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Smartphone Ownership 2013 | Pew Research Center's Internet & American Life Project

56% of American adults now own a smartphone of some kind; Android and iPhone owners account for half of the cell phone user population. Higher income adults and those under age 35 lead the way when it comes to smartphone ownership.
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Why Google Reader Really Got the Axe | Gadget Lab | Wired.com

Why Google Reader Really Got the Axe | Gadget Lab | Wired.com | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
When Google announced its plans to shutter Google Reader in March, the Internet freaked out. Twitter users raised their virtual pitchforks in outrage. Bloggers wept, scrambling to find a suitable replacement by the service’s July 1 death date.
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Maybe the days of RSS (at least as a service we consciously choose to use) are over as we move into a more mobile, bite-sized era?

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Just Look Me in the Eye Already

Just Look Me in the Eye Already | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
You're having a conversation with someone and suddenly his eyes drop to his smartphone or drift over your shoulder toward someone else.
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Something to think about!

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The Forecast For Google Glass: A Gradual Rise To The Mainstream, And An $11 Billion Market By 2018

The Forecast For Google Glass: A Gradual Rise To The Mainstream, And An $11 Billion Market By 2018 | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Google Glass is an attempt to bring smart eyewear to the masses.


Google is aiming for an early- to mid-2014 debut of the gadget to the general publi...
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The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American

The Reading Brain in the Digital Age: The Science of Paper versus Screens: Scientific American | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
E-readers and tablets are becoming more popular as such technologies improve, but research suggests that reading on paper still boasts unique advantages

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Cyd Madsen's curator insight, May 16, 2013 12:57 AM

Hmmmmm.......

Lou Salza's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:53 AM

I have been using text to speech almost exclusively for reading articles on the web, newspapers, and courese reading for a course in Leadership I am taking at Case Western Reserve University. I love the e-readers ( Read and Write Gold; Kindle, and Audio books)  because I can jack up the speed and read with my ears as fast as non dyslexics who are fluent readers read with their eyes. We need to understand the 'cost' of eye reading to dyslexic students even when they "graduate" from OG or Wilson: the burden of phonological processing is too high in terms of fatigue. If we don't make the technology more available and acceptable in schools we will deny intelligent students with print challenges the opportunity to study in college, graduate or professional schools. 

I still read paper books.  Right now I am reading  A light in August by Faulkner. It is on my night stand and it is a wonderful if slow experience for me. For some, print will never 'fall away' and allow for effortless decoding and pholonological recoding.--Lou  

 

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"Understanding how reading on paper is different from reading on screens requires some explanation of how the brain interprets written language. We often think of reading as a cerebral activity concerned with the abstract—with thoughts and ideas, tone and themes, metaphors and motifs. As far as our brains are concerned, however, text is a tangible part of the physical world we inhabit. In fact, the brain essentially regards letters as physical objects because it does not really have another way of understanding them. As Wolf explains in her book Proust and the Squid, we are not born with brain circuits dedicated to reading. After all, we did not invent writing until relatively recently in our evolutionary history, around the fourth millennium B.C. So the human brain improvises a brand-new circuit for reading by weaving together various regions of neural tissue devoted to other abilities, such as spoken language, motor coordination and vision..."

AnnC's curator insight, May 22, 2013 7:57 PM

Check out the debate.

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10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program

10 Steps to a Successful School iPad Program | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

iPads have certainly become a highly desired commodity in education. Apple is reporting that schools are purchasing iPads by a ratio of 2:1 over MacBooks. However, that rush to purchase the latest technologies often precedes the careful planning and preparation that’s crucial to their success as educational tools.

Stated simply, technology alone doesn’t have the capacity to improve education. It needs to be woven into a holistic approach to education that encompasses thorough planning and ongoing review of the skills and competencies required by the rapidly changing society that characterizes life in the 21st century.

 


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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:16 PM

With thanks to Nik Peachey

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, May 13, 2013 7:16 AM

Needless to say...iPads are not for typing... so... how do we fit them into class?

Monty Bell's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:13 AM

Practical ideas

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See change: is Google Glass all it's cracked up to be?

See change: is Google Glass all it's cracked up to be? | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
It was labelled one of 2012's most important inventions and "the next big thing".
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Ubiquitous computing comes a step closer.

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A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education

A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I've be...

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Ruby Rennie Panter's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:53 AM

Definitiely useful to have more substantial research

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 5, 2013 4:58 PM

I will have to spend some time reading these!

Mirjana Podvorac's curator insight, April 13, 2013 2:42 PM

A small collection which is about to grow. Worth reading.

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It’s Actually Disturbing How Often We Check Our Smartphones

It’s Actually Disturbing How Often We Check Our Smartphones | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
It’s official: We’re addicted to our smartphones. 

A new IDC study, sponsored by Facebook, revealed some statistics on how often we use...
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2013 Horizon.K12: The Interim Results

2013 Horizon.K12: The Interim Results | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

The Horizon Project Advisory Board voted for the top 12 emerging technologies as well as the top ten trends and challenges that they believe will have a significant impact on teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in global K-12 education over the next five years. These initial results will be compiled into an interim report, known as the "Short List," and described in further detail.


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Mobile features heavily, once again! The Horizon K-12 shortlist is always worth a look.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, March 26, 2013 4:32 PM

As a member of the Horizon Report K-12 2013 Board I thik these interim results are realistic and shareable.

