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iOS 7's keyboard secrets

iOS 7's keyboard secrets | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it

"One area that's been quietly changed in iOS 7 is the keyboard. As pointed out by TechHive, there are new characters and useful shortcuts that'll make your typing time a little bit easier."

 


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GAH! I'm still hating on 7, but this is handy stuff!

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Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays
Gadgets, QR Codes, Tools & Ideas for Book Promotion, Decorating, & Displays
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Best iPad Apps for Special Education

Check out the 12 best iPad apps for special education students to use in your classrooms this fall.
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Researching for Ms. Taylor - iPad apps for Special Education Instruction

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Making Math Meaningful with Virtual Math Manipulatives

Making Math Meaningful with Virtual Math Manipulatives | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Use the real world to teach without the mess of physical manipulatives. In brief, virtual math manipulatives are powerful tools for math teachers everywhere. On the whole, many teachers don’t understand how to use them. So, today, you’ll get a simple tour of virtual math manipulatives from expert David Wees. In light of the fact that NCTM […]
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100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators

100+ Great Google Classroom Resources for Educators | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
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Viki is so awesome! Do you follow the

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Library Eye Candy from Joyce Valenza!

Library Eye Candy from Joyce Valenza! | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it

Joyce Valenza writes: "There’s redecorating and there’s just plain old decorating.

When it comes time for a bit of library refreshing, in the form of posters and bulletin boards, there are so many wonderful shared options. In the spirit of fall refreshing, I thought I’d refresh on of my posts, Fall decorating: a round-up of smart (and free) posters, from a few years back.

As I mentioned back then, every year, as we move back into our libraries and classrooms, we search for meaningful, inspiring, attractive visuals to fill our display cases, to grace our bulletin boards, to embed on our websites and most importantly, to engage and inspire those who visit."


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W00t! Always honored to be mentioned by Dr. Joyce Valenza!

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Mary Reilley Clark's curator insight, September 3, 3:22 PM

So many great ideas here! I am going to give my student aides more freedom in decorating and displays this year. I have one aide who has already shown she has a great eye for it! 

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5 of The Best iPad Apps for Teaching Kids Coding Through Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 of The Best iPad Apps for Teaching Kids Coding Through Games ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Coding is believed to be the 21st century literacy par excellence. Codes make up the totality of our digital world. They are a universal language that every computer speak. Teaching kids coding will not only enable them to better understand the digital world surrounding them but, more importantly, will equip them with skills integral to their overall learning. Coding is all about creativity, imagination, problem solving and strategic thinking.

There is a wide variety of ways to make learning programming and coding a fun an enjoyable task for kids. One of them is through the use of engaging and interactive games. Below is a collection of some of the most popular iPad apps for helping kids learn coding through games. Check them out and share with us if you have other suggestions.

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This is neat!

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10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master

10 Tricks to Make Yourself a Google Drive Master | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Think you know Google’s online productivity suite back to front? Whether you’ve been using Google Drive for five minutes or five years, there’s always more to learn, and in that spirit we present 10 valuable tips and tricks for mastering the service.
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Who doesn't love to be better at DRIVE? I know, I do!

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The 15 Worst Real World Dangers of Playing Pokémon GO

The 15 Worst Real World Dangers of Playing Pokémon GO | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Pokémon GO is fun, but all sorts of dangers are waiting for trainers out in the world. Here are the worst that have been reported.
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Oh Nooo! People are getting robbed, finding dead bodies, and running into poles! Cause that's how you #LevelUp

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The 7 things to delete first when your iPhone storage is full by Raymond Wong

The 7 things to delete first when your iPhone storage is full by Raymond Wong | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Here are 7 things things you should clear out when you need to free up space on your iPhone.

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Or you can also buy more space from iCloud. I spend $12 bucks a year for extra cloud space. BARGAIN!

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How to Set Any Picture as Background Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad - OSXDaily

How to Set Any Picture as Background Wallpaper on iPhone & iPad - OSXDaily | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
“How do you change the picture on the background?” is one of the more common questions heard from newcomers to the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This is all the more true when you took a great picture with the devices camera and you want to set that picture as the wallpaper on the iOS device, or when someone sends you a nice photo that saved to the device from Mail or found with Safari, and now want to set as the background image of your iPhone or iPad.

