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Digital Learning and Instructional Tech Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 12-06-14

by Kelly Walsh on December 6, 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).


This week in our Tweet Wrap … comparing timeline creation tools, using texting in the classroom, nearing 1 Billion Creative Commons licensed works (= free to reuse per license spec!), multiple coding apps for young students, student created apps, gamified career counseling, and more.

Flipped classroom signifies progressive shift
http://dailytrojan.com/2014/12/03/flipped-classroom-signifies-progressive-shift/

5 Timeline Creation Tools Compared – Chart
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2014/12/5-timeline-creation-tools-compared-chart.html

Experiential Learning: Just Because It’s Hands-On Doesn’t Mean It’s Minds-On
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/experiential-learning-just-hands-doesnt-mean-minds/

7 Ways to Use Texting in the Classroom
http://www.edudemic.com/7-ways-texting-advantage-classroom/

An App to Make Career Counseling More Like a Video Game
http://chronicle.com/blogs/wiredcampus/an-app-to-make-career-counseling-more-like-a-video-game/55109

“Sharing is winning. In 2015, we’ll pass one billion Creative Commons–licensed works”
https://stateof.creativecommons.org/report/

6 Easy Steps for Getting Started Using Free Plickers for Assessment
http://www.emergingedtech.com/2014/12/getting-started-using-free-plickers-for-assessment/

HISTORY Channel, U of Oklahoma team up, create unique new interactive, online 16-wk course
https://historychannel.ou.edu/

5 Things to Share With Your Teachers About Educational Technology
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rob-furman/5-things-to-share-with-yo_b_6218982.html?utm_hp_ref=tw

4 Coding Apps For Kindergarten and Elementary School — THE Journal
http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/11/20/4-coding-apps-for-kindergarten-and-elementary-school.aspx

The Heart: An Underused Tool for Digital Learning
http://www.advanc-ed.org/source/heart-underused-tool-digital-learning

Here’s a plan to turn around education — and generate $225 Trillion
http://www.forbes.com/sites/randalllane/2014/12/01/heres-a-plan-to-turn-around-u-s-education-and-generate-225-trillion/

Resources and Strategies for Flipping the Music Classroom
http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/resources-and-strategies-for-flipping-the-music-classroom/

When students need stuff, more teachers tapping Internet donors
http://www.miamiherald.com/news/local/education/article4211895.html

Student creates technology to help the visually impaired learn science
http://www.unicef.org/education/bege_77999.html

Students crack the code needed to create their own apps
http://www.theage.com.au/national/education/students-crack-the-code-needed-to-create-their-own-apps-20141130-11jwag.html

A 3 Step Collaborative Brainstorming Process (Tools & Tips)
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/3-step-collaborative-brainstorming-process-tools-tips/

Huff Post – School Technology: Important for Teaching, Learning
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/brian-osborne/school-technology-importa_b_6228480.html?utm_hp_ref=education&ir=Education

Frozen’s Elsa and Anna teach girls to code
http://money.cnn.com/2014/11/26/technology/disney-frozen-code/index.html?iid=HP_LN&hpt=hp_bn5

Related Posts (if the above topic is of interest, you might want to check these out):
Why Schools Have to Introduce Students to Programming (3 Steps to Get Started)
The Flipped Classroom is NOT Just for Math and Science!
Donation App Helps Teachers Overcome Budgetary and Resource Limitations

About 

Kelly Walsh is Chief Information Officer at The College of Westchester, in White Plains, NY, where he also teaches. In 2009, Walsh founded EmergingEdTech.com. He frequently delivers presentations and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. His eBook, the Flipped Classroom Workshop-in-a-Book is available here. Walsh became the Community Administrator for the Flipped Learning Network in June of 2016. In his "spare time" he also writes, records, and performs original music ... stop by kwalshmusic.com and have a listen!

[Disclaimer: The opinions expressed here are my own, or those of other writers, and not those of my employer. - K. Walsh]

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