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 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
Free Webinars coming from OpenStax re: #OER, OpenStax Tutor, OER Commons, etc.
Microcredentials and the Evolution of #Badges to Recognize Learning
#flipblog chat, Storified! Explore how Ts got started with #flippedlearning!
The Evolution of the College Campus– One School at a Time
Creating interactive video for distance learning courses
EDUCAUSE & the #NGDLE: A bold vision for #edtech interoperability
A contrarian look at the #NGDLE (absent student voice is certainly a great point):
Code.org : Training Comp Sci T's Not Really About Computer Science
Teachers learn new style of sharing science with students
Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools
Exposed IoT devices create tremendous vulnerabilities – they need to be made secure!
“How Failure in the Classroom Improved my Teaching”
“5 Realities Schools Must Embrace”, from a Nat'l Superintendent of the Year
Flipping Inspiration – My Unusual
$99 Headset Could Be Augmented Reality’s First True Chance at a Mass Market
Are micro-credentials the key to personalizing professional development?
Personalized online reading program yields 1.5 to 2 grade level gains in reading in 7 months
Canvas by Instructure announced that its teaming up with Amazon Alexa …