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Pinterest Introduces 'News' Feature to Improve Content Discovery

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26 Ways to Foster a Transformative Maker Culture

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The idea behind the Maker movement includes allowing students to imagine, envision, create, innovate, play, learn in a formative manner, experiment, collaborate, share, and most of all dream of possibilities. The idea of making is really not a new concept. In fact,the art of making is at the root and mixed into to the very fabric of our culture. I believe that the amazing innovation we have seen in this country is due to a Maker mentality. We have long been a culture set on dreaming up possibilities, and then taking the action to make it happen. The initial growth of technology has somewhat taken some of our creativity and produced  consumption based thinking. We are now past the initial way of thinking, and the Makers movement allows people to finally use the technology to create and make. As you set up or evaluate the Maker movement in your school or district I ask you to think about the ten ideas I have below. Use them as a vetting procedure or a filter. I also invite you to discover some amazing resources that might fit into your Maker culture. Enjoy the journey as you Make possibilities for your students!
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Don't miss the numerous great suggestions, apps, and other resources included in this article!

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Knowmia Teach

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Knowmia Teach is a tool for capturing teacher- or student-created videos on an iPad. Users can create slides that include images, diagrams, or text and then record themselves as they speak, draw, use a pointer, and otherwise walk viewers through their slides. Resulting videos (which can be up to 15 minutes long) are then stored on the developer’s website. Videos can be viewed only by other registered users of Knowmia.com, and users can control who can view their videos with strict privacy-control tools. 

Knowmia Teach PRO costs $29.99, although it’s often on sale for $14.99. Premium features in the PRO version include options for recording while the presenter views a website (like a video, for example, in which the presenter gives a tour of a website and its contents), and for uploading videos to the device’s camera roll or YouTube.

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Sketch Guru - Handy Sketch Pad

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"Sketch Guru - Handy Sketch Pad has the quality sketch tools you'd pay to use, so it's too bad the ads can be so distracting. The black and neon art screen looks more like an '80s video game than a serious sketching app -- but that is quite misleading! Within the app, the brushes work beautifully, and users can create sketches with the quality of a paper sketch pad. For teachers, the movie option is especially helpful. Create a sketch to demonstrate a technique and then play the movie for the class. Students will see step by step, in movie format, how the teacher created the work. You can easily share sketches via email or social media, or save them to the device. Sketch Guru - Handy Sketch Pad does not have the professional-level features of SketchPad Pro, but for a free option (and the annoyance of ads), users can explore and create easily."

 

 

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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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10 Things You Can Do On Google Classroom (Infographic)

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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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Brushes 3

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"Teachers can use Brushes 3 as a digital complement to their students' work with real-life brushes. One of the benefits of creating digitally is that you can easily achieve effects that are difficult to achieve when creating freehand with brushes. One exercise would be for students to compare and contrast techniques as they appear on canvas versus how they appear using the Brushes 3 app. Can they duplicate the experience? For beginners, teachers may want to talk about all the different brushes. What mood can different brushes evoke in your art? Don't expect your students' drawings to be magazine-cover worthy when they first start using Brushes 3. Its numerous features can create masterpieces or messes."

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Google Classroom: Private Comment as Assignment - Teacher Tech

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For assignments posted in Google Classroom, students are able to leave the teacher a private comment. This is one of my favorite features because it gives students an opportunity to ask a question privately. Students are more likely to ask questions through a digital platform than they are in person. The private comment feature, however, does not have to be restricted to students asking questions.
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Welcome to Locly

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Locly is being used across the world to let students explore the spaces around them and discover digital content with their iPads.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, August 18, 1:19 AM

Interesting application for creating situated learning using augmented reality.

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Two Techie Teachers: 10 Apps that Fuel Creation with Technology Across the Content

Two Techie Teachers: 10 Apps that Fuel Creation with Technology Across the Content | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Recently we have been out and about on the summer professional development circuit.  We've been asked to share a few of our materials that we use during our presentations.  You ask, and we deliver!

Today's post shares information that is worthy of all ages, stages, content, and access.  Check out these easy ways to get your students CREATING in the classroom!
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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, August 24, 9:22 AM

Apps geared for k-12, but many still can be used with adult students..

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32 Research-Based Instructional Strategies -

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You want to teach with what’s been proven to work. That makes sense.

In the ‘data era’ of education that’s mean research-based instructional strategies to drive data-based teaching, and while there’s a lot to consider here we’d love to explore more deeply, for now we’re just going to take a look at the instructional strategies themselves.

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Marta Torán's curator insight, August 22, 1:54 PM
Una lista de estrategias para el diseño intruccional basadas en la investigación.
Gloria Huerta's curator insight, August 23, 12:12 AM
Estrategias para aprendizaje basado en la investigación, contiene links para ampliar algunas de ellas.
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The History Project

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Your living time capsule to collect artifacts and share stories. Join the movement to capture, preserve, and connect with the life narratives that transcend generations.

 

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"The History Project is a great site for collaboratively creating multimedia timelines. The History Project includes an audio recording tool that you can use to talk about events in the timelines that you create. The History Project lets you upload your own pictures or import pictures from social networks to add to the audio recordings contained in the events on your timeline. Of course, like any good time tool, The History Project lets you write in notes, dates, and locations. When you write in a location a Google Map of that location is added to your timeline event. In the video embedded below I provide an overview of how to use The History Project."

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Getting Learning Spaces Ready for School

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August is here and so is the start of school.  That’s always a special time filled with a little bit of apprehension and a lot of excitement.  That also means getting ready for your kids and the start of a great new year.  This year, take some time to ready the spaces where you and your kids will work together.  Here are my suggestions.
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Learn With QR Codes! 22+ Apps, Web Tools and Activities | Tech Learning

Learn With QR Codes! 22+ Apps, Web Tools and Activities | Tech Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
QR codes, Quick Response barcodes, inspire curiosity in our learners. QR codes get learners out of their seat scanning to discover what the knowledge they will uncover with their mobile devices. QR codes are mostly attached to websites or text, but we can also attach QR codes to audio, video, games, polls, or multimedia presentations. Below are a few ideas on how to make your QR codes more interactive. Once you are comfortable implementing a QR code activity, try getting your learners to create their own QR codes. Below are a few tips and resources to get your students started with learning with QR codes. Feel free to download the slides as a pdf and find the bookmarks here.
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4 Tips for Meaningful Student Portfolios

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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

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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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