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How to Make an Interactive Lesson Using Youtube | Knewton Blog

How to Make an Interactive Lesson Using Youtube | Knewton Blog | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Tim Scholze's curator insight, January 3, 2013 10:15 PM

This may have potential if it's not just used as a way to try and keep kids attention so they don't mess around during a video.

Alex Briscese's curator insight, January 4, 2013 9:50 AM

Alcuni consigli su come utilizzare correttamente Youtube con le annotazioni interattive per creare video didattici e sfruttare al meglio il sito di video sharing per e-learning

Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 28, 2013 10:32 AM

Insightful share regarding methods of using YouTube for interactive classroom lessons.  

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EdTechTeacher Video Tutorial Libarary

EdTechTeacher Video Tutorial Libarary | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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EdTechTeacher, co-founded by Tom Daccord and Justin Reich, is a wonderful edtech consulting and training organization. Among many things that it does, ETT sponsors conferences, workshops, and leadership seminars. They are perhaps most well known for their Teacher iPad Summits held each year in Boston and San Diego


ETT's website hosts many resources, this Scoop focuses on their outstanding (and growing) collection of video tutorials (185 strong as of today...March 30, 2015). You may find the library on Vimeo (just click on the headline or the image above).


Each video provides a professionally produced demo/explanation of how to use some the the latest and greatest apps and techniques. Recent examples include "Pop up Video with Explain Everything," "VideoNot.es Tutorial," "Snagit Video Tutorial," and "Kaizena Video Tutorial."


All of this material is free. What a generous contribution by these wonderfully talented and creative people!

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5 Ways Students Can Use Google Docs in Math ~ Teacher Tech ~ Alice Keeler

5 Ways Students Can Use Google Docs in Math ~ Teacher Tech ~ Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"I taught high school math for 14 years. My last years I went paperless. There are many digital tools that support teaching math and Google Docs is one of them. If your school has Google Apps for Education (GAfE) here are 5 ways to have students use Google Docs in math:"

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Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures ~ iPad Apps for School ~ by Richard Byrne

Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures ~ iPad Apps for School ~ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago at the Future Schools Expo in Sydney I facilitated a workshop about making media with mobile apps. The idea of creating talking pictures was one of the ideas that was a hit with some of the participants in the workshop. In the workshop I shared examples of using ChatterPix Kids to have students create short audio stories about their favorite animals. I also shared an example of using Morfo to create audio biographies in which students give voice to famous people in history. Below is a short summary of both of those apps as well as another app useful for a similar purpose.
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GoodReader's 'Speak' Feature Reads PDF or TXT Files Out Loud - Instructional Tech Talk ~ by Jeff Herb

GoodReader's 'Speak' Feature Reads PDF or TXT Files Out Loud - Instructional Tech Talk ~ by Jeff Herb | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The popular PDF reader/annotation app GoodReader recently (at least at time of posting this) released a feature that allows users to have PDF and TXT documents read out loud to you – ultimately making any PDFs containing text able to be listened to as any typical audio book would.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Twisted Wave - Create Audio Recordings Online to Save in Google Drive ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: Twisted Wave - Create Audio Recordings Online to Save in Google Drive ~ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Through TwistedWave you can create and edit spoken audio recordings from scratch. Your completed tracks can be exported to Google Drive and SoundCloud. If you have existing audio tracks in your SoundCloud or Google Drive account you can also import it into TwistedWave to edit those audio tracks. TwistedWave's audio editing tools include options for fade-in, fade-out, looping, sound normalization, and pitch adjustments. The editor also includes the typical track clipping tools that you would expect to see in an audio editing tool.
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How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive ~ Edudemic ~ by Aiden Wolfe

