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Pretty smart: Class builds low-cost technology

Pretty smart: Class builds low-cost technology | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Trinity Episcopal School may not have smartboards, but they have a middle school technology class smart enough to craft a cheap alternative.
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On the Shoulders of Giants: Catching Up With EdModo!

On the Shoulders of Giants: Catching Up With EdModo! | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
My friend told me she's been using EdModo to allow students to continue class discussions outside of class--"it's basically Facebook for school," she said. I was excited by what she described, and I am finally getting around to checking it...
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The Tech-Driven Classroom Is Here, But Grades Are Mixed - Forbes

The Tech-Driven Classroom Is Here, But Grades Are Mixed - Forbes | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Nevertheless, a key question remains: does today's tech-driven classroom, with its computer-wielding students fashioning Facebook pages, creating PowerPoint presentations, and undertaking one-to-one tests and lessons -- as teachers roam as coaches...
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Animated Presentation Software for Students and Teachers

Animated Presentation Software for Students and Teachers | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
  Calling all Students, Teacher, Lecturers, Professors and other Education Profession   PowToon wants to make a difference in education and w...
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Video-Content Startup Aims to Compete with Khan Academy

Video-Content Startup Aims to Compete with Khan Academy | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it

Fans of Khan Academy take notice. Ariel Braunstein, co-creator of the Flip Video camcorders, announced the launch of Knowmia, an online tutoring service for K-12 students. Knowmia is a digital repository with more than 7,000 videos culled from the Internet by the site's moderators in subjects from microbiology to Mandarin Chinese.

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How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory

How to Turn Your Classroom into an Idea Factory | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it

How can we prepare today’s students to become tomorrow’s innovators? It’s an urgent challenge, repeated by President Obama, corporate CEOs, and global education experts like Yong Zhao and Tony Wagner. Virtually every discussion of 21st-century learning puts innovation and its close cousin, creativity, atop the list of skills students must have for the future.

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Flipped classrooms: Let’s change the discussion

Flipped classrooms: Let’s change the discussion | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Since Sal Khan’s 2011 TED Talk, the Khan Academy has been nearly synonymous with “flipped classrooms.” This is because since then, Khan Academy has b...
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5 technologies Seattle kids say will rule education

5 technologies Seattle kids say will rule education | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Fifty years ago a group of Seattle students were asked to make predictions about the “classroom of the future,” as part of the 1962 Century 21 World’s Fair...
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Many students now learning while having fun with video games

Many students now learning while having fun with video games | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
There are no black masks or creeping around dimly lit corners. But there is sabotage. The target? Traditional learning. The weapon? Video games.

Gillispie, instructional technology coordinator for Pender County Schools, is the brain behind district curriculum that's centered around video games like World of Warcraft and Minecraft. He introduced what he calls "the gamification of learning" four years ago, and since then, he's seen student success skyrocket. But it's a sneaky success.

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High School Students Want More Tech, Fewer Lectures

High School Students Want More Tech, Fewer Lectures | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Katie Ash and Ian Quillen are staff writers for Education Week Digital Directions.
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Can Technology Fix Education?

Can Technology Fix Education? | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
If technology can disrupt any part of the economy, education seems to be most ripe since many students aren't getting the kind of education they deserve.
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The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Mary Beth Hertz (@mbteach on Twitter) is an elementary computer teacher in Philadelphia, PA and a regular blogger on Edutopia. You can read more of her work on her own blog at Philly-teacher.
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Meet the District Rolling Out 25,000 iPads and iPods -- THE Journal

Meet the District Rolling Out 25,000 iPads and iPods -- THE Journal | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
The McAllen Independent School District (TX) is gearing up to bring technology--namely, mobile devices--to every single child, teacher, and administrator, and into every aspect of its curriculum.
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It's laptops for everyone in Baldwin County's seven high schools

It's laptops for everyone in Baldwin County's seven high schools | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Working on laptop computers given to them by the Baldwin County school system, the 26 students in an environmental science class at Spanish Fort High School went online to research different ecosystems.
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ScreenCamera free version for The Innovative Educator

ScreenCamera free version for The Innovative Educator | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it

ScreenCamera is a lightweight virtual camera with quick access buttons for you to easily record and share your desktop screen on the Internet. ScreenCamera is compatible with Skype and all programs and websites that support webcams.

