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7 Useful iPad Apps to Track Hurricanes

7 Useful iPad Apps to Track Hurricanes | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Today we are providing you with a batch of some awesome apps that enable you to keep track of hurricanes on the go. 


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Who Gets to Graduate? ~ NY Times

Who Gets to Graduate? ~ NY Times | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

by Paul Tough

 

"When you look at the national statistics on college graduation rates, there are two big trends that stand out right away. The first is that there are a whole lot of students who make it to college — who show up on campus and enroll in classes — but never get their degrees. More than 40 percent of American students who start at four-year colleges haven’t earned a degree after six years. If you include community-college students in the tabulation, the dropout rate is more than half, worse than any other country except Hungary.

"The second trend is that whether a student graduates or not seems to depend today almost entirely on just one factor — how much money his or her parents make. To put it in blunt terms: Rich kids graduate; poor and working-class kids don’t. Or to put it more statistically: About a quarter of college freshmen born into the bottom half of the income distribution will manage to collect a bachelor’s degree by age 24, while almost 90 percent of freshmen born into families in the top income quartile will go on to finish their degree."

 

Jim Lerman's insight: For anyone interested in or concerned about college enrollment and completion, this article is absolutely essential reading.


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Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014

Using iMovie App in Physical Education Lessons - November 2014 | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

This month I have been supporting the PE department with using the iPads to enhance their lessons and pupils to analyse skills. Last year Apple updated iMovie app to include features such as Split Screen, Freeze Frame, Video Speed etc. This year the update has made some of these features a little easier to find.

 

Split Screen: We have used this to compare videos of the same skill taken from two different angles. For example, a cricket bowling action.

 

Video Speed: We have used this by splitting part of a clip where the skill is most demonstrated and slowing it down.

 

Freeze Frame: We can stop a clip at any point and create a freeze frame. This freeze frame can be split at either end to create a separate clip and textual analysis added.

 

I would also like to say a big thank you for all the great feedback to the iPad Teachers App. We are only at the start of the content we can add to this so look out for the first update in mid December with even more ideas. Details of the app can be found at www.ipadteachers.co.uk


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Dean Mantz's curator insight, December 8, 11:55 AM

I appreciate @John Evans for sharing this on his Scoop.it page "iPad in Education".  As I work with preservice students, those in certain fields claim technology is not an option as they don't understand integration.  With this article, I can provide my students another first hand example of how PE and technology blend.

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What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about Critical Thinking Vs Creative Thinking ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

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Wayne Robertson's curator insight, December 15, 7:15 PM

We need to move beyond the focus on systems and technical training - towards knowledge, analysis and risk management

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, December 16, 10:47 AM

Clarification de deux types pensées, tous les deux aussi nécessaires l'un que l'autre. Puis le lien est fait avec l'apprentissage et le mobile.

James Mackie's curator insight, December 22, 9:43 AM

Understanding the differences between critical thinking, creative thinking and the intersection of both

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Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School

Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Creating narrated slideshows is one of the easiest ways to introduce students to digital storytelling practices. Students can create narrated slideshows to illustrate and explain their research findings, to tell a personal story, or to outline the framework for a story that will written down later. The following three iPad apps all provide an easy way to create narrated slideshows.

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Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
By adding blogs to a flipped ELA class, teachers present literacy as a design challenge where words, images, and format serve to express students' ideas.
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Debunking Homework Myths

Debunking Homework Myths | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Check out these homework myths one teacher debunked and the strategies he used to successfully engage his students in homework.
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The Hour of Code is coming

The Hour of Code is coming | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries and over 30 languages. Ages 4 to 104.
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16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips

16 Presentation Tools for Educators on iPads - ClassTechTips | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"Here are 16 of my favorite presentation tools for teachers and students! Which ones are your favorites?"


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Craig Crossley's curator insight, November 11, 1:14 AM

Presentation Tools.

maria papanikou's curator insight, November 23, 5:32 AM

Educational apps for iPad in 2014!

