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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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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 |
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 |
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

Voki on Glogster | Into the Driver's Seat |

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 |
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 ( 

 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 .

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 |

"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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Great tools and information

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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 |

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.

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