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Screencasting Apps for the iPad | Langwitches Blog

Screencasting Apps for the iPad | Langwitches Blog | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Teaching ourselves, our students and other educators how to use screenshooting (images) and screencasting (video) tools is a relevant skill to have that integrates in so many areas.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Tips for Submitting a Guest Post to a Blog

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Tips for Submitting a Guest Post to a Blog | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Lisa Nielsen


"A fantastic way for educators, students, or companies to get attention to ideas or product is to contribute a post to a popular blog in your area of interest. However if you do, make sure you do your homework by keeping these tips in mind."

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'Rendezvous In Rhythm' at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola :: Please consider supporting my daughter's IndieGoGo campaign

'Rendezvous In Rhythm' at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola :: Please consider supporting my daughter's IndieGoGo campaign | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
"I am writing to share with you my new campaign on IndieGoGo.  I am trying to raise $2500 to fund a week of performances, Oct 7-11, of my latest project "Rendezvous in Rhythm" at Dizzy's Club Coca Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center.  The money we are trying to raise will cover flights, rehearsals, wardrobe, photography, tap floors, and of course fair compensation to all the performers involved. While the club does provide some budget, it just simply is not enough to cover all of the expenses to get this project off the ground.
"I have an incredible line up:
Tap Dance:
Frances Nielah Bradley
Alexandria Brinae Ali Bradley
Michela Marino Lerman
Vocals:
Charenee Wade
Band:
Takeshi Ohbayashi- Piano
Alex Claffy- Bass
Kyle Poole- Drums
Please check out the campaign and donate what you can... We have some incredible perks to offer you!! Any contribution is greatly appreciated!!! Also please help us spread the word!!!
THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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My fabulous tap-dancing daughter, Michela, has just landed a week-long run at Dizzy's Club Coca-Cola at Jazz at Lincoln Center in NYC. This is one of pre-eminent jazz venues in North America and her headlining appearance in a prime time show, for the week of Oct. 7-11, represents significant recognition of her artistry. While the club does provide compensation, there are lots of production expenses such as rehearsals, wardrobe, air travel, equipment transport, video, and photography that it does not cover. Please consider contributing whatever you can to her IndieGoGo fundraising campaign and also coming to the show!!


And please be sure to check out her video. 


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100 Search Engines For Academic Research ~ te@chthought

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100 Search Engines For Academic Research


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Quite helpful

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Howard Cohen's curator insight, August 27, 1:00 PM

searchin' ain't eeeeezzyyy

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3 Different Things You Can Do With Google Classroom - Edudemic

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by Nikolaos Chatzopoulos


"Google’s advance in the education field has brought to schools around the globe affordable devices and effortless access to educational content. Google’s latest solution for learning is called Google Classroom. Although Google Classroom will be available at the beginning of the school year to all schools that have adopted Google Apps for Education, the Mountain View based company granted access to Google Classroom to a select few individuals in July. I was fortunate enough to be one of these early adopters/testers of Google Classroom, and I can honestly say that I am impressed by its simplicity, and its ability to seamlessly integrate Google Docs, Sheets,Drive, Gmail, and more in order to provide a wonderful and highly productive user experience."

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8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for English Language Learners -- THE Journal

8 Free (and Nearly Free) Resources for English Language Learners -- THE Journal | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
These digital and online tools can help your English language learners build vocabulary and improve their reading abilities while often putting them in control of their own learning.


by Dian Shaffhauser


"As schools struggle to get their heads around the proficiency expectations laid out in the Common Core and other newly revised state standards, perhaps nobody will struggle more than educators working with English language learners (ELLs). After all, ELLs have to build their content knowledge and their language skills simultaneously. On top of that, as it says in a report by nonprofit education consultancy WestEd, "Often, especially if they are recent immigrants, they also have to learn about and adapt to the culture of U.S. schools."


"One way that teachers can optimize their time with their ELLs is through the use of technology. These eight free (and nearly free) digital and online resources encourage students to improve their English by putting them in control of their own learning."

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Los Angeles Unified Cancels iPad Contract -- THE Journal

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by Dian Shaffhauser


"The largest school iPad deployment in the nation has been put on hold. In aletter to the Los Angeles Unified School District Board of Education, Superintendent John Deasy announced his decision to implement a new request for proposals (RFP) solicitation for personal computing devices for the district. "Moving forward," he wrote, "we will no longer utilize our current contract with Apple Inc." The tablet devices had already been deployed to 52 schools."

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Math Project Ideas Offer Examples of Project-Based Learning ~ Edutopia

Math Project Ideas Offer Examples of Project-Based Learning ~ Edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"These 160 math projects, from schools across the US, provide overviews, activities, assessment rubrics, work product descriptions, and ideas for reflection. Although they vary in format, you can adjust them to your students' learning situation, curriculum demands, etc. Projects from Teach21 PBL (West Virginia Dept of Education), and Math Matters in Indiana are very detailed and provide excellent project-based learning lesson plan templates."

