Welcome back! We've got an abbreviated Roundup today, in honor of Halloween, and if you missed our podcast yesterday, you can check it out here! We'll start with Lisa Nielsen and an excellent article entitled, "Stop Trying to Figure Out if Screentime is Good for Students." This post is in response to the NYTimes' "No Child Left Untableted" article and it is a great read!
Next up, Katrina Schwartz at Mind/Shift has a great report, "Let the Games Begin: Students and Teachers Dive into SimCityEDU." Designed by the non-profit GlassLab, SimCity EDU is built around a similar structure as the traditional SimCity games. The difference is, players must accomplish a variety of environment science missions that are based on the Common Core Standards.
Free Tech for Teachers has five new posts to check out:
Holly Clark at Edudemic has a new post discussing "How to Use Crowdsourcing in the Classroom." If you're not familiar with crowdsourcing, it's basically using personal learning networks (i.e. Twitter, Facebook, etc.) to get ideas and share thoughts. In the article, Clark discusses how the principles of crowdsourcing can be applied in the classroom.
Educational Technology has five new posts from today:
Anna Adam and Helen Mowers (from the Tech Chicks Podcast) at Edutopia have a new article which asks, "Should Coding be the 'New Foreign Language' Requirement?" In the post, they discuss the benefits that students can gain from learning coding and some great resources to help support coding instruction. It's an excellent article and definitely worth considering.
Finally, Teach Thought has five new posts to check out:
And that's all for our Halloween edition! Enjoy your tricks, enjoy your treats, and have a great night! We'll be back on... Tuesday, because it's a three-day weekend here in Colombia. Thanks for reading!
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