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Presentation Assistant for Doing Presentations, Teaching and Demo

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


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How To Set Up Your XBMC Media Center [and cut the cord to cable] ~ makeuseof

How To Set Up Your XBMC Media Center [and cut the cord to cable] ~ makeuseof | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Justin Pot


"XBMC is the ultimate media center software, because it gives you a single interface for accessing all of your media from all of these different places. Even better: it does so using a remote-friendly interface, so with a few taps of your remote you can browse your digital collection of music and videos, explore some of the most popular media sites on the web or check out live Internet TV from around the world. Set up properly, XBMC can do just about anything you’d want your TV to be able to do online – from Hulu to your movie collection, from YouTube to live sports you’ve bought an online subscription for."


Jim Lerman's insight: This is a complete guide to using the XBMC media center to easily manage all of your online media content...no cable TV needed any more.

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New Learning Times : Article Multimedia Matters

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by Meredith Powers


"How do you engage college students and encourage critical thinking in the classroom and beyond? A recent study examined how to integrate multimedia assignments in an introductory college course, and focused on engaging students, promoting media literacy, and advancing critical thinking. The assignments afforded students considerable creative license, and allowed them to choose their own topics, groups, and final presentation style."

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More Class Time with Flipped Learning ~ Edutopia News

More Class Time with Flipped Learning ~ Edutopia News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

3 arrticles by Jon Bergmann and Aaron Sams, the teachers most responsible for popularizing the Flipped Classroom

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Understanding Composition for Better Website Photos

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In my first article for the Inspiration Center, we discussed some of the important basics for taking good photographs. Now let’s take a look at a few elements specific to composition that can...

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30+ Websites to Download Free Photos

30+ Websites to Download Free Photos | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you are a blogger looking for free photos to use in your blog posts or a designer looking for free photography to use in your designs, then check out the websites below and you will find the best free stock photos.   All of the photos that you will find on the websites below […]

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Gary Harwell's curator insight, October 26, 1:18 AM

It's always good to have a place where we can get free photos.

David Adanero's curator insight, October 26, 5:01 PM
De la photo enveutu-envoila.
juanjovilar's curator insight, November 3, 5:01 AM

Websites donde podrás descargar imágenes sin royalties.

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5 top tech tools of 2014 | eSchool News | eSchool News

5 top tech tools of 2014 | eSchool News | eSchool News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Laura Devaney


"Some of the year’s top ed-tech tools include a free slideshow creator, a reading tool with embedded assessments, and an adaptive math practice game. How many of 2014’s top tools have you used?

"During an edWeb webinar, Ruth Okoye, a Common Sense Graphite Certified Educator, offered insight on five of the top ed-tech tools from Graphite, a free service from Common Sense Education that helps educators choose tools and resources for students."

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A Very Helpful Rubric to Help You Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Very Helpful Rubric to Help You Integrate Twitter in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Med Kharbach


"A few days ago we shared with you a set of useful  tips to help you integrate Twitter in your instruction. Today, we have come across this wonderful rubric created by University of Wisconsin that can be a very good addition to the resources we have been featuring here on the educational use of Twitter."

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Math and Science Engagement: Identifying the Processes and Psychological Theories that Underlie Successful Social-Psychological Interventions - Nancy K. Stano

Jim Lerman's insight: An important and well-researched paper.

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 16, 1:56 AM

Math and Science Engagement: Identifying the Processes and Psychological Theories that Underlie Successful Social-Psychological<wbr></wbr> Interventions - Nancy K. Stano

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Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teachers Handbook on Creative Commons and Copyright ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Five free video editors that deliver impressive results

Five free video editors that deliver impressive results | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
You don't have to buy expensive software to handle small business video editing tasks. The tools on this list will help you quickly put together professional-quality videos -- for free.

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PortMacOnline's curator insight, December 13, 9:03 PM

Some great resources, all free, and something for every platform, so nobody is left out.

