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15 Conflict Resolution Tips For Educators

15 Conflict Resolution Tips For Educators | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you're looking for some conflict resolution tips to use in school and the classroom, these are some of the best you can find.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://edudemic.com/2012/11/conflict-resolution-tips/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 


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Thanks David, Jim :)
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Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures ~ iPad Apps for School ~ by Richard Byrne

Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures ~ iPad Apps for School ~ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago at the Future Schools Expo in Sydney I facilitated a workshop about making media with mobile apps. The idea of creating talking pictures was one of the ideas that was a hit with some of the participants in the workshop. In the workshop I shared examples of using ChatterPix Kids to have students create short audio stories about their favorite animals. I also shared an example of using Morfo to create audio biographies in which students give voice to famous people in history. Below is a short summary of both of those apps as well as another app useful for a similar purpose.
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GoodReader's 'Speak' Feature Reads PDF or TXT Files Out Loud - Instructional Tech Talk ~ by Jeff Herb

GoodReader's 'Speak' Feature Reads PDF or TXT Files Out Loud - Instructional Tech Talk ~ by Jeff Herb | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The popular PDF reader/annotation app GoodReader recently (at least at time of posting this) released a feature that allows users to have PDF and TXT documents read out loud to you – ultimately making any PDFs containing text able to be listened to as any typical audio book would.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Twisted Wave - Create Audio Recordings Online to Save in Google Drive ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Twisted Wave - Create Audio Recordings Online to Save in Google Drive ~ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Through TwistedWave you can create and edit spoken audio recordings from scratch. Your completed tracks can be exported to Google Drive and SoundCloud. If you have existing audio tracks in your SoundCloud or Google Drive account you can also import it into TwistedWave to edit those audio tracks. TwistedWave's audio editing tools include options for fade-in, fade-out, looping, sound normalization, and pitch adjustments. The editor also includes the typical track clipping tools that you would expect to see in an audio editing tool.
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How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive ~ Edudemic ~ by Aiden Wolfe

How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive ~ Edudemic ~ by Aiden Wolfe | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Since its inception, Google Drive has been a source of excitement for innovation-minded educators. However, as with any new teaching technology, you may find yourself thinking “it sounds intriguing, but will it really make a difference?” In regards to Drive features like audio feedback, the answer to that question is an unequivocal yes. Aside from offering convenience and helping spare teachers from endless amounts of typing, the addition of voice commenting brings with it profound benefits to the learning experience as a whole. Below, you’ll find five compelling reasons to give it a try, as well as a simple guide on how to get started.
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Argument Writing Across the Content Areas ~ Educational Leadership ~ by Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Argument Writing Across the Content Areas ~ Educational Leadership ~ by Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Argument is inescapable. It's at the heart of all career-based writing. I'm talking about the professional debate, the cover letter pitch, the interview, the grant application, the executive summary. Because argument appears in so many situations in life beyond school, students need to experience it not just as a separate skill in writing class but as a skill that's crucial to all content areas.
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The top 50 apps for creative minds ~ The Guardian ~ by Stuart Dredge

The top 50 apps for creative minds ~ The Guardian ~ by Stuart Dredge | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of technology that democratises activities like film-making, photography and music-making. Video and photography apps now contain editing features based on those used in professional software, but made accessible enough for anyone to use in a couple of taps, and music-making apps are reducing the barrier to making listenable sounds. In all cases, this isn’t about you suddenly becoming a professional just because an app is holding your hand – instead, it’s about opening up the experience of artistic creation to a wider audience.
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15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning ~ by David James

15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning ~ by David James | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas. Combining storytelling with powerful digital creates a truly authentic learning experience that helps students develop a wide range of intellectual skills."


Very nice selection of tools. -JL

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Näitä ohjelmia ja appseja on jo ihan hirveästi, mutta tässä on jokaisesta kerrottuu vähän pääkohtia.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Sign Documents That Have Been Emailed to You Without Printing Them

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Sign Documents That Have Been Emailed to You Without Printing Them | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In the course of the school year there are plenty of documents that we all have to sign for one reason or another. You could print those documents, sign them, then scan them. Or you could use HelloSign to sign them within your web browser and never have to print or scan them at all. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to use HelloSign

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10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why — Emerging Education Technologies

10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why — Emerging Education Technologies | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Like many of you, there are certain educators that I find frequently impact my thinking and teach me new things through their published works. Here I offer 10 of my favorites. Some of these passionate and informed minds have inspired me for years, and others I have become aware of more recently. Of course, there are plenty of other wonderful educators writing and sharing great ideas across the Web and in conferences and schools around the world every day, so I hope you — the reader — will share some of your favorites too!

