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Inquiry with Evernote vol 2 ~ Inquire Within

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by Bart Miller

 

"Does Evernote work for inquiry?

 

"I’d say so. In the time it took to write this post, I planned a sizable chunk of guided inquiry for my class including authentic articles and video, and that’s from just one note. Further independent inquiry can be instantly supported with additional resources, as well as spontaneous modeled and guided inquiry."

 

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How one teacher has used Evernote to plan a unit of guided inquiry for 6th graders.

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50 Podcasts That Any High School Student Should Listen To :: Ed Tech Review (India)

50 Podcasts That Any High School Student Should Listen To :: Ed Tech Review (India) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This post is the first part to a 3-part series entitled “250 things any high school student must learn”.
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How to see everything Google knows about you

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Last June, Google created a hub called “My Account” where users can easily view the information the company is collecting and change their settings. And this week the company rolled out a new tool called "My Activity" that shows you almost everything you do online related to your Google account. 

Even if you consider yourself a privacy buff, it’s worth taking a look at your settings from time to time to make sure you’re comfortable with what you are sharing.

Here’s how you can view what information Google is tracking and how to make adjustments.
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Amazon Released A New Educational Platform for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Amazon Released A New Educational Platform for Teachers and Educators ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Amazon Inspire is a new platform from Amazon Education that would provide teachers and educators with a wide variety of open educational resources. This project is still in beta phase and teachers are required an early access code to use the materials there. Anyone can request access code by filling this form.



Amazon Inspire is like a search engine teachers can use to search for, discover and share digital educational resources. They can filter their searches by subject, standard, grade and resource types. Educational materials shared on Inspire Amazon are created by educators, schools, districts and several invited partners. Teachers can also use this platform to upload their own content and share and review resources to help enrich Amazon Inspire’s library. Watch this video to learn more about Amazon Inspire.
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An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century

An Update to the Upgraded KWL for the 21st Century | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The new visual below is intended to give teachers and students more choices of make their thinking and learning visible using the following platforms, activities, tools, Visible Thinking Routines as an option or starting off point. The suggestions include tools and platforms that are specifically suited to connect, collaborate, communicate and create, 21st century style, one’s process and make it easier to amplify and to document4learning. The framework is based on

REFLECTION being an integral part of the learning process
the understanding that through technology tools our access to INFORMATION has exponentially expanded as well
our ability to take ACTION beyond affecting people we are able to reach face to face
that technology tools allow us to express and communicate in OTHER FORMS of media beyond words and text
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Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic

Top 10 Best Free Math Resources on the Web | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Math is often thought of as a dry subject, but math lovers have been working to show the more interesting side of math to students in many formats.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, June 17, 2015 5:43 AM

If you are looking for some websites that provide math resources check out this post from Edudemic. Ten sites are listed with descriptions and they cover math from elementary through high school. The sites are listed below with more information found in the post.

* TEDEd Math Videos

* Yummy Math

* Mathsframe

* PBS Learning Media (a great resource for all subjects!)

* Absurd Math

* Illuminations

* Get the Math

* Multiplication.com

* Johnie's Math Page

* Mathdude Podcast

As an example, here is part of the description for Yummy Math:

"All math teachers have heard the common complaint: “but how will I ever use this in the real world?” Yummy Math is one of a few sites on our list that addresses that question in a way meant to keep students interested.

The site mixes videos, images, and real-world challenges that get students thinking about where math fits into their day-to-day lives. The site divides posts by age group, genre, and the type of math on display."

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Beth Dichter's insight:

If you are looking for some websites that provide math resources check out this post from Edudemic. Ten sites are listed with descriptions and they cover math from elementary through high school. The sites are listed below with more information found in the post.

* TEDEd Math Videos

* Yummy Math

* Mathsframe

* PBS Learning Media (a great resource for all subjects!)

* Absurd Math

* Illuminations

* Get the Math

* Multiplication.com

* Johnie's Math Page

* Mathdude Podcast

As an example, here is part of the description for Yummy Math: 

"All math teachers have heard the common complaint: “but how will I ever use this in the real world?” Yummy Math is one of a few sites on our list that addresses that question in a way meant to keep students interested.

The site mixes videos, images, and real-world challenges that get students thinking about where math fits into their day-to-day lives. The site divides posts by age group, genre, and the type of math on display."

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Tricks to Attract Attendees to your Trade Show Booth - Tweak Your Biz

Tricks to Attract Attendees to your Trade Show Booth - Tweak Your Biz | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Tradeshows are a great way to network & generate leads. Find out how to stand out from the crowd & generate foot traffic to your exhibitor trade show booth
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'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete'

'Teachers must embrace new technology or risk becoming obsolete' | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
'In the past I have always said that a computer could never replace a teacher, because learning was based on relationships. Today, I am not so sure'

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 23, 6:45 PM

Testify! Thanks to Juan Doming.

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7 Simple Ways to Use Technology With Purpose - A.J. JULIANI

7 Simple Ways to Use Technology With Purpose - A.J. JULIANI | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
“Why are you using technology? Or more importantly, how are you using technology to better the learning in your classroom and/or school? If you are like me,”
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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 27, 2:53 AM
L'article résume bien pourquoi utiliser de la technologie puisque nous sommes tous d'accord que la technologie n'est pas un but en soi.
RESENTICE's curator insight, June 27, 2:55 AM

Comment utiliser la technologie afin d'atteindre un objectif précis?

Howard Cohen's curator insight, June 29, 7:52 AM
Always with purpose 
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Interests-to-Internships: When Students Take the Lead in Learning

Interests-to-Internships: When Students Take the Lead in Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
College and career readiness is a ubiquitous education catch-phrase, but in reality many high schools focus primarily on the “college” side of the equation. In part, that’s because research has shown that young adults who graduate with college degrees tend to have better job prospects and earning potential throughout their lives, and educators rightly want to ensure that all students are able to take advantage of those opportunities. But what about the kids who just aren’t interested in college? And, even if kids do want to go to college, what might be lost in the development of a whole person when teenagers are asked to focus solely on traditional academics?

Various school models have tried to integrate more hands-on learning into the traditional school day, including schools in the Big Picture Learning network. One such such school in Oakland, MetWest High School, aims to help high school students explore their passions outside of school and bring that learning and experience back into the academic setting. MetWest focuses on relationships, relevance and rigor, in that order.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: Stop Motion Studio Offers a Great Way to Make Videos | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Stop Motion Studio is a great app for creating stop motion videos. The app is available for iOS, Android, Windows, and Mac operating systems. The basic (free) version of Stop Motion Studio lets you take as many pictures as you like and string them together in a sequence that plays back at a frame-per-second rate of your choosing. Each frame can be edited individually before you produce the final video. You can also add narration to your video in the basic version of the app. Completed projects can be saved to your device and from there you can share them on YouTube or on your favorite social network."

 

via Richard Byrne at Free Technology for Teachers

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Animated Cartoon Infographics PowerPoint Template | PowerPoint Presentation

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Animated Cartoon Infographics PowerPoint Template depicts cartoon characters in various moods across animated slides and compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint.


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4 Key Ways to Optimize Your YouTube Channel and Content

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Looking to make the most out of YouTube? Here are some tips on how to build an effective YouTube presence.

Via Kamal Bennani, massimo facchinetti, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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5 Ways to Use Scannable Tech in the Math Classroom

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Best content around Digital Learning OER selected by the EdTech Update community.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Stephania Savva, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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11 Essential paid iPhone apps on sale for free for a limited time – Page 9 – TechZolix

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Intro to Google Classroom Resources - Teacher Tech

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This week I was the keynote for the pre-conference event at ISTE 2016. Here are the resource slides for my presentation on Google Classroom.

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7 Ways To Unleash Your Presentation Genius

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Don't be the same as everyone else. Use these 7 tips to find the presentation genius in you that your audience wants to see.


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Devon Bate's curator insight, June 27, 10:45 AM

Excellent tips! Especially important is #3 - Contrast is King. You want to engage your audience, read on to find out how!

Deb Talbot's curator insight, June 27, 8:10 PM
Refreshing approach to presentations
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7 Ways To UnLeash Your Presentation Genius
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Free Technology for Teachers: Athenir - A Search Engine With Visualizations of Related Terms

Free Technology for Teachers: Athenir - A Search Engine With Visualizations of Related Terms | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This afternoon I had a nice Skype conversation with a Stanford student named Nick Hershey who has built a nice search tool called Athenir. Nick has lots of neat things planned to add to Athenir this summer, but for now it is a search tool. When you enter a search term on Athenir you will get results from Yahoo along with a graphic of related search terms. In that regard it reminded me of Google's, now defunct, Wonder Wheel tool.


Applications for Education
Athenir could be useful to students who are struggling to see connections between search terms and or are need of assistance in changing their search terms.
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#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered

#Makerspace for Education - University of British Columbia MET #makered | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Despite the popularity and trend of the term “makerspace”, educators have to search hundreds of articles, websites and books to determine what this term is, how to begin, where to locate materials and determine the educational significance. Another complication is that the resurgence of this DIY movement found its grassroots in the public population and is just starting to make its way back to education. This makes navigating materials from an educational lens even more challenging.  Makerspace for Education, is a collaborative digital space for educators to explore how to create and use makerspaces in their own environments and will help to transform pedagogies of individual educators through immersion in the context and the support of a community of practice.

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, June 29, 9:23 AM
Engage students in the Maker Movement with a variety of spaces in your classroom for students to explore and create. Makerspace for Education is a resource for teachers who want to dive into this and want some ideas about how to do it.
Elizabeth Dalton's curator insight, June 29, 9:56 AM
Makerspaces are really in sync with UDL.  here is a wonderful resources that guides you through the "Making of a Makerspace" in you classroom.  If we had more makerspaces, we'd have more environments supportive of UDL.
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Fourteen tech tools to enhance project-based learning

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"By Emily Liebtag - During our time at PBL World, we discovered 14 tech tools that can help educators enhance project-based learning in their classroom ..."


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Won Ho's curator insight, June 20, 9:21 AM
PBL에 사용될 수 있는 도구들... 방법들...
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20 Professional and Free Online Website Builders

20 Professional and Free Online Website Builders | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Do you need a professional website? We selected 20 free online website builders to help you create your stunning website in just minutes!

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TeachThought: We grow teachers

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by Terry Heick

 

"There is no perfect lesson, unit, or school any more than their can be a perfect song, flavor, or shade of blue.

Every student is different. Every single intelligent, forgetful, smiling, moody, enthusiastic, apathetic, reflective, short-sighted little (or big) human being that walks into your classroom on a daily basis has their own story–one full of promise, heart-break, and complexity. And this isn’t hippie nonsense. It’s true, and it matters.

So when we talk about student-centered classrooms, that too is a kind of generalization–more of an approach than a strategy. There can’t be one “student-centered” reading strategy, for example. Maybe a “class-centered,” but if it’s truly “student-centered,” well then you’d have one for each student, yes?

But what is universal? In our collective effort to design learning experiences, schools, curriculum, technology, and all the other bits of education just right, is it possible that we miss some of the more obvious pieces? Pieces that every single student needs?

That can be added to everything–curriculum, frameworks, school design, instructional strategies, and anything else that touches the mind of students?

What does every single student need–absolutely, positively have to have–to succeed inside and outside of the classroom?"

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