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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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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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‘Alexa, Can You Give Girls a Voice?’ 

‘Alexa, Can You Give Girls a Voice?’  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Suguey Carmona, a 14-year-old Latina student, published her first “Alexa Skill” in the Amazon Appstore this year. Alexa is a virtual assistant developed by Amazon where users verbally ask questions and the AI responds with an answer. If you want to ask Alexa to do specific things, such as power on your Xbox or order a pizza, your Alexa has to have that “skill.” Suguey identified a skill that had not yet been created, so she decided to program it herself."

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FCC changes its rules, puts educational broadband service on free market

FCC changes its rules, puts educational broadband service on free market | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Rural school districts hoped to close “homework gaps” via access to wireless spectrum through Educational Broadband Service. Last week, FCC changed rules.
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Phishing in K–12: How to Avoid Taking the Bait

Phishing in K–12: How to Avoid Taking the Bait | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Schools can safeguard against a growing cyberthreat with layers of protection software and continuous education.
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Cyberbullying growing despite efforts to curb it

Cyberbullying growing despite efforts to curb it | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"While students are still bullied face-to-face, cyberbullying has becoming an equally damaging experience in a young person's life. Experts recommendthat schools create a positive culture and a strong, clear consistent message about the consequences of bullying."

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This Educator Made A Documentary About Teachers Turning Toward Entrepreneurship

This Educator Made A Documentary About Teachers Turning Toward Entrepreneurship | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Due to low salaries, high stress levels, and a lack of administrative support, teachers are building businesses of their own. One educator recently created a documentary about this topic. Can we remove the stigma surrounding the education field and getting paid for one's work? Read more to find out.
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Coding teaches students entrepreneurial skills required for changing work environment

Coding teaches students entrepreneurial skills required for changing work environment | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Coding educator Christina Lewis writes that the skills required to master coding programs, like problem-solving and creativity, will always be in high demand. 
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The Next Evolutionary Step in MOOCs Will Be ‘Blockstore’, Says Robert Lue, from Harvard

The Next Evolutionary Step in MOOCs Will Be ‘Blockstore’, Says Robert Lue, from Harvard | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"When massive open online courses (MOOCs) (re)emerged in 2012 as a popular educational phenomenon, they took the ‘course’ as their base unit. To this day, learning material on edX, Coursera, and FutureLearn is organized, tagged, and searched via course.

 

Professor Robert Lue, the Richard L. Menschel Faculty Director of the Derek Bok Center for Teaching and Learning at Harvard University, was involved in the creation of edX. He now believes that, for the full potential of MOOCs and open educational resources (OER) to be realized, the reign of the ‘course’ in open education needs to come to an end. The next step, he believes, will be the Blockstore."

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Everyday Applications of Artificial Intelligence That Affect Your Daily Life

Everyday Applications of Artificial Intelligence That Affect Your Daily Life | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
AI is here; slowly but surely changing the way we interact with both the real world and the digital world.
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Can Microlearning Lead To Behavior Change?

Can Microlearning Lead To Behavior Change? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Can microlearning lead to behavior change? Discover how bit-sized learning can prompt behavior change and how Instructional Designers can help.
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Using Video Portfolios in the Classroom

Using Video Portfolios in the Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Video portfolios are an excellent option for encouraging students to reflect on their learning and showcase their accomplishments this school year.
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How to Improve Digital Equity in the Classroom 

How to Improve Digital Equity in the Classroom  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
From inconsistent homework policies to a perceived lack of empathy and understanding from their teachers, the students were coming at the digital equity issue from a whole different angle.
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Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us

Why school librarians matter: What years of research tell us | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Research shows positive correlations between school library programs and student achievement.
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Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom

Academic Integrity in the Online Classroom | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
As distance education grows, so does the need to ensure student identity and academic integrity. The academic integrity landscape continues to evolve, and universities have deployed a variety of methods to ensure integrity. The Ohio State University used a dual approach to ensure academic integrity across its distance education offerings employing a virtual proctoring solution and faculty education on authentic assessments. A solid foundation was set with this initiative; however, development will continue in order to meet the needs of a changing educational landscape.
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What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch

What Some School Tech Leaders Think of Your Edtech Pitch | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"Some education technology vendors are eager to get their wares in front of school and district decision-makers. But that enthusiasm is often a one-way street.

 

School leaders like Martin Cisneros can find themselves fielding pitches at all hours while juggling day-to-day operations. His rule of thumb for aspiring vendors: “Don’t come with a solution without a problem.”

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10 Outstanding Benefits Of eLearning

10 Outstanding Benefits Of eLearning | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Discover all about the benefits of eLearning on the current education scenario, and why students are getting more and more inclined towards eLearning.
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Unbundling the 4-year degree: Designing education for the future

Unbundling the 4-year degree: Designing education for the future | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Perhaps the biggest trend that has the attention of institutions is micro-credentias, as enrollment continues to decline in traditional programs.
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Report: Accessibility and inclusivity must be considered at every stage of the technology process

Report: Accessibility and inclusivity must be considered at every stage of the technology process | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

"For students with disabilities, edtech can provide opportunities or barriers, so inclusivity should be considered throughout implementation"

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10 ways colleges use analytics to increase student success

10 ways colleges use analytics to increase student success | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
One of the keys to realizing student outcomes is using analytics to provide a best assessment on what will happen in the future.
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Asimov Predicted the State of Education in 2019. Was He Right?

Asimov Predicted the State of Education in 2019. Was He Right? | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

On December 31, 1983, esteemed scholar and best-selling sci-fi writer Isaac Asimov predicted how the world would be in 2019.

He wrote: “Education, which must be revolutionized in the new world, will be revolutionized by the very agency that requires the revolution – the computer…”

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Researchers at Udacity develop AI that can generate lecture videos from audio narration

Researchers at Udacity develop AI that can generate lecture videos from audio narration | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
In a new paper, researchers at Udacity propose a machine learning system that generates lecture videos from audio narration alone.
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How to enhance student learning, progression and employability with e-portfolios

Case studies and guidance on e-portfolios for UK further and higher education.
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5 Effective Ways Micro Content Can Boost Your Mobile Learning Strategy

5 Effective Ways Micro Content Can Boost Your Mobile Learning Strategy | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Check five of the most effective ways in which micro content can boost your Mobile Learning Strategy and make sure you deliver the best possible training.
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Top K12 Research Websites & Search Engines

Top K12 Research Websites & Search Engines | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Students need to learn how to be skilled searchers.
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Teachers and social media: A cautionary tale about the risks

Teachers and social media: A cautionary tale about the risks | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it
Is it OK to accept parent friend requests on Facebook or other forms of social media. If I were forced to give a “yes or no” answer, I’d say don’t do it. But it's complicated.
EDTECH@UTRGV's insight:

Used responsibly, social media can be a powerful instructional and professional development tool for educators.

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Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What’s About Privacy? 

Often Asked Questions: Are There Cyber-Security Dangers With Apps And What’s About Privacy?  | Educational Technology News | Scoop.it

A mobile app, short for mobile application, or just app, is application software designed to run on smartphones, tablet computers and other mobile devices. The term "app" is a shortening of the term "application software". It has become very popular and in 2010 was listed as "Word of the Year" by the American Dialect Society.[2] In 2009, technology…"

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