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Social Media and Schools as Professional Learning Communities: Building Your Personal Network with Twitter

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Excellent in depth article on Twitter as professional learning source - from Brisbane Catholic Education’s Information and Resourcing Centre. "The power of Twitter is that it places the teacher at the centre of a network to which all parts are equally accessible. Teachers who use Twitter can access not only traditional sources of information, but also the expertise and advice of internationally renowned experts from across many fields within and beyond education. Research has identified six ‘common patterns of participation’ for users of Twitter..."


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Thank you for sharing our ResourceLink blog post - I'm so thrilled that our work is being shared so widely! Kay Cantwell, Education Officer: Digital Learning, ResourceLink, Brisbane Catholic Education, Qld Australia.

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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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Top Hashtags to Get The Skinny on What’s Happening in Edtech – Teacher Reboot Camp

Top Hashtags to Get The Skinny on What’s Happening in Edtech – Teacher Reboot Camp | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Many people ask me how I keep up with the latest technology trends and find so many resources to share on Twitter (@ShellTerrell), my weekly webinars, or on this blog. One way is by following the different hashtags related to education technology. Hashtags (text with a # sign front) are found all over social media and will provide you with the latest technology news, apps, blog posts, and real examples of how teachers use different technologies. [Above] are 22 of my favorite hashtags to explore on Twitter related to education technology.

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Sorry these hashtags are not hotlinked here.

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Pump Students Up with Digital Icebreakers – Teacher Reboot Camp

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Throughout my teaching years, I’ve struggled with getting my students or trainees to readily participate. Learners are shy about exposing themselves to peers, especially if they do not know them well. Icebreakers can help alleviate our learners’ hesitation, because they relax the atmosphere, allow learners to share without the pressure of being graded, and help our learners get to know each other. In the slide presentation below I share some digital icebreakers I have used with learners of various ages. Find more in the bookmarks that follow the presentation.
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Pokémon Go isn’t a fad. It’s a beginning.

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Augmented reality begins with Pokémon. It begins as a toy. But it won’t remain a toy. It’s going to become an industry, a constant, a coping mechanism, a way of life. It will change how we spend our time, how we compete for status, how we interact with our loved ones. It will change the behaviors we think of as normal — already we’re seeing Pokémon Go run into racism; it won’t be long until AR cuts across other fault lines in our society.

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WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

Read the article. Pokemon GO is more than a game, the start of a new era where virtual moves into physical world more and more.

 

Also read "The brilliant mechanisms of pokemon GO" to understand why this is transformative http://tcrn.ch/29Nhtau 

 

Plus it gives new meaning to "kids go play outside" ;-)

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Augmented Reality and Web 3.0

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Augmented reality could open up huge potential for education outside of the classroom and enable students to learn and interact with whatever is in their immediate physical environment at any particular time. It could also transform publishing and the way we interact with books and images by enabling us to transform them into interactive multimedia.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 19, 4:54 AM

My article on Augmented Reality from back in 2011.

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Hattie effect size list - 195 Influences Related To Achievement 

Hattie effect size list - 195 Influences Related To Achievement  | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Hattie effect size list of 138 influences across all areas related to student achievement.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 1:11 AM

This is interesting, though whilst being quite detailed and complicated also seems to really over simplify!

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Defining Critical Thinking

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Everyone thinks; it is our nature to do so. But much of our thinking, left to itself, is biased, distorted, partial, uninformed or down-right prejudiced. Yet the quality of our life and that of what we produce, make, or build depends precisely on the quality of our thought. Shoddy thinking is costly, both in money and in quality of life. Excellence in thought, however, must be systematically cultivated.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 24, 1:24 AM

A really useful resource for those (which should be every teacher) interested in promoting critical thinking.

