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How to use AirDrop - iOS 7’s most important new feature for teachers - teachingwithipad.org

How to use AirDrop - iOS 7’s most important new feature for teachers - teachingwithipad.org | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

"When Apple announced Airdrop this past June, I knew it would be a great feature for teachers with iPads. A common complaint about iPads in the classroom was that it wasn’t necessarily easy to transfer student work in the Camera Roll to the teacher. With no USB connection and no SD card slot, how was a teachersupposed to collect student work? Email would work for small files, but videos were much too large to send. Dropbox could be a solution, but that would require students to set up their own accounts, problematic if they are under a certain age. Enter AirDrop, a seamless and very quick way to transfer files via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi connections between “nearby” devices."

 


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Airdrop is such a great feature for collecting student work.

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Larissa Bonthorne's curator insight, November 7, 2013 7:01 PM

This may be an easy way to transfer student work from one device to another, rather than using Dropbox.  It does need iOS 7 to work properly, though.

Rob van Ockenburg, mediacoach bij Accrete's curator insight, November 18, 2013 10:08 AM

Via Airdrop delen is wel heel gemakkelijk

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Classroom on the App Store

Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time or launch a different app for each group of students. Classroom helps teachers focus on teaching so students can focus on learning.

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Apple making further moves into the classroom. Looks interesting.

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ismokuhanen's curator insight, March 27, 2016 7:07 AM

Apple making further moves into the classroom. Looks interesting.

Elke Höfler's curator insight, March 29, 2016 9:00 AM

Apple making further moves into the classroom. Looks interesting.

Carol Hancox's curator insight, April 3, 2016 9:44 PM

Apple making further moves into the classroom. Looks interesting.

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The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials - @JackieGerstein

The Mindset of the Maker Educator: Presentation Materials - @JackieGerstein | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
During Connected Educators’ Month I did a virtual presentation on The Mindset of the Maker Education. The description for this presentation was:

Dr. Jackie Gerstein discusses why we are in a perfect storm for maker education and the maker mindset–new skills and roles (many of which you probably already have on your internal desk)–with a self-assessment to help you determine how maker-ready you are, and what you need to do if you want to get there…

What follows are the slide deck and some of the graphics-Thinglinks I created around this topic.

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Tom Cockburn's curator insight, October 15, 2015 4:07 AM

Gerschuny wrote about the DIY trends in society before but the technology has eventuated it in embryo.

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Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced - Edutopia

Research Trends: Why Homework Should Be Balanced - Edutopia | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
“ Homework: effective learning tool or waste of time? Since the average high school student spends almost seven hours each week doing homework, it's surprising that there's no clear answer. Homework is generally recognized as an effective way to reinforce what students learn in class, but claims that it may cause more harm than good, especially for younger students, are common. Here's what the research says:”
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Flipped Math Classroom/Professional Development Diary: Day 261 - PrometheanPlanet

Flipped Math Classroom/Professional Development Diary: Day 261 - PrometheanPlanet | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
“ Flipped Blog features the Flipped Math Classroom project and the Flipped Professional Development project.”
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Five strategies for using flipped learning in math

Five strategies for using flipped learning in math | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

"If you're a math teacher looking to flip the classroom over, we suggest these terrific tips for successful flipped learning in math ..."


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How 3D is changing the shape of lessons

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Students are making their own future using 3D printers, and a girl from Manchester is one of the pioneers. (#3Dprinting coming to school. Fab Lab is a great service!

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My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour

My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
If you have heard about the hour of code, I hope you saw this coming from the title. If you don't know about the hour of code, it is time. Code.org wants to support everybody everywhere in learning to code. They are organizing all kinds of people to create tutorials that can be used in schools to get kids coding, even if it is just for a one hour guided activity

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, August 21, 2014 3:08 AM

Moeten we volgens mij allemaal aan geloven! Allemaal programmeren leren.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, August 22, 2014 5:13 AM
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Lisa Milstead 's curator insight, August 23, 2014 12:56 PM

Love that students can learn the basics of coding within an hour. 

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How 3-D printing will radically change the world

How 3-D printing will radically change the world | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
The rise of 3-D printing will make life as we know it today barely recognizable in 50 to 75 years. But it's not the Jetsons. Not yet.

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Stephen Dale's curator insight, May 30, 2014 3:16 AM

From the article: "3-D printing technology is advancing at a staggering rate. American designers are now working on 3-D printed cars, while in China andHolland, 3-D printers are building entire houses. The first 3-D printed hamburger was recently created in England, heralding the possibility of a man-made food supply."


