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Emerging Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap, W/E 05-21-16

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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's wrap starts off with a great set of free tools and resources, explore a fun Twitter-based lesson, take a look at an updated approach to reading instruction, examine the higher edtech paradox, check out 10 great robot kits (a really fun way to introduce kids to code, logic, and a wide range of skills that goes with them), look at how programming languages for kids have evolved, learn about mistakes to avoid with active learning, and so much more!

The 50 Best Free Teacher Resources of the Decade So far
http://www.fusionyearbooks.com/blog/free-teacher-resources/

What happens when middle schoolers take to Twitter? They become learners
http://theconversation.com/what-happens-when-middle-schoolers-take-to-twitter-they-become-learners-59135

Host a National Week of Making event & share your event:
http://weekofmaking.org/events/

Inspire Your Students to Be a Kid Science Advisor to the White House This Summer
https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/education/obama-wants-to-hear-what-children-have-to-say-about-science-education/2016/05/18/6290f1ba-1d38-11e6-8c7b-6931e66333e7_story.html

The typical path of how people respond to life-changing inventions (funny & true!)
https://medium.com/@cdixon/the-typical-path-of-how-people-respond-to-life-changing-inventions-3e250914bccd#.ndrp7kdz8

How to Bring Reading Instruction Into the 21st Century
https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/reading-instruction-21st-century

Growth of Big Data Predicted to Significantly Drive the #EdTech Market in the US
http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20160520005015/en/Growth-Big-Data-Predicted-Significantly-Drive-Education

RT @BarbiHoneycutt: 6 mistakes to be aware of when using #activelearning #flipclass #edtech
https://tomprof.stanford.edu/posting/1491?platform=hootsuite

Reflective Learning: What It Is And Why It Matters
https://globaldigitalcitizen.org/reflective-learning-matters

Game Design Takes Teen from High School to White House
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/rich-taylor/game-design-takes-teen-fr_b_10005454.html

Fiber-like internet speeds delivered over your home phone line coming soon!
http://money.cnn.com/2016/05/16/technology/gfast-internet-speeds/

4 Ways to Use Social Media for Learning
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2016/05/18/4-ways-to-use-social-media-for-learning.aspx

Bursting the ‘Personalization' Bubble: An Alternative Vision for Public Schools
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-05-18-bursting-the-personalization-bubble-an-alternative-vision-for-our-public-schools

Research results: “access alone isn’t enough to raise the bar for underserved students”
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-05-19-what-a-decade-of-education-research-tells-us-about-technology-in-the-hands-of-underserved-students

The #HigherEd #EdTech Paradox: big potential, but academic rewards system stymies tech adoption
http://www.edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2016/05/higher-education-technology-paradox

Take Your Teaching Online: the Micro-Lecture
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/gradhacker/take-your-teaching-online-micro-lecture

Gamify project-based learning & watch student engagement skyrocket
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/project-based-learning-gamification-go-great-together-heather-wolpert-gawron

4 Exciting Trends in Education Technology
http://www.livetiles.nyc/blog/4-fascinating-trends-education-technology/

Why Colleges Should Take the Lead in Learning Analytics Development
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-05-17-why-colleges-should-take-the-lead-in-learning-analytics-development

RT @TeachersFirst: Take the journey! New app links Ss to virtual reality lessons
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/05/02/new-app-links-students-to-virtual-reality-lessons/

10 Best Educational Robot Kits
http://www.roboticstrends.com/article/10_best_educational_robot_kits/Educational%20Robots

How computer programming languages for kids have evolved & where they're going
http://blog.makewonder.com/evolution-programming-for-kids/

Blockchain Technology Enters Educational Institutions
http://www.newsbtc.com/2016/05/15/blockchain-now-enters-educational-institutions/

To train future #edtech leaders, #highered needs new discipline, some say
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2016/05/16/train-future-ed-tech-leaders-higher-ed-needs-new-discipline-some-say

6 Strategies To Make Digital Learning Work
https://insights.ccl.org/articles/leading-effectively-articles/6-strategies-to-make-digital-learning-work/

RT @MADLearn: How to help students become digital creators
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/04/29/how-to-help-students-become-digital-creators/

Don’t have the time to Flip your class? Think again.
https://edtechenthusiast.wordpress.com/2016/03/30/dont-have-the-time-to-flip-your-class-think-again/

Most popular Learning Management Systems (infographic):
https://www.pinterest.com/pin/240168592606769244/

Read what these 8th graders have to say about Benefits of Student Blogging!
http://www.theedublogger.com/2016/03/31/student-led-blogging-projects/#.Vv2mqUKGHBo.twitter

Hopscotch – Learn Coding Basics on Your iPad or iPhone
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/05/hopscotch-learn-coding-basics-on-your.html

Ugh. Too many stories about weak #edtech implementations – you need a PLAN to do it right!
http://thenextweb.com/opinion/2016/05/13/tech-in-the-classroom-were-doing-it-wrong/

 

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