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Have an idea about leveraging technology to help students succeed in college? Want it funded?

Have an idea about leveraging technology to help students succeed in college? Want it funded? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC) is an exciting grant awarding collaboration between five education technology organizations, and they are currently on their third round of grants. Last year, NGLC awarded $17.5 million in grants to 48 organizations, including research universities, community colleges, start-up companies, state agencies, associations working with school districts, and more."

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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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UTRGV Master of Education in Educational Technology  - Testimonial

Corporate trainer, classroom teacher, or instructor of any kind? This is how you become an effective educator in our technology-driven world. It's much more than learning how to build online courses.

In as little as 1 year, learn to apply the educational tools of tomorrow with a Master of Education in Educational Technology from UTRGV (The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley).

--- 100% online
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--- Study from anywhere in the world on your own schedule

Learn more: http://utrgv.edu/edtech

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McAllen, Texas, offers free community-wide Wi-Fi to bridge digital divide

McAllen, Texas, offers free community-wide Wi-Fi to bridge digital divide | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The network's deployment comes on the heels of the McAllen Independent School District resuming classes Aug. 24, with plans to conduct remote learning for at least eight weeks.
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Hopefully, we'll see more communities follow suit.

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4 Benefits of Hybrid Learning

4 Benefits of Hybrid Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Implementing successful hybrid learning can be challenging. However the benefits provided are well worth the work. Read on to learn more!
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New data reveals a unique picture of school innovation in a challenging year

New data reveals a unique picture of school innovation in a challenging year | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The Canopy project is releasing updated information from 130 innovative schools about how they are starting the 2020-21 school year.
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Planning for High-Quality Remote Learning

Planning for High-Quality Remote Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"There is uncertainly at every turn and district and school leaders are working tirelessly with their teams to leverage all possible resources to feed students, meet connectivity needs, and redesign the educational experience on and off campusContinuouslyschool and district leaders are developing, refining, rewriting, and reviewing their learning plans  to meet the ever changing needs of students. "

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Interactive Learning Activities: From Theory To Practice

Interactive Learning Activities: From Theory To Practice | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Learn about the practical application of digital tools in learning, and how they can be used to enable interactive learning activities.
Leidy Marcela Vasquez Lopez's curator insight, September 29, 1:11 AM
I do consider that it is very important to know how to implement accurately the interactive learning activities. The text proposes many interesting examples, such as forums or other spaces in which our students can have interactive and purposefully learning.
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10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years

10 Ways Teaching Has Changed In The Last 10 Years | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Even as apps have fallen in favor, mobility is the new standard. Information, communication, search, and identity—mobility matters in the modern world.
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Survey: One in four students unable to access online learning during lockdown

Survey: One in four students unable to access online learning during lockdown | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Survey by the National Union of Students calls for more academic and wellbeing support from universities
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What the Shortcomings of EdTech Mean for Improving Distance Learning and Schools

What the Shortcomings of EdTech Mean for Improving Distance Learning and Schools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Educators and parents are in search of tools to help with learning, especially during distance learning. Justin Reich of MIT's Teaching Systems Lab explains in his new book, "Failure to Disrupt: Why Technology Alone Can't Transform Education," the limitations of technology and why changes to teaching and learning happen incrementally.
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Here's another article that suggests making cameras optional.

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Meet the students thriving in remote learning

Meet the students thriving in remote learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Remote learning can suck. But these students say it’s the best thing that ever happened to them.
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Online/remote learning is not for everyone. Some students struggle, but others thrive. Which are you?

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Engaging Students Through Asynchronous Video-Based Discussions in Online Courses

Engaging Students Through Asynchronous Video-Based Discussions in Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As growing numbers of students take online and hybrid courses, higher education institutions are looking for ways to cultivate and sustain engagement
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7 Ways To Boost Virtual Learning Retention

7 Ways To Boost Virtual Learning Retention | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Only 54% of employees apply what they learned from training. Here’s how to get your employees to use their new skills and increase learning retention."

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Virtual reality is a natural next step in remote learning

Virtual reality is a natural next step in remote learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Virtual reality introduces students to hands-on learning experiences, which can help boost remote learning retention.
Erika Geraldyne Cardenas Urrego's curator insight, September 26, 1:16 AM
In a world full of innovation and technology, educators must take advantage of them for their classes. For this reason, I started to read this article. I was extremely surprised by this topic: educators would use virtual reality (VR) to change the ways of traditional teaching. This VR allows active learning since students have a better understanding and retention using it. 

The VR is the computer simulation that allows people to interact in a physical way using special technological equipment. According to a study described by Ennin Huang in this article, the rate of retention is 80% of learning. It happens because the VR allows students to learn through the experience. They could interact with environments that they usually cannot; for example, they could learn about other countries traveling in the virtual world. Finally, this immersion is significant to the educator due to the fact that they can use it as a tool to engage students on the topic that they teach; also, students are safer in VR environments.
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'Collision of crises' make change inevitable for higher ed

'Collision of crises' make change inevitable for higher ed | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
University presidents spoke at a virtual conference and agreed that change is on the horizon for higher-ed institutions across the nation.
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10 Ideas to Create Engaging eLearning Courses

10 Ideas to Create Engaging eLearning Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here are 10 ideas to create engaging eLearning courses that your learners just can’t leave.
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4 Challenges of Hybrid Learning (and How to Overcome Them)

4 Challenges of Hybrid Learning (and How to Overcome Them) | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Hybrid learning is a great learning tool. However there are some challenges you should be aware of! Here's how you can overcome them.
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Five Strategies for a Great Virtual Meeting

Five Strategies for a Great Virtual Meeting | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Ready or not, here they come. It’s that time again. It’s time for the students to return, and with that it’s time for the infamous back-to-school district kickoff meeting. It’s no secret that this year is so, so different than the kickoffs of years prior. Most years, administrators, teachers, and support staff return rested, having just come off a needed break and some well-deserved downtime. This year, anxiety is high, questions remain, fear surrounds us, and adversity can be seen in every direction."

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How to Teach When Everyone is Scattered

How to Teach When Everyone is Scattered | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Some students are in the room with you. Some are home. Everyone is spread far apart. How do you teach this way? How do you build community? Here are some ideas.
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Improve Training Outcomes With Microlearning

Improve Training Outcomes With Microlearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
We all want to improve our training outcomes, right? Learn how you can better your training outcomes by using microlearning interventions.
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Schools and Educators Use Tech to “Make” a Difference

Schools and Educators Use Tech to “Make” a Difference | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
K–12 students and educators are using makerspaces to serve the greater good — producing protective gear, prosthetics and more.
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Cinderella Deadlines: Reconsidering Timelines for Student Work

Cinderella Deadlines: Reconsidering Timelines for Student Work | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Learn when to review your course goals and core values to determine which deadlines best suit your student needs.
EDTECH@UTRGVs insight:

Although I do have a Sunday by midnight due date on my course assignments, I do offer a generous grace period without a late penalty. If students submit a project by Monday at noon, it will be considered submitted on time, since I won't have a chance to look at it until then anyway.

 

Does anyone have a more novel way to make assignments due that won't require the continuous grading papers of papers as they come in?

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School Attendance In The COVID Era: What Counts As 'Present'?

School Attendance In The COVID Era: What Counts As 'Present'? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
With millions of students logging in from home, the pandemic has disrupted the traditional school function of making sure students are "in school."
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Dear Professors: Don't Let Student Webcams Trick You

Dear Professors: Don't Let Student Webcams Trick You | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Instructors who teach live online classes should thoughtfully consider whether to require students to use their webcams during class.
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My classes go late into the evenings so I don't require webcams be turned on. We do just fine with text, audio, and on-screen visuals.

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How Do You Make Zoom Breakout Rooms Less Boring?

How Do You Make Zoom Breakout Rooms Less Boring? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A conversation broke out on Twitter last week. How do you make Zoom breakout groups less boring? Robin DeRosa, director of Plymouth State University’s Open Learning & Teaching Collaborative, posed the question and committed to sharing her findings via a presentation soon."

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4 Tips for Livestreaming and Recording Compelling Video Lessons

4 Tips for Livestreaming and Recording Compelling Video Lessons | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
With the continuation of online and hybrid instruction, educators need to up their game to keep students engaged.
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How 1:1 provides digital equity during COVID-19

How 1:1 provides digital equity during COVID-19 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Digital equity, as defined by ISTE, involves “making sure students have equal access to technology like devices, software, and the internet, and that they have trained educators to help them navigate those tools.”

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