Haven’t linked to Larry Ferlazzo in a while but this seems appropriate: New Resources For Teaching & Learning About The Reality Of Climate Change. “Not matter what President Trump says or does, most teachers, of course, will continue to teach the facts of climate change. Here are some new additions to the massive The Best Sites To Learn About Climate Change list…”
PRNewswire: Hujiang EdTech Launches Online Museum Project in Copenhagen to Promote Global Cultural Exchange (PRESS RELEASE). “Hujiang EdTech (‘Hujiang’), China’s leading online education company, through its interactive online teaching platform CCtalk, launched the Cultural Exchange – “Aim at the World” Museum Children’s Education Project (‘the project’) at the Frederiksborg Castle Museum in Copenhagen, Denmark. This live interactive broadcast is one of Hujiang EdTech’s initiatives to link China and the rest of the world. The company intends to introduce exhibits and other content from world class museums to children worldwide through Virtual Reality (VR) technology.”
The Next Web: Raspberry Pi and CoderDojo team up to create world’s biggest coding school. “Raspberry Pi, the makers of those affordable single-board computers, and the CoderDojo Foundation, which runs a network of coding clubs for school-age children, have announced they’re merging in order to give more young people opportunities to get into compsci.”
New York Times: How Google Took Over the Classroom. “In the space of just five years, Google has helped upend the sales methods companies use to place their products in classrooms. It has enlisted teachers and administrators to promote Google’s products to other schools. It has directly reached out to educators to test its products — effectively bypassing senior district officials. And it has outmaneuvered Apple and Microsoft with a powerful combination of low-cost laptops, called Chromebooks, and free classroom apps.” This is a long read, but worth it.
MakeUseOf: How to Save (and Share) Everything You Learn With These 11 Apps. “…before you wade into the tides of information out there, arm yourself with a system to keep the knowledge and also share it around. Sharing new insights is one way to remember what you learn. It also pays off with better interpersonal productivity and collaboration.” oooh, I need that P2K.
The Next Web: Minecraft Code Builder introduces programming to block-stacking students. “Code Builder introduces the Agent, a tiny sidekick, who executes coding instructions given via programs like Tynker, MakeCode, or ScratchX. Students learn how to use code to get the Agent to build things, solve problems, or even dance.”
TechCrunch: Google Classroom now lets anyone school anyone else. “Google Classroom is opening up even further: After allowing anyone to join classes last month, expanding the learner side of the equation beyond just those with G Suite for Education accounts, Google is now opening Classroom class creation to anyone with a personal Google account, too.”