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 … Apple is giving iPads to incoming freshman at OSU and offering coding courses to professors and calling this a “Digital Flagship” initiative … sounds like pretty weak effort to me (how about a close look at the ways the tech could support curriculum and a wider set of PD initiatives?). On a far more positive note, check out the Empiral Educator Project, which seeks to enhance the use of evidence-based practices to higher ed. Mix that in with financial education, AR, AI, 3D, OER, and some free webinars, and you've got plenty of education and technology content and resources to explore!
The Empirical Educator Project (EEP) is an effort to promote broader adoption of evidence-based teaching practices and foster a culture of empirical education across higher education
Four Ways Digital Financial Education Is Improving Student Outcomes
Leap Motion's experimental AR headset will warp your sense of reality
5 Ways To Help Kids Understand Digital Safety Without Scaring Them To Death
Three Free Webinars About Assistive Technology (over the next few weeks):
Not really sure how giving iPads to all new students and offering teachers coding courses makes a school a “Digital Flagship University” (doesn't sound like much of a plan)
OER: Myths, realities and results in today's classroom
Interesting … Pilot study validates artificial intelligence to help predict school violence
3D printers weave art, science to harness students' imaginations
4 Important Considerations for Evaluating Digital Course Content