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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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7 Ways to Transform Your Classroom

Here are seven key aspects that can help transform any classroom into a more engaging, and student-empowered learning space.

 

See the introductory blog post: http://pairadimes.davidtruss.com/7-ways-to-transform-your-classroom/


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Kids’ Science Books for Stormy Weather | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network

Kids’ Science Books for Stormy Weather | Budding Scientist, Scientific American Blog Network | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

With the wake of "Sandy" slowly receding from New York and New Jersey, and with the discussion of global warming effects raging in and out of the classroom, here is a blog from Scientific American with SUPER SCIENCE reading recommendations.


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Jim Lerman's comment, December 3, 2012 11:30 AM
Thanks for the comment and this lead Meryl. I'm following you now!
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Thanks, Jim for the visit and rescoop!
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Thank you Mituhassan for the visit and rescoop.
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Team WhiteBoarding with Twiddla - Painless Team Collaboration for the Web

Team WhiteBoarding with Twiddla - Painless Team Collaboration for the Web | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Twiddla is a free, no-setup, web-based meeting playground. Mark up websites, graphics, and photos, or start brainstorming on a blank canvas. Voice and Text chat too!

 

Read more:

http://www.twiddla.com/

 


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9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class

9 Tools to Create E-magazines and Newspapers for Your Class | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

I am pretty sure as you introduce the idea to your students everyone will want to have a say in their next e-magazine. There is nothing much more rewarding to students then to have a proof of their hard work recognized in a publication of some sort.

 

Most of the tools cited here are easy to use and have user friendly interface and they will let you create your own e-magazine or newspaper in few simple steps. Yet I would recommend your discretion as you use them with your students.

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/11/9-tools-to-create-e-magazines-and.html

 


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Peter Parise's comment, November 25, 2012 9:02 PM
Wow this is a good collection!
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [Infographic]

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November 30, 2012 by Angela Maiers

 

Love this great post from the folks at Always Prepared entitled: ‘The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology‘ and the infographic it inspired from Mark Bates. Both highlight “The Habitudes” of educators who are effectively using technology to enhance and impact teaching and learning. Hat tip to Shawn McCusker for this awesome Twitter find!

 

A MUST read:

http://www.angelamaiers.com/2012/11/7-habits-of-highly-effective-teachers-who-use-technology.html

 


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AAEEBL's curator insight, January 21, 2013 7:26 PM

Applicable to all learners, whether students or teachers or carrerists. 

Maria Kallergi's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:23 AM

we don't want to be left behind

Terri Rice's curator insight, July 27, 2014 7:08 PM

Absolutely! it is so good to know I have some of the qualities. Working on integrating them all into my daily life.

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Teaching with SmartPhones | Powerful Learning Practice

Teaching with SmartPhones | Powerful Learning Practice | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Jennifer Carey

Summary by GETideas

 

"Blogging for Powerful Learning Practice, tech-savvy educator Jennifer Carey discusses the following benefits of smartphones in the classroom, acknowledging that because all students may not have a personal smartphone, many of the activities she presents can be done in groups with just one smartphone per group:

-Support for in-class lessons and activities, such as reading, polling, quizzing, and backchanneling

-Research, via tools such as Google Search, Genius Scan+, Google Docs, Dropbox, and Evernote"

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Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database | Undercover Reporting

Deception for Journalism's Sake: A Database | Undercover Reporting | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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"This rather fine website, a collaboration with New York University Libraries, complements the recent publication of "Undercover Reporting: The Truth About Deception." This work argues that "much of the valuable journalism since before the U.S. Civil War has emerged from investigations that employed subterfuge to expose wrong." The fascinating material here has been gathered into clusters, highlighting award-winning series, exemplary proponents of the practice, or recurring themes, including prison infiltrations, shadowing migrants, work, and gender, class, or ethnic impersonation, and dozens more. The stories here include the Chiquita Banana expose from the Cincinnati Enquirer, a close look into the world of nursing homes, and several classic pieces of reportage from the Depression on the plight of people thrown into poverty. Visitors can use the Browse tab to get started, and additional instruction can be found under the How to Use area"

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How Teachers Use Skype in the Classroom | Time

How Teachers Use Skype in the Classroom | Time | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Summary by MiddleWeb SmartBrief

 

"Skype in the Classroom has grown since its 2011 launch to include 43,000 teachers and 2,400 suggested lesson plans that include the use of the free, Internet video-chatting program. Teachers interviewed say they recently used Skype to communicate with students stuck at home during the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy and to conduct virtual chats worldwide. "You're able to give an experience to a student that you could never possibly provide otherwise," said Allison Holland, an eLearning coach in Indiana's Plymouth Community Schools, where students have chatted on Skype with Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson and basketball star Shaquille O'Neal."

