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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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The Art of Conversation: Timeless, Timely Do’s and Don’ts from 1866 | Brain Pickings

The Art of Conversation: Timeless, Timely Do’s and Don’ts from 1866 | Brain Pickings | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Maria Popova

 

"Manners today are often seen as a quaint subject that belongs in Lord Chesterfield’s outlandish advice on the art of pleasing or Esquire‘s dated guide to dating. But in a culture where we regularly do online what we’d never do in person and behave offline in ways our grandparents wouldn’t have dared dream of even in their most defiant fantasies, there’s something to be said for the lost art of, if not “manners,” politeness and simple respect in communication. Though originally published in 1866, Martine’s Hand-book of Etiquette, and Guide to True Politeness(public library; public domain; free Kindle download) by Arthur Martine contains a treasure trove of timeless — and increasingly timely — pointers on the necessary art of living up to our social-animal destiny."

 

 

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This book is a free download from Kindle

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The 30 Best Educational Games for the iPad: Adult Edition | Avatar Generation

The 30 Best Educational Games for the iPad: Adult Edition | Avatar Generation | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Most educational games for the iPad aim squarely at the kiddish crowd. But those punk whippersnappers who need to get off the lawn shouldn’t have all the fun. Adults can enjoy their own as well, including these!
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The Basics of Learning Simulations | Learnist

The Basics of Learning Simulations | Learnist | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Terry Heick

 

"This board explores the basics of learning simulations, from serious and pop culture video games to full-on digital simulations."

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5 Classroom Management Apps Every Teacher Needs to Know About

5 Classroom Management Apps Every Teacher Needs to Know About | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The more students there are in a classroom, the more time teachers are going to spend on classroom management.

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Capture, Record, Edit and Post-Produce Audio & Video with the New ScreenFlow 4

 

 


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Sam Seegars's curator insight, April 26, 2013 11:30 AM

desktop tools for video production keep getting better and better.

Ludmila Smirnova's curator insight, May 5, 2013 2:36 PM

A nw videocasting tool!

Susan Daniels's comment, May 14, 2013 11:33 PM
This is something worth looking into. A great price too. Thanks for this scoop. Warmly, Susan
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Men Are From Google+ And LinkedIn, Women Are From Twitter And Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter

Men Are From Google+ And LinkedIn, Women Are From Twitter And Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC] - AllTwitter | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Men Are From Google+ And LinkedIn, Women Are From Twitter And Pinterest [INFOGRAPHIC]

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malek's curator insight, April 26, 2013 9:04 AM

When Mars and Venus go online

Stuart Shulman's curator insight, April 27, 2013 11:34 AM

Infograph seduction happens...

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Getting Your Classroom Up and Running

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Stephanie Sandifer's curator insight, April 26, 2013 10:06 AM

I have been too busy lately to share this great new development at Wikispaces, so I want to take a few minutes this morning to do just that...

 

Wikispaces has announced a wonderful new feature for educators called Wikispaces Classroom.  Wikispaces was already a powerful and easy-to-use tool for collaboration, but now it includes features that teachers will find even more useful for using the Wikispaces platform for a wide variety of learning experiences.

 

This blog post on the Wikispaces blog provides some essential "getting started" information and I encourage you to explore how to use Wikispaces Classroom with your students today!

 

For more information about Wikispaces Classroom, check out these recent blog posts directly from the Wikispaces team:

 

Announcing Wikispaces Classroom - http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/announcing-wikispaces-classroom.html

 

Keeping it Simple With Wikispaces Classroom - 

http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/keeping-it-simple-with-wikispaces-classroom.html

 

Wikispaces Classroom: Formative Assessment - http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/wikispaces-classroom-formative-assessment.html

 

Wikispaces Classroom: News Feed - http://blog.wikispaces.com/2013/04/wikispaces-classroom-news-feed.html

Tom Perran's curator insight, April 29, 2013 6:29 AM

New tool from wikispaces to help you build your class

Nancy Wah Day's curator insight, May 31, 10:16 PM
The collaborative power of wikis can have huge benefits for teaching and learning. Wikispaces is one of many which is offered free for education purposes. I like the clean and simple format of wikispaces. It has all the functions needed for teachers to provide a safe learning environment and students can share and collaborate effectively
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Movenote - video presentation creator

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The Movenote app lets you record video alongside documents or pictures to create an integrated video presentation with slides.   

Creating presentations is easy and fast. Simply record video with your device and swipe to synchronize the slides to the video. Presentations are shared by sending a link to the recipient and can be viewed without the app.


