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Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Capture, Record, Edit and Post-Produce Audio & Video with the New ScreenFlow 4

 

 


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Sam Seegars's curator insight, April 26, 2013 11:30 AM

desktop tools for video production keep getting better and better.

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 5, 2013 2:36 PM

A nw videocasting tool!

Susan Kay Daniels's comment, May 14, 2013 11:33 PM
This is something worth looking into. A great price too. Thanks for this scoop. Warmly, Susan
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Men Are From Google+ And LinkedIn, Women Are From Twitter And Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Men Are From Google+ And LinkedIn, Women Are From Twitter And Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Men Are From Google+ And LinkedIn, Women Are From Twitter And Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

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malek's curator insight, April 26, 2013 9:04 AM

When Mars and Venus go online

Stuart Shulman's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:34 AM

Infograph seduction happens...

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Getting Your Classroom Up and Running

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Stephanie Sandifer's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:05 AM

I have been too busy lately to share this great new development at Wikispaces, so I want to take a few minutes this morning to do just that...

 

Wikispaces has announced a wonderful new feature for educators called Wikispaces Classroom.  Wikispaces was already a powerful and easy-to-use tool for collaboration, but now it includes features that teachers will find even more useful for using the Wikispaces platform for a wide variety of learning experiences.

 

This blog post on the Wikispaces blog provides some essential "getting started" information and I encourage you to explore how to use Wikispaces Classroom with your students today!

 

For more information about Wikispaces Classroom, check out these recent blog posts directly from the Wikispaces team:

 

Announcing Wikispaces Classroom - http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/announcing-wikispaces-classroom.html

 

Keeping it Simple With Wikispaces Classroom - 

http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/keeping-it-simple-with-wikispaces-classroom.html

 

Wikispaces Classroom: Formative Assessment - http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/wikispaces-classroom-formative-assessment.html

 

Wikispaces Classroom: News Feed - http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/wikispaces-classroom-news-feed.html

 

Stephanie Sandifer's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:06 AM

I have been too busy lately to share this great new development at Wikispaces, so I want to take a few minutes this morning to do just that...

 

Wikispaces has announced a wonderful new feature for educators called Wikispaces Classroom.  Wikispaces was already a powerful and easy-to-use tool for collaboration, but now it includes features that teachers will find even more useful for using the Wikispaces platform for a wide variety of learning experiences.

 

This blog post on the Wikispaces blog provides some essential "getting started" information and I encourage you to explore how to use Wikispaces Classroom with your students today!

 

For more information about Wikispaces Classroom, check out these recent blog posts directly from the Wikispaces team:

 

Announcing Wikispaces Classroom - http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/announcing-wikispaces-classroom.html

 

Keeping it Simple With Wikispaces Classroom - 

http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/keeping-it-simple-with-wikispaces-classroom.html

 

Wikispaces Classroom: Formative Assessment - http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/wikispaces-classroom-formative-assessment.html

 

Wikispaces Classroom: News Feed - http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/wikispaces-classroom-news-feed.html

Tom Perran's curator insight, April 29, 2013 6:29 AM

New tool from wikispaces to help you build your class

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Movenote - video presentation creator

Movenote - video presentation creator | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The Movenote app lets you record video alongside documents or pictures to create an integrated video presentation with slides.   

Creating presentations is easy and fast. Simply record video with your device and swipe to synchronize the slides to the video. Presentations are shared by sending a link to the recipient and can be viewed without the app.


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:29 PM

This is a great tool. I've downloaded it to my Samsung tablet can't wait to put it to good use!

 

Domitilla Enders's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:35 AM

Great tool to mix it up in the classroom

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s comment, June 24, 2013 3:42 AM
thanks for the scoop, super tool to ork creatively in the classroom
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MapStory : Welcome!

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MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history.


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Guille Florian's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:25 AM

Excellent tool

Lois A Bolin, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 28, 2013 10:07 AM

The City of Naples WEB APP used a storyboard which tell the story of naples development via a map--- map story is similiar.  Should make us think how we need to get georgraphy back into schools integrated with history and ecnonmics.

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Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You

Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In the near future of search, you won't be looking for Internet content anymore - it will be looking for you.
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Building Creativity with Bloxy HD

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The iPad has long been used to help kids be creative, with a huge array of different apps to get their imaginative juices flowing. One of the newer apps that is promoting creativity by using a building-style gaming platform is Bloxy HD.


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Sokikom: Massively Multiplayer Online Math Social Learning Game

Sokikom: Massively Multiplayer Online Math Social Learning Game | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Sokikom is a massively multiplayer online math social learning game designed to help students in grades 1-6 build skills while developing a love for learning math. Integrated with a classroom management tool similar to ClassDojo, teachers can optionally use both products.


