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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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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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Penn & Teller VR Is All About Pranking Your Friends And It's Hilarious

Penn & Teller VR Is All About Pranking Your Friends And It's Hilarious | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Penn & Teller VR is absolutely ridiculous and its unlike anything I have ever experienced. This is by far the strangest VR thing I've ever done.
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The game looks like fun. Pretty amazing graphics.

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AppDynamics BrandVoice: 10-Year Challenge: A Look Back—And Forward—At How We Use Apps

AppDynamics BrandVoice: 10-Year Challenge: A Look Back—And Forward—At How We Use Apps | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A viral phenomenon called the “10-Year Challenge” flooded social media streams at the start of this year. Some called it an excuse to post selfies, others speculated it was a sneaky effort to train a facial recognition engine. For me, as a long-time technologist working in the IT industry, the Challenge made me reflect on how much our digital experiences have evolved in the past ten years—specifically how enterprises' expectations of technology and IT goals have shifted."

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Reboot Foundation research questions the use of educational technology

Reboot Foundation research questions the use of educational technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A mounting body of evidence indicates that educational technology in schools isn't boosting student achievement as its proponents had hoped it would
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Educational Technology Guy: How VR and AR Will Change How Art is Experienced

Educational Technology Guy: How VR and AR Will Change How Art is Experienced | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Virtual and augmented reality have become a trend more recently due to advances in artificial intelligence. They’ve grown to be more commonly utilized tools for interpretation of ideas in a variety of fields. VR is an immersive technology experience. Though it was commonly used in the gaming industry, it’s now being applied to a variety of fields. For example, companies can make use of simulated interviews and best choose candidates for the job when recruiting and training. AR on the other hand, supplements and enhances reality that already exists. Social media filters are a good example of this. Another example, the furniture company IKEA recently used this immersive technology to help shoppers envision how furniture would look inside their home."

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Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher's Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher's Strategies for Choosing Better Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Learn what edtech selection and procurement have in common with dating sites
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AI Scales Personalized Education in Ways the Teacher Can’t

AI Scales Personalized Education in Ways the Teacher Can’t | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Personalizing education is the heart of instruction. It’s also where you’ll find the heart of most teachers. I will tell you a trade secret that most outsiders don’t know. Your children’s teachers are incredibly talented at personalizing education. They understand the recursive nature of the curriculum they teach.  They recognize what was taught the year before and what will come the year after. These teachers know how your child learns best, what he or she does well, and what is still needed before going on to the next assignment or the next grade."

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The future of diversity and inclusion in tech

The future of diversity and inclusion in tech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Silicon Valley is entering a new phase in its quest for diversity and inclusion in the technology industry. Some advocates call this part “the end of the beginning,” Code2040 CEO Karla Monterroso tells TechCrunch."

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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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Does Time Matter For Learning? It Does.

Does Time Matter For Learning? It Does. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Want to know whether time matters for learning? Check some key Instructional Design methods to optimize time and Learning Efficiency.
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The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Won't Be Solved in a Classroom

The Cybersecurity Skills Gap Won't Be Solved in a Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The cybersecurity skills gap isn’t going anywhere. Yet, lack of formal education isn’t slowing down new recruits to the cybersecurity talent pool. There is an entire army of ethical hackers all over the world who have gained their skills outside of the traditional classroom.
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Virtual Reality: THE Learning Aid Of The 21st Century

Virtual Reality: THE Learning Aid Of The 21st Century | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here are six ways the unique properties of VR are adding an extra dimension to learning and promoting empathic development.
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Student ed tech entrepreneurs argue they know what classrooms need 

Student ed tech entrepreneurs argue they know what classrooms need  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The majority of educational technology is designed for students. It is almost always designed by adults. Few ed tech developers consult students.
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11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer

11 Bits of Wisdom I Learned From a Computer | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"As a teacher-author who relies on technology to bring my dreams to life, even I am surprised by how often technology can be applied to life. I share these humorous gems with efriends, post them on forums, and incorporate them into conversations with colleagues. My goal is to demystify technology, a topic that remains for many confusing and intimidating. If fellow writers learn to approach it light-heartedly, they’ll be more likely to accept it. Here are eleven tech terms I find myself applying daily to many of life’s quirks"

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The End of the Line for iTunes U?

The End of the Line for iTunes U? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Apple’s app for sharing university lectures was an important precursor to the MOOC movement, but the future of iTunes U doesn’t look bright.
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Microsoft PowerPoint gets an AI presentation coach

Microsoft PowerPoint gets an AI presentation coach | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Love it or hate it, Microsoft’s PowerPoint is a ubiquitous tool in the corporate world. Over the course of the last few years, Microsoft started to bring some of its AI smarts to PowerPoint to help you design good-looking slides."

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