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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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Simply terrific

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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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Ignacio Jaramillo's curator insight, March 27, 2013 12:53 PM

Simple Great!

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What can you do on a Chromebook? Pretty much everything. | Tech Learning ~ by David Andrade

What can you do on a Chromebook? Pretty much everything. | Tech Learning ~ by David Andrade | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Chromebooks are getting more and more popular in education, the workplace and at home. They are very useful and capable, but I still hear, "but they are only a web browser, they can't do much", etc. when in reality, they can do pretty much everything [needed in everyday situations]. UPDATE: They also work offline, contrary to popular belief."


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Andrade is a savvy participant/observer in edtech. Lots of great aids posted here. 

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Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement ~ Edutopia ~ by Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement ~ Edutopia ~ by Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A while back, I was asked, "What engages students?" Sure, I could respond, sharing anecdotes about what I believed to be engaging, but I thought it would be so much better to lob that question to my own eighth graders. The responses I received from all 220 of them seemed to fall under 10 categories, representing reoccurring themes that appeared again and again. So, from the mouths of babes, here are my students' answers to the question: "What engages students?"


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Excellent observations for we educators, from our students, about how to engage them in their own learning. Most of this article is direct quotes from 8th graders.

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Gordon Shupe's curator insight, February 27, 8:05 AM

What personalized learning is all about!

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EdTechnocation: Google Classroom Updates! ~ by Michael Fricano

EdTechnocation: Google Classroom Updates! ~ by Michael Fricano | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
New Updates Released for Google Classroom on February 25, 2015!
The Google Classroom Team is at it again with 4 more updates for Google Classroom. Three of them are specifically for the mobile apps. Let's take a closer look!
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MinecraftExperience - home

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Minecraft has been variously described as a game, toy sandpit, learning space, creative environment, virtual world, and game-infused service. But what really are the affordances of this blocky 16 bit program and how can we even begin to define its value to learning? Enter The Minecraft Experience, a global crowd sourced by The Massively Minecraft Project. People engaging in Minecraft activities about the globe are being invited to share all its contexts and adaptations. The categories for these experiences will emerge from the crowd sourced content as all of you contribute thoughts, media, resources and questions to build the Minecraft Experience evidence base.
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Evernote's Scannable: A Powerful, Simple Scanning App for iPhone or iPad | Tech Learning ~ by J. Robinson

Evernote's Scannable: A Powerful, Simple Scanning App for iPhone or iPad | Tech Learning ~ by J. Robinson | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Evernote just got even more useful for me with its new iOS app Scannable. In many of my past posts regarding Evernote, I have made it clear that the Evernote note taking application is my everyday "go-to" app in both my professional and personal life. With all the smartphone apps, desktops apps, and browser extensions, Evernote makes note taking and web curation simple and easy.
Now, they've added an iOS app called Scannable. With this app, you can scan any document with your iPad or iPhone. You can then send it to someone by email, upload it to an Evernote notebook, place it in your photos, send it through the messaging app, or export it any number of your iCloud apps. It's rather simple interface is an added benefit.
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, February 26, 9:25 PM

Maybe this is what I have been looking for! A Scannable IOS app where I can use my iPhone or my iPad to scan and organize all the papers that come my way! Time to test it out!

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Skype Translator Preview – An Exciting Journey to a New Chapter in Communication

Skype Translator Preview – An Exciting Journey to a New Chapter in Communication | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Today, we are excited to announce the first phase of the Skype Translator preview program. The preview program will kick-off with two spoken languages, Spanish and English, and 40+ instant messaging languages will be available to Skype customers who have signed-up via the Skype Translator sign-up page and are using Windows 8.1 on the desktop or device.

"Skype brings people together to make progress on what matters to them. Skype Translator will open up endless possibilities for people around the world to connect, communicate and collaborate; people will no longer be hindered by geography and language.

"We asked two schools to try Skype Translator – Peterson School in Mexico City, and Stafford Elementary School in Tacoma, USA – playing a game of ‘Mystery Skype’ in which the children ask questions to determine the location of the other school. One classroom of children speaking Spanish and the other speaking English, Skype Translator removed this language barrier and enabled them to communicate – the video shows their wonderful reactions."


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What a fantastic video.  This is going to be huge!

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Office Mix

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"Turn your PowerPoint presentation into an interactive online lesson. We call this a mix. Everything you need to create and share your mix is included. Add audio and video of yourself giving your presentation, write on slides as you talk to them, insert quizzes, practice exercises, and more – all from within PowerPoint. It’s like a screencast, but better. All you need is Office 2013 and the free Office Mix add-in.


"Office Mix is an easy way to take your PowerPoint presentations and bring them to life as interactive online lessons. From recording audio or video of yourself giving a lecture, to directly writing in the presentation as you would at your whiteboard, to quizzing, to sharing, to seeing how it all worked – Office Mix helps you do it all simply.


