Happy October, International EdTechies! We are here to share with you the most tweeted, blogged and talked about topics in the realm of edtech in emerging markets:
Keeping Up With the Tech-tashians
Attention Blackberry nation! Ditch adding new BBM contacts and find out how Quick Response (QR) codes can revolutionize education. In a crash course, Good.is explores the newest and most innovative ways that barcodes can help educators reach out to more students. Opportunities range from digital portfolios for students to connecting with parents. For a crash course on how QR codes can enhance the education realm, read the full article here.
We’re loving the new weekly section in SmartBrief on EdTech brought to us by the Educators Professional Development and SmartBrief partnership. A quick visit to the news section will fill you in on the latest conferences, workshops and technology tools that are changing the realm of education. To find out how e-readers can encourage students to read more and other tidbits from the vanguard of education technology, read (or sign up) for the SmartBrief newsletter here.
Think like a Techy
Robert Beichner, Mitchel Resnick and Julie Young, three talented science educators, were recently rewarded the 2011 McGraw Jr. Prize in Education for integrating technology into the science and transforming education. These edtech pioneers have developed virtual learning worlds, online schools and blended learning environments that provide transformational education experiences for students from primary school through college. To read about Robert Beichner, Mitchel Resnick and Julie Young’s projects in full, take a look here.
Emerging education markets Brazil and India may soon have a partner in Pearson PLC. The British learning company is looking to expand its client base by reaching out to global markets. Pearson has recently purchased a US-based online schooling network, Connections Education, that is dedicated to providing students with tech-based solutions for academic success. For more on Pearson’s world wide education aspirations, read the full piece here.
International Game Changers
The Envision Arabia Summit 2011, created by students at McGill Univsersity, will unite young visionaries with globally respected leaders in the Arab community to conceive of a better future for the Middle East. The Delegates will explore science and technology, education, economic development and other sectors during a 3-day conference October 7th-9th, 2011 at McGill University.
At the Creative Commons Global Summit 2011, the global CC community united in Warsaw, Poland to engage participants in a discussion on the future of shared commons. In hopes of Powering an Open Future, the summit brought in thought leaders who discussed key adoption areas, data, public domain and the new version 4.0 licenses. To access to the event’s Twitter stream, explore here.
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