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Bamboo DiRT - Digital Research Tools

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Numerous links to useful websites for online research, arrayed in categories. Each link is described briefly. Nice job.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, January 20, 2013 1:46 PM

I'd like to thank @suifaijohnmak from whom I learnt about this site in his excellent blog posting "Reseach Tools

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Use Google Docs Research Tool: How-to

Use Google Docs Research Tool: How-to | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
With the help of Research feature in Google Docs, you can enrich your current document with useful resources, links, images, citations and more. Let’s explore how you can do this.

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10 Important Chromebook Tips Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Important Chromebook Tips Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you are using or planning to use Chromebook in your instruction, the tips below are definitely worth your attention. These are instructions to help you make the best of your Chromebook in terms of how to search for and find educational apps to use on it, how to customize its settings to suit your own teaching purposes, how to save files to Google Drive and edit and share images using Chromebook's built-in editor, how to add users and control who can use your Chromebook and several other tips that are integral to an effective integration of this device in your class.
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Ow.ly - image uploaded by @CoryBooker

Ow.ly - image uploaded by @CoryBooker | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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Cory Booker used this proverb as part of his address to the Democratic Convention in Philadelphia

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Shared by Cory Booker at the Democratic Convention

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Shared by Cory Booker at the Democratic Convention

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The nerd's guide to learning everything online

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Some of us learn best in the classroom, and some of us ... well, we don't. But we still love to learn -- we just need to find the way that works for us. In this charming, personal talk, author John Green shares the community of learning that he found in online video.

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5 Benefits of Digital Reading Devices for Boys

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Boys who had all their books on a digital device didn’t mind carrying it back-and-forth between home and school, or home and anywhere. Many shared with me that when they had a spare moment with nothing to do, they read a book from their device.

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Create Animations That Are Good For Learning

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Newer technologies make animations easier to create at a reasonable cost, making the format a viable choice for instruction. With educational researchers piecing together the data on its effectiveness for learning, a set of design principles based on evidence is emerging. It is important to consider the research before choosing to use the animation format. Then animations will be able to meet their potential for learning.

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Aurasma turns static images or even objects into videos, games and interactive experiences

Autonomy, a leading enterprise infrastructure company has a new technology that can change the way we look at and interact with physical objects. Called Aurasma, it works with smart phone and tablets to, in real time, turn static images or even objects into videos, games and interactive experiences. Aim your phone at a building and see a video about that building. Aim it at a picture in a newspaper and launch an interactive experience.


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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

Via Ramiro Aduviri Velasco, Yves Carmeille "Libre passeur"
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This app lets you chat in Facebook, WhatsApp and Slack simultaneously

This app lets you chat in Facebook, WhatsApp and Slack simultaneously | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
You're sick of constantly switching between Messenger, WhatsApp and Slack? All-in-One Messenger lets you use all of these apps at once.
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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources | Tech Learning

Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources | Tech Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success.
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Google - My Activity

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Find and see your search history, browsing history, and other activity that's saved to your Google Account in My Activity. You’re in control of this data and can easily delete activity from your account.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, July 10, 5:43 AM
A way to delete some search history but not complete control. 
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A Memorable Teacher

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I don’t remember much about my junior year. Most of my teachers’ names and what they taught me has faded; but Mrs. Keehan, and the special relationship, the connection I had with her, is with me still, as it surely is with every student she taught that year—and possibly throughout her career.

Mrs. Keehan’s “secret” connection with her students reminds us that much of what inspires children to learn happens in the personal space (the “heart space”) between us and our students. Relationships are at the very heart of successful teaching; and it’s our hearts that prepare the soil and provide the nutrients for trusting relationships to grow.

 

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Wonderful story...inspiration for the teacher in every one of us.

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Zynga Releases Free, Education Focused Words With Friends EDU (EdSurge News)

Zynga Releases Free, Education Focused Words With Friends EDU (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
No longer will there be tense, clandestine matches between a student and her English teacher. Now Words With Friends devotees can play against one another in approved classroom environments.Zynga has released Words With Friends EDU, an educational version of the popular Scrabble-esque app on the web
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Brandi Rogers's curator insight, July 27, 2:18 PM

Having recently gotten back into WWF, I am really excited to be able to use this in my classroom!

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14 surprising facts about educators’ social media use

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Social media has fast become an educator’s dream, with almost immediate responses to questions about teaching strategies, resources, and professional development opportunities.

But how are educators really using social media, and is it really as widely-used as everyone assumes?

FrontRow Education recently asked 1,000 K-8 teachers how they are using social media personally, professionally and as a communication tool with parents and students.

Here are some of the survey’s key findings:
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Pocket Casts Is the Podcast App Every iPhone User Needs

Pocket Casts Is the Podcast App Every iPhone User Needs | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"...a brand-new update to Pocket Casts makes it hands-down the best iPhone podcasts app, not to mention the best overall service for people who want to podcast from all manner of different devices. The new version for iOS, Pocket Casts 6.0, brings the app—which was great for a long time, and has kind of languished the last couple of years—into full-fledged modernity. It’s now really easy to find new podcasts to listen to, sort through the ones you already have, and more. Pocket Casts keeps lists of episodes you’ve already started, ones you’ve downloaded but not listened to (which is handy for clearing space on your phone), and more."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Flubaroo Compared to the New Google Forms Auto-grading Feature

Free Technology for Teachers: Flubaroo Compared to the New Google Forms Auto-grading Feature | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
On Monday Google Forms received an update that allows you to create automatically graded multiple choice and true/false quizzes. To do this just go into your Form's settings menu and select "quizzes." You can then specify point values for each multiple choice question in your Form. In that same menu you can enter answer explanations. The quizzes setting also gives you the option of letting students see their scores immediately after completing a quiz. The quizzes setting is convenient, but it is not as feature-laden as the Google Sheets Add-on called Flubaroo.

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How to Build Real-World Learning Interactions | The Rapid E-Learning Blog

How to Build Real-World Learning Interactions | The Rapid E-Learning Blog | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Great learning interactions require good content that's placed in a real-world context that's both relevant and meaningful for the user.

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Chalkmotion

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ChalkMotion is a a collaborative library of simple hand drawn images and online presentation tool, designed to help visualize and share ideas


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, June 11, 10:03 AM

Great way to animate students' drawing.

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Free Online Collage Maker | Graphic Design | Photo Editor - FotoJet

Free Online Collage Maker | Graphic Design | Photo Editor - FotoJet | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
FotoJet is a free online photo editor, collage maker and graphic designer that allows you to edit photos and create collages and designs easily. Try it now!

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 28, 12:38 AM

A useful free online image editor for creating design work.