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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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Ways to Protect a PC With Windows 8.1 ~ NY Times

Ways to Protect a PC With Windows 8.1 ~ NY Times | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by J.D. Biersdorfer


"Plus, how to see which devices are connected to your Mac and how to read in the dark."



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How to Integrate Tech When It Keeps Changing

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by Todd Finley

description by SmartBrief on EdTech


"It can be hard to keep up with evolving technology -- and the way it is used in education, Edutopia Assistant Editor Todd Finley writes in this blog post. To help teachers successfully integrate technology in the classroom, he recommends they take time each week to learn a tool and to interact with students using technology, among other ideas"

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8 Effective Ways To Get To Know Your Students - Infographic

8 Effective Ways To Get To Know Your Students - Infographic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
One of the challenges of back to school time is that you’re filled with a classroom (or classrooms) of students you don’t know. The students you just spent the last year with know your style, understand your expectations and classroom rules. You know their personalities, learning styles, quirks, likes, and dislikes. That knowledge base makes …

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The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience ~ Distractify

The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience ~ Distractify | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Maia McCann


"This incredible collection of moments represents the joy, innocence, despair, curiosity, and undying perseverance within all of us. No matter where we’re from, these are the emotions that unite us – it’s what makes us human. We set out to capture this spirit in 60 incredible photographs, and I truly hope you enjoy."


Jim Lerman's insight: Perhaps the title of this article is a little over the top in terms of these being the top 60 photos ever taken, but many of them are great. Great to use as story prompts.

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This Mom Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings, And The Results Are Hilarious! ~ Distractify

This Mom Lets Her 4-Year-Old Finish Her Drawings, And The Results Are Hilarious! ~ Distractify | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"At first, artist Mica Angela Hendricks didn’t want her four-year-old daughter near her new sketchbook. She is serious about her art, and she knew little Myla would want to scribble all over the pages. Then, her daughter said the words that changed everything.


“If you can’t share, we’ll have to take it away.”
 
"She had used her own mother’s words against her, and now Mica had no choice but to indulge Myla. She let her daughter finish one of her sketches, and pretty soon, they had a whole collection of collaborations."

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

New Project-based Learning Platform Launches for iPad -- THE Journal | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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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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, 10:00 AM

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?

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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, August 24, 7:37 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, 2:15 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, 6:35 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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description by the Scout Project


"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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How are schools using 3 tech-based learning approaches in the new school year?

How are schools using 3 tech-based learning approaches in the new school year? | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Katherine Haber

description by SmartBrief on EdTech


"More than half of respondents to a recent SmartBrief on Education poll said they planned to use mobile devices and flipped instruction in the classroom this year, while slightly less said they were using game-based approaches. And, while about 60% said their school would use flipped instruction sporadically, the poll showed that mobile devices would be used regularly by 48.78% of respondents."

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Three Tips for Classroom Blogging Projects ~ the Tempered Radical

Three Tips for Classroom Blogging Projects ~ the Tempered Radical | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Bill Ferriter


"Just getting back to school with your students?  Interested in trying to pull off a classroom blogging project this year?


"Then these three tips — based on almost ten years of trying to make blogging a part of the work that my students do in the classroom — might be useful to you"


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How to save a web page as a PDF in Safari on your iPad

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This article will show you how to easily convert any website into a PDF on your iPad using the bookmark tool.

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52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever ~ Distractify

52 Powerful Photos Of Women Who Changed History Forever ~ Distractify | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
By being strong, brave, and human these women changed the world.


Image: Kathrine Switzer becomes the first woman to run the Boston Marathon, despite attempts by the marathon organizer to stop her. [1967]

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Tips for Submitting a Guest Post to a Blog

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

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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

description by MiddleWeb by SmartBrief


"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

15 Apps Every Principal Should Have -- THE Journal | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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, 12:02 AM

The school of the future?

Antonia Rudenstine's curator insight, August 23, 10:20 AM

Nice to see a new school model from IDEO.