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Technology Experts in Schools: Teacher Leaders or Technicians? - Leading From the Classroom - Education Week Teacher

Technology Experts in Schools: Teacher Leaders or Technicians? - Leading From the Classroom - Education Week Teacher | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Patrick Ledesma is a National Board-certified teacher and School Based Technology Specialist in Fairfax, Virginia, where he focuses on instructional-technology integration and special education at the middle school level.
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10 questions for teacher reflection…

10 questions for teacher reflection… | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"...a request from someone important to me on the other side of the world provokes my thinking…

‘ Have you ever written a blog post on strategies, tools or frameworks that a teacher can use to reflect on their past year of teaching?’

My immediate response: ‘ Reflection has to happen all the way along. It’s too late at the end of the year.’

But here are some questions to ask yourself, as you look back, look within and look forward…"

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Two Good Tools for Summarizing Long Text ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Good Tools for Summarizing Long Text ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Below are two good applications that provide short summaries to long chunks of text. The first one is called Smmry. This  is a web based tool for summarizing text. Students can use it to help them with reading comprehension. The way it works is easy: you  paste your text, customize some of the tool's  settings and click on ’summarize’. Smmry does the rest and provides you with a synopsis of the text containing few topic-focused sentences. The second application is an iPad app called Clipped and is especially ideal for news readers. Clipped summarizes long news articles into bullet points extracting unnecessary information and data leaving you only the gist of the story.
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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

Portfolios hold new promise for schools | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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

5 Apps to Transform Teaching and Personalize Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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.

Via NikolaosKourakos, Maria Margarida Correia, Liz Bujaki
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10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow

10 Excellent Educational Blogs To Follow | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, May 21, 3:27 AM
It's a great resource for every teacher with so many topics covered. 
RESENTICE's curator insight, May 23, 5:22 AM

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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The 2016 Dean's List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs

The 2016 Dean's List: EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

from EdSurge

 

"EdTech Magazine released its fifth annual list of EdTech’s 50 Must-Read Higher Ed IT Blogs collected from reader nominations and editorial recommendations. The “Dean’s List” of individuals and organizations includes veterans and fresh picks focused on analyzing the trends and transformations in edtech. Happy reading!"

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Remember The Milk: Online to-do list and task management

Remember The Milk: Online to-do list and task management | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

from The Scout Project

 

"For readers who are looking for a basic to-do app, Remember the Milk can help by breaking tasks down into smaller parts. For those who don't need the bells and whistles of more complex professional apps, it hits the sweet spot between functionality and simplicity of use. Sign up is free, and requires nothing more than an email address. From there, use the template to add tasks, enter their due date, assess their level of priority, put them on repeat when necessary, and tag them, among other tricks and tips. Then the app will remind you of what you need to be doing, wherever you are, whenever the time is right. The app also includes a subtasks category, which breaks larger tasks down into smaller, more manageable pieces, so that you can make headway on even the largest projects."

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The Ekmans' Atlas of Emotion

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from The Scout Report

 

"In June 2014, world renowned emotions expert Paul Ekman sent a survey out to 248 active emotion researchers around the world. In their responses, 88 percent of the respondents agreed that there are Universal Emotions, that is, emotions that all humans feel, no matter where they live or how they are raised. There was also a broad consensus on which emotions are universal, including anger, fear, disgust, sadness, and enjoyment. To navigate this engaging Atlas of Emotions, readers may select any of the five emotions to begin. From there, readers will find more information, including categories such as Triggers, Actions, and Moods. For instance, selecting Triggers under the Anger emotion leads to a graphic depicting the typical triggers that lead to an angry response, such as encountering offensive beliefs, being wrongfully accused, and rejection by a loved one. The site is exceptional for its interactive graphics and a layout that breaks down complex topics into easily understandable information. Anyone who wants to better understand human emotions will find much to appreciate here."

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4 Great Websites That Provide Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Websites That Provide Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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

How To:  Create an Interactive E-Book with Google Slides | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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.

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, February 3, 3:06 PM

another interesting option for creating ebooks

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Tengo que probarlo
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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

Google Sheets: Count Stuff - Teacher Tech | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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
by KELLY WALSH

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20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age

20 Ideas for Professional Development in the Digital Age | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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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Chris Carter's curator insight, April 25, 8:21 PM
Gust Mees is golden!
CECI Jean-François's curator insight, April 26, 3:13 AM

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 ...

Exemples (traduction libre) :

 

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

How to get hesitant teachers to use technology | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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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