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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This post introduces you a simple and easy way to convert your PDF to Word documents.

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Stephania Savva's curator insight, December 21, 2015 3:00 AM

Seek no further for a great tool to convert your PDF files to Word docs.

 

http://goo.gl/x04XXp

Educational Peaks's comment, December 21, 2015 4:00 AM
Great share. Thx!
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 21, 2015 3:21 PM

Excellent! Here's something I can really use.  Aloha, Russ.

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Connectivism [Infographic]

Connectivism [Infographic] | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The 8 Principles of Connectivism in a nice infographic. What does an online connectivist course look like? #CMOOC


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Jean-Louis LEFEBVRE's curator insight, February 5, 2015 4:19 AM

Leçon d'infographie dans une présentation visuelle du connectivisme.

Richard Samson's curator insight, February 9, 2015 2:35 AM

Is Moodle connectivist (Piaget)? Or socioconstructivist (Vygotsky)? (Have I got those associations right?) Or is it both? Hey-ho! More work to do! 

Jason Leong's curator insight, February 11, 2015 4:35 AM

"#4 Capacity to know is more critical than what is currently known, i.e. "Know-where is more important than know-how and know-what""

 

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The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic

The Profile of a Modern Teacher | Infographic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

One of the greatest misconceptions in education today is that certain teachers have a higher natural aptitude in technology than others.

This inspirational graphic sets out to disprove that notion and remind the audience that external skills are only a function of the internal dispositions that allowed them to grow.


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Beatrice Josse's curator insight, February 15, 2015 10:09 AM

Quelques attitudes essentielles à retenir pour un professeur des écoles compétent. À relier avec le référentiel de compétences du professeur. 

Kristen McDaniel's curator insight, February 24, 2015 1:47 PM

I'm loving this as a look at teaching in 2015, and a professional development growth mindset.  

Ian Lowe's curator insight, May 24, 2015 3:45 AM

very similar to Dweck Mindset work. be reflective, try new ideas, embrace change....i ant do that...yet

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Twitter to start snooping at which apps you have installed - here's how to opt out | eSkills | Privacy

Twitter to start snooping at which apps you have installed - here's how to opt out | eSkills | Privacy | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Twitter is set to start peeking on users' iPhones, iPads and Androids in order to see what apps they have downloaded. It's opt-in by default, so here's how to opt out.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/



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Gust MEES's curator insight, November 27, 2014 12:37 PM
Twitter is set to start peeking on users' iPhones, iPads and Androids in order to see what apps they have downloaded. It's opt-in by default, so here's how to opt out.


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/11/25/digital-citizenship-social-media-and-privacy/


Elizabeth Milovidov's curator insight, December 1, 2014 9:25 AM

Put some limits between you and Twitter

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10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Social Media Skills for The 21st Century Teachers | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The potential of social networking sites in education is huge and we need to capitalize on it to enhance our professional development and consequently improve the quality of our instruction. Searching for articles on this topic , I came across Doug Johnson's post on the 10 social media competencies for teachers [http://doug-johnson.squarespace.com/blue-skunk-blog/2010/7/31/top-ten-social-media-competencies-for-teachers.html ]. I like the competencies Doug included and decided to make an infographic featuring all of these skills.  Have a look and share with your colleagues.


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Epict Italia's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:47 AM

Le competenze del docente che usa strumenti "Social"
1) Aiutare gli studenti a utilizzare gli strumeti di betworking per trovare informazioni e comunicare in rete con esperti, pari, docenti
2) Conoscere le principali categorier del Web 2.0 e gli strmenti utili per la didattica. COnoscere gli sturmenti a disposizione e utilizzabili nella propria scuola
3) Utilizzare strumenti di rete per comunicare con i colleghi, studenti e genitori
4) Navigare, valutare e creare contenuti su siti social (prezi, slideshaer,..)
5) Utilizzare gli strumenti sociali per creare, mantenere e imparare in una personale rete di apprendmento
6) COnoscere le regle di netiquette e gli standard di comportamento eticon in rete
7) Conoscere e insegnare le regole sul copyright e le questioni di pricacy in rete
8) COmprendere e insegnare l'impolrtanza della gestione dell'identità e della reputazione in rete
9) Scegliere e seguire un personale piano di autoformazione per rimanere infomrato su nuovi strumenti e applicazioni
10) Partecipare nella definizione a livello di Scuola delle regole di utilizzo degli strumenti social

chua meng joo's curator insight, February 3, 2014 11:06 PM

For development of our teachers.

Jessica Cox's curator insight, November 8, 2015 10:31 AM

Social Networking

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students If there is one thing teachers lack, it’s time. And while using technology to automate learning has been frowned upon by many, using...

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:52 PM

A good compilation of on-line tools for assessments

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 20, 2013 7:12 AM

Creating a quick quiz is a good way to get quick feedback on students and to help adjust your teaching. Here are some free tools that may help make this effective on an iPad. 

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Reaching Students: 18 Simple Ways To Make A Lasting Impact On Your Students

Reaching Students: 18 Simple Ways To Make A Lasting Impact On Your Students | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Reaching students emotionally may seem like a red herring, but maybe it’s not.

Inspired by Justin Tarte’s recent—and excellent–post on making a difference in the lives of others around you, I immediately thought of the legacy teachers leave in the minds (and hearts) of students. If and how you will be remembered by students may sound like a bit of an ego trip, but the truth of the matter is, if you’re not making any kind of an impression, they’re probably not learning."


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This post provides 18 ways to reach students in your classroom, beginning with curiousity and including model macro behavior and be human. In addition you may watch a five minute video clip from the Dead Poets Society.

 


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 6, 2013 8:47 PM

This post provides 18 ways to reach students in your classroom, beginning with curiousity and including model macro behavior and be human. In addition you may watch a five minute video clip from the Dead Poets Society.

