Weekly News Roundup: 3.6.15

By Cari Jackson 03.05.2015 blog
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This week in Education and Technology news: Edutopia shares apps for Poetry Month and the story of one school’s integrated curriculum built around sustainability, EdWeek reports on the impact of blended learning, e-SchoolNews shares a new study on Twitter’s impact on the Common Core debate, and EdSurge shares tools for teaching women’s history. Also, our EdTech blogger shares tools for learning about the Common Core.

9 Mobile Apps for Poetry Month
On Edutopia, Monica Burns rounds up apps that help students become content consumers by reading their favorite poems or content creators as they write their own, on iPad and Android tablets. This list gives students the tools they need to create and publish their very own poems.

High School Uses Sustainability to Make Cross-Curricular Connections
Edutopia shares how teachers at Montpelier High School have built an integrated teaching approach that uses the concept of sustainability to make curriculum connections across a wide variety of disciplines, including biology class, economics, or physics.

In Calif. District, Blended-Learning Approach Turns Teachers Into Facilitators
EdWeek reports on how one school district’s approach to blended learning has helped teachers find more opportunities to work with smaller groups of students. While it may have increased time for lesson planning, it lessened the need for classroom management.

How Twitter Influences the Common Core Debate
e-SchoolNews a new study that tracked tweets to determine how social media affects the debate around Common Core and education. Social media has begun to shape education politics and people’s views on new measures.

EdTech Tools to Teach the Role of Women in Society
EdSurge offers resources and EdTech tools to help engage your students during Women’s History Month, from the International Women’s Day website to Girls Who Code to the Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership.

Mobile and Web Resources for Learning More about the Common Core
Our very own EdTech blogger shares ideas for how to access the latest news and answers to questions about Common Core State Standards.


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