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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.”

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

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers ~ TeachThought

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers ~ TeachThought | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike.

"Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle."

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Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014

Excellent Chart Comparing The Best Digital Storytelling Tools of 2014 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20

Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
It’s time for Teaching Channel’s year-in-review -- and what a year it’s been! We took a look at what you watched and read and collected the best right here.

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How to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint 2010 Slides (Using Built-in Functionality) ~ EmergingEdTech

How to Add Voice Over to PowerPoint 2010 Slides (Using Built-in Functionality) ~ EmergingEdTech | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Kelly Walsh


"This video shows just how easy it is to tackle this with PowerPoint 2010. The cool thing is that you have 2 choices – adding voice clips to individual slides (which is really easy), or narrating over sets of slides (which isn’t very hard, but it is a little more involved)."

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A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future ~ Edutopia

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by Dana Mortenson


"Based on our work with more than 2,000 U.S. middle and high school educators on building global competence, following are five core strategies that we've seen educators adopt to effectively create the classroom of the future – a classroom that will build the necessary skills for educating globally competent students, and truly prepare them to thrive as responsible global citizens in the 21st century.


1. Leverage real-world case studies

2. Dig into, rather than avoid, the complexity

3. Practice empathy regularly

4. Use technology to enhance learning and empower students

5. Ensure that reflection is part of routine"

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8 Types Of Infographics & Which One To Use When [Infographic]

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This visual presentation shows you the 8 types of infographics, and which one is the most effective to use depending on the content you are developing.

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Jocelyn's curator insight, November 3, 2013 6:59 AM

This will help me with preparing students for benchmarks where they will need to learn how to read charts.

LundTechIntegration's curator insight, November 26, 2013 9:59 PM

Great way for students to know which infographic to choose.  

Dean Mantz's curator insight, November 29, 2013 12:04 PM

Great visual flow chart to assist in determining which infographic is best for the task at hand. 

 

Thanks ks to Ana Cristina Pratas for sharing this resource. 

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Tweak Your Slides: Ten Design Principles for Educators (version 3.0)

Tweak your Slides, workshop on visual design for educators. This is draft 3, which includes examples of my own past slide shows and revisions of these shows.

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WizIQ Recordor: Create, Share Powerful Video Lectures for Flipped Classroom

WizIQ Recordor: Create, Share Powerful Video Lectures for Flipped Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"We have launched WizIQ Recordor: an amazing lecture-recording software designed exclusively for your teaching needs. This software lets you convert your PowerPoint presentations into synchronized video lectures, publish them to WizIQ (add them to Content Library), and share them with your students right from your desktop- something which no other software has enabled you to do until now. And yes, it’s absolutely free!

"WizIQ Recordor (yes, it’s spelt with an “OR” not “ER”. No pun intended!) runs as an add-in to Microsoft  PowerPoint and works seamlessly with WizIQ. Install this add-in and a few clicks is all it takes to create an effective MP4 video lecture using your presentation. This add-in allows you to record your live audio and sync it with presentation slides."


Via aiba Svenca 

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New Learning Times : Article The Best of 2014: Innovation Spaces

New Learning Times : Article The Best of 2014: Innovation Spaces | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The NLT Team highlights memorable Vialogues from the year.

1. SparkTruck: A Mobile Hands-On Learning Space
Inspiring creative confidence by any whimsical means necessary.

2. Learning In A School Without Walls
The power of a hidden curriculum.


3. Finding Common Ground In A Ball Pit
An unusual way to break the ice makes friends out of strangers.


4. Floating School In Bangladesh
Ground zero for climate change.


5. Building Dreams, Plank By Plank
Building a farmer's market comes with its fair share of struggles."

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How We Learn What We Learn

From the big thinkers of the previous century that have influenced our own understanding of learning, to the strategic implementation of those pricnciples in designing pedagogy, this text sheds light on the great heritage that we draw upon in our...

Via Ness Crouch, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Dean J. Fusto, Jim Lerman
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Anita Vance's curator insight, November 3, 8:45 AM

A great reference of the educational theories and practices of our times.


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Why the Future Will be Made by Creators, Not Consumers | WIRED

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Megan Smith, Chief Technology Officer of the United States and former Google executive, wants every child to be able to code.  That’s a sweeping but practical vision.

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Susan Grigsby @sksgrigsby's curator insight, December 15, 3:11 PM

Interesting article that affirms what "makers" have been saying for a while - the ability to code and create is an essential skill for kids. 

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When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG, Handy #Infographic for Art and Design on the Web

When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG, Handy #Infographic for Art and Design on the Web | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
File types are a bit confusing to most people. Do you know when and why it's best to use a .jpeg, .gif, or .png? This infographic demystify the mystery.

