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April 2, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Two years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Technology “Disrupting” Teaching (Part 2) is by Larry Cuban.

YouTube has made some changes to the tool that lets you create “Choose Your Own Adventure” videos. Richard Byrne has written two very good posts explaining what you can do instead. I’m adding them to The Best Places To Read & Write “Choose Your Own Adventure” Stories.

9 Must-Have Virtual Reality Tools for Teaching with Google Cardboard is from Class Tech Tips. I’m adding it to A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On Virtual Reality In Education.

TECHNOLOGY AND EDUCATION:COMPUTERS, SOFTWARE, AND THE INTERNET is a recent research paper (Thanks to Carl Hendrick for the tip). I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

Silicon Valley teacher: Don’t confuse educational technology that helps kids learn — and doesn’t is from The Washington Post. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

Google Classroom Is Now Open to All Students and Teachers

January 8, 2017
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Two years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

I’m making some initial attempts at trying out Google Cardboard with my English Language Learner students (I bought a few plastic ones from IMCardboard – the actual cardboard ones are just too flimsy for my high school classroom). 20 Best VR Apps for Google Cardboard from MakeUseof looks interesting.

In Apple’s backyard, iPads ignite furor in schools is from The East Bay Times.

Is Ed-Tech research nearing its ‘Big Tobacco’ moment?

I’m adding this tweet to The Best Advice On Using Education Technology:

November 7, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Two years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

The U.S. Department of Education offers a new tool to help schools measure ed tech results is from The Hechinger Report.

Learning In The Age Of Digital Distraction is from NPR.

How to Deal With Digital Distractions is from The New York Times.

Technology can limit student discussion—or encourage it. is from Slate. I’m adding it to The Best Resources Sharing The Best Practices For Fruitful Classroom Discussions.

September 18, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Two years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Laptops, Chromebooks Most Valuable Education Tools, Teachers Say is from The Journal. Thanks to Alexander Russo for the tip.

How Google Is Schooling Apple And Microsoft In The Battle For America’s Classrooms is from Fast Company.

The 8 Edtech Questions Every Parent Should Ask Schools This Year is from Ed Surge.

There’s no app for good teaching is from TED. I’m adding it to The Best Advice On Using Education Technology.

September 11, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Two years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Defining Technology Integration (Part 2) is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Advice On Using Education Technology.

Sharing the Screen in 1:1 Classrooms is from Edutopia. I’m adding it to the same list.

I’ve previously written several posts about Google Expeditions and Google Cardboard, their virtual reality program.

Here are some new posts about VR and education:

Is virtual reality ready for school? is from Brookings.

Reader Idea | New York Times Virtual Reality in the Classroom is from The New York Times Learning Network.

5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard is from Class Tech Tips.

August 18, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Two years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Did That Edtech Tool Really Cause That Growth? How to Watch Out For Faulty Efficacy Studies is from Ed Surge. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

Caution Flags For Tech In Classrooms is from NPR. I’m adding it to the same list.

Remembering A Thinker Who Thought About Thinking is from NPR and is the obituary of ed tech pioneer Seymour Papert.

July 31, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Two years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

Fomo, stress and sleeplessness: are smartphones bad for students? is from The Guardian. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On Student Cellphone Use In Class — Please Contribute More.

Consumer Choice in Schooling: Algorithms and Personalized Learning (Part 1) is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”

Hype on Steroids: Self-Driving Cars and School Technologies is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.

I’m adding this next tweet to The Best Resources For Using Chromebooks In The Classroom – Help Me Find More and to The Best Resources For Learning How To Use Google Docs/Google Drive:

July 4, 2016
by Larry Ferlazzo
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Ed Tech Digest

Two years ago, in another somewhat futile attempt to reduce the backlog of resources I want to share, I began this occasional “Ed Tech Digest” post where I share three or four links I think are particularly useful and related to…ed tech:

The Bipolar Literature on Technology in U.S. Schools is by Larry Cuban. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.

How Limited Internet Access Can Subtract From Kids’ Education is from NPR. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About Schools Providing Home Computers & Internet Access To Students.

What a blended learning classroom really looks like: An urban teacher’s reboot is from The Hechinger Report. I’m adding it to The Best Resources On Blended Learning – Help Me Find More.

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