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From One-to-one to Many-to-many: Powering peer learning in open learning environments

From One-to-one to Many-to-many: Powering peer learning in open learning environments | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

When learners teach one another, work collaboratively on a problem, actively construct their understanding of a concept, interact socially and build relationships with each other and then develop a sense of belonging to a learning community, they make the behavioral transition from disengage to engaged learners.


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A peer-to-peer network that moves a student from "asker" to "helper." Great use of collaborative technologies. 

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 27, 2013 1:55 PM

Interesting article on promoting more user to user interaction within MOOCs.

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Preetha Ram talks about OpenStudy approach to learning

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Rice Offers First Free Advanced Placement MOOC

Rice Offers First Free Advanced Placement MOOC | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
By offering AP Biology through edX, Rice University has brought college-level classes to high school students via a free online platform.
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Free course, though without lab activities. 

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Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code

Every child should learn to program, but not necessarily how to code | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
If education shifted the focus from learning computing language to the building process itself, a world of creativity could be unleashed
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Parent explains the difference in practical terms explaining what he does with his kids - Lego Mindstorms, Minecraft, Scratch. 

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“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom

“Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
By combining the flipped learning model with differentiated instruction, teachers can quickly and efficiently mobilize their students in "right size" learning activities.
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Tools like Verso or Classroom Salon can be used to extend the conversation. Both are free for educators.

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Online, gamified learning is where it’s at in education

Online, gamified learning is where it’s at in education | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
To really be a leader in the education-technology space, it takes more than just hooking up some students with Internet access and publishing content online. For the founder of MCI Institute, Denise Meyerson, it’s about using technology to shake up conventional teaching methods and improve student outcomes.
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Providing a personalized online experience for Australian learners. The lessons learned scale to other parts of the world. 

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Why Wearables Are the New Gateways to Human Knowledge -- Campus Technology

Why Wearables Are the New Gateways to Human Knowledge -- Campus Technology | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The use of Google Glass and other wearable devices in higher education is still experimental, but the technology is opening up exciting new possibilities for teaching and learning.
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Narrative Clip and Oculus Rift together with Google Glass changing the higher education landscape. How will K-12 schools deal with this new technology? 

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How can teachers get to grips with computer programming, and where do we start? By Lawrence Williams - ICT in Education -

How can teachers get to grips with computer programming, and where do we start? By Lawrence Williams - ICT in Education - | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Many teachers have been utterly dismayed by the seemingly impossible demands of the new Programmes...
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Success story from UK based on using Scratch as a story-telling vehicle for students in K-3.

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Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Transmedia in Children’s Apps: Now Is the Time for Innovation

Joan Ganz Cooney Center - Transmedia in Children’s Apps: Now Is the Time for Innovation | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

When we considered the research literature salient to understanding the role digital books play in young children’s reading for pleasure, we identified seven key engagement patterns: affective, shared, sustained, creative, personalized, interactive, and balanced transmedia engagement.

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Scholarly look from UK at multiple forms of media in apps to engage digital readers. 

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Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers

Morfo + Aurasma = Augmented Reality Book Trailers | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Last week at the ACTEM conference I showed some folks possible uses for the Morfo 3D Faces app and the Aurasma iPad app. Morfo 3D Faces is an iPad app that you can use to create a talking picture o...
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Using technology in a novel way to tell a story. 

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Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools | eSchool News | eSchool News

Computer science not just a game for S.F. schools | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A national trend aims to incorporate computer science into public schools--and not just as an after-school program or elective.
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Balboa High School develops Game Design Academy with Zynga - great example of tapping into student interests with real world applications. 

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In Hartford, A Dancing Cat Teaches Fourth Graders To Program Computers

In Hartford, A Dancing Cat Teaches Fourth Graders To Program Computers | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Vermont’s public school students are not as good at science as they should be. That’s what Education Secretary Rebecca Holcombe conceded when she released
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Scratch Success Story from Vermont with focus on Next Generation Science Standards

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How Google Glass apps showcase the potential of wearable educational technology - Android app article - Brad Spirrison | Appolicious ™ Android App Directory

How Google Glass apps showcase the potential of wearable educational technology - Android app article - Brad Spirrison | Appolicious ™ Android App Directory | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
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Flipped learning lessons, translating language, serving students with disabilities - just a few real applications for Google Glass.

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Minecraft movie will be 'large-budget' but unlikely to arrive before 2017

Minecraft movie will be 'large-budget' but unlikely to arrive before 2017 | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Mojang COO Vu Bui talks Hollywood plans, YouTube and Minecraft books ahead of Microsoft acquisition. By Stuart Dredge
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MincraftEdu offers a pathway to connect learners to academic subjects, including Quantum Physics (see video for QCraft).

