As you may know, technology is my passion. Here are my top education tech stories that I’ve culled from the web for you.
1.) M.I.T. Launches YouTube S.T.E.M. Channel: According to Education Week, it “encourages MIT students to create short, interesting videos about STEM subjects aimed at K-12 learners.” Read the full story.
2.) Facebook Issues Online Guide for School Counselors: From ZDNet - In partnership with iKeepSafe.org and the American School Counselor Association, Facebook has put out a guide to for school counselors on how to engage students. Full story.
3.) Computer Essay Graders vs. Human Teacher Graders: NPR reports “A new study finds that software designed to automatically read and grade essays can do as good a job as humans — maybe even better.” Full story.
4.) Google Drive is Newest Cloud Service: “Google Drive, released Wednesday, is essentially a souped-up Google Docs.” Full story from the Washington Post.
5.) Intel Brings Tablets for Schools: Education Week reports "Intel has announced the launch of its 7-inch tablet encased in rugged plastic, created specifically for the education market. The 'studybooks' are expected to cost less than $200." Full story here.