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Teaching and Tech From Across the Web, w/e 04-20-19

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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.

EmergingEdTech Teaching Technology Tweet Wrap

This week in the wrap: a meta-analysis study determines that screen reading is worse for comprehension than printed text, Sal Khan reflects on hundreds of years of automation and thinks forward to future implications and steps we need to take, what country is leading the world in edtech companies and investment?, research explores ways to bridge gaps in science communications, and more! 

Screen Reading Worse for Comprehension, Leads to Overconfidence, New Meta-analysis Concludes
https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2019/04/screen_reading_worse_for_comprehension_metaanalysis.html

Piece takes fresh look at what today's online education is and what it isn't and the realities of “good” versus “not so good” online HE
https://www.insidehighered.com/blogs/higher-ed-gamma/ihe%E2%80%99s-expert-roundup-what-kevin-carey-got-right-and-wrong

We need a big bet on technology literacy and education to move America forward
https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2019/04/11/kahn-academy-technology-education-literacy-save-america-future-column/3416739002/

Personalized Learning Advice From a Learning Scientist: 5 Questions K-12 Leaders Should Be Asking
https://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/DigitalEducation/2019/04/personalized_learning_advice_learning_scientist.html

Why Is China The World's Leader In Edtech?https://www.forbes.com/sites/ricardogeromel/2019/04/05/why-is-china-the-worlds-leader-in-edtech/#75451daa5756

Supporting Instructors Who Embrace Online Teaching and OER
https://www.insidehighered.com/digital-learning/article/2019/04/17/professional-development-varies-widely-support-instructors

This month, 30,000 students from around the world and their 1,300 robots will head to Houston and Detroit to compete in the ultimate sport of the mind: the FIRST Robotics Championships.
https://www.firstchampionship.org/

Interesting … Study reports Math Field Least Expensive to Teach, Electrical Engineering the Highest
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2019/04/15/math-field-least-expensive-to-teach-ee-highest.aspx

This is important (despite the increased access to knowledge, it seems many people's understanding of science has never been murkier, and that includes Ts and Ss): Research explores ways to bridge gaps in science communication
https://phys.org/news/2019-04-explores-ways-bridge-gaps-science.html

 

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