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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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Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Edudemic

Create Killer Presentations with Explain Everything | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Ann Elliott


" Integrate content from myriad sources and incorporate social media for easy sharing. In doing so, you’ll make lessons more collaborative and engaging. The slide sorter makes it very easy to manage your slides. My favorite feature by far, though, is the pen tool, which allows you to add notes and annotations directly to my presentations. Also it’s the only screencasting app I’ve used that lets me do direct uploads to YouTube."

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The Best Children’s Books of 2014

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by Marie Popova


"This is certainly the case with the most intelligent and imaginative “children’s” and picture-books published this year. (Because the best children’s books provide, as Tolkien believed, perennial delight, step into the time machine and revisit previous selections for 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.)"


Jim Lerman's insight: Popova's post is lavishly illustrated with images from the 15 books she selected for this year's list. Fans may wish to visit her list of winners for the previous 4 years as well.

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How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic

How to Turn a Classroom Research Project into an Infographic | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Ann\ Elliott


"Conveying information in a striking, concise way has never been more important, and infographics are the perfect pedagogical tool with which to do so. Below, you’ll find my experience with designing an infographic-friendly classroom research project, explained in a step-by-step process you can implement in your own classroom."

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PoliCultura EXPO 2015

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Teachers, kids and students (of all ages) can be highly motivated to work around Expo Milano 2015. The issues are challenging and involve the whole planet; they are also relevant to our everyday life.
 
However, Expo Milano 2015 related issues are difficult in their complexity and knowledge available at school may not be sufficient. Furthermore, not all teachers are familiar with digital storytelling, especially when it involves a large group of students.
 
In order to help teachers and students, we have created a set of resources:
More than 300 pages of educational resources on Expo Milano 2015 themes, based on interviews to world renowned experts
More than 1,000 ideas about possible class activities related to Expo Milano 2015
Online courses (MOOCs) on Expo Milano 2015 themes and on Digital Storytelling
Communities, where teachers can meet other teachers, discuss ideas, receive feedback, find colleagues to work with.
Many of the resources are free and open to all; others are specific for those enrolling in online courses; a few are reserved to those participating in the PoliCulturaEXPOMilano2015 competition."

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STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong? ~ Education Week TEACHER

STEM vs. STEAM: Do the Arts Belong? ~ Education Week TEACHER | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Anne Jolly

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"Educators wanting to add art into their science, technology, engineering and math lessons should consider using it in real-world applications to maintain the advantages of STEM learning, middle-school STEM curriculum designer Anne Jolly writes. She suggests using applied art as part of product or logo design, performance or persuasive writing to communicate project purpose, or creative, artistic methods for brainstorming project ideas. "

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Two Good Links On Social Emotional Learning ~ Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day

Two Good Links On Social Emotional Learning ~ Larry Ferlazzo's Websites of the Day | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Here are two new additions to The Best Social Emotional Learning (SEL) Resources:


"Sacramento city schools focus on emotional learning is a Sacramento Bee story about our district’s SEL program, directed by the extraordinary Mai Xi Lee.


"Q&A with Daniel Goleman: How the Research Supports Social-Emotional Learning is from Edutopia."

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NYCDOE Google Apps for Education Resource Center

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Welcome to the NYCDOE Google Apps for Education (GAFE) support site. This site provides information and selected outside resources to help schools that choose to use GAFE. 
 
Some of the linked resources on this site were developed by the New Visions for Public Schools and are found on the New Visions Cloud Lab site.

If you have questions or comments, please email tech@schools.nyc.gov.
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12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts

12 Sources for Free Images to Use on Your Blog and Social Media Posts | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The right image may be just the added touch your blog post or social media update needs to get noticed, but finding free, high-quality photos that you can use is challenging. You'll want to bookmark all of these resources to use time and again.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge
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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, November 21, 2:36 PM

A 12 resources list that may be very helpful for anyone doing blogs, posts or even digital presentations for the lectures

Elena Elliniadou's curator insight, November 22, 9:01 AM

Δωρεάν φωτογραφίες, με άδεια πνευματικών δικαιωμάτων για παρουσιάσεις, ιστολόγια, αφίσες. 12 πηγές ενδιάφερουσες. Από μια γρήγορη ματιά μου άρεσαν οι σελίδες unsplash & gratisography. Ανάλογα όμως με το τι ψάχνετε θα βρείτε και στις υπόλοιπες 10 τη φωτογραφία που εκφράζει καλύτερα το μήνυμά σας!

