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Building the independence of learners through thoughtful uses of technology
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20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code

20 Resources for Teaching Kids How to Program & Code | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Isn't it amazing to see a baby or a toddler handle a tablet or a smart phone? They know how technology works. Kids absorb information so fast, languages (spoken or coded) can be learned in a matter of months.

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197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About

197 Educational YouTube Channels You Should Know About | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
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YouTube is a great resource...but there are times when you wish you had a list of great channels based on your discipline. InformEd states "we can now sift through thousands of resources while navigating a single repository, the potential for inspiration and growth in the field of education has reached a new height." The criteria that was used to select the channels were "based on views, subscriptions and quality of content." Channels are divided into the following catgories:

* General

* Physical Science

* Engineering & Technology

* Mathematics

* Politics, History & Current Events

* The Arts

* Learning a Foreign Language

* University Channels


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Arthur Correia's curator insight, November 27, 2013 9:15 AM

 It's a reshare...and it won't be tha last :)!

carldowse's curator insight, January 16, 2014 4:56 AM

Must be something there for us!

Judy Brown's curator insight, May 29, 2014 7:32 PM

Autistic kids need to be shown lots of love and need a teacher who will treat them right.

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6 Days and 78 Resources for Digital Literacy Internet Safety

6 Days and 78 Resources for Digital Literacy Internet Safety | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

"Internet Safety and Digital Citizenship are important topics ... it is so integral to what our kids do while they are at school.  Whether or not you have a 1:1 program, these are topics that shouldn’t be overlooked!  Don’t assume that because your students are fairly savvy when it comes to learning technology, that they will automatically pick up on digital literacy...it is essential that parents learn about digital literacy so that they can echo and enforce good technology use at home"


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Kat Zimmermann's curator insight, July 23, 2014 10:20 AM

This is an entire lesson plan for a school community that has BYOD.  It would be useful (and slightly overwhelming) for educators and parents to look through to have a better grasp on how to support their students.

David Cook's curator insight, August 7, 2014 10:26 PM

Looks better for K - 8 teachers than high school (myself).  I do like the week plan of 5 days of focus on digital literacy!

Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 25, 2014 10:46 AM

This is an excellent collection of resources, split into age groups and a suggested order of activities. It is an American site, but I like how they have picked up on the cybersmart resource put out by the Australian Government. I would add another one to the list: the resources made by CommonSense Media. These are great too, and Prendiville's digital citizenship unit is based on them. 

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Resource Guides - Playdate Los Angeles

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Jennie Magiera describes her team's initial thinking in organizing PLAYDATE conferences, which have been springing up across the U.S. in 2013:


"This conference will be geared towards those who just want to explore - or play with - apps, websites, programs or tools that they've always wanted to dig into more deeply, but never had the time or support to do so. Modeled after an unconference or an EdCamp, the sessions will be participant-driven and hands on. Most importantly - there will be no sit and get. Period. No Presenters. Period. All of the content will be learner driven, exploration based and hands on. Just like the model of education we hope for our students. At the end there will be a share out of learning and take aways "The Play Off" - and digital content and notes will be disseminated to all."

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This page is a user-generated collection of ideas, tips, rsources, guides, links, and videos from the PLAYDATE 13 conference held in August 2013 in LA. It's a great and growing collection of aids for educators. If you have something to add, please do!

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Prezi of 60 CCSS Resources - Awesome collection


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Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 3:45 PM

Just what I always wanted! I do want to use this for educational use. It is a great thing to share. Thank you so much for putting this together! 

Mayra.Loves.Books's curator insight, September 2, 2013 11:29 AM

I will be sharing this with our staff.

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Sophia Teacher Resource Center

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Welcome to "School of Thought", Sophia’s newly improved teacher resource center and community of learning. You’ll find posts by teachers from across the nation covering the latest topics in educational technology.

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, August 15, 2013 1:11 AM

Teachers unite!

Leonard P. Miller's curator insight, August 15, 2013 12:14 PM

Brilliant, and highly useful!!

Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, August 15, 2013 1:08 PM

Looks like a very comprehensive site.

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

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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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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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WordPress Curation Workflow, Resources and Tips from Nathan Weller

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Robin Martin's curator insight, May 15, 2013 10:30 AM

Working on our first WP site...integrating a blog, publish newsletter w/MailChimp...thanks for the info! Learn learn learn!

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Thank you so much Robin! This is good stuff!
Regina Torres's curator insight, January 24, 2014 10:39 AM

Nathan Weller alude al uso de dos bookmarklets para curar contenidos. Se trata de Feedly y Tabcloud, herramientas interesantes que sirven para curar contenidos. Y es que no necesitamos un pluggin increíble para curar contenidos en nuestro Wordpress, sino que estos bookmarklets pueden hacer la misma función incluso de una manera más eficaz.

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Part 4… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Amazing Web Sites... Are They In Your School?

Part 4… Creativity In The Digital Classroom… Amazing Web Sites... Are They In Your School? | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it

“So many times we encourage students to be creative, but we don’t always provide an explanation nor assessment. I think it is important to provide a definition. You can see that Dictionary.com defines creativity as ‘the ability to transcend traditional ideas, rules, patterns, relationships, or the like, and to create meaningful new ideas, forms, methods, interpretations, etc.; originality, progressiveness, or imagination: the need for creativity in modern industry; creativity in the performing arts’.”


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Beth Dichter's curator insight, February 9, 2013 7:28 PM

This is the last in a series of posts on Creativity in the Classroom, with a focus on websites that help promote creativity. Included in this post are:

* Arts Edge, a wonderful source from the Kennedy Arts Center that "offers free, standards-based teaching materials for use in and out of the classroom. It also offers professional development resources, student materials, and guidelines for arts-based instruction and assessment."

