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ÜberConference - Free Visual Conference Calls

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ÜberConference provides a rich visual interface for conference calls. Simple, visual, and free to use, it's audio conferencing done right.

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10 coolest Mozilla Firefox hidden features

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Here are 10 best Firefox hidden features to revive your browsing experience. Follow any or all to know what you have been missing out of the box.

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How to Transform a PDF into an eLearning Course | 360 Authoring Program-Blog

How to Transform a PDF into an eLearning Course | 360 Authoring Program-Blog | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Online training provides an opportunity for experts to transform their knowledge into a product that can be accessed anywhere. Here are few tips to transform

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The 10 Most Popular Free Online Courses For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry

The 10 Most Popular Free Online Courses For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Each professional should seek to become better and to further develop his/her skills and knowledge. However, for eLearning professionals this becomes even more imperative since the eLearning industry is so innovative and volatile. Thankfully, there are a number of free online courses for eLearning professionals which  give them the opportunity to expand their knowledge of learner behavior, brush up on Instructional Design Models, and discover new and emerging technologies.
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Quite a useful guide. Lots of good material here.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 25, 10:27 AM

Quite a useful guide. Lots of good material here.

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Follow These 14 Hashtags for Education Technology Updates :: Shelley Sanchez Terrell

Follow These 14 Hashtags for Education Technology Updates :: Shelley Sanchez Terrell | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Teachers are encouraged to adopt new education technology in the classroom. Find advice and new tools to use in school by following these social media feeds.
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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
For your next classes, go beyond getting students to read and learn only from worksheets and books. Integrate virtual reality, augmented reality, or wearables to create meaningful learning experiments for students. Below is a slide presentation (free to download) followed by bookmarks filled with activities and resources.
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Slide show, activities, and resources; Terrell gives us a lot of useful material here.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 25, 10:16 AM

Slide show, activities, and resources; Terrell gives us a lot of useful material here.

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Google Released A New Platform to Help Kids Learn Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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After the release of Google Cast, a screen sharing tool for teachers to use in classrooms, Google announced the launch of a new platform called Project Bloks. This is a research project whose purpose is to help kids learn about coding and, more specifically, physical coding. The purpose, as Google stated, is to ‘to create an open hardware platform to help developers, designers, and researchers build the next generation of tangible programming experiences for kids.’
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Critical Thinking Lesson Materials :: by Nik Peachy

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I have a collection of lesson plans which explore the concept of developing digital literacy skills and critical thinking by exploring infographics.
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Peachy's usual great job of creating worthy lessons. Definitely worth a look.

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Critical Thinking Exercises That Will Blow Your Students’ Minds

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Real critical thinking exercises seek truth. It takes daring and independent thought to stray from conventional thinking and discover truths previously unfound. It could be said that critical thinking is at the heart of dispelling great myths about our world and changing the way a society views and acts in their world.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 1:14 AM

Not sure about blowing your students' minds, but useful.

Fiona Leigh's curator insight, July 23, 10:03 PM

Some of these critical thinking exercises would be good at the start of the lesson - to get the brain engaged.

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The Last VCRs Ever Will Be Made This Month :: Popular Mechanics

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Even after they're obsolete, technologies can take a long time to fully die out. It was only in 2011, after all, that the last typewriter factory shutdown. And now, at long last, it appears the videocassette recorder is suffering the same fate: Funai Electric, the last company known to make VCRs, is ceasing production.
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A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Handy Chart Featuring Over 30 Educational YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Below is a curated collection of some of the best YouTube channels created by teachers for teachers. This is a work we have published a few months ago and is meant to provide teachers with a handy resource where they can access a plethora of educational video materials to use in their instruction. We have arranged these channels into the following categories: channels for science teachers, channels for math teachers, channels for chemistry and physics teachers, channels for learning English, channels for educational documentaries, and channels that provide intelligent content for students. Enjoy

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Victor Ventura's curator insight, July 24, 6:16 PM
I am an advocate of YouTube for its educational channels. Explore some and discover the many resources available.
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Flood of Open Education Resources Challenges Educators

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With millions of pieces of open education resources flooding the Internet, educators face a "needle in the haystack" problem of epic proportions.
Sure, they can find hundreds, if not thousands, of free pieces of content to accomplish their mission with students, but how to find the right one, aligned to the right standard, for the right student, at the right time? That challenge lies at the heart of personalized learning, whether conveyed through teachers, technology, or some combination of the two.
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Several excellent sources of free, curated OER content mentioned in this article.

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5 Steps to do When Using Google Forms for Formative Assessment - Teacher Tech | Keeping up with Ed Tech

5 Steps to do When Using Google Forms for Formative Assessment - Teacher Tech | Keeping up with Ed Tech | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Use Google Forms to create quizzes. Follow these 5 steps each time you create a formative assessment to help make the process easier! Google Forms Quiz | Keeping up with Ed Tech
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How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

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The Turtle Art project, and the concept of “doing” or “making” before any explicit instruction has been given, is part of the school’s attempt to shake up its teaching. Lighthouse Community Charter has to cover the same standard curriculum as district schools, so teachers have to choose carefully the times when they’ll spend a little more time and creativity on a difficult subject.

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iPhone 7: Everything we know so far about Apple's biggest 2016 product

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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

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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

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

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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" ;-)

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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.