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Digital Teaching and Learning Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 01-30-16

by Kelly Walsh on January 31, 2016

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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 … explore the growth mindset with young learners, learn about a global collaboration for students to build apps that can change the world, check out a guide to the right 3D printer, learn about a new Plicker feature, explore some awesome interactives for the flipped math classroom?, and how about those stand up desks? … talk about active learning! (sorry, couldn’t resist). Read on and enjoy!

Great vids for young Ss re: power of the #GrowthMindset (need some geared to older Ss too)
https://www.classdojo.com/bigideas/

Sweet! A Global Collaboration Among Students To Build Apps that Matter To Our World
http://www.prweb.com/releases/2016/01/prweb13177438.htm

What Is Competency-Based Learning, Why Does It Matter?
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/competency-based-learning-john-martin/

The real digital divide in educational technology (the ‘digital use’ divide)
http://www.brookings.edu/blogs/techtank/posts/2016/01/28-real-digital-divide-educational-technology-brotman

AWESOME QUESTION! Would You Want to Be a Student in Your Own Classroom?
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/innovators-mindset-george-couros-empathy/

An educator’s guide to choosing the right 3D printer for robust, hands-on learning:
https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=655

There are 3,900+ math & reading apps, class mgmt systems, other software services. Wow.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/18/technology/education-technology-graduates-from-the-classroom-to-the-boardroom.html

Forget Sit down!’ Students now standing up to learn
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/10/health/standing-desks-impact-health-education/index.html

Interesting Research: Technology Is Only Making Social Skills More Important
https://hbr.org/2015/08/research-technology-is-only-making-social-skills-more-important

Plickers Now Offers Scoresheets for Reviewing Students’ Progress
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/01/plickers-now-offers-scoresheets-for.html

Google has a free online course on cutting-edge computer science
http://www.komando.com/happening-now/344983/google-has-a-free-online-course-on-cutting-edge-computer-science

I Flipped my Class, Now Everyone Talks, Laughs, & Works
http://www.pearsoned.com/education-blog/i-flipped-my-class-now-everyone-talks-laughs-and-works/

Why Kindergarten in Finland Is All About Playtime (& More Stimulating Than Common Core)
http://www.theatlantic.com/education/archive/2015/10/the-joyful-illiterate-kindergartners-of-finland/408325/

Automation or empowerment: online learning at the crossroads
http://www.tonybates.ca/2016/01/11/automation-or-empowerment-online-learning-at-the-crossroads/

Disruptive or not, you must add MOOCs to your online presence
https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/disruptive-you-must-add-moocs-your-online-presence-anup-batra

10 Best Sites For Free STL Files for #3DPrinting
http://www.3ders.org/articles/20160125-the-10-best-sites-to-download-free-stl-files-for-3d-printing.html

Interactive Resources for Flipped, Active Math Learning
http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/interactive-math-resources-for-flipped-active-math-learning/

 

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 on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. Walsh is also an author, and online educator, regularly running Flipped Class Workshops online. 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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