden ... or encouraged? When planning for new initiatives that will introduce and/or utilize information and communications technologies (ICTs) in some way, a simple general rule of thumb is worth considering: The best technology is often the one you already have, know how to (and do) use, and can afford. In many places around the world, this technology is the mobile phone. This is not to contend that 'new' technology devices should not be considered -- far from it! ...

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Wearables at work

Wearables at work | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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Views on the integration of wearable technologies into the workplace. And if they're going to be integrated into the workplace, they should be integrated into education first!

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Wearable technology in the classroom: what's available and what does it do?

Wearable technology in the classroom: what's available and what does it do? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
There’s little stopping teachers experimenting with ‘wearables’ such as virtual reality headsets in lessons. Journalist David Nield explores what’s out there
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We love ourselves so much ‘it’s becoming deadly’ | The New Daily

We love ourselves so much ‘it’s becoming deadly’ | The New Daily | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Experts warn there's no way to protect yourself while doing this one thing.
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Some comments on the dangers of extreme selfies

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2015 Internet Trends Report

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2015 Internet Trends Report | Kleiner Perkins Caufield Byers
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Lots of key mobile trends are highlighted in Mary Meeker's new report.

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Second That Emotion

Second That Emotion | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Could your clothes blush or inflate when you're flustered or happy? Should they? (Sponsored post.)
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New directions in wearable tech!

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Mobile phones causing ‘overuse injury epidemic’ | The New Daily

Mobile phones causing ‘overuse injury epidemic’ | The New Daily | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Australia's addiction to mobile devices is causing chronic pain for thousands of people, with medicos saying young people are among those at greatest risk.
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A good overview of the risks of neck and back pain associated with mobile device use

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Why the modern world is bad for your brain

Why the modern world is bad for your brain | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Multitasking is an essential skill in the era of email, text messages, Facebook and Twitter. But, argues neuroscientist Daniel J Levitin, it’s actually making us less efficient
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A good overview of what we know to be problematic about digital technologies and especially email

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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.


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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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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. 

Ngel Mitchell's curator insight, August 5, 7:16 PM

First part of a series on using Web 2.0 tools

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This graphic shows how much an iPhone costs around the world — and the differences are striking

This graphic shows how much an iPhone costs around the world — and the differences are striking | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
This graphic shows how much an iPhone costs — and what percentage that is of the average income — in various countries.
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What Augmented Reality Is—And Isn't

What Augmented Reality Is—And Isn't | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
We need a better definition.
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Some interesting reflections on how we should define augmented reality, and where it might take us.

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Google Glass is back! But now it's for businesses?

Google Glass is back! But now it's for businesses? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Head-mounted wearable computer is returning to the market, but this time aimed squarely at business users rather than consumers
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The much-anticipated relaunch of Google Glass appears to be happening, but initially it's aimed squarely at business.

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Smartphone apps are making us more committed

Smartphone apps are making us more committed | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Commitment devices are basically a way of locking yourself into doing something that you know you wouldn’t have had the willpower to do otherwise.
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A fascinating insight into how aspects of the quantified self can support commitment to goals - thanks to ubiquitous mobile apps.

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Preparing Students for the Robotic Revolution

Preparing Students for the Robotic Revolution | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Today we rely on robots to do many dangerous, mundane things for us. From routine lab work to tilling the soil on farms and stocking shelves, robots have either
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Some thoughts about a whole new generation of independently or semi-independently mobile devices that are beginning to make their way into our educational and working spaces.

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4 ways that staring at screens all day is destroying kids' minds and bodies

4 ways that staring at screens all day is destroying kids' minds and bodies | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

The average 8-year-old spends eight hours a day with her head submerged in screen time — that much debated phenomenon of unplugging from the real world to live in the realm of pixels.

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This article adopts a slightly apocalyptic tone, but it does contain some important warnings.

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How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom

How flipped learning works in (and out of) the classroom | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Flipped learning is more than just having students do homework during the school day. It’s more than just putting the onus on students to teach themselves. In fact, it’s neither of those things. Don’t be fooled by simple explanations of flipped classrooms that simplify a highly complex undertaking.


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Pamela Hills's curator insight, June 17, 12:15 PM

 Face Book is not just social media , expand your horizons  , you can talk to people all over the world and learn new language, how to cook something different. With Skype you can take tour and never leave your home. You can get real news as it is unfolding. The world became so much smaller .  There is a whole world out there  waiting for you .

Iva Golec's curator insight, August 10, 11:31 AM

A good but quite basic introduction to flipped learning.

Carla Kessler's curator insight, August 22, 6:08 PM

Build metacognition through the use of flipped learning. Grant Wiggins states metacognition is the key to students internalizing reading strategies. The top-down approach of just teaching the strategies has proven ineffective. 

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The Greatest Potential—And Obstacle—For Wearables At Work

The Greatest Potential—And Obstacle—For Wearables At Work | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Strapping gadgets on employees sounds great, but it’s not easy.
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A good overview of the potential of wearables for workplace learning.

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Mobile devices are now the main source of Google search traffic

Mobile devices are now the main source of Google search traffic | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Google now gets more search queries in the U.S....
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Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015

Teens, Social Media & Technology Overview 2015 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Smartphones are fueling a shift in the communication landscape for teens. Nearly three-quarters of teens now use smartphones and 92% of teens report going online daily — including 24% who say they go online "almost constantly."
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An interesting overview of US teens' evolving social media use, driven by mobile access

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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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