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Apple's Cards app for iPhone and iPad update lets you swap photos | iMore.com

Apple's Cards app for iPhone and iPad update lets you swap photos | iMore.com | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Apple has released an updated to Cards, a card-creation app for iPhone and iPad. Now you can easily swap photos in templates that contain multiple photos. A few bugs have also been fixed.

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New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness

New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
G Suite has recently released two features that allow teachers to meet these criteria and maximize their instructional time: Google Cast for Education and Screencastify.

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10 Very Good  iPad Math Apps for Elementary Students

10 Very Good  iPad Math Apps for Elementary Students | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for some very good iPad math apps to use with young learners ? The visual below has you covered. It features some of the popular titles to utilize with your kids to teach them basics of math and enhance their mathematical thinking.  We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.

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Training Wheels: From Replicator to Maker

Training Wheels: From Replicator to Maker | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
As enthusiastic as I am about makerspaces in education, at some point, we have to take the training wheels off. There are thousands of maker products on the market that come with project guides, activity kits, and curriculum guides. And that is wonderful! But we’re forgetting that those guides and kits are just TRAINING WHEELS. They were just meant to give you the foundation skills and confidence needed to take it to the next level. So what is the next level, you ask? YOU TELL ME.

 

That is the whole idea of the maker movement and sometimes I feel we are totally missing it.

 
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The MakerEd 100 'Must Do' List - Making is Elementary

The MakerEd 100 'Must Do' List - Making is Elementary | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for MakerEd ideas for your makerspace? Below is an EPIC bucket list of 100 awesome activities, inspirational ideas and gigantic goals for making, along with links to instructions, tutorials and related MakerEd resources. This is my personal list that I’m currently working through. I use it for focus and inspiration. I hope that it will inspire you.

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Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning

Web Literacy Education for Educators - November Learning | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
In a world of information overload, it is vital for students to be able to find information on the Web, as well as to determine its validity and appropriateness. Our web literacy materials demystify the process Web so you can impart the vital skills students need to be safe, successful 21st century learners.

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7 important steps in web literacy - clear and strong issues to surpass the fake topics
 
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Welcome to Quick Rubric – Free, Fast, and Easy to Use! :)

Quick Rubric – FREE, fast and simple rubric creator

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10 Best 3D Printing Design Software Tools For Kids - @AvatarGeneration

10 Best 3D Printing Design Software Tools For Kids - @AvatarGeneration | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
3D printing for kids is a fun way to learn 3D modelling software and enter the complex world of 3D printing design. The popularity of 3D printing and the opportunities for learning in school and home, has given rise to more user friendly 3D design software. Many professional modelling tools are very complex, and require users to take tutorials to get to grips with toolsets and options available. More simple and intuitive software that young children can use with the greatest of ease, is now available. With that steep learning curve reduced, 3D printed toys or objects have become a reality, letting kids express their imagination in a way that only technology can. Even the costs associated with 3D printing have been minimised, with more affordable 3D printers for kids on the market and online printing services for those without a printer. The best 3D printing design software tools for kids, that will excite and nurture creative minds, are listed below.

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Sphero Tricks

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On our first day of Sphero in the Art room, we had three stations set up.  Painting, Water, and the Dark Room.  We realized that this was a bit difficult to get a good rotation for our older kids so we chose to add one more station, we called it the Trick Station.  We were by this time running out of space, so the area that we used was the carpet where we have the kids come in and sit at the start of class.  Once instruction was complete I asked the students to help me set up this station.

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Scratch Jr - Primary Programmers

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Inspired by Scratch, ScratchJr was developed as an introductory programming language for pre-readers. It allows pre and early readers to create animations, stories, and games using code blocks which do not require reading for use.

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iPad Game Helps Treat Lazy Eye in Kids

iPad Game Helps Treat Lazy Eye in Kids | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Kids with lazy eye — or amblyopia, the medical term for the condition — may improve their vision by playing a specially designed iPad game, a new study finds.

What's more, kids in the study who played the game experienced greater improvements in their vision after just two weeks, compared with those who received the standard treatment for lazy eye, in which the child wears a patch over his or her "good" eye.

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12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids

12 Amazing Engineering Projects for Kids | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
I am joining my friends from Kid Blogger Network in a round up of topics interesting for parents and caregivers looking for fun activities to do with their kids. Since my 7 year old is very convinced that she will become an engineer, specifically, a mechanical engineer, I want to share 12 amazing engineering projects for kids from the blogosphere including, of course, ideas from this blog.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, November 11, 2016 7:38 PM

Check this out! Thanks to John Evans.

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littleBits

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littleBits is a platform of easy-to-use electronic building blocks for creating inventions large and small.
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Halloween Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings!

Halloween Magnetic Poetry with Google Drawings! | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Who's ready for a little Halloween fun with Google Drawings? I've created a Halloween-themed magnetic poetry template with Google Drawings for you and your students. There are nearly 100 words in this one, so adapt the words that are appropriate for your grade levels. You can use this as an independent activity, or take it a step further and make it a collaborative activity and see how the poetry evolves. You can use the "magnets" included, or even add your own text boxes to extend the activity.

