Today the Roundup begins again at EdTech Magazine with some more from ISTE. Their new post, "ISTE 2013: A Common Roadmap for Districts Readying for Online Testing" is all about helping districts prepare for common core assessments in response to CDW-G's recent Common Core Tech Report. The article goes on to discuss the benefits of Common Core, the challenges, and more from their presentation at ISTE yesterday.
David Warlick at 2¢ Worth has an excellent new post entitled, "Is School 2.0 the Wrong Conversation?" The article discusses the possibility that we, as educators, are spending too much time focused on the idea of what the school/classroom of the future should look like, when instead we should be more focused on the students of the future and how to best meet their learning needs.
Free Technology for Teachers has two new resources up from today. The first, "Math Chimp Presents Freddy's Fractions - A Fractions Game for Kids" is a free site full of math games and videos for elementary and middle school students. The second, "Free Tiiu Pix - Hundreds of Free Pictures for Students" offers hundreds of free, high-quality pictures that students can use in presentations and projects.
Educational Technology has a new post covering "Four Presentations Every Teacher Should See." The article is a collection of four Prezi presentations on creating e-portfolios, cyberbullying, the basics of social media, and the destruction of non-linear learning.
Finally, Wesley Fryer at the Speed of Creativity has just released his new eBook, "Mapping Media to the Common Core." It's only $4.99 and if your school is one of the hundreds that are aligning to the Common Core Standards, it's worth checking out. The book is meant to "serve as a menu, handbook, and map for teacher-leaders and learners in the 21st century."
And there you have it! Pretty short Roundup today, but we'll have a full report on all the ISTE news and reviews at the end of the week as well, so get ready for that! We'll end today with a visual guide from Edudemic over "What to Know About the Risks of Social Media." Have a great night and see you tomorrow! (you can click the image for full-size)
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