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Combine sharing pictures and narration and what do you get? Slidestory! Slidestory is a new, exciting and FREE way to make presentations and share them on the Internet.


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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Being a Better Online Reader - The New Yorker

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Certainly, as we turn to online reading, the physiology of the reading process itself shifts; we don’t read the same way online as we do on paper. Anne Mangen, a professor at the National Centre for Reading Education and Research at the University of Stavanger, in Norway, points out that reading is always an interaction between a person and a technology, be it a computer or an e-reader or even a bound book.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, Today, 12:39 PM

Interesting article. In my own experience, I found it true that I comprehend better when I read in print rather than online. This is backed up by lots of research -- which the article notes. 

 

What is interesting about this article, is that it isn't so quick to draw conclusions as to WHY. It isn't just print good - online bad.

 

And I love that it notes this: "Interestingly, Coiro found that gamers were often better online readers: they were more comfortable in the medium and better able to stay on task."  See Mom? The gaming isn't all bad. : )

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, Today, 12:40 PM

Looks at the WHY - not just a print good - online bad article.

malek's curator insight, Today, 6:07 PM

Not a magic bullet, but it will help

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Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Resourceful YouTube Channels for Teachers and Educators - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Here is a big categorized list of YouTube channels that provide quality educational videos regularly.

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, December 8, 2014 12:21 PM

One of my roles is to serve as the Network Coordinator and help facilitate the Internet filtering.  Well, educators are awesome at finding value in tools that others may see as "entertainment".  In this case, YouTube does provide a wealth of education resources and this list just touches on a few.  Thanks to EdTechReview for compiling this list.

Those of you reading my share please add any additional channels that are beneficial to educators in their comments feed. 

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Remix-T - Cultivating Media Rich Learning Experiences

Remix-T - Cultivating Media Rich Learning Experiences | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This website helps college teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.

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Public Domain - Free Historic Media Files for Projects

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Download thousands of historic media files for your creative projects.Completely free & made available by Pond5.

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Google Earth Pro features now available for free to everyone

Google Earth Pro features now available for free to everyone | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google has announced that they are making Google Earth Pro features free to all users. Google Earth Pro adds a number of features and on top of the standard Google Earth desktop setup that allow you to measure 3D buildings, record HD video of your virtual flights, and more. You'll now be able to record your virtual trip to your favorite city absolutely free. To use Google Earth Pro...

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Scannable- A New Powerful App from Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Scannable- A New Powerful App from Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Here is a wonderful new app released by Evernote a few days ago. Scannable is an app that allows you to easily scan papers and save them to your Evernote or share them with others via email or text. The way Scannable works is pretty basic: simply point your iPad or iPhone camera at the document you want to scan (this could be a post-it note, information on a business card or notes on a whiteboard), Scannable immediately captures it and make it available to you in the form of a shareable document.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 27, 9:39 AM

One more way to assist iPad and iPhone owners involved in learning activities.

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REVIEW: Give Classroom Photos Some Flair with the Moldiv Collage App - FRACTUS LEARNING

REVIEW: Give Classroom Photos Some Flair with the Moldiv Collage App - FRACTUS LEARNING | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
It wasn’t too long ago that photo editing was the business of dedicated professionals and cashed up amateurs. It would take hours of work and a studio of expensive equipment to turn flat photos into creative and beautiful works of art. Now, all we need is the phone in our pocket! Moldiv Collage Photo Editor is one of the most popular free photo editing apps, and with its amazingly simple interface comes a powerful and fun tool that both teachers and students can use to create collages, patterns and unique designs.

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The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

The Best Teacher Tools for Taking Screenshots and Annotating Pictures ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Creating tutorials and explanatory guides is best done through the help of screenshots. These are pictures we take of our screens to share with others or include in a visual demonstration of how, for example, a process works. As teachers and educators we often find ourselves in need of such visual annotations and cues to enhance our students comprehensibility. There are several web tools that we can use to create screenshots and we have already reviewed some of them in past publications here. Today, we are introducing you to what we consider to be the best 4 web tools for creating screenshots. Besides being free, these tools are very simple to use and are also student friendly. They will allow you to  capture your screen, crop and annotate your pictures using  arrows, colours, shapes, text and many more.

