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20 Ways to Use Edmodo

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** Watch the 20 Ways to Use Edmodo webinar for more details. **   1. Assessments Utilize the Edmodo quiz builder or poll feature to assess students’ learning during or after a unit of study. &...
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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Being a Young Black Male Teacher — The Synapse — Medium

Being a Young Black Male Teacher — The Synapse — Medium | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
It’s hard enough being a new teacher. You have to learn the craft, learn the kids, and learn how to juggle both while still following the curriculum and doing your job well. Kudos to every young black male teacher out there. You already know most of them didn’t give us a chance as students, so what are the stats on them treating us equally as peers? Shoot, maybe I am the hammer and all these experiences are just me nailing nails down for no reason. Maybe every last teacher had a comment about the shoes I was wearing to work just because they thought they looked that good. Maybe they initially thought I was the gym teacher because of my physique. Nevertheless, that is what it is like to be a young black male teacher.
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Brief piece on an important topic. Definitely worth reading.

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Brief piece on an important topic. Definitely worth reading.

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How Art and Dance Are Making Computer Science Culturally Relevant (EdSurge News)

How Art and Dance Are Making Computer Science Culturally Relevant (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This fall, my computer science class will follow the new AP Computer Science curriculum framework while also including culturally responsive instruction that makes use of students’ interests, community settings, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Some of the students enjoy freestyle rap and dance,
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Google Doc Tool for Research Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Language learning

Google Doc Tool for Research Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Language learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a good alternative to Endnote or Zotero, Paperpile is definitely a very good option to consider.
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4 Effortless Screen Sharing Tools You Can Use Anytime

4 Effortless Screen Sharing Tools You Can Use Anytime | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Sharing your screen with your family or colleague can be painless. Use these four free screen-sharing tools to share your screen as quickly as possible without complicated installations.

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3 quick tips for using Google Scholar

3 quick tips for using Google Scholar | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
When searching Google Scholar, you can find the full-text directly by linking your library, get more search options for more detailed searches and more.

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Dango - Your Emoji Assistant

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Dango appears in any messaging app, and helps you quickly find emoji, stickers, and GIFs, by understanding what you type using deep learning.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, Today, 12:45 AM

Seems strange to connect deep learning with emojis! Anyway, you can play around on the site typing in messages and seeing how the site converts them to emojis or you can download the app and see if your studemts can communicate with emojis and no words.

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Making it: The hands-on movement that impacts our economy, education and culture

Making it: The hands-on movement that impacts our economy, education and culture | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Sasha Jaffarove started "Making" — the art of do-it-yourself creating, crafting, hacking or tinkering — as a fifth grader. Creatively combining her love of robotics and cave exploration helped her discover that she could effectively learn on her own while exploring her interests. Even as Sasha struggled to overcome anxiety about tests, she came to see herself as a competent learner in school through hands-on opportunities. By ninth grade, she had built Cave Mapper, a robot that uses lasers to plot the size of a cave.

Omkar Govil, a 9-year-old from San Jose, has developed the O Watch, a kit for kids to design and code their own 3-D printable smartwatches. To date, he has raised $18,000 on Kickstarter. Meanwhile, a father taught himself to use a 3-D printer to create a custom prosthetic hand for his son, made possible by an online community called E-nable that shared its knowledge, 3-D designs and expertise.
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iPhone 7: Everything we know so far about Apple's biggest 2016 product

iPhone 7: Everything we know so far about Apple's biggest 2016 product | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the Apple iPhone 7, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
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Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses - InformationWeek

Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses - InformationWeek | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
IT pros need to stay updated on the latest trends in technology and management to remain relevant and competitive. Here's a look at eight online learning platforms that offer free tech courses that can help with that.
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Top Hashtags to Get The Skinny on What’s Happening in Edtech – Teacher Reboot Camp

Top Hashtags to Get The Skinny on What’s Happening in Edtech – Teacher Reboot Camp | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Many people ask me how I keep up with the latest technology trends and find so many resources to share on Twitter (@ShellTerrell), my weekly webinars, or on this blog. One way is by following the different hashtags related to education technology. Hashtags (text with a # sign front) are found all over social media and will provide you with the latest technology news, apps, blog posts, and real examples of how teachers use different technologies. [Above] are 22 of my favorite hashtags to explore on Twitter related to education technology.

