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Teaching and Educational Technology Tweet Wrap, w/e 12-10-16

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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 … colleges (along with many K-12 schools) continue to expand access and lower cost with Open Educational Resources (I'm proud to be able to say that we've eliminated paid textbooks from about 33% of our courses at The College of Westchester, and continue to push to hit > 50%! – KW), explore the essential consideration for ensuring the accessibility of digital materials to all users, discover the Early Childhood Center in New Jersey, where they are teaching their students Spanish and Mandarin, along with tech and STEM, and getting the world's attention (there are two articles about this school below, one after the other), then wrap it all up with a laugh in a classic video showing kids reacting to old computers! Enjoy! 

Essentials of Digital Accessibility
https://thejournal.com/articles/2016/12/07/essentials-of-digital-accessibility.aspx

Business can offer free connectivity to those who need it most. Here’s why it must
http://time.com/4587255/marcelo-claure-technology-education-gap/

Inside the #OER Revolution in Higher Ed
https://www.universitybusiness.com/article/oer-revolution-higher-ed

Reluctant to Flip Your Class? My Story May Change Your Mind
http://flippedlearning.org/syndicated/reluctant-flip-class-story-may-change-mind/

Use Stories to Help Students See Possibilities for Helping Others
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2016/12/use-stories-to-help-students-see.html#.WEwIIfkrLb0

How to make higher education technology investments that pay off
http://www.ecampusnews.com/it-newsletter/higher-ed-technology-investments/

You should probably still avoid toys that talk with your kids
https://techcrunch.com/2016/12/06/you-should-probably-still-avoid-toys-that-talk-with-your-kids/

A Taxonomy For Transfer: 14 Ways Learners Can Transfer What They Know
http://www.teachthought.com/learning/a-taxonomy-for-transfer-14-ways-learners-can-transfer-what-they-know/

Ground Breaking School: Students at NJ school learn 3 languages, STEM
http://www.fox5ny.com/news/222814451-story

How to Fix the Country’s Failing Schools. And How Not To.
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/10/opinion/sunday/how-to-fix-the-countrys-failing-schools-and-how-not-to.html

If You Had $45 Billion, What Would You Do to Improve Education?
http://www.chronicle.com/article/If-You-Had-45-Billion-What/238545

Technology Feels Like It’s Accelerating — Because It Actually Is
https://singularityhub.com/2016/03/22/technology-feels-like-its-accelerating-because-it-actually-is/

#MOOC Course Report: December 2016: 1100+ free MOOCs starting this month!
https://www.class-central.com/report/mooc-course-report-december-2016/

Interesting? Disturbing? Learning Activities Delivered by Eloquent Instructor Avatars
https://www.cs.purdue.edu/cgvlab/avatar/pubs/ScalabilitySIGGAsiaSymposiumOnEducation2016.pdf

A whole new take on the old “shop class” Xmas gift: 3D printed ornaments!
http://www.thingiverse.com/glitchpudding/collections/ornaments#edtech

These are Hilarious [Kids React to Old Computers]
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PF7EpEnglgk

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