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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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CleanMyMac 2 Will Scrub All The Useless Files Off Your Harddrive [Macworld 2013] | Cult of Mac

CleanMyMac 2 Will Scrub All The Useless Files Off Your Harddrive [Macworld 2013] | Cult of Mac | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From the webstie

 

"Maintaining a Mac is a lot easier than a PC but it still requires some work. After a few years of use, your hard drive space starts to shrink and finding the right files to delete isn’t always obvious.

 

"MacPaw is releasing a new app to help people free up more space on their Macs. It’s called CleanMyMac 2 and it will dive deep into your harddrive to clean out all the crap you don’t need.

 

"CleanMyMac 2 helps you find more space for the things you love, so you don’t have to put your new photos or videos on an external harddrive. Once you install the app, it scans your harddrive and a few seconds later it will give you a summary of everything you can toss in the trash. We took it for a test run last night and found it very easy to use, and it had a nice interface.

 

"Unlike some other apps, it will also tell you which system files you can throw away, like caches, logs, archives, and a bevy of other options. However, Apple wouldn’t approve it for the Mac App Store because Cupertino doesn’t like that it cleans up system files that most apps never touch. MacPaw says it’s totally safe, and they have a good reputation, so I wouldn’t worry too much about it."

 Read more at http://www.cultofmac.com/213463/cleanmymac-2-will-scrub-all-the-useless-files-off-your-harddrive-macworld-2013/#bv9vrjGeXVVzexvl.99

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New Social News Reader For Enterprise: Delve

New Social News Reader For Enterprise: Delve | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Excerpted from Official Website:

"Delve is a smart, social news reader for professionals and organizations. We cut through the noise to get you the news that matters to your industry. You share and archive articles and insights on a private, secure network."

 

Here is an excerpt from review article on BetaKit:

"Social newsreaders like Flipboard, Zite, and Pulse have traditionally been aimed at the average reader, and while they have topics like business and technology, they don’t focus specifically on professionals and enterprises looking to stay informed on industry news.

Delve, a New York City-based startup that combines an editorial team with news aggregation, is trying to solve this problem with its social newsreader for professionals.

 

After signing up and choosing their topics of interests, Delve users receive a curated list of articles based on their sector, and what leading commentators are saying about these topics. From there they can participate in discussions with their colleagues using the forum feature, and recommend content to others on their team. Users get a daily roundup of the news and the discussions surrounding it via email.

 

Individuals and teams with up to nine users can use Delve for free, and the company is working with 15 pilot enterprise clients, and will charge companies on a per-seat basis after the test run.

 

The company plans on releasing a mobile app in about a month, which should help it compete with mobile-first newsreaders like iPhone apps Circa and Summly, tablet readers like Flipboard, and others like Prismatic that have a strong mobile presence. Delve doesn’t just compete with social readers though, it competes with the traditional ways employees share articles and discuss news, namely email, social networks, and industry newsletters. In terms of other newsreaders directed at teams, its strongest competition is Flud.it...."

 

Read full review article on BetaKit:

http://betakit.com/2013/02/07/with-a-focus-on-teams-delves-social-newsreader-launching-paid-enterprise-accounts

 

Check out it: http://delvenews.com

 


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Martin Gysler's comment, February 8, 2013 3:15 PM
:-)...
Cathryn Brimhall's curator insight, February 10, 2013 3:09 AM

Need to curate a topic with colleagues ?

Trader|OS's curator insight, February 11, 2013 1:06 PM

looks really interesting, has any had a chance to try it

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WebSlides - Turning bookmarks and feeds into interactive slideshows…

WebSlides - Turning bookmarks and feeds into interactive slideshows… | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Converting bookmarks to slideshows A new way of organizing, sharing, and presenting web content...
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Based in the Diigo platform...an update of the Diigo slide function. Nicely done!

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An Awesome Innovation Mindmap for Teachers

An Awesome Innovation Mindmap for Teachers | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

... Talking about the importance of innovation, I have two awesome resources to share with you in this regard. One is a short video that talks about the difference between  innovative and non-innovative teacher and the second is an innovation mindmap.

http://www.scoop.it/t/classemapping


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Wegwijs bvba's comment, February 10, 2013 1:40 PM
Maak een mindmap om een beeld te krijgen op innovatie
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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 12 Fabulous Academic Search Engines | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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6 Easy Pieces v1

By Darren Kuropatwa

 

"Slides to support an active learning workshop for student teachers at Brandon University. 16 January 2013.

