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Instructional Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap, Week Ending 03-05-16

by Kelly Walsh on March 6, 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 a rich set of PBL “products” from students across many grade levels, find out how students are creating and using VR “photospheres” using Google Cardboard and their phones, learn how a school in Australia is using a robotic assistant in the classroom, discover how one school helped a struggling dyslexic student rise to the top of the class, learn about researchers stimulating (literally!) faster learning, and more, more, more!

Billy was the sort of kid from whom you wouldn’t expect much in a classroom, until …
http://www.chicagotribune.com/ct-keilman-column-hf-0302-20160225-1-column.html

3 steps to collaborative professional learning
https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=682

A Collection of Project Based Learning “End Products” from @tonyvincent
http://learninginhand.com/blog/pbl-collection

I Know What Girls Like: Science, Technology, Engineering & Math!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/lisa-kaas-boyle/i-know-what-girls-like-sc_b_9380696.html

… 1.8 million #tech jobs will be unfilled in US because no one is trained to fill them
http://techcrunch.com/2016/03/04/computer-science-is-the-key-to-americas-skills-crisis/

8 Articles Exploring Benefits of Flipped Classroom for Special Needs Students
http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/benefits-of-flipped-classroom-for-special-needs-students/

Your students can create virtual reality expeditions
https://www.iste.org/explore/articleDetail?articleid=683&category=In-the-classroom&article=

Our “Undereducation”
http://willrichardson.com/post/140026855370/our-undereducation

EdTech Co’s lack “reliable, research-based” recommendations on how Ss should use their products
https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12/chicago-program-testing-ed-tech-products-reveals-need-for-data-teacher-buy-in/

The Maker Movement Is About More Than Science and Math
https://www.the74million.org/article/the-maker-movement-is-about-more-than-science-and-math-but-is-all-this-tinkering-really-effective

8 Switches To Update Project-Based Learning In The 21st Century
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/project-based-learning/21st-century-project-based-learning/

School gets new hi-tech assistant to boost digital learning
http://www.educatoronline.com.au/news/school-gets-new-hitech-assistant-to-boost-digital-learning-212542.aspx

HackHERS: Rutgers students gather to compete, learn more about coding
http://www.dailytargum.com/article/2016/02/rutgers-students-gather-to-compete-learn-more-about-coding

Researchers Create Matrix-Like Instant Learning Through Brain Stimulation
http://techcrunch.com/2016/02/29/researchers-create-matrix-like-instant-learning-through-brain-stimulation/?ncid=tcdaily

 

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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