News From ISTE 2013
Edudemic also has a post discussing "5 Ways to Use Online Surveys in the Classroom." The article discusses how teachers can use online survey tools (such as Survey Monkey) to help prepare curriculum, evaluate learning, receive end of the year feedback, learn about student life outside the classroom, and just for some good old-fashioned fun!
Finally, Edudemic writes about "3 Social Networks Teachers Should Try Out." The post discusses the educational and professional advantages teachers can gain from joining networks like LinkedIn, Google+ and Twitter. If you haven't checked out these social networks before, they're worth the effort!
Teach Thought also has a brief article on "A Visual LIbrary of Apps for Teachers," which is mainly a reflection over this collection (click for full-size):
Vander Ark's second weekend post discusses, "What Will Elementary Look Like" in a few years. In the article, Vander Ark argues that personalized learning will increase, information will be more easily accessible, and grouping will become more by ability and less by age. It's a great read and worth thinking about, especially for educators on the elementary side.
Finally, Adam Renfro has a new post on "Kodable: The First Step in Coding." Being a computer science teacher, I'm a huge proponent of requiring at least some coding be taught in all schools and I'm also a big fan of Kodable, which Renfro reviews in this piece. The iPad app ($2.99) is geared towards K-2 students and teaches the basics of logic, sequencing, looping, conditional statements, and critical thinking.
The Lightning Round...
- Lisa Nielsen has a new Infographic on Digital Footprints
- Edudemic shares their Student's Guide to Proper Social mEdia Etiquette
- Plus, Edudemic covers 80 Time-Saving Social Media Shortucts
- And Educational Technology has a guide on Creating Posters on the iPad with Pic Collage