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This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm

This 100-Year-Old To-Do List Hack Still Works Like A Charm | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

THE IVY LEE METHOD
During his 15 minutes with each executive, Lee explained his simple method for achieving peak productivity:

-At the end of each workday, write down the six most important things you need to accomplish tomorrow. Do not write down more than six tasks.
-Prioritize those six items in order of their true importance.
-When you arrive tomorrow, concentrate only on the first task.

-Work until the first task is finished before moving on to the second task.
-Approach the rest of your list in the same fashion. At the end of the day, move any unfinished items to a new list of six tasks for the following day.
-Repeat this process every working day.

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I agree, this is really good advice.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, Today, 9:01 PM

I agree, this is really good advice.

Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, Today, 9:40 PM

Aside from the word "hack" being the current most overused word on the planet, this reminds me of learning how to manage the "tyranny of the urgent." For all of us, there are too many tasks, too many urgent matters or emergencies which makes it even harder to prioritize each day's tasks. But that also reminds of a poster in a colleague's office: "The failure to plan on your part does not constitute an emergency on mine." If only.

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Teachers Guide to Using QR Codes in Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Guide to Using QR Codes in Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
“ According to Wikipedia, a QR code is " a specific matrix bar code ( or two-dimensional code ), readable by dedicated QR bar code readers and camera phones. The code consists of black modules arranged in a square pattern on a white background. The information encoded can be text, URL, or other data." Teachers can use this technology for a wide variety of educational purposes. In this excellent video tutorial, Red Squirrel demonstrates 11 ways you can use QR codes in your class (e.g: create handouts with links to online content; enrich your content by adding links to online videos, documents and PDFs where students can access more information about topics taught; create QR codes that can show answers to a specific exercise or instructions on how to carry out a certain activity …etc, make books interactive and many more).”
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Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT

Maker Rubric PDF | BLUEPRINT | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
“ The Maker Rubric is a simple way to assess the progress and growth of a student maker. This rubric was specifically developed to measure any maker project they complete, whether its 3D printing, claymation, soldering, sewing, puppetry… whatever. It is also a way to, if necessary (dependent on how your school system values grades) assign a numerical percentage to a maker project.”
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Yvonne Dawydiak's curator insight, August 26, 12:35 PM
I'd prefer to see a one column rubric to keep the making more 'open' while still providing scaffolding. I'll work on this!
mrsjgarcia's curator insight, August 27, 12:10 PM
A free download, but requires sign up
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Teachers Guide to Creating Auto-graded Quizzes in The New Google Forms via @medkh9

Teachers Guide to Creating Auto-graded Quizzes in The New Google Forms via @medkh9 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields

A Hero For The Arts And Sciences: Upcoming Marvel Covers Promote STEAM Fields | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Last week, the publisher unveiled the last of five special covers featuring disciplines that guide school curricula nationwide — Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, also known as STEAM. It's part of an effort, the company says, to encourage young readers to double-down on their studies and explore fields said to lead to better jobs.

"We plan to continue to motivate our fans to explore their passions in the fields of science, technology, engineering, art, and math and present these disciplines through some of our favorite young heroes who are doing just that — following their dreams and preparing for the challenges that await them ahead," David Gabriel, Senior VP for Sales & Marketing of Marvel Comics said in a statement.

Available in November, the covers are alternative prints of several titles. Famous heroes such as the Hulk and Spiderman make appearances. So do lesser-knowns Gwenpool — an amalgam of Spiderman's Gwen Stacy and meta-jokester Deadpool — and kid genius Moongirl.

The covers also coincide with the debut of Marvel's new Iron Man, Riri Williams, a 15-year-old engineering prodigy, who is also featured.
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Article covers quite a bit of activity in the media space around support for STEM. Lots of good info.

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17 Teacher Tech Tools for High Quality Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - Buck Institute for Education, Project-based learning, tech tools

17 Teacher Tech Tools for High Quality Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart by Guest Author - Buck Institute for Education, Project-based learning, tech tools | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

""To support good Project Based Learning (PBL), the Buck Institute for Education (BIE) recently created a model of Gold Standard Project Based Teaching Practices. These seven practices describe what teachers need to know and be able to do to make projects the “main thing” in their classroom.  

17 Tech Tools for High Quality Project-Based Learning

Teachers can use a variety of tech tools to translate each of the following Gold Standard Teaching Practices into rich and rigorous projects."  

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Numerous excellent resources here.

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16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
As you probably know, Google Drive is far more than a place to store files online. It also includes a suite of versatile creation tools, many of which perform the same functions as the ones we use in other spaces. These include Google Docs, a word processing program that behaves similarly to Microsoft Word, Google Slides, a presentation program similar to PowerPoint, and Google Forms, a survey-creation tool similar to Survey Monkey. Although Drive also includes other tools, these three are particularly useful for creating rigorous, academically robust projects. If your school uses Google Classroom or at least gives students access to Google Drive, your students are probably already using these tools to write papers or create slideshow presentations, but there are other projects they could be doing that you may not have thought of.

