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New research shows “digital natives” are no better at technology than the rest of us

Marketers and social theorists love to talk about digital natives. This group is supposedly a generation of early adopters under the age of about 35, uniquely adept at technology compared to their older counterparts. But according to a recent editorial in <i>Nature</i>, these digital natives are a figment …

Education Technology

A Sociology of the Smartphone

<i>Adam Greenfield</i> | Radical Technologies: The Design of Everyday Life |<i> Verso | June 2017</i> |<i> 27 minutes (7,433 words)</i><i></i> <i>Below is an excerpt from</i> Radical …

Internet of Things

Blended learning: What comes next? Will progress continue?

Now what? <br>It's been one week since the United States selected its next leader. The education policy platform of President-elect Donald J. Trump is …

Do we have a ‘preferred style’ of learning?

Many of us have a preference for the way we learn – either by watching an expert or having a go ourselves. Is this the easiest way for us to learn things?<p>When you trying are something new, do you learn more easily from diagrams, from someone telling you how to do it, or by having a go yourself? You …

Pedagogy

What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee

Technology in School<p>What Video Games Like Doom Teach Us About Learning, According to GBL Guru James Paul Gee<p>By Tony Wan     Sep 6, 2016<p>James Paul …

College Students Increasingly Prefer Digital Material and Learning Systems

(<b>New York, NY: April 10, 2015)</b>-The Book Industry Study Group (BISG) is pleased to announce the publication of the first report in its annual two-part …

The Chalkstars Daily

The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration

<b>The Difference Between Technology Use And Technology Integration</b><p>by <b>TeachThought Staff</b><p>Using technology for learning makes sense. Technology creates …

Education Technology

How computers change the way we learn

Can technology improve the way we learn and think? Google’s head of research argues we're headed into a new era of education.<p>“This discovery of yours will create forgetfulness in the learners' souls, because they will not use their memories,” a concerned commentator once spoke of a new technology. …

Distance Learning

23 Tools and Resources to Create Images for Social Media

Update – we launched Pablo a new tool to create beautiful images for your social media posts in under 30 seconds<p>You can use Pablo right from the …

Infographics

Mining Educational Data By Inventing Apps For All to Use

Research<p>Mining Educational Data By Inventing Apps For All to Use<p>By Annie Murphy Paul     Oct 3, 2014<p>Flickr user r2hox<p>One indisputable effect of …

The Best 4 Android Apps for Creating Screencasts and Tutorials

October 4, 2014<br>After writing about the three different ways to record a screencast on Chromebooks, I received a few emails asking about similar apps …

KQED

Business leaders and economic thinkers are worried that today’s students aren’t leaving school with the skills they’ll need to succeed in the …

Within Reach: 6 Education Trends Driving Classroom Technology

Predicting the future is difficult. But identifying elements of change in education today can provide clues for how things will develop in the near …

Why Connected Learning?

We have been excited about the “Connected Learning” movement for some time at the Kean University Writing Project, and our team has been thinking …

How Curriculum for 21st Century Must Look Like?

The students today are experiencing a world which changes more quickly than ever before. They live a faster and more connected life which not only …

Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education

<b>Why Some Teachers Are Against Technology In Education</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Some educators are upset.<p>Recently I’ve noticed an increasing number of ed folks</i> …

Education Technology

Play

But in conversations around learning, the iPad needs to be invisible because we're searching for something deeper than a manipulative touch screen …

Media Literacy 101

Media educators base their teaching on key concepts of media literacy, which provide an effective foundation for examining mass media and popular …

University data can be a force for good

Data analytics is nothing new. Commercial giants such as Tesco have been collecting consumer data since the early 1990s and with advances in technology the process has become hugely more sophisticated – the retailer is now able to accurately anticipate its customers' preferences. Analysing activity …

New Handy Chart on The Difference Between Projects and Project-based Learning

Here is another great chart from Teachbytes featuring the difference between projects and project based learning. Click here to access the full …

Learning 3.0 and the Smart eXtended Web

This slide show accompanied a keynote presentation given for the ICL conference in Villach, Austria on 28 September, 2012.

Verification Junkie

<b>Tool</b>: Groundsignal<p><b>Source</b>: Groundsignal / CO Everywhere, Inc.<p><b>Description</b>: Groundsignal is a geolocation search tool that surfaces trends from social …

New York Times

Mobile app tracks flu outbreaks on campus

As much as 20 percent of U.S. residents get the flu every year, according to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.<p>Mobile device usage on …