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Free Educational Software - SlideRocket Presentations | SlideRocket Online Presentation Software

Free Educational Software - SlideRocket Presentations | SlideRocket Online Presentation Software | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Today we’re thrilled to launch our new, free SlideRocket EDU offering available exclusively through Google Apps!
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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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10 hidden iOS gestures you might have missed

10 hidden iOS gestures you might have missed | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
We are up again with the list of 10 hidden iOS gestures that most of you might be missing. Read on the know the secret tricks.

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Project Based Learning Stimulating Soft Skills Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Project Based Learning Stimulating Soft Skills Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
What is exactly required is the real time and the project-based learning which sours up the soft skills of the individual.

Via Sabrina M. Budel, Laurent Picard, juandoming, Yves Carmeille "Libre passeur"
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Netflix launches Flixtape so you can make ‘mixtapes’ of your favorites movies and shows

Netflix launches Flixtape so you can make ‘mixtapes’ of your favorites movies and shows | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Netflix today announced the launch of a new service called Flixtape, which the company describes as a way to make short playlists of your favorite Netflix titles. “It’s like a mixtape, but for Netflix,” the site explains. The new tool lets you create these lists based on a genre or theme of some sort, then share them with friends or family over text message, email or social networks like Facebook and Twitter.
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Learning to Measure Media Literacy Outcomes | Educator Innovator

Learning to Measure Media Literacy Outcomes | Educator Innovator | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Our Media Literacy Competency Assessment Rubric uses the students’ final projects as indicators for levels of competency of a variety of skills, and measures how well students can put their new media literacy skills into practice. Every program track has a set of central skills-based competencies that fall under the LAMP’s broader intended outcomes, and the rubric can be adapted to measure these competencies according to the program. In designing the rubric, we had to clarify these outcomes and came to the determination that activism is key to the LAMP learning experience. So instead of trying to measure attitudes, our assessment tool evaluates the active work created by the students, and how it enables the roles they play in a participatory digital culture. For many students, the very act of producing their own work and challenging the media is a form of activism, and our rubric takes this into account as a key goal. We seek to uplift their voices so they feel comfortable challenging the media, and the projects they create are where these newly learned media literacy concepts and active media-making skills can be seen. The final projects produced by students show us how well they understand the concepts being taught, but also if students feel empowered enough to make their own active media messages.
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Being a Young Black Male Teacher — The Synapse — Medium

Being a Young Black Male Teacher — The Synapse — Medium | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
It’s hard enough being a new teacher. You have to learn the craft, learn the kids, and learn how to juggle both while still following the curriculum and doing your job well. Kudos to every young black male teacher out there. You already know most of them didn’t give us a chance as students, so what are the stats on them treating us equally as peers? Shoot, maybe I am the hammer and all these experiences are just me nailing nails down for no reason. Maybe every last teacher had a comment about the shoes I was wearing to work just because they thought they looked that good. Maybe they initially thought I was the gym teacher because of my physique. Nevertheless, that is what it is like to be a young black male teacher.
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Brief piece on an important topic. Definitely worth reading.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 27, 5:42 PM

Brief piece on an important topic. Definitely worth reading.

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How Art and Dance Are Making Computer Science Culturally Relevant (EdSurge News)

How Art and Dance Are Making Computer Science Culturally Relevant (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This fall, my computer science class will follow the new AP Computer Science curriculum framework while also including culturally responsive instruction that makes use of students’ interests, community settings, and cultural and ethnic backgrounds. Some of the students enjoy freestyle rap and dance,
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Google Doc Tool for Research Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Language learning

Google Doc Tool for Research Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Language learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a good alternative to Endnote or Zotero, Paperpile is definitely a very good option to consider.
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4 Effortless Screen Sharing Tools You Can Use Anytime

4 Effortless Screen Sharing Tools You Can Use Anytime | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Sharing your screen with your family or colleague can be painless. Use these four free screen-sharing tools to share your screen as quickly as possible without complicated installations.

