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Rethinking the Educator’s Role Toward Distributed Teaching

<i>Editor’s note: This blog is the third in a series of four on digital learning.</i><p>In our day-to-day work, we come across a vast range of blog entries, …

How to separate learning myths from reality

Misconceptions about the brain are embedded in corporate training programs and could be sabotaging their effectiveness. Companies should reevaluate …

Employment

Grab These Educational iPad Apps-They Are Free Today

August 6, 2015<br>As is the case once every week, we feature here a compilation of educational apps that are on sale. These deals are valid at least here …

Apps

Naace Impact Awards

Naace, if you haven’t heard of them, are a bit like Bafta for ICT education professionals and every year hold the Naace Impact Awards. Standing for …

Might 'Bring Your Own Device' as an alternative to 1:1 be closer than you think?

In his post at the end of last year, Adam did a good job of eviscerating BYOD as a sensible strategy for schools who are serious about leveraging …

BYOD

Security and Safeguards - SchoolBooking

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21 tech products that teens love

Luckily, the folks over at Product Hunt have curated a collection of the apps and websites that teens are using, creating a list for teens, by teens.<p>From little-known wonders like "Detour" and "Downtyme" to a selfie app that can boast Justin Bieber as an angel investor, you're bound to find …

Apps

The new Training Center: professional development by and for educators

<i>(Cross-posted on the Google for Work Blog.)</i> <i><br>Editor's note: Twenty thousand educators from around the world will share ideas, tips, and trends for the</i> …

Microsoft's supercharged presentation app arrives on iOS

Last year, Microsoft expanded its Office 365 productivity suite with Sway, a service that gave users a simple way to create and publish content on the internet. The only caveat was you could only use it via a web app. As of today, however, those of you with an iPhone or iPad can start using Sway to …

Security and Safeguards - SchoolBooking

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Australian schools dis-koala-fy Apple Watch from exam halls

The University of New South Wales in Australia is the latest school to tell students that wrist-worn devices, especially smartwatches like Apple Watch, are not welcome during exams.<p>Administrators issued the ban to get ahead of any possibility that the new gadgets could be used to cheat.<p>UNSW issued …

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs): ‘disrupting’ teaching and learning practices in higher education. Special Issue: British Journal of Educational Technology

Hoy traemos a este espacio el número especial de Mayo de 2015 Volume 46, Issue 3 del<p>British Journal of Educational Technology<p>Special Issue: Massive …

Education Technology

British teens who stole artefacts at concentration camp could face expulsion

Marcus Dell and Ben Thompson, both pupils at a top private school, were released with suspended sentences after stealing from Auschwitz<p>Two British teenagers suspected of stealing items that belonged to prisoners at Auschwitz could face expulsion after being released with suspended sentences.<p>Marcus …

Book Review: Distrusting educational technology – Critical questions for changing times

<i>Guest blogger Wendy M. Grossman reflects on Neil Selwyn’s recent book “Distrusting educational technology” and highlights its key arguments that</i> …

Surface Pro 3 with fastest performance outshines iPad Air 2 and Nexus 9 in speed test

Microsoft's Surface Pro 3 turned out to be the fastest tablet, beating its top rivals such as Apple's second generation iPad Air and Google's 9in …

Microsoft’s new Word, Excel and PowerPoint Android apps are now available to download

Microsoft has released new versions of its Office creation tools for Android smartphones.<p>Today’s releases include three of the key elements of Office – namely, Word, PowerPoint and Excel – and for light users, they are free to use. If you want to unlock all the features though, you’ll need an …

5 Rarely Considered Obstacles To 21st Century Education

What are the biggest obstacles to changing education? Some are economic. Others are infrastructural. Few are technological. The most significant challenges are philosophical. We are wedded to particular ways of thinking about school and learning and life that are limiting our ability to best serve …

Learning

Online Safety within Ofsted’s new “Common Inspection Framework” from September 2015

On the 15th June 2015, Ofsted published their new common inspection framework and handbooks for Ofsted inspectors which come into effect from …

Education

What does the new Ofsted framework say about the role of technology?

Beyond the expected references to safeguarding and schools’ web sites, the answer is ‘very little’.<p>There are some who will decry this as a sign of …

Pedagogy

Apple and IBM Aim to Transform the Classroom

Apple and IBM partnered up about a year ago to bring mobile solutions to the enterprise. As it turns out, there is much more: The two tech giants are …

A Must Have Chrome App for Music Teachers

June 13, 2015<br>For music teachers using Chromebooks with their students, Noteflight is definitely a must have app. It is one of the easiest tools to …

Education Technology

Quick Review: Kano’s Raspberry Pi 2 computer kit shines as a learning tool for kids and DIYers alike

We first covered Kano back in the fall of the last year, detailing its rise from a Kickstarter campaign to a fully funded success story. Now, we’ve had the opportunity to spend a few months with the Raspberry Pi do-it-yourself computer kit. It has a simple design with young computer scientists in …

Have you considered the risks around Data Protection and mobile tech in your school?

CONTENT ADVISORY – the following post contains explicit reference to the Data Protection Act and multiple scenes featuring Risk Assessment from the …

Data Protection

iOS 9: What Schools Need to Know

As details about iOS 9 were released by Apple, I realised I was thankful that everything looked the same and then intrigued by the new features. …

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