EDTech Talk Round Table 31 | Game the System

ChrisJamie and Michael discuss the articles of the week and share their edtech tips.


Articles of the WeekNewspaper-Articles

Age of Distraction: Why It’s Crucial for Students to Learn to Focus | MindShift
Digital classroom tools like computers, tablets and smartphones offer exciting opportunities to deepen learning through creativity, collaboration and connection, but those very devices can also be distracting to students. Similarly, parents complain that when students are required to complete homework assignments online, it’s a challenge for students to remain on task. The ubiquity of digital technology in all realms of life isn’t going away, but if students don’t learn how to concentrate and shut out distractions, research shows they’ll have a much harder time succeeding in almost every area.

Tech Tipstechtips

  1. These tips are super helpful! Quick and easy to digest and try and ones that will make working on your iPad much easier.
  2.  Compfight / A Flickr Search Tool compfight.com
    Creative Commons Photo Search engine. Works awesome and includes an easy way to offer credit to the creator.
  3. This is too sweet. Enter tech 2.2014 with this wonderful, free, service that allows your class blog to be turned into an app. “Yeah, I’ve got an app for that!”




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