Interview with Noah Geisel, @SenorG: Motivate with Digital Badges!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Noah Geisel, @SenorG , is the first person who really taught me about the potential micro-credentials and digital badges have to motivate learners to achieve great things throughout their lives. Noah and I sat down at the Friendly Place in San Antonio a few years back and he began to passionately explain and sketch out his digital badging ideas for an entire district. I recently caught up with Noah and asked him to share his passion and expertise about digital badging.

Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096

Shake Up Learning

The post Digital Badges in the Classroom (What, When, & How) – SULS096 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Let’s talk digital badges with the experts: Cate Tolnai and Jen Gibson! Digital badges can help us engage students (even remote learners).

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20 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom – SULS092

Shake Up Learning

The post 20 Ways to Use Google Drawings in the Classroom – SULS092 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Special thanks to Cam Ross for writing a review of Blended Learning with Google. Learn how it works here.) Watch this quick video to learn how!

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. Free Virtual Learning Environments.

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The Winners and Filmstrips of An (Almost) Decade in Education Technology

Edsurge

Marie Cini is the president of the Council for Adult and Experiential Learning. I define education technology as any tool that supports learning, digital or not. But today, edtech is commonly understood to mean digital technology. OER and open books. Digital badges.

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Learning and Playing and Why Both Matter for Teachers

Ask a Tech Teacher

Young children learn the most important things not by being told but by constructing knowledge for themselves in interaction with the physical world and with other children – and the way they do this is by playing.” Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Nick Garvin, founder of StackUp , has these thoughts on why both learning and playing matter for teachers: Remember playing when you were younger? Let’s learn about bridges!” How can we productively merge playtime and learning time?

Marketplace trend update: 6 ed-tech developments

eSchool News

Remaining a tech-savvy educator means keeping on top of the myriad changes and trends in education, how technology can support those trends, and how teaching and learning can best benefit from near-constant change. Below, we’ve gathered some of the latest and most relevant marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education (and the Once and Future “MOOC”). Via The Hill : “ Karl Rove and David Axelrod partner for online class on winning elections” – an online class on the Masterclass platform, that is. I’ve got Joshua Hunt’s new book The University of Nike sitting here on my desk. Here he is in The New York Times : “Tell Us 5 Things About Your Book: College Athletics and Its Corporate Sponsors.”

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Is the college degree outdated?

The Hechinger Report

His computer science courses covered topics like programming, machine learning and artificial intelligence; Chibwe even did a project on recommendation algorithms for an online library. He enrolled in Udacity’s iOS Developer Nanodegree program, a five-course cluster from the online platform known for its techie skills focus. Half of recent college graduates are not using skills they learned in college at work; 86 percent are learning new skills outside of college.

The 100 Worst Ed-Tech Debacles of the Decade

Hack Education

The implication, according to one NYT article : “the digital gap between rich and poor kids is not what we expected.” The real digital divide, this article contends, is not that affluent children have access to better and faster technologies. (Um, Online Grade Portals. Badges.