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Technology applications in the elementary classroom used to motivate and engage all types of learners
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How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System

How to Break Free of Our 19th-Century Factory-Model Education System | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

"More than 150 years ago, Massachusetts became the first state to provide all of its citizens access to a free public education. Over the next 66 years, every other state made the same guarantee. The result was a publicly-funded system where, in every American classroom, groups of about 28 students of roughly the same age are taught by one teacher, usually in an 800 square-foot room. This model has been the dominant archetype ever since."

So what needs to be done to change this model, to move from the 19th century to the 21st century? This article explores what may be "the future of the classroom?"


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10 ways to change the minds of tech-reluctant staff | eSchool News

10 ways to change the minds of tech-reluctant staff | eSchool News | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

In a recent Question of the Week, we asked our tech-savvy readers: “How do you get tech-reluctant teachers and administrators to use technology effectively?” Here are our readers' top answers.


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Talk Miner - Search the Contents of Video Lessons

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"The web is full of webinars, webcasts, and video lessons of all types. Searching the content of those videos can be difficult and time-consuming if you can't find the transcripts of those videos..Talk Miner is a tool for searching the contents of webinars, webcasts, and video lectures. Talk Miner searches the slides, images, and text within videos to take you to the scenes that match your search query."

There is a video that describes how Talk Miner works in this post.


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Bring Back D.T. throughout School Life

Bring Back D.T. throughout School Life | Technology Uses in the Classroom for Newbies! | Scoop.it

The other day I was talking to a year 1 teacher who wants DT to be going on throughout our school. That would be from Kindergarten all the way up to A levels. Every time I go past his classroom the children are always building something new or there is always something interesting to look at ...........


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