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iPad Apps Sorted by Elementary, Middle and High School

iPad Apps Sorted by Elementary, Middle and High School | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

This is a list of iPod and iPad apps that can be used in elementary, middle school, and high school learning environments.

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10 Trends That Are Reshaping EdTech

10 Trends That Are Reshaping EdTech | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Trend usually implies that something is short term, like a one-hit wonder on the radio, but when we talk about educational technology, these trends are here to not only stay, but grow. While it is hard to choose the most important educational technology trends, we did our best to craft this list of ten.

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10 Excellent Educational Websites for High School Students

10 Excellent Educational Websites for High School Students | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
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Top 10 sites to help students check their facts - ISTE

Top 10 sites to help students check their facts - ISTE | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media. While taking a second look at claims made by politicians and even journalists is a start, we still can’t outsource our brains and our judgment, says Tess Jolls, president of the Center for Media Literacy. “In my view, we have to look as critically at the fact-checking sites as we do the news articles themselves,” she says.

A good fact-checking site uses neutral wording, provides unbiased sources to support its claims and reliable links, says Frank Baker, author of Media Literacy in the K-12 Classroom and creator of the Media Literacy Clearinghouse. He adds, “Readers should apply the same critical thinking/questioning to fact-check sites.”

Here's a rundown of 10 of the top fact- and bias-checking sites to share with your students.

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ernestprats's curator insight, March 21, 2:26 AM
Intesesantes herramientas para ayudar al alumnado a discernir la informaciín correcta de la que no lo es.
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10 Facts You May Not Know About Gifted Children But Should—Infographic

10 Facts You May Not Know About Gifted Children But Should—Infographic | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Giftedness is a trait which is hugely misunderstood, even amongst professionals who should be in the know! These 10 facts are here to shed light on what giftedness really is. I hope they dispel some of the myths and misconceptions many believe about gifted children.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 5, 6:17 PM

Forget everyone is a genius - no, they're not.

But some ARE Gifted & Talented - are we helping them enough?

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How to tell fake news from real news TED ED Blog

How to tell fake news from real news TED ED Blog | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Want to strengthen your own ability to tell real news from fake news? Start by asking these five questions of any news item:

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5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News - Daily Genius

5 Tools to Help Evaluate Sources in a World of Fake News - Daily Genius | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Whether you call it “fake news”, “misinformation” or the more innocuous “spin,” and whether you see this as an entirely new problem or the continuation of an already existing problem (think “War of the Worlds,” “Yellow Journalism” and “Dewey Defeats Truman”), one thing is clear: there is a powerful and pressing need to prepare our youth to make sense of the constant flow of media information that they consume everyday.

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NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges."


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EDTECH@UTRGV's curator insight, February 16, 11:57 AM

I love reading the yearly NMC Horizon Report. Which trends do you think will emerge as the most significant over the next 5 years?

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Graphic Organizer Maker

Graphic Organizer Maker | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
A simple tool to create custom graphic organizers you can print to use in your classroom.
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10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic

10 Fun Tools To Easily Make Your Own Infographics | Edudemic | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
People love to learn by examining visual representations of data. That’s been proven time and time again by the popularity of both infographics and Pinterest. So what if you could make your own infographics? What would you make it of? It’s actually easier than you think… even if you have zero design skills whatsoever. 
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Nikos Theodosakis:  " I would like us to consider young learners not as students in a classroom, but as citizens of the world, and with that respect, to offer them participatory, engaging explorati...

Nikos Theodosakis:  " I would like us to consider young learners not as students in a classroom, but as citizens of the world, and with that respect, to offer them participatory, engaging explorati... | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
"My desire is to see students around the world involved in learning that is personal, relevant and meaningful. I'm a passionate advocate for learning that matters, and because of this, I started an education society called OliveUs. Our InStill Life program enables students to create real change in the world by issuing micro loans to farmers around the world, while at the same time, seeing how the math, science, art, technology and language arts that they are learning supports and interconnects into a real world project.

