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 …a few pieces touching on the science of learning (which I believe is a vital component of ed tech that industry and academia need to work harder to integrate into how we leverage tech in teaching): one from the folks at CompetencyWorks, and a re-sharing of my interview with Ramsey Musallam which I got so much out of and want to encourage readers to take 20 minutes to watch (especially the latter part where he discusses techniques for raising curiosity), CoolCatTeacher Vicki Davis interviews a school superintendent learn who has created vision for change in her district and getting buy in from teachers, schools in Singapore are teaching students how to spot fake news, learn how to find and explore PowerPoint add-ins to bring new functionality to the app (like a Pixabay add-in, to make finding great free to use content a snap) … and more!
How to Find and Install PowerPoint Add-ins
Great piece on “Moving Forward with the Science of Learning” from @CompetencyWorks – we've learned so much, but need to expanding on our knowledge
Creating a Vision for Your School and Getting Buy In from Stakeholders
Love it! Wisconsin students learning skills by running a business
Where will high schoolers learn the digital skills needed for future jobs?
Thanks @edarabia! “Hello! @EmergingEdTech is featured on our list of Top 50 K-12 #EdTechBlogs to follow!”
“… the more interesting question is, ‘How do you motivate them to the task?' When their interest is piqued, when there is tension between what they know and what they don’t know …” That's when Ss are primed to learn!
Delivering Best-in-Class Education Technology Without Breaking the Bank (with a pre-fab data center)
Students show community their technology for Digital Learning Day
Bravo for Singapore Schools – Thriving rather than surviving: Teaching students how to spot fake news
“The Battle Over Screen Time” … very interesting dialogue from numerous respondents to “Amercia's Real Digital Divide”