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Ness Crouch's curator insight, May 14, 2013 4:29 PM

This is a great tool. I've downloaded it to my Samsung tablet can't wait to put it to good use!

 

Domitilla Enders's curator insight, May 16, 2013 8:35 AM

Great tool to mix it up in the classroom

Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s comment, June 24, 2013 3:42 AM
thanks for the scoop, super tool to ork creatively in the classroom
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MapStory : Welcome!

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MapStory empowers a global community to organize knowledge about the world spatially and temporally. With MapStory, people of all kinds turn into Storytellers who can create, share, and collaborate on MapStories and ultimately improve our understanding of global dynamics, worldwide, over the course of history.


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Guille Florian's curator insight, April 28, 2013 5:25 AM

Excellent tool

Lois A Bolin, Ph.D.'s curator insight, April 28, 2013 10:07 AM

The City of Naples WEB APP used a storyboard which tell the story of naples development via a map--- map story is similiar.  Should make us think how we need to get georgraphy back into schools integrated with history and ecnonmics.

Jasmin Rez's curator insight, April 29, 2013 8:33 AM

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Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You

Forget Searching For Content - Content Is About To Start Searching For You | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
In the near future of search, you won't be looking for Internet content anymore - it will be looking for you.
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Building Creativity with Bloxy HD

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The iPad has long been used to help kids be creative, with a huge array of different apps to get their imaginative juices flowing. One of the newer apps that is promoting creativity by using a building-style gaming platform is Bloxy HD.


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Sokikom: Massively Multiplayer Online Math Social Learning Game

Sokikom: Massively Multiplayer Online Math Social Learning Game | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Sokikom is a massively multiplayer online math social learning game designed to help students in grades 1-6 build skills while developing a love for learning math. Integrated with a classroom management tool similar to ClassDojo, teachers can optionally use both products.


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New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News

New: 10 of the best Apple and Android apps for education in 2013 | eSchool News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Last year we presented “New: 10 of the best Apple apps for education in 2012,” which highlighted some of the best apps for iPhones and iPods. However, with new upgrades in touch technology, and the emphasis on Common Core State Standards and school reform in general, we’ve come up with a new list of the best Apple- and Android-based education apps for 2013.

 

"This year’s list includes some of the most highly rated apps, both by educators and by parents, and features a range that spans from interactive iBooks to current images of the universe, and from free video software to award-winning STEM curricula.

 

"For every app we’ve listed, we’ve included a brief description, device compatibility, suggested use, features, price, and a link to a more in-depth summary with an option to purchase on iTunes or Google Play.

Don’t see an app you love on this list? Be sure to let us know—or leave a suggestion in the comment section."

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How to Find Fulfilling Work | Brain Pickings

How to Find Fulfilling Work | Brain Pickings | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Maria Popova

 

“If one wanted to crush and destroy a man entirely, to mete out to him the most terrible punishment,” wrote Dostoevsky, “all one would have to do would be to make him do work that was completely and utterly devoid of usefulness and meaning.” Indeed, the quest to avoid work andmake a living of doing what you love is a constant conundrum of modern life. In How to Find Fulfilling Work (public library) — the latest installment in The School of Life’s wonderful series reclaiming the traditional self-help genre as intelligent, non-self-helpy, yet immensely helpful guides to modern living, which previously gave us Philippa Perry’s How to Stay Sane and Alain de Botton’s How to Think More About Sex — philosopher Roman Krznaric (remember him?)explores the roots of this contemporary quandary and guides us to its fruitful resolution:

 

"The desire for fulfilling work — a job that provides a deep sense of purpose, and reflects our values, passions and personality — is a modern invention. … For centuries, most inhabitants of the Western world were too busy struggling to meet their subsistence needs to worry about whether they had an exciting career that used their talents and nurtured their wellbeing. But today, the spread of material prosperity has freed our minds to expect much more from the adventure of life.

We have entered a new age of fulfillment, in which the great dream is to trade up from money to meaning."

 
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Game based language learning using the Wii and electronic dancemats

Game based language learning using the Wii and electronic dancemats | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Game-based learning has been used in language classrooms for many years, but the availability of motion sensing devices has opened up a whole new world of learn
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A Beginner's Guide To Using Video Games In The Classroom | Learnist

A Beginner's Guide To Using Video Games In The Classroom | Learnist | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Terry Heick

 

"This board explores the ideas of using video games for serious learning, in or outside the classroom. 21st century learning FTW."

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