Tweetables: Weekly Edtech News Fit to Tweet

Boston is in our hearts this week as the fallout of the Boston Marathon bombing unfolds. So as not to interrupt ongoing news updates, we will not be tweeting our weekly news bits today.

Technapex presents “Tweetables,” our roundup of the week’s top  #edtech articles that are good enough to tweet. Follow us on Twitter: @Technapex

Finally, a Competency-Based College Gets Approved

  • @usedgov approved financial aid for @CollforAmerica’s competency-based #highered courses via @teachergreg http://tcrn.ch/11lbCgb

Obama’s 2014 Science Budget Proposal Revitalizes STEM Education, Reduces Environmental Conservation

  • @BarackObama’s budget plan gives boost to #STEM education through STEM Master Teaching Corps via @sciam http://bit.ly/15rT3w6

Colleges’s Rejection of edX Highlights Potential Drawbacks of Massive Online Courses

  • Concerns raised about #MOOCs: Amherst rejects partnering with @edXonline  via @kheussner http://bit.ly/13wwRRh

Stanford for Everybody! Professor Launches Startup to Make Elite Education Available to All 

  • Startup @NovoEd aims to put Stanford courses online while keeping learning social and interactive via @venturebeat http://bit.ly/15aJ8uw

‘Education Index’ Captures Online Learning Trends

  • #Onlineedu provider @HotChalk creates Education Index, quarterly report analyzing #onlineedu via @EdSurge http://bit.ly/12nPHal

 Strapping Jet Engines to Stagecoaches; or iPads to School

  • @Bjfr (@EdWeek blogger) likens poor #edtech integration to strapping jet engines to stagecoaches http://bit.ly/13j9eaQ

LearnZillion Gets $7M to Help Teachers Align with Common Standards

  • @LearnZillion, the platform that features lesson plans aligned with #CommonCore by stellar teachers, raises $7M http://bit.ly/106cIRb

 

 

Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.

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About Caity Doyle

Caity is a former English teacher and the editor of Technapex. Caity is extremely passionate about education and is TriplePoint PR's resident edtech expert. When not researching education policy and edtech, she enjoys running along the Bay Trail while blaring the Boss through her headphones, watching the Giants beat the Dodgers, and meeting fellow Italians in North Beach.