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Coding with the kindergarten crowd | eSchool News | eSchool News

Coding with the kindergarten crowd | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Students as young as those in kindergarten can benefit from learning coding and computer programming skills.
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Pittsburgh through the Kids & Creativity Network has become a leader in this arena. 

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Flipping the Lecture Hall -- Campus Technology

Flipping the Lecture Hall -- Campus Technology | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Columbia University is experimenting with the flipped classroom model in large lecture courses.
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Flipped Learning now one of the major emerging technology trends in higher education.

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5 Unbeatable Reasons Your Kid Should Be Coding

5 Unbeatable Reasons Your Kid Should Be Coding | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Starting young has great benefits. Coding at an early age can empower kids in more ways than one. Read on to learn more.
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Super infographic that provides supporting details for the reasons to put coding as a critical learning goal.

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The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education

The Latest – and Unlikeliest – Man to Reinvent Online Education | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
This pioneer in adult web content has idea to revolutionize education through virtual reality. And he might be on to something. Maybe.
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A rambling look at where virtual reality may be heading for education - based on the work by Brian Shuster, an entrepreneur who began his work in the adult world of entertainment, and Bryan Carter, an educator at the University of Arizona who has created a virtual Harlem for his course in African American studies.

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Real-Time Classroom Feedback Enhances Flipped Learning at Temple College -- Campus Technology

Real-Time Classroom Feedback Enhances Flipped Learning at Temple College -- Campus Technology | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Terry Austin, an instructor of anatomy and physiology at Temple College in Texas, has boosted student retention rates in his classes — and he attributes part of that success to the real-time feedback system he's using in his flipped classroom.
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Learning Catalytics provides immediate feedback tool for course.

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MOOCs go to high school

MOOCs go to high school | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Massive open online courses are going after the teenage market.
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Even if students do not complete a course, is it worth experiencing?

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Which of these 7 ed tech solutions will get $20M from the Gates Foundation?

Which of these 7 ed tech solutions will get $20M from the Gates Foundation? | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation is set to fund at least one project that helps poor students succeed in large-enrollment lower-level college courses.
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Largely focused on higher education projects including two spinning out of Carnegie Mellon's Open Learning Initiative.

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Embodied Learning Labs Bring Abstract Science to Life – Remake Learning

Embodied Learning Labs Bring Abstract Science to Life – Remake Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
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Embodied learning from the SMALLab Consortium in Pittsburgh. I've observed kids in action. What makes this even more exciting is now there are senior high school students learning to develop the apps for this project at Elizabeth Forward School District.

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Going Global? The Growing Movement to Let Kids Learn Just by Tinkering | WIRED

Going Global? The Growing Movement to Let Kids Learn Just by Tinkering | WIRED | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
What would happen if you took a stack of tablet computers to a tiny schoolhouse in a remote part of Ghana and asked a group of fifth graders - who have never used a computer or the internet before - to use the mysterious devices to figure out the answer to a few basic questions?
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Taking the ideas of Sugata Mitra to new parts of the world - let kids learn on their own with a teacher guiding them, but not directly teaching.

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Duluth Middle students use STEM concepts to build solar-, battery-powered cars

Duluth Middle students use STEM concepts to build solar-, battery-powered cars | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Duluth Middle sixth grade STEM students participated in a car challenge on Tuesday where a battery- or solar-powered car they built competed against classmates’ cars. The students were asked to research which energy resource would be the best choice for a community to invest in. Students compared renewable and non-renewable resources and identified best practices to conserve energy and reduce pollution in the environment. Science and language arts classes researched and wrote essays defending th
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Project-based Learning at its best.

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Will Curriculet’s Rentals Mark the End of Physical Libraries? (EdSurge News)

“As a sitting principal, the calculus I used to decide which books we’d buy would go like this: If I’m gonna spend $8-$15 per copy, can I get 4-5 years of use out of this book?” explains Jason Singer, who founded KIPP Summit Academy and KIPP King Collegiate High School before co-founding Curriculet.
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Adding a personalized layer to text in order to better engage and track student understand - a novel approach worth investigating. 

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7 STEM apps designed by students | eSchool News | eSchool News

7 STEM apps designed by students | eSchool News | eSchool News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Students from across the United States met with congressional leaders and the Obama administration to show STEM apps they've developed.
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Great examples of student projects from across the country. 

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7 Hands-On Projects That Use 3D Printers -- THE Journal

7 Hands-On Projects That Use 3D Printers -- THE Journal | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Our expert takes you beyond the wow factor to explore how 3D printing can help teach a range of subjects.
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Article by David Thornburg that looks at a variety of classroom projects and key questions to ask when purchasing a 3D printer.

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