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Hacktivity Kits for Webmaking

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" HACKTIVITY KITS is a collection of nine hands-on and web 2.0 activities intended to explain and reinforce the concept of web hacking -- that is, the idea of remixing, reusing, and re-purposing existing content to create new material or glean interesting insights. Created by NYC HIVE, a MacArthur Foundation-supported group of civic-minded organizations (there's a Chicago one, too), the Hacktivity Kits are largely built upon Mozilla WebMaker tools: Popcorn Maker, Thimble, and X-Ray Goggles. Each Hacktivity includes a detailed list of learning goals and objectives, expected results, and supporting resources. There's also an extensive list of icebreakers to get the creative juices flowing and skills tutorials for the WebMaker tools. For example, look to the Online Storytelling kit which explains the SVT (Story, Vision, Tech) model for making "web native" stories. In addition to introductory tutorials on how to use the kit and associated technology, there's also the Spectrogram icebreaker, Popcorn Maker deep-dive, and an out-of-the-box design challenge for teachers just getting their feet wet."

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This is some deep material that will likely engage a large number of students and teachers.

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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.


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The Learning Factor's curator insight, January 26, 6:26 PM

Picking the wrong style for a particular audience can cause trouble for even the best presenter.

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

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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...


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


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



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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........

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The History of Weddings - Lessons in digital literacy

The History of Weddings - Lessons in digital literacy | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This lesson is based on an infographic about weddings, their history and some related customs and practices.
Source: http://www.moissanite.com/a-brie...

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, February 4, 1:40 AM

My latest lesson plan on TES.

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High school student develops 3D printed ring to monitor Parkinson's disease symptoms

High school student develops 3D printed ring to monitor Parkinson's disease symptoms | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In 1996, world famous boxer Muhammad Ali was chosen to light the Olympic torch at the Atlanta Olympic games despite his suffering of Parkinsons disease. The moment was a historic one and to one young boy, who viewed the ceremony on Youtube years after it occurred, it was the ultimate inspiration. Utkarsh Tandon, the young boy who drew inspiration from Muhammad Ali, is now a high school student at Cupertino High School in California who has developed a 3D printed ring that is capable of monitoring Parkinson’s patients’ tremors and translating them into data accessible through an iOS app.
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Teacher Agency: Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur. As Pogo pointed out long ago, “we have met the enemy and it is us.” http://www.cea-ace.ca/blog/brian-harrison/2013/09/5/stop-asking-permission-change

Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives.


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


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/



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Wynne Boliek's curator insight, November 23, 2015 1:41 PM

It is a myth that we operate under a set of oppressive bureaucratic constraints. In reality, teachers have a great deal of autonomy in the work they chose to do in their classrooms. In most cases it is our culture that provides the constraints. For individual teachers, trying out new practices and pedagogy is risky business and both our culture, and our reliance on hierarchy, provide the ideal barriers for change not to occur. As Pogo pointed out long ago, “we have met the enemy and it is us.” http://www.cea-ace.ca/blog/brian-harrison/2013/09/5/stop-asking-permission-change

Educational psychology has focused on the concepts of learned helplessness and more currently growth-fixed mindsets as a way to explain how and why students give up in the classroom setting.  These ideas can also be applied to educators in this day of forced standardization, testing, scripted curriculum, and school initiatives.

 

Learn more:

 

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

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/15/professional-development-why-educators-and-teachers-cant-catch-up-that-quickly-and-how-to-change-it/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/03/28/learning-to-learn-for-my-professional-development-i-did-it-my-way/

 

 

Blanca Fondevila's curator insight, January 31, 10:11 AM

A serious problem that must be solve..

 

María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 5, 4:12 AM

Teacher Agency:  Educators Moving from a Fixed to a Growth Mindset | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...

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These Two Buttons in Google Drive Will Help Keep You Organized | The Gooru

These Two Buttons in Google Drive Will Help Keep You Organized | The Gooru | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
  Click here to watch this video on YouTube We’ve all been down a rabbit hole when searching for files in our Drive. To help locate files more quickly, Google has relocated two buttons in Drive to help you organize your ..more ›

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Become A Google+ Wizard - TCEA 2016

Google+ is a great tool for connecting with other educators and like-minded individuals. Get plugged into an amazing circle of some of the best educators aroun…

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8 Awesome Project-Based Learning Blogs You Must Follow

8 Awesome Project-Based Learning Blogs You Must Follow | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

These project-based learning blogs are among our favourites. They've got all the resources you need to begin or continue any PBL journey.


