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Students, Book creator, Word cloud & more… EdTech News Friday, February 23

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EdTech News TLDR / Table of Contents

  • 6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018
    • One of them is super trendy. One takes you into the past. Three can be used in a dozen different ways. And one you’re going to want to try right away. Come see.
    • students, Book Creator, Teachers Pay Teachers, tool, tech tools
  • 5 Fantastic Word Cloud Tools for Chromebooks
    • word cloud, Key points, quick word cloud, ,
  • When Gun Owners Become Like Hypocritical Hippies
    • David Frum questions the “self-indulgent permissiveness” of Republican gun law.
    • David Frum, gun lobby, writer David Frum, Frum questions, Gun Control
  • Google Classroom Time-Savers (GTT042)
    • Google Classroom is already an amazing time saver. But how can we use it even more effectively? Check out these tips!
    • Google Classroom, favorite Google Classroom, time savers, day-to-day digital lives,
  • Online Education Leaves Too Many Students Behind –
    • That was my takeaway from a recent Economic View column in the New York Times by University of Michigan Professor Susan Dynarski. In Online Courses Are Harming the Students Who Need the Most Help…
    • online courses, students, proficient students, online education, fully online course
  • Banking Is Only The Beginning: 36 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform
    • Banking isn’t the only industry that could be affected by blockchain tech. Law enforcement, ride hailing, and many other sectors could also have blockchain in their future.
    • blockchain, blockchain technology, Ethereum blockchain, blockchain platform, blockchain startup

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6 Ed Tech Tools to Try in 2018

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  • As I have done every year since 2015, Im going to shine a spotlight on six of the tools I added to this years guide:Theyre not all brand-new, but I think each one could make a real difference in the way your students learn or the things they produce.
  • This tool would be a great way to get students talking about any topic, reflect on a book or film, or ask questions about something youre exploring in class.
  • Once an InsertLearning lesson is created, you assign it to classes of students with a special code or through Google Classroom, and student responses are sent to a teacher dashboard, where you can grade them right inside the app.
  • Book Creator is a beautiful, flexible tool that allows students of any age or skill level to create, publish, and share online books.
  • Produced byNewseum, a news museum located in Washington, D.C., NewseumED houses an incredible online collection of primary sources, news artifacts, and lessons that help teachers teach media literacy, civics, and all aspects of the First Amendment, giving you and your students an up-close look at history.

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5 Fantastic Word Cloud Tools for Chromebooks

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  • For years sites such as – Wordle and – Tagxedo have provided teachers and students with easy to use word cloud generators.
  • See below for – five examples of Chromebook-friendly word cloud tools that you and your students can is the most powerful option of the tools we will examine, but is still very easy to use.
  • When done you can save the final result as a JPEG tool is simpler than Tagul, but is easy to use and does a nice job, so it would be a good choice if you just need to make a quick word cloud, or perhaps for younger students.
  • Word Cloud Generator (from Jason option is also simpler than Tagul, with fewer options and features, but works well for a quick word cloud.
  • It has the least amount of options of any of the tools here, but is convenient if you want a word cloud made from the text in your Google Document.

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When Gun Owners Become Like Hypocritical Hippies

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  • Rights come with responsibilities, argues The Atlantic writer David Frum.
  • In this new video, Frum questions the self-indulgent permissiveness that leads conservatives down a trail of hypocrisy.

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Google Classroom Time-Savers (GTT042)

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  • Google Classroom has helped tons of teachers around the world manage their classrooms and their assignments digitally and its made our lives much easier in many ways.
  • There are ways, though, that we can make our Google Classroom lives even easier than that!
  • By employing some time savers in Google Classroom, we can provide feedback, connect with students, share resources and just manage our day-to-day digital lives more efficiently and effectively.
  • Kasey Bell of ShakeUpLearning.com and I share some of our favorite Google Classroom time savers in this weeks episode.
  • Matt is scheduled to present at the following upcoming events:

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Online Education Leaves Too Many Students Behind –

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  • In Online Courses Are Harming the Students Who Need the Most Help, Dynarski points to disturbing signs that the spread of online education is hurting weaker students who are more likely to benefit from live, in-person instruction.
  • With a fully online course, A student may never be in the same room with an instructor, Dynarski writes.
  • Yet in high schools across the country, students who are struggling in traditional classrooms are increasingly steered into online courses.
  • The effects are lasting, with online students more likely to drop out of college altogether, said Dynarski.
  • While Dynarski assessed high school and college students engagement in online courses, the results are relevant to people of all ages who are seeking to upgrade their skills and improve their career opportunities.

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Banking Is Only The Beginning: 36 Big Industries Blockchain Could Transform

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  • Ultimately, the use cases for a transparent, verifiable register of transaction data are practically endless especially since blockchain operates through a decentralized platform requiringno central supervision, making it resistant to fraud.
  • Banks are among the growing number of financial services giants investing in blockchain startupssuch asR3 CEV,which isworking with an 80+ member consortium of banks, regulators, and technology partners to develop Corda, a blockchainplatform designed to be the new operating system for financial markets.
  • Popular among cryptocurrency enthusiasts, encrypted messaging app Telegram is raising an initial coin offering (ICO) to fund development of a blockchain platform.
  • Companies like Xage, for example, are employing blockchains tamperproof ledgers to sharing security data across industrial device networks.
  • Sony Global Education, for example, has developed a new educational platform in partnership with IBM that uses blockchain to secure and share student records, whileLearning Machine, a 10-year old software startup, has collaborated with MIT Media Lab tolaunch of the Blockcerts toolset, which provides anopen infrastructure for academic credentials on…

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