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The hype over 3-D printing, say technology experts, ignores the potential problems it will create. One significant problem is the legality and ethical ramifications of widespread public use. Right now, additive manufacturing (the technical term for 3-D printing) is in its "Wild West" phase, meaning, the laws have not yet caught up with the technology.

 

An example of this is 3-D printed guns. Last year, blueprints for a 3-D-printable gun, The Liberator, were posted online and downloaded some 100,000 times before the State Department ordered them taken down.


So...it's going to be a while before you can use a 3D printer to print you some new followers on social media networks...but watch this space!

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7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know - TeachThought

7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know - TeachThought | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

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This is a great resource of different ideas of students using iPads to create products.

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Don’t use technology.… Do use technology.… - Mark Anderson's Blog

Don’t use technology.… Do use technology.… - Mark Anderson's Blog | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

"Don’t get me wrong – given my Twitter ID it’s a given that I believe very strongly in using technology to support and enhance learning. The OED states that an evangelist is “a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith, especially by public preaching”, so ok… I might not be doing the Christian faith bit, but as an ‘ICT Evangelist’ I do believe that technology has the power to change our world and certainly the learning that takes place in our classrooms and beyond.

 

There’s a problem though. There is a dichotomy of experiences, skills, beliefs and abilities when it comes to using technology in our classrooms. It’s written in to the United States Declaration of Independence that, “all men are born equal”, but it’s certainly not true when it comes to the experiences that our students receive in their lessons at the hands of some of our teachers and that’s before you even think about entering technology into the equation."

 


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:35 AM

Perfect timing from John Evans in sharing this graphic.  I will be using it with my pre-service students as they become familiar with methods to integrate technology. 

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Totally Techucation Tuesday

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» Totally Techucation Tuesday |

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Lisa Johnson 's curator insight, January 21, 2014 10:17 AM

The exclusive TechChef Gazette with topics like: "14+ Tips for Designing iTunes PD that works" and "Nearpod Teacher Toolkit" is now available (Subscribe today to receive the latest in techucation)

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8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020

8 Unexpected Ways Technology Will Change The World By 2020 | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
Six years isn't that long but the rapid pace of innovation means everything--from education to health care to the Internet itself--could look a lot...

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I'm excited to be a part of these changing times.

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Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software

Interactive Ebook Creation & Digital Publishing Software | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
Create and publish interactive ebooks for Android, iPad, iPhone, HTML5 web, and desktop

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Awesome free ebook creator software. Great for creating multimedia interactive text books.

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martinet benoit's curator insight, April 2, 2016 11:43 AM

Awesome free ebook creator software. Great for creating multimedia interactive text books.

Katy Del Castillo's curator insight, September 14, 2016 1:46 PM
very useful
Brenda Joseph's curator insight, July 31, 2:27 PM

Create eBooks, apps, or connect your publications to learning platforms. There is a free trial available so you can see if this will fit your needs before paying out of pocket.

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100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist

100 Engineering Projects For Kids - The Homeschool Scientist | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
Here's 100 Engineering Projects For Kids to get that them excited about construction, design, electronics, and more.

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nihal abitiu's curator insight, September 22, 2015 6:20 AM

100 Engineering Projects for Kids

J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, January 17, 2016 9:33 PM

This is great and just in time to help parents help their kiddos with science fair type projects.

Chris Carter's curator insight, January 18, 2016 2:47 AM

Wow! 100 great ideas!

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5 Ways to Make Homework Meaningful and Manageable - Brilliant or Insane @ AngelaStockman

5 Ways to Make Homework Meaningful and Manageable - Brilliant or Insane @ AngelaStockman | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
“ I’ll admit it: I love summer, but I love the start of the new school year even more. I think my kids do too, although they’re hesitant to admit it. We are a family that thrives on routine, we love fall and winter sports, and since I’m an education geek and my husband is a huge history buff, we truly enjoy talking with our kids about the things they’re learning at school. There is only one thing that dampens our back to school spirit: homework. Plenty has been written about the horrors of homework, and I have little to add. I have watched certain kids fall in love with learning as a result of the homework they do though, and I’ve learned much about how to make that learning manageable from some pretty terrific teachers too. Here’s the best of what I’ve discovered:”
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The biggest lesson from the flipped classroom may not be about math, via @Chronicle

The biggest lesson from the flipped classroom may not be about math, via @Chronicle | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

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Tinkercad - Blog - The Designers of the Future

Tinkercad - Blog - The Designers of the Future | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

3D printers, laser cutters, CNC machines and CAD programs…this is no ordinary classroom but the Fab Lab at Marymount, an all-girls independent school in New York. Fifth-grade students Katie, Li Li and Mei are designing Egyptian Antiquities in a digital design and fabrication class led by teacher Jaymes Dec. But their enthusiasm goes far beyond the school curriculum; in their spare time the girls are busy creating animals, houses, imaginary places and gadgets.