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15 Conflict Resolution Tips For Educators

15 Conflict Resolution Tips For Educators | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
If you're looking for some conflict resolution tips to use in school and the classroom, these are some of the best you can find.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://edudemic.com/2012/11/conflict-resolution-tips/?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 


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Ricard Lloria's comment, November 29, 2012 6:13 PM
Thanks David, Jim :)
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White Label Live HD Video Streaming and Playlist Broadcasting with Streamago.tv

White Label Live HD Video Streaming and Playlist Broadcasting with Streamago.tv | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it


Robin Good: Streamago is a live video streaming platform which allows anyone with an HD camcorder or a simple webcam to start video broadcasting directly on the web with the minimum fuss and at zero cost.

 

Streamago works also from smartphones and tablets, and it provides some fine controls to set the quality and resolution of your broadcast, as well as to add your brand name, tagline, or a RSS news ticker on top of your live streaming image.

 

Streamago provides you with unlimited channels you can use, storage of 20GB and SD video encoding quality. Streamago can also stream directly to your Facebook profile page and can record, if you want, each one of your live video streams.

 

Free version available (ad supported).

 

The premium version provides access to higher quality video encoding (up to 1.7Mbps), video scheduling/playlist, white labeling, extra storage and custom support and stats at 39.30eu/month.

 

N.B.: With the scheduling/playlist of the Premium version you can create a 24/7 professional TV schedule by assembling live transmissions, pre-registered videos or uploaded contents.

 

Premium features: http://www.streamago.tv/premium/plans.html

 

App store mobile version: http://itunes.apple.com/it/app/streamago/id433402336?mt=8

 

Try it out now: http://www.streamago.tv/

 

(Thanks to Fabrizio Pucci for bringing it to my attention)

 


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10 Apps That Work Great With Evernote

10 Apps That Work Great With Evernote | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Note-taking is a small yet important part of anyone’s digital routine. That’s why apps like Evernote prove extremely useful for anyone who needs to jot down pieces of information at any given time. It lets you quickly jot down text notes or take shots of important documents from any device you’re using, or directly from your web browser.

 

If you think you’ve used Evernote for everything, thought, think again. The Evernote Trunk is full of apps, devices, notebooks, and more that can help you get the most out of the service. Here’s 10 of our favorite Evernote compatible web apps that showcase the different ways that Evernote can be of further use in any aspect of our lives.


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Top 6 Apps for Flipping Your Classroom | Avatar Generation

Top 6 Apps for Flipping Your Classroom | Avatar Generation | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"Teachers all over the world are flipping their classrooms. Instead of doing homework and projects at home, students watch lectures and videos. When they get to class they engage students with activities and tests designed to test what students have learned. While flipping your classroom may sound like a good idea, it requires having a way to present information to students at home. These top 6 apps for flipping your classroom will give you the tools you need to turn your classroom upside down."

 


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Learning Together just may be the anti-Khan Academy

Learning Together just may be the anti-Khan Academy | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Glenn Wiebe

 

"The people at Spin have created a handy mobile app that brings the interactivity and engagement back to videos. Called Together Learn, the app provides the chance for multiple people, in different places, to watch the same video in real time while at the same time having live video / audio chats while at the same time using a live shared chalkboard. How cool is that?"

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Take one sheet of paper and really get to know your pupils | Guardian Teacher Network

Take one sheet of paper and really get to know your pupils | Guardian Teacher Network | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Tabitha Smith

 

"A one-page profile is exactly what it says on the tin. It's one page of information which has three questions. What do others like and admire about you? What is important to you? And what support do you need? We started using one-page profiles at our school four years ago because we had a year 3 class that wasn't gelling well and I wanted to find a way for the children to get to know one another, and to learn more about themselves, too. The children gather information for the answer to the first question on the profile from their friends and families. It's fun and very good for self-esteem. The other two questions are completed by children and parents, working as a team.

 

"The pilot worked so well that we soon found ourselves introducing one page profiles across whole year groups and then across the whole school. Then we introduced them for staff, too, as an aid to career development. The idea for one-page profiles actually came from one of our parents here in Stockport. Helen Sanderson is a former government advisor and expert on person-centred thinking. Helen had been developing detailed personal profiles for use in health and social care. She recognised that these profiles would help teachers get to know children, too, but they would need to be much simpler to work in schools – hence they became one-page profiles."

 

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Thinking Tools | Teacher & Student Planners

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Higher Order Thinking Strategies and Tools

 

The following Online Interactive Thinking Strategies and Tools are designed to provide a scaffold which enables students to think with more depth and structure.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://learningcurveplanner.com.au/thinking-tools.html

 


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Co-browsing: Share and Co-Navigate Any Web Page in Real-Time with Ve.rbatim.com

 

Robin Good: Ve.rbatim.com is a free web-based co-browsing tool which allows you to co-navigate with one or more people any web page, while being able to see the mouse cursor of your partner when desired.

 

The web app is very easy to use. You just click on "Start a sesson" on this page http://ve.rbatim.com/ and the new page that opens up has a URL that you can share with anyone you want to cobrowse with.

