Into the Driver's Seat
198.6K views | +0 today
 
Scooped by Jim Lerman
onto Into the Driver's Seat
Scoop.it!

Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine

Why You Truly Never Leave High School | New York Magazine | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
New science on its corrosive, traumatizing effects.

 

By Jennifer Senior

 

"In the past couple of decades, studies across the social sciences have been designed around this new orientation. It has long been known, for instance, that male earning potential correlates rather bluntly with height. But it was only in 2004 that a trio of economists thought to burrow a little deeper and discovered, based on a sample of thousands of white men in the U.S. and Britain, that it wasn’t adult height that seemed to affect their subjects’ wages; it was their height at 16. (In other words, two white men measuring five-foot-eleven can have very different earning potential in the same profession, all other demographic markers being equal, just because one of them was shorter at 16.) Eight years later, Deborah Carr, a sociologist at Rutgers, observed something similar about adults of a normal weight: They are far more likely to have higher self-esteem if they were a normal weight, rather than overweight or obese, in late adolescence (Carr was using sample data that tracked weight at age 21, but she notes that heavy 21-year-olds were also likely to be heavy in high school). Robert Crosnoe, a University of Texas sociologist, will be publishing a monograph with a colleague this year that shows attractiveness in high school has lingering effects, too, even fifteen years later. “It predicted a greater likelihood of marrying,” says Crosnoe, “better earning potential, better mental health.” This finding reminds me of something a friend was told years ago by Frances Lear, head of the eponymous, now defunct magazine for women: “The difference between you and me is that I knew in high school I was beautiful.”

Jim Lerman's insight:

Quite an interesting and well-written article...and it certainly feels, from personal experience, to be quite accurate.

more...
No comment yet.
Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
Curated by Jim Lerman
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Online Classroom

Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Online Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Project-based learning puts students into the position of having to determine what information they need by asking the right questions.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

7 Tips To Develop a Successful Interactive eLearning Strategy - Christopher Pappas

7 Tips To Develop a Successful Interactive eLearning Strategy - Christopher Pappas | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In this article you'll find some invaluable tips that can help you to create a winning interactive eLearning strategy, so that learners can receive the most benefit from the eLearning course that you've worked so hard to develop.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

How To Apply Gagné's 9 Events Of Instruction In eLearning

How To Apply Gagné's 9 Events Of Instruction In eLearning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
What eLearning Professionals Should Know About Gagné's 9 Events Of Instruction In eLearning? How To Apply Gagné's 9 Events Of Instruction In eLearning!

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

12 Rules For Flipping Your Classroom - eLearning Industry

12 Rules For Flipping Your Classroom - eLearning Industry | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Want to know how to begin Flipping Your Classroom? It's not difficult! Just check 12 simple rules (tips, really) to begin Flipping Your Classroom. 
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from :: The 4th Era ::
Scoop.it!

Google Cardboard: virtual reality at low cost

Google Cardboard: virtual reality at low cost | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google Cardboard, as well as Samsung Gear, lets you use your smartphone to view movies and video games in VR mode.

Via Mondivirtuali, David W. Deeds, Jim Lerman
more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, February 2, 8:51 PM

Thanks to Mondivirtuali.

Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Cultivating Creativity
Scoop.it!

Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech :: NY Times :: John Schwartz

Wood Shop Enters the Age of High-Tech :: NY Times :: John Schwartz | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
These days, tinkering is a bit more high tech. The blending of technology and craft in tools like 3-D printers and laser cutters has made it possible for ordinary people to make extraordinary things. And many ordinary people, living as they do, more and more in their heads and online, are yearning to do something with their hands.

So the “maker space” movement — D.I.Y. communities to get people creating, be it for fun, for art or for entrepreneurship — is booming. Maker Faires are held around the world. Commercial operations like TechShop have popped up across the country. And tinkering is being promoted on college campuses from M.I.T. to Santa Clara University, as well as in high schools and elementary schools.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

75+ Awesome Tools for Designers — Medium

75+ Awesome Tools for Designers — Medium | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Excellent collection of resources. Many are for professional designers, but tech-y teachers will find much of value here. -JL

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

Using Artifacts and Photos to Inspire Writing: Discovering the Writer's Life :: Betsy Hubbard

Using Artifacts and Photos to Inspire Writing: Discovering the Writer's Life :: Betsy Hubbard | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"There are unlimited ways to use artifacts and photos to encourage writing. You can start by providing the item yourself or allowing students to bring in their own. Here’s a list of ideas to get you going:

1. Collect photos and images of people from magazines or a free use site. Have students create a character map, detailing behaviors, likes and dislikes, and traits for character development.


