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Comparing Urban Footprints

Comparing Urban Footprints | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

"This is a series of infographics (or geo-infographics) created by Matthew Hartzell, a friend of mine that I met when we were both geography graduate students at Penn State in few years back..."


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What a great graphic way to see the impact that we have on the world.
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Jacob Crowell's curator insight, October 14, 2014 3:25 PM

This is an interesting way to graph out the urban footprints of various cities from around the world. This also shows how the United States has a number of the largest urban centers in the world. Along the top, New York, Chicago, LA, and Miami are massive compared to cities like Hong Kong. This shows how in the United States there are massive amounts of urban growth. Even in China where their population is one of the worlds biggest, Hong Kong a major city only has 7.1 million. In the United States, for the past century cities have been growing and this graph shows that.

Samuel D'Amore's curator insight, December 14, 2014 6:40 PM

These visuals really help to show that the size of a city doesn't necessarily correspond with it's population. Many years ago the trend was the larger the city in turn it would posses a larger population than a physically smaller city. Today this no longer holds true, in fact many smaller cities vastly out populate large sprawling cities. Most of these mega-cities in Asia and Latin America are incredibly over build and densely packed surrounded by miles of slums. 

Edgar Manasseh Jr.'s curator insight, January 22, 7:16 PM

Pretty cool.

 

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How To Video: iMovie Intro for iPad | EdApps.ca

How To Video: iMovie Intro for iPad | EdApps.ca | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
The most popular post I’ve ever written is 13 Ways to use iMovie in the Classroom, having reached thousands of readers in the first day. I’ve been meaning to follow it up ever since, and now I fina...

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This is a great tutorial for using iMovie with the iPads.  Having students create videos is a great way to identify what students know.  This can be used as a cumulative project for the whole semester or just a unit of study.

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Laureen Turner's curator insight, January 21, 2014 8:09 PM

A great starter tutorial on Imovie for the Ipad :).... 

 

Kirsten Wilson's curator insight, January 23, 2014 8:38 AM

Gread Article to forward to teachers wanting to use iMovie.

Ashley Wynn's curator insight, August 16, 2014 8:53 AM

This article explains how to use iMovie on a iPad, there is a video begin made through iMovie on a iPad on this specific topic. I find it very interesting that iMovie can be used on iPad the iPad is starting to act as the Mac book. 

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A Good Visual Timeline On The History of Hashtag ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Good Visual Timeline On The History of Hashtag ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

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A fun infographic explaining the history of the #hashtag.  Who knew the first tweet was sent out in 2007?

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50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | John McCarthy Blog | Edutopia.org

50+ Tools for Differentiating Instruction Through Social Media | John McCarthy Blog | Edutopia.org | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

Imagine a world where resources were limited to what was found in the classroom or the school closet known as the "Curriculum Materials Room." Picture a world where students wrote letters with pen and paper to communicate with other students and adults outside of the building. Due to postage costs, the teacher either sent the letters in bulk or paid for stamps out of his or her own pocket. Can you recall a time when student interests like skateboarding or video were never used as part of learning curriculum because the tools needed were either too expensive or not yet conceptualized? Do you remember a time when non-traditional learners struggled, and absenteeism meant a high likelihood of students doing poorly in school, and possibly having to retake the course?

If you experienced none of these scenarios, then you live in a world of possibility because you grew up with the many social media tools available to support all learners. If any of these scenarios bring back memories as a teacher or student, then you understand that we have many more tools today to ensure that learners succeed despite struggles, because students and teachers have so much more available to meet every learner's needs.

For educators differentiating instruction, social media tools embrace collaboration and global access to people and other resources. We give students a variety of learning experiences that incorporate the capability to:

 

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Differentiation is such a buzzword today in education.  This site gives you ideas for how to use iPads and social media to help with this daunting task!

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Duolingo For Schools Is Free, And It May Change The EdTech Market

Duolingo For Schools Is Free, And It May Change The EdTech Market | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

Sixty million people are now signed up to use Duolingo–the simple, gamified, adaptive language teaching app for smartphones and web browsers. Twenty million of them are currently active users. According to Duolingo, that means there are more people using the platform to learn languages than there are in the entire U.S. public school system.

Duolingo remains free of charge. No advertisements. No subscriptions. No upsells. No in-app purchasing.


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Foreign Language teachers - check this out! It is a great app that gets students to use a foreign language on a daily basis.  It is a great app to use in the classroom and possibly for homework activities!

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CTD Institute's curator insight, January 14, 11:01 AM

Making language acquisition accessible, inside and poutside of the classroom, Duolingo has the potential to change the way teachers, parents and AT professionals think  about differentiated and personalized adaptive learning products.

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40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students | Best Colleges Online

40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students | Best Colleges Online | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
40 Most Awesome iPad Apps for Science Students | Best Colleges Online http://t.co/xuNa2eC0...

