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The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Makers tap into an American admiration for self-reliance and combine that with open-source learning, contemporary design and powerful personal technology like 3-D printers. Information Access and Information Abundance. Information Access and Abundance.

Free Range Teaching and the Technology Teachers ‘Beg For’

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We literally threw out our teachers’ desks,” says Damon Cooper, an English teacher and the director of teaching and learning at CCGS, in New South Wales. And all of a sudden we have this amazing cooperative learning group. With Vivi, there was no learning curve,” says Sayer.

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This Tech Tool Can Save Teachers 10 Minutes Per Class

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Using wireless presentation tools by Vivi , an education-focused company founded in Australia, Gunn was able to mirror her tablet screen on the classroom screen and play YouTube clips directly through a hardwired receiver without slowing down the school’s wifi—or her students’ work. That benefits her students directly: She gets through her content more quickly, so her students are into the skill development stage of their learning faster.

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Blended Learning – How to Make it Work in the Classroom.

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A teacher has to teach over 20 students with different learning styles, skills and priorities, which is a challenging task, especially when the classroom time is limited. As you see, the blending learning has a bunch of benefits, but only when it is applied wisely.

Education and the Big Data Revolution

Omega Notes

As development of comprehensive data analytics, machine learning, and AI continues to move forward, people’s standards of life improve as it allows us to make better decisions by observing past results. There are several ways analytics systems can be utilized to improve the learning process.

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Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digitization, where everything from shopping to banking is available at the click of a button, why not access study materials? Kindle has ensured that the whole world has access to digital books. But now, rather than a convenience, it has become a necessity for students to access textbooks and educational resources on digital platforms. Here’s an example of a successful subscription business model.

Are etextbooks More Affordable Than Textbooks

Kitaboo on EdTech

In this age of digitization, where everything from shopping to banking is available at the click of a button, why not access study materials? Kindle has ensured that the whole world has access to digital books. But now, rather than a convenience, it has become a necessity for students to access textbooks and educational resources on digital platforms. Here’s an example of a successful subscription business model.

How Nontraditional Educators Will Influence Digital Learning #DLNchat

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What role should employers have in the design or execution of digital learning opportunities? Those were a couple of the questions debated at #DLNchat on Tuesday, October 9, when we discussed how nontraditional education providers could influence the future of digital learning. For example, our student base of 150,000 students is only 38 percent in the U.S. For example, our student base of 150k students is only 38% in the US.

Connellsville Area School District Uses Boxlight’s HD Interactive Displays to Level the Tech Playing Field

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A large, rural school district south of Pittsburgh, CASD is committed to providing its 4,400 students with tools that will help them thrive in a 21st Century learning environment. As a result, student access to technology wasn’t really fair or equitable.”

The Growing Impact of Cloud Computing On Education - Guest Post

Educational Technology Guy

And while there are certainly some challenges and drawbacks when it comes to online learning, the truth is that it appears to be here to stay in a world where technology is king. And as cloud computing becomes more accessible, more schools are expected to use it for offering online schooling. The chief issue with security is the ownership of the college’s data and who has access to it.

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Edtech Needs More Infrastructure, Educator Support in 2017

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Additionally, educators and school leaders need further support in identifying the best technology solutions, effectively integrating edtech in the classroom, and ensuring edtech helps, not hinders, the development of social, collaboration and teamwork skills. Continue Efforts to Improve Connectivity In Schools Just last week, one of my portfolio company founders was excited to pilot a new literacy tool in a school in Richmond, Calif.,

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ISTE Librarians’ Takeaways (Crowdsourced)

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For instance, Kasey Bell generously shared her own resource-packed presentations on her Shake Up Learning Blog prior to the conference. This group is gonna change the info access/experience for kids! We learned at ALA that next year, the two lists will be combined as digital tools.).

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How Writing Can Help Close the Achievement Gap: An Interview with Turnitin’s Elijah Mayfield

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Mayfield spent his grad school years studying natural language processing, computational linguistics, and machine learning. He also spent time consulting for high profile companies like CTB McGraw-Hill and College Board, which wanted to learn more about student writing. To me this misses a crucial early stage where you need to learn to express yourself, to put together a series of thoughts into a coherent explanation of your ideas to others.

The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Issue a Press Release

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The very next day, Apple shares hit $97.80, an all-time high for the company. By 2012 – yes, thanks to its hardware business – Apple’s stock had risen to the point that the company was worth a record-breaking $624 billion. Virtual worlds in 2007, for example.

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How to Create a Vision

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Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

How to Create a Vision

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Get the right people in the room to start, and consider who will be involved over time This sounds simple, but spending time thinking about the type of team you want involved at the outset of your personalized learning vision-setting is critical. Creativity can flow from constraints; creating space for all to share what personalized learning means to them will bring new perspectives. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

How peer video coaching is completely changing how our teachers teach

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For many districts, the days of after-school PowerPoint-driven lectures not differentiated by content, expertise, grade-level or delivery, not to mention daylong workshops on an obsolete topic, have recently given way to face-to-face coaching programs and professional learning communities.

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For two states, the digital transition requires an overhaul of the process

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While the tools may have print components, companies must submit them digitally, and only the digital materials are reviewed. Pinellas County, for example, has a blended model working towards 1-to-1.

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Wahoo! The 2013 Global Education Conference - Still Time to Present + Plan to Attend!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Karen is passionate about building community and creating opportunities for people to collaborate and communicate.

A traditional model of organizational knowledge creation

Connecting 2 the World

The Traditional Model The traditional model used by organizational learning theorists begins with the depth of knowledge. Information becomes content when there is a situation to apply it (Nonaka, 1999, Yaklief, 2010), but does not require a depth of understanding to access or transfer. Once created, individual, groups, departments, or the organization can control the dissemination and access to a larger number of people. Organizational learning: A socio-cognitive framework.

2016 Global Education Conference Starts Sunday - Important Information!

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The Global Education Conference Network's seventh annual global collaboration "extravaganza" will take place around the clock starting this Sunday, November 13, and continuing through Wednesday, November 16. The 7th Annual Global Education Conference (GEC) Starts Sunday!