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Web 2.0 Annotation and Bookmarking Tools: A Quick Guide

Selected 10 annotation and bookmarking tools

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Chanelle Savich's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:46 PM

Thorough guide with step by step installation instructions as well as information about what differentiates each tool from the others. 

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Web 2.0, Annotation and Bookmarking tools

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Grant Wiggins died on May 26

Grant Wiggins died on May 26 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

I learned just a few minutes ago, in a tweet, that Grant Wiggins passed away yesterday. No details seem to be available yet, other than a tweet from his daughter indicating that Wiggins' passing was "unexpected."



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36 Visual Content Creation Tools the Pros Can't Live Without * by Donna Moritz

Are you wanting to create more visual content but don’t know where to start?I asked 19 visual social media experts about their favourite, go-to, can’t-live-without visual content tools. What follows is their best of the best picks - all 36, and quotes about their favourites.
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DIY Summer PD: Getting Started with YouTube * by Lucy Gray

DIY Summer PD: Getting Started with YouTube * by Lucy Gray | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"This is the second in a series of articles that will allow you to pursue your own ed tech professional development on your own time and at your own pace! Welcome to DIY Summer PD! For an interactive digital handout to go along with this article, click here.


"You don't need to be a creator of videos to leverage this tool; harvest videos and organize them in thematic playlists. You'll have videos at your fingertips to use in lessons if you develop a routine for curation."


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This is the second article in Gray's series. For the series homepage, click here.

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Google Forms: Reusing Them Next Year * Teacher Tech * by Alice Keeler

Google Forms: Reusing Them Next Year * Teacher Tech * by Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it


"Hopefully, you have figured out by now that Google Forms is the best thing since sliced bread. If you are trying to be paperless, Google Forms is a must have. Not only are you paperless but all of your information is typed and in a single location. No more shuffling or losing papers. The data from the Google Form goes to a Google spreadsheet. Once your information is in a spreadsheet the things you can do with it are nearly limitless. 

Next Year

"Now that you have made all of these awesome Google Forms and spreadsheets this year, how do you get ready for next year? Do not remake all of your forms, you can reuse them!"

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A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects - Edutopia ~ by Mariko Nobori

A Step-by-Step Guide to the Best Projects - Edutopia ~ by Mariko Nobori | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
We followed a sophomore world studies class through a three-week project called Controlling Factors, created by teaching partners Mary Mobley (English) and Michael Chambers (world history). They designed a project that capitalized on the wild popularity among their students of the best-selling novel The Hunger Games. Built on specific English and world history state standards, the project covered concepts including the pre-World War II global economic crisis, the rise of totalitarianism, and the societal moral dilemmas that world leaders at that time faced, and then had students draw parallels to similar fictional themes in the book.

Here is a breakdown of key steps, with some examples from Mobley and Chambers's project:
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Sample Student's curator insight, May 24, 5:21 PM

The project based learning approach is another PBL - the same acronym as Problem Based Learning. Are they the same thing? Read Edutopia http://www.edutopia.org/blog/pbl-vs-pbl-vs-xbl-john-larmer for explanation. But the key message here is authenticity, meaning, complexity, learner-centredness, cross-curricular thinking, and collaboration. These are key pedagogies that are relevant to any discipline area. Although this may be focused on History and English, there are lessons to be found within this article that are relevant to any discipline area. It is an excellent informing article for everyone in our group.

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Video games that work better than school - The Hechinger Report ~ by Greg Toppo

Video games that work better than school - The Hechinger Report ~ by Greg Toppo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This strange procession continues through 100 levels, with no explanation or elaboration. Addition, multiplication, division, fractions—all of them appear, without fanfare or explanation. By game’s end, at level 100, you’ve moved seamlessly, baby step by baby step, from a cute baby dragon eating a spiky two-headed lizard, to this: “2 over x plus d over e equals b over x,” which you solve, fearlessly and perhaps even a bit impatiently, in exactly 14 steps. You are 4 years old.
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Garin Buttermore's curator insight, May 27, 10:05 PM

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The Top Ten S'Cool Tools for Q1, 2015 (EdSurge News) ~ by Mary Jo Madda

The Top Ten S'Cool Tools for Q1, 2015 (EdSurge News) ~ by Mary Jo Madda | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Every week, EdSurge sends out an educator-specific INSTRUCT newsletter (sign up here) containing a section called “S’Cool Tools,” where we showcase 3-5 edtech tools that have tickled our fancy.

Out of 75+ S’Cool Tools, ten products from Q1 have risen to the top based on the number of clicks they’ve received from our INSTRUCT readers. Check them out below! (And educators, if you've got some cool tools you haven't seen yet in the newsletter or on our site, let us know!)
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6 Types of Blended Learning

6 Types of Blended Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Blended Learning is not so much an innovation as it is a natural by-product of the digital domain creeping into physical boundaries. As digital and social media become more and more prevalent in the life of learners, it was only a matter of time before learning became “blended” by necessity.

That said, there’s a bit more to Blended and “Hybrid” Learning than throwing in a little digital learning.

6 Types of Blended Learning

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Rotation
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Online Lab
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Helen Teague's curator insight, May 22, 1:10 PM

By 2019, 50% of all high school courses will be delivered online~Clayton Christensen in his book Disrupting Class.

Cheryl Hunter's curator insight, May 24, 12:08 AM

There's definitely more to Blended Learning than most teachers assume. One of these 6 types is likely to appeal to yiu.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, May 24, 4:10 AM

J'aurais ajouté la classe inversée dans la liste. Mais l'essentiel est là. Et surtout, ceci se sont des modèles bien établis dans la pratique pédagogique.

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Summer Series of Webinars on Competency Based Education ~ Ed Tech Specialists

Summer Series of Webinars on Competency Based Education ~ Ed Tech Specialists | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
EdTech Specialists is proud to provide webinars and conversations around Competency Based Education. We have brought together leaders from across the U.S. to present to us and converse with us in a webinar setting. We will also record the webinars for “on demand” viewing.

Please check back frequently for information as more details become available. Here is a list of dates and presenters. We look forward to having you join us!


Jim Lerman's insight: This free series of webinars includes a number of well-known experts in the field.

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7 Content Curation Tools ~ Hongkiat : by Vishveshwar Jatain

7 Content Curation Tools ~ Hongkiat : by Vishveshwar Jatain | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
But it’s possible to save a significant amount of time at this stage if you use the right curation tools. Curation helps you filter out the signal from the noise and manage information more efficiently.

Here are a few such curation tools that can help you do this. One thing we kept in mind while creating this list that the tools should be aimed for use by individual users only and not enterprises, and consequently, a majority of their feature set must be offered for free


Jim Lerman's insight: There are some quite useful suggestions here for educators.

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Book club study guide -- Invent To Learn ~ by Sylvia Martinez

Book club study guide -- Invent To Learn ~ by Sylvia Martinez | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This study guide outlines questions and discussion topics, along with additional readings and videos for a book club or study group about Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom. This study guide was conceived as a 6 week online course, but it would be easy to modify for a different time frame or face-to-face group.


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Invent to Learn is a wonderful book, well worth looking into if you're into making in the classroom or out-of-school setting.

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10 Terrific Apps and Websites for Making and DIY -- Graphite ~ by Kira DeVaul

10 Terrific Apps and Websites for Making and DIY -- Graphite ~ by Kira DeVaul | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Even with so much technology at our fingertips, the instinct to build stuff with our hands hasn't disappeared. Instead, it's taken on a new form. Enter the "Maker" movement. Blending old-school physical building with modern digital creation, making and DIY have made a splash in the 21st-century classroom. This week, we're highlighting the best apps and websites that harness the power of technology to get kids learning through making.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Think Kit - A New Way to Create Diagrams on Your iPad ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Think Kit - A New Way to Create Diagrams on Your iPad ~ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Think Kit is a new addition to Paper, a popular and free iPad app for sketching notes and drawing. Think Kit offers tools for creating diagrams, flowcharts, and mind maps. Within Think Kit you will find a Diagram tool for drawing straight lines, connecting lines, and drawing shapes. The Fill tool in Think Kit allows you to color the shapes in your diagrams. Think Kit's cut tool makes it easy to cut and move shapes in your diagrams.
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Chris Carter's curator insight, May 18, 8:44 PM

Bonnie Bracey-Sutton has great curations. Check them out!

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Dale Dougherty, Father of the Maker movement talks about breaking rules, erasers & building a learning culture (EdSurge News)

Dale Dougherty, Father of the Maker movement talks about breaking rules, erasers & building a learning culture (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Betsy Corcoran


"Making represents the kind of informal learning that happens mostly outside of school. Part of me didn't want to see it in school because it would lose its magic if it was to become defined as curriculum. I want making to flourish as something we do because we discover it and love to do it -- not because we are forced to do it. I've also come to think that rather than having making fit into school, we should transform our schools so that this kind of informal learning is given greater emphasis and so-called formal learning de-emphasized. 

"Certainly, I would like more and more young people to have the opportunity to become makers, and having makerspaces in schools and library seems like the best way to reach more of them. I've been excited by the progress I'm seeing. I have to say that making is the only thing in education that is getting adopted as the result of grassroots initiatives. It's bottom-up, not top-down. 

"I believe that one of the lasting impacts of the maker movement is to transform our education system, replacing a standardized curriculum and testing with learn-by-doing experiential learning. Kids will lead the way, saying "I don't learn the way they are teaching." That's how the next generation will learn that they have the freedom to become productive and creative."

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DIY Summer PD: Developing Your Personal Learning Network * by Lucy Gray

DIY Summer PD: Developing Your Personal Learning Network * by Lucy Gray | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"It's now easier than ever to break down classroom walls and connect to others around the world. Today's education professionals are leveraging social media in order to share their best practices and learn from others.Be inspired and pursue professional development anytime, anywhere!"


Jim Lerman's insight: Lucy Gray is a terrific guide for educators seeking to expand their ed tech repertoire. This ongoing summer series promises to be exceptionally helpful.

