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Ohm Studio

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"Ohm Studio is a great way to bring musicians together to work on any number of creative endeavors of the musical variety. The program has a state of the art user interface that allows musicians to work online with fine sound effects, a powerful audio engine, and a range of digital instruments. The site contains a helpful How To area that includes answers to questions such as How to add a track and How to add an effect. This version is compatible with all operating systems."

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Search, Discover, Share, and Create Animated GIFs | GIPHY

Search, Discover, Share, and Create Animated GIFs | GIPHY | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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"GIFs (Graphical Interchange Format) are a great way to add some character and sass to an email, website, or blog post. Giphy allows anyone to easily make their own custom GIFs using either a link to an online video or by uploading their own media. Next, users can select the portion and duration of the video they would like to use in the GIF, then select a font and color in order to write a caption. You now have a GIF to embed anywhere you chose. You can choose to make your GIFs private or public, store them on your account for as long as you'd like, and also browse through other public GIFs."

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Chalkdust: Read Issue 03 now

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Interesting and fun mathematics magazine from UCL. Issue 03 now available, containing fractional calculus, why voting can never be fair, how to count divisors of numbers, and much more, including all your favourite fun columns.

 

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As the authors proclaim: "Chuckdust is a mathematics magazine. It is not a journal, and it's not a textbook." Although authored by a team of UK-based math educators and mathematics/physics doctoral students, Chalkdust is not narrowly intended as a research or curricular resource. Instead, the magazine (available both online and by subscription) includes short articles, brainteasers, and biographies of famous mathematicians. Visitors can read about how "stopping distances" for UK roads are incorrectly calculated, learn about different etymological systems for naming large numbers, and consider how mathematical equations might be employed to keep tea at a perfect temperature. The site also contains puzzles, interviews, and math humor. While not explicitly intended as a teaching tool, Chalkdust contains activities and tidbits of math trivia that would provide fabulous warm-up and supplemental activities in a mathematics classroom."

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers
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Marzano's 9 Instructional Strategies In Infographic Form

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ISTE 2016: Five trends reshaping education

ISTE 2016: Five trends reshaping education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Expert Jason Ohler offers his thoughts on major technological trends that impact teachers and students ..."

  1. Big Data
  2. Augmented Reality
  3. The Semantic Web
  4. Extreme BYOD
  5. Transmedia

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Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL)

Best Websites for Teaching & Learning 2016 | American Association of School Librarians (AASL) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The 2016 Best Websites for Teaching & Learning foster the qualities of innovation, creativity, active participation, and collaboration. They are free, Web-based sites that are user friendly and encourage a community of learners to explore and discover. 

Media Sharing

Digital Storytelling

Manage & Organize

Social Networking & Communication

Content Resources

Curriculum Collaboration
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Lots of gems here; well worth checking out. Sure to be something new for you and your students.

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MAKERSPACE TOOLS PRODUCT ROUNDUP | Tech Learning

MAKERSPACE TOOLS PRODUCT ROUNDUP | Tech Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Making and makerspaces are becoming ever more popular—not only in K–12 education, but also in universities, libraries, and community spaces throughout the country. Those who are building makerspaces often ask what they should purchase for the space and what will get the most use for the price. While this is not an exhaustive list, the items discussed here would all make fantastic additions to a new or existing makerspace with the goal of helping to create innovators in the 21st century.
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How Kids Learn Resilience  :: Paul Tough

How Kids Learn Resilience  :: Paul Tough | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"In 2013, for the first time, a majority of public-school students in this country—51 percent, to be precise—fell below the federal government’s low-income cutoff, meaning they were eligible for a free or subsidized school lunch. It was a powerful symbolic moment—an inescapable reminder that the challenge of teaching low-income children has become the central issue in American education.

The truth, as many American teachers know firsthand, is that low-income children can be harder to educate than children from more-comfortable backgrounds. Educators often struggle to motivate them, to calm them down, to connect with them. This doesn’t mean they’re impossible to teach, of course; plenty of kids who grow up in poverty are thriving in the classroom. But two decades of national attention have done little or nothing to close the achievement gap between poor students and their better-off peers.

In recent years, in response to this growing crisis, a new idea (or perhaps a very old one) has arisen in the education world: Character matters. Researchers concerned with academic-achievement gaps have begun to study, with increasing interest and enthusiasm, a set of personal qualities—often referred to as noncognitive skills, or character strengths—that include resilience, conscientiousness, optimism, self-control, and grit. These capacities generally aren’t captured by our ubiquitous standardized tests, but they seem to make a big difference in the academic success of children, especially low-income children....

But here’s the problem: For all our talk about noncognitive skills, nobody has yet found a reliable way to teach kids to be grittier or more resilient. And it has become clear, at the same time, that the educators who are best able to engender noncognitive abilities in their students often do so without really “teaching” these capacities the way one might teach math or reading—indeed, they often do so without ever saying a word about them in the classroom. This paradox has raised a pressing question for a new generation of researchers: Is the teaching paradigm the right one to use when it comes to helping young people develop noncognitive capacities?"

