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How the internet is changing English

How the internet is changing English | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Unesco estimates that half of the world's 6,000 languages will have disappeared by the end of the century - but new research shows that social media and text messaging in particular are promoting and supporting language diversity.

 

Texting is now conducted by speakers of around 5,000 languages.

"Text messaging is the most linguistically diverse form of written communication that has ever existed," says Munroe.

"It's also become the first form of written communication of many of the world's languages," he says.

 

"Most have only ever been spoken. But the technology and economics of text messages and the proliferation of cells phones means it's the most economic option of communication."

 


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Emily Purser's curator insight, January 6, 2013 12:14 AM

all tools can be used for good or evil - great to see evidence of new technologies helping to maintain and revitalise language diversity around the world

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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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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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The 'Social Media Phase Of The Internet' Is Over

The 'Social Media Phase Of The Internet' Is Over | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Fred Wilson says “the social media phase of the Internet ended” in 2014.
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Interesting reflections on the big tech trends of 2014 - and where we may be heading in 2015.

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Top 5 Lessons Learnt After a Successful 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment - Educate 1 to 1

Top 5 Lessons Learnt After a Successful 1-to-1 Tablet Deployment - Educate 1 to 1 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Over the past six months our school has handed out just …
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Great overview of the lessons learned from an tablet deployment

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The Evolution of Learning Technologies

The Evolution of Learning Technologies | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
How has learning evolved over the course of human history and what might the future hold for us? Follow our time traveller on his journey through time and space.
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A potted timeline of learning technologies, starting in ancient times and leading into the future. Potentially a useful discussion piece when introducing students to the concept of educational technologies.

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Mobile Messaging Is Poised To Overtake Social Networks - Business Insider

Mobile Messaging Is Poised To Overtake Social Networks - Business Insider | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

"Facebook announced this week that its standalone messaging app, Facebook Messenger, has already surpassed 500 million monthly active users ..."

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Don't Get Used To Mobile Apps — Their Days Are Very Obviously Numbered

Don't Get Used To Mobile Apps — Their Days Are Very Obviously Numbered | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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Interesting comments on why apps as we know them today may have a limited future lifespan.

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Introduction to the SAMR Model Video | Common Sense Media

Introduction to the SAMR Model Video | Common Sense Media | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Watch Common Sense Media's Introduction to the SAMR Model video to help you make informed decisions.
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A useful introductory video for teachers and teacher trainees meeting SAMR for the first time.

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On Death and iPods: A Requiem | WIRED

On Death and iPods: A Requiem | WIRED | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The single-use device is gone---and with it, the very notion of cool that it once carried.
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Thoughts on the death of an iconic device, the iPod, which Apple quietly killed off last week. The move towards multipurpose smart devices is proceeding apace.

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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.

 

 


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, September 10, 2014 2:25 AM

Useful tips all tablet-friendly teachers must have in mind....

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, September 13, 2014 5:44 PM

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Kimberly House's curator insight, September 18, 2014 3:53 AM

Useful tips for teachers introducing iPads into their classrooms.

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CHART OF THE DAY: Most People Use Only 4 Apps

CHART OF THE DAY: Most People Use Only 4 Apps | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
In July, new data from Nielsen said there’s an “upper limit” to how many apps a person will use each month — roughly 22 to 28 apps, on average. But according to new data from comScore, which was charted for us by Statista, people spend the vast majority of their time on a small fraction of their total apps.
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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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A Teenager’s View on Social Media — Backchannel — Medium

A Teenager's View on Social Media - Backchannel - Medium
Written by an actual teen
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An informative overview of teens' social media use

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Reading An iPad In Bed Makes It Harder To Fall Asleep

Reading An iPad In Bed Makes It Harder To Fall Asleep | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Read a book instead.
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An argument for hanging on to paper books for a while longer!

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We Surveyed People About Smartwatches And Their Answers Reveal Why This Market Will Be Small

We Surveyed People About Smartwatches And Their Answers Reveal Why This Market Will Be Small | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Will people buy smartwatches? What is it about smartwatches that interest them? 
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This piece echoes my feeling that smartwatches don't yet have a killer app or apps which will lead to mass adoption.

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State of the Commons

State of the Commons | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses are the standard for sharing free content online for individual creators, governments, foundations, and academics. CC licenses have changed the way the internet works, providing a core function to some of the largest content platforms on the web. The result is greater access to knowledge and culture for everyone, everywhere.
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This a really helpful - and really encouraging - infographic showing the current usage of CC licences, which are so important for education.

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Hello Neo: Nokia Exists Only In Movie Form (Mostly) - ReadWrite

Hello Neo: Nokia Exists Only In Movie Form (Mostly) - ReadWrite | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Batman and Superman’s signature phone goes away. (Update: Reprieved!)
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It's strange to think that Nokia phones are going to (almost) disappear ...

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Here's Why A Controversial Plan To Give An IPad To Every Los Angeles Public School Student Failed

Here's Why A Controversial Plan To Give An IPad To Every Los Angeles Public School Student Failed | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Los Angeles schools superintendent John Deasy is expected to resign Thursday, according to a report from The Los Angeles Times, and there is one clear blemish on his three and a half year tenure at the helm of America’s second-largest school system — a controversial and failed plan to bring iPads to every student in the city.
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There are some important lessons here!

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24 Video Games You Can Say Yes to After School

24 Video Games You Can Say Yes to After School | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Advice from Common Sense Media editors. Kids can learn all kinds of things, from social studies to social skills, with these great apps and games.
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Some advice on from Commonsense Media on educational games for kids.

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How to Get Augmented Reality into the Classroom

How to Get Augmented Reality into the Classroom | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

One of the most common misconceptions about Augmented Reality is that it belongs in the future, when in fact it is all around us – right here, right now. It is also incredibly user-friendly whilst utilising cutting edge technology, making it ideal for incorporating into learning environments.

 


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Some ideas on why, and where, to get started with AR in the classroom

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 10, 2014 3:11 AM

I'm a big fan of augmented reality, so for me this was good to read.

Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 11, 2014 7:06 AM

For a number of years I've waited for this technology to take off. Now there are teachers around the globe using augmented reality to engage students in ways impossible before.

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Here's The IPhone, IPad, PopTart Size Comparison Chart Everyone's Raving About...

Here's The IPhone, IPad, PopTart Size Comparison Chart Everyone's Raving About... | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
We’re not sure who deserves the credit for this chart (Preet Banerjee? Alyson Shontell?), but Twitter has been going nuts for it.
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