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Jon C's curator insight, January 29, 4:25 PM

Always looking for easy tools to grab and annotate screens. Here are some more. Skitch used to be good but new version is awful - try these below

Rosemary Tyrrell's curator insight, January 30, 1:30 PM

Easy to use tools make incorporating screenshots and tutorials into your online class a snap. 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, January 31, 11:48 AM

Four apps for annotating screenshots are discussed here. I like Snagit, where it is possible to save annotated screenshots to one's Google drive.

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A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great Overview of The Flipped Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Tech Tuesday: 7 Must-Have Apps for Middle Schoolers - Mama Teaches

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Finding apps for middle schoolers that are both parent and kid approved can be like finding a needle in a haystack. Thankfully, here are 7 that are both.

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Five-Minute Film Festival: Genius Hour

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Imagine if you were allowed to use a whole workday every week to explore any project you wanted. With no restrictions on your time or what you could do, think of the ideas you could come up with and the things you could learn about! In the workplace, this practice is called 20 percent time. It first gained widespread notice at Google, but many companies have allowed employees to work on side projects as a way of fostering innovation. Since it's not often possible for teachers to sacrifice an entire day of schooling to allow for individual creative pursuits, the idea has been reinterpreted in many schools as a "Genius Hour," where students get one hour per day or week to focus on a project of their choice. The practice combines well with classroom pedagogies such as project-based learning and inquiry-based learning. To find out more about what 20 percent time is and how to use it, watch the playlist below!

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An iPad Toolkit - apps that have transformed my practice ~ Mark Anderson

An iPad Toolkit - apps that have transformed my practice ~ Mark Anderson | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"I thought it time that I shared some of the Apps that have stuck by me or have struck me for their ease of use and impact upon learning in the classroom."

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Creating a VoiceThread - YouTube

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As many of you know, VoiceThread is quite a robust platform for creating mediated presentation, annotating them, and sharing them with others -- including opportunities for them to add audio or video comments of their own.


This video offers the basics of VoiceThread in a simple, easy to follow format. If you haven't tried VoiceThread, you owe it to yourself and your students to take it for a test drive.


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Addressing Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs with Technology

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Technology is way too often given a bad rap by administrators and educators as a distraction or a hazard for students.  When technology is integrated intentionally with foresight and with intention of addressing specific growth-oriented goals, it increases the potential to help students learn, develop, and grow in unique ways.  It can be used to help address the needs as described by Maslow.


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Miguel A. de Jesus's curator insight, Today, 1:13 PM

I like the authors integration approach. I also propose that Maslow's principles be viewed more directly from the perspective of today's technology and advances in brain thinking and neuroplasticity, to affect more permanent changes to one's thinking.

Mark Rasi's curator insight, Today, 7:51 PM

Interesting graphic to highlight the draw of technology ie the opportunities afforded by technology to engage rather than just entertain.

Deborah Banker's curator insight, Today, 8:44 PM

Finally!!  I have been waiting to see someone develop this.....

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Four Ways to Think About Using ThingLink - Rethinking ThingLink

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"Thinglink is a powerful tool, and some new uses are making it even more compelling. Beyond creating pictures with links, images, and videos, a “next level” exists that turns ThingLink into a powerful organizer, aggregation tool, and curator."


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Quran Coaching's curator insight, August 14, 2014 3:55 PM

The Quran-Coaching is the best platform for the quran learning by taking online quran classes.
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#quran #onlineQuran #islam #Tajweed

Rebekah Lee's curator insight, August 15, 2014 3:29 AM

A pretty nifty way to insert signposts on a screenshot to display  pop up instructions

W. Bradley Gooderham's curator insight, August 15, 2014 1:45 PM

Whoa, just whoa.   ThingLink is so cool and what a great way to densify creative products and engage a diversity of learning pathways!    I am going to include this in my next resume for sure.

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ReadWorks.org | Black History Month 2015

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You’ll love this research-based reading comprehension curriculum. Check out ReadWorks.org!

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 30, 6:05 PM

Reading passages on Black History Month for all grades!  Thanks ReadWorks.org

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, January 30, 6:07 PM

Fun reading comprehension activities on Black History month.

