Plus, the post has an infographic from Know the Net which would be an excellent lesson resource for students to learn about (or review) what it means to be a good digital citizen.
- Online learning through MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses)
- Alternative credentialing platforms providing students with alternatives to high-priced universities
- Tablets and smartphones allowing for learning on the go
- E-Textbooks offering multimedia-rich alternatives to traditional textbooks
- Learning management systems helping to track, monitor, and analyze student achievement data
Speaking of MOOCs, Edudemic also has a post on, "Behind-The-Scenes: How MOOCs are Getting Money." In short, the largest contributors to MOOCs and nonprofits and universities ($150M and $60M respectively) and the biggest names in MOOCs right now are Coursera, EdX, Udacity, and Khan Academy. They also have a great infographic on the relationship between MOOCs and their donors.
Finally, if you're looking to keep a little busy over the summer, Edudemic's last post from the weekend is entitled, "10 Resources for Learning Over the Summer" If you're in need of new ways to integrate technology and improve classroom learning, check it out!
FT4T also has a review of a new English/Spanish learning app, "Vocabla - Learn English & Spanish." The program can be used online or with the free iOS and Android apps. The software lets you create a list of phrases you want to learn and then you study with flashcards and quizzes. (Sidenote: The app covers Polish too!)
Finally, Free Tech for Teachers has a post about the relatively new app Flipboard. The article, "Create iPad and Android Managzines on Flipboard on the Web." talks about Flipboard's features (like allowing you create digital magazines through your web browser) and has a video with more information.
- Shared Knowledge
- The Facility
Educational Technology also has two links worth visiting:
And, last but not least, Teach Thought covers 23 iPad apps from EdShelf that can be used in the classroom to bolster engagement, motivation, and achievement: