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 … have some fun this week with Thanksgiving games from Kahoot; a great reminder that “edtech” is not about giving student devices and assuming that is going to make a difference – for technology to have an impact, it needs to be part of a larger, well planned initiative (with plenty of PD for teachers!); a few pieces about coding and kids; a few pieces about the continued evolving relationship between teach and teaching in our universities and colleges; and we end with the question, is our “love affair” with digital tech over? Are we awakening to the reality that it isn't all about convenience? Obviously, I'm a big fan of tech, but I think we need to be informed and aware and seek a balance. Okay, off the soap box and back to work for me! Enjoy.
Games For Thanksgiving By Kahoot!
Research: Giving Ss computers is NOT digital learning (in fact, it often just a distraction), it's all about HOW the tech gets used
Family coding class is a fun, unique learning opportunity
Campuses See Value of Digital Learning, but Lack a Plan
Univ builds new lecture hall in which, “classrooms were designed to facilitate the ‘flipped classroom' approach to teaching, which prioritizes group work over lectures.”
CDI’s Chromebook Trade in Program for Schools
Yes, yes, yes: The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech
Colleges urged to bolster creative side of students' digital literacy
The freeCodeCamp Podcast is live. Here are 6 episodes you can binge-listen now
Why Faculty Members Still Aren’t Sure What to Make of Education Technology (may need an account to access – seems like some browsers let me see this and some make me sign in – KW)
Students came for the robots, but learn more than just STEM
Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over (yes, I think it is healthy and overdue for society to be more aware of the various downsides of the technological convenience we've embraced, and to seek a better balance)