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27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking

27 Ways To Publish Student Thinking | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Publishing student thinking can be among the most powerful ways to improve learning.

There are a variety of reasons for this, but the biggest reason is that the 'threat' of publishing moves the lodestone from the classroom to the 'real world.' This, of course, changes everything."


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The post continues to explore what should be published, noting that "finished products and the thinking process itself are two very different things." 

Why publish? Think of it as a process of authentic experience. Students like to have the ability to see their work online and have others respond to it. The post provides a table that lists 25 apps that range from "videos to graphics, blogging to concept mapping" across many platforms. This is interactive and links to edshelf where you may learn more about the app. In addition there is a list of 27 tools (many of which are listed inthe table). 

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Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics ~ U.S. National Academy of Sciences ~ Scott Freeman, et. al.

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics ~ U.S. National Academy of Sciences ~ Scott Freeman, et. al. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
To test the hypothesis that lecturing maximizes learning and course performance, we metaanalyzed 225 studies that reported data on examination scores or failure rates when comparing student performance in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses under traditional lecturing versus active learning. The effect sizes indicate that on average, student performance on examinations and concept inventories increased by 0.47 SDs under active learning (n = 158 studies), and that the odds ratio for failing was 1.95 under traditional lecturing (n = 67 studies). These results indicate that average examination scores improved by about 6% in active learning sections, and that students in classes with traditional lecturing were 1.5 times more likely to fail than were students in classes with active learning. Heterogeneity analyses indicated that both results hold across the STEM disciplines, that active learning increases scores on concept inventories more than on course examinations, and that active learning appears effective across all class sizes—although the greatest effects are in small (n ≤ 50) classes. Trim and fill analyses and fail-safe n calculations suggest that the results are not due to publication bias. The results also appear robust to variation in the methodological rigor of the included studies, based on the quality of controls over student quality and instructor identity. This is the largest and most comprehensive metaanalysis of undergraduate STEM education published to date. The results raise questions about the continued use of traditional lecturing as a control in research studies, and support active learning as the preferred, empirically validated teaching practice in regular classrooms.
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3 Ways to use Google Tools in Art & Art History Classes - Daily Genius ~ by Jennifer Carey

3 Ways to use Google Tools in Art & Art History Classes - Daily Genius ~ by Jennifer Carey | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google has become one of the most popular tools in schools today. With its broad and flexible system of apps, there are many ways to adapt them into a classroom to help you explore new and dynamic ways of presenting materials or having students build projects! If you teach in the art department (with either Studio Art or Art History), here are three ways to use Google to facilitate your classroom workflow and to allow students to showcase their work.
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The History 2.0 Classroom: Living Comics with iPads ~ edtechteacher ~ by Greg Kulowiec

The History 2.0 Classroom: Living Comics with iPads ~ edtechteacher ~ by Greg Kulowiec | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Lots of experimentation lately with Green Screen by DoInk because of their recent update that allows videos to be pinched and resized within the app. This allows for some creativity that was previously not possible with this device..."Living Comic Strips"

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The 25 best education apps for connected classrooms - Daily Genius

The 25 best education apps for connected classrooms - Daily Genius | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"...we polled the Daily Genius community via social media and then curated a list of the most popular apps being used in classrooms right now. This list was compiled over the course of several months and involved a lengthy and complex Google Drive Sheet. We then boiled the list down to the top 25 (there were more than 250 submissions) apps that saw enough votes to warrant an inclusion in this list.

"What follows is the result of this effort. It’s a curated list that was built not by us – but by you. The community. That’s the whole idea behind Daily Genius by the way. It’s a professional learning community where you can easily share your expertise with the world by simply submitting an article here."

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10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom | Edudemic ~ by Amanda Ronan

10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom | Edudemic ~ by Amanda Ronan | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend & flipped.
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14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom ~ edutopia ~ by Monica Burns

14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom ~ edutopia ~ by Monica Burns | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations, or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success.

Here are some apps for iPads -- along with a few other tips -- that can transform your daily lessons and are definitely worth checking out!
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3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving ~ teachthought ~ by Peps McCrea

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving ~ teachthought ~ by Peps McCrea | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these days. Yet, the nature of Personal Learning Networks is evolving as the range of tools available to support them increases, and our rapport with those tools becomes more sophisticated.


"The aim of this post is to outline the changes that appear to be taking shape, and to offer some practical strategies for teachers to supercharge their Personal Learning Networks."

