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10 Habits of Tech-Savvy Schools

10 Habits of Tech-Savvy Schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Technology changes so rapidly that it can be hard for schools to keep up. Is your school riding the wave of change or is it drowning? Here are the ten habits of tech-savvy schools so you can see how yours measures up."

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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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How IBM, Google and Amazon Innovate Differently

How IBM, Google and Amazon Innovate Differently | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
It isn't any one practice or process, but how they are deeply embedded in an organization's culture that makes the difference
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The rise, fall, and rebirth of Palm

The rise, fall, and rebirth of Palm | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Long before its revival in 2018, the pioneer of PDAs and smartphones flourished—then foundered.
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If Your Edtech Product Won’t Solve Actual Problems, We Don’t Need It

If Your Edtech Product Won’t Solve Actual Problems, We Don’t Need It | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Educators have an endless pool of potential edtech products they can choose from to fill their classroom needs. They could spend hours wading through potential options, weighing the pros and cons of an expensive program. However, the reality is that very few of the available edtech programs are currently designed to solve an actual classroom problem."

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Students say Apple co-founder's Woz U is flawed

Students say Apple co-founder's Woz U is flawed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The online tech education provider faces criticism for a 33-week, $13,200 program students say is faulty, out-of-date and lacks instructors.
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C'mon Woz, you can do better. Fix it or shut it down.

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Students can trade personal data for coffee at this cafe

Students can trade personal data for coffee at this cafe | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A Japanese cafe chain is setting up near U.S. college campuses, where they are exempt from many laws governing student data collection.
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In the Information Age, data is the new currency. 

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Three key questions for understanding your edtech ecosystem

Three key questions for understanding your edtech ecosystem | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Commentary: edWeb.net's Stacey Pusey explains how a little probing could uncover a fragmented and potentially privacy-violating K-12 edtech environment.
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The History of Augmented and Virtual Reality, From 1838 to the Present (Infographic)

The History of Augmented and Virtual Reality, From 1838 to the Present (Infographic) | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
You might think virtual reality is a new phenomenon, but it's been around for hundreds of years.
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Wow! VR has been around for hundreds of years. Who knew?

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Oculus Chief Scientist Dives Deep Into the Near Future of AR & VR

Oculus Chief Scientist Dives Deep Into the Near Future of AR & VR | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In his latest presentation at Oculus Connect 5, Oculus Chief Scientist Michael Abrash took a fresh look at the five-year VR technology predictions he made at OC3 in 2016. He believes his often-referenced key predictions are “pretty much on track,” albeit delayed by about a year, and that he “underestimated in some areas.”

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Using video effectively in the classroom

Using video effectively in the classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When we show videos in class, we want our students to watch actively rather than passively: to comprehend, not just consume. We want our students to be active viewers. But why stop at comprehension? Active viewing is great, but it isn’t enough."

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Early-childhood advocates alarmed at growth of online preschool programs

Early-childhood advocates alarmed at growth of online preschool programs | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
More than 100 educators and experts signed a petition warning families against these programs, which they say could cause behavior problems or delays in social-emotional development.
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I get that kids probably spend too much time behind a screen, but if thery are going to do it anyway, why not make the experience educational?

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Sebastian Thrun: AI is perhaps the biggest revolution of the modern age 

Sebastian Thrun: AI is perhaps the biggest revolution of the modern age  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
With AI, a computer can find its own moves and people can become experts on day one, believes the innovator
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It will be interesting to see how AI rolls out into educational apps. Imagine an LMS with AI abilities.

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Why Traditional Trades Will Prosper In A Technology 

Why Traditional Trades Will Prosper In A Technology  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Trade careers will make an exciting new shift as workers add new skill sets to their knowledge bases and begin to grow and change alongside their respective industries.
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Three Styles of Digital Portfolios - And Tools for Creating Them

Three Styles of Digital Portfolios - And Tools for Creating Them | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This week I am working with a group of teachers who want to have their middle school students create digital portfolios that they will maintain throughout the school year. The first part of our work will be to decide what artifacts they want students to put into their portfolios and how they want those artifacts displayed. To guide that work I’ve broken various digital portfolio tools into three style categories."

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Fiverr Announces Learn, A Suite of Built-In Classes for Freelancers

Fiverr Announces Learn, A Suite of Built-In Classes for Freelancers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
For freelancers today, there’s no shortage of online courses available (often for free) regarding skills such as graphic and web design, editing, music production, and writing. But there aren’t so many that marry those skills with another crucial tool: freelancing itself. Fiverr, one of the preeminent freelancing platforms, announced on Wednesday the launch of Learn, a suite of online courses to help young or aspiring freelancers excel in the gig economy.
EDTECH@UTRGV's insight:

I've been using fiverr for my graphic design work for years. Where else can you get a logo for $5? The new classes option is an opportunity for teachers and experts to share their expertise and earn some money in the process.

