Using Technology ...
Follow
Find
2.2K views | +3 today
 
Scooped by Norton Gusky
onto Using Technology to Transform Learning
Scoop.it!

Mobile That Works -- THE Journal

Mobile That Works -- THE Journal | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Successful mobile learning initiatives require cultural change and a student-centric approach.
more...
No comment yet.
Using Technology to Transform Learning
Articles, ideas, references showcasing ways that educational technologies change teaching and learning
Curated by Norton Gusky
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

How Edtech Startup ‘Native Innovation’ Goes the Extra 300 Miles For Navajo Customers (EdSurge News)

How Edtech Startup ‘Native Innovation’ Goes the Extra 300 Miles For Navajo Customers (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
In the blistering heat of Arizona, edtech consultant and former educator Jerome Tsosie loads up his technology tools into a giant van, preparing for the four-and-a-half hour drive to rural To'Hajiilee Community School, 15 miles west of Albuquerque, NM. There, Tsosie and his team will configure 19
Norton Gusky's insight:

Truly taking the technology to the learners - including PD in Navajo or apps written in the native Indian language. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You

5 Robots Booking It to a Classroom Near You | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Robots are the new kids in school. Classrooms over the world are plotting how to implement robots, sometimes replacing teachers entirely.
Norton Gusky's insight:

Examples from the US and Asia where robots are taking on teaching roles. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Flip Your Classroom and Your Attitude | Mediashift | PBS

Flip Your Classroom and Your Attitude | Mediashift | PBS | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Norton Gusky's insight:

Higher education focus, but can easily apply to any K-20 educator who is thinking about "flipping" their classroom. Down-to-earth suggestions and guidelines based on experience creating a series of Digital Literacy for Journalists tutorials. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12

Oculus Rift Fueling New Vision for Virtual Reality in K-12 | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
After decades of false starts and unkept promises, makers of virtual-reality technology could be ready to give students a new and potentially powerful way to learn.
Norton Gusky's insight:

Digital games and virtual visits to places, like college campuses, become new opportunities. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Using flipped learning to boost engagement | eSchool News | eSchool News

Using flipped learning to boost engagement | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Flipped learning, a growing instructional model, helps educators personalize instruction for students and increases student engagement.
Norton Gusky's insight:

Pointers from Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams from an ASCD webinar on Flipped Learning.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Happy accident: Sphero makes the move from toy to teaching

Happy accident: Sphero makes the move from toy to teaching | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Orbotix, now simply known as Sphero, had the world in awe when it introduced its smartphone-controlled, ball-shaped toy back in 2010. Back then, we were
Norton Gusky's insight:

Here's something that looks quite intriguing for kids to use as a tool to learn coding. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

No Chalkboard Needed: J-Schools Experiment with Blended Learning - PBS MediaShift

No Chalkboard Needed: J-Schools Experiment with Blended Learning - PBS MediaShift | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
PBS MediaShift No Chalkboard Needed: J-Schools Experiment with Blended Learning PBS MediaShift There are a number of models, but popular blended learning methods include swapping brick-and-mortar class time for time spent reporting in the field or...
Norton Gusky's insight:

Examples of higher education courses and programs that tap into online resources as part of a face-to-face experience.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

How Notre Dame Creates Mobile Apps With No Coding Required -- Campus Technology

How Notre Dame Creates Mobile Apps With No Coding Required -- Campus Technology | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Non-technical end users can now build their own mobile apps using a modular, do-it-yourself approach.
Norton Gusky's insight:

Notre Dame finds Kurogo - an app development tool that does not require extensive training - allowing apps to be developed quicker and with less training for student developers.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Who are your teachers? New technology for humanity | Christensen Institute

Who are your teachers? New technology for humanity | Christensen Institute | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

For those adults working on, writing about, or generally pondering the fate of our education system, “teachers” are thought of as a stakeholder group, a fulcrum for change. But most of us are likewise bought into the idea of lifelong learning—that is, formal schooling may end, but we continue to be students of life. As such, who are your teachers? When you encounter a thorny problem, where do you turn?

Norton Gusky's insight:

The Internet offers great resources, but the credibility is sometimes an issue. New companies, like Educurious, Nepris, and Crowdworks - are connecting learners with real world experts. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

How tablets and apps are transforming education - Brisbane Times

How tablets and apps are transforming education - Brisbane Times | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Brisbane Times How tablets and apps are transforming education Brisbane Times In a 2012 study, Use of tablet Technology (iPads) in the Classroom, the NSW Curriculum and Learning Innovation Centre noted that before teaching could begin, the planning...
Norton Gusky's insight:

An Australian perspective on tablets and learning.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Badging the “Soft” Skills

Badging the “Soft” Skills | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Badging the “Soft” Skills
For 21st century learners, skills like patience and problem solving are proving just as critical as technical know-how.
Norton Gusky's insight:

Badges can certify mastery of knowledge, skills, or dispositions. The Summer of Learning project in Pittsburgh provided opportunities for a variety of institutions to test out the concept of digital badges across all three domains of learning. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Adult Education: Finally Hip to the Game (EdSurge News)

Adult Education: Finally Hip to the Game (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Not too long ago, Santa Ana College instructor 
Susan Gaer found herself in class describing the steps required to obtain a passport. Her students – mostly English Language Learners of varying ages – began typing notes into their cell phones.
This alarmed Gaer, given the somewhat complicated
Norton Gusky's insight:

Usually we talk about K-12, but there's a tremendous number of adult learners who don't have Internet access, but have mobile devices. Across the world there's been a growing awareness of the potential for adult literacy through mobile technology. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Preparing Kids for Cyber Jobs and Cyber Warfare

Preparing Kids for Cyber Jobs and Cyber Warfare | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Across the country, students are participating in competition to test their cyber skills. It’s part of an effort to get students excited about science.
Norton Gusky's insight:

This is the first time I've seen cyber defense included with a hackathon. Great idea!

