Digital Learning and Education Technology Tweet Wrap for the Week of 08-11-18

by Kelly Walsh on August 16, 2014

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This week’s collection of 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).


Included in this week’s tweet wrap … ‘other’ skills (beyond the already challenging reading, writing, and math!) that K-12 schools should be teaching students to prepare them for higher ed and careers; key factors (supported by data) that impact online learning success; using digital tech to reduce paper consumption; and plenty of good resources, tips, and insights, as always.

For Public Schools, the Long and Bumpy Road to Going Digital (“The Messy Decade”)
http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/2014/08/for-public-schools-the-long-and-bumpy-road-to-going-digital/

5 higher-ed skills to teach K-12 students now
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2014/08/13/skills-higher-ed-843/

15 Examples of Student-Centered Teaching
http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/15-examples-student-centered-teaching/

Seven Web-based Tools for Delivering Flipped Lessons
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/08/seven-web-based-tools-for-delivering.html#.U-9hBmPqX90

15 terrific resources for close reading
http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/2014/08/close-reading.html

60 iPad Productivity Apps For Modern, Mobile Teachers
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/60-ipad-productivity-apps-mobile-teachers/

Tests That Look Like Video Games
http://www.npr.org/blogs/ed/2014/08/07/337129961/tests-that-look-like-video-games

Physics Prof. Tim Good uses technology to engage students with classwork
http://www.gettysburg.edu/news_events/press_release_detail.dot?id=6ecb5510-6664-4b5c-93b2-4ba9b3d86f01

6 factors that weigh heavily in success or failure of online learning platforms (MIT)
http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterhigh/2014/08/11/mit-team-turns-6-9-million-clicks-into-insights-to-improve-online-education/

Google Chromebooks eating into US education market, says Gartner
http://www.theguardian.com/technology/2014/aug/11/google-chromebooks-education-market-gartner

Can Universities Use Data to Fix What Ails the Lecture?
http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Universities-Use-Data-to/148307/

Save the Trees – Try These Tools to Conserve Paper in School
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/08/save-trees-try-these-tools-to-conserve.html

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
The 5 Best Things I’ve Learned in 5 Years of Living EmergingEdTech
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Getting Students to Engage With Digital Learning Materials – 2 Good Strategies

About 

Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer and a faculty member at The College of Westchester in White Plains, NY and is the founder and author of EmergingEdTech.com. As an education technology advocate, he frequently delivers presentations on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, periodically running Flipped Class Workshops online. His latest eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book was published in September, 2013 and is available here. In his spare time Walsh also writes, records, and performs original (and cover) songs (look for "K. Walsh" on iTunes or Amazon.com or check out his original song videos on here on YouTube ).

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