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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [Infographic]

7 Habits of Highly Effective Teachers Who Use Technology [Infographic] | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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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Great Resources and Tools for Teaching Using Comic Strips

Great Resources and Tools for Teaching Using Comic Strips | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Comic strips and cartoons are great learning and teaching materials. Students love them and you can see the excitement in their eyes the moment they know they are included in their lesson. Well, think of yourself when you were a student, I bet you had the same feelings about these materials.

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/12/great-resources-and-tools-for-teaching.html

 


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How To Start Developing Your Own Apps

How To Start Developing Your Own Apps | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Software development is going mobile, bringing applications to phones, laptops and tablets everywhere, including the classroom.

 

- Gartner predicts that by 2015 mobile app development projects will outnumber PC application projects by 4 to 1.
- Mobile app developers are reaping the benefits of 45 percent year over year employment growth, according to Bloomberg BusinessWeek.


- Dice.com reported a 100 percent increase in job posting for mobile app developers between 2010 and 2011.

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/09/how-to-start-developing-your-own-apps/

 


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Pathbrite

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Pathbrite ePortfolios are the best way to collect, track and showcase a lifetime of learning and achievements, and to get recommended pathways for continuous success.

 

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Very easy to set up and you can chose your own categories to make it very personal... You can even use it as an ePortfolio to show your skills to future employers...

 

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https://pathbrite.com/

 


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10 Truths About Educational Technology

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A few brief, high-impact guidelines for using technology in the classroom.

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Best 15 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2012

Best 15 Free Video Conferencing Tools 2012 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Robin Good: If you are looking for a free video conferencing solution, here is my selection of the top 15 (and more) solutions available right now online.

I have personally checked each one of them, and while you may not like each one, they all guarantee the ability to video conference with more than two people (FlashMeeting is the only exception I have included) without you needing to pay anything for it.

 

Some, as good as Vidyo or Zoom.us may provide HD quality video and even full support for mobile platforms. Others, like MeBeam or Sinfor offer bare-bone ad-supported solutions that have zero frills but can do the job if you need an immediate, zero-cost solution.

 

Check it out here: http://pinterest.com/robingood/top-15-free-video-conferencing-tools-2012/

 

P.S.: Feel free to suggest tools you know that should belong in this collection.

 

 


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Susan's comment, September 15, 2012 6:57 AM
What about Skype? Too well-known?
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Twitter Tutorials - A Brighter Web

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Anxious to learn more about the art of tweeting? Watch this video for a quick overview of Twitter, then dig into these tutorials to learn more Don’t see what you’re looking for? Shoot us a suggestion and we’ll be happy to assist you in any way we can.

 

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http://www.abrighterweb.com/twitter/

 

 

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The Complete Guide to The Use of Skype in Education

The Complete Guide to The Use of Skype in Education | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

By Med Kharbach

 

"Educational Technology and Mobile Learning has been diligently engaged over the last couple of weeks in writing a series of simple and easy to use guides to help teachers and educators better leverage the use of technology in education and empower them with the necessary tools to better carry out this task. What started as a simple guide on the use of social networking, expanded to be a series of similar guides covering blogging, personal learning networks, Evernote, Facebook and iPad in education. Our purpose is to give hand to both novice and experienced teachers in integrating technology within their classrooms. We are still working on several other guides which will be posted here intermittently and there will be a comprehesive ebook that will contain all these guides, so stay tuned."

 

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http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/complete-guide-to-use-of-skype-in.html#.T--zBzsgfQw.facebook

 


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Subtitle, Caption and Translate Any Video with Amara / Universal Subtitles

Robin Good: Amara / Universal Subtitles is a free web-based service that allows anyone to easily sub-title and add captions to any video. 

 

As long as you have a URL of a published video, Amara makes it very easy to caption it. The clip may be on a video sharing site or embedded in custom video player and Amara can still get to it.

 

Amara is made up of three main parts:

 

a) A subtitle creation and viewing tool (aka the widget)


b) A collaborative subtitling website

 

c) An open protocol for subtitle search/delivery

 

All tools inside Amara are free and open-source.

 

Supported video players and video sharing sites include:

 

Flowplayer JW Player Firefox native player Chrome native player
  YouTube Vimeo Dailymotion blip.tv

 

See examples: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/watch/ ;

 

To start subtitling now, go here: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en/videos/create/  ;

 

FAQ: http://support.universalsubtitles.org/solution/categories/13504/folders/21914 ;

 

Find out more: http://www.universalsubtitles.org/en ;


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Margie's curator insight, June 7, 2013 12:24 PM

This tool makes video more acessible for EAL learners. Of course, we could create captions with the tools in  Youtube.

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Social Networking for Kids: Yoursphere

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Social Networking for Kids - Yoursphere is a safe kids only social networking site. The site is free and is exclusively for children and young people through age 18.

