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Top Innovative Elementary School Math Apps for iPad | PadGadget

Top Innovative Elementary School Math Apps for iPad | PadGadget | Educated | Scoop.it
Even though math is an essential part of everyday life, many children still resist its charms. When I was growing up “math fun” meant making words with a calculator.

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Deborah Sarmir's comment, April 13, 2013 6:41 AM
Definitely worth a look!
Deborah Sarmir's curator insight, April 13, 2013 6:42 AM

Certainly worth a look!

Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 9:15 AM

math apps for iPad

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Dazzling Northern Lights Anticipated Saturday Night

Dazzling Northern Lights Anticipated Saturday Night | Educated | Scoop.it

"A solar flare that occurred around 2 a.m. Thursday morning may create a spectacular display of northern lights Saturday evening. The midlevel flare had a long duration and was directed at Earth.  Solar flares create auroras when radiation from the sun reaches Earth and interacts with charged protons in our atmosphere. The effects are greater at the magnetic poles and weaken as they move south from the Arctic or north of the Antarctic. In the northern hemisphere the results are called the aurora borealis, with the aurora australis being its southern counterpart. The result is a spectacular display of light and color for areas with clear enough views."

 


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Yann Chemali's comment, September 12, 2013 4:30 PM
I never thought that it was possible to see see northern lights as south as Nebraska. That's very cool.
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 12, 2013 9:43 PM
The aurora borealis (may have butchered that word) is one of the manh beautiful and amazing things that this Earth offers to us! Sadly living in virginia beach it is definitely not as easy to see the lights! Possibly the ONLY reason i would move to alaska/canada and/or some country up north!
Zakkary Catera's comment, September 12, 2013 9:43 PM
The aurora borealis (may have butchered that word) is one of the manh beautiful and amazing things that this Earth offers to us! Sadly living in virginia beach it is definitely not as easy to see the lights! Possibly the ONLY reason i would move to alaska/canada and/or some country up north!
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The End of Education As We Know It

The End of Education As We Know It | Educated | Scoop.it
Scott Barry Kaufman Imagine being 6 or 7 years old again, learning about addition and subtraction for the first time.

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Ana Luisa Caeiro Baltazar's comment, April 8, 2013 4:28 AM
I agree Chris! It's absolutely fantastic. I wonder if there is something similar in Portuguese ... Do you know, Audrey?
Chris Carter's comment, April 8, 2013 7:21 AM
Ana, a person who may know is Yasemin Allsop, editor of ICT in Practice (http://www.ictinpractice.com/magazine/), and director of IT for her school in London. She attends the Porto, Portugal games in education every October.
Audrey's comment, April 8, 2013 2:31 PM
Chris my pleasure. Sorry, I don't know anything similar in Portuguese,Ana.
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High School iPad/iPhone Teacher Resources

High School iPad/iPhone Teacher Resources | Educated | Scoop.it

This site was created out of a desire to network in an inclusive way with all teachers who wanted to find iPad, iPhone, and iPod resources that can be useful at the secondary level. 


Many on-line articles say things like "The 10 best reading apps", but many of the suggestions are aimed at primary and junior students. Hopefully the suggestions on this site will put intermediate and secondary teachers in touch with a few resources that apply more directly to them and their students.


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Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, April 9, 2013 2:21 AM

Nice to see some high school info.

 

Hindie Becker Dershowitz's curator insight, April 9, 2013 6:14 AM

apps primarily aimed for secondary students classified by secondary subjects 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 18, 2013 9:06 AM

Very helpful to have the list for Secondary only.

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Your Brain Is Hooked on Being Right

Your Brain Is Hooked on Being Right | Educated | Scoop.it
The adrenaline and dopamine rush you get from winning an argument feels good. Too good.

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John Michel's curator insight, April 2, 2013 2:58 AM

I'm sure it's happened to you: You're in a tense team meeting trying to defend your position on a big project and start to feel yourself losing ground. Your voice gets louder. You talk over one of your colleagues and correct his point of view. He pushes back, so you go into overdrive to convince everyone you're right. It feels like an out of body experience — and in many ways it is. In terms of its neurochemistry, your brain has been hijacked.

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A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education

A 60 Seconds Guide to The Use of Blogging in Education | Educated | Scoop.it
A few months ago Educational Technology and Mobile Learning posted a detailed guide on how Teachers can Use Blogging in Education. We are glad this post has received a wide interaction from...

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Chris Carter's curator insight, February 26, 4:19 PM

Beautiful infographic; powerful message

Anabel Gonzalez's curator insight, February 27, 6:57 AM

My Beginner ESL students have started blogging everyday and it has been a huge success!  They are enjoying it so much that they are improving their writing skills without realizing it. Blogging is good for all!