We’ll show you how to quickly set the background wallpaper on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, you can choose any picture on your device to use as the wallpaper picture this way.

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Easy is Good!

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Use Google Drawings for brain-friendly visual notetaking

Use Google Drawings for brain-friendly visual notetaking | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Visual notetaking can help new content stick. Use Google Drawings to pull in images and make those notes shine!

Via Chris Carter, Dean J. Fusto
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I love to DRAW! But Twitter, Scooping, and commenting is also a good way to take notes!

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Dept. of Ed launches makerspace design challenge with $200,000 in prizes

Dept. of Ed launches makerspace design challenge with $200,000 in prizes | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
White House competition is challenging schools on makerspace design.
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Choose & make wisely, my friends!

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PrintWhatYouLike - Save paper & ink printing only what you want

PrintWhatYouLike - Save paper & ink printing only what you want | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Format any web page for printing in seconds with this free online editor

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"Take a look around a network printer in most learning providers and you'll find a pile of discarded paper. That discarded paper is often the result of someone printing way more than they needed to. Learning providers need to teach their staff and learners about conserving paper when they print. The easiest way to save paper is to simply make sure that users are only printing what they need. 
 
PrintWhatYouLike lets them print the parts of any web page they want, while skipping ads and other junk. 
Add the PrintWhatYouLike Bookmarklet to a browser - it's also available as a Chrome extension. 
Use PrintWhatYouLike and Save Ink & Paper When You Print"
 
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Take a look around a network printer in most learning providers and you'll find a pile of discarded paper. That discarded paper is often the result of someone printing way more than they needed to. Learning providers need to teach their staff and learners about conserving paper when they print. The easiest way to save paper is to simply make sure that users are only printing what they need. 
PrintWhatYouLike lets them print the parts of any web page they want, while skipping ads and other junk. 
Add the PrintWhatYouLike Bookmarklet to a browser - it's also available as a Chrome extension. 
Use PrintWhatYouLike and Save Ink & Paper When You Print
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20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student

20 Of The Best Study Apps For The Plugged-In Student | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
The staff of TeachThought profile an extensive infographic produced by Open Colleges showcasing study apps for great student studying practices.
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Love lists like these! Even if my school doesn't have a lot of iPads!

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The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
To help empower independence in SPED learners, try these top 10 apps.
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Who’s Too Young for an App? Musical.ly Tests the Limits

Who’s Too Young for an App? Musical.ly Tests the Limits | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
The video-sharing app Musical.ly seems to be popular with children well under the age of 13, which leads to questions over how to monitor young people on the web.

Via Dr. Susan Bainbridge, Dean J. Fusto
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This makes one consider the ramifications of CIPA

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WeAreTeachers: 60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom

WeAreTeachers: 60 Apps to Teach STEAM in the Classroom | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
pairing—as kids drag, draw and create they learn more about technology and the world around them. That's why we've gathered 60 of our favorite apps for teaching STEAM in the classroom, with recommendations for every grade level. Read on to get our list!

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Great list - so, so graphics - too much like Comic Sans!

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Snapchat Essentials for Curious Newbies

Snapchat Essentials for Curious Newbies | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it

Snapchat is arguably the most popular social media app around. But if you’re one of those folks who’s downloaded it to your smartphone and you're still not quite sure what to do (and you don’t want to ask one of the teenagers you know), here’s a quick getting-started guide to show you the basics.

What is Snapchat?

One of the things that Snapchat is best known for is the ephemeral nature of the content - you take a photo or video and send it to a friend and they have a limited number of seconds (up to 10 seconds maximum) to view the content before it disappears.

Before you send your snap, you can mark it up with text, stickers, or special lenses that give your selfie a silly look (big cartoon eyes, puking rainbows… it sounds odd but quickly becomes strangely charming)....


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Still don't get how to use this in a public professional and promotional sense for a library - but here goes!

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Anuj Saxena's curator insight, September 4, 10:20 AM
New to snapchat, read this to make yourself comfortable.
Petra Pollum's curator insight, September 4, 6:06 PM

Still don't get how to use this in a public professional and promotional sense for a library - but here goes!

