Hi. It's Friday. This means we've rounded up our favorite edtech stories from the week and packaged them neatly below for your reading pleasure.
Digital Learning Day on 2/17 brought us some good reads from The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and The Huffington Post. This year, the nationwide celebration honed in on digital acess and equality. We sat in on some fabulous online conversations/presentations about bridging the digital divide - lots to share with you on that front.
TeachThought's examination of education in a "gadget-filled world" grabbed our attention. Terry Heick's analogy of a teacher as a salesperson in a showroom is interesting - haven't heard this before, but I think I like it. Stick with this one for good insight on content and 21st century learning.
As always, have the loveliest weekend, edtech friends.
The Importance of Teacher Insight in Design of Digital Instructional Tools | The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Obama Wants To Get Rich And Poor Kids In The Same Classroom | Huffington Post
Hit rewind: Coaching teachers virtually | The Hechinger Report
Four Strategies to Learn from the Finland Education System | EdTech Times
How Google Apps Help Develop Online Learning Communities | EdTech Magazine