I would like us to consider young learners not as students in a classroom, but as citizens of the world, and with that respect, to offer them participatory, engaging explorations.
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Finnish-ing touches on education

Finnish-ing touches on education | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
In the latest round of the Program for International Student Assessment (PISA) exam, given to more than 500,000 15-year-olds in 72 nations, students in the U.S. once again scored in the middle of the pack—and below average in math—raising concerns and sending educators looking for answers.
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#Design #Challenges - @JackieGerstein

#Design #Challenges - @JackieGerstein | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
This year I have been focusing on design challenges and design thinking with my gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th. Last semester I introduced a series of activities to have them explore, learn about, and interact with design thinking principles and strategies. For a description of those activities, see https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/introducing-design-thinking-to-elementary-learners/

To re-introduce design thinking again for this spring semester, this week I asked them to do the Extraordinaire Design Studio:

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The school of the future has opened in Finland

The school of the future has opened in Finland | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Child psychologists have long argued that changing the approach we take to education would help many children learn to love school rather than hate it. We’ve all heard pre-schoolers talk about how they can’t wait to sit at their school desk and run to their next lesson with their rucksack over their shoulder. In fact, we probably remember that feeling of excitement ourselves the first time we went. But right from the first days of school, many children feel a huge sense of disappointment with what they encounter.

"At the Saunalahti school in the city of Espoo, Finland, they’ve found a brilliant way to overcome this problem. Starting just with the school building itself, you’d look at it and never think it was a school. Instead, it’s more a like modern art museum — wonderfully light and airy. Experts from VERSTAS Architects made sure they moved well away from the typical dour design for a public school which we all can’t stand:"


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50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad -

50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad - | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The best writing apps for iPad, like any concept of ‘best,’ is subjective and further based on need and circumstance.

Are you a poet drafting when inspiration strikes? A student taking notes and writing essays? A novelist that usually uses a desktop, but needs their new iPad Pro to do work on the go?

While the idea of writing more than a few hundred words on an iPad may seem crazy, using the iPad as a powerful portable writing tool allows you to take advantage of inspiration whenever and wherever it strikes. And with iPad screens now approaching 13″ and capable of supporting USB connections to enable standalone keyboards, it’s easier and more comfortable than ever to draft a masterpiece while away from your desk with the help of an app, an iPad, and a good idea.

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An Interesting Infographic Featuring 20 of The Best YouTube Channels for Math Teachers

An Interesting Infographic Featuring 20 of The Best YouTube Channels for Math Teachers | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
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#TEDEdChat: Easy DIY projects for kid engineers | Fawn Qiu #makered #makerspaces

#TEDEdChat: Easy DIY projects for kid engineers | Fawn Qiu #makered #makerspaces | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
During this week's #TEDEdChat, co-host Brienne May (@MrsMay_Science) leads a conversation on teaching students about engineering in the classroom. TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops can inspire students to participate in creating.

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something for science teachers
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#ProjectPhenomena

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A database for identifying and selecting science phenomena for NGSS aligned instruction. A criteria for selecting good phenomenon tool is provided.

Scientific phenomena are occurrences in the natural or man-made world that cause one to ask questions. They do not have to be phenomenal, but should be engaging to students and make them wonder and ask questions or identify a problem to be solved. The key reason for identifying possible phenomenon is to ensure that the learning of science concepts are anchored around something that will engage students (make them wonder and ask questions), whereby they seek accurate, evidence-based explanations for how and why things occur by using the Science and Engineering Practices, Crosscutting Concepts, and Disciplinary Core Ideas of the Next Generation Science Standards.

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2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge | Educator Innovator

2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge | Educator Innovator | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Successful proposals should be led by teams of teachers based in school/s and can benefit from collaboration between teachers and educators who work with youth in other learning-­centered institutions. Proposals should use the Connected Learning framework to develop innovations that spark interests and develop passions while describing replicable interventions that have high potential for spread to other contexts, schools, and communities. The most successful programs will likely engage youth in planning and implementing the program in some way. Proposals must include team members who can ensure that the team’s ideas can be implemented, such as a school or district administrator, and members who can connect the team to an appropriate fiscal agent to accept and manage the LRNG Innovation Challenge grant. 2017 LRNG Innovators Challenge grants are $20,000 each. If the proposal is successful, the award of grant funds will be issued through a contract to the educational institution (e.g., K–­12 school or district or a local National Writing Project site at a host university), or a nonprofit organization or local community foundation that signs off on the proposal as the fiscal agent for the project.
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New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher - @ClassTechTips

New Resource for the First Time Computer Science Teacher - @ClassTechTips | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Coding in schools? It's easy to get started with these tips featuring one of my favorite coding tools - Pythonroom! Are you ready to get started?

