It used to be that receiving a university degree involved spending years sitting in large auditoriums on a sprawling campus. However, the advent of online college courses has shifted this dynamic. Now though, it is no longer just web-based institutions like the University of Phoenix offering classes online, as…Continue
Added by Heather Magee on December 26, 2012 at 1:30pm — No Comments
As it turns out, distracting little kids with bright computer screens may the answer to maximizing their education. New models in use in California are showing how to successfully incorporate computers into elementary schools.Katherine Mangu-Ward wrote an August 7 article for…Continue
Added by Heather Magee on September 17, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
Some teachers and professors view personal technology like smartphones and iPods as a distraction in an education environment. However, one company wants to have mobile devices be an integral part of the learning process.Top Hat Monocle, a Toronto-based software company, is aiming to expand its operations. The…Continue
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Back in simpler times, school year shopping involved buying things like pencils, paper and notebooks. Now, thanks to increased classroom computer use, notebooks are still essential, except now notebooks are computers instead of…Continue
Added by Heather Magee on August 28, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments
News Corp., Rupert Murdoch’s company that runs everything from Fox News to the Wall Street Journal, is now getting into the education business. The company, in conjunction with AT&T, is launching a new educational pilot program and is giving away tablets to select schools.
Amplify, a new spin-off…Continue
Added by Heather Magee on August 21, 2012 at 9:30am — No Comments
One of the big technology trends in education recently has been online learning. Students get a little more freedom in the online environment. Lectures can be delivered via video, and teachers can upload tests to be taken within specific date ranges and still make it timed. But not everyone has been completely on board with the…Continue
Added by Heather Magee on August 15, 2012 at 10:18am — No Comments
Just take one look around a classroom and you’ll see the challenge every teacher has to address. Twenty or 30 different faces, some of them confused by the lecture, some bored because their parents work for NASA and explained differential calculus to them last week, and even some who are genuinely interested…Continue
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Adware and malware are amongst the various things a PC person will see in his computer sessions. These plans can perform damage to your computer system, and in worst instances, render it unusable, and completely too. And that's the main reason why antivirus applications and antispyware / antimalware programs are incredibly significantly required for PC customers: to protect their computer systems from being afflicted by these harmful plans.
Presently, there are a number of antivirus…
Added by Adam Bosner on July 19, 2012 at 4:19am — No Comments
Obtaining the perfect of many Windows Registry Cleaners available now is a real frustration. Nonetheless provided that you're confident you know the things a Windows Registry Cleaner are supposed to accomplish plus you're sure what qualities a Windows Registry Cleaner needs to have, you'll have it easy finding the right which you need to use in order to boost the machine. By far the most distinctive options machine operators really need to decide if in search of a machine app is whether to…Continue
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"I was quite impressed with the "prerequisites for learning" list outlined by David Sloan Wilson in an interview on 'On Being' http://ning.it/Mk72sm with Krista Tippett -- the topic might not sound education- or personalized learning-related, but the one detailed example he gives of a success was about his effort to establish a continuation high school for the city. Here's the pertinent excerpt from the…Continue
Added by Fred Mindlin on June 24, 2012 at 10:00am — No Comments
This title is really the case study for a wider topic on Remote Apps.
For me this is one of the most exciting (tech) influences on mobile learning ... the interconnectivity between devices (and users).
I have two folders on my iPad [Remote1 and Remote2] which are full of Apps that enable connectivity between the iPad and other devices ... and that connectivity can be both ways.
See the two screen shots below.…
Added by Shamblesguru on June 24, 2012 at 2:45am — No Comments
At SLC, we believe data is key to making learning relevant and personalized – and we’re doing a bit of learning ourselves this weekend. We'll be attending the International Society for Technology in Education(ISTE) 2012 Conference on June 24-27, and we've been tracking the #ISTE12 hashtag to identify trends we should expect to see – to help us start the learning process before we touch ground in San Diego.
We've got to say, we are blown…Continue
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I encourage anyone that is interested in a quick real time assessment program that actually encourages fluency to come to our little demonstration. We're the EDmin Booth #5429.
Online Reading Benchmarking and Improvement System for Grades 3-12 and Adult.
Total Reader is an invaluable online tool for measuring and improving a student's reading level. Total Reader can help with…Continue
Added by Diana from EDmin on June 21, 2012 at 3:37pm — No Comments
In some places, technology is turning school inside-out, with homework in school and lectures at home, delivered through iPads or other tablets. The Washington Post highlighted Stacey Roshan’s class, saying the philosophy of the so-called…Continue
Added by Heather Magee on June 21, 2012 at 11:04am — No Comments
I'm a BIG evangelist for screencasting ... on all devices ... IMHO it's an essential skill to go into every teachers and learners digital toolbox.
On the iPad we are spoilt for choice, many are free ... if you are looking for a suggestion on where to start then download Educreation (free) ... it is similar to…Continue
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