* Exploratorium - "a twenty-first-century learning laboratory, an eye-opening, always-changing, playful place to explore and tinker"

* Google Lit Trips - a great way to explore literature and Google Earth

* Odyssey of the Mind - "an international educational program that provides creative problem-solving opportunities for students from kindergarten through college."

* Diffen - a website that allows you to compare anything

An additional ten websites are listed that provide a range of online learning opportunities that help promote creativity!

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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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Hover your mouse over the picture to discover ThingLink Edu

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Hover your mouse over the picture to discover ThingLink Edu - ThingLink...

Find many resources within the picture!


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Designing Media-Based Assignments

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This website helps college teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.

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ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:50 PM

Fantastic website from Notre Dame helps instructors (and students) design effective media-based assignments. Great examples and how-tos for inspiration.

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:37 AM

Wow denna sida var sååå bra. Jag förlorade mig själv på denna sidan idag! :))) 

brendasherry's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:58 AM

Awesome collection of ideas and exemplars...

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Designing Media-Based Assignments

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This website helps college teachers develop, deliver, and assess assignments incorporating images, video, and sound.


Beth Dichter's insight:

This website from the University Notre Dame provides great resources to help you embrace media-rich experiences for your students. The site currently has 24 projects which you may explore. Each project includes:

* A brief explanation

* Samples of projects

* Resources to help you learn how to make the projects

* Rubrics

The projects listed include: video story project, infographics, academic poster, book trailer, geographic map and many more.

Although this website was designed for college teachers the resources and ideas are useful for any teacher whom would to incorporate more media-based assignment in their classroom.


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ech08ravo's curator insight, December 1, 2013 10:50 PM

Fantastic website from Notre Dame helps instructors (and students) design effective media-based assignments. Great examples and how-tos for inspiration.

Malin Fölster's curator insight, December 7, 2013 8:37 AM

Wow denna sida var sååå bra. Jag förlorade mig själv på denna sidan idag! :))) 

brendasherry's curator insight, April 21, 2014 9:58 AM

Awesome collection of ideas and exemplars...

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A Better List Of Ideas For Project-Based Learning

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While there is no magic bullet of practice, program, or framework that automatically produces progressive and effective learning, what makes project-based learning exceptional is its flexibility.


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Lots of very useful suggestions here. Definitely worth reading if you're into PBL.

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My APPitic

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Get recommended app lists, webcasts and resources selected by Apple Distinguished Educators. Our recommended apps have been tested in a variety of different grade levels, instructional strategies and classroom settings.

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Excellent collection of apps organized by useful categories. Well done.

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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, August 27, 2013 8:19 AM

add your insight...

 

 
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Smithsonian Education - Lesson Plans

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description by Internet Scout Project

 

"The Smithsonian Institution is sometimes referred to as "America's attic." In true form, it offers a treasure trove of fine educational resources and lesson plans based on its vast collections. Fortunately for educators, these materials are now available online via this well-designed and useful site. Visitors to the site can browse the lesson plans by subject area, grade level, or keyword. To get started, visitors can scan the This Month's Top 10 list of plans to see what other users are enjoying. Some of the plans featured recently include "The Music in Poetry," "Abraham Lincoln, the Face of War," and "Prehistoric Climate Change And Why It Matters Today." The IdeaLabs bring history, science and art to life for young people. These stand-alone units are meant to be used by younger students to learn about the history of sculpture, geology, the Apollo 11 mission, and much more."

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5 Flipped Classroom Issues (And Solutions) For Teachers - Edudemic

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by Beth Holland

 

"Have you been thinking about flipping your classroom this fall? Flipping can let you make the most of face-to-face time with your students. Rather than taking class time to introduce content and using homework to review concepts, flip the process so that students gain basic knowledge at home and then create, collaborate, and make connections in school.


"Creating video used to be out of reach for most teachers. It was expensive and required skills that could take years to master. Fortunately, it is easier and faster than ever to create videos for your students, especially with iPad. It also plays a big part in flipping your class, as it provides students with multimodal access to content and the ability to progress at their own pace. By giving students the opportunity to view and playback lessons via video, you free up class time for more cognitively difficult tasks. At EdTechTeacher, we have worked with many educators on flipping their classes and have noticed some common issues that often thwart their initial forays."

 


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40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos

40 Sources for Curated Educational Videos | Into the Driver's Seat | Scoop.it
Fortunately, there are some great websites and services that take the guesswork out of finding and sorting educational video content. Here is the most updated list of some of the curated video site...

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Ra's curator insight, July 24, 2013 4:55 AM

40 sites for video resources

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Osman Kurt's curator insight, July 26, 2013 3:55 AM

Eğitim herkesin hakkı. Bu linkte internetten ücretsiz eğitim içeriğine ulaşabileceğiniz 40 güzel internet sitesi bulabilirsiniz. 

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Why Historical Maps Still Matter So Much, Even Today

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With 150,000 or so old print maps to his name, David Rumsey has earned his reputed place among the world's "finest private collectors." He continues to expand his personal trove as well as the digitized sub-collection he makes open to the public online — some 38,000 strong, and growing.


He's created a series of interactive maps that layer old prints onto the Google Earth and Google Maps platforms, and this summer he plans to launch a geo-referencing tool (similar to one recently introduced by the British Library) that lets users get involved in the digital mapping process themselves.

While preparing for this next expansion of his online map empire, Rumsey remains fascinated by "the power of putting these images up and letting them go," he says.

"Maps have a way of speaking to people very straightforward," he says. "You don't have to have a lot of knowledge of map history or history in general. To me they're perfect tools for teaching history to the public."


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