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New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | WIRED

New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | WIRED | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game. And, more than that, he’s also learning how to code.

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Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics

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Bloom’s Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of educational psychologist Dr Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remembering facts (rote learning). It is most often used when designing educational, training, and learning processes.

Bloom saw the original Taxonomy as more than a measurement tool. He believed it could serve as a:

common language about learning goals to facilitate communication across persons, subject matter, and grade levels;
basis for determining for a particular course or curriculum the specific meaning of broad educational goals, such as those found in the currently prevalent national, state, and local standards;
means for determining the congruence of educational objectives, activities, and assessments in a unit, course, or curriculum; and
panorama of the range of educational possibilities against which the limited breadth and depth of any particular educational course or curriculum could be contrasted.

The original Taxonomy provided carefully developed definitions for each of the six major categories in the cognitive domain. The categories were Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. With the exception of Application, each of these was broken into subcategories. The categories were ordered from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract. Further, it was assumed that the original Taxonomy represented a cumulative hierarchy; that is, mastery of each simpler category was prerequisite to mastery of the next more complex one.

Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl revisited the cognitive domain in the mid-nineties and made some changes. This new taxonomy reflects a more active form of thinking and is perhaps more accurate. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy improved the usability of it by using action words. The Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic includes some action words that are useful in writing learning objectives.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 21, 10:48 AM

This is a nice chart to share with your teachers. 

Peter Rettig's curator insight, March 22, 7:26 AM

Very interesting, as I had forgotten about Bloom...

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Watch Youtube in Double Speed ~ Using Technology Better ~ by Mike Reading

Watch Youtube in Double Speed ~ Using Technology Better ~ by Mike Reading | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Once you try watching YouTube Videos (especially training videos) at a faster rate, you’ll never go back!
This video will show you how to play YouTube videos at a slower or faster rate, whichever might be helpful to you.
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Some good ideas, Thanks.
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Students and Teachers Using Snagit Chrome Extension ~ Teacher Tech ~ by Alice Keeler

Students and Teachers Using Snagit Chrome Extension ~ Teacher Tech ~ by Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If students are using computers there is a need for students to capture their learning and to be able to explain it. Additionally, teachers need to be able to comment on and provide feedback on digital student work. Snagit by TechSmith has a Chrome app and Chrome extension that is free.
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Janine Fulcher's curator insight, March 19, 4:06 AM

I will be adding this app start away. 

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, March 19, 6:47 PM

Snagit works for both still shots and video.

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Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT ~ by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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"Learning to Go is a collection of lesson plans, resources, handouts, and tips for teachers wishing to incorporate mobile devices, cell phones or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) into their teaching.


"This book offers suggestions for adapting your curriculum even if your students have little access to technology or you are new to technology integration. This is a practical and useful guide with a unique design to inspire you to explore the possibilities of digital learning with a click or touch. "


$5.99, a bargain price. -JL

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them ~ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
An audio recording doesn't have to go through the full-fledged production process of creating an a podcast in order for it to be a valuable activity for students. Creating short, unedited audio recordings is a good way for students to record and share their reflections on things that they have learned and observed in your classroom. The following five tools can all be used for creating and sharing short audio recordings.
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Defies Measurement ~ Vimeo ~ Shine On Productions

DEFIES MEASUREMENT strengthens the discussion about public education by exploring why it is so important to address the social and emotional needs of every student, and what happens when the wrong people make decisions for schools.
For information on how to screen this film for others and for resources to learn more and take action, visit
defiesmeasurement.com
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The 20Time Project: how freedom can help prepare students for the future ~ Google for Education ~ Kevin Brookhouser