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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods. However, with new upgrades in touch technology, and the emphasis on Common Core State Standards and school reform in general, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple- and Android-based education apps for 2013.

 

"This year’s list includes some of the most highly rated apps, both by educators and by parents, and features a range that spans from interactive iBooks to current images of the universe, and from free video software to award-winning STEM curricula.

 

"For every app we’ve listed, we’ve included a brief description, device compatibility, suggested use, features, price, and a link to a more in-depth summary with an option to purchase on iTunes or Google Play.

Don’t see an app you love on this list? Be sure to let us know—or leave a suggestion in the comment section."

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60 brilliant examples of infographics

60 brilliant examples of infographics | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Infographics are everywhere, and cover everything from biscuit-dunking to what makes Olympic swimmers tick. We've trawled the web to find the best of the bunch - just look what we've uncovered!

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Robin Martin's curator insight, April 28, 2013 8:24 PM

Thanks for the share. Love this for examples and ideas!

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My 24 Most-Used Education Apps (What Are Yours?) - Edudemic

My 24 Most-Used Education Apps (What Are Yours?) - Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Posted by Jeff Dunn

 

The Apple iPad is one of the biggest things we all talk about when it comes to education technology. It’s nothing new. But what is new is that amount of sharing teachers are doing around the world about what iPad apps work best for them. Some create lists of their favorite apps, others share screenshots using the old ‘home button + lock button’ feature on the iPad.

 

I see a few iPad screenshots here and there in my Twitter feed on a regular basis. But when I saw the most recent shot from Rob Brocklebank, I just had to add it to Edudemic. He shared the 24 (all the apps you can fit on one screen without using folders) most-used and favorite iPad apps for teachers.

 

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Add Voice Comments to Google Documents | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Richard Byrne

 

"The sharing and commenting features in Google Documents are fantastic for giving students feedback about their work. Likewise, those features are great for students to use for peer editing. But if you want to really add your voice to then you'll want to add the Voice Comments application from Learn.ly to your Google Drive account. Thanks to a Tweet from Alec Couros I learned about a Google Documents voice comment tutorial produced by Jennifer Roberts. Her video tutorial is embedded below."

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John Purificati's curator insight, April 25, 2013 8:10 PM

Looking forward to trying this.

Nancy Jones's curator insight, April 27, 2013 1:29 PM

Google comes up with so many great tools! This is one i want to try.

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How to Export Google Reader Feeds And Data | Make Tech Easier

How to Export Google Reader Feeds And Data | Make Tech Easier | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you are looking for a simple way to export Google Reader data and feeds, give Google Takeout a try and use your feeds on any other service.
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Ever since Google announced the demise of Reader, I've been looking for a replacement. I've tried several, and come up short. Today I decided to look at The Old Reader, which mimics "the old Google Reader" quite well. it's not quite as modern as the current Google Reader, but the fact that it looks so much like Google Reader makes me willing to forgive this slight lack of functionality. But then, The Old Reader is quite new and is probably working on some new bells and whistes right now (but not too many, I hope). I think I'm going to stick wih this one for awhile.

 

In trying to move my something like 75 RSS feeds from Google Reader to The Old Reader, I came across this article/guide that made the process as easy as pie. Thought someone else might benefit from this good advice too. Google Takeout seems like quite a nifty tool (when you read the article, you'll know what I mean.}

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Swipe - simple, easy, elegant presentations.

Swipe - simple, easy, elegant presentations. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Swipe is the easiest way to create beautiful presentations on the web. Use any device to present, and share to anyone on any device live. And it's completely free!


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What Does That Meme? Understanding These 10 Tech Buzzwords

What Does That Meme? Understanding These 10 Tech Buzzwords | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Keeping pace with today's tech jargon can be daunting, but with a little guidance you'll find it's not difficult to keep up.

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Catalina Elena Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, May 10, 2013 2:01 PM
Really great,thanks for sharing!!!
Jane Schmude's curator insight, May 27, 2013 7:56 PM

This is helpful to understand some of these words floating around...like Crowdsourcing - raising money for small business/creative projects through social media. Perhaps school lbraries could take advantage of some new ways to fundraise through social media.

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, July 10, 2013 7:16 PM

Didn't know about Bacn, but glad to learn where meme's come from.

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A Great Guide on Teaching Students about Digital Footprint ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Wizard Tool for Searching

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This tool is built on Google's Advanced Search and conducts a Google search with the keywords that you fill in for each field. As you type, WATCH as the Wizard builds your query in the search box above. Then click Search. Evaluate the results and revise your keywords to get the best results for your topic!


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 26, 2013 7:43 PM

Think of this as Google Training Wheels!  This advanced search help page will guide you though the hidden search features of Google. Click the question mark for context sensitive help and tips.

