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Pinterest Introduces 'News' Feature to Improve Content Discovery

Pinterest Introduces 'News' Feature to Improve Content Discovery | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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As always, thanks for the reScoop, Anne!
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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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4 Tips for Meaningful Student Portfolios

4 Tips for Meaningful Student Portfolios | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Holistic portfolios allow students to showcase all the best traits and qualities of themselves.

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College Classroom Lessons that Keep Learners Engaged

College Classroom Lessons that Keep Learners Engaged | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I recently had a college professor ask me, "Help, I teach a 4-hour course and don't know what to do." So, I created this quick guide. For Full Version Click Below... Lesson Ideas-3 ~Mia

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The Best Teaching Resources on the Web

The Best Teaching Resources on the Web | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Want to give your pedagogy a shot in the arm? These handy sites can help.

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Aimed at higher education, but high school teachers will find plenty here too.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Good Places to Find Free Music and Sound Effects

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12 Apps for Live-streaming Video

12 Apps for Live-streaming Video | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Live-streaming video is latest frontier of social media. Established social networks (e.g., Facebook, Twitter) have their own apps, while first-movers in the space (e.g., Meerkat) are busily trying to differentiate themselves.

Live-stream content ranges from impromptu video blogging to produced efforts by industry veterans. For small businesses, live-streaming video may be a helpful, new way to engage an audience and establish a brand with little or no cost.

Here is a list of live-streaming video apps. There are fun, live-streaming apps to connect with and update followers, and there are live-video platforms with advanced production and lead-generation tools. Many of these apps are free.
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5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn

5 Tools to Help Students Learn How to Learn | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Helping students learn how to learn: That’s what most educators strive for, and that’s the goal of inquiry learning. That skill transfers to other academic subject areas and even to the workplace where employers have consistently said that they want creative, innovative and adaptive thinkers. Inquiry learning is an integrated approach that includes kinds of learning: content, literacy, information literacy, learning how to learn, and social or collaborative skills. Students think about the choices they make throughout the process and the way they feel as they learn. Those observations are as important as the content they learn or the projects they create.
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Stretch student collaboration skills with Breakout EDU

Stretch student collaboration skills with Breakout EDU | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
There is a new platform for immersive learning games that’s taking classrooms across the world by storm. Based on the same principles as interactive Escape The Room digital games — which challenge players to use their surroundings to escape a prison-like scenario — Breakout EDU is a collaborative learning experience that enhances critical thinking and creativity while fostering a growth mindset in students.

There are two types of games available for teachers to run in their classrooms: the physical games (which are the main games) use the Breakout EDU box (or any box with a hasp that can be locked) with a set of locks, and the digital games which only need internet-connected devices.

Gameplay revolves around a Breakout EDU box that has been locked with multiple and different locks including directional locks, word locks, and number locks. After listening to a game scenario read by the teacher, students must work together to find and use clues to solve puzzles that reveal the various lock combinations before time expires (usually 45 minutes). Teachers can either purchase the Breakout EDU kit, which includes a plastic or wooden box and a set of locks, or the individual pieces of the kit can be ordered from Amazon directly. Either way, it takes about $100 to get started with the physical games; the digital games are free.

 

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There is a new platform for immersive learning games that’s taking classrooms across the world by storm. Based on the same principles as interactive Escape The Room digital games — which challenge players to use their surroundings to escape a prison-like scenario — Breakout EDU is a collaborative learning experience that enhances critical thinking and creativity while fostering a growth mindset in students.

There are two types of games available for teachers to run in their classrooms: the physical games (which are the main games) use the Breakout EDU box (or any box with a hasp that can be locked) with a set of locks, and the digital games which only need internet-connected devices.

Gameplay revolves around a Breakout EDU box that has been locked with multiple and different locks including directional locks, word locks, and number locks. After listening to a game scenario read by the teacher, students must work together to find and use clues to solve puzzles that reveal the various lock combinations before time expires (usually 45 minutes). Teachers can either purchase the Breakout EDU kit, which includes a plastic or wooden box and a set of locks, or the individual pieces of the kit can be ordered from Amazon directly. Either way, it takes about $100 to get started with the physical games; the digital games are free.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

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

 

 

Alex's curator insight, August 17, 7:15 PM
good news for teens! Some gaming skills are useful :)
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60 Seconds with Beth Hennessey

She is a former elementary school teacher, now researcher focused on motivation and creativity across cultures.

She has carried out numerous studies showing a powerful link between intrinsic task motivation and creativity of performance. This relation holds for everyone from preschoolers to seasoned research and development scientists. Yet most classrooms and workplaces are set up to kill intrinsic motivation ... with rewards, evaluations, competitions, and the like. At present, She is involved with a number of cross-cultural investigations of this phenomenon and is also collaborating with colleagues at MIT and in Singapore to develop a cutting-edge university curriculum to be used in the new IDC (International Design Center) at Singapore University of Technology and Design.
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Hennessey describes a creative and engaging middle school curriculum design in Social Studies that has stayed with her throughout her life. Quite impressive.

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New Models of Open and Distance Learning ~ Stephen Downes

New Models of Open and Distance Learning ~ Stephen Downes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Online learning, new media, connectivism, MOOCs, personal learning environments, new literacy, and more from Stephen Downes

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Free Technology for Teachers: Six Alternatives to TechSmith's Snagit, Knowmia, and ScreenChomp

Free Technology for Teachers: Six Alternatives to TechSmith's Snagit, Knowmia, and ScreenChomp | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"This morning TechSmith announced that they are closing down Knowmia, ScreenChomp, and Snagit for Chrome [effective August 31, 2016]. In other words, half of their free products that teachers loved. Here are some alternatives to those tools."

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Free Technology for Teachers: My SimpleShow Offers a Good Way to Create Explanatory Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: My SimpleShow Offers a Good Way to Create Explanatory Videos | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
My Simpleshow is a free tool for creating Common Craft style explanatory videos. The best aspect of My Simpleshow is the emphasis that the developers have placed on storyline planing and development.

My Simpleshow requires you to write a script for your video before you can start adding illustrations and sounds to it. In My Simpleshow you will find a wide variety of script templates that will help you plan your video. The script is written in chapters that become the outline for your video. After you have written your script My Simpleshow will take your chapters and give you suggested images and animations to use. The suggestions are based on the keywords in your script. You also have the option to upload your own visuals to use in your video.
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Buncee | Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Lessons

Buncee | Create, Present and Share Engaging Multimedia Lessons | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Buncee is fun and easy web tool for educators and students to create and share engaging multimedia presentations, interactive lessons, digital stories, and more

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Create a Website with the Best Website Builder - Bookmark

Bookmark.com is a website creation tool for non-technical people. Our simple, drag-and-drop technology makes creating a professional website fast, easy an

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Teacher Appreciation! Tips for Using Haiku Deck in the Classroom 

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Teacher appreciation tips for Haiku Deck in the classroom: managing accounts, teaching digital citizenship, visual storytelling, embedding in blogs, more.

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A great app.

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10 Things You Can Do On Google Classroom (Infographic)

10 Things You Can Do On Google Classroom (Infographic) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Learn 10 ways teachers use Google Classroom to improve communication and collaboration with their students and peers and save time.

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Check out the world's 1st web page, from 25 years ago, on Internaut Day

Check out the world's 1st web page, from 25 years ago, on Internaut Day | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
What did web pages look like 25 years ago? Well, 25 years ago today, there was only one that the public could see — the very first.

And it wasn't much more than a few pages of text with some hyperlinks — describing what the World Wide Web was envisioned to be.
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