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Digital Teaching and Learning Tweet Wrap for Week Ending 12-19-15

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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 we find a theme of content focused on the brain and learning science, and how this ties to optimal design of education technology platforms and tools. We look back at 2015 and forward to 2016 and beyond, we see some schools moving to standing desks (to keep students' bodies and minds engaged!), we consider how students have to participate more directly when learning online, and we consider issues that every good school leader must address if their schools and students are going to truly be “future ready” …

Lots of Brain & Learning Science Content, “Brain Based Learning” from @edutopia
http://www.edutopia.org/blogs/beat/brain-based-learning

Follow These 14 Hashtags for Education Technology Updates
https://www.noodle.com/articles/follow-these-14-hashtags-for-education-technology-updates

Online Teaching, It Turns Out, Isn’t Impersonal
https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1226-online-teaching-it-turns-out-isn-t-impersonal

Few #edtech co's “get it right”, incorporating cognitive learning to improve efficacy of solutions
http://www.forbes.com/sites/barbarakurshan/2015/12/15/the-misappropriation-of-cognitive-science-principles-in-edtech/

Robotics team prepares students for exciting careers
http://yadkinripple.com/news/education/2217/robotics-team-prepares-students-for-exciting-careers

Tech Tip: The best instructional technology specialists say ‘Yes!’
http://smartblogs.com/education/2015/02/24/tech-tip-the-best-instructional-technology-specialists-say-yes/

#Fail: 15 tech flops of 2015
http://money.cnn.com/gallery/technology/2015/12/17/tech-flops-2015/index.html

Amplifire combines neurobiology, cognitive psych research w/analytics in powerful adaptive learning s'ware
http://knowledgefactor.com/

This look back at 2015 will give you hope for the future:
http://yearinideas.ted.com/2015/

5 Issues Every ‘Future Ready’ School Leader Must Address
https://www.edsurge.com/news/2015-12-14-5-issues-every-future-ready-school-leader-must-address

You work with amazing Higher Ed tech leaders. Who do you think deserves to be recognized?
http://marketing.thetambellinigroup.com/acton/fs/blocks/showLandingPage/a/10722/p/p-0043/t/page/fm/0

Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving
http://www.edutopia.org/blog/metacognition-gift-that-keeps-giving-donna-wilson-marcus-conyers

Is the Smartphone ruining Students' posture, and their mood?
http://www.nytimes.com/2015/12/13/opinion/sunday/your-iphone-is-ruining-your-posture-and-your-mood.html

Forget ‘Sit down!' Students now standing up to learn
http://www.cnn.com/2015/12/10/health/standing-desks-impact-health-education/index.html

Teacher Uses LEGOs To Explain Math To Schoolchildren
http://www.boredpanda.com/lego-math-teaching-children-alycia-zimmerman/

School Districts Are Standing In The Way Of Effective Public School
http://techcrunch.com/2015/12/13/one-thing-standing-in-the-way-of-public-school-edtech/

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students
http://www.teachthought.com/pedagogy/assessment/35-digital-tools-create-simple-quizzes-collect-feedback-students/

Interesting: Can Data Measure Faculty Productivity? Rutgers Professors Say No
http://chronicle.com/article/Can-Data-Measure-Faculty/234595

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