EdTech 10: Future Focus
Goodbye, June. Hello, July. We may only be a few days into a new month, but we’re already noticing an obvious focus on the future in this week’s news. Check out the top ten below for the latest in schools, tools and developments across K12 and HigherEd, and peek into the future of teaching and learning.
Blended Schools & Tools
1. Khan Goes Offline in His Hands-On Microschool
Khan Lab School looks different from the online lessons @khanacademy is known for https://t.co/0aoKXo5SnH #edchat pic.twitter.com/VoWzqRcQ7t
— MindShift (@MindShiftKQED) July 2, 2016
We’re bullish on microschools–and they’re just for city slickers, we think small schools are a big opportunity for rural communities.
2. Nominate Innovators
Nominate a #teacher #edleader #researcher for #inacol16 Innovator Awards! @nacol is now accepting applications: https://t.co/rAfxpPINwi
— Carri Schneider (@CarriSchneider) July 5, 2016
3. Blockchain Gang
How #Blockchain Will Power Smart #PersonalizedLearning https://t.co/v8QIDWAaWW @knowledgeworks #EdTech #EdPolicy pic.twitter.com/C4jb74M2fp
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) June 28, 2016
And, here’s a good Blockchain ‘splainer from David Hopkins
4. ISTE’s New IP Fee
ISTE to Charge Businesses for Licensing of Standards, and Announces Microsoft Partnership https://t.co/ZdlKV6XpKW
— Education Week (@educationweek) June 27, 2016
5. College Degrees For The Win
Still questioning whether college is worth it? Read this. https://t.co/RhJ0D4wNxx #highered HT @DaniDougPost pic.twitter.com/IHKB9Sh27P
— michael j. crawford (@mjcraw) July 5, 2016
Read our review of the Gtown CEW study.
Higher, Deeper, Further, Faster Learning
Fascinating article by @ryancraigUV about about how technology is REALLY changing higher ed. https://t.co/IibmZstlmv Great read!
— Cathy Milazzo (@CathyMilazzo) June 28, 2016
7. The Latest Shindig
We’ve integrated with @ShindigEvents so teachers can schedule, customize, + launch interactive video chat sessions! https://t.co/MSPj1Nkq8o
— Canvas LMS (@CanvasLMS) June 29, 2016
Movers, Shakers & Groundbreakers
8. Mark Edwards, DiscoveryEd’s New SVP
Discovery Education welcomes visionary educator, @MGSD_Mark as SVP, Digital Learning. https://t.co/Qdrt5U19k8 pic.twitter.com/NMWEi0WxD1
— Discovery Education (@DiscoveryEd) June 30, 2016
And see our tribute to Mark and two other EdLeaders that have done local work with such care that it’s had a big impact
9. The Woj at Planet3
The ‘Woj’ Joins Next Gen Science #Startup, @exploreplanet3 https://t.co/uj19FrsfUr #edtech via @EdSurge @EstherWojcicki @exploreralbert
— Justin Aglio (@JustinAglio) June 29, 2016
Research & Reports
10. New #CBE Study
How does #competencybased learning influence students’ learning capacities? New research by @Education_AIR explores: https://t.co/PQ4rkac15V
— Nellie Mae Ed. Fdn. (@NellieMaeEdFdn) July 4, 2016
Or just reach Chris Sturgis’ thoughtful review on CompetencyWorks.
For more, see:
- College Degrees More Important Than Ever
- Smart Review | Tech Out Your Class: 6 Projects to Meet Common Core & ISTE Standards
- 4 Strategic Decisions to Take When Planning a Competency-Based Education Program
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