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Google Sheets: Copy Down FAST

Google Sheets: Copy Down FAST | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
One of my favorite features of Google Sheets spreadsheets is the ability to “fill down.” This copies a pattern and quickly allows me to count from 1 to 100 or apply a formula repeatedly.

Fill Down Square

When you click on a cell in the spreadsheet, notice the bottom right-hand corner of the cell has a small blue box. This is the fill down square. Click and hold down on the fill down square. Pull DOWN to copy the contents of the cell down the sheet. You can also pull up, right or left.


Jim Lerman's insight:  For those of you who might not know, this operation also works in Excel.

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15 Lessons from Coach Wooden’s Ted Talk: The Difference between Winning and Succeeding.

15 Lessons from Coach Wooden’s Ted Talk:  The Difference between Winning and Succeeding. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I love Ted Talks, a series of short, powerful talks, all less than 18 minutes long, on a variety of topics that are always informational and often inspirational. If you are feeling sluggish or uninspired one day, take a few minutes to watch or listen to a Ted Talk and it will most certainly rev…

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Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Teaching With YouTube: 197 Digital Channels For Learning

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Orientacion IES HRL's curator insight, February 5, 3:49 AM

 

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Mariana Melissa Ceballos's curator insight, February 5, 9:32 AM

añada su visión ...

Jorge Jaramillo's curator insight, February 5, 10:42 AM
Alternativas de selección de material educativo para la planeación de actividades de aprendizaje. Esta es una excelente alternativa, buscando conectar a los estudiantes en el conocimiento.
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Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - How to Create a Classroom Blog on SeeSaw :: Richard Byrne

Practical Ed Tech Tip of the Week - How to Create a Classroom Blog on SeeSaw :: Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
SeeSaw is a great digital portfolio tool for students and teachers. It works on all devices including iPads and Android tablets. The service allows students to draw and annotate items in their digital portfolios. Earlier this month SeeSaw added a tool for creating and maintaining classroom blogs. On SeeSaw students can write original blog posts and or import items from their digital portfolios to display as blog posts. SeeSaw blogs can be public or you can password protect them. As a teacher you can moderate what your students post before it goes live on your SeeSaw blog. In the video embedded below I demonstrate how to create a blog in SeeSaw.
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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Classroom Blog on Weebly for Education :: Richard Byrne

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create a Classroom Blog on Weebly for Education :: Richard Byrne | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Weebly for Education offers a good platform for creating a classroom blog. One of the perks of Weebly for Education is that you can create and manage your students' accounts from one central dashboard. Weebly for Education also offers all of the great templates and content management tools that has made Weebly one of the most popular tools on the web for creating blogs and websites.

In the video embedded below I provide a demonstration of how to create student accounts in Weebly for Education and how to create a blog in your Weebly for Education account.
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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/10/03/design-the-learning-of-your-learners-students-ideas/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2015/07/19/learning-path-for-professional-21st-century-learning-by-ict-practice/



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María Dolores Díaz Noguera's curator insight, February 4, 7:39 AM
63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World
Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 4, 9:42 AM

More like 63 Things Everyone should know in this Digital World, interesting.

Charli Wiggill's curator insight, February 4, 12:07 PM

How well are you preparing your students for life in an increasingly digital world?

#MIEExpert #MIEExperts

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Does A Measurement-Heavy Culture Stifle Creativity? - Forbes

Does A Measurement-Heavy Culture Stifle Creativity? - Forbes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Does a company culture heavy on measurement stifle creativity at the same time? Liz Ryan explains.

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alex babin's comment, September 16, 2015 8:10 AM
that's the truth
Rona Lewis's comment, September 16, 2015 2:29 PM
We shouldnt think about the how's and the why's. We should just allow creativity to happen!
toxicbocce's comment, September 18, 2015 3:00 AM
Its sweet :)
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Dremel Dreams Curriculum is the Key to Inspiring Students in 3D Printing :: Bridget Butler Millsaps

Dremel Dreams Curriculum is the Key to Inspiring Students in 3D Printing :: Bridget Butler Millsaps | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

zz'The key to making kids want to learn is through connecting at their level, discovering their interests, and inspiring them to grow. We all know that school isn’t much fun if it’s just rote learning taught by a robotic teacher who is just as bored as the kids are. Education certainly doesn’t have to be about copying sentences and formulas from a blackboard—it can be vibrant, exciting—and about doing. In the case of Dremel’s latest curriculum package though, it’s about making.


