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Digital Tools for Teachers - Trainers' Edition V.2

Digital Tools for Teachers - Trainers' Edition V.2 | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

In this book, the first four chapters are provided as a guide for teachers who want to use the book for teacher training and development.

Using the tools, tips and activities provided in these first chapters a teacher with some basic experience of using technology in the classroom should be able to create motivating hands-on edtech training for their peers or for pre-service trainee teachers.

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My guide for teacher who want to become teacher trainers.

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Dude, Where’s My Purpose? Ashton Kutcher on Today’s ‘Abysmal’ Schools

Dude, Where’s My Purpose? Ashton Kutcher on Today’s ‘Abysmal’ Schools | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
On Twitter, reactions to the talk were mixed. Many praised Kutcher for his willingness to tackle tough questions and for pushing educators to do more for their students. Some were confused by the talk, and called it out of touch and privileged
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Interesting. Wish I could see a video of the session.

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12 women shaping AI | Nesta

12 women shaping AI | Nesta | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Artificial intelligence (AI), data science and machine learning impact much of our everyday lives. And since technology is shaped by the people who develop it, we know that women have an important role to play to ensure we all stand to gain, while also minimising risk of bias or incomplete or inaccurate designs.

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Some interesting projects.

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Empathy Isn’t Enough: Power Imbalances In Edtech Must Shift | EdSurge News

Empathy Isn’t Enough: Power Imbalances In Edtech Must Shift | EdSurge News | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
We cannot overlook the fact that education is a politically, socially and culturally mediated project. So as education becomes globalized through access to online learning, this becomes even more contentious because the internet is dominated by Western narratives and discourse.
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An interesting read.

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The Digital Literacy Competency Calculator (DLCC)

The Digital Literacy Competency Calculator (DLCC) | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The Digital Literacy Competency Calculator (DLCC) is a web-based tool for representing the connection between digital literacy competencies and the teaching and learning practices that produce them.
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This looks useful.

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New Findings Inform the Laptop versus Longhand Note-Taking Debate —

New Findings Inform the Laptop versus Longhand Note-Taking Debate — | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Taken together, these recent findings show that the means by which notes are taken (longhand or laptop) seem not to matter much – and for delayed tests and when opportunities for studying the notes are given, not at all. The original explanation that a longhand-superiority may be due to the notes having less verbatim overlap does not hold because despite finding that indeed verbatim overlap is larger in laptop notes this did not lead to a reliable decrease in test performance later on.
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Well worth a read, but we are still applying new technology to a very dated way of studying.

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MrBieb's curator insight, March 1, 4:00 AM

In mijn ogen het belangrijkste in het stuk, the concluding remarks': "The main recommendation that can be given based on the studies presented is: Make sure that the students capture the main ideas and concepts in their notes that they will need to know later on. Emphasize those ideas when you teach, ask in-class questions about those ideas (retrieval practice), and return to those ideas at different points in time (spaced practice)."

En eigenlijk hoort dat standaardpraktijk te zijn.

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Emotional Intelligence: Do You Have It?

Emotional Intelligence: Do You Have It? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
“We are not necessarily thinking machines. We are feeling machines that think.” —Antonio Damasio, neuroscientist Emotional intelligence is the ability to accurately perceive your own and others’ emotions, to understand the signals that emotions send about relationships, and to manage your own and others’ emotions. It consists of the following traits: Self-awareness Self-regulation Motivation (defined... Read More
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Well?

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New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators | Technology | The Guardian

New AI fake text generator may be too dangerous to release, say creators | Technology | The Guardian | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The Elon Musk-backed nonprofit company OpenAI declines to release research publicly for fear of misuse
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Interesting. With some interesting links to research papers.

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7 Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking in the Classroom

7 Ways to Inspire Divergent Thinking in the Classroom | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The world is unpredictable. The corporate ladder is now a maze, which means our students will need to think divergently. In this article, we explore how to integrate divergent thinking into our everyday classroom practices.
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Some great ideas.

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Measuring success of online education [Infographic]

Measuring success of online education [Infographic] | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The success of online education relies on personalized learning experiences for students, which will impact schools' and the employment world metrics.
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Useful infographic here.

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Greg Quinlivan's curator insight, February 14, 11:10 PM
As Nick says, the infographic is very interesting.
NeXus Portal Solutions's curator insight, February 19, 11:01 PM

Online Education

Tulip Afifi's curator insight, March 1, 2:25 AM
Very interesting mode of representation in terms of measuring efficacy. 
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Why A Chatbot Transforms The Learning Industry: Could Your Next Learning Buddy Be One?

Why A Chatbot Transforms The Learning Industry: Could Your Next Learning Buddy Be One? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

A well-designed chatbot can deliver a game-changing learning experience to sustain interest, maintain engagement, and drive better outcomes in knowledge and skills retention.

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Anyone using one yet???

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Game-Based Learning Is Changing How We Teach. Here's Why.

Game-Based Learning Is Changing How We Teach. Here's Why. | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
A lot of people who say they are using games are basically using quiz games. If the question is how many are using true game-based learning with problems spaces—frameworks for defining a problem and finding a solution—I’d say probably 10 percent or less of teachers use those games.
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Some interesting examples.