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42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects

42 Fill-in-the-Blank Prompts For Students To Design Their Own Projects | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The following series of fill-in-the-blank prompts can be used by teachers to create lessons, students to create projects–or teachers to collaborate with students to create lessons–or projects.


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LibrarianLand's curator insight, November 2, 9:26 AM

Another useful design tool.

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, November 16, 9:20 AM

Such a fun list of prompts for students to use as a jumping off point into almost any kind of deep learning. 

 

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What are the best time-saving apps for teachers?

What are the best time-saving apps for teachers? | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

There’s simply not enough time,” I hear you say – and I agree.

It’s fair enough, as a teacher, if you find that you don’t even have enough time to look at all the gadgets and devices that might help save time. But stop the clock and allow me to bring you up to speed with the best time-saving apps around, as well as pointing out some of the glitches.


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, November 14, 2:43 PM

Great time-saving apps to share with your school staff.

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Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial

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Welcome to the home page of the IRISS Information Literacy Interactive Tutorial. This tutorial was derived from the Social Services Knowledge Scotland (SSKS) Information Literacy pack.

 

This tutorial will provide you with an understanding of information literacy in six simple steps. Each step includes activities that will help you develop your information literacy skills.


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Natasha Georgiou's curator insight, October 19, 11:22 AM

Some great lesson ideas here.

Linda Mercer's curator insight, November 14, 1:26 PM

Interesting....

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, November 16, 8:04 PM

Simple online tutorial yet quite interactive and engaging.

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Five Tools That Are Transforming STEM Education ~ The Atlantic

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by Alexandra Ossola


"The tools listed here are transforming the way teachers approach STEM education. Integrating these new tools into their lessons can help teachers teachers reinforce theoretical concepts by demonstrating their real-world applications. By showing students that the knowledge is relevant and useful, teachers can help them unlock new realms of creativity in all scientific realms and possibly change their future career trajectories."

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Show The Learner Visible Signs of Their Learning « Karl Kapp

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by Karl Kapp


"One of the strengths of gamification is that it provides visible milestones of the student’s mastery of content in real time (when it is well designed). Too often in an instructional setting, the learner doesn’t know whether or not he or she really understands or can apply the knowledge they are learning. There is often no visible sign of mastery of the content or application of the content.

"If the designer of the instruction provides continual feedback to the student concerning progress toward terminal learning objective, then the learner themselves can gain an understanding of their own mastery of content.

"Therefore, an important element of gamification (or any learning design) is demonstrating to the learner that he or she is making progress within the content or toward a skill to be learned. The act of moving through content on the way to a clear end point such as mastery of a particular terminal objective is one of the elements of gamification."


Jim Lerman's insight: Excellent article for anyone who designs sequenced learning experiences.

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 11, 4:01 PM

In strong defense of gaming advantages

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9 Popular Student Response Tools Compared in One Chart ~ Free Technology for Teachers

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Last winter I published a chart that compared the key features of five popular student response platforms. In the nine months since then more student response tools have come onto market. This morning I added those tools my chart. The chart is embedded below as PDF hosted by Box.com. You can also get a Google Documents copy of it by clicking here.
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10 Chromebook uses: How Google-powered laptops are enhancing classrooms ~ Education Dive

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by Allie Gross


"Here are 10 ways you can utilize the Chromebook and its Google tools to make the most out of your classroom experience."

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EdX Launching MOOCs with Free Certificates for Teacher Training and AP Prep -- Campus Technology

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by Dian Schaffhauser


"MOOC nonprofit edX has signed on for ConnectED, the White House's program to connect "99 percent" of America's students to broadband and high-speed wireless in schools and libraries and improve the skills of teachers through the use of technology. The announcement came during remarks made by President Obama during a ConnectED event that draw superintendents from districts all over the country, which took place this week in Washington, D.C."

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HyperCities ~ New Learning Times

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by Carmen James


"HyperCities is a dynamic educational project at the intersection of cartography and information visualization, humanities and technology, geography and digital space. The project has produced grounded cultural narratives in 27 international cities. HyperCities uses Google Maps and Google Earth (among other technologies, like GPS-enabled cameras and cell phones) to allow users to explore historical layers of city spaces. Accessing the cities and exploring them is straightforward. Once a city has been selected, users can select the time period or the area of the city they are looking to explore on the map. Within each frame, users can access everything from scholarly content to community-generated content. Users can also click on historic sites to learn more about them and overlay older maps of the same cities."

