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How To Create An Animated Doodle Video for a School History Project

How To Create An Animated Doodle Video for a School History Project | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Ken Morrison's curator insight, January 13, 2013 10:50 AM

This looks like a lot of work, but I can see students really getting into it.  It looks like a great way to 'trick' students into working very hard to learn the things needed for a successful project. (that they would have fun doing).

 

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Simple Great!

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Google Cardboard: virtual reality at low cost

Google Cardboard: virtual reality at low cost | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google Cardboard, as well as Samsung Gear, lets you use your smartphone to view movies and video games in VR mode.

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Thanks to Mondivirtuali.

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Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech :: NY Times :: John Schwartz

Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech :: NY Times :: John Schwartz | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
These days, tinkering is a bit more high tech. The blending of technology and craft in tools like 3-D printers and laser cutters has made it possible for ordinary people to make extraordinary things. And many ordinary people, living as they do, more and more in their heads and online, are yearning to do something with their hands.

So the “maker space” movement — D.I.Y. communities to get people creating, be it for fun, for art or for entrepreneurship — is booming. Maker Faires are held around the world. Commercial operations like TechShop have popped up across the country. And tinkering is being promoted on college campuses from M.I.T. to Santa Clara University, as well as in high schools and elementary schools.
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75+ Awesome Tools for Designers — Medium

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Excellent collection of resources. Many are for professional designers, but tech-y teachers will find much of value here. -JL

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Using Artifacts and Photos to Inspire Writing: Discovering the Writer's Life :: Betsy Hubbard

Using Artifacts and Photos to Inspire Writing: Discovering the Writer's Life :: Betsy Hubbard | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"There are unlimited ways to use artifacts and photos to encourage writing. You can start by providing the item yourself or allowing students to bring in their own. Here’s a list of ideas to get you going:

1. Collect photos and images of people from magazines or a free use site. Have students create a character map, detailing behaviors, likes and dislikes, and traits for character development.


2. Have students make an initial list of descriptive words connected to their artifact. Then ask students to go item by item on their list to create a more descriptive word or phrase. For instance, a student who brings in a fuzzy brown teddy bear might start with a list similar to the one on the left, but progress to a list similar to the one on the right:
brown                         chocolate
fuzzy                         matted fuzz flattened from snuggles
red bow                      crimson tied ribbon


3. Get out the magnifiers and allow children to examine their object looking for small details that might go unnoticed. Jot down these tiny details and talk about the parallels between little details in their writing.


4. Artifacts are fun to use as inspiration for writing mask poems. It forces students to really think about words that describe the item and opens the door for similes and metaphors.

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5. Once students are comfortable writing personal narrative stories, allow them to write a true story inspired by their artifact or photo. Then, in a twist, have them re-create the story using the same item as inspiration but creating a fictional story."

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The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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This interesting article explains how many companies are using the affordances provided by Meerkat and Periscope on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram in order to win customer attention. The techniques themselves are interesting and creative educators will surely find ways to harness this delivery system in service to their students.

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The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A "Growth Mindset" - Help Me Find More :: Larry Ferlazzo

The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A "Growth Mindset" - Help Me Find More :: Larry Ferlazzo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Last week, readers were very responsive to my request for help in finding TV and movie scenes that demonstrated metacognition, and you can see them all at The Best Movie/TV Scenes Demonstrating Metacognition – Help Me Find More.
Now, I’m looking for clips showing characters demonstrating a growth mindset.
I’ve got plenty of great clips and animations that explicitly explain what a growth mindset it, and you can see them at The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”
But video clips from TV and the movies are obviously more engaging to students, so I’d like to have a few in the mix.
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I Did My Best Job Teaching A "Growth Mindset" Today - Here's The Lesson Plan :: Larry Ferlazzo

I Did My Best Job Teaching A "Growth Mindset" Today - Here's The Lesson Plan :: Larry Ferlazzo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”). Plus, you can find additional related lesson plans in my books.
Today, I tried a new version with my IB Theory of Knowledge classes that went very well. In fact, I think it’s the best one I’ve ever done, and it’s very simple.
Here’s what I did:
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Which Of These 4 Presentation Styles Do You Have? - Forbes

Which Of These 4 Presentation Styles Do You Have? - Forbes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

We all have our own presentation style, but have you ever thought about how your particular style compares to others? And the strengths and weaknesses of your presentation style?


After years of research, my team and I have found there are four primary presentation styles: the Closer, the Data Scientist, the Director and the Storyteller. You can discover your own style with the quiz What’s Your Presentation Style?


One style isn’t better than other; but picking the wrong style for a particular audience can cause trouble for even the best presenter.


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Shona Leitch's curator insight, January 27, 3:30 PM

Choose your presentation style to suit the situation 

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, January 30, 9:33 AM

good insight into the strengths and weaknesses of each style.  Good for self-awareness

Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 8, 11:42 AM

This article shares four type of presenter styles. Which one fits you?

