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Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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30 bite-sized writing tips for better eLearning content

30 tiny tips on how to make more effective content for your eLearning content and courses.


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Iraham Alvarez's comment, June 16, 2013 7:05 PM
Thanks to this kind of items we realize that the student's behavior is not correct at the time of trial or envestigacion some that the searches of the subjects are poor in content, that the student trusts and confidence paguinas of course not even read the information, good way to look at things in this article. posting good teacher :)
Julio Castillo 10's comment, June 16, 2013 8:40 PM
Este tema se trata sobre el apoyo de la gestión a la reforma escolar total y casi parecido al tema " El constructivismo en la educación".
Alejandro Macias's comment, June 16, 2013 10:06 PM
Este documento tiene algo de razón ya que en la actualidad casi nunca se investiga bien solo se hecha un vistazo y solo se basa en una sola fuente de información(lo mas fácil).
Y esto afecta en nuestro aprendizaje.
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How to make a video...that people WANT to watch!

Google and Youtube now rank your videos based on how far along people watch it. Check out James' tips for EIGHT ways you can make BETTER videos that people WANT to watch.


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eProAgi Anderson's curator insight, April 3, 2013 9:46 PM

James provides great tips on engaging your audience!!

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Grow your own Learning Garden

Grow your own Learning Garden | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Read about the K-2 multi-age co-teaching team from Wisconsin and how they personalize learning so learners grow their learning.

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Barbara Bray's curator insight, April 2, 2013 9:16 AM

Lisa Welch and Wanda Richardson shared their journey with us last year. This year their journey takes a new path as a multi-age approach with a new member added to their team, Susan Blaesing. They formed a K-2 multi-age co-teaching pod at Wales Elementary in Wisconsin called “The Garden.”  


Their philosophy is that just like flowers, we all grow differently, in different situations and at different times.  And, just like flowers, we bloom!

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Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People

Mural.ly - Google Docs for Visual People. Thousands of creative people from all over the world are using Mural.ly to grow ideas.

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Ania Zielinska's comment, April 9, 2013 9:47 PM
oops got my canvases mixed up - meant to say http://www.edcanvas.com/
Alessandra's comment, April 9, 2013 11:02 PM
Ania, I don't know if a mobile app is available for apple (it's not for windows yet). It's very smooth, I agree. It reminds me of Prezi and Glogster, as well :)
Nik Peachey's comment, May 7, 2013 7:07 AM
Mural.ly runs natively in the Safari browser on mobile as it's html5 based
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3-D Printing Initiative in U.S. School Attracts International Visitors

3-D Printing Initiative in U.S. School Attracts International Visitors | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A Virginia middle school is partnering with the University of Virginia to use 3-D printing technologies to teach science and engineering concepts.

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» 15 Tips for Taming Distractions When Trying to Create - World of Psychology

» 15 Tips for Taming Distractions When Trying to Create - World of Psychology | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
When it comes to creativity, distractions “are a mixed blessing,” according to Christina Rosalie, a writer, mixed-media artist and author of A Field Guide

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MyCreativeTeam's curator insight, April 4, 2013 9:54 AM

Squirrel!

David Hain's curator insight, April 4, 2013 11:08 AM

I'm glad they are at least in part a blessing!

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, April 5, 2013 9:51 AM

Good concrete ideas for minimizing distractions. I use the kitchen timer one a lot.

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Complete List of Tools

ABCYa Animoto AnyMaking Blabberize BlindSpeak Beeclip BeFunky BibMe BoomWriter Bundlenut Brainshark Bubbl.us Canvasdropr Caption Bubble Catch Certificate Street Citelighter Class Dojo ClassMarker...

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Murielle Godement's curator insight, April 8, 2013 1:57 AM

Une webographie complète des outils web2.0 utilisables pour l'enseignement avec un classement thématique.

Glenda Morris's curator insight, April 11, 2013 12:04 AM

An comprehensive A-Z list of web tools for schools

Jennifer Hoover's curator insight, December 12, 2013 5:52 PM

Awesome resource! Comprehensive list of great web apps and then broken down into categories by type. 

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10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning

10 Apps For More Organized Project-Based Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
These 10 apps for iPad and Android will help you organize project-based learning in your classroom.

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Anne McLean's curator insight, April 7, 2013 8:27 PM

And the students will love them!

Susan's curator insight, May 28, 2013 2:46 AM

Some very good Apps to keep you and your students on track

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Kakitzu: Game to Teach Coding| Kuato Studios

Kakitzu: Game to Teach Coding| Kuato Studios | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Description from EdSurge

 

"Respectable tech blogs typically don't rave about educational games, but one has caught the eyes of VentureBeat, Mashable, Wired's GeekMom--you name it. They're all pretty jazzed about Hakitzu, the debut title from London and Palo Alto-based startup Kuato Studios, which has some serious backers--including SRI International, the creators of Siri. The free iPad game has kids taking turns coding to make their mechs move and fight, arena-style. So far it covers light JavaScript and XML; later versions will tackle more complicated functions like conditional statements. (While we're waiting for our coffee to finish brewing, we're plotting ways to launch rockets at one another.)"