"Simple means more time to engage your students and teach on your terms. So dig in. Spend some time using Office Mix. We’re sure you’ll teach us a thing or two, or even show us what’s next – in your classroom and beyond.'


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This looks like quite a nifty FREE product. Please note you need to have Office 2013 to use it.

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50 Apps That Clarify 50 New Ways To Learn ~ TeachThought ~ by Terry Heick

50 Apps That Clarify 50 New Ways To Learn ~ TeachThought ~ by Terry Heick | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Below we’ve gathered a diverse list of learning apps across iOS and Android from giants like Google, Apple, Microsoft, as well as upstarts like Brainfeed, The Sandbox, and Knowji. None of the apps are perfect, but each app does something special, and in that talent represents what’s possible as we careen towards 2020 and beyond.

Learning through play. Self-directed learning. Flipped learning. Mobile learning. Collaborative learning. Social learning. It’s all here. Alone, none offer the turn-key approach to education that textbooks have traditionally turned to, but that’s part of the strength. As education technology grows, we can adapt to new learning models that take advantage of the fragmented but enormous potential of self-directed, creative, collaborative, and almost entirely mobile learning.
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Active video viewing with VideoNot.es ~ Innovation: Education ~ by Susan Hennessey

Active video viewing with VideoNot.es ~ Innovation: Education ~ by Susan Hennessey | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"I have been excited lately with the potential of using VideoNot.es in blended classrooms to support active participation in video viewing.  VideoNot.es is a web-based tool that allows users to take notes while watching a video.  Here is an example of some notes I took while watching  Robert Duke’s video “Why Students Don’t Learn What We Think We Teach”

"The added value of Videonot.es is the tool syncs with the user’s Google Drive so the notes are automatically saved and can be shared.  The best part though is each typed note is time-stamped so when viewing your notes (or mine if I share with you), you can click on the time-stamp and the video is cued up to that very spot. And, the person with whom you share can add to the notes (notice the arrow above pointing to a note added by one of my collaborators)."

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9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use

9 Learning Tools Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Use | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
via TeachThought
The 21st century is a time of rapid change, and while the brain may not be changing (much), the tools we use to feed it are.

Via Yashy Tohsaku
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Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit

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Reshan Richards discusses the use of Explain Everything & iPads to build a Qualitative Formative Assessment Toolkit.

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Mª Jesús García S.M.'s curator insight, February 20, 4:57 AM

Evaluación formativa cualitativa

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, February 20, 1:51 PM

It is comprised of four media authoring approaches available on most smartphones, tablets, and laptops: making photos, taking screenshots, filming videos, and screencasting.

Kimberly House's curator insight, February 22, 12:53 PM

Good reminders for teachers with iPads!

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A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom

A Guidebook for Social Media in the Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis, in the first half of a pro-and-con discussion about social media in the classroom, positions it as a vital life skill and provides 12 positive examples of classroom use.

Via Becky Roehrs, Suvi Salo
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, February 20, 1:02 PM

You can use Fakebook or FakeTweet accounts and kid friendly blogs, so you don't have to worry about security issues...

Suvi Salo's curator insight, February 21, 4:02 PM

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Attention HS Flipped Classroom Science Educators

Attention HS Flipped Classroom Science Educators | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

I received this email today:


A message from Rebecca Hunley to all members of Flipped Learning Research on FLN's Professional Learning Community!

My name is Rebecca Hunley and I teach HS Biology.  I am working on my dissertation on the Flipped HS Science Classroom.  I am looking for 2 educators that would consider being a part of the research.  The criteria is simple, teach HS science and have a flipped classroom for at least 2 years. I teach in East TN and can possibly visit or SKYPE if necessary. If you're interested please inbox me.

Visit Flipped Learning Research at:
http://flippedclassroom.org/groups/group/show?id=4973855%3AGroup%3A57468&xg_source=msg_mes_group

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PBL Recipe Cards ~ Ginger Lewman and Kevin Honeycutt

PBL Recipe Cards ~ Ginger Lewman and Kevin Honeycutt | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Look over the titles and descriptions for each set below. Then decide if you'd like to have a copy of the cards mailed to you ready to go on beautiful, slick card stock, or if you'd prefer a digital download, where you can access the cards immediately for no shipping and handling costs. Either way, you're getting a great value!"


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I usually don't include resources that carry a price tag, but these are so valuable and reasonable in cost that they are definitely worth checking out. Lewman (and Honeycutt) have created project assignments that combine engaging real-wprth tasks with common core skills. The cards are useful k-12 and can be applied with or without technology. A very practical and well thought out approach, Kudos! Sample cards are provided to give examples.

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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, February 26, 9:37 AM

I'm a fan of the work done by Ginger Lewman and Kevin Honeycutt. They know their PBL!!

