Well, hello! As of today, the Roundup will be going on a brief hiatus until the beginning of August. I'm currently in the process of moving back to the states from living abroad for the past 4 years, and beginning a new graduate program. So, things are a little crazy at the moment! There will be occasional reviews and editorials posted over the summer, but as for the Weekly Roundup portion of the site, it'll be gone for the time. But again, the site will be back in action come August, with some new changes and updates as well! As always, thanks for reading, and I hope everyone has an amazing summer!
Welcome back to the Roundup! First, I'd like to wish all the moms out there (mine especially!) a very happy mother's day! Second, let's start this week's Roundup with Michele Molnar at Education Week who has a new report on "Google's 'Classroom' Learning Management System." The application will allow teachers to easily collect assignments, provide feedback, make announcements, and more! Check it out!
Jordan Shapiro at Mind/Shift has a new article entitled, "Math, Science, History: Games Break Boundaries Between Subjects." In this post (which is part 3 of Mind/Shift's Guide to Games & Learning) Shapiro discusses how teachers can use game-based lessons to embrace holistic learning and bring various content areas together, helping students to see beyond traditional subject-area boundaries.
Here are a few of the great resources from FT4T this week:
Next up, Katie Lepi at Edudemic has an excellent infographic and analysis on "Keeping Students Safe Online." Lepi opens with some statistics (many of which are troubling) about students' behavior online. She then goes on to offer strategies and tips for helping keep kids safe, and shares a great infographic as well.
Here are a few new resources from this week on ET&ML
If you're a Twitter fan like myself, you've probably seen an occasional (or often) twitter Q&A discussion taking place. Maybe you've even wondered how you could launch your own Q&A session about a topic that you are interested in. If that's the case, check out Lisa Nielsen's excellent new post on "How to Host a Q&A Twitter Chat."
Finally, here a few of EdReach's new podcasts!
The Lightning Round...
And that does it for this week! Again, a very happy mother's day to all you moms out there and thanks for reading! We'll end today with a new infographic on how technology in education has changed over the past few years!
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