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Mobile device/LMS interface, student workflow, mobile supporting Peer Instruction and other student centric pedagogies, modifying and rethinking learning practices.
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Tablet | Amplify

Tablet | Amplify | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
The Amplify System is tablet-based mobile learning system designed specifically for K-12.
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Intuitive system able to scale a mobile learning program

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Everyone Failed To Ride This Bicycle. The Reason Behind Is Mind-Boggling

Everyone Failed To Ride This Bicycle. The Reason Behind Is Mind-Boggling | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
Riding a bicycle is a life skill we learn as kids that sticks with us for a lifetime. Once you learn it, you never forget it. But...
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Try unlearning a habit! Knowledge is not understanding.

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EdX and Qualcomm to build the next generation mobile learning experience

"We know that giving students 24/7 access to their learning materials, their teachers and each other can dramatically improve learning. The collaboration with edX is an important step toward expanding access through the power of the mobile platform, enabling the Qualcomm 'Why Wait' experience for students around the globe." Paul Jacobs, CEO

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Qualcomm Education supplements the company's innovations in mobile technology, working on kindergarten through college, to improve student engagement and learning outcomes. 

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Apple Watch Review

Apple Watch Review | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it

Disruptive technology with potential to redefine collaboration, data collection, assessment in learning.

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Force touch for controlsSwipe up to change appsTwist crown to scroll screenMessaging works exclusively watch-to-watch and allows you to send your friends sketches, taps and approximation of your heart beat.Touch and typing is responsive, even though touch targets tend to often be small.Native Apple Camera Remote app gives a real-time preview of your smartphones viewfinder, as well as ability to tap to choose focus/exposure, and trigger the shutter, or implement a timer followed by a 10-frame burst.Dick tracy phone, Siri, Activity tracker, 1 day battery
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ExperienceUP by Brightcookie Team, Leo Gaggl, Catriona Ward and Kien Vu

ExperienceUP by Brightcookie Team, Leo Gaggl, Catriona Ward and Kien Vu | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
ExperienceUP - mobile app to create and upload files to Mahara, WordPress & Experience APILRS.
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Imagine if students studying plants as part of the curriculum went on an excursion to a Botantical Garden. With the use of their mobile device, they will be able to document their experience and reflect on their learning by taking photos, recording video interviews with experts and creating text entries. These files can be compressed and uploaded from their mobile device directly into Mahara, Wordpress and/or ExperienceAPI for assessment and recording purposes, or for sharing with fellow students and trainers on a global basis. 

 

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25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community

25 Pedagogy Ideas that Teachers found on Twitter | UKEdChat - Supporting the Education Community | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
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For K-12 but many applicable for all ages.

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Unis and language experts at odds over English proficiency

Unis and language experts at odds over English proficiency | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
THE peak universities body has questioned whether English language proficiency needs to be spelled out as something to be expected of the students they enrol.
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“Removing it from the standards framework is likely to have a major impact on universities’ commitment to monitoring and improving the English language proficiency of students,” the Association for Academic Language and Learning, representing the staff who help students struggling with English said.

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Assessing the quality of a student-generated question repository

Assessing the quality of a student-generated question repository | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
Students can create high quality assessment questions.
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Results published on first study of student produced assessment material in 1st year college Physics  course, Jul 2014

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eInstruction by Turning Technologies Releases New QT Device Clicker with QWERTY Input | eSchool News | eSchool News

Technology News & Innovation in K-12 Education
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The new device facilitates richer data collection from various question types and self-paced testing mode for individual assessment.

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Dr. Eric Mazur Awarded $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education

Dr. Eric Mazur Awarded $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
Dr. Eric Mazur Awarded $500,000 Minerva Prize for Advancements in Higher Education
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Awarded for development of the Peer Instruction teaching methodology, now broadly adopted.

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How A Toddler Playing With An iPhone Led To An Education Revolution

How A Toddler Playing With An iPhone Led To An Education Revolution | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
Dan Yang was a highly successful telecom entrepreneur, until her toddler daughter's fascination with the iPhone prompted a leap into education startup...
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Rather than put the attention on the latest devices in the classroom, Yang says the school and its digitally enabled curriculum will help teachers encourage analytical and research skills, to do research and cultivate curiosity and ability

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Amazon.com: Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts (9780670025435): Stanislas Dehaene: Books

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Terrific book, real progress: "Consciousness and the Brain: Deciphering How the Brain Codes Our Thoughts"

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Coding Breeds Collegiality And Boosts STEM Program Success

Coding Breeds Collegiality And Boosts STEM Program Success | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
To prepare for the world and the workforce, students need to learn more about themselves and what motivates them. They also need opportunities, both in and..
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When you look at how people in technology companies work, it’s rarely in isolation. In fact, employers are looking for college graduates who are leaders capable of working as part of a team and communicating effectively.