The 20Time Project: how freedom can help prepare students for the future ~ Google for Education ~ Kevin Brookhouser | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The 20Time Project stemmed from the collision of several fortunate events: I met a number of inspirational teachers through the Google Teacher Academy, spent time at the Google campus, and read a book by Daniel Pink called Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us about how to encourage innovative thinking. Inspired by Pink and Google’s “20 percent time”— a practice that allows employees to take time out of their “day job” to work on a side passion project— I created my own version and applied it to the classroom.
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Instagram Launches Layout, Its Own Photo Collage App ~ Tech Crunch ~ by Sarah Perez

Instagram Launches Layout, Its Own Photo Collage App ~ Tech Crunch ~ by Sarah Perez | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Instagram today announced the debut of a new application called Layout, the company’s next standalone creation tool outside of its flagship photo-sharing application. With Layout, Instagram users will be able to quickly build collages using their mobile photos, which they can then choose to share to Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere.

Collage-making is already a popular activity on Instagram, the company tells us. One in five monthly active users on Instagram use a collage app at least once, we’re told. Today, the app stores are filled with utilities that offer this sort of capability – including apps like Pic Stitch, Pic Collage, InstaCollage, PhotoGrid, and many others. The apps are all similar in nature – they offer a variety of blank photo grids which users can customize with their own photos, and sometimes optional text or stickers.

To Instagram’s credit, it didn’t just knock off the existing collage-making apps already on the market, but instead tried to come up with an app that would improve the experience for mobile users.
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27 effective ways to get students to pay attention - Daily Genius

27 effective ways to get students to pay attention - Daily Genius | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Despite all your planning, hard work, grading at home, housekeeping in the classroom and (physical and virtual) paperwork world, and killer teaching skills, learning isn’t going to happen if your students aren’t really paying attention.

They have to listen and participate in order to learn – at least a little bit. So what do you do with students who just aren’t paying attention? Each student and each situation may require a little bit of a different approach – you wouldn’t address kindergarteners the same way you’d address and deal with high schoolers.

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6 questions students should ask themselves before finishing work - Daily Genius

6 questions students should ask themselves before finishing work - Daily Genius | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Instead, students should pose the following 6 questions before finishing work. They’re designed to promote effective learning as well as a deeper understanding. That sounds good, to be sure. But the real story is this:

These questions make a student actually take a step back and think about what they just learned. This is as opposed to someone like me saying ‘okay I have mastered the concept, time to move on as fast as possible.’ Instead, students are tasked with asking themselves a few questions that will help them better grasp concepts and overall themes that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.

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iOS 8 trick lets you change words to ALL CAPS with a tap

iOS 8 trick lets you change words to ALL CAPS with a tap | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Sometimes you just need to emphasize something. One of the best ways to do so when you’re texting is to make the words you really need to get across in all capitals. Or maybe you just want to shout at someone, and an ALL CAPS sentence will certainly get that across for you"


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5 Ways to Teach with YouTube ~ Teacher Tech ~ by Alice Keeler

5 Ways to Teach with YouTube ~ Teacher Tech ~  by Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I bought Minecraft for my 7 year old son and asked him if he needed help with it. “No, I just looked it up on YouTube.” We all know that YouTube is a great source for tutorial videos. Did you know that YouTube is the #2 search engine? Students are very likely to look up information on YouTube, it has become part of their culture. Here are 5 things you can do with YouTube:


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Great list of suggestions that are all well explained. Very convenient to have all 5 suggestions in one place.

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VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos!

VideoNot.es: The easiest way to take notes synchronized with videos! | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Automatically synchronized
All the notes you type are automatically synchronized with the video. Later, just click on a line for the video to jump to the relevant part.

"Integrated with Google Drive
Create and manage your VideoNotes directly via your Google Drive and access them from everywhere

"Easy to share
Manage your permissions and share your VideoNotes with your friends, fellow students, or make them private anytime"

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Chrome Extensions for Teachers ~ Teacher Tech ~ by Alice Keeler

Chrome Extensions for Teachers ~ Teacher Tech ~ by Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"I have been publishing several blog posts on Chrome extensions for teachers. I thought it might be helpful to link to them all in one place."


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Keeler has done us all a great service by gathering her now 14 (as of March 2015) blog posts dealing with practical Chrome Extensions for Teachers. You will undoubtedly find something useful here that you did not know about previously.

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