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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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How To Start Integrating Coding Into Project Based Learning | Edudemic

How To Start Integrating Coding Into Project Based Learning | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Kate Wilson


"True Project Based Learning (PBL) challenges students to acquire deeper knowledge of a concept by establishing connections outside their classroom. According to the research on PBL, the main tenets are to create real world connections, develop critical thinking skills, foster structured collaboration, motivate student driven work, and enable a multifaceted approach. 


"Similarly, coding applies all of these core tenets as programs require logical thinking, team work, a variety of tools, and – most importantly – perseverance on the part of the student. Consider the potential of applying the challenges of coding to the proven successful tenets of PBL."

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10 Things That Learners Pay Attention To

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23 Great Sources For Free Educational Videos Online

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Students love to watch and learn. Why not showcase some of the best free educational videos and their repositories then?

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Agora Abierta's curator insight, November 27, 2013 6:06 AM

Donde encontrar vídeo educativos online de manera gratuita

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, November 28, 2013 7:26 AM

Very nice sharing. Thanks

Scott Anderson (Daymap)'s curator insight, December 1, 2013 7:53 PM

Here are some fantastic and free links teachers can use!

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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Chromebooks (9 Tutorials) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Chromebooks (9 Tutorials) ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Med Kharbach


"Chromebooks are making gigantic inroads in the education sector. Several school districts here in Canada and the States are adopting them as teaching tools within classrooms. Their growing popularity among the education community is attributable not only to their reasonably cheap price but also to a host of excellent features that you can not find in other devices. Chromebooks are easier to handle, faster and more secure. They are also " instantly personalizable by each student or teacher, and easy to manage, making them an ideal solution for bringing the power of the web to your classrooms".

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Video Publishing ~ ZEEF

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The best tools and services to capture, edit, publish and distribute video online.


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Nearly 200 great tools for working with video, curated by one of the web's greatest collectors, Robin Good. If he says something is good, I believe it.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Now You Can Customize Background Images and Themes in Google Forms - Here's How

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55 Best Back-to-School Articles for Parents

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by Marilyn Price-Mitchell PhD. Looking for great Back-to-School articles that help support children during the academic year? This post lists 55 of the best back-to-school articles for parents!
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Chagrin Falls Intermediate School student becomes Jr. Google Consultant ~ Cleveland.com

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by Charlene Paparizos


"Watch out Tom Hanks, there's a new kid in town.


"His name is Jackson Quinn, but unlike Hanks' character in the classic movie, "Big," he did not have to change size to gain his dream job.  The Chagrin Falls Intermediate School sixth grader, 10, simply sent an email to Jaime Casap, Global Education Evangelist for Google.


"I would love to be Google's junior consultant and I think the best way to learn about children and what they like is from a child's perspective," Jackson wrote. 


"He obtained Casap's contact information this summer, through Mike Daugherty, the district's technology director.  The district is rolling out the next step of its Chromebook program this fall, but Jackson has been using his Google Nexus for about six months, and loves it."




Image is of Quinn in his first Google Hangout with world tech leaders.

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Millions of historic images posted to Flickr | BBC News

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An American academic is creating a searchable database of 12 million historic copyright-free images.


Kalev Leetaru has already uploaded 2.6 million pictures to Flickr, which are searchable thanks to tags that have been automatically added.


The photos and drawings are sourced from more than 600 million library book pages scanned in by the Internet Archive organisation.

The images have been difficult to access until now.


Mr Leetaru said digitisation projects had so far focused on words and ignored pictures.


"For all these years all the libraries have been digitising their books, but they have been putting them up as PDFs or text searchable works," he told the BBC.


"They have been focusing on the books as a collection of words. This inverts that.


"Stretching half a millennia, it's amazing to see the total range of images and how the portrayals of things have changed over time.


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Top 10 Free Online Video Editors for Editing and Making Videos Online ~ WebHostingReviewBoards

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"Video editing became popular with the use of video sharing websites like Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and many more. Everybody is now interested in video editing and trying to edit and compile a video to share on these sites. I have received many emails regarding writing about video blogging and editing tutorials. So in this post i am writing about some popular free online video editors. If you want to make a slide show video of your images, shoot a tutorial or make other small videos for your website or social media like Facebook, YouTube, then these online tools will  help you achieve your goals."

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Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers : Teacher Reboot Camp

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by Shelley Terrell


"Throughout my teaching years, I’ve struggled with getting my students or trainees to readily participate. Learners are shy about exposing themselves to peers, especially if they do not know them well. Icebreakers can help alleviate our learners’ hesitation, because they relax the atmosphere, allow learners to share without the pressure of being graded, and help our learners get to know each other. In the slide presentation below I share some digital icebreakers I have used with learners of various ages. Find more in the bookmarks that follow the presentation."

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How are schools using 3 tech-based learning approaches in the new school year?

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by Katherine Haber

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"More than half of respondents to a recent SmartBrief on Education poll said they planned to use mobile devices and flipped instruction in the classroom this year, while slightly less said they were using game-based approaches. And, while about 60% said their school would use flipped instruction sporadically, the poll showed that mobile devices would be used regularly by 48.78% of respondents."

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Three Tips for Classroom Blogging Projects ~ the Tempered Radical

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by Bill Ferriter


"Just getting back to school with your students?  Interested in trying to pull off a classroom blogging project this year?