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Matt Abrahams: Become a Better Virtual Communicator

Matt Abrahams: Become a Better Virtual Communicator | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
An expert on public speaking explains how online technology changes the way we communicate.
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In web-conferencing or other one-to-many situations employ prosodic behaviors (turn-taking, interaction-pacing, and listening) and vocal quality (tone and pace) to connect with you audience.

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Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley VCs Invest $100 Million in a Startup Elementary School

Mark Zuckerberg and Silicon Valley VCs Invest $100 Million in a Startup Elementary School | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
AltSchool, founded by an ex-Google executive, promises young students a more personalized education for about $21,000 a year
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Owns 8 schools that use LMS platform that differentiates learning

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HEDLINE: LinkedIn to acquire Lynda.com for $1.5 billion

HEDLINE: LinkedIn to acquire Lynda.com for $1.5 billion | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
Professional social network LinkedIn announced its intention to acquire online learning company Lynda.com for around $1.5 billion in cash and stock.
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corporate social network, with focus on job placement and career advancement & capacity for tracking lifelong learning (including badges, eportfolios) + most popular skills training group 

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corporate network, with focus on job placement and career advancement & capacity for tracking lifelong learning (including badges, eportfolios) + most popular skills training group

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Students test concept of elite, lower-cost, no-campus college

Students test concept of elite, lower-cost, no-campus college | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
The students live together in a dorm-like setting and take classes online in real-time from their rooms, a café or wherever else they can find a good wireless connection. They use the Active Learning Forum, a dynamic videoconferencing platform owned by the Minerva Project, the for-profit organization that partnered with Claremont, California-based Keck to create the Minerva Schools program.
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Many of the educational practices influenced by Eric Mazur, emphasising peer instruction, conceptual and procedural knowledge.

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Finland's Latest Educational Move Will Produce a Generation of Entrepreneurs - Singularity Hub

Finland's Latest Educational Move Will Produce a Generation of Entrepreneurs - Singularity Hub | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
Last Friday marked the fifth anniversary of the iPad, a device heralded for triggering the broad adoption of tablet computers and for further
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By focusing on Communication, Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration, Finland's reform will encourage entrepreneurs to build new tools and technologies that enable a rethinking of learning

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Training a new breed of teacher

Training a new breed of teacher | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
A NEW breed of primary school teacher, confident and capable in teaching maths and science, is being trained at Melbourne University to tackle the national reluctance of students to study the subjects.
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“Kids in primary are being taught by people lacking confidence in the area. Then they go into high school and one third of 15-year-old maths students and one quarter of science students are taught by untrained teachers, so when they get to Year 11 and 12, they don’t take high levels of maths or science,

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Liqvid e-Learning Services: Vivek Agarwal's Rs 15 crore firm cashes in on demand for English - The Economic Times

Liqvid e-Learning Services: Vivek Agarwal's Rs 15 crore firm cashes in on demand for English - The Economic Times | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it

In spreading the use Liqvid's english learning software Vivek has struck a chord with the masses -  with over 500,000 learners.

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Before starting Liqvid, Agarwal, an IIM-Calcutta alumnus, had co-founded eGurucool, an IT-assisted education portal offering digital content in the sciences and teaching methodology to schools. 

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Australia falling behind in education due to NAPLAN: Pasi Sahlberg

Australia falling behind in education due to NAPLAN: Pasi Sahlberg | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
Australia puts too much emphasis on NAPLAN testing and blames poor results on the family background of students rather than the inequity in the education system, one of the world's leading educators has warned.
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''Standardised testing is driving inequity in the system because the nature of the tests is normally limited to maths and reading and sometimes science, which narrows the scope of success in the system,'' ....

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Adobe Releases Free App for Making Narrated Video Presentations

Adobe Releases Free App for Making Narrated Video Presentations | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
Adobe says its new iPad app, Voice, is ideal for crafting business pitches and presentations.
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Breakthroughs in collaborative education : Akshay saxena at TEDxSGGSCC - YouTube

Akshay currently serves as the President of Avanti Learning Centres. For his work at Avanti, he was awarded the Ashoka Fellowship, the Draper Richards Kaplan...
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Breakthroughs in collaborative education: Another example of Peer Instruction in action

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Maximizing Learning: Peer Instruction Improves Student Learning

Maximizing Learning: Peer Instruction Improves Student Learning | Helping Students Learn, mobile devices | Scoop.it
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Similar results obtained from Jeff Stanger's trials at Sydney High School
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