 

Description from Kuato Studios

 

"Deadly robots, dramatic arenas, and asynchronous strategy are all part of Hakitzu - a game that introduces kids to Javascript, one of today's most popular programming languages.

 

"With no programming knowledge necessary, players will develop a range of coding skills through strategic game-play and customizable robots. Multiplayer competitions, achievements shared on social networks, regular upgrades and downloads ...

 

"Hakitzu is available to download for the iPad and iPad Mini now. https://itunes.apple.com/app/fetch/id599976903?mt=8"

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Bamboo DiRT - Digital Research Tools

Bamboo DiRT - Digital Research Tools | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From the website

 

:"Bamboo DiRT is a tool, service, and collection registry of digital research tools for scholarly use. Developed by Project Bamboo, Bamboo DiRT is an evolution of Lisa Spiro's DiRT wiki and makes it easy for digital humanists and others conducting digital research to find and compare resources ranging from content management systems to music OCR, statistical analysis packages to mindmapping software."

 

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Great collection of useful resources for online research (and other activities too)

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Starting a New eLearning Project - Questions To Ask Before You Start | eLearning Industry

Starting a New eLearning Project - Questions To Ask Before You Start | eLearning Industry | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Scott Hewitt

 

"This is a check list of possible features that you might look for when making a decision about an eLearning authoring program. Very few offer all of these. Those that are essential, nice to have, or not important will be a function of your particular needs. This is a work-in-progress that can be discussed at this post. You can find a fairly complete list of available authoring tools at http://www.trimeritus.com/vendors.pdf"

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Planning a Lesson, Telling a Story | edutopia

Planning a Lesson, Telling a Story | edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Karen Lea

Summary by Accomplished Teacher

"Like a good story, classroom lessons should gain students' attention from the start, writes math teacher Karen Lea. In this blog post, she offers several suggestions -- using the Common Core State Standards as a guide -- to hook students. Lea suggests teaching sixth-grade students about reasoning and evidence by reading a fake news story about dogs that makes specific claims. Then, she writes, students can discuss the article and debate its merits."

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The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have - Edudemic

The Skills Both Online Students And Teachers Must Have - Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Todd H. Hitchcock

 

"The more schools experiment with online learning, the closer we will get to taking online learning to scale and moving toward higher student completion and success rates in online programs. With the vast array of synchronous and asynchronous technologies available, students are able to collaborate online just as well as in face-to-face classes, when the right environment and tools are in place."

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Good tips and a good reference here.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, April 1, 2013 7:22 PM

Reasons for teachers to continue to work on improving their use and understanding of online environments.

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Create Beautiful Looking Quote Pictures for Social Media, E-cards, and Prints with QuotesCover.com

Create Beautiful Looking Quote Pictures for Social Media, E-cards, and Prints with QuotesCover.com | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

QuotesCover.com turns any ordinary saving texts into a beautiful typography art picture for use on Facebook, Google Plus, E-Cards, Wallpapers, and Prints. Our applications simply this process. You can get a beautiful design in only a couple of clicks.

 


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Shanika Journey's curator insight, April 3, 2013 10:09 AM

This is a verynice tool to use for all the picture quotes you see on places like Facebook and Pinterest.

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Netted | A Secretary in Your Pocket

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From the website

 

"Tempo, a shiny-new iPhone app that organizes your life using the same artificial intelligence technology as Siri.
 
"True, Tempo is a calendar. It centralizes your scheduled events. But while other calendars stop here, Tempo is just getting started.
 
"The app sifts through your email to extract events along with accompanying locations and contact info; it creates event pages from which you can call or text attendees and map directions; it even links all relevant email attachments and documents to event pages.

"Traveling? Tempo tracks your flight status. Running late? Tempo can send a quick “I’m going to be late” message with the press of a button. And though the app launched with a wait list in place (a la Mailbox), the company has told us that as of yesterday all new users will have instant access to the app."

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Jim Lerman's comment, April 8, 2013 9:48 AM
Although intended as a business app, it appears that Tempo could be used very effectively in classroom settings.
Andreas Kuswara's comment, April 17, 2013 9:18 PM
sounds like Google Now, hopefully all this personal assistant technology can come together to our Personal Learning Networks and help us 'learn' better.
Andreas Kuswara's curator insight, April 17, 2013 9:19 PM
sounds like Google Now, hopefully all this personal assistant technology can come together to our Personal Learning Networks and help us 'learn' better.
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Prezzip: Prezi templates & more

Prezzip: Prezi templates & more | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Prezzip offers Prezi presentation templates & more. With mixing and matching our visuals you can optimize your presentations.
Unique; all our visuals are free-standing! Clipping paths, isolated.

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 12, 2013 6:47 AM

Templates and more by prezi experts

Jo Blannin - The Know Tech Teacher's curator insight, November 10, 2013 11:44 PM

And try these great templates that are built into the  Prezi now...

