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Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets about education and instructional technology articles, resources, etc.

(Originally posted on Twitter by @EmergingEdTech over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers).Twitter-worldThis week the wrap includes a fun Kid President Video (there’s a bunch of these on the ‘Tube … great inspiration for kids), recognizing non-curricular activities with digital badges, why good teachers are key to the flipped classroom, a few pieces focused on the need to increase physical activity during kids’ school days to enable better learning (veering from edtech there, but it’s important!), a school on the cutting edge of educational thinking, published results supporting effectiveness of flipped learning, and more!

Have IT Questions? Welcome to UniversITy
http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2015/01/have-it-questions-welcome-university

Kid President Video “How To Be An Inventor!” #Teachers Gotta Share Kid Pres Vids w/ Ss!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=75okexRzWMk&feature=youtu.be

Cool idea! Recognize important student non-curricular activities w/ Digital Badges
http://campustechnology.com/Articles/2015/01/27/Showcasing-the-Co-Curricular-with-ePortfolios-and-Digital-Badges.aspx?Page=2

33 Problems That All Teachers Will Understand
http://www.buzzfeed.com/hannahjewell/problems-that-all-teachers-will-understand#.lk52vOr7O

It’s not all about the videos! Why Good Teachers Are Key To #FlipClass
http://indianapublicmedia.org/stateimpact/2012/06/15/why-good-teachers-not-good-videos-are-key-to-the-flipped-classroom/

The Learning Myth: Why I’ll Never Tell My Son He’s Smart (by Sal Khan)
https://www.khanacademy.org/about/blog/post/95208400815/the-learning-myth-why-ill-never-tell-my-son-hes

Game On: Students Rack Up Points in “Gamed” Classroom
http://tntoday.utk.edu/2015/01/27/game-students-rack-points-ut-professors-gamed-classroom/

The SAMR Model In 120 Seconds
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/samr-model-120-seconds/

Why Digital Writing Matters in Education
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/why-digital-writing-matters-jeff-grabill

10 Published Results Supporting the Benefits of Flipped Learning
http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/results-studies-supporting-benefits-of-flipped-classroom/

eSkeletons – Online Comparisons of Mammal Skeletons
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2015/01/eskeletons-online-comparisons-of-mammal.html

Where’s The Innovation In Education Coming From?
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/wheres-innovation-in-education-coming-from/

Teacher spends two days as a student and is shocked at what she learns
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/10/24/teacher-spends-two-days-as-a-student-and-is-shocked-at-what-she-learned/

64 Varied & Essential iPad Apps For Teachers
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/64-varied-essential-ipad-apps-teachers/

Takeaway: “Passive Learning” is an oxymoron! An active student is more engaged!
http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/answer-sheet/wp/2014/07/08/why-so-many-kids-cant-sit-still-in-school-today/

New Immanuel College senior school at cutting edge of educational thinking http://www.perthnow.com.au/news/national/new-immanuel-college-senior-school-at-cutting-edge-of-educational-thinking/story-fnii5yv8-1227197512569

Academia welcomes new skills
http://www.bostonglobe.com/business/2015/01/23/higher-jobs-changing-with-technology-students/PO956UVR6xI3dKwjMZyMLJ/story.html

Overcoming roadblocks and increasing student opportunity through #edtech
http://www.educationdive.com/news/overcoming-roadblocks-and-increasing-student-opportunity-through-ed-tech/356176/

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5 Short Videos that are Long on Information and Powerful Insights!

In this month’s best of YouTube cull, sink your senses into videos exploring multimedia learning, hybrid learning, and the potential of flipped learning. Consider the realities of the #edtech ‘revolution’ and get inspired by the transformational power of technology …

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How to optimize students’ learning? Cognitive Theory of Multimedia Learning …

Richard Mayer, a professor at the University of California, discusses how to optimize learning when presenting learning content by reviewing the “Multimedia Learning Theory”. I found this really enlightening. Many presenters will combine text and images and then speak about them, but Mayer explains how this results in cognitive overload.

THIS Will Revolutionize Education (or will it?)

Many technologies have promised to revolutionize education, but so far none has. With that in mind, what could revolutionize education?

School District shares their Hybrid Learning model

While this is essentially a commercial for pahli.org (the Pennsylvania Hybrid Learning Institute), it is absolutely worth watching if you want to get a sense of the potential for a well constructed and delivered hybrid learning program. Pittston Area School District explains implementation of their hybrid learning model and how they use technology to differentiate instruction. “This model lends itself to differentiating for students”. Pittston Area School District is combining traditional instruction from teachers with group activities and self-directed learning to achieve the right balance to meet the needs of all of the students. Students are learning at their own pace, and collecting and using student data is central to success.

The Transformational Power of Education Technology

A discussion of the rapidly changing world of education technology and the great potential it has to transform how teachers teach and students learn. Many of you have probably seen videos discussing how technology has the power to change education, but this one stands out in my mind. Maybe this can help to get some of the hold-outs more enthused.

Jon Bergmann Explains the Potential of Flipped Learning

In 4 Minutes, flipped classroom pioneer Jon Bergmann speaks elegantly and meaningfully to the potential and power of flipped learning. If you’re not already on board with the potential for flipped teaching and learning, hopefully this will get you thinking more seriously about it.

 

 

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