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10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom.

10 Simple Ways To Use Google Cardboard In The Classroom. | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

I really can’t describe how amazing this technology is.  You have to get one and see for yourself! What is it? Google Cardboard is a virtual reality headset which immerses you in the video or picture so you can see a 360 degree view of an image or video.

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Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

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Angela Mitchell's curator insight, March 3, 2016 9:57 PM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

Iva Golec's curator insight, March 9, 2016 3:03 AM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

Carrie Hill's curator insight, March 10, 2016 8:25 AM

Some nice suggestions and a good intro article for Google Cardboard.

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Unio | Interactive lesson delivery & real-time assessment platform

Unio | Interactive lesson delivery & real-time assessment platform | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Gain an instant insight into your students' understanding with our award-winning interactive lesson delivery and real-time assessment platform!
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This is a great tool for sharing and allowing students and trainee teachers to annotate your presentation slides. Make your lectures and workshops much more interactive and memorable.

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midland selfstoragetx's comment, May 24, 5:59 AM
nice
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Textbooks in the digital world

Textbooks in the digital world | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Teachers need to be able to find the right resources for their lessons – and make sure they’re high quality, aligned to standards and compatible with existing tools. Without these skills, teachers struggle to integrate technology and digital content with their own teaching methods.
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Creating Visual Stories With Data

Creating Visual Stories With Data | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
According to a recent Forbes article, data storytelling, which involves weaving data and visualizations into a compelling narrative, has become a sought-after skill in the job market. Today’s variety of online tools and resources offer an opportunity to prepare our students to interpret their research in new and creative ways and to effectively communicate data-driven insights.
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Interesting article with some very useful links.

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10 EdTech Research Journals That You Should Read

10 EdTech Research Journals That You Should Read | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
If you are involved in education technology in any way, you must stay up to date on the latest news and trends. Educational technology is growing at immense speed – practically changing every day. The best place to find out quality information from trustworthy sources is in EdTech research journals. These journals publish articles by EdTech entrepreneurs and educators providing the information you need.
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How Important Is Writing by Hand in This Digital Age?

How Important Is Writing by Hand in This Digital Age? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Composing an essay is quick work on a digital device. Writing by hand slows down the thought process, and it gives the learner time to formulate language expression. Making notes and writing essays by hand requires learners to think about words and how they are spelled, the best ways to use the words in sentences, and how to structure the sentences containing them.
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I'm not so sure. I tend not to hand write anything these days. I do like sketching my thoughts and notes though.

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Thinking, Shallow And Deep – Personal Growth –

Deliberate thought is more reliable but we rarely stop, reflect, and make slow decisions, because in many situations our responses are automatic hence the need to hone your thinking skills.

Shallow thinkers rarely think beyond the obvious. They take information on the face value. A shallow thinker just looks at first-order consequences.

A deep thinker, on the other hand, looks at the whole chain of effects, impacts, and outcomes.
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A good article for developing a better understanding of how to encourage critical thinking.

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Innovation: Creating and Learning in AR, VR

Innovation: Creating and Learning in AR, VR | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
I don’t have all of the answers, but I enjoy being able to turn to students for help. I enjoy learning with and from them. Empowering students with the opportunity to share their skills brings about positive changes in the classroom, especially in terms of peer relationships and collaboration. Trying out new technologies shows we are interested in bringing new ideas and ways to learn into our classrooms, which is a good model for students.
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A useful report on two great products.

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Defining (and Driving) Collaboration

Defining (and Driving) Collaboration | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In today's world, both employers and educational institutions place a high value on soft skills that are transferable across professional, academic, and social situations. One of the most frequently cited skills is collaboration.

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The Future of E-Learning

The Future of E-Learning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Twenty-five years ago when I created custom presentations using Harvard Graphics (pre PowerPoint) I thought that one day people will know how easy this is and I’ll be out of work. Today, close to three decades later, not much has changed. Sure we’ve got a lot of cool technologies and all of that. But the presentations and the courses are still mostly the same quality (for good or bad).
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We need more teachers with instructional / learning design skills.

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, May 17, 9:33 AM

El futuro de la educación virtual. 

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A Discussion about Learning in the Classroom

A Discussion about Learning in the Classroom | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
I recently had an important conversation with my students. It’s probably not a dialogue they’ve had before, and to be honest, it’s not one I’ve had with students before this semester, either. The questions asked are simple, but the answers are somewhat abstract and require some real thought. This exercise was quite powerful and will hopefully positively impact how my students think about learning, class, and studying/practicing.
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Interesting article, despite the picture.

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Playful Learning - Research in Learning Technology

Playful Learning - Research in Learning Technology | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Welcome to this themed collection for Research in Learning Technology. These articles collate ideas and practices developed from workshops held at the second Playful Learning Conference in July 2017 (http://conference.playthinklearn.net). It is fair to say that this is an extraordinary conference, designed to explore the intersection between learning and play for adults.
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IT skills gap: the industry forecast

IT skills gap: the industry forecast | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Today’s young people and students are digital natives — let’s face it, they have been surrounded by technology since birth. That said, this familiarity doesn’t necessarily mean that they possess an in-depth understanding of IT and computing, or how to use it within a business setting. In fact, when it comes to how many people receive a formal technical education, the UK’s students are placed 16 out of 20 across developed economies.
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I guess this also applies in mamny other countries too.

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7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning

7 Deadly Myths of Microlearning | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

It is true, there are limits to what microlearning can and cannot-do for your training plans and the people in your organization. I’m hoping that by busting these myths it helps you to understand this distinction and you will be able to use microlearning effectively as one of the many training tools you have to choose from.

