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Q&A with VR Innovator Kris Hupp on the Best Ways to Bring Tech to Schools - EdTech

Q&A with VR Innovator Kris Hupp on the Best Ways to Bring Tech to Schools - EdTech | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
As the director of technology and instructional innovation at a small school district in Pennsylvania, Kris Hupp has a better than average handle on how virtual reality can shake up and shape K–12 education. That’s because Hupp and his colleagues at the Cornell School District outside Pittsburgh worked with experts at Carnegie Mellon University to bring VR to 600 students there, many of whom live in poverty.

With a grant and partnership to support the program, Hupp and the district’s teachers teamed up to help their curious students explore exotic lands and immerse themselves in nature — all without leaving their classrooms.

Hupp spoke with EdTech Managing Editor Jena Passut about the VR program’s past and present and the ways in which other districts might incorporate the emerging technology into their curricula. 


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5 Tips to Keep the Hour of Code Going All Year

5 Tips to Keep the Hour of Code Going All Year | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
Every year students all over the world celebrate the Hour of Code. The goal is to set aside one hour to give everyone a chance to learn about coding and its fun aspects. On code.org, organizers release a themed game to help build excitement. There have been Frozen, Star Wars and Moana coding themes, all to build students’ knowledge base but also to show them that coding really isn’t that difficult.

Coding helps to develop not only computer skills, but also logic, math, problem solving, design and more. Coding can happen in any classroom and touches every ­subject area. The skills that children acquire while learning to code can impact them far beyond the devices they program with.

Understanding the steps it takes to make a character move from one side of a maze to the other teaches students to analyze their thinking. If they fail, the code provides feedback to show them that they don’t have to be right every time — they just need to find out where they went wrong and try again.

The Hour of Code is a popular event. Just this past year, more than 164,000 individual coding events were held in classrooms around the world. However, in many of those classrooms, coding happens for just that hour, and then things get back to the normal routine. Coding doesn’t have to be a one-hour or one-time event, though. It can last all year long.

Here are five ways to make the Hour of Code last all year:

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The Importance of Teaching Technology to Teachers

The Importance of Teaching Technology to Teachers | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
Teachers are hungry to use technology in their classrooms. But they don’t. While part of this lack of usage stems from problems with education reform that emerges from administrators and education boards not fully understanding the technologies themselves, another part of teachers not using technology in the classroom comes from the simple fact that they don’t know how to use the technologies, let alone how to incorporate these technologies into their classrooms.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 17, 2017 1:16 AM

Yes. This is still a pretty sad reality.

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"Because technology has increased the intensity and complexity of literate environments, the twenty-first century demands that a literate person possess a wide range of abilities and competencies, many literacies. These literacies—from reading online newspapers to participating in virtual classrooms—are multiple, dynamic, and malleable."(Katt Blackwell)

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E Learning For Kids Learning Colors Kids Video

ABC, Colors, Shapes & Numbers Collection | Kids Alphabet Song | Learning Videos by Little Treehouse Kids! Watch the ABC, Colors, Shape
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E Learning Video Tutorial Learning Colors Letters And Numbers

ABC, Colors, Shapes & Numbers Collection | Kids Alphabet Song | Learning Videos by Little Treehouse Kids! Watch the ABC, Colors, Shapes & Number
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Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources

Teaching in a Digital Age | The Open Textbook Project provides flexible and affordable access to higher education resources | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it

The book examines the underlying principles that guide effective teaching in an age when all of us, and in particular the students we are teaching, are using technology. A framework for making decisions about your teaching is provided, while understanding that every subject is different, and every instructor has something unique and special to bring to their teaching.The book enables teachers and instructors to help students develop the knowledge and skills they will need in a digital age: not so much the IT skills, but the thinking and attitudes to learning that will bring them success.


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Geemik Maria Açucena Da Silva's curator insight, July 17, 2017 5:16 AM
"Although the book contains many practical examples, it is more than a cookbook on how to teach. It addresses the following questions: is the nature of knowledge changing, and how do different views on the nature of knowledge result in different approaches to teaching? what is the science and research that can best help me in my teaching? how do I decide whether my courses should be face-to-face, blended or fully online? what strategies work best when teaching in a technology-rich environment? what methods of teaching are most effective for blended and online classes? how do I make choices among all the available media, whether text, audio, video, computer, or social media, in order to benefit my students and my subject? how do I maintain high quality in my teaching in a rapidly changing learning environment while managing my workload? what are the real possibilities for teaching and learning using MOOCs, OERS, open textbooks?"
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, July 21, 2017 10:09 AM
Pretty sure this is going to be worth a read for anyone involved in ELT publishing, whether focused on digital products, like me, or not. 
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The essential teacher's guide to social media - Daily Genius

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Jayne Courts's curator insight, February 9, 2015 5:24 AM

Tuesday 10th February 2015 is Safer Internet  Day. Please visit http://safetytrain.org.uk/safer-internet-day-2015.html where Safety Train have details on how to stay safe online.

M. Fagot-Karcher's curator insight, February 9, 2015 12:08 PM

intéressant, certes.

 

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:11 PM

Almost all our students are addicted to social media. this is a point to take advantage of their interest to make them learn without  stress.

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Why School?

