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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Collect Student Work Easily - Setup Your #iPad as a WebDav Server @timholt2007 @kayjohnranch

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Collect Student Work Easily - Setup Your #iPad as a WebDav Server @timholt2007 @kayjohnranch | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Miguel Guhlin

 

"Earlier today, the following tweet found its way into my twitter feed:

 

 34  kayjohnranch: @mguhlin i am wanting to transfer videos, imovie projects etc from stdt iPads set up on a school acct to my ipad, ideas on how to do it?

This kind of request is becoming a clarion call for making it easy to get student work--or anything--of the iPad (read Tim Holt's Petition to App Developers). 

Ok, the conditions for resolving Kay's question are pretty straightforward. Let's review them:

No computer in sight or available...just iPads, the teacher's and students'.No "cloud-based" storage location (e.g. eBackpack, Edmodo, WebDav Server running OwnCloud, Google Drive, Dropbox, etc.)

Simply, how does the teacher get students' Camera Roll projects onto teacher's iPad without a computer or cloud storage? It's like a riddle, isn't it?

Here's one possible solution--turn your teacher iPad into a server! My response in 140 characters or less:

Setup your iPad up as a server. Use Readdle'sDocuments to turn ur iPad into a server. Students use WebDavNavigator

Read the rest of this blog entry to get the step by step approach!

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Must-read report on maker-driven education

Must-read report on maker-driven education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

From the website

 

"A new research report released by the Connected Learning Research Network is a call for educators, parents, youth, media-makers, geeks, creatives and intellectuals everywhere to work together to make the learning riches of the online world accessible to everyone. The researchers provide evidence of the importance of making, tinkering, exploration, collaboration, and problem-solving in learning to thrive in today's networked world. They also cite growing equity gap between young people who are highly connected and activated 21st Century learners and those who are subject to no-frills education and have little support for enriched, socially networked, or inquiry-based learning.

 

'We're seeing the tremendous potential of new media for advancing learning,' said says lead author Mimi Ito, a professor of anthropology, informatics and education at UC Irvine. 'But, right now, it's only the most activated and well-supported learners who are using connected learning to boost their learning and opportunity. We believe many more young people can experience this kind of learning, but there's no question we're at risk of seeing yet another way privileged individuals can gain advantage -- even though the Internet and digital technology has the potential to even the playing field and multiply the opportunities for all youth to find their place and achieve.'

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HapYak - Comment on video with writing, narration,pictures, or drawing

HapYak - Comment on video with writing, narration,pictures, or drawing | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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" HAPYAK is re-inventing social commentary around video by allowing users to create drawings, record narration and add comments directly onto a video in YouTube or Vimeo. It's difficult to know if HapYak can be the type of collaboration to that educators have come to enjoy in VoiceThread and GlogsterEdu -- the market is already saturated with video commentary products. But the growing collection of videos is a great resource for first person accounts of those marvelous fringe topics such as How to Make a Nether Portal in Minecraft or How Big is Infinity?"

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Three Windows 8 Features Worth Celebrating | NY Times

Three Windows 8 Features Worth Celebrating | NY Times | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By David Pogue

 

"Here are three completely overlooked features in Windows 8, discovered while mucking around in the operating system's deepest, darkest corners"

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Education Shift: A One Day, 250 Student Project-Based Learning Event

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By Justin Vale

Summary by EdSurge

 

" Here's a wonderful account of 250+ 7th graders from different schools engaging each other for an entire day of project-based learning. In an amazing display of teacher professional development, the 7th grade team at Wabash Middle School in Indiana, planned a "complex murder mystery project" that incorporated Common Core math and English standards and Indiana state science standards. Even more impressive: they bused the entire 7th grade class from Wabash to another school and implemented the project through a mix of school-supplied 1:1 computers and BYOD -- a unanimous "10" on the difficulty-meter. The stats alone are staggering: 250 students, 20 teachers, and plenty of curious administrators chugging along for an entire class-less day of learning."

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Creative Commons Infographic: Licenses Explained

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Do you use images or photos? Do you check with the owner before saving or copying or using? Are you using Creative Commons (CC) images and think that it’s all OK because the image labelled as CC therefore you’ve done all your supposed to?


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Karen Bonanno's curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:39 PM

The infographic and video embedded in this post are very useful to help explain Creative Commons.