Maria Richards's curator insight, March 29, 1:27 PM

I SOOO need this infographic.

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Math Coach's Corner: Three Engaging Math Apps

Math Coach's Corner: Three Engaging Math Apps | Educated | Scoop.it

"I recently stumbled across a great group of math apps for the iPad and iPhone from Motion Math.  Many of their apps feature free versions with the option to pay for additional levels.  The app that got me hooked was Hungry Fish.  It's incredibly engaging addictive practice for composing and decomposing numbers.  The fish wants to eat a target number.  The player feeds the fish by combining bubbles containing numbers that make that sum."


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David Rosen's comment, March 31, 2013 8:15 AM
For very basic numeracy, adding whole numbers. Might be used in a family numeracy context
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Digital vs. Paper


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Seth Dixon's curator insight, March 31, 2013 5:59 PM

So many of the educational discussions these days are touting the newest technologies (many of which I embrace).  Too many though, I fear, are willing to abandon tried and true "old school" pedagogical strategies in an attempt to incorporate the latest and greatest.  Just because it's new doesn't inherently make it better.  This video is a comical reminder that some old technologies and old strategies are worth keeping.  Let's keep some paper in the educational system. 

Tony Hall's curator insight, April 3, 2013 7:29 PM

You've more than likely seen this already, but I think it is worth sharing. I love technology. I love using it in the classroom. But it is just a tool - a crap teacher with a laptop is still a crap teacher. I firmly believe that there is room for the traditional as well as the innovative. Enjoy:)

Denise Patrylo-Murray's curator insight, July 6, 2013 10:09 AM

Very True

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Increasing Effectiveness of In-Class Support


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Tom Perran's curator insight, March 27, 2013 3:19 AM

Good basic info on collaborative teaching

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What the Internet Looks Like

What the Internet Looks Like | Educated | Scoop.it
You are looking at, more or less, a portrait of the internet over an average 24 hours in 2012—higher usage in yellows and reds; lower in greens and blues—created by an anonymous researcher for the "Internet Census 2012" project.

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Zakary Pereira's comment, April 30, 2013 2:02 PM
Whoa. This is awesome. Never before had I seen internet usage across the globe before. I wasn’t too surprised by the map its showing. Obviously the United States and Europe would have the highest internet traffic of the world although I was quite surprised to see such massive internet activity in Central America, near Panama and Costa Rica. This data was collected illegally and it was interesting how they did it. It was a bot who hacked into Linux computers with no password (really…) or a default password (still really…) and then tracked their IPv4 address to see their activity. It was a non-threatening bot and they created a readme file on each computer that explained what it was doing however it was still an invasion of privacy and no matter how cool the map came out I cannot agree with their methods of obtaining this information. What interested me at first about this was activity in the Middle East. You can see a lot of activity in Turkey and around the Nile in Egypt, but other than that the rest of the region is fairly dim. It is unfortunate that is so because of how it could help people there, just look at the Arab Spring.
Kevin Cournoyer's comment, April 30, 2013 9:51 PM
I found this collection of data very interesting. It reveals a number of different things about the internet across the world and the intensity of its usage.
Most obviously, perhaps, you can see what areas of the world have the most internet usage, or at least access. The areas of highest use seem to certainly match up with what you would expect: high internet usage and access in first world countries in Europe and in the United States, lower internet usage and access in more impoverished areas such as Africa and the Middle East. The amount of internet usage can also be seen increasing and decreasing as the animation moves from right to left, indicating the twenty four hour cycle of a day and presumably decreased internet usage during the night and increased usage during the day. This animation provides fascinating and valuable information about the internet in a unique geographic context. Economic geography is apparent in the concentration of internet usage, while physical geography is evident in the correlation between what parts of the world are accessing the internet at higher rates and when, in contrast to other parts of the world.
Thomas D's comment, May 2, 2013 8:32 AM
I find that this article of Internet usage is very interesting and somewhat helpful in understanding the development of countries. You can see from this that over a 24 hour period of time that the entire United States is lit up with a color. When over this 24 hour period there are places on the map that never once do you see a light or you only can see it for a small period of time. I think this goes to show how greatly our society depends on the Internet nowadays. That we basically use the internet or a computer for just about everything at all times of the day. That in some countries they are so underdeveloped that they barely have access to computers. According to this picture Africa is barely lit up and it’s mostly lit up in South Africa which is one of the growing countries in the world. I think this information although gathered illegally is very interesting to look at and see who uses the internet the most.
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A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education

A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education | Educated | Scoop.it

"This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I’ve been reading through this week."


