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State boards of education weigh in on ed-tech policy | eSchool News

State boards of education weigh in on ed-tech policy | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
In a new set of recommendations aimed at advising state leaders on ed-tech integration, the National Association of State Boards of Education (NASBE) discusses how states are integral in meeting the needs of today’s students.
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How Pittsburgh Created an Innovation Hub for Learning

How Pittsburgh Created an Innovation Hub for Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
By Gregg Behr - Leaders in Pittsburgh rallied around the question: Can we build a region-wide network that expands opportunities to learn anytime, anywhere?
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I've witnessed the growth of the innovation hub working with a number of schools and out-of-school providers. Other cities definitely need to look at Pittsburgh and the synergy of forces that are building a learning ecosystem. 

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Digital Learning Where It’s Least Expected – Remake Learning

Digital Learning Where It’s Least Expected – Remake Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

From hospitals to farms, makerspaces and “classrooms” are popping up in unusual places.

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Examples from Pittsburgh and around the country of projects letting learners become creators, makers, and environmental scientists. 

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Why ‘Connected Learning’ Is Catching On

Why ‘Connected Learning’ Is Catching On | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Young people today grow up fused to their digital worlds. And yes, being a screen zombie has its downsides.
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In Pittsburgh and other cities across the world young people are using digital technologies to connect to peers and interests. 

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What One Administrator Learned from Two Days of Sitting in The Student Seat (EdSurge News)

What One Administrator Learned from Two Days of Sitting in The Student Seat (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Editor's Note: With the vast array of schools and districts out there, it's impossible for educators to travel from place to place, gathering edtech best practices and tidbits along the way. So, EdSurge is bringing the tour to you.In continuation of our April three-part series on kick-off district S
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Adam Carter, the Chief Academic Officer at Summit Schools, discovered that in a personalized learning environment it's next to impossible to just walk into a school and become a student for one day. School is really about relationships and learning experiences build upon previous experiences.

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Virtual Field Trips Can Spice Up Learning

Virtual Field Trips Can Spice Up Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Virtual field trips can excite students without leaving the classroom. Barbara Blackburn shares a sample lesson and some places to hunt up interactive tours.
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Super set of places to visit - including the Louvre in Paris and the Smithsonian in D.C.

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Wearable Teaching? College to Experiment With Apple Watch as Learning Tool - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog)

Wearable Teaching? College to Experiment With Apple Watch as Learning Tool - Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Wearable Teaching? College to Experiment With Apple Watch as Learning Tool Chronicle of Higher Education (subscription) (blog) We caught up with Kyle Bowen, director of education-technology services at Penn State, to hear more about the project,...
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Using the Apple Watch to gather data about student learning - a new project from Penn State.

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How E-Learning is Changing the Education Landscape in China - Tech Cocktail

How E-Learning is Changing the Education Landscape in China - Tech Cocktail | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
E-learning is changing the way education is approached all over the world. This changed can be seen the clearest in China.
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Chinese want to have more control over their learning. Virtual access provides anytime, anywhere opportunities for a huge number of people. 

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12 Mobile Learning Trends On The Rise

12 Mobile Learning Trends On The Rise | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

"The mobile learning boom started to come about when people began to rely upon mobile technology on a more regular basis. Specifically, this referes to tablets and smartphones. The gray area of course being laptops."


Via EDTC@UTB
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Great infographic to highlight new directions with mobile learning.

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The Biggest Problems with Flipped Learning (And How to Fix Them)

The Biggest Problems with Flipped Learning (And How to Fix Them) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Flipped learning has it's share of problems. Here are some of the bigger ones, along with ideas and resources to fix them.

Via Anne Whaits
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Well thought posting with excellent videos to demonstrate key concepts.

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Anne Whaits's curator insight, April 23, 5:51 AM

Some useful reflections and approaches to addressing 9 problems associated with the Flipped Classroom. These include:

1. Defining what it is

2. Scope of task

3.Accountability

4. Access

5. Testing for comprehension

6. Fear of beginning

7. Rethinking your role

8. Getting buy-in

9. Student resistence

Steve Vaitl's curator insight, April 23, 2:02 PM

For my Teaching friends. If you could use more class time, flipping your class may be an option.

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CMU's Tepper Online Hybrid MBA: Equivalent to Onsite -- Campus Technology

CMU's Tepper Online Hybrid MBA: Equivalent to Onsite -- Campus Technology | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
At CMU's Tepper School of Business, the Online Hybrid MBA is designed to be equivalent to its on-campus MBA programs.
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CMU develops a hybrid program that looks at what works best  for learning - combining on campus activities with online experiences using the Eberly Center, the University's Teaching Center, to help faculty to properly design activities. 

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Wearables Could Find Their Place on Campus [#Infographic]

Wearables Could Find Their Place on Campus [#Infographic] | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Survey finds most young college students are open to using such devices as learning aids.
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Why Micro Learning Is Educating The ADD Generation

Why Micro Learning Is Educating The ADD Generation | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Micro learning, in which eduction is broken down into bitesize chunks is helping the ADD generation learn to acquire new skills quicker than standard means
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Are there other alternatives? The most successful MOOCs create Personal Learning Networks. The rate of completion goes up markedly when learners work collaboratively. 

