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10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom

10 Ways to Use QR Codes in the Classroom | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Now you have learnt how to create your very own QR Codes and are able to print these out but how would you use them in the classroom? Well do not worry, as I offer 10 practical ideas whereby teachers could use QR Codes, with text embedded within it, in the classroom. So what are you waiting for?

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Some really nice ideas.

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, December 10, 2015 9:03 AM

If you still doubt about the usefulness of QR codes :) find ideas here.

 

Sri's curator insight, December 18, 2015 3:11 AM

Very useful and quick way. But one has to have the technological resources and be tech savvy to an extent.

TD's curator insight, March 8, 2016 6:03 PM

Some really nice ideas.

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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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The Complete Flipped Learning Beginner's Guide for Teachers

The Complete Flipped Learning Beginner's Guide for Teachers | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The next time you teach a new concept, video-record your own standard lecture. You can use your cellphone’s camera to simply record what you do in the classroom when you’re teaching on a normal day. Also, you can get the kids in on this by having one student serve as the camera operator.
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Position Papers - Inclusive practices in language teaching | Oxford University Press

Position Papers - Inclusive practices in language teaching | Oxford University Press | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
  • Discover our Expert Panel’s advice on how to identify and support learners with additional educational needs.
  • Pick up practical solutions for creating inclusive language classrooms.
  • Join professional development events on inclusive practices in language teaching.
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Organizational Learning and Collaborative Structures

Organizational Learning and Collaborative Structures | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Much of the dysfunction in schools is a result of the historical isolation of classrooms and schools as compartmentalized hierarchies. This establishes teaching as individualistic rather than as a collegial enterprise. Many problems identified specifically with ineffective teaching practices are attributed to teacher isolation. Isolated classroom cells are symbolic of teachers working out of sight and hearing of one another and solving problems on their own. This professional isolation operates as a bulwark against school improvement and can be a useful priority for many schools and district leaders.
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5 of the top EdTech trends in 2018 (and the companies behind them)

5 of the top EdTech trends in 2018 (and the companies behind them) | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Here are five trends in educational technology that are already making serious waves.
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ISTE | 3 unplugged activities for teaching about AI

ISTE | 3 unplugged activities for teaching about AI | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Students need to explore the realities of artificial intelligence, including its capabilities and its limitations, if they want to use it effectively in the workplace — and they’ll need a firm grasp of how it works if they’re going to steer its development in the future.
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What Can Machine Learning Really Predict in Education? | EdSurge News

Much of the ongoing challenges around machine learning comes back to questions around bias ingrained in the systems and the algorithms embedded in the technology. “Data is easily gotten, but it has a lot of bias in it,” said Behrens.
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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, September 28, 9:59 AM

El estado del avance del Aprendizaje Automático aplicado a Educación

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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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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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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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Holographic Experiences: A New Era of Immersive Educational Technologies

Holographic Experiences: A New Era of Immersive Educational Technologies | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Holography could play a major role in all levels education. Educational research shows that it could be linked to the theory of embodied cognition (Lakoff & Johnson,1999), facilitating the interaction and understanding because AR could give the human brain a sense of immersion
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Nice introduction to the potential of AR.

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Education Technology: Practical Ideas for Your Lessons

Here is a list of websites that specialize in education technology and will give you inspiration and practical ideas for your lessons:
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Nice to get a mention here.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, October 11, 2:37 PM

Varios recursos Web para incorporar a clases

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8 Kinds of Infographics and How to Use Them in E-Learning

8 Kinds of Infographics and How to Use Them in E-Learning | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Looking for creative ways to illustrate course content? Try these infographic types. We all know how valuable and popular infographics are with teachers and students alike. But when it comes to creating them for their own course, many instructors struggle to find good inspiration for their infographics.

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How do we teach students to identify fake news?

How do we teach students to identify fake news? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The following strategies and ideas can help students identify fake news and become critical readers of the world around them
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Online platform to help schools evaluate effectiveness of EdTech

Online platform to help schools evaluate effectiveness of EdTech | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Available for free from October, Edtech Impact has been created by Innovate My School and YPO, with the aim of enabling teachers to measure the effectiveness of technology for themselves
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Potentially very useful.

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Approaches for enabling invisible learning - Education Futures

Approaches for enabling invisible learning - Education Futures | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Invisible learning can emerge in many ways, and often manifests through bits and pieces here and there. The examples of approaches to invisible learning provided here are not exhaustive, and are meant to be illustrative only. Each of these approaches embrace participation, play, and exploration.
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Flipping the classroom with screencasting

Flipping the classroom with screencasting | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Each student could learn at their own pace without the pressure of keeping up with their peers. If they don’t understand something, they can watch the video again and again, and they won’t hold up the whole class activity.

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Any keen screencasters doiung this?

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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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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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Dynamicland

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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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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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