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Schools Tech Report - Better Learning Through Technology A lively and stimulating discussion took place in response to a series of questions. Contributions were welcome from all and the report pulls together the points made by those who shared their ideas and passions for ICT in learning in this consultation process. The wide-ranging online discussion was prompted by the Department for Education, with over 150 contributions and with various views of technology being shared. Responses were analysed and this report seeks to draw these together into a coherent picture of current views. In the summary, a picture emerges of what is happening at the moment and potential ways to develop and improve the use of technology in learning. The report can be downloaded by clicking on the link below. The report is co-published with ALT and is also available on their website here: Schools Tech Report - Better Learning Through Technology

The 100 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You The Wordle of this list! (Click image to enlarge) One of the most popular posts on Edudemic in 2010 was The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You and I felt it might be time for an update to that list for 2011. In order to put together a list of the best Web 2.0 classroom tools, I polled my Twitter followers, Facebook fans (are they still called fans? There were more than 900 submissions but many were duplicates. ¿Qué es el pensamiento computacional? En el año 2006 Jeannette Wing publicó el artículo Computational thinking en el que defendía que esta nueva competencia debería ser incluida en la formación de todos los niños y niñas, ya que representa un ingrediente vital del aprendizaje de la ciencia, la tecnología, la ingeniería y las matemáticas. Pero, ¿qué es el pensamiento computacional? En palabras de la propia Wing “el pensamiento computacional implica resolver problemas, diseñar sistemas y comprender el comportamiento humano, haciendo uso de los conceptos fundamentales de la informática”. Es decir, que la esencia del pensamiento computacional es pensar como lo haría un científico informático cuando nos enfrentamos a un problema. Otras definiciones de pensamiento computacional han ido surgiendo en la literatura científica desde entonces. Según esta definición operativa, el pensamiento computacional es un proceso de resolución de problemas que incluye las siguientes características: Imagen de cabecera: Architecture of Spaun

The A-Z Dictionary of Educational Twitter Hashtags Whether you’re a new or seasoned Twitter user, you likely come across confusing hashtags that probably look like a bunch of nonsense. First, What’s A Hashtag? The # symbol, called a hashtag, is used to mark keyword or topic in a Tweet. Any Twitter user can categorize or follow topics with hashtags.Those hashtags (usually) mean something and are a great way to get a tweet to appear in search results or discussion monitoring. For example, the popular #edchat hashtag is used by thousands of users every Tuesday. How To Hide Your Hashtag Chat From Followers When having a Twitter #hashtag chat, if you want to avoid overwhelming your followers, start any tweet you want to “hide” with @HideChat or (one character shorter) @HideTag . You don’t need to do this with all your chat tweets (though you could). Sources That’s why it’s probably helpful for you to check out the following list of popular educational hashtags. The Most Popular Hashtags #edchat – Education, worldwide (lots of US teachers).

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