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These apps can be used in any science classroom!  This is a great list!

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The 39 best YA books of 2014 (recommended by The Telegraph)

The 39 best YA books of 2014 (recommended by The Telegraph) | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

The must-read young adult fiction (YA) and best teen books released in 2014 so far. Updated weekly


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We have most of these in the media center and some in e-book format as well.  Come check out a new book today!

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ReadWriteThink rocks: with free apps — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

ReadWriteThink rocks: with free apps — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

n If it’s been a while since you’ve returned to ReadWriteThink, I urge you to consider a visit today.


The quality portal, rich with free resources and sponsored by the International Reading Association (IRA), the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) and the Verizon Foundation has grown even more interactive.


So what’s new?  There’s an array of simple, elegant mobile apps available for iOS and Android that may be discovered by browsing grade level, type, learning objectives and theme."


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This site has been included in several training sessions we have had and we have always found it useful.  Check it out!

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Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system

Kahoot! | Game-based blended learning & classroom response system | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
Kahoot! is a classroom response system which creates an engaging learning space, through a game-based digital pedagogy. Kahoot! is an easy-to-use blended learning platform which works on any device, making the classroom interactive, encouraging both educators and learners to ask great questions.

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On recommendation from Mrs. Akin, we have tried this app and love it! You can create custom quizzes and download class data, much like you can with a CPS system. Check it out and see how you like it! There are quizzes already created by other teachers that you can try or you can create your own.

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Channylt's curator insight, March 31, 2014 10:09 AM

Kahoot! is a game-based pedagogy delivered online via mobile technologies to make learning at any level interactive and engaging for both the learner and educators. This is of interest to my work as we are always looking for technology that engages students in their learning in an interesting and easily accessible way. 

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, April 27, 2014 6:26 AM

thanks it's very useful and easy to manage!

Al Post's curator insight, April 27, 2014 12:56 PM

This looks interesting...may push the boundaries of some school districts with regard to their smartphone policies.

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Explain 3D for iPad - Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems - iPad Apps for School

Explain 3D for iPad - Visual Explanations of Machines and Systems - iPad Apps for School | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
A few years ago Explain 3D launched as a website to showcase 3D animations of simple machines. Later the site expanded to include 3D animations of elements of the universe. This week Explain 3D launched a new iPad app for the same purpose as the website.

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This looks like a cool science app!

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Great Tools and Apps for Teacher-Parent Communication ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Great Tools and Apps for Teacher-Parent Communication ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
Students with parents who are up-to-date on their child(ren)'s lives tend to perform better in school. Fortunately, technology offers a variety of ways that can save teachers time as well as keep parents engaged. Here are some notable tools used by teachers and parents.

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Have you tried any of these apps? I have used Storybird and really like it for creative writing activities.

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Library Apps

Library Apps | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
Now that all of our students have an iPad, it is time to start exploring and downloading apps! Each teacher will have specific requirements for his or her classes, but we also want to share a few a...
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Check out this recommended library apps for students and staff at BI.

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iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know - Gotta Be Mobile

iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know - Gotta Be Mobile | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
iOS 8 vs iOS 7: 5 Things iPad Owners Need to Know
Gotta Be Mobile
Very soon you'll be able to install iOS 8 on the iPad to deliver a large collection of new iOS 8 features that will supercharge your iPad.

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This video is on the long side, but you don't want to miss this! It looks like the new iOS update will come down some time next week. What does this mean for you? Air drop from your iOS device to your MacBook!

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Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 2014 3:38 PM

Free update for your iPad unless it is the original. It is too old to get this update, but all the others starting with the iPad 2 will get it for free.

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Back to School with iPads: 5 Steps for the First 5 Days

Back to School with iPads: 5 Steps for the First 5 Days | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

"School is just about to start, or has already started, and you have been armed with iPads for this year. Whether your students will be 1:1 or you have access to a handful of shared devices, the expectation now exists that these tools will be put to good use. So now what? How do you get started? What can you do in the first five days of school to get going on the right foot?"


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A great way to set expectations for students when using iPads in the classroom.  Using these 5 steps will ensure students understand what they are to use the iPads for in the classroom.

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Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom | Edutopia

Using E-Portfolios in the Classroom | Edutopia | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

By Mary Beth Hertz

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"A growing number of teachers are using digital portfolios for students' work -- altering the way teachers assign, collect and assess classwork and projects, writes Mary Beth Hertz, a K-8 technology teacher in Philadelphia. In this blog post, she suggests questions that teachers should answer before deciding on a platform for digital portfolios and several tools that can be used, including Dropbox,eBackpack and Wikispaces."

 


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This sounds like a great assessment tools, given that every student in your classroom has an iPad.  What a great way to see what students know, have learned, and can explain.

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Excellent Web Tools to Engage Students in Hands-on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Web Tools to Engage Students in Hands-on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

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A great list of tools to use or try to incorporate into your classroom lessons.