Lucinda Scott-Kellermeier's curator insight, January 5, 2013 12:48 PM

Great explanations of the icons used on Creative Commons documents, and some good advice on proper attribution. Just because it's free doesn't mean we use without acknowledging origins! rescooped via Karen Bonanno.

Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2013 3:45 PM

A great, visual overview for classroom display.

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4 Ways To Enhance Your Teaching With Mind Mapping - Edudemic

4 Ways To Enhance Your Teaching With Mind Mapping - Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
The more efficient your teaching technique the better your students’ comprehension level. This is just one of the benefits of mind mapping and encouraging students to work together as they learn new things.
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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, January 17, 2013 3:48 PM

Mind mapping is a great way of extending the ideas on a topic. It allows students to categories and build on what they know. This post outlines some of the ways that they can be used in classes.

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[INFOGRAPHIC] Instructional Design Model: Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction

[INFOGRAPHIC] Instructional Design Model: Gagné’s 9 Events of Instruction | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Nicole Ligault

 

"This weekend I decided it was about time I created a new instructional design themed infographic. I’ve created a few in the past, which I’ve shared on my blog (here, here and here), and they’ve proven to be some of my most popular postings.

 

"How did I go about creating this infographic? For starters, I browsed online through some instructional design sites to get ideas for what I wanted my subject to be. In the past I’ve designed an infographic illustrating the ADDIE model and Kirkpatrick’s Levels of Evaluations so when I stumbled across an article mentioning Gagne’s 9 Events of Instruction I was intrigued. Of course I had heard about Gagne and his nine events, but I wasn’t too familiar with them. In fact, I couldn’t even name one event! Since I like to use my infographic development process to learn something new about instructional design, I thought this would be a good topic. The next step in my process was to do a Google Images search for some infographic design ideas, to help me get inspired. Then I created the infographic in Adobe Photoshop, starting with the design of the heading/title of the infographic. Once I had the title narrowed down, I used those same fonts and colours throughout the rest of the graphic. I’d say it took about an hour, maybe an hour and a half, to complete. I got to be creative and learn something new about instructional design, so I think it’s a success!"

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How The New Facebook Search Is Different & Unique From Google Search | Search Engine Land

How The New Facebook Search Is Different & Unique From Google Search | Search Engine Land | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Danny Sullivan

 

"With a typical Google search, the objects we search for are web pages, with the connections (or graph) that help determine the pages that rise to the top primarily being links from across the web. Links, simple form, are like votes, helping Google decide which are the most popular pages to show for a particular topic.

 

"With Facebook Graph Search, the objects we search for aren’t web pages but instead virtual representations of real world objects: people, places and things. The connections are primarily Facebook Likes. Did such-and-such a person like a particular photo? A particular doctor? A particular restaurant? Those likes are the ties that bind the information in Facebook together."

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Facebook Unveils a New Search Tool

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By Somini Sengupta

 

" Facebookhas spent eight years nudging its users to share everything they like and everything they do. Now, the company is betting it has enough data so that people can find whatever they want on Facebook. And on Tuesday, it unveiled a new tool to help them dig for it.

 

"The tool, which the company calls graph search, is Facebook’s most ambitious stab at overturning the Web search business ruled by its chief rival, Google. It is also an effort to elbow aside other Web services designed to unearth specific kinds of information, like LinkedIn for jobs, Match for dates and Yelp for restaurants."

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iPad Apps Classified by SAMR model

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Robert Richmond's curator insight, December 18, 2012 3:32 AM

The Apps in Education Poster is quite good. The spelling of Ruben's name less so....

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California State U. Will Experiment With Offering Credit for MOOCs - Chronicle of Higher Education

California State U. Will Experiment With Offering Credit for MOOCs - Chronicle of Higher Education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Jeffrey Y. Young

 

"On Tuesday, San Jose State University announced an unusual pilot project with Udacity, a for-profit provider of the massive open online courses, to jointly create three introductory mathematics classes. The courses will be free online, but students who want credit from San Jose State will be able to take them for just $150, far less than the $450 to $750 that students would typically pay for a credit-bearing course.

 

"If the project continues beyond the pilot, the university will keep 51 percent of any revenue after costs are covered and Udacity will keep 49 percent, said Mohammad Qayoumi, president of the university, in an interview on Monday."

