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Detective : Teaching New Skills to Future Sherlocks - Wired

Detective : Teaching New Skills to Future Sherlocks - Wired | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Detective : Teaching New Skills to Future SherlocksWiredIt's rare that the trailer for an app aimed squarely at the preschool market should appeal to me as much as it does to my toddler. However, this was the case with Wombi's new Detective app.
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Here's an app for early learners that combines probem-solving with an appealing format. 

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Teach U.S. kids to write computer code

Teach U.S. kids to write computer code | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Douglas Rushkoff says digital literacy is not a priority in our schools, impeding kids' understanding of the digital world and crippling U.S. competitiveness.
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Thoughtful ideas on the importance of computer programming in todays digital world. 

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Tablet technology takes teaching into 21st century

Tablet technology takes teaching into 21st century | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

Moving into a mobile world at the British School of Paris (BSP). Teachers and students share their reactions to the first four months of the move to 1:1 iPads for all students.

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Wheeling High plans to add nanotechnology stations

Wheeling High plans to add nanotechnology stations | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Wheeling High School students will have an opportunity to study nanotechnology in a special lab featuring equipment that typically isn't seen in high schools, local officials said.
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The Maker Movement Goes Global

The Maker Movement Goes Global | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Courtesy: Exploratorium In step with the popularity and growing momentum of Maker Faire, the "maker movement" is going global with the help of the Ex...
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Video Games in the STEM Classroom

Video Games in the STEM Classroom | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Is there anything quite so vilified as our students' love of video games? The slightly lame-sounding trope in the teachers lounge is, "If they'd just study and stop playing those games!
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Technology for Development: Why Training Trumps Technology

Technology for Development: Why Training Trumps Technology | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

The project is about far more than just technology: training, skill-building, and partnering are equally important components of the endeavor. We hope to demonstrate a complete, replicable model for bringing computers and Internet connectivity to underserved schools and communities in the Pacific islands and beyond, starting in Chuuk.


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The proof, promise and potential of digital education

The proof, promise and potential of digital education | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Kathleen Stokes, education policy advisor at the National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts (NESTA) outlines the impact that technology will have on learning...
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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.
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Teaching with SmartPhones

Teaching with SmartPhones | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Jennifer Carey tells how she's using smartphones in her classroom: to charge up lessons, promote research & fact-checking and harness powerful apps for learning.
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12 Principles Of Mobile Learning

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

12 Principles Of Mobile Learning...Access, Metrics, Cloud, Transparent, Play, Asynchronous, Self-Actuated, Diverse, Curated, Blended, Always-on, Authentic

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Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher

Game-Based Learning Units for the Everyday Teacher | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

Andrew Miller is a consultant for the Buck Institute for Education, an organization that specializes in project-based curriculum shares key elements to use to develop a game-based learning unit.

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The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom [Infographics]

The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom [Infographics] | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

With over 10 million users, Pinterest has rocketed to pop-culture fame since its launch in beta in March 2010. This rapid growth makes it the fastest growing social media site of the past year. Educators have caught on to Pinterest in a big way. From kindergarten to college, teachers, professors and students are using Pinterest creatively to organize and share ideas from all around the Web and even in their own classrooms and campuses.


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Personalize Learning: The Personalized Learning Umbrella

Personalize Learning: The Personalized Learning Umbrella | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Personalized Learning is the umbrella connects the dots of all initiatives and programs.

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Barbara Bray succinctly explains that all student-centered initiatives fall under the umbrella of Personalized Learning.

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, December 13, 2012 12:37 PM

We are being asked about this initiative and that program and how they fit with Personalized Learning. In reviewing the initiatives, we realized that there needs to be a common language that connects anything that meets the needs of each and every learner.

 

The discussions in the eCourse and in several of the different communities of practice keep coming back to Personalized Learning as one more initiative. Then several of the participants in the eCourse got it: Personalized Learning is the umbrella. It connects all the dots. It makes sense. We don't need one more initiative; we need to review all of the initiatives and programs under the Personalized Learning umbrella: start with the learner and how they learn best.

Barbara Bray's comment, January 24, 2013 10:07 AM
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Marcello Stoll's curator insight, January 28, 2013 4:47 AM

We don't need one more initiative; we need to review all of the initiatives and programs under the Personalized Learning umbrella: start with the learner and how they learn best. (Barbara Bray)

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Test Designers Seek Help of Students, One at a Time

Test Designers Seek Help of Students, One at a Time | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The common-core-test labs allow scientists to get inside students' heads and use what they learn to craft questions and tasks.
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Three U.S. Schools Recognized for Instructional Innovations -- THE Journal

Three U.S. Schools Recognized for Instructional Innovations -- THE Journal | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Three innovative education programs in the United States were honored by Microsoft during its annual Global Forum Educator Awards held in Prague, Czechoslovakia this past weekend.
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How Portal 2 Developers Became The Best 6th Grade Physics Teachers Ever

How Portal 2 Developers Became The Best 6th Grade Physics Teachers Ever | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
PLAYMAKERS is an exploration of the experiences and innovations that are leading the way for learning design in the twenty-first century.
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5 Ways Technology Enhances Education

5 Ways Technology Enhances Education | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it

Free-style animation demonstrating that technology has tremendously improved education in five ways:

- Global Learning
- Game-based Learning
- Virtual worlds, digital simulations and models
- Mobile learning
- Real-time data-based decision making

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Fab Lab: Using Technology to Make (Almost) Anything! | District Administration Magazine

Fab Lab: Using Technology to Make (Almost) Anything! | District Administration Magazine | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
News, Articles and Community for district-level decision makers in K-12 education. Magazine published monthly, with daily news and blogs and online content. Archives available.
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Hummingbird: An Educational Robotics Kit Designed To Get Girls Into Engineering

Hummingbird: An Educational Robotics Kit Designed To Get Girls Into Engineering | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Want to make a robot of cardboard wrapped in tin foil that can twirl, flash lights, and even impersonate the Star Wars robot, R2D2? Or a dragon of paper and popsicle sticks that flaps its wings and hisses?
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Duolingo Is a Crowdsourced Translation Service that Teaches French | MIT Technology Review

Duolingo Is a Crowdsourced Translation Service that Teaches French | MIT Technology Review | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
A startup called Duolingo taps the power of crowds to make learning a language free.
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The Global Search for Education: Singapore on Technology - Huffington Post (blog)

The Global Search for Education: Singapore on Technology - Huffington Post (blog) | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The Global Search for Education: Singapore on TechnologyHuffington Post (blog)Singapore's education institutions are considered among the most advanced in the world with regard to information technology.
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Schools Ditch The Classroom To Put Play Back In Education

Schools Ditch The Classroom To Put Play Back In Education | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
The words "play" and "school" rarely find themselves together after age five.
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UK Study Offers Lessons on Technology and Education | Educational Publishing | Association of Educational Publishers

UK Study Offers Lessons on Technology and Education | Educational Publishing | Association of Educational Publishers | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
Rather than looking at technology independently, the researchers identified eight effective learning themes.

Learning from experts
Learning with others
Learning through making
Learning through exploring
Learning through inquiry
Learning through practicing
Learning from assessment
Learning in and across settings

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One tablet per child: Creating education opportunity in Africa | Deseret News

One tablet per child: Creating education opportunity in Africa | Deseret News | Using Technology to Transform Learning | Scoop.it
By Mercedes White Deseret News SARATOGA SPRINGS — Ben Tanner and his wife, Jessica of Saratoga Springs, knew they were raising a budding hacker...
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