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 … check out the upcoming free courses from Adobe, covering a wide range of edtech topics, create cartoons from videos or create instructional animations using other tools, a fun piece about kicking the tires on tech tools (the pedagogy will come), some great tips for Google Slides, glad to see Youtube responded to being called out on freaky, inappropriate content for kids, and there's more to explore! Have a great holiday break everyone!
Adobe has a bunch of free courses available to educators to learn more about a wide range of “ed tech” topics, like how to create and use comics in the classroom, how to use podcasting, etc.
Interesting look at the “longue durée”: Education in the Digital Age: A Look at the Progression of Technology in Education with Norm Friesen
So sorry to hear Storify will be shutting down in May! Major Frowny Face.
Storyboard – Create Cartoons from Your Videos
Creating Active Learning Classrooms Is Not Enough: Lessons from Two Case Studies (need PD too!)
No, you’re not being paranoid. Sites really are watching your every move
Three Good Ways to Create Instructional Animations
Playing With [Education] Technology (does it always have t be about pedagogy first?)
Blackboard is getting ready to add a tool to its learning management system that would provide grading guidance based on algorithms, but some faculty members question need.
Coding Boot Camps Are in Trouble, but New York City Has a Plan to Shape Them Up
Major props to James Bridle and others for raising the warning flag about bizarre, violent “kid friendly” content on YouTube. They have responded.
5 Great Google Slide Tips & Tricks
Great place to explore issues in Internet privacy: The Electronic Frontier Foundation's Privacy page: