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What did your edtech year look like? (The results)

A couple of weeks back I shared a survey that asked the following:

As this school year comes to a close, I’d like to call on you to share your discoveries and your wisdom and to help me reflect.

Which edtech goodies, tools, apps, platforms, and strategies worked so well for you in 2012/2013 that they will become a part of your on-going toolkit or practice?

What were your biggest issues?  What flopped?

Response was a underwhelming, but interesting and I am so grateful to those who took the time to share.

Among the discoveries mentioned several times were the use of Wevideo for collaborative movie making and the value of having students create infographics to promote critical thinking. SweetSearch is a favorite kids’ search tool.  Folks focused on student production and on teaching about Creative Commons.

Judging by the heavy response in the categories relating to screencasting and digital instruction, it seems that people are flipping or supporting the flipping efforts of others.  The Common Core State Standards were not mentioned.  As for issues, the big one is access to technology.

It really didn’t make sense to share data relating to frequency of choices for the 18 intrepid readers who answered nearly all my questions.  So, instead, I created a summary of their discoveries and recommendations.  (In some cases, I couldn’t resist adding my own two cents and LibGuides.)

If you feel in any way left out, no worries!  Please feel free to edit the summary document and add any discoveries your 18 generous colleagues may have missed.


Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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