EdTech Weekly Digest - 2 (June 2014)

EdTech Weekly Digest - 2 (June 2014)

Welcome back to another edition of weekly digest, great to be back we're in full swing of edtech in summer or you can say events of summer. Let's see some great stories from edtechreview.in. 

Efficient Email Management Tools to Help Students

Earlier, assignments, essays, thesis reports, and other writing projects are sent to professors as hard copies. But as technology advances, teachers required students to submit their projects through email. Many educational establishments around the world use this process to save time and resources.

Email is efficient for both the students and the teachers because:

  • Students do not have to print their projects.
  • Teachers can easily check plagiarized essays.
  • Teachers can access the projects anywhere, whenever they want.
  • Students can submit projects where ever they are.
  • Grades become confidential. 

That is why, it is very important that students keep their online mails easy to use. To make your email a valuable educational instrument, here are helpful email management apps that students should try.

[Infographic] How Intelligence Fits Into The Workplace

A good IQ is often required for success at work, but more often than not it’s other forms of intelligence that really make or break a team.
Learn more about how intelligence fits into the workplace.

Dialogue on Transforming the Indian Higher Education Landscape with Shekhar Sanyal, Director, The IET

India churns out close to 650,000 engineers every year, but they battle the issue of unemployability which in turn reduces their competitiveness in a global market. They lack right understanding, attitude and job-ready skills that also hinder their overall growth.

With this trend, Indian engineering talent has been facing a tough time at the global level. Why is it so? What are the challenges faced by Indian engineers? What are the key skills of a 21st century workforce? What can be done for engagement and partnerships between K-12 and HigherEd?
Let's discover the answers to these questions in our interview with Shekhar Sanyal,

What is Digital Literacy?

“Digital literacy is the ability to interpret and design nuanced communication across fluid digital forms.”
Digital literacy in simple words is the ability to find, evaluate, utilize, share, and create content using information technologies and the Internet.

List of Great and Free Educational Events by Learning Revolution.com

LearningRevolution.com is the umbrella project for the events from the Classroom 2.0, FutureofEducation.com, Library 2.0, WeCollaborate.com, Global Education Conference, Reinventing the Classroom, Future of Museums, Gaming in Education, Homeschool Conference, STEMxCon, and Admin 2.0 networks. With over 200 partner organizations now, the project provides listings of free events in the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds.
Here are some GREAT and free educational events coming in the next six months. Hopefully something here will fill a need for you or provide you with an opportunity to contribute (maybe even present!)

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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