Inspiring, informative, useful, or just plain fun tweets posted on Twitter over this past week … collected here to share with our blog readers.

This week in the wrap … have some fun this week with Thanksgiving games from Kahoot; a great reminder that “edtech” is not about giving student devices and assuming that is going to make a difference – for technology to have an impact, it needs to be part of a larger, well planned initiative (with plenty of PD for teachers!); a few pieces about coding and kids; a few pieces about the continued evolving relationship between teach and teaching in our universities and colleges; and we end with the question, is our “love affair” with digital tech over? Are we awakening to the reality that it isn’t all about convenience? Obviously, I’m a big fan of tech, but I think we need to be informed and aware and seek a balance. Okay, off the soap box and back to work for me! Enjoy.

Games For Thanksgiving By Kahoot!
https://kahoot.com/explore/collections/games-thanksgiving-kahoot/

Research: Giving Ss computers is NOT digital learning (in fact, it often just a distraction), it’s all about HOW the tech gets used
https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaelhorn/2017/11/14/new-research-answers-whether-technology-is-good-or-bad-for-learning/2/#5bfcc2e02dec

Family coding class is a fun, unique learning opportunity
http://www.shreveporttimes.com/story/money/business/2017/11/11/family-coding-class-fun-unique-learning-opportunity/107506528/

Campuses See Value of Digital Learning, but Lack a Plan
https://campustechnology.com/articles/2017/11/15/campuses-see-value-of-digital-learning-but-lack-a-plan.aspx

Univ builds new lecture hall in which, “classrooms were designed to facilitate the ‘flipped classroom’ approach to teaching, which prioritizes group work over lectures.” 
http://tucson.com/news/local/ua-celebrates-topping-off-ceremony-for-new-health-sciences-bulding/article_3c647535-7304-5cc8-92c7-635a01099e51.html

CDI’s Chromebook Trade in Program for Schools
https://cdicomputers.com/education/chromebook-trade-in-program/

Yes, yes, yes: The Ivory Tower Can’t Keep Ignoring Tech
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/14/opinion/academia-tech-algorithms.html

Colleges urged to bolster creative side of students’ digital literacy
http://edscoop.com/colleges-need-to-bolster-creative-side-of-students-digital-literacy

The freeCodeCamp Podcast is live. Here are 6 episodes you can binge-listen now
https://medium.freecodecamp.org/the-first-6-episodes-of-the-new-freecodecamp-podcast-ready-for-you-to-binge-on-e9391055edc0

Why Faculty Members Still Aren’t Sure What to Make of Education Technology (may need an account to access – seems like some browsers let me see this and some make me sign in – KW)
http://www.chronicle.com/article/Why-Faculty-Members-Still/241729

Students came for the robots, but learn more than just STEM
https://www.columbiamissourian.com/news/k12_education/students-came-for-the-robots-but-learn-more-than-just/article_fea051b8-c723-11e7-bd18-5f63399d06a5.html

Our Love Affair With Digital Is Over (yes, I think it is healthy and overdue for society to be more aware of the various downsides of the technological convenience we’ve embraced, and to seek a better balance) 
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/opinion/sunday/internet-digital-technology-return-to-analog.html



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