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Some good simple tips.

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20 interactive teaching activities for in the interactive classroom - BookWidgets

20 interactive teaching activities for in the interactive classroom - BookWidgets | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In this blog post, I wall talk about the use of interactive methods for teaching, encouraging more dedication towards the lesson material. We will see some interactive teaching tools, interactive teaching ideas and interactive teaching games.
Not only will I talk about the use of interactive methods of teaching, I’ll give you some examples of methods used in the present classroom as well.
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Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs)

Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs) | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The Teacher Educator Technology Competencies (TETCs) were developed to support the redesign of teaching in teacher education programs so that ALL teacher educators are prepared to model and integrate technology in their teaching.  Teacher candidates who receive consistent and appropriate experiences with technology throughout their teacher education programs will be more prepared to integrate technology …
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The Pyramid of Myth

The Pyramid of Myth | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
There are many myths in education. I believe they all result from well-intentioned educators and/or researchers. However, with these myths, evidence simply does not exist to back up their claims.
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More than tools? Making sense of the ongoing digitizations of higher education

More than tools? Making sense of the ongoing digitizations of higher education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Another surprising gap in discussions around digital technology and higher education is pedagogy. Looking back, it is notable how many studies published in the area of educational technology – even those having a great impact on subsequent literature – pay little consideration to underlying pedagogies and teaching models.
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How Men and Women Learn Languages Differently

How Men and Women Learn Languages Differently | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
According to the study, women are better at learning languages then men, following findings that show how both brain areas associated with language work harder in girls when dealing with language tasks, and that boys and girls use very different parts of the brain when completing language tasks.
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Your Brain on Reading (Why Your Brain Needs You to Read Every Day)

The reading brain can be likened to the real-time collaborative effort of a symphony orchestra, with various parts of the brain working together, like sections of instruments, to maximize our ability to decode the written text in front of us.
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Interesting article with some good links to research.

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faith ward's curator insight, May 26, 10:13 AM
Great links to current reading research.
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Study finds popular ‘growth mindset’ educational interventions aren’t very effective –

Study finds popular ‘growth mindset’ educational interventions aren’t very effective – | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
According to the researchers, a number of the studies investigating the effectiveness of growth mindset interventions did not follow best practices for experimental research. For example, more than one-third of studies didn’t check whether the programmes actually influenced students’ mindsets. Of those that did, nearly half failed that check, indicating that the programmes didn’t successfully alter mindsets.
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Are there really so many children around who don't believe they can learn?

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It Is Time To Shape The Future Of Education

It Is Time To Shape The Future Of Education | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
According to multiple studies, success in the gig economy will be centered around 3 competencies which I call the 3 C’s – Creativity, Curiosity, and Collaboration. While children are naturally curious and creative, it is more important than ever before for academia nurture and sharpens these two qualities, while adding a core competency of collaboration, by imbibing them in their teaching methods.
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Robot-Enhanced Creative Writing and Storytelling

Robot-Enhanced Creative Writing and Storytelling | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

There have been complaints leveraged against out of the box robots like Dash and Dot, Ozobot, Hummingbird, Sphero. The complaints usually revolve around the canned and prescriptive nature of their uses and programs, that they lack creative engagement by the younger users. I personally love the excitement my learners have using these robots.

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16 Reasons To Learn A Language Through Story

16 Reasons To Learn A Language Through Story | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
In fact, according to a study in Scientific American, personal stories and gossip makeup 65% of our communication. If the way we all communicate is by telling or listening to stories or one kind or another, why would you learn a foreign language in any other way?
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Gilbert C FAURE's comment, May 15, 8:06 AM
il était une fois
Victor Ventura's curator insight, May 16, 1:06 PM
You convinced me. I think I might try!
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Digital Learning Platforms vs Proceses

Digital Learning Platforms vs Proceses | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

As digital learning technologies continue to grow and develop at pace we need to match that development with an ever deeper understanding about how we connect the right tools to the specific learning need. Any money spent on a scalable learning technology that doesn’t meet the learning needs is still money wasted, however ‘cost effective’ the cost-to-learner ratio is.

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Bit promotional at the end but a solid argument.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, May 10, 10:23 PM
As digital learning technologies continue to grow and develop at pace we need to match that development with an ever deeper understanding about how we connect the right tools to the specific learning need. Any money spent on a scalable learning technology that doesn’t meet the learning needs is still money wasted, however ‘cost effective’ the cost-to-learner ratio is.
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Rise of the Robot Coach

Rise of the Robot Coach | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

AI coaching apps may still be a novelty, but that’s likely to change as the smaller startups prove themselves to customers, investors and the companies that may one day acquire them. Several of the startups in this space, including Butterfly, VoiceOps and VoiceVibes, have landed lucrative venture capital deals, and many of the larger HR and learning management companies are paying close attention to this trend.

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More about the use of AI to replace teachers.

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Gabriela Dias's comment, May 11, 9:58 AM
Isn't "replace" a strong word in this case? :-)
Art Jones's curator insight, May 12, 11:24 AM

Hey Coaches? Will you be ready when the AI robot comes for your job? 

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Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor | EdSurge News

Google Assistant and Edwin Want To Be Your Next English Tutor | EdSurge News | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The idea is that in addition to recording their words and using the chatbot to check their pronunciation, learners would be able to speak directly with the virtual assistant to learn how to pronounce English words. Google Assistant will also let students practice conversational dialogue
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Interesting potential developments in the use of AI to support and eventually replace teachers.

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