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Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice

Guide to Using Twitter in Your Teaching Practice | Better teaching, more learning | 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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Evernote for Dummies: The App to Finally Organize Yourself! - Teaching with iPad

Evernote for Dummies: The App to Finally Organize Yourself! - Teaching with iPad | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I’ve always wanted to write a post on Evernote. It was in fact my interview on Skitch for the Evernote blog that inspired teachingwithipad.org. While I can not boast to being a power-user of Evernote, I am finding more and more ways to use it to organize my life. Evernote is, in my opinion, one of the most useful and resourceful apps you will ever use."
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10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking

10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
10 Team-Building Games That Promote Collaborative Critical Thinking
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Why iPad 4 Schools [Poster]

Why iPad 4 Schools [Poster] | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"If you need something short and sharp to convince decision makers on why it should be iPad and not an alternative, this poster might help. Laptops and Chromebooks make excellent business tools for those writing documents, sending emails and using Skype (not available for Chromebook) but for creative options in schools, it still has to be iPad."
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How To Create Spooky Music Using GarageBand for iPad | Midnight Music

How To Create Spooky Music Using GarageBand for iPad | Midnight Music | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I’ve been working hard on my upcoming ebook iPad Projects for the Music Classroom and wanted to share a little taster project with you. This is a simple project involving the GarageBand app and it’s suitable for the music classroom and also for the general classroom. You can download a PDF copy of this sample iPad music project here. Using the spooky music creation techniques suggested in the video below, students can make their own programmatic music for storytelling activities or for movie soundtracks."
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8 Great Hidden Features in iOS 7

8 Great Hidden Features in iOS 7 | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
If you've been easing in to Apple's new mobile operating system iOS 7, you've likely discovered hidden features. Here's a look at our favorites.
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Loot Pursuit - A Free & Fun Math Game for Students' iPads

Loot Pursuit - A Free & Fun Math Game for Students' iPads | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Loot Pursuit is a mathematics game designed for middle school students. The free iPad game requires students to know the order of operations to complete many of the math problems in the game. The premise of the game is that students have to correctly answer mathematics problems in order to collect ancient Mayan artifacts."
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5 Steps to Thinking Creatively

5 Steps to Thinking Creatively | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Geniuses produce because they think fluently and flexibly," says Michael Michalko in his book "Cracking Creativity." "Fluency of thought means generating quantities of ideas." A key characteristic of genius is immense productivity. Thomas Edison held 1093 patents. Einstein published 248 papers. Darwin wrote 119 papers besides his theory of evolution. Therefore, if you want more creative/innovative thinking in your organization, you must encourage the generation of "quantities of ideas." However, if you stifle creative thinking by sending subtle or not so subtle messages that "we must just spend our time doing things the way we have always done"...because they have worked, you'll never find a better more efficient method. Your innovative risk-taking competitor will! That's how Microsoft climbed to success passing IBM and why they know they have to continue investing mega-millions in R&D. ===> You must encourage people to think creatively and take risks. <===
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4 lessons L.A.'s iPad rollout can teach everyone

4 lessons L.A.'s iPad rollout can teach everyone | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
This year marked the beginning of the Los Angeles Unified School District's massive $1-billion iPad deployment. Putting one of the Apple devices in the hands of all 640,000 of its students is an ambitious move by the nation's second-largest school district—perhaps even too ambitious for the seemingly short time frame in which it was launched. The rollout only began less than three months ago, but the program has already hit a few notable, and very visible, speed bumps. Still, these bumps in the road are useful for any other districts planning a 1:1 device initiative. Here are four things every district can learn from the nation's largest iPad deployment:
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NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program

NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
NaNoWriMo's YWP challenges young writers to complete an entire novel in November! Are you up for it?
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5 LinkedIn mistakes every graduate should avoid | Capital Campus

5 LinkedIn mistakes every graduate should avoid | Capital Campus | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Once a student graduates from college, they’re usually more than ready to start their career. They may have even done everything right up to that point. After all, many young professionals have completed a degree program in a high-demand industry, adequately polished their resume, and networked with like-minded professionals, all in preparation for landing their dream job.
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Technology is Helping Students to Adopt Their Own Learning Style - EdTechReview™ (ETR)

Technology is Helping Students to Adopt Their Own Learning Style - EdTechReview™ (ETR) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Learning is the process of acquiring new knowledge. Learning style is an individual’s natural pattern of acquiring something that is new and knowledegable. Different people have different learning styles. Some learn by reading, some by hearing, some by writing while many others do so by watching."
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appoLearning - FREE in the App Store for a LIMITED Time!!!