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How To Capture Ideas at Presentations and Events by Doing Visual Recording on the iPad

Robin Good: Rachel Smith explains in very simple words how you can use your iPad to capture and record visually the key ideas and concepts presented during a lecture, keynote, training class or presentation.

She provides a good round-up of four relevant tools that can be used for this task, analyzing their key pros and cons as well as providing logistic and technical advice on how to best organize and setup yourself for doing visual recording on the iPad.

As similar tools will provide more ready-made icons, templates and patterns available for this kind of real-time idea-capturing, this rare and pioneering visual recording work will begin to catch up even more rapidly.

 

Very useful. 8/10

 

Full article: http://www.teachthought.com/technology/how-to-capture-ideas-visually-with-the-ipad/

 

 

 

 


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Jon C's curator insight, March 28, 2013 5:51 PM

Visual note taking on the ipad

Jordi Castells's curator insight, April 28, 2013 9:36 AM

Mind mapping technoques with IPad

designandtech's curator insight, May 20, 2013 11:59 AM

Great ideas and excellent modelling from Rachel. I like her suggestion that you can practise using Youtube or TED talks and create your charts as you follow along. Amazing. Thanks for scooping, Rod!

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30 bite-sized writing tips for better eLearning content

30Bite-Sized Writing Tips for BettereLearning Content

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Iraham Alvarez's comment, June 16, 2013 4:05 PM
Thanks to this kind of items we realize that the student's behavior is not correct at the time of trial or envestigacion some that the searches of the subjects are poor in content, that the student trusts and confidence paguinas of course not even read the information, good way to look at things in this article. posting good teacher :)
Julio Castillo 10's comment, June 16, 2013 5:40 PM
Este tema se trata sobre el apoyo de la gestión a la reforma escolar total y casi parecido al tema " El constructivismo en la educación".
Alejandro Macias's comment, June 16, 2013 7:06 PM
Este documento tiene algo de razón ya que en la actualidad casi nunca se investiga bien solo se hecha un vistazo y solo se basa en una sola fuente de información(lo mas fácil).
Y esto afecta en nuestro aprendizaje.
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15 Things Every Teacher should Be Able to Do with Their iPad

15 Things Every Teacher should Be Able to Do with  Their iPad | Educated | Scoop.it
I just finished with the backlog of emails I got following the iPad posters post I publish a few days ago. I know my replies sometimes are two to three days late but I also know that you understand...

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Tonya Brown's curator insight, April 16, 2013 10:44 AM

Technology in the Classroom

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6 Ways Climate Change Will Affect You

6 Ways Climate Change Will Affect You | Educated | Scoop.it
From the food we eat to the energy, transportation, and water we all need, a warmer world will bring big changes for everyone.

 

B Sinica: This article touches every aspect of geography from culture to climate [considering] how the growing population plays the biggest role in determining the future of life on Earth.  People need to recognize the problems and potential future issues with global warming and the rapidly changing environment.  Though not many issues can be prevented or even solved, the least we can do is try to lessen the severity of devastation and prolong the current conditions as much as possible before the world becomes too extreme to manage.


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Brianna Simao's comment, April 30, 2013 7:22 PM
It is kind of a scary thought that global warming could greatly disrupt the way we live. Everyone is affected by it especially businesses like farms. The production of crops declines because of the excessive heat. Changing climate affect the length of each season which hurts the process of growing and harvesting crops. There would also be a change in the production, storage and transportation. It will cost more money to properly manage these businesses. This change will not only affect companies and how we handle our food but also our way of life and health. We would all have to adapt to such drastic changes in the environment which may be a struggle for some. Health wise, if it is too hot and people are not well adapted then it could lead to hospitalization and increased health risks. I don’t think there is much we can do to lessen the severity because it is a natural cycle of earth. I do think we may have sped up the process a little bit, for example car exhaustion and greenhouse gasses. But we are so dependent on such technology we can’t just make it disappear.
Dillon Cartwright's comment, May 3, 2013 1:04 PM
It's crazy that something like a little climate change can change the affect the entire world. Not just in one way either, it affects the world in many ways, like the 6 mentioned above. I don't think people realize the frailty of the environment they live in. Something as small as someones car exhaust becomes kind of a big deal when there are hundreds of millions of cars in the world.
In addition to that, I think it's great that life expectancy has gone up with cures to diseases and advances in modern medicine. It's a good thing that people are living longer lives, but it's a problem when these people aren't environmentally conscious. If there is going to be a consistent increase in population, there should also be an increase in environmental awareness so everyone can work together in slowing down this destructive process.
Victoria McNamara's curator insight, December 12, 2013 10:03 AM

Climate change is going to affect how we live in the future. It will cause lack of food, energy sources, health risks, climate changes, drought etc. It is because of our growing population and the amount of people the world has to take care of for all of us to survive. We are also using too many of its resources too quickly. What could we do now to try to slow down the process of it happening? 

