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Blended Learning Models Generating Lessons Learned

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But more research is needed to determine the effectiveness of the evolving models, and to identify which ones work best for which types of students.
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Bearing Witness: Catching Up With Hear Me’s Jessica Pachuta – Remake Learning

Bearing Witness: Catching Up With Hear Me’s Jessica Pachuta – Remake Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

Jessica Pachuta is project codirector at Hear Me, a youth empowerment and media initiative at Carnegie Mellon University’s CREATE Lab. As Director of Hear Me 101, Jessica trains teens in Pittsburgh high schools to create documentaries and bring their messages to decision makers. She spoke with us about what she’s learning from spending so much time hanging out with politically engaged young people through Hear Me.

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Hear Me gives students a "voice." Students use digital technologies to express their insights and views on topics that are of interest to them. 

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Literacy Startups Race to Get News (EdSurge News)

Literacy Startups Race to Get News (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Traditional newsprint publishers struggling to capture a new generation of readers may have a new ally: companies with a knack for building powerful technology but lacking in content.
An emerging class of literacy startups is racing to grab a piece of the news. First Newsela, which launched in 20
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Good summary with chart outlining the costs and customers for each solution.

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Project Based Learning Connects To Flip Learning… Plus Hundreds of Resources | Tech Learning

Project Based Learning Connects To Flip Learning… Plus Hundreds of Resources | Tech Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

You will see that Flipped Learning really does connect with PBL plus find 100’s of resources.

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Good explanation how these two strategies compliment each other with a list of both Flipped and PBL resources.

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Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math

Teachers Are Using 3D Printed Manipulatives to Help Children Understand Math | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
It's all about a “hands-on” approach for a group of California teachers who are using what they call "manipulatives," toys and tools to help kids learn by d
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Taking math to a new hands-on level. Make sure you watch the videos to see how the manipulative can make a difference.

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Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in ... - Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project

Internet Seen as Positive Influence on Education but Negative on Morality in ... - Pew Research Center's Global Attitudes Project | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
As more people around the world gain access to all the tools of the digital age, the internet will play a greater role in everyday life.
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Some fascinating statistics that show the divide between wealthy and developing countries. 

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Irvine nonprofit using 3D printers as new math teaching tool - 89.3 KPCC

Irvine nonprofit using 3D printers as new math teaching tool - 89.3 KPCC | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The MIND Research Institute in Irvine has developed ways to produce tools with 3D printers that students can touch and manipulate to learn math concepts.
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3D printers can be used to replace manipulatives and to create props using concepts like scale. 

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Will Technology Kill Universities? - TIME

Will Technology Kill Universities? - TIME | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Free online courses, crowdsourcing, and big data are transforming the university from a gatekeeper to a public resource
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Perspectives from a variety of people who work at different levels of post-secondary education across the globe. 

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9 ed tech developments to note from SXSWedu 2015

9 ed tech developments to note from SXSWedu 2015 | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
If you couldn't be in Austin or just didn't have time to see everything on display, here are nine innovations that caught our attention.
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Here are nine new technologies that have the potential to make a difference in education in the next 1-3 years. 

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I can't wait to try some of these new innovations. 

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Springport class combines traditional art with computer graphics lessons

Springport class combines traditional art with computer graphics lessons | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Sixth- and seventh-graders in Springport are combining fine arts with graphic design skills in a unique class taught by an award-winning teacher.
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Here's a great way to combine game design with 3D art. 

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching elementary students to code begins with connecting to resources, looking beyond 1:1, trusting kids to learn, involving the school community, and making it fun.
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Edutopia provides a strong parent point of view. 

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Virtual friends and real rewards: Living with our avatars (Part 2) | SiliconANGLE

Virtual friends and real rewards: Living with our avatars (Part 2) | SiliconANGLE | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

This is the second entry of a three-part series exploring heightened technological immersion in the near future.

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The article looks at both the positive and negative sides with a tilt toward the vision of Jesse Schell, the CEO and founder of Schell Games, a Pittsburgh-based company. I've had a chance to hear and talk with Jesse Schell, I tend to agree with his analysis. 

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How anyone can learn to code - PBS NewsHour

How anyone can learn to code - PBS NewsHour | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Avi Flombaum taught himself to code as a kid. But it was an isolating experience. That's one reason he co-founded the Flatiron School, a 12-week coding academy designed for students without any coding experience.
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Interview with the founder of the Flatiron School who has found success teaching people to "code" with passion.

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Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age

Singapore’s New “Learning Hub” Rethinks University Classroom Design in the Internet Age | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Thomas Heatherwick is the London-based architect whose Heatherwick Studio has produced the 2012 London Olympics’ hammered copper cauldron, a futuristic version of London’s double-decker bus, plans for a Garden Bridge that would provide a grace note...
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Creating learning spaces that promote collaboration and lack traditional front/back orientation - Singapore leads the way.