"6 different lightweight ideas/activities you can implement in your classes tomorrow to leverage mobile (and stationary) technology to document student learning and foster reflective ways for students to share what they're learning. We don't just talk about them, we do them. Then we talk about them and how each of us might practically adapt these ideas in our own classrooms.

"Basically, we have fun, play with practical ideas that allow teachers to easily incorporate technology in their classroom daily, and leverage some of the mobile technologies that are increasingly found in students' pockets. Six Easy Pieces is an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of using technology in the classroom."

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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 9, 2013 7:46 PM

Not only is the content of this slide deck excellent, but the presentation itself is organized most effectively as well. People who fill their powerpoints with words should take note of this.

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Course Overview (and Reading List) - Learning Creative Learning

Course Overview (and Reading List) - Learning Creative Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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Jim Lerman's curator insight, February 9, 2013 1:10 AM

So I found out about this free course on Feb. 9, the day after registration closed. But I also found this reading list. Almost everything is online (with links in the list) and there are some videos too.

 

Course Leader is Mitch Resnick, LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research, Director of the Okawa Center, and Director of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the Media Lab -- all at MIT.

 

The site says they're going to give the course again, but they don't know when yet.

Deborah Harris's comment, February 9, 2013 8:14 AM
Thanks so much for this. The material looks fascinating.
Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, February 9, 2013 3:38 PM

Some great resources here.

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6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning

6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning (6 Teaching Strategies To Promote Deeper Learning http://t.co/JesI344H via @teachthought #eLearning #edchat...)...

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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide...

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Patrick Dowling's comment, February 8, 2013 8:39 PM
Great article
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Share what matters. http://zeen.com

Share what matters. http://zeen.com | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Description from Internet Scout Project

 

"If you have never thought about (or heard of) creating a "zeen," now might be the perfect time. A zeen is a portable, bite-sized piece of content designed to help individuals tell a story via words, images, and videos. Visitors can get a primer of how they work via the Learn More tab, and it's easy to get started. Each zeen can be shared via a variety of social media, including Facebook and Twitter. This version is compatible with all operating systems."

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Quite an effective presentation platform...very attractive, with easy functionality.

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Raspberry Pi to get camera module soon

Raspberry Pi to get camera module soon | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi foundation has signalled that a camera module for the device could be available in a matter of weeks.

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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 7, 2013 7:25 AM

Good new for STEM...

 

Rudolf Kabutz's curator insight, May 11, 2013 4:39 AM

Now the Raspberry Pi becomes an even better tool for a little robot...

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15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers

15 Lesson Plans For Making Students Better Online Researchers | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
via Edudemic   Google is usually one of the first places students turn to when tasked with an assignment. Whether it’s for research, real-time results, or just a little digital exploration … i...

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Summarize Any Article or Web Page with CruxLight

Summarize Any Article or Web Page with CruxLight | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

 

 


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173 Sud's curator insight, February 8, 2013 3:28 PM

 

CruxLight, une Extension Chrome et Firefox, résume automatiquement les pages web (anglais seulement). Elle vous donne également les mots clés importants autour desquels s'articule l'article. De plus, les passages essentiels sont surlignés.

le Targat's curator insight, January 30, 2014 4:38 AM

a tester !! Pourrait se réveler pratique pour la lecture rapide

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Group Video Chat, IM and Screen-Sharing of Movies and Applications with Rabbit


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Robin Good's curator insight, February 8, 2013 4:06 AM


Rabbit is a new downloadable software app (for Mac only now) that allows you to instant message, video conference with multiple parties and to screencast and share in real-time any music, video clip or app.



"Today, a startup company called Rabbit is launching a closed beta of their "video chat and content sharing application".


But the best way to describe it is a cool and very modern implementation of instant messaging.

The most compelling feature of the app can be distilled down to this: group video conferencing with the ability to screencast music, movies and applications from your Mac.

