Weekly roundup: edtech

Headlines

For a look at some of the more interesting trends in edtech, read through 5 Ways Digital Tools Are Transforming the Education Space over on edtechmagazine.com. Author Eric Sheninger is a senior fellow with the International Center for Leadership in Education (ICLE) and the article includes recommendations for teachers on how to harness the power of digital tools in a classroom. Sheninger’s suggestions tend toward encouraging students to take ownership of their learning and to develop real-world skills. Read more.

Resources

Common Sense Media is an online resource for parents, kids, and educators to provide guidance in navigating the world of educational technology. The site rates apps and tools, and also publishes guides and lesson plans. Common Sense Media’s Mission page provides a good overview of the site’s resources.