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The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom [Infographics]

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With over 10 million users, Pinterest has rocketed to pop-culture fame since its launch in beta in March 2010. This rapid growth makes it the fastest growing social media site of the past year. Educators have caught on to Pinterest in a big way. From kindergarten to college, teachers, professors and students are using Pinterest creatively to organize and share ideas from all around the Web and even in their own classrooms and campuses.


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Yong Zhou's and Peter Gray's keynote addresses at the 2016 AERO Conference in Portland, Or.

Yong Zhou's and Peter Gray's keynote addresses at the 2016 AERO Conference in Portland, Or. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"[F]or the first time we are posting free links to last year's keynotes. Last we posted Peter Gray's presentation. Here is Peter Gray's fascinating and unique keynote. And here is Yong Zhao's insightful and hilarious keynote. Peter Gray is an evolutionary psychologist with expertise in the area of play and close connections to Sudbury Valley School. In this talk he traces education's roots further back that most people can imagine! Yong Zhao is a renowned expert on Chinese and American education. His talk was uniquely created for AERO and featured his personal "alternative" education in China. "

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The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark

The Ultimate List of Websites Every Blogger Should Bookmark | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Check out this list of the best websites bloggers should bookmark for everyday use.

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Create a Yearbook Using G Suite by @Jentechnology - Teacher Tech

Create a Yearbook Using G Suite by @Jentechnology - Teacher Tech | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google Yearbook, also known as Anuario Google, is my #Mex16 Innovator project. The goal of this project to lower the price of yearbooks while maintaining a high-quality product. Students are empowered to become graphic designers as they collaboratively create their yearbook. Because the project is bilingual, even more students can benefit from the project.

Make Your Own Google Yearbook

Link to Google Yearbook project

You can get started by going to my website with details about the project. Throughout the year, directions, resources, templates, and solutions will be added. Please take what you like and share the changes you make. Our students deserve high-quality low-cost yearbooks that capture their youthful memories.
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Design Challenge (for Makers and more)!

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This year I have been focusing on design challenges and design thinking with my gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th. Last semester I introduced a series of activities to have them explore, learn about, and interact with design thinking principles and strategies.


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This article contains multiple how-to maker instructions with photos for challenges for your students, plus you'll find five different graphics: 1) the thing or process; 2) the product; 3) the population; 4) the combination challenge; and  the 5) roll-a-challenge!

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Inauguration Tips for Active Viewing & Doing

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Innovative educators know that when Inauguration day comes you don’t want your students passively watching. Regardless of your political views, active, engaged, focused viewing is the key.


Here are a few ideas to ensure your students are engaged and their minds are stimulated with active viewing activities.


Whenever watching video, frame, focus, and follow up are the basics recommended by the EDC’s Center for Children and Tech for viewing digital media in the classroom.


Here are some ideas for each of these essential parts of viewing.
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12 Steps to Creating a Comprehensive Approach to #EdTech Integration - Consideration 6

12 Steps to Creating a Comprehensive Approach to #EdTech Integration - Consideration 6 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Effective technology integration doesn’t happen organically. It takes intentional planning. There are twelve steps schools can take to get the ball rolling. It starts by looking at the district’s overall approach and seeing how your school can build upon what is in place and customize to the needs of your community.

In New York City we have a “Strategic Technology Plan” which is designed to help readers:


Understand connections between technology and the strategic goals of the NYCDOE
Discover opportunities for expanded technology programming and investment


Learn about the priorities for the next five years.


The plan addresses three areas:
Integrate Tech Into Instruction
Invest in Infrastructure and Devices
Focus on the User"

 

Download the plan for free.

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The Transcendent Nature of Sir Ken Robinson in Global Education

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"Maybe it is a reflection of our global need to establish a voice in education. A voice that isn’t censored by political affiliation or appointment. A voice given permission to both challenge and motivate while identifying truths, in education, without fear of marginalizing one person or role in the complex system that is education.

"Matt Harris, Ed.D. an international technology expert and Deputy Head of School for the British School of Jakarta believes that this voice is a necessity to fully realize the potential of the education community at-large.

"Contemporary education is at crossroads where we are rich with creativity, straddled by regulation and absent any shining beacon to guide us. We need a Martin Luther King type leader to unify our passions and focus our efforts for the common good of learning for all. -Matt Harris, Ed.D."

 

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