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The latest news related to the meaningful and effective implementation of educational technology and e-learning in K-12, higher education, corporate and government sectors.
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8 questions to ask before creating a makerspace

8 questions to ask before creating a makerspace | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Many components go into creating a school makerspace--here are a few important things to consider"

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Tips on Designing E-Learning for Folks with Slow Internet

Tips on Designing E-Learning for Folks with Slow Internet | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here are some helpful tips to help learners who are dealing with slow (or no) internet.
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So, you want to evaluate a technology tool? 

In the world of instructional technology, evaluating tech tools is widely misunderstood. School districts are under pressure to quantify the impact of technology integration on student achievement.

And that can lead to districts trying to draw a direct line between student achievement and a tool. Community members often ask, "Where is the data that shows that this works?" or "How do these devices raise test scores?" 
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ISTE: 40 education Twitter chats worth your time 

ISTE: 40 education Twitter chats worth your time  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
For educators who thrive on connections, Twitter chats may be the perfect form of professional development. They're free. They focus on just the topic you need. They happen regularly.
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The Future Of Work Will Be Told In Pictures

The Future Of Work Will Be Told In Pictures | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
David Nour on the power and promise of simplifying complex language into visual storytelling, others can understand, embrace and contribute to.
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Managing Cognitive Load

Managing Cognitive Load | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Reducing cognitive load can make all the difference when designing great digital learning content. But, given the fact that most of us don’t have a degree in psychology, what exactly does cognitive load mean, and how can it be reduced?"

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Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, 23 May, 16:05

Algunos consejos para reducir la carga cognitiva

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CTO headaches: Five complex district challenges

CTO headaches: Five complex district challenges | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"CTOs juggle countless district challenges—they have many high-profile systems, implementations, and changes they manage each year. At times, some of the biggest headaches are the low-priority projects that are complex by nature and time-consuming, but that also have a large reach in our districts."

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Vetting digital resources on tough topics offers additional media literacy opportunity

Vetting digital resources on tough topics offers additional media literacy opportunity | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Finding reliable resources on topics like climate change can be difficult, but the process also offers opportunities for lessons on critical thinking.
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As VR use grows in K-12, researchers consider its impact on children

As VR use grows in K-12, researchers consider its impact on children | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
While the long-term effects on development remain unclear, experts recommend limiting time and ensuring that immersive media experiences are "positive, productive and safe."
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Why you should be a tweeting school

Why you should be a tweeting school | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Twitter is not just for the teacher, or even the school department. Schools can gain lots from having their own whole school account. There are many ways in which you can use it too."

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How should teachers manage smartphone distractions in the classroom?

How should teachers manage smartphone distractions in the classroom? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Commentary: edWeb.net’s Eileen Belastock reviews research showing students with smartphones receive one notification every eight minutes and pay less attention in class.
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Mrs Lord's curator insight, 22 May, 00:59
Aww yes! Proof that phone use in class can be a distraction, especially when it's not task related! Some useful strategies in here that can be easily implemented in the classroom too.
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Phone addiction: students are getting 2 hours' sleep

Phone addiction: students are getting 2 hours' sleep | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Parents called on to set mobile-usage limits after research finds 92 per cent of secondary pupils check phones during the night, while 70 per cent do so during lessons
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What Are The Most Significant AI Advances We Will See In The Near Future?

What Are The Most Significant AI Advances We Will See In The Near Future? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The AI revolution - and yes, I do think it’s safe to call it a revolution - is only in its infancy. We’ve seen some exciting applications of artificial intelligence in the last few years in areas like natural language processing, image recognition, and process automation. In fact, these advances have helped our own company, ThoughtSpot, bring artificial intelligence to the domain of analytics."

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Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators?

Is edtech a win-win solution for students and educators? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The purpose of any educational institution is to prepare students to become successful adults in the future. Success may mean different things to different people and the future can at most be predicted — unknown for sure — but there’s one thing I think we can all agree upon: technology will play an important role in many aspects of the lives of adults in the future."

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What Research Tells Us About Chunking Content

What Research Tells Us About Chunking Content | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Content that is not chunked is hard to understand or retain. But is chunking simply breaking up text into smaller pieces?"

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Digital citizenship starts with the person not the tool!1

Why do we do what we do? It's an age-old question. From getting too close to a fire to getting online excessively, our decisions aren't always good for us. There is a model for understanding that irrational, sometimes frustrating, human behavior. It's prevention science, which looks at risk factors that influence unhealthy behaviors and protective factors that mitigate or prevent those behaviors.
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Google’s AI can now translate your speech while keeping your voice

Google’s AI can now translate your speech while keeping your voice | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Researchers trained a neural network to map audio “voiceprints” from one language to another.
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How cool is that?

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Day 2: Region One Technology Conference.... - Educational Technology at UTRGV | Facebook

Highlights from Day 2 of the Region One Technology Conference on South Padre Island. It's a wrap!

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Highlights from Day 2 of the Region One Technology Conference on South Padre Island. It's a wrap!

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12 Ways To Make YouTube Safer For Children

12 Ways To Make YouTube Safer For Children | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Far and away, the most powerful way to make YouTube safer is close supervision of children while they ‘use’ it. While television has its own challenges, FCC laws and other standards and social norms at least provide some measure of ‘safety.’"

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Tips on re-gifting eLearning Content – It’s Not Taboo! | World of Learning

Tips on re-gifting eLearning Content – It’s Not Taboo! | World of Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Let’s be honest, even those of us with the best intentions have considered re-gifting at some point in our lives. We may even be guilty of doing it. While re-gifting may have been taboo in the past, the opposite is true when it comes to content.
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Repurposing e-learning content is perhaps a better term to use. 

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5 types of credentials: What are they and what is their value?

5 types of credentials: What are they and what is their value? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
New research identifies categories of credentials high school students earn and how they align to employer demand.
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Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy 

Debunking the ‘Gold Standard’ Myths in Edtech Efficacy  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"For almost a decade, selling edtech products to schools and districts has felt dangerously like selling a home over the internet. We describe edtech products with all the excitement and adjectives of a fresh listing on Zillow. School buyers have some requirements but they’re also open to persuasion. They know the stakes are high: They’re making a commitment, not just to one season but potentially to years of usage."

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Highlights from Day 1: Region One Technology Conference Educational Technology at UTRGV | Facebook 

Highlights from Day 1: Region One Technology Conference Educational Technology at UTRGV | Facebook  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

The EdTech faculty were present at the 2019 Region One Technology Conference in beautiful South Padre Island, TX. See highlights from Day 1 here: Day 1 Highlights

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Thanks to everyone who dropped by the EdTech booth to say hi.

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All high schools in Georgia must teach computer science by 2024

All high schools in Georgia must teach computer science by 2024 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A new law passed this month attempts to accelerate K-12 computer science education in a state where it’s exceedingly rare.
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Google says the new Google Glass gives workers 'superpowers'

Google says the new Google Glass gives workers 'superpowers' | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A new version of the device–Glass Enterprise Edition 2–comes with a new look, a faster processor, and a brighter display.
EDTECH@UTRGV's insight:

If they can make the device a little cooler, I might be inclined to give them a try. The original glasses were a little creepy to wear, and I didn't feel comfortable being around people who wore them.

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