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Jayne Miller By Jayne Miller • February 19, 2016

In a Week All About Digital Learning, Access and Equality Take Center Stage

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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 Tech Effect: Deconstructing Education In A Gadget-Filled World | TeachThought

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

A New, No-Strings Funding Opportunity for Ed Tech Startups Focused on Middle and High Schools | TechCrunch

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

7 Ways to Spark Collaboration and Imagination in Your Classroom | EdSurge

5 Maker Movement Tools That are Not 3D Printers | Edudemic

 

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