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Game-Based Learning Ideas from ISTE | Edutopia

Game-Based Learning Ideas from ISTE | Edutopia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Posted by ryan Schaff

 

"Andrew Miller at Edutopia summarizes the wonderful tools and resources he found at the annual ISTE convention in Texas. These resources (which are all free) help educators craft meaningful game-based learning experiences for the classroom. I am really looking forward to exploring the Educade for potential learning activities and games for future instruction.”

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Gret resources to dig into.

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Vicki Butler's curator insight, July 9, 2015 8:55 PM

Rescooping from my ISTE topic

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Analyzing Literature (Common Core Standard 6.W.9) | Learnist

Analyzing Literature (Common Core Standard 6.W.9) | Learnist | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Extract evidence from literature or informative texts to analyze, reflect, and assist your research. Use other reading standards for 6th grade for both fiction and non-fiction.
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Want To Help Kids Solve Problems? Have Them Design Their Own Solutions

Want To Help Kids Solve Problems? Have Them Design Their Own Solutions | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The 11 students in the room were nervous. They were about to present their ideas for an Anti-Violence Week to the school principal, Mr. Muhammad. Their journey began with a simple question: What change do you want to see in your community?

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Ilana Ben-Ari's curator insight, July 16, 2013 2:52 PM

Given that America’s educational system expects students to master STEM and other standards-based testing, frog wanted to help them learn the 4Cs: critical thinking, communication, collaboration, and creativity. One of the best ways to teach these essential skills to today’s students is by encouraging student groups to create solutions to issues that impact not only themselves but also their communities.

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Voki on Glogster

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Is there a way to embed a Voki on Glogster?  This is a very common question that we get from teachers! Unfortunately, the answer is no, you can’t embed a Voki on Glogster. But, we found a different way...


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 11, 2013 12:55 PM

If you love Glogster for creating presentations and if you wish to insert a Voki "speaker" in your presentation, here is the way how you can do it.

The post gives you clear step-by-step instructions how it can be done. This may be particularly appealing to younger students.

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, September 2, 2013 5:42 PM

For inserting voice in your Glogster presentations

Michelle's curator insight, October 14, 2014 10:03 PM

An article on Voki. 

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We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos]

We are ALL App Builders Now - 35 App Building Tutorials Help [Videos] | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Whether you're building an iPhone, iPad, Android, Windows, Facebook or cross-platform app, this superb selection of tutorials will help you on your way...

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Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 16, 2013 7:05 PM

If you want to put your personal brand in overdrive, learn how to develpp aps. Not as hard as you think and pays huge return. 

Martin (Marty) Smith's curator insight, July 18, 2013 6:39 AM

The Appification of Ecommerce
About a year ago I purchased a new MacBook Air. Seeing how my new laptop related to the world much like an iPad with apps and an app store was a revelation. Apps will rule the world. 

This trend is why we are all app builders now and these tutorials are a must view. The trend toward apps is more than you think. A few days ago I shared a Haiku Deck about the future of web design 3.0 (http://sco.lt/7r6zkf). 

 I missed the appification of everything. Apps, the widget-like shrinking of code to Lego blocks, form the core of mobile programming. Since mobile is taking over the smart move is to "appify" everything. 

This means thinking of websites as interconnected blocks responding to each other and our visitors in real time (as described in the deck). Best demonstration or analogy for this fluid app future is MIT's David Merrill explaining Siftable at TED http://www.ted.com/talks/david_merrill_demos_siftables_the_smart_blocks.html .

The way Siftables related to one another (they are aware other Siftables are present and have a desire to connect if code expressed as a toy can have desires) and link in order to create a sum is greater than the whole universe is a great way to think about the New Ecommerce. 

The new ecom is location agnostic (capable of converting anywhere at anytime and with the merest snippet of Siftable-like code), socially self aware (capable of pulling friends and their influencers into the equation) and appified (small Lego-like blocks snapped together to meet specific needs). 

Sometimes we will snap in the predictive analytics block sometimes we might now. Other times we will want the social share block other times not. Design, in this Siftables-like future, becomes a series of WHAT IF conditions and testing, always testing. 

Going to be fun and why it is a GOOD idea to become an app builder.   

 

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, September 7, 2013 2:51 PM

Creativity, creativity, creativity

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6 Marvelous Sites For One-Stop Data Visualization | SiliconIndia

6 Marvelous Sites For One-Stop Data Visualization | SiliconIndia | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Data visualization sites are spaces where you can analyze your own data. But at times every single data visualizer expects a one-stop shop where he can find all the right set of tools to slice down and visualize data and the visualizer need them, every now-and-then.

 

"So with that said, here are 6 top websites that can provide you with some best tools for data visualization; read on to know more."
 

