Episode 45 of the EdTech TV Podcast looks at Amazon’s hidden project, Kindle in Motion, and we discuss the realities of where teachers are with tech moving into 2017.
Kindle in Motion
In August of 2016 Kindle quietly launched a program called Kindle in Motion, with about 8 books on their roster. Now as we’re wrapping up the year there are about 12, so there doesn’t seem to be much of a rush to make this a big feature on the Kindle, but it does have some very interesting potential for teachers and engaging readers.
Check out my quick video walk through here:
If you’re interested in checking out a book or two with Kindle in Motion, I recommend Off To Be The Wizard for a fun read, or take a look at the current list:
Where Should We Be with Technology in 2017
As connected educators we often want to explore the newest and the latest in technology, but reactions to simple ideas serve as reminders that not everybody is in the same place.
This tweet set off an interesting discussion that may not be at the front of the minds of those who consider themselves “connected educators”:
I learned today that a group of students used a Google doc to take lecture notes– they all took notes simultaneously in a collective file.
— Stephanie McKellop (@McKellogs) December 20, 2016
Challenge for 2017 – How can you move one step forward with what you’re doing in the classroom right now, and how can you help your colleagues and students do the same? Just one step.
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