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Educational Technology Guy: Google Calendar for Educators

Educational Technology Guy: Google Calendar for Educators | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From David Andrade

 

Google Calendar is one of Google's many free resources that I use. It has some features that make it very useful.

 

It's accessible on any web browser and integrates and syncs with smartphones, Outlook, Apple iCal and Mozilla Sunbird.

 

I have all of my appointments, due dates, deadlines, etc. on it. I color code them based on school, blog, degree program, meetings, fun, etc. My wife and I share our Google Calendar's with each other so we can easily see each other's schedules. If you use Google Tasks and set a due date for the task, it will show up on your calendar for that day. I also have US holidays and the Yankees schedule on my calendar.


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Braves Read's curator insight, August 21, 10:31 AM

I use Google Calendar with teachers for online planning and scheduling media center events. 

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Narration Over Google Slides - YouTube

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Very clear demonstration in a 2-minute video about how to add a voice over to a Google slide presentation.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Giving #PechaKucha Presentations

PechaKucha is a specific style of presentation that originated in Japan that entails presentations of 20 slides, displayed for 20 seconds each...


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LucaVanin's curator insight, December 19, 4:42 AM

Non sai cos'è il Pechakucha?!? Come hai fatto a vivere senza fino ad oggi?

Leggi un po' qui e... impara!!!

Claudia M. Reder's curator insight, December 19, 12:51 PM

This is a creative way to present. The visuals have to enhance the presentation.

GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, December 21, 4:11 AM

Una guida pubblicata su Slideshare per realizzare presentazioni PechaKucha, uno stile originario del Giappone per realizzare presentazioni che utilizza alcune semplici regole illustrare nelle 36 slides della presentazione

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A student guide to studying online

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What you need to know before you enroll for an online course


by Tony Bates


"Although most students adjust very quickly, studying online is different in some ways from studying in class. In particular, it requires discipline to keep ‘on schedule’ when there are no daily set lectures or classes to attend."

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6 Models of Blended Learning - Infographic

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Blended learning and other types of learning innovation can be an answer to the –still- rising costs of the educational system.

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niftyjock's curator insight, May 24, 9:44 PM

If yo think Blended Learning is less work, Think again. 

Secunoid's curator insight, May 29, 10:41 PM

Learning never stops.

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education

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This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

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rwestby's curator insight, December 16, 2:15 PM

per John Evans

heather bell's curator insight, December 17, 10:22 PM

Adding to our thinking around UDL and the opportunities we create for learning in our classrooms

Stacy Esch's curator insight, December 19, 11:08 AM

Interesting. I wonder how many of these need to be taught in college?

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Anita Pandey Presentation - Getting to the CORE

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"Anita Pandey, author of the book Language Building Blocks: Essential Linguistics for Early Childhood Educators, presents "Getting to the CORE: Best Practices for Language, Literacy, & Content Mastery."

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Analytics and Student Success Innovations in Higher Education - SXSWedu 2014 - YouTube

Diverse higher education institutions—from community colleges to private four-year colleges to large universities—are beginning to use advanced analytics to inform and power their student-success innovations. Come join this interactive dialogue to learn more about how exemplar institutions are approaching gaining deeper insights about what's working, what's not, and for whom; and deploying analytically fueled apps to the front lines to help more striving students learn well and finish strong.


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Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network

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Recently, I wrote an article about how to build an online personal teaching network, re-imagining opportunities to teach in the digital world and thinking about the role of teacher as independent c...

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'Science' declares breakthroughs of the year - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

'Science' declares breakthroughs of the year - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Scientists have released their annual list of the biggest breakthroughs for 2014.

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How to Increase Productivity: Best Productivity Apps and Tools ~ Open Colleges

How to Increase Productivity: Best Productivity Apps and Tools ~ Open Colleges | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Productivity can be used as a tool to enhance success in your career and life. But what is productivity? It’s an average measure of the efficiency of something you do, for example the time you take to achieve a task. Experts say that productivity is a crucial factor in the performance of people and organisations – but could technology be something that improves your productivity?

"Let’s see how you might be able to move towards your goals more efficiently by becoming more productive with these useful apps and gadgets for work, at home and while studying."


Jim Lerman's insight: A great collection of productivity tools, from the Australian Open Colleges organization.

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Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Bloom's Critical Thinking Questions to Use in Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Critical thinking is an essential skill in the cognitive development of students. It is probably the number one skill teachers would mention when asked about the skills they target in their instruction. Critical thinking is also the key to developing other equally crucial thinking habits such as divergent, lateral  and convergent thinking. Critical thinking starts with asking and answering critical questions. By critical questions I mean those questions that enable students to categorize, infer, synthesize, evaluate and apply the knowledge they have accumulated in the past to solve existing problems and learn new information. This is a well thought-out process in which students get to challenge their cognitive capacities and explore novel thinking paths.


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Charles Fischer's curator insight, December 18, 8:08 PM

Charts like these always make great resources to use in the classroom. Laminate a copy and walk around the classroom to ask better questions. Post a large version in the room to have a constant reminder that there are levels to questions. Give each student a copy to help them ask better questions in seminars!

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My 20 most popular posts in 2014 ~ Learning in the Social Workplace

My 20 most popular posts in 2014 ~ Learning in the Social Workplace | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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"Here is a list of my 20 most popular posts in 2014 (as at 21 December) according to comments, and social shares (on Twitter, Facebook, LInkedIn etc). Thanks to everyone who commented or shared."