Richard Samson's curator insight, December 15, 6:50 AM

Good to keep up to date with this field.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, December 15, 8:43 AM

Interessant lijstje video editing webapps die je gratis en online kan gebruiken.

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8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech - InformationWeek

8 STEM Websites To Excite Kids About Tech - InformationWeek | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Kevin Casey


" We've rounded up eight fun sites (in no particular order) for early STEM learners here, from programming to engineering to cybersecurity to outer space."

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Nearpod: Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom

Nearpod: Create, Engage, Assess through Mobile Devices. | Interactive Lessons | Mobile Learning | Apps for Education | iPads in the Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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"If you're a teacher who uses technology as a way to present information in a creative and engaging way, then Nearpod might be a welcome addition to your interactive curriculum. It combines presentation, collaboration, and real-time assessment tools into a single, integrated program. Users can create their own presentations or select from a number of Ready-to-Use Nearpods. Note, there are four pricing options for education users- the Silver Edition is free. Nearpod is multiplatform, allowing teachers and students to interact through iOS devices, Android devices, Windows 8.1 devices, tablets, and any PC or MAC."

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The Close Reading of Poetry | A Practical Introduction and Guide to Explication

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"This handy guide from University of Victoria English professors G. Kim Blank and Magdalena Kay, provides a well-composed and insightful rubric for reading poetry. While the introduction points out that there is no single way to read a poem, the rest of the entry provides some important tips. For instance, when interpreting, it's important to continually reference the poem as it stands. The authors expound on ten themes: Title, Key Words & Tone, Word Order, Figurative Language: Imagery, Sound: Rhythm & Rhyme, Speaker & Voice, Time & Setting, Symbol, Form, and Ideas & Theme. The site is especially suited for late high school and early college students, but it can also help clarify the interpretation of poetry for anyone who loves to read."

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Edit Photos Just Like In Photoshop: You CAN Do That On A Chromebook! ~ makeuseof

Edit Photos Just Like In Photoshop: You CAN Do That On A Chromebook! ~ makeuseof | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Daniel Price


"Chromebooks are fantastic machines. As the quality of the apps in the Chrome Web Store improves they’re becoming increasingly capable of doing everything that your primary PC or Mac can do, but for a fraction of the cost. Their security, ease of use, and portability is rapidly making them a popular choice for schools, businesses, and university students – all of whom are taking note of their advantages.


"In the previous piece in this series we looked at how, contrary to some people’s opinions, Chromebooks can play Google Play movies and television shows when offline. The latest installment in our mini-series looks at the wide choice of high quality photo editors that are available to all Chrome users."

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11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading ~ Edutopia

11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading ~ Edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Todd Finley


"Rather than intimidating...readers with ancient pedagogy, encourage and empower them with livelier strategies such as partner reading or the manic Crazy Professor Game."


Jim Lerman's insight: Although written for elementary teachers, this piece has wide applicability in secondary classrooms as well.

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Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future

Gamification in Education: Top 10 Gamification Case Studies that will Change our Future | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The Top 10 Education Gamification Examples according to Pioneer and Stanford Lecturer Yu-kai Chou is 1. Duolingo 2. Ribbon Hero 3. Class Dojo 4....

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Chris Carter's curator insight, December 15, 7:35 PM

"Accio broom!"

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 16, 10:55 AM

Le gamification reste un grand mot sans les finances qui peuvent soutenir ce genre de projet en informatique. Depuis toujours les jeux de rôles, et autres activités ludiques sont faites au cours, mais l'ordinateur rajoute une couche spécifique.

Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, December 17, 1:59 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

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30 amazing data viz galleries everyone should follow

30 amazing data viz galleries everyone should follow | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Showcasing the best examples and practices, these are the online galleries to keep up with

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Prachtig wat je allemaal met data kan doen!

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Creating an Engine for Breakthrough Innovation in STEM Education | Office of Innovation and Improvement

Creating an Engine for Breakthrough Innovation in STEM Education | Office of Innovation and Improvement | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

from the website

by Russell Schilling


"Every organization can benefit from an internal group that focuses on promoting and creating game-changing innovations. At the Department of Education, a new STEM office is working hard to build the foundation for an advanced research infrastructure that can uncover breakthrough innovations to benefit schools, educators, and students. Click here or on the above title to learn more from Russell Shilling, executive director of the STEM office."