Mary Cunningham's curator insight, October 13, 2013 12:15 PM

Legacy and impact - making connections and developing relationships  are important keys to successful teaching and learning. 

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Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool ~ NY Times

Minecraft, an Obsession and an Educational Tool ~ NY Times | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Teachers and parents are using Minecraft, a video game popular with children, to help teach science, history, languages and ethics.


by Nick Bolton


"A study by S.R.I. International, a Silicon Valley research group that specializes in technology, found that game-based play could raise cognitive learning for students by as much as 12 percent and improve hand-eye coordination, problem-solving ability and memory.


"Games like Minecraft also encourage what researchers call “parallel play,” where children are engrossed in their game but are still connected through a server or are sharing the same screen. And children who play games could even become better doctors. No joke. Neuroscientists performed a study at Iowa State University that found that surgeons performed better, and were more accurate on the operating table, when they regularly played video games.


“Minecraft extends kids’ spatial reasoning skills, construction skills and understanding of planning,” said Eric Klopfer, a professor and the director of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Scheller Teacher Education Program. “In many ways, it’s like a digital version of Lego.”

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Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness-based Contemplative Practices in Education - What Meditation Really Is

Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness-based Contemplative Practices in Education - What Meditation Really Is | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Mr. Gray, an educator in his second year of teaching in New York City wrote out his resignation letter and left it on his desk. As a final measure, he chose to attend a Renewal and Restoration Retreat for Educators provided by The Inner Resilience Program – a nonprofit organization started right after September 11, 2001 to help teachers in Lower Manhattan begin to heal and recover from the tragic events of that day. He felt he had nothing to lose. “I was so tired of trying to balance the pressures I was feeling, I wanted to quit. After the retreat I went home and ripped up the resignation letter sitting on my desk. I found that place in me that knows why I wanted to be a teacher in the first place.”

 

"What allows an educator to stay strong, creative and connected to purpose amidst adversity while another to burn out and leave the field of education altogether? What inner resources do students, teachers and administrators draw upon in order to respond to moments of profound crisis and uncertainty in schools? Are schools preparing our children for a life of tests or the tests of life? For more than a decade, these are the questions the Inner Resilience Program has been grappling with. Mr. Gray, one of many educators in this country was teetering on the edge of burnout and happened to attend one of our retreats at the right time for him. But every day several gifted teachers leave the field of education due to the immense stresses they face. In fact, the modal year of experience in the American teaching force today is only one year – and the average years of experience have dropped by over 30% in the last decade."


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The Use of Social Media in School | Best Master's in Education

The Use of Social Media in School | Best Master's in Education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Teachers and schools are attempting to leverage the engaging qualities of social media for use in the classroom and beyond.
Jim Lerman's insight:

Quite an informative infographic...perhaps a bit long. Might have been better as a slide deck or a Prezi.

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Jordan Anderson- www.havefunandprofit.com's curator insight, July 30, 2013 8:35 PM

Using Social Media in School.. #smlbiz #HFAP

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 31, 2013 10:34 AM

A few ideas of how to use social media in school or reasons to use it. I'm going to use this in my presentation to teachers to implement Edmodo this year. 

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22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom

22 Effective Ways To Use Twitter In The Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
You can actually use Twitter in the classroom with Bloom's Taxonomy thanks to this awesome table that details nearly two dozen different ways to integrate the pair!

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Ness Crouch's curator insight, July 4, 2013 5:54 PM

Twitter and Bloom's! I'm very very happy right now.

davidconover's curator insight, July 9, 2013 10:59 PM

This is a great infographic to learn the multiple uses of Twitter for personal and student growth.

Elena Borge's curator insight, July 15, 2013 12:58 PM

Try to use Twitter in class #motivation #newways #challenge

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How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos

How To Convert Prezi To YouTube Videos | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Anyone who has used the Prezi platform would know that creating a Prezi and uploading it to Prezi.com is easy enough, however when it comes to converting it to a YouTube video, there seems to be no native method of doing so...

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, June 26, 2014 7:27 PM

Prezi makes wonderful slideshows. Converting them to video is explained here. 

Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, June 27, 2014 11:58 AM

Clear directions for converting Prezis into videos for the flipped library.  (typos in the demo Prezi, though!)

Jorge Leal's curator insight, June 28, 2014 10:44 AM

yeah

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An Introduction to Content Curation and Its Relevance For Students and Teachers

 

 


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Dean J. Fusto's comment, September 7, 2013 7:49 AM
Helpful primer on curation and its particular skill set. Thanks for the scoop.
Dean J. Fusto's curator insight, September 7, 2013 7:50 AM

A very helpful primer on content curation.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 22, 2013 5:49 PM

 

Stacia Johnson and Melissa Marsh have recorded a 10-minute video introducing to Content Curation for their EDCI515 graduate course at the University of Victoria.

 

Topics covered:

Defining CurationWhat skills neededWhat tools can help

 

good summary recomendet to anyone interested in content-curation and its aplications in learning

 

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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

Design Thinking, Deconstructed | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn




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Arnie Rotenberg's curator insight, March 2, 1:25 PM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 2, 4:10 PM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



Melanie COVINHES's curator insight, March 8, 4:29 AM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking



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niftyjock's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:32 PM

dice student

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 2015 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20

Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
It’s time for Teaching Channel’s year-in-review -- and what a year it’s been! We took a look at what you watched and read and collected the best right here.

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

 

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 30, 2014 8:14 PM

Great ideas presented here! I have used Wordle before, but I had not thought of using it in the ways listed. Can't wait to try them.

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:36 AM

Creating word clouds is always enjoyable  and engages students and teachers.

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:50 AM

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 

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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2014 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

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