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Martin Burrett

Office Lens - 8 views

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    A great document, whiteboard, note scanner app from Microsoft which converts camera images to Word documents, PDFs, OneNote files and more. Great for recording brainstorming sessions and meetings.
Martin Burrett

Magna Carta Template - 7 views

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    An adaptable template for writing your own Magna Carta. Template contains a brief, editable introduction to the Magna Carta.
Theresa Allen

Edtech Conferences You Need To Know | EdSurge News - 9 views

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    List of Edtech conferences this Fall and next year
Martin Burrett

UKED Magazine - June 2015 - 4 views

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    Read the open access magazine online. This month's issue has a 'Learning For All' theme, with articles about special education, inclusion, behaviour management, feedback techniques, and EdTech for your lessons.
Vicki Davis

Why Technology Will Never Fix Education - Commentary - The Chronicle of Higher Education - 9 views

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    Interesting article in Journal of Higher Ed with Many Great Points

    "The real obstacle in education remains student motivation. Especially in an age of informational abundance, getting access to knowledge isn't the bottleneck, mustering the will to master it is. And there, for good or ill, the main carrot of a college education is the certified degree and transcript, and the main stick is social pressure. Most students are seeking credentials that graduate schools and employers will take seriously and an environment in which they're prodded to do the work. But neither of these things is cheaply available online.

    Arizona State University's recent partnership with edX to offer MOOCs is an attempt to do this, but if its student assessments fall short (or aren't tied to verified identities), other universities and employers won't accept them. And if the program doesn't establish genuine rapport with students, then it won't have the standing to issue credible nudges. (Automated text-message reminders to study will quickly become so much spam.) For technological amplification to lower the costs of higher education, it has to build on student motivation, and that motivation is tied not to content availability but to credentialing and social encouragement.

    The Law of Amplification's least appreciated consequence, however, is that technology on its own amplifies underlying socioeconomic inequalities.
Vicki Davis

Driving a real car blind through a virtual world with an Oculus Rift - 4 views

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    Oculus rift and a real world driving experience combine. This is amazing considering the high speeds that the car was traveling and the processing power and capability required. There was no margin for error. Wow.
Martin Burrett

Bill Nye - The Science Guy - 4 views

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    The blog of science communicator Bill Nye. The site is full of science activities and experiments to try, with video demonstrations and things to download for your class.
Felix Gryffeth

Comedian Lewis Black - Entertaining First Commencement Speech, UCSD 20133 - 8 views

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    " "You are now entering a world filled to the brim with idiots," "Since there are so many idiots out there, you may actually start to think you're crazy. You are not. They are idiots.""
Martin Burrett

Copy - 7 views

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    More and more people are throwing away their USB memory sticks (but probably just losing them down the back of the sofa) in favour of cloud storage. This is a wonderful storage site, download and multi-platform app which is very similar to Dropbox. A synced folder sits on you devices and can be updated and accessed from any device. You can generating a url to share folders or files with other people. It works just fine on a computer with Dropbox already installed and the free account gives you 15GB of storage. That's enough storage where 'tidy' filing schools might begin to migrate their school network storage to the cloud for free - and that's exciting. Additional storage is available for a price.
Martin Burrett

UKED Magazine - May 2015 issue - 6 views

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    Free online magazine for teachers, featuring articles on Minecraft in the classroom, Project based learning, subject knowledge, value of field trips, and using GPS to enhance learning.
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