1:1 Computing: Five Critical Questions

Gaggle Speaks

Despite recent highly publicized reports of serious problems in the implementation of one-to-one programs, providing one computer for each student is still an active program in many districts while it remains a goal for others. Do one-to-one programs have a significant positive impact on student engagement and achievement? At this point, the conversation about one-to-one computing should be informed by what has been learned during the 20 years of experience.

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The Features And Benefits Of The XP-Pen Drawing Tablet In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

This post is sponsored by XP-Pen , manufacturers of a range of drawing tablets for artists, students, and other creative professionals. Older students may benefit from the Deco 01 V2 ($69.99) with its bigger surface and more space to create and problem-solve. .

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Anniversary edition: Top 10 posts of the NEO Blog

Neo LMS

This collaborative work has placed the NEO Blog in the first 20% of all e-learning blogs! From well-known subjects of education technology, like BYOD and gamification, to technical aspects regarding school LMSs, to trying to guess the future, the NEO Blog covered it all in its rather short existence. Besides these five trends of 2016, mobile learning, gamification and cloud integration have continued to be on the lips of ed tech people everywhere.

Top 15 Sites and Apps for Flipped Learning

Technology Tidbits

Basically, it turns a classroom upside down (or on it's head) where the learning of a topic is done at home and then they applied practice or "work" is done at school. With Mobile Learning and BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) becoming more mainstream, "Flipped Classroom" models are happening more and more, leading me to create my list of favorite tools for "flipping a classroom". Also, they have an excellent free mobile app for kids, Khan Academy Kids.

Resources from Miami Device

Learning in Hand

Felix Jacomino , the school’s Director of Technology, managed to lead a team that pulled off an incredible learning event. I had a great time encouraging educators to give students as much ownership over their devices and learning as possible. Learn how to use the iPad apps “Book Creator” and “Creative Book Builder” to create and share enhanced/multimedia eBooks using DropBox for free cloud storage/distribution. Come play along and learn how.

10 Experts’ Predictions for Education and Technology in 2016

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But that hasn’t stopped us from asking a number of experts in education and technology to gaze into their crystal balls and share their thoughts on one major EdTech trend we can expect to see lighting up learning and one major challenge that education will face in 2016. I believe more schools worldwide will find the funds and way to have their students learn with technology. Students should have room for testing ideas without worrying about grades or harming their futures.”

You Don't Have to Marry It!

The Daring Librarian

1:1 Flipping Makerspace Genius Hour Common Core Mobile Learning Design Thinking Google Classroom Brain Based Learning Project Based Learning Learning Management Systems Transformative Brain Based Learning Spaces Sheesh.I I call it the partial flip - having augmented information available for tutorial or reinforcement and to spark student engagement. We''re not a 1:1 or total BYOD school.

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