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Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms

Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Note taking is a big topic among educators. How do we teach it to our students? What are the best methods? Is digital note taking worse than taking your notes on a piece of paper? I am a big advoca...


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sketchnoting


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity



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Barbara Macfarlan's curator insight, August 21, 2015 7:09 PM

This sums it up nicely.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, August 22, 2015 5:52 AM

very interesting!

Suvrodeb Biswas's curator insight, August 24, 2015 5:11 AM

wow........

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The History of Weddings - Lessons in digital literacy

The History of Weddings - Lessons in digital literacy | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This lesson is based on an infographic about weddings, their history and some related customs and practices.
Source: http://www.moissanite.com/a-brie...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 4, 1:40 AM

My latest lesson plan on TES.

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High school student develops 3D printed ring to monitor Parkinson's disease symptoms

High school student develops 3D printed ring to monitor Parkinson's disease symptoms | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In 1996, world famous boxer Muhammad Ali was chosen to light the Olympic torch at the Atlanta Olympic games despite his suffering of Parkinsons disease. The moment was a historic one and to one young boy, who viewed the ceremony on Youtube years after it occurred, it was the ultimate inspiration. Utkarsh Tandon, the young boy who drew inspiration from Muhammad Ali, is now a high school student at Cupertino High School in California who has developed a 3D printed ring that is capable of monitoring Parkinson’s patients’ tremors and translating them into data accessible through an iOS app.
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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur. As Pogo pointed out long ago, “we have met the enemy and it is us.” http://www.cea-ace.ca/blog/brian-harrison/2013/09/5/stop-asking-permission-change

Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/



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Wynne Boliek's curator insight, November 23, 2015 1:41 PM

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur. As Pogo pointed out long ago, “we have met the enemy and it is us.” http://www.cea-ace.ca/blog/brian-harrison/2013/09/5/stop-asking-permission-change

Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives.

 

Learn more:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Growth+Mindset

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

 

Blanca Fondevila's curator insight, January 31, 10:11 AM

A serious problem that must be solve..

 

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Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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These Two Buttons in Google Drive Will Help Keep You Organized | The Gooru

These Two Buttons in Google Drive Will Help Keep You Organized | The Gooru | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
  Click here to watch this video on YouTube We’ve all been down a rabbit hole when searching for files in our Drive. To help locate files more quickly, Google has relocated two buttons in Drive to help you organize your ..more ›

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10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling — Visual Stories — Medium

10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling - Visual Stories - Medium
Learn How To Use Visual Storytelling For Your Brand or Content Marketing Strategy, by Following These 10 Simple Rules
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Google for Education Training Center

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Just what you're looking for
"Heard about an exciting new Google program? Want to learn everything about your favorite tool? We've collected help, training lessons, and educator-created materials for all our products."

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Using Fluency Tutor for Google with NewsELA :: Alice Keeler

Using Fluency Tutor for Google with NewsELA :: Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Fluency Tutor for Google by Texthelp allows you to hear your students read. Newsela allows students to read current news articles at different Lexile levels. Using them together allows students to record and share their reading of news articles with you.
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DRAFT 1 - 2016 ISTE Standards for Students

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First draft of the 2016 ISTE tech standards for students, ready for feedback. At first glance these look very well articulated, comprehensive, and challenging. As of this writing, the feedback period is still open and readers are invited to comment.

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Three Useful Growth Mindset Resources :: Larry Ferlazzo

Three Useful Growth Mindset Resources :: Larry Ferlazzo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
As I’ve written on many occasions in this blog (The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”) and in my books, I think the concept of a “growth mindset” can be very helpful in the classroom.
Here are three important new resources related to a growth mindset that I think teachers will find useful:
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The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset" :: Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset" :: Larry Ferlazzo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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An  exceptional list of resources from one of the best hunters and gatherers on the web.

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Control F – Find :: Alice Keeler

Control F – Find :: Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Control F lets you find keywords on a web page or within a document. Command F on a Mac. This keyboard shortcut is handy in a gradebook to jump quickly to a student’s name in the roster.

Research Technique

As we shift towards asking students complex questions, we need to help students filter through the “One Million” page results Google might return. Skimming articles is not efficient. If students use Control F to find a keyword on a page, the student can use context clues to determine if that article is helpful or not.
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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World


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https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/



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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 4, 7:39 AM
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World
Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 4, 9:42 AM

More like 63 Things Everyone should know in this Digital World, interesting.

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 12:07 PM

How well are you preparing your students for life in an increasingly digital world?

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

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Does A Measurement-Heavy Culture Stifle Creativity? - Forbes

Does A Measurement-Heavy Culture Stifle Creativity? - Forbes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Does a company culture heavy on measurement stifle creativity at the same time? Liz Ryan explains.

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alex babin's comment, September 16, 2015 8:10 AM
that's the truth
Rona Lewis's comment, September 16, 2015 2:29 PM
We shouldnt think about the how's and the why's. We should just allow creativity to happen!
toxicbocce's comment, September 18, 2015 3:00 AM
Its sweet :)