February 16, 2014
February has flown by for all of us at EdTechTeacher. On the 1st, the entire team migrated to San Diego for our inaugural West Coast event – iPad Summit San Diego. This past week, the team ran workshops from coast-to-coast, covering all four time zones and seven states and included the start of our first California T21 program.
In case you missed the announcement either at the iPad Summit, in our February Newsletter, or on Twitter, we are thrilled to announce The Learning Futures Summit at Chicago’s Navy Pier in July!
iPad Summit San Diego Re-Cap
While many thanks go out to Jennifer Carey (@TeacherJenCarey), Beth Holland (@brholland), and Kate Wilson (@KateWilson13) for LIVE blogging the event, we have also read some fabulous posts from our participants.
“As long as our focus is on learning outcomes and the experience it brings, then the this just might be the best iPad experience yet.” writes Michael Cohen (@TheTechRabbi) He has several insightful posts on his blog, documenting his experience.
Elementary educator, Karen Lirenman, offers a wonderful summary of her experience in San Diego.
In this post on PLP Network, Jennifer Carey summarizes the key themes and keynotes from the iPad Summit.
“It’s Complicated” with danah boyd and Justin Reich
On February 25th, danah boyd will publish It’s Complicated, a landmark ten year study based on hundreds of interviews with teenagers about their lives – online and in the physical world. In this eye-opening book, youth culture and technology expert danah boyd uncovers some of the major myths regarding teens’ use of social media, providing important new insights for parents and educators looking to better understand how social media plays into young people’s lives and learning. On friday, February 14th, EdTechTeacher co-founder Justin Reich hosted a webinar with danah to discuss this important new book.
NEW Articles from the EdTechTeacher Team
Greg Kulowiec launched a new type of project on his blog this week. He is asking educators from around the world to contribute to a global alphabet project using Explain Everything.
To kick off the iPad Summit, Justin Reich challenges us to think about what students and teachers can do with educational technology and not the other way around.
Rather than focusing on teaching devices, Beth Holland challenges us to look at teaching a set of core skills – communication, collaboration, connection, and creation – when working with mobile devices.
What if you could play with Plutonium? In this post, Samantha Morra shows us that you can – if you use augmented reality.