Innovation: Education

Tuesday Links Round Up

What We’re Reading

  • The ALA released their Best Apps for Teaching 2014 list, and along with many of the usual suspects (Subtext, Notability, InstaGrok) are some new contenders that look amazing: Monster Physics, Kodable, Tellagami. Check ’em out!
  • Edutopia issued a series of 3 digital reading challenges: reading in a browser with Evernote, reading pdfs with Explain Everything, and reading ebooks with iBooks or Kindle. Although I know this won’t interest many of you, what with the current Reading Apocalypse. (Ahem. Moving on.)
  • Our own Susan Hennessey talked about Symbaloo at MGI last week, but did she cover using the tool to curate ebook collections? Stunning.

 

What We’re Watching

This Tamritz webinar showcases how four very different middle schools implemented digital badges this past year. “The kids loved learning badges. This was their first experience using badges, and they took to it right away.” I see Credly badges! Tamritz is also offering technology integration summer courses for Jewish day school educators.

Because summer is the perfect time to sneak in a little learning!

Author

Audrey Homan

Audrey Homan is a Vermont-based digital media producer, and producer of The 21st Century Classroom podcast. She's worked in non-profit communications for more than a decade, and in her spare time writes tiny video games and mucks about with augmented reality and arduinos, ably assisted by five dogs.

Interviewing students and yelling in PHP are the best parts of her job.

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