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basil60's curator insight, October 1, 2016 4:27 PM
Halloween might be that big "down under", but some great ideas that could be adapted for other big events. Like football grand finals.....
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, October 4, 2016 3:04 AM
Easy and handy!!!
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How to use math to win at Monopoly- Business Insider

How to use math to win at Monopoly- Business Insider | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
You can't rely entirely on your lucky game piece if you want to demolish your friends and family members in a game of Monopoly. 

Here are a few math-based game tricks that you can take straight to the bank. 

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A Handy Chart Featuring Some Very Good Resources for Math Teachers

A Handy Chart Featuring Some Very Good Resources for Math Teachers | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
For those of you who haven't seen it yet, we are re-publishing our popular math chart featuring some of the best resources for math teachers. 'We have arranged these resources into 8 main categories: iPad math apps, Android math apps, Chrome math apps, Graphing calculator apps, Math games, calculator apps, and web-based tools for math teachers. You may want to bookmark this page for later reference. Enjoy'

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The MakerEd 100 'Must Do' List - Making is Elementary

The MakerEd 100 'Must Do' List - Making is Elementary | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Looking for MakerEd ideas for your makerspace? Below is an EPIC bucket list of 100 awesome activities, inspirational ideas and gigantic goals for making, along with links to instructions, tutorials and related MakerEd resources. This is my personal list that I’m currently working through. I use it for focus and inspiration. I hope that it will inspire you.

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Another Good Educational Website for Science Teachers

Another Good Educational Website for Science Teachers | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Here is another excellent resource for science teachers. Easy Science for Kids is a website that provides a wide range of educational materials to help young learners learn about science in fun and engaging ways. These materials include : free science worksheets,  videos, downloadable science activity sheets, interactive science quizzes, coloring in activities, science experiment tips and ideas and many more.

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Maker & STEM

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Our nation’s continued economic prosperity is closely linked with student success in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Use these resources to explore the critical role STEM education plays in driving innovation, and how schools and districts can expand the capacity and diversity of tomorrow’s STEM workforce.

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Coding with Cardboard

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Participants can create whatever their hearts desire with cardboard-cars, robots, Harry Potter.  They decide how the want it to move.  Their creation can blink or swing.  It can move with a voice command or a motion sensor.  Then, they attach a servo and lights and code it using drag and drop.

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extra mais les coûts sont prohibitifs (compter environ 150$ pour un pack Hummingbird de base) !
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Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool

Google Released A New 3D Digital Story Telling Tool | Edu Technology | 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.

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Free Stock Market Game, Create Your Own Contest

Free Stock Market Game, Create Your Own Contest | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Free stock market game with real-time trading and educational resources. Create a custom stock game for your class, club, or friends and learn to invest.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 22, 2016 12:34 AM

This looks like a great resource for Business or Business English teachers.

Ricard Garcia's curator insight, December 23, 2016 2:41 AM
Learning about markets and the stock excange can b very boring... why not use GBL?
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Code Boogie — Google Santa Tracker

Code Boogie — Google Santa Tracker | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

Release your inner dance moves with #Code #Boogie from Google's Santa Tracker!! 


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28 Days of Hands-On STEM Activities for Kids - Left Brain Craft Brain

28 Days of Hands-On STEM Activities for Kids - Left Brain Craft Brain | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
When kids get their hands on exciting projects, it can inspire them to learn. As I’m guessing you’ve heard before, the learning pyramid shows that people learn about 5% by hearing about something, 10% by reading about it, 30% by seeing a demonstration, but a whopping 75% by doing it for themselves. So each and every one of these 60 activities gives kids an opportunity to do science, technology, engineering and math in a way that helps them learn the skills they need in the 21st century.

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Sphero Olympics - #DigiTechCoach

Sphero Olympics - #DigiTechCoach | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Sphero balls have become a staple part of many schools Makerspaces and mine is no different. They really do offer amazing creativity and deep learning through visual programming with strong links to STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Maths) problem solving skills and computational thinking. 

CompNow ran a competition this year to promote the use of Sphero's in education and in particular how they can be included in all areas of the curriculum. It was timely that the Olympics were recently held in Rio and provided an interesting cross curricula topic.

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Collaborative Art with Sphero and Tickle App

Collaborative Art with Sphero and Tickle App | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Talk about putting the A in STEAM!

This week students in my Explore class will be learning the basics of blockly programing with the Tickle app and learn how to program Sphero. With an introduction to action art by famous artists such as Jackson Pollock, students will work together to learn how to program Sphero using the Tickle app to create a collaborative art piece! Yes, we are painting and programming a robot. Engagement is high in my classroom and my little programmers are using inquiry to figure out how to code. We begin with programing the Orca in Tickle and move toward programming Sphero. Our grand finale will be a collaborative art piece we can proudly display for our school community.

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