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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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Why You Should Care About Stupid Edtech Ideas! #ISTE19 Panel Reflection 

Why You Should Care About Stupid Edtech Ideas! #ISTE19 Panel Reflection  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"I have embedded F. Margret Atkinson’s recording of the ISTE session, More Stupid Ideas in Edtech (and Why You Should Totally Do Them) with @adambellow @leobrehm @smartinez @teach42 @jamiedonally and @andrewtwallace. The panel was quite humorous and some even poked fun at some of their ideas."

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Which stupid idea do you want to try out? Please share!

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EdTech Update: The Future of Work

EdTech Update: The Future of Work | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The future of work should be on the top of everyone’s mind as it is smacking us right now in the face. As I have previously written, we are in the midst of the 4th Industrial Revolution, where rampant innovation and exponential advances in technology are changing the societal landscape.
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How many of the "Growing" skills are addressed through Educational Technology?

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Project-Based Learning Engages K–12 Students with Real-World Challenges 

Project-Based Learning Engages K–12 Students with Real-World Challenges  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
PBL advocates say it helps students find relevance and develop a personal connection to lessons.
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7 Expert Tips For Making Better eLearning Videos

7 Expert Tips For Making Better eLearning Videos | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Discover 7 ways that you can improve your eLearning videos in order to build an engaging video course for your employees.
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Why It's Time to Transform Your Classroom with AI

As these teachers have come to understand, you don't have to be technically minded to introduce your students to the important concepts behind artificial intelligence.
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Apple's Top Leaders Use This Simple Presentation Hack to Make Their Slides Instantly Memorable

Apple's Top Leaders Use This Simple Presentation Hack to Make Their Slides Instantly Memorable | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Steve Jobs began using this presentation formula long before it caught on.
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How to balance transparency and security in cybersecurity education

How to balance transparency and security in cybersecurity education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In cybersecurity education, the line between teacher’s pet and tomorrow’s threat is far more nuanced--even invisible at times.
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Students Will Soon Be Able to Ask Alexa for Help with the ACT

Students Will Soon Be Able to Ask Alexa for Help with the ACT | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
By integrating ACT Academy, the organization’s free test prep courseware, with Alexa, students will soon be able get info about the test, set study times, get reminders, and more.
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ISTE 2019: Transforming learning outcomes with a data-driven approach to digital learning

ISTE 2019: Transforming learning outcomes with a data-driven approach to digital learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Today’s schools are compiling a vast amount of data from an influx of educational applications and online tools, but they often lack the time and resources necessary to analyze the data and transform it into meaningful action."

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Ask a Teacher: How to Control Smartphones in the Classroom 

Ask a Teacher: How to Control Smartphones in the Classroom  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Digital devices, especially smartphones and tablets, have become an appendage for schools. In the presence of a smartphone, children don’t pay attention to the lesson being taught. Instead, they would rather stick their heads into their smartphones and stay glued to social media or texting their friends."

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Rethink How Teachers Advance their Careers with Micro-credentials

Rethink How Teachers Advance their Careers with Micro-credentials | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How micro-credentials can transform teacher evaluation and compensation
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The Real Truth about Computer-Based Feedback

The Real Truth about Computer-Based Feedback | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Computer-based feedback may not be the silver bullet everyone is hoping for in education, but it offers benefits that instructional technology inclusion does not. Walk into schools around the nation, and you’re like to witness one of two scenarios. Either the school laments that they do not have nearly enough technology for their students or the teachers proudly show off the tech devices in their classrooms and labs."

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8 Common Mobile Learning Mistakes To Avoid

8 Common Mobile Learning Mistakes To Avoid | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Check eight common mobile learning mistakes you should be avoiding at all times when you have decided to move your training online and succeed in doing so.
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10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners 

10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Recently I presented a webinar for Simple K12, 10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Active Learning. Below are the slides with example activities and resources."

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3 Exciting Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality in the K–12 Classroom 

3 Exciting Ways to Use Augmented and Virtual Reality in the K–12 Classroom  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Bringing distant places closer to students and boosting retention through enhanced visual cues, AR/VR adds value to teaching and learning.
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How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning 

How K–12 Schools Should Define and Act on Digital Learning  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A more student-centered learning approach blends the best of the traditional classroom with more modern, digital learning environment tools and tactics.
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Teaching Empathy In An Online Class

Teaching Empathy In An Online Class | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Check how you can start enhancing empathy development in an online class before you decide to teach other soft skills that may not be equally essential.
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Education Helping to Drive Massive Surge in AR & VR

Augmented and virtual reality will see explosive growth in the next five years, driving in large part by education — both K–12 and post-secondary.
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How One Professor Helps Online Students Forge Connections

How One Professor Helps Online Students Forge Connections | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
An unusual approach to office hours has improved students’ performance — and helped them make friends.
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Use technology productively with these 5 tips.

Use technology productively with these 5 tips. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
If you use technology productively, life can be a lot easier but if you want use technology productively, it's going to take discipline and self-management.
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Technology can be user friendly and productive!
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Where Does Cyberhate Come From? A New Study Investigates the Phenomenon Among French K-12 Students

Where Does Cyberhate Come From? A New Study Investigates the Phenomenon Among French K-12 Students | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As more and more K-12 learning goes online, educators need to consider the effect that has on their students in regard to cyberhate.
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Teachers: 5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer  

Teachers: 5 Ideas to Build Your Personal Brand This Summer   | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Many of you this summer are going to be working on your personal brand. Now, whether you think you have a brand or not, you do. And I know it’s kind of frustrating because some people just don’t want to have a brand. And if that’s you, that’s okay. But at some point, you’re going …
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7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers

7 Tech Tools for PE Teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Technology is a natural education fit in everything from math to Spanish to literacy. The one corner of K-12 learning that is not so obvious is PE — Physical Education."

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Engaging your virtual learners

Engaging your virtual learners | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"We now live in a continuous learning culture.  Most of us recognize that we can access a wide range of learning material and we are making use of it.  Whether it’s checking out how to fold a duvet cover on YouTube or virtually joining an international economics course at MIT, the plethora of eLearning, formal and informal, is endless."

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5 Surprising Tips for Using Handheld Educational Technologies in Lecture 

5 Surprising Tips for Using Handheld Educational Technologies in Lecture  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Assessing the efficacy of using smart phones and tablets in lectures, and how students respond to using their own devices in the classroom.
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