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11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation

11 Hilarious Hoax Sites to Test Website Evaluation | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In this day and age, where anyone with access to the internet can create a website, it is critical that we as educators teach our students how to evaluate web content. There are some great resource...

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I love this kind of assignment.  Practice evaluation skills by working out on hoax sites.


For on demand training in evaluation skills see: http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/evaluation.html

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:55 PM

I love this kind of assignment.  Practice evaluation skills by working out on hoax sites.


For on demand training in evaluation skills see: http://21cif.com/rkit/newRkit/evaluation.html

Lynn Dixon's curator insight, September 30, 2013 5:18 PM

funny learning.

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How To: Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides

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In a one-to-one school district, teachers have the freedom to create, curate, and share content like never before. Read more to find out how Google Slides can give you such liberty!

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Willem Kuypers's curator insight, January 6, 3:25 AM

Très intéressant comme méthode de création par sa simplicité. Puis les ebooks vont avoir de plus en plus d'importance aussi bien à l'école que dans le monde des entreprises pour la diffusion d'information.

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another interesting option for creating ebooks

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Twitter is introducing a Periscope live-streaming button in its mobile apps

Twitter is introducing a Periscope live-streaming button in its mobile apps | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Facebook is heaping focus on live video with an entirely dedicated tab for streams, which prioritizes in-the-moment broadcasts, so it's no surprise to see..

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Claude Seyrat's curator insight, May 23, 4:31 PM

Live video streaming is a new battleground with its highs and lows.

- Twitter got NFL right for Thursdays game

- Periscope will be integrated into twitter and be available for its +200M users

- Facebook live is growing with some technical hiccups

 Can the internet sustain this growth of more and more live video?

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From drone racers to pinball: Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 doesn’t disappoint

From drone racers to pinball: Maker Faire Bay Area 2016 doesn’t disappoint | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Maker Faire never gets old. While we only scratched the surface after a 90 minute walk through the fairgrounds, the drone racing was the coolest thing that we saw on Friday afternoon. Every 10 minutes, a few drone pilots would sit with headsets and zoom their aircraft through a netted raceway, replete with an illuminated track. (Check the video below!)
We also liked some of the clothing and craft wares, like cool kids' hoodies, and these gorgeous earthenware. If you're at all interested and you're anywhere near the Bay Area, the event continues Saturday and Sunday—it's well worth the price of admission.
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Host MOOCs, Webinars, and other Events at Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Platform for Free

Host MOOCs, Webinars, and other Events at Moodle for Teachers (M4T) Platform for Free | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Moodle for Teachers (M4T) http://moodle4teachers.org free online professional development network is opening its doors to educators and schools around the globe by offering space to organize events such as MOOCs, online conferences, webinars, and online courses for free. Fill in the following form to apply and we'll get back to you.

Please contact Dr. Nellie Deutsch nelliedeutsch@gmail.com for further information.

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Google Sheets: Count Stuff - Teacher Tech

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Spreadsheets are an incredibly valuable life skill. Students of any age can use them. Essentially you have a grid to put stuff in, doesn’t have to be numbers. Help students to sort and organize information by doing tasks in Google Sheets.
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Great tutorial on how to get more use out of spreadsheets.

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App Ed Review Roundup: 4 Great Movie Making Apps! by KELLY WALSH

App Ed Review Roundup: 4 Great Movie Making Apps! by KELLY WALSH | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age

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What is professional development?  It is pretty much anything that helps one develop professionally. At the heart, professional development is about growth and learning.  In the field of education, it seems like many quickly think of educational opportunities that mimic what they see in their schools. As a result, they turn professional learning and education into schooling.  The problem with that is that schooling is too limiting.  In this age, there are many other exciting and high-impact learning opportunities for teachers that extend beyond traditional notions of schooling.  When we hear the phrase “professional development,” certain practices likely come to mind, things like in-services and conferences. In the digital age, there are countless other opportunities for professional development and restricting one’s thoughts to just a few options limits our insight into what is possible for our students.  With that in mind, here is a brainstorm of 20 options available to educators today. This is far from an exhaustive list, but it is enough to start exploring the possibilities.  Feel free to suggest others in a comment to this post.

