- Notion #1: The latest and greatest technology we've used today is probably the worst version that a five-year-old growing up today may ever see. Notion #2: Grades are a false endpoint in a world of continuous iteration, and they undermine critical thinking. Thanks for the insights, Jamie Casap. Both ideas have implications for the present and future of learning.
- Google Feud offered addictive play based on search results. Thanks, Sandra Chow.
- Sandra also encouraged me to re-see GSlides as a collaborative platform for differentiating tasks for students, not just for presentations.
- My mind reeled -- literally and figuratively -- when taking in 360° videos or visuals. See YouTube or the New York Times for examples. Thanks, Micah Shippee.
- BadgeU, a GSheets add-on, may just bring DIY credentialing within reach for me and reluctant independent readers with whom I work. Thanks, Dan Sharpe.
- Dan also tipped off the demo slam audience to GIFit!, an extension for clipping GIFs from YouTube videos.
- In my brain, I'm still turning over keynote comment that each person in the audience was the oldest we've ever been and the youngest we'll ever be. What might that mean for me? Do those words belong on a fortune cookie, or do they have more staying power? Thanks for the provocation, Molly Schroeder.
- Folks like Julie Stewart are implementing creative changes at the classroom level, re-imagining learning spaces, while folks like Brendan Brennan are spreading far-reaching moonshot ideas for the whole education system. Our field and our future are dynamic.
- The advancing armies of Bitmoji'd or Androidify'd avatars made my hand-made caricature self quake in his digital boots.
Monday, November 7, 2016
9+ slices from EdTechTeam Colorado Summit
Google for Education may be going through an identity crisis: Exit apps and GAFE, in with Suite, and subsequent hashtag scrambling. But that doesn't mean the past weekend's Colorado Summit wasn't stuffed with learning. Here are some bits and links I took away...
Posted by Brian Rozinsky at 10:07 PM