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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map

Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 19, 12:40 PM
nice visual to provide to students and /or hang in the classroom. Seems pretty student friendly and the power of the images will provide another format to understand  and follow.
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Research and Citation Tools for Students (Graphite recommended)

Research and Citation Tools for Students (Graphite recommended) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
These picks will show students how to go beyond Google to find credible, usable scholarly resources. This list collects the top-rated tools for collecting, annotating, and citing trusted resources ready-made for research papers and projects.

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Resources for Assessment in Project-Based Learning

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Looking for tools and strategies for effective assessment in project-based learning? To support you, we've assembled this guide to helpful resources from Edutopia and beyond.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, January 22, 2015 2:28 PM

Tons of links to best practices for Project-based learning, assessment, standardized tests and research.

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MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey > Michigan Virtual School | MiVHS | MVU | Michigan Online Education

MVU releases guide to help schools navigate the virtual learning journey > Michigan Virtual School | MiVHS | MVU | Michigan Online Education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
MVU recently released a guide for mentors of online learning students, "Mentor Fundamentals: A Guide for Mentoring Online Learners,” that is intended to provide an understanding of the fundamental elements of mentoring or coaching students for success with online courses.

Mentors are critical partners in ensuring student success in navigating the virtual learning journey. The mentor, student, parent and online instructor form a team to help students become proficient online learners and successfully complete their courses.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 12, 2014 12:08 PM

The Michigan Virtual School is a reliable source of information about K-12 Virtual Education.  Dig into their resources and you'll be rewarded.

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How To Organize Your Research With The Power Of Google Drive

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Google Docs has made its home on Google Drive. So after one year, it’s high time to get used to calling it by the new account name.

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María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, September 9, 2013 5:58 PM

Google no deja de sorprender; interesantes herramientas para investigación dentro de Google drive.

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, December 14, 2013 1:55 PM

Amazing

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A great resource that I'm just beginning to dig into. Make sure to check it out if the description above appeals to or interests you.

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A Faculty Observation Model for Online Instructors: Observing Faculty Members in the Online Classroom

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Michael T. Eskey
Park University
meskey@park.edu

Henry "Hank" Roehrich
Park University
Henry.Roehrich@park.edu

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Maintaining academic standards, retention of quality online instructors and establishing a measure for instruction can be enhanced through faculty observation and evaluation. As Park University entered the online market, the increased course offerings involved an increased number of adjunct faculty members. In order to ensure that these faculty members used best practices and maintain high standards of teaching that are important to student satisfaction, Park University developed an evaluation process for online adjunct faculty that was similar to in-class observation of full-time faculty, but focused on unique factors of online course facilitation. The focus of this paper is on the evolution and current usage of the Faculty Online Observation (FOO) method which is a model for evaluation developed from utilizing the original evaluation system used in annual observations for online adjunct faculty. The FOO process that is used by a team of evaluators ensures that Best Practices in online teaching are addressed continuously in the online delivery program. The focus on Best Practices, specific institutional policies of online teaching, and technology plays a significant role in the growth of online degree programs and the success of the Park University online program.


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INFOGRAPHIC: (survey) Which Demographics Use What Social Media & How...

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A massive survey of internet users reveals trends in social media usage across numerous platforms, ages, races, genders, population density and more...

 

The Pew Research Center has released the results of a comprehensive survey, conducted over several years to evaluate which demographics were using social media, and on which platforms. Which social networking sites emerged on top?

 

Of the online adults surveyed at the end of 2012:

67% use Facebook20% use LinkedIn16% use Twitter15% use Pinterest13% use Instagram6% use Tumblr 

Find more statistics, findings and takeaways on how Americans appear to be using social media, based on this recent study.

 


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Ruby's curator insight, April 16, 2013 3:31 PM
Know social media audience~
Steven Krohn's comment, April 23, 2013 5:16 PM
Thanks for the constructive comments, they are very appropriate.
Retro Social Media's curator insight, May 15, 2013 1:17 PM

Only 16% use Twitter - wow!

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The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools | Edudemic

The 6 Best Online Bibliography Tools | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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"If helping your students write papers is a part of your school day, you probably already know that there are enough issues to focus on without having to spend a lot of time teaching your students how to build a bibliography and correctly cite their sources. Your time is likely better spent helping create a focused, concise piece of work that uses excellent grammar and sentence structure.

 

"There are a lot of online bibliography tools out there that can help students learn to build bibliographies and ensure that their citations are correct, without them (and you) spending hours pouring over MLA, APA, or Chicago handbooks. The options include browser extensions, templates, and online citation builders (where you plug in your resource and the citation is generated for you."


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Promising Practices in Online Learning - iNACOL

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The most well established K-12 online learning programs are more than ten years old, and many programs have between five and ten years of operating experience. The newest programs are building on the expertise of those early adopters, as well as the experience of online learning in postsecondary institutions and the corporate world. A body of knowledge, skills and practices has been developed by individual programs, in collaboration with practitioners, researchers, and policymakers. Because there are so many types of online programs (full-time, supplemental, stateled, district-level, consortium), there are also many different approaches to teaching, student support, professional development, and other issues.


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Connecting the K-12 Classroom to the 21st Century | DMLcentral

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In the video below, Justin Reich describes the ability of online learning environments to record and retain real-time learning interactions between teachers, students and peers, and to open up possibilities for new forms of K-12 assessment. Here are just a few highlights from the video, but the full interview (below) is flush with analytical insights from this former social studies teacher.

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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own By Martin Buschkuehl

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own By Martin Buschkuehl | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do."


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ISTE Infographic: Ready, set, blend!

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The basic cognitive skills needed by previous generations are no longer enough. Students in the conceptual age must also master the higher levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy and Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, including creation, metacognition and self-actualization.

“It will require an upgrade to our curriculum, new instructional methods and materials, a new profile of a global graduate and an open mind,” say Smith, Chavez and Seaman.

For ideas about how to re-create your classroom for the conceptual age, including potential classroom setups, blended learning models to mix and match, and a curriculum design process, take a look at the infographic

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Bobbi Dunham's curator insight, February 10, 2015 11:55 AM

Big fan of info graphics! 

Suzanne's curator insight, February 11, 2015 7:53 AM

Learning and teaching in the conceptual age.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 12, 2015 2:24 AM

How to implement a new classroom and learning paradigm: A nice outline

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BE VOCAL: Characteristics of Successful Online Instructors


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Angelo Rodafinos's curator insight, December 11, 2014 9:11 PM

Changes in teaching: a good article for online teachers

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The Power of the Educational Infographic

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Have you had people ask you why you choose to use infographics in your classroom? This presentation is by Mia MacMeekin, who has created many great infographics (some of which have been posted on this Sccop.it). The best way to access this is in PDF format. This file is quite large so here is a direct link to it: http://anethicalisland.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rscon-presentation-22.pdf

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A Research-Based Approach to Arts Integration

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At Bates Middle School in Annapolis, Maryland, arts integration has helped raise student achievement.

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Does research support flipped learning? | eSchool News

Does research support flipped learning? | eSchool News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Merris Stansbury

 

"Though quantitative and rigorous qualitative data on flipped learning is limited, a recent literature review based on teacher reports, course completion rates, and supported methodology research indicates that flipped learning is more than just a fad for bored teachers and students—it’s improving student achievement in classrooms across the country."

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