Sasà Tomasello's curator insight, September 6, 4:07 AM

Snapchat Essentials for Curious Newbies

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Jennifer Gonzalez: 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms

Jennifer Gonzalez: 16 Ideas for Student Projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Below I have listed 16 great ideas for projects using Google Docs, Slides, and Forms. (If you and your students want to learn more about how to use these apps, check out my Google Drive Basics course; more info at the end of this post!)

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, August 28, 1:50 PM

It's the beginning of a new school year. Here's some quality ideas that will power up your thinking about this year's classes. 

 

Jennifer Gonzales is a National Board Certified teacher with a passion for teaching and learning.

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Pokémon GO: What Do Librarians Need To Know?

Pokémon GO: What Do Librarians Need To Know? | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it

Where's Pikachu? How libraries are connecting with patrons over this wildly popular new virtual treasure hunt that uses geolocation—and why the game raises privacy concerns.

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Where's Pikachu? Got Bulbasaur!?

 

Great overview of the hugely popular Pokemon Go app and how to involve our Library patrons and students!

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10 Things You Need To Know About Pokemon GO

10 Things You Need To Know About Pokemon GO | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
The augmented reality app lets people "catch" Pokemon in real life, and is obsessing gamers around the world.

Via Bookmarking Librarian
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GO Pokemon, GO!

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Very cuteeeee
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Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time 

Should I Download That App? A Ten Question Checklist for Choosing Tools Worth Your—and Your Students'—Time  | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Many educators are playing the student engagement game. They wonder, “How can I get my students excited to learn? How can I ensure they will not get distracted easily?” Since tablets, Chromebooks, and smartphones have become commonplace in classrooms, the easy answer is to find a new shiny tech tool.

Let’s be honest—flashy, colorful, unique apps will hook your students, but not usually for long. Is this emphasis (or overemphasis) on apps the right way for students to experience learning? Will their attention hold in the long-term?

We don’t think so.

Whether you are a classroom teacher, instructional coach, or administrator, ask yourself these ten questions before tapping GET, INSTALL, or BUY.

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I also stop APP push notifications and I delete apps that I don't use - that's a good thing to do!

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The Best Online Cloud Storage Solutions for your iPad & iPhone

The Best Online Cloud Storage Solutions for your iPad & iPhone | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
If you’re using an Apple iPhone or an iPad, you’re probably thinking that you need some extra storage space for all your data, especially considering that Apple devices do not come with any expandable memory capabilities. If you don’t already have a cloud service that allows you to store and sync your data, you can sign up for any of the online cloud storage services that are available. The best cloud storage seamlessly integrate with apps and services, in order to provide you with a more fluid experience in your work.

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Google Docks and Dropbox, baby!

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5 Must Have MATH Apps for Every K-5 Classroom

5 Must Have MATH Apps for Every K-5 Classroom | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
The 5 math apps that I have narrowed down as my "must haves" are ones that are for the most part open ended and can be used to differentiate across a variety of learning levels. They are also all FREE and do not require students to login. Launch and GO!

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Coolness! Wish my school had more iPads!

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Coolness! Wish my school had more iPads!

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Getting Started With VR: Which Headset Should You Get? | Make:

Getting Started With VR: Which Headset Should You Get? | Make: | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
Your virtual reality experience is only going to be good as the headset you buy or make for yourself. Luckily, you have plenty of options.

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Cardboard for me!

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Judy Bloxham's curator insight, March 22, 5:11 AM

Cardboard for me!

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Free Technology for Teachers: More Than 40 Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: More Than 40 Alternatives to YouTube | Daring Apps, QR Codes, Apps, Gadgets, Tools, & Displays | Scoop.it
3 Tips for Using YouTube Videos in Your Classroom was one of the most popular posts of the week on FreeTech4Teachers.com. Those tips are all well and good if you can access YouTube in your classroom. If you cannot access YouTube in your classroom then you will want to consult my list of more than 40 alternatives to YouTube. Over the years I've updated the list as new sites emerged and old ones shut down. The list includes a search engine for videos that are not on YouTube.

Via John Evans, Dean J. Fusto
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OK, I LOVE YouTube -- but some districts may have it blocked.

My second choice is SchoolTube - because TeacherTube is crappy right now!

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