STEM, Crowdsourcing Experiments and iOS Wish Lists: Today’s Edtech News

Welcome to your Monday edition of our daily news roundup! Each day on Technapex, we’ll be assembling and posting the top edtech news of the week to keep you in the loop of all things education and technology related. Have a tip for us? Shoot it over to cdoyle@technapex.com, and make sure to follow us on Twitter: @Technapex.

Higher Ed 

An Important STEM Experiment to Watch - Huffington Post

  • James Gentile writes about the Association of American Universities’ (AAU) new experiment on STEM education, which will select eight universities to implement five-year initiatives to improve STEM undergraduate courses using evidence-based teaching on their respective campuses.

3 iOS E-Learning Wishes – Inside Higher Ed

  • Joshua Kim lays out a list of ideas he has to best utilize iPads in the college classroom, referring to his experience working with a small blended learning graduate program.

K-12

News Corp.’s Amplify is latest with a MOOC for the high school crowd - GigaOM

  • Ki Mae Heussner covers the latest news from Amplify, the education arm of News Corp., announcing that the division is now going to offer a MOOC on AP Computer Science for high school students. The course is free and aims to prepare students to take the AP exam after two semesters.

K-12 Districts, Groups Turn to Mobile ‘Crowdsourcing’ to Solve Problems - Education Week

  • Michelle Davis covers an interesting experiment by Poway Unified School District, who used an online platform to crowdsource suggestions for improving safety and security within their district, opening up the conversation to thousands. She also speaks with other experts and schools who have utilized crowdsourcing, who share best practices for doing so.

Eight Great Apps to for Educators to Create, Display, and Share - MindShift

  • Kathy Gill lists the top apps for teachers to stay organized during the school year, including the best cloud storage, lecture-recording tools, apps that allow you to annotate PDF, device mirror options, project management tools, and more.

A Simple Way to Push Back Against the “Summer Slide” – The Brilliant Blog

  • Education influencer and writer Annie Paul debunks the hype around the “summer slide,” or loss of learning K-12 students can experience during summer months, explaining that it’s not as large of a dip as many parents and teachers believe for upper-income to lower-income students alike. She offers a simple tip to keep students’ minds fresh and engaged over the summer break.

#ISTE13: My Connected Conference Experience - SmartBlog on Education

  • Tom Whitby writes about his experience at this year’s ISTE conference, making the point that the best way to get the most out of one’s conference experience — “personalize” it as teachers would personalize learning — is to utilize various social media networks and conference apps to connect with other attendees.

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.