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Elearning and Online Teaching Graduate Certificate Program Homepage

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Yes, this is a commercial announcement, and this is a very good program from a public university.  I have no connection with this organization. -JL

 

Prepare to be a Great Online Teacher. Enroll Today!

 

Here you will find information about all of our courses.  We've put everthing you need to know about how to earn your graduate certificate on this page.  

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This time next year you'll be glad you started now! 


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Dennis, thank you for sharing. Lord knows I could use a program like this.
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The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education

The Intersection of Growth Mindsets and Maker Education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I have a recent interest in both Growth Mindsets and Maker Education; and have blogged and presented on both of these topics.  As such and because of my passion for both of these area, I have been ...

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, September 30, 2014 10:30 PM

Where does growth mindset and maker education meet? Jackie Gerstein had created a great visual (see above) that looks at areas where both of these concepts come together.

Would you agree that valuing effort is a part of growth mindset and maker education? How about failure being approached as interactive?

Learn more about these intersections on two resources listed in this post and click through for a larger version of the image above or for a typed copy of the list.

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 4, 2014 3:44 PM

For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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A Handful of Good Chrome Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning ~ by Med Kharbach

A Handful of Good Chrome Tips for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning ~ by Med Kharbach | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Chrome is a powerful web browser to use for navigating the net. It is also popular among the education community as is evident from the huge interaction we receive each time we write about it. Chrome has a wide range of interesting features that make it ideal for educational uses. One of these features is third party extensions.There are some really useful educational extensions you and your students can use on Chrome to perform a number of things from saving numerous tabs in a single page to annotating and editing screenshots. Check out this page for some of our recommendations for Chrome educational extensions. You can also check Chrome Help section for more resources and guides on everything related to Chrome.
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28 ways Google’s new add-ons can help teachers in the classroom now ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes

28 ways Google’s new add-ons can help teachers in the classroom now ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Add-ons are Google’s shiny new set of tools for Documents and Spreadsheets, and they’re full of potential for educators.These add-ons are additional functions that can be installed and become available across all of your documents and sheets.

As with any feature still in its infancy, you’ll find that several add-ons are still buggy and a little slow. As developers get time to respond to problems, they’ll become more stable — and even more valuable.

There’s a lot that educators can do with many of these add-ons. Here’s a selection of several of them (not an exhaustive list) with benefits, drawbacks and things you can do with them. We’ll start with add-ons for Documents and then for Spreadsheets.
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Great iPad Apps for Creating Videos, Animations and Tutorials for Students ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes

Great iPad Apps for Creating Videos, Animations and Tutorials for Students ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
There are a variety of iPad apps that teachers can use to create different kinds of video materials. In this post, you will get to learn about the apps you can use to create different video projects. We have divided the video categories into three main sections: apps for creating tutorials for flipped classroom, apps for creating stop motion videos, and apps for creating documentary videos.
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The 5 Best Photoshop Alternatives That Are Totally Free ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes

The 5 Best Photoshop Alternatives That Are Totally Free ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

5 excellent Photoshop alternatives are listed and briefly described. -JL

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9 free apps for Common Core scaffolding | eSchool News | eSchool News

9 free apps for Common Core scaffolding | eSchool News | eSchool News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

description by NJ Department of Education


"This article focuses on nine free apps which can be utilized by educators when helping students navigate informational and literary texts as part of ELA Common Core-aligned lessons. The author suggests the apps can assist teachers with knowing “where students will need scaffolding as well as the type of scaffolding appropriate for the activity.”

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17 Fantastic Infographic Generators!

17 Fantastic Infographic Generators! | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Data is crucial. However, displaying a chunk of plain data can be monotonous. Infographics visualize plain data and make it visually more appealing. Data turned into infographic has a higher potential to go viral and be effective. While many of us are designers who can design amazing infographs, Infographic Generators can come in handy to Designers and non-designers alike. They can be a time saving resource. So here is a list of 17 fantastic Infographic Generators I compiled together:...


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Thank you for sharing my blog post! =)
Romain MAZUIR's curator insight, March 4, 4:10 PM

Useful infographic generators to improve your product communication #H2MWP

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, March 4, 4:59 PM

Great generators for making those Infographics for you class.

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Using 'Geography Education'

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"This story map was created with ArcGIS Online to guide users on how to get the most out of the Geography Education websites on Wordpress and Scoop.it."


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Kendra King's curator insight, January 28, 7:46 PM

Go to resource

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If it has Seth's name on it, it has to be great!

fizzobsequious's curator insight, February 16, 2:40 AM

nice

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iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius

iPads + project based learning = limitless possibilities - Daily Genius | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Though more than two years into my school’s implementation of project based learning, yesterday, I found myself excited all over again. I was helping a second grade teacher enhance her landforms PBL by using Padlet as part of the KWL process and suddenly realized that this approach to student-centered learning has truly become a part of who we are as a school.