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NASA Has Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken And It Will Shake Up Your Universe | Maanya Sachdeva | ScoopWoop

NASA Has Released The Largest Picture Ever Taken And It Will Shake Up Your Universe | Maanya Sachdeva | ScoopWoop | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

Have you seen the largest picture ever taken? For the record, it's a mammoth 1.5 billion pixel image (69, 536 x 22, 230) and requires about 4.3 GB disk space. Oh, and it'll take your breath away.

On January 5, NASA released an image of the Andromeda galaxy, our closest galactic neighbour, captured by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The full image is made up of 411 Hubble images, takes you through a 100 million stars and travels over more than 40,000 light years. Well, a section of it anyway.

Prepare to feel extremely tiny and insignificant as you marvel at this fly-through video created by YouTuber daveachuk and make sure you stick around till the end. Seriously.

 

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Absolutely amazing video!  

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Great Social Studies Apps for iPad

Great Social Studies Apps for iPad | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

"... we are moving now to iPad and provide you with some of the best apps for social studies. Check out the list below and share with us your suggestions :"


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This is a good list of basic Social Studies apps that can help students in the SS classroom.  

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A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Fantastic Bloom's Taxonomy Wheel for iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
Love the Wheel of IpadAGogy http://t.co/mdSXU4Apdj #ipadchat #edtech

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This chart can help you as you write lessons with higher depth of knowledge.  And it includes many apps that can be used in the classroom.

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David M. Schwartz, Ph.D., ABPdN's curator insight, December 18, 2014 2:13 PM

Most educators are familiar with Bloom's Revised Taxonomy. Many of those same educators have begun integrated BYOD strategies into their classrooms and school districts. A common concern among these educators is how to integrate Bloom's Revised Taxonomy with the power that the new technology provides. This article was originally published in March of 2014, but it is still relevant.

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Recognize and Discuss Bullying with the KnowBullying App

Recognize and Discuss Bullying with the KnowBullying App | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
 The KnowBullying app by SAMHSA is based on years of research and expert input and is an excellent free resource for dealing with bullying in schools.

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In conjunctions with our county initiative this year, this might be a good site to check out and use with your students.  It might make for some eye-opening and interesting discussions.

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First Quarter Media Statistics

First Quarter Media Statistics | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
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After an analysis of our statistics, it is apparent that the 1:1 initiative and the distribution of iPads have drastically increased student traffic in the media center. Unfortunately, we think this also negatively impacted our student circulation. We will be brainstorming ways that we can get students in the media center to read next quarter. 

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Teen Read Week Fun

Teen Read Week Fun | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
  This has been a very different year for us with the 1:1 initiative beginning in our county. While we continue to work out the kinks and spend a great deal of time working with iPads and rela...
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The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State

The Literary United States: A Map of the Best Book for Every State | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

"Two weeks ago, we published a literary map of Brooklyn, highlighting the books we felt best represented the neighborhoods in which they were set. Compiling the list of books for that map had us thinking about what it means for a story to not just be from a place, but also of it, and why it is that some places have an abundance of literary riches (we’re looking at you, American South), while others, well, don’t. There are those stories that so beautifully evoke a time and a place and a way of life that it becomes close to impossible to separate the literary perception of a place from its reality—one winds up informing the other.  All [books on this states list] are literary in voice and spirit; every last one will let you understand a time and place in a more profound way than you maybe thought possible.


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This looks neat! How many of these books have you read?

 

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Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After

Review: Isla and the Happily Ever After | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
I am a huge fan of Stephanie Perkins’ book Anna and the French Kiss, which was a Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl book a couple years ago. It actually ended up receiving enough votes to be named as the ru...
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Looking for a good book to read? We just received our big fall fiction shipment with a ton of great books! Check out this review by Mrs. Lukkarinen on one of our new titles.

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Forget 21st Century Teaching and eLearning. It's Teaching and Learning

Forget 21st Century Teaching and eLearning. It's Teaching and Learning | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it
So you're over 40. Been teaching for more than half your life. And your school has decided to introduce technology into the classroom. What do you do?

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With our 1:1 initiative, many of us are wondering how to start integrating the technology into our daily instruction. We love the idea of taking one tool and mastering it. This short article is a great starting point for those of us feeling a little overwhelmed with this drastic change in access to technology.

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Transforming Teaching and Learning with iPads: iPad Activity: Open House Scavenger Hunt

Transforming Teaching and Learning with iPads: iPad Activity: Open House Scavenger Hunt | Bradwell Institute Media | Scoop.it

What a fun Back-to-School activity! If you have 1:1 iPads or BYOD, you too can set up an Open House Scavenger Hunt. Check this one out!


Via Barbara Bray, AdinaSullivan, Aki Puustinen
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Too bad we won't have the iPads ready for this activity in the fall, but maybe we can use this idea in January!  How fun!!

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