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School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News

School libraries changing with move to digital resources | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
As schools across the nation move from printed textbooks to digital materials and digital learning environments, school libraries are adapting to keep pace—and new advancements are changing the very definition of school libraries and library media...
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How to help students become digital creators

How to help students become digital creators | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A new report examines how giving students the power to explore digital technology improves learning.
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eSchoolNews article that highlights the latest CoSN EdTech Next report that I helped to shape. 
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Leveraging Technology to Promote Culture on Maui

Leveraging Technology to Promote Culture on Maui | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Accelerating Innovation in Education
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Using iPads with an app called Movie Trailer students in Hawaii are connecting to their culture both in school and at home
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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Educational technology has its pluses and minuses. It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.
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Balanced look at the pros and cons for edtech in the classroom
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Four Tools to Help Students Uncover Hidden Histories

Four Tools to Help Students Uncover Hidden Histories | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Digital tools have made history easier to uncover. These four sites help educators learn some of those histories from major figures to ones students can explore
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Digital tools to unlock primary resources for historical investigations ranging from the Holocaust to personal stories on daily issues and problems.
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8 Ways Machine Learning Will Improve Education

8 Ways Machine Learning Will Improve Education | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
By Tom Vander Ark - Students will increasingly make more decisions about learning and those decisions will be nudged by machine learning recommendations.
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Machine learning taps into the power of artificial intelligence to customize or personalize learning 
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Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success

Online Learning: Why Libraries Could Be the Key to MOOCs’ Success | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
In order to help learners make the most of MOOCs, librarians at Chicago Public Library partnered with Peer 2 Peer University to make online learning social in
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Libraries take the lead in Chicago providing a social network for MOOC students. 
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Middle School Teacher Helps Injured Duck With 3D Printing

Middle School Teacher Helps Injured Duck With 3D Printing | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A middle school teacher is showing the endless possibilities of 3D printing after helping Phillip the duck get his feet back.
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This is one of the more unusual ways to use 3D printing. 
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Middle Schoolers Built an Arduino Board Game to Explore Ancient Egypt

Middle Schoolers Built an Arduino Board Game to Explore Ancient Egypt | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A hidden sarcophagus, digital dice, mummy voice over, and desert sound effects. This board game looks like it's fun and educational.
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Quite a creative use of programming to bring ancient Egypt into the game world
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 21, 7:45 PM

Now this is geeky-cool stuff! Thanks again to Norton Gusky.

Michelle Nimchuk's curator insight, April 22, 1:09 PM

Amazing school project that combines gamification with Ancient Egypt content knowledge and an Arduino Nano.

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Is Your District Future Ready? -- THE Journal

Is Your District Future Ready? -- THE Journal | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Encouraging school leaders to think deeply about equity, agency and leadership when actualizing or revisioning technology integration plans.
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T.H.E. Journal looks at the National Education Technology Plan as a tool to make school systems future ready.
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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 21, 9:43 AM
Are we listening to classroom teachers? My experience suggests we are not. Change is just done to them.
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Creating Meaningful Global Connections

Creating Meaningful Global Connections | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
U.S. middle-school students became video pen pals with their Pakistani counterparts, acquiring real-world communication skills, enhanced cultural perspective, and an awareness of their leadership skills.
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Students not normally engaged in classroom conversations become quite involved in this type of global video dialog.
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Minecraft: The video game that builds kids' brain cells

Minecraft: The video game that builds kids' brain cells | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Microsoft's popular video game Minecraft helps kids learn everything from programming, science and math to art, languages and history.
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CNET special report on educational uses of Minecraft
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World’s first live VR surgery aims to educate medical students watching the video | PerfScience

World’s first live VR surgery aims to educate medical students watching the video | PerfScience | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
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The medical world takes the first step into VR providing greater access to anyone with even Google Cardboard
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Using Project Based Learning To Turn Students into Responsible Data Consumers (EdSurge News)

Using Project Based Learning To Turn Students into Responsible Data Consumers (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
At South Miami Middle Community School, our mission is to improve upon students’ abilities to read, write, comprehend, and articulate through an integrated curriculum, which will prepare all students for the diversely multicultural and technological world of the twenty-first century. But one ques
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Here's a great example of using Project-based Learning to make an abstract concept - climate change - very relevant and real for middle school students.
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Students see the future through robots

Students see the future through robots | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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Variety of robotic competitions that challenge both young men and women to program and create robots to solve problems
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Reaching Beyond the Adult Education Classroom with Technology

Reaching Beyond the Adult Education Classroom with Technology | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Accelerating Innovation in Education
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Innovative programs around the country reaching out to adult learners especially ELL needs.
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To Tackle Early Childhood Education, Sesame Street Finds a Smart Friend: IBM Watson (EdSurge News)

To Tackle Early Childhood Education, Sesame Street Finds a Smart Friend: IBM Watson (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
In a not-too-distant future, Elmo may be able to respond to more than tickles. Imagine if the plush, cuddly doll can listen as kids read aloud and analyze their pronunciation and vocabulary. As Elmo learns, it can respond and suggest activities to help children build literacy skills.Don’t get your h
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Can two giants - Sesame Street and IBM - come up with an adaptive learning tool for young children? 
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Bill Gates' plan to fix education with artificial intelligence

Bill Gates' plan to fix education with artificial intelligence | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Bill Gates shares how personalized learning is changing schools, The Verge reports.
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Interview with Bill Gates looking at role of personalized learning in K-20
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Connecting Pittsburgh’s Past and Future Through Innovation

Connecting Pittsburgh’s Past and Future Through Innovation | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
How does Pittsburgh’s inventive past connect to its innovative future? Students from Manchester Academic Charter School and Pittsburgh Woolslair are finding out.
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Great use of history resources to engage learners with appropriate technology. 
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The Minecraft Generation

The Minecraft Generation | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
How a clunky Swedish computer game is teaching millions of children to master the digital world.

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Extensive and expansive article on Minecraft as a tool for computational thinking and problem-solving
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Quite a long article, but worth it if you are curious about Minecraft.

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It Takes Two: The Practical Benefits of K 12 Public Education and Higher Ed Partnerships (EdSurge News)

It Takes Two: The Practical Benefits of K 12 Public Education and Higher Ed Partnerships (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The concept of integrating virtual reality and edtech products into the classrooms can be daunting for the average educator. How do you integrate effectively when you can’t predict the outcome—or know what you’re looking for?But in the Greater Pittsburgh Region, a strategic partnership has been cre
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Justin Aglio, a colleague, who is the Director of Innovation at Montour SD, outlines a variety of ways Montour is working with Carnegie Mellon University to evaluate new technological tools and strategies.
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Mixing It Up in the Design Lab: The Virtuality-Reality Continuum -- Campus Technology

Mixing It Up in the Design Lab: The Virtuality-Reality Continuum -- Campus Technology | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The Mixed Reality Lab at Oklahoma State University provides a range of AR, VR, and 3D printing tools so that students and faculty researchers in design disciplines can work in virtual, physical, and augmented reality environments.
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Here's a design lab that mixes three emerging technologies. 
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Could HoloLens’ Augmented Reality Change How We Study the Human Body?

Could HoloLens’ Augmented Reality Change How We Study the Human Body? | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Case Western Reserve University is helping to revolutionize medical-science studies with a new technology from Microsoft.
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Case Western sees AR as the next technology to open up new possibilities in medical studies. 
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Apps unlock ‘a-ha moment’

Apps unlock ‘a-ha moment’ | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Teachers at Southwest High School in Jacksonville, North Carolina, allowed students to bring their smartphones to class to watch short math videos. The ‘a-ha’ moment came when the students used the phones to record each other solving math problems, and then created a repository of problem-solving videos.
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Examples from around the country where students are using apps to create digital content. 
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The Future of Game-based Learning

The Future of Game-based Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The future of game-based learning is right on our doorstep. If you want to stay on the cutting edge, preparation is half the battle.
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Reasons why educators should consider game-based learning as a strategy for the delivery of knowledge and skills.
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New trend sees evolution of the higher ed hackathon - eCampus News

New trend sees evolution of the higher ed hackathon - eCampus News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
In a trending event that's taken the higher-ed world by storm (e.g. MLH hackathons, Northern Virginia's recent hackathon, Princeton's recent hackathon, and many more), a team of Hampshire College students have launched a unique hackathon aimed at engaging more than just tech students.
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Usually hackathons draw "techies." Hampshire College added interdisciplinary elements pulling in a more diverse group of participants, with over 50% women.
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