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Presentation Assistant for Doing Presentations, Teaching and Demo

Presentation Assistant for Doing Presentations, Teaching and Demo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The presentation aid software allows you to highlight, zoom, spotlight, capture and annotate screen that can aid during presentations.


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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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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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Aarathi Venkataraman's curator insight, March 3, 12:19 PM

I would read #infographics all day - super informative, easy to read and pleasing to the eye. These generators make them easy to produce.

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight, Today, 3:22 AM

Infographics are the new 146 characters powerpoints...
God save our "Information Society"!

PixelatingBits's comment, Today, 7:31 AM
Thank you for sharing my blog post! =)
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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

Rich Schultz's curator insight, February 11, 11:20 AM

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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The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius ~ by Jeff Dunn

The cheat sheet to choosing effective education apps - Daily Genius ~ by Jeff Dunn | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Getting students active in the classroom is a tough task for any teacher. But there’s a silver bullet that is, quite literally, silver. It’s the Apple iPad and this expensive, silver, and engaging device is making its way into classrooms around the world.

Since there’s such a push to bring apps into the classroom, it’s time to figure out which ones are right for you. I threw together this cheat sheet to choosing education apps that will hopefully help you quickly choose what works (and what doesn’t).

So what are some of the best education apps for active learning? What are the top ways to get students actively engaged and interacting with one another? There are some seriously amazing iPad apps that are terrific for project-based learning, active engagement, and even flipped classrooms.
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Edudemic's Guide to Flipped Classrooms for 2015 | Edudemic

Edudemic's Guide to Flipped Classrooms for 2015 | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
For the past few years, Edudemic has covered the rise of the flipped classroom and its subsequent evolution. Each year, we find that more teachers are testing this new learning strategy and creating new ways to improve current methods.

While some teachers are trying it out for the first time this fall, others who used the flipped classroom method in 2013 are making changes to build on their lesson plans for the 2014-15 school year. Read this brief guide to learn why flipped learning is an increasingly popular choice, and review a few steps for teachers wanting to try it out.
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50 Resources For Teaching With iPads

50 Resources For Teaching With iPads | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This will include resources from all of the best sources, from Apple’s own stuff to TeachThought to edutopia to MindShift to DMLCentral to Jackie Gerstein and more. We can update it, or make it a wiki to crowdsource the process, or you can add suggestions in the comments below. Based on the activity of the comments, and the sharing of the post, we’ll decide how to handle it moving forward.
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50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers

50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
50 Of The Best Google Chrome Extensions For Teachers


"What Is The Benefit Of An Extension For Teachers?

They can make things simple, more accessible, more visible, more compelling, more convenient–there are dozens of potential benefits to you in your classroom. Clip a web page to Evernote with a single button push. Look up a reference. Model for students how to add a citation. Send a link to colleagues without opening another tab. Find a useful resource for a lesson? Scoop it. Tweet it. Pin It. Find a post you want to read? Don’t email it to yourself–use Pocket.


The criteria we used to choose each extension? The extension had to increase your efficiency, provide a benefit to content/curriculum, allow you to connect with other teachers/parents/students, or enhance your workflow as an educator. If it has the potential to meet one of these four criteria, it was included."

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Makerspace Resources ~ Renovated Learning ~ by Diana Rendina

Makerspace Resources ~ Renovated Learning ~ by Diana Rendina | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

I've compiled some of my best Makerspace resources onto this page.  I've been researching this topic extensively, and I will continue to add resources as I discover them."


Excellent list of links! -JL

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Thanks for sharing!

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STEMSeeds9: Lesson Ideas with Kevin Jarrett ~ by Wesley Freyer

STEMSeeds9: Lesson Ideas with Kevin Jarrett ~ by Wesley Freyer | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This is an archived Google Hangout video and audio recording of a STEMseeds interview with elementary teacher Kevin Jarrett (@kjarrett), discussing STEM lesson plans and project ideas, his educational philosophy setting up his classroom, how he’s been using MinecraftEDU in class and more! Check out our shownotes for links to referenced resources, there are a LOT of great ones from this show!
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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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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.