My adventures in combining PBLs and iPads began with a gift of two carts. I had just started taking the PBLU online courses when the head of our independent pre-k through eighth grade school challenged each grade-level team to teach one unit using the PBL approach while finding authentic ways to draw in iPads. As the lower school technology integration person, I immediately went on a quest to find a guinea pig willing to plan and co-teach a PBL unit incorporating iPads. This is the story of that first experience. . .

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Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, October 18, 2014 1:05 PM

Ideas for PBL in elementary classrooms!

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, October 19, 2014 8:59 PM

Thx John Evans!

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Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit

Social Media in Education: Resource Toolkit | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This collection of blogs, articles, and videos aims to help educators deploy social-media tools to develop professionally, connect with parents and communities, and engage students in 21st-century learning.

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iPad Summit San Diego 2015 - EdTechTeacher iPad Summits ~ Presenters' materials

iPad Summit San Diego 2015 - EdTechTeacher iPad Summits ~ Presenters' materials | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"All the presenter's materials are linked from their sessions below.


Thank you San Diego!Thank you to all who joined us in San Diego February 9-11, 2015, at the San Diego Convention Center. This year's event was a huge success featuring NEW conference strands, session types, and Pre-Conference Workshops plus inspiring keynotes and presentations."


Jim Lerman's insight: edtechteacher is a wonderful organization that does outstanding work with and for educators. They walk the talk by sharing a great deal of their resources, setting a terrific example for the profession. The presentation materials for presenters at this conference are all here.

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4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space ~ eductopia ~ Beth Holland

4 Tips to Transform Your Learning Space ~ eductopia ~ Beth Holland | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Attract students to libraries and other rooms of learning by creating agile, inviting spaces with makerspace elements and, most importantly, a community feeling.


Lots of clever and engaging ideas here. What fun! -JL

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11 Good Chrome Extensions for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning ~ by Med Kharbach

11 Good Chrome Extensions for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning ~ by Med Kharbach | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Today I am sharing with you a list of handy Chrome extensions that you can use to improve your browsing experience. Using these add-ons, you will be able to do a wide variety of tasks  : from archiving web pages for offline reading to printing web content in clean formats. For more Chrome extensions that are specifically curated for teachers and students, visit the Educational Chrome Extensions section here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning.
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This Is How to Search Chrome Web Store for Educational Apps and Extensions ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

This Is How to Search Chrome Web Store for Educational Apps and Extensions ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Med Kharbach


"Chrome web store is the go-to platform when looking for educational Chrome apps and extensions. The store features a wide variety of apps covering different categories from productivity to entertainment. We have already featured several of these apps in previous posts and we have also a separate section in this blog where teachers can have access  to the best educational Chrome apps out there. Today, however, we are sharing with you this excellent video from Google to walk you through the process of looking for apps and extensions in Chrome web store. You will get to learn how to search for extensions using different criteria including popularity and categories. Have a look and share with your colleagues."

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15 Awesome Tutorial Websites that Educators will Love ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes

15 Awesome Tutorial Websites that Educators will Love ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If I were forced to choose an aspect of the internet that made it simply indispensable, it would definitely be its availability as a huge learning resource. 20 years ago, who would have thought that one would have easy access to already completed business documents, research papers from world class universities, free encyclopedias and some great books, no matter where you are located in the world.

The internet also boasts of accommodating tutorials to absolutely anything. Here are 15 such super-useful sites with which to improve your skills in the classroom, and in life.
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8 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes

8 New Educational Web Tools for Teachers ~ CubicStone ~ by Carlos Reyes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Below is a list of some of the best new educational web tools we have identified recently. Most of these tools have already been reviewed by different edubloggers, but If you haven't gotten a chance to keep up with the latest releases in the world of educational technology, the curated selection below will help you catch up.
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2015 Content Review Team Application Survey ~ EdReports.org

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via NJ Department of Education


"EdReports.org is a nonprofit organization seeking experienced educators to write reviews of Common Core–aligned Mathematics and ELA curricular materials to share on their website. Applications are still being considered on a rolling basis."


$2000 stipend is being offered. -JL

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GeoGebra: Available free for non-commercial users

GeoGebra: Available free for non-commercial users | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"GeoGebra is dynamic mathematics software for all levels of education that brings together geometry, algebra, spreadsheets, graphing, statistics and calculus in one easy-to-use package. GeoGebra is a rapidly expanding community of millions of users located in just about every country. GeoGebra has become the leading provider of dynamic mathematics software, supporting science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education and innovations in teaching and learning worldwide."


