Being an educator means you probably have very little time to read the news during the week. Here are some interesting edtech articles from this past week that you might find useful.
Using some 21st century collaboration, a unique partnership in NJ between two schools and the state DOE shows how schools can provide an inclusive learning experience with technology.
"A Teacher’s Guide to Wikipedia” – Edudemic
While many teachers despised Wikipedia in its early years, there are some positive uses of the site. This article considers it from both the pro and con side and provides suggestions for using Wikipedia in the classroom. Plus, their media bias lesson could be translated into a great project in Haiku Learning’s WikiProjects!
We love curated apps at Haiku learning, mainly because our customers love them! We have our own Embed the Web library filled with hundreds of curated apps. This particular list is curated by a librarian at a high school in Connecticut who “tapped her professional learning network of educators” to share their favorites. There are also some insights here on why teachers prefer certain apps, drop some, or stick with others over the long haul.
"Digital Activities & Icebreakers for Gen Y” – Tech & Learning
The article includes slides, resources, and bookmarks to help show students how to reflect on their actions online and make positive choices. One of their suggestions, learning missions, can be graded with digital badges in Haiku Learning!
"Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit, Part 4” – Tech & Learning
So many cool resources in this list from multi-player practice quizzes, a blogging site with a guaranteed, global audience for your class blog, to a safe, social networking tool for schools.
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