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How gamification is driving learning space design

How gamification is driving learning space design | Education | Scoop.it
With the advent of gamification as a legitimate tool for engagement, campuses are re-imagining how learning spaces reflect new instructional approaches.

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Two Guys and Some iPads: Apple's iOS 9.3 Brings MAJOR News for iPads in Education!

Two Guys and Some iPads: Apple's iOS 9.3 Brings MAJOR News for iPads in Education! | Education | Scoop.it
Apple has made some major announcements for education that will arrive with iOS 9.3! 

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Celebrate Hour of Code with These Quick Programming Activities | Make:

Celebrate Hour of Code with These Quick Programming Activities | Make: | Education | Scoop.it
A few weeks ago I shared some strategies to prepare for the Hour of Code with those who wanted to get ahead of the game and introduce kids at your local school to the power of programming. Well, the week we’ve been waiting for is finally here! Code.org’s annual initiative Hour of Code is a worldwide event in which newbies can get their first taste of programming by spending an hour doing one of numerous coding activities. So whether you’ve prepared for a blow-out series of school-wide introductions or you just want to join in the Hour of Code spirit with some playful coding at home, read on to find the perfect activity.

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10 Things Every Educator Should Know About... Their iPad - STAFFRM

10 Things Every Educator Should Know About... Their iPad - STAFFRM | Education | Scoop.it
As I said yesterday, I will be writing a post every day this week, each of which will focus on 10 things. Today it's iPads.

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Sue Gaardboe's curator insight, July 18, 2015 11:01 AM

I learned three new things about my iPad from this post.  And I joined STAFFRM. Unexpected!

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Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Coding on iPads - Beginner to Pro - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Education | Scoop.it
Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects. The iPad can offer a solution in these situations.

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, June 27, 2015 3:27 PM

Handig, met verschillende pro indelingen

Carey Leahy's curator insight, June 29, 2015 3:24 AM

A few to investigate!

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 6, 2015 3:47 PM

Coding may be the next literacy for all of us. 

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Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning

Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning | Education | 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, 2015 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, 2015 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, 2015 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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Educational Technology Guy: PowToon Edu - create awesome presentations and animated videos

Educational Technology Guy: PowToon Edu - create awesome presentations and animated videos | Education | Scoop.it

"PowToon is a free web app that lets you create presentations and animated videos. PowToon Edu is a free Chrome app extension that does the same on Chromebooks and Chrome browsers. There is also an education page.

It's easy to use and there are some great resources on the site to help you learn how to use it. It can be used by teachers to make their presentations more engaging, and by students to create presentations for their projects."


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Deborah Banker's curator insight, February 28, 2015 10:15 AM

I already use this.  There is a hitch in having to republish it every semester for my students, then you lose some of the sync between voice and picture.

Agron S. Dida's curator insight, February 28, 2015 5:07 PM

Vegël interesante për krijimin e prezantimeve vetanake; vlenë të provohet.

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | Education | Scoop.it
Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 2015 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

Pauline denis's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:31 AM

It's a new way to show a presentation and also "why not" to do a virtual travel all around the world!

 

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Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com

Teaching in the Age of Minecraft - theatlantic.com | Education | Scoop.it
With more than 18 million downloads to date, Minecraft is the best-selling computer game of all time; the game’s free-form structure has made it popular with kids and adults alike. But little by little, teachers, parents, and students have discovered that the game can be used for educational purposes, too. Former teacher Joel Levin and his colleagues founded a startup called TeacherGaming that aims to bring Minecraft into classrooms everywhere, helping students and teachers of all disciplines use their creativity to design projects, free from the kinds of limitations they would face using traditional methods.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, February 9, 2015 4:27 PM

Kids like to check out other kid's worlds.  Learning together! 

Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, February 10, 2015 4:45 AM

Minecraft in de klas

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Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games

Gamification Does Not Mean Playing Games | Education | Scoop.it
Gamification is less about games than it is about a fun-filled incentivization program. And the good news is the tools to help have been advancing quickly.

