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Google just made its $149 professional photo editing software free

Google just made its $149 professional photo editing software free | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
This post has been updated. What was once a $500 package of pro photo editing software is now completely free. The high-end Nik Collection of photo editing tools, which was priced down to $149 after being acquired by Google in 2012, is now available for download by everyone. "As we continue to focus ou
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Apple's Classroom app goes live to bolster iPad in education

Apple's Classroom app goes live to bolster iPad in education | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Following the release of iOS 9.3 on Monday, Apple pushed out its new Classroom app for teachers that promises to deliver a comprehensive toolset for deploying, managing and monitoring iPads in the classroom.

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Spiral - Free collaborative apps for 1:1 classrooms

Spiral - Free collaborative apps for 1:1 classrooms | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Spiral is a suite of web apps that assist with collaboration in the classroom. Spiral's simple EdTech tools mirror teachers' existing classroom practices and can be used across all devices.
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FreshGrade: Digital Portfolios, Grade Books + Engagement

FreshGrade: Digital Portfolios, Grade Books + Engagement | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
FreshGrade is free apps for collaboration between teachers, students and parents with digital portfolios, learning objectives, grade book and communications
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Maker Activity: Interactive Display with MaKey MaKey | Findings

Maker Activity: Interactive Display with MaKey MaKey | Findings | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Kick your project up to the next level by making it interactive! In this installment of our Maker Activity series, Linus teaches how to create a display that students can interact with using the MaKey MaKey.

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New PBS KIDS ScratchJr app launches

New PBS KIDS ScratchJr app launches | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Based on the ScratchJr programming language co-developed by the MIT Media Lab and Tufts University, PBS has released PBS KIDS ScratchJr, a free app to help children ages 5-8 learn coding concepts as they create their own stories and games using over 150 PBS KIDS characters.

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MakerFest: Ideas for Your Makerspace - The Techie Teacher @jgtechieteacher

MakerFest: Ideas for Your Makerspace - The Techie Teacher @jgtechieteacher | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Shannon Hyman, a librarian at one of our elementary schools, invited #TechTakeout to her AMAZING MakerFest Day to run ten different stations. Each one of the stations highlighted a tool that the students would have access to in her library. Every 4th and 5th grade student had the opportunity to attend the event and learn about each tool. The students had about 5-8 minutes at each station since we wanted everyone to get a chance to see everything. This was enough time to introduce the tool, but in some cases the students had a hands-on experience. Judging from what the students were saying throughout the day, when we return from winter break they will be rushing to the library to work with all of the new tools!

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Sphero Programming and BLAST classes @GravesColleen

Sphero Programming and BLAST classes @GravesColleen | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

"Had a great couple of days this week facilitating Mr. S’s BLAST classes! We challenged the students to do some simple programming with Sphero using the Tickle App.

Our goals were to:

     * teach the students some collaboration/teamwork skills
     * introduce the concept of coding
     * teach students to own their failures and learn from them
     * teach students to problem solve for different outcomes"


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How to Use Split View Multitasking on iPad -OSXDaily

How to Use Split View Multitasking on iPad -OSXDaily | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
The latest versions of iOS for iPad include a great multitasking feature called Split View, which, much as it sounds, allows users to split the screen on the iPad between two active apps side-by-side. iPad and iPad Pro users can adjust the size of each app panel or have them take up an equal amount of space, enabling users to essentially use two apps at the same time.

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, December 8, 2015 9:21 AM

I am still trying to get this to work. I must be doing something wrong.

Chad Lewis's curator insight, January 16, 2016 2:46 AM

Been waiting for this for a long time.

It's really a game changer when having the digital textbook conversation.

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3 Great iPad Apps for Creating Educational Rubrics ~ EdTech and MLearning

3 Great iPad Apps for Creating Educational Rubrics ~ EdTech and MLearning | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago we reviewed some very good web tools teachers can use to create rubrics. Today we are curating another list of rubric generators for iPad. The apps will enable you to easily create rubrics to use for a wide variety of instructional purposes that include grading, formative assessment, lesson planning, classroom management and many more.

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10 great TED talks every educator should watch #stateoftheART by Creatubbles

10 great TED talks every educator should watch #stateoftheART by Creatubbles | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
In today’s blog we share 10 of our favourite TED talks for and by educators. They’re a great way to keep up with the latest teaching techniques, as well as be inspired by other passionate members of the profession.