How To Use Google Voice Commands In Google Drive ~ Edudemic ~ by Aiden Wolfe | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Since its inception, Google Drive has been a source of excitement for innovation-minded educators. However, as with any new teaching technology, you may find yourself thinking “it sounds intriguing, but will it really make a difference?” In regards to Drive features like audio feedback, the answer to that question is an unequivocal yes. Aside from offering convenience and helping spare teachers from endless amounts of typing, the addition of voice commenting brings with it profound benefits to the learning experience as a whole. Below, you’ll find five compelling reasons to give it a try, as well as a simple guide on how to get started.
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Argument Writing Across the Content Areas ~ Educational Leadership ~ by Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Argument Writing Across the Content Areas ~ Educational Leadership ~ by Heather Wolpert-Gawron | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Argument is inescapable. It's at the heart of all career-based writing. I'm talking about the professional debate, the cover letter pitch, the interview, the grant application, the executive summary. Because argument appears in so many situations in life beyond school, students need to experience it not just as a separate skill in writing class but as a skill that's crucial to all content areas.
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The top 50 apps for creative minds ~ The Guardian ~ by Stuart Dredge

The top 50 apps for creative minds ~ The Guardian ~ by Stuart Dredge | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
There’s an ongoing argument in the technology world about whether tablets and smartphones are more focused on consumption than creativity. As time has gone on, though, the number of apps helping us do more than passively read, watch and listen has grown. Many also fall into a longer heritage of technology that democratises activities like film-making, photography and music-making. Video and photography apps now contain editing features based on those used in professional software, but made accessible enough for anyone to use in a couple of taps, and music-making apps are reducing the barrier to making listenable sounds. In all cases, this isn’t about you suddenly becoming a professional just because an app is holding your hand – instead, it’s about opening up the experience of artistic creation to a wider audience.
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15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning ~ by David James

15 Digital Storytelling Tools for Educators - Social Learning ~ by David James | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Engaging, multimedia-rich digital stories can capture the attention of students and increase their interest in exploring new ideas. Combining storytelling with powerful digital creates a truly authentic learning experience that helps students develop a wide range of intellectual skills."


Very nice selection of tools. -JL

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Anu Ojaranta's curator insight, March 26, 5:12 AM

Näitä ohjelmia ja appseja on jo ihan hirveästi, mutta tässä on jokaisesta kerrottuu vähän pääkohtia.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Sign Documents That Have Been Emailed to You Without Printing Them

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Sign Documents That Have Been Emailed to You Without Printing Them | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In the course of the school year there are plenty of documents that we all have to sign for one reason or another. You could print those documents, sign them, then scan them. Or you could use HelloSign to sign them within your web browser and never have to print or scan them at all. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to use HelloSign

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10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why — Emerging Education Technologies

10 Brilliant and Inspiring Education and Technology Experts I Follow, and Why — Emerging Education Technologies | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Like many of you, there are certain educators that I find frequently impact my thinking and teach me new things through their published works. Here I offer 10 of my favorites. Some of these passionate and informed minds have inspired me for years, and others I have become aware of more recently. Of course, there are plenty of other wonderful educators writing and sharing great ideas across the Web and in conferences and schools around the world every day, so I hope you — the reader — will share some of your favorites too!

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New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | WIRED

New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | WIRED | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game. And, more than that, he’s also learning how to code.

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Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Bloom's Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Bloom’s Taxonomy was created in 1956 under the leadership of educational psychologist Dr Benjamin Bloom in order to promote higher forms of thinking in education, such as analyzing and evaluating concepts, processes, procedures, and principles, rather than just remembering facts (rote learning). It is most often used when designing educational, training, and learning processes.

Bloom saw the original Taxonomy as more than a measurement tool. He believed it could serve as a:

common language about learning goals to facilitate communication across persons, subject matter, and grade levels;
basis for determining for a particular course or curriculum the specific meaning of broad educational goals, such as those found in the currently prevalent national, state, and local standards;
means for determining the congruence of educational objectives, activities, and assessments in a unit, course, or curriculum; and
panorama of the range of educational possibilities against which the limited breadth and depth of any particular educational course or curriculum could be contrasted.

