Welcome back! Today we begin with a wonderful post from Dr. Jackie Gerstein at User Generated Education. The article, "Teaching Ethics in the Age of Technology" discusses how ethical decision making should be on the list of 21st century skills that we teach our students, and on the interaction between technology and ethics. It's an excellent article and well worth the read!
Next up, as part of Getting Smart's "Smart Student Blogging Contest" which invites students to share lessons and learning experiences, a 6th grader named Isabella offers her thoughts on "Tech, Tools and Robotics." Isabella discusses her experiences in the robotics club and how the lessons she's learned there have helped shape her education. And, if you haven't check out the "Smart Student" series, it's great.
EdTech Magazine has a collection of articles which cover the details of the Consortium for School Networking Conference:
Over at Edudemic, Katie Lepi has a great new article entitled, "It's Time to Start Teaching About Sustainable Technology." The post focuses around an infographic which examines how technology is effecting our environment and how our technology recycling habits might need to be changed. Definitely worth taking a look!
Here are a few of the new resources & reviews from FT4T:
Next up, iLearn technology has a new review of "Google Story Builder: Create a Video Story Google Style." Google Story Builder is a new app that lets you build a video story "that looks like it is being typed live between two collaborators in a Google doc." It's a free, simple tool with a lot of fun classroom potential, so check out the review for more!
Here are some of the great, new resources from ET&ML:
Finally, edReach has a new collection of podcasts to peruse:
And that's all for the Roundup this week, thanks for reading! We've also added some new reviews, so make sure to check those out as well! And, to all my follow Jayhawks out there, I'll be mourning with you! We'll close the Roundup today with a new infographic from Cisco (via Edudemic) on theImportance of Video in the Classroom. See you next time!
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