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ICTs for Education Initiatives

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All too often it is simply taken for granted that such programmes must be successful, and that they will unquestionably lead to an improvement in education.  I find this deeply worrying, because one of the few things that we really know is that the majority of ICT for education initiatives in developing countries have actually been disappointing failures – at least as far as delivering effective educational change is concerned.

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, October 14, 2013 11:12 AM

A well written and thought out article with some really good tips for any school.

David Smart's curator insight, October 16, 2013 11:21 AM

I see this first hand  where I teach in Colombia

robyns tut's curator insight, October 16, 2013 4:06 PM

This article is particularly pertinent to the online piece that I am working on. I also agree with Mr Unwin that if technological integration in school's is to be made effective, then tteachers need to be taught how to facilitate technology in a meaningful why, through the provision of workshops.

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How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad

How To Create A Paperless Classroom With Your iPad | Technology | Scoop.it

"The idea of a paperless classroom is not new.

 

In fact, there was recently one very good blog, TeachPaperless, dedicated to this very idea. In short, the idea promotes not just a reduction of paper and other physical resources, but rather a more efficient workflow, quicker communication, improved access to learning materials, seamless digital portfolios, and more naturally connected student-teacher-student networks."


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Luis Novoa's curator insight, August 13, 2013 10:46 AM

I do agree thats because i always said... think more, use less.

 

Stacy Young's curator insight, August 13, 2013 12:39 PM

It's interesting how the younger generation is all tech, yet many of my middle schoolers still want a paper copy and work with paper.

ReallyOrganizedNow(RON)'s comment, August 14, 2013 2:44 AM
It is still a wonder to me why in this day of technological advancement, that there isn't a laptop or tablet on every desk in every school across the nation. Technology, need to be integrated more with the teaching and learning of our students.
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Technology Workers Are Young (Really Young) - NYTimes.com

Technology Workers Are Young (Really Young) - NYTimes.com | Technology | Scoop.it
In case you could not figure it out from the cubicle dogs and Nerf guns, a vast number of the workers in the technology industry are young and male. How young may surprise you: a new survey shows the top tech companies ...
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Medical education: Tips on developing problem based learning tasks - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium

Medical education: Tips on developing problem based learning tasks - by Dr Pandula Siribaddana - Helium | Technology | Scoop.it
Medical Education can be considered a dynamic intellectual arena both in relation to its content as well as the strategies in teaching and learnin..., Dr Pandula Siribaddana (NW Alert -Medical education: Tips on developing problem based learning tasks...
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New Education Highway uses OER to make education accessible in ...

New Education Highway uses OER to make education accessible in ... | Technology | Scoop.it
Creative Commons licenses provide a flexible range of protections and freedoms for authors, artists, and educators. ICE-Youth members / NEH / CC BY-NC-ND New Education Highway (NEH) is a nonprofit project that could ...
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Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources

Common Core: Evaluating The Credibility of Digital Sources | Technology | Scoop.it
Students today are hyper connected to information, but do they know how to research? Nope.

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Lourense Das's curator insight, July 8, 2013 1:16 PM

Love the online form to evaluate the credibility of digital resources

Jaime Parker's curator insight, July 10, 2013 2:22 PM

I have a friend who teaches English courses at the college level and this is her biggest complaint. She says that the students simply do not know how to research. They don't know how to use databases or how to evaluate websites which seems so crazy to me. I'm not sure why these skills aren't being taught or integrated into every content area. Perhaps too much time is being spent preparing students for standardized testing.

 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:07 PM

What to expect when librarians are being cut everywhere or stretched so thin to covel 4 schools in one week?

 

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Preparing Teachers to Teach Writing Using Technology

Technology is changing not only how people write, but also how they learn to write. These profound changes require teachers to reconsider their pedagogical practices in the teaching of writing. This books shares instructional approaches from experienced teacher educators in the areas of writing, teacher education, and technology.


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Marie-Ann Roberts's curator insight, November 25, 2013 7:48 AM

Could be useful for study skills sessions or embedding functional English?

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, November 25, 2013 9:08 AM

Download this Free book! Excellent resources.

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:21 AM

Not research per se, but an e-book aimed at training teachers. Includes units on using apps and tools and fpcsing in general on the teaching of writing in the so-called 'digital age'.

 

No mere pamhplet either, this is a proper book!

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TED winner Mitra warns teachers to be ready for change

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Newcastle, the United Kingdom. This is where Sugata Mitra, this year’s TED award winner lives and teaches. Thanks to him, millions of children in the poorest areas of the world are now…

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Alexandra Guité's curator insight, August 17, 2013 1:02 PM

"Professor Mitra is a Physicist and teaches Educational Technology at Newcastle University. Some years ago he had a revolutionary idea: “The Hole in the wall”. He installed computers in the streets of the slums of India and observed that children organize by themselves and learn naturally. So have we all a teacher’s soul inside us?''

Daniel Moix's curator insight, August 18, 2013 9:39 AM

The Granny Cloud.  What an inspiring notion!

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 29, 2013 2:21 AM

Like it or not, things are moving in one direction, and that is where Mitra is pointing at!

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Apps for students with special needs

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Bill Moody's curator insight, July 9, 2013 12:11 PM

Great ideas and resources

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TPG to buy TSL Education for 400 million pounds: sources - Reuters

TPG to buy TSL Education for 400 million pounds: sources
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Adobe drops $600 M on Neolane as marketing craze rages - GigaOM

Adobe drops $600 M on Neolane as marketing craze rages - GigaOM | Technology | Scoop.it
The quest by IT vendors to wrest more of a CMO's budget continues with this acquisition.
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