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Create an Almost Famous Chat with the SMS Generator

Create an Almost Famous Chat with the SMS Generator | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
Yeah, we all know how much students like to text, right? So, why not take advantage of the SMS Generator, a nifty online generator that mimics the real thing. This cool tool---part of the suite of ...

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Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic

Do Teachers Need iPad Training? - Edudemic | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

"We have come to a point in the education technology journey where it seems rather dull to still be asking if the iPad is the right device for the classroom. The answer, in case you’ve missed the last few years of debate is that it is a great option, but this is not universally accepted and never will be. Nonetheless, one of the attributes you’ll hear put forward is that it is easy to use because of the intuitive nature of iOS. This is absolutely true; you can put the iPad into the hands of almost any child and within a short period of time they will have mastered it.

 

So does it then follow that you can out the iPad into the hands of teachers and expect the same results?

 

No."


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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 10, 2014 7:16 PM
The emphasis on iPads is a bit of a distraction here - the issue is related more to the ability of teachers to create engaging learnng opportunities where technology use extends and enhances the students' capacity for self-direction, information literacy, collaboration. culural awareness, etc... be it with an iPad or other ICT, the point is that too many teachers still rely on delivery and control, rather than authentic opportunities for learning.
Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:38 PM

The answer if YES!

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 15, 2015 7:14 PM

I completely agree. Time needs to be given to training teachers!!

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Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought

Technology Makes Reading Better. Here's Exactly How. - Te@chThought | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

"Reading is just the communication of ideas through alphanumeric symbols. I’m not sure what this represents such hallowed ground for teachers, but it does. Personally I’d be more concerned with reading habits, reasons for reading, the quality of reading materials, etc. Symbols change, forms change, media change. See the gif animations that demonstrate how a student feels when “bae won’t respond to them.” This is your audience, and these are the symbols they gravitate towards.

 

In the apps-for-close-reading post, I said that this “interaction” between reader and text during close reading “doesn’t require technology, but can be changed by it.” So it made sense, I thought, to guess at some ways this happens. Or should be happening, anyway.

 

With more personalization, more access, and more connectivity, we should be creating a generation of close-readers that can’t get enough. So if we’re not, the question is, why isn’t that happening? The pieces are there."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 17, 2014 2:37 AM

Wat gebeurt er toch veel op technologisch gebied. Dat we over 10 jaar denken: deden we dat ooit op papier???

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 17, 2014 12:30 PM

Technology sure changed my reading habits allowing me to read faster and more comfortably with larger font size!!  

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Where Does Typing a Word Fit on Bloom's Taxonomy?

Where Does Typing a Word Fit on Bloom's Taxonomy? | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it
I participated in a lively Twitter chat earlier this week where Bloom's Taxonomy and more current Digital Taxonomies were the topic of discussion.  Digital taxonomies are simply visuals of Bloom's ...

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, February 1, 2014 12:42 PM

Meaning has a lot to do with the levels that a word fits into the taxonomy. The more meaningful the higher on the taxonomy it could go depending on the actual activity.

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iPad App of the Week: Stack the Countries | iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Stack the Countries | iPad Insight | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

"Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the link at the end of this post and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

 

This week’s pick is Stack the Countries, a superb educational game that offers to make learning about the world fun. This could be considered the big brother of our winner from just a few weeks back – Stack the States."

 


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Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices

Free Technology for Teachers: Read Write Think Timeline - A Timeline Tool for Almost All Devices | Classroom ICT | Scoop.it

"Read Write Think offers a bunch of great web, iOS, and Android applications for students. One of those that I recently learned about from David Kapuler is Read Write Think's Timeline creator. RWT Timline is available as a web app (Flash required), as an Android app, and as an iPad app. All three versions make it easy for students to create timelines for any series of events."


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Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, January 22, 2014 3:11 AM

alle platforms... daar moeten we naar toe, lijkt me

Sandra Carswell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 12:32 PM

Just another great tool from Read Write Think

Richard Whiteside's curator insight, January 29, 2014 6:56 AM

This could be nice to plan or summarise a story, for reading or listening comprehension with students. Or for reviewing the stages of a task, or process (perhaps a process, for passive grammar). In teacher training it could be an option for self-observation, reviewing the stages of a lesson and how it went.

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The Definition Of The Flipped Classroom

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