Holiday Movie Marathon Mash-Up
Mix up your Netflix queue of holiday classics with recordings from last month’s Global Education Conference, all in one place for your viewing pleasure. And with global wiki projects to join like this one, we’re certain you’ll walk away with a few great ideas for the New Year.
Still need more? Take a peek at the #nyscate feed from the annual New York State Association for Computers and Technologies in Education Conference, and let us know any other great conference feeds to check out this month!
Need something live to watch and participate in? Join tonight’s interactive EduTech Smackdown, Dec. 2nd at 8pm Eastern.
Buy One Get One Free Google Glass
Got your attention! We kid, of course, and while you may itching for a Cyber Monday deal on this piece of tech, we were simply excited to read Wikispaces power-user Margaret Powers explain how she’s used the wearable computing device in her classroom. Is there a new gadget you’re interested in experimenting with in the new year with your students? The Glass Explorer program looks to be taking more inquiries of interest–more information here if you want to try out what Margaret’s doing at her school.
Hour of Code
You’d be amazed to watch the engineers at the Wikispaces office do their thing, and we’re always excited to see opportunities arise for more students to learn the magic of programming themselves. In honor of Computer Science Education Week, educators are invited to host an Hour of Code in their classrooms during the week of Dec. 9th through 15th. Join the fun here, and let us know how you use wikis to share coding with your students! Just a quick gander at the list of ten fastest growing jobs in the past five years will be reason enough to get your students involved.
We hope you’ll check out our Wikispaces Classroom online community for more– free to join, and share any Cyber Monday EdTech goodies you found! Events, gadgets, or just good ideas welcome :)