Chris, Jamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their tech tips.
Articles of the week
- How Teachers Feel About The 10 Biggest EdTech Trends – Edudemic
Figuring out the biggest edtech trends is a great first step. We’ve taken it many times. Figuring out how teachers actually feel or care about those particular trends is a whole other story. A new infographic sheds light on what 100 teachers from North America and Europe feel about edtech trends identified below. – See more at: http://edudemic.com/2013/03/how-teachers-feel-about-the-10-biggest-edtech-trends/#sthash.kTWn9Tmt.dpuf
- MOOC completion rates
While Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) may allow free education on an enormous scale, one of the biggest criticisms raised about MOOCs is that although thousands enrol for courses, a very small proportion actually complete the course. The release of information about enrollment and completion rates from MOOCs appears to be ad hoc at the moment – that is, official statistics are not published for every course. This data visualisation draws together information about enrollment numbers and completion rates from across online news stories and blogs.
- A Vision of Students Today (& What Teachers Must Do)
- How Teachers Are Using Technology at Home and in Their Classrooms – Pew Research
” Overview A survey of teachers who instruct American middle and secondary school students finds that digital technologies have become central to their teaching and professionalization. At the same time, the internet, mobile phones, and social media have brought new challenges to teachers, and they report striking differences in access to the latest digital technologies between lower and higher income students and school districts.”
- Power 2 Teach
“Quick Key eliminates hand-grading of quizzes, tests, and formative assessments, even for teachers working in paper-based classrooms, without a computer. With Quick Key, you can spend your time addressing the different learning needs of your students, not messing around with grades and grade books. Quick Key is easy to use, and doesn’t require you to change anything about how you teach. But you might, once you discover what you and your students can accomplish when assessment is effortless!”
Interview of the week
Chris Carter talks with Krista Moroder of Ed Tech Coaching.
Krista wears many hats as a K-12 District Technology Integrator, ISTE Emerging Leader 2012, Google Apps Certified Trainer, Google Apps Certified Teacher, Former English Teacher, and Student TV Advisor, & Theater Technical Director. She is currently preparing to launch a teacher professional development website, Ed Tech Challenge.
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Elementary School: The Magnet Maker For spelling and vocabulary practice for the younger grades.
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