Hot Links – This Week in Ed Tech

Our first in a series of hot links in ed tech.

BETTER THAN REAL –’s post on 20 Augmented Reality Experiments in Education. We have taken our students on some excellent virtual field trips – that’s just the tip of the iceberg here.

TEDUCATION – Edudemic’s list of 25 TED Talks Perfect for Classrooms.  What’s not to love here?

I’LL SHOW YOU – Also from Edudemic, 3 Free (But Powerful) Presentation Tools for Teachers.  This field used to be dominated by Prezi – did their reliance on Flash technology bury them?

ONLINE TOKENS: Class Dojo is an online token economy tool that is making waves.  Our teachers have found success with this easy-to-use tool – review to come!

DON’T TELL ME I’M SMART – NPR’s story about the differences between how eastern and western students view intelligence and hard work (eastern students tend to value the latter and western the former).  Particularly relevant for ESL teachers but applicable to all teachers in the east or west.

WASTE OF MONEY – Blue Skunk Blog’s assessment of technology schools should stop spending money on.  It’s 2012 – no more single-function devices!

RETWEET ME! – Wired@Heart’s post about how to gain Twitter followers.  We’re big fans of using Twitter to find and share educational resources.  Building up your network is a big part of that.

MAKING THE GRADE – Educational Technology and Mobile Learning’s list of 8 Great Grading Apps.  What do you use for online grading?

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