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Live from Expand: Reprogramming: How Technology is Changing ...

Live from Expand: Reprogramming: How Technology is Changing ... | Using Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
March 16, 2013 5:15 PM EDT What's next for television? We've got reps from Boxee, TiVo and Sling on hand to discuss the ways in which technology is.
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Reading, Writing and Video Games

Reading, Writing and Video Games | Using Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
The concepts of work and play have become farcically reversed: schoolwork is meant to be superfun and play, like homework, is meant to teach.
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6 Basic Benefits Of Game-Based Learning

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There seems to be a perception that online gaming has a detrimental impact on children’s development. Nothing could be further from the truth, and there are countless–and complex–reasons for this, ...
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6 Reasons to Incorporate “Smithsonian Quests” Into Your Classroom

6 Reasons to Incorporate “Smithsonian Quests” Into Your Classroom | Using Learning Technologies | Scoop.it

For some time now, the education community has discussed and explored how to get out of the standardized-testing rut and make learning enjoyable again. Online games and challenges, real-world work, and point systems have been a few of the ideas kicked around by educators and tech-enthusiasts alike. Earlier this school year, a New York Times article highlighted the benefits of using digital badges to enable students, including those writing their college-admission essays, to demonstrate their knowledge and skills.


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, March 16, 2013 10:07 PM

The Smithsonian has amazing resources that are free and this is just one. This is a new program, designed for students K-12, that is online and awards digital badges. What can your students do?

* Explore the world outside the classroom.

* Do real-world work

* Make connections across the curriculum

* Build 21st century skills

* Foster self-directed learning

* Know the environment is kid-safe

This post provides additional information as well as a video that describes this resource. Currently there are 16 badges (with more to be added). To go directly to the website click this link:

http://smithsonianquests.org/

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Learn how to get all the page links fro URL using PHP

Tutorial to find the HTML links from URL using PHP simple DOM concept. You can develop your own XML site map generation using this script.
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8 Project-Based Learning Videos By Students - Getting Smart by John Hardison - edchat, EdTech, PBL | Aprendizaje Basado en Problemas-Problem Based Learning

8 Project-Based Learning Videos By Students - Getting Smart by John Hardison - edchat, EdTech, PBL | Aprendizaje Basado en Problemas-Problem Based Learning | Using Learning Technologies | Scoop.it
I recently wrote about co-authoring and signing project/passion-based learning contracts with my American Literature students. (RT @rhredhawk: 8 Project-Based Learning Videos By Students - Getting Smart by John Hardison - edchat, EdTe...
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