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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Story Dice - creative storytelling cubes for plot, character, and setting

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"Story Dice - creative storytelling cubes for plot, character, and setting ideas, Fun for actors, writers, and friends!


"Story Dice is a creative tool to prompt ideas for plot, character, and setting. This idea generator can be used effectively for both written and oral storytelling.

 

"This app can be used with a wide variety of age groups ranging from preschoolers to teenagers.
The user interface is simple enough for ages 3+ to use without any additional instruction. The use of the app does not require reading, so it is an ideal tool for using in a preschool story circle (see lesson plans) as well as a general writing prompt for all ages without reading or native language barriers."

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BringFocus Software

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"Everyone knows that it is easy to go down the proverbial rabbit hole while working online. One minute you could be checking on some higher education statistics and you might end up at IMDB.com for a solid hour. BringFocus helps users stay on task by helping them stay focused on one task at a time. Visitors can view screenshots of the program and also view a short demonstration video for more information on how BringFocus works. This version is compatible with Windows operating systems."

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Studio H: Using Design to Cultivate Personal Skills and Serve the Community | Connected Learning

Studio H: Using Design to Cultivate Personal Skills and Serve the Community | Connected Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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"In the ultimate epitomization of the maxim "Go where you are needed," Bertie County is also home to the community-focused nonprofit group Project H Design. Headed by Emily Pilloton and Matt Miller, and supported by both the W.K. Kellogg and Adobe Foundations, this nonprofit "uses the power of design and hands-on building to catalyze communities and public education from within." With several student-built community projects under its belt and a near-cult following on Twitter, the group has gained national attention for its "flagship program," Studio H.

 

"Studio H is a public high school "design/build" curriculum that—at the time of its creation—was the country's first design, vocation, and community service program in a public high school. The mission, Pilloton notes, was to encourage design thinking in the classroom without resorting to being a "glorified art class." "My hope for Studio H and for this type of curriculum and academic approach is that the things we do produce go beyond the classroom and can be looked at examples of progress," she added."

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This Week’s Must-Have iOS Apps: StillShot, Inkflow, AnyList & More

This Week’s Must-Have iOS Apps: StillShot, Inkflow, AnyList & More | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
"Leading this week’s must-have apps roundup is a terrific photography app called StillShot, which allows you to extract full-resolution still images from your videos.

 

From Cult of Mac


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The Best Social Networks for Kids Under 13 | Time

The Best Social Networks for Kids Under 13 | Time | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"While reality can be scary, there are plenty of safe sites designed for kids under 13. Still, all the kid-friendly social networking sites in the world won’t help if kids find the adult versions more fun. We researched kid-friendly sites and then talked to kids to get a feel for the fun factor to collect four kid-approved sites."


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Write a letter to the future | FutureMe.org

Write a letter to the future | FutureMe.org | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Write a letter to your future self and have it delivered on a specific date; or read the public (anonymous) letters of others. Young writers can get really creative with this. -JL

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Augmented Reality, Design Thinking and the Power of Place | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning

Augmented Reality, Design Thinking and the Power of Place | Spotlight on Digital Media and Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

How a new augmented reality platform for the iPhone is helping educators explore the possibilities of mobile for learning, and the value of putting students in the driver’s seat.


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How to Make YouTube Videos Look Great

How to Make YouTube Videos Look Great | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The key for YouTube to display your video the best possible way, is to upload the best possible quality video that meets or exceeds their requirements. That is by encoding videos the right way.

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1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price | Edudemic

1,000 Education Apps Organized By Subject & Price | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Sure, there are plenty of apps you can use in education. There are even apps created specifically for use in education. Apple has a whole category dedicated to education in the App store. But how do you really know which ones are worth downloading, or possibly even paying for?

TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) to the rescue! TCEA regularly tests available apps and recommends apps that teachers should be using.

TCEA maintains a list of recommended apps in a shared document via Google Docs. The list is organized by subject area and free apps are color coded in white.

Click Here To View The Mega Google Doc (H/T Apps In Education):

https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/ccc?key=0AvFbfb1mWoNwdGlweWtkZkFRS1gzUDMtTUtoTEw0MkE#gid=0

 

http://appsineducation.blogspot.com/2012/02/1000-recommended-apps-sorted-by-subject.html

 


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21st Century Skills Culture at High Tech High

A school culture is is key to cultivating and supporting 21st Century Skills. At High Tech High, 21st century skills are fundamental to everything that happens.

