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Using Snapchat to Connect Outside of Class

Jayne Miller wrote this on Apr 1, 2016

snapchat-videos.gifLots of good edtech stories this week. A cool one comes from NPR Ed about teachers using Snapchat as a tool for connecting outside of class and finding learning opportunities in those moments. (The piece includes a story from a professor at Marist College using Snapchat to demonstrate examples of what he's teaching in the classroom in the real world. Worth checking out.)

Another thoughtful read, linked below, comes from Fast Company and explores ways education is expected to change by 2020. You also must, must, must click EdSurge's story - a sponsored read from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - about selecting cost-effective technology that really makes an impact on a classroom.

We loved these reads. We hope you enjoy them - and your weekend - as well. Thanks, edtechies.

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10 Seconds At A Time, A Teacher Tries Snapchat To Engage Students | NPR Ed

Making Technology Click in the Classroom: Teachers Share What Makes Digital Tools "Worth The Time" | EdSurge

5 Ways To Make Technology More Accessible To More Students | TeachThought

Digital Citizenship: Raising "Smart" Kids | Tech & Learning

When Kids Have Structure for Thinking, Better Learning Emerges | MindShift

5 Big Ways Education Will Change By 2020 | Fast Company

The Rock and Roll Superintendent Making a Difference | The Huffington Post

School leaders say they need more practical training in education technology. | The Hechinger Report

Facebook Teams Up with California Charter Schools | EdTech Magazine

The Gap Between Liberal Arts Values and EdTech Practices | Inside Higher Ed

 

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