Informative, inspiring, or just plain interesting education and digital technology content from across the web, posted on Twitter over the past week and collected here to share with our blog readers.
This week in the wrap … schools are hiring more technology coaches, we're seeing more “digital citizenship” curricula (adding to the growth of digital literacy and even better, digital fluency, efforts from our schools), learning how to learn (something all too often overlooked), UF rolls a number of initiatives together into a ‘moonshot', a powerful free tool for creating podcasts, a funny look at the mistakes too many of us make with PowerPoint presentations, and more!!
To Improve Teachers' Use of Technology, Schools Try Hiring Coaches
New ‘digital citizenship' curriculum helps students become responsible tech users
Learning how to learn is a skill at the core of education (one would hope, but it actually not commonly taught!)
How Single Sign-On Saved One District 2,500 Hours of Instructional Time Per Month
#EdCrunch 2018: Rethinking education in the age of digital (Russian #Edtech conference)
Quests, Badges, and XP: How Teachers Are Using Digital Games (sorry, free subscription required to read)
University of Florida unveils ‘moonshot’ initiative
2018 State of the States: Expanding Digital Learning to Every Classroom, Every Day
New Digital Learning HIVE Buzzing with Innovation
Creating podcasts can be super easy … @rmbyrne shares his favorite (and free, of course) Podcasting tool, Anchor:
Thanks to @ramusallam for this funny look at the mistakes so many of make with PowerPoint presentations: “Don McMillan: Life After Death by PowerPoint”