Christine Bushong's curator insight, May 7, 2013 8:11 AM
Dennis T OConnor's insight:

Think of this as Google Training Wheels!  This advanced search help page will guide you though the hidden search features of Google. Click the question mark for context sensitive help and tips.

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Find Good Images and Vector Illustrations with Freepik: The Free Image Search Engine

Find Good Images and Vector Illustrations with Freepik: The Free Image Search Engine | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Download thousands of FREE vectors, stock photos, HD photos and PSD

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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 2:55 AM

add your insight...

 
Paco Arcoleo's comment, May 14, 2013 6:16 PM
serioooo Robin, ricondivido mtr davvero utilissimo! Grandeee, grazie! :D
Robin Good's comment, May 14, 2013 6:28 PM
A te Paco!
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Activities to Build Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students | Edutopia

Activities to Build Social and Emotional Skills in Elementary Students | Edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Randy Taran

 

"Happiness is something we all want, and new research shows that happiness and well-being can be taught! But who has time to teach happiness when there is so much else to cram into a school day? At the university level, we see courses at Harvard and University of Southern California on the Science of Happiness. There are good reasons why those courses are among these schools' most popular classes. Happier people tend to be healthier, moreproductive, more generous and kinder to others. They also learn more easily and enjoy life. Who doesn’t want some of that?

 

"On the flipside, bullying is an issue that many deal with, and both anxiety and depression are rapidly on the rise. The World Health Organization predicts that by 2020, depression will be the second greatest cause of human suffering cross all ages.

 

"The good news: happiness skills are not hard to learn. It just takes time and practice. Neuroscientist Richard Davidson compares learning happiness to playing tennis. "You won't end up in Wimbledon the first week, but if you keep on practicing, you absolutely will get better at it." Though some students just appear to have a happier disposition and outlook, anyone can become happier. According to Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D., a social psychologist at University of California, Riverside, happiness is influenced by our genes, environment, and also by the activities that we engage in." 

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Denise Michelle Starrett's curator insight, May 23, 2013 9:55 PM

Yes, Happiness can be taught.

 

Sonja Lyubomirsky, Ph.D. is one of the happiness researchers behind www.hapacus.com - a grassroots educational program designed to teach happiness based on research from the science of happiness.  Online and in person courses are available now.

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Word Raider: New Educational Game Designed with Game Based Learning Research

Word Raider: New Educational Game Designed with Game Based Learning Research | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

With nine out of ten U.S. children playing electronic games, and more than 52 percent having played educational video games (1), Ballard & Tighe, Publishers, a leader in instructional and assessment materials for English language learners, is providing an educational game that is relevant and engaging to students. Its newest offering, Word Raider: Escape, is a modern day video game aimed at helping elementary students learn academic vocabulary in an innovative way.


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Digital Play's curator insight, April 13, 2013 6:15 AM

Sounds promising except I hope these 'Academic Language Experts' had some gaming experience.

Chris Carter's curator insight, April 27, 2013 10:49 AM

I simply do not know if this works.  I will let my daughter play it on the weekend, however, and see what she thinks.

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iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Dragon Box: a game for students to learn algebra…secretly

iLearn Technology » Blog Archive » Dragon Box: a game for students to learn algebra…secretly | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"What it is: Dragon Box has got to be the most brilliant game for teaching a new concept I have seen in a LONG time.  I am SO impressed with this app, I can’t say enough about it!  This is a math game that teaches algebra without you really realizing that it is a math game teaching you algebra.  It feels more like a logic card game than anything else."


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Infographic: 29 Ways To Be Creative

Infographic: 29 Ways To Be Creative | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Creativity is defined as the ability to create, but sometimes, we seem to lose that ability all of a sudden. 

Luckily, Jordan-based art director Islam Abudaoud has created a useful infographic that teaches us ways to stay creative. 

Titled ‘29 Ways To Stay Creative’, the infographic illustrates the “creative process and methods to keep a person moving forward and motivated to keep doing more”. 

For more information, check out the infographic at designtaxi.com...


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Jacqui Hogan's curator insight, March 14, 2013 10:26 AM

EVERYone can be creative. 

Robin Martin's curator insight, April 28, 2013 8:22 PM

Love this inforgraphic! Very "creative!!"

Julien CHARLES's comment, May 16, 2013 7:40 AM
Really interesting and inspiring - Thx a lot.
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A Guide to Infographic Elements

A Guide to Infographic Elements | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

When it comes to visualizing data, it’s important to pick the right graph and the right kind of data range. Make it too detailed, and information gets lost and the reader leaves confused. Too simplified, and your data’s integrity is weakened.

 

Choosing the right infographic element shouldn’t be an art but common sense. After all, it’s an infographic – readers should get the gist of things at first glance and not have to get crossed-eyed in making sense of things...


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Lauren Moss's curator insight, April 10, 2013 6:55 AM

General reference for basic visualization design elements, applications, and best practices...