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A Must-Have Guide To Becoming A Better Blogger - Edudemic

A Must-Have Guide To Becoming A Better Blogger - Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

posted by Jeff Dunn

 

 

"If you’re a blogger or love to share your thoughts online in another fashion, these visual guides are perfect for you. They’re all a bunch of popular infographics that offer a boatload of tips, tricks, and ideas on how to actually not go crazy while blogging. All good things. So these various infographics, charts, and visual guides should help you turn yourself into a better blogger in no time.

 

"I’ve personally learned quite a few time-saving techniques and mind-saving methods using these infographics so I hope you learn a bit as well! If you have some other tips for becoming an all-star blogger, then feel free to share them down in the comments of this, well, blog!"

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Several more informative infographics are included on this one website.

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malek's curator insight, July 16, 2013 2:56 PM

An all-inclusive guide in the blogging galaxy. Keep it handy

Christel Binnie's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:14 PM

This is a great overview and I'll sure be using it as I am about to set up a blog.

Dhiraj Das's comment, August 7, 2013 9:31 AM
Nice post and great infographics
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On Demand Tools for Implementing the Common Core | Education Week

On Demand Tools for Implementing the Common Core | Education Week | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Register today and you'll get instant access to six sessions full of best practices, case studies, and keynote presentations focused on implementing the new common core standards.

Discover strategies and new approaches to the common-core roadblocks you’re facing right now, including:

 

-How states and districts are planning to turn the new standards into positive outcomes on the coming assessments.

 

-Which routes are being taken to choose or design curricula that truly reflect the new expectations.

 

-How leaders are ensuring teachers are prepared for the coming challenges to meet the needs of a diverse body of students.

 

See the full agenda, plus more information about the speakers and panelists.

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, July 16, 2013 9:54 AM

This service appears to be free after registration. You probably know Education Week as a reliable source of education news.

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Cognitive Ethnography: a Method for Design, Measure, and Analysis of Game Studies, Multimedia Learning for Design, Academic Performance, Leisure Studies, and Professional Development | Video Games ...

Cognitive Ethnography: a Method for Design, Measure, and Analysis of Game Studies, Multimedia Learning for Design, Academic Performance, Leisure Studies, and Professional Development | Video Games ... | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Cognitive Ethnography: a Method for Design, Measure, and Analysis for Multimedia Learning and Design: This monograph describes cognitive ethnography as a method of choice for game studies, multimedia learning, professional development, leisure...

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The New SnapPages: the easiest way to create a website

The all new SnapPages is the easiest way to create a website. It combines simplicity and power in a way that gives you the best of both worlds. http://snappages.com


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How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic

How to Use Twitter to Become an Expert on Any Topic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Sometimes you need to quickly immerse yourself in a new field. You might want to gain expertise or quickly gauge what the current issues are around a particular topic. One way of doing this is by c...

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Stephen Dale's comment, July 31, 2013 4:48 AM
Thanks for the kind words :-)
Julia Chandler's curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:35 AM

Title says it all - good intro for those who remain unswayed?

Lucy Wyatt's curator insight, October 10, 2013 9:54 AM

This might be good for students beginning a current research topic.

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5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom

5 Ways to Address Student Resistance in the Flipped Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The flipped classroom is one type of active learning environment. It’s dynamic, it’s engaging, and it's “messy”. Here are five strategies to get going.

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20 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

20 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in Education ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Trudy Sweeney's curator insight, July 8, 2013 3:00 AM

Lots of exciting ideas in this post.

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 8, 2013 10:04 AM

This is a fun way to capture your students' and parents' attention.

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How Teachers Can Use Emotion In Learning | Learnist

How Teachers Can Use Emotion In Learning | Learnist | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
What place does emotion play in education, an industry dominated by script, process, and compliance?
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Engaging Learnist board produced by Terry Heick, author of the excellent blog "TeachThought".

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Teaching 7th and 8th Graders to Paraphrase - Step 1 | Running on Fumes

Teaching 7th and 8th Graders to Paraphrase - Step 1 | Running on Fumes | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The first step in teaching your junior high / middle school students to paraphrase text is to learn what is plagiarism and what is paraphrasing.

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, July 17, 2013 12:03 PM

The highlighters make the point! 

Catalina Oyarzún Albarracín's comment, July 23, 2013 1:51 PM
excellent,thank you.
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Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition

Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Glogster EDU Launches Home Edition! Over the past 3 years, the Glogster Team has watched education technology become a revolution in the way that we think about the roles of teachers and students. ...

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Sandra Forzley's curator insight, July 12, 2013 3:34 AM

Great way for students to display their work #ocsb #21 century learning #edtech

Sandra Forzley's curator insight, July 12, 2013 9:06 AM
Kids love it!  #ocsb #21 century learning #edtech
College Monstor's curator insight, July 19, 2013 12:20 PM

This is a good news for Glogster students!!

A very usefull program to enhance the knowledge of Glogster student's.