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How Technology Wires the Learning Brain

How Technology Wires the Learning Brain
Kids between the ages of 8 and 18 spend 11.5 hours a day using technology — whether that’s computers, television, mobile phones, or video games – and usually more than one at a time. That’s a big chunk of their 15 or 16 waking hours. But does that spell doom for the next generation? “Young people are born into technology, and they’re used to using it 24/7,” Small said. “The technology train has left. The downside of such immersion in technological devices, he said, is that they’re not having conversations, looking people in the eye, or noticing verbal cues. But that’s not the headline here. Video games, for example, aren’t just about repetitive tasks – many of them have built-in social components that allow kids to communicate. “Texting is an expression of what it means to be human,” Small said. That’s why one well-liked teacher Small knows gives her students a five-minute texting break in the middle of class. “We can train empathic behavior,” he said. “The brain is complex,” he said.

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Evidence of Learning Online: Assessment Beyond The Paper Assessment | Viewpoint Evidence of Learning Online: Assessment Beyond The Paper Discussions of technology strategy and planning for new media at colleges and universities are informed by many factors of higher education culture and the way its core constituents--faculty and students--work and learn. One rapidly evolving area is online assessment, whether for fully online programs or for blended learning environments. Here, learning designer Judith Boettcher examines online assessment strategies beyond the traditional end-of-term paper. In designing courses for online environments we have been somewhat successful at scuttling closed-book exams for assessing student learning--largely due to the challenges of monitoring exams. Why is the traditional paper so prevalent in assessment, and how can we move beyond it to alternative evidence of student learning? Students often dread writing papers and respond enthusiastically to alternatives that demonstrate what they know and understand.

Collaborize Classroom - Online Education Technology for Teachers and Students The Importance Of Technology In Education Infographic Educational Technology Infographics Technology in the field of education can be a powerful tool. The Importance Of Technology In Education Infographic presents 5 benefits of technology in education: Future Oriented: The future is all about technology and multi-screening. Education can’t lag behind.Learning Becomes Interesting: It engages and challenges students with brand new and interactive methods.Improves Skills: digital learning, communication, collaboration, building teams, mobile learning, listening, planning, valuing diversity, problem solving, self direction, global awareness, social, presentations, …Increases Collaboration: Students can work and collaborate with people in other locations. Additionally if you are interested in the ultimate list of free tech tools for teacher, here is a list of 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Via: Embed This Education Infographic on your Site or Blog!

Student Research: Can Googling Replace $168 Intro to Psych Textbook? Electronic Textbooks | News Student Research: Can Googling Replace $168 Intro to Psych Textbook? By Dian Schaffhauser02/16/11 Students are taking the battle against high-priced textbooks into their own hands. This week, 11 University of Cincinnati seniors in the psychology program presented at an Educause event a comparison of the content of traditional college texts, one of which costs $168, to content they found for free on the Web. The research effort was undertaken as part of the Digital Bookshelf Project, the University System of Ohio's effort to make textbooks more affordable. For the latest research project, which took place in fall 2010, the students compared the value and educational quality of two current textbooks with the draft of a new textbook they found free online, along with what they could find through online search engines. They found that materials from Wikipedia were accurate and thorough, though "perhaps excessively thorough for an introductory course," they reported. paradigms-0707.pdf Education 3.0--Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences Education 3.0–Where Students Create Their Own Learning Experiences by Terry Heick Curriculum maps are well-meaning and imminently practical documents that have guided educators–and education–for years. How these documents function in classrooms, schools, and districts is highly variable. In his “What Works In Schools,” Robert Marzano explained the necessity of this kind of “commonness.” “The first school-level factor is a ‘guaranteed and viable curriculum.’ But while a common and viable curriculum–in many ways manifest in a curriculum map and then units and lessons–may indeed have the single-greatest impact on student achievement (debatable), this is assuming that what we’re after is test-born proficiency of academic standards. Are we? Learners As Creators The following presentation by Jackie Gerstein takes a slightly different approach, considering learners as “connectors, creators, constructivists.” And the best part? The Burden Of Reconciliation

App Fusion: Learning Face-off with Facebook by Terrence Wing "This is not to say that Facebook is the end-all and that you should abandon your LMS. There are privacy concerns with proprietary information that you need to consider. This learning option should not be considered in every situation. Wikipedia reports that there are over 500 million users now on the social networking giant, Facebook. This appears to be great news for Mark Zuckerberg and his army of investors. It’s all in the context Let’s get some definitions out of the way to establish a consistent context for this thesis. A content management system (CMS) is the collection of procedures used to manage workflow in a collaborative environment. Many social media sites fall into the CMS category. A LMS provides a higher level of administration because it enables you to measure the effects of your learning initiatives. Bending Facebook to your will Facebook’s Developer API is the platform that allows you to create dynamic Facebook content. Does this really work?