Now available for tablets and desktops, coming soon for phones. -JL


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How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC]

How To Create A Perfect Tweet [INFOGRAPHIC] | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Much has been written about how to write the perfect tweet, from what link shortener to use to how many characters to leave room for retweets.
Now the folks at Neomobile have tried their hand at creating a guide to composing the perfect tweet.

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, March 4, 10:44 AM

Great advice-especially using goo.gl or bit.ly to shorten web addresses and reminding folks to only use 2 hashtags-otherwise your tweet looks like spam.. 

Scott Berry's curator insight, March 4, 1:11 PM

Can't get enough of research on how to write the perfect tweet!

Jarrod Johnson's curator insight, March 4, 5:00 PM

Put this poster up on your classroom wall to help students, and staff, who are tweeting.

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9 questions about the Israel-Palestine conflict you were too embarrassed to ask

9 questions about the Israel-Palestine conflict you were too embarrassed to ask | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Yes, one of the questions is "Why are Israelis and Palestinians fighting?"

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Stephen Zimmett's curator insight, February 25, 5:42 PM

an interesting article

Nathalie Mercken's curator insight, February 26, 3:19 AM

ajouter votre aperçu ...

aitouaddaC's curator insight, February 26, 10:14 AM

And not only students !

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Google previews new features for Contacts; brings new interface, easier management ~ androidcenteral ~ by Dan Thorp-Lancaster

Google previews new features for Contacts; brings new interface, easier management ~ androidcenteral ~ by Dan Thorp-Lancaster | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Released as a preview today, and rolling out to Gmail over the next few weeks, the new Google Contacts comes with a fresh new interface, along with a number of new ways to interact with and organize your contact information.


"Overall, the experience is much cleaner and easier to manage than before. For example, one of the major pain points in managing a contact list is dealing with the inevitable duplicate listings that pop up. Google has made it a bit easier to deal with these duplicates by implementing a "Find Duplicates" feature that will automatically seek them out and offer up an option to quickly merge them. Additionally, Google says that it will now automatically keep contact information up-to-date by merging information from your contacts' Google profiles with what you already have."

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Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics ~ U.S. National Academy of Sciences ~ Scott Freeman, et. al.

Active learning increases student performance in science, engineering, and mathematics ~ U.S. National Academy of Sciences ~ Scott Freeman, et. al. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
To test the hypothesis that lecturing maximizes learning and course performance, we metaanalyzed 225 studies that reported data on examination scores or failure rates when comparing student performance in undergraduate science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses under traditional lecturing versus active learning. The effect sizes indicate that on average, student performance on examinations and concept inventories increased by 0.47 SDs under active learning (n = 158 studies), and that the odds ratio for failing was 1.95 under traditional lecturing (n = 67 studies). These results indicate that average examination scores improved by about 6% in active learning sections, and that students in classes with traditional lecturing were 1.5 times more likely to fail than were students in classes with active learning. Heterogeneity analyses indicated that both results hold across the STEM disciplines, that active learning increases scores on concept inventories more than on course examinations, and that active learning appears effective across all class sizes—although the greatest effects are in small (n ≤ 50) classes. Trim and fill analyses and fail-safe n calculations suggest that the results are not due to publication bias. The results also appear robust to variation in the methodological rigor of the included studies, based on the quality of controls over student quality and instructor identity. This is the largest and most comprehensive metaanalysis of undergraduate STEM education published to date. The results raise questions about the continued use of traditional lecturing as a control in research studies, and support active learning as the preferred, empirically validated teaching practice in regular classrooms.
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3 Ways to use Google Tools in Art & Art History Classes - Daily Genius ~ by Jennifer Carey

3 Ways to use Google Tools in Art & Art History Classes - Daily Genius ~ by Jennifer Carey | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google has become one of the most popular tools in schools today. With its broad and flexible system of apps, there are many ways to adapt them into a classroom to help you explore new and dynamic ways of presenting materials or having students build projects! If you teach in the art department (with either Studio Art or Art History), here are three ways to use Google to facilitate your classroom workflow and to allow students to showcase their work.
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The History 2.0 Classroom: Living Comics with iPads ~ edtechteacher ~ by Greg Kulowiec

The History 2.0 Classroom: Living Comics with iPads ~ edtechteacher ~ by Greg Kulowiec | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Lots of experimentation lately with Green Screen by DoInk because of their recent update that allows videos to be pinched and resized within the app. This allows for some creativity that was previously not possible with this device..."Living Comic Strips"

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