EdTech 10: Get Your Learn On
Summer is the perfect time to pursue some personal and professional learning goals. This week’s top ten is full of opportunities to do just that. From KQED’s cool new channel for teachers to a new Data Science course available on EdX, we think there’s something of interest to everyone in this week’s news roundup.
1. KQED Teach
Hey Educators! Get empowered by using digital media with #KQEDTeach. Sign up today: https://t.co/sKpE9TQbyC pic.twitter.com/HfDenTJr5i
— KQED Education (@KQEDedspace) July 14, 2016
Speaking of social learning, check out the Edmodocon posts on Edmodo all month.
2. Digital Future Planning
Introducing Bb Planner, helping students make informed decisions about their future. #BbWorld16 pic.twitter.com/a2b6Vf5jCU
— Blackboard (@Blackboard) July 13, 2016
And check out Tom’s roundup of grade 6-12 career awareness tools and tips.
Dollars & Deals
3. $15M Diversity Donation
Thank you, @Facebook, for partnering with @codeorg and supporting the teacher-led #CSforAll movement. https://t.co/28rtpUMNLm
— Code.org (@codeorg) July 14, 2016
Want to know how to prepare more coding teachers? Check out Megan Nichols’ post.
4. $10M to Modo Labs
#HIgherEd engagement #EdApp @modolabs raised $10m https://t.co/kIQd4OujCX #EduVC
— Tom Vander Ark (@tvanderark) July 18, 2016
For more on HigherEd engagement, check out 15 HigherEd Student Personas That Will Help You Redesign Learner Experience
Higher, Deeper, Further, Faster Learning
5. Class Dojo’s Student Stories
Can’t wait to let my Ss take the lead with @ClassDojo newest feature~Student Stories! What a great addition! https://t.co/gEFtOArCh5
— Stephanie Etchison (@stephetch) July 18, 2016
Research & Reports
6. JFF on CBE
Next-Generation CBE: Designing Competency-Based Education for Underprepared College Learners | Jobs for the Future https://t.co/4oRg6fERA8
— greg lamontagne (@greglamontagne) July 13, 2016
For some how-to advice, check out Chris Sturgis’ series on standards-based grading
7. Parent Connections on The Hill
On Capitol Hill, parents share virtual success stories https://t.co/BMaeVn6CTV via @WatchdogOrg @connectionscad
— Carri Schneider (@CarriSchneider) July 14, 2016
8. GenForward Survey Results
Survey: Education is the most important issue for young Americans when considering which candidate to support. https://t.co/96AVzJYvOz
— Education Week (@educationweek) July 14, 2016
More? Check out #GenDIY, 100 stories by/about young people charting their own course.
Teachers & Tech-ers
9. Deans Impacting Future Educators
A new data era for #teacherprep | From @benjaminjriley in @insidehighered https://t.co/GmKgZ6nLEa
— Deans for Impact (@deansforimpact) July 14, 2016
For more on teacher prep, check out the great collection on High Tech High Graduate School of Education.
10. Microsoft EdX
Get your learn on with these free Microsoft courses in edx: https://t.co/X6EZlolm2w
I will be taking the Data Science course, what’s yours?
— The Productivity Guy (@iamproductive) July 18, 2016
For more, see:
- Infographic | Professional Learning That Transforms
- Revolutionizing Teacher Professional Development
- Visiting Schools: Transformative Professional Learning
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