 

On this page you have an additional address bar in which you can input any url you want to cobrowse. An integrated text chat area is made visible by clicking on the large down arrow visibile on the top right side of your screen.

 

Free to use.

 

Check this video: http://youtu.be/XgeTWHSjhTQ

 

Google Chrome Extension: https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mjiigdnknfcmjgaapnimjbmopdfbkech

 

Try it out now: http://ve.rbatim.com/ ;

 


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The Role of Pinterest Inside & Outside The Classroom [Infographics]

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With over 10 million users, Pinterest has rocketed to pop-culture fame since its launch in beta in March 2010. This rapid growth makes it the fastest growing social media site of the past year. Educators have caught on to Pinterest in a big way. From kindergarten to college, teachers, professors and students are using Pinterest creatively to organize and share ideas from all around the Web and even in their own classrooms and campuses.


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Digital Storytelling: how to make an animated PPT movie

How-to video for creating digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint. For more resources from Nancye Blair, visit www.EngagingEducation.net.

 

Wonderful resource!  


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Allison Kenney's curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:46 AM

Not the same old PPT that we used to use.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 20, 2014 3:24 AM

Je suis de plus en plus convaincu qu'il faut raconter des histoires, même à des 'grands'.

Winnie Bob's curator insight, May 14, 10:18 PM
Love this. Would be great for the narrative for assessment.
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iPad Screencasting: Educreations and Explain Everything - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education

iPad Screencasting: Educreations and Explain Everything - ProfHacker - The Chronicle of Higher Education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Lissa Pompos and Kevin Yee

 

A thorough and informative descriptive analysis of the pros and cons of these two very helpful apps; along with links to a number of resources and tutorials on screencasting in general.

 

Not mentioned in the article is that Explain Everything added a supplementary rendering app in Oct. 2012 that enables much faster processing of video recordings made on the iPad. -JL

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Student motivation through engagement & intrinsic rewards | MiddleWeb

Student motivation through engagement & intrinsic rewards | MiddleWeb | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Susan Curtis

Summary by MiddleWeb SmartBrief

 

"MiddleWeb co-editor Susan B. Curtis is back with another of her in-depth Resource Roundup articles. Student motivation has been an especially hot topic among educators in 2012, and she's pulled together blog posts, interviews and studies centering on some of the year's best commentary about intrinsic and extrinsic sources of motivation. You'll find plenty of solid research and advice that will serve you well in 2013 and beyond."

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NBC Learn launches ‘Writers Speak to Kids’ video series | eSchool News

NBC Learn launches ‘Writers Speak to Kids’ video series | eSchool News | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"NBC Learn, the education arm of NBC News, has launched an original video series called “Writers Speak to Kids,” featuring interviews with popular and award-winning children’s book authors. Answering questions from NBC News correspondent Jenna Bush Hager, the authors share their writing process and experiences, helping students learn more about the craft and techniques of creative writing."

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Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool

Find and Drop Images, Quotes and Info References Into Your Presentations with the New Google Research Tool | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it


Robin Good: I used to love the Google contextual mini-browser (the Google Deskbar - 2003), something probably most people today have never seen nor have a memory of, but which in my humble opinion, was one of the best and most useful tools released by Google ever.

 

Well the little mini-search tool is back in a new customized format inside the Google Docs Presentation tool, where you can now easily search for reference, quotes, information and images related to the topic you are working on in your presentation.

 

Search becomes contextual and the relevant information found can be immediately integrated into the work we are creating. (Any information or image you find with the Google Research Tool can be intuitively selected and dragged onto the slide area, where it can be sized and positioned in any way you like.)

 

Each content item found with the Google Research Tool and utilized in your slide content is automatically linked back to its original source to simplify the credit and attribution process.

 

Extremely useful. Especially for quotes and images.

 

More info: http://support.google.com/drive/bin/answer.py?hl=en&answer=2481802

 

Try it out now inside your Google Docs / Drive account: https://drive.google.com/

 

 


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Nedko Aldev's curator insight, May 8, 2013 3:51 AM

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Free VideoConferencing and Team Collaboration with BigMarker

Free VideoConferencing and Team Collaboration with BigMarker | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it


Robin Good: BigMarker is a web-based team collaboration and videoconferencing service which allows real-time web presentations, audio conferencing, project management and file sharing tools.

 

BigMarker supports PowerPoints, Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, PDF files, or image files and once uploaded converts them all to PDFs.

 

BigMarker has a potential capacity of up to 100 participants in a video event and all live meetings can also be recorded.

 

Pro Communities, available only for paid accounts, enable you to host public or private conferences, discussions,and files, manage projects and tasks, and organize into sub-Communities.

 

Free version available.

 

Pricing: https://www.bigmarker.com/pricing

 

Try it out now: https://www.bigmarker.com/

 

 


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