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Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.

EmergingEdTech Teaching Technology Tweet Wrap

This week’s wrap is packed full of tasty tidbits for teachers trolling for tech tips and tools, along with plenty of food for thought about teaching and learning in general!  Should we let students help write open textbooks? How about a free tool to help gauge the impact of edtech usage in your classroom or school? Check out a few lessons plans to help combat fake news. Can we measure the outcomes from play? Explore students’ rising expectations for interactive digital learning content. All that and much more! 

Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/game-based-learning-teaching-games-smart-lab-gbl/

Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open-Access Tbooks: Let Ss Help Write ’em:
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-02-09-a-growing-but-controversial-idea-in-open-access-textbooks-let-students-help-write-them

Free Tool Helps Schools Do Quick Impact Studies of Ed Tech Usage 
https://thejournal.com/articles/2017/02/16/free-tool-helps-schools-do-quick-impact-studies-of-ed-tech-usage.aspx

Pick up The Innovator’s Mindset this weekend and Join us!
http://flippedlearning.org/books/fln-book-club-first-book-the-innovators-mindset/

How Are You Celebrating Digital Learning Day 2017?
http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/02/how-are-you-celebrating-digital-learning-day-2017/

The 6 Major Barriers to Technology Adoption in Higher Ed
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/02/15/6-major-barriers-to-technology-adoption-in-higher-ed.aspx

Phishing Scam Targets School Employees’ Information
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2017/02/phishing_scam_targets_schools.html

3 Fast, Free Lesson Plans to Fight Fake News
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/3-fast-free-lesson-plans-fight-fake-news/

How to Create a #Makerspace in any Space
http://www.theedadvocate.org/how-to-create-a-makerspace-in-any-space/

See What’s Happened in North Carolina w/ Statewide Support for #DigitalLearning
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-02-14-what-s-happened-in-north-carolina-with-statewide-support-for-digital-learning

Reshaping the education paradigm with cognitive science
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2017/02/14/reshaping-education-paradigm-cognitive-science-guestoftheweek/

Teach Students to Search Like a Boss w/ 5 Easy Google Advanced Search Tips
http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/02/teach-students-easy-google-advanced-search-tips/

The secret to faster learning: embrace the noble art of skimming
https://www.wired.com/2017/02/learn-faster-by-speeding-up/

To Boost Engagement, Give Tech Savvy Students Interactive Content
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-02-13-to-boost-engagement-give-tech-savvy-students-interactive-content

PAPER: Facilitating higher-order thinking with the flipped classroom model
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s41039-017-0048-6

They’re having fun… but are they learning? Measuring the outcomes from Play
https://medium.com/mit-media-lab/theyre-having-fun-but-are-they-learning-6746b25d48c4#.f9df3onz6

This is what Google Expeditions can do in a classroom
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/02/13/google-expeditions-class/

Let’s Practice What We Teach: Flipping Faculty Development
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/blended-flipped-learning/lets-practice-teach-flipping-faculty-development/

School wants parents to take responsibility – now their poster is spreading like wildfire online
http://en.newsner.com/the-school-wants-parents-to-take-responsibility-now-their-poster-is-spreading-like-wildfire-online/about/family

4 reasons why a generational skills gap exists today—and isn’t closing
http://www.ecampusnews.com/curriculum/generational-skills-gap-exists/

Online toolkit helps schools select content-rich instructional materials
http://edscoop.com/online-toolkit-helps-schools-select-content-rich-instructional-materials

The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids
https://www.wired.com/2015/02/silicon-valley-home-schooling/

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The Flipped Learning Network Launches a Book Club! First up: The Innovator’s Mind Set by George Couros

On Twitter, there will be one question each day posted via @FLNBookClub and #flnbook.

Also, a weekly blog post for each chapter will be shared at https://bookclub.flippedlearning.org/.

You are also encouraged to share your own blog post and/or respond or comment on the book club blog to keep the conversation going.

We’ll take out time and explore the book over the course of about 3 months, so it isn’t a big time commitment. Explore the schedule here.

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Image Source Fun Learning With Map Apps! Cartography is an old word that refers to the creation and study of maps. Given that maps have gone digital (like almost everything else), we wanted to give you a cartography update in this edition of the Roundup! Specifically, we wanted to show you diverse maps for teaching […]

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February 2, 2017

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10 Different Approaches to Creating Digital Learning Content

February 1, 2017

Over the past few months, I’ve written a series of posts over on the Flipped Learning Network web site that offer a wealth of different tools and techniques that can be used to create digital learning content for flipped or blended teaching and learning. I want to be sure that EmergingEdTech subscribers get a chance to […]

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Image Source “There’s folk out there who would do you harm … so I’ll sing you no lullaby” – Ian Anderson of Jethro Tull (No Lullaby, from Heavy Horses, 1977)   Technology is pretty awesome. I built my career largely around the intersection of information technology and the pursuit of excellence in management practices. Over […]

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