EdTech 10: Innovation for Equity
The Getting Smart team is back in the office after an inspiring week at the iNACOL Blended & Online Learning Symposium. The focus of this year’s event was “Innovation for Equity.” Check out this collection of top tweets that shows how the more than 3500 participants met that goal.
Meanwhile, in Anaheim, the annual Educause Conference brought together innovators in HigherEd. This week’s top ten represents innovation in classrooms and campuses coast to coast.
1. New AI Nanodegree
This is BIG: Introducing the Udacity #AI Nanodegree program! Space is limited; apply now at https://t.co/4YmWKYwdfd #artificialintelligence pic.twitter.com/j0hJEsBWG1
— Udacity (@udacity) October 25, 2016
We recently discussed how Smart Machines Will Eat Jobs (Except Where Smart People Create Them) as part of our #AskAboutAI series. Check out these related posts on Living With Smart Machines and the importance of Talking to Kids About AI.
2. EdElements Touchpoint
Cool new tool from our friends at @EdElements. Touchpoint – culmination of work with 100+ districts. https://t.co/WQF2X5jDQf #edtech
— Carri Schneider (@CarriSchneider) November 1, 2016
Touchpoint, designed to support districts managing personalized learning initiatives, is the first tool of its kind to simplify the change management process through organizing resources, timelines and actions.
3. Idaho Student Badging
Here’s why Idaho implemented badges for high schoolers https://t.co/GvePgUS1H7 #education
— Ram Gangisetty (@ProjectPupil) October 25, 2016
We recently shared how Del Lago Academy in California is also Rethinking High School by offering student badging along with several other innovations in learning.
It’s A Project-Based World
4. PBL = Better Life Skills
Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more https://t.co/MrELVTE0ln #edchat
— Tom Murray (@thomascmurray) November 1, 2016
As part of our “It’s a Project-Based World” series, Getting Smart and Buck Institute for Education partnered on a Preparing Students for a Project-Based World guidebook that includes A Quick Start Guide For Students. To learn more about this series and how you can contribute, go to the Project-Based World page.
5. State Profiles in Innovation
New @LearningAccel & @InnovatED_ report highlights state role in advancing #blendedlearning & #personalizedlearning https://t.co/XnpJLJv2Jn
— Learning Accelerator (@LearningAccel) November 1, 2016
6. #CCR Report
@LearningFirst Challenges Governors to Expand Collaboration with Educators https://t.co/bqMerrlzYK Shared leadership – Yes &
— kathy buzad (@Buzadkathy) October 27, 2016
Higher, Deeper, Further, Faster Learning
7. HigherEd on the Horizon
Weekend #edtech reading — Scaling Solutions to #HigherEd‘s Biggest Challenges: https://t.co/Piyll01w7x #NMChz #DLNchat pic.twitter.com/d0fq50oUev
— New Media Consortium (@NMCorg) October 28, 2016
8. HigherEd Surge
We’re excited to introduce the Digital Learning Network for #HigherEd! https://t.co/KYMNXpcfsf #edu16 pic.twitter.com/KEwzV4ZumR
— EdSurge HigherEd (@HigherEdSurge) October 27, 2016
9. Digital Credentials
Digital #credentials give learners the ability to put a lifetime of academic achievement to work. Learn more: https://t.co/1sMNVP3DNQ
— Parchment (@parchment) October 28, 2016
10. Mixed Reality Pilots
Microsoft and Pearson are partnering to turn HoloLens into an educational tool https://t.co/c98xIKK3DL via @DigitalTrends #readyforpossible
— lizwannemacher (@lizwannemacher) October 28, 2016
For more, see:
- Generation Do-It-Yourself (GenDIY) Toolkit: Stories to Inspire You and Tools to Get You Started
- 6 Starting Points for Place-Based Learning
- Gen Z Students Need Schools That Match Their Dream Big Approach
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