EdTech Weekly Digest - 1 (June 2014)

Welcome back to another edition of weekly digest, Lots of great to talk resources to about this week as so many things are moving with education and education technology. Lets discuss some of the great thing we can capture in this edition of weekly digest. 

Educational and Training Uses of Wearable Technologies like Google Glass

We’re not quite at the stage of all being cyborgs, but the wearable computing market is growing, and the number and type of devices is also increasing. One form in particular that has a great deal of potential for many hands-free uses is the HUD (Heads Up Display) mounted in the form of goggles or glasses. These types of wearables already come in a variety of shapes and sizes, from as light as the Google Glass to the more bulky Oculus Rift (which was acquired by Facebook in Mar 2014 for $2B).

11 Chrome Extensions Every Smart Teacher Loves To Use

Although Google Chrome is the second most popular browser (first being Mozilla) used all over the world, some people are still unaware of its benefits it can bestow upon them, especially in the faculty of education. Yes you heard it right! With the use of some powerful Chrome extensions, i.e., add-ons, education can be made more dynamic and effective than ever before Basically, extensions are created to add more functionality to the browser, which ultimately people can use it to their benefits. In case of teachers, they can use those extensions to make their teaching more interactive, engaging and productive.

Create Grids of Short Discussion-Style Questions With FlipGrid

Flipgrid is a unique platform designed by teachers, for teachers at the University of Minnesota. It is an amazing site where teachers can create grids of short discussion-style questions.

Let’s learn more about it. Flipgrid enables educators to create grids of short discussion-style questions that students respond with recorded voice. Grids could be sections, group of students, classes, faculty group, research groups or collection of leaners’ that are interested in the common set of questions.

[Infographic] How Can Special Education Help Exceptional Learners-Superhero

Special education comes into play when a student’s education is sufficiently altered from that of a normal student. From gifted to other health impaired, most superheroes were nothing if not extraordinary. Lets see how special education could help some of the greatest exceptional learners–superheroes!

Types of students:

Autism, hearing impairment, deaf/blindness, developmental delay, emotionally disturbed, intellectual disability, mental retardation, orthopedic impairment, other health impairment, learning disability, speech or language impairment, traumatic brain injury, visual impairment, gifted.

Otus: Everything Students and Teachers Need in One App!

Choosing and prioritizing between thousands of apps available over the web and different devices is of course a tedious task, even for tech-savvy people. Sorting of various apps is necessary while implementing 1:1 computing program in the classroom. Only by sorting the relevant apps effectively, we can tap the power of technology and hence make learning process easy and successful.

Few interesting interview's especially for you :-

Flex Academies Founder Josh Chernikoff Talks After-School Enrichment

Michelle Rhee Tackles "Agenda" Criticism

ISTE CEO Brian Lewis Talks EdTech

1st School-in-the-Cloud with Sugata Mitra

Sir Ken Robinson Discusses The Education Landscape at ASCD 2014

About the Author
Author: Dr Rod BergerWebsite: http://www.mindrocketmediagroup.com/
Rod Berger, PsyD, is President and CEO of MindRocket Media Group serving the global education market. Dr. Berger has been a VP of Education for an edtech firm, Keynote Speaker, Brand Strategist and continues to teach college courses and each summer guests lectures at Vanderbilt University.
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