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Into the Driver's Seat
Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Record mp3: record live audio and get an mp3

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Rhonda White's curator insight, February 27, 2013 9:07 AM

Always love finding nifty little resources you can use for free to market your online business.

Bart van Maanen's curator insight, March 5, 2013 5:41 AM

Aardig audio gereedschap.

Donald McClendon's curator insight, March 21, 2013 11:17 AM

always good to find free applications to help you business or improve your craft.

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CamDip Free Group Video Chat

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CamDip is a Free Group Video chat application, very easy to use and very intuitive, designed with the ease of
use in mind. CamDip allows you to make group video and audio calls, chat and share quality time with your friends and family.

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Response: "Ten Elements Of Effective Instruction" | Education Week

Response: "Ten Elements Of Effective Instruction" | Education Week | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Larry Ferlazzo

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"Autonomy, mastery and purpose drive motivation, writes National Board Certified Teacher David B. Cohen. In his response to a blog post by Larry Ferlazzo, Cohen writes that understanding motivation can help English teachers improve their craft. "Purpose may be the most essential of the three components of motivation," he writes. "The more we understand and believe in the purpose of a task or challenge, the more we are willing to persevere, and even relinquish some autonomy."

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TCEA 2013 Handouts

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All the handouts from the recent Texas Computer Educators Association conference.

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Evernote Hacked, Time to Change Your Passwords | LifeHacker

Evernote Hacked, Time to Change Your Passwords | LifeHacker | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Whitson Gordon

 

"Note-taking service Evernote announced a breach on their network today, and has instituted a service-wide password reset. Here's what you need to know.

 

"Evernote's security was likely breached sometime in the past week, and attackers were able to take user information including usernames, email addresses, and encrypted passwords. Evernote says there is no evidence of payment details being compromised. User passwords are stored hashed and salted, which means stronger passwords are safer than weak ones, but Evernote has instituted a mandatory password change for all users. You won't be able to change your password from the Evernote app; instead, you need to head over to evernote.com and sign in. After signing in, you'll be prompted to change your password, but you should do it as soon as possible to be safe.

 

"As always, if you used your Evernote password on any other site, you should change all your passwords now that it's been compromised. Check out our guide to auditing and updating your passwords with LastPass for our recommendations on how to proceed."

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iPad apps and Lessons

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Great App Review Checklists for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning (Great App Review Checklists for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/wplQbIpKdj)...

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Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features

Google Forms Gets A Refresh, Adds Collaboration And Smarter Editing Features | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Google Forms just got a nice little refresh and now allows you to build questionnaires and collect the data in a Google Drive spreadsheet a bit easier.

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Mike Ellsworth's curator insight, February 2, 2013 2:49 PM

I've used Google Forms before and found them a bit counter-intuitive. This refresh should help. 

Mike Ellsworth's comment, February 3, 2013 5:33 PM
Jimun, thanks for the reScoop!
Tim Mortensen's curator insight, February 12, 2013 9:52 AM

I use google forms a lot, and any featuers to add for ease of use will he helpful.

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Convert Any Presentation Into a Talking Video in Your Preferred Language: SlideTalk.net

 

 


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Javier Arana's curator insight, July 3, 2014 10:18 AM

Un manera de subir presentaciones, escribir texto y que una voz profesional de voz a texto grabe la presentación. La cuenta libre permite hasta 15 slides por presentación. Me parece, interesante. Lo comparto.

Minerva Bueno's curator insight, July 12, 2014 9:19 AM

añada su visión ...

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, July 13, 2014 9:54 AM

For more resources on Advanced Manufacturing and STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl


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MaryFran's Google Docs Tutorials

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A list of online resources used to compliment Google Docs workshop given by MaryFran Lynch.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 17, 2013 5:05 AM

Check it out...

 

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Check it out...

 

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How to Use a Teleprompter

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Watch Public Speaking Training. How to Use a Teleprompter | Public Speaking Training


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 24, 2013 5:00 AM

Excellent tips for the smarter use of a teleprompter which for some presenters may provide a vital support when giving longer presentations.

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What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | MindShift

What Online Tools Work for Teaching Language Arts? | MindShift | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Katrina Schwartz

 

"When it comes to language arts, the jury’s still out on the quality and effectiveness of the available software. Some schools are investing and experimenting with different products, with mixed results, while others are working with free available web 2.0 tools. Here are two case studies examining each approach."

