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John Evans

A Principal's Reflections: Shifting from Passive to Active Learning - 2 views

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    ""Nothing could be more absurd than an experiment in which computers are placed in a classroom where nothing else is changed." - Seymour Papert

    When it comes to improving outcomes in the digital age, efficacy matters more than ever.  Billions of dollars are spent across the world on technology with the hopes that it will lead to better results.  Tom Murray and I shared this thought in Learning Transformed:
    Educational technology is not a silver bullet. Yet year after year, districts purchase large quantities of devices, deploy them on a large scale, and are left hoping the technology will have an impact. Quite often, they're left wondering why there was no change in student engagement or achievement after large financial investments in devices. Today's devices are powerful tools. At the cost of only a few hundred dollars, it's almost possible to get more technological capacity than was required to put people on the moon. Nevertheless, the devices in tomorrow's schools will be even more robust. With that in mind, it's important to understand that the technology our students are currently using in their classrooms is the worst technology they will ever use moving forward. As the technology continues to evolve, the conversation must remain focused on learning and pedagogy-not on devices.
    Unfortunately, technology is not a magic wand that will automatically empower learners to think critically, solve complex problems, or close achievement gaps.  These outcomes rely on taking a critical lens to pedagogical techniques to ensure that they evolve so that technology can begin to support and ultimately enhance instruction.  If the former (pedagogy) isn't solid, then all the technology in the world won't make a difference.  As William Horton states, "Unless you get the instructional design right, technology can only increase the speed and certainty of failure.""
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: NASA's Interactive Guide to the Solar System - 1 views

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    NASA's Solar System Exploration website contains interactive displays of the planets, dwarf planets, and moons of our solar system. To launch an interactive display just choose one of the planets, dwarf planets, or moons from the menu in the site's header. Each display includes little markers in it. Click one of the markers to open a side panel that contains information about that particular feature of the planet, dwarf planet, or moon. Below each interactive display you'll find additional facts and figures."
Phil Taylor

Is Technology Bad for the Teenage Brain? (Yes, No and It's Complicated.) | EdSurge News - 2 views

  • Social media, contrary to its reputation, actually seems to improve certain prosocial behaviors—empathy, to name one—in teenage populations.
  • So we have a dash of “good news,” a pinch of “bad news,” and a potential framework to turn “no news” into “know news.”
John Evans

10 Breakthrough Technologies 2018 - MIT Technology Review - 0 views

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    "Every year since 2001 we've picked what we call the 10 Breakthrough Technologies. People often ask, what exactly do you mean by "breakthrough"? It's a reasonable question-some of our picks haven't yet reached widespread use, while others may be on the cusp of becoming commercially available. What we're really looking for is a technology, or perhaps even a collection of technologies, that will have a profound effect on our lives.

    For this year, a new technique in artificial intelligence called GANs is giving machines imagination; artificial embryos, despite some thorny ethical constraints, are redefining how life can be created and are opening a research window into the early moments of a human life; and a pilot plant in the heart of Texas's petrochemical industry is attempting to create completely clean power from natural gas-probably a major energy source for the foreseeable future. These and the rest of our list will be worth keeping an eye on. -The Editors"
Keri-Lee Beasley

The data on children's media use: An interview with Michael Robb - Rafael Heller, 2018 - 3 views

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    Interview on children's media use.
    News = hyperbolic & alarming.
    Evidence = more balanced.
Nigel Coutts

Making the best use of our time with Google Forms - The Learner's Way - 1 views

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    Teachers are a busy lot. We are a profession whose workload seems to be forever on the rise and as much as you do, there is always more to be done, more to be learned, new challenges to be surmounted and exciting new opportunities to be explored. For all of this it is important to make the most efficient use of the tools we have at our disposal. Google Forms can help. 
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Code for Life - Coding Challenges and Lesson Plans - 2 views

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    "Code for Life is a free program that I learned about while attending the BETT Show last week. Code for Life has a programming interface based on Blockly. Anyone who has used Blockly or Scratch will immediately recognize the similarities when they launch Code for Life's programming interface."
John Evans

How Computers Work - YouTube - YouTube - 4 views

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    New 6 part series of videos introduced by Bill Gates and produced by Code.org.
John Evans

BBC - Future - How much is 'too much time' on social media? - 1 views

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    "Describing yourself as 'a social media addict' doesn't usually inspire concern from other people. In fact, it's frequently included in bio descriptions on Twitter and Instagram. Decorate your LinkedIn profile with such a claim and you may even find yourself receiving interest from media and publishing companies searching for a savvy digital native. But imagine if, one day, it's not an accolade or joke at all - but a psychiatrist's diagnosis?

    Social media addiction has been a much-flouted term lately; maybe it's because it's January and users are looking to be more active and spend less time online, or maybe that's because social media can have a negative impact on our mental well-being. But a growing body of research is seriously considering whether problematic and excessive social media usage could be pathological and, in turn, designated as a mental health disorder. "
John Evans

3 Necessary Skills for Educators in the Era of A.I. | Getting Smart - 1 views

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    "It's time we considered the increasing impact of AI in education. Educators have already previewed examples of the changes coming their way. Automation technology has been introduced for a variety of basic teaching tasks."
John Evans

Some Very Good Google Search Tips Students Should Know about ~ Educational Technology a... - 1 views

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    "The power of Google search engine lies in its hidden features. Getting precise search results requires much more than simply comping up with a random search query and hitting  'I am feeling lucky' button. Google search is a skill that needs to be explicitly taught to students. To this end we are sharing with you this handy visual that features some practical tips to hone in your Google search skills and enable you to effectively search for and find digital content using a wide variety of specific symbols and words. "
John Evans

Important Skills Kids Learn Through Coding - WeAreTeachers - 3 views

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    " definitely don't claim to be a tech pro-if something breaks, I immediately call tech support to get it fixed. But I do believe in coding and making it part of a child's curriculum. In recent years I've been working with a lot of new teachers who are unsure about how to integrate technology in their classrooms. I've been a classroom teacher, and I get it: Sometimes it's hard to make the connection. "Why is this important? Don't I have enough to do already?"

    However, once you realize how much technology can aid your other curricula, you see that it's worth the time and energy. Coding definitely teaches students tech skills, but that's only the beginning. Take a look at these 10 other benefits you'll see when you teach kids how to code."
Reynold Redekopp

New eBook - volume two of Manitoba Education and Technology | ManACE.ca - 0 views

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    A book written by Manitoba educators on how they are implementing Maker and Coder ideas. Edited by Mike Nantais and Reynold Redekopp
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