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Instructional Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap for the Week Ending 02-06-16

by Kelly Walsh on February 7, 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 in the Wrap … the new Horizon Report (the higher ed edition) is out, helping students understand complex concepts by Edusketching, better learning through … long hand writing, Common Core resources, strategies for differentiation in PBL, encouraging a growth mindset when it comes to math, and more!

The 2016 #HigherEd Horizons Report is out! Can’t wait to sink my teeth into it.
http://www.nmc.org/publication/nmc-horizon-report-2016-higher-education-edition/

Merging Classrooms: How I Shared My Students with a Class in Egypt
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/merging-classrooms-how-i-shared-my-students-with-a-class-in-egypt/

E-books: too much distraction, not enough learning
http://www.statepress.com/article/2016/02/e-books-too-much-distraction-not-enough-learning

Here’s Why Writing Things Out By Hand Makes You Smarter
http://www.businessinsider.com/handwriting-helps-you-learn-2014-12

I’m a Teacher That Hates Technology—So Let Me Design the Products
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-02-04-i-m-a-teacher-that-hates-technology-so-let-me-design-the-products

50 Common Core Resources For Teachers
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/50-common-core-resources-for-teachers/

APPEd Review – 4 Apps for Early Literacy Development
http://www.emergingedtech.com/2015/10/rubric-reviewed-best-early-literacy-development-apps/

Edusketching: A Tool to Help Students Understand Complex Concepts
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/edusketching-wendy-pillars/

12 Barriers To Innovation In Education
http://www.teachthought.com/the-future-of-learning/disruption-innovation/12-barriers-innovation-education/

Chip could bring deep learning to mobile devices
http://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2016-02/miot-ccb020316.php

6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/differentiated-instruction-strategies-pbl-andrew-miller

Teacher PD Is Still Broken, These 3 Steps Can Fix It
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/teacher-pd-is-still-broken-these-3-steps-can-fix-it/

Annotation Studio – Annotate Shared Documents With Text, Video, Images
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/02/annotation-studio-annotate-shared.html#.VrIcotIrLcs

Amazon, Ed. Organizations Launch Blitz for “Growth Mindset” in Math
https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12/amazon-ed-organization-launch-blitz-for-growth-mindset/?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB

‘Micro Schools’ Could Be New Competition for Private K-12
http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2016/01/27/micro-schools-could-be-new-competition-for.html?cmp=SOC-EDIT-FB

Why Science Fairs Matter More Than Ever
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-d-etzwiler/why-science-fairs-matter-_b_9071720.html

MIT Launches Multiple Initiatives To Improve Digital Learning from PreK to Continuing Ed
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/02/02/mit-launches-multiple-initiatives-to-improve-digital-learning-from-prek-to-continuing-ed.aspx

If we give kids tools to build computers, we can raise creators not just consumers!
http://www.ted.com/talks/linda_liukas_a_delightful_way_to_teach_kids_about_computers

Fun song based lesson ideas (for any subject really)!
http://appedreview.com/app/genius-song-lyrics-more/?platform=hootsuite

Four Ways Teachers Can Differentiate In The Classroom
http://inservice.ascd.org/four-ways-teachers-can-differentiate-in-the-classroom/

Exploring The Bergmann & Sams School of Flipped Learning
http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/bergmann-and-sams-school-of-flipped-teaching-learning/

Why We Should Use Behavioral Economics to Design Technology That Doesn’t Kill Us
http://singularityhub.com/2016/01/28/why-we-should-use-behavioral-economics-to-design-technology-that-doesnt-kill-us/

Obama seeks $4 billion to reboot tech education
http://www.cnet.com/news/obama-seeks-4-billion-to-reboot-tech-education/

 

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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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