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Future of Educational Technology 3: Augmented Reality and ELT

Future of Educational Technology 3: Augmented Reality and ELT | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

So virtual reality applications have the potential to transform our social and learning reality. They have the potential to transform the way we read and interact with text. They have the potential to transform the way and the places where we teach and the relationship between teachers and learners.

 

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This is one of my own article that I published back in 2010. It's interesting to look at how much of this prediction is starting to be realised now.

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Sustraiez Blai's curator insight, May 2, 2013 11:47 AM

Las aplicaciones de realidad virtual tienen el potencial de transformar la manera en que leemos e interactuamos con los textos.

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Thinking Critically through Digital Media

Thinking Critically through Digital Media | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The book uses as its basis the development of key digital literacies. These include the ability to understand visually presented data, the ability collect and analyse data using a range of techniques and survey tools and the ability to create and deliver a range of presentation types using digital media tools.


Whilst developing these digital literacies students are also encouraged to assess the validity, credibility and underlying bias of the information they study and are given a range of research tools and techniques for reassessing the information and evaluating how it fits within their personal framework of belief systems and values.

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My ebook on developing critical thinking and digital literacy skills.

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Lisa Davis's curator insight, September 18, 6:49 PM
Digital Media Literacy: A critical component for everyone to help determine opinion from fact in everything one reads, hears, and sees. 
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How to Learn a New Language with Video, Audio, and More |

How to Learn a New Language with Video, Audio, and More | | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
In the old days, the teacher decided what you would read and listen to. You had a textbook that sought to determine how fast you should progress. Often the language content of these textbooks was no more than 10% of the book, the rest being grammar explanations and exercises which really don’t help you learn the language as much as just engaging with compelling content. The classroom often reflected this.
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Some useful tips in this article.

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Portrait of a Graduate

Portrait of a Graduate | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Locally developed, but globally positioned, the Portrait of a Graduate serves as a North Star for system transformation. Providing strategic direction for the redesign of the overall educational experience for students, this collective vision reinvigorates and re-engages students, teachers, and community stakeholders.
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Very useful reading.

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Dynamicland

Dynamicland | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
If the dynamic medium is to serve as the foundation for new modes of thought and communication, it must lift all people, not just those traditionally advantaged by technology. There is no product we can ship to achieve this goal.
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Love this idea. What do you think?

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People Recall Information Better Through Virtual Reality, Says New UMD Study

People Recall Information Better Through Virtual Reality, Says New UMD Study | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The researchers found that people remember information better if it is presented to them in a virtual environment. The results of the study were recently published in the journal Virtual Reality.
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Another interesting VR related study.

 

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Brett.Ashley.Crawford's curator insight, September 5, 9:51 AM
The opportunities for VR are useful when other models including kinetic and spacial learning are unavailable.
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Research Study Suggests VR Can Have A Huge Impact In The Classroom

Research Study Suggests VR Can Have A Huge Impact In The Classroom | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The passing rate for the groups that engaged with the subject matter in VR were 90 percent, meanwhile the pass rate for the non-VR group was only 40 percent. These are significant numbers and the researchers attribute the disparity to VR’s unique ability to help students connect with the subject matter:
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This brief article also contains a link to the original research. What do you think? Would you use VR with your students?

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The World’s First Digital Teacher Just Debuted in New Zealand

The World’s First Digital Teacher Just Debuted in New Zealand | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Many nations, particularly in the developing world, don’t have nearly enough teachers. Robots like Will could help fill that gap. Compared to the cost of paying a human teacher, these systems are also far cheaper, and they can adjust to each individual student’s learning style to help them reach their potential.
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This article predicts that robots will replace teachers by 2027. What do you think about that?

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Teachers’ Assessment Literacy Enhancement: Handbook

Teachers’ Assessment Literacy Enhancement: Handbook | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Along with the Needs Analysis and the Training Course, a Handbook containing the training materials (among others) is one of the major products of the TALE Project.

This Handbook is addressed both to language teachers who wish to develop their assessment skills and teacher educators and trainers who focus on language assessment.
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This could be useful.

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Future We Framework

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A special self-assessment version of the framework allows you to check where you are on your future-readiness journey. Download the PDF or image and mark it up with your score.


Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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This looks really useful. How future ready are your skills?

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Kim Flintoff's comment, August 25, 7:34 PM
The Identifying Future Readiness survey - http://futurereadylearning.worrdpress.com lets you tell us wha these look like in practice.
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, August 27, 3:00 PM

This is pretty fascinatingly cool.

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The Five Whys – Encouraging Inquiry in the Classroom | PeacheyPublications.com

The Five Whys – Encouraging Inquiry in the Classroom | PeacheyPublications.com | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
As you can see, the question ‘Why?’ is fundamental to understanding and encouraging curiosity, but all too often we are willing to accept the first answer we are offered without digging deeper to the root causes. Using and teaching this technique can really help us to build a more inquisitive learning experience and deeper view of the world for our students.
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My blog post on the 5 whys technique. Do you have any similar techniques for developing more critical thinking?

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The benefits and challenges of a paperless classroom

The benefits and challenges of a paperless classroom | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Training is another challenge for paperless classrooms, as going paperless requires both teachers and students to be trained on devices and applications for use in the classroom. If users aren’t properly trained, the risk for human error increases, which can eat into learning time.
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I always run my classes peperless these days. How about you?

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gamification | eLearning Africa News Portal

gamification | eLearning Africa News Portal | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

African students can learn quickly and absorb new information and skills that can change their lives if they get access to exciting learning experiences. The gamification of learning increases their engagement for a wide variety of learning styles.

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This article has links to some interesting examples. Anyone know of any other educational games like these?