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160 Math Project Ideas Offer Examples of Project-Based Learning

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by Heidi Reina


"These 160 math projects, from schools across the US, provide overviews, activities, assessment rubrics, work product descriptions, and ideas for reflection. Although they vary in format, you can adjust them to your students' learning situation, curriculum demands, etc. Projects from Teach21 PBL (West Virginia Dept of Education), and Math Matters in Indiana are very detailed and provide excellent project-based learning lesson plan templates."

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Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It. - Brilliant or Insane

Your Rubric Is a Hot Mess; Here’s How to Fix It. - Brilliant or Insane | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Jennifer Gonzalez


"Instead of listing all the different ways a task deviates from the target, the single-point rubric simply describes the target in a single column of traits."


Jim Lerman's insight: Interesting idea, but I think using this technique to develop an actual rubric might be better. As in this case, start with statements about level 3, which represents attainment of the standard. Then, to the right, elaborate on  examples of advanced performance, and to the left, examples of performance needing improvement.

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Dan Miller's curator insight, November 19, 8:44 AM

I think this is an interesting idea worth tinkering with. Perhaps though it would be better to list the criteria for a 3 or meets standard and let the students describe what would be short of standard or exceeding standard. Perhaps even letting them submit a completed rubric with their rationale and descriptions of why they hit, missed or exceeded in certain areas.

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Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools ~ TechCrunch

Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools ~ TechCrunch | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Darrell Etherington


"Google is already leading the pack in terms of tablets and notebooks sold to K-12 education providers, according to recent numbers from research firm IDC, and now it has gained another powerful new ally: The New York City Department of Education. The NYC CIO has signed on with Chromebooks, and Google Apps for Education, as par of their approved and supported (from an IT standpoint) tools for this school year, and they’ve also built a guide to help teachers in their district get started."

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48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow

48 iPad Apps That Support A Student-Centered Workflow | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
We’ve talked before about an iPad workflow in the classroom, and there are no easy solutions, if for no other reason than every classroom is different. The following app collection from Lisa Johnson gets at the same idea–workflow. This time, however, the collection is titled towards students–student-centered workflow that allows students to access content, turn in work, or collaborate with one another by design (something painting and creativity app drawp also focuses on).
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10 Ways to Get Student-Centered Learning Right

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If there’s been a single educational buzzword with traction over the past few years, “student-centered learning” certainly tops the charts. From the TED stage to experimental classrooms, an increasing number of thought leaders, schools and teachers are advocating a handover of the learning experience to the students who must do the learning.


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Tuesday Tech Tips – Collaborative Learning with Google Maps

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This week’s Tuesday Tech Tips was written by guest blogger Nikki D Robertson.  Find Nikki on Twitter at @NikkiDRobertson:  EdCampATL CoFounder, #TLChat Moderator, TL News Night Anchor, School lib turned Inst.

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 7, 6:41 AM

This is the perfect idea for creating useful content. I will be trying it out.

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200 Prompts for Argumentative Writing ~ NY Times Learning Network

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by Michael Gonchar


"To help jump-start your brainstorming, we have gathered a list of 200 writing prompts from our daily Student Opinion feature that invite you to take a stand.

"Though you won’t be limited to these topics for the contest, you’ll see that our list touches on every aspect of modern life, from politics to sports, culture, education and technology. We hope the range inspires you, and we hope the fact that each question links to at least one related Times article gives you a starting point for finding evidence."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, November 14, 7:24 PM

To use argumentative writing, teachers and students need to know how to use the Theory of Argumentation. That is not common.

 

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Dennis Swender's curator insight, November 17, 3:14 AM

Chapbook Essays galore -- with applicable background info

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4 tools for spicing up lectures ~ Education Dive

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by Roger Riddell


"We're not saying there's anything wrong with presentations. After all, they wouldn't be used so often in the classroom if they weren't effective. But in today's increasingly device-saturated learning spaces, whether they be in higher ed or K-12, instruction demands interaction. Luckily, it's not too hard to spice up your pedagogy. These four tools can help you turn that static slideshow into a more engaging experience for everyone involved."

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