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Sorry these hashtags are not hotlinked here.

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Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers – Teacher Reboot Camp

Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers – Teacher Reboot Camp | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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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Brandi Rogers's curator insight, Today, 2:32 PM

These would be great to use throughout the school year.  Like particularly on days that we have the iPads in class.

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Pokémon Go isn’t a fad. It’s a beginning.

Pokémon Go isn’t a fad. It’s a beginning. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Augmented reality begins with Pokémon. It begins as a toy. But it won’t remain a toy. It’s going to become an industry, a constant, a coping mechanism, a way of life. It will change how we spend our time, how we compete for status, how we interact with our loved ones. It will change the behaviors we think of as normal — already we’re seeing Pokémon Go run into racism; it won’t be long until AR cuts across other fault lines in our society.

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Farid Mheir's curator insight, July 14, 8:50 AM

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Read the article. Pokemon GO is more than a game, the start of a new era where virtual moves into physical world more and more.

 

Also read "The brilliant mechanisms of pokemon GO" to understand why this is transformative http://tcrn.ch/29Nhtau 

 

Plus it gives new meaning to "kids go play outside" ;-)

Alex's curator insight, July 26, 2:15 AM
Interested to see if it holds out.....
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Augmented Reality and Web 3.0

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Augmented reality could open up huge potential for education outside of the classroom and enable students to learn and interact with whatever is in their immediate physical environment at any particular time. It could also transform publishing and the way we interact with books and images by enabling us to transform them into interactive multimedia.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 19, 4:54 AM

My article on Augmented Reality from back in 2011.

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A Memorable Teacher

A Memorable Teacher | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I don’t remember much about my junior year. Most of my teachers’ names and what they taught me has faded; but Mrs. Keehan, and the special relationship, the connection I had with her, is with me still, as it surely is with every student she taught that year—and possibly throughout her career.

Mrs. Keehan’s “secret” connection with her students reminds us that much of what inspires children to learn happens in the personal space (the “heart space”) between us and our students. Relationships are at the very heart of successful teaching; and it’s our hearts that prepare the soil and provide the nutrients for trusting relationships to grow.

 

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Wonderful story...inspiration for the teacher in every one of us.

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Zynga Releases Free, Education Focused Words With Friends EDU (EdSurge News)

Zynga Releases Free, Education Focused Words With Friends EDU (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
No longer will there be tense, clandestine matches between a student and her English teacher. Now Words With Friends devotees can play against one another in approved classroom environments.Zynga has released Words With Friends EDU, an educational version of the popular Scrabble-esque app on the web
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Brandi Rogers's curator insight, Today, 2:18 PM

Having recently gotten back into WWF, I am really excited to be able to use this in my classroom!

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The Flipped Classroom, Formalized Education and the Vernacular of Teaching — Emerging Education Technologies

The Flipped Classroom, Formalized Education and the Vernacular of Teaching — Emerging Education Technologies | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Tyler DeWitt’s FlipCon 2016 Keynote Speech was Inspiring and Fun, and Full of Truths we Need Embrace

When asked what he does for a living, Tyler likes to introduce himself to new people by saying, “I make YouTube videos” … and watch the horrified look on their faces. He clarifies, “I make educational YouTube videos, and a lot of people watch them”. Suddenly their faces light up.

They ask what his channel is. Then they go home and check it out, and they’re surprised again.

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Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, Today, 12:12 AM
I really enjoy the work of Tyler DeWitt.  He's funny, inspiring, clever, and full of interesting  observations on emerging educational technologies.
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10 Things Instructors Overlook When Creating Content for an Online Course

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When you develop online course, you tend to overlook few things without realizing their importance. Take care of these and be effective in your instruction.

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14 Web Based Video Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech

14 Web Based Video Tools for Teachers - More Than A Tech | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Engaging students has become increasingly difficult as technology has continued to shape our culture.  Overheads, DVDs, and lecturing just don’t cut it.  This is a generation of students growing up with YouTube, Vimeo, and Khan Academy to name a few.  So many creative, eye grabbing, funny videos to choose from, and all of them are available on a device that fits in their pocket.  

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