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4 Chrome Extensions for Teachers - May 2015 * Teacher Tech * by Alice Keeler

4 Chrome Extensions for Teachers - May 2015 * Teacher Tech * by Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you are like me, you have way way way too many Chrome extensions. The more extension you have, the more likely you are to run into your browser crashing or running slowly. SimpleExtManager allows you to toggle your Chrome extensions on and off. For those extensions that you use less regularly you can leave them off until you need them.
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The 25 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Google Chrome * Sidekick * by Scott Tousley

The 25 Most Useful Keyboard Shortcuts For Google Chrome * Sidekick * by Scott Tousley | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
What if you could navigate Google Chrome at lightning speed? 

Well, by learning a few simple keyboard shortcuts, you can. The key is not wasting time learning ALL of them, because the majority aren't helpful. 

Thus, I narrowed it down to only the most useful keyboard shortcuts that make me more efficient. 

I always knew keyboard shortcuts existed, but I never realized the extent of how much time I'd save. It's insane how much faster I can navigate the Internet since learning these.

The best part? They only take two minutes to learn. Try them out as you read this article:
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Smart video games can assess kids better than standardized tests, a new book says ~ Washington Post ~ Greg Toppo

Smart video games can assess kids better than standardized tests, a new book says ~ Washington Post ~ Greg Toppo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In 2012, the Educational Testing Service, the folks who bring you the SAT, formed a partnership with, among others, the video game giant Electronic Arts, the folks who bring you Madden NFL, Mass Effect, and Battlefield 3. The result is an experimental nonprofit dubbed the Games, Learning and Assessment Lab, or GlassLab.

Based at Electronic Arts’ Silicon Valley headquarters, GlassLab is bristling with PhD-level learning scientists and assessment experts who are experimenting with ways to combine game mechanics with academic content. The effort’s ultimate aim is essentially to do away with standardized testing as we know it.
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Kids teaching robots: Is this the future of education? - The Hechinger Report : by Chris Berdik

Kids teaching robots: Is this the future of education? - The Hechinger Report : by Chris Berdik | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
"Avatars, robots, elves are being invented to become virtual pupils, to help students learn by teaching"
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Top 50 Google+ Circles for Cutting-Edge Educators ~ TeachThought

Top 50 Google+ Circles for Cutting-Edge Educators ~ TeachThought | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google+ may still be finding its own footing among the Twitters and Facebooks of cyberspace, but nevertheless hosts a cornucopia of networking opportunities spanning numerous subjects. Education subject matter in particular seems to flourish on the service, with parents, teachers, pros, students, and interested outsiders meeting up and talking about anything and everything. Social media-savvy educators seeking any outlet possible to trade resources and ideas should check out the following circles for hot topics in teaching all age levels — including adults!
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Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook (EdSurge Guides)

Winning in the Classroom with Your Personalized Learning Playbook (EdSurge Guides) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

To define personalized learning for themselves and bring that vision to life, educators turn to a number of resources: frameworks and blueprints for personalized learning, networks of innovative schools and educators, and ultimately their own communities to co-create a vision for what it will all look like. To honor the players and the coaches of this personalized learning game, we’ve captured stories of:

-How organizations and educators are creating their “playbooks,” or defining personalized learning with frameworks,
-How schools and districts are “carrying out the plays” and making those definitions uniquely their own, and
-How they are leading “the team huddle” and bringing these visions to life with the help of their entire communities.


"We’ve also borrowed and shared a few of the tricks and tools being used to build personalized learning in schools and classrooms (from frameworks to white papers to professional development activities), so that you can start assembling your own playbook, whether for a few kids in a classroom or a 50,000-student district."

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5 YouTube Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know ~ Hongkiat

5 YouTube Tricks You Probably Didn’t Know ~ Hongkiat | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I bet you have been enjoying countless of hours in YouTube. So, here we’ve put together 5 handy tricks to make YouTube more enjoyable for you.
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10 Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators -- Graphite

10 Apps and Websites for Makers and Creators -- Graphite | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Making something from scratch is a great skill to have. It requires confidence and imagination. For students who are into making new creations, these terrific apps and other digital products can help them develop their creative chops.
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Short Circuit Guides | Institute of Play

Short Circuit Guides | Institute of Play | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Short Circuit is an after-school experience with a fresh approach to electronics and physical computing for young people. The Short Circuit Curriculum Guide includes seven informal learning activity modules that encourage students to express their creativity and develop DIY digital media skills by exploring innovative uses for physical and digital materials, like circuits, conductive inks, LEDs and the latest programming languages
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Harvard School of Ed Launches Free Online Library of Student Work ~ Campus Technology - by Joshua Bolkan

Harvard School of Ed Launches Free Online Library of Student Work ~ Campus Technology - by Joshua Bolkan | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) has launched the Center for Student Work, an online collection of exemplary student projects.

A collaborative project between HGSE and K-12 education nonprofit Expeditionary Learning (EL), the free resource includes videos, writing samples and other work designed to provide teachers foundations to create their own projects. The searchable collection includes projects in English language arts, health and wellness, math, performing arts, science and technology, social studies, visual arts and world languages.
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