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How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education - InformED

How Google Glass Can Be Used In Education - InformED | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Overzichtelijke #Infographic over de mogelijkheden van Google Glass voor het #onderwijs http://t.co/VKX58NLkLA


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The Most Modern Of Back-To-School Supplies: These

The Most Modern Of Back-To-School Supplies: These | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Just as learning is changing, Back-to-School supplies are changing in tandem.

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Ontario teachers' union votes to ban cell phones in classrooms - Toronto - CBC News

Ontario teachers' union votes to ban cell phones in classrooms - Toronto - CBC News | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The Elementary Teachers' Federation of Ontario voted to ban the use of cell-phones in classrooms at their general meeting Friday night.
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L.A. teachers give their new iPads a test drive

L.A. teachers give their new iPads a test drive | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Teachers returned to school Monday to work with the Apple iPads that could soon be in the hands of every student in the Los Angeles Unified School District.

The hope is that the effort will revolutionize teaching and boost achievement — as well as put the district's mostly low-income, minority students on an even footing with more prosperous students who have such devices at home, at school or both.

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8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology

8 Things Kids should Be Able to Do with Technology | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Jeroen Bottema, Manuela Bazen
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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 16, 2013 11:49 AM

nao somente criancas, vejo essas expectativas para aprendizado de adultos tambem.

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, July 17, 2013 3:37 AM

Also: create, communicate, think critical

Christie Burke's curator insight, November 1, 2013 3:22 PM

Important message for teachers who might not be in this place yet. "Technology is a tool, not a learning outcome."

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Google Glass could reshape education, industry

Google Glass could reshape education, industry | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Users turn on Glass by using a simple head motion or tapping on the device. They then can record or snap a picture, among other things, using a voice command.
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Will Education Technology Finally Live Up to Its Potential? - Audio Visual News Network

Hardware is relatively cheap, broadband isn’t and software has had a negligible impact on education. Those are three takeaways from Bill Gates’ recent SXSWedu keynote, which is noteworthy for its frank analysis of how technology is—and isn’t—changing education.

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Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow - MindShift (blog)

Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow - MindShift (blog) | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow MindShift (blog) As with all of its reports, the group makes near, middle, and long-term projections for technology trends, as well as broader observations about the direction of the field and its...
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Education technology under the microscope

Education technology under the microscope
Rosemount Town Pages
As new forms of technology start to find their way into classrooms, Independent School District 196 is taking a closer look at the approach it wants to take to such advances.
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The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old - Quartz

The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old - Quartz | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
The single most innovative concept in education is at least 100 years old
Quartz
There's a whisper in the air. The long-awaited reform in education, they report, is finally here. The proposed solution?
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iPad in Education: A Case Study of iPad Adoption and Use in a Primary School

Apple's iPad has attracted a lot of attention since its release in 2010 and one area in which it has been adopted is the education sector. The iPad's large multi-touch screen, sleek profile and the ability to easily download and purchase a huge variety of educational applications make it attractive to educators. This paper presents a case study of the iPad's adoption in a primary school, one of the first in the world to adopt it.

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When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom - Edudemic

When To Put The Tech Away In Your 1:1 (or Any) Classroom - Edudemic | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Beth and Shawn take a look at the often-overlooked question of when to put the tech away in a classroom that has boatloads of electronics everywhere.
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How distracting are laptops in class?

How distracting are laptops in class? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
More than you might think, according to new research. Daniel Willingham discusses.
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10 Free Online Courses For Technology Novices - Edudemic

10 Free Online Courses For Technology Novices - Edudemic | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
If you're scared of technology or at least a bit unsure about how to use it in your classroom, then these free online courses will help you out.
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10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher should Know about

10 Trendy Concepts in Educational Technology Every Teacher should Know about | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

The world of educational technology has been exponentially expanded in the last couple of decades with the birth of several new educational concepts founded on digital media. The digital terminology is growing up rapidly to the point that it becomes hard for teachers to keep track of all the digital concepts that spur up here and there.


This is a personal initiative from my part to amass a list of some trending educational technology concepts to share with you here. I am pretty sure you will already be familiar with some of them but you will definitely find new ones. I invite you to have a look and share the list with your colleagues and fellow teachers.

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12 tech trends that will alter higher education | Impact Lab

12 tech trends that will alter higher education | Impact Lab | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Technology trends will transform higher education. Higher education is facing an onslaught of disruptive forces right now. Technologies such as MOOCs
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Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores?

Can Digital Games Boost Students’ Test Scores? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
A new report released today reveals the results attempting to answer the question: do digital games and simulation help students studying science, technology, math, and engineering achieve better...
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How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation | MindShift

How Leadership Can Make or Break Classroom Innovation | MindShift | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
School and district leadership plays a big role in setting the culture and work environment for teachers.
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We want tech gadgets, not toys! - Daily Mail

We want tech gadgets, not toys! - Daily Mail | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it

Two-thirds of children between the ages of seven and 13 would prefer to have a tech gadget rather than a toy to play with, according to new research.

The Intelligence Group conducted 800 online interviews with youngsters across the U.S. in a bid to learn more about the habits and behaviors of the digitally-oriented 'Generation Z'.

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6 Technology Challenges Facing Education

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6 Technology Challenges Facing Education
T.H.E. Journal
Despite increasingly widespread adoption of technologies in virtually every aspect of K-12 education, significant challenges are preventing widespread effective implementation.
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Study: Children using gadgets early face social and health risks

Study: Children using gadgets early face social and health risks | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Study: Children using gadgets early face social and health risks
The Star Online
Children using electronic gadgets like smartphones at a younger age are increasingly exposed to certain social and health risks that come with it.
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Are high-tech gadgets negatively affecting kids?

Are high-tech gadgets negatively affecting kids? | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
Are high-tech gadgets negatively affecting kids?
WFTV Orlando
Living in the technological age, even babies are learning the ins and outs of high-tech gadgets.
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Schools encourage students to bring gadgets but trend raises eyebrows among ... - Economic Times

Schools encourage students to bring gadgets but trend raises eyebrows among ... - Economic Times | Gadgets and education | Scoop.it
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Neelie Kroes blog - Some fresh ideas on digital education - European Commission

I often find it’s the younger generation – digital natives – who are most aware of the opportunities of digital technology. And that’s why I’ve assembled a group of “young advisors” – talented and inspiring young people shaping our digital society. Last time we met I asked them to put together all their bright ideas. And they’ve done so, in two fascinating documents:

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