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How many words is this picture worth?

How many words is this picture worth? | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 24, 10:37 AM

Wish I knew the context of this photo or where it came from. Is it digitally altered? The photo was shared, but no original source given. Yes, the picture is worth more than a thousand words, and as a teacher I can see the possibilities of using this in the classroom after a study or refresher about the life of MLK. As a librarian, not knowing the source bothers me tremendously. I hope someone who reads this will add the missing information.

Jim Lerman's comment, August 25, 5:15 PM
@ MayraLovesBooks. I've only been able to find this url as a source for the picture. I tried using Google Reverse Image Search and with TinEye. http://pbs.twimg.com/media/BvqlwD3CcAAYW00.jpg
Mayra.Loves.Books's comment, August 25, 9:35 PM
That is what I did Jim Lerman , and it bugged me that I could not find a source for it! I will let you know if I find the source.
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+plus magazine

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"The mission of Plus magazine is elegant and wonderful: "to introduce readers to the beauty and the practical applications of mathematics." The magazine offers up a hearty dose of articles and podcasts on a diverse set of topics including algebra, geometry, mathematics in sports, and so on. The website has a number of fun features, including Dark Energy Say Cheese! and a fun sudoku-esque puzzle, Pandemonion! The sections here include Articles, Packages, Podcasts, and Reviews among others. The Podcasts are a delight and a short list of recent offerings includes "Do infinities exist in nature?" and "How many dimensions are there?" The Articles area is similarly rich and visitors can search through their archive, which includes several hundred items."

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ConnectED Program Offers Schools Almost $2B in Products, Services (EdSurge News)

ConnectED Program Offers Schools Almost $2B in Products, Services (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Ten big companies, including Autodesk, Adobe, AT&T & Prezi, promised President Obama that they would give away millions of dollars worth of software and services to schools beginning this school year. Most of those materials are there for the asking--so do ask! (Prezi, a cool presentation software, just put up the link to get your free EDU subscription here.) For the full list, check out descriptions of the program here, with links about how your school can get the materials you want."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately- Free Technology for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: Use Google Drive to Share Videos Privately- Free Technology for Teachers | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Google Drive is full of options that often go overlooked. One of those options is privately sharing videos. To share videos through Google Drive upload them to your Google Drive account, preview them, then share by using the sharing options at the top of the preview screen. The sharing options allow you specify who can access the video. The screenshots below outline the process. (Click the images to view them in full size)."


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, August 21, 10:25 PM

Google drive

Susan Wegmann's curator insight, August 22, 11:53 AM

Yes, yes, yes. Google drive and One Drive have some great tools. This is a good tutorial for the process.

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6 Tools for Teachers

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Bill Gates highlights six promising apps and websites for making your teacher’s job easier: BetterLesson, Lightsail, ThinkCERCA, FineTune, Edmondo, and BloomBoard.

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Smart Homework: How to Manage and Assess It | MiddleWeb

Smart Homework: How to Manage and Assess It | MiddleWeb | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

3-Part Series by Rick Wormeli


"In the first installment of our smart homework series from author & teaching consultant Rick Wormeli, he made the case for take-home assignments that matter for learning and engage student interest. In Part 2, Rick suggested 13 guiding principles to help teachers create homework challenges that spark deeper learning. In this final article, Rick suggests some good ways to assess homeworkand manage the workload."

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New Project-based Learning Platform Launches for iPad -- THE Journal

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by Stephen Noonoo


"A new project-based learning platform created by ed tech entrepreneur and speaker Adam Bellow is now out for iPad. WeLearnedIt lets teachers assign projects to students and assess them using a number of multimedia features. 


"Teachers can use the app to set up classes with all of their students, and then create individual projects for students to complete, tapping into a multimedia library culled from Bellow’s other site, eduClipper, to provide any necessary context. Students then complete their projects by crafting or uploading text, images, videos, and annotations, and upload them for assessment, which can take the form of audio, video, or badges."

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How One Teacher Achieved Insane Reading Growth Last Year (EdSurge News)

How One Teacher Achieved Insane Reading Growth Last Year (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Matt Bowman


"Tracy Fischetti's high school students improved their reading level scores about three times as much as expected last year, according to the state’s 2013 test scores.


"Of all the English teachers in Florida, she scored the highest on the state's Value Added Measure (VAM). Interestingly, Fischetti had no idea of her distinction until I emailed her in early March. "I am not sure how you would have gotten wind of my classroom chaos in California," she wrote. The metric isn't viewed positively in her district.


