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I Talked Tech with my Students

I Talked Tech with my Students | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
Today sees a guest post from David Harbinson. David has…
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Very interesting thoughts of using technology in the ELT classroom in Korea

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Google Apps for Education: Tips & Tricks

Google Apps for Education: Tips & Tricks | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
Leveraging Web 2.0 tools like Google Apps is a powerful learning strategy in the 21st Century. But how do you choose the right tool that will enhance classr
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Google Apps 101

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Google working on child-friendly sites – report

Google working on child-friendly sites – report | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
Firm said to be developing versions of YouTube and Gmail to which it could let children under 13 sign up (Google working on child-friendly sites report http://t.co/grCjhMPWgX #education)...
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How Online Classrooms Are Adapting To The Mobile Generation - Edudemic

How Online Classrooms Are Adapting To The Mobile Generation - Edudemic | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it

Education is a crucial component to success in the modern world. With the ever-progressing forms of communication and technology, we have seen an explosion of online tools and options that have become available to the mobile and tech savvy generation of today. Enhanced Models and Simulations Image via Flickr by possbeth In the past, teachers used tools …

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Learning foreign language and culture is a much more immediate experience...

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Khan Academy Offers 'Blended Learning 101' (EdSurge News)

Khan Academy Offers 'Blended Learning 101' (EdSurge News) | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
BL101: The growth of blended learning and Khan Academy go hand-in-hand. So it's only fitting that Khan is now offering a Blended Learning 101 course, in partnership with the Clayton Christensen Institute and the Silicon Schools Fund. The five-part course, which spans over 40 videos and resource guid
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4 Big EdTech Trends Spotted At BETT 2014 - Edudemic

4 Big EdTech Trends Spotted At BETT 2014 - Edudemic | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
This years’ BETT show (British Education and Training Technology - the UK equivalent of ISTE or TCEA) presented a dizzying range speakers and exhibitors, and it was set against some interesting changes in UK education… To name a few, the national curriculum now includes coding, schools should now be teaching character, or ‘grit’ alongside subjects, …
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Voxy – ‘the future of language learning’?

Voxy – ‘the future of language learning’? | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
Voxy is another language learning platform that likes to tout itself as ‘the future of language learning’. It has over 2.5 million users and claims to be the No. 1 education iTunes app in 23 countr...
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An interesting review, and interesting comments too

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LinkedIn’s biggest obstacle in China isn’t censorship, it’s...

LinkedIn’s biggest obstacle in China isn’t censorship, it’s... | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
In a society where people guard their close connections and often keep their professional contacts a secret, how will LinkedIn get users to open up?
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3 Epic Technologies That Transform Teaching & Learning - Edudemic

3 Epic Technologies That Transform Teaching & Learning - Edudemic | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
I am a teacher, a developer, a parent, and a techie. I love technology in all its forms. Part of my role at my school is to ask, what is the benefit of technology in the classroom? The more I ask this question, the more I realize that it is not about the technology at …
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Dental floss, GPS and TiVo...read on!

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No Running Away From Tablets | The Upside Learning Blog

No Running Away From Tablets | The Upside Learning Blog | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
A month ago when I was at Learning Technologies, Europe's leading showcase of technology supported workplace learning, I got the opportunity to briefly talk
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eLearning on tablets

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Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools - Edudemic

Beyond Blocking: Social Media Schools - Edudemic | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
This post was co-authored by Patrick Larkin and Beth Holland. Social media pervades all aspects of modern society, particularly with the rapid influx of mobile devices. If used in meaningful and appropriate ways, it can transform a student’s learning experience, improve communication with parents and community members, as well as support professional growth. However, teachers …
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 “If using social media such as twitter and blogging was a great way for me to learn, wasn't it only fair for my students to have that opportunity too?” - So true.

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How Teachers Can Use Digital Technologies to Motivate Students and Encourage Learning By Failing

How Teachers Can Use Digital Technologies to Motivate Students and Encourage Learning By Failing | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
One of the first things we must realize in any implementation of blended learning is the fundamental, essential role of the teacher. When the digital content augments the teacher's ability and works collaboratively with him/her, it's a win-win for all parties involved -- especially the students. What would it look like if digital curriculum were designed with this in mind?
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...The promise of blended learning -- to guide students through an infinite range of content and learning experiences -- is amazing, but the digital content can't do it alone. Blended-learning approaches must respect the role, and the power, of the teacher.

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Why Knewton need to Adapt

Why Knewton need to Adapt | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
The debate about Adaptive Learning rages on after Knewton's five posts on ELT Jam. People are feeling threatened - their livelihoods and everything they believe in seem to be under attack from Adap...
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This Chinese startup lets kids easily make and program their own robots

This Chinese startup lets kids easily make and program their own robots | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
Wang says the company sold RMB 3 million worth of kits last year, and projects that number will hit RMB 20 million by the end of this year.
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11 Great Apps to Enhance Your Evernote ~ Educat...

