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50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom

50 Powerful Ways To Use Skype In The Classroom | Modern Approach to Education | Scoop.it
Skype offers some unique opportunities for tech-savvy teachers to get their students learning in exciting new ways.

 

Read more: http://edudemic.com/2012/11/online-colleges-50-creative-ways-to-use-skype-in-the-classroom/

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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

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More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.
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15 Free Learning Sites

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15 Free Learning Sites...

 

It can be hard to keep up with the ever-growing list of free educational sites out there, much less distinguish which ones will best meet your needs and help you learn skills you really need without shelling out big bucks.

New sites are always being launched and even those that have been on the scene for a while sometimes don’t garner enough attention to make it onto your radar, often getting overshadowed by more high-profile sites. As a result, even those who are in the ed tech loop can miss out on some seriously helpful free learning sites.

 

Read more: http://edudemic.com/2012/11/free-learning-sites/

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The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology - Edudemic

The 20 Best Pinterest Boards About Education Technology - Edudemic | Modern Approach to Education | Scoop.it

Don’t forget to check out the Edudemic Pinterest board where you can keep track of all the stuff we’re up to.

Patricia Brown: Patricia showcases a myriad of videos, articles, tutorials, and lots of other resources all about education technology. Vicki Davis: We love Vicki! The ‘cool cat teacher’ is a rock-star on the blogs but also maintains a wonderful collection of curated resources for anyone looking to enhance their classroom or life. TeacherVision: A ‘family education network,’ TeacherVision assembles a solid list of resources that are valuable for parents, students, and teachers alike. Kathy Schrock: Kathy (big fan!) is a big name in edtech. Like Vicki Davis, she’s a wonderful blogger and Pinterest user. She curates helpful tools and supportive information for, in particular, developing top-notch presentations. Edutopia: The always-helpful Edutopia steps up to the Pinterest plate and hits it out of the park. They update their pinboards every day with a pantload of useful information, infographics, and articles. Eric Sheninger: Looking to learn about life as a principal? What technology is being used by school admins? Eric has you covered and has built up a solid collection of useful resources. Edudemic: Might as well share our own stuff on here since we think it’s worthwhile! We like to pin apps, web 2.0 tools, guides, infographics, and interesting edtech news. TED ED News: From the inspiring videos to the follow-up conversations, TED Ed has you covered here. Their Pinterest boards are worth following simply to try and keep up with everything! Jennie Hoffmann: Looking for useful web tools for education? Jennie covers the best tools and focuses on activities in particular that can help boost your classroom. Kristin Brynteson: Kristin loves to pin (judging by the number of pins!) and includes lots of free apps and education resources. We heart free resources! Samia Wahab: Who knew that Pinterest could be a news outlet? These articles posted by Samia are great reading for anyone interested in edtech news, trends, and more. Charity Preston: Want a pinboard that focuses on elementary school technology? Charity has an array of pins here that will help you out. Melissa Alonzo-Dillard: From interactive whiteboards to smart-boards to projectors, this pinboard from Melissa is useful for you. Great for any tech enthusiast too! Rachel Friedrich: Ever had the Reading Rainbow song in your head? This board has a whole library of tools like that. I dare you not to start singing the theme song now. Double dare. Education World: Ed world focuses on science and and how it connects with education. In other words, it’s great for any science teacher or student. There are plenty of non-science resources too though! Shannon Smith: A useful list of resources that is a useful tool for teachers and non-teachers. Focuses on infographics but also lesson plans worth knowing about. Great compilation Shannon! K S: This board has a focus on Canada thanks to the author (a curriculum consultant) being from there. The pinboard helps promote digital literacy and education technology thanks to many videos and resources. Debbie Fucoloro: Great for beginners (in edtech), this set of pinboards are useful guides for any teacher looking to amp up their technology! Shelly Terrell: Like Vicki Davis, Shelly Terrell is a big name in edtech blogging. We’ve even featured her in the Edudemic Magazine! Shelly focuses her boards on digital storytelling which basically gets tech into the hands of students and then makes them find creative uses. What could be better than that? ISTE: The one and only International Society for Technology in Education (you know, the folks who run the awesome conferences) posts some of their favorite tools and resources here. A great follow and recommendation for all teachers who want to get more tech into their classroom.
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Music – or language in action? - Research - University of Cambridge

Music – or language in action? - Research - University of Cambridge | Modern Approach to Education | Scoop.it

Music is more than just sound. Sharing many features with language, it has all the hallmarks of a communicative system, as Cambridge researchers are showing.

http://www.cam.ac.uk/research/features/music-or-language-in-action/

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NPR Media Player

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Asian countries see an exponential growth in the e-learning market

According to New Ambient Insight Report, the Asian e-learning market is expected to reach $11.5 billion by 2016. It is ...

Read more: http://blogs.terrapinn.com/total-learning/2012/11/09/asian-countries-exponential-growth-learning-market/?goback=%2Egde_2811_member_183927840 

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The 6 Hottest Teaching Trends (And How Teachers Are Adopting Them) - Edudemic

The 6 Hottest Teaching Trends (And How Teachers Are Adopting Them) - Edudemic | Modern Approach to Education | Scoop.it

From flipping your classroom to deploying digital textbooks, there’s a lot of disruption happening in the classroom. We talk about these trends every day on Edudemic and hope that helps you stay on the so-called bleeding edge of education innovation.

But rather than talk about the latest trends, why not actually find out how (and if) teachers are adopting each trend? The below infographic details the 6 hottest teaching trends and looks at how they’re being adopted.

Read more: http://edudemic.com/2012/10/the-6-hottest-teaching-trends-and-how-teachers-are-adopting-them/

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The 88 Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning - Edudemic

The 88 Best iOS Apps For Mobile Learning - Edudemic | Modern Approach to Education | Scoop.it

Mobile learning is here to stay. Students and teachers alike can build entire libraries of apps and web tools that let them learn and do, well, anything. We’ve covered this just about every day and love finding new resources to share. So, if you haven’t yet, follow @edudemic on Twitter!Alright, stupid self-promotion aside, let’s get on with the useful list.

Our friends at Online Universities took a recent list of top iOS apps that ran on Edudemic and turned it into a handy visualization that any teacher could refer back to in a time of need. Be sure to scroll down for the list and links to each app!

http://edudemic.com/2012/10/the-90-best-ios-apps-for-mobile-learning/

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Are 3D films more psychologically powerful than 2D?

Are 3D films more psychologically powerful than 2D? | Modern Approach to Education | Scoop.it

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Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits

Younger Americans’ Reading and Library Habits | Modern Approach to Education | Scoop.it
More than eight in ten Americans ages 16-29 read a book in the past year, and six in ten used their local public library. Many say they are reading more in the era of digital content, especially on their mobile phones and on computers.
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Embrace the digital age, ICT Minister urges Ugandans - Independent

Embrace the digital age, ICT Minister urges Ugandans - Independent | Modern Approach to Education | Scoop.it
Embrace the digital age, ICT Minister urges UgandansIndependentUganda's minister for Information and Communication Technologies, Ruhakana Rugunda wants Ugandans to go digital by fully adopting paperless communication in their everyday lives.
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