TeenTech Weekly: Technology in the classroom

The weekly roundup of Generation-Y and student news & resources you may have missed.
Written by Charlie Osborne, Contributing Writer

This edition of TeenTech weekly rounds up Generation Y and student news that you may have missed. This week we've read about the role of technology in the classroom.

1.) There's more than one way to flip a classroom. (Education Week)

In a packed session this afternoon at ISTE 2012 in San Diego, a panel of nine educators, as well as two moderators presented their ideas and experiences with "flipping" their classrooms.

2.) Go to the head of the class, iPad (AllthingsD)

With a growing number of schools across the nation embracing the iPad, the device is gaining significant momentum in the education market.

3.) UC Berkeley latest to join edX program. (ZDNet)

UC Berkeley has announced that it has joined the online edX program and will be offering courses in the fall.

4.) How will News Corps' new ed tech business 'Amplify' education? (Gigaom)

Building on the acquisition of Brooklyn-based digital education company Wired Generation, News Corp today unveiled its education technology business Amplified.

5.) Learning in classrooms versus online. (The New York Times, Opinion pages)

Letters to the editor.

 6.) iTunes U now lets teachers invite students to lesson plans. (Mashable)

Apple's online educational catalog, iTunes U, updated its app and website on Wednesday by adding enhanced features to make it even more convenient for students and educators.

7.) Study: Online Learning Outcomes Similar to Classroom Results.  (US News)

Universities with shrinking budgets could consider online education to save money. 

8.) What will the Ed Tech revolution look like? (Co.Exist)

Predictions for how the next 15 years are going to change how children learn, at school and at home.

9.) Without credit. (Inside Higher Ed)

The University of Washington plans to offer "enhanced" versions of the massive open online courses (MOOCs) it will develop through a partnership with Coursera, according to the university's provost.

10.) Yoga teacher fired after in-class Facebook ban, maybe we just need to get over other people's phones. (Inquisitir

Facebook firings seem to often make the news -- perhaps a result of our own fears that use of the social network will backfire and come back to bite us in the ass professionally or personally.

Bonus: 50 resources for iPad use in the classroom 


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