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The Link Between Sleep and Deep Learning – Intuition Machine –

This idea that learning happens while we aren’t awake may come to many as a complete surprise. Learning through sleep is a common experience by many who have trained in music. There comes a point where skills don’t improve during a day of practice but only the next day.
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Interesting article. How much sleeo do you need?

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Learn how to Study Using... Retrieval Practice —

Learn how to Study Using... Retrieval Practice — | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
This process of retrieving makes the information more retrievable later; compared to simply studying by looking over your notes, if you practice retrieval you’re more likely to remember the information later, and also more likely to be able to use and apply the information in new situations.
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How do you apply this in your classroom?

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Note-taking: A Research Roundup

Note-taking: A Research Roundup | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
A summary of 8 best practices in note-taking, straight from the research.
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Very useful with some good links.

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Design Thinking and Other Priorities for Education in the Automation Economy

Design Thinking and Other Priorities for Education in the Automation Economy | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
How do we help young people prepare for lives full of novelty and complexity? After a two-year study of the influence of artificial intelligence(and exponential change more broadly) and a dozen community conversations, my team concluded there are four new learning priorities:
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Anybody helping their students develop design thinking?

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From Instapoets to the Bards of YouTube, Poetry Is Going Viral — and Some Poets Hate That

Mahogany L. Browne’s first taste of internet fame came when her poem “Black Girl Magic” — which she had recited in a single, self-assured take for PBS NewsHour in 2016 — found its way to Facebook…
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Interesting to see how social media has impacted on this art form.

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6 Key Principles That Make Finnish Education a Success | EdSurge News

The new core curriculum places an emphasis on transversal competencies within instruction. What are transversal skills? They’re things like learning how to learn, cultural competence, interaction and self-expression. They focus on taking care of oneself and managing daily life, but also on competence with both technology and working life.
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Sounds interesting. Transverse skills sound a lot like soft skills.

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Valentina Hernández Hernández's curator insight, September 12, 12:42 PM
The article was written by a teacher who works in Finland; he provides 6 key principles that teachers can implement in their curriculums in order to have a sucessful class. He proposes to teach students how to learn, develop their cultural competence, interaction and self-expression, work in theme projects, implement technology tools as well as consider diversity and learning styles. 
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The Challenge of Scaling Soft Skills

It is becoming increasingly clear that for most working people, a proportion of the working tasks they currently perform will be either completely replaced by machines (AI if the tasks are cognitive, robots if they are manual) or augmented by a human-machine interface.
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Interesting article. The importance of soft skills really seem to be emerging as a significant issue these days.

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Signs Your ESL School Needs a Technology Makeover

Signs Your ESL School Needs a Technology Makeover | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
By implementing a technology-friendly atmosphere, you will not only spend less time dealing with confiscated cell phones, but improve educational access and efficacy.
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An interesting read. How does this fit with your school?

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Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think | MindShift | KQED News

Digital Text is Changing How Kids Read—Just Not in the Way That You Think | MindShift | KQED News | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The change we are seeing is not that kids can’t pay attention to things, it’s that they’re not as interested in paying attention to things,” he said. “They have less patience for being bored. What I think that all the digital activities have in common is that, with very little effort from me, something interesting happens. And if I’m bored, another interesting experience is very easy to obtain.”
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Some interesting points about screen time and screen reading. What do you think about this? How much time is too much?

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Vannessa MissoVeness's curator insight, August 22, 8:43 PM
They're the 'on demand' generation; if i'm bored I can use the ipad, the iphone or binge watch tv programmes. Something is always happening around them. It's a battle I have to fight at home with my 8-year-old. We tell her that it's good to be bored; it gives her time to be creative in her head and to create things rather than depend on gadgets to create the moments for her.
Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, September 6, 10:28 AM
"The change we are seeing is not that kids can’t pay attention to things, it’s that they’re not as interested in paying attention to things...They have less patience for being bored."  Post by Holly Korbey
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Interview: The Future of Technology in the Classroom - Nik Peachey

Interview: The Future of Technology in the Classroom - Nik Peachey | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Really the main changes have taken place outside of the classroom with lots more students accessing media rich interactive materials online, having live online lessons in virtual classrooms and taking much more control of their own learning potential, and I think that’s how things will continue. Learning opportunities, experiences and materials that are delivered directly to the student wherever they are will continue to grow and this will have an impact on publishing and on schools.
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I did this interview with Garnet Education. Some interesting questions.

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Meta-Collaboration: Thinking With Another

When teachers model their own understanding of personalized learning and coping strategies, students pay attention. Listed below are collaborative and metacognitive strategies that lay the foundation for creativity, empathy, and a deep dive into teaching students about their own thinking.
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Nice article with some good suggestions.

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Valentina Hernández Hernández's curator insight, September 12, 12:51 PM
The article introduces a concept that I have never heard; it is called " Meta-collaboration"  which means learning by working with others. It points out that classmates, colleagues, or friends could help us recognize and claim our strengths, new habits of thought, and strategies from a perspective that we never imagined by ourselves. I totally agree with it inasmuch as when working with different people we have more possibilities of having meaninful knowledge. 
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Why Computers Cannot Replace Teachers

Why Computers Cannot Replace Teachers | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

This article is not about online classes and/or technology in the classroom. We need technology and teachers.

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Pecha Kucha – For the language and communications classroom | PeacheyPublications.com

Pecha Kucha – For the language and communications classroom | PeacheyPublications.com | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Talking about an image or theme can be quite demanding, especially if the students are having to improvise what they say, so don’t set your expectations too high the first few times they have to do it, especially if your students are lower level learners, and be sure to offer lots of encouragement.
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A new post from my blog. Have you ever tried echa kucha with your students?

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