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Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Web 2.0 Literacy Tools: Transforming Teaching and Learning

A collection of web 2.0 resources and tools aligned to ISTE NETS to engage and motivate student and teaching learning.

Via Karen Bonanno, NikolaosKourakos, Evdokia Roka, michel verstrepen, Rui Guimarães Lima
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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, February 25, 2013 5:48 AM

A handy little booklet of resources

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 3, 2013 3:44 PM

How to motivate students and how to teach learning.

Love Technology's curator insight, April 13, 2013 6:29 PM

Fabulous resource!

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The Mindsets That Foster “Productive Persistence” In Students - School Leadership 2.0

The Mindsets That Foster “Productive Persistence” In Students - School Leadership 2.0 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Nancy Stano

Summarized by Michael Keany

 

"In this briefing paper prepared for the Noyce Foundation, Nancy Stano (University of Texas/Austin) summarizes seven promising interventions that build motivation and “productive persistence” in students (a term coined by Uri Treisman to describe the interplay between motivation and engagement). The promise of these interventions, says Stano, is that they “help students rewrite their personal academic identity narratives, altering their academic mindsets – the beliefs, attitudes, and ways of perceiving themselves as students and their learning environment. Combining these positive academic mindsets and necessary academic skills, students are then able to look beyond short-term concerns to longer-term or higher-order goals and are equipped to withstand challenges and setbacks as they persevere toward these goals.” Here is Stano’s list:"

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Love this! TFI Sandbox: Adventures in Storytelling, Technology and Social Change.

Love this! TFI Sandbox: Adventures in Storytelling, Technology and Social Change. | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
TFI Sandbox is an initiative of the Tribeca Film Institute's New Media Fund. Bringing storytelling, technology and design together to innovate in the field, inspire audiences and create impact.

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ozziegontang's comment, February 24, 2013 11:10 AM
As always, much appreciated with all you share along with your insights.
Karen Dietz's comment, February 24, 2013 3:04 PM
Thank you Ozzie! I really enjoy your scoop.it.
Moya Sayer-Jones's curator insight, March 6, 2013 6:31 AM

Just wishing I lived in New York! Lots of great viewing here.

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7 Specialty Sites that Support Online Learning - Online College.org

7 Specialty Sites that Support Online Learning - Online College.org | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Discover niche sites designed for students and educators, and consider how they might augment online learning resources in your classes.

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 22, 2013 11:36 PM

Although this post discusses these sites in relationship to online learners I would suggest that any of whom use the Internet to do research will find a new resource or two that may be helpful. The seven sites discussed are:

* StudyBlue.com

* Omeka.com

* Bamboo DiRT

* World Digital Library

* DigitalLiteracy.gov

* GCFLearnFree.org

* Processing.org

You will find a short description about what each site provides as well as a link to the site.

Casey Strachan's comment, February 23, 2013 1:02 PM
Thanks Beth, I agree, a few great research and information resources!
Casey Strachan's curator insight, February 23, 2013 1:08 PM

Wether you're a current student, lifelong learner, educator, or if you're a writer or researcher, this article is full of good info. Find online learning resources as well as a few helpful research resources.

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Developing Critical Thinking Through Web Search Skills

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By Med Kharbach

 

"Inline with what I have been talking about in Information Crap Detection post, I am sharing with you another great resource on critical thinking skills created by Microsoft and luckily provided for free..I have had a look at it some days ago and guess what? You will definitely love it. It talks about literacy in the digital age and features some great critical  and web search skills students need to have.The guide is just  37 pages but is definitely worth reading. If you feel like you can't read it now then download it and read at your own leisure."


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Starting from zero to get ideas. Creative Ideas & Inspiration Blog

Starting from zero to get ideas. Creative Ideas & Inspiration Blog | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Starting from zero to get ideas. Some years ago Sir Ken Robinson, the author and creative advocate, once told a story of a six year-old girl in school. The girl was sitting in the back of the...

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 11, 2013 7:41 AM

Ah, taking the risk of failure. So hard for adults--and maybe getting harder for kids as well with all the testing that goes on in schools.

