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Kasthuri Gopalaratnam

Vacation Reading: 9 Great Education Articles From 2013 - 2 views

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    "Sometimes, it takes a longer article to illuminate something as complex as education in America. Here are nine articles from 2013, covering everything from public policy to teaching practice. Many of the lessons highlighted by these writers will remain relevant in 2014 and beyond."
Michele Pellam

Mobile Learning Academy - not really an "academy" but nice concept! - 3 views

Hi T561-ers! Wishing you luck on wrapping up your projects tonight! I came across this website which has platforms to create apps, games, etc, for the classroom. It is a little pricey but it is a g...

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started by Michele Pellam on 19 Dec 13 no follow-up yet
Trung Tran

Moocs are no magic bullet for educating Americans - FT.com - 0 views

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    Optimists have scoured the dictionary for superlatives to describe the future of internet education. But the cult of the Mooc - massive online open courses - took a blow last week when one of its leading Silicon Valley pioneers, Sebastian Thrun,
Trung Tran

Our Educational Leaders Must Get Aggressive With Technology - 0 views

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    Does it look like digital citizenship is being promoted sufficiently by educators? Huffington Post doesn't think so and is advocating for more aggressive tactics from education sector.
Trung Tran

Researchers given funding to put MOOCs under microscope - 0 views

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    Gates Foundation is now rolling out funding for researchers to produce peer-reviewed quality studies on MOOCs. It looks like professors around the world (as far as down south in Australia) are keen to start working on this new tech trend in education.
Harley Chang

As Interest Fades in the Humanities, Colleges Worry - 0 views

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    Is the rise of technology the downfall of humanities? The article also talks a bit about new tech tools used in humanities classes on page 2.
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    I thought it was interesting to note the shift in focus and interest from a broad "knowledge-based" education to a "career readiness" and skills-based education over the past 10 or so years (probably due to the recession) from students AND higher ed. institutions.

    Do you think this shift is from student demand for more "practical" majors in STEM fields or policy/institution push to enroll more students in STEM majors?
Harley Chang

The president's 'gaming guy' tells us that games fascinate Obama - 0 views

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    Looks like the white house is already seeing the value of educational games. But as we have read and seen, is it the right kind of games and will it be implemented correctly?
Trung Tran

Alongside Common Core, Feds Will Vacuum Up Data on Kids (Video) - 0 views

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    Perspectives on Common Core, Nationalization of Education, Data, FERPA and kids.
Trung Tran

MOOCs: Too Much Hype, or Not Enough? - 0 views

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    This examines the hype implied in MOOCs around the world
Josh Tappan

Dash - Learn to code website - 0 views

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    Newly launched Dash website (similar to Code Academy, code.org, lynda.com) to teach coding, uses project based learning to teach HTML, CSS, Javascript.
    Haven't tried it yet but for those of you interested in learning to code/evaluating code-learning platforms, here's another resource.
Laura Stankiewicz

Adventures in Twitter fiction - Ted Talk - 3 views

This was interesting, Heidi! Thanks for sharing. I can't tell how I feel about the idea of "Twitter Fiction," but it is something I'd like to learn more about.

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Trung Tran

Common Market for MOOCs - 1 views

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    Europeans examining a very important feature in MOOCs: credit transfer and its formal system
Trung Tran

Data mining in course management systems: Moodle case study and tutorial - 2 views

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    Very interesting article for those of us who want investigate about Course Management Systems. Sometimes institutions don't just care about learning outcomes but also the entrepreneurial aspects of data analysis.
Chris McEnroe

curved displays - 0 views

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    Curved Displays,the possibility of wearable displays, would offer dynamic possibilities for digital classroom design.
Josh Tappan

Integrating Design Thinking into K-12 Education - 4 views

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    Details some efforts, challenges, and successes to bringing design thinking and creativity into K-12 education. Reminded me of some of the programs presented by the CEEO in class last Monday
Jamal Fields

The Wired Child - 0 views

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    This info graphic describes today's preschooler as Generation C for Connected and lists new expectations for incoming K students in the 21st century.
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