Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.
This week's wrap starts off with a great set of free tools and resources, explore a fun Twitter-based lesson, take a look at an updated approach to reading instruction, examine the higher edtech paradox, check out 10 great robot kits (a really fun way to introduce kids to code, logic, and a wide range of skills that goes with them), look at how programming languages for kids have evolved, learn about mistakes to avoid with active learning, and so much more!
The 50 Best Free Teacher Resources of the Decade So far
What happens when middle schoolers take to Twitter? They become learners
Host a National Week of Making event & share your event:
Inspire Your Students to Be a Kid Science Advisor to the White House This Summer
The typical path of how people respond to life-changing inventions (funny & true!)
How to Bring Reading Instruction Into the 21st Century
Growth of Big Data Predicted to Significantly Drive the #EdTech Market in the US
RT @BarbiHoneycutt: 6 mistakes to be aware of when using #activelearning #flipclass #edtech
Reflective Learning: What It Is And Why It Matters
Game Design Takes Teen from High School to White House
Fiber-like internet speeds delivered over your home phone line coming soon!
4 Ways to Use Social Media for Learning
Bursting the ‘Personalization' Bubble: An Alternative Vision for Public Schools
Research results: “access alone isn’t enough to raise the bar for underserved students”
The #HigherEd #EdTech Paradox: big potential, but academic rewards system stymies tech adoption
Take Your Teaching Online: the Micro-Lecture
Gamify project-based learning & watch student engagement skyrocket
4 Exciting Trends in Education Technology
Why Colleges Should Take the Lead in Learning Analytics Development
RT @TeachersFirst: Take the journey! New app links Ss to virtual reality lessons
10 Best Educational Robot Kits
How computer programming languages for kids have evolved & where they're going
Blockchain Technology Enters Educational Institutions
To train future #edtech leaders, #highered needs new discipline, some say
6 Strategies To Make Digital Learning Work
RT @MADLearn: How to help students become digital creators
Don’t have the time to Flip your class? Think again.
Most popular Learning Management Systems (infographic):
Read what these 8th graders have to say about Benefits of Student Blogging!
Hopscotch – Learn Coding Basics on Your iPad or iPhone
Ugh. Too many stories about weak #edtech implementations – you need a PLAN to do it right!