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Three cheers for failure! Wait, what? - The Hechinger Report

Three cheers for failure! Wait, what? - The Hechinger Report | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
ATLANTA, Ga. – A faux evergreen tree set up inside a convention center hotel here last week was festooned with hand-written confessions from school leaders. “Inadequate WiFi density caused classroom technology to crash during Open House!” “Teacher technology stipends: All pain, no gain.” “Did not check references.” “Poor construction management destroys existing network.” Of course, …
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Examples of learning from "failure" to improve learning at the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) conference this year. Examples were shared by technology leaders, teachers, and superintendents.

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From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs (EdSurge News)

From Disruptor to Bestie: How Instructors are Learning to Leverage MOOCs (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Only a handful of sessions at SXSWedu this year used “MOOC” in their titles or descriptions, but those four letters were still mentioned quite a bit.It is safe to say, MOOCs have been passed over as the disruptor du jour of higher education. But this is a good thing, because now we can get on with t
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MOOCs have brought a new focus on flipping and personalizing learning. The article examines some good examples of how and where this has happened in higher education.

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Pervasive, Persuasive Technology - MIT Technology Review

Pervasive, Persuasive Technology - MIT Technology Review | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Persuasive technologies surround us, and they’re growing smarter. How do these technologies work? And why?
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Using data mining and predictive analysis tools, companies are becoming more successful mining dollars. How will this impact the Learning World? 

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BBC - Project based learning for schools comes to life with BBC Earth natural history film, Enchanted Kingdom - Media centre

BBC - Project based learning for schools comes to life with BBC Earth natural history film, Enchanted Kingdom - Media centre | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Microsoft teams up with BBC Earth and Broadclyst Primary School to provide schools with an immersive and creative way of teaching children with ‘the most ambitious 3D nature film ever made’
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It's the design challenges that are the key. The tools and resources are secondary to giving students real world challenges to tackle. 

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How PBL Creates Engaged Citizens

How PBL Creates Engaged Citizens | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Check out how high schools seniors took on the role of federal lobbyists and learned how bills become laws through project-based learning.
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Wonderful example of a PBL unit that engaged 2nd semesters seniors by giving them an authentic self-selected problem to solve - gun control. 

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Children Learn Cursive by Teaching Robots - Inside Science News Service

Children Learn Cursive by Teaching Robots - Inside Science News Service | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Training 2-foot robot improves 6- to 8-year-olds’ handwriting skills.
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Here's a rather ingenious combination of skills - programming and cursive writing. 

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CoSN 2015: The Emerging Tech That's Transforming K–12's Horizon

3D printing, drones and wearable tech are on the horizon for education.
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At the CoSN Conference in Atlanta the New Media Consortium shared their vision based on global research. One of the most significant growth areas was 3D printing and the development of Maker Spaces.

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University transforms student services with app platform innovation - eCampus News

University transforms student services with app platform innovation - eCampus News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The University of Maryland just launched its own app store platform to modernize campus service delivery.
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The University of Maryland and other Internet2 sites are looking at ways to customize and centralize their online tools and services. 

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Groups partner for in-school news delivery | eSchool News | eSchool News

Groups partner for in-school news delivery | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A new ed-tech partnership will provide daily news coverage integrated with in-text, leveled assessments to K-12 students.
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Curriculet and USA Today have become partners to provide a differentiated delivery of daily news. For 45 days there's no charge. After the initial period there's a cost per student.

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How the iPad is changing the way we learn

How the iPad is changing the way we learn | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Can issuing students with iPads instead of textbooks make a difference to their education? Rhiannon Williams visits the Danish institutions looking to the future
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Here's an example of how adults have a chance in Denmark to extend their learning in a very non-traditional environment using iPads. 

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Teachers try embracing students' gaming interest

Teachers try embracing students' gaming interest | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
It can be hard to peel a young person's eyes off the screen. Rather than fight the electronic glue, some educators are embracing kids' tech-obsession and finding ways to incorporate computer games int
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There's a growing interest in using Minecraft in academic subjects. Here's a great example from Alaska where literature and Minecraft came together. The result - collaborative learning engaging many students who were not previously interested in reading. 

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Keeping Pace with Technology: Youths Seek to Turn Dreams into Reality - World Bank Group

Keeping Pace with Technology: Youths Seek to Turn Dreams into Reality - World Bank Group | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Technology and telecommunications programs are helping Afghanistan keep in step with rapidly changing technological advances.
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The World Bank provides the funding to launch a startup initiative in Afghanistan. 

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