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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map

Free Technology for Teachers: How To Do Research - An Interactive Map | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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Nancy Jones's curator insight, July 19, 12:40 PM
nice visual to provide to students and /or hang in the classroom. Seems pretty student friendly and the power of the images will provide another format to understand  and follow.
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How to Convert PDF to Word for Free

How to Convert PDF to Word for Free | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
This post introduces you a simple and easy way to convert your PDF to Word documents.

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Stephania Savva's curator insight, December 21, 2015 3:00 AM

Seek no further for a great tool to convert your PDF files to Word docs.

 

http://goo.gl/x04XXp

Educational Peaks's comment, December 21, 2015 4:00 AM
Great share. Thx!
Russell R. Roberts, Jr.'s curator insight, December 21, 2015 3:21 PM

Excellent! Here's something I can really use.  Aloha, Russ.

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Design Thinking, Deconstructed

Design Thinking, Deconstructed | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn




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Arnie Rotenberg's curator insight, March 2, 1:25 PM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



יפה בן-דרור's curator insight, March 2, 4:10 PM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



Melanie COVINHES's curator insight, March 8, 4:29 AM
At the Nueva School in Hillsborough, Calif., design thinking is built into students' and teachers' everyday lives. The process, which is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, building by hand, and lots of experimentation, is documented and shared among staff.


Learn more:


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Design-Thinking


http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Learning+2+Learn



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The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking

The Question Game: A Playful Way To Teach Critical Thinking | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Big idea: Teaching kids to ask smart questions on their own

A four-year-old asks on average about 400 questions per day, and an adult hardly asks any. Our school system is structured around rewards for regurgitating the right answer, and not asking smart questions – in fact, it discourages asking questions. With the result that as we grow older, we stop asking questions. Yet asking good questions is essential to find and develop solutions, and an important skill in innovation, strategy, and leadership. So why do we stop asking questions – and more importantly, why don’t we train each other, and our future leaders, to ask the right questions starting from early on?"

 


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http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching?tag=Critical-Thinking



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niftyjock's curator insight, February 8, 2015 9:32 PM

dice student

Arizona State University, Claire McLaughlin's curator insight, February 9, 2015 11:11 AM

Anything that gives students a chance to ask their own questions is a good idea in my opinion.  When the questions invoke critical thinking, it's a double bonus!  Also, writing these questions on any pre-made box would work.  No need to be crafty with scissors and tape.

Simon Awuyo's curator insight, February 11, 2015 2:04 PM

The student teachers need these tips to help them cultivate skills of asking probing questions to become better teachers tomorrow.

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Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20

Best of 2014: Teaching Channel's Top 20 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
It’s time for Teaching Channel’s year-in-review -- and what a year it’s been! We took a look at what you watched and read and collected the best right here.

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170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom

170 Ways To Use Word Clouds In Every Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Welcome to a post I always have  fun writing. Last year I attempted finding ways to use Word Clouds (Wordle) in education. When I concluded writing that post I was at 108 possible ways. More than a...

 

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 


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Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, November 30, 2014 8:14 PM

Great ideas presented here! I have used Wordle before, but I had not thought of using it in the ways listed. Can't wait to try them.

Judy Doctoroff's curator insight, December 2, 2014 10:36 AM

Creating word clouds is always enjoyable  and engages students and teachers.

Konstantinos Kalemis's curator insight, August 10, 2015 4:50 AM

Gust MEES: I created the above "Wordle Logo" with "Word Clouds" as example. You may use it for non-commercial use by giving credit to my blog ===> http://gustmees.wordpress.com/ <===

 

Check the free service here:

 

http://www.wordle.net/

 

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7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom

7 Fabulous iPad Apps to Create Short Animated Lessons for Your Flipped Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

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John Rudkin's curator insight, January 16, 2014 3:29 AM

Great choice.....

Gilles Le Page's curator insight, January 19, 2014 2:41 AM

outils Ipad

Karine Thonnard's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:59 AM

add your insight...

