Welcome back! Today we begin with a wonderful post from Dr. Jackie Gerstein at User Generated Education. The article, "Teaching Ethics in the Age of Technology" discusses how ethical decision making should be on the list of 21st century skills that we teach our students, and on the interaction between technology and ethics. It's an excellent article and well worth the read!
Next up, as part of Getting Smart's "Smart Student Blogging Contest" which invites students to share lessons and learning experiences, a 6th grader named Isabella offers her thoughts on "Tech, Tools and Robotics." Isabella discusses her experiences in the robotics club and how the lessons she's learned there have helped shape her education. And, if you haven't check out the "Smart Student" series, it's great.
EdTech Magazine has a collection of articles which cover the details of the Consortium for School Networking Conference:
Over at Edudemic, Katie Lepi has a great new article entitled, "It's Time to Start Teaching About Sustainable Technology." The post focuses around an infographic which examines how technology is effecting our environment and how our technology recycling habits might need to be changed. Definitely worth taking a look!
Here are a few of the new resources & reviews from FT4T:
Next up, iLearn technology has a new review of "Google Story Builder: Create a Video Story Google Style." Google Story Builder is a new app that lets you build a video story "that looks like it is being typed live between two collaborators in a Google doc." It's a free, simple tool with a lot of fun classroom potential, so check out the review for more!
Here are some of the great, new resources from ET&ML:
Finally, edReach has a new collection of podcasts to peruse:
And that's all for the Roundup this week, thanks for reading! We've also added some new reviews, so make sure to check those out as well! And, to all my follow Jayhawks out there, I'll be mourning with you! We'll close the Roundup today with a new infographic from Cisco (via Edudemic) on theImportance of Video in the Classroom. See you next time!
Welcome back! And to everyone who was lucky enough to attend SXSWedu, you have my jealousy! We begin this week with an article from Liana Heitin at Education Week, "Computer Science: Not Just an Elective Anymore." Heitin discusses the growing push for computer science in the classroom, the support that the subject is beginning to receive across the states, and the obstacles that are still ahead.
Next up, Katie Lepi at Edudemic has a new post which asks, "How Has Technology Changed Younger Students?" The article includes an excellent infographic and discusses the growing prevalence of devices in schools as well as the potential value of utilizing these devices.
Here are a few of the great resources from FT4T this week:
Next up, Kristen Hicks at Getting Smart discusses "3 Methods to Strenghten Students' Social Media Skills." Hicks covers the importance of social media not only in the education setting but in the job market as well. She outlines three excellent reasons why students (and teachers) should focus on social media skills and provides tons of excellent examples for support and further reading.
Over at Edutopoia, Andrew Marcinek has an excellent new article entitled"Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance." In the post, Marcinek asks "How do educators find an ideal balance for learning about and eventually integrating technology?" He goes on to outline 3 examples of balanced technology integration and discuss the educational opportunities that this type of integration offers.
ET&ML has some excellent new resources from this week:
And speaking of great tools to check for plagiarism in student work, one that is left off from the ET&ML post is Unplag. You can upload student work in a large variety of formats and within seconds their plagiarism engine will tell you exactly how much (if any) of the paper is copy and pasted. It's a great resource, especially if you're dealing with digital writing of any kind.
Dom Norrish is back with his second post on "Considering the Best Way Forward for 1-1 Projects in 2014." Norrish opens by discussing the benefits of tablets and laptops in the classroom, and then introducing the idea of creating a "mixed-estate" 1:1 project. Definitely a great read, especially for districts that are trying to create 1:1 environments.
EdReach, as always, has an excellent collection of podcasts:
Finally, The Guardian, in tandem with Open University, has released an interactive infographic entitled "From Lecture Halls to Laptops: How do We Like to Learn?" To create the visual, they surveyed 2000 adults in the UK and asked about their higher education experiences and attitudes towards classes and learning online.
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And that's it for the Roundup this week! Thanks for tuning in! And, for those interested in graduate school, we'll close with a new infographic from Grad School Hub on the numbers, figures, and facts on pretty much everything you could ever want to know! See you next time!
Welcome back! And for those participating, I hope you're having a wonderful Carnaval weekend! Down here in Barranquilla, the city has descended into the madness of celebration! We start this week's roundup at Getting Smart with a new post entitled, "How Digital Learning is Boosting Achievement." The article is an excellent collection of research, case studies, and information about digital learning around the states!
Learning technologist, Dom Norrish has an excellent new post, "Considering the Best Way Forward for 1-to-1 Projects in 2014." He begins by discussing the benefits of tablets and 1:1 devices in the classroom and then goes on to cover the challenges and downsides. It's a great read and worth considering, especially if your district is heading that direction.
Here are a few of the great new resources from FT4T:
Next up, Ricky Ribeiro at EdTech Magazine has a new post on "The BYOD Questions Your School Should be Asking." If your school or district is preparing for a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) environment, Ribeiro lays out exactly what you should consider before moving forward. The post is short and simple, and the questions cover the technology and IT side of BYOD implementation.
Dr. Jackie Gerstein at User Generated Education has a new article on using "SAMR as a Framework for Moving Towards Education 3.0." For those unfamiliar, here's a little background on the SAMR model. In the post, Dr. Gerstein outlines the idea of Education 3.0, discusses how the SAMR can be used in our current system, and includes as wonderful infographic that ties everything together.
Here are some of the top posts from ET&ML this week:
Next up, Elizabeth Blair at Mind/Shift takes "A Look into Teenagers' Complicated Online Lives." The article examines the research of danah boyd (a senior researcher at Microsoft and the author of It's Complicated) which focuses on how students navigate social networks and the effect these networks have on their lives, relationships, and pysches.
Here are a few of EdReach's great podcasts from the week:
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Finally, FluidReview (a company that specializes in cloud-based scholarship management software) has released an inforgraphic on the topic of scholarships in America. It explores where they come from, and who is getting them, and you can view it online here.
Thanks for reading everyone and we'll see you next week!
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