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How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic

How to Turn Any Classroom Into a Makerspace | Edudemic | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
There is magic found in rolling up your sleeves & tackling a project, a sense of empowerment that results from solving problems and manifesting big ideas.
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Projects ranging from hydroponics to robotics; from drones to toys. 

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How technologies can engage students in creative learning experiences - Innovate My School

How technologies can engage students in creative learning experiences - Innovate My School | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
To gauge his opinion on important matters regarding education, we conduct a Twinterview with Mitchel Resnick, a LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and the head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab.
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Mitch Resnick is one of the pioneers in using coding as a tool for creativity and production. Here's a good interview with him on his insights and beliefs about educational technology.

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4 key digital learning developments | eSchool News | eSchool News

4 key digital learning developments | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The 2014 Speak Up survey reveals four areas that are changing as a result of digital tools and resources.
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The results from the survey show the strength of Flipped Learning, the growing use of mobile technologies, the interest in online learning, and the gender gap in STEM. 

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Research teams collaborate with microsoft on 'Earth-shattering' mixed-reality ... - Phys.Org

Research teams collaborate with microsoft on 'Earth-shattering' mixed-reality ... - Phys.Org | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Case Western Reserve University Radiology Professor Mark Griswold knew his world had changed the moment he first used a prototype of Microsoft's HoloLens headset. Two months later, one of the university's medical students illustrated exactly why.
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Microsoft is about to enter the virtual reality market. Is Apple working on this technology? 

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How Embedded Technology Is Inspiring Student-Centered Learning -- THE Journal

How Embedded Technology Is Inspiring Student-Centered Learning -- THE Journal | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Kirsten Wright, an educational technology teacher at Desert Sands Unified School District (CA), talks about how making the move to 1-to-1 has transformed not only teaching and learning, but the physical design of her districts' classrooms.
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Redesign of learning includes furniture, supporting equipment, and use of learning space.

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Virtual Reality System Brings Abstract Concepts to Life in Schools Nationwide

Virtual Reality System Brings Abstract Concepts to Life in Schools Nationwide | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
New zSpace stations consist of large screens connected to PCs that teachers and students can use with special 3-D glasses and a stylus pen.
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The Montour School District in Pittsburgh feels this is the future technology for student learning. What do you think? 

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Minecraft – World Heritage Day 2015 – ImmersiveMind

Minecraft – World Heritage Day 2015 – ImmersiveMind | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
ImmersiveMinds - Using games like Minecraft and other technologies as effective tools for learning in education, arts and culture.
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An amazing archeology project using Minecraft to learn about the Roman occupation of Scotland.

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Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves?

Redesigning the classroom: Can children teach themselves? | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Education pioneer Sugata Mitra joins The Stream to discuss the future of learning.

Via Nik Peachey
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Aljazeera story about Sugata Mitra including an interview and a series of video clips about the School in the Cloud and Hole in the Wall projects. 

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Claro que los Niños se puedes retroalimentar el conocimiento, con una buena guìa familiar y academica.

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Its tremendous

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How MOOCs Are Taking Local Knowledge Global

How MOOCs Are Taking Local Knowledge Global | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses (MOOCs) are helping universities bring their knowledge to a much larger audience, says Coursera co-founder Andrew Ng.
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Interview with Andrew Ng that tackles some of the underlying questions, issues, and successes for MOOCs. 

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5 steps for creating a custom makerspace | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 steps for creating a custom makerspace | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Physical makerspaces have allowed us the opportunity to pull some of this excitement of the maker movement into our schools. Makerspaces can help set the stage for meaningful s
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The article highlights steps to follow, ways to make the Maker Space more focused, and resources for the Maker Space.

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Moving Beyond MOOCS

Moving Beyond MOOCS | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
In many ways, we have a romanticized view of college. Popular portrayals of a typical classroom show a handful of engaged students sitting attentively around a small seminar table while their Harrison Ford-like professor shares their wisdom about the...
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Modular approach to learning is the key for success with well-produced segments to engage learners in interactive lessons.

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Transform Your School: Practical Tips for Starting a Makerspace @DIANARENDINA

"Makerspaces are an amazing way to bring STEAM, creativity and informal learning into your school, but with so much information out there, many educators aren’t sure of where to get started. In this session, you will get ideas and inspiration on how to bring the Maker Education Movement into your school. Topics covered will include: cultivating a Maker culture, getting student input, finding space, securing funds and donations, gathering supplies, making it happen, and sharing with others. Throughout the presentation, you will see examples from the creation of our school’s library Makerspace, as well as examples from other schools."


Via John Evans
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Here's a slide deck that outlines the key issues for moving forward with a Maker space. In the Pittsburgh area Maker Spaces are popping up in schools, libraries, community centers, and wherever kids are building and creating. 

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PBS KIDS launches game-creation tool and online world | eSchool News | eSchool News

PBS KIDS launches game-creation tool and online world | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
PBS KIDS has launched its first curriculum-based online learning world for children ages 6-9.
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Includes Gamestar Mechanic for younger kids. Looks promising. 

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