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Google+ is dead! Long live Photos and Streams and Hangouts ~ Neowin ~ by Vlad Dudau

Google+ is dead! Long live Photos and Streams and Hangouts ~ Neowin ~ by Vlad Dudau | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google+ was never the popular kid in school, and it looks like Google is finally ready to give up on the project and break it apart into services that people might actually want to use.

After a few rumors came forth, mainly thanks to an interview with Sundar Pichai, it’s now official: Google+ will be broken up into services. The confirmation came from Bradley Horowitz who announced he’s now the head of Photos and Streams, two elements of G+ that have now been spun off.

Interestingly enough, Pichai mentioned in his interview that Stream, Photos and Hangouts were each seen as individual powerful products. So far we haven’t heard what Google plans to do with Hangouts, arguably one of the more popular aspects of G+, but we’re sure that the product is here to stay, perhaps in some integrated way with YouTube.

We’re bound to learn more today, as Google is hosting an event in the afternoon.
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Free online course: Learn How to Invent Anything ~ littleBits

Free online course: Learn How to Invent Anything ~ littleBits | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

At littleBits we believe in empowering more people around the world to be creators and not just consumers of technology. That is why we deeply care about supporting our community in their learning journey as makers. And starting today we are offering a FREE online course to help anyone around the world learn how to #InventAnything using littleBits.


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"The course is free, online, and open to anyone who wants to participate. It is peer-powered by P2PU, and you can follow the five week curriculum starting on February 23rd or join in later if you want to go at your own pace. This course has been created to reach both those who are brand new to littleBits, as well as those with some experience points. At the end you will graduate with exclusive bitSTAR status, joining the leaders league of our community and unlocking a 20% discount."

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Bunkr - Create presentations with Facebook posts, videos, Vine, Instagram, tweets

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description by Romain Dillet, TechCrunch


"Bunkr is the fastest and best way to pull data and content from the web and put a presentation together. When you create your first slide, Bunkr will ask you to add content. Front and center, you will see buttons to pick the kind of content (like on Tumblr). Content can be an image, text, a video, a chart and more.

"But Bunkr’s true power lies behind these buttons. For example, when you click on video, you can either browse directly videos on compatible services or paste a URL from YouTube, Vimeo, Vine and many more services. It works exactly the same way for charts with Infogram and Chartblocks support, tweets, Facebook posts, SoundCloud songs, GitHub Gists, Sketchfab 3D models and more.


"And this is key to understanding Bunkr’s new approach. Instead of reinventing the wheel, the company will support as many services as possible to integrate well with your current workflow. Infogram knows charts much better than any presentation tool on the web. And if you update your chart on Infogram, it will automatically update your Bunkr presentation."


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Pamela Perry King's curator insight, February 12, 1:10 PM

Interesting ways to post!

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#presentacion_tecnicas

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Introducing the Haiku Deck Presentation Template Gallery

Introducing the Haiku Deck Presentation Template Gallery | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

With its integrated Creative Commons image search, one-touch formatting, and streamlined layout options, Haiku Deck already saves you ridiculous amounts of time. The brand-new presentation template gallery jump-starts your creative process even more — now it’s easy to save a template to your account and edit it, instead of starting from scratch.


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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 28, 12:53 PM

Basta inscrever-se no site. Pode carregar os modelos para si e acrescentar outros à galeria. O processo é simples e resulta em grande poupança de tempo.

Jen Pollard's curator insight, March 1, 11:39 PM

Haiku Deck provides a clean and crisp user interface to craft a powerful presentation. The photo gallery is extremely large and gives a great deal of variety to users. 

Kelly's curator insight, Today, 12:22 AM

Having seen this tool incorporated into a SMLE on this week's discussion board I was curious. Now I'm impressed.

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Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad

Voice Record Pro for iPhone and iPad | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Voice Record Pro is a professional voice recorder. It allows you to record voice memos and on-site sounds at unlimited length with configurable quality. Recorded voices are in standard AAC/MP4/M4A format. Voice Record Pro can record directly in MP4 (AAC), MP3 (MPEG) and WAV (PCM) formats plus convert function for all supported formats.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 16, 7:50 AM

This looks like a really useful free app for anyone wanting to do recording or produce podcasts in class.

Demi Andriopoulou's comment, February 18, 5:23 PM
I would like to know if there is such a web tool for android phones.
Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, March 1, 11:40 AM

HT Recorder is also a great voice recording app. The difference? HT Recorder is not free.