Why School? | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
It’s with a great deal of excitement and bit of trepidation that I share my newest book, published by TED Books. It’s a 14,000-word e-book only, extended essay in which I try to flesh out the ideas...
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Recession and Online Education

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Throughout occasions associated with financial economic downturn whenever job opportunities tend to be minimum as well as layoffs tend to be plentiful, grown ups normally look for possibilities to create on their own much ...
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How Open Source is Taking Over Education | edcetera - Rafter Blog

How Open Source is Taking Over Education | edcetera - Rafter Blog | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
How #OpenSource is Taking Over Education (& How It Should Be Financed) http://t.co/8cZJGM9f by @kirstenwinkler #edtech #highered...
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How to Discover the Best kids Apps Reviews and App Deals for iPad and iPhone

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When looking for the best apps for kids you know where to go! The App Store or various top kids apps review sites but where do you go for the best promotional offers?
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An Educator’s Guide to Augment Learning with Merge Cube | The Janus Group

An Educator’s Guide to Augment Learning with Merge Cube | The Janus Group | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
Along with Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality is quickly becoming popular in the classroom. One of the most popular AR experiences right now is the Merge Cube. With a recent hot dollar deal on the Merge Cube at local Walmarts, many teachers caught the craze and bought out entire stocks of this amazing AR tool! But now what? What do you do with all those Merge Cubes in your possession and how can they be useful in the classroom? Let’s dig a little deeper and find out!



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Device Neutral Resources to Teach Presentation Skills

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Sharing all of the handouts and slide deck that I use to teach presentation skills and slide design to students. These resources and strategies are not tied to a particular tool (e.g. Google Slides, PPT, Keynote)... rather they are best instructional strategies to be used with any slide design tool.


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Essential Chromebook tools and apps for the classroom

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"A while ago I created an infographic featuring 30 apps for the paperless iPad classroom. Today I’ve created a similar type of infographic but with essential Chromebook tools and apps for the …"


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예상했던대로 크롬북의 시대가 도래하도다~
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Issue #181 - eLearning Weekly Newsletter

Issue #181 - eLearning Weekly Newsletter | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
Issue #181 - This week’s free eLearning weekly newsletter includes: 21 eLearning articles, 5 eLearning jobs, 5 eLearning press releases, 5 eLearning events, 2 free video tutorials, and 5 infographics.
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Universities Use Analytics, Authentication to Prevent Cheating in Online Courses | EduWire.com

Universities Use Analytics, Authentication to Prevent Cheating in Online Courses By Meghan Bogardus Cortez, EdTech Magazine on July 13, 2017 8:53 am In college classrooms, detecting cheating can sometimes be as simple as catching a student looking at someone else’s exam.
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A Tapestry of Multicultural Diversity

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In this lesson, students explore photos of New Yorkers celebrating cultural festivities and examine the topics of diversity and multiculturalism.
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Learning Glass helps UW-Stout professors connect with online students

Learning Glass helps UW-Stout professors connect with online students | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it

Learning Glass is a see-through blackboard with a twist.

 

Assistant Professor Julie Zaloudek: “With Learning Glass, you can see the instructors’ passion for the content we’re teaching. The student has the perception that we’re looking at them, and we like that.”

 

The idea for Learning Glass came from Jamison Patrick, of the Stout Online instructional design team. He saw a video about Learning Glass by a San Diego State professor who created one.

Patrick and Mike Cropp at the UW-Stout Discovery Center Fab Lab designed and built their own Learning Glass last fall using quarter-inch thick tempered glass mounted on a stand. Learning Technology Services created the set for videotaping.

“This provides an opportunity to be more engaging to our students,” Patrick said. “It’s low-cost and the return on investment is high. The possibilities are endless with e-learning.”


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 16, 2016 2:03 PM

The creative engergy of well trained minds is just part of what makes online teaching and learning a vital field. Kudos to the Fab-Lab and the committed educators of Stout Online.

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NASA Wavelength Digital Library

NASA Wavelength Digital Library | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
NASA Wavelength is your pathway into a digital collection of Earth and space science resources for educators of all levels – from elementary to college, to out-of-school programs.
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domiKnow's Building Your mLearning Success Roadmap Presentation

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A Training Industry Insight presentation at the Gilfus Education Group's Innovation Showcase Theater: "Building Your mLearning Success Roadmap" presented by Chris Van Wingerden, VP Learning Solutions dominKnow ...
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How To Test If Your School Is Actually Ready For Digital Learning ...

How To Test If Your School Is Actually Ready For Digital Learning ... | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
So you want a 1:1 classroom … or perhaps a BYOD classroom. Or maybe you just want a couple iPads for some project-based learning. That's wonderful. But what if your school's wi-fi isn't up to snuff? What if the process of ...
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TodaysMeet in Education

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TodaysMeet as a common reflection and question / answer tool in teaching...
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Has mobile already passed desktop? | LINE

Has mobile already passed desktop? | LINE | EdTech, E-Learning, Etc. | Scoop.it
Back in 2010, Morgan Stanley’s predicted that ‘Mobile Will Be Bigger Than Desktop Internet in 5 Years’, which seemed a bullish prediction to some at the (RT @LINEComms: 'Has mobile already passed desktop?
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