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International Migration

Almost everywhere on the world, international migration is a hot topic. Most of the time the debate about migration is fierce and charged with prejudices and...

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Robert Hardy Simpkins's curator insight, September 10, 6:35 AM

Immigration is a big problem, we have people coming into the United States which is a more developed country looking for jobs and homes but eventually our nation will not have enough resources to provide everyone what they need.

Bella The Non-Vampire's curator insight, September 10, 6:59 AM

Migration is something that has been happening for years. Today there are many migrants in America. In fact migrants choose 
America to migrate to. The many migrants here in America is from Mexico. There are many reasons for migrating. Many people migrate to avoid war and environmental disasters. Also, many people migrate for job opportunities and economic purposes. I.C.

Sierra_Mcswagger's curator insight, September 10, 7:02 AM

This video is primarily talking on the widely known topic of migration. 3 percent of the worlds population is living away from there place of birth. The push of migration from places include poverty, war, and environmental disasters. The migration pull in some places are because of  economic opportunity, and political freedom. Migration is increasing, and is thought of as a bad thing.(s.s.)

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Apple Adds Prominent Age Rating Box In iOS App Store

Apple Adds Prominent Age Rating Box In iOS App Store | Educated | Scoop.it
Apple has made another small but ultimately significant change in the iOS App Store. This time, it has to do with how the company displays the age rating for each of the app available for download in the store.

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Marcia Pereira's curator insight, April 5, 2013 6:11 AM

This age rating will help us select apps and check on apps that students select for the ipads. 

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US Nicknames Quiz

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Will you be drowning in The Ocean State or climbing high in The Mountain state? Play our US State Nicknames Quiz now for FREE and find out!

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2 Awesome iPad Posters for your Students

2 Awesome iPad Posters for your Students | Educated | Scoop.it
Are you using iPad with your younger grade students ? If yes, have you provided them a with guideline sheet  on the acceptable use of this device in the classroom ? I am thinking you...
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Marcia Pereira's curator insight, April 3, 2013 4:35 AM

Great idea for our younger users. 

Tara Faigle's comment, May 10, 2013 8:43 PM
nice posters for kids!
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5 Ideas for the One iPad Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad -

5 Ideas for the One iPad Classroom - Getting Smart by Susan Oxnevad - | Educated | Scoop.it
The introduction of iPads into our classrooms is certain to bring about many changes and bring about a significant amount of learning for all.

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Best Flashcard Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide

Best Flashcard Apps: iPad/iPhone Apps AppGuide | Educated | Scoop.it
Never fail a test again!

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Marcia Pereira's curator insight, April 1, 2013 4:53 AM

I hope that flashcards are not all our students use the ipad/iphone for, but if these apps help them learn, really learn the facts they need to know, then here are a few apps to try. 

Terry Doherty's curator insight, April 1, 2013 6:33 AM

Mixed feelings on this one ... nice to be "green," but are we trading tactile experience for more screen time?

Holland Bass's comment, May 7, 2013 12:55 AM
I like the idea of using an iPad for flashcards, but overall I don't think it is a good idea. Looking too long at a screen can harm your eyes, so the old notecards are still favourable for me.
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Thinking like a Geographer

WARNING! This video contains explicit geographical scenes that may offend the non-worldy-wise.

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dilaycock's comment, March 25, 2013 7:10 PM
Love it. Thanks for this Seth. Just in time to promote Geography at parent/teacher night!
Samuel Yeats's curator insight, May 7, 2013 9:34 PM

A facetious look into the world of studying Geography. These students have obviously gone to a masive effort to explore their passion for Geography. While it may not be a stereotypically academic or intellectual piece, this video is a great representation of how a Geographer thinks broadly, critically and evaluatively.

Carmen Martinez's curator insight, August 26, 9:17 AM

Interesting video!

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A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education

A Small Collection of Studies of iPad Use in Education | Educated | Scoop.it

"This week I got the itch to go beyond anecdotal stories about iPads in the classroom and look for some more substantial research and writing on the topic. Below are some of the reports that I’ve been reading through this week."


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Doodle Learning Times Tables

Get Doodle Learning Times Tables on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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John Purificati's comment, March 31, 2013 6:20 AM
Yes, I'm one that still believes that kids need to learn their times. Good app for early graders.
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Common Core and Educational Technology

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Find and discuss 'best of class' ed tech resources to integrate in Common Core curriculum.

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Linda Dougherty's curator insight, March 22, 2013 3:37 AM

Great resources and lesson plan ideas to share with all grade levels to make that Common Core connection.