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50 Well-Designed Infographics About Design

50 Well-Designed Infographics About Design | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Here are another roughly 6,000 words of design facts, figures, and information contained in an article of only 600 words. In other words, this article is bigger on the inside than it is on the outside.

Alas, it’s still too small to contain all the well-designed infographics about graphic design, web design, photography, freelancing, and, of course, infographic design.

 

Each thumbnail links to the full-sized graphic on its original Website. For your convenience we’ve made each of those links pop open in a new tab or window. To return here, simply close that tab or window.


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Jay Stevens's comment, March 9, 2013 6:44 PM
this one is packed with so much useful stuff—thanks!
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10 Wonderful Common Core Standards Cheat Sheets ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Wonderful Common Core Standards Cheat Sheets ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Kevin Biles's curator insight, February 23, 2013 5:55 PM

Good collection of tools, visuals, rubrics for using the Common Core and integrating technology.

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A Must Have Poster on Copyright Guidelines for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Must Have Poster on Copyright Guidelines for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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WordTalk - A free text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word

WordTalk - A free text-to-speech plugin for Microsoft Word | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Description by Internet Scout Project

 

"The WordTalk plugin works with Microsoft Word to create a audio version of text documents. The plugin speaks the text of the document and highlights it along the way. It also contains a talking dictionary so that users can decide which word spelling is most appropriate. One of the intended audiences for this device is children who might be having trouble with reading and writing. This version is compatible with all computers running Microsoft Word. "

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Digital Scholarship Lab

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Description from Internet Scout Project

 

Based at the University of Richmond, the Digital Scholarship Lab develops "innovative digital humanities projects that contribute to research and teaching at and beyond the University of Richmond." On the website, visitors can learn about ongoing projects, publications, and the Lab's team of dedicated professionals. The Projects section is quite remarkable, as it contains seven unique projects, including Visualizing Emancipation, Hidden Patterns of the Civil War, and Mining the Dispatch. This last project is fantastic, exploring "the dramatic and often traumatic changes in the social and political life of Civil War Richmond" through the articles of the Richmond Daily Dispatch. There are also several Mini-Projects, which include a meditati on on Pac-Man and the fascinating Americans in Paris. The Publications and Presentations area includes links to presentations given by staff members, along with commentaries and the like. The site is rounded out by the News area and an About area which provides details on the staff"

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5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious | TeachThought

5 Learning Strategies That Make Students Curious | TeachThought | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Terry Heick

 

"Education is simultaneously the most noble and hubristic of all endeavors. This may all reek of sensationalism, but watch anyone at play, honing a craft, lost in a book, or engaged in a digital simulation and you’ll see a completely different person—one there physically, but far removed in spirit.

In a better place.

 

"Causing this in a classroom is possible, but is as often the result of good fortune than good planning. The best substitutes that can masquerade as curiosity are dutiful compliance and engagement. Neither of these are curiosity, which has among its sources a strong sense of volition, accountability, and curiosity."

 


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Easy Steps to Create Self Grading Assessment Using Google Forms ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

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Twenty Movies Every Educator Should See | Edutopia

Twenty Movies Every Educator Should See | Edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Nick Provenzano (@thenerdyteacher on Twitter) teaches high school English at Grosse Pointe South High School in Grosse Pointe, MI. He also blogs at TheNerdyTeacher.com.

 

By Nick Provenzano

 

"These are the top 20 movies every educator should watch. While every movie is not specifically about educators, there is definitely something to take away from each. These movies are not listed in order of importance, just the order they came to me. Each title is linked to their IMDB page."






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School of Data - Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data

School of Data - Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Learn how to find, process, analyze and visualize data

 

"About School of Data

School of Data is an online community of people who are passionate about using data to improve our understanding of the world, in particular journalists, researchers and analysts.

 

"Our mission

Our aim is to spread data literacy through the world by offering online and offline learning opportunities. With School of Data you’ll learn how to:

scout out the best data sourcesspeed up and hone your data handling and analysisvisualise and present data creatively"
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6 Simple Ways to Accelerate your Learning with Mind Mapping

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Learning to learn remains a powerful and necessary skill in every field of activity.  In addition to this skill, imagine that your learning can be accelerated, your mind challenged and your efficiency improved.