2. Have students make an initial list of descriptive words connected to their artifact. Then ask students to go item by item on their list to create a more descriptive word or phrase. For instance, a student who brings in a fuzzy brown teddy bear might start with a list similar to the one on the left, but progress to a list similar to the one on the right:
brown                         chocolate
fuzzy                         matted fuzz flattened from snuggles
red bow                      crimson tied ribbon


3. Get out the magnifiers and allow children to examine their object looking for small details that might go unnoticed. Jot down these tiny details and talk about the parallels between little details in their writing.


4. Artifacts are fun to use as inspiration for writing mask poems. It forces students to really think about words that describe the item and opens the door for similes and metaphors.

"
5. Once students are comfortable writing personal narrative stories, allow them to write a true story inspired by their artifact or photo. Then, in a twist, have them re-create the story using the same item as inspiration but creating a fictional story."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel

The next wave in storytelling is short-form video :: Anish Patel | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Jim Lerman's insight:


This interesting article explains how many companies are using the affordances provided by Meerkat and Periscope on social media sites such as Twitter, Facebook, Snapchat, and Instagram in order to win customer attention. The techniques themselves are interesting and creative educators will surely find ways to harness this delivery system in service to their students.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A "Growth Mindset" - Help Me Find More :: Larry Ferlazzo

The Best TV/Movie Scenes Demonstrating A "Growth Mindset" - Help Me Find More :: Larry Ferlazzo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Last week, readers were very responsive to my request for help in finding TV and movie scenes that demonstrated metacognition, and you can see them all at The Best Movie/TV Scenes Demonstrating Metacognition – Help Me Find More.
Now, I’m looking for clips showing characters demonstrating a growth mindset.
I’ve got plenty of great clips and animations that explicitly explain what a growth mindset it, and you can see them at The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset.”
But video clips from TV and the movies are obviously more engaging to students, so I’d like to have a few in the mix.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

I Did My Best Job Teaching A "Growth Mindset" Today - Here's The Lesson Plan :: Larry Ferlazzo

I Did My Best Job Teaching A "Growth Mindset" Today - Here's The Lesson Plan :: Larry Ferlazzo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
As regular readers know, I’m a big believer in teaching and implementing strategies to promote a growth mindset (see The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”). Plus, you can find additional related lesson plans in my books.
Today, I tried a new version with my IB Theory of Knowledge classes that went very well. In fact, I think it’s the best one I’ve ever done, and it’s very simple.
Here’s what I did:
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Business Brainpower with the Human Touch
Scoop.it!

Which Of These 4 Presentation Styles Do You Have? - Forbes

Which Of These 4 Presentation Styles Do You Have? - Forbes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

We all have our own presentation style, but have you ever thought about how your particular style compares to others? And the strengths and weaknesses of your presentation style?


After years of research, my team and I have found there are four primary presentation styles: the Closer, the Data Scientist, the Director and the Storyteller. You can discover your own style with the quiz What’s Your Presentation Style?


One style isn’t better than other; but picking the wrong style for a particular audience can cause trouble for even the best presenter.


Via The Learning Factor
more...
Shona Leitch's curator insight, January 27, 3:30 PM

Choose your presentation style to suit the situation 

Dr. Deborah Brennan's curator insight, January 30, 9:33 AM

good insight into the strengths and weaknesses of each style.  Good for self-awareness

Tony Guzman's curator insight, February 8, 11:42 AM

This article shares four type of presenter styles. Which one fits you?

Rescooped by Jim Lerman from SteveB's Social Learning Scoop
Scoop.it!

Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms

Evolution of Note Taking: New Forms | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Note taking is a big topic among educators. How do we teach it to our students? What are the best methods? Is digital note taking worse than taking your notes on a piece of paper? I am a big advoca...


