Everyone Can Code
In this episode, Ricky runs down the Ed Tech news stories of the week and focuses on Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative and the Swift Playground iPad App.
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Ed Tech News Run Down:
Apple’s Everyone Can Code Initiative –
At the September 7th Apple event, Apple announced it’s “Everyone Can Code” Initiative. Apple is bringing coding education to schools that focuses on its Swift language via a free app called Swift Playground available on iPad’s running ios 10.
Research Innovation in Ed Tech –
A Parent Herald article explains why Ed Tech has overlooked research innovation in higher ed. They claim the focus has been on in classroom technology and could really benefit research and education improvement with a focus on improving research efficiency.
Parents Across America’s Concerns –
An Education week article outlines some ed tech threats as seen through the eyes of the Parents Across America Group. One of their biggest concerns is that personalized learning is becoming code for students do it on their own without teacher help.
Ed Tech can help Autistic Students –
Ed Tech Magazine explains three ways that technology can help students with Autism. It explains ways it can help improve verbal skills, social skills, and promote confidence.
Six Questions for Ed Tech Director –
Chalkbeat.org has a sit down with the director of educational technology for the U.S. Department of Education, Joseph South and asks him six questions. Chief among them is what would he change overnight to improve Ed Tech. His answer? Focus technology on making students content creators instead of consumers.
Hostos Embraces Ed Tech –
Ed Surge is reporting on a community college in the Bronx, Hostos community college, that is embracing Ed Tech. They used apps and other software to help develop student success coaches. These coaches are a point of contact from first day as a freshman to graduation and are showing very positive results.
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