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6 Good iPad Apps to Enhance Kids Mathematical Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Good iPad Apps to Enhance Kids Mathematical Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Library Aid | Scoop.it

"Below is a set of good iPad apps that you can use with your kids and students to enhance their mathematical thinking. These apps are meant for young learners and are specifically useful when introducing kids to those rudimentary notions of mathematical computations. The purpose of teaching kids to think mathematically, as detailed in Kaye Stacey's paper, is three folds: First, it will allow kids to conduct mathematical investigations by themselves. Second, it will help them acquire other thinking skills particularly problem-solving and as mathematician Paul Halmos (1980) stated, 'problem solving is the heart of mathematics'. Third, it helps kids get a deeper appreciation of mathematics and use it in their daily and working lives."


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A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning - MindShift

A Third Grader’s Plea For More Game-Based Learning - MindShift | Library Aid | Scoop.it

"Third grader Cordell Steiner makes a pretty convincing argument for using video games in the classroom in this TEDx talk. He describes feeling more motivated to learn and master new skills because of his eagerness to beat his own high score or finish before the clock runs out. He says he used to be bored in class when his teachers had to slow down to explain concepts, but now each student plays games intended to help him or her with specific skills they’re trying to master. He even gives examples!"


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Robyn Harrison's curator insight, November 12, 2014 5:53 PM

Responding with wonderment and awe

Janelle Tassano's curator insight, November 13, 2014 10:53 AM

This is my ideal school

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Turn iPad Art into Joyous 3D Figures with the Foldify App

Turn iPad Art into Joyous 3D Figures with the Foldify App | Library Aid | Scoop.it

"It’s a beautiful thing when students can use digital tools to build real world creations. While 3D printing is still a little on the expensive side, the Foldify app does an amazing job allowing students to create their own three dimensional paper masterpieces. Using the app, students can choose different paper templates, paint them digitally, model them in 3D, then print for assembly in the real world. It really is a delightfully fun, creative and rewarding experience."


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Ramon Pavia's curator insight, November 13, 2014 3:25 PM

Great link between digital-real world!!! 

Catherine Wooller's curator insight, November 13, 2014 3:35 PM

Maths department idea?

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Bullying vs. Compassion: Psychology Lessons from Harry Potter - The Mary Sue

Bullying vs. Compassion: Psychology Lessons from Harry Potter - The Mary Sue | Library Aid | Scoop.it

Harry Potter, “the boy who lived,” is one of the most famous and influential fictional series, alongside classics like Lord of the Rings and Star Wars. What’s especially striking about the Potter series is how accurately author J. K. Rowling illustrates the terrible struggles many of us face; among them, bullying and prejudice, which are arguably the main themes of the series.


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3 EdTech Tools for the One iPad Classroom - Daily Genius

3 EdTech Tools for the One iPad Classroom - Daily Genius | Library Aid | Scoop.it
iPads are amazing learning instruments that can improve instruction and student engagement dramatically. Those of us privileged enough to work in 1:1 iPad classrooms can attest to that. But lets be realistic: most classrooms around the world do not have access to the funds and resources necessary to equip a full classroom with iPads for each student. There are numerous teachers who have access to only one iPad at school, or they just own an iPad and think it would be a great idea to be able to use in the classroom. Luckily, there are several EdTech tools teachers can use in the One iPad Classroom in order to create lessons that are exciting, and provide unique educational experiences for all students.

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iVisualiser

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Use iVisualiser to create a live video feed of your document or image. Annotate freely around screen with a variety of colours and line thicknesses. You can record a video of the screen as you annotate and can even record a live commentary at the same time - this will automatically save to camera roll for playback and/or review at a later point.

iVisualiser is the perfect presentation tool for both education and industry alike. Carefully designed to be incredibly simple to use, iVisualiser is a powerful app for collaboration, still-image and live video annotation and review.


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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, November 14, 2014 2:49 PM

The new app by Alan Peat turns your iPad into a visualiser which lets you take a photo, zoom in/out, annotate on the screen, record screen action and live comments.Perfect for demonstration purposes in education.

Watch the tutorial http://vimeo.com/111339463.


Becky Roehrs's curator insight, November 14, 2014 4:54 PM

Not free but looks awesome!