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Explore the Design Museum On Your iPad | iPad Apps for School

Explore the Design Museum On Your iPad | iPad Apps for School | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Richard Byrne

 

"The Design Museum Collection for iPad is a collection of 59 featured objects from London’s Design Museum. The collection includes items that changed the way we work, items that changed the way entire categories of products are designed, and some items that are notable just for being different. As you browse through the collection you can read about the items, watch videos about them, and listen to museum curators talk about what makes the items notable."

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Awesome Apps for Science Experiments, Storytelling, Coding and More | MindShift

Awesome Apps for Science Experiments, Storytelling, Coding and More | MindShift | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Audrey Watters

 

"Every month, we review some of our favorite educational apps that have been released or updated. You can find all the posts in our series here. Below you’ll find a mixture of iOS, Android and Web-based apps."

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31 Top Apps for Education from FETC 2013 -- THE Journal

31 Top Apps for Education from FETC 2013 -- THE Journal | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Like last year, this year's popular App Shootout at FETC 2013 tossed around dozens of useful apps for teachers and students.

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Ana Cristina Pratas's curator insight, March 1, 2013 2:48 AM

Not all are free though. 

Tracy Hanson's curator insight, March 1, 2013 9:52 AM

This was great fun to attend but missed half the information.  Glad to have this for review.

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Dr. James "Buster" Brown Centennial Celebration

"On his centennial weekend, we gather to celebrate his soaring spirit of love and generosity and the artful mastery of his chosen means of expression…tap dance. We rejoice in the teaching and re-creation of some of his most famous dance pieces, immerse ourselves in films of his work and discussions of his importance, and bring it home to party at Swing 46, site of one of his most enduring and endearing creations, the Buster Brown Tap Jam. This will be a weekend packed with memories to last a lifetime."x

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, March 4, 2013 11:33 PM

I know there are some tap dance fans and supporters out there!

 

My daughter, Michela, was a close protege of Buster Brown's, and our whole family were close friends with him.

 

We are so happy and proud that Michela is organizing a centennial celebration for Buster, one of one of the great human beings, and performers, of the 20th century. Joining with her in this effort are Tony Waag and the American Tap Dance Foundation.

 

Please watch this video and consider donating to the Kickstarter campaign in support of this wonderful event. Any amount will be greatly appreciated.

 

And if you can, please share this post with all in your social network.

 

Finally, of course, please consider attending what will be a wonderful weekend.

 

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Who Are You? Putting Faces on Virtual Learners | Faculty Focus

Who Are You? Putting Faces on Virtual Learners | Faculty Focus | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Cynde Gregory

 

"One of the first and most difficult tasks an online instructor faces is how to establish the presence of a learning community. Learning in isolation may be possible, but it’s neither enjoyable nor complete, and many online students end up quitting or failing the course simply because they miss the classmate support that is readily available in face-to-face classes. To ignore the importance of peer learning and personal connection in any classroom, including those in which participants might not physically meet, is to deny the significance of social interaction in learning. "

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Screenleap Offers One-Click Screen Sharing for Free, No Sign-Ups or Installs Required | LifeHacker

Screenleap Offers One-Click Screen Sharing for Free, No Sign-Ups or Installs Required | LifeHacker | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Alan Henry

 

"Just when you thought there were plenty of free web services that allow you to easily share your desktop with others, new webapp Screenleap simplifies screen sharing even further. Screenleap allows you to share your desktop with as many people as you choose, without signing up for an account, downloading and installing anything, and does it all for free."

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FotoSketcher - Turn photos into art

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FotoSketcher is a 100% free program for Windows which converts your digital photos into art automatically and in just a few mouse clicks. Over 20 different styles are available from pencil sketches to watercolor or oil paintings, pen & ink drawings and cartoons.

You can also improve your original photos with simple tools (enhance contrast, sharpen, simplify image, increase luminosity, color saturation etc…) and add simple or realistic frames and text.


