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 … free teacher PD from Khan Academy now through August, more evidence that attendance is tightly correlated to grades, reasons why blended learning works, exploring ‘stackable' credentials and the future of higher ed, where to but a lightboard that is mostly pre-assembled, and more to explore!
@khanacademy is offering free self paced teacher training now until August. Complete it before June 30th for chance to win a trip to Khan HQ in San Francisco!
Presentation: Institutional Exemplars – Digital Learning Implementation Strategies to Improve Student Success
Mastering the Skills, Not the Clock – #Highered is moving toward a competency-based model, where graduation depends on demonstrated ability, not years put in
Meanwhile, in Ireland … Free courses will teach career-building skills to young people
Report: Technology Is Key for Boosting Classroom Equity
The Social Media Apps “Graveyard” – interesting look at lots of SM sites that went under and why they failed
New university study: How teachers feel tech is changing the classroom
Study: Does good attendance equal good grades? (Yes, it does):
6 Reasons Blended Learning Works
“Ed-Tech” That Makes Me Want to Scream
Stackable credentials could be the future of higher ed, say experts
Want a light board for recording learning content but don't want to build it from scratch yourself? These folks offer one (you do need to buy the actual glass separately but they offer guidance). Check it out!
We close with a great quote shared by @mraspinall: “I'm more interested in arousing enthusiasm in kids than in teaching the facts. The facts may change, but that enthusiasm for exploring the world will remain with them the rest of their lives.”