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Differences in being distracted: who gets most distracted by cell phones?

Differences in being distracted: who gets most distracted by cell phones? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
What's more annoying than cell phones during a concert? People filming can be a burden, but nothing worse than a ringtone during a silent piece of music. Researchers now have verified that the mere presence of a cell phone or smartphone can adversely affect our cognitive performance, particularly among infrequent internet users and again it has input…
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Expedition micro:bit – inspiring Dutch children to code - Microsoft News Centre Europe

Expedition micro:bit – inspiring Dutch children to code - Microsoft News Centre Europe | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Think back to your early childhood. What do you remember? Running around the school playground? Learning maths? Creating a huge mess in art class? For most of us reading this, we’ll have plenty of memories from attending school as young children – but hardly any of us will have any … Read more »
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Emerging Tech Boosts Online Education Growth Over Next 4 Years

Emerging Tech Boosts Online Education Growth Over Next 4 Years | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

A study finds that mobile devices, virtual reality and blending learning programs will spark innovation. 

With millions of students enrolling in at least one online course, it should be no surprise that a recent Technavio study found that the online education market is forecasted to grow at a compound annual growth rate of 20 percent until 2021.

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9 Indicators Of Authentic Mobile Learning

9 Indicators Of Authentic Mobile Learning | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
So many modern trends in learning are based on technology. Game-based learning, mobile learning, the flipped classroom, blended learning, and more all depend on technology at the core of how they work. But these shifts bring with them other more important trends that challenge the cognitive demand on students, and the requisite instructional design and lesson planning on the part of teachers. Chief among them is the potential for the personalization of learning.
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The Ultimate Back to School EdTech Chart

The Ultimate Back to School EdTech Chart | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education
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Can banning phones in schools curb cyberbullying?

Can banning phones in schools curb cyberbullying? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
As schools across the country prepare to start the new academic year, principals and district leaders will be forced to confront a perennially thorny issue—students' social media use. Grappling with concerns around cyberbullying, school safety , and sexting , some districts choose to monitor students' online posting , keeping tabs on digitally delivered messages that could signal dangerous behavior in real life.
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Should Professors Ban Laptops? How classroom computer use affects student learning

Should Professors Ban Laptops? How classroom computer use affects student learning | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Laptop computers have become commonplace in K–12 and college classrooms. With that, educators now face a critical decision. Should they embrace computers and put technology at the center of their instruction? Should they allow students to decide for themselves whether to use computers during class? Or should they ban screens altogether and embrace an unplugged approach?
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15 Years Later, Maine’s 'One Laptop Per Child' Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores

15 Years Later, Maine’s 'One Laptop Per Child' Initiative Hasn’t Helped Test Scores | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Maine state leaders are becoming more critical of the idea that the One Laptop Per Child initiative could improve state test scores.
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Out with the old school? The rise of ed tech in the classroom

Out with the old school? The rise of ed tech in the classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Startups are creating toys that teach robotics, games that help kids code and apps for teachers in an industry forecast to be worth £129bn by 2020
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Books or laptops, a new study about choosing the right tools in education

Books or laptops, a new study about choosing the right tools in education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Earlier this week there was the often shared article in Scientific American that discussed the use of laptops in (higher) education. This new study looks further than the effect on learning, but also looks at the possibilities and the cost. What did they find - in short? Accessing and producing reading resources are increasingly shifting from…
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Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’

Schools Let Students Take Laptops Home In Hopes Of Curbing ‘Summer Slide’ | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
More districts are letting students take computers home for the summer. Officials hope the devices help fill in learning gaps, but experts say parents must play
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7 Ways Teaching Has Changed

7 Ways Teaching Has Changed | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Teachers are the arbitrators of knowledge and culture. Knowledge and culture are each dynamic, endlessly crashing and churning. This makes teaching significantly important and difficult work, and can leave teaching—as a craft—wide-eyed and nonplussed in response.
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How Google Took Over the Classroom

How Google Took Over the Classroom | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The tech giant is transforming public education with low-cost laptops and free apps. But schools may be giving Google more than they are getting.
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We Ask Teachers: How Has Edtech Made a Difference in Your Classroom? (EdSurge News)

We Ask Teachers: How Has Edtech Made a Difference in Your Classroom? (EdSurge News) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

In honor of Teacher Appreciation Week, we asked educators from around the country to share their most transformative edtech moments. We discovered that while tech can certainly bring engagement and efficiency, it’s ultimately the teachers—and students—who make the magic happen.
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Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?

Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
More comfortable online than out partying, post-Millennials are safer, physically, than adolescents have ever been. But they’re on the brink of a mental-health crisis.
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The Promise of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education

The Promise of Virtual and Augmented Reality in Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

What you see day to day, social media, news, games. We are all connected. Mobile computing and the Internet is making this happen. As we progress down this technological path, it's important to look at what's next to see where we might bring purpose. Without purpose in these devices, we will find ourselves in the living room with everyone just looking at their smartphones. Does this ring a bell? Enter the world of immersive tech, augmented and virtual reality. Virtual reality isn't just a view master for your video games. It's an entirely new medium whose true purpose is slowly being realized.

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Virtual Classrooms are the Future of Teacher Education

Virtual Classrooms are the Future of Teacher Education | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Preparing education students to become classroom teachers is a challenging task. There are lots of skills that are easy to teach—how to write a lesson plan, or the best method for teaching basic reading skills, for example. But there are just as many skills that are nearly impossible to teach in the classroom. How can a professor teach future educators how to manage a classroom of behavioral challenges or keep their cool when a student challenges their authority? The answer may lie in the virtual classroom. The virtual classroom is a brand new technology that’s quickly spreading to teacher education …
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More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question

More Or Less Technology In The Classroom? We’re Asking The Wrong Question | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Neither technophobia or technophilia is the right solution for our students. The real issue is the process of learning.
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Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking

Digital Note Taking Strategies That Deepen Student Thinking | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Debates over note taking tend to focus on whether devices are helpful or harmful, rather than on strategies students can use to make connections between ideas
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Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative

Using Technology Doesn’t Make You Innovative | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

If a classroom gets iPads, a question you will often hear immediately is, “What apps should I download?” In our concern for machines taking over education, we often do things that encourage machines to take over our teaching.

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4 Ways Interactive Displays Boost Classroom Collaboration

4 Ways Interactive Displays Boost Classroom Collaboration | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
From SMARTBoards to innovative projectors, schools make use of new displays to engage students.
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Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids

Let Robots Teach American Schoolkids | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The nation's whole K-12 education system is artificial, so why not give automatons a chance?
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Helping Teachers Use Technology and Technology Experts Teach

Helping Teachers Use Technology and Technology Experts Teach | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The Difference Between Teachers and Technology Experts  Although many teachers now have grown-up in the technology age, many traditional or “old-school” teachers are still not feeling equipped to teach in the classroom of the 21st century. Teachers that earned their certificates in the 60’s, 70’s, 80’s, and even the 90’s may or may not feel prepared to operate and utilize today’s education equipment in the classroom. From the replacement of chalkboards with smartboards to the use of iPads in the classroom with apps for learning in English, Math, Science, and many other areas, the advances in technology are taking hold …
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School in China literally cracks down on students' phones

School in China literally cracks down on students' phones | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
If your phone gets confiscated, you can forget about ever seeing it again.
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Education through Augmented Reality – how AR enhances learning - ASUS Global

Education through Augmented Reality – how AR enhances learning - ASUS Global | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Education technology is one of the fastest growing sectors in the US and the national education market is already a $1.3 trillion dollar industry. AR is important for education technology innovators because it can offer significant benefits.
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5 Ways To Use Drones In The Classroom: Cherishing Students' Passion For Technology - eLearning Industry

5 Ways To Use Drones In The Classroom: Cherishing Students' Passion For Technology - eLearning Industry | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Contrary to the belief that technology can be distracting for students, using drones in the classroom can be used as a tool for enriching students' imagination and awaking their natural curiosity.

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Micah McTaggart's curator insight, May 10, 3:39 AM

Drones are a great new technology and really cheap ones can be found online. It is great that schools are teaching students to fly drones because the drone photography industry is growing and has the potential to be huge in the future