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An interesting approach discussed at https://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/11/16/data-help-hire-best-teachers/?ps=cbroady0@georgetowncollege.edu-001a000001JKcBT-003a000001eyvec

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Podcasting is one of the most underutilized tools in teaching.  LEarn how you can record podcast the easy way: http://www.codlearningtech.org/2016/06/21/the-beginners-guide-to-educational-podcasting/

Learn from students about what ed tech means to them.  Excerpt:

  • 94 percent of students said digital learning technology has been helpful in retaining new concepts;
  • More than half of students said digital learning technology helped them better understand concepts they didn’t know;
  • 60 percent of students said that digital learning technology has improved or significantly improved their grades;
  • 60 percent of students said that digital learning technology has increased their engagement with course materials;
  • More than 62 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in preparing for tests and exams;
  • More than 66 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful in completing assignments;
  • Nearly 59 percent of students said that digital learning technology is extremely or very helpful for self-study;
  • 82 percent of students said they use laptops for homework assignments, compared to 59 percent using print materials;
  • 70 percent of students said they use laptops for test/exam preparation, while 69 percent use print materials; and
  • While the majority of students have smartphones, only about 38 percent said they use smartphones to complete homework assignments and study for exams.

Read Survey: More Than Half of Students Want Their Classes to Go Digital

at https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/11/07/survey-more-than-half-of-students-want-their-classes-to-go-digital.aspx

Interesting presentation topic. Find at https://psyarxiv.com/kymhp?utm_content=buffer40511&utm_medium=social&utm_source=linkedin.com&utm_campaign=buffer

Something that was coming! Read more about this issue at https://all3dp.com/disney-pulls-star-wars-models-from-thingiverse/

Find out at Young People Have This Many Social Media Accounts, But We’re Definitely Not Using All Of Them at https://www.bustle.com/p/young-people-have-this-many-social-media-accounts-but-were-definitely-not-using-all-of-them-5489172

Beware, though: Teenagers have very different habits than featured in this study!

Excerpt:

The study also found that the average person spends over two hours a day on social media, and cellphones are the go-to way to access your favorite social networks. People who only use their cellphones to get online also have fewer social media accounts, according to the research.

“Smartphones are facilitating on-the-go social engagement, with many dipping into different platforms throughout their day,” the report says.

Also pretty interesting: Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp are the top ways to communicate with other people, with over half of all people surveyed using one of the messaging apps. Facebook and Facebook-owned platforms like Instagram and WhatsApp dominate the social media field, with nearly everyone having an account on Facebook or one of its services. Only 6 percent of 25- to 34-year-olds don’t use Facebook, Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, or Instagram.

Find here three ways where a video is useful.  I think there are several hundred more than three, but it is a good start. At http://smartbrief.com/original/2017/11/3-ways-use-video-training?utm_source=brief