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50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

50 Apps for the Foreign Language Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

"I enjoy discussing iPad and other edtech resources with my colleague and friend Sylvia Duckworth almost every week through Twitter. Sylvia is a leader in the French teaching community in Canada, and has created an enormous amount of resources for language teachers to use. I asked her if she wanted to collaborate on this post, and she quickly agreed to do so. Below is a list of iPad apps that we both use in our language classrooms. The ones marked with an * are the essential, must-have ones. We have divided the list into two categories: Content consumption apps and content creation apps."

 


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Ricard Garcia's curator insight, November 10, 6:14 AM

Interesting collection of well-chosen apps for the classroom or even for home with Mum and Dad!!

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An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity

An iPad Contract Designed by Students - Teachitivity | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

In a 1:1 classroom, I regretted not having a digital contract developed with my students last year. There were many times last year where I wished I had something to pull out of my files and point to when a student wasn’t being responsible with an iPad. Thankfully I have this year to make changes! I wanted a contract that showed some student character to it so that it meant something to them. I think it’s very important that the contract isn’t pre-made by the teacher. Here’s how I started:


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, November 6, 4:05 PM

I wish I was so organised

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jordank's curator insight, November 6, 6:39 PM

This is a cool idea! It is visual and easy to draw students' attention to when you need to. Kat

Sharon Murdoch's curator insight, December 1, 11:32 AM

Good idea.  Our students will be receiving Chromebooks rather than iPads,  but this would apply to them as well.

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Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post

Inspiring Writing using Adventure Game Creation with Book Creator App - Sept 2014 Blog Post | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

This term I have been working with upper Key Stage 2 pupils to develop interactive adventure style games in Book Creator. One of the features of the app is it allows you to link objects such as images and text to other pages within the book. For images, tap on the image to select it, then tap on the Info icon and use the hyperlink box to type in the page number. For text, highlight the text withIn the text box and you will see a hyperlink option.

This has enabled us to create games where choices, questions and decisions are asked of the user/player throughout. We have then used this as a stimulus for writing, not only creatively but also instruction and advertising. Above are a few screen shots of an example book I made but I didn't want to show the pupils too much as I wanted them to come up with their own ideas.


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Agora Abierta's comment, November 21, 6:39 AM
Can you share a link to see the results??
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Can you share a link to see the results??
Coolwired's curator insight, November 21, 3:49 PM

Digital Story creation challenge! Enjoy! :-)

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5 Good Sites and Apps for Elementary School Language Arts Lessons

5 Good Sites and Apps for Elementary School Language Arts Lessons | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

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Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently

Innovation Excellence | 25 Things Skilled Learners Do Differently | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

by Sarah Briggs

 

"We also know that people who think about their own learning, make a habit of asking questions, use what they’ve learned, teach what they’ve learned to others, and enjoy the learning process on an intrinsic level all become better learners.

"The good news is, these are all strategies and habits that can be adopted through practice. Why some of us master them earlier than others is another topic, one that may have something to do with parenting, environment, and even genetics. But the point is, we’re all capable. The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners. So let’s examine which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run."


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Kenneth Mikkelsen's curator insight, October 18, 3:22 PM

The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners.


In this article Saga Briggs examines which strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.


A recommended read. You can follow the author Saga Milena on Twitter here: @SagaMilena


Stephen Dale's curator insight, October 19, 6:21 AM

A very useful article that recognises that there is a skill (or at least a process) involved to achieve effective learning, and that we can learn this skill, i.e. learn to learn. As the article explains: "The smartest, most successful people in the world wouldn’t be where they are today if they weren’t skilled learners" It goes on to examine which learning strategies we should be perfecting and how they can serve us in the long run.

