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3D Printers Cheaper, Getting More Use in Schools, Libraries

3D Printers Cheaper, Getting More Use in Schools, Libraries | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When people think of 3D printing, many think of a new technology that is out of reach and too complicated to use even if they had access to it. However, the buying trends of 3D printers, particularly among schools and libraries, show that isn’t true.


Many libraries have purchased 3D printers allowing patrons to make items ranging from cookie cutters to replacement parts for tools. According to research firm Gartner, 3D printer sales will double over the next four years. The 2,100 percent increase in sales that is projected to happen by 2018 can be attributed first to automobile, aerospace, and consumer-good manufacturers."

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, December 9, 2014 9:25 AM

Getting ours next month!!

Steve Sweigart, Ed. D.'s curator insight, December 30, 2014 4:42 PM

I have had 3d printers in my classrooms for the last 11 years. They are a great teaching tool for eningeering classrooms. 

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The latest news related to the meaningful and effective implementation of educational technology and e-learning in K-12, higher education, corporate and government sectors.
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Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D.

Joseph Rene Corbeil, Ed.D. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

Welcome to the Educational Technology News site. I have been involved in technology and distance education for over 30 years. Research interests include best practices in e-learning and mobile learning. I am currently researching the effectiveness of social media for enhancing social presence and teacher immediacy in e-learning environments.

 

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CésarAdrián Suaste's curator insight, January 25, 2017 8:39 PM

la educación tecnológica en nuestros días a tomado una gran importancia

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Carlos A Hernandez's curator insight, October 23, 2017 12:51 AM
I am finding a greater value and interest of the learning concepts from the Ed Tech which is providing for the future wants and needs of the learning environment.
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Survey: Schools see positive impacts from mobile devices

Survey: Schools see positive impacts from mobile devices | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
More schools are assigning students technology, and those with a 1:1 student-to-device ratio saw more collaboration and in-class note-taking.
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Webinar: How to Make New Edtech Initiatives Stick 

Webinar: How to Make New Edtech Initiatives Stick  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
It’s easy to be overwhelmed by the constant flow of new edtech solutions. Join us to hear from educators who have made tech initiatives stick.
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Life at an Edtech Startup: Six Lessons for Educators 

Life at an Edtech Startup: Six Lessons for Educators  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"For any educators who are considering a switch from education to edtech, here are six lessons I’ve learned from my first year since the transition."

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AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms 

AI, Personalized Learning Are a Dynamic Duo for K–12 Classrooms  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
New adaptive software can be the answer for K–12 teachers who want to utilized personalized learning in larger classrooms.
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The Evolving Transactional Nature of Credentialing: The Future of Alternative Credentials

The Evolving Transactional Nature of Credentialing: The Future of Alternative Credentials | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As credentialing—and the data embedded within credentials—continues to improve, their use for students and employers will grow exponentially."

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A forgotten 200-year-old guide to color, redesigned for the internet

A forgotten 200-year-old guide to color, redesigned for the internet | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Centuries after naturalists used it to define the colors they saw in the natural world, Werner’s Nomenclature of Colours is back.
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School districts ban cellphones in classrooms

School districts ban cellphones in classrooms | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
After approaching cellphones with a "If you can't beat them, use them" attitude, Wisconsin administrators are aiming for consistency by banning them.
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Looking for a New Job? Try Edtech

Looking for a New Job? Try Edtech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Global growth, private and public sector support, and a strong market demand continue to create more jobs in edtech.
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5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers 

5 Key Areas of Technology Professional Development for Teachers  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
To K–12 administrators and IT teams who want to integrate modern classroom tools: Teachers do, too, they just need help.
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Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself?