Learn more:


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/06/27/how-to-use-twitter-with-success-for-education-and-more/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/02/20/what-you-should-know-about-twitter-chats/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/06/07/twitter-chat-security-risks-smbs-face/


https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/08/29/twitter-chat-the-economic-impact-of-cybercrime/


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Web Design & Development

#Jakarta #WebDesign #WebDeveloper #GraphicsDesign #News

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Becky Roehrs's curator insight, Today, 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.. 

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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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The 25 best education apps for connected classrooms - Daily Genius

The 25 best education apps for connected classrooms - Daily Genius | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"...we polled the Daily Genius community via social media and then curated a list of the most popular apps being used in classrooms right now. This list was compiled over the course of several months and involved a lengthy and complex Google Drive Sheet. We then boiled the list down to the top 25 (there were more than 250 submissions) apps that saw enough votes to warrant an inclusion in this list.

"What follows is the result of this effort. It’s a curated list that was built not by us – but by you. The community. That’s the whole idea behind Daily Genius by the way. It’s a professional learning community where you can easily share your expertise with the world by simply submitting an article here."

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10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom | Edudemic ~ by Amanda Ronan

10 Free Resources for Flipping Your Classroom | Edudemic ~ by Amanda Ronan | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Alternative modes of delivering classroom instruction are all the rage. We’ve got face to face models, labs, rotations, online-only, self-blend & flipped.
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14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom ~ edutopia ~ by Monica Burns

14 Virtual Tools for the Math Classroom ~ edutopia ~ by Monica Burns | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
More and more classrooms are gaining access to technology that can be used with students. Whether you're modeling a lesson, creating stations, or working in a one-to-one classroom, virtual tools can promote student engagement while increasing academic success.

Here are some apps for iPads -- along with a few other tips -- that can transform your daily lessons and are definitely worth checking out!
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3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving ~ teachthought ~ by Peps McCrea

3 Ways Personal Learning Networks Are Evolving ~ teachthought ~ by Peps McCrea | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"The concept of a Personal Learning Network (PLN) is a familiar concept these days. Yet, the nature of Personal Learning Networks is evolving as the range of tools available to support them increases, and our rapport with those tools becomes more sophisticated.


"The aim of this post is to outline the changes that appear to be taking shape, and to offer some practical strategies for teachers to supercharge their Personal Learning Networks."

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Google+ is dead! Long live Photos and Streams and Hangouts ~ Neowin ~ by Vlad Dudau

Google+ is dead! Long live Photos and Streams and Hangouts ~ Neowin ~ by Vlad Dudau | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google+ was never the popular kid in school, and it looks like Google is finally ready to give up on the project and break it apart into services that people might actually want to use.

After a few rumors came forth, mainly thanks to an interview with Sundar Pichai, it’s now official: Google+ will be broken up into services. The confirmation came from Bradley Horowitz who announced he’s now the head of Photos and Streams, two elements of G+ that have now been spun off.

Interestingly enough, Pichai mentioned in his interview that Stream, Photos and Hangouts were each seen as individual powerful products. So far we haven’t heard what Google plans to do with Hangouts, arguably one of the more popular aspects of G+, but we’re sure that the product is here to stay, perhaps in some integrated way with YouTube.

We’re bound to learn more today, as Google is hosting an event in the afternoon.
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Free online course: Learn How to Invent Anything ~ littleBits

Free online course: Learn How to Invent Anything ~ littleBits | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

At littleBits we believe in empowering more people around the world to be creators and not just consumers of technology. That is why we deeply care about supporting our community in their learning journey as makers. And starting today we are offering a FREE online course to help anyone around the world learn how to #InventAnything using littleBits.


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"The course is free, online, and open to anyone who wants to participate. It is peer-powered by P2PU, and you can follow the five week curriculum starting on February 23rd or join in later if you want to go at your own pace. This course has been created to reach both those who are brand new to littleBits, as well as those with some experience points. At the end you will graduate with exclusive bitSTAR status, joining the leaders league of our community and unlocking a 20% discount."

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