This means you can watch a movie from a service such as Netflix with your friends in real time. Or you can crop and share a specific part of your web browser or any other Mac app and broadcast it to your friends.

The app is a native Mac client (other platforms to come later), and offers the ability to video chat with an unlimited number of people. People are grouped into Rooms and presented to you in priority based on your own friends, and within each room, individual groups can participate in their own conversations."


Source: MacRumors


Features: http://www.rabb.it/features.html


Help: http://help.rabb.it/rabbit


More info / Sign-up for Beta: http://rabb.it




Andreas Wåhlström's curator insight, February 18, 2013 3:23 PM

Underbart Mac - program! Revolutionerande?

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How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom - Edudemic

How To Start Using iTunes U In The Classroom - Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Ready to take the plunge and start using iTunes U in the classroom? It's not as scary as you think - and many aren't yet using the tool!

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If you would like additional support building your course, please visit our website at iPadPD.com we have a wide variety of resources and tutorials that will assist you in the process of building your course. Another great resource you could use would be this awesome iTunes U course developed by our friends at The de Ferrers Academy on how to build an iTunes U course:

 

Creating iTunes U CoursesThis course is full of video demonstrations covering each step of the process of building a course. Download this course on your iPad and you get the added benefit of seeing what it’s like to learn through an iTunes U course.

 

With iTunes U, it’s easy to create your own custom courses for the iPad and teach them in your classroom. And the iTunes U app puts all the materials you create for your course— syllabus, videos, apps, iBooks, class assignments, and more—all in one place. Right in the app, your students can play videos or audio lectures, read iBooks, and view presentations. They can also see a list of course assignments, then check them off as they’re completed. One of the best features is that they can take notes within iBooks and on videos and they are all organized in one location within the course. It’s also nice that the course can continue to be changed after it’s been published. Any time you create a new post, students receive a push notification informing them of the change.

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Fred SitkinsElementary School PrincipalBoyne City, MIwww.ipadpd.com

 

 

 


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Photovisi - Photo Collage Maker

Photovisi - Photo Collage Maker | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The easiest to use photo collage maker! Many beautiful designs to choose from. Completely online, so no downloads required.

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Part 4… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Amazing Web Sites... Are They In Your School?

Part 4… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Amazing Web Sites... Are They In Your School? | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

“So many times we encourage students to be creative, but we don’t always provide an explanation nor assessment. I think it is important to provide a definition. You can see that Dictionary.com defines creativity as ‘the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts’.”


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 9, 2013 7:28 PM

This is the last in a series of posts on Creativity in the Classroom, with a focus on websites that help promote creativity. Included in this post are:

* Arts Edge, a wonderful source from the Kennedy Arts Center that "offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom. It also offers professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment."

* Exploratorium - "a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker"

* Google Lit Trips - a great way to explore literature and Google Earth

* Odyssey of the Mind - "an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college."

* Diffen - a website that allows you to compare anything

An additional ten websites are listed that provide a range of online learning opportunities that help promote creativity!

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New Wordpress Plugin Lets You Build Your Own Online School - Edudemic

New Wordpress Plugin Lets You Build Your Own Online School - Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Posed by Jeff Dunn

 

"Google is working on an online course solution. Same story with Khan Academy, Coursera, Udacity, and … you? If you run a website that uses WordPress, you can now easily (relatively) build your very own online school.

The new WordPress plugin from WooThemes (a popular WordPress premium theme provider) lets you start up your own online school with ease. It’s as simple as installing a WordPress plugin. The actual content and other school-y stuff is, of course, up to you. But the technical stuff is taken care of by this new plugin."

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10 Resources For Getting Elementary Students Interested In Reading | Edudemic

10 Resources For Getting Elementary Students Interested In Reading | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Posted by Dawn Casey-Rowe

 

"This week’s Learnist Top 10 is dedicated to material and experiences that develop or enrich elementary students in reading, writing, and research. It features several boards from elementary blended learning expert Carrie Sorenson, material from homeschooling mom Kimberly Charron, and boards that reinforce reading and writing through art, cooking, and other experiences. Integrating experiences into student’s worlds makes them more interested in reading and literacy."

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