Lots 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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5 Ways To Make Technology More Accessible To More Students | TeachThought
Digital Citizenship: Raising "Smart" Kids | Tech & Learning
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