"With their new ecosystem and the Dremel Dreams program, both students and teachers alike can get excited, get up from behind those desks, and innovate on numerous levels. As the 3D printing community and industry have advanced, so has its involvement in education. And as 3D printing labs begin to show up in more schools, teachers are no longer left on their own when it comes to figuring out how to operate the hardware and software, teach it to the students, as well as learning how to perform maintenance when issues arise."

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Computing At School | Computational Thinking - A guide for teachers

Computing At School | Computational Thinking - A guide for teachers | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


[Gust MEES]: Please check ALSO my #ICT #PracTICE <===>https://gustmees.wordpress.com/.../design-the-learning.../

 
 
 

<===#PLN #Collaboration #PKM #SocialMedia #Design #DesignTHINKing#CriticalTHINKing #ProactiveTHINKing #DigitalCitiZENship #CyberSecurity#LEARNing2LEARN #Organization #Blogging




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Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:


[Gust MEES]: Please check ALSO my #ICT #PracTICE <===>https://gustmees.wordpress.com/.../design-the-learning.../

 
 
 

<===> #PLN #Collaboration #PKM #SocialMedia #Design #DesignTHINKing#CriticalTHINKing #ProactiveTHINKing #DigitalCitiZENship #CyberSecurity#LEARNing2LEARN #Organization #Blogging



Allan Shaw's curator insight, January 31, 7:49 PM

For those in Australia or places other than the UK who would like to understand more about what occurs in other places, this guide published in the UK aims to help develop a shared understanding of the teaching of computational thinking in schools. It presents a conceptual framework of computational thinking, describes pedagogic approaches for teaching and offers guides for assessment.

Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, February 4, 8:12 AM

Time has to be given to teachers to learn, be a part of and use this in meaningful ways.

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When Virtual Reality Meets Education

When Virtual Reality Meets Education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Educators and students alike are seeking an ever-expanding immersive landscape, where students engage with teachers and each other in transformative experiences through a wide spectrum of interactive resources. In this educational reality, VR has a definitive place of value.


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 27, 9:50 AM

A very good article that focuses on new possibility of VR use cross classrooms and countries. 

VR platform offerings could result in a curator or artist guiding a group of thousands around a museum exhibition or cultural site, or an actor or professor leading a virtual master class in real time with students from all over the world.

 

VR platform offerings could result in a curator or artist guiding a group of thousands around a museum exhibition or cultural site, or an actor or professor leading a virtual master class in real time with students from all over the world.

Tony Guzman's curator insight, January 28, 12:02 PM

This article shares how virtual reality is slowly showing up in education. Are we ready for this disruption?

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, February 3, 1:38 PM

While statistics on VR use in K-­12 schools and colleges have yet to be gathered, the steady growth of the market is reflected in the surge of companies solely dedicated to providing schools with packaged educational curriculum, content, teacher training and technological tools to support VR­-based instruction in the classroom.

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Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic

Why Writers Are the Worst Procrastinators - The Atlantic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The psychological origins of waiting (... and waiting, and waiting) to work.


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Chris Simon's curator insight, February 4, 4:01 AM

Non, vous n'êtes pas le seul à procrastiner ! ;-)

Sara Rosett's curator insight, February 4, 11:15 AM

Sara's thoughts:  really interesting article on mindset and how it impacts work.

#tw

Helen Teague's curator insight, February 5, 8:15 AM

"Forced into a challenge we're not prepared for, we often engage 'self-handicapping': deliberately doing things that set us up for failure." By

Megan McArdle

 

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The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning — Emerging Education Technologies

The YouTube Guide to Self-Directed Learning — Emerging Education Technologies | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"These Videos Explore Ideas and Techniques and Offer Real World Examples That can Help Inspire a Self-Directed Learning Mindset in Your Students Just about anyone working in education sees Self-Directed Learning as a hugely desirable outcome."


Jim Lerman's insight: Some very good material here.


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