 

Read more:

http://yoursphere.com/

 


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Work-Sheet Teachers Best Practices/HowTo

Work-Sheet Teachers Best Practices/HowTo | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Possible instructions for educators on how they can work together with the learners… Knowing the tools for 21st Century Learning is primordial to give ===> quality courses. <===

 

 

 

Read more: http://gustmees.wordpress.com

 


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Lyclic's comment, May 2, 2012 11:49 AM
Avec plaisir! On scoope que ce qui nous paraît pertinent!
Gust MEES's comment, May 2, 2012 4:25 PM
Salut,

Je ne vous décevrais pas, merci encore une fois ! Il y a de nouveaux projets en cours, bientôt. Mes nouveaux cours en anglais comment on peut apprendre la sécurité informatique en 5 minutes, pas à pas. Un tutoriel après l'autre de 5 minutes seulement.

Stay tuned ;) Le premier sortira ce soir encore... Votre "feedback" sera le bienvenu, critiques aussi bienvenus ainsi que des idées, si possible se sera fait :-)

Bonne soirée
Eduard Lorda's curator insight, February 3, 4:01 AM

#recursos

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edshelf - a Directory of Digital Tools for Educators

edshelf - a Directory of Digital Tools for Educators | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

 

- Discover new tools


- See what other educators use


- Rate and review your favorite tools

 


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Curate Custom Video Learning Courses with Course Hero

Curate Custom Video Learning Courses with Course Hero | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Robin Good: Course Hero is a platform which allows the creation and delivery of online video courses curated from the best existing published content on that topic.

 

There are already ready-made courses to access or you can submit a topic that you would like to video-curate into a course.

 

"You can learn just about anything from YouTube...if you're willing to dig through millions of videos."

 

 

From Techcrunch: "Luckily, Course Hero has done the work for you, offering coherent classes by hosting collections of the best educational YouTube videos and other content.

 

The newly launched courses section of the eduTech startup’s site now has classes in entrepreneurship, business plan development, and programming in a variety of languages.

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By drawing from YouTube and other openly available education, Course Hero plans to set up courses for anything it, or you, can think of.

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Each course breaks down into roughly 6 chapters of 6 concept YouTube videos, Justin.tv videos, articles, and more. Unlike Udemy‘s one-teacher-per-class approach, Course Hero courses are compiled from content by many teachers.

 

Rather than put you at the mercy of long-winded professors, Course Hero trims videos and articles down to their most important teachings.

 

Along the way you’ll answer quiz questions, take tests to complete chapters, and face a final exam to finish a course and earn proficiency badges..."

 

Full article: http://techcrunch.com/2012/04/12/course-hero/ ;

 

Courses: http://www.coursehero.com/courses/ ;

 

More info: http://www.coursehero.com/ ;


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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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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&amp;amp;utm_medium=twitter

 


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Ricard Lloria's comment, November 29, 2012 6:13 PM
Thanks David, Jim :)
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Protect Your Kids - Teach Them About Social Media by Playing BeSeen

Protect Your Kids - Teach Them About Social Media by Playing BeSeen | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

BeSeen is a fun mobile game to teach kids ages 8-12 about using social media responsibly. Simply download the FREE game from the Apple App Store or for your Android phone from Google Play (formerly the Android Marketplace) and get started! The game focuses on:

 

- Securing personal information


- Protecting your reputation


- Defending friends

 


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Animation Library - Free animations for your presentations

Animation Library  - Free animations for your presentations | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Over 14,000 Free Animations plus articles, reviews, tutorials, postcard, and everything else related to animated graphics.


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Bloom's digital taxonomy Wheel and Knowledge Dimension

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This is quite a clever and helpful device to tie together a large number of ideas about Bloom's Taxonomy in the Cognitive Domain. I highly recommend that interested readers visit the website and play with it. It's done quite well (although it would be even better if the few misspellings were attended to). Access it at http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

But this gets me up on my soapbox because it highlights quite a significant oversight, in my opinion.

 

When Benjamin Bloom wrote his original work, he spoke of 3 domains, not just one. All 3 were, and are, of roughly equal importance in educating young people. The other 2 are the Affective Domain and the Psychomotor Domain. These correspond roughly to what, in today's parlance, might be called Social and Emotional Learning (Affective) and Mental and Physical Health (Psychomotor). Too much (or too little) emphasis on any one of the domains almost guarantees a lack of balance in childrens' learning and development. We can see this in the pejorative, hurtful names students call their peers when one of the domains assumes an unblanced priority over the others. Cognitive imbalance can lead to students being called eggheads or nerds, Affective imbalance to students being called geeks or loners, and Psychomotor imbalance to students being called dumb jocks or crazies.

 

It seems to me that the standards movement and the high-stakes testing movement have come to represent an educational environment that is seriously out of balance...with far too much emphasis on the Cognitive Domain, and too little on the Affective and Psychomotor. We have too many students who excel in one domain, and too few who are well rounded in two or three, as well as too many who do not reach their potential in any.

