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Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line

Using SAMR to Teach Above the Line | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
The SAMR model is a useful tool for helping teachers think about their own tech use as they begin to make small shifts in the design and implementation of technology driven learning experiences t...
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Essential Anatomy 2 adds more systems, iPhone support, just in time for back to school

Essential Anatomy 2 adds more systems, iPhone support, just in time for back to school | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Just in time for the upcoming school season (and Apple's education promo) 3D4Medical has released Essential Anatomy 2 for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. The most noticeable improvement, of course, is the iPhone support (EA1 was iPad-only). The first Essential Anatomy app (you can read my review of it here http://www.tuaw.com/2013/02/13/essential-anatomy-is-the-future-of-touch-based-anatomy-learning/ ) has become a staple of anatomy learning in the classroom. With the latest update to the app, it has become even more comprehensive. Now in addition to exploring the bones, muscles, connective tissue, nerves, arteries and veins in the body, the app has added the digestive and urinary systems."
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10 Great Apps for a Teacher's New iPad

10 Great Apps for a Teacher's New iPad | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Did you receive a gift of a new iPad this year? If so, you're probably spending this holiday vacation week trying out all kinds of new apps. Here are ten that I recommend getting started with. Ever...
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Guest Post: 10 Great Ideas for Using iPads in the Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

Guest Post: 10 Great Ideas for Using iPads in the Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"The iPad isn’t just a great tool for reading your e-books or surfing the web while you’re waiting for your plane. It is a powerful and sophisticated piece of technology that can help teachers connect with students and facilitate learning in the classroom."
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Six Steps to Developing Your Own 21st Century Educational Technology -

Six Steps to Developing Your Own 21st Century Educational Technology - | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Over the course of the past few months, many educators, including myself, have been scrambling to meet the needs of the “21st century classroom” or the “technology-enriched classroom.” As a field, we have discovered that our youth are adapting to a technologically advanced society, and as they progress, our educational system is falling further behind, quite literally, by the hour. As a solution, our principals and administrators have decided that we have a goal to reach, but ultimately, we’re the leaders of our classrooms, and we’re the ones who have to figure out how to turn our classrooms into technology-enriched environments, or move over for someone else who can."
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Fetchnotes - A Free & Simple Notes App for Your iPad - iPad Apps for School

Fetchnotes - A Free & Simple Notes App for Your iPad - iPad Apps for School | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Fetchnotes is a service for creating and organizing notes for yourself. Organizing your notes on Fetchnotes is quite simple. When you write a note, just use a hashtag to label your note. Then whenever you want to search for a note just enter a hashtag. For example, if I was a student taking notes in a history course I might use the hashtag “#revolution” for all notes related to revolutions. Then I could go back and read all of my notes about revolution by just searching for that hashtag."
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Thinglink 1 and Thinglink 2 - TechChef

Thinglink 1 and Thinglink 2 - TechChef | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"One of my favorite Thinglinkers (and fellow iVenger), Marianna Husain, made a stop by the booth and shared a recent Thinglink http://www.thinglink.com/scene/405202300546580482 ; that she had prepared for an ISTE session with her fellow elementary iVengers. Thinglinking Infographics!?! Now that is really out of the box… "
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How to Quickly Fix Stuck Orientation on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch

How to Quickly Fix Stuck Orientation on the iPad, iPhone, iPod touch | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Every once in a while an iOS device or app will get stuck in the wrong orientation, unresponsive to rotating the device and it either stays in portrait or horizontal mode, despite every effort to rotate the device any which direction. Though this seems to happen more often on the iPad than the iPhone or iPod touch, it can still occur on every iOS device and with just about any app."
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5 Subjects Not Taught In School (But They Should Be)

5 Subjects Not Taught In School (But They Should Be) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
There are a lot of real-world skills and subjects you'll need to excel after school. But what about the subjects not taught in school that should be?
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Center for Education Innovations: This Week's News & Views | Center for Education Innovations

Center for Education Innovations: This Week's News & Views | Center for Education Innovations | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Check out This Week's News and Views, featuring Pratham Books and opportunities through GlobalGiving
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Internet-Wide Scan Finds Hundreds of Thousands of Ready-Made Backdoors | MIT Technology Review

Internet-Wide Scan Finds Hundreds of Thousands of Ready-Made Backdoors | MIT Technology Review | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Many poorly-secured company servers are exposed online, offering attackers ready made backdoors to wipe or steal data Moore’s scan found 308,000 BMCs that used the problem protocol identified by Farmer. A total of 53,000 of them were configured in a way that allows access without a password; 195,000 stored passwords and other credentials unencrypted; 99,000 exposed encoded passwords that could be cracked by an attacker (Moore says that he unscrambled 10 percent in a preliminary test); 35,000 had vulnerabilities in the Universal Plug and Play protocol that Moore’s previous Internet scan highlighted.
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6 American History Apps Perfect For Summer Learning - Edudemic

6 American History Apps Perfect For Summer Learning - Edudemic | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
It's Independence Day here in the U.S. and what better way to learn on this holiday than some powerful American history apps?
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See It To Believe It: Glasses.com For iPad Lets You Virtually Try On Eyeglasses -- AppAdvice

