EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (August 2014)

EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (August 2014)

Welcome back to another edition of the weekly audio digest, Lots of talk going on edtechreview.in so lets start this edition of our weekly digest with some elegant informative infographics. 

[Infographic] How Google Glass Might Be Used In Education

The future is now. With Google Glass, teachers and students alike can display information in a smartphone-like hands-free format, while interacting with the Internet via natural language voice commands. With limitless possibilities at its fingertips, the education community can build closer working relationships with students, and allow children to get more involved with their learning experience. Here we take a look at how Google Glass might be used in education.

[Infographic] New to Teaching? You Must Know These Tips

Teaching is important. Teaching is changing. Teaching is hard. And if you are new to this profession then you must know these tips.

  1. Have clear goals and a big vision for students to learn and achieve at high levels
  2. Deny yourself and students the option of failure Learn and grow everyday
  3. Celebrate success and reward students with activities that enhance their learning
  4. Kick-start students thinking by beginning a class with a provocative statement
  5. Use students' strength in knowledge and behaviors to help them learn.
  6. Incorporate into your lessons physical and social activities as well as intellectual activities.
  7. .......

[Infographic] How YouTube Increased Classroom Pass Rates by 31%

Education, like many others aspects of our lives, has had to adapt to the changing times and advances in technology. The use of YouTube as an aid to educate the future of the world has become more and more prevalent, and is becoming a way all teachers could benefit educating their students.

How Much Technology in the Classroom Should Be Allowed? Is too Much a Bad Thing?

It’s a tricky question. In order to answer it, we need to first examine what technologies are proposed for the classroom environment, where they come from, and what their effects are on the students.
We should also consider their effects on the learning institutions in which they’re used (i.e. budgetary requirements, etc.).

Few Amazing Ways Teachers and Schools are Using Google Hangout

Google Hangout is considered as one of the best tool for virtual meeting. It offers new ways to interact with the students beyond the walls of classroom. Hangout can be used just by creating a Gmail account. Let’s find out the most amazing ways in which teachers are using Google Hangout in the school and the classroom.

Teaching in Multiple Classrooms Virtually
With Google Hangout, teachers can use their time to conduct multiple virtual classrooms. This enables educators or institutions to teach and reach more students with fewer teachers, thereby saving costs. It allows a teacher to teach to ten classrooms at a time. It is also possible to relay it in case there are more than ten receiving places.

Amazing Blogs and Resources for Insights on English Language Learning

Teaching English to a non-native speaker is really a challenging task for educators. Thanks to the evolution of Internet, teachers can now find excellent resources and tools that help them to teach English effectively to the learners. We have shortlisted some of the amazing blogs, websites and resources to help ELL educators.
Blogs and Communities
Blogs and communities are the best way to find tips, best resources and tools for ELL teachers. Becoming a Better EFL Teacher: This blog offers good resource, tools and links to enhance the teaching skills. Being as ELL teacher you should keep yourself up-to-date with latest information and this blog will help you do this.

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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