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The 20 Most Popular TED Talks in 2014 ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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After releasing TED in Ideas a few days ago, TED shared today its selection of the most popular talks of 2014. Some of the talks featured here were also part of an earlier list I created yesterday entitled "Best 5 TED Talks for Educators". TED's list of this year contains 20 talks  covering a variety of topics from overcoming adversity to the latest in technology. Some of the talks I really enjoyed in this list are :

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How to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint 2010 Slides (Using Built-in Functionality) ~ EmergingEdTech

How to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint 2010 Slides (Using Built-in Functionality) ~ EmergingEdTech | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Kelly Walsh


"This video shows just how easy it is to tackle this with PowerPoint 2010. The cool thing is that you have 2 choices – adding voice clips to individual slides (which is really easy), or narrating over sets of slides (which isn’t very hard, but it is a little more involved)."

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future ~ Edutopia

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by Dana Mortenson


"Based on our work with more than 2,000 U.S. middle and high school educators on building global competence, following are five core strategies that we've seen educators adopt to effectively create the classroom of the future – a classroom that will build the necessary skills for educating globally competent students, and truly prepare them to thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.


1. Leverage real-world case studies

2. Dig into, rather than avoid, the complexity

3. Practice empathy regularly

4. Use technology to enhance learning and empower students

5. Ensure that reflection is part of routine"

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8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic]

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This visual presentation shows you the 8 types of infographics, and which one is the most effective to use depending on the content you are developing.

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Jocelyn's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:59 AM

This will help me with preparing students for benchmarks where they will need to learn how to read charts.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:59 PM

Great way for students to know which infographic to choose.  

Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:04 PM

Great visual flow chart to assist in determining which infographic is best for the task at hand. 

 

Thanks ks to Ana Cristina Pratas for sharing this resource. 

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Tweak Your Slides: Ten Design Principles for Educators (version 3.0)

Tweak your Slides, workshop on visual design for educators. This is draft 3, which includes examples of my own past slide shows and revisions of these shows.

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WizIQ Recordor: Create, Share Powerful Video Lectures for Flipped Classroom

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"We have launched WizIQ Recordor: an amazing lecture-recording software designed exclusively for your teaching needs. This software lets you convert your PowerPoint presentations into synchronized video lectures, publish them to WizIQ (add them to Content Library), and share them with your students right from your desktop- something which no other software has enabled you to do until now. And yes, it’s absolutely free!

"WizIQ Recordor (yes, it’s spelt with an “OR” not “ER”. No pun intended!) runs as an add-in to Microsoft  PowerPoint and works seamlessly with WizIQ. Install this add-in and a few clicks is all it takes to create an effective MP4 video lecture using your presentation. This add-in allows you to record your live audio and sync it with presentation slides."


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New Learning Times : Article The Best of 2014: Innovation Spaces

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The NLT Team highlights memorable Vialogues from the year.

1. SparkTruck: A Mobile Hands-On Learning Space
Inspiring creative confidence by any whimsical means necessary.

2. Learning In A School Without Walls
The power of a hidden curriculum.


3. Finding Common Ground In A Ball Pit
An unusual way to break the ice makes friends out of strangers.


4. Floating School In Bangladesh
Ground zero for climate change.


5. Building Dreams, Plank By Plank
Building a farmer's market comes with its fair share of struggles."

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How We Learn What We Learn

From the big thinkers of the previous century that have influenced our own understanding of learning, to the strategic implementation of those pricnciples in designing pedagogy, this text sheds light on the great heritage that we draw upon in our...

Via Ness Crouch, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Dean J. Fusto, Jim Lerman
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Anita Vance's curator insight, November 3, 8:45 AM

A great reference of the educational theories and practices of our times.


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Why the Future Will be Made by Creators, Not Consumers | WIRED

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Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and former Google executive, wants every child to be able to code.  That’s a sweeping but practical vision.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 15, 3:11 PM

Interesting article that affirms what "makers" have been saying for a while - the ability to code and create is an essential skill for kids. 

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When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG, Handy #Infographic for Art and Design on the Web

When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG, Handy #Infographic for Art and Design on the Web | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
File types are a bit confusing to most people. Do you know when and why it's best to use a .jpeg, .gif, or .png? This infographic demystify the mystery.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 22, 9:14 AM

As my colleague, a graphic designer says, we aren't all graphic designers.  How to "Know Your File Types"  ~  Deb

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How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015

How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

We never stop learning. But unlike our school days, when our brain is constantly challenged and exercised to become better, our adult lives don't make time for this. In 2015, give your brain a boost. It's easier than you think and takes only a few minutes of your life each day


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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 6:08 AM
Worth a try
Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, December 25, 12:41 PM

Might be useful for reading

 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, December 26, 9:53 PM

Some great habits to pick in the new year. 

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Best Education-Related Videos of 2014 - User Generated Education

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by Jackie Gerstein


"I love end of year “best of” lists.  My own list is what I found to be the most powerful education related videos of 2014. They all, in some way, address the mind, heart, and spirit of education.  Each touched me in some way to help illuminate the purpose and core of education. Let me know of any others that you found of value during 2014!"


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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready ~ Learning in the Social Workplace

Top 100 Tools for Learning 2014 is ready ~ Learning in the Social Workplace | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Jane Hart


"I spent the weekend compiling this year’s Top 100 Tools List, updating the Top 100 Tools site and producing a slideset that I have uploaded to Slideshare and embedded below. I’ve also done a full analysis of this year’s list, and produced a Best of Breed categorised list, but here are some of the highlights from this year’s list"


Jim Lerman's insight: I always look forward to Hart's annual Top 100 Tools list. It's so interesting to see what's up and what's down, as well as what's new.

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