"Then these three tips — based on almost ten years of trying to make blogging a part of the work that my students do in the classroom — might be useful to you"


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The Power of Open Educational Resources

Keynote address delivered to the Maryland Distance Learning Association (MDLA), March 2014.

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John Shank's curator insight, April 16, 11:48 AM

OERs are gaining momentum and may become mainstream in the next couple of years - sure hope that librarians play a role in this and we promote the interactive kind #ioers2014

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What 6.9 million clicks tell us about how to fix online education

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Google Classroom: First Impressions – ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

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The new learning management system (LMS) offered to Google Apps for Education users has recently become fully available: Google Classroom


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Google Educator Certification

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We are proud to present a two day Google Education Certification Workshop. Rich Kiker, a top rated Google Apps for Education trainer,...
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10 free tools for creating infographics | Creative Bloq

10 free tools for creating infographics | Creative Bloq | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

...The only problem is, infographics that look like they were simple to make are often anything but. Creating something beautiful and instantly understandable in Photoshop is often beyond the limits that time allows. Which is why it's occasionally useful to use a quick and dirty infographics tool to speed up the process.


We've selected our favourites here. They're all free, or offer free versions. Let us know which ones you get on best with...


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JBass Learning's curator insight, August 21, 6:50 PM

Some really useful looking tools 

Miklos Szilagyi's curator insight, August 22, 4:26 AM

I know nothing about this but it looks like a good starting point...:-)))

Luis Cano's curator insight, August 23, 4:02 PM

Herramientas de Infograficas ...

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321 Free Tools for Teachers—Free Educational Technology

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by Christopher Pappas


Would you be interested in the ultimate list of free tools for teachers? At the following post you will found 321 Free Tools for Teachers separated in 18 educational technology categories. Enjoy!"

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Editor's Choice Content Award: August | SmartBlogs

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by Melissa Greenwood


This post includes links to all monthly awardees for 2014, going back to January.


"SmartBlog on Education’s monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss.


"SmartBrief Education editors and writers sift through thousands of sources each day, reading a variety of content, including blogs and commentaries written by you and your peers.


"In an effort to recognize some of the innovative voices in the field, we’ve asked our team to nominate their favorite content — written by educators, for educators — each month from which we’ll choose two winners for the Editor’s Choice Content Award.


"This month’s winners inspired us with their classroom-design tips for the new school year:"


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The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources | Edublogger | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are ...

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Mary Starry's curator insight, August 30, 3:21 PM

A faculty member can never have too many resources for images.

MrBieb's curator insight, September 2, 4:49 AM

Een heel bruikbare lijst om je voortaan geen zorgen meer te maken over het rechtmatig gebruik van foto's/afbeeldingen.

Ana Fernández's curator insight, September 2, 5:23 AM

¿Eres consciente de la importancia de utilizar imágenes de uso libre en tus proyectos?  ¿Alguna vez te has parado a pensar en los problemas que pueden derivarse del uso de imagenes de terceros? ¿Sabías que Google Imágenes permite filtrar las búsquedas por el tipo de licencia?

En este artículo nos presentan una selección de estos bancos de imágenes libres de derechos que nos serán de gran utilidad.

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Teaching computer science - without touching a computer - The Hechinger Report

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by Annie Murphy Paul


"It’s a grounding in computational thinking — not a facility with the latest feature or product — that fosters future success in the field, whether students go on to become engineers or inventors or entrepreneurs.

That’s a powerful rationale for teaching computational thinking to our young people. But there’s a problem. In conventional computer science instruction, these principles are only accessible to those who learn how to program. This poses a big hurdle, especially for younger students. Enter Computer Science Unplugged, which has been developed at the University of Canterbury in New Zealand over the past two decades.


"Professors Tim BellMike Fellows and Ian H. Witten, have figured out how to teach the concepts of computer science through games, puzzles and magic tricks. Taking the computer out of the picture — for the time being — allows children as young as five to learn about the basic ideas that undergird computer science. Youngsters can tackle topics as apparently abstruse as algorithms, binary numbers, Boolean circuits, and cryptographic protocols. The activities offered by Computer Science Unplugged are aimed at students in kindergarten through seventh grade, though they have been used by students in high school and even college."


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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, August 30, 1:06 AM

These are valuable , valuable lessons.

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Great Examples of How Content Curation Tools Can Be Effectively Used In Education

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Ivo Nový's curator insight, August 19, 1:22 AM

What is content Curation? Great explanation and very interesting interview with Robin Good on curation.

John Gougoulis's curator insight, August 19, 6:34 AM

An absolutely significant skill in any research or investigation, for educators and learners in the digital age - the curation of content- with a clear focus or question in mind, the capacity to target a search field, sift through, reflect on and make decisions about the most suitable resource or evidence to use. What a great learning experience.

N Kaspar's curator insight, September 2, 12:33 PM

Intriguing idea.

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Ways to Protect a PC With Windows 8.1 ~ NY Times

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by J.D. Biersdorfer


"Plus, how to see which devices are connected to your Mac and how to read in the dark."



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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

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by Todd Finley

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"It can be hard to keep up with evolving technology -- and the way it is used in education, Edutopia Assistant Editor Todd Finley writes in this blog post. To help teachers successfully integrate technology in the classroom, he recommends they take time each week to learn a tool and to interact with students using technology, among other ideas"

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