 

Learn more:

 

Professional Development: WHY EDUcators And TEACHers Can’t Catch UP THAT Quickly AND How-To Change It

 

LEARNing To LEARN For MY Professional Development | I Did It MY Way

 

 

 


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20 scénarios d'accompagnement au développement professionnel de l'enseignant. Des idées très intéressantes et moins documentées y figurent ...

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, April 27, 3:20 AM

c'est en anglais, pas vraiment génial, mais certaines pistes sont bonnes ...

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La Conférence virtuelle - Construite sur ​​l'idée de la conférence traditionnelle, ce type de conférence nécessite un dispositif et une connexion Internet. Une conf. virtuelle peut inclure des présentateurs et des participants de partout dans le monde, ils sont souvent peu coûteux ou gratuits, et donnent accès aux idées étonnantes d'autres écoles ou éducateurs. 

Avantage supplémentaire : la plupart des sessions sont enregistrées, et peuvent être partagées avec des collègues. 

Un des meilleurs exemples d'une grande conférence virtuelle gratuite pour éducateurs est toujours la Conférence sur l' éducation mondiale , avec des présentateurs et des participants venus du monde entier, tous axés sur l' éducation dans un contexte mondial. 

 

Le Webinar – chaque jour, il y a des milliers de webinars (en ligne et en direct) de 30 à 90 minutes sur ​ des sujets très variés. Certains sont payant, d'autres sont gratuits. Il est facile de les organiser et facile d'y assister. Ils peuvent être un moyen rapide d'explorer un nouveau sujet. Ils peuvent être suivis seul ou avec un groupe de collègues enseignants dans la même pièce, en prenant le temps de débriefer et discuter ensuite.

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How to get hesitant teachers to use technology

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I am keenly aware that many of my colleagues are not, for various reasons, gung ho about educational technology. And it’s interesting. Quite often, the teachers who are hesitant to adopt new technology are great — in fact, amazing — educators. They are frequently veterans and usually leaders in their academic field and within their institutions.

In my role as tech advocate, I habitually find myself trying to coax these established educators to use new tools and incorporate new methodologies. Here are some ways I have found to be successful in this endeavor.

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Education Department Extends Pell Grants to Dual Enrollment Programs (EdSurge News)

Education Department Extends Pell Grants to Dual Enrollment Programs (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

from EdSurge

 

"Low-income high-schoolers will soon be able to get federal financial aid to take college courses. Up to 10,000 students will be funded through a new dual enrollment Pell Grant initiative by the U.S. Department of Education. "Rather than burning Pell dollars, these Pell dollars will accelerate students' trajectory toward completing a degree on time, or early, at cost, or lower cost," said Under Secretary of Education Ted Mitchell."

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The History of Social Media [INFOGRAPHIC]

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F"rom the first e-mail to the domination of Facebook, social media has come a long way, baby. Here's a visually organized look at the past 30 years or so of social media."

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Fotor Collage Maker

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"Making a collage used to be labor intensive. First the artist needed to print pictures or cut them out from magazines. Then there was the process of scissors and glue. Mistakes were often made that could not be fixed. Those days are long gone, and in their place we have Fotor's Collage Maker, which makes collaging fun, easy, and glue-free. Click "get started" on the site to begin. From there, the program shows you how to drag and drop your photos onto the working space. Borders can be shifted, different templates can be used, and color and texture can be adjusted at will. Best of all, the entire process is simple to learn and completely free.

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PredictWise – PredictWise is for Informational Purposes only.

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from The Scout Report

 

"From politics to sports to market research to just about every conceivable business venture, the ability to accurately - or even semi-accurately - predict the future comes with profound benefits. It is no surprise, then, that economist David M. Rothschild's PredictWise has become so popular among pundits of all kinds. Using peer-reviewed prediction and sentiment models, Rothschild accurately predicted 50 of 51 Electoral College outcomes in February of 2012, an average of 20 of 24 Oscars from 2013 to 2015, and 15 of 15 knockout games in the 2014 World Cup. Readers may like to begin by scouting the latest political figures, which currently predict Democratic victories in both the presidential election and the upcoming Senate race. From there, scan the Sports section (as of May 12, 2016 the Chicago Cubs have a 20 percent chance of winning the world series), as well as predictions Entertainment and Economic/Financial. Readers will also find a link to Rothschild's blog, where he unpacks some of his predictions in greater detail.'

