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Technology Enhanced Learning: A-Z of apps

Here are some apps and online tools we think you might find useful in your teaching and/or learning. We have included information about availability on iOS, Android, and the web, however, some apps are also available on additional platforms. All … Continue reading

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Preparing for the Digital University

A review of the history and current state of distance, blended, and online learning. The articles presented in this report provide an overview of research literature in: • Distance education • Blended learning • Online learning • Credentialing • MOOC … Continue reading

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Metatrends on Education and Technology

In January one hundred educators from around the globe were invited to Austin, Texas to mark the tenth anniversary of the New Media Consortium Horizon Project, and reflect on no less than the future of education. A Communique from the … Continue reading

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The Importance of Teaching Mindfulness

The direction in which education orients a person, to paraphrase Plato, will determine their future in life. While educational aims should be varied, an underlying goal should be in focusing student awareness in a metacognitive direction. If schools hope to … Continue reading

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Towards Glocal Learning Communities

Read The conception of learning as memorization of facts and procedures is living strong in our educational thinking and system. The two main supporters of this simplified conception of learning are the industry producing mass products for consumer society and … Continue reading

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50 Essential Special Education Twitter Feeds to Follow

Read Below is a list of 50 Special Education Twitter Feeds worth following. The list includes Parents, Educators, Advocates, Attorneys, Therapists and National Organizations. This list should keep you up to date on everything happening in and around the world … Continue reading

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EventEye: bring your event alive with Social Media

Read EventEye is the first in a new generation of tools to enable event organizers to capture the backchannel and to integrate it with the main themes and presentations of the conference, to create a fluid dialogue that demonstrates an … Continue reading

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Cool Leaf: a Touchscreen Keyboard

Read If you like typing on a touchscreen, you’re going to love this thin Minebea Cool Leaf Keyboard. Strangely enough, even though the keyboard itself is one large touchscreen, it doesn’t bring any of the versatility such a format (like … Continue reading

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Blurb: iPhone App for Creative Storytellers

Read Blurb, a veteran self-publishing startup for do-it-yourself book makers, is launching Blurb Mobile for iPhone and iPod Touch Thursday to let users tell stories in a whole new way. The application invites users to create mobile shareable stories using … Continue reading

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eReaders will transform the developing world – in and outside the classroom

Read Now consider e-readers like Amazon’s Kindle, a technology that is moving astonishingly quickly in the developed world.  (In January 2011, e-book sales surpassed those of hardback books in the US.)  These devices were designed for readers in wealthy countries, but … Continue reading

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