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It is undeniable that technology plays an essential role in education. This topic is my way of staying updated with the latest trends and share my passion with the community.
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Google program to display interiors of area businesses - Buffalo News

Google program to display interiors of area businesses - Buffalo News | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Google program to display interiors of area businessesBuffalo NewsGoogle is bringing its new Street View Indoors program to the Buffalo area, giving businesses here the chance to show off their stores, dining areas and showrooms to anyone using the...
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How to Write a Paragraph, like a Super Star!

How to Write a Paragraph, like a Super Star! | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Teachers with Apps

 

How to Write a Paragraph, by Classroom Complete, is another smash success on the iPad! We recently reviewed, How to Write an Essay and have been using it ever since in our classrooms with a wide cross-section of students. We have found it to be an incredible tool, the simple interactivity helps students get past writer’s block and get excited about writing.


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5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework

5 Ways to Use Humor as Incentive for Homework | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

We may forget that humor may be used as an incentive for homework. Although this post is geared to homework (and therefore parents) much of it is applicable to the teacher in the classroom. With suggestions of different ways to use humor as well as links to a variety of resources available online there is much fun to be had as you explore this post!


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Children who spend three-quarters of their time in sedentary behavior have up to nine times poorer motor coordination than active peers

Children who spend three-quarters of their time in sedentary behavior have up to nine times poorer motor coordination than active peers | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

American Journal of Human Biology

 

The study, involving Portuguese children, found that physical activity alone was not enough to overcome the negative effect of sedentary behaviour on basic motor coordination skills such as walking, throwing or catching, which are considered the building blocks of more complex movements.

 

"Childhood is a critical time for the development of motor coordination skills which are essential for health and well-being," said lead author Dr Luis Lopes, from the University of Minho. "We know that sedentary lifestyles have a negative effect on these skills and are associated with decreased fitness, lower self-esteem, decreased academic achievement and increased obesity."

 

Dr Lopes' team studied 110 girls and 103 boys aged nine to ten from 13 urban elementary schools. The children's sedentary behaviour and physical activity were objectively measured with accelerometers (a small device that children attach to their waist that quantifies movement counts and intensities) over five consecutive days. Motor coordination was evaluated with the KTK test (Körperkoordination Test für Kinder), which includes balance, jumping laterally, hopping on one leg over an obstacle and shifting platforms.

 

The tests were supplemented with a questionnaire for parents to assess health variables, before the authors compiled the results into three models to calculate odd ratios for predicting motor coordination. These were adjusted for physical activity, accelerometer wear time, waist to height ratio and home variables.

 

Read more http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2012/08/120815082723.htm

 


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The office of the future: Flexible hours, naps, and no fax machines (infographic)

The office of the future: Flexible hours, naps, and no fax machines (infographic) | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
The next five years are set to bring a lot of big changes to the way office workers do business.

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The Aging of Generation X/Y

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Ken's Key Takeaway:

We spend a lot of time talking about how technology changes young people.  This is an interesting look at how technology is changing our future retireees.  They propose this list:

 

Taking all of this into account, here are four predictions for how Gen X/Y will age:

1) We will work far longer than our parents/grandparents.

2) We will continue playing video games even after we have children and grandchildren. .

3) We will not “tone down” our music selection and kowtow to the assumption that being older means one must acquire lighter musical tastes. 

4) Further to prediction #1, we will never “retire”. 


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How Cloud Computing Could Be the Future of Education - Huffington Post

How Cloud Computing Could Be the Future of Education - Huffington Post | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
How Cloud Computing Could Be the Future of EducationHuffington PostIn 2008, with a start up loan from Youth Business China (a member of the global charity network), Youth Business International, I founded HowLang Group - part of a new wave of...
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Catching Up to Technology Transformation - Huffington Post

Catching Up to Technology Transformation - Huffington Post | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Catching Up to Technology TransformationHuffington PostTechnology has been no stranger to this ongoing narrative.
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The top 20 data visualisation tools

The top 20 data visualisation tools | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

From simple charts to complex maps and infographics, Brian Suda's round-up of the best – and mostly free – tools has everything you need to bring your data to life...

A common question is how to get started with data visualisations. Beyond following blogs, you need to practice – and to practice, you need to understand the tools available. In this article, get introduced to 20 different tools for creating visualisations...


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Randy Rebman's curator insight, January 28, 2013 12:33 PM

This looks like it might be a good source for integrating infographics into the classroom.

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What You Need to Know About Mobile Learning

What You Need to Know About Mobile Learning | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
New guide helps educators integrate technology for classroom use. (RT @EdTech_K12: Want to use mobile devices in class?
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Technology empowers learning, but can't replace teacher: Kalam ...

Technology empowers learning, but can't replace teacher: Kalam ... | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Kalam advised educational institutions to use more virtual learning tools.
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Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher

Ten Secrets To Surviving As A Teacher | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Surviving as a teacher isn’t easy.Between the sheer work load, diversity of tasks, brutal pace, and seemingly divergent initiatives pulling you in a thousand…...

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Implementing Blogging in the Classroom.

Implementing Blogging in the Classroom. | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
State of our School Address (regarding Blogging) 3 years ago, we created blogs (WordPress platform) for ALL classroom teachers and resources.

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Deep Learning Isn’t about Technology

Deep Learning Isn’t about Technology | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Embedded technology is not evidence of a transformational shift in teaching practice. It’s possible to embed technology into every aspect of teaching and learning and still have a completely teacher-centered classroom, with the teacher in control of what is learned, how it’s learned, and for the most part, how students show their learning.


