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What the Research Says About VR in Classrooms

What the Research Says About VR in Classrooms | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Five research-based ways to use VR for learning.
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Is VR for everyone, every student? No, use carefully, especially with young children. There's still not a lot of research available.. 

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5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead

5 technologies to avoid in the classroom-and what to use instead | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
In a technology-dependent education culture, are there some technologies to avoid? And if so, why, and what are better alternatives?

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
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Ouch-lots of popular stuff to avoid-social media, e-books, gaming..but lots we can do instead-forums, VR/AR, OER..

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Top 7 Educational Technology Tools, Apps, and Resources for Higher Education

Top 7 Educational Technology Tools, Apps, and Resources for Higher Education | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it
Higher education is experiencing a time of rapid change. The traditional picture of a college-aged student sitting in a large lecture hall is no longer. Students complete their education at any age, in a variety of formats, and, sometimes, from multiple institutions.

 

A recent study by the Babson Survey Research Group as reported in US News and World Report found that approximately 5.8 million students took at least one online class in 2014. The average age of someone enrolled in higher education now is 25. This change puts the focus on educational technologies that can provide solutions for classroom management, …

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I like Formative! But HapYak is $1400 a month for a teacher! Use EDpuzzle which is free..to add questions IN your videos and get student analytics..

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Three tech trends for higher ed in 2017

Three tech trends for higher ed in 2017 | Education and Tech Tools | Scoop.it

Every January brings predictions about trends that will dominate the headlines in the coming year. This article is my biased attempt at identifying a consensus among. To help keep you from feeling left out of conversations around the water cooler, each trend is defined and includes a short bibliography. 1. IoT and Smart Home Tech The term "Internet of Things" (IoT) 

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Internet of Things, AR/VR and Makerspaces are defined and resources provided to learn more about the top three tech trends.

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