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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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Zoombinis ^ Engage Their Minds ^ by Terri Eicholtz

Zoombinis ^ Engage Their Minds ^ by Terri Eicholtz | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A few months ago I gushed about a Kickstarter campaign that promised to bring one of my favorite computer games ever, Zoombinis, to the 21st century.  Due to the success of that campaign, the Zoombinis app is now available on iTunes and Google Play. Windows, Mac, and Kindle Fire versions will be available later this year.

I was excited to download the app a few weeks ago when it finally became available to Kickstarter supporters. Back when we were allowed to download our own software, I had the game in my classroom for my students to play.  I highly respected the logic skills the game promoted, so when my daughter was younger, I bought a version for her to try at home.
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Announcing Our 2015-16 Student Contest Calendar ^ NY Times ^ by Michael Gonchar and Katherine Schulten

Announcing Our 2015-16 Student Contest Calendar ^ NY Times ^ by Michael Gonchar and Katherine Schulten | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This year we’re bringing back our popular annual editorial, vocabulary, poetry, rap and summer reading contests, but we’re also adding two new contests to the roster.

In the first, which we’ll announce in mid-September, students will be invited to create editorial cartoons. In the second, which we’ll run beginning in mid-October, students will be challenged to write reviews — whether of books, video games, concerts, restaurants or anything else The Times covers.
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Google Classroom Gains New Features ^ Campus Technology ^ by Leila Meyer

Google Classroom Gains New Features ^ Campus Technology ^ by Leila Meyer | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Google has incorporated several new features into Google Classroom, the company's platform for creating, sharing and grading assignments, and has other features set to roll out in the coming weeks.

"In a blog post, Will Phan, a software engineer for Google Classroom, wrote, "Most of these features are rolling out this week; stay tuned in the next few weeks for more back-to-school goodies in Google Classroom, Google Docs, Sheets and Slides." 

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10 Tips for Creating Accessible Online Course Content ^ 3Play Media

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FREE WEBINAR, THURS. OCT. 8, 2 PM EASTERN


"With recent lawsuits in higher education and updates to Section 508 on the horizon, it is more important than ever that online learning content be made accessible to students with disabilities. In this webinar, Janet Sylvia, Web Accessibility Group Leader and Web Accessibility Trainer, will provide you with 10 tips for making your online course material accessible."

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Best Practices for Integrating Closed Captioning with Mediasite Lecture Capture ^ 3 PlayMedia

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FREE WEBINAR, WED. SEPT 9, AT 2 PM (EASTERN)


"With the proliferation of lecture capture and other video communications used for blended and online learning, educational institutions are facing legal, functional, and ethical pressures to provide video accessibility accommodations to their students and staff. For accessibility administrators and technology implementers this means figuring out the most streamlined and cost-effective solution for accessible video captioning.

In this session, Sam McCool, the Instructional Technology Manager at Nevada State College, will discuss NSC's campus accessibility policy and the solutions they implemented. We will provide a comprehensive view of the captioning process, including best practices for linking to Mediasite, as well as best practices and tips for implementing accessibility technologies. We will also go over federal accessibility laws that dictate closed captioning requirements in higher education. Looking at Nevada State College's workflow, we will walk through an efficient, cost-effective way to manage closed captioning at a university level.

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Crowd Mics ^ Engage Their Minds ^ by Terri Eichholz

Crowd Mics ^ Engage Their Minds ^ by Terri Eichholz | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I was spoiled by having a sound system in my last school and I have been looking for a low-cost alternative ever since I moved into my portable classroom 4 years ago.

I think I may have found a solution – at least for those of you who have a couple of mobile devices you would be willing to dedicate to the cause.

Crowd Mics is a free app available on iTunes and Google Play.  The concept is simple.  Download the app on two different devices.  One device will be the receiver, and you will need to plug a good speaker into the headphone jack.  The other device will be the microphone.
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Literacy Practice in the Real World: Students Annotating the Web | Educator Innovator

Literacy Practice in the Real World: Students Annotating the Web | Educator Innovator | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"In this recent webinar, Educator Innovator partner, hypothes.is, convened a group of educators and scholars who focused on the history of social writing and annotation practices more broadly and considered the possibilities for collaborative student annotation on the web and in today’s classroom."

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6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

6 Updates to Google Classroom for Fall 2015 ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Keeler provides us with a nice visual that highlights Google Classroom's new features for this fall.

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Claudia Estrada's curator insight, August 25, 11:18 AM

Great tool! our teachers are working with it, so this will be useful for them.  

