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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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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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Infographic: Four Ways to Turn Online Exploration Into Lifelong Learning  

Infographic: Four Ways to Turn Online Exploration Into Lifelong Learning   | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Educators play a pivotal role in encouraging student curiosity and fueling the momentum necessary to cultivate passionate, lifelong learners. Here are four key ways that schools—equipped with the right tools—can guide students along their learning journeys."

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5 Myths About Video Learning

5 Myths About Video Learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Explore the myths surrounding the use of video learning in school and the real benefits of educational videos
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Check Your Tech Before You Select Your Tech

Check Your Tech Before You Select Your Tech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
A middle school teacher/coach shares her guiding questions to selecting effective technology
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Survey: Educators say teens' devices are interrupting learning

Survey: Educators say teens' devices are interrupting learning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
The survey, in which 34% of educators said they were distracted by students' use of mobile phones, is likely to get attention at this week's International Society for Technology in Education conference.
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What Are Some of the Biggest Challenges eLearning Professionals Face? 

What Are Some of the Biggest Challenges eLearning Professionals Face?  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
We surveyed hundreds of eLearning professionals on what challenges they’re preoccupied with, and what’s keeping them from getting their head down at night.
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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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Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’ 

Higher Ed Has Become ‘An Entrepreneurial and Philanthropic Wild West’  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Plenty of groups these days are trying to reinvent college, and that’s not surprising at a time when higher ed is under fire for ever-rising costs
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7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19 | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Stacey Roshan, author of Tech with Heart, talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.
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What Parents Really Want from Edtech

What Parents Really Want from Edtech | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Technology presents itself as a double-edged sword. On one hand, it’s the bane of every parent’s existence. Kids demand the latest tech, wanting new-generation phones and engaging games. That causes parents to worry about how much time children spend in front of the screen. On the other, parents recognize that technology is a necessary tool of the workplace, and if children are going to develop the digital skills they need for the future, those skills must be taught in school. What parents want from edtech is information about how their children are doing."

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Is that a 21st century school?

Is that a 21st century school? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Ray Bordwell of Whittle School and Studios writes that while malls, hospitals, airports and nearly all other large buildings have modernized, school design has in many ways remained static.
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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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