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 we explore lots of interesting questions and ideas, while also checking out a few fun tools. What if technology is antithetical to learning? France is outlawing phones in the classroom for primary, junior, and middle schools. In the meanwhile, robots, AI, and future jobs are putting pressure on us to leverage tech in teaching better. Teachers are indicating that they don't feel comfortable integrating technology. EDUCAUSE is considering the future of “extended reality” on campus. Sal Khan is helping us understand the benefits of mastery learning. And we've got some new tools to look at: “Scanmarker Air” and Storyboard That. Lots to explore and think about …
Essential education: future jobs must be taught with tech … It’s about blending technology with the right curriculum design … educators must be flexible and future-focussed
Interesting … new French law applies to primary, junior and middle school students (ages 3 to 15) “French say ‘Non!' to Cellphones” I can't say that I fully disagree, for students in this age range
Scanmarker Air Review: This Digital Highlighter Is Great For Research Or Learning A Language. Marker captures text and transmits it to your iPhone or PC.
Robotics, AI put pressure on K-12 education to adapt and evolve
Educause Explores Future of Extended Reality on Campus
Create Printable Story Cubes on Storyboard That
Well done Seton Hall U! We need more of these: Initiative combatting privacy abuse and tech overuse urges students to take control
A survey of more than 2,000 teachers found that only 10 percent of K-12 teachers “feel confident incorporating higher-level technology into student learning. This … held true across grade level, school affluence, and teacher experience level.”
Khan Academy founder announces “common sense” mastery learning features
5 QUESTIONS teachers (and admins!) should ask before investing their time and money in #edtech
Joshua Kim looks the question, What If Digital Is Antithetical to Learning?, with three indictments of the role of technology education