Can A.I. Be Taught to Explain Itself? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As machine learning becomes more powerful, the field’s researchers increasingly find themselves unable to account for what their algorithms know — or how they know it.
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The New Librarian: Implementing a district-wide Library Learning Commons initiative

The New Librarian: Implementing a district-wide Library Learning Commons initiative | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A few years ago, while working as a teacher librarian at Templeton Elementary School in Oregon, I had the opportunity to redesign the school’s library website to include digital resources for the students to use as part of a shift to 1:1 iPad learning. Three years later, I’m replicating this model for the entire district, building a Library Learning Commons where all students have digital access to curated, shared resources in conjunction with full-scale 1:1 learning."

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6 Microlearning Trends We’ve Seen in 2018

6 Microlearning Trends We’ve Seen in 2018 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
These six microlearning trends have been making their way into corporate training programs throughout the year, and will likely only increase in prevalence. Implementing these elements can increase the effectiveness of your training and development programs.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, September 19, 9:50 AM

One word, Gamification.

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Professors may ban cellphones in class, but mobile tech is taking over campus

Professors may ban cellphones in class, but mobile tech is taking over campus | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Colleges are integrating mobile technology into campus life, meaning limits on students' use of such devices could become harder to enforce.
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From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Informed”

From “Data Driven” to “Evidence Informed” | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When you change the way you think about assessments, teaching changes, as you may often see in schools that move from “grades” to standards-based reporting."

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Data-based and data-informed decision-making are two different actions. In data-based decision making, stakeholders make decisions based on what the data reveal. In data-informed decision making, stakeholder decisions consider the data as well as other factors.

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10 Inspired Tech Trends Every Teacher Should Know About  

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It’s back to school season, and these teachers are excited. Why? The bevy of tech tips and trends brightening their classrooms—including 360-degree video, thoughtful ways to use Alexa, and the sleeper Google tool for improving note-taking and research. EdSurge recently spoke with four educators to see what they were most excited about. Here’s what they shared:"

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4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program

4 Steps to Create a Strong 3D Printing Program | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A successful program needs a knowledgeable team, momentum and a system in place.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 21, 2:28 AM

I need to read this! 

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Enriching Higher Education Beyond the Four-Year Degree: The Merits of Flexible Credentialing

Enriching Higher Education Beyond the Four-Year Degree: The Merits of Flexible Credentialing | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The rigid nature of traditional degree programs is a deterrent to working learners who may not have the time and resources to pursue a 120-credit degree."

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Microlearning - Small But Mighty!

Microlearning - Small But Mighty! | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Microlearning is a method of delivering short, snackable content that's ideal for a mobile training solution. Find out some more of the benefits here!"

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Why banning cellphones in schools misses the point 

Cell phones get at "the heart of rule-making" in classrooms: relationships and trust, says Lecturer in Education Anita Charles.
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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, September 20, 9:46 AM

En este excelente artículo, Anita Charles explica por qué prohibir los celulares en el aula no tiene sentido.

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For-Profit MOOC Providers Are Pushing Margins First and Changing the World Second

For-Profit MOOC Providers Are Pushing Margins First and Changing the World Second | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Some see these partnerships as a democratizing, but that only describes part of the story. Udacity is currently valued at over $1 billion.
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Collaboration is Key to Create Great Learning Experiences

Collaboration is Key to Create Great Learning Experiences | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here are some tips that can help achieve better collaboration at each stage of the instructional design process.
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Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too 

Makerspace Educators Need Professional Development, Too  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Districts should support these STEM areas that break away from the mold.
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Here's how your campus can tap into extended reality

Here's how your campus can tap into extended reality | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Extended reality, including AR and VR, can dramatically change teaching and learning--but there are some hurdles to cross.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, September 19, 2:36 AM

Check this out! 

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Survey: Teens have doubled their social media use

Survey: Teens have doubled their social media use | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"New research shows teenagers think social media distracts them, but makes them happier"

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Why there is so much more to eLearning than just Cost Reduction

Why there is so much more to eLearning than just Cost Reduction | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The most obvious benefit of eLearning is that it is a great way for organizations to save on the cost of training. But the paybacks are far beyond just cost and there is so much more that can be achieved through eLearning with the right focus."

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