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways?

A Flipped Classroom? Or Should It Be Sideways? | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The traditional model of teach we’re familiar with is that of the teacher in front of the class, lecturing and assigning homework for students to do once they leave the classroom. The teacher has full control over their learning process.
Norton Gusky's insight:

Edudemic proposes a variation on the Flipped Classroom that is less about moving to a student centric approach, than to increase student engagement.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Teaching computer science - without touching a computer - The Hechinger Report

Teaching computer science - without touching a computer - The Hechinger Report | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A group of children on a playground, each kid clutching a slip of paper with a number on it, moves along a line drawn in chalk, comparing numbers as they go and sorting themselves into ascending order from one to ten. Another group of children, sitting in a circle, passes pieces of fruit — an …
Norton Gusky's insight:

Fascinating way to introduce kids to computational thinking.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Inside a School Trying to Bridge the Digital Divide

Inside a School Trying to Bridge the Digital Divide | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A North Carolina district shows what it takes for schools to make good on President Obama's digital push
Norton Gusky's insight:

1:1 success story using laptops in a medium-sized North Carolina school district

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play

Three Video Games That Teach Programming Through Play | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Play can release code from the rules and structures that drive it.
Norton Gusky's insight:

Here's an opportunity to young programmers to "mod" video games and learn the ins and outs of coding.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

​Students Use MAD Learn to Create Apps for Local Communities (EdSurge News)

​Students Use MAD Learn to Create Apps for Local Communities (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Before this spring, rising 7th grader Madison Reiman was no mobile app designer. But after developing her ideas in class last April, she’s worked to bring her creative prowess to her community.Madison, who starts 7th grade at Auburn High/Middle School in Auburn, Nebraska this fall, was one of thirty
Norton Gusky's insight:

Examples of how students can build apps for local businesses and their own schools using tools like MAD-learn or Google Forms.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Digital storytelling enhances K-12 classrooms | eSchool News | eSchool News

Digital storytelling enhances K-12 classrooms | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Digital storytelling uses various types of media to illustrate academic concepts in an engaging way for today's students.
Norton Gusky's insight:

Digital tools expand the possibilities for story-telling - check out Bernard Robin's website.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Welcome to the university of the future

Welcome to the university of the future | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Most people have not heard of Singularity University in California, but it is attracting some of the world's finest minds. Josie Ensor visits one of the most elite institutions
Norton Gusky's insight:

 A British perspective on Singularity, a university of the future where interdisciplinary work is the norm and technology is a given. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Digital learning: how technology is reshaping teaching - Telegraph.co.uk

Digital learning: how technology is reshaping teaching - Telegraph.co.uk | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Telegraph.co.uk Digital learning: how technology is reshaping teaching Telegraph.co.uk It is unsurprising, therefore, that technology is playing an increasingly central role in the classroom - not just in ICT lessons, where children will start...
Norton Gusky's insight:

An English perspective on integrating technology into classroom instruction.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Customized Learning - KELOLAND TV

Customized Learning - KELOLAND TV | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
KELOLAND TV
Customized Learning
KELOLAND TV
Freshman and sophomores had the chance to sign up for a new customized learning program in Watertown this year.
Norton Gusky's insight:

Students will be able to move at their own pace in core subjects opening up opportunities for more electives and college-ready courses.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

South Fayette students' work on display in nation's capital

South Fayette students' work on display in nation's capital | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

For two years, the software development team at South Fayette High School has been working to create a flashcard application for teachers to use to help students. The team’s ongoing  work paid off this month: The nine-member group was named the winner of the First Annual Congressional STEM App Challenge.

Norton Gusky's insight:

I feel quite fortunate to work with South Fayette and I've had a chance to interact with the student app team. This is exactly the type of real world experiences we want to see more in our schools. 

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Bringing Khan Academy (Lite) Around the World (EdSurge News)

From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe: Bringing Khan Academy (Lite) Around the World (EdSurge News) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Khan Academy has often been hailed as the world’s teacher. Unfortunately, an estimated 4.5 billion people have no Internet access. So when a former intern at Khan Academy, Jamie Alexandre, created an offline version of the platform, dubbed “KA Lite,” in December 2012, the world took notice.Currently
Norton Gusky's insight:

We sometimes forget how many people do not have Internet access. Here's an innovative approach to bring the power of Flipped Learning and the Khan Academy to people who may not have Internet services, but can connect to a network where a version of the Khan Academy has been installed.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Norton Gusky
Scoop.it!

Minecraft add-on LearnToMod aims to teach children coding skills

Minecraft add-on LearnToMod aims to teach children coding skills | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Developer ThoughtSTEM will release programming tool in October following 150-student beta test. By Stuart Dredge
Norton Gusky's insight:

Students can now program new modules within Mindcraft - cost about $30. 

more...
No comment yet.