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Technology and Teaching Tweet Recap, w/e 08-04-17

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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 … free Open Educational Resources webinars from the OpenStax (if you're in higher ed and not familiar with OpenStax, you need to be … they've recreated excellent free versions of the textbooks for over 20 of the most popular college courses!); Phil Hill from Univ of Texas, where they are leading the way with BadgeChain and digital badges, discusses these quickly evolving constructs; a look at the EDUCAUSE “NGDLE” (Next Generation Digital Learning Environment) effort, followed by a post looking at some issues with this lofty undertaking; Canva is partnering with Alexa; and more to explore!

What Actually Works in EdTech? with Tom Murray
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/e119/

Free Webinars coming from OpenStax re: #OER, OpenStax Tutor, OER Commons, etc.
https://openstax.org/blog/upcoming-openstax-webinars

Microcredentials and the Evolution of #Badges to Recognize Learning
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LUrqjHrij24

Last Night's #flipblog chat, Storified! Explore how Ts got started with #flippedlearning!
https://storify.com/mrswan/flipblogs-livechat-august-2-2017

The Evolution of the College Campus– One School at a Time
http://www.avnetwork.com/article.aspx?articleid=126964

Creating interactive video for distance learning courses
https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/creating-interactive-video-distance-learning-courses

EDUCAUSE & the #NGDLE: A bold vision for #edtech interoperability
http://er.educause.edu/articles/2017/7/updating-the-next-generation-digital-learning-environment-for-better-student-learning-outcomesNGDLE vision

A contrarian look at the #NGDLE (absent student voice is certainly a great point):
http://ammienoot.com/uncategorized/some-more-thoughts-on-the-ngdle-for-what-its-worth/

: Training Comp Sci T's Not Really About Computer Science
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2017/08/codeorg_training_computer_science_teachers.html

Teachers learn new style of sharing science with students
http://www.mercurynews.com/2017/08/01/made-science-teaches-teachers-to-teach/

Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools
https://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21725313-how-science-learning-can-get-best-out-edtech-together-technology-and-teachers-can

Exposed IoT devices create tremendous vulnerabilities – they need to be made secure!
http://www.zdnet.com/article/exposed-servers-hack-prison-cells-alter-pacemakers/

“How Failure in the Classroom Improved my Teaching”
https://medium.com/@Emilizabeth/how-failure-in-the-classroom-improved-my-teaching-5be43161734b

“5 Realities Schools Must Embrace”, from a Nat'l Superintendent of the Year
http://trustedk12.com/whats-next-phil-lanoue/

Flipping Inspiration – My Unusual #FlippedLearning Journey
http://flippedlearning.org/flipblogs/flipping-inspiration-unusual-journey-flipped-learning/

$99 Headset Could Be Augmented Reality’s First True Chance at a Mass Market
https://www.technologyreview.com/s/608292/99-headset-could-be-augmented-realitys-first-true-chance-at-a-mass-market/

Are micro-credentials the key to personalizing professional development?
http://www.educationdive.com/news/micro-credentials-key-personalized-learning-professional-development/441782/

Personalized online reading program yields 1.5 to 2 grade level gains in reading in 7 months
https://www.tapinto.net/sections/education/articles/new-technology-helps-drive-impressive-reading-gai-1

Canvas by Instructure announced that its teaming up with Amazon Alexa …
https://news.elearninginside.com/amazons-alexa-your-next-teacher/

 

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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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