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13 tools teachers would love for formative assessments - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

13 tools teachers would love for formative assessments - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Here are some great tools that teachers across the globe are incorporating into classroom practice for the formative assessment process ..."

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Chris Carter's curator insight, January 25, 7:21 PM

That which is unobserved is unknown.

Louise Taylor's curator insight, January 26, 3:30 PM

Digital tools for formative assessment. 

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35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students

35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
35 Digital Tools To Create Simple Quizzes And Collect Feedback From Students If there is one thing teachers lack, it’s time. And while using technology to automate learning has been frowned upon by many, using...

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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, December 13, 2013 2:52 PM

A good compilation of on-line tools for assessments

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, December 20, 2013 7:12 AM

Creating a quick quiz is a good way to get quick feedback on students and to help adjust your teaching. Here are some free tools that may help make this effective on an iPad. 

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The Future Of Storytelling (Free MOOC) ~ iversity

The Future Of Storytelling (Free MOOC) ~ iversity | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Together with a whole network of media researchers, creators and students we will:
- learn storytelling basics such as antagonist/protagonist relationships, narrative/narrated time, ...
- have a look at exciting current media projects
- analyze how they are designed and executed based on aforementioned basics
- and discuss how (and if) new online tools and formats change the way stories are told and perceived.

The 8-chapter course starts on October 25th, 2013 and ends on December 20th, 2013.

It will offer weekly video material, lessons, interviews and tasks on the following topics (not necessarily in this order):
- storytelling basics
- serial formats (on the TV, web and beyond)
- storytelling in role-playing games
- interactive storytelling in video games
- transmedia storytelling
- alternate-reality gaming
- augmented reality and location-based storytelling
- the role of tools, interfaces and information architectures in current storytelling.

Our first Storytelling-MOOC will focus on fictional formats.


"Our goal is to inspire and help understand. To broaden our horizon of what is and might be possible and what has already been attempted, and what has succeeded or even failed - and why.
In several little tasks you'll analyze and practice storytelling on your own and in teams."

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This MOOC will be led by a team based at the University of Potsdam, Germany

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Smackdown: Resources Shared at 2013 School Administrators of Iowa Conference | Angela Maiers

Smackdown: Resources Shared at 2013 School Administrators of Iowa Conference | Angela Maiers | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

by Angela Maiers

 

"I had the privilege yesterday of leading the Smackdown at the 38th Annual School Administrators of Iowa Conference.

The links and resources were flying furiously, and we did our best to capture them all:"

 

 

 

Jim Lerman's insight:

A fine list, and very current too. Quite informative as the post also contains an extensive list of resources in support of the CCSS. Includes tools, resources, presentations, articles, and videos.

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Rob Hatfield, M.Ed.'s curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:07 PM

Thanks for sharing Jim.

Margaret Bradley's curator insight, August 12, 2013 9:46 PM

There may be some interesting ideas here...

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55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

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55 Content Curation Tools To Discover & Share Digital Content

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J-P De Clerck's curator insight, April 24, 2013 4:49 AM

Could it be that content curation is kinda hot?

Erica Anderson's curator insight, May 21, 2013 12:44 PM

A new list of curation tools, Listly looks really interesting.

Andrea Walker's curator insight, May 22, 2013 2:15 AM

A new list, I'm working on getting to know Feedly!

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6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning

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6 Teaching Strategies Shifts To Promote Deeper Learning (6 Teaching Strategies To Promote Deeper Learning http://t.co/JesI344H via @teachthought #eLearning #edchat...)...

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7 Data Visualization Tools You Can Use In The Classroom

7 Data Visualization Tools You Can Use In The Classroom | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

No matter what happens, there will always be a demand for data visualization tools. Data on its own can be pretty boring and brightening it up with images and other visual tools, it can make normally inaccessible information much easier to digest. (Editor’s Note: It’s also great for information reading literacy, and the new Common Core demand for multimedia “texts.”)

 

There are a number of fantastic tools out there that will present your data in an accessible manner. All of the tools listed below are free and chances are you’ve used one or two of the tools mentioned before.


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bancoideas's curator insight, January 17, 2013 8:34 AM

Muy interesante!

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Prezi Desktop - use Prezi offline

Prezi Desktop - use Prezi offline | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Prezi: Prezi Desktop is a presentation software for Windows and Mac giving you all the power of Prezi without needing an internet connection. Start your prezi online or off, work on your desktop, then upload your prezis to the cloud (only if you want to) to access remotely or to securely share your ideas with anyone.


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The 14 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO for 2012

The 14 Best WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO for 2012 | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

The New Year is a great time to either start a brand new blog or revamp your exiting website. One of the ways to improve your blog in 2012 is by using plugins that make it more social media optimized and SEO friendly.

 

Having the right plugins can give you an edge over other blogs and can also assist you in gaining the extra functionality you need for your WordPress-powered site, especially if social media is an important part of your marketing strategy. Let’s have a look at the top plugins that I recommend you utilize in 2012. There’s a few new plugins in the mix together with several plugins that I recommended in my Best 2011 WordPress Plugins for Social Media and SEO that you’ll want to reference if you haven’t done so.