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How to Make the Most of the World’s Top Photo Feeds in the Classroom | Edudemic

How to Make the Most of the World’s Top Photo Feeds in the Classroom | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
From the smartphone Annie Leibovitzes to the Instagram Ansel Adams, it seems that everybody is a photographer these days. This is a fact teachers can and should take advantage of in the classroom – and for many reasons more than to expand the student photo repertoire beyond the selfie (though that is certainly an admirable goal). While a good lesson in photography itself is a fruitful place to start, digital photography can be a launching point for lessons in writing creatively, thinking critically, expanding the student worldview and building empathy that extends far outside the classroom.

Let’s take a look at a few of the best photo sites out there today and discuss a number of ways you can make the most of them in your classroom.

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Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman

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I began using Dragon Dictation a few years ago when my work with a group of struggling writers left me searching for a tool that could help them get the great ideas they were sharing aloud onto a page. I wanted something elegant: a tool that wouldn’t interrupt students as they were speaking but rather, quietly capture what they were saying and flip it into text.

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Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 26, 9:09 PM

A useful tool for differentiation perhaps?

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, Today, 12:52 PM

For those with Chrome, take a look at VoiceNote II for similar abilities.

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How to reclaim your iPhone's storage space in under 2 minutes - Cult of Mac

How to reclaim your iPhone's storage space in under 2 minutes - Cult of Mac | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"There’s nothing more frustrating than a beautiful iPhone that has zero GB of storage left. Especially when you see that a lot of room is actually taken up by a mysterious “other” section that just seems to grow bigger over time.


In today’s handy video, I’m going to show you a few quick methods to clear your phone of unnecessary files, giving you more room for favorite albums, pictures and apps."




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Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Great Tools for Creating Interactive Timelines ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"In today’s post I am sharing with you two important web tools that you can use with students in class to create interactive timelines. These timelines can include a wide variety of multimedia materials including: text, images, video, maps and many more. And in the case of Silk, there is even the possibility to invite collaborators to help with editing. Also, both of these apps are available for iPad users."


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Mónica Beloso's curator insight, January 30, 3:43 PM

añada su visión ...

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Your Mac’s built-in screen recorder ~ Dave Mark

Your Mac’s built-in screen recorder ~ Dave Mark | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Launch QuickTime Player (it’s in your Applications folder). Now select New Screen Recording from the File menu, or type control-command-N. A small screen recording window will appear, like so [see above]

"Click the little triangle on the right side of the window to adjust microphone and mouse click options. When ready, click the record button in the center of the window. Click and drag a section of the screen to record part of the screen or just click to record the entire screen. Once you do that, click to start recording. Click the stop button that appears in the menu bar to stop recording.

"Pretty easy, and the end result is a QuickTime movie you can use anywhere you’d expect (iMovie, YouTube, etc.) Clearly not a method a pro would use, but if your needs are relatively simple, this is a great solution."

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How to Flip a Lesson

How to Flip a Lesson | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Instructions on how to flip your classroom. It's easier than you think!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 19, 8:56 PM

Practical.

Chris Carter's comment, January 20, 1:06 AM
Thanks for passing this one on to your PLCs. I flip my History courses, and now I find we are enjoying being historians rather than learning about history. We analyze primary source documents. We create data overlays from census data and church records. We discover what happened, and enjoy arguing over the "Whys." Flipping my classed has changed how I teach for the better.
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Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric ~ Edutopia ~ by Lisa Yokana

Creating an Authentic Maker Education Rubric ~ Edutopia ~ by Lisa Yokana | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
While many teachers are excited about the maker movement and may even be creating projects for their classrooms, assessment can be puzzling even to veteran classroom teachers. How can teachers prove that deep, rich learning is occurring through making? How do we justify a grade to students and parents alike, especially to the student who "just isn’t good at art"? By crafting a three-part rubric that assesses process, understanding, and product, teachers can rest assured that they are covering all the bases.
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20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code

20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids absorb information so fast, languages (spoken or coded) can be learned in a matter of months.

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The School of Open

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"The School of Open offers free online courses, face-to-face workshops, and training programs on topics that loosely gather around the subject of openness - in education, research, and science. Typical topics include Creative Commons licenses (what they are and how to use them), open educational resources, and how to utilize and share creative works. Interested readers can register for Facilitated courses (Creative Commons for K-12 Educators) or Stand-alone courses (Get CC Savvy) that allow students to work through the material at their own pace. Training Programs are offered in Spanish, English, Chinese, and other languages. Readers may also volunteer to design and run their own courses through the site."

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