11 Great Apps to Enhance Your Evernote ~ Educat... | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
by Med Kharbach "Evernote is a powerful note taking web tool and mobile app. It is definitely an elemental component of teachers workflow.
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Some useful suggestions!

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Travel Blogging rediscovered. | journi

Travel Blogging rediscovered. | journi | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it

journi is the easiest way to record your trips offline and on the go. It even lets you keep your friends in the loop without extra effort. And it’s free.


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This looks like a really nice free tool to use with students to get them blogging about trips and holidays. Nice that it also works offline.

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Viajes Blogging. Grabar tus viajes fuera de linea.

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This looks good as a student blogging tool for excursions or holidays..

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Sitedrop – A Visual Way To Share And Collaborate Via Dropbox

Sitedrop – A Visual Way To Share And Collaborate Via Dropbox | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
There’s no two ways about it: Dropbox has changed the way we work. It’s been especially great for designers, artists, musicians and other creative types, not only for showing off work, but also for collaborating and sharing work with clients, colleagues and fellow artists. This doesn’t mean it’s perfect, though. ... Continue reading »
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...A service that will definitely be of interest to creative users.

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Interview with Sugata Mitra

Interview with Sugata Mitra | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it

Sugata joins us in the studio after his plenary session and reacts to some of the comments from Twitter and the live feed during his talk.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 6, 2014 4:49 AM

My interview with Sugata Mitra after his plenary in Harrogate.

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Mind-blowing concepts - Sugata says that future testing parameters will operate outside the head - through harnessing what Nik called 'extended intelligence' - problem-solving beyond intellectualism - - - think adventurous McGyver-esque students on a mission called REAL LIFE;)

' Resources of the future are/will be intangible' and therefore cannot be 'used' as though they were a WC'........

Can't wait to blog about this one !!!

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My interview with Sugata Mitra after his controversial plenary at IATEFL 2014

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8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms

8 Technologies That Will Shape Future Classrooms | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
What does the future of learning hold? What will classrooms of the future be like? Emerging technologies such as cloud computing, augmented reality (AR) and 3D printing are paving the way for the future of education in ways we may have yet to see. At the very least though, we ... Continue reading »
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OPINION: Ban "Digital" Learning (EdSurge News)

OPINION: Ban "Digital" Learning (EdSurge News) | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
It’s time to ban “digital” learning.For 20 years I have dedicated my career to understanding and demonstrating the value of technology in the teaching and learning process. I once held a job where my title was “School of the Future Technology Architect.” I’m a believer in instruction that is, as the
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...elevated the digital conversation to levels that represent reform-celebrityism. 

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This Lenovo-funded startup connects English teachers with learners...

This Lenovo-funded startup connects English teachers with learners... | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
Haowaijiao focuses on Chinese adults who want to learn English online. In a country where English classes in schools place too much emphasis on spelling, writing, and passing tests, the site wants to boost the oral English skills of its students with classes held one-to-one over video calls.
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Five Things I Want Teachers To Know About Edtech (EdSurge News)

Five Things I Want Teachers To Know About Edtech (EdSurge News) | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
Over the course of my time as a student, I have been lucky enough to see technology evolve from dial-up Internet and floppy disks, to high speed wireless and pocket-sized mobile computers. Now, as a high school student, I couldn’t imagine not being able to access any resource I want from my smartpho
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A nice read: a high school student gives teachers advice on how to use technology in the classroom.

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7 Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic

7 Ways To Use Google Tools To Maximize Learning - Edudemic | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
There are a boatload of awesome Google tools that we use every day. And they’re free, too, which tends to be a big winner for teachers and students. Free is probably the number one reason for giving Google’s tools a try – you haven’t lost anything but a bit of time if you decide you …
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While Google’s search may be their ubiquitous tool, there are a lot of others that you may have not heard about yet....

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How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic

How To Use Pinterest With Bloom's Taxonomy - Edudemic | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
It's actually quite easy to figure out how to use popular social bookmarking service Pinterest with Bloom's Taxonomy. That is, after you see this guide!
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Amazon lands major textbook distribution deal in Brazil

Amazon lands major textbook distribution deal in Brazil | Tech tools and Edtech space | Scoop.it
Amazon began its retail life as an online book distributor, though it's something we rarely consider the company now -- unless you choose to count digital versions for Kindle and Kindle apps. However, a thriving market for textbooks exists and that has become a recent focus for the company -- also in digital format.
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