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The First Successful Brain-To-Brain Communication In Humans Just Happened

For the first time ever, neuroscientists have demonstrated the viability of direct — and completely non-invasive — brain-to-brain communication in humans.

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology

The Pencil Metaphor: How Teachers Respond To Education Technology
Curated by Elizabeth E Charles

A New #iPad Game to Teach Argument

"Put your powers of persuasion to the ultimate planetary test! "GlassLab, in collaboration with NASA and the National Writing Project, has released Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy, a new iOS tablet game that lets each player step into the boots of Zodiac, the first Earthling student at Argubot Academy. "Mars Generation One: Argubot Academy is a game changer in educational technology. Designed to address Common Core ELA standards in argumentation with complex STEM content, this tablet game uses an interesting cast of characters and fun robot battles to help students develop the literacy and leadership skills essential for any 21st century career!"
Curated by Jim Lerman

7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

I couldn't help but think of libraries as I was reading this article! How many of these "learning zones" do you have in your elementary media center? Can they be extended to be appropriate for middle and high school? How would creating zones like this change your library?

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 38 Ideas to Use Google Drive in Class

This is the third post in a series of posts aimed at helping teachers and educators make the best out of Google Drive in classrooms. This series comes in a time when teachers are getting ready to start a new school year and hopefully will provide them with the necessary know-how to help them better integrate Google Drive in their teaching pedagogy. The two previous posts featured in this series were entitled consecutively "New Google Drive Cheat Sheet" and "Teachers Visual Guide to Google Drive Sharing". Today's post covers some interesting ideas and tips on how to go about using Google Drive in your classroom. This work is created by Sean Junkins from SeansDesk.
Curated by Cindy Riley Klages

Ten Questions You Should Ask Before You Flip Your Classroom

The purpose of the questions is to help teachers BEGIN the process of flipping their class. This is only the first step. Flipped Class 101 can lead to Flipped Learning, which is a second stage of the Flipped Class. Many teachers are asking for some step by step guidelines as they begin.
Curated by Nik Peachey

10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To - #eLearning

"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 of training professionals, so here are some optimal methods to win the attention game in eLearning."
Curated by Beth Dichter

What's the Future of #Learning? | Cable Tech Talk

Soon, millions of children will be preparing to start first grade. They come to the classroom having been exposed to tablets, e-readers and smart phones, websites and video games, TV and YouTube and Vine. Today’s first graders inhabit a world that’s very different from what their parents knew at that age. Yet, these kids walk into a classroom that has looked and functioned in almost the same way for decades. This disparity between the realities of changing students and the relative stagnation of their learning space is the focus of the Aspen Institute Task Force on Learning and the Internet. They’re asking, “What does learning look like today and what should it look like tomorrow?” In their most recent report, Learner At the Center of a Networked World, the Aspen Institute outlines recommendations and action items that shift the way students are being taught. It recommends redesigning the learning environment and leveraging technology to develop and access learning networks that are safe and interoperable. It also outlines the roles teachers and parents as well as businesses and policymakers can play in the education process. An interesting facet of the report is its focus on digital age literacies, a combination of media literacy, digital literacy and social-emotional literacies. Mastering these skills will help students effectively and responsibly navigate within the digital world. As the largest broadband provider in the US, cable places digital literacy high on our priorities list. Helping kids understand the content they interact with and how to act responsibly while online is very important to us. Click headline to read more--

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