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10 reasons why you should buy my book

10 reasons why you should buy my book | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Over the last year I have been working on the first in what I hope will be a series of books to help teachers exploit new technologies in ways that will enhance their students learning. My first book - Digital Video - A manual for language teachers - was released in August 2015 and here just a few of the reasons why I think it's worth the price of a cup of coffee.

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A bit of self promotion. Buy my book for £1 / $1.99.


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Guillaume Decugis's comment, October 4, 2015 2:20 PM
Wow! A book is always an achievement and this one looks promising. Congrats @Nik Peachey!
Bemol Sido's comment, October 10, 2015 5:29 AM
your book looks nice!
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A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy

A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
A Global Competition for Innovative Solutions to Advance Reading and Literacy
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Well worth investigating.

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The OECD report on students, computers and learning: have your say!

The OECD report on students, computers and learning: have your say! | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The OECD has recently published a report entitled "Students, Computers and Learning: Making the connection"(http://www.oecd.org/publications/students-computers-and-learning-9789264239555-en.htm). This report has caused quite a stir - both in popular media and in professional and academic circles. But what does it actually say? What are the conclusions we should draw from it? What are the consequences and implications we should expect?

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Interesting survey into the recently published OECD report.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2015 3:49 AM

The OECD report on students, computers and learning

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The OECD has recently published a report entitled "Students, Computers and Learning: Making the connection"(http://www.oecd.org/publications/students-computers-and-learning-9789264239555-en.htm). This report has caused quite a stir - both in popular media and in professional and academic circles. But what does it actually say? What are the conclusions we should draw from it? What are the consequences and implications we should expect?

Sonia Santoveña's curator insight, October 19, 2015 1:51 AM

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Why We Shouldn't Fear Technology in the Classroom

Technology in the classroom doesn't have to be something from a teacher's nightmare. Here's how to ease into it and make it work in your classroom.
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I don't think it's fear, I think it's more a question of making the right decisions.

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Shelly Reckow VanVoorst's curator insight, October 24, 2015 10:26 PM

I scooped this article because it pertains to all schools and classrooms, especially as we move forward, and outside pressure mount to provide students with newer technology.  The article outlines some of the common fears, as well as ones that most educators won't admit to, such as fear of not being able to learn the new technology and utilizing it correctly in the classroom.  I hope that educators within my district read this and realize that as administrators we are aware of these concerns and we are working towards elevating the concerns so that educators can be successful in the classrooms.

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Manuela Mejia's curator insight, August 19, 2016 11:02 PM
I consider that the first step to include technologycal devices and tools in the classroom, is to identify those aspects mentioned in this article. The next step is to search for tools and strategies that help teachers to deal with those problems. English language teachers in Colombia not only need to change the traditional teaching method, we also need to change the type of output that we provide. Thus, teaching and technology will be in the same path.
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IMS Guide 201516 - Innovate My School

IMS Guide 201516 - Innovate My School | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This unique publication explores the potential benefits, pitfalls, future trends and learning outcomes for 10 hot topics in education, providing you with a warts-and-all view of how they can impact a school and, ultimately, the learning experience of the pupil.

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A useful 61page free ebook.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 2, 2015 7:33 AM

It's always amazing to see how parallel developments in the UK and US are. Key topics include: coding and robotics, BYOD, game-based learning, flipping learning, immersive learning and more.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, October 3, 2015 1:42 AM

Interesting resource - interesting that mention of 'global' partners comes under the 'Interactive technology' section

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 4, 2015 3:11 PM

#STEM #Innovation #SkillsGap

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Smart Strategies for Using Video in the Classroom

Video, as it applies to classrooms, is essentially the capture of any significant moment in time to be reproduced for the benefit of others. That’s what makes it such a great tool to enhance classroom learning in lots of subjects.

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Interesting short article. If you want to expand on this you can download my own book on the topic here: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/digital-video/id1025275485


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Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers

Media and Information Literacy Curriculum for Teachers | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
It is pioneering for two reasons. First, it is forward looking, drawing on present trends toward the convergence of radio, television, Internet, newspapers, books, digital archives and libraries into one platform – thereby, for the first time, presenting MIL in a holistic manner. Second, it is specifically designed with teachers in mind and for integration into the formal teacher education system, thus launching a catalytic process which should reach and build capacities of millions of young people.
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This is available for download in multiple languages.