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The Animals in That Country

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The Animals in That Country was a poetry collection published by Margaret Atwood in 1968.

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Creating interactive augmented reality work with Layar - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts

Creating interactive augmented reality work with Layar - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts | Library Aid | Scoop.it

"Layar is a system that allows you to turn flat 2 dimensional images into augmented reality versions in a really simple way. If you have existing displays you can simply add in video, audio or social media links to it. Follow the link to their site for more info on their system. Once the digital copy is created you simply view it through their app and the image comes to life."


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Aurasma: Augmented Reality for Your Classroom | Edudemic

Aurasma: Augmented Reality for Your Classroom | Edudemic | Library Aid | Scoop.it

"After weeks of comparing reviews and conducting trials in my classroom, I can say unreservedly that Aurasma offers the best augmented reality (AR) experience for classrooms of any iOS or Android app. The Aurasma app is more versatile and classroom-friendly than any AR app; it enables teachers to bring curriculum to life, turning almost any environment into a classroom or object into a lesson. Read on to find out why no app does augmented reality like Aurasma.'


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Blogging in a Primary Classroom–With Only One iPad! - Primary Preoccupation @kathycassidy

Blogging in a Primary Classroom–With Only One iPad! - Primary Preoccupation @kathycassidy | Library Aid | Scoop.it
Many primary teachers who only have access to one iPad in their classroom assume that there is very little they can do to make that iPad useful for an entire class.  A few weeks ago, I blogged about the way I would do the “listen to reading” option of the Daily Five in a one iPad classroom. Today, I want to share some options for blogging with only one iPad.

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REVIEW: 3 Best Free Flashcard Apps for Students | Edudemic

REVIEW: 3 Best Free Flashcard Apps for Students | Edudemic | Library Aid | Scoop.it

: According to an article on Time.com about the best and worst learning techniques, active learning methods (e.g. writing) are far more useful for long-term retention than passive learning methods (e.g. highlighting or underline words).

One of the best ways? Surprisingly enough: flashcards, according to research from the Association of Psychological Science.


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flea palmer's curator insight, November 17, 2014 6:51 AM

Great revision aids

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Why Great Teachers Blog (and How You Can Get Started)

Why Great Teachers Blog (and How You Can Get Started) | Library Aid | Scoop.it
For great educators, teaching is a calling more than an occupation. That’s why educators spend so much of their time not only teaching in and beyond the classroom, but also constantly learning themselves, exploring every avenue that can make them more effective (like using Twitter for professional development).


So why would they take the time to blog at all, much less regularly? And is it something every educator should consider? To find out, we asked six Milken Educators with regular blogs on different topics to share their insights. What we learned was that there is no one reason to blog, but myriad reasons and benefits for doing so.


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 11, 2014 8:13 PM

I owe my start in online teaching and learning to the Milken Family Foundation.  Back in '95 I became a Milken National Educator.  The world changed. My access to information and ideas grew and my teaching spirit soared.  The MFF is still doing the good work!

Heather Spiva's curator insight, February 8, 3:42 PM

Of course, this is great. I have two blogs and both are advantageous to learning -- for me and hopefully one day for my students.

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Prezentt - Share your slides & content seamlessly

Prezentt - Share your slides & content seamlessly | Library Aid | Scoop.it

Prezentt is a web app that helps presenters to get a 1000% better interaction with their audience through a range of tools. Share your slides with your audience immediately, track questions and follow ups, save time and get much greater audience engagement.


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Roberta Bano's curator insight, November 17, 2014 6:07 AM

beautiful presentations, also interactive

Benjamin Labarthe-Piol's curator insight, November 21, 2014 10:31 AM

Useful

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From Twitter to Facebook, Our Online Lives Are Changing How we Experience Literature

From Twitter to Facebook, Our Online Lives Are Changing How we Experience Literature | Library Aid | Scoop.it
Literature in 140 characters? Maybe. From Alt Lit to the New Yorker, the literary scene is starting to take the world of social media seriously.

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Bookmas! with Craig Davidson

Bookmas! with Craig Davidson | Library Aid | Scoop.it
Bookmas: that time of year when the pen is mightier than not only the sword, but also socks, gift cards, and video games. Maybe not a PS4, however; that thing is tight! Today's not-so-secret BookSanta: Craig Davidson!

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