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Can MakerSpaces Invent the Future? @GustafsonBrad

Can MakerSpaces Invent the Future? @GustafsonBrad | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
It is incredible what kids can do when we believe in them, coach them, and get out of their way! Our students recently participated in a robotics competition that was invented from the ground up by staff and students.  We designed and printed 3D "exoskeletons" that fit over our Sphero robotic droids...and SpheroExo was born.…

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Makerspace Lesson Plans & Resources

Makerspace Lesson Plans & Resources | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

Lesson plans and resources for a variety of maker projects.


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Makey Makey | Lesson Plans

Makey Makey | Lesson Plans | Edu Technology | Scoop.it

Includes:

 

     * ELA Candid Camera Lesson Plan

     * Distance Rate and Time for Math/Science/Physics

     * Game Controller Challenge

     * Interactive Room Challenge

     * Interactive Word Problem Posters

     * ELA Logic Puzzles Lesson Plan

     * Musical Water Lesson Plan

     * Simple Circuits Challenge

     * Math/Science Classify and Sort Lesson Plan

     * Spanish (Dual Language) Lesson Plan


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Ciara Teel's curator insight, August 5, 2015 6:09 PM

Love learning how to use my Makey Makey.I already have a plan for our meet n greet. Watch for a video Friday evening. 

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Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make:

Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make: | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted to know how the animators at Pixar do it, then you need to check out the Pixar in a Box classes from Khan Academy.

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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, February 11, 2016 8:13 AM

Cursos gratis de Pixar?

Juan Jose Trujeque Garrido's curator insight, February 12, 2016 6:47 AM

Hello, I can enter the course to take? that paguina I can see well the requirements to enter the course.

Julie Wedgwood's curator insight, February 14, 2016 8:57 AM

Oh wow, I want to do this course!

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9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers | Teach.com | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Maker education (often referred to as “Maker Ed”) is a new school of educational thought that focuses on delivering constructivist, project-based learning curriculum and instructional units to students. Maker education spaces can be as large as full high school workshops with high-tech tools, or as small and low-tech as one corner of an elementary classroom. A makerspace isn't just about the tools and equipment, but the sort of learning experience the space provides to students who are making projects.

Maker Ed places a premium on the balance between exploration and execution. Small projects lend themselves to indefinite tinkering and fiddling, while larger projects need complex, coordinated planning. Often, small projects can organically grow into larger and larger projects. This deliberate process strengthens and enriches a learner's executive functioning skills. Additionally, communication and collaboration are two of Maker Ed's fundamental values. Making allows learners to practice their social communication skills in a variety of groupings, whether affinity-based, role-specific or teacher-assigned. It's important for all different groups to be present in student learning spaces so that all students can practice their social skills in multiple settings. Lastly, Making presents unique opportunities to generate flow learning and allow the teacher to leverage high-interest projects and activities and turn them into learning objectives within a curriculum.

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Free Referencing Generator - Harvard, APA, MLA and 7,000 more!

Free Referencing Generator - Harvard, APA, MLA and 7,000 more! | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Create references in any style, in seconds with RefME's FREE referencing generator. Harvard, APA, MLA, Chicago and 7,000 more – we've got it covered!

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Resources for Hour of Code

Resources for Hour of Code | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Resources for LC teachers participating in the Hour of Code

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A Comic Creation Contest for Kids - iPad Apps For School @BookCreatorApp

A Comic Creation Contest for Kids - iPad Apps For School  @BookCreatorApp | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Last month comic templates were added to the popular Book Creator iPad app. Book Creator is hosting a contest to showcase those new templates. The contest is open to students under the age of 13. To enter students have to create a comic story by using the templates in the Book Creator iPad app. The winner will receive an iPad Pro and two runners-up will receive iPad minis.

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How to Sign Documents on iPhone & iPad from eMail Quickly - OSXDaily

How to Sign Documents on iPhone & iPad from eMail Quickly - OSXDaily | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
Have you ever had a contract, agreement, or service form emailed to your iPhone or iPad that you need to sign quickly? Perfect, because now you can digitally sign and return a document directly from the Mail app of iOS. The Mail signature feature lets you quickly sign a document attached to an email and send it back on it’s way without ever having to leave the mail app, the entire signing and returning process is very fast and easy thanks to the Markup feature set.

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The Techie Teacher: The Work Collector: Students Upload Files Straight to YOUR Drive

The Techie Teacher: The Work Collector: Students Upload Files Straight to YOUR Drive | Edu Technology | Scoop.it
How do your students send you their work from iPads or laptops? Through Google Drive? Dropbox? Student Server? Do you use Showbie? How about SeeSaw? Or do you go old school and have them save to a flash drive? There are MANY ways that work can be submitted from both laptops and iPads. If you are an elementary school teacher then you know the obstacles that arise when we try to get 6 year olds to send us their work from their iPads.

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