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More testing: Green Screen DOINK app - Dryden Art

More testing: Green Screen DOINK app - Dryden Art | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
I'm very privileged to be on the BETA testing team for the Green Screen app from DOINK. Today I tried forcing an interaction between my pre-recorded green screen footage and the drawn animation...

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This app now allows you to scale and move your video in so that you have more control over it! Great improvement!

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9 Mobile Apps for Poetry Month - Edutopia - @ClassTechTips

9 Mobile Apps for Poetry Month - Edutopia - @ClassTechTips | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

 "With Poetry Month right around the corner, optimize the mobile tablets that are already in the hands of your students by giving them the chance to interact with poetry. Whether they become content consumers by reading their favorite poems or content creators as they write their own, iPad and Android tablets provide students and teachers with lots of options. This list of mobile apps will help inspire young poets and give them the tools they need to create and publish their very own poems."


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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Share Favorite Apps, Sites, and Resources for Learning with Graphite Bulletin Boards

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Share Favorite Apps, Sites, and Resources for Learning with Graphite Bulletin Boards | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
When students can bring or access devices for learning, teachers want to figure out the best resources. To do that they have Graphite™. Graphite is a free service from Common Sense Education designed to help preK-12 educators discover, use, and share the best apps, games, websites, and digital curricula for their students by providing unbiased, rigorous ratings and practical insights from our active community of teachers.

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Switch Word Casing to ALL CAPS & Capitalize Words with QuickType in iOS - OSXDaily

Switch Word Casing to ALL CAPS & Capitalize Words with QuickType in iOS - OSXDaily | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

 - OSXDailyThe shift and caps lock key in iOS can be toggled at will to either capitalize a word or to type out something in ALL CAPS, but using the new Quick Type keyboard, you can switch casing of existing words very easily. This works really well on the iPhone and iPad, and once you learn how to use this, it’ll probably become your preferred way to capitalize a word that has already been typed out, or to switch the casing to all upper or lower case.


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Free Technology for Teachers: iStoryBooks Now Offers Premium Books for Free to Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: iStoryBooks Now Offers Premium Books for Free to Teachers | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
s has offered classic children's books for free through their iPad and Android apps. Today, I received an email from their PR department in which they announced that now all of the books in the apps will be free to teachers. Directions for getting a free premium subscription are copied below.
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Educational Technology Guy: WhatsDueApp - free app for teachers to help keep parents and students up-to-date

Educational Technology Guy: WhatsDueApp - free app for teachers to help keep parents and students up-to-date | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
WhatsDue is a free mobile app, available on Android and iOS, that gives teachers and easy way to keep parents and students up-to-date. Students simply subscribe to the course, which the teacher created, and then all assignments automatically appear in the to-do list. When the student completes the assignment, they simply swipe it off of the list. They an even set reminders with push notifications.

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FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com

FREE iBook: Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction - ClassTechTips.com | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
I’m so excited to announce that today my iBook Using QR Codes to Energize Lessons & Differentiate Instruction: Actionable Tips for Your Classroom & Beyond is now absolutely free!

This iBook includes multimedia content that will help you get started using powerful scannable technology in your classroom!

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John Evans's comment, March 12, 3:50 PM
mrsjgarcia - It says it is free when you follow the link but in iTunes mine says $9.99 (Canadian)
mrsjgarcia's comment, March 12, 4:41 PM
Thanks John, It may be free in the US store. I am in El Salvador and I know that in the past there are big differences between the stores in Canada, the USA and here. Thanks for the feedback..
Sample Student's comment, March 12, 5:52 PM
Disappointing to find it is $10.99 in the Australian store.
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Using iPad Stop Animation within Primary Education

Using iPad Stop Animation within Primary Education | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

I have mentioned in previous blog posts that my favourite education app is the Camera app. Any app that then talks to the camera app makes it a more powerful and widely used app. One of my favourite examples of this is I Can Animate. It allows pupils or teachers to take a series of photos and then the app plays the photos as a video.

Firstly this can be used to inspire creativity as pupils can make inanimate objects move, such as Lego and plasticine by making subtle movements for each photo. What's nice about this app is it keeps an 'Onion skin' image each time so pupils can see where the previous photo was when lining the camera up.

At school we have used I Can Animate more for science than any other subject as we are able to capture processes. Here are a few ideas: Take a photo each day of a seed growing and then watch the seed grow as a video. Videos of seeds growing in different conditions can be played side by side using the Split screen feature in iMovie app. 2. Take a photo every 5 minutes of different materials absorbing water. I Can Animate also includes a time lapse feature where it will automatically take photos at intervals predetermined by the user. 3. Using the the time lapse feature, capture a shadow moving across the playground. 4. Put a bird feeder outside the classroom window and record animals visiting. This video can then be used for data handling. 5. Record the weather outside the window. I can animate include a speed tool so you can condense longer videos.