Below I have listed 16 great ideas for projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms. (If you and your students want to learn more about how to use these apps, check out my Google Drive Basics course; more info at the end of this post!)
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8 Tips for Teachers Using Google Cardboard in School - Class Tech Tips

Earlier this summer I shared a post on 5 Apps to Use with Google Cardboard (read it here). It’s been super popular and I wanted to share eight tips for teachers who are using Google Cardboard in school this year. On this list you’ll find a handful of things you may not know about Google Cardboard and a few ways to take your use of this super cool tool to the next level.

Brand new to using Google Cardboard in school?
Google Cardboard is a special viewer that is used with a smartphone. Kids can look through the viewfinder and take part in virtual reality experiences. There are apps for iOS and Android devices making it great for BYOD (bring your own device) learning environments. You can use just one Google Cardboard in your classroom and have students take turns diving in a coral reef or peeking at the Great Wall of China.
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7 Ways Pythonroom Makes Starting A Coding Class Easy - Class Tech Tips

Thinking about starting a coding class? Not sure if you know enough about computer science to host your own coding class? The folks at Pythonroom have created a fantastic online platform for teachers who want to bring coding into the classroom but… don’t know how to code. Hiring a computer science teacher or training teachers on computer science might be a challenge for your school. Pythonroom was designed for teachers with no prior coding experience and it’s easy to get started.
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Interactive 3D Content from Lifeliqe: 1,000 Augmented Reality Models - Class Tech Tips

Interactive 3D Content from Lifeliqe: 1,000 Augmented Reality Models - Class Tech Tips | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Have you used virtual reality in your classroom? Well if you’re ready to take it to the next level you’ll want to check out the interactive 3D content from Lifeliqe. Teachers can use augmented reality with Lifeliqe – every single one of their 1,000 models has an AR view, where you can either capture the model in the environment, or swap the camera and take a selfie or interact with the model yourself. With this tool, teachers can now integrate three-dimensional models in a digital format instead of the two-dimensional images students are used to seeing in traditional textbooks.

I’m a big fan of augmented reality and virtual reality so it’s been especially exciting to see all of the innovation in this space over the past year. Teachers who use Lifeliqe can drag and drop the interactive models right into a presentation, ebook or lesson plan. It’s a great option for educators looking to create engaging, interactive 3D experiences for their students.
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Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds

Voice Recognition Software Finally Beats Humans At Typing, Study Finds | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Computers have already beaten us at chess, Jeopardy and Go, the ancient board game from Asia. And now, in the raging war with machines, human beings have lost yet another battle — over typing.

Turns out voice recognition software has improved to the point where it is significantly faster and more accurate at producing text on a mobile device than we are at typing on its keyboard. That's according to a new study by Stanford University, the University of Washington and Baidu, the Chinese Internet giant. The study ran tests in English and Mandarin Chinese."

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A School Replaces Curriculum with Exploration

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A School Without Multiple Choice

The Agile Learning Center (ALC) rejects basing education on rote memorization and standardized test preparation. In fact, there is no standard curriculum at ALC, nor are there distinct classes grouped by ages. Instead, students learn what they want when they want. One group of students might devote time to learning code in order to create a video game, while another might want to write and act in their own theatrical production. Perhaps one group simply wants to play with hula-hoops. All are acceptable and encouraged at ALC, which currently has one location in Manhattan and four others in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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A Preview of Our Hats & Ladders Career App Demo

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"What’s the First Lady’s favorite edtech tool? Today, it’s likely ThinkZone Games, the grand prize winner of theReach Higher Career App Challenge. In a YouTube video, Michelle Obama describes how ThinkZone’s Hats & Ladders appcaught her eye: “Their game-based app—Hats & Ladders—helps middle and high school students explore a variety of careers through self-assessments, fun activities, and mini-challenges. It’s a cool, exciting app that will open up a whole new world for our young people.”

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Computational Thinking for Educators - Course

Computational Thinking for Educators - Course | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"What: A free online course helping educators integrate computational thinking into their curriculum

Who: Humanities, Math, Science, and Computing educators

When: The course ended in January 2016, but the course materials are still available online"


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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Expeditions Will Soon Be Available to iPad Users

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Expeditions Will Soon Be Available to iPad Users | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
“ Last week Google released another round of updates to their Expeditions program. Expeditions is the virtual reality program that lets students experience immersive views of more than 200 places including the International Space Station, coral reefs, the Taj Mahal, and the White House. Currently, to experience Expeditions you must have a Google Cardboard viewer and a supported Android device. According to last week's Google for Education blog post, soon you will be able to experience Expeditions on iPads. On your iPad you will be able to use full screen mode to view the Expeditions virtual field trips.”
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Lee Hall's curator insight, August 24, 9:34 AM
Google has added to Expeditions. Cardboard viewers are not very expensive and there are instructions on line for making your own. 
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, August 25, 2:32 AM
That may be an important breakthrough, as it would be to integrate all iOS devices, not only iPads.
Matt Cuming's curator insight, August 25, 7:10 AM
This will be great for when you don't have time to leave the class but want to give some context to work and help reinforce work in a realistic way.