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Michele Pellam

Mobile Learning Academy - not really an "academy" but nice concept! - 3 views

Hi T561-ers! Wishing you luck on wrapping up your projects tonight! I came across this website which has platforms to create apps, games, etc, for the classroom. It is a little pricey but it is a g...

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started by Michele Pellam on 19 Dec 13 no follow-up yet
Trung Tran

Moocs are no magic bullet for educating Americans - FT.com - 0 views

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    Optimists have scoured the dictionary for superlatives to describe the future of internet education. But the cult of the Mooc - massive online open courses - took a blow last week when one of its leading Silicon Valley pioneers, Sebastian Thrun,
Trung Tran

Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology - 0 views

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    Does it look like digital citizenship is being promoted sufficiently by educators? Huffington Post doesn't think so and is advocating for more aggressive tactics from education sector.
Harley Chang

As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry - 0 views

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    Is the rise of technology the downfall of humanities? The article also talks a bit about new tech tools used in humanities classes on page 2.
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    I thought it was interesting to note the shift in focus and interest from a broad "knowledge-based" education to a "career readiness" and skills-based education over the past 10 or so years (probably due to the recession) from students AND higher ed. institutions.

    Do you think this shift is from student demand for more "practical" majors in STEM fields or policy/institution push to enroll more students in STEM majors?
Harley Chang

The president's 'gaming guy' tells us that games fascinate Obama - 0 views

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    Looks like the white house is already seeing the value of educational games. But as we have read and seen, is it the right kind of games and will it be implemented correctly?
Laura Stankiewicz

Adventures in Twitter fiction - Ted Talk - 3 views

This was interesting, Heidi! Thanks for sharing. I can't tell how I feel about the idea of "Twitter Fiction," but it is something I'd like to learn more about.

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Maung Nyeu

Los Angeles students get iPads for classroom, play video games instead - 0 views

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    Los Angeles spent $1 billion to put iPads in the hand of students and within a week students found a way around and use the iPads for playing video games instead.
Noelle Chiavetta

Augmented Reality Experiements - 1 views

Found this blog post that links to a variety of different AR projects. Check them out! http://interactyx.com/social-learning-blog/20-augmented-reality-experiments-in-education/

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started by Noelle Chiavetta on 23 Sep 13 no follow-up yet
Noelle Chiavetta

What will the classroom look like in the future? - 3 views

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    A lighthearted, but thought provoking article on how digital learning might shape future classroom design.
Josh Tappan

Online Class Aims to Earn Millions (Wall Street Journal) - 0 views

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    UT-Austin professors pilot "Synchronous Massive Online Class" (SMOC)
William Vitale

3-D Animated Animals Help Kindergartners Read - 4 views

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    This is awesome.
Drew Nelson

Jane McGonigal: The game that can give you 10 extra years of life - 2 views

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    This is not the first talk given by Dr. McGonigal and since I've watched both now, I can tell you that this one is really worth watching!
    This transformative power of gaming is relevant to education and she is an embodiment of its revolutionary power.
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    Thank you for sharing this Drew I agree that this is worth watching. Who would have thought that online games can outperform pharmaceuticals in treating clinical anxiety and depression?
Janet Dykstra

Georgetown U. Joins EdX to Offer Free Courses Online - 1 views

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    Georgetown University has been accepted by the leadership of EdX : "The addition of Georgetown to edX, which officials plan to announce Monday, marks the latest development in a fast-growing movement that aspires to connect the ivory tower to the world."
Drew Nelson

Daphne Koller: What we're learning from online education - 0 views

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    TED talk on Coursera . If you haven't seen it, its a well constructed case in favor of the platform.
    Perhaps remedial for our understanding, but useful for dissemination of understanding this technology.
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    sorry, i looked back and saw that this has already been posted.
Drew Nelson

Center for Curriculum ReDesign - 3 views

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    I took a module course from , Charles Fadel , the founder of the organization this semester, and I am very interested in the work he is doing.

    The Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving Education via answering the question:

    "What should students learn in the 21st century?"
Janet Dykstra

Social-Justice Researchers Meet Social Media in New Effort at CUNY - 0 views

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    The City University of New York's Graduate Center has announced a project to expand the social-media reach of academics working on social-justice issues. The project, called JustPublics@365 and supported by a $550,000 grant awarded this month by the Ford Foundation, seeks to train professors and graduate students to use social media to make their social-justice research more visible to a wider audience and to measure its impact.
Janet Dykstra

Right Brain World: Ambitious Experiment in Educational Innovation to Take Place in Sacr... - 0 views

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    Sacramento, CA, November 26, 2012- They had a simple idea: Find a brilliant mix of innovative people from different professions. Get them together in one space for a day. Invite teachers, EdTech visionaries, hackers and entrepreneurs and encourage them to work on ideas, partnerships, networks, even businesses with the goal of jump starting the economy and revolutionizing education. This should be an interesting conference to monitor - maybe a new educational disruptive design will emerge!
Jason Dillon

Free interactive e-book about connected teacher learning - 0 views

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    "The personal essays, which first appeared in the Voices from the Learning Revolution group blog, include images, clickable links and videos - plus selected comments by readers of the original posts."
    You may have heard of Will Richardson or seen a TED talk of his. He is the co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice, an organization which does online and blended teacher development. As they launch Powerful Learning Press, they are giving away their first e-book.
Rupangi Sharma

Looking to the Future with Chris Dede and David Rose - 2 views

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    Must see webinar.

    >>Dr. Glenn Kleiman, Executive Director of the Friday Institute of Educational Innovation in the College of Education at North Carolina State University moderated this discussion with Chris Dede and David Rose held on November 15, 2012.

    The intersection of mobile computing, social software, and augmented realities enhances and increases opportunities for personalized learning. How do we capitalize on the rich array of technologies to not only engage students, but to provide multiple pathways for expression by all students? David and Chris, both members of the working group that developed the National Education Technology Plan in 2010, discussed future directions for digital learning, including universal design for learning, augmented realities, and social and mobile technologies.
Janet Dykstra

Cheating with cameras and mobiles - 0 views

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    A problem that I had not previously considered - as digital devices begin to pervade educational venues, there is a dark side...
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