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The College Dropout Problem May Not Be as Bad as the Government Says ~ BloombergBusiness ~ by Akane Otani

The College Dropout Problem May Not Be as Bad as the Government Says ~ BloombergBusiness ~ by Akane Otani | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

summary by SmartBrief for Higher Education Leaders


"U.S. Department of Education data claiming only 41% of students who start college finish is not accurate, according to a new report from the National Student Clearinghouse Research Center. The center studied data on freshmen entering college in 2008 and found the completion rate to be 55.03% when they considered students who graduated from a different college from where they first enrolled. The federal numbers do not track transfers."

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech ~ Edutopia ~ Aaron Sams and Jon Bergmann

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Let's Talk Tech ~ Edutopia ~ Aaron Sams and Jon Bergmann | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The greatest benefit of flipped learning is the restructuring of class time, which is more of a pedagogical solution than a technological solution. However, the in-class benefit is dependent upon the utilization of technology tools. So what technologies are necessary in a flipped classroom?

Content Creation Tools
One of the most difficult challenges for some teachers to overcome is the mastery of a content creation tool. There are so many hardware and software options out there. Where does one begin?
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The Compelled Educator: Search results for google hangouts ~ by Jennifer Hogan

The Compelled Educator: Search results for google hangouts ~ by Jennifer Hogan | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"On twitter, I ran across a post by Jay Eitner called "Virtual Debates - a new staple for ELA classes." What I found there was a video of a debate between two schools, with outside judges, all conducted online under the guidance and leadership of Melissa Butler (@AngelinaShy). 

"This is EXACTLY what we need to be doing with our students through the use of technology! Melissa has taken down the walls of the classroom and connected her students to an authentic audience. Last January I wrote about connecting students to the world, and this is an incredible example of putting ideas into action. 

"Here are three more ideas for using Google Hangouts to connect your students to others across the globe:"
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METC: METC 2015 Virtual Conference ~ 15 Archived Presentations

METC: METC 2015 Virtual Conference ~ 15 Archived Presentations | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Learn with us through the convenience of your device without the inconvenience or cost of travel! METC is again offering a great way to participate in and enjoy the METC 2015 Conference, even if you can't be there in person. The METC 2015 Virtual Conference will consist of live programming on Tuesday, February 10 and Wednesday, February 11. The presentations chosen for the virtual conference include those from keynote and featured speakers as well as Midwest Spotlight Educators.

"Selected presentations will be live-streamed at the times listed below. View the live presentation by clicking on the session title during the time indicated. Keep in mind that these times are approximate since this is a live event and that they are in central time. After the event, you may view the archived session recordings (available immediately after the session ends) and learn at your own pace."

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ednak

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Ednak is a great new resource for teachers. The site has an awesome layout, is easy to use, the tools and resources are well categorized, making it easy for teachers to find what they need. I love the notebook feature and the fact that teachers can write reviews and rate the different tools.
Anna Sturrock,Co-Founder,The Answer Pad USA

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I have found some wonderful resources here and will return often. Very user-friendly format.
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Zaption - Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences

Zaption - Turn online videos into interactive learning experiences | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Teachers, trainers, and content publishers use Zaption’s intuitive web app to quickly add images, text, quizzes, and discussions to existing videos from YouTube, Vimeo and private video libraries. The result is an interactive learning tour that transforms video from a "lean back" experience to an engaging "lean forward" activity. With Zaption’s analytics, instructors get immediate feedback on how students interact with the content and understand key concepts."

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How to import videos from your device directly to Camtasia - Innovation: Education ~ by Audrey Homan

How to import videos from your device directly to Camtasia - Innovation: Education ~ by Audrey Homan | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Attention screencasters! This could save you a ton of time. For all of you using Camtasia to produce your screencasts, there’s a new app that can import your videos from an iOS or Android device directly into Camtasia.


"Fuse is an app for the iOS, Android and Windows environments that lets Camtasia wirelessly slurp all your videos off the device in seconds."

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From Passive Viewing to Active Learning: Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos ~ Faculty Focus ~ by Emily Moore

From Passive Viewing to Active Learning: Simple Techniques for Applying Active Learning Strategies to Online Course Videos ~ Faculty Focus ~ by Emily Moore | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"...there’s a big difference between watching a video and learning something from it. Videos are great for presenting visual information and emotional appeals, but not particularly effective at diving below the surface of non-visual theoretical or abstract topics or for driving critical thinking. What’s more, any video presented in class must compete for attention and memory with the five-plus hours the typical student spends outside of class watching television programs, movies, and other onscreen entertainment. (Nielsen, 2013)


"To help increase the educational effectiveness of an online course video, consider applying one or more of the following active learning strategies."

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Sande Woodson's curator insight, February 22, 10:35 AM

We incorporate some of these ideas already, and are aiming at applying more as we continue to grow in our staffing and resources.

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, February 23, 5:18 AM

What a great way to make learning engaging, relevant, and fun.

Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

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A Handy Google Drive Tool to Create Animated Presentations and Engaging Educational Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Google Drive Tool to Create Animated Presentations and Engaging Educational Videos ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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