Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.
This week I start the wrap with a quote from Steven W. Anderson, who was our Keynote speaker at TLIPAD 2015, where he gave a fun, motivating talk on Friday morning. The conference was a blast, and as always, it was great to meet so many inspired educators!
We also have a video to which so many adjectives could be applied (disappointing, disturbing, and ridiculous, to name a few): a short clip showing teachers parroting back a PD trainer's words in a session offered to Chicago Public Schools … this is a great demonstration of how NOT to do PD (thanks to Steven for sharing this in his talk). And, as always, there are plenty of other tools, resources, and insights in this week's wrap!
“The best #making is when students use what they make to solve a problem” @web20classroom (Steven W. Anderson)
Is this the worst #teacher PD ever?
Over 90,000 #HourOfCode events were scheduled around the world as of 11-12-15
Technology should assist student learning & creation rather than to control learning
Microsoft's Huge Update Could Bring Artificial Intelligence To Your Apps
The Flipped #iPad Classroom (Pt.3): Better Use of Valuable Face-to-Face Class Time
MT @TomazAmon: Study insects in virtual reality (they don't bite)!
The World of 7 Billion – A Student Video Contest
$800K Study To Test Efficacy of Digital Learning Tool
12 Of The Best Math Apps For Kids
RT @jackiegerstein: Hour of Code to feature Star Wars: The Force Awakens
His students were struggling, so he ‘flipped' his classrooms, then everything changed
Why schools are adding standing desks to the classroom
Meet Ruby Rails, the Tech-Savvy Doll Teaching Girls to Build Their Own Future
Mark Zuckerberg outlines #education philanthropy plans
W Virginia ed leaders encourage 1:1 to disrupt digital inequity
Flipped #iPad Classroom: Delivering Content, Engagement Required
Online Education in 2025: Here’s What to Expect
Making Education Competent (John Baker, D2L CEO):
Google, Facebook, SpaceX, OneWeb plan to beam Internet everywhere!
Spotlight on online experiential learning at Ryerson University
20 Tips To Promote A Self-Directed Classroom Culture