Technology Category

The 6 Major Skills for 21st Century Students

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2015/01/the-6-major-skills-for-21st-century-students.html?m=1 Here is a short two pages PDF document from ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education) which features the six major fluencies (standards) students need to develop in the 21st century classroom. Each of these fluencies is broken down into various skills all of which work in unison to cultivate the target fluency. From all the […]

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Why the startup industry needs apprentices

http://www.techworld.com/blog/tech-city-insider/why-startup-industry-needs-apprentices-3607929/ By Bertie Stephens | Apr 17, 2015 | Tech City Insider |  Please get in touch if you have any questions: @bertie_stephens At the time of writing it’s election time in the UK, and you’ll be hearing about how apprenticeship schemes are becoming an increasingly popular way for young people to enter the working world, allowing them to learn a […]

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Students and staff working in partnership is driving change at universities

   http://www.jisc.ac.uk/blog/students-and-staff-working-in-partnership-is-driving-change-at-universities-09-apr-2015?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+JISCBlog+%28Jisc+blog%29 Students and staff working in partnership is driving change at universities With this in mind I wanted to share with you what we are doing to help build partnerships between staff and students to understand and meet their needs better. Working in partnership on digitally related projects enables both staff and students to […]

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Putting digital skills on the FE agenda

http://www.fenews.co.uk/featured-article/putting-digital-skills-on-the-fe-agenda?by The expansion of online business is outstripping all other growth areas of the global economy. More people shop online and do business online than ever before and the trend is set to continue. The digital economy crosses all industries and the potential job opportunities within it are huge. In fact, there are many jobs […]

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8 Ways to Engage eLearners Infographic

http://elearninginfographics.com/8-ways-engage-elearners-infographic/  Do you struggle to engage your staff through e-learning? The 8 Ways to Engage eLearners Infographic provides 8 engagement tips that will leave your learners energised and primed to look at your learning in a different light. How to Engage eLearners: Grab their attention. Be thought provoking, give statistics or quick snippets of real life situations […]

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The Epic BYOD Toolchest (51 Tools You Can Use Now)

http://www.edutopia.org/blog/the-epic-byod-toolchest-vicki-davis?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=post&utm_campaign=blog-epic-byod-toolchest-image-repost-august You’ve got every device under the sun in front of you. Now what apps are you going to use? Here are the apps or app categories that I recommend you test for your school. There are lots of apps, and these are just my opinion based on what I’ve used with my students or […]

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7 Strategies To Support Students Who Can’t Afford Technology

http://www.teachthought.com/technology/5-strategies-support-students-cant-afford-technology/?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite 7 Strategies To Support Students Who Can’t Afford Technology 7 Strategies To Support Students Who Can’t Afford Technology by TeachThought Staff For all of its potential, education technology suffers from a flaw that public education has struggled with since its inception–equity. However you want to phrase it or refract it as an issue, the […]

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How Can Google Glass Be Used In Education?

http://www.edudemic.com/google-glass-be-used-in-education/ It may not be quite ‘mainstream’ yet, but Google Glass is still growing, both in number of users and overall popularity. The idea of having a heads up display in front of you while you move through your day brings a lot of different options – but how can we put that to use […]

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To (And How to Use Them in eLearning)

http://info.shiftelearning.com/blog/bid/351150/10-Things-That-Learners-Pay-Attention-To-And-How-to-Use-Them-in-eLearning?utm_source=hootsuite&utm_campaign=hootsuite Posted by Karla Gutierrez on Thu, Jul 17, 2014 @ 11:44 AM Even more than other types of education, eLearning must struggle to attract learners’ attention: the Internet is full of distractions, and adult learners are both busier and more free to indulge in distractions. Helping students to pay attention is a primary concern […]

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Within Reach: 6 Education Trends Driving Classroom Technology

Within Reach: 6 Education Trends Driving Classroom Technology Predicting the future is difficult. But identifying elements of change in education today can provide clues for how things will develop in the near future. The New Media Consortium’s annual Horizon Report, now in its sixth year, is set to release its 2014 findings later this summer. […]

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