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Secret Teacher: My pupils' creativity is being crushed by the punctuation police

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Children should be dreaming up quirky characters and gripping cliffhangers. Instead they are worrying about semi-colons and the passive voice

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These 15 projects are solving the world's toughest education problems :: mashable

These 15 projects are solving the world's toughest education problems :: mashable | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Sky-high suspension rates, bullied kids and underfunded schools — those are some of the hot education topics in the United States. But in other parts of the world, teachers, parents and policymakers are grappling with challenges such as a lack of school buildings or teachers, scarce electricity, and extreme poverty, which often forces young people out of the classroom and into the workforce. 

The solutions to some of these issues might be found with the finalists for the WISE Awards, an annual competition for innovative organizations and projects that address global educational problems. It was started in 2009 by the Qatar Foundation, a private, nonprofit organization based in Doha, Qatar, as an offshoot of the World Innovation Summit for Education. The competition awards six winning organizations or projects $20,000 — funding that helps expand their ability to make a difference.

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Educational Leadership:Giving Students Ownership of Learning:The Architecture of Ownership

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How can schools build a climate that takes students beyond mere engagement and into ownership of their learning? Here are four roles for students.
Any conversation about student ownership in education would be incomplete without mention of John Dewey. It was his Democracy and Education (1916) that helped me see the connection between student involvement and student ownership. According to Dewey, the type of activities that stimulate real involvement "give pupils something to do, not something to learn; and the doing is of such a nature as to demand thinking, or the intentional noting of connections; learning naturally results" (p. 181).
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12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Technology Vibe | ICT Nieuws

12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning - Technology Vibe | ICT Nieuws | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | ICT Nieuws
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Math Journals as Formative Assessment

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I’m a huge fan of writing in math class! While I was teaching, I had my fifth graders write in their math journals every single day.
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How to Transform a PDF into an eLearning Course | 360 Authoring Program-Blog

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Online training provides an opportunity for experts to transform their knowledge into a product that can be accessed anywhere. Here are few tips to transform

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The 10 Most Popular Free Online Courses For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry

The 10 Most Popular Free Online Courses For eLearning Professionals - eLearning Industry | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Each professional should seek to become better and to further develop his/her skills and knowledge. However, for eLearning professionals this becomes even more imperative since the eLearning industry is so innovative and volatile. Thankfully, there are a number of free online courses for eLearning professionals which  give them the opportunity to expand their knowledge of learner behavior, brush up on Instructional Design Models, and discover new and emerging technologies.
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Quite a useful guide. Lots of good material here.

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Quite a useful guide. Lots of good material here.

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Follow These 14 Hashtags for Education Technology Updates :: Shelley Sanchez Terrell

Follow These 14 Hashtags for Education Technology Updates :: Shelley Sanchez Terrell | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Teachers are encouraged to adopt new education technology in the classroom. Find advice and new tools to use in school by following these social media feeds.
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Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp

Augmented Reality, Virtual Reality and Wearables for Learning! Oh My! – Teacher Reboot Camp | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
For your next classes, go beyond getting students to read and learn only from worksheets and books. Integrate virtual reality, augmented reality, or wearables to create meaningful learning experiments for students. Below is a slide presentation (free to download) followed by bookmarks filled with activities and resources.
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Slide show, activities, and resources; Terrell gives us a lot of useful material here.

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Slide show, activities, and resources; Terrell gives us a lot of useful material here.

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Google Released A New Platform to Help Kids Learn Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Google Released A New Platform to Help Kids Learn Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
After the release of Google Cast, a screen sharing tool for teachers to use in classrooms, Google announced the launch of a new platform called Project Bloks. This is a research project whose purpose is to help kids learn about coding and, more specifically, physical coding. The purpose, as Google stated, is to ‘to create an open hardware platform to help developers, designers, and researchers build the next generation of tangible programming experiences for kids.’
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Critical Thinking Lesson Materials :: by Nik Peachy

Critical Thinking Lesson Materials :: by Nik Peachy | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I have a collection of lesson plans which explore the concept of developing digital literacy skills and critical thinking by exploring infographics.
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Peachy's usual great job of creating worthy lessons. Definitely worth a look.

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