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3 quick tips for using Google Scholar

3 quick tips for using Google Scholar | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
When searching Google Scholar, you can find the full-text directly by linking your library, get more search options for more detailed searches and more.

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Dango - Your Emoji Assistant

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Dango appears in any messaging app, and helps you quickly find emoji, stickers, and GIFs, by understanding what you type using deep learning.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 12:45 AM

Seems strange to connect deep learning with emojis! Anyway, you can play around on the site typing in messages and seeing how the site converts them to emojis or you can download the app and see if your studemts can communicate with emojis and no words.

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Making it: The hands-on movement that impacts our economy, education and culture

Making it: The hands-on movement that impacts our economy, education and culture | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Sasha Jaffarove started "Making" — the art of do-it-yourself creating, crafting, hacking or tinkering — as a fifth grader. Creatively combining her love of robotics and cave exploration helped her discover that she could effectively learn on her own while exploring her interests. Even as Sasha struggled to overcome anxiety about tests, she came to see herself as a competent learner in school through hands-on opportunities. By ninth grade, she had built Cave Mapper, a robot that uses lasers to plot the size of a cave.

Omkar Govil, a 9-year-old from San Jose, has developed the O Watch, a kit for kids to design and code their own 3-D printable smartwatches. To date, he has raised $18,000 on Kickstarter. Meanwhile, a father taught himself to use a 3-D printer to create a custom prosthetic hand for his son, made possible by an online community called E-nable that shared its knowledge, 3-D designs and expertise.
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iPhone 7: Everything we know so far about Apple's biggest 2016 product

iPhone 7: Everything we know so far about Apple's biggest 2016 product | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Everything you need to know about the Apple iPhone 7, including impressions and analysis, photos, video, release date, prices, specs, and predictions from CNET.
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Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses - InformationWeek

Big Data, Coding, Security: 8 Sites That Offer Free Online Courses - InformationWeek | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
IT pros need to stay updated on the latest trends in technology and management to remain relevant and competitive. Here's a look at eight online learning platforms that offer free tech courses that can help with that.
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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

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This app lets you chat in Facebook, WhatsApp and Slack simultaneously

This app lets you chat in Facebook, WhatsApp and Slack simultaneously | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
You're sick of constantly switching between Messenger, WhatsApp and Slack? All-in-One Messenger lets you use all of these apps at once.
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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources | Tech Learning

Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources | Tech Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. You will discover around one hundred resources in this series along with some great ideas for finding student success.
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Google - My Activity

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Find and see your search history, browsing history, and other activity that's saved to your Google Account in My Activity. You’re in control of this data and can easily delete activity from your account.

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Fiona Harvey's curator insight, July 10, 5:43 AM
A way to delete some search history but not complete control. 
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A Memorable Teacher

A Memorable Teacher | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I don’t remember much about my junior year. Most of my teachers’ names and what they taught me has faded; but Mrs. Keehan, and the special relationship, the connection I had with her, is with me still, as it surely is with every student she taught that year—and possibly throughout her career.

Mrs. Keehan’s “secret” connection with her students reminds us that much of what inspires children to learn happens in the personal space (the “heart space”) between us and our students. Relationships are at the very heart of successful teaching; and it’s our hearts that prepare the soil and provide the nutrients for trusting relationships to grow.

 

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Wonderful story...inspiration for the teacher in every one of us.

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Zynga Releases Free, Education Focused Words With Friends EDU (EdSurge News)

Zynga Releases Free, Education Focused Words With Friends EDU (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
No longer will there be tense, clandestine matches between a student and her English teacher. Now Words With Friends devotees can play against one another in approved classroom environments.Zynga has released Words With Friends EDU, an educational version of the popular Scrabble-esque app on the web
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Brandi Rogers's curator insight, July 27, 2:18 PM

Having recently gotten back into WWF, I am really excited to be able to use this in my classroom!