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Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media

Global Perspectives on Youth and Digital Media | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

The contributions in this book reflect the diversity of ideas and perspectives that form the core and spirit of Digitally Connected. Some of the reflection pieces are closely connected to issues discussed at the symposium, others reflect more generally on personal observations and/or opinions, or highlight and discuss insights and learnings from specific studies or concrete projects. By making these reflection pieces and the youth work available to the expanding Digitally Connected network as well as the public at large, we hope to continue and further stimulate the global conversation about both the challenges and opportunities children and youth encounter in the digital environment.


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Free 130 page ebook.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, October 6, 2015 4:31 AM

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Selecting a Learning Management System: Advice from an Academic Perspective

Selecting a Learning Management System: Advice from an Academic Perspective | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

This article stresses the importance of involving all stakeholders in the selection process, offers a step-by-step guide to LMS selection, and enables readers to develop a customized list of LMS features that align with their institution's instructional and learning priorities.

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Useful article if you are thinking of implementing online or blended learning in your school.

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Alfredo Bilopolsky's curator insight, September 28, 2015 10:01 PM

Very interesting article. If you are planning to implement a LMS in your institution, reading this is a must!

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SOLE and chips, part 2 - Innovate My School

SOLE and chips, part 2 - Innovate My School | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Late last year, teacher and e-learning consultant Jacqueline Emkes wrote about how she uses SOLE in her work. Here, she discusses how it became a centrepiece of teaching and learning throughout the last school year.

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Interesting article from a teacher implimenting SOLE in the classroom.

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Hate Handwriting? Me Too. Here’s Why We Should Teach It Anyway.

Hate Handwriting? Me Too. Here’s Why We Should Teach It Anyway. | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
As you have probably noticed, people don't write in cursive as much as they used to. Your own handwriting has probably faltered over the years, and if not, you have surely noticed handwriting of others faltering around you. 41 out of 50 states don't require handwriting to be taught in schools as of 2014. Maybe you…
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Some interesting views on handwriting.

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Bill Rounis's curator insight, September 26, 2015 8:17 PM

An interesting article and video.  I believe that I heard some time ago that the pen is still a very valuable form of technology.  Some elementary schools no longer teach cursive writing styles.  Maybe we should rethink that.

Lon Woodbury's curator insight, September 27, 2015 9:26 AM

The benefits of handwriting have become clear after brain research and brain imaging has shown that handwriting is also brain training. -Lon

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20 + Things you can do with QR codes in your school

20 + Things you can do with QR codes in your school | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

QR codes are possibly one of the most underused useful features of new technology. Perhaps one of the main reasons for this is that many people see them as a form of barcode and wrongly believe that they can only be produced by companies, but the reality is anyone can produce a QR code within seconds.

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My latest blog post on using QR codes.

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Edina kurdi's curator insight, September 25, 2015 11:12 AM
Just recently created my first qr code, it was fun, let's see how it will work in class...
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A round-up of Indie ELT books

A round-up of Indie ELT books | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
This is the third in our series of round-ups of self-published or small press ELT books ... and this time we've been able to add fiction to the list as well as books for materials writing and teach...
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Nice to see my book featured here.

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We Are Kind Online

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Be Kind Online is a technology campaign for kids. Building strong, inclusive communities in schools and online.
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A useful site for e-safety issues.

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Audrey Nay's curator insight, October 4, 2015 8:38 PM

My only rule for my kids! Be Kind

[to whoever is there!

wherever you are, 

whatever you use, ]

:)

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, October 5, 2015 1:11 AM

Must check this out.

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EU Kids Online 2014

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EU Kids Online coordinates and stimulates investigation into the way children use new media, with a particular focus on evidence about the conditions that shape online risk and safety. EU Kids Online recent research findings, methods and recommendations
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Looks like an interesting read.

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How to Evaluate Web Resources

How to Evaluate Web Resources | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Effective and credible writing requires authoritative and verifiable resources. Learn the best ways to evaluate sources of information on the Web.
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A really useful article with a very useful infographic.

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delta14's curator insight, October 9, 2015 10:20 AM

Excelente guía para evaluar recursos web, frente a la gran cantidad de publicaciones y aportes que emergen en la RED.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, October 9, 2015 11:55 AM

Neat infographic on evaluation of web resources.

