5 reasons girls don’t pursue technology-related careers

5 reasons girls don’t pursue technology-related careers

“Why aren’t more girls interested in core technology courses and careers?

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Exposing girls to technology early, along with having parents and role models support girls’ interest in technology-related hobbies and career paths, can help encourage more girls to pursue technology in and after college, according to data from CompTIA, a nonprofit association for the technology industry.

More than 5.1 million people worked in core technology jobs in the U.S. at the end of 2015, but just 25 percent of those jobs were held by women.”

Read here to find out 5 reasons why girls don’t pursue a career in tech…

http://www.eschoolnews.com/2016/09/26/5-reasons-girls-dont-pursue-technology-related-careers/ 

5 Myths about Mastery-Based Learning

5 Myths about Mastery-Based Learning

“Whether or not you’ve heard the term “mastery-based learning,” you’ve probably encountered it in practice, in school or on the job. In any situation where you’re given a set of labs, problems, or activities where your progression is dependent on successful completion of various tasks rather than seat time, you’re engaging in mastery-based learning–a teaching method premised on the idea that student progression through a course should be dependent on proficiency as opposed to amount of time spent on academic work.”

This is another aspect of education that I am very passionate about. All too often student have gaps in their knowledge and understanding and this gaps grow as they progress through the years cause them to have a fixed mindset about their abilities in a certain subject.

The intro above is from a great article dispelling myths around the implementation of Mastery-Based Learning.

Continue read the article here    https://www.knewton.com/resources/blog/ed-tech/5-myths-about-mastery-based-learning/ 

VR, AR and Immersive Tech Links

VR, AR and Immersive Tech Links

Here are some links to articles and website in the VR, AR and immersive tech area.

https://touchstoneresearch.com/the-top-10-companies-working-on-education-in-virtual-reality-and-augmented-reality/ 

Answerables – Create immersive virtual classrooms

FluidMath – Bring your handwritten math to life with FluidMath! FluidMath is the first handwriting-based educational math app designed for teachers and students in grades 6-12

New immersive and inclusive learning experiences for Windows 10

BlippAR – Blippar is the leading ar app using the most advanced mobile augmented reality and artificial intelligence technology used for marketing and visual search.

Wallame – Hide messages in the real world using augmented reality. Leave a message on the wall, or somewhere in a real place, that can be seen only by those you want.

Will be updated as I find more great links.

Using Snapchat in Education

Using Snapchat in Education

I was spending time some 1 to 1 with my son on the weekenbucsnfl-snapcoded and saw him using Snapchat. I asked him what he was putting on Snapchat and he said he was build his story for the day. I complimented him on doing that and encouraged him to make good choices on the content he was putting online (in a “hidden veggies in your food” way).

I kept thinking of this idea that kids are “documenting” their days in the way that we may have written things in a diary. And I started wondering if there is a place in the classroom for this app.

I have found a few articles that show how this is being used already and hopefully can inspire you to try it in your classroom.

I’m really excited about this opportunity that educators from Primary to Tertiary have with this app.

Snapchat 101

Article and Video about how Snapchat is being used by youth 

http://ajjuliani.com/the-complete-guide-to-snapchat-for-teachers-and-parents/

http://www.usnews.com/education/blogs/high-school-notes/2016/03/14/high-schools-experiment-with-snapchat-to-reach-teens

http://www.educationpost.com.hk/resources/education/140604-insight-six-snapchat-experiments-to-engage-students

http://www.npr.org/sections/ed/2016/03/29/467091289/how-teachers-are-using-snapchat

http://www.isocialfanz.com/5-ways-use-snapchat-teaching-learning-tool-higher-education/

 

List of App ideas

List of App ideas

eBooks

Book creator
iTunes U
iBooks

Quizzes and Surveying

Quizlet

Digital Portfolios

Seesaw: the learning journal

Collaboration

Padlet
Post it plus

Annonation

Skitch

Pinterest

Explain everything

Paper by 53

Development of Digital Content

Adobe programs and apps eg voice(animated videos), slate(visual story) , capture, Edge animate – maybe run a small workshop

Coding

The Everything machine (coding)

Websites

Airpano.com

googlelittrips.org/

Ictevangelist.com

Teacher utils

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/p/teacher-tools.html

Teacher lesson plans using ICT/apps

https://www.graphite.org/ 

Secondary math apps

http://gadgets.ndtv.com/apps/features/11-apps-that-will-make-you-hate-maths-a-little-less-619256?site=classic

 

Swivl – robotic recorder for your classroom

Swivl – robotic recorder for your classroom

Swivl Robot

Swivl turns your mobile device into presentation delivery tool, a front-of-room assistant and automated video solution. It follows you, stops to focus on whiteboards or small groups when needed and can be used anytime, anywhere.

One-click control

The Swivl marker can be worn or held, and gives you one click control. It has a built-in wireless microphone to capture the voices you need to hear. Add a second marker and place it wherever you need to capture group conversations.

www.swivl.com

How to use a Swivl

Swivl Recap – a video response and reflection tool

www.swivl.com/2016/02/introducing-recap/

15 cool uses for your Swivl

http://www.coolcatteacher.com/15-uses-swivl/ 

User Guide

Swivl User Guide