The original Taxonomy provided carefully developed definitions for each of the six major categories in the cognitive domain. The categories were Knowledge, Comprehension, Application, Analysis, Synthesis, and Evaluation. With the exception of Application, each of these was broken into subcategories. The categories were ordered from simple to complex and from concrete to abstract. Further, it was assumed that the original Taxonomy represented a cumulative hierarchy; that is, mastery of each simpler category was prerequisite to mastery of the next more complex one.

Lorin Anderson, a former student of Bloom, and David Krathwohl revisited the cognitive domain in the mid-nineties and made some changes. This new taxonomy reflects a more active form of thinking and is perhaps more accurate. Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy improved the usability of it by using action words. The Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy Action Verbs infographic includes some action words that are useful in writing learning objectives.

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, March 21, 10:48 AM

This is a nice chart to share with your teachers. 

Peter Rettig's curator insight, March 22, 7:26 AM

Very interesting, as I had forgotten about Bloom...

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Digital Age Skills for Educators | Educator Innovator ~ by An-Me Chung

Digital Age Skills for Educators | Educator Innovator ~ by An-Me Chung | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Mozilla has recently kicked off two exciting new planning projects to help in- and out-of-school educators identify and teach digital-age skills, and to prototype badges with clear learning and achievement outcomes related to those skills. Mozilla is working with an advisory group drawn from the Mozilla community, industry, higher education, policymakers, and others to ensure the content and evidence is grounded in real-world application. Finally, Mozilla is making sure to document lessons learned for broader reach and information back to interested stakeholders.

The Leveraging Linked Learning and Career-ready Badges project, funded by the Irvine Foundation, will create and prototype digital badges with Linked Learning educators in California. The Afterschool, Digital Age Skills Badges and Competency-based Learning project, funded by the Mott Foundation, will also create a set of digital badges for prototyping and piloting, as well as to influence policymakers on the important role of afterschool programs in supporting and supplementing learning.
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Amazon.com: Stage for Creative Collaboration ~ by Scott Doorley, Scott Witthoft, Hasso Plattner Institute of Design, Stanford Univ

Make Space: How to Set the Stage for Creative Collaboration

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"An inspiring guidebook filled with ways to alter space to fuel creative work and foster collaboration.
"Based on the work at the Stanford University d.school and its Environments Collaborative Initiative, Make Space is a tool that shows how space can be intentionally manipulated to ignite creativity. Appropriate for designers charged with creating new spaces or anyone interested in revamping an existing space, this guide offers novel and non-obvious strategies for changing surroundings specifically to enhance the ways in which teams and individuals communicate, work, play--and innovate.


"Inside are:

Tools--tips on how to build everything from furniture, to wall treatments, and rigging
Situations--scenarios, and layouts for sparking creative activities
Insights--bite-sized lessons designed to shortcut your learning curve
Space Studies--candid stories with lessons on creating spaces for making, learning, imagining, and connecting
Design Template--a framework for understanding, planning, and building collaborative environments
"Make Space is a new and dynamic resource for activating creativity, communication and innovation across institutions, corporations, teams, and schools alike. Filled with tips and instructions that can be approached from a wide variety of angles, Make Space is a ready resource for empowering anyone to take control of an environment."
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Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT ~ by Shelly Sanchez Terrell

Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT ~ by Shelly Sanchez Terrell | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Learning to Go is a collection of lesson plans, resources, handouts, and tips for teachers wishing to incorporate mobile devices, cell phones or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) into their teaching.


"This book offers suggestions for adapting your curriculum even if your students have little access to technology or you are new to technology integration. This is a practical and useful guide with a unique design to inspire you to explore the possibilities of digital learning with a click or touch. "


$5.99, a bargain price. -JL

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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them ~ by Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Browser-based Tools for Creating Audio Recordings - Videos on How to Use Them ~ by Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
An audio recording doesn't have to go through the full-fledged production process of creating an a podcast in order for it to be a valuable activity for students. Creating short, unedited audio recordings is a good way for students to record and share their reflections on things that they have learned and observed in your classroom. The following five tools can all be used for creating and sharing short audio recordings.
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Defies Measurement ~ Vimeo ~ Shine On Productions