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Using Minecraft to Challenge Students and Keep Learning Fun - Fractus Learning

Using Minecraft to Challenge Students and Keep Learning Fun - Fractus Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Much more than just a video game, Minecraft is being used by thousands of educators to tackle learning concepts in an amazingly fun digital environment.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 14, 2015 8:25 AM

Just so you know, games aren't all bad. They can, in fact, be powerful tools for keeping the mind exercised and the fingers dexterous.

Mónica Beloso's curator insight, February 2, 2015 10:55 AM

añada su visión ...

Miguel Angel Perez Alvarez's curator insight, February 20, 2015 9:42 AM

Challenge is the key point using tech to mediate cognitive scaffolding. Minecraft is an essential environment to develop reasoning skills.

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My Top 5 Lesson Activities using iPad of 2014 - December 2014 Post

My Top 5 Lesson Activities using iPad of 2014 - December 2014 Post | Education | Scoop.it

As the year comes to an end I thought I would share some of my favourite iPad activities from this year. It was a difficult decision to narrow it down to five but here goes:

 

1.Towards the end of last year my school celebrated it's 150 year anniversary and we carried many activities with the pupils that term looking at the history of the school. One of the activities was to compare then and now photos. We use an app called InstaShake HD App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/instashake-hd/id595411264?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  to blend two photos together in different ways. We also carried out this activity during the recent World War 1 week at the school.

 

2. Last term I worked with a PE department to use the iPads to support GCSE students portfolios. One of the activities was to record video of sporting skills from different angles using the iPad's camera and then add the videos into iMovie app to use some of it's features such as split screen, freeze frame and the speed tool. More detail on this can be found here http://sco.lt/8hTUhd   ;

 

3. Early this term I began an activity with Year 6 pupils to gamify stories using Book Creator App We used the hyperlink tool within Book Creator to link text and images to different pages and give the reader options of where the story went by choosing options within a scenario. More detail can be found here http://www.redjumper.net/blog/2014/12/using-non-linear-stories-gamify-books/

 

4. In summer term I worked with a Year 3 class to use the time lapse feature in I Can Animate App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/i-can-animate/id399760501?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  ; to capture shadows moving across the playground. We set the iPad up to take a photograph every minute from 9am-3pm. Recently Apple have added the time lapse tool into the iOS 8 camera, although you cannot adjust the time between photos like you can in I Can Animate.

 

5. A few months ago Comic Life 3 App https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/comic-life-3/id891378056?mt=8&uo=4&at=11lIT4  was released and within the many new templates is a newspaper front cover. We used this at school to firstly produce a weekly newspaper for the school news with Year 6 but also during World War 1 week to reproduce historical newspaper front pages of significant events during war.

 

A big thank you to all the great feedback to Teacher Guide to iPad App. Hearing how much it has helped teachers worldwide has made all the hard work worthwhile. The latest update brings a new icon, new categories of subjects and apps, a new design and 12 new ideas. Details can be found at www.ipadteachers.co.uk

 

Wishing everyone a merry Christmas and best wishes for 2015!

Adam


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Suzy Hirsch's curator insight, December 27, 2014 12:27 PM

Great ideas!  Thanks for sharing!   I took a class and used creative. Book Builder app.  Great app for creating  a story to show you understood the lesson .  Check it out !

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A New Wonderful Google Forms Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A New Wonderful Google Forms Cheat Sheet for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it
Google Forms is one of the powerful tools you want to make sure you have in your teaching toolkit.There are different ways you can use it with your students in class. You can, for instance, use it to create quizzes, polls, questionnaires, and surveys. You can also use it to design permission forms, absence slips, classroom events forms…you name it. The great thing about Google Forms, besides being free and easy to use, is the fact that it is integrated with Google Drive which means that any form you create is automatically saved in your Drive and you can access it anywhere you go with Internet connection.