MeeMetICT's curator insight, December 3, 2013 3:15 AM

Veel templates voor Prezi, maar ook afbeeldingen sets.

Een aantal gratis en een aantal betaald. Mooie Prezi style graphics.

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Minecraft in Edu #webinar

Minecraft in Edu #webinar | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Tech Talk Tuesdays: Minecraft in Education [recording]
25 March 2013
#australiaseries #ozseries

About the presenter: Stephen Elford (@EduElfie) is a secondary teacher in Australia, interested in using games to engage students in their learning. Check out Stephen's blog to read more of his intriguing work with this tool.
http://minecrafteduelfie.blogspot.com.au
http://youtube.com/eduelfie

The Australia Series Blog is at
http://australiaseries.wordpress.com/


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Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap

Journalistic Mindmap Helps Curate Context Around a Story: Mattermap | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

 

 


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David Sallinen (WAN-IFRA)'s comment, September 29, 2013 3:14 PM
Excellent ;-)
Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, April 26, 2014 11:20 AM

¡Mapas mentales en acción!

TeresaSiluar's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:28 AM

Uso de mapas mentales en la curación de contenidos.

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mmixr | The Ultimate "All in One" Presentation Tool

mmixr | The Ultimate "All in One" Presentation Tool | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

mmixr is the ultimate all in one presentation tool to help organizations, universities and students to create, manage, share and distribute engaging, animated and interactive presentations.

mmixr’s extensive features enables companies and users to organise all their presentations and media assets such as PowerPoint, images, Flash or videos in one application and play them seamlessly through different devices including mobile phones and tablets.


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delta14's comment, April 18, 2013 10:26 AM
Una herramienta necesaria para apoyar o complementar PLE
Alfredo Corell's curator insight, April 23, 2013 3:25 PM

Yes... all in one, but some limitations: only play offline for example. Tus presentaciones serán públicas

Kamakshi Rajagopal's comment, April 23, 2013 5:24 PM
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New Guide! Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know

New Guide! Mobile Devices for Learning: What You Need to Know | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Learn how cellphones, e-book readers, and tablets are getting kids engaged with learning, focused on working smarter, and ready for the future.

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Say Keng Lee's curator insight, October 7, 2013 1:33 AM

Creating your own 'Invisible University' curriculum, as part of self-directed life-long and life-wide learning!

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Free Webinar with Michael Horn - Mon. April 8 - corrected registration url

Free Webinar with Michael Horn - Mon. April 8 - corrected registration url | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

DISRUPTING COLLEGE: HOW DISRUPTIVE INNOVATION CAN DELIVER QUALITY AND AFFORDABILITY TO POSTSECONDARY EDUCATION

 

Monday, April 8, 2013 - 3:20-4:30 pm Eastern Time

Mr. Horn will discuss how disruptive innovations—broadly speaking known as online learning--are emerging with the promise to make postsecondary education more affordable, accessible, and of higher quality to students across the world. He will analyze what these trends may mean for the future of higher education and a variety of institutions, as well as how they may shift the policy landscape.

Michael Horn is the co-founder and executive director of the education practice of Innosight Institute, a non-profit think tank devoted to applying the theories of disruptive innovation to solve problems in the social sector. In 2008, Horn co-authored the book Disrupting Class: How Disruptive Innovation Will Change the Way the World Learns with Harvard Business School Professor Clayton M. Christensen. Horn has written articles for numerous publications and outlets including Forbes, The Washington Post, The Huffington Post, the Economist, the American Enterprise Institute, the Center for American Progress, and Education Week. Horn holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BA in History from Yale University.

 

To register for this free webinar, go to http://bit.ly/KEANhiedWBNR

 

Co-sponsored by the KEAN UNIVERSITY Faculty Seminar and 4HUMANITIES (a platform and resource based in North America and the UK for the international digital humanities community) http://humanistica.ualberta.ca

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Thinking Worlds | Rapid Sims & Games Creation

Thinking Worlds | Rapid Sims & Games Creation | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Description from EdSurge

 

" THINKING WORLDS is a drag-and-drop 3D scene builder and visual programming editor that allows non-coders to build immersive gaming experiences and simulations. It appears more suited for creating virtual training exercises in large organizations, but with a free developer license it should provide a sufficient challenge for the ultra-techie educator. Beware. This is more of a summer project than weekend quick pick -- just imagine the learning curve if there were Scratch controls for every movement in Sim City. But if you're up to the task, there's still time to join this recently started MOOC on gameification. After all, a tool is only as good as the outcomes it makes possible."

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Tell, Show, Do, Apply: The Anatomy of Good Instruction | eLearning Industry

Tell, Show, Do, Apply: The Anatomy of Good Instruction | eLearning Industry | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"There are a lot of opinions about how to design quality instruction. New technologies, theories, and processes are continually created and touted as the next greatest thing for instructional designers. And while these new technologies can be powerful, there are a few key instructional strategies that must be implemented to maximize learning effectiveness"

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