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EdTech News Saturday, May 12 Traditional textbooks, Digital textbooks, Rewarding career choices & more…

By Brian

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What’s new?

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What Are the Benefits of Digital Textbooks?

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  • For most, traditional textbooks are a necessary evil.
  • Students are learning to process information differently with the help of pocket-sized phones and tablet-sized textbooks, and it only makes sense for their tech-minded brains, your wallet, and their academic improvement.
  • If youre thinking of stocking up on traditional textbooks for the upcoming school year, think again.
  • While there are pros and cons to everything and digital textbooks have no shortage of pitfalls a digitized world only provides more options for students and teachers looking for alternatives to a mainstream model.
  • If these benefits are relevant to your academic needs, consider switching to the course materials of tomorrow and hitting download on next years books.

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The 5 most satisfying reasons to become an educator

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    3 Apps to Empower College Students’ Study Skills

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    • Students can even share their notes easily with classmates in a group notebook, making Evernote just as useful as Google Drive applications.
    • Students have been utilizing Google Drive applications for college classes and studying for years.
    • For only $5 a month, students can download G Suite and get access to all the different applications on Google Drive, plus manage their Gmail, participate in Google Hangouts, integrate their Google Calendar, and much more.
    • And, if a student in their study group doesnt have the G Suite app, but access to Google Drive on their laptop, the documents are still synced!
    • With these three apps, students can organize their college life, consolidate all class information in one space, and carry it all on their phones.

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    How to Transform Your Classroom into a Personalized Learning Hub

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    • Then, the student can be directed in the HyperDoc to various activities depending on which questions they got correct or incorrect.
    • If a student correctly answers all of the questions where the fractions have the same denominator, then the student does not need to do the activities in the HyperDoc that teach and practice that concept.
    • But if that same student struggled on questions where the fractions had different denominators, then the student can be directed to a video created by the teacher that will explain this concept.
    • The tool Edpuzzle allows teachers to add assessment items to any video on the Internet, which means that a teacher can find a video on YouTube, add questions to the middle of it, and then track student performance on those questions.
    • And, since the bulk of the instructional materials are contained in the HyperDoc, the teacher is free to provide one-on-one instruction as needed to students who would benefit from a bit of extra help.

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    The Essential Guide to the Use of Skype in Education

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