EdTech News Friday, February 9
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- Engaging Quiet Students with Google Forms
- Thanks for sharing these ideas. Although the suggestions offered above are uncomplicated, they offer important information.
- students, Google Form, dry erase marker, class, simple Google Form
- ODEM.IO – Unlocking Higher Education
- You will also receive a referral link. Every referral earns you 200 ODEMT.Earnings based upon each referral over .25 ETH
- online education platform, exchange ODEM Tokens, education partner Excelorators, blockchain technology, international consulting company
- What is Extra Credit XTRA? | Just Another UBC Blog
- Extra Credit is an online learning podium where users/people can learn about bitcoin and blockchain technologies. The goal is to educate and inform more people on how cryptocurrencies work, then reward them with a cryptocurrency called XTRA for finishing each course.
- extra credit, XTRA tokens, , ,
- Unreal Engine Tutorial For Beginners
- This online course is designed to introduce you to the Unreal Engine platform and help direct you to design and code your very own 2D/3D games or make mods. This course is split into 6 sections which cover over 306 Unreal Engine & C++ topics using a video format. Get a Lifetime access…
- Testing Grounds FPS, Unreal Engine, free-to-use game development, thriving discussion forum, industry standard language
- How to Choose a Virtual Reality Device for Your Classroom
- Now that we have covered virtual reality and Google Expeditions in Part 1 of this series, and how to apply these ideas to the classroom in Part 2, let’s explore the actual devices that you need. If you are wondering if your classroom is ready for virtual reality, be sure to take…
- virtual reality, Google Expeditions, Google Cardboard, Samsung Gear VR,
- Enough With the Screen Time Scare! How to Be Sensible About Children’s Device Use – News
- When the American Academy of Pediatrics released its most recent set of guidelines for children’s media use, much of the list reflected the …
- screen time, end sit activities, children, ,
Tweeted At: Fri Feb 09 14:04:41 +0000 2018
- Post by Eric Curts.
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Tweeted At: Thu Feb 08 16:04:20 +0000 2018
- The ODEM model will create an integrated platform where all types of students and student representatives can create and request services for education programs.
- Educators and educational service providers can receive requests for program fulfillment and delivery services all through a frictionless, smart contract-based payment gateway.
- ODEM is built in partnership with Origin Protocol.
Tweeted At: Thu Feb 01 07:52:34 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-01-30T14:38:52+00:00
Author: Eric Chi
- Extra Credit is an online learning podium where users/people can learn about bitcoin and blockchain technologies.
- Extra credit offers a platform where users can learn more about bitcoin and blockchain technologies.
- Generally, Extra credit’s platform consists of subscriptions to free and paid online courses, as well as open and active discussions between various communities.
- The Extra Credit coin token sale for XTRA tokens began with a pre-ICO on December 1, 2017 monitored by a general ICO in Q1 2018.
- Of the total supply of tokens, 300 million are reserved for the public ICO (50% of the total supply), with the remaining tokens reserved for the pre-sale (100 million or 16.7% of the total supply), the Extra Credit team (150 million or 25%), bug bounties and promotions (5 million or…
Tweeted At: Wed Jul 12 20:25:39 +0000 2017
Publish Date: 2017-05-15T21:53:40+00:00
- The final course will be over 50 hours of content and 300+ lectures.Learn how to create and mod video games using Unreal Engine 4, the free-to-use game development platform used by AAA studios and indie developers worldwide.We start super simple so you need no prior experience of Unreal or coding!…
- Go on to build several games including a tank game, and a First Person Shooter.You will have access to a course forum where you can discuss topics on a course-wide basis, or down to the individual video.
- “Any serious game programmer needs to know C++”Jason Gregory, Lead Programmer at Naughty Dog (creators of Uncharted The Last of Us)Anyone who wants to learn to create games: Unreal Engine is a fantastic platform which enables you to make AAA-quality games.
- If you’re a coder, we’ll teach you game design principles.What this course DOESN’T cover…Whereas this course is already huge, we can’t possibly cover everything in that time.
- Note: access to this course comes with an optional, free community site where you can share games and 3D models, as well as connect with other students.Start your transformation now, you won’t be disappointed!Who is the target audience?Competent and confident with using a computer.Artists who want to bring their assets alive in…
Tweeted At: Fri Feb 09 18:40:47 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2016-11-11T09:08:57+00:00
Author: Kasey Bell
- Now that we have covered virtual reality and Google Expeditions in Part 1 of this series, and how to apply these ideas to the classroom in Part 2, let’s explore the actual devices that you need.
- There are three different devices to think about at this point in time: 1) a virtual reality headset, 2) a smartphone for the student device, and 3) a tablet or phone for the teacher device.
- Please note, that although we have focused on Google Expeditions in this series, there are many other compatible VR experiences that work with Google Cardboard and many other versions of VR headsets.
- There are many other compatible options for VR headsets besides the Google Cardboard version.
- – Minimum of 2GB ram, 3 or 4 would be better – – – 2.4ghz and 5ghz wifi support – – – VR viewer compatible screen size (check the specifications for your viewer for recommended screen size) – – Here is a spreadsheet of compatible devices for Google Expeditions with notes…
Tweeted At: Fri Feb 09 16:23:35 +0000 2018
Publish Date: 2018-01-31T03:56:00+00:00
Author: Scott Traylor
- However, one change particularly stood out: The academy no longer suggests that children under two years old avoid screen time entirely.
- Exceptions, the group stated, could be made for video chatting services like Facetime or Skype.The new guidelines not only recognize the increasing ubiquity of these apps and their use in connecting classrooms and families, but also that all screen time is not created equal.It’s an important idea, and one that…
- In the middle, we have software, games and apps of varying educational quality.While telling a child that he or she is limited to 30 minutes of screen time may have worked for our generation—whose only screens were likely televisions after school—the rule makes far less sense with today’s learners.Screen time…
- In a study published last month, researchers from the Oxford Internet Institute and Cardiff University found that there was no correlation between parents’ adherence to screen time guidance and their children’s wellbeing.
- Things like caregiver attachment, emotional resilience and curiosity remained consistent between the groups that stuck to the recommended maximum of two hours of screen time a day and the groups that exceeded it.This should make it clear: When children are negatively affected by technology, it’s not just that they are…