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Tough, a writer who has devoted considerable attention to overcoming the achievement gap between low-income and higher-income students (k-16), works to drill down to a more nuanced consideration of how to help students become more resilient.

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Third-Party Keyboards Give Mobile Users More Options

Third-Party Keyboards Give Mobile Users More Options | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
While the built-in keyboards from Apple, Google and other device makers are much better than they used to be, they are not the only options available.

One of the most surprising third-party keyboard apps for Apple devices comes from Apple’s archrival Google. The new Gboard app works just as any sort of touch-screen keyboard does. It has a clean and simple design that doesn’t distract you as you tap away. It also offers all the usual punctuation and emoji via obvious controls. It even looks good, appearing superficially similar to Apple’s own keyboard.

Gboard, though, has some very nice extras. The space bar doubles as a track pad that lets you scroll the cursor around in text you have already typed.

Also, Google has incorporated search features directly into the keyboard.
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How to make your iPhone Wi-Fi hotspot - SoftwareVilla News

How to make your iPhone Wi-Fi hotspot - SoftwareVilla News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Browse the web as you desire by making your iPhone Wi-Fi hotspot. Here's how to make your iPhone Wi-Fi hotspot.

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How to share Dropbox file with your Facebook friends - SoftwareVilla News

How to share Dropbox file with your Facebook friends - SoftwareVilla News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Dropbox announced its integration with Facebook a few days ago. The task is quite simple. Know how to share Dropbox file on your Facebook group.

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Apple, Microsoft and Google race to introduce your kid to coding

Apple, Microsoft and Google race to introduce your kid to coding | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
With the new Swift Playgrounds app, Apple is trying to make the next generation computer literate, just the latest tech giant to take up the cause.

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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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July 2 - On This Day in Chemistry | RSC

July 2 - On This Day in Chemistry | RSC | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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"The Royal Society of Chemistry runs Learn Chemistry, an educational website designed for both educators and students. This site includes thousands of lesson plans, laboratory activities, worksheets, online quizzes, and links to additional resources (check out the 11-15-2013 Scout Report for a description of the full site). One of the many useful features of this website is the On This Day in Chemistry page. Here, readers can check out 366 historical chemistry tidbits, one for each calendar day. These tidbits include the births of famous chemists, major inventions and breakthrough discoveries, and important chemistry developments in governmental research and the academy. One can read about the opening of the first nuclear power station (June 27, 1954), the discovery of the electron (April 30, 1897), and the first use of xerography (October 22, 1938). Each On This Day entry is accompanied by Related Resource links, which bring readers to texts and videos related to each day's topic."

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6 Steps for Visual Problem-Based Learning

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Students can solve mathematical problems even before they learn the math. Check out this case study.

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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

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Free Technology for Teachers: Ten good video channels for science students - Best of 2015-16 School Year

Free Technology for Teachers: Ten good video channels for science students - Best of 2015-16 School Year | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"On Sunday evening I shared a list of ten good sources of social studies videos. To keep the video source series going I've created a list of sources for educational science videos. Here are ten good sources of science videos for students and teachers ..."


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What seven factors should educators consider when choosing digital tools for underserved students? (EdSurge News)

What seven factors should educators consider when choosing digital tools for underserved students? (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Seven. That’s the magic number. Why?In the report published last week by the Stanford Center for Opportunity Policy in Education, Professor Linda Darling-Hammond and I summarized research findings about the conditions and practices that support ..."


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Cloud Based Presentations With Microsoft’s Sway

Cloud Based Presentations With Microsoft’s Sway | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Sway is a novel tool for building cloud based presentations. Sway offers a rapid design experience, focusing on the collation of images, text, and video, sourced from the web or your computer. It's a canvas for your ideas, quick to create, and easy to share. Sway is still in closed preview, but we were lucky enough to have been pulled out…

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A new release of the new Microsoft presenting tool... Sway 

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The One-Room Schoolhouse That's A Model For The World

The One-Room Schoolhouse That's A Model For The World | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Nine-thousand feet up in the Colombian Andes, in the province of Boyacá, a little orange schoolhouse sits on a hillside dotted with flowers.

Thirty-three students, ages 4 through 11, walk as much as an hour to get here from their families' farms. The students greet reporters in English — "Welcome! Welcome!" — and Spanish, with a song and a series of performances.

In one, an 8-year-old in a green school uniform and a colorful feather mask recites a folk tale about a terrible, tobacco-smoking monster called a Mohan.

It's a charming presentation, but it's also a lot more than that. As she stands there talking in a clear, self-assured voice, this girl is also building confidence, practicing performance skills and learning how to share a stage with others.

It sort of feels like we've traveled back in time. But we're here because this school, and the international movement it's part of, called Escuela Nueva, just might be a global model for the future.

Clara Victoria Colbert, known to everyone as Vicky, founded Escuela Nueva in the mid-1970s.

She set out back then to take progressive, democratic education theories — cooperation, self-paced learning, arts-focused education — and apply them to some of the poorest, least-resourced schools in the world.
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How to access new WhatsApp text formatting options

How to access new WhatsApp text formatting options | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
New WhatsApp text formatting options released this recently. You can bold, italicize, and strikethrough text with our guide to use new text options.
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