Today we begin at Ed Tech Magazine with their "Spotlight on 5 Must-Read K-12 IT Blogs." All 5 of these are excellent blogs!
Ed Reach has a great collection of professional development opportunities in their new post, "Summer PD Your Teachers Won't Want to Miss." They cover 6 upcoming edtech PD events, all of which center around 1:1 iPad implementation. Topics include Flipboard, Subtext, Mentor Mob, Ask3, Haiku Deck, and of course, Google.
Mind/Shift has a new post sharing "13 Free Web Tools Students and Teachers Should Know About." There are some tools on the list that we've covered quite a bit at the Roundup (like Thinglink, Easely.ly and Padlet) and there are also some great new tools that are worth checking out (like Ipiccy the free "photoshop" tool and WeVideo the web-based video editing tool).
Yesterday we talked a little about Augmented Reality and after that post, blogger Drew Minock introduced me to this awesome resource on the Meaningful Integration of AR. It's an excellent collection of tools, resources, ideas, and lesson plans that has been put together for teachers of all subjects and grade-levels. If you're interested in trying out AR in the classroom, this is the perfect place to start!
Next up, David Warlick at 2¢ Worth has just posted his "Final Reflections on ISTE 2013." It's a great collection of his thoughts, ideas, reactions, and experiences with the new technology and ideas from ISTE. He also discusses some of the new apps that he's excited about, the role of gamification in education, and a whole lot more!
Winifred Kehl at Getting Smart has a new write-up which asks, "Why Aren't There More Virtual Science Museums?" She discusses the importance of having virtual access to high-quality STEM-related museums. The problem is, many of the best STEM museums don't have the best virtual experiences. As she says, "good virtual science museums could offer what physical science museums can't: lots of interactivity, customizability, and personalization."
Free Tech for Teachers has a announcement for the MAKE Magazine Maker Camp starting tomorrow on Google+. The virtual camp "features new DIY projects that students can do at home or at school, as individuals or in groups." And they have a fresh project each day. Free Tech also has a new guide for recent graduates featuring "11 Resume & Interview Tips"
Educational Technology has a new post on "How To Handle Students on Facebook." It's a solid discussion for those teachers who regularly interact with students through Facebook or other forms of social media. Speaking of, if you're a big Twitter fan, they also just posted the "50 Educators Worth Following."
If you're not yet familiar with the Flipped Classroom learning model, then you'll probably want to check out the Ed Tech Review's new post, "How Does Flipping Improve a Classroom." The article outlines the basic structure of the model and discusses how it can be beneficial in the classroom. And if you're looking to incorporate more game-based learning in your classroom, the ETR has you covered there as well.
Last up, the Wired Educator has a new review, "TouchCast: An Exciting New iPad Tool to Create Wildly Interactive Videos." You can explore the free app on the TouchCast website, but basically it allows you to create videos that are completely interactive. The app allows you to move and interact with the content on the screen and you can "create videos that are fully browsable and alive." There's an example you can check out here.
And that's all for the Roundup today! We'll end with an image from Teach Thought on the 3 Knowledge Domains for the 21st Century Student. And remember, if you ever want to receive this Roundup as a daily email, just fill out the subsribe box on the right side of the screen. The Roundup will be gone tomorrow and Wednesday, as I'm off to see my Grandpa for a couple days, but I'll be back for Thursday's post! Thanks for reading!
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