EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (November 2013)


EdTech Weekly Digest - 3 (November 2013)

I will give a quick walk through of the topics that were covered over the last one week that might catch your interest, by briefly touching few of those articles and discussing a few of them in detail.

I find myself researching and learning so many

new things when I visit EdTechReview for the weekly digest. This week I will be touching the following topics in this digest.

How Can Technology Enhance Student Creativity? :

Technology will not live up to its potential until we start to think of it less like televisions and more like paint brushes. That is, we need to start seeing computer screens not simply as information machines, but also as a new medium for creative design and expression. The more we learn about the abilities of technology, the more creative we become.

Blogs: An Important Part of Your PLN :

To grow your PLN, you should read blogs, use micro blogging sites such as Twitter daily and access other information via social collaboration sites. Blogs encourage and teach us to network with like minds in teacher networks, and how to mine the collective intelligence that lies there to help make us better at what we do. Through blogging you can share and benefit from the responses you extract from others. This guide helps you to know about numerous ways in which blogs benefit PLNs.

Best Math Apps Aligned to Common Core Standards

Today, owing to educational technology there are a rising number of resources apart from the prescribed and limited textbooks for children to refer to and think beyond just the theoretical aspects of a subject. This also allows them to proceed with their learning out of the schools and without the full-time assistance of a teacher. There are a lot of apps and tools available online, for a variety of subjects that students take at school level and beyond. This guide helps you to know about some great Math apps aligned to Common Core Standards.

Gus on the Go- Teach Your Kid a Foreign Language

If you want your children to learn a foreign language or help them master their first language, but you aren’t sure from where to start, then Gus on the Go is the language learning app that you should look for. It is a wonderful learning tool that helps you teach your child the vocabulary of a spoken language.

How EdTech Aids in Polishing Your Professional Skills

Technology has in fact made education so updated that we can fit our lives around this way of learning. This flexibility is indeed very important in a world where everybody is busy with the complex affairs, the modern world have fixed us with. We cannot run from any of our responsibilities, but enjoy a learning that gives us necessary space. This is a great guide to know the importance of Educational Technologies in your Professional Development.

"EdTech: What's Next  ": "Regional EdTechNext Seminar Series", a set of events conducted by EdTechReview in New Delhi on December 06, 2013 at The Lalit (with Mumbai and Bangalore coming up). It brings the best edtech solutions and also provides expert educators with a platform for conversations. Register Here .

John Baily's Talks About Education Reform in US Education

John shares his thoughts on the role education technology plays on greater reform initiatives and where we stand as a country in these efforts. We also learn about Digital LearningNow!  and their current work to advance policies aimed at the creation of high-quality digital learning environments. John shares his thoughts on the power and staying-power of MOOC’s and other advances in education technology.

Hour of Code: Demistify Computer Science at CSEd Week

Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual program dedicated to showing K-12 students the importance of computer science education. It’s being organized by Computing in the Core and Code.org , held in recognition of the birthday of computing pioneer Admiral Grace Murray Hopper  (December 9, 1906).

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Tip 2: Great EdTech  Webinars by the EdTechReview community are coming up.

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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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