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10 Awesome iPad Apps to Engage Students in Hands-on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Awesome iPad Apps to Engage Students in Hands-on Learning ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Here are some great iPad apps to boost students creativity and get them engaged in hands-on learning tasks. Using these apps students will be able to carry out a variety of creative activities including : making talking avatars,  creating digital books, recording screenshots and tutorials, creating pic collages,  and making videos and audio clips . All of these apps and many more are included in this wonderful visual from Tony Vincent."


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From creating digital books to screencasting to animations, these tools will help you connect with your students and make learner fun.

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Vera Weber's curator insight, May 1, 2014 10:27 AM
This looks like a wonderful arsenal of apps for creating engaging lessons!
Character Minutes's curator insight, May 1, 2014 11:04 AM

Check out book creator and animatoranimator

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, May 1, 2014 1:16 PM

These  apps are proving to be very useful in stimulating learning of children with learning difficulties. Teachers need training to integrate the use of assistive technology in their lessons.

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50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge

50 Tools & Apps for Showcasing Student Knowledge | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Greetings and welcome to “Tech It Up Tuesday”, a weekly series in which I share an edtech tool, app, site or other resource that can be utilized in the educational setting. This week features an ex…

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Dr. Theresa Kauffman's curator insight, April 28, 9:12 AM
Wonderful ways to engage students to show what they know. My students love many of these tools and we look forward to exploring more.
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"With a myriad of web tools and apps available to teachers, it’s sometimes mind-boggling trying to identify which are the most effective for the classroom. But if you’re looking for some innovative ways to showcase student work, here’s an awesome visual collection of resources spanning 11 categories—audio recordings, collages, comics, posters, slides, digital books, narrated slideshows, movies, animations, screen casts and study aids—to help get you started!"

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Teachers: Embrace the Full Potential of Technology Education Through 'Creation' - GettingSmart.com

Teachers: Embrace the Full Potential of Technology Education Through 'Creation' - GettingSmart.com | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"So how can teachers prepare for this surge of computer science in the classroom and integrate it into their curriculum in a meaningful way? It starts with understanding that technology is a tool–a means to accomplishing an end, but not an end itself. It’s important to not just leverage technology for technology’s sake. There needs to be a purpose behind it.

"For example, besides simply having iPads in the classroom, schools need to have goals in place for using them. Perhaps the goal is enabling kids to create with the iPads—like build their own apps—versus simply reviewing materials on the device."

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Google provides virtual reality to Marshall students

Google provides virtual reality to Marshall students | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

Expedition is a new product being introduced by Google that allows teachers to take their students on virtual field trips. The goal is to give students a deeper understanding of the world beyond the classroom.


"Expeditions is a virtual reality platform built for the classroom. Expeditions are guided tours of places school buses can’t go. They are comprised of virtual reality panoramas and led by the teacher. The ideal is to bring classroom lessons to life."

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Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect

Tools for Professional Learning: Curate, Share, Connect | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland recalls how she came to recognize that professional learning embodies curating, sharing, and connecting, and reviews the tools that help her meet these needs.

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Digital Classroom Simulations Signal New Frontier in Teacher Training

Digital Classroom Simulations Signal New Frontier in Teacher Training | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A pilot program at the University of Virginia's Curry School of Education lets teachers in training practice classroom management techniques with a classroom simulation.
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20 Terrific Quiet Signals That Work!

20 Terrific Quiet Signals That Work! | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
When you teach hands-on lessons and use active engagement strategies, it goes without saying that you MUST have an effective quiet signal! You'll use it over an | See more about Rain Sticks, Trains and Rain.
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The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents - A.J. JULIANI

The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents - A.J. JULIANI | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Snapchat is a video messaging application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University (and then
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My challenge to you – 8 things all teachers should learn about #edtech

My challenge to you – 8 things all teachers should learn about #edtech | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
I love the School Report scheme that the BBC run via Newsround. We all remember the Newsrounds of our youth. For me it was John Craven who made me watch it whenever it was on. It was this report I …
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10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC

10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic] by GDC | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Med Kharbach lists 10 essential social media skills for teachers of all sorts in a creative infographic, based on an article by Doug Johnson.

