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Instructional Technology and Teaching Tweet Wrap, w/e 02-18-17

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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 is packed full of tasty tidbits for teachers trolling for tech tips and tools, along with plenty of food for thought about teaching and learning in general!  Should we let students help write open textbooks? How about a free tool to help gauge the impact of edtech usage in your classroom or school? Check out a few lessons plans to help combat fake news. Can we measure the outcomes from play? Explore students' rising expectations for interactive digital learning content. All that and much more! 

Game Based Learning: Make Fast Teaching Games with SMART lab
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/game-based-learning-teaching-games-smart-lab-gbl/

Growing (But Controversial) Idea in Open-Access Tbooks: Let Ss Help Write 'em:
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-02-09-a-growing-but-controversial-idea-in-open-access-textbooks-let-students-help-write-them

Free Tool Helps Schools Do Quick Impact Studies of Ed Tech Usage 
https://thejournal.com/articles/2017/02/16/free-tool-helps-schools-do-quick-impact-studies-of-ed-tech-usage.aspx

Pick up The Innovator's Mindset this weekend and Join us!
http://flippedlearning.org/books/fln-book-club-first-book-the-innovators-mindset/

How Are You Celebrating Digital Learning Day 2017?
http://www.gettingsmart.com/2017/02/how-are-you-celebrating-digital-learning-day-2017/

The 6 Major Barriers to Technology Adoption in Higher Ed
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/02/15/6-major-barriers-to-technology-adoption-in-higher-ed.aspx

Phishing Scam Targets School Employees' Information
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2017/02/phishing_scam_targets_schools.html

3 Fast, Free Lesson Plans to Fight Fake News
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/3-fast-free-lesson-plans-fight-fake-news/

How to Create a #Makerspace in any Space
http://www.theedadvocate.org/how-to-create-a-makerspace-in-any-space/

See What's Happened in North Carolina w/ Statewide Support for #DigitalLearning
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-02-14-what-s-happened-in-north-carolina-with-statewide-support-for-digital-learning

Reshaping the education paradigm with cognitive science
http://siliconangle.com/blog/2017/02/14/reshaping-education-paradigm-cognitive-science-guestoftheweek/

Teach Students to Search Like a Boss w/ 5 Easy Google Advanced Search Tips
http://www.emergingedtech.com/2016/02/teach-students-easy-google-advanced-search-tips/

The secret to faster learning: embrace the noble art of skimming
https://www.wired.com/2017/02/learn-faster-by-speeding-up/

To Boost Engagement, Give Tech Savvy Students Interactive Content
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2017-02-13-to-boost-engagement-give-tech-savvy-students-interactive-content

PAPER: Facilitating higher-order thinking with the flipped classroom model
http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/s41039-017-0048-6

They’re having fun… but are they learning? Measuring the outcomes from Play
https://medium.com/mit-media-lab/theyre-having-fun-but-are-they-learning-6746b25d48c4#.f9df3onz6

This is what Google Expeditions can do in a classroom
http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/02/13/google-expeditions-class/

Let’s Practice What We Teach: Flipping Faculty Development
http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/blended-flipped-learning/lets-practice-teach-flipping-faculty-development/

School wants parents to take responsibility – now their poster is spreading like wildfire online
http://en.newsner.com/the-school-wants-parents-to-take-responsibility-now-their-poster-is-spreading-like-wildfire-online/about/family

4 reasons why a generational skills gap exists today—and isn’t closing
http://www.ecampusnews.com/curriculum/generational-skills-gap-exists/

Online toolkit helps schools select content-rich instructional materials
http://edscoop.com/online-toolkit-helps-schools-select-content-rich-instructional-materials

The Techies Who Are Hacking Education by Homeschooling Their Kids
https://www.wired.com/2015/02/silicon-valley-home-schooling/

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