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Personalizing ‪‎Learning‬ with Artificial Intelligence

Personalizing ‪‎Learning‬ with Artificial Intelligence

There's an interesting piece in the EdTech Trends section of Medium about Claned Co-founder Vesa Perala and his efforts to use artificial intelligence machine-learning algorithms to promote effective individualized learning.  

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Twitter Hashtags for Education

Twitter Hashtags for Education

The signal to noise ratio in Twitter can get quite low; however, if you know how to search, Twitter can be a great resource to find information that you might otherwise miss.  One of the best ways of finding such gems is to use relevant thematic hashtags.  To assist, the folks over at TeachThought have developed a helpful resource entitled The Complete Guide To Twitter Hashtags For Education.

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Christians and Video Games

Christians and Video Games

Under the title of Let the Gamers Say "Amen!" Christianity Today reviews a new book from Trinity Western University professor Kevin Schut. Of Games and God: A Christian Exploration of Video Games examines the world of video games and offers a Christian commentary and perspective on a billion dollar industry that touches the lives of millions of families.

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Contra K-12 iPads

Contra K-12 iPads

In a recent guest post at VentureBeat, the CEO of an app development company argues that the K-12 environment isn't as ready for iPad usage as the popular media would lead one to believe.  Mike Reiners, co-founder and CEO of NOMAD, argues that even though 4.5 million iPads have been sold to US educational institutions (and 8 million to educational instituions worldwide), most schools are not prepared to effectively use the tablets.

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Rethinking iPads in the Classroom

Rethinking iPads in the Classroom

In today's Slate, Lisa Guernsey shares her experiences from three days at Zurich International School, "a private school that caters to English-speaking immigrants and expats whose companies have brought them to this exquisite city near the Alps."  In particular, she notes that every student in first through eighth grades has been given an iPad but their use wasn't what she had anticipated.

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