 

Great video about the school that may be one of the best in America. -JL

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FLN Podcast Episode 1: Aaron Sams : Troy Cockrum : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive

FLN Podcast Episode 1:  Aaron Sams : Troy Cockrum : Free Download & Streaming : Internet Archive | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This is the first episode of the Flipped Learning Network Podcast interviewing Aaron Sams.

 

From the Flipped Learning emai newsletter

 

"Listen to the FLN Podcasts hosted by Troy Cockrum, flipped English teacher in the Archdiocese of Indianapolis. The inaugural podcast has been posted!

 

"In the first episode, Troy interviews Aaron Sams, pioneer of flipped learning, discussing the “Good teaching classroom.” Listen in as they talk about the flipped class and flipped-mastery learning, debate blended learning, and discuss institutional vs. individual adoption. Hear more about the new FLN and the professional development options and other benefits. Listen now! Flipped Learning Podcasts"

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50 resources for iPad use in the classroom

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate iPads into the classroom.

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Are you fluent in Wiki yet? « Social Learning Weekly

Are you fluent in Wiki yet? « Social Learning Weekly | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The capacity to build and engage a community of learners is one which I believe will be essential to your relevance as an instructional designer, teacher, or trainer.
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Wikis are one of the most underutilized tools in the instructional designer’s toolbox. As trainers, it is imperative that we engage the learner beyond the classroom in order to effect real, permanent, and quantifiable changes in behavior. Yet, often times I find designers and trainers unwilling to engage their audiences beyond the classroom with this tool.

Several reasons for this exist.

Firstly, some training teams lament they are constrained by IT policies not conducive tocollaborative tools. Some training managers have even asked,”Can I implement a wiki bypassing IT altogether?” While the answer is yes, you can go with a SaaS vendor and be up and running in under ten minutes, it is advisable to not bypass your IT team and instead model the collaborative spirit you want to see in your workforce. You must be the change you want to see in the world, even if you sometimes feel like strangling your IT people.


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App - Storyrobe for StoryTelling

App - Storyrobe for StoryTelling | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

 

 

Storyrobe is an exciting new digital storytelling application for the iPhone and iPod Touch. Storyrobe lets you tell create digital stories using images and video from your camera or photo library. You can use the built in microphone, or any 3rd party microphone to create audio recordings with photos and videos. Use Storyrobe to tell, share, and add to others stories creating a Storyrobe™


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Teaching With Maps -- University at Buffalo Libraries

Teaching With Maps -- University at Buffalo Libraries | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From Internet Scout Report

 

"Staff at the State University of New York's University at Buffalo's Map Collection have worked to bring the general public this top-notch guide to teaching with maps. The resources are culled from the University at Buffalo, digital collections from other institutions, and the Internet. The materials are organized into 14 thematic categories, such as Gazetteers, GIS Maps and Sites, and Satellite and Remote-Sensing Images. Visitors will note that each resource has a brief annotation along with a direct link to the resource.

 

"Locating Maps on the World Wide Web is a great resource, as it features high-quality links to collections at the University of Texas at Austin, the United Nations, and the US Geological Survey. Moving on, the Teaching Resources and Other Materials area is another great find. Here visitors can make their way through over two dozen resources, including the Using Historic Maps in College and University Courses site from the Newberry Library in Chicago."

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Lists for Writers - creative writing ideas and prompts for character, setting, plot, and brainstorming

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"Lists for Writers is a great addition to any writer’s toolbox. Helpful to both novice and expert writers alike, this app delivers list after list for your brainstorming sessions: names, character traits, plot lines, occupations, obsessions, action verbs, and much more!?

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Visual surprise and slicing image effects in PowerPoint

Visual surprise and slicing image effects in PowerPoint | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Awesome tutorial how to create slicing image effects in PowerPoint.


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A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking

A Taxonomy of Reflection: A Model for Critical Thinking | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
How to create a community of learners. Reflective prompts for students, teacher and principals. Modeled on Bloom's approach to thinking.

 

Peter Pappas has developed a simple and very powerful guide to reflective thinking for students, teachers, and principals based on Bloom's new cognitive taxanomy. A marvelous tool for moving people to build their habits of higher level thinking. Links to Parts 2, 3, and 4 of his 4-part blog series, and a short Prezi presentation on this topic are included here. Impressive. -JL

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Telescopic Text © Joe Davis 2008

Telescopic Text © Joe Davis 2008 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
An exploration of scale and levels of detail. How much or little is contained within the tiniest, most ordinary of moments.

