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Google Glass and Education

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Google Glass is one of those technologies where the idea alone is enough to start conversations. For those who grew up on a diet of Star Trek it is an idea from that world brought to life.

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Asim Mushtaq's curator insight, July 9, 2013 1:44 AM

If only the privacy issues are resolved

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, July 9, 2013 2:59 PM

Tendremos que descubirlo.

JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:30 AM

#edtech #edchat

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Why Today’s Mobile Devices Are Doomed Like the Dying PC | MIT Technology Review

Why Today’s Mobile Devices Are Doomed Like the Dying PC | MIT Technology Review | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
The mobile computers killing the PC will themselves be replaced as computing becomes embedded into the world around us.
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The mobile technologies (and m-learning) phase we're currently entering might be quite short-lived!

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Patricia Daniels's comment, July 1, 2013 9:08 AM
I wonder if this means we'll be giving up some control? I certainly welcome gesture-based technology in virtual worlds. It will help alleviate the steep learning curve.
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Ultra-Wired South Korea Is Battling Smartphone Addiction

Ultra-Wired South Korea Is Battling Smartphone Addiction | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
A couple checks a picture after taking photos with a mobile phone as people walk to shop in central Seoul April 8, 2013. Tension has been rising since...
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Corning Is Working On A Bendable Version Of Its Gorilla Glass

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Bendable glass comes a step closer - and so does wearable technology. This could be the future of 'm-learning'.

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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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The Massive Australian Mobile Explosion Explained

The Massive Australian Mobile Explosion Explained | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
Australians have adopted smartphones and tablets into everyday culture faster than consumers in many other developed economies

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India Passes Japan To Become Third Largest Global Smartphone Market, After China & U.S. | TechCrunch

India Passes Japan To Become Third Largest Global Smartphone Market, After China & U.S. | TechCrunch | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
India pushed past Japan to become the third largest global smartphone market in Q1, according to a new report by Strategy Analytics. The analyst notes it's the first time ever that India has moved up into third place.
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20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education

20 ways of thinking about digital literacy in higher education | Ubiquitous Learning | Scoop.it
From understanding what digital literacy is, to developing skills and establishing ethical principles for students, our live chat panel share ideas and resources for universities

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Ms. Corri's curator insight, July 4, 2013 2:53 PM

Since this is becoming very important to what we do with the Common Core, this seems a good read.

Richard Evans's curator insight, July 6, 2013 4:46 PM

Changing literacies for a digital future. 

David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 2014 10:34 PM

I found this to be a lot of bark with no bite.  But that's may be because I'm already sold on the need for digital literacy in education, and am much more interested in reading about specific content, frameworks, curriculum, etc. 

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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.


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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

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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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