Rather than trotting out interminable lists of the negative consequences of our adoption of technology lets raise awareness of how to avoid the pitfalls of not approaching this new era with solutions and proactive thinking.
"browse stories of innovation happening in schools across the nation. By sharing these stories, we hope to connect districts, schools, and educators trying similar things so that they can learn from each other's experiences."
"the #GoOpen movement — a Department of Education campaign to raise awareness about OER — and has committed to ditching the textbook for at least one class, using open and adaptable online resources instead."
"The learning registry is a new approach to capturing, connecting and sharing data about learning resources available online with the goal of making it easier for educators and students to access the rich content available in our ever-expanding digital universe."
"the purpose of the contact lens is to continuously monitor the glucose levels of diabetics via their tears so that they can more easily manage the disease. This wearable-technology project is still in the early stages, but may become a reality for consumers in the next five years."
"Sometimes being one of the Internet’s most beloved people is almost as bad as ranking among its most hated."
Digital Attack Map is a live data visualization of DDoS attacks around the globe, built through a collaboration between Google Ideas and Arbor Networks. The tool surfaces anonymous attack traffic data to let users explore historic trends and find reports of outages happening on a given day.
Towards a #Pedagogy for Everyone (Not Just the "Oppressed"): The Engaged Classroom Today https://t.co/lPjD2Fam4U by @CathyNDavidson #edchat
offers foundational methods, examples, and explanatory theories for how to set up the practices of a class, how to determine guiding principles, how to theorize what you are doing in the classroom, how to design the class, how to include multimedia elements and approaches such as games, and how to ensure that you have designed a class for inclusion, not exclusion. Finally, the openness of the learning should continue even after the book is published/goes public, and the chapters in the “Invitations” section offer advice on how to extend your open practices to the world beyond the classroom
"Zach McDowell, who has taught with Wikipedia at the University of Massachusetts Amherst, shares his experiences, challenges and successes with the assignment. These notes were condensed from his WikiConference USA 2015 presentation. "
"Stanford education professor Martin Carnoy examines four main critiques of how international tests results are used in policymaking. Of particular interest are critiques of the policy analyses published by the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA)."
"NPDL Victoria Tool Box
Tools used as part of the Victoria cluster of schools implementation"
" 15 formats for structuring a class discussion to make it more engaging, more organized, more equitable, and more academically challenging"
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