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Sketchnoting


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Creativity



Via Gust MEES, steve batchelder
more...
Barbara Macfarlan's curator insight, August 21, 2015 7:09 PM

This sums it up nicely.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, August 22, 2015 5:52 AM

very interesting!

Suvrodeb Biswas's curator insight, August 24, 2015 5:11 AM

wow........

Rescooped by Jim Lerman from iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make:

Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make: | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted to know how the animators at Pixar do it, then you need to check out the Pixar in a Box classes from Khan Academy.

Via John Evans
more...
Fausto Cantu's curator insight, February 11, 8:13 AM

Cursos gratis de Pixar?

Juan Jose Trujeque Garrido's curator insight, February 12, 6:47 AM

Hello, I can enter the course to take? that paguina I can see well the requirements to enter the course.

Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

6 Tips To Create eLearning Scenarios That Offer Real World Benefits : Christopher Pappas

6 Tips To Create eLearning Scenarios That Offer Real World Benefits : Christopher Pappas | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The most powerful, interactive, engaging, and effective eLearning scenarios are those that give your learners the skills and knowledge they need outside of the virtual classroom. These eLearning scenarios make them aware of the real world applications and benefits of the subject matter, so that they know how to put the knowledge to good use when it matters most, which is in their real lives. Here are a few ideas on how to create eLearning scenarios that offer real world benefits to every member of your audience.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

Teacher Experts: 9 EdTech Tools To Help You Succeed

Teacher Experts: 9 EdTech Tools To Help You Succeed | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Interested in some amazing EdTech Tools that can help you succeed? Check these 9 EdTech Tools, as selected by teachers and other edTech experts. 

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Educational Technology News
Scoop.it!

Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Online Classroom

Understanding Project-Based Learning in the Online Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Project-based learning puts students into the position of having to determine what information they need by asking the right questions.

Via EDTECH@UTRGV
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling — Visual Stories — Medium

10 Simple Rules of Visual Storytelling - Visual Stories - Medium
Learn How To Use Visual Storytelling For Your Brand or Content Marketing Strategy, by Following These 10 Simple Rules
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Cultivating Creativity
Scoop.it!

Google for Education Training Center

Google for Education Training Center | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Just what you're looking for
"Heard about an exciting new Google program? Want to learn everything about your favorite tool? We've collected help, training lessons, and educator-created materials for all our products."

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Scriveners' Trappings
Scoop.it!

Using Fluency Tutor for Google with NewsELA :: Alice Keeler

Using Fluency Tutor for Google with NewsELA :: Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Fluency Tutor for Google by Texthelp allows you to hear your students read. Newsela allows students to read current news articles at different Lexile levels. Using them together allows students to record and share their reading of news articles with you.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by Jim Lerman from Scriveners' Trappings
Scoop.it!

DRAFT 1 - 2016 ISTE Standards for Students

DRAFT 1 - 2016 ISTE Standards for Students | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Jim Lerman's insight:


First draft of the 2016 ISTE tech standards for students, ready for feedback. At first glance these look very well articulated, comprehensive, and challenging. As of this writing, the feedback period is still open and readers are invited to comment.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

Three Useful Growth Mindset Resources :: Larry Ferlazzo

Three Useful Growth Mindset Resources :: Larry Ferlazzo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
As I’ve written on many occasions in this blog (The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A “Growth Mindset”) and in my books, I think the concept of a “growth mindset” can be very helpful in the classroom.
Here are three important new resources related to a growth mindset that I think teachers will find useful:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset" :: Larry Ferlazzo

The Best Resources On Helping Our Students Develop A "Growth Mindset" :: Larry Ferlazzo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Jim Lerman's insight:

An  exceptional list of resources from one of the best hunters and gatherers on the web.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by Jim Lerman
Scoop.it!

Control F – Find :: Alice Keeler

Control F – Find :: Alice Keeler | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Control F lets you find keywords on a web page or within a document. Command F on a Mac. This keyboard shortcut is handy in a gradebook to jump quickly to a student’s name in the roster.

Research Technique

As we shift towards asking students complex questions, we need to help students filter through the “One Million” page results Google might return. Skimming articles is not efficient. If students use Control F to find a keyword on a page, the student can use context clues to determine if that article is helpful or not.
more...
No comment yet.