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The Power of Being a Connected Educator

The Power of Being a Connected Educator | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Spread the loveA librarian shares her journey from approaching burnout to becoming her school’s technology innovator. By Nikki D. Robertson During the 2009–2010 school year, I became convinced I was missing out on something. So many of the educators around me were excited about their role, innovating at every turn and sharing those experiences with the world. I couldn’t help but wonder how they were able to do what they were doing with so much passion. Reflecting on this period of my career, it’s safe to say I was burnt out, but I also realized that feeling would only be …
EDTECH@UTRGV's insight:

This article goes out to all of my Future Ready librarian friends

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, October 17, 7:46 PM
Spread the loveA librarian shares her journey from approaching burnout to becoming her school’s technology innovator.
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Google's IT certification heads for college curriculum

Google's IT certification heads for college curriculum | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
More than 25 community colleges and Northeastern University will offer credit for the five-course online program.
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Online education's expansion continues in higher ed with a focus on tech skills

Online education's expansion continues in higher ed with a focus on tech skills | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
New master's degree programs and a new for-profit college mixing hard and soft skills training show how digital learning continues to evolve.
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4 lesson plans on cyberbullying

4 lesson plans on cyberbullying | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Cyberbullying is a concern for parents, students, and teachers alike. Once kids go online, the chances that they’ll encounter mean behavior are quite high. In Common Sense’s 2018 study Social Media, Social Life, more than 1 in 10 teen social media users (13 percent) reported having “ever” been cyberbullied, and nearly two-thirds (64 percent) “often” or “sometimes” reported coming across racist, sexist, homophobic, or religious-based hate content in social media."

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The State of Robotics in 2018

The State of Robotics in 2018 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Robots have long captured the public's imagination, as their blend of technology and seeming humanness leads to intriguing questions, excitement, and concern In the mid-20th century, most people asked would probably imagine that, by 2018, we'd all have a robotic assistant in our homes and that most employees would be working alongside somewhat humanoid robotic counterparts. In reality, we've only recently seen some of the anticipated advancements in robotics come online."

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Check Yourself Before You Buy Exciting Tech You Don't Really Need

Check Yourself Before You Buy Exciting Tech You Don't Really Need | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Everybody wants the new shiny thing. But in the world of business, the next hot piece of tech or game-shaking idea may not be what’s best for your company. While some projects can benefit nearly every company, the majority will only aid those who put the legwork into making them truly fit your organizational needs."

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The same holds true for education. Before investing in a specific technology, ask yourself, what problem do you want to solve? Then ask, what is the best tool for solving that problem?

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5 Ways MOOC-Based Degrees Are Different From Other Online Degrees 

"Online degrees are nothing new. Since the late 1990’s, a steady stream of online degree programs have entered the market, including many reputable options from top-tier schools. But in recent years a new type of online degree has emerged, born of partnerships between elite universities and the platforms that support MOOCs, such as Coursera, FutureLearn, and edX."

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Leveraging High-Impact Practices at the Course Level 

Leveraging High-Impact Practices at the Course Level  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In order to leverage high-impact practices, faculty should first reflect on their strengths and align their teaching schedule to them.
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Managing Cognitive Load is a Delicate Act of Balance

Managing Cognitive Load is a Delicate Act of Balance | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Managing the cognitive load of an eLearning course is a delicate act of balance. You need to optimize the use of working memory capacity and avoid cognitive overload.
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How MOOC-Based Master's Degrees May Transform Higher Ed

How MOOC-Based Master's Degrees May Transform Higher Ed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A new master’s degree offering from MOOC platform EdX and seven partner universities allows online learners to earn a post-baccalaureate diploma at the fraction of the cost of a traditional program. Experts say such programs may cause colleges to rethink costs and transform the admissions process.
EDTECH@UTRGV's insight:

I think the MOOC obituary was released a bit prematurely. They didn't die out, they evolved.

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How to Become a Pioneer in the Next-Gen Edtech Market

How to Become a Pioneer in the Next-Gen Edtech Market | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Many edtech entrepreneurs are jostling for position to become the top pioneers in the next-gen edtech market. The edtech market itself is poised to become a whopping $252 billion industry by 2020, which has entrepreneurs anxious to carve out a share of the market for themselves. To do that, they will have to become problem-solvers at the grassroots level, have solid credentials, incorporate a variety of learning experiences, and look for opportunity in underdeveloped areas of the market."

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Are you future ready?

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