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Preparing Young Learners for Life Beyond the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Preparing Young Learners for Life Beyond the Fourth Industrial Revolution | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Children must learn empathy, socialization, and the oft-cited life skills of creativity, critical thinking, problem-solving, communication, and collaboration. Education technology (devices, computers, software, and pedagogy associated with these tools) must be utilized to create an experience that enables children to acquire the knowledge, skills, and dispositions for life, not just for the next industrial revolution. Considering this collective need, how should instruction be carried out, and what role should technology play in our world of instant access?
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A recommended read.

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PierrePortevin's curator insight, February 5, 4:37 AM
A brilliant initiative, with plenty of resources...

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Education Technology Evidence Review | The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab

Education Technology Evidence Review | The Abdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

In recent years, there has been widespread excitement around the transformative potential of technology in education. The hype around education technology is rapidly outpacing evaluation of ed tech programs. How do we ensure that these innovative tools are actually helping our students learn? And how do we know the massive investment in education technology is well-spent?

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Download the report based on 126 studies.

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Enhancing Innovation in the Workplace through Five Montessori Conditions

Enhancing Innovation in the Workplace through Five Montessori Conditions | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

In 2019 we are still talking about 21st century skills as if they are something students will need in the future. Students need these skills now. If we don’t create the conditions that allow for innovation within our classrooms/schools, we are already behind.

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Interesting article with some good advice.

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Wanna Know If Students Are Learning? Ask Them These 4 Questions

Wanna Know If Students Are Learning? Ask Them These 4 Questions | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
Based on how I had been taught to be an educator the best ways to know if students are learning was to give them a test. If they failed, it was their fault and they needed to do better next time. It took me a long time to learn that in the process of learning the teacher and the student need to be partners.
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Angela McCord's curator insight, March 10, 5:01 PM
This blog post is very insightful, as it breaks down the importance of learning targets and success criteria. These have to be a package deal! 
 
Marco Bertolini's curator insight, March 12, 3:24 AM

How to make sure you study efficiently?  Ask yourself those 4 questions ! 

Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, March 12, 8:15 AM

Preguntas claves para hacer una buena didáctica. 

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Creating Augmented Reality Experiences with Metaverse

Creating Augmented Reality Experiences with Metaverse | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
I've really enjoyed using Metaverse and I'm sure I'll be using it a lot more. I also feel that I've only just begun to scape the surface of what it can do, so I'm looking forward to understanding more of the interactions and creating more innovative learning experiences.
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My experiments with Metaverse.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, March 11, 2:49 PM
" I've really enjoyed using Metaverse and I'm sure I'll be using it a lot more. I also feel that I've only just begun to scape the surface of what it can do, so I'm looking forward to understanding more of the interactions and creating more innovative learning experiences."
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Education Technology Predictions for 2019

Education Technology Predictions for 2019 | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

While many EdTech enhancements, such as digital text books and the increased use of video have had demonstrable results; other emerging styles, such as adaptive learning have shown some progress, but are yet to deliver definitive results.

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Some interesting reading.

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Video in language teacher education

Video in language teacher education | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

The project Video in Language Teacher Education (ViLTE) was funded by the British Council ELT Research Partnership Awards Scheme and undertaken at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick. The project also sought to build a community of practice among practitioners in order to share good practice. This is achieved through the following two online resources: a series of videos featuring various video-based practices in language teacher education (ViLTE Video case studies), and a ViLTE Project website providing access to extra resources.

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A really useful free download.

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OpenAI

OpenAI | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
OpenAI is a non-profit AI research company, discovering and enacting the path to safe artificial general intelligence.
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An interesting collection of research.

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Grounding the flipped classroom approach in the foundations of educational technology

Grounding the flipped classroom approach in the foundations of educational technology | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom approach is becoming increasingly popular. This instructional approach allows more in-class time to be spent on interactive learning activities, as the direct lecturing component is shifted outside the classroom through instructional videos. However, despite growing interest in the flipped classroom approach, no robust frameworks have been developed for the design or school/faculty-wide implementation of flipped classrooms.
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A sound academic read.

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Tulip Afifi's curator insight, March 1, 2:24 AM
Definitely a worthy read! 
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Classroom assessment: the development of teachers’ cognitions

Classroom assessment: the development of teachers’ cognitions | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

The researchers wanted to develop an understanding of how teachers develop their cognitions and how these cognitions influence classroom assessment practice. A qualitative approach was adopted and the research methods used included questionnaire, interview and observation with follow-up interview. 276 teachers working in 57 different countries participated in the project.

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These 27 Questions Will Help You (Really) Know Your Learners

These 27 Questions Will Help You (Really) Know Your Learners | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it

Understanding demographics allows you to understand values and outcomes that inspire and hence better engage and motivate your learners. To understand their values, you must be able to ...

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Some useful questions.

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How to Move From Digital Substitution to ‘Deeper Learning’

How to Move From Digital Substitution to ‘Deeper Learning’ | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
And so it’s about this idea that we have to turn things over to kids and let them drive their learning and make mistakes because it’s part of the process, instead of controlling everything so tightly [because] we just have these freakish control needs where we’re unwilling to let our students actually drive their own learning process.
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Links in to SAMR.

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Tulip Afifi's curator insight, March 1, 2:26 AM
Yes! All about giving more autonomy to our students! 
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Donald Clark Plan B: Does ‘Design thinking’ lead to bad learning design?

Donald Clark Plan B: Does ‘Design thinking’ lead to bad learning design? | Learning & Technology News | Scoop.it
The problem is that we may well need less ‘design’ and more ‘thinking’. The combination is likely to dumb down the learning in favour of superficial design.
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Always interesting.

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