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The Sci-fi of Digital Transformation

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I prefer science fiction to the crisp white papers plotting techno-trends. I’m not talking about time machines or terraforming planets but everyday things like imagining how we learn, communicate and play in the future. Sci-fi writers don’t just predict the emergence of key technologies; they personify their impact on culture. Back in ‘64 when the US Surgeon General Luther Terry …

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Guest Post: EdTech journey of a teacher (contd)

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This is the second part Steven’s exciting journey 6. Cultivate Growth Mindset Change is one of the hardest thing in the world. Not everyone like changes. But as long as you have a growth mindset, you will always want to learn, unlearn, and relearn from reflection of your experiences. Integrating technologies in schools require that mindset as you will not only …

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Guest Post: EdTech journey of a teacher

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I’m always excited to meet educators who share the same passion as me – those who love playing and working with the full power of technology! I am always keen to learn & share my journey as teacher.  Here are the 10 takeaways from my EdTech journey. 1. Grow your Passion I remember when I graduated from Pelita Harapan University 6 years ago …

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Why should children learn to code?

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An article on Edvocate from Matthew Lynch talks about the next big thing in education – Coding! While coding today is trending and a sought after skill do all children need to code? Introducing coding at school has had the nod from many school administrators. Today schools, teachers and parents all over the globe are keen to teach children to code. While programmes …

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Get your edtech startup in front of real customers at EduTECH Asia

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Securing funding is an essential part of your job as a startup founder. But of far greater importance is locking in real business that can make your startup sustainable, keep your existing investors happy and ensuring rapid growth. Whilst we are big fans of startup events, we feel like they often miss the most important point – putting your brand …

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Want to be an awesome Ed-Tech Coach?

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Tech Coach: your skills and experience alone are not enough to be Awesome. I am currently a technology coach at Singapore American School and I work with elementary school teachers, counsellors and leaders. In many schools, both my previous and current schools included, there are thinkers imagining the future role for the Technology Coach. It all made sense back when …

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Innovative Learning with Augmented Reality

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Many of us reading this would agree that the usual step-by-step protocol fails to spike creativity or enhanced in-depth thinking in a practical session, especially when it comes to 21st century learners.  The gap has always been about what’s learnt in a practical session and applying it to solve a real-life problem. As a consequence, it is common to observe the students commenting that the traditional practical sessions are non-challenging and outright …

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TPACK framework explained

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TPACK is a well-known framework in the education technology realm that connects technological, pedagogical and content knowledge. Expert teachers today are those who can combine knowledge, understand what is good for learning and use technology effectively. It is more than just adding ICT to traditional approaches but rather having a deep knowledge of how ICT can be used to access and process content …