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10 must-read K-12 studies from 2014 ~ Education Dive

10 must-read K-12 studies from 2014 ~ Education Dive | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Allie Gross


"It's often easy to take the nation's education debates at face value, but truly understanding them requires a familiarity with a wide array of evidence and data. More often than not, the stats in the reports and studies behind state and national conversations speak better than opinion pieces on why a particular method or policy is great.

"In 2014, a slew of studies tackled topics ranging from the school-to-prison pipeline to the arts' decreasing presence in schools. To help minimize the clutter, we've rounded up 10 of the most interesting."

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Elaine Roberts, Ph.D's curator insight, December 18, 7:10 AM

Educational policy is complex. The way we insist on politicizing education seems to serve only to make creation of policy and its implementation even more complex, and probably too often unnecessary. The more we know and understand about national education concerns, the better informed we might be for actual meaningful discussions and actions.

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Who Gets to Graduate? ~ NY Times

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by Paul Tough


"When you look at the national statistics on college graduation rates, there are two big trends that stand out right away. The first is that there are a whole lot of students who make it to college — who show up on campus and enroll in classes — but never get their degrees. More than 40 percent of American students who start at four-year colleges haven’t earned a degree after six years. If you include community-college students in the tabulation, the dropout rate is more than half, worse than any other country except Hungary.

"The second trend is that whether a student graduates or not seems to depend today almost entirely on just one factor — how much money his or her parents make. To put it in blunt terms: Rich kids graduate; poor and working-class kids don’t. Or to put it more statistically: About a quarter of college freshmen born into the bottom half of the income distribution will manage to collect a bachelor’s degree by age 24, while almost 90 percent of freshmen born into families in the top income quartile will go on to finish their degree."


Jim Lerman's insight: For anyone interested in or concerned about college enrollment and completion, this article is absolutely essential reading.

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Search Twitter for Educational Content | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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The Digital Learning Wheel

The Digital Learning Wheel | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Ring of Technologies is a beautiful visual wheel that displays a host of learning goals together with some examples of web tools to achieve them. To me this work (created and shared by UAF eLearning Faculty Resources) represents the core of digitally-based learning. It also chimes in with what we have said about purposeful use of technology in instruction. Having clear goals about what you want to target in your teaching using technology will definitely help your learners make the best of that technology.

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The Best Calendar Apps for Setting Your Agenda for the Days Ahead ~ NY Times

The Best Calendar Apps for Setting Your Agenda for the Days Ahead ~ NY Times | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Kit Eastojn


"SMARTPHONES are slimmer and smarter calendar managers and event planners than the options of yore. But not all calendar apps are created equal.

"Sunrise is my favorite. Instead of merely being an old-fashioned calendar in digital form, Sunrise adds features that prove how a powerful net-connected calendar can do so much more to keep you organized."

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Searching for the Best Weather App Among Weather Underground, Weatherbug and More ~ NY Times

Searching for the Best Weather App Among Weather Underground, Weatherbug and More ~ NY Times | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The technology for weather apps for iPhones and Android phones is evolving quickly. But not all apps are created equal.
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Latin Music USA | PBS

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WGBH Boston makes it easy to enjoy the popular series, Latin Music USA, even without a television. Explore the Music provides visitors the opportunity to delve into Latin genres like Salsa, Mambo, Tejano Rock, and Latin Jazz. The Resources section includes all types of material, from books to websites to a complete song list for the show - with artist names and song titles linked to the episodes in which they appeared. There's also a 12-page viewing guide with activities for kids and families, and artists categorized by genre - Los Lobos and Carlos Santana in Chicano Rock; Marc Antony and Ruben Blades in Salsa. And of course readers can watch the show online or buy the whole series and soundtrack on DVD and CD.

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