 

Create presentations:

One of the most important roles of presentations is for you to practice your creativity and understanding on a specific topic or subject.  When you are able to present your own perspective on a specific matter, your learning experience becomes extremely powerful.  You become the owner of that information, gaining ownership over the delivered content.  
As you get yourself ready to make your knowledge known remember to:...


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Carmenne K. Thapliyal's curator insight, February 24, 2013 4:36 AM

Mindmaps make excellent tools for brainstorming when one is getting students to work in collaboration with one another

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, February 24, 2013 6:11 AM

Mind maps help learners to get and present the most important ideas

Halina Ostańkowicz-Bazan's curator insight, March 5, 2013 4:14 AM

How to  practice your creativity and understanding on a specific topic or subject. 

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26+ Pinterest Tools and Tips to Enhance Your Pinning Experience

26+ Pinterest Tools and Tips to Enhance Your Pinning Experience | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
I'm not saying tools are a must but if used properly, social media apps can be great enhancers to your social networking endeavors, especially one that involves images and graphics like Pinterest.

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@aguennoune's curator insight, February 24, 2013 2:58 AM

Awsome!

Junita Lyon's curator insight, February 26, 2013 8:45 AM

Pinterest is great for the visual learner

Ness Crouch's curator insight, March 2, 2013 9:48 PM

I use Pinterest a lot for both work and pleasure. I love how I can organise what I find according to pictures! Try it if you haven't already.

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Soshiku › The Smart Way to Keep Track of Your Schoolwork

Soshiku › The Smart Way to Keep Track of Your Schoolwork | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A simple but powerful way for students to keep track of their homework, and to never miss a due date again.

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Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 11, 2013 12:01 PM

Good be good for keeping track of freelance writing jobs too.

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11 Infographics About Infographics

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People who create infographics do their work partly because they believe infographics are a great way to communicate information.

 

Since the people in this field also need to communicate information about their work, it was inevitable that infographics about infographics would eventually be created. Here are 11 of those meta infographics.


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Ignasi Alcalde's curator insight, February 25, 2013 10:49 AM

Buenas bases inforgráficas.

Berengere Promerat's curator insight, February 27, 2013 3:46 AM

Infographics about... infographics

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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Image-based Quizzes with ImageQuiz

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Image-based Quizzes with ImageQuiz | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Leanna K Johnson's curator insight, February 21, 2013 11:41 AM

This could be quite interesting to use across the curriculum and in ways that require higher cognitives than remembering. Why not use it for literary expressions or political cartoons or the arts for deeper understanding? It can be so much more than rote quizzing!

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Narrable - bring your photos to life

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Narrable is an online storytelling site that combines your most important photos with the voices that bring them to life.


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GIANFRANCO MARINI's curator insight, February 18, 2013 12:50 AM

Un servizio gratuito che consente di realizzare in modo molto semplice una presentazione costituita da immagini e registrazione vocale a commento delle immagini. Si tratta di un webware semplice da utilizzare in ambito didattico e che può essere utilizzato dal docente e/o dagli studenti per creare storie (storytelling) o presentazioni

Laura Conley's curator insight, February 18, 2013 9:20 AM

This is great!

Alex Alves De Paula's curator insight, November 18, 2014 7:35 PM

Narrable enables users to create short narrated slideshows. Start by uploading the pictures that you want to talk about. You can then record a narration for each picture via your computer's microphone or by uploading an audio recording that is stored on your computer. Narrable projects can be shared via email, Facebook, or by embedding them into a blog or wiki.

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Free Online OCR - convert scanned PDF and images to Word, JPEG to Word

Free Online OCR - convert scanned PDF and images to Word, JPEG to Word | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Description by Internet Scout Project

 

"For those with scanned documents that would be more useful in editable form, Online OCR offers a free, high-quality solution. Users can simply upload an image (JPG, JPEG, BMP, TIFF, GIF, and non-editable PDF are all accepted), then choose the language and preferred output format. At the free level, the service will convert 14 images per hour, but those who are satisfied with the service and require more frequent conversion may purchase a membership"

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