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Roberto Aníbal Arce's curator insight, April 16, 2:26 PM
Hermosa síntesis, para poner en acción o mejorar las prácticas.
Helen Teague's curator insight, April 20, 2:34 PM
coorelates well to TPaCK
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This article and infographic share ten social media skills for today's instructors.
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Wisconsin Media Lab website updated

Wisconsin Media Lab website updated | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The Wisconsin Media Lab has redesigned its website to improve the user experience and add new features including: Geolocation technology allows access to content from coffee shops and beyond; A new search box for everything in the resources; and A faceted search function lets you find content organized by subject and grade.
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The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research

The Maker Movement in K-12 Education: A Guide to Emerging Research | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Few trends in K-12 ed tech are as hot—or as under-researched—as "Maker" education.

The term generally refers to using a wide variety of hands-on activities (such as building, computer programming, and sewing) to support academic learning and the development of a mindset that values playfulness and experimentation, growth and iteration, and collaboration and community. 
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The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic

The Pros and Cons of Technology in the Classroom | Edudemic | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
There’s no right or wrong side of this debate. Educational technology has its plusses and minuses. It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad.
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"There’s no right or wrong side of this debate. Educational technology has its plusses and minuses. It’s up to teachers, administrators, and district personnel to decide whether the good outweighs the bad."

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7 Scientific Ways to Become Smarter

7 Scientific Ways to Become Smarter | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
You can vastly improve your brain's performance by making a few minor changes in your daily routine.
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Schools are helping police spy on kids’ social media activity

Schools are helping police spy on kids’ social media activity | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The school district says it will pay about $18,000 annually for SnapTrends, the monitoring software used to check students' activity. It's the same software used by police in Racine, Wis., to track criminal activity and joins a slew of similar social media monitoring software used by law enforcement to keep an eye on the community.
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"The school district says it will pay about $18,000 annually for SnapTrends, the monitoring software used to check students' activity. It's the same software used by police in Racine, Wis., to track criminal activity and joins a slew of similar social media monitoring software used by law enforcement to keep an eye on the community."

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Waunakee High School lab to develop innovation, entrepreneurship

Waunakee High School lab to develop innovation, entrepreneurship | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The idea of establishing a new FAB Lab/Innovation Center at Waunakee High School has taken off.
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WeAreTeachers: 20 Ways Teachers Are Getting Excited About STEM

WeAreTeachers: 20 Ways Teachers Are Getting Excited About STEM | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Some of the best STEM-spiration for your classroom comes from fellow teachers. Read on for 20 ways applicants in the CITGO Fueling Education Sweepstakes are making science, technology, engineering and math exciting and interesting for their students.
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Taking the Learners and Technology Outdoors

Taking the Learners and Technology Outdoors | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
I began my career as an educator as an outdoor educator.  Now I teach educational technology.  Given both the ever increasing sedentary and indoor lives of kids and the advancement of technology, the time is ripe to combine the two. Current and recurring themes that guide my ideas about what constitutes a "good" education include:…
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Root Is a Little Robot on a Mission to Teach Kids to Code

Root Is a Little Robot on a Mission to Teach Kids to Code | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
A team of Harvard roboticists believe they've found a way to light the digital spark in kids' imaginations.
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A blueprint for using Twitter and cell phones in class

A blueprint for using Twitter and cell phones in class | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it

"Joe Marquez, a science teacher instructional technology specialist at Alta Sierra Intermediate School in Clovis, Calif., considers his students’ cell phones as important as textbooks. Maybe more important."

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We must address the issue of digital inequality

We must address the issue of digital inequality | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
For example, 33 percent of families below the poverty line rely on mobile only Internet access. Out of those families, 29 percent say they have hit their data limits on their plan in the past year and 24 percent say their service has been cut off in the past year. One in five say too many people share the same phone and cannot get done what they need to get done.
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Tech Tools, Image Libraries Transforming Art History Classes

Tech Tools, Image Libraries Transforming Art History Classes | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Teachers of art history are introducing students to great works with new precision through high-resolution images, immersive technologies, YouTube videos, and other platforms and digital systems.
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Long live aging edtech!

Long live aging edtech! | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
Old computers may not be trendy, but as school tech budgets shrink or stagnