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10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning

10 Most Powerful Uses of Technology for Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Regardless of whether you think every infant needs an iPad, I think we can all agree that technology has changed education for the better. Today’s learners now enjoy easier, more efficient access to information; opportunities for extended and mobile learning; the ability to give and receive immediate feedback; and greater motivation to learn and engage."

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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
--- Surprisingly affordable
--- Fast-paced program
--- Study from anywhere in the world on your own schedule

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

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Adapting the 5E teaching model to remote classrooms

Adapting the 5E teaching model to remote classrooms | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Adapting the 5E teaching model to remote classrooms: an LMS can offer a wide range of solutions for each stage of the model
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What to Do When Hands-on Learning Is Essential

What to Do When Hands-on Learning Is Essential | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The University of St. Augustine faces a problem unique to programs delivering healthcare training — how to help students prepare for clinical careers.
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8 Tips to Strengthen Parent Involvement With Digital Tools

8 Tips to Strengthen Parent Involvement With Digital Tools | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Parents are more on-the-go today, and technology can keep them in touch.
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Readying your IT infrastructure for COVID-19 scenarios

Readying your IT infrastructure for COVID-19 scenarios | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This fall, higher-ed institutions will face IT infrastructure challenges that extend beyond the hurdles of unexpected online learning.
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A Four-Step Plan: The First Day of Class on Zoom

A Four-Step Plan: The First Day of Class on Zoom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
This four-step plan dives into how to start your first day of class on Zoom or your learning system despite being online.
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How to Support Diversity in Technology

How to Support Diversity in Technology | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Diversity in technology requires intentional and proactive actions
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A 2021 Definition of Edtech

A 2021 Definition of Edtech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Edtech, or “educational tech,” is the utilization of apps and tech devices for the purpose of teaching and learning. Edtech can happen inside or outside of classrooms, at any time, and in any place. Most modern edtech involves the use of a wireless internet connection and an electronic device such as a smartphone, tablet, or laptop, or desktop computer. Edtech allows for one learner or five million to learn, anywhere on earth, and to take the same classes as each other."

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Effective Blended Learning: Tips On What To Avoid

Effective Blended Learning: Tips On What To Avoid | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"This article explores 5 things you should avoid when designing a blended learning program such as using technology to be "in," skipping performance support, and more. Read on to learn how to avoid these pitfalls."

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Teacher resilience: 3 practices of teachers who toughed it out during remote learning

Teacher resilience: 3 practices of teachers who toughed it out during remote learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"A team of teacher educators dug deep to find out how teachers motivated themselves to meet the challenges of remote learning during COVID"

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Using Social Media As A Disruptive Innovation In Education

Using Social Media As A Disruptive Innovation In Education | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Read on to more learn about "disruptive innovation" and how using social media may help increase learner engagement in a Virtual Learning Environment.
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When COVID-19 Forced Him to Teach Online, This New York Tech Professor Got Creative

When COVID-19 Forced Him to Teach Online, This New York Tech Professor Got Creative | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
How a Flipped Classroom, Journal Clubs, and Cheat-Proof Assignments Kept Students Engaged
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Guest Post: Benefits of E-learning For Teachers

Guest Post: Benefits of E-learning For Teachers | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"The advancement of technology has had a noticeable impact on education... But, does e-learning have any benefit for teachers? Yes, it does. Online learning is rich with materials such as videos and photos, and various websites. Therefore, the teacher has more access to resources that help in teaching."

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Teaching students how to manage digital distractions

Teaching students how to manage digital distractions | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here are a few ideas on teaching students how to manage digital distractions that can successfully be implemented in any classroom:
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Computers are good at multitasking. People, not so much.

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Virtual Learning Needs For Remote Working

Virtual Learning Needs For Remote Working | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Functional performance support, focused learning, effective means of training delivery, and organizational support are the key to ensuring employee engagement. How can organizations support these learning needs in remote working environments?"

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Reopening Schools in a Socially Distanced World — and the Tech That Could Help

Reopening Schools in a Socially Distanced World — and the Tech That Could Help | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Here are the technologies gaining steam as school districts navigate an uncertain year.
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Combining distance learning with interactive, hands-on STEM

Combining distance learning with interactive, hands-on STEM | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Hands-on STEM experiences aren't impossible when learning goes virtual--it just takes a little creativity to help engage students"

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10 Recommendations to Improve Online Learning

10 Recommendations to Improve Online Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
I just attended my first iNacol Virtual Schools Symposium where I heard from a number of politicians, authors, administrators, educators, students, and vendors about online learning.
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A crowdsourcing approach to homework help

A crowdsourcing approach to homework help | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
An early experiment using crowdsourcing by asking experinced teachers to provide homework help for students shows promise
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I Was a Private Teacher. Pandemic Pods Will Be Hard, Lonely Work.

I Was a Private Teacher. Pandemic Pods Will Be Hard, Lonely Work. | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"In late May, I noticed a prominent placement agency had posted an opening for a private educator position in the Bay Area. The family was looking for a teacher to homeschool their three children with a progressive curriculum, customized according to their interests. They offered a “generous compensation package,” including healthcare contribution, paid sick and vacation days, and their fully-equipped 800-square foot guest house to live in. This position turned out to be the start of a fast-growing trend: pandemic pods."

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Balancing cybersecurity and user productivity

Balancing cybersecurity and user productivity | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Cybersecurity remains top of mind as higher-ed IT leaders navigate a new campus landscape this fall due to COVID-19 concerns.
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Microsoft told employees to work from home. One consequence was brutal

Microsoft told employees to work from home. One consequence was brutal | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Many people think they have a good idea of what working from home now means. At Microsoft, however, they've studied it. And it makes for sobering reading.
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Working from home does have many perks, but as the article states, it does extend the workday. Teaching online has a similar effect.

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VR And AR Technology Use Post-COVID

VR And AR Technology Use Post-COVID | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused our reality to shift—we are going virtual. Read on to learn how this shift will help boost the use of VR and AR technology.
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Mobile Learning: Why Now?

Mobile Learning: Why Now? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
For several years I have been sharing practical ways of designing online learning that can be accessed on any device. This year, the global spread of COVID-19 shed light on organizational capabilities to support a remote workforce, and subsequently the lack of support for mobile devices.
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Snapchat, Instagram and other unexpected guests in the college classroom (opinion)

Snapchat, Instagram and other unexpected guests in the college classroom (opinion) | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Kevin Dougherty and Jesse DeDeyne documented how students used their cellphones during a sociology class last fall (spoiler: texting friends and checking Snapchat) and discuss how they'll change their teaching in response.
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