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Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech?

Augmented Reality: The Future of EdTech? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Augmented reality is transforming the educational landscape. It gives students an up close look at objects like never before, and gives them the platform to be creative in their learning. The uses and possibilities of augmented reality in education are only limited by one’s imagination. Magical effect, limitless power, and increased engagement, is what makes augmented reality the future of educational technology."

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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.
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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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AI Needs an Ethical Compass. This Tool Can Help. 

AI Needs an Ethical Compass. This Tool Can Help.  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A design researcher, a business designer, and a data scientist were sitting at a bar. It sounds like the setup of a joke, but the conversation was actually quite serious."

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5 Ways to Improve Online Discussion Boards 

5 Ways to Improve Online Discussion Boards  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When it comes to online classes, discussion boards typically form a vital crux of group participation. It is through this medium that students share their ideas, interact with each other, clarify doubts, offer suggestions and learn in the process."

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Billionaire Pledges to Pay Off Morehouse Graduates’ Debt. Research Shows How They’ll Fare. 

Billionaire Pledges to Pay Off Morehouse Graduates’ Debt. Research Shows How They’ll Fare.  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Commencement speakers often tell graduates to follow their dreams, but yesterday the orator at Morehouse College’s graduation made that easier in
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How cool is that? All he asked was that the graduates pay it forward. I wonder what the ripple effect of this generous offer might be.

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Report: Girls Outpace Boys in Technology Literacy

A new report from the National Center for Educational Statistics digs into the trends in technology and engineering literacy for eighth graders over a four-year period.
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5 of the coolest edtech tools since sliced bread

5 of the coolest edtech tools since sliced bread | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"It seems like new edtech tools are developed each day, and while many of them serve practical purposes without too much fanfare, there are some edtech tools that sound super exciting."

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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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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, May 21, 7:59 PM
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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Fact Checking? Not Any More

Fact Checking? Not Any More | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Lectures aren’t what they used to be. Back in the day, professors amassed a collection of well-researched information, partly from peers and colleagues, and partly from their own work. From these notes and selected course textbooks, they created a syllabus. Then each week, the teacher delivered the information to his or her students. Some students took copious notes, and others listened, but they were all accountable for the information on the mid-term and final. Technology and the Internet have changed that approach."

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Female-voice AI reinforces bias, says UN report

Female-voice AI reinforces bias, says UN report | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Female-voiced AIs are portrayed as "eager to please", suggesting women are "subservient" says study.
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Creating Quality Designed Online Courses

Creating Quality Designed Online Courses | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Creating quality designed online courses should not be a daunting task for all involved. In this article, I will list areas of importance that can serve as a positive environment conducive for learning."

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3 experts share their blended learning advice

3 experts share their blended learning advice | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
With a growing non-traditional student population, colleges are looking to blended learning technology and strategy to meet their pedagogical needs.
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