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Ed Tech Bits-2016-05-19

Interested in learning more about the power of quality open resources or looking to get a "jumpstart" on innovating curriculum for your classroom or district? Join us online this summer for CK-12’s Jumpstart program: June 20 to July 29.

Why Join Jumpstart?

For six weeks, CK-12’s content team members and power users from districts across the country will answer all of your questions. You will develop the tools needed to tailor a FlexBook® and curriculum resources for your students. We’ll help walk you through the process of finding and organizing content, enhancing learning with interactives, and utilizing adaptive practice, so you can start the school year empowered.

 We’re not going to be calling roll and taking attendance, but we encourage you to join us every week to maximize your experience and fully engage in an amazing community of educators!

 Before the summer starts:

Browse CK-12's free library of 5,000+ concepts, including text and multimedia. Pick the book topic(s) you want to customize. Make sure you and your colleagues are signed up for CK-12. http://www.ck12.org/about/jumpstart/utm_medium=email&utm_source=ut:t&utm_content=learn_more_1&utm_campaign=jumpstart_launch&vsmaid=15279&vcid=289521


Great resources to encourage inquiry and inventive thinking:   http://childhood101.com/2014/07/35-resources-to-encourage-inquiry-inventive-thinking/?_tmc=II9GEKwmIWJ02N23bPb4jdyBkAyIWXw-pZIXnvu8zU4


Girls Outperform Boys on First NAEP Technology, Engineering Test  http://blogs.edweek.org/edweek/curriculum/2016/05/naep_engineering_test_embargoe.html?cmp=eml-enl-eu-news2-RM


Great resource collection of all slide decks from IgniteSTEM 2016 - Keynotes, Lightning Talks, and Unconference Sessions. We also have recordings of the Unconference sessions available on our YouTube Channel. Videos of the Keynotes and Lightning Talks will be posted to this channel shortly.

Mike Swift, Major League Hacking:

See Swift's slides here.

Stephen Wolfram, Wolfram Research:

Get started with the Wolfram Language here

Get your students started with Wolfram Programming Lab here.

Dale Dougherty, Maker Media:

See Dale's slides here.

Find maker resources to make a maker space for Dale's nonprofit MakerEd here.

Get “Start Making!: A Guide to Engaging Young People in Maker Activities” Dale's new book for educators here.

Shawn Jordan, STEAM Labs:

See Shawn's slides here.

And a link to the video in the presentation here.

IgniteSTEM Lightning Talks:

See the Lightning Talks here.

Unconference Sessions:

How Education Can Avoid the Curse of the Pure Bred Dog by Kurt MacDonald 

Dynamically Leading Cultural Innovation by Josue Falaise

Renewal and Reuse: Re-purposing Technology for High-Needs Schools by Maximillian Sugiura

Developing A Growth Mindset by Mary Beth Duffin-Hickey

… please see videos of the STEM Panel and IgnitePublicEd by Jamaal Bowman here.


3D model of revised Bloom’s Taxonomy http://www.celt.iastate.edu/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/RevisedBloomsHandout-1.pdf


Faster internet through phone lines coming out http://bgr.com/2016/05/17/g-fast-google-fiber/


2016 Higher Education online learning landscape tells us why our students need digital learning in their k-12 environment. http://info2.onlinelearningconsortium.org/rs/897-CSM-305/images/OLC2016ONLINELEARNINGIMPERATIVEINFOGRAPHIC.pdf


How Blockchain will disrupt the higher education transcript (and perhaps down the pike your HS transcript-Sue)



50 Questions to help students think about what they think   http://www.teachthought.com/critical-thinking/questioning/metacognition-50-questions-help-students-think-think/


Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids http://mashable.com/2016/05/17/google-scratch-blocks/#OGxgw93WTaqw