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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Quickly Create Vocabulary Study Sheets from Documents ^ by Richard Byrne

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - Quickly Create Vocabulary Study Sheets from Documents ^ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Vocabulist is a neat tool that enables students to quickly create vocabulary study sheets from a document. Each word extracted from a document is matched to a definition through Vocabulist. If the definition rendered isn’t exactly right, students can modify it within Vocabulist. Once the list of words and definitions is set students can download the list as a PDF or export the list to Quizlet where it will then be turned into a set of digital flashcards. (Students must have a Quizlet account). In the video embedded below I demonstrate how easy it is to create a vocabulary study sheet through Vocabulist.
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This is CS50 (AP) with David Malan - November Learning Conference

This is CS50 (AP) with David Malan - November Learning Conference | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
David Malan presents at BLC15 to offer a glimpse of CS50 (AP), an adaption of CS50 for high schools that will satisfy the new AP CS Principles curriculum. CS50 is Harvard University’s introductory course for majors and non-majors alike, a one-semester amalgam of courses generally known as CS1 and CS2.

As of 2014, CS50 is Harvard’s largest course with over 800 students, up from 132 in 2006, and those “less comfortable” now compose the course’s largest demographic. In 2015, CS50 will also be offered in parallel at Yale University. We present in this talk what we have done and why we have done it. We look at CS50’s online counterpart, CS50x, Harvard College’s first course to be offered on an even larger scale via edX with nearly 500,000 registrants.
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Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne

Six Top Sources for Free Images, Video, and Audio ^ School Library Journal ^ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I’ve written about a number of video, audio, and collage creation tools, with WeVideo, Audacity, and PicMonkey topping some of my lists. However, it can be a challenge for students to locate copyright-friendly media when using these tools for presentations or idea sharing. It’s always best for students to create materials or use ones that are in the public domain. Here are some of the best resources I’ve found for the latter.
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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, August 20, 11:01 PM

I would add http://photosforclass.com as a great tool to find CC licensed images from Flickr. The benefit is the CC license it adds to the bottom of the image for proper attribution. 

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Free images, audio and video ressources. A Must-Have

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Cheat Codes: Cheap Textbooks

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OCCUPYTHEBOOKSTORE is a Chrome extension that’s taking a bite out of one of those expenses: the price of textbooks. This way, you won’t have to sell your organs to buy your anatomy books.

Just install OccupyTheBookstore to your browser, and start shopping for your requisite tomes. The extension scours the web for other retailers selling the book, new or used, and compares prices. You could end up saving hundreds, if not thousands, of dollars a semester.
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The Best Photo-Sharing Sites ^ Time magazine

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"...what happens when you switch phones, upgrade computers or simply want to search all your photos at once?

Uploading pictures to a photo sharing site is a simple way to answer all those questions—and the services offer lots of other benefits, as well. You can organize large photo collections, make it easier for friends and family to contribute to shared albums and ensure your pictures stay with you no matter which device they came from."

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Introducing Film Club: A New Teaching and Discussion Forum About Short Times Documentaries ^ NY Times ^ by Katherine Schulten and Michael Gonchar

Introducing Film Club: A New Teaching and Discussion Forum About Short Times Documentaries ^ NY Times ^ by Katherine Schulten and Michael Gonchar | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
At least two Fridays a month this school year, we’ll be posting films we think will inspire powerful conversations — and then inviting teenagers and teachers from around the world to have those conversations here, on the blog.
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iFixit: The Free Repair Manual

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"iFixit is a global community of people helping each other repair things. Let's fix the world, one device at a time. Troubleshoot with experts in the Answers forum—and build your own how-to guides to share with the world. Fix your Apple and Android devices—and buy all the parts and tools needed for your DIY repair projects."


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Absolutely, incontrovertibly fantastic!! I can't believe I never heard of this before today. You must check this out if you don't know about it.

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11 1/2 Free Tools for Testing Website Accessibility ^ 3Play Media

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FREE WEBINAR, THURS. OCT 1, 2 PM EASTERN


"In this webinar, David Berman, the #1 rated speaker on the topic of web accessibility standards as well as an international expert in the field, will share with you the best tools his team uses when auditing and testing websites and documents. Having an excellent test regimen is a crucial part of online accessibility, and David has found the best tools to fit your workflow, platforms, and competencies… so you don’t have to!"

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Google Slides Templates ^ Engage Their Minds ^ by Terri Eichholz

Google Slides Templates ^ Engage Their Minds ^ by Terri Eichholz | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Now that our campus has a set of Chromebooks, my students have been delighting in exploring Google Drive.  One tool that has been an asset is the Presentation tool also known as Slides.  Similar to Powerpoint, the Google version has a few advantages in our environment: automatic saving (extremely helpful when the network isn’t always reliable), the rockin’ Research Tool, and the ability to use Google image search within the presentation. Even more importantly, a shared presentation invites collaboration.  I’ve enjoyed having the students work on slides in the same show simultaneously, such as the metaphor presentation I’ve embedded below.


There aren’t a whole lot of themes available in Slides.  But a growing number of templates are popping up online.  You can start with Google, itself, for public presentation templates that are free to download. Another fun resource, though somewhat limited right now, is Slides Carnival.
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20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology ^ Teacher Reboot Camp ^ by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology ^ Teacher Reboot Camp ^ by Shelly Sanchez Terrell | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This year try integrating technology to get students researching, exploring, creating and moving. Hover over the infopic below to discover lessons, free apps, and resources!
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Charles Myers 's curator insight, August 26, 7:03 PM

Nice list of things to do with tech in the classroom #ipaded #teched 

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20 Ways to Transform Learning with Technology ^ Teacher Reboot Camp ^ by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

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Creating Upstanders in Today's World ^ Educator Innovator ^ 4 part webinar series

Creating Upstanders in Today's World ^ Educator Innovator ^ 4 part webinar series | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Educator Innovator partner, Facing History and Ourselves, has teamed up withConnected Learning TV during the month of August to explore what it means to be an upstander in today's digital and physical worlds. In the month-long webinar series, which has been co-streamed at Educator Innovator, participants have explored the steps and strategies that can help students recognize their voice and agency in today’s world, starting with the creation of safe and reflective classrooms. Rich curriculum from Facing History and Ourselves helps students go deep into issues of human behavior, resonating in history, literature, and current events. This approach builds a foundation for students to choose to participate in their own community to make a difference for the world today. Catch the final webinar in the series this Wednesday, August 26, 10:00 a.m. PDT/1:00 p.m. EDT, and watch the entire archive of Facing History webinars at Educator Innovator

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today ^ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: The Practical Ed Tech Handbook - Download It Today ^ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In The Practical Ed Tech Handbook you will find resources arranged in seven categories; communication with students & parents, web search strategies, digital citizenship, video creation, audio production, backchannels & informal assessment, and digital portfolios


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Don't miss this great resource. Download it free, today

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LRNG: “Passion Projects” Encourage Creativity, Connected Learning, and STEM Interests | Educator Innovator ^ by Madarantha Bivens

LRNG: “Passion Projects” Encourage Creativity, Connected Learning, and STEM Interests | Educator Innovator ^ by Madarantha Bivens | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Liberty Elementary, in Riverside, California, is bringing this idea inside and outside of the classroom, by building multi-themed learning stations for students to explore interests and produce “passion projects.”

Without having to leave the school campus, the LRNG Innovation Challenge grant-winning team created several student-centered, hands-on learning spaces. In a district that is working toward a personalized learning model, which emphasizes the importance of a student-centric approach over a teacher-driven one, teachers at Liberty Elementary interviewed students to identify interest areas and learning styles, ensuring that the project would keep students excited and strengthen skill sets. With full support from other instructors and school administration, a resource teacher and the team leading literacy coach, Norma Rodriguez, crafted and oversaw the project plan. As they gathered the information on student interests, Rodriguez also worked with teachers to match their personal interests and areas of expertise with the student activities.
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Google Classroom: 8 Essential Tips Infographic ^ Teacher Tech

Google Classroom: 8 Essential Tips Infographic ^ Teacher Tech | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google Classroom poster created by Alice Keeler and Michael Fricano ll. Check out Michaels blog at www.EDtechnocation.com
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Ra's curator insight, August 21, 6:39 PM

For teachers moving into using Google Classroom. 

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Google Drive: Locate Your Files ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler

Google Drive: Locate Your Files ^ Teacher Tech ^ by Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
When you create a new document or if you use File->Make a copy, the document is most likely in your main “My Drive” in Google Drive. If you are having trouble locating your file, here are some tricks.
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Netted | Who Knew Email Could Be So Great?

Netted | Who Knew Email Could Be So Great? | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Boxer. Available on all iOS and Android devices for any email provider, it integrates your contacts, calendar, and email into one efficient platform.


"With Boxer, email becomes something almost – dare we say it – elegant. A swipe of your finger lets you delete, archive, or quickly reply to a message. Share your calendar with your contacts so everyone knows your availability. Send a nod of approval by liking emails, and keep track of follow-ups by adding messages to a To-Do list."

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