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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms

43 Apps, Games, and Websites Transforming This Year's Classrooms | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In the middle of October, we invited educators to tell us about the "apps, games, and websites that are helping to tranform their classrooms this year." We asked that you submit your responses in the form of Field Notes and we received more than...

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Nick Hester's curator insight, December 3, 2013 9:56 AM

Games have always played a ket role in educaiton, in the classroom , sports, or at home, social media has key rolel to play going forward..

Ness Crouch's curator insight, January 14, 2014 5:08 PM

I'm currently looking for new apps for our school iPads. This article has been very helpful!

DECANOPOSTGRADO's curator insight, July 24, 2014 3:57 PM

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... y a click en "ME GUSTA"

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The Ultimate IFTTT Guide: Use The Web’s Most Powerful Tool Like A Pro ~ MakeUseOf

The Ultimate IFTTT Guide: Use The Web’s Most Powerful Tool Like A Pro ~ MakeUseOf | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Table Of Contents

§1 – Introduction

§2 – How To Supercharge Your Time With IFTTT

§3 – The Cookbook: Which Recipes Are Best?

§4 – Conclusion 

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How Visual Thinking Improves Writing ~ Mind/Shift

How Visual Thinking Improves Writing ~ Mind/Shift | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Katrina Schwartz


"Younger kids typically love to draw and aren’t too worried about the outcomes of their artwork — until they get older. By the time they’ve learned to read and write, art takes a back burner to academics, primarily because of what most schools prioritize. Over time it becomes harder for kids to think in pictures the way they once did.


"But what if students were encouraged to think in pictures alongside words?


“There’s something about writing that is a link to your brain,” said Marissa Moss, author of the popular children’s book series Amelia’s Notebook. In the books, Moss takes on the persona of a little girl expressing her ideas about the world and people around her. The books are a combination of words and drawings and look free form – as though Amelia sketched them herself.


"Taking a cue from Moss, teachers from Oak Knoll Elementary School in Menlo Park, Calif., decided to have their students keep notebooks in a similar style. The notebooks aren’t graded; rather, they’re a place of private, free expression. Karen Clancy and Andrea Boatright presented the project at the Innovative Learning Conference hosted by the Nueva School recently."

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GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started ~ readwrite

GitHub For Beginners: Don't Get Scared, Get Started ~ readwrite | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Lauren Orsini


"GitHub is more than just a programmer's tool. If you want to collaborate on anything, you should give it a try. Part 1 of a two-part look at getting started with GitHub."

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Best Digital Practices for Writers Workshop

"Explore the newest tools to implement best practices in a traditional writers workshop (draft, share, respond, revise, publish). The paperless classroom is within your reach!"


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1-hour video from 2013 ISTE conference

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Keyboard Shortcuts in Google Drive

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Graphic created in Google Draw. Access the poster here.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 29, 2013 9:12 PM

Oh, so very useful!

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: How Social Reading Enhances the #CCSS

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"Lisa Nielsen at The Innovative Educator has a new post entitled, "How Social Reading Enhances the #CCSS" in which she discusses how the excellent online discussion platform ReadUps can be used in support of the Common Core Standards. Nielsen offers some great tips and ideas for utilizing the service within the classroom."


Guest post by Travis Alber

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At-A-Glance Comic Tutorials

by Jamie Forshey


"Ready to be blown away? And. I. Mean. Completely?


"Then all you have to do is check out theAt-A-Glance Tech Tutorials created by the grooviest media guru I know:Gwyneth Jones (a.k.a. The Daring Librarian).


"Yep, this growing collection of edtech comic tutorials—60+ of them—is quite impressive! These simple, clever, useful and just plain cool how-to documents visually display all sorts of must-have tech info for both teachers and students in a fun and appealing manner. So, if you’re looking for some graphic novel style tips for using many popular tools in your classroom—-Twitter, GoAnimate, QR Codes, KeepVid and many more—then you definitely need to check out these nifty resources."

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