 

Social Media WordPress Plugins for 2012


There are many ways to utilize the power of social media to help spread the word about your blog posts. The 3 essential types of plugins you need to have here that I cover below are social sharing, social commenting, and integrating Twitter:

 

Read more: http://windmillnetworking.com/2012/01/10/best-wordpress-plugins-social-media-seo-2012/


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TuristicaCO's comment, January 17, 2012 10:03 AM
nice Thnaks
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Thank you Chuck and your welcome Lino :-)
Martin Gysler's comment, January 18, 2012 10:19 AM
You're welcome TuristicaCO :-)
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Moving Your Kindergarten into Web 2.0 with 5 Different Tools (by Özge Karaoğlu) – Teaching Village

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Using Web 2.0 tools in kindergarten may seem difficult to implement but the results can be fruitful. There are enough online tools to bring technology into your classes that can make your children inspire, excite and make connection with the rest of the world. Here are my 5 favorite tools for teachers of very young learners:


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3 Tools To Massively Increase Your Twitter Exposure

3 Tools To Massively Increase Your Twitter Exposure | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

While Facebook and Google Plus social continue to push new features live, battling themselves over who can dominate the market, Twitter remains the most powerful driver of traffic to my site.

 

Ever since the t.co shortener was introduced, I can see it showing up at the top of my referrers at any given day.

 

This is very powerful and also quite reassuring. Continuing to improve and work on my Twitter performance has paid off greatly so far.


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When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG, Handy #Infographic for Art and Design on the Web

When to Use JPEG, GIF & PNG, Handy #Infographic for Art and Design on the Web | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
File types are a bit confusing to most people. Do you know when and why it's best to use a .jpeg, .gif, or .png? This infographic demystify the mystery.

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Deb Nystrom, REVELN's curator insight, December 22, 2014 9:14 AM

As my colleague, a graphic designer says, we aren't all graphic designers.  How to "Know Your File Types"  ~  Deb

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30 Tools for Data Visualization

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During the past few years the demand regarding Data Info-graphics has increased in volume and demand as well as in clarity. The range of technologies available by which to collect and examine data is constantly on the rise- both in web and desktop applications, which provide several great interfaces.
From a technological aspect , such tools have created efficiency based models which have gone onto disrupting existing paradigms of the past. These vary and range from data synthesis to data visualization encompassing every type of data.

Within this scope, such new tools are continually emerging whose main purpose is to- simplify the process within being able to harness data in lending impact and insight generation...


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5 Tips for Creating an Interactive Classroom - Teq Blog

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by Daine Quirk

 

"Giving students the right tools and opportunities to process their thinking, ask questions, brainstorm ideas, and present their work are all part of the learning process in an interactive classroom.  Here are some tips and related tools to get you started."

 
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10 Online Tools to Create Infographics

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Infographics have become extremely popular online tools to create a compelling visualization by conveying a message much more effectively than a stand alone written article or photo.  

They must be well-designed and appealing to the eye; these 10 online tools below will aid you in creating infographics to champion your cause and convey a visual message...


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Visual Design: Understanding Color Theory and the Color Wheel

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Sometimes the toughest step in building a new website or redesign can be the conceptual ones. Selecting a color palette is one of them that can be tough if you don’t have the right tools. So where do you start?


 

It all comes down to basic color theory and the color wheel. That same tool that teachers used in school really is the basis for how designers plan and use color in almost every project from the simplest web page to expansive brands with multiple sites and campaigns...


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Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012

The Top 100 Tools for Learning 2012 as voted for by 500+ learning professionals worldwide...

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Great article
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10 Innovative Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom - Edudemic

10 Innovative Ways to Use ThingLink in the Classroom - Edudemic | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
It starts with an image. Present ideas. Pack it full of content. Create links to amazing sites. Explore, share and create with ThingLink in the classroom!

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100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User

100 Ways to Become a Twitter Power User | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

At the end of this article I’ve listed my top ten most influential power users. But before you skip down to see who they are, let me show you why they are so influential in the first place.


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40+ Social Media Dashboard Tools for Tracking Stuff

40+ Social Media Dashboard Tools for Tracking Stuff | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

As part of my on-going work developing social media for business units, I’m often asked about what types of tools I used for tracking all that ‘social media stuff.’

 

Let me talk about how I go about creating a social media dashboard

 

The basic answer is that I don’t have one tool (I have dozens, if not hundreds.)

 

The real answer is that I am not tracking social media.
I am tracking key performance indicators (KPI)
I don’t care if it is a shipping problem or a viral YouTube video.
I simply want to know how I can track it, manage it, and maximize results.

 

With that said: when I think about creating a social media dashboard or using a platform to track results… I am looking at several unique business identifiers that define what tool I need for the job at hand...


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30 Days with Siri

30 Days with Siri | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

Disclaimer: Apple has done such a good job of giving a Siri a persona that many times throughout this article I will refer to Siri as ‘her’ or ‘she’. Thanks for making me think my phone is a person, Apple.


This is the tale of a 2 hour a day commuter, 8 hour a day Fortune 500 company employee, and part time Lifehack editor living in the USA using Siri over the last 30 days. Enjoy.


It’s hard to believe that the iPhone 4S has already been out for a month. In this small amount of time we’ve seen iPhone 4S battery issues come and go, Siri outages, and data usage problems (that may not really be problems). But, just like every year, the iPhone proves to be one of the best selling smart phones of all time. It isn’t really surprising, is it?...


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