 

Reading time: 15 mins

 

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20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning - Emerging EdTech

20 Free Tools for Making Comics and Cartoons for Teaching and Learning - Emerging EdTech | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
There are so many good free tools for creating comics and cartoons on the web, as well as apps for tablets and smartphones. I’ve built out a list of fun tools I am looking forward to trying out over the upcoming holiday break. I can’t wait to brainstorm creative ways to leverage these in lessons!

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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, December 15, 12:35 PM

These could be useful tools for those of you doing outreach-based projects.

Te Aniwa Tutara's curator insight, December 18, 5:00 PM

Spent my morning trying these - very good on bitstrips, though it is very timeconsuming to create them, and I think you really need a desktop to do them well

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Free Technology for Teachers: CCSS-Aligned Rubrics for Project Based Learning

Free Technology for Teachers: CCSS-Aligned Rubrics for Project Based Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
RT @rmbyrne: CCSS-Aligned Rubrics for Project Based Learning http://t.co/pJ0HY9JQh4

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College Readiness: Writing to Learn

College Readiness: Writing to Learn | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Blogger Ben Johnson explains how writing can help students investigate topics and think critically.
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Perfect Pair: Cognitively Guided Instruction and ST Math

Perfect Pair: Cognitively Guided Instruction and ST Math | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
By Darcy Lewis, June 4th, 2014 - Learn how ST Math and Cognitively Guided Instruction can work hand in hand to help students learn crucial math concepts
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Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
It's time to tackle myths like project-based learning is mostly fluff and not academically rigorous. See other PBL misnomers and read how they deserve myth-busting.
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Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools ~ TechCrunch

Chromebooks Get Blanket Approval For NYC Schools ~ TechCrunch | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

by Darrell Etherington

 

"Google is already leading the pack in terms of tablets and notebooks sold to K-12 education providers, according to recent numbers from research firm IDC, and now it has gained another powerful new ally: The New York City Department of Education. The NYC CIO has signed on with Chromebooks, and Google Apps for Education, as par of their approved and supported (from an IT standpoint) tools for this school year, and they’ve also built a guide to help teachers in their district get started."


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Be Part of the Largest Learning Event in History: Hour of Code - FRACTUS LEARNING

Be Part of the Largest Learning Event in History: Hour of Code - FRACTUS LEARNING | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
In just under a month Computer Science Education Week will be upon us, and with it comes one of the biggest education movements in history, Hour of Code.

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Rubik's Cube: A question, waiting to be answered - YouTube

Rubik's cube is more than a puzzle- it's a question waiting to be answered. And when the right person finds the right question, it can set them on a journey ...
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Scholastic.com | Teachers: Write It

Scholastic.com | Teachers: Write It | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

6-12th grade students learn to write from contemporary and classic writers. There are great tools to guide students through the writing process in the following genres: journalism, poetry, essay, short fiction, memoir, and humor.

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Mind Tools: Online Management, Leadership and Career Training

Mind Tools: Online Management, Leadership and Career Training | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Mind Tools teaches more than 900 skills that help you excel at work and in your life. Learn management, decision-making, time management, goal-setting, communication and more.
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From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class

From Toy to Tool: How to Develop Smart Tablet Habits in Class | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it

Managing tablets as learning tools in the classroom is not easy, especially when many kids use them largely as toys outside of school, if they have access to a tablet in their home environment. Here are some ideas on how to develop smart habits for class.


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Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Top 60 iPad Apps for Teaching STEAM Organized by Grade Level ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | EdTech Footenotes | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to teach STEAM in your classroom? This collection created by We Are Teachers is definitely a must see. It provides about 60 iPad apps categorized under different subject areas, all of which are geared towards enhancing your kids' STEAM knowledge. The app recommendations are also arranged in such a way that you will be able to access apps for different grade levels (k-12). I have spent sometime going through this collection and find it really worth sharing with you here. Have a look and share with us what you think of it.

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Scott Langston's curator insight, October 28, 8:28 PM

Taking the steam out of STEM? I like this approach...

ayuso.salva's curator insight, October 29, 10:58 AM

Un buen listado.