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Gallup: Student Engagement Drops With Each Grade | Eduction Week

Gallup: Student Engagement Drops With Each Grade | Eduction Week | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Fancesca Duffy

Summary by Accomplished Teacher

 

"A recent Gallup poll of 500,000 students in 37 states finds that with each year they progress in school, students are less engaged -- with just 4 in 10 high-school students reportedly engaged, down from 8 in 10 in elementary school, Ellen Wexler writes in this guest blog post. Among the possible reasons cited for the decline is the increased focus on standardized testing in later grades and a lack of options for students who are not on the college path."

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Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Readdle Documents - Just Awesome! @readdle

Around the Corner-MGuhlin.org: Readdle Documents - Just Awesome! @readdle | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Miguel Guhlin

 

"If you don't know about Readdle Documents, then you need to run out and install it on your iOS (e.g. iPad, iTouch, iPhone) device right away! I use it every day and it's taken the place of my old favorites, iFiles (sorry), GoodReader ($4.99) and Stanza (free ebook reader).

"A little about Readdle Documents, which launched a new version today that is FREE (no cost) and if you haven't installed it yet, why haven't you?!?

"Today we are launching a new application – Documents. It is a robust document reader, media player and file manager for iPad.Why should you install Documents on your iPad?The application is super useful. A child could use it, but is can do so much, that we have a 20-page guide to cover everything. With all this power, Documents is completely free (with no ads or in-app purchases).The ultimate goal was to create an app that everyone will use. It had to be elegant, easy to use and powerful. (read more)"

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News and 'News Analysis': Navigating Fact and Opinion in The Times

News and 'News Analysis': Navigating Fact and Opinion in The Times | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Amanda Christ Brown and Katherine Schulten

 

"Why is it important to be critical consumers of news media? How do we discern fact from opinion in The New York Times, and in other news reports? In this lesson, students will become familiar with the layout of the NYTimes.com home page and learn how news and opinion articles are labeled and organized for clarity. Then students will carefully consider the difference between fact and opinion and create guiding questions to help discern between the two when reading a news or opinion piece from any news source. Finally, they will use their guiding questions to compare two pieces on the same news event, separating opinion from fact on the sentence level."

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Dr. Alice Christie's GoogleTreks™ Site

Dr. Alice Christie's GoogleTreks™ Site | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Description by EdSurge

 

"GOOGLE TREKS is a comprehensive set of web 2.0 lessons built primarily on top of Google Maps. Created by Dr. Alice Christie and a core team of collaborators, Google Treks offers lessons in science, mathematics, social studies, language arts, art, music, and health-- all in the context of geographic locations. Curious about the history of famous earthquakes? There's a map for that. Need to convey the scope and complexity of the Underground Railroad? There's a map for that, too. Looking to demonstrate good accounting practices by planning a vacation? Yup, well you get the picture.

Google Apps for Education this is not-- Christie and co. have set out to create an entire ecosystem around Google's suite of free apps. Anyone, including students, is welcome to submit their own Trek for inclusion in the library. There's a detailed tutorial for creating and saving Treks, as well as a rubric that sets the baseline for acceptable quality.

"What makes Google Treks truly amazing is the process by which its creators have adapted effective pedagogy for a digital medium. Regardless of product fit for your classroom needs, the format, rubric, and tutorial are each excellent examples for teachers looking to increase their web 2.0 savvy."

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[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning

[INFOGRAPHIC] An Overview of the Principles of Adult Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Nicole Legault

 

"After humming and hawing I decided that my third instructional design/learning themed infographic would be the Principles of Adult Learning. Now, I will be honest and say that while I knew a few principles (adults have experience, adults like control over their learning experiences, etc.) I was lacking in my overall knowledge in that area. Creating an infographic is a great cure to this. I need to research, read articles and gather the appropriate information. Then I have to boil it down to its most simple form and try to find visuals that represent what I am trying to communicate. Anyways, it’s a good learning process.

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"thought I would jump online and quickly find the “list” of the 6 adult learning principles, or whatever. No such list exists. After much reading I have come to find out that there is no actual official consensus on what the principles of adult learning are. Many are generally agreed upon, but there is still much theoretical debate going on for each proposed principle.

 

"So here’s my disclaimer: there is no proven adult learning theory and the information in the infographic below is subject to much debate and differing opinions."

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Darius Douglass's curator insight, November 18, 2013 9:27 AM

Learning is about empowerment.  There is a skill in learning how to learn.  Its the purpose and the service I provide to adults as a trainer/consultant.

Authentis Formations's curator insight, November 19, 2013 3:09 AM

Il faut se renouveler sans cesse...

Connie Baques 's curator insight, November 22, 2013 10:37 AM

Good