EdTech Weekly Digest - 2 (August 2014)

EdTech Weekly Digest - 2 (August 2014)

Welcome back to another edition of the weekly audio digest, Lots of great edtech insight & news flashing on edtechreview.in and how these news are making us smart and active, so lets start with some great news and resources mentioned here at edtechreview.in.

Education vs Learning - What Exactly is the Difference?

Over the past 24 months since we started developing Bibblio, my head has often hurt from the sheer volume of new knowledge I’ve accumulated about how we learn.
I’ve read, seen and digested more than I can express in a pithy statement, but fortunately Joi Ito found an important and short maxim that’s a good place to start:
“Education is what people do to you. Learning is what you do for yourself” Joi Ito.
The quote opens a fundamental and interesting discussion about the nature of learning, and what we can do to support it. Surely learning and formal education are not entirely the same thing? But what exactly is the difference?

Digital Gaming Changes Approach to Learning

Mat Frenz, GlassLab Partnerships Manager, talks about gamification and developer challenges toamplify curriculum. Frenz also takes us inside the development world and the efforts being made to incorporate professionals into the field.

Student Learning Made Easy With Fun Apps This Summer

After a hectic school year, students prefer relaxing during their summer vacations. Some students prefer attending workshops for learning different skills during summer break, and some students may feel like staying home and playing games throughout this time.
Parents often worry about the free time their children get during this period. The top priority of most of the parents is to engage their children into some educational and productive activity, so they are ready to take up challenges of the new academic year.

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.).

[Webinar] Flipped Learning: Gateway to Student Engagement

DATE- August 26, 2014, 3:00 p.m. ET
PRESENTED BY- Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams
ABOUT- Join Jonathan Bergmann and Aaron Sams, flipped classroom pioneers, to learn how the flipped classroom model can help teachers gain more face-to-face time with students, foster real differentiated or personalized learning, and challenge students to take responsibility for their learning.

Edshelf Needs your Help to Keep it Going - Please Spread the Word!

Edshelf is one of the most popular directory of socially curated tools on the web for educators. Edshelf needs your help to keep it going. Mike Lee, the CEO, has recently launched a kickstarter campaign to save his passion project and we would want you to help and spread the word.
Click here to see how you can help. #saveedshelf

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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