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Education and Technology Tweet Wrap, w/e 08-19-17

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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 in the wrap, there's an Augmented Reality Hackathon happening this week, specifically for teachers – stop by Metaverse and create your AR with this free and easy tool, then click the first link below to learn how to share your creativity! Robert Talbert wrote an excellent post about problematic assumptions that can drive decisions we make in the classroom. Consider all we can learn from tomorrow's eclipse (here in the US). The New Zealand government (EmergingEdTech enjoys good readership ‘down under' in both Australia and NZ) offers “Youth Digital Enterprise Awards”, aimed at helping young people become tomorrow’s digital entrepreneurs. Wrap up the wrap with a look at and bunch of expert predictions about how tech may change our lives in the coming decade.  

Augmented Reality hackathon for Ts running 8/19 – 8/26, showing creative AR Ts have made!
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2017/08/an-augmented-reality-hackathon-for.html#.WZWME1GGOM8

Storified flipblogs twitter chat: great dialogue about CHANGES
https://storify.com/mrswan/flipblogs-chat-3-august-16-2017

Great piece by RobertTalbert: Laptop bans and the assumptions we make
https://medium.com/@roberttalbert/laptop-bans-and-the-assumptions-we-make-8089aae92942

Podcast: Choice & Control – The Structure Of Educational Revolutions
http://www.teachthought.com/technology/teachthought-podcast-ep-83-school-choice-control-structure-educational-revolutions/

Mystery Science Helps Teachers Dazzle Their Students With Interactive Science Classes 
https://www.forbes.com/sites/alextaub/2017/08/17/mystery-science-helps-teachers-dazzle-their-students-with-interactive-science-classes/#17493375afe8

For Ed Tech to Be Successful, ‘It Has to Come From Teachers' http://blogs.edweek.org/teachers/teaching_now/2017/08/teacher_input_edtech.html

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs
https://www.edutopia.org/blog/flip-ela-class-with-blogs-brian-sztabnik

Want a Better Future? Teach Evidence and Empathy!
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/want-a-better-future-teach-evidence-and-empathy_us_598d04aae4b0ed1f464c09bb

Learning A Ton Of New Science From 2 Minutes Of A Total Solar Eclipse
http://www.abc2news.com/newsy/learning-a-ton-of-new-science-from-2-minutes-of-a-total-solar-eclipse

Five more Brooklyn schools to teach young kids computer science 
http://www.brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/8/18/five-more-brooklyn-schools-teach-young-kids-computer-science

NZ opens “Youth Digital Enterprise Awards” scholarship competition 
http://www.scoop.co.nz/stories/PA1708/S00371/applications-to-open-for-youth-digital-scholarships.htm

Emerging Tech: 7 Top Futurists Make Some Surprising Predictions About Next Decade
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2015/05/12/futurists-next-10-years_n_7241210.html

 

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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 and training on a variety of related topics at schools and conferences across the U.S. 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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