"Download appoLearning to find the best educational apps for kids and high school-aged students handpicked by teachers and app experts. appoLearning showcases the five best educational apps across more than 150 different subjects."
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How To Use Leap Motion (Crazy Future Technology) In The Classroom

How To Use Leap Motion (Crazy Future Technology) In The Classroom | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The pedagogical potential persuaded me to spend the $80, a somewhat steep asking price, and try it in my classroom. The post How To Use Leap Motion (Crazy Future Technology) In The Classroom appeared first on Edudemic.
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iOS 7 video tip: Making FaceTime audio calls

iOS 7 video tip: Making FaceTime audio calls | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"One of the relatively unsung features of iOS 7 is the addition of audio-only calling to FaceTime. Why would you want to use FaceTime to make audio-only calls instead of using the full video/audio capability? Well, maybe you just woke up and look like something the cat dragged in, and you don't want the person on the receiving end of the call to die of fright. Or perhaps you're using a weak Wi-Fi connection with your non-GSM iPad mini or iPod touch in an internet café overseas and don't want to risk not being able to make a FaceTime call at all. Either way, audio-only FaceTime calling is easy to do, and today's video tip will show you how."
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Note-Taking with iPads

Note-Taking with iPads | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I vividly remember how I first learned to take notes. My sixth grade geography teacher lectured in outline style: "Roman Numeral one - China. A - Qin Dynasty. 1 - Rulers . . . " We wrote down precisely what he said, and to this day, I still take notes in outline form. However, consider Sunni Brown's TED Talk, "Doodlers Unite." She argues that engaging in sketching while listening to complex ideas further supports learning."
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appsbypaulhamilton: 3 things students should be doing on iPads

appsbypaulhamilton: 3 things students should be doing on iPads | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"My primary job is advising and coaching teachers to use technology in effective ways in classrooms. iPads as a technological tool in classrooms is a major part of this job. Researching effective Apps, encouraging teachers to look for connections between the curriculums and integration of these amazing devices are just 2 aspects of my job that are both challenging and incredible rewarding."
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One iPad in the classroom: essential toolkit

One iPad in the classroom: essential toolkit | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"If you have only one iPad connected to an Apple TV in the classroom (like me), here is a list of 5 apps I use everyday and I found essential for teaching."
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Quizdojo: A Virtual Study App For iPad

Quizdojo: A Virtual Study App For iPad | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Quizdojo, a virtual study app for the iPad, was created in order to assist students with exam preparation.
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Five Essentials To Create Connected Students (EdSurge News)

Five Essentials To Create Connected Students (EdSurge News) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"But being connected isn’t just for socializing; it’s a life skill. When untrained students get online, they treat academic writing online as if it were social media. They write sloppily and don't think of hyperlinking. If they do, it is often a long pasted link instead of a contextual link. In this connected world, there are invisibly disconnected kids, disconnected from the knowledge they need to be successful."
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Schools Must Bring Creativity to Blended Learning

Schools Must Bring Creativity to Blended Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Too often, schools bring only tepid energy to the blending of traditional and online learning, Charles Mojkowski says. That sounds promising, but all of that capability must be matched by a worthy partner. And educators have been far from worthy. To the blend, they add a stale array of timeworn and tepid ingredients: • A 20th-century school organizational structure; • A fixation on providing the same learning outcomes for every student;“Educators are failing to exploit the new and emerging technologies in ways that will give student learning opportunities the jolt they need.” • A focus on external motivational techniques;• A rigid curricular scope and sequence for all students; • An asphyxiating and narrow assessment system; and • A separation of in-school from out-of-school learning.
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Collaboratively Create Multimedia Documents With Lucidpress

Collaboratively Create Multimedia Documents With Lucidpress | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Lucidpress is a slick new service from the same team that developed Lucidchart. Lucidpress is a slick tool for collaboratively creating multimedia documents. If you watch the video below you'll notice that Lucidpress has some similarities to Google Documents. In fact, you can use your Google Account to sign into Lucidpress and you can use items stored in your Google Drive account in your Lucidpress documents. Lucidpress has commenting and sharing features that are similar to Google Drive too. What makes Lucidpress different from Google Documents is the selection of layouts and the layout customizations available to you. I look at Lucidpress as being the best of Apple's Pages and the best of Google Documents combined into one slick service.
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iOS 7 video tip: View tweeted links in Mobile Safari

iOS 7 video tip: View tweeted links in Mobile Safari | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Today's video tip highlights a little-known feature in Safari under iOS 7. At any time while you're using the mobile browser, tap on the bookmarks button, then tap the "@" button to see links that have been shared via Twitter by people you follow."
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Free Language Learning App Duolingo Adopts New Design Language For iOS 7 -- AppAdvice

Free Language Learning App Duolingo Adopts New Design Language For iOS 7 -- AppAdvice | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Duolingo, which is arguably the best free language learning app on iOS (or on any platform, for that matter), has just been updated to version 3.0.
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