"I'm sure many readers' jaws clench at the mention of VAM Scores. I'm going to sidestep that controversy for this post except to note that, inadequate as test scores are for assessing educational quality, they're not a bad starting point to discover promising practices. No matter what you think of VAM, Fischetti and her students have accomplished something impressive, and I couldn’t be more grateful for the time she took to share her approach with me.


"There are three practices that Fischetti employs consistently that seem to account for a lot of her success".

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5 stimulating web apps that will engage K-5 students | eSchool News

5 stimulating web apps that will engage K-5 students | eSchool News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Sheree Schulson


"Sheree Schulson, a second and third grade teacher at Parkside Elementary School in Coral Springs, Fla., shares five interactive apps for K-5 students."
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10 Steps to Close Reading in Your Classroom | MiddleWeb

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by Nancy Boyles

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"What do students need to succeed in close reading? Literacy consultant Nancy Boyles outlines 10 steps in this MiddleWeb guest article, drawn from her recent Corwin book "Closer Reading: Better Prep, Smarter Lessons, Deeper Comprehension." Boyles, a former teacher and now a professor at Southern Connecticut State University, also includes five questions for teachers to consider before students get started."

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15 Apps Every Principal Should Have -- THE Journal

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Whether fostering collaboration, easing communication or tracking Common Core, these mission-critical apps keep today’s principals connected with their colleagues, students and parents.


by Greg Thompson


"There may be hundreds of thousands of apps in the various app stores, but only a minuscule percentage of those are actually useful, and an even smaller percentage are relevant to the job duties of the mobile-minded principal. To help separate the wheat from the chaff, THE Journal asked five tech-savvy principals in five different states to reveal their favorite work-related apps. "

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Four Skills to Teach Students In the First Five Days of School ~ Mind/Shift

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by Katrina Schwartz


"The first few days of school are a vital time to set the right tone for the rest of the year. Many teachers focus on important things like getting to know their students, building relationships and making sure students know what the classroom procedures will be. While those things are important, Alan November, a former teacher-turned-author and lecturer says the most important ideas to hammer home will help students learn on their own for the rest of the year."

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MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials

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A list of online resources used to compliment Google Docs workshop given by MaryFran Lynch.
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What a Peruvian School Designed by IDEO Looks Like (EdSurge News)

What a Peruvian School Designed by IDEO Looks Like (EdSurge News) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Christina Quattrocchi


"Innova Schools aspires to be more than just an example of how first world ideas about blended learning and design thinking can be adapted in a developing country. It is trying to transform its country by closing the academic achievement gap, building Peru’s next generation of leaders, and making a profit while doing so."

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David Hain's curator insight, August 23, 3:02 AM

The school of the future?

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, August 23, 1:20 PM

Nice to see a new school model from IDEO.

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Get The Math

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"How does math get used in the "real world?" The short answer is that it is used to create hip-hop music, in fashion design, and through a number of other endeavors. This interactive website combines video and web interactive to help young people develop algebraic thinking skills for solving real-world problems. The series is funded by The Moody's Foundation, along with assistance from WNET and American Public Television. The sections of the site include The Challenges, Video, and Teachers. In The Challenges area, users will find video segments profiling the various young professionals who use math in their work, along with interactive tools to help students solve the challenges they are presented with. Moving on, the Teachers area includes resources for teachers, such as a training video showing how to use project materials in the classroom, along with student handouts. Visitors shouldn't miss the Basketball challenge, featuring NBA player Elton Brand talking about the problems presented by free throw shooting."

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4 Top-Rated Interactive Whiteboard Apps for Flipped Classrooms -- THE Journal

4 Top-Rated Interactive Whiteboard Apps for Flipped Classrooms -- THE Journal | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps that facilitate collaboration among mobile devices in a flipped classroom.

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Pleasure Jim!
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Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer

Ten Popular Ed Tech Tools That Were Updated This Summer | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

A couple of weeks ago I published a round-up of popular ed tech tools that were updated this summer. I had a couple of readers ask if they could print the post to pass out in their schools. Yes, you can. To make it easier to print I put the post into PDF format. In creating the PDF I changed some of the "click here" items to written URLs for finding video demonstrations of updated features. The PDF is embedded below, you can also click here for the PDF.


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Nickel Allergies on Rise as Devices Meet Skin ~ NY Times

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by Rachel Abrams


"As wearable devices become more popular, some doctors and consumers have expressed concerns about a lack of regulatory oversight to monitor the frequency of skin allergies and other reactions to certain metals or plastics used in the products.

"Nickel, one of the most common allergens in the United States, can be found in things like hand-held devices and jewelry. But unlike Europe, the United States has no restrictions on its widespread use in consumer products. That worries some doctors who say that the growing use of mobile and hand-held devices combined with a lack of regulatory oversight could lead to a spike in allergic reactions".

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