Weekly News Round-up: 10.24.2014

By Alex Honeysett 10.24.2014 blog

This week, the education trades were talking about new ‘big data’ research and student-data privacy, how stress affects the brain during learning, digital citizenship (ahead of Digital Citizenship Week!) and the top themes to emerge from this year’s educational summits.

How Stress Affects the Brain During Learning
In this fascinating Edudemic article, reporter Leah Levy explores “the neural and hormonal responses that underpin a student’s stress response, and make[s] a few suggestions for continuing to teach through the challenges it presents.”

‘Big Data’ Research Effort Faces Student-Privacy Questions
As this EdWeek article explains, a team of prominent research universities is receiving federal support to store, share and analyze the data that students generate when they use digital education tools. However, the project, called “LearnSphere,” is raising questions about student-data privacy.

The 5 Most Important Things To Come Out of Educational Summits in 2014
A lot of recent educational trends, like digital literacy and mobile learning, have significantly changed the way we think about learning. But as this Edudemic article explores, one theme that came up again and again at this year’s education summits was smarter use. Read on for a breakdown of what that means for you and your classroom.

Why Digital Citizenship is an Opportunity for Educators and Students to Learn Together
As we approach Digital Citizenship Week, our friends at Flocabulary created a rap called “Think Before You Post.” You can check out the video, and hear how teachers’ are incorporating it into their lesson plans, in this edSurge article.

EdTech Tools: Marking Up Texted on iPads
Our favorite (and resident!) education blogger is talking about changing the way teachers and students can interact with texts through the iPad. To see which apps she suggests for annotating texts on iPads, read on!


  1. Mrs vanhof and miss smith 1hour class

    I say yes I don’t really think a storm can knock it down unless it’s a flimsy house so houses should be made like that

  2. Riley hennagir

    No because it could blow down in a big storm and people could get hurt and the builders could be sued

  3. Itsjordanhere

    I say no because if it can’t hold up in a storm it shouldn’t hold up at all.

  4. Mr.browns class NM

    I think it would be the next big thing because since technology has gotten better through out the years it would be a good idea and are technology would progress on and on

  5. Emily lapan

    I watch Chanel one news every day in school and I think out of all of the things you have seen I like the 3d house maker in London

  6. zuzu

    It saves lots of time

    • Emily lapan

      Yes it does save a lot of time

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