EdTech Weekly Digest - 4 (October 2013)

EdTech Weekly Digest - 4 (October 2013)

Here at Weekly Digest, I talk about the latest stories, share insights on what might matter the most to you on EdTechReview. 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 few of them in detail.


Here are the top stories discussed:

National Summit on Education Reform

Connected Educators Month

Best Sources for Open Educational Resources Used By Educators : Few suggested OER sources from expert educators.

5 Amazing Plagiarism Checking Tools : If you are editor and you have lot of articles /blogs for submission, you should check whether the content you have received is unique or not. If you are professor of university and you have been assigned some research reports or thesis writing to students, you should check whether the thesis you have received is unique or not. This article let you know about 5 amazing plagiarism tools.

Does Group Based Learning Improve Student Learning? : Studies say that students who work in groups have a greater tendency to learn things effectively than students who work alone. It’s because group based learning not just provides students with what they want to learn but also what they need to learn.But there are still some arguments going on that Group based learning involves much time in decision making, conflicts between teammates while discussing a solution, segregation of individuals, etc. This article let you know about what educators actually feel about group based learning.

10 Tips to Be a Great Online Teacher : 10 great tips you shall need to be a successful online teacher.

What is Project-Based Learning (PBL)? : Project-based learning (PBL) is a dynamic approach to teaching in which students explore real-world problems and challenges. With this type of active and engaged learning, students are inspired to obtain a deeper knowledge of the subjects they're studying.

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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