 

Furthermore, the emphasis on the separation of the Cognitive from the Affective and Psychomotor, has created structural imbalances in the operation of schools (read allocations of time, financial and material resources, personnel, and intellectual energy) that work to the detriment of our young people and our communities.The drive toward home schooling and charter schools can be viewed as two manifestations of this structural imbalance...increasing numbers of parents view schools (especially public ones) as unsuitable places to send their children and clamor for alternatives that offer a better balance among the 3 domains.

 

This is a great graphic organizeer, but it represents only an exaggeratedly large part of a much more important whole. -JL

 

 


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Tina Jameson's curator insight, July 31, 2014 7:20 PM

http://eductechalogy.org/swfapp/blooms/wheel/engage.swf

 

Interactive animation that breaks down the 'wheel' - includes suggested 'tools' that could be used for different related activities.

Mechanical Walking Space Man's curator insight, November 6, 2015 3:58 AM

A tad skeuomorphic for my tastes but the thinking behind it, is great…

Sonia Salgado's curator insight, November 23, 2015 9:06 AM

Para el diseño de actividades y determinación de RED.

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11 Secrets Of Effective Communication And Empathy | Appitive

11 Secrets Of Effective Communication And Empathy | Appitive | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Communication and empathy are the basis of all social and relationship skills, and a core competency of emotional intelligence. The communication competency includes listening with an open mind, sending convincing and clear messages, and cultivating an empathetic give-and-take. The empathy competency includes understanding other people and being actively interested in other people’s concerns, thoughts, and feelings.

Here are my 11 secrets of effective communication and empathy.

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://appitive.com/business/2012/08/10/11-secrets-of-effective-communication-and-empathy/

 


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When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier

When Students Are Inspired, They and Their Teachers Are Happier | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Happiness interview: Andrew Mangino. By Gretchen Rubin...

 

How can we usher in a new era of happiness (and inspiration) in America's schools?


I had to include this question because it's the one I think about every day!

 

Our team at The Future Project believes that just as there is an achievement gap, there is also an inspiration deficit in our schools. When students (and teachers, administrators, custodians, coaches, and parents) are not inspired, they are not happy -- at least not as happy as they could be! Nor do they learn well; reform, we believe, must be built on a foundation of inspiration. So, we're aiming to bring about the world in which all students have found something that inspires and truly excites them, whether civil engineering, French food, botany, or the Roaring Twenties, and channeled it to improve the world around them. All before finishing high school!

 

Read more, very interesting...:

http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/the-happiness-project/201107/when-students-are-inspired-they-and-their-teachers-are-happier

 


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Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:51 AM
1. Explain. Some recent research shows that many students do poorly on assignments or in participation because they do not understand what to do or why they should do it. Teachers should spend more time explaining why we teach what we do, and why the topic or approach or activity is important and interesting and worthwhile.
2. Reward. Students who do not yet have powerful intrinsic motivation to learn can be helped by extrinsic motivators in the form of rewards. Rather than criticizing unwanted behaviour or answers, reward correct behaviour and answers.
3. Care. Students respond with interest and motivation to teachers who appear to be human and caring.
4. Have students participate. One of the major keys to motivation is the active involvement of students in their own learning.
5. Teach Inductively.
6. Satisfy students' needs. Attending to need satisfaction is a primary method of keeping students interested and happy.
7. Make learning visual. Use drawings, diagrams, pictures, charts, graphs, bulleted lists, even three-dimensional objects you can bring to class to help students anchor the idea to an image.
8. Use positive emotions to enhance learning and motivation. Strong and lasting memory is connected with the emotional state and experience of the learner.

Konstantinos Kalemis's comment, July 5, 2012 4:52 AM
Also, we have a large number of WEB 2.0 tools for free use in our class.
Gust MEES's comment, July 5, 2012 5:08 AM
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Hi,
Thanks for your comment, much appreciated...

have a nice day :-)
Gust
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Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom

Teachers Guide on The Use of QR Codes in The Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

QR codes are gaining momentum in todays technology. They are popping up everywhere and across all the business and social landscape. QR stands for quick response. They have been around for more than 15 yeras now and are found mainly on billboards, magazines, on TV, and even textbooks. You might probably be asking yourself " what these codes have to do with education ? "Well that is what this article is trying to answer.

 

Gust MEES: Be aware when using QR-Codes and install protection against malware on your computer and on your smartphones; my selection here:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/qr-code-and-its-applications?tag=Norton-QR-Reader-Security

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/ict-security-tools

 

 

- http://www.scoop.it/t/qr-code-and-its-applications?

 

 

Read more:

http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/06/qr-codes-are-gaining-momentum-in-todays.html?goback=.gde_108447_member_127558592#

 


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10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future | Edudemic

10 Incredibly Powerful Teaching Tools of the Future | Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Utopian visions of learning are tempting, if for no other reason than they absolve us of accountability to create it right now, leading to nebulous romanticizing about how powerful learning could be if we just did more of X and Y.

 

Read more:

http://edudemic.com/2012/06/june-edudemic-magazine/

 

 


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