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Shannon Knight

Discovery Education Community | Digital textbooks and standards-aligned educational res... - 20 views

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    "The Discovery Education Community is a community of practice focused on connecting educators to their most valuable resource, each other. Whatever your role in education, you deserve a supportive learning environment that helps you improve your practice, provides valuable networking opportunities, fosters the sharing of great ideas, and focuses on the joy of teaching and learning."
victoria waddle

Adaptive learning software is replacing textbooks and upending American education. Shou... - 67 views

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    Almost everyone who thinks seriously about education agrees that this paradigm-sometimes derided as "sage on a stage"-is flawed. They just can't agree on what should replace it. Flipped classrooms? Massive open online courses? Hands-on, project-based learning?  
anonymous

iBooks Author workshop - 20 views

In 2013 Chenango Forks sponsored the first area iBooks workshop and the results were amazing. More than 30 participants from around the area learned, collaborated and created iBooks for use in thei...

iBooks electronic textbooks mobile learning Apple

started by anonymous on 22 Jun 15 no follow-up yet
Deborah Baillesderr

Net Texts | The App for Replacing or Supplementing Textbooks - 43 views

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    "Net Texts: The App for Replacing or Supplementing Textbooks Net Texts helps schools replace or supplement textbooks with customized multimedia courses delivered to students' iPads, Android tablets, and laptops!"
psmiley

27 Places For Free Textbooks Online - 110 views

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    Free textbooks online
Jim Aird

California Bill Would Force Colleges to Honor Online Classes - NYTimes.com - 13 views

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    Being in this world I was happy to see our innovations being shared. When I read the comments (unfortunately closed ATM) I became aware of the largely unfavorable reactions to solutions that we are a part of. I was shocked. So many people willing to throw stones and to assign conspiratorial motivations to the "improvements" being introduced.
Beverly Ozburn

Schools shift from textbooks to tablets - US News and World Report - 57 views

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      No, individualized instruction will personalize learning for students.
  • "We must use technology to empower teachers and improve the way students learn," said Joel Klein, a former New York City schools' chief who now leads News Corp.'s education tablet program. "At its best, education technology will change the face of education by helping teachers manage the classroom and personalize instruction."
  • "We must use technology to empower teachers and improve the way students learn," said Joel Klein, a former New York City schools' chief who now leads News Corp.'s education tablet program. "At its best, education technology will change the face of education by helping teachers manage the classroom and personalize instruction."
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    • Beverly Ozburn
       
      Isn't the concept that helping teachers manage the classroom by using technology a fresh perspective?  :)
    • Beverly Ozburn
       
      Our philosophy seems more reasonable in that we are utilizing what students already have in their possession and spending the funds toward enhanced online text "rental" and accessibility.  BYOT!
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  • $500 million
    • Beverly Ozburn
       
      What happens when that device is out-of-date?  Cost of updating?
Michele Brown

Save Money. Study Faster. Ace the Class. | Boundless - 26 views

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    Online learning platform that helps students master concepts without relying heavily on expensive textbooks.  Customized to the students course and assigned textbook.  Focused towards higher education.
Evan Bibbee

sigil - A WYSIWYG ebook editor. - Google Project Hosting - 2 views

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    Open-source ebook editor.
Evan Bibbee

Pigs, Gourds, and Wikis: HTML5 Video Works on iBooks on iPad!! - 2 views

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    Useful tutorial (though perhaps outdated) on embedding video into epub books.
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