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ISTE 2013: 5 Takeaways from Jane McGonigal’s Opening Keynote

ISTE 2013: 5 Takeaways from Jane McGonigal’s Opening Keynote | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
The gamification expert touts the virtues of games as learning tools for conference attendees gathered in San Antonio.
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SOS: QFT

SOS: QFT | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
When students know how to ask their own questions, they take greater ownership of their learning, deepen comprehension, and make new connections. QFT (Question Formulation Technique ) is a teaching strategy that helps students produce their own questions, improve them, and strategize on how to use them. The technique can be used with students of all ages.
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The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation

The Malicious Use of Artificial Intelligence: Forecasting, Prevention, and Mitigation | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
In the coming decades, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning technologies are going to transform many aspects of our world. Much of this change will be positive; the potential for benefits in areas as diverse as health, transportation and urban planning, art, science, an
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The Best Videos Explaining Confirmation Bias | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

The Best Videos Explaining Confirmation Bias | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
  You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About Cognitive Bias. Here are some useful videos:
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Marjory Stoneman Douglas students give legislators a civics lesson

Marjory Stoneman Douglas students give legislators a civics lesson | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
I’ve been asking the wrong question all along, and I only realized it after the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School last week in Parkland, Florida. Ever since the Columbine High School shooting in 1999, in which Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris murdered 12 students and one teacher, I’ve asked myself, how many …
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Create a wiki on your Linux desktop with Zim

Create a wiki on your Linux desktop with Zim | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Get that wiki feeling on the desktop with Zim, a powerful, yet compact tool for managing information.
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14 of the Best Coding Apps for Elementary School Students

14 of the Best Coding Apps for Elementary School Students | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
At last count, there were over 80,000 educational apps available to teachers. There are apps for everything: literacy, STEM, productivity, audiovisual, etc. There are apps which improve accessibility for students with different learning challenges, i.e. text to voice, voice to text, etc. While many of these may be a dream come true for educators, the dizzying array of choices is also a nightmare. Teachers just don’t have time to filter through thousands of apps to find the one that works best for the needs of their students. To help, we started to create curated lists of the best apps in …
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Four Steps to Get Your Screen-Loving Kid to Enjoy Books

Four Steps to Get Your Screen-Loving Kid to Enjoy Books | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Research shows that reading helps children do well in school, the workplace, and life. But many screen-loving kids prefer to spend all their free time on social media or PlayStation. As parents, how can we get our kids to put down their screens and give books a chance?
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How To Use Quotes In Your Blog Posts –

How To Use Quotes In Your Blog Posts – | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Bringing in the voices of experts or giving your students a voice through the use of quotations could have a big impact. This post provides an overview of everything you need to know about using qu…
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Google releases optional security update for Chromebooks, but it wipes all local data

Google releases optional security update for Chromebooks, but it wipes all local data | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Chrome OS is one of the most secure desktop operating systems on the market (privacy concerns about the Google ecosystem aside). Automatic system updates,... by Corbin Davenport in Chrome OS, Chromebooks, News
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17 of the Best Coding Apps for Middle and High School Students

17 of the Best Coding Apps for Middle and High School Students | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
At last count, there were over 80,000 educational apps available to teachers. There are apps for everything: literacy, STEM, productivity, audiovisual, etc. There are apps which improve accessibility for students with different learning challenges, i.e. text to voice, voice to text, etc. While many of these may be a dream come true for educators, the dizzying array of choices is also a nightmare. Teachers just don’t have time to filter through thousands of apps to find the one that works best for the needs of their students. To help, we started to create curated lists of the best apps in …
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How to Find the LinkedIn Profile for any Email Address inside Gmail

How to Find the LinkedIn Profile for any Email Address inside Gmail | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Hover your mouse over any email address inside Gmail and you view the LinkedIn profile, their Twitter handle, website link, job title and other contact information. It is also possible to find the LinkedIn profile by email address outside Gmail and Google Chrome.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Wikispaces is Closing - Here Are Some Alternatives

Free Technology for Teachers: Wikispaces is Closing - Here Are Some Alternatives | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Last week the team at Wikispaces announced that the service will be shutting down later this year . Part of that announcement included
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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

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Chrome Now Shortens Links You Share With Friends

Chrome Now Shortens Links You Share With Friends | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Chrome for Android now has the ability to shorten the URLs you share with your friends. So you can now share a clean link without any of that unnecessary tracking information included.
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Keep Your Head Up When You Stumble @coolcatteacher

Keep Your Head Up When You Stumble @coolcatteacher | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Westwood Schools Alumnus, Lieutenant Colonel Robert Hilliard, (soon to be a Colonel in the Army) spoke to our students today. As he talked about success and failure, he said something incredible, “If your head is up when you stumble and you’re looking forward, then you will see an open door.” Lt. Colonel Robert Hilliard, US […]
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Get Free Kids' Coloring Pages Using Google Images

Get Free Kids' Coloring Pages Using Google Images | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Psssst. Want to make your kid think you’re a sorcerer? I’ve got a trick.
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Getting started with SQL

Getting started with SQL | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Getting started with SQL: Building a relational database using SQL is easier than you think.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Icons & Images for Google Docs and Slides

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Icons & Images for Google Docs and Slides | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
The Noun Project is a popular source of free icons and images. The Noun Project collections include thousands of public domain, Creativ
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How to Comment on Office Files With Google Drive (No File Conversions)

How to Comment on Office Files With Google Drive (No File Conversions) | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
How many hours could you save if you could directly comment on Microsoft documents uploaded to Google Drive?
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“Do I let the kid in, and maybe the gunman behind her?” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day…

“Do I let the kid in, and maybe the gunman behind her?” | Larry Ferlazzo’s Websites of the Day… | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
School Shootings Put Teachers in New Role as Human Shields is an article in today’s New York Times, which focuses on the questions in most teachers minds these days. Here’s an excerpt: …
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The Best of Arts in Education

The Best of Arts in Education | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Coverage about art and music from the Edutopia archive, including articles, videos, and more.
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Chrome OS Split Screen Mode Hits Stable Channel | Androidheadlines.com

Chrome OS Split Screen Mode Hits Stable Channel | Androidheadlines.com | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
Google has been working on implementing a tablet mode split screen feature into Chromebooks for some time and the functionality now appears to have been pu
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Teaching Digital Citizenship to Various Age Groups

Teaching Digital Citizenship to Various Age Groups | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
As you begin to find new and exciting ways of teaching digital citizenship, you may end up getting caught up in the possibilities and forget to consider the children’s age group. Each year of school will require a different approach and level of complexity. You have to keep the goals and expectations appropriate for the age you are educating. In Kindergarten, the focus will be on issues like stranger danger and how to be safe when using the Internet. First and second graders will need to be reminded of safe practices, but you will also need to introduce topics like …
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How to Check and Redeem Freebies Waiting for You on Google Play

How to Check and Redeem Freebies Waiting for You on Google Play | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
You might have some free goodies waiting on your Android device. You should check them now and enjoy a free book, movie, or more!
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How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom

How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom | Learning*Education*Technology | Scoop.it
How Google Apps For Education Can Be Used In Your Classroom
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