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The next evolution of schools: Highlights from our chat with Will Richardson

The next evolution of schools: Highlights from our chat with Will Richardson | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

What will schools look like in 25 years? Educator and parent Will Richardson sees profound changes beginning to bubble up in classrooms around the world. In the past, knowledge was bounded — both in books and in classrooms. But today, the internet provides nearly endless learning opportunities for anyone who is interested. Which means that education should no longer focus on dates and facts, all just a Google search away, but instead on critical thinking.


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High School Students Need to Think, Not Memorize - US News and World Report

High School Students Need to Think, Not Memorize - US News and World Report | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
New education standards will affect the way regular and AP courses are taught.

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eBay Goes The Pinterest Way and Allows You To Discover and Curate Your Favorite Products

eBay Goes The Pinterest Way and Allows You To Discover and Curate Your Favorite Products | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

 

Robin Good: eBay has gone the Pinterest way by redesigning its web interface and allowing you to curate your preferred product categories as well as more specific parameters like the price range you are interested in, whether you want new or used items or prefer auctions to "buy-now" offerings. 

 

"Everything now centers on a Pinterest-like feed of featured, personalized, and self-curated products."

 

WebProNews reports: eBay says that the feed will show users “a collection of items selected for you, based on your shopping history or your own personal interests.” When a logged-in user first accesses the feed, they are given the opportunity to “follow” certain types of product lines as well as connect their feed to their Facebook interests.

 

eBay officially announced: “Today we begin to introduce a series of significant new features and enhancements for our customers. We’re delivering a cleaner, contemporary look and feel; a more intuitive, convenient way to browse, decide and buy – both globally and locally; and a new personal way to curate your own shopping experience and discover items perfect for you...” 

 

To test the new eBay curated feed, interface redesign and new logo, head to eBay.com (US version) and you will be immediately offered to select five product categories you are interested in.

 

The new eBay also allows users to integrate their Facebook account as well as their PayPal one to make it easier and faster to sell and buy on the popular online marketplace.

 

Check it out now: http://www.ebay.com/feed

 


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Thank you Pascal! I am still inside an hospital but I am slowly regaining control of my time. Hope to be fully back in a few weeks time.
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Storylane Prompts You to Share Your Life Story, One Question at a Time

Storylane Prompts You to Share Your Life Story, One Question at a Time | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Storylane encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narrative of their life.

 

If you added up all the updates you’ve posted to Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and other social networks, would it tell a complete and compelling story of your life? Jonathan Gheller bets the answer to that is no.

 

Gheller, a serial entrepreneur who founded companies like Fashmash and Mixtent, launched a new social network in beta this week called Storylane, which encourages users to go beyond posting status updates and instead dive deeper into the narratives of their lives.

 

“At Storylane we are building a library of human experiences by crafting a community where people can share things that really matter,” Gheller told Mashable. It’s an ambitious goal to say the least, but after playing around on the site for a few minutes, it starts to seem a little more attainable.

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The Best Web 2.0 Tools for Teachers - 2012 Edition


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5 More Online Tools for Easy Essay Writing - After School Africa

5 More Online Tools for Easy Essay Writing - After School Africa | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
For some students, even the word “essay” can be intimidating, but these 5 online tools for easy essay writing can help to keep them on track. PersuadeStar. PersuadeStar is a free application for Grade 5-12 teachers and their ...
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Cookit - recipe creator

Cookit - recipe creator | Tech & Education | Scoop.it

Create and show a presentation of your favourite recipe.

Learned via @timrylands http://www.timrylands.com/2012/10/11/cookit/


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See-Through 3D Desktop from MIT Media Lab Presents a Looking Glass into a Mathematical Wonderland

See-Through 3D Desktop from MIT Media Lab Presents a Looking Glass into a Mathematical Wonderland | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Computer scientist Ivan Sutherland once called a computer display “a looking glass into a mathematical wonderland.” and I have always aspired to walk in this wonderland to interact with those abstract beings. Despite advances in 3D sensing and display technologies, our interactions with computer desktops have remained stagnant from the form that evolved under 2D I/O modalities. See Through 3D desktop is a 3D spatial operating environment that allows the user to directly interact with his or her virtual desktop. The user can reach into the projected 3D output space with his/her hands to directly manipulate the windows.

 

Users can casually open up the See-Through 3D Desktop and Type on the keyboard or use a trackpad as in traditional 2D operating environment. Windows or files are perceived to be placed in a 3D space between a screen and the input plane. The user can lift up his hands to reach the displayed windows and arrange them in this 3D space.

 

A unique combination of a transparent display and 3D gesture detection algorithm collocates input space and 3D rendering without tethering or encumbering users with wearable devices. See-through 3D desktop is a term for the entire ensemble of necessary software hardware and design technological components for realizing this volumetric operating environment.


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10 Truths About Educational Technology

10 Truths About Educational Technology | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
A few brief, high-impact guidelines for using technology in the classroom.
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Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong - The Atlantic

Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web Wrong - The Atlantic | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
Dark Social: We Have the Whole History of the Web WrongThe AtlanticSome time around 2003 or maybe 2004, the social web really kicked into gear, and thereafter the web's users began to connect with each other more and more often.
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ESL Teachers Beware: Are You Making These Mistakes in Class?

ESL Teachers Beware: Are You Making These Mistakes in Class? | Tech & Education | Scoop.it
No ESL teacher is perfect, no matter if you've been teaching for 20 minutes or 20 years (present company included!) Anyone can make mistakes, most of which are results of our trying to...

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