Paul Westeneng's curator insight, March 27, 2013 8:38 AM

Innovating pedagogy is a complex process that requires research into impacts, responsive state of mind to technology changes, and understanding what pedagogical strategies can make innovation in pedagogy possible.

Jenny's comment, April 1, 2013 11:54 PM
Always enjoy reading this report. Mobile learning has definitely come of age!
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BYOD and Consumerization of IT in Higher Education Research, 2013 | EDUCAUSE.edu

BYOD and Consumerization of IT in Higher Education Research, 2013 | EDUCAUSE.edu | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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A new report from EDUCAUSE.

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CHART OF THE DAY: Kids Send A Mind Boggling Number Of Texts Every Month

CHART OF THE DAY: Kids Send A Mind Boggling Number Of Texts Every Month | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Young Americans send almost 10 times as many texts as Americans over 55.

According to Experian, U.S. smartphone owners aged 18 to 24 send 2,022 texts per month on average — 67 texts on a daily basis — and receive another 1,831.

 
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Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning [Infographic] | Alex Shaikh Dot Com

Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning [Infographic] | Alex Shaikh Dot Com | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning [Infographic]
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12 Weird Facts About The Countries That Have The Most Smartphones

12 Weird Facts About The Countries That Have The Most Smartphones | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
You think Americans are addicted to their phones? Meet the Spanish.
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A fun collection of unexpected facts!

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Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality

Tons of Classroom Examples Using Augmented Reality | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

Augmented reality allows someone to add another layer to an existing image.  For example, imagine holding your phone over a poster on the wall as if you were going to take a photo of that poster, and then instantly a video starts playing to offer you additional information about that particular poster.  Pretty cool, right?  The first time it happens, it seems like magic.


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Cheng Gang's curator insight, June 5, 2013 10:51 AM

非常多的案例,值得一看

Jasmin Hodge's curator insight, August 4, 2013 7:22 AM

Some fantastic examples, a real find.  I'll use this to help introduce AR in my institution and learn more myself...

Mary Ann Workman's curator insight, April 16, 2014 3:06 PM

Wow!

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Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos

Flipped Classroom 2.0: Competency Learning With Videos | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

The two teachers admit when they started flipping their classrooms they put everything into video form. Now, they’ve taken a step back and realized some things shouldn’t be in lecture form, and therefore shouldn’t be videos either. Instead, the two teachers have embraced what they call mastery learning, with an emphasis on students taking control of their own learning. Instructional videos are an optional part of a bigger move towards asynchronous learning.

 


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Lisa Simmons's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:24 AM

This is an Interesting article and something to think about for Flipped Classrooms

Adam Lenaarts's curator insight, May 24, 2013 4:23 PM

Interesting ...scaffolding what should be flipped and what not ...

James Wilson's curator insight, September 11, 2013 9:28 AM

A useful insight into the developing attitude towards the Learner Centred approach - "Mastery Learning".

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How To Protect Yourself From Online Services Shutting Down

How To Protect Yourself From Online Services Shutting Down | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Google’s unfortunate decision to shut down its RSS reader service, Google Reader, is an important reminder of just how unreliable the cloud can be.
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This is something worth thinking about as we create more and more content and store it in the cloud.

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7 Pieces Of Wearable Tech Being Developed Right Now - Edudemic

7 Pieces Of Wearable Tech Being Developed Right Now - Edudemic | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Much like 3D printing, wearable tech are much less mainstream than tablets in the classroom, so they've gotten a bit less face time with our lovely audience
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MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences

MOOCs: Who’s using MOOCs? 10 different target audiences | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it

The problem is that the decision makers often don’t have the marketing skills to differentiate between different addressable audiences. External adult learners may not want a long-winded, over-engineered, six to ten week course on anything. Life’s too short. Yet academics are used to producing courses of this semester length. What many may want are mini MOOCs. They may want them to be asynchronous starting and ending when convenient for them. This, of course, is exactly what’s happening. All in all, however, the good news is that MOOCs are forcing HE institutions to change. MOOCs may very well be the force that makes them more open, transparent and relevant. There will, of course, be a backlash, but the digital genie is out of the bottle - MOOCs are here to stay.


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Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, May 1, 2013 11:00 AM

Nice Infographic and article on MOOCs - who is the target audience(s)?

 

Dirigeantsetpartenaires's curator insight, May 2, 2013 3:22 AM

Intereesting infographic on Coursera (I have an account too).

I'd be interested to know if anybody else is actively using a MOOC right now ...?

Sieg Holle's curator insight, May 24, 2013 11:51 AM

Knowledge ia personal power -in any form - go grow in whatever form by giving choice to the user

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The mobile war is over and the app has won: 80% of mobile time spent in apps

The mobile war is over and the app has won: 80% of mobile time spent in apps | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Only 20 percent of American consumers' time on mobile devices is spent on the web. A massive majority, 80 percent, is spent in apps: games, news, productivity, utility, and social networking apps.
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How People Use Facebook On Smartphones

How People Use Facebook On Smartphones | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
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Some interesting insights in this chart, as social networking becomes ever more mobile.

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8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In The Future

8 Apps That Will Make You Think You Live In The Future | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
This post is part of the Roadmap To The Future Series. Roadmap To The Future explores innovative industry trends and breakthroughs in science, enterta...
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Through the looking glass into the future

Through the looking glass into the future | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
They are known as wearable computers and are yet to hit the streets, but already they are creating controversy.
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The Touch-Screen Generation

The Touch-Screen Generation | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Young children—even toddlers—are spending more and more time with digital technology. What will it mean for their development?
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