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Baiba Svenca's comment, February 26, 2013 10:20 AM
Linda, it's only for Windows, no version for Mac.
Linda Alexander's comment, February 26, 2013 10:36 AM
Okay, thanks, Baiba. That solves the mystery of why I couldn't get it to work. Too bad!
Marga Roig's curator insight, February 27, 2013 12:41 AM

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Promoting Student Engagement: Moving from Students as Consumers to Creators of Digital Content

Promoting Student Engagement: Moving from Students as Consumers to Creators of Digital Content | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Eric Williams

 

"Digital storytellers include youth, although often they create digital stories independent of school. In school, most youth only consume digital stories and resources. We need to transition from consumption to creation of digital content, from students as consumers to students as creators of digital content. When students create digital content that they value, they are much more likely to be engaged. With greater engagement, they commit themselves more fully to learning so their learning is deeper and more enduring. "

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers

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A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

 

Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :


- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds 

 

- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message. 

 

- It helps students explore  the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.

 

- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning 

 

- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience. 

 

- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications

 

 


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, February 3, 2013 2:51 AM

Do I need to add more?

Γιώργος Παπαναστασίου's curator insight, February 3, 2013 4:02 PM

Και "storyjumper" επίσης.

Gianfranco D'Aversa's curator insight, February 10, 2013 10:45 AM

A List of The Best Free Digital Storytelling Tools for Teachers.

 

Here some of the pluses of digital storytelling in education :


- It develops creativity and critical thinking Students who are shy or afraid to talk in class get a chance to speak out their minds 

 

- It empowers students voice to deliver rich, deep message that is capable of conveying a powerful message. 

 

- It helps students explore  the meaning of their own experience, give value to it, and communicate that experience with others.

 

- It promotes the notions of life long learning and independent learning 

 

- It develops students communicative skills It is a reflective process that helps students reflect upon their learning and find deep connections with the subject matter of a course or with an out-of-class experience. 

 

- It fosters students sense of individuality It also gives students an opportunity to experiment with self-representation and establish their identityStudents creating digital stories develop proficiency with multimedia applications

 

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UtellStory - Tell a Story With Pictures and Voice

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UtellStory is a new service for creating and sharing audio slideshows. To create and share your story through UtellStory you can upload pictures, add text captions, add audio narration to each slide, and upload a soundtrack to support your entire story. Completed projects can be embedded into your blog, emailed to your friends, or shared through your favorite social networking sites.

 


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Jenni Atkinson's comment, May 20, 2013 8:54 PM
I think students would find this tool very engaging and it is a great way to differentiate assessments allowing students a choice of presentation tools.
Kaaren Sweeney's comment, May 30, 2013 12:59 AM
I think this has the potential to be an excellent tool for the lassroom. Not only would it allow for differentiation as Jenni had stated, but would allow ESL students an avenue to express themselves through various means other than just writing.
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NetClick - Instant student feedback

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With NetClick, you can make your existing slide content interactive.

Upload your presentation. Your slides will be synchronized on any connected students' mobile displays. Get instant, visual feedback on what part of a slide is confusing. Students can indicate exactly what part of diagrams, pictures or text they want to discuss — in an instant!


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 20, 2013 3:04 PM

NetClick enables you to make your presentations interactive which is perfect for getting student feedback instantly. This is extremely useful when you are explaining new things or demonstrating objects or textual content.

 

The service is free for teachers if students pay $5 per semester but there are some other licence options.

Todd Wright's curator insight, March 2, 2013 10:24 AM

Looks like this might be worth checking out. Solid research beind the use and results.

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TotSplash - Organize and Present Ideas using Mind Maps and Prezi Effects

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Online mind mapping and presentation app. Awesome way to organize and present ideas.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, February 28, 2013 12:59 PM

An interesting new mind mapping tool which also works as a presentation app. First you create your mind map and then select the desired presentation effect. "Pan and zoom" works similarly to Prezi. No downloads, no installation.

You can make only one free "tot" of 2 MB. For more you have to pay $5.75/month.

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36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do

36 Things Every 21st Century Teacher Should Be Able To Do | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Terry Heick

 

"What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do?

 

That’s an interesting question. After just now seeing this excellent post on educatorstechnology.com, I thought I’d contribute to the conversation.

 

"I added the twist of ranking them from least complex to most complex, so novices can start at the bottom, and you veterans out there can skip right to 36."

 

- See more at: http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/36-things-every-21st-century-teacher-should-be-able-to-do/#sthash.iidmBmoR.dpuf

 

What should every teacher in the 21st century know and be able to do?

That’s an interesting question. After just now seeing this excellent post on educatorstechnology.com, I thought I’d contribute to the conversation.

I added the twist of ranking them from least complex to most complex, so novices can start at the bottom, and you veterans out there can skip right to 36.

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