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Edutopia for Educators

If you have not visited Edutopia, you should.  A wonderful resource for different and innovative ways of teaching and learning.  Some of the resources/topics that I find particularly useful are on project based learning, assessments and technology integration.  However, there is a topic for every educator for every grade level.  Visit Edutopia and join its learning community!

Some tips for teaching in 2015: http://www.edutopia.org/blog/new-things-to-try-2015-ashley-cronin

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Teachers Will Embrace Students’ Smartphone Addiction In 2015

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Editor’s note: Joe Mathewson cofounded learning platform Firefly when he was 14.

These are heady days for education technology. In fact, with big investments in outfits like Everspring and Udemy, I’d say 2014 was the biggest year yet in edtech. However, if you thought that was impressive, you haven’t seen anything yet. What does 2015 hold for the year in this fast-moving sector?

Technology Will Get Embedded

Of course, classrooms have been using computers for decades, but 2014 was a year when many schools began to adopt technology as an embedded, natural part of teaching and learning. As many schools have tried out these products and services, teachers and pupils alike have whetted their appetites with early glimpses at the possibilities.

Next year is when institutions will consolidate their positions and settle on solutions for adoption in the years ahead. As this happens, technology will become an intrinsic part of the…

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How We Celebrate New Year’s Eve On Social Media Around The World

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From Smartphone selfie sticks to pyrotechnics, this is how we digitally ring in 2015 around the world:

Twitter:

https://twitter.com/BestEarthPix/status/550379174985498626
https://twitter.com/BEAUTIFULPlCS/status/550381078654226433

https://twitter.com/BestEarthPix/status/550325848306642944
https://twitter.com/BeulahGuna/status/550347631151419392

Instagram:

NYE #NEWYEAR #NYE #wine #happy #2015 #party 🍷

A post shared by Rachel Lee (@rachylee22) on

#vscocam #jazzy #Berlin #nye @jesshund

A post shared by @alystomlinson (@alystomlinson) on

Happy New Years!!! #london #newyears #nye

A post shared by Julia Hughes (@juliaflorence94) on

#NYE2015

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Flickr:

Credit: Anthony Quintano Anthony Quintano/flickr under a cc 2.0…

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