Welcome back! Hopefully everyone's week is starting off well! Tomorrow night will be our weekly podcast, so there won't be a regular Roundup. You can watch it live at 7:30 Central on my Google+ page. Today we'll begin at Ed Surge with a new post from Katrina Stevens entitled, "A Call to Educators & EdTech - Get Connected." The article is all about the best ways to get educators and edtech builders to start connecting and sharing ideas!
Next up, Matt Levinson at Mind/Shift has some excellent advice for schools with new iPads, "For Schools Implementing iPads, the Importance of Being Patience." As teacher in a school that just rolled out iPads for faculty, I found this article incredibly helpful (as did my colleagues . Levinson offers 10 great tips to help get teachers and students off on the write foot with their new tech tools.
Free Tech for Teachers has five new resources to share:
Katie Lepi at Edudemic has a new post on how to "Unlock a New Level of Critical Thinking with Citelighter's New 'Cognitive Prints.'" Citelighter, a great web-app for handling web citations, just launched a new platform that is designed to help "teachers hone in on the cognitive processes of their students." It's a pretty exciting tool and worth checking out.
Vera Reed over at Emerging Ed Tech has a new article on "The Many Benefits of Using iBooks in Education." If you're fortunate enough to have iPads available in your schools, iBooks is absolutely worth exploring (as is iAuthor). In the article, Reed discusses the numerous features that iBooks can offer in the classroom.
Educational Technology has five new posts from today:
Teach Thought has a post on "How the iPad Can Promote the Development of Non-Cognitive Skills." And wow, we've been a little iPad heavy today, but that seems to be the trend these days! The article focuses on how the iPad can be used to help students build academic self-efficacy and resilience and goes on to cover several applications that are beneficial for working on these skills.
Finally, EdReach has four new podcasts up:
And there you have it! Thanks for tuning in! We'll be back tomorrow for the podcast with special guest... Allison Dehaan, a middle school math teacher who works in an international school in Colombia, South America. See you then!
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