Assistive Learning and Integration of Technology in Education
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My Scoopit conveys articles about assisted learning using technology in the classroom. As well as integrating education in a classroom. I found these articles not only interesting but enlightening. I was very skeptical when entering this classroom whether or not I was going to struggle with "Edtech." As i have grown throughout this course I found out that not only was technology in education useful, but necessary. Please take the time to read my comments and the links posted.
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The Four Stages of Self Directed Learning

The Four Stages of Self Directed Learning | Assistive Learning and Integration of Technology in Education | Scoop.it

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Self-directed learning is an essential student disposition for a successful e-learning experience.

Ryan Thomas Sweeney's comment, April 24, 2013 9:23 PM
i added this link not because it is how technology aid in learning. i added this link because it is a four step description of self directed learning which as teachers is the goal we are trying to accomplish for all of our students.
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The Transformation of Higher Education through Technology-Assisted Learning: Arizona Learning Systems

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This link breaks down higher education, education in general, and the use of technology. This specifically talks of Arizona. With that being said Arizona is moving in the right direction with regards to technology.

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10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses

10 Tools for Increasing Engagement in Online Courses | Assistive Learning and Integration of Technology in Education | Scoop.it

Over the last few years I've done a lot of work developing writing and redeveloping online courses and course materials. In the initial rush to get learning online many organisations got themselves a Moodle platform and then attached a whole load of PDFs and .docs, added some forums and the odd video clip and called it an online course. It's no surprise then that drop out rates for online learning courses have been so high.


The advent of Web 2.0 though, brought a whole bunch of new tools that course designers could take advantage of to make content more social, interactive and engaging.

Here are some of the tools I've been using recently to embed a bit more interactivity into the courses I work on.


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Engaging students is challenging. Using technology assists in learning.

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:01 AM

Nik has some great ideas, check it out at http://nikpeachey.blogspot.com/2011/11/10-tools-for-increasing-engagement-in.html

Ryan Thomas Sweeney's comment, April 24, 2013 10:49 PM
i found this link very interesting since online courses can be so dry and drab. I have taken an online course before and wanted to know how to increase my own engagement let alone other students.
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What Do Kids Really Learn From Education Tech?

What Do Kids Really Learn From Education Tech? | Assistive Learning and Integration of Technology in Education | Scoop.it

"It seems every educational app promises the most engaging and effective way to teach children, and cash-strapped school districts have embraced iPads, iPods, and Smart Boards as solutions to the challenges they face. But with all the time and resources invested in educational technology, how much do we really know about learning from these popular new devices?"


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Ryan Thomas Sweeney's comment, April 24, 2013 10:47 PM
This article explains the importance of knowing how to use educational technology. this article also explains the importance of letting technology in the classroom grow over time and not to push it to severly.
Ryan Thomas Sweeney's comment, April 24, 2013 10:51 PM
This article is barely a week old!
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12 Ways To Integrate (Not Just Use) Technology In Education

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If you run a classroom, school, district, or country, you need to know how to properly integrate technology in education. This should help.
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Although my "Scoopit" revolves around assisted learning in education. This article talks of integrating technology in many different ways. Thus, supporting my personal interest project of technology eith regards to Education.

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Ryan Thomas Sweeney's comment, April 24, 2013 8:05 PM
This article is great! It goes over using technology along with instruction and designing lessons with technology. I find that technology in the classroom is a great necessity in the 21st century.
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GoClass – Remotely Deliver Quizzes to Your Students’ iPads

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GoClass is a unique app for teaching and learning interactively within the classroom using iPads. It allows teachers to create lessons, create formative assessments, and garner student response.

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digitally adding quizzes onto a ipad.

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Cyndi Danner-Kuhn's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:11 AM

From Richard Bryne, Free Technology for Teachers

GoClass is a free iPad application for creating short lessons and delivering them to your students. The lessons can include annotated images, free hand sketches, text, and video. GoClass gives teachers tools for creating class rosters that they can use to keep track of which students are using the lessons when. Teachers also have the option to ask questions and poll their students. After the students’ response have been gathered teachers can project those responses without showing individual student’s names. The image below, from GoClass, illustrates how a teacher might use the app with students.

GoClass is a nice iPad app for teachers who are working in 1:1 iPad environments. I particularly like the option to project students’ responses in aggregate without revealing individual names. That feature could be useful for prompting discussions about the questions and materials you’ve presented to your students.

Ryan Thomas Sweeney's comment, April 24, 2013 10:50 PM
This is what i want to be able to do with my class. Give them classwork or quizzes when i do not see them to keep the students on their toes and help the students without being in the same room.
Ryan Thomas Sweeney's comment, April 24, 2013 11:03 PM
This one will not let me into the link anymore. i chose this link because i could fully read it on the side and it was a great article...