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Online Professional Development

Online Professional Development | Education | Scoop.it
Ahead of the official launch of our Resource Library‘s Professional Development category in fall 2016, we are excited to offer a preview of three professional development modules around maker education. Each module is centered around a video and contains prompts to consider and comment on in the Professional Development section of our online Google+ community and on Twitter with #makered and @MakerEdOrg.

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How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions

How to find free images and other resources without copyright restrictions | Education | Scoop.it
Finding good illustrations and other resources is a challenge and the question always is: Am I allowed to use this resource? When you find a resource trough a search engine it may appear to be free...

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Marta Torán's curator insight, February 21, 2015 7:26 AM

Imágenes libres de derechos y gratuitas

malek's curator insight, December 29, 2015 6:01 PM

keep handy

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7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech

7 easy, powerful ways to use iPad cameras in the classroom - Let's Teach With Tech | Education | Scoop.it
Our school is a 1:1 iPad school. We made the decision to go with iPads knowing that there are relative strengths and weaknesses of the device. For our purposes, it was decided that the strengths outweighed the weaknesses.


One strength that factored heavily into the discussion was the camera, and putting the power to create multimedia work in the hands of every student.


Here are 7 ways the camera can be leveraged for deeper learning in your class."


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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, September 14, 2015 12:09 PM

some useful ideas. I am going to next try QR codes

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Tapping into kids' passion for Minecraft in the classroom - THE CONVERSATION

Tapping into kids' passion for Minecraft in the classroom - THE CONVERSATION | Education | Scoop.it
If you know children aged between about six and 14, then you have probably heard of Minecraft.

Minecraft is a digital game, a popular cultural phenomenon and a powerful platform for learning. It is one of the most successful digital games of all time and continues to grow in popularity.

Educators have a great interest in Minecraft because children and young people seem to be driven to learn new knowledge and skills to play the game with a passion that they often lack for their everyday schooling.

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jose antonio gabelas's curator insight, July 6, 2015 7:57 AM

añada su visión ...

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The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter

The Maker Mindset - Lisa Palmieri, Ph.D. (@Learn21Tech) | Twitter | Education | Scoop.it

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Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, June 29, 2015 7:29 PM

Im not sure this is so innovative but it does help us think about the issues.

Sandrine Delage (Borgé)'s curator insight, June 30, 2015 4:55 AM

Tellement vrai !

Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, July 4, 2015 11:48 PM

Infographic "Seven ways to remake learning in your school".

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Fun App for Kids Turns Writing Into Interactive Game | Edudemic

Fun App for Kids Turns Writing Into Interactive Game | Edudemic | Education | Scoop.it
Do your students suffer from writer’s block? I’ve found a cure for what ails them: Writing Challenge for Kids, an app by Literautas. After reading several positive online reviews, I tried this app with my students and got results that surpassed my wildest expectations.

With this app, the task of brainstorming a story introduction, scenes, and characters becomes a game. Working against the clock, students respond to specific prompts that guide them through the story-writing process. It’s fun, it’s fast, and, as the name suggests, it’s challenging. Read on to discover if this challenge is right for your students.

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Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips

Layout Cheat Sheet for Infographics : Visual arrangement tips | Education | Scoop.it

Infographic layouts refer to the arrangement of your visual elements and your content. When you begin working on a piece of infographic, you should have a story to tell hence, you will need to select a layout that best suits your story. Using the right layout will ensure good readability and convey your message well.

 

We have put together a cheat sheet for your quick reference to the right arrangement to use, here are six common ones you can quickly work with....


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David Baker's curator insight, March 13, 2015 1:21 AM

This is a great tool to share with my seminar teachers whose final project for the year is an infographic.

Lee Hall's curator insight, March 18, 2015 9:26 AM

They show you a visual layout and explain the best use for it.

Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, March 20, 2015 11:51 PM

HERE ARE SOME HELPFUL LAYOUTS TO SPEED UP YOUR DESIGNS.

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Excellent iPad App to Introduce your Kids to Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent iPad App to Introduce your Kids to Coding ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education | Scoop.it

Code Blast is an excellent coding app that has gone free today for a limited period of time. This app is designed to provide young learners and kids with a solid initiation into the world of programming concepts and problem solving.

Code Blast teaches kids coding through fun and engaging activities consisting of programming a rocket to reach its final destination without being damaged by UFOs and other electric barriers found in its course. In running the mission, kids get to develop a series of key programming concepts and thinking skills such as : precise and accurate programming, forward planning to solve anticipated problems, ordering instructions sequentially and many more.


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asli telli's curator insight, February 15, 2015 12:42 AM

another fun and engaging appi for Coder Kids:)

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, February 16, 2015 12:52 AM

This looks good- think about how it could be adapted to Social Sciences and Humanities. learning to code is just the first step

Rocio Watkins's curator insight, February 16, 2015 1:11 PM

General ed teachers: let's try this!

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An iPad Toolkit - apps that have transformed my practice - ICT Evangelist

An iPad Toolkit - apps that have transformed my practice - ICT Evangelist | Education | Scoop.it
n case you hadn’t noticed, I’m quite a fan of the iPad (the Lollipop Nexus 9’s not too bad either). Not because of its design or because its by Apple or any of that, but because of its keen heritage in the learning arena. Any one who knows me will tell you that I am not one for using tech for tech’s sake, despite my evangelist moniker. Use of technology in a cross curricular sense should be measured and done with consideration for the best potential learning outcomes.

With all that said, I’ve been doing this for quite some time now and I thought it time that I shared some of the Apps that have stuck by me or have struck me for their ease of use and impact upon learning in the classroom.

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Cheryl Turner's curator insight, February 1, 2015 2:02 PM

this article is not linked, so you have to look up each app, and there is no description of the apps, but might be worth a look

flea palmer's curator insight, February 3, 2015 4:47 AM

Many I haven't  tried here...

Ruth Ersapah's curator insight, February 7, 2015 6:21 AM

Useful list of apps.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Google Launches Google Classroom Mobile Apps

Free Technology for Teachers: Google Launches Google Classroom Mobile Apps | Education | Scoop.it
Just a few hours ago Google announced the launch of Google Classroom mobile apps for students. The new Google Classroom iOS and Android apps enable students to take pictures and attach them to the assignments that they submit to you. This could be a great option for math students who have trouble typing responses to mathematics problems as they now can write on paper and submit assignments to you by taking a picture of their papers.

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52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015

52 Of The Best Apps For Your Classroom In 2015 | Education | Scoop.it
The apps below represent 52 (which conveniently works out to about one per week if you want to try them that way) of the best apps for your classroom. There are apps that help teachers gather data, scan exams, contact parents, promote research, keep notes, share documents, or even flip your classroom in 2015.

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tom cockburn's curator insight, December 29, 2014 8:13 AM

Could be gold in them thar hills

Kelly Herta's curator insight, December 30, 2014 4:21 PM

Lots of great apps, some new, some old......

Ruth Reynolds's curator insight, January 1, 2015 10:20 PM

Some interesting Apps I have not previously heard of

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Free Technology for Teachers: Bioman Biology - Science Games and Virtual Labs

Free Technology for Teachers: Bioman Biology - Science Games and Virtual Labs | Education | Scoop.it
Bioman Biology is a nice resource that I learned about from David Andrade. On Bioman Biology you will find dozens of educational games and virtual labs designed to help students learn about topics related to biology. The games and virtual labs are organized into eight topics; physiology, cells, ecology, genetics, classification, life chemistry, respiration, and scientific methods. Most the games are Flash-based but a handful of them are available as free iPad apps. The games and virtual labs are appropriate for middle school students.

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