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Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap, Week Ending 5-7-16

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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 … check out the new Q&A function in Google Slides, strategies for lowering test anxiety, more excellent free higher ed textbooks from OpenStax (this is OER done right!), more award winning student success initiatives from University Business's Models of Excellence program, using Google Docs for “silent seminar”, getting up to speed with Snapchat (the most popular “new” social media platform your students are probably using if they're ‘tweens' or older), a new and different search engine from Twitter co-founder Biz Stone, and more, more, more!

How to Schedule Assignments & Announcements in Google Classroom
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/05/how-to-schedule-assignments.html

Lower Test Anxiety & Improve Retention With These Strategies (thx @coolcatteacher!)
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/lower-test-anxiety-and-improve-retention-with-these-5-strategies/

Lots of subject-specific FLIPPED LEARNING VIDEO examples!
http://flippedlearning.org/domain/36

We Won’t Improve Education By Making Teachers Hate Their Jobs
http://www.commondreams.org/views/2016/04/22/we-wont-improve-education-making-teachers-hate-their-jobs

#FlippedLearning is a powerful tool for classroom learning, but why stop there?
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/100-videos-lessons-flipped-classroom-joe-hirsch

Virtual reality meets digital art: Google's Tilt Brush
http://www.bangkokpost.com/learning/learning-from-news/961965/virtual-reality-meets-digital-art-googles-tilt-brush

Why Zuck is funding the evolution beyond cookie-cutter education
http://techcrunch.com/2016/05/04/comptutor/

Yes! Tap Into Brain Science to Make Learning Environments Better
http://meetingsnet.com/adult-learning/tap-brain-science-make-learning-environments-better

FlipCon16 this July in Allen, Texas! Just $250!
http://flippedlearning.org/Page/111

We Need to do Better! Research Finds Poor Outcomes For Students Who Retake Courses Online
http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/04/08/473273580/research-finds-poor-outcomes-for-students-who-retake-courses-online

The Most Important Thing to Know to Prevent #EdTech Problems During a Lecture
http://www.slideshare.net/emergingedtech/practice-preparation-problem-prevention

The Backchannel: Giving Every Student a Voice in the Blended Mobile Classroom
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/backchannel-student-voice-blended-classroom-beth-holland

MT RobertTalbert: New Google Slides Q&A feature has good potential for classroom
https://docs.googleblog.com/2016/05/slidesQA.html

The OpenStax library of easy to access & use, quality #OER textbooks for #highered keeps growing
https://www.openstaxcollege.org/books

Empower students to take charge of their well-being with this 3-part model
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/positive-brains-are-smarter-brains-donna-wilson-marcus-conyers

#FlipClass Enables Teachers to Flip Ownership of Learning to Ss
http://www.flippedclassroomworkshop.com/flipping-control-to-your-students/

100 Fascinating Facts about YouTube (imagine a world without it?)
http://www.livetiles.nyc/blog/100-fascinating-facts-youtube/

So many great success stories in University Business's Models of Excellence Program!
http://www.universitybusiness.com/mox

How Cool is Google Image Search? Use a Pic as Search Parameter!
https://medium.com/@emergingedtech/how-cool-is-google-image-search-you-can-even-use-a-picture-as-a-search-parameter-dd59dc092075#.8qpzgu42i

Introducing Jelly, A New Search Engine
https://medium.com/the-biz-stone-collection/introducing-jelly-a-new-search-engine-47e2594ad3ff#.hlz86fxgd

Sounds like fun … Tech Tip: How to use iMotion to add new life to a lesson
http://smartblogs.com/education/2016/04/26/tech-tip-how-to-use-imotion-to-add-new-life-to-a-lesson/

Snapchat 101 for VCs and Old Folks
https://bothsidesofthetable.com/snapchat-101-for-vcs-and-old-folks-47fbfcb29f78#.1temjw34k

Getting Students to Talk Silently: Using Google Docs for Silent Seminar
http://appedreview.com/blog/getting-students-talk-silently-using-google-docs-silent-seminar/

4 Reasons Why Online Learning Drives Residential Classroom Innovation
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/technology-and-learning/4-reasons-why-online-learning-drives-residential-classroom-innovation

So true. It's okay to be …
Terrible
a Dreamer
an Explorer
a Self Starter
an Outcast
a Kid
https://medium.com/life-learning/how-to-stay-a-creative-genius-40e4121378a6#.l45zqbm7k

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