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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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iPad Summit San Diego 2015 - EdTechTeacher iPad Summits ~ Presenters' materials

iPad Summit San Diego 2015 - EdTechTeacher iPad Summits ~ Presenters' materials | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"All the presenter's materials are linked from their sessions below.


Thank you San Diego!Thank you to all who joined us in San Diego February 9-11, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center. This year's event was a huge success featuring NEW conference strands, session types, and Pre-Conference Workshops plus inspiring keynotes and presentations."


Jim Lerman's insight: edtechteacher is a wonderful organization that does outstanding work with and for educators. They walk the talk by sharing a great deal of their resources, setting a terrific example for the profession. The presentation materials for presenters at this conference are all here.

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4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space ~ eductopia ~ Beth Holland

4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space ~ eductopia ~ Beth Holland | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Attract students to libraries and other rooms of learning by creating agile, inviting spaces with makerspace elements and, most importantly, a community feeling.


Lots of clever and engaging ideas here. What fun! -JL

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The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius ~ by Jeff Dunn

The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius ~ by Jeff Dunn | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Getting students active in the classroom is a tough task for any teacher. But there’s a silver bullet that is, quite literally, silver. It’s the Apple iPad and this expensive, silver, and engaging device is making its way into classrooms around the world.

Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, it’s time to figure out which ones are right for you. I threw together this cheat sheet to choosing education apps that will hopefully help you quickly choose what works (and what doesn’t).

So what are some of the best education apps for active learning? What are the top ways to get students actively engaged and interacting with one another? There are some seriously amazing iPad apps that are terrific for project-based learning, active engagement, and even flipped classrooms.
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Edudemic's Guide to Flipped Classrooms for 2015 | Edudemic

Edudemic's Guide to Flipped Classrooms for 2015 | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
For the past few years, Edudemic has covered the rise of the flipped classroom and its subsequent evolution. Each year, we find that more teachers are testing this new learning strategy and creating new ways to improve current methods.

While some teachers are trying it out for the first time this fall, others who used the flipped classroom method in 2013 are making changes to build on their lesson plans for the 2014-15 school year. Read this brief guide to learn why flipped learning is an increasingly popular choice, and review a few steps for teachers wanting to try it out.
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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.
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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers


"What Is The Benefit Of An Extension For Teachers?

They can make things simple, more accessible, more visible, more compelling, more convenient–there are dozens of potential benefits to you in your classroom. Clip a web page to Evernote with a single button push. Look up a reference. Model for students how to add a citation. Send a link to colleagues without opening another tab. Find a useful resource for a lesson? Scoop it. Tweet it. Pin It. Find a post you want to read? Don’t email it to yourself–use Pocket.


The criteria we used to choose each extension? The extension had to increase your efficiency, provide a benefit to content/curriculum, allow you to connect with other teachers/parents/students, or enhance your workflow as an educator. If it has the potential to meet one of these four criteria, it was included."

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Makerspace Resources ~ Renovated Learning ~ by Diana Rendina

Makerspace Resources ~ Renovated Learning ~ by Diana Rendina | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

I've compiled some of my best Makerspace resources onto this page.  I've been researching this topic extensively, and I will continue to add resources as I discover them."


Excellent list of links! -JL

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Thanks for sharing!

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STEMSeeds9: Lesson Ideas with Kevin Jarrett ~ by Wesley Freyer

STEMSeeds9: Lesson Ideas with Kevin Jarrett ~ by Wesley Freyer | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This is an archived Google Hangout video and audio recording of a STEMseeds interview with elementary teacher Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett), discussing STEM lesson plans and project ideas, his educational philosophy setting up his classroom, how he’s been using MinecraftEDU in class and more! Check out our shownotes for links to referenced resources, there are a LOT of great ones from this show!
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My Favorite PowerPoint Shortcuts

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Shortcuts. They are one of my life’s most beautiful things. Whether it be backroads, organizational hacks, or even PowerPoint tips, they make life so much easier. If you are looking to save a few precious minutes the next time you present, I have gathered a few of my favorite PowerPoint shortcuts.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 21, 12:27 PM

I loved the quote "Shortcuts separate the pros from the amateurs". So let's learn how to shortcut!


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How To Put A YouTube Video In PowerPoint

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This is your SUPER GUIDE for putting YouTube videos into PowerPoint! Follow the links below to find the tutorial for your version of PowerPoint...OR...slowly scroll down the page to learn some adva...

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If I had a dollar for every time I was asked how to do this...

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Insert a YouTube playlist in your presentation

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Web Design & Development

#Jakarta #WebDesign #WebDeveloper #GraphicsDesign #News

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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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