My end-of-year “Best” list post continue…
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I publish a regular series called Ed Tech Digest, and I thought it would useful to readers and to me to review them and highlight the ones I think are the best of the year.
Here are my choices from the past six months:
Technology in the Classroom Is Great — When It Works (Benjamin Keep) is from Larry Cuban’s blog. I’m adding it to The Best Advice On Using Education Technology.
ASSISTments lets you create free virtual classrooms where students can learn math. I’m adding it to The Best MATH Sites That Students Can Use Independently And Let Teachers Check On Progress.
Podcasting Creates an Audience for Student Storytellers is a great lesson plan. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teacher & Student Podcasting.
Standard E-Books takes books that are in the public domain and formats them so they are attractive to read – and offers them to people for free!
Summit Learning reports highlight big ambitions for personalized learning, struggles to prove academic success is from Chalkbeat. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”
Flipped Classrooms May Exacerbate Student Achievement Gaps. Here’s How is from Ed Week. I’m adding it to The Best Posts On The “Flipped Classroom” Idea.
Read To Lead is free, and provides online simulations that “teach students literacy and leadership in an immersive virtual workplace.” I’m adding it to the same list, as well as to The Best Online Learning Simulation Games & Interactives — Help Me Find More.
What is personalized learning and why is it so controversial? 5 questions answered is from The Conversation. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Understanding “Personalized Learning”
AltSchool’s out: Zuckerberg-backed startup that tried to rethink education calls it quits is from The San Francisco Chronicle. As I wrote on Twitter: Another non-educator trying to disrupt schools bites the dust
The Gates Foundation spent $775m on a Big Data education project that was worse than useless is from Boing Boing. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Learning About The Role Of Private Foundations In Education Policy.
DogoNews for Teachers lets you create virtual classrooms for students to read articles about current events and have them answer questions for only a few bucks per student each year. It’s inexpensive compared to other similar sites. I’m adding it to The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress.
Making learning to read accessible and fun with Bolo is from Google, and talks about an app for Android to help beginning readers. I’m adding it to The Best Websites To Help Beginning Readers.
A lot of iPads, little research: Inside the movement to build the classroom of the future is from Chalkbeat. I’m adding it to The Best Research Available On The Use Of Technology In Schools.
Winners of Our Second Annual Student Podcast Contest is from The NY Times Learning Network. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teacher & Student Podcasting.
Reading IQ is an online reading site with tons of books providing audio support for the text, and they say it’s free for teachers who want to set up classrooms for their students. Unfortunately, their sign-up process for students seems a little tricky – at least for me. So, until I can figure it out, I’ll put it on The Best Sites Where Students Can Work Independently & Let Teachers Check On Progress list, but not other reading “Best” lists.
Digital Learning Has a Cheerleading Problem is by Rick Hess. I’m adding i to The Best Posts & Articles Highlighting Why We Need To Be Very Careful Around Ed Tech.
Tips for Starting a Podcast is from Jennifer Gonzalez. I’m adding it to The Best Resources For Teacher & Student Podcasting.
I briefly posted about Imagine Forest over two years ago and, though it looked like it had some potential, there really wasn’t much there. I just checked back on it and came away very impressed. It’s free, filled with images that students can write about and lots of other writing opportunities, and teachers can create virtual classrooms. I’m adding it to: