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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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Introducing Prism, Hot Literacy Tool for the Common Core ~ November Learning News

Introducing Prism, Hot Literacy Tool for the Common Core ~ November Learning News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"The November Learning team is excited to share a hot new literacy tool, introduced to us by a brilliant teacher, Laura Robertson, from The St. Anne's Belfield Studio School in Virginia. This intuitive and multi-functional digital literacy tool can transform the way


 teachers approach close reading with their students, while sparking lively text-based discussions. Prism is a tool for "crowdsourcing interpretation." Students are invited to provide an interpretation of a text by highlighting words according to different themes or categories. Each individual interpretation then contributes to the generation of a visualization which demonstrates the combined interpretation of all the users. Prism helps to reveal patterns that exist in the subjective experience of reading a text and can serve as the launching pad for any number of common-core aligned activities, projects and learning experiences." 

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Twitter for Teachers - YouTube

by Erin Klein

"twitter 101 for teachers"


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A lot of useful suggestions are packed into this brief, well done, 10.5 minute video. Especially useful for educators who are trying to figure out how Twitter can be helpful in their personal professional development.

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Schools Shift from STEM to STEAM ~ EDTECH

Schools Shift from STEM to STEAM ~ EDTECH | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Melissa Delaney


"Students in DeSoto West Middle School's iSTEAM3D Magnet Academy aren't just learning about cities, they're building one from the ground up — complete with running water and working lights. They're using MakerBot Replicator 2desktop 3D printers to create roads, homes and businesses that bring their imagined city to life.


"The lesson integrates all of the subjects students learn about in school — from the mathematics of engineering bridges to the art of designing the objects that will go in their cities. It's the type of project to which students have become accustomed since iSTEAM3D launched last fall.


"The unique moniker reflects both the international movement to add the arts — which can include the fine, language and musical arts — to STEM education and the school's desire to help students pursue a different kind of 3D: discovering, designing and developing."

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7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People ~ Fast Company

7 Habits of Highly Emotionally Intelligent People ~ Fast Company | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

BY HARVEY DEUTSCHENDORF


"People with high emotional intelligence tend to do better at work. So what habits do they have that set them apart?"

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DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup ~ Edutopia

DIY Professional Development: Resource Roundup ~ Edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Why wait for a formal workshop environment to start improving your teaching craft, when there are so many opportunities to build your network and learn new skills on your own? We've compiled a list of the best resources for do-it-yourself PD to get you started.
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Download videos from ALL video sites, Free!

Download videos from Youtube, SoundCloud mp3, Facebook, VK, Xvideos, Vimeo, Metacafe, Putlocker and more.


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This is a very powerful media downloading tool. Very useful for anyone who doesn't want to take the chance of that useful piece of media disappearing or the connection going flat when you need it.


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Kim Spence-Jones's curator insight, January 30, 9:47 AM

A tool like this is a must-have for anyone who wants to include video clips in presentations. Relying on a network connection is just too scary!

Nataliasterns's curator insight, January 31, 9:42 AM

para desc videos

Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, February 8, 4:26 PM

This can be a teachers friend when the internet goes down or blocked. Thank you for sharing this valuable and free service.

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Oppia - Interactive learning creator

"It's hard to learn to play the piano just by watching a video of a great pianist. Interactive learning is much more effective! oppia.org helps you make embeddable interactive educational "explorations" that let people learn by doing."


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Interesting tool created by Google. Anyone can use it to create interactive learning experiences.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, March 3, 5:18 AM

Interesting tool created by Google. Anyone can use it to create interactive learning experiences.

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OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs

OneNote now on Mac, free everywhere, and service powered | Office Blogs | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"When we started OneNote we set out to revolutionize the way people capture, annotate, and recall all the ideas, thoughts, snippets and plans in their life. As many of you have attested, OneNote is the ultimate extension for your brain, but it’s not complete if it’s not instantly available everywhere. We’ve already made a lot of progress in that direction with our mobile, tablet and online web experiences. But there was still a gap. People frequently asked us for OneNote on Mac, and for more ways to capture content."


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One of Microsoft's best products is now available free for Mac. Great tool  for online note taking.



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Aunty Alice's curator insight, March 19, 1:05 PM

Am keen to try it out. It could be the answer to my prayers

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, March 19, 4:08 PM

Many of the students use OneNote on their iPads, so this may be a valuable tool for staff to learn about, as well.  It is now available as a free Mac program.

Anne Macdonell's curator insight, March 28, 5:47 AM

HOW long have we been waiting for this?

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One-Third of U.S. Students Use School-Issued Mobile Devices -- THE Journal

One-Third of U.S. Students Use School-Issued Mobile Devices -- THE Journal | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by David Nagel


"New research indicates virtually all middle and high school students have access to mobile devices and are using them for schoolwork. And nearly a third of them are using mobile devices issued by their schools.


"According to the report, "The New Digital Playbook: Understanding the Spectrum of Students' Activities and Aspirations," issued by Project Tomorrow in an event taking place in Washington, DC today, 89 percent of high school students (grades 9–12) and 73 percent of middle school students (grades 6–8) have access to smart phones. Another 66 percent in both groups have access to laptops. Sixty-one percent of middle schoolers and 50 percent of high schoolers have access to tablets. And 48 percent of middle schoolers and 39 percent of high schoolers have access to digital readers."


Read more at http://thejournal.com/articles/2014/04/08/a-third-of-secondary-students-use-school-issued-mobile-devices.aspx#P80oB04Mf5Gke1EW.99

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, April 8, 5:38 PM

This is important information.

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A doctor's prescription for social media

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"As an experiment,  I immersed myself in social media for the past three months.  I started this blog, joined Twitter, LinkedIn, Google+, bought a domain name, and posted on Facebook for the first time in years.

 

Even within this short period of time, I reaped tangible benefits: I interacted with top physicians from across the world, kept up with the  medical literature, participated in discussions with patients about how how rheumatic diseases affect their lives, joined webinars about improving the patient experience, and provided educational information to physicians and patients about autoinflammatory diseases, my clinical interest.

 

Social media has changed the way that I think about and practice medicine, and it’s only been a few months"


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Wilf ILIFFE's curator insight, April 5, 2:56 AM

No mention of the pharma industry, though.

Bettina Gifford's curator insight, April 5, 10:00 PM

A doctor's perspective about the benefits of social media involvement..

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 8, 5:48 AM

Las ventajas de estar en Internet.

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Fundamentals of Blended Learning

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Since online learning is becoming a rapidly growing form of education, many of the traditional institutions and teachers utilize it in their classrooms. At the same time, the instructors do not rej...

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Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
An essential part of online research is the ability to critically evaluate information. This includes the ability to read and evaluate its level of accuracy, reliability and bias. When we recently as

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 7, 9:47 AM

Patience is a key. I found that adolescents are more likely to react based on what is immediate to them. Having said this, I know adults and teachers who react the same way. Besides patience, good models of adult tech usage are vital.

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5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy

5 Tech Savvy Teaching Tools That Your Students Will Love and Your Peers Will Envy | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
These Fun, Free Web Applications Make it Quick and Easy to Create Cool Learning Content (Watch out Though, Other Teachers Will be Banging Down Your Door Looking
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How to convert a PDF to ePUB

How to convert a PDF to ePUB | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

ePUB files offer a number of advantages over PDFs. Here's how to convert the latter into the former.


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Close Reading Relief: Re-engage Students with Digital Microstories ~ MiddleWeb

Close Reading Relief: Re-engage Students with Digital Microstories ~ MiddleWeb | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Mike Fisher


"Too much close reading is boring, say these ELA experts. Invite students to read & write digital microstories. It's fun and they'll strengthen key CCSS skills."


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Good strategies here along with excellent resources as well as samples demonstrating useful apps.


Thanks to Sarah Tantillo

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7 Guidelines for Building a STEAM Program ~ EDTECH

7 Guidelines for Building a STEAM Program ~ EDTECH | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Melissa Delaney


"Educators offer advice to districts looking to create successful STEAM programs for their students."

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Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say

Classes should do hands-on exercises before reading and video, Stanford researchers say | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by David Plotnikoff

THE FLIPPED FLIPPED CLASSROOM


"A study of how students best learned a neuroscience lesson showed a distinct benefit to starting out by working with an interactive 3D model of the brain."

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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, April 9, 9:37 AM

There are probably times where lecture comes first, reading comes first, hand's on comes first, and video comes first. It is part of the vital role of teaching.

iCoachP53's curator insight, April 10, 10:50 AM

Whole part whole...

Bill Ferguson's curator insight, April 10, 11:52 AM
I have been thinking this for a while. Elementary students need to try first. Discussions after go a long way towards increasing their understanding of the topic.
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Create and monitor engaging flipped learning

Create and monitor engaging flipped learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"One other product I have been getting excited about is Verso. This platform is not quite a learning management system, and has built in interactivity. I like it because it is crazy easy to use. It is sort of the anti-LMS way to have students engage with your content."


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This looks like a great free product to create flipped learning. It works with tablets on Android or iPad and also in the browser. Very simple to use and great way to make sure your students are engaging with content before class.


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Smith_Lin's curator insight, March 25, 8:48 AM

Something else to investigate

Fiona Harvey's curator insight, March 28, 3:02 AM

If students are using this in their schools, Unis need to step up their game re interactivity.

 

Looks like a great idea, and we should try this.

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 10:44 PM

This app has been a plaything of mine for the last couple of weeks, and I am going to play over the holidays to see how it works. It is very easy to use: upload a video, write some notes/activities and there is the lesson. Seems a simple way to make flipped content for those starting to flip. 

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Make Presentations Different

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"With SlideIdea, presentations are no longer a one-man show. SlideIdea gives presenters the tools to engage their audience through their audience’s smart phones, laptops, and tablets. Each SlideIdea presentation is provided a unique URL (i.e, www.sld.im/12345 ). Regardless of the location, an audience can simply input the URL into their internet browser and then immediately follow along with slides, participate in polls, ask questions, or even network."


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This looks like a great free tool for creating interactive presentations and recording and publishing them. Just downloading it myself.



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Filipe Cálix's curator insight, February 16, 1:38 PM

Slideidea, uma nova ferramenta online de criação de slides, permite-lhe criar excelentes apresentações a partir de uma coleção de templates moderna e muito completa.

Mas onde Slideidea se distingue verdadeiramente da concorrência é nas suas possibilidades de interação com a audiência: cada apresentação recebe um url único, para partilha, que permite, ao público acompanhar a apresentação slide a slide, fazer comentários, votações, questões, etc.

Slideideia permite ainda importar (e melhorar) apresentações Powerpoint e ficheiros Pdf.

Não chega? Muito bem: com Slideideia pode ainda gravar as suas falas durante a apresentação. Excelente!

Rosanna López 's curator insight, March 30, 3:40 AM

Otra forma de hacer presentaciones....

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, April 8, 10:45 PM

This is an excellent idea for letting kids work through your presentations at their own pace. I wonder how it integrates with Keynote for importing existing work?

I am definitely going to have a play with this one. 

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The Evernote Blogging Platform

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Postach.io helps you instantly create custom sites using Evernote by converting your notes to blog posts and pages.


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Really nice blogging tool if your students use Evernote. They can sign up and publish directly from their Evernote account.


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John O'Connor's curator insight, March 19, 5:03 AM

Been using Evernote with students recently and can only give positive feedback. Interested to see how the blogging platform will work.

Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, March 19, 4:09 PM

Useful for those staff and students who wish to create blogs from their Evernote posts.

Kelly Brown's curator insight, March 30, 7:41 AM

@Amy Vitala

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Turning documents into conversations

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"NowComment is fast, powerful, and feature-rich: you can sort comments, skim summaries, create assignments, hide comments, reply privately, and much more."


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This looks like another useful tool for creating flipped learning.


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Mika Auramo's curator insight, April 3, 11:23 AM

Vaikuttaa lupaavalta vuorovaikutteiselta työkalulta yhteistoiminnalliseen oppimiseen.

Thoreauback's curator insight, April 9, 10:14 AM

WOW! I use freewrites in my face-to-face class because I don't believe a person can write without thinking. Yet, the document students are writing about is always distinct from the free write. In LMS discussion boards the situation is the same.

 

Do you remember how annotations use to appear in the margins of really good books? This is the same. The two-pane interface puts the document right in front of the student and lets them attach their comments to specific paragraphs, pictures or videos.  How perfect is that?

 

I want to try this for a quarter.

Mary Clark's curator insight, April 11, 11:02 AM

While much of this can be done in Google docs, there are several features which can extend the conversation.  Teachers do need to share documents via email.  

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27 Ways to Assess Students Understanding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint - HubSpot

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Create Infographics in PowerPoint - HubSpot | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
5 infographics and free templates that will teach you how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint.

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Elizabeth Brookfield's curator insight, April 8, 2:34 AM

Some great ideas her for cost effective infographics

McSotos's curator insight, April 8, 9:16 PM

Για τις μαθήτριες και μαθητές του ΒΈπιπέδου(χαχα)

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Why Feedback Needs To Be Integrated Into Flipped Classrooms

Why Feedback Needs To Be Integrated Into Flipped Classrooms | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Flipped classrooms are getting plenty of headlines and attention lately in educational circles. While conceptually they sound great the reality is that they require a great deal more effort on behalf of both students and teachers.

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Tackk Free Create Digital Assignments Flipped Blended Content

Tackk Free Create Digital Assignments Flipped Blended Content | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The variety of free applications for creating tweaked digital content that can be great for lessons keeps proliferating – here’s yet another cool free tool!
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