See It To Believe It: Glasses.com For iPad Lets You Virtually Try On Eyeglasses -- AppAdvice | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Shopping for new glasses on glasses.com has just become easier with the newly released glasses.com app for iPad.
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Rarely known YouTube features

Rarely known YouTube features | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Do you just login to YouTube to search for and watch your favorite videos? Or maybe upload a new video and share it with your friends? YouTube can do more than
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Assign an Apple ID to a Mac User Account in OS X for Added Peace of Mind

Assign an Apple ID to a Mac User Account in OS X for Added Peace of Mind | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Many Mac users overlook a feature in OS X that allows them to attach an Apple ID to their actual user account, not just to iCloud and the App Store. It only takes a moment to set, and it provides for an incredibly simple password recovery option at the login and boot menus, allowing you to regain access to your user account and files just by entering the associated Apple ID.Going further, Macs with multiple user accounts can assign different Apple ID’s to each unique user account, or you can just choose to tie a single Apple ID to the Mac. If you do choose to attach a lone Apple ID to the Mac this way, be sure to associate it with an administrator (admin) account in OS X, that way you will be able to regain full system access in the event it’s needed because the primary password has been lost.
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Learning, Reimagined: Inside the New Classrooms Model of Personalized Instruction

Learning, Reimagined: Inside the New Classrooms Model of Personalized Instruction | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
A former fifth-grade teacher and co-founder of the Teach to One instructional model explains how it enhances the teaching and learning experience. This model reconfigures the learning puzzle — time, ­instructional ­approaches and tools — to help students learn material ­thoroughly and in ways that are both meaningful and ­challenging. Most ­important, it ensures that all students are working at their proper learning level, rather than sitting through ­lessons they already know or ­struggling through material before they're ready for it.
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Safety and Security of WordPress Blog (Infographic)

Safety and Security of WordPress Blog (Infographic) | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
WordPress is one of the most popular content management system (CMS) in use and around 17% of the websites that are present on the internet these days are powered by this CMS.
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5 Apps for Social Reading - AvatarGeneration

5 Apps for Social Reading - AvatarGeneration | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"Social reading is revolutionizing the way anyone reads. While most participate in social media, such as Facebook or Twitter in their personal lives, social media in the form of social reading is expanding into the classroom, making reading more enjoyable and exciting for all readers young and old. The basis of social reading is simple, through the use of apps and devices reading goes beyond the actual words on the page and opens up a myriad of options for readers to share their thoughts, favorite quotes, and overall opinions of the things they have read. Social reading apps allow readers to connect and share, much like a book group, all through the use of technology. These 5 social reading apps make communicating about books and literature very simple and enjoyable all from the comforts of a tablet or smartphone."
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3D Brain - A Model of the Human Brain - iPad Apps for School

3D Brain - A Model of the Human Brain - iPad Apps for School | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"3D Brain is a free iPad app that features a model of the human brain. he app provides a three dimensional model of the human brain that students can rotate. To look at a specific part of the brain select it from the drop-down menu and it will be highlighted on the model for you to view. Click the “info” tab to read one page summaries about each part of the brain. On the app you can also find some case studies about disorders and brain damage."
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Every Step You Take: An Expert on the State of Mobile Privacy

Every Step You Take: An Expert on the State of Mobile Privacy | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
How to keep your mobile device secure. We recently spoke to Gautam Hans, a Plesser Fellow at the Center for Democracy and Technology, about the state of mobile privacy, what to watch out for, how to protect yourself and what to do if your security has been compromised. Mobile privacy is obviously in constant flux. What are some newer privacy concerns readers might not know about yet? Read more: Every Step You Take: An Expert on the State of Mobile Privacy | Your Security Resource http://www.yoursecurityresource.com/feature/mobile/every_step_you_take_an_expert_on_the_state_of_mobile_privacy/index.html#ixzz2YBxy88HZ
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iPad Basics: How to Stop Apps & Music from Downloading Automatically

iPad Basics: How to Stop Apps & Music from Downloading Automatically | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"This is another basic iPad tip and a question I see asked about a lot in iPad discussion forums – how to stop apps or music or books from downloading automatically."
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Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 8 Web Tools for Teacher's Professional Development ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
"I have been recently posting about teacher's professional development using web technologies and each time I do I would get emails asking for the tools I use personally. I compiled a list of the top 8 platforms I use almost daily for expanding my knowledge and staying updated about the topics that interest me the most. Being a graduate researcher in the field of educational technology and from my own experience of several years blogging in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning, I highly recommend the tools below and I personally view them as the most important platforms for growing professionally."
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Why It’s Time to Stop Talking And Start Acting to Make Change

Why It’s Time to Stop Talking And Start Acting to Make Change | Better teaching, more learning | Scoop.it
Schools aren't good at innovation, said Grant Lichtman in a TEDx talk given to teachers in Denver. They are big, bureaucratic, risk averse and affected by politics more than smart education policy. Change is necessary and schools need to embrace the idea of “teaching into the unknown,” since the rapid pace of change makes it impossible to foresee exactly what the future will look like for current students. Instead, schools need to teach students to be self-evolving, so they can adapt to change as it comes. That means that schools need to become self-evolving institutions themselves, embracing change and preparing kids for their future, not looking back at the past. His challenge to all educators: stop talking about it; start doing it.
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