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Bridges | Concord Consortium

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The Concord Consortium is a research and development non-profit that aims to improve the teaching and learning of technology in pre-college classrooms. This interactive and engaging activity for elementary school students brings the nuts and bolts of engineering to life by inviting students to design, build, and test a bridge made with file folders in order to see which design is the strongest. The activity, which runs entirely in a web browser (preferred browsers include Chrome, Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer), meets a range of AAAS Benchmark Alignments. To participate, readers simply select Launch Activity. Along the way, they'll peruse information, answer questions, and move through the steps of building their own bridges. This interactive engineering activity is bound to spark an interest in STEM subjects with elementary school students.

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5 Tips For Integrating Project-Based Learning In Any Content Area -

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The elementary years are critical for grounding a student’s understanding of key concepts, across subject areas, to tangible processes and results. To help students grasp the intersections between what they learn in school to the world around them, project-based learning is a handy tool.


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27 Ways Teachers Can Enhance Retention and Knowledge Transfer Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

27 Ways Teachers Can Enhance Retention and Knowledge Transfer Infographic  - e-Learning Infographics | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The 27 Ways Teachers Can Enhance Retention and Knowledge Transfer Infographic refers to Gagne’s 9th and presents ways that teachers can ensure that their students can retain information and transfer their new knowledge or skill to different situations.

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Google Home Is Cool, But Catching Amazon's Echo Won't Be Easy

Google Home Is Cool, But Catching Amazon's Echo Won't Be Easy | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
“Being able to integrate with Google search, and not only just search but a contextual search that knows my search patterns, what I’ve done in the past and can bring that to bear, is very important,” says Forrester analyst Michael Facemire.

Alexa can pull information from Wikipedia just fine, but that’s a far cry from being able to tap into Google’s knowledge graph, which understands not just people, places, and things, but how they relate to one another. And not just that; Google’s broader range of services, from Gmail to Calendar to Maps and beyond, helps it know how those things relate to you.
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LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium

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If you always use the same password for every site, you're headed for trouble. The same is true if you use easily cracked simple passwords. You need to put a password manager in charge of remembering your login credentials, so you can use a strong, unique password on every site. LogMeOnce Password Management Suite Premium does that job for you, and it doesn't cost a cent.
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This is a free password manager dubbed an "Editors' Choice" by PC Magazine. If you have been thinking about a password manager but hesitated because the field is so crowded and hard to figure out, this is one you can go with and be confident.

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Portfolios hold new promise for schools

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Decades ago, portfolio assessment—using samples of classroom work to document students’ progress toward learning goals—meant finding room for bulging binders stuffed with paper. But digital technologies that make it far easier to collect, curate, share and store student work have dismantled the physical barriers that once made portfolio assessment daunting. Schools are now taking a fresh look at the practice.

“The technology is so powerful,” says Mark Barnes, a former Cleveland-area teacher who now runs educational publishing company Times 10. “It gives educators an opportunity to create an ongoing conversation about learning.”
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5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning

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With digital tools like Nearpod, Classkick, Educreations, Explain Everything, and Seesaw, teachers can leverage student-centered, personalized learning in whole-group instruction, guided and independent practice, and reflection.

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10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow

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Educational Blogs are simply brilliant. They showcase new ideas and resources that teachers can copy or adapt for their own lessons. Below I have listed 10 Blogs that are fantastic and will give you lots of new things to try.  Remember to hit the follow button when you get to the blog, so you get…

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It's a great resource for every teacher with so many topics covered. 
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des BLOGS pédagogiques à suivre...

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OER Commons

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from Ed Surge

 

"OER Commons—a public library of Open Educational Resources (OER). Use a simple search bar to explore over 50,000 open resources by keyword, subject and level. Create a group to share common resources; mix and match content with authoring tools; or design a microsite at a unique URL for your individual course.

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