 

 

@richardanderson writes:

 

"Telescopic Text (telescopictext.com) is a fabulous demonstration to children of how to extend their creative writing. From the simple starting text "I made tea", the writing unfolds with each click on one of the "greyed" words to insert new details, adjectives and emotions.

 

"At telescopictext.org, you can register and make your own unfolding texts."

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Students will get the hang of telescopictext.com quite rapidly...in which a simple 3-word sentence is expanded by clicking on "greyed out" words. Once they understand the concept, they can move on to telescopictext.org. Here students can completely control the process and rapidly and easily develop quite sophisticated writing samples. -JL

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A Principal's Reflections: Flipping Instruction in a Captivating Fashion

A Principal's Reflections: Flipping Instruction in a Captivating Fashion | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Eric Sheninger, Principal, New Milford (NJ) HS

 

"Mrs. Kanchan Chellani, one of our math teachers here at NMHS, is very enthusiastic and creative. To engage students in her classroom, she has developed an interactive, student-centered learning environment. Through the use of technology, collaborative learning, and teaching mathematical concepts in the real-world and interdisciplinary context, she has managed to successfully work towards creating this desired positive and energetic blended learning environment. Some of the many methods Mrs. Chellani has employed in her daily instruction include integrating Smart Board interactive review games and videos to reinforce prior learning, case studies performed in the computer lab so students understand the significance of the material taught, and team assignments to foster a collaborative working environment."

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Nearpod: Go Mobile While Presenting | Getting Smart

Nearpod: Go Mobile While Presenting | Getting Smart | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Sarah Cargill

 

"Nearpod is like the Join.me for iPad presentations, yet – better. I’ve seen iPad browser sharing tools and iPad presentation managers, yet nothing with the suite of tools Nearpod offers for classroom instruction.

“Nearpod is an excellent way to integrate ipads in the classroom, maintain integrity and classroom management, and be thorough in teaching a concept,” says Sair Weitmann, a seventh and eighth grade English teacher at American Heritage School in Plantation, FL.

 

Nearpod, which is free and works on any mobile iOS device as well as online with a Web browser, makes it easy for educators to:

-Share live presentations in-person or remotely

-Show quality multimedia like images, video and audio

-Assess students’ comprehension of the material, and

-Monitor progress and activity within the presentation."

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Google launches Chromebook, Chromebox & gets it right

Google launches Chromebook, Chromebox & gets it right | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Nearly three years ago Google announced plans for its Chrome OS; a platform for networked computers. The OS has reached a point in maturity where it is useful.

 

by Om Malik (5/29/12)

 

"Google and its partner, Samsung, are launching a new Chromebook and Chromebox today, targeting them at the educational and corporate customers. The Chromebook from Samsung is like any other 12.1-inch budget laptop, while Chromebox is a tiny PC that you can connect to any keyboard, mouse and monitor similar to Apple’s Mac Mini. The Chromebook starts at $449 while the entry-level price of Chromebox is $329."

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FlippedLearning - EduVision | Flipped Video Library

FlippedLearning - EduVision | Flipped Video Library | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From www.flippedlearning.org

 

"Watch hundreds {actually over 1000 as of 5/30/12 -JL} of videos in the Flipped Learning Education TV channel. Sort by subject area, grade level and presenter. Hosted by JDL Horizon’s EduVision, this online video channel is a plethora of videos to get you started flipping your class.


" We recommend the following videos to get started.

Flipped Classes for 5th grade Math

The Flipped Mastery Classroom in Action

The Flipped Classroom – One Teacher Changes the Paradigm

Mother & Daughter Math Class Flippers"

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What Does It Take for a Project to be “Authentic”?

What Does It Take for a Project to be “Authentic”? | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Everyone thinks that Project Based Learning has something to do with “authentic”
learning. But not everyone agrees what this means.

A project can be authentic in four ways, some of which may be combined in
one project:
1.It meets a real need in the world beyond the classroom or the products students create are used by real people.

2.It focuses on a problem or an issue or topic that is relevant to students’ lives—the more directly, the better—or on a problem or issue that is actually being faced by adults in the world students will soon enter.

3.It sets up a scenario or simulation that is realistic, even if it is fictitious.
4.It involves tools, tasks, or processes used by adults in real settings and by professionals in the workplace. This criteria for authenticity could apply to any of the above examples of projects."


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Today's Apps Gone Free: Screenshot Journal, Fotor, MovBeats, And More

Today's Apps Gone Free: Screenshot Journal, Fotor, MovBeats, And More | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Todays AGF list includes a utility app for designers, an all-in-one photo app, and an app for creating beatbox-style music videos.

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