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What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?

What Is Web 3.0 And How Will It Change Education?
We’re living in a Web 2.5 kinda world. If that makes no sense to you, check out this chart. It shows that Web 2.0 consists of cautiously adopting technology, schools are still online and offline, and parents still view school as daycare. But we’re evolving past that in short order (in education’s typical pace, that is). So what is Web 3.0 and how will it change education? What does that even mean? This new table built by Dr. Do you agree with the descriptions in this table? Related:  Web 2.0 ToolsTrender & spaningEdTech

17 Tech Terms Connected Educators Must Know From time to time, I find myself saying ridiculous things. Ridiculous in the ‘I grew up in the ’80′s’ sort of sense. Specifically, I have a hard time saying ‘record’ in reference to a TV show or movie, and instead I am inadvertently old-school and often refer to it as ‘videotaping’. I know, I know. No one has owned a VCR in years except for my grandma. But when I came across this handy visual it brought to mind things that truly connected educators should probably know before the upcoming school year, I was happy to see that I’m not the only one that needs to update my colloquial vocabulary. Tech Terms That Are Changing (or going away!) .com surf (as in, the web) click dial www. stream piracy thread wireless tablet torrent Tech Terms Of The Future glassed up anti-social print

Six Big Tech Trends in Education to Follow Big data, open content, mobile learning, and digital printing are the big themes represented in this year’s NMC Horizon Report: 2013 K-12 Edition. The report is a collaboration between the New Media Consortium, the Consortium for School Networking, and the International Society for Technology in Education, pulling together an international group of experts to discuss trends and measure how mainstream emerging ed-tech approaches have become. As with all of its reports, the group makes near, middle, and long-term projections for technology trends, as well as broader observations about the direction of the field and its challenges. What’s striking in this year’s report is that many of the projections for the K-12 space match those made in February in the NMC Horizons Report on Higher Education. Here are the big takeaways. The presence of the Internet in students’ lives outside of school, and especially on mobile devices, is allowing for more online and blended learning models in classrooms.

6 Apps You Should Be Using with Evernote Mashable calls it a second brain, Evernote is a powerful productivity app that, I believe, every teacher should be using. I know you probably have heard and read a lot about it but that elephant logo is still sitting there lonely and unused. It is about time to tap into to and discover its marvels. Evernote is definitely one of the apps I use everyday. It helps me stay organized and scales up my productivity. However, the app has even more to offer when used with other partner apps. 1- Evernote Web Clipper From interests to research, save anything you see online—including text, links and images—into your Evernote account with a single click. 2- Evernote Clearly Clearly makes blog posts, articles and webpages clean and easy to read. Remembering people is hard. 4- Evernote Peek Turn your notes, audio and image in Evernote into study materials with Evernote Peek. Get your point across with fewer words using annotation, shapes and sketches, so that your ideas become reality faster.

5 Cloud-Based Tools That Could Revolutionize Your Teaching This Year It’s always fun to plan for a new academic year. Fresh groups of students will be pouring into your lecture halls and discussion groups, and you’ve had some time to think about the new ways technology can help you serve them. Here are a few tools you might want to integrate into your instructional arsenal this year. Box You probably heard a lot about Box’s new enterprise-level education tools. They’re pretty cool, and they provide integration and collaboration with just about every learning management and collaboration tools your school might be using. Like most free cloud storage and collaboration tools, they offer 5GB of storage and editing capabilities. Class Stats (part of StudyBlue) Have you or your students used StudyBlue to create mobile flashcards for study and practice? Recently, they launched a new tool — Class Stats — that provides assessment information to teachers. Sophia Plus, the assessment tools help you make sure your content is having an impact on your students. Piazza

Ett systemmässigt generationsskifte i skolan | Gränsbrytning Skolan ska ge eleverna den kompetens som krävs för att bli goda samhällsmedborgare. Men vilken världsbild levererar skolan idag och är den kompatibel med den värld som eleverna lever i? Skolan befinner sig i en övergångsfas, från ett analogt till ett digitalt arbetssätt. Det innebär att skolan är på väg att överge papper och penna, böcker och skrivtavla till förmån för bärbara datorer, läsplattor och molntjänster. Förutom den rent praktiska förändringen som skolan står inför gällande inköp av en ny typ av skolmaterial och nya kompetenser för lärarna innebär det faktiskt en större omställning än vad som kanske syns vid en första anblick. Den stora förändringen handlar om övergången från en analog till en digital struktur. Det digitala arbetssättet har helt andra förutsättningar än det analoga. Det går också att beskriva paradigmskiftet som att vi går från att vara monomodala till att vara multimodala. Multimodalitet gäller också på systemnivå.

For Windows 8.1, a half-step toward a Start button It's not quite the Start button, but Microsoft is adding a "Start tip," a Windows logo that pops up when users hover their cursor in the lower left corner of Windows 8.1. When users click on it, they jump to a customized Start screen. (Credit: Microsoft) When Microsoft rolls out Windows 8.1, the update to its struggling, 7-month-old operating system franchise, the company will not be bringing back the Start button as many users have been requesting. But the company has acquiesced some. But clicking on the "tip" won't launch the familiar menus that the Start button did in previous versions of Windows. It's unclear if the Start tip will be enough to quiet critics who are clamoring for the ease of use that comes with familiarity. Earlier this month, Tami Reller, the chief marketing officer and chief financial officer of the Windows division, told ZDNet's Mary Jo Foley that the company is being " principled, not stubborn " about modifying Windows 8 based on user feedback.

10 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers Hi everyone , this is Med wishing you all the best from Halifax,Canada. I hope you have had a great weekend and that you are ready to start a new week probably the last one before Christmas holiday. As is usual with articles like this one, Educational Technology and Mobile Learning prepares and reviews the new web tools that have been recently released . Our aim is to help you stay updated and keep you abreast of what is trending in the educational technology world. 1- Easy PDF Easy PDF is a cool web tool that lets you convert document files into PDF format. 2- Plooky Plooky is a web tools that allows you to extract some weird and unusual articles from Wikipedia. 3- Weavely This is a web tool that allows you to create your own mash-ups. 4- Teaching Kids News Teaching Kids News offers some timely relevant news articles for students, teachers, and parents at home. 5- Sqpad 6- Claco 7- Gmail Notifier Tired of checking your Gmail ? 8- Cloud HQ 9- Mobento 10- Beyond Bubble

Kairos Future - Den mörknande framtid är vår, tycker 3 av 5 unga 73.4 miljoner unga förväntas vara arbetslösa år 2013 och det avspeglas också i deras handlingar, värderingar och drömmar. I Kairos Futures nya globala ungdomsstudie där 6 500 unga i elva länder har intervjuats anser 62 procent att samhället har blivit för individualiserat och 3 av 5 anser att samhällets framtid är mörk. Många är övertygade om att deras generation kommer att få det sämre än deras föräldrar. Man oroar sig allra mest över att inte få ett jobb och tilltron till politiken är låg. I Kairos Futures globala ungdomsstudie har 6500 unga mellan 16-29 år i Sverige, England, Spanien, Turkiet, USA, Australien, Ryssland, Brasilien, Indien, Kina och Sydafrika intervjuats. Tilltron på politik och regeringen är generellt låg. Men trots att en majoritet ser mörkt på samhällets framtid, ser desto fler ljust på sin egen. Världens unga tycker att internet har gjort världen till en bättre plats. 38% uppger dock att de är beroende av sociala medier. Om rapporten

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