Tina Jameson's curator insight, October 15, 2015 10:04 PM

So much information and so little time!  This infographic and webpage provide clear guidance that teachers can use to help their students be more selective about the sources they choose to use.  

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How mobile technology in education is shaping the next generation of employees | Information Age

How mobile technology in education is shaping the next generation of employees | Information Age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
The next generation of workers will come into the workplace expecting their jobs to be powered by mobile apps
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I'm not so sure about this. I suspect that mobile may be history by then.

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Google Seeks Teachers to Pilot 3D Virtual Field Trips -- THE Journal

Google Seeks Teachers to Pilot 3D Virtual Field Trips -- THE Journal | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.
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Sounds like a great project to get involved in.

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John G Mandziuk's curator insight, October 2, 2015 1:47 PM

Some of my teaching Friends and Family might want to sign up for this.

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Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
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Some great suggestions from Larry Ferlazzo.

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Developing Good Citizens in the Digital Age

Developing Good Citizens in the Digital Age | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

It is common for schools and organisations to talk about Digital Citizenship, and indeed a quick search on the Internet will produce several digital citizenship curriculums and many more resources. The concern with this is that the emphasis is on the digital piece. All too often the delivery of these programmes is delegated to IT teachers in schools as part of the IT curriculum. Why? Because it is about computers and that is the realm of the computer teachers.

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Interesting article with some sound conclusions.

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Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection - en - OECD

Students, Computers and Learning - Making the Connection - en - OECD | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

Are there computers in the classroom? Does it matter? Students, Computers and Learning: Making the Connection examines how students’ access to and use of information and communication technology (ICT) devices has evolved in recent years, and explores how education systems and schools are integrating ICT into students’ learning experiences. 

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Read the complete report online.

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5 Tech Innovations That Can Change The Way We Learn & Teach

5 Tech Innovations That Can Change The Way We Learn & Teach | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future. - John...
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An interesting look at some the technologies that are likely to impact the way our students learn over the coming decade.

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Rosemary Tyrrell, Ed.D.'s curator insight, September 27, 2015 4:11 PM

 

I had a chance to check out the Occulus Rift recently. It was an interesting experience but made me a little queasy. 

Gert Nilsson's curator insight, September 28, 2015 2:38 AM

Med en mix av modern teknologi kan skolan optimera lärandet idag och imorgon.

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How PowerPoint is killing critical thought

How PowerPoint is killing critical thought | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Bored students is the least of it – the bullet point-ization of information is making us stupid and irresponsible
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The problem isn't really PowerPoint, it's the way it's used.

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CTD Institute's curator insight, September 28, 2015 3:49 PM

So easy to narrow down all the major points to just 2-3 bullets...and in doing that educators are also narrowing students' thinking avenues.

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Educational Technology on Trial: Implications of OECD Report

Educational Technology on Trial: Implications of OECD Report | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it

In his introduction to the report, OECD Director for Education and Skills, Andreas Schleicher delivers a hard truth. “The reality in our schools,” he says, “lags considerably behind the promise of technology. Even where computers are used in the classroom, their impact on student performance is mixed at best.” We should not despair, as the potential of technology is still clear, for example in increasing access to information. However, we must do more to understand how best to use technology. It’s possible that too much of it detracts from human engagements that are vital to education. It’s equally possible that we haven’t yet developed or scaled the pedagogies that will unlock technology’s potential.

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There's too much focus on the hardware and not enough on making some genuine shifts in how we think about education delivery.

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Why build a Personal Learning Network?

Why build a Personal Learning Network? | Learning Technology News | Scoop.it
Blogging on a regular basis has helped me understand what I do as a teacher. It has expanded my understanding of learning, forced me to read more widely about education as I search for ideas that may evolve into posts and added a new dimension to my reflective practice. Regular writing with an audience in mind has provided insight to the process of writing that I have shared with my students and the blog has become a resource I call upon when sharing ideas and planning with colleagues.
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A sound article on the relationship of PLNs to teacher development.

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, September 25, 2015 4:46 AM

Bon article. Il est important que chaque enseignant ait aussi son propre réseau d'apprentissage. Aussi l'importance du blogging est mis en évidence. Cela permet de discuter au-delà de ses collègues directs.