Daily Education and Technology News for Schools 08/29/2012

  • WeVideo – Collaborative Online Video Editor in the Cloud

    A fascinating way that allows you to shoot and upload video that is integrated with Google drive. While there is a free version, there are also paid versions for higher capacity requirements. This allows online video editing and easy sharing with social media. This may be the resource we've been looking for collaborative video editing. Eager to try.

    tags: education news teaching video edu_newapp edapp

    • Publicity Germany – Flat Classroom Conference

      Information on the Flat Classroom conference in Germany December 6-8, 2012. We have incredible speakers in this Flattened environment where students and educators learn about and envision the future of education on a level PBL-based conferencing style. (We talk about this in Chapter 11 of our book Flattening Classrooms, Engaging Minds.) You leave transformed with friendships and ready to flatten your classroom. Once you go flat you never go back!

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    • Wikipedia: How Instructors Can Use This Technology As A Tool In The Classroom

      This study by Jerri Lynn Hogg, Ph.D.School of Psychology, Fielding Graduate University, Santa Barbara, CA, USA reviews how Wikipedia IS being used in the classroom. I love this quote by Edward Erikson, ““Wikipedia is always present in the classroom—whether it’s invited to attend or not.” The conclusion, “It is time to embrace Wikipedia as an important information provider and one of the innovative learning tools in the educators' toolbox”As for me, in my classroom, I encourage students to use wikipedia with wisdom – looking at dead text and going to the original sources cited in wikipedia as those they should cite instead of the Wikipedia article itself. Many articles have quite an excellent collection of backup articles behind them that you can see at the bottom of the page.

      tags: education news research

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