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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Preparing for STEM Lessons on Coding with Hopscotch for iPad

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Preparing for STEM Lessons on Coding with Hopscotch for iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"This evening I’ve been playing with the free iPad app “Hopscotch,” which I’m planning to use for a four part / two week introductory unit on coding on the iPad with my 4th and 5th grade STEM students. (@iesSTEM) I’ve worked quite a bit with Scratch software from MIT, but this is my first time to “seriously play” with Hopscotch. Hopscotch is similar to Scratch, as a block-based (or icon-based) programming environment, but it is MUCH more limited with fewer available coding blocks. Despite these limitations, it appears to be a great app to use when introducing students to coding. And, it’s FREE! Since I have an iPad cart to use with students in my STEM classroom, but not full-day access to one of our school’s Windows-based computer labs, an iPad-based coding solution / app like Hopscotch is preferable for me now over Scratch. (Scratch is still flash-based, so although it’s web-based it doesn’t work completely on iPads. I’ve tried using Scratch on flash-friendly iPad browser apps like iSwifter and Puffin, but haven’t found the experience very good… yet.)"


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Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors

Curtin Teaching and Learning - eLearning: eLearning advisors | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The diverse team of eLearning advisors provide elearning workshops, send out periodic newsletter, provide customised consultation, support the eScholar program and more.

 

Use the 'Filter' pull-down menu above to search for topics by keywords.

 

Also on Twitter:  http://twitter.com/celcurtin


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Craig Patterson's comment, June 13, 2013 1:52 AM
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Kim Flintoff's comment, June 13, 2013 2:12 AM
The website was redesigned and we disappeared ... This scoop is simply a flag about who's curating... We didn't expect anyone wold ever want to visit us.....
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iPad Apps Could Screen Eyes for Glaucoma in Developing Countries - NBC News

iPad Apps Could Screen Eyes for Glaucoma in Developing Countries - NBC News | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Remote areas where eye doctors are few and far between may have a new tool to screen for glaucoma, the world's leading cause of blindness: an iPad app. Place...
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What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad

What Students Can Actually DO With An iPad | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Online, in workshops, and even with friends, I frequently get asked What can the iPad actually do? as a sort of challenge to the worth of the device. I would rather that they ask, What can you actually do with an iPad?
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Russell Taylor's curator insight, January 7, 2013 5:42 AM

Some practical advice on how to actually use an iPad to be educationally productive - the Holy Grail?

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Great iPad Apps to Create Digital Portfolios

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: 4 Great iPad Apps to Create Digital Portfolios | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

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AirVR - Virtual Reality for iOS

AirVR - Virtual Reality for iOS | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The AirVR is a new kind of virtual reality headset that leverages iOS Retina hardware already in millions of peoples’ hands.
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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, September 18, 11:19 AM

As odd as it might look there is some reasonable rationale as to how and where this could be useful.

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7 lessons learnt from setting up an iPad implementation

7 lessons learnt from setting up an iPad implementation | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

7 lessons learnt from setting up an iPad implementation.

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3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

3 Easy Ways to Integrate iPad into Your Google Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"Now that the Google Classroom is officially released to all Google Apps for Education accounts, those of you using iPad in their instruction would probably be wondering about possible ways to integrate this new tool with iPad. The video tutorial below will guide you through the process of how students and teachers can use Google Class on their iPad to create and turn in assignments."


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Dafnord 's curator insight, September 13, 1:44 AM

GAFE -Google Apps For Education - saa käyttäjiä nopeammin kuin kilpailijansa Applella tai Microsoftilla.

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Jukka Sormunen's curator insight, September 14, 2:07 PM

Google Education and iPad integration. 

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iPads in the Classroom, an eBook by Tom Daccord and Justin Reich - edtechteacher

iPads in the Classroom, an eBook by Tom Daccord and Justin Reich - edtechteacher | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation shows how iPads can be used constructively and creatively in K-12 classrooms. Co-authors Tom Daccord and Justin Reich of EdTechTeacher craft a meaningful and powerful vision and process of iPad integration for school teachers and school administrators -- as well as parents. iPads in the Classroom: From Consumption and Curation to Creation features case studies, practical strategies, and specific apps that make the book directly applicable to classroom practice."


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Top school's lessons free on iTunes

Top school's lessons free on iTunes | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

Ms Kelleher, the school's principal, said that the focus "shouldn't be on the technology, it should always be on the learning".

 

But she said teachers can be "frustrated by the static nature of traditional textbooks. They are often expensive and out of date almost as soon as they are published."

 

Developing the digital course materials, which pupils can use at school or at home, has been "very positive" and rather than reducing the role of the teacher, she says that it makes the teacher "more important than ever".

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Sharing iPad eBooks with Colleagues, Pupils and Parents | August 2014 Blog

Sharing iPad eBooks with Colleagues, Pupils and Parents | August 2014 Blog | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

With the latest update to Book Creator allowing the user to export as video, I have created this short guide to a few options for sharing the eBooks made on iPads. This focuses on Book Creator 

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/book-creator-for-ipad-create/id442378070?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4 

 and My Story https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/my-story-book-maker-for-kids/id449232368?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  but there are other options.


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Marianthe Loucataris's curator insight, September 10, 10:01 PM

Book Creator options just keep getting better... now you can export as a video :)

Kimberly House's curator insight, September 12, 4:09 AM

Finally! I'll make some teachers very, very happy with this update. Book Creator is already such a powerful app and this was the one thing we always found frustrating. Fixed! 

Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, September 13, 9:08 AM

Sharing to iTunesU  a useful feature

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Using iMovie to introduce new topics - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts

Using iMovie to introduce new topics - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
So after years of always being asked “what are we doing next sir?” and “what is that?”  I thought it would be a good idea...

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Sue Osborne's curator insight, August 13, 9:44 PM

Using iMovie myself to produce promotional materials for our library service.

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Sqwiggle Now Lets You Use Your iPad as a 'Second Screen' - The Next Web

Sqwiggle Now Lets You Use Your iPad as a 'Second Screen' - The Next Web | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Sqwiggle Now Lets You Use Your iPad as a 'Second Screen' The Next Web Sqwiggle, a platform for helping remote teams work together more efficiently by utilizing always-on group video chat, has just launched its first iPad app, building on its...

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Flipboard for Educators

Flipboard for Educators | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
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Some great ideas on how Flipboard can be used in teaching and learning, such as: keeping up with current events; collaborative projects; resource guides.    

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Talk MOOC to Me - How Penn State put their MOOCs together

Talk MOOC to Me - How Penn State put their MOOCs together | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
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Four ladies, 45 minutes. Can it be done? We'll find out. The Penn State Design team looked at MOOCs, specifically the Epidemics MOOC at Penn State.

What's a MOOC? It's a Massive Open Online Course. But, what is massive? The average enrollment for a MOOC is 43,000, but it can greatly change based on course ...
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Some good advice for developing a MOOC from a design perspective.

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A love letter to Siri: how a boy with autism became best friends with Apple's personal assistant

A love letter to Siri: how a boy with autism became best friends with Apple's personal assistant | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
For a long time many of us wanted an imaginary friend, and now we have one. Only she’s not entirely imaginary.
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Why Window 8 Tablets Will Lose To The iPad In Education [Feature] | Cult of Mac

Why Window 8 Tablets Will Lose To The iPad In Education [Feature] | Cult of Mac | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

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Teachers Barely Used iPads From Controversial $500 Million Contract In Los Angeles

Teachers Barely Used iPads From Controversial $500 Million Contract In Los Angeles | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Last year, the Los Angeles school district granted teachers iPads loaded with Pearson curriculum in a controversial deal that was later voided. A new report observed most teachers weren’t using them.
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If the devices were there then there is no reason they couldn't be used regularly in an active, student-centred, inquiry driven model of learning engagement.  Set aside all the riduclous excuses about missing "content" and ask what really stopped teachers picking them up and putting them in the hands of learners.  This is the 21st Century - there is no valid reason for first world qualified teachers to ignore the opportunities afforded by meangingful technological engagement.

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Educational Technology and Mobile Learning: The Best iPad Apps to Use with SAMR Model

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An Infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad ~ Shake Up Learning

An Infographic Guide to Google Apps for the iPad ~ Shake Up Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it

"Using Google Apps on the iPad can get sticky! Historically, Google and the iPad have not played well together. But we have come a long way in the last couple years! There are now tons of apps for iOS devices that integrate well with Google, and Google has release several official apps for the iPad. There is hope, Obi Wan, Google and Apple can play nice!

"The infographic embedded below details the most useful Google apps for the iPad. These are the apps that I find most useful not only for teachers, but any Google user. Take a look, download, and explore the wonderful possibilities of using Google Apps on the iPad!"


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Kids With Autism See Big Gains With Tablets - Disability Scoop

Kids With Autism See Big Gains With Tablets - Disability Scoop | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Even with intervention, many children with autism continue to struggle with communication, but new research suggests that using iPads and other tablets can help

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Danielle M. Villegas's curator insight, September 11, 2:12 PM

Here's a feel-good article! I have seen how both tablets, laptops, and even handhelds like smartphones or iPods have been helpful for my own autistic son. I wish some of this technology had come out sooner! It's so good to see that there's some actual data to back the concept that these are invaluable tools for autistic kids, and for those with communications disabilities in general. 

--techcommgeekmom

Merja Saarela's curator insight, September 13, 7:17 AM

I believe this is very good news for many parents struggling with communication challenges of their autistic child. Reserch results show remarkable progress especially with communication skills. So playing with the tablet seems to be very helpful for these children and their families.

Jorge Luiz Sousa Rego's curator insight, September 14, 12:41 PM

M-learning, E-Learning, and Technical Communications

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Report: Students Believe Tablets Will Transform the Future of Higher Ed -- Campus Technology

Report: Students Believe Tablets Will Transform the Future of Higher Ed -- Campus Technology | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
The vast majority of undergraduate and graduate students believe tablets will transform the future of higher education, but most still rely on laptops and smartphones for school work, according to a new study conducted by Harris Poll on behalf of Pearson.
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Fighting Against Knowledge Poverty with Educational Tablets

Fighting Against Knowledge Poverty with Educational Tablets | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Africa seems to be the lagging behind continent when it comes to information and communication technologies (ICT) Africa seems to be the lagging behin...

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Tips for Motivating Student Writers with iBooks Author

Tips for Motivating Student Writers with iBooks Author | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
Here's how to manage a student publishing project. Includes free sample iBook created by students. Links to more resources and iBook samples.

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, August 17, 10:13 PM

Read iBooks on your iPad that your students have written themselves. Genuine writing activities are great for kids who have difficulty with writing.

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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 | Curtin iPad User Group | 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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BI Media Specialists's curator insight, September 8, 8:29 PM

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!

Lee Hall's curator insight, September 12, 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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23 iPad Google Apps Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

23 iPad Google Apps Every Teacher Should Know about ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Curtin iPad User Group | Scoop.it
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