Register here to get your free license.

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Five Ways to Plan for the School Year (While We're on Vacation This Week)

Five Ways to Plan for the School Year (While We're on Vacation This Week) | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
We're taking a weeklong break on the blog, but here are five ways to use our offerings to plan ahead for the school year.
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Resetting Education: tapping into the classroom

Resetting Education: tapping into the classroom | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Student response systems like ExitTicket allow students to respond quickly and anonymously...
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Teachers learn to integrate technology into curriculum

Teachers learn to integrate technology into curriculum | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it

With iPads in hand, the math and science teachers walked around Charles Carroll Middle School recently snapping pictures of images that illustrated the school’s motto — Pride. When they returned to the the media center, they used an iPad application that creates videos, then they chose a style and music and uploaded the video to a Web site.

 

“Our students are digital natives, and the teachers are digital immigrants,” a Pr. George’s teacher says.

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5 Must-Know Tips For Deploying iPads In Your Classroom | Edudemic

5 Must-Know Tips For Deploying iPads In Your Classroom | Edudemic | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it

If you’re looking to deploy iPads in education, you may think that it’s just a matter of expense and storage. Those things are big, but they’re not the biggest problems you’ll face. In fact, this is one of those situations where money is the least of your troubles.

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Winding Waters sixth-graders gifted Apple iPads for classroom - Tampa Bay Times

Winding Waters sixth-graders gifted Apple iPads for classroom - Tampa Bay Times | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Sixth-graders at Hernando's newest technology-based school will be the first students in the district to be given iPads as an integral part of their classroom education.
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Social Media: Guidelines for School Administrators | District Administration Magazine

Social Media: Guidelines for School Administrators | District Administration Magazine | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it

Social media tools like Facebook, Myspace, Instagram, Google+ and Flickr are potentially exciting learning and teaching tools that can help teachers and students make connections to ideas, skills and concepts in a 21st-century learning environment. However, social media are getting a bad rap in education. Some students use the tools in ways that pit their First Amendment rights against their responsibilities as students in brick-and-mortar schools.

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10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship | Edudemic

10 Interactive Lessons By Google On Digital Citizenship | Edudemic | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it

YouTube has a firm place in the current classroom. From Khan Academy’s videos to YouTube EDU and beyond, there’s a reason all these videos are finding a home in schools. In an effort to help keep the ball rolling, Google just launched a set of 10 interactive lessons designed to support teachers in educating students on digital citizenship. A topic obviously quite close to Google’s heart.

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Edutopia Offers Free Design Workshop -- THE Journal

K-12 teachers will have an opportunity to attend a free five-week design workshop sponsored by the United States Department of Education and offered by Edutopia as part of Connected Educators Month.
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Teachers students parents prepare for iPads - Special to Reflector-ChronicleThe student backpack loaded down with textbooks needed for homework may be a thing of the past. This year Abilene studen...

Teachers students parents prepare for iPads - Special to Reflector-ChronicleThe student backpack loaded down with textbooks needed for homework may be a thing of the past. This year Abilene studen... | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Teachers students parents prepare for iPads - Special to Reflector-Chronicle
The student backpack loaded down with textbooks needed for homework may be a thing of the past. This year Abilene students may be only taking their iPad home to complete...
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What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools

What it Takes to Launch a Mobile Learning Program in Schools | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
Erin Scott As mobile learning programs become more ubiquitous, international attention is focusing on how different countries integrate mobile...
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Book Retriever App Tracks Classroom and Home Libraries

Book Retriever App Tracks Classroom and Home Libraries | Technology to Educate | Scoop.it
St. Louis-based Classroom Library Co., a six-month old educational distributor and publisher, is already finding a niche through its Book Retriever app launched last month.
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