 
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The Power of the Educational Infographic

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Beth Dichter's curator insight, October 12, 2013 3:48 PM

Have you had people ask you why you choose to use infographics in your classroom? This presentation is by Mia MacMeekin, who has created many great infographics (some of which have been posted on this Sccop.it). The best way to access this is in PDF format. This file is quite large so here is a direct link to it: http://anethicalisland.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/rscon-presentation-22.pdf

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Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Are you interested in using Twitter or other social media as a teaching tool? Our culture has transformed significantly where online distribution of ide

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Alex Rada's curator insight, October 2, 2013 2:47 PM

I agree

Alfredo Corell's curator insight, October 3, 2013 5:34 PM

Some great resources for your school community to help jump into using social media, specifically Twitter, as a learning tool.

María Asunción Martínez Mayoral's curator insight, October 7, 2013 8:58 AM

Con diversos enlaces a otras guías, tutoriales y sugerencias sobre el uso de Twitter en docencia. Muy interesante.

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20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities

20,000+ FREE Online Science and Technology Lectures from Top Universities | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The following topics are covered:

 

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Lectures are in Playlists and are alphabetically sorted with thumbnail pictures. No fee, no registration required - learn at your own pace. Certificates can be arranged with presenting universities.

 

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Siegfried Holle's curator insight, July 4, 2014 8:45 AM

Your knowledge is your strength and power 

Saberes Sin Fronteras OVS's curator insight, November 30, 2014 5:33 PM

Acceso gratuito a documentos de las mejores universidades del mundo

♥ princess leia ♥'s curator insight, December 28, 2014 11:58 AM

WoW  .. Expand  your mind!! It has room to grow!!! 

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What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator

What You Need to Be an Innovative Educator | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Innovation isn't a matter of will.

Like most things worth creating, critical ingredients pre-exist the product. In the case of innovation in education, many of those necessary ingredients are simple

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Gust MEES's curator insight, July 31, 2013 2:58 PM

 

A MUST read!!!

 

Training in Business's curator insight, July 31, 2013 3:07 PM

Good list of qualities required to be a innovative educator or trainer

 

#education #business #training http://goo.gl/BRqvr0

 

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Can You Become Smarter? Students Who Say Yes Act More Intelligently

Can You Become Smarter? Students Who Say Yes Act More Intelligently | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Can intelligence be changed? This article explores this issue, looking at work by Carol Dweck (and colleagues). It looks at "fixed mindsets" and "growth mindsets" and student whom have "growth mindsets" engage "in adaptive behaviors, such as focusing on mastering concepts and developing new strategies after making mistakes."  

Students with "fixed mindsets showed decrements in performance when faced with negative feedback or failure."

Additional information is found in the article.


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A Design Challenge to Students: Solve a Real-World Problem! ~ MindShift

A Design Challenge to Students: Solve a Real-World Problem! ~ MindShift | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Ian Quillen

 

"Creating a safe recreation space for teens; protoyping a recyclable lunch tray; setting up a water delivery system to guard against urban fires; building a public awareness campaign to combat hunger. These are just a few of examples of the types of tasks students are taking on when they participate in the Design Learning Challenge, an effort to get students to figure out how to solve real-world problems in their communities.

 

"Combining project-based learning, with an emphasis on the arts and design thinking, this academic competition now in its third year — a partnership between the Industrial Designers Society of America, or IDSA, and the National Art Education Association, or NAEA — has more than 750 students participating this year."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 14, 2013 11:02 AM

Some good suggestions provided in a broad way.

Marnie McGillivray's curator insight, March 23, 2014 8:33 PM

I have rescooped this resource from @Rebecca White as it is a great resource for teaching the Design and technology strand and incorporates sustainability. The website focuses on design thinking, 21st century learning skills, design learning research, curriculum frameworks, project based learning and engaging today’s students. It links with the Australian Curriculum for technology including design technology as it is build student computational thinking by getting them to create and evaluate projects which aims towards creating preferred futures.

Katherine Reed's curator insight, April 7, 2014 10:34 PM

This is the background information for competitions that are coordinated between designers and educators to promote students thinking about how to solve real world problems using design.  There are links provided to sample problems and challenges suited for Prep to Year 4 levels as well as more in depth concepts for high school students, such as designing jobs for 2050.  Interesting read and plenty of information to be explored. 

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6 Steps for Visual Problem-Based Learning

6 Steps for Visual Problem-Based Learning | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Students can solve mathematical problems even before they learn the math. Check out this case study.

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