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Academics and Technology Tweet Compilation, w/e 01-27-18

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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 … I'm a fan of DonorsChoose and have donated to local schools in my area. Glad to see they continue to be so successful, and that people are helping teachers, and teachers are willing to ask for a little assistance. The micro-credentials movement continues to gain momentum (I firmly believe that in the coming decade we're going to see this idea inform much of how higher education works in the U.S.). Check out the scientific evidence clarifying the relationship between attitude and achievement in math and other subjects, and so much more to explore!   

Wow! DonorsChoose.org celebrates funding of 1 million educational projects
http://www.ctpost.com/local/article/DonorsChoose-org-celebrates-funding-of-1-million-12522460.php

EdX Quietly Developing ‘MicroBachelors’ Program
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-01-25-edx-quietly-developing-microbachelors-program

For the first time, scientists have identified the brain pathway that links a positive attitude toward math to achievement in the subject
https://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2018/01/180124131736.htm

10 Key Points About Active Learning
https://www.insidehighered.com/views/2018/01/25/how-think-about-active-learning-and-its-benefits-opinion

Ray Kurzweil’s Mind-Boggling Predictions for the Next 25 Years
https://singularityhub.com/2015/01/26/ray-kurzweils-mind-boggling-predictions-for-the-next-25-years/

Microsoft Just Released an Education Laptop That's a Total Dunce
https://www.inc.com/john-brandon/microsoft-just-released-an-education-laptop-thats-a-total-dunce.html

Voting now open to determine 2018 NextGeneration Leaders
http://edscoop.com/voting-now-open-to-determine-2018-nextgeneration-leaders

YES! Yes! For Edtech to Actually Work, it has to Embrace Neuroscience (may have to register to read)
http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/education_futures/2018/01/for_edtech_to_actually_work_it_has_to_embrace_neuroscience.html

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-01-22-we-asked-teachers-what-they-want-from-edtech-here-s-what-they-said

This really is clever! A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works)
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2018-01-17-a-clever-way-to-measure-how-students-actually-use-edtech-and-whether-it-works

CAOs Believe in Adaptive Learning Tools, but Lack Campus Support
https://edtechmagazine.com/higher/article/2018/01/caos-believe-adaptive-learning-tools-lack-campus-support

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/e236/

Higher ed student success: Web registry gives greater clarity to credentials
https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/higher-ed-student-success-web-registry-gives-greater-clarity-credentials

“Snapshot Strategies”: Inserting a picture directly from your camera to various types of Google documents
http://www.cyclesoflearning.com/home/snapshot-strategies-making-the-most-out-of-the-most-legit-google-doc-feature

Struggling to connect with college students on IT security
https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/struggling-connect-college-students-it-security

 

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