DEFIES MEASUREMENT strengthens the discussion about public education by exploring why it is so important to address the social and emotional needs of every student, and what happens when the wrong people make decisions for schools.
For information on how to screen this film for others and for resources to learn more and take action, visit
defiesmeasurement.com
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The 20Time Project: how freedom can help prepare students for the future ~ Google for Education ~ Kevin Brookhouser

The 20Time Project: how freedom can help prepare students for the future ~ Google for Education ~ Kevin Brookhouser | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The 20Time Project stemmed from the collision of several fortunate events: I met a number of inspirational teachers through the Google Teacher Academy, spent time at the Google campus, and read a book by Daniel Pink called Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us about how to encourage innovative thinking. Inspired by Pink and Google’s “20 percent time”— a practice that allows employees to take time out of their “day job” to work on a side passion project— I created my own version and applied it to the classroom.
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Instagram Launches Layout, Its Own Photo Collage App ~ Tech Crunch ~ by Sarah Perez

Instagram Launches Layout, Its Own Photo Collage App ~ Tech Crunch ~ by Sarah Perez | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Instagram today announced the debut of a new application called Layout, the company’s next standalone creation tool outside of its flagship photo-sharing application. With Layout, Instagram users will be able to quickly build collages using their mobile photos, which they can then choose to share to Instagram, Facebook, or elsewhere.

Collage-making is already a popular activity on Instagram, the company tells us. One in five monthly active users on Instagram use a collage app at least once, we’re told. Today, the app stores are filled with utilities that offer this sort of capability – including apps like Pic Stitch, Pic Collage, InstaCollage, PhotoGrid, and many others. The apps are all similar in nature – they offer a variety of blank photo grids which users can customize with their own photos, and sometimes optional text or stickers.

To Instagram’s credit, it didn’t just knock off the existing collage-making apps already on the market, but instead tried to come up with an app that would improve the experience for mobile users.
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27 effective ways to get students to pay attention - Daily Genius

27 effective ways to get students to pay attention - Daily Genius | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Despite all your planning, hard work, grading at home, housekeeping in the classroom and (physical and virtual) paperwork world, and killer teaching skills, learning isn’t going to happen if your students aren’t really paying attention.

They have to listen and participate in order to learn – at least a little bit. So what do you do with students who just aren’t paying attention? Each student and each situation may require a little bit of a different approach – you wouldn’t address kindergarteners the same way you’d address and deal with high schoolers.

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6 questions students should ask themselves before finishing work - Daily Genius

6 questions students should ask themselves before finishing work - Daily Genius | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Instead, students should pose the following 6 questions before finishing work. They’re designed to promote effective learning as well as a deeper understanding. That sounds good, to be sure. But the real story is this:

These questions make a student actually take a step back and think about what they just learned. This is as opposed to someone like me saying ‘okay I have mastered the concept, time to move on as fast as possible.’ Instead, students are tasked with asking themselves a few questions that will help them better grasp concepts and overall themes that might have otherwise gone unnoticed.

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iOS 8 trick lets you change words to ALL CAPS with a tap

iOS 8 trick lets you change words to ALL CAPS with a tap | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Sometimes you just need to emphasize something. One of the best ways to do so when you’re texting is to make the words you really need to get across in all capitals. Or maybe you just want to shout at someone, and an ALL CAPS sentence will certainly get that across for you"


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5 Ways to Teach with YouTube ~ Teacher Tech ~ by Alice Keeler

5 Ways to Teach with YouTube ~ Teacher Tech ~  by Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I bought Minecraft for my 7 year old son and asked him if he needed help with it. “No, I just looked it up on YouTube.” We all know that YouTube is a great source for tutorial videos. Did you know that YouTube is the #2 search engine? Students are very likely to look up information on YouTube, it has become part of their culture. Here are 5 things you can do with YouTube:


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Great list of suggestions that are all well explained. Very convenient to have all 5 suggestions in one place.

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