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Project-based learning (which in the UK we are more likely to call 'Independent Learning') is hugely significant as a concept and is massively misunderstood.
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The Edudemic Magazine year-end special showcases the very best education apps and web tools of the year. A sneak preview is here!
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Essa Academy in Bolton nearly doubled its pass rate at GCSE within just two years and has grabbed global headlines for its innovative use of technology around the school.
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I’ve never observed anything else that has had the impact on teacher personal learning like the introduction of the iPad.
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While clearly not every student is trying hard to take the slacker route, it's worth noting that picking out the students trying to take this route gets a little more complicated when you move from taking classes in person to taking classes online.
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Massive Open Online Courses (aka MOOCs) are the biggest trend affecting education right now. They've gotten the attention of VCs, Harvard, MIT, and students around the world. So what's the big deal and what does the future hold? Edudemic Magazine dives into the world of MOOCs.
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There are a host of ways to use the technology you already have at your fingertips to create a Classroom 2.0. In the September issue of Edudemic Magazine, Kris Tetzlaff was kind enough to share some of his tips and tricks but we wanted to offer a few more things that might help you get your classroom upgraded on the cheap.
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While there's always a lot of mumbling and grumbling when it comes to anyone mandating what should be taught and how to get there, the Common Core Standards have been adopted by 45 of the states, so they're not exactly something that can be easily ignored.
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In case you haven’t noticed yet, we are in the midst of the largest technological revolution in decades. The proliferation of wireless computing and personal technological devices capable of accessing the world has created a new landscape that schools must be aware of now. This isn’t like the other waves that have come across the proverbial bow of education.
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The results of the PISA tests will become important to a country’s government for two reasons: they’ve done really well and so can bask in the glory of being a leading nation, or they have under-performed in one, some or all areas and thus need to come up with a complex series of excuses and polices which are going to immediately rectify the deficit that has been revealed.
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Since most of you are all wrapped up with the back-to-school season and all its accoutrements, we thought it would be fun to take a quick trip down memory lane. Looking at what was big a few years ago, you can really see how Education 2.0 and Back-To-School have changed over the years, and we’ll let you in on what’s new for 2012.
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I don't usually use exclamation points in the titles of posts, but this one calls for it. The new, totally redesigned, all-new Edudemic Magazine iPad app is now available.
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We’ve got a pantload of new stuff for all our fabulous readers of the Edudemic Magazine. From a look at what’s making edtech tick behind the scenes to figuring out which device is actually the best one for your classroom and more.
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Have you read our Edudemic iPad magazine yet? If you do, you already know that in each issue, we profile a teacher who uses technology in their classroom to enhance their students' learning experience.
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Is the iPad actually the choice for your classroom? Should you consider Google Chromebooks or perhaps the new Nexus 7 tablet? We lay it all out for you in the July issue of the Edudemic Magazine.
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Because of their youth, students are at the front lines of the parallel digital experience. They were born into a world in which rapid technology, the Internet, even online profiles would play a de facto role in their lives. In an ideal learning environment, how should this impact the design of their classroom?