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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


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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