Edudemic also has a new post explaining "How to Teach Music and Art Online." Many times, it seems that online learning is only focused on the core subject areas. Or, if it's used for an elective, it's one that can "easily" be taught online (i.e. mostly fact-based, not skill-based). So, it's nice to see that support is growing for online programs in subjects like art and music. These can be incredibly beneficial for students who don't have access to these classes, or if their school has cut funding for those programs.
Finally, Edudemic discusses"10 Innovative Educational Programs Run by Google." Some of these programs I was familiar with (like the Doodle for Google award) but it turns out Google actually has quite the collection of educational programs up their sleeve.
- iPad Basics for Teacher & Students (embedded below)
- iPad Apps for Autistic Students (embedded below)
- A Discussion of the MIT App Inventor Tool
Terry Heick at Teach Thought also has a new post on "How Overly Academic Learning is Killing Education." Heick makes the argument that too much focus on achieving proficiency is detrimental to our education systems.
Finally, for those interested in game-based learning, Teach Thought shares, "10+ Game-Based Learning Resources: From Practical Applications to Academic Theory."
And speaking of edtech startups, Ben Stern at EdSurge also has a post on the "Role for Teachers in Every Edtech Startup." The article discusses how teachers can get involved and help out with edtech startups that they are passionate about.
The Lightning Round...
- Tech & Learning shares iPad Safety Apps
- Edudemic helps us Turn our iBook into a Video in 3 Easy Steps
- Getting Smart shares new STEM-related Tech Tools from Edshelf
- Teach Thought gives us 22 Ways to Use Twitter for Learning Based on Blooms' Taxonomy