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Should your classroom be more like wikipedia? That idea is being seriously considered right now in England and it may make its way across the pond. The Guardian's Jeevan Vasagar weighs in.
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Over 3 billion videos are viewed on YouTube each day. In a year? How about approaching a trillion? In lieu of its sometimes seedy reputation, there have to be lessons here for educators.
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Wikipedia cannot and should not be ignored. While it's of course not the definitive source of information, it is easily one of the most useful digital resources that's not used as much as it should be.
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Technology integration into classrooms across the country has taken on a new urgency. That's a huge success for students and educators alike.
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So recently this idea of “gamification” has been jumping around in my head. There’s something simultaneously immature and brilliant about it, but I haven’t been sure exactly what.
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There's been a lot of talk about how iPads are terrific for the classroom. But what about the more standard laptop? Is there still a place for the usual piece of hardware in the classroom?
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It's easier than ever before to share information. Both inside and outside the classroom. So in terms of academic honesty, what role has technology played in affecting modern day cheating in the classroom?
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While I don't think technology can replace education (it should be another part of the educational toolbox, in my opinion), the increasing ability of technology can't be ignored. When will students become more reliant on technology and less on teachers?
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YouTube is more than just a cute cat video site. It's matured into one of the biggest resources for educational content ever.
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The newest Microsoft Surface is perfect for schools and classrooms looking for a more exciting way to get students to collaboratively learn. There's one big problem, though.
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What happens when you take a classroom of students, add 24 iPads as well as sound recording gear and then throw in a live band? A pretty catchy song that gives you hope for the future of music in the digital age.
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With college classes getting bigger each year, getting to know your professors has become increasingly difficult. Often times, students end up sitting in lectures hall and simply listen for hours upon hours.
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Gone are the days when teachers and students used to be dependent only on blackboards and dusters for their lessons. Now, it’s the use of technology, especially the World Wide Web that has become a crucial skill and handiness for both: students and the mentors.