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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards ~ Edutopia

Resources for Understanding the Common Core State Standards ~ Edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
"An educator's guide to websites, organizations, articles, and other resources looking at the new system of standards and how they will be assessed. (Updated 11/2013)"
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15 Sites and Apps for Augmented Reality ~ Tech & Learning

15 Sites and Apps for Augmented Reality ~ Tech & Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by David Kapuler


"Augmented reality (AR) is a live, direct or indirect, view of a physical, real-world environment whose elements are augmented (or supplemented) by computer-generated sensory input such as sound, video, graphics or GPS data. (Wikipedia)  AR has been around for awhile but is really starting to garner interest in the educational community/sector.  Using augmented reality is a great way to incorporate 21st century technology into the classroom using different types of apps, sites, and equipment."


- See more at: http://www.techlearning.com/Default.aspx?tabid=67&entryid=6728#sthash.HvbpYEqm.dpuf


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Western Union Foundation And Discovery Education Open Doors For High School Students | The Sacramento Bee

Western Union Foundation And Discovery Education Open Doors For High School Students | The Sacramento Bee | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The Western Union Foundation, Discovery Education and the Association of Educational Publishers (AEP) announced today the launch of  Open Doors: Unlock Your Future, a new online destination providing high school students, educators and families with high-quality tools and resources to help students prepare for their future through in-depth career exploration. The program represents the shared vision of its partners, who attribute the future success of America's youthto a solid educational foundation.


Designed to encourage high school students to explore and prepare for their future, the program encourages career-readiness through an expansive offering including:


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80 Lesson Planning Resources ~ Edutopia

80 Lesson Planning Resources ~ Edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Are your lessons and units in need of some flavor? Spice up your instructional planning process with these fun resources!
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How To Get Started With A BYOD Classroom

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Via Arthur Correia, Bonnie Bracey Sutton
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Awesome Digital Citizenship Poster to Use in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Digital Citizenship Poster to Use in Your Class ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Via Cerese Godfrey, Skip Zalneraitis, Chris Carter
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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 12, 2013 8:59 AM

Useful.

Ken Heidebrecht's curator insight, November 13, 2013 3:47 PM

Another great resource for teaching digital citizenship.

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11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart

11 Essential Tools For Better Project-Based Learning - Getting Smart | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Katro Laan


"The rise of technology used in classrooms has made learning much more interactive. The emergence of iPads to browser-based tools in project-based learning, take teaching to a new level in the 21st century."


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Actually 12:

1) Mindmeister

2) Glogster

3) Myhistro

4) Pixton

5) Reeldirector

6) Animoto

7) VoiceThread

8) FotoBabble 

9) Audioboo 

10) Capzles 

11) Dipity

12) Popplet


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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 12, 2013 6:46 PM

Actually 12:

1) Mindmeister

2) Glogster

3) Myhistro

4) Pixton

5) Reeldirector

6) Animoto

7) VoiceThread

8) FotoBabble

9) Audioboo 

10) Capzles 

11) Dipity

12) Popplet

Chris Carter's comment, November 12, 2013 6:58 PM
It really is my please, Jim. I wonder why the article is Titled "11" when there are actually 12 resources? Maybe that first cup of coffee was still on the way. I've been there ;)
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8 Online Games for Inspiring Students ~ Fractus Learning

8 Online Games for Inspiring Students ~ Fractus Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Laura Bates


"For many teachers, online games are the scourge of the classroom – a drain on students’ attention, time and potential. Any educator who has ever tried to teach a lesson using online resources or taken a class in the computer lab has probably experienced the frustration of finding a student on a gaming site instead of sticking to the intended lesson plan. But online games don’t always have to be a distraction (see last week’s post 5 Reasons to Embrace Gaming in the Classroom).


"In fact, there are many brilliant educational games out there that can actually engage and inspire students and equip them with the tools and ambition to approach a whole host of exciting careers and academic paths…"


- See more at: http://www.fractuslearning.com/2013/10/29/students-online-games/#sthash.TwpsJT2T.dpuf

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Essential Questions Guide


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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, November 5, 2013 4:16 PM

This PDF provides examples of essential questions, defines the specific features of essential questions, and has excellent resources for further exploration!

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, November 23, 2013 11:22 PM

Essential Questions are an important concept for teachers to learn as they guide students in close reading of text.

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Full-Featured Free Image Editing Online for Non-Techies with Picadilo

Full-Featured Free Image Editing Online for Non-Techies with Picadilo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Timo Ilomäki's curator insight, October 5, 2013 2:44 PM

Usefull online  photo  editor

Therese Dristas's curator insight, October 7, 2013 10:52 AM

This looks like it would be a valuable resource.

Francisco Javier Muñoz Suarez's curator insight, December 31, 2014 6:41 AM

añada su visión ...

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Playing video games collaboratively, competitively can boost learning: NYU Study | NDTV Gadgets

Playing video games collaboratively, competitively can boost learning: NYU Study | NDTV Gadgets | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Playing educational video games either competitively or collaboratively with another player can enhance students' motivation to learn, a new study has found.


"While playing a math video game collaboratively - as compared to playing alone - students adopted a mastery mindset that is highly conducive to learning, researchers said.


"Moreover, students' interest and enjoyment in playing the math video game increased when they played with another student.


"The findings point to new ways in which computer, console, or mobile educational games may yield learning benefits.


"We found support for claims that well-designed games can motivate students to learn less popular subjects, such as math, and that game-

based learning can actually get students interested in the subject matter and can broaden their focus beyond just collecting stars or points," said Jan Plass, a professor in New York University's Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development and one of the study's lead authors."

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RUBRICA | A rubric creation and assessment tool for iPad

RUBRICA | A rubric creation and assessment tool for iPad | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Welcome to Rubrica, the iPad app designed to assist you to create and manage your own Rubrics and then to use them to assess your students against their assessment tasks.


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Jun Kim's curator insight, November 11, 2013 10:17 PM

Free download to try and provide feedback.  Trial ends on 6th Dec. Complete the survey and receive a free licence for the final release version.

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How to make your own bootable OS X 10.9 Mavericks USB install drive

How to make your own bootable OS X 10.9 Mavericks USB install drive | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Apple has changed things in 10.9, but making a recovery drive is still possible.

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25+ Common Core blogs by subject and grade level ~ Edutopia

25+ Common Core blogs by subject and grade level ~ Edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"This collection of blog posts highlights lesson plans, ideas, and other useful resources to help you bring Common Core-aligned lessons into your classroom. We're actively building this repository of ideas every week, so make sure to bookmark this page. You can also follow #CCSS or #CCSSChaton Twitter for the latest updates."

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Project-Based Learning in Math: 6 Examples ~ TeachThought

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by Janet Pinto


"Available online at the Curriki site, Curriki Geometry is designed to meet the needs of students raised in a global, interactive, digitally-connected world through the use of real-world examples, engaging projects, interactive technologies, videos and targeted feedback. Developed with funding from AT&T, the Curriki Geometry course is modular, so can be used as the foundation for students’ Geometry 1 curriculum, as a supplementary resource, in an after-school program, or in a homeschool environment.

"The course units have been designed with carefully selected Curriki instructional materials, interactive content, videos and other materials that students can explore and use as they solve the series of challenges in each unit. The course structure is based on the six Common Core High School Geometry topics, organized in six projects:"

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