Via Deb Nystrom, REVELN, Mark E. Deschaine Ph.D., Dean J. Fusto
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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 22, 9:14 AM

As my colleague, a graphic designer says, we aren't all graphic designers.  How to "Know Your File Types"  ~  Deb

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How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015

How To Build One Brain-Boosting Habit In 2015 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

We never stop learning. But unlike our school days, when our brain is constantly challenged and exercised to become better, our adult lives don't make time for this. In 2015, give your brain a boost. It's easier than you think and takes only a few minutes of your life each day


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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 24, 6:08 AM
Worth a try
Johan van der Merwe's curator insight, December 25, 12:41 PM

Might be useful for reading

 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, December 26, 9:53 PM

Some great habits to pick in the new year. 

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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The apps below represent 52 (which conveniently works out to about one per week if you want to try them that way) of the best apps for your classroom. There are apps that help teachers gather data, scan exams, contact parents, promote research, keep notes, share documents, or even flip your classroom in 2015.
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Five Tools for Creating Multimedia Textbooks - A Comparison Chart (Richard Byrne)

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Narration Over Google Slides - YouTube

by Natalia Lemoyne


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Very clear demonstration in a 2-minute video about how to add a voice over to a Google slide presentation.

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Your Ultimate Guide to Giving #PechaKucha Presentations

PechaKucha is a specific style of presentation that originated in Japan that entails presentations of 20 slides, displayed for 20 seconds each...


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LucaVanin's curator insight, December 19, 4:42 AM

Non sai cos'è il Pechakucha?!? Come hai fatto a vivere senza fino ad oggi?

Leggi un po' qui e... impara!!!

Claudia M. Reder's curator insight, December 19, 12:51 PM

This is a creative way to present. The visuals have to enhance the presentation.

GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, December 21, 4:11 AM

Una guida pubblicata su Slideshare per realizzare presentazioni PechaKucha, uno stile originario del Giappone per realizzare presentazioni che utilizza alcune semplici regole illustrare nelle 36 slides della presentazione

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A student guide to studying online

A student guide to studying online | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it


What you need to know before you enroll for an online course


by Tony Bates


"Although most students adjust very quickly, studying online is different in some ways from studying in class. In particular, it requires discipline to keep ‘on schedule’ when there are no daily set lectures or classes to attend."

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6 Models of Blended Learning - Infographic

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Blended learning and other types of learning innovation can be an answer to the –still- rising costs of the educational system.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Jennifer Gandarias
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niftyjock's curator insight, May 24, 9:44 PM

If yo think Blended Learning is less work, Think again. 

Secunoid's curator insight, May 29, 10:41 PM

Learning never stops.

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Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education

Universal Skills All Learners Should Know How to Do - User Generated Education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This morning I was thinking about the things that all young people should know how to do regardless of income, geographical location, life goals, etc.  I started a list – see below.  Some have “always” been true – some are unique to this century of learning.  Let me know of any other universal skills you believe young people should know how to do.

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rwestby's curator insight, December 16, 2:15 PM

per John Evans

heather bell's curator insight, December 17, 10:22 PM

Adding to our thinking around UDL and the opportunities we create for learning in our classrooms

Stacy Esch's curator insight, December 19, 11:08 AM

Interesting. I wonder how many of these need to be taught in college?

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Anita Pandey Presentation - Getting to the CORE

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"Anita Pandey, author of the book Language Building Blocks: Essential Linguistics for Early Childhood Educators, presents "Getting to the CORE: Best Practices for Language, Literacy, & Content Mastery."

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Analytics and Student Success Innovations in Higher Education - SXSWedu 2014 - YouTube

Diverse higher education institutions—from community colleges to private four-year colleges to large universities—are beginning to use advanced analytics to inform and power their student-success innovations. Come join this interactive dialogue to learn more about how exemplar institutions are approaching gaining deeper insights about what's working, what's not, and for whom; and deploying analytically fueled apps to the front lines to help more striving students learn well and finish strong.


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Infographic of Building an Online Personal Teaching Network

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Recently, I wrote an article about how to build an online personal teaching network, re-imagining opportunities to teach in the digital world and thinking about the role of teacher as independent c...

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'Science' declares breakthroughs of the year - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV)

'Science' declares breakthroughs of the year - ABC15.com (KNXV-TV) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Scientists have released their annual list of the biggest breakthroughs for 2014.

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How to Increase Productivity: Best Productivity Apps and Tools ~ Open Colleges

How to Increase Productivity: Best Productivity Apps and Tools ~ Open Colleges | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Productivity can be used as a tool to enhance success in your career and life. But what is productivity? It’s an average measure of the efficiency of something you do, for example the time you take to achieve a task. Experts say that productivity is a crucial factor in the performance of people and organisations – but could technology be something that improves your productivity?

"Let’s see how you might be able to move towards your goals more efficiently by becoming more productive with these useful apps and gadgets for work, at home and while studying."


Jim Lerman's insight: A great collection of productivity tools, from the Australian Open Colleges organization.

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