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Academics and Digital Technology Tweet Wrap, w/e 03-10-18

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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 … a number of pieces about the challenges education is facing: are our kids being ‘dumbed down' by our schools (NASA says ‘yes'), dark stories about where higher ed is heading, how we're often doing homework wrong, and the misguided focus on measuring learning outcomes. On the more positive side, explore gamification in action, discover the FIZZ method – a simple approach to creating flipped learning videos, help students reflect on learning experiences with “reflection cards”, and more!

Educators Identify ‘Good Guys/Bad Guys’ in How Schools Use Ed Tech
https://marketbrief.edweek.org/marketplace-k-12/educators-identify-good-guysbad-guys-schools-use-ed-tech/

Game Based Learning In Action
http://www.coolcatteacher.com/e268/

Five quick dark stories about the future of education – is #highered changing faster than we realize?
https://bryanalexander.org/future-of-education/five-quick-dark-stories-about-the-future-of-education/

Students Need to Solve Real Problems: Combining Problem-Based Learning and Project-Based Learning
http://www.spencerauthor.com/pblproblems/ 

We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists
https://ideapod.com/born-creative-geniuses-education-system-dumbs-us-according-nasa-scientists/

12 Ways to Create Flipped Learning Content – No. 4: The FIZZ Method (from @pocketlodge)
https://flippedlearning.org/how_to/low-tech-create-flipped-learning-video-content-fizz-method/

Yes, Yes, Absolutely! This is one of the reasons why I teach! “The Benefits of Deep Academic Experience for CIOs”
https://er.educause.edu/articles/2018/2/the-benefits-of-deep-academic-experience-for-cios

NEW – Reflecting on Maker Experiences with Reflection Cards
https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2018/03/10/reflecting-on-maker-experiences-with-reflection-cards/

Homework – We're Doing it Wrong
http://www.weredoingitwrong.com/blog/if-homework-isnt-meaningful-relevant-realistic-dont-assign-it

The Misguided Drive to Measure ‘Learning Outcomes’ (article surfaces lack of focus on larger, underlying issues)
https://www.nytimes.com/2018/02/23/opinion/sunday/colleges-measure-learning-outcomes.html

Quick tech tip … use Ctrl-A in Windows to grab (highlight) everything in a window – this works in a document, web page, email, wherever. Much easier than trying to highlight everything with your mouse!

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