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 2, 2016 8:58 PM

Good stuff! Thanks to John Evans.

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RubiStar Home

RubiStar Home | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
RubiStar is a tool to help the teacher who wants to use rubrics, but does not have the time to develop them from scratch.
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How to create your own iPad recording booth for the classroom.

How to create your own iPad recording booth for the classroom. | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The creative power of an iPad in the classroom is limitless with its ability for students to show their learning in a multitude of creative ways that look professional. My students love nothing more than to share their knowledge in the form of an iMovie or by using a digital storytelling tool such as Tellagami or Chatterpix or narrating a keynote presentation. But the number one issue we have in the classroom is the background noise when we record these presentations. There is nothing worse than having a fantastic visual product that is let down by poor audio quality, but in a noisy school situation that is a difficult proposition to overcome. So this year we are using our own homemade iPad recording booths.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, February 7, 8:48 AM
This is a great idea. Sound is always an issue at our school when recording on iPads. You could even use regular boxes, cover them in cloth and experiment with different materials to line them with as part of a STEAM project.
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Ulf Neumann's curator insight, February 8, 7:58 AM
Clevere Lösung für ein verbreitetes Problem!
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How Virtual Reality is Changing Education

How Virtual Reality is Changing Education | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"VR allows for high-impact learning experiences, and as this new age of affordable VR tech presents itself, the opportunities for improving education abound. Educators are well aware of the positive impact out of classroom experiences have on learning. From K-12 classrooms to college internships, to undergrad research and studying abroad, high-impact experiences provide increased learning and retention. Unfortunately, these types of programs have traditionally involved a good deal of time, money and personnel. With both the availability and affordability of VR, students nationwide will have access to high-impact educational experiences.

"From taking a guided tour of the Great Wall of China to examining world-renowned art in a museum halfway around the globe, these micro-experiences can shape student learning far more than an in-class lecture. Imagine biology students exploring the Great Barrier Reef first hand or students in a history class having that ability to observe an ancient Mongolian tribe. Beyond travel, VR also supports training experiences via virtual labs in chemistry, biology, and engineering. These sort of high-impact micro skills will become standard practice with VR. Not every student can travel abroad, yet anyone can venture to the library, put on a VR headset and begin virtual exploration. By using VR, student experiences transform critical thinking."

 

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Hype or hope?

 

I like VR a lot and believe it has great potential to impact education. Yet this article is reminiscent of 20th century paeans to the future glories of ed tech, which disappointingly are realized on, still, far too limited a scale. Yes, tech, and now VR, offer ways of doing old things in whiz-bang ways that can heighten student interest to some degree; but, where are the insights into the singular affordances of these capabilities and the necessary commitment and understanding required leverage them in schools?

 

Does this article raise false expectations or pave the way?


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Patryk Kaźmierski's curator insight, January 25, 5:36 AM

Artykuł o tym jak wirtualna rzeczywistość wpływa na edukację.

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I Did 200 Podcasts With My Heroes. This is What I Learned…

I Did 200 Podcasts With My Heroes. This is What I Learned… | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
WHAT I LEARNED FROM MY HEROES IN 200 PODCASTS.
I could sit here and write 200 things: one from each podcast. But I will write the things that stood out most for me.
You can’t change 200 things in your life. But you can file a few things away and pull them out as necessary.
I learned about creativity, nutrition, persistence, peak performance, happiness.

 

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Quite a lengthy post, but one chock full of observations by people who have been quite successful in one way or another. Well worth reading any time of day, but perhaps best early in the morning or late at night...time for reflection is useful. Heartfelt and pithy.


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Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool

Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"Google announced today the release of Toontastic 3D which is similar to the original Toontastic but has more awesome stuff to offer. Toontastic 3D allows kids to use their imagination and engage in creative tasks. They can construct amazing things including book and school reports, design pitches, narrate stories, create beautiful cartoons and many more. Toontastic 3D is available for free download in both iOS App Store and Google Play Store.  It also works with select Chromebooks."


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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, January 17, 3:07 AM
another great tool from google for 3D storytelling
 
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, January 17, 4:12 AM
A very good and engaging tool for digital storytelling. Quite simple but with a very catchy layout. Easy to use, with simple outcomes. It is a good tool for primary and lower secondary students!! Production is saved as a video in the mobile device.
Sandy Bernstein's curator insight, January 20, 9:40 AM

Great book creation, story telling tool!  Students can narrate as well.