Most of the time we only have one iPad in the classroom so the teacher can share the videos with pupils as a shared resource in Dropbox or Showbie.


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Brian Romero Smith's curator insight, April 27, 2014 11:28 AM

Check out these great uses of stop motion video for Science classes. I truly enjoy  Stop motion video lessons as it provides  wonderful analytical problem solving situations for students.  When I conduct digital storytelling lessons, students display their critical thinking skills more often for me when using stop motion video, especially when using Legos. 

Vera Weber's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:07 PM

Awesome ideas for Science!  Thank you so much!

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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 | Edu Technology | 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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Kimberly House's curator insight, September 12, 2014 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, 2014 9:08 AM

Sharing to iTunesU  a useful feature

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Free Technology for Teachers: Canva for Education - Lesson Plans Incorporating Visuals Across the Curriculum

Free Technology for Teachers: Canva for Education - Lesson Plans Incorporating Visuals Across the Curriculum | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
The new Canva for Education site features eighteen lesson plans written by Vicki Davis, Steven Anderson, Terri Eichholz, and Paul Hamilton. The lesson plans include things like Paul's making historical infographics in which students summarize and visually represent the connections between historical events and their causes. For the elementary school crowd Terri has a lesson called Initial Selfies in which students learn to isolate and pronounce the initial, medial vowel, and final sounds. One of Steven's lesson plans calls for students to build graphics about percentages. And to take advantage of students' familiarity with Facebook, Vicki has built a lesson plan in which students build historical figure fan pages.

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Amy in ATL's curator insight, March 10, 10:09 PM
Interesting concept. Anything with visuals to make connections for student understanding is always appreciated.
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WeAreTeachers: 15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom

WeAreTeachers: 15 Apps for the One iPad Classroom | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Hooray! You have a brand new, shiny iPad to use in your classroom this year. 

Boo—there's only one iPad and 35 eager kids ready to use it. 

No need to worry—there are lots of amazing things you can do with a single iPad in your classroom, and it doesn't have to be a classroom management nightmare either.

Here are 15 of our favorite apps that work great with a one iPad setup AND help to keep kids on task and engaged with what you are learning

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15 amazing features in Google Apps you probably don't know about - Business Insider

15 amazing features in Google Apps you probably don't know about - Business Insider | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Google has big plans for its Microsoft Office killer, Google Apps. It hopes to nab 80% of Office users away from Microsoft.

To do that, Google isn't just matching some of Microsoft's Office's best features, it is adding a bunch of cool features of its own. Some of them can be pretty hard to find. So we asked Google to send us a list of some the best little-known features in Google Apps (plus we threw in a few of our own)

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Marcus Koskinen's curator insight, March 6, 5:12 PM

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5 Apps and ideas for ACTIVE Photography | iPad Art Room

5 Apps and ideas for ACTIVE Photography | iPad Art Room | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
One of the exciting things about mobile devices is the ability for students to jump up and get active while they learn. Here’s a few apps that you can use to get your students active and creating on location.

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Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia

Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now - Edutopia | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

"Code.org sums up the situation nicely:

"Computer science drives innovation in the U.S. economy and society. Despite growing demand for jobs in the field, it remains marginalized throughout the U.S. K-12 education system."

There are many reasons for this. As you well know, teachers are already stretched pretty thin, and often it seems like there's just no bandwidth to add something new to a very full schedule. Additionally, some schools have few or no computers and/or tablets for classroom use.

But the earlier we introduce children to coding, the more comfortable they will be when presented with more in-depth learning opportunities in middle and high school. Also, early exposure to coding helps teach children how important it is to understand computers as the valuable tools they are rather than merely fun playthings."


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Propping Up Your Tablet: Two Portable Stands

Propping Up Your Tablet: Two Portable Stands | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
If you happen to travel with your iPad or tablet and use it to present, you
might be interested in a portable stand. Until recently, iPad stands where
not very portable and impractical for me to take on my travels. Now I have
two great options that fold flat and fit in my backpack.
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Loose Leaf- A Great App for Doodling and Creating Picture Collages

Loose Leaf- A Great App for Doodling and Creating Picture Collages | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Loose Leaf is a great iPad app for doodling, annotating and creating photo collages. It’s regular price is $5,79 but it is now free for a limited time. Students and kids can use this app to unleash their creativity and engage in innovative thinking using a variety of tools. Besides creating picture collages, Loose Leaf can also be used to design beautiful drawings and diagrams and for superimposing pictures. It is also a good tool for taking quick notes and annotations.

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Educational Technology Guy: Permission Click - making permission slips online and easier to handle

Educational Technology Guy: Permission Click - making permission slips online and easier to handle | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Permission Click is a new, free, online resource that allows teachers to create and send digital permission slips directly to a parent's email instead of using paper permission slips for trips and events. Parents give approval through the cloud-based app, and can even send payment if needed

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Planboard - Lesson planning made easy for teachers

Planboard - Lesson planning made easy for teachers | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Planboard helps teachers streamline lesson plans, find resources, and collaborate with others. Align with school's schedule. Integrate and track curriculum standards, such as Common Core State Standards, Ontario Curriculums, TEKS, and more. Share lesson plans to the world and collaborate with colleagues.
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Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning

Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps for scanning and reading QR codes? Here are the three titles we recommend the most. Of course, there are several other good QR reader apps out but the ones we are featuring today are especially helpful in that they allow you to scan and take you directly to the linked website.The first app in this list has  an added feature which is that of creating PDF files from scanned material

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 10:04 AM

I-nigma is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms.  http://www.i-nigma.com/downloadi-nigmareader.html

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 10:47 AM
i-nima is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms. http://3gvision.com/Downloadi-nigmaReader.html
Brendon Breen's curator insight, March 14, 11:08 PM

Always handy to keep up to date with what apps for QR codes are out there and easy to use.

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Writing for a purpose with the iPad and QR Codes- March 2014 Blog Post

Writing for a purpose with the iPad and QR Codes- March 2014 Blog Post | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

Last week during World Book Day, my school had a Dr Seuss themed week. As I teach each class ICT during the one day, I decided to develop pupils awareness of their audience during a short book review activity. I told the pupils that not only would their class teacher be reading their book reviews but the rest of the school and parents would be listening to them. After a few blank faces glared back at me, I explained that their reviews had to be recorded into their iPads and could not be longer than 30 seconds. We used Croak It app to record the reviews (it limits the recordings to 30 seconds) and then shares that recording as a web-link. These links were then put into the QR code creator app, printed and put with the front covers of the books. If you want to record longer than 30 seconds and have images displayed while you listen to them then you could use Shadow Puppets which also creates a web-link or AudioBoo which makes a QR code for you. If you want pupils to attach a GarageBand song to a QR code then you can save the song into something like box.com app using the open in tool and create a web link from there. We then displayed the finished front covers around the school, in the weekly newsletter and library.


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Vera Weber's curator insight, April 28, 2014 2:06 PM

This is a great activity to try with our elementary.  Our schools do a whole Dr. Suess unit during February's I Love to Read month.  This will be a nice addition.  Thanks for sharing.

 

Roimata Baker's curator insight, July 4, 2014 11:51 AM

He huarahi pai mō ngā kaituhi whakamā pea? Hopukina te pūrongo ā waha kātahi ka huri hei QR.

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Newspaper Reports with Comic Life- October 2014 Post

Newspaper Reports with Comic Life- October 2014 Post | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

Last month a teacher asked me on Twitter about using the iPad to aid the teaching of Newspaper reports with Year 6. The following week a teacher at my school asked me the same question. The following day a new Comic Life app https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/comic-life-3/id891378056?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4 was released with a Newspaper template. So these past few lessons I have been working with pupils to create a School Newspaper. What I particularly like about using the iPad for this task is pupils can take the photos and quickly add them into the template, meaning they can relate to the subject matter more. A nice touch in the app is the correct date is automatically added so we have been able to work on the reports over a few days without having to keep changing the date.


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BookChook's comment, November 16, 2014 2:05 PM
My newspaper template in CL 3 is only black and white. How did you get the colour pics?
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The Educators' Guide to Infographics - The Edublogger

The Educators' Guide to Infographics - The Edublogger | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Sometimes when you’re compiling your content for your next blog post you find that, to get your point across, you have to cover a lot of facts and figures, statistics, or tabular information, and it’s really tricky to put into words. Wouldn’t it be great if you could easily compile it all into a vibrant and easy to read chart, or even a collection of charts that are all related? Then, wouldn’t it be great if it was all in one image that you could share to other people, or even print to stick on the wall of your classroom?

Search no more, for we have your solution. Infographics!

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Marco Favero's curator insight, March 3, 3:45 AM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

SMARTERTEACHER's curator insight, March 3, 4:28 PM

Infographics are an outstanding tool to help students organize and present information.

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Using Layar to bring info to life - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts

Using Layar to bring info to life - Teaching and Learning nuts and bolts | Edu Technology | 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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