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BBC - My Web My Way - Making the Web Accessible!

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My Web My Way explains the many ways you can change your browser, computer, keyboard and mouse settings to make the web more accessible for the diversity of learners.

 

 


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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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22 Virtual and Augmented Reality Education Apps - Infinityleap

22 Virtual and Augmented Reality Education Apps - Infinityleap | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A discussion of educational AR & VR markets, followed by intros to 22 educational apps, with brief discussion of creating such apps and their value.

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How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn

How virtual reality technology is changing the way students learn | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
We are now seeing technology being designed with education in mind, and it's changing the way students' learn and understand.

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Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency

Every Book Barack Obama Has Recommended During His Presidency | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

A cohesive list of the 44th president's favorites

POTUS is an avid reader and recently spoke to the New York Times about the significant, informative and inspirational role literature has played in his presidency, crediting books for allowing him to “slow down and get perspective.”

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There is a good mix of contemporary and classics.
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An hour in their shoes: Muscatine teachers participate in poverty simulation

An hour in their shoes: Muscatine teachers participate in poverty simulation | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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"Educators in an Iowa school district gained a better understanding of the effects of poverty by participating in an hourlong simulation. Teachers received family profiles and resources, then had to navigate the weekly struggles faced by low-income families, such as finding work, child care and other services."

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How To Maximize Your Laptop's Battery Life

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There are all kinds of reasons you might want to minimize the power draw of your laptop or desktop. To save battery, of course, but also to keep your electricity bills lower and reduce your impact on the planet. Here are all the ways you can knock down the amount of power your computer is drawing.
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Google Classroom: Video Playlists in a Video Library - Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: Video Playlists in a Video Library - Teacher Tech | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I am so loving this new feature in Google Classroom to “Copy link” to an assignment. One use for the “Copy link” feature is to link to other Google Classroom classes. Let’s say you have a red Google Classroom class for your main announcements and you have a blue Google Classroom class for your resources. You can link students in the red class to the blue class to link them to those resources.
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Create Your Own Custom Search Engine

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When I work with elementary teachers, one of the biggest concerns I hear about is the fear of what students will find online. Teachers know it’s important to teach students how to search effectively, evaluate website credibility, and cite their sources, but it can be scary when teachers are working with younger students.

One way to teach these important skills, while keeping students safe online, is to create a custom search engine. This way teachers can identify appropriate and safe online websites to include in their custom search engines.

Here’s how you can create one to use with your students: