We talk about the latest updates to iOS and their impact on education iPads as well as the third generation of Chromebooks. We take a look at “app” trends as well as where MOOCs and Online Learning might take us.
Because all our OCD listeners insisted on it, here’s episode 7!
Rob & Josiah have a chat about what technology could do for education if we could hit the reset button and money wasn’t factor. We plan to make this a re-occurring conversation as new ideas, trends and tech roll out. Feel free to jump in to tells us how wrong and crazy we are, and share your own crazy ideas in the comments.
“Hey, what happened to Episode 7,” you ask? Well we recorded some of that episode, but due to a mix of scheduling and technical difficulties, we aren’t able to release that content yet. So here’s Episode 8. Enjoy 🙂
We showcase two apps that will help students of different ages learn concepts related to programming. Rob and I do a feature-to-feature comparison of two cloud productivity powerhouses: Office 365 v. Google Apps for Education. And finally, Josiah breaks his own rule of not buying first generation technology – the Chromecast is in the mail!
We have a conversation with Sarah Ellsworth about the upcoming Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium (SBAC) tests for Common Core State Standards. In our KWL, we speculate about the impact these new digital assessments might have on Google ChromeBooks.
Josiah goes to Brookfield, CT to learn about Digital Learning Environments from Sydnye Cohen and Jennifer Rocca. The pair discuss Brookfield High School’s multi-year 1:1 initiative and also share a great app called Subtext. Rob and Josiah wrap up the show with speculation about how DIY informal learning might (hopefully) influence old school institutions like the science journal Nature.