Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 07/20/2013

  • Big ideas and ed tech trends from ISTE 2013 | The Cornerstone

    This post from Angela Watson garnered more than 100 retweets when I shared it. It is a great summary of ISTE this year and bravely points out some things that must be discussed for future ISTE's. It is a must read if you follow edtech. Here's to you Angela for a great post.

    tags:education iste13 edtech trends news

  • Udacity Experiment at San Jose State Suspended After 56% to 76% of Students Fail Final Exams | Open Culture

    Listen up: nothing is ever free! If you're gong to take a MOOC or other course, you have far less accountability and must have far more discipline. Maybe paying for college classes is more paying for someone to hold your feet to the fire. But the failure rate in these MOOCs is atrocious. If you look at the cost per passing student, it might just be back up there at the regular credit price. Nothing, I repeat NOTHING is free and that ESPECIALLY includes education. Read this article and discuss. What do you think, what is the place for MOOCs? (If you write on your blog, please leave a link in the comments so others can see.)

    tags:education mooc news tumblr

  • How Coffeechug Uses Evernote: Part 1 | Coffee for the Brain

    Evernote is an incredible app. I like how gifted teacher Aaron Maurer shares how he uses Evernote in his classroom and in his life. This is a good read for those of you figuring out why so many of us teachers are crazy about Evernote. Also, on the right hand side of Aaron's blog is a very handy guide for those of you getting started on Twitter. He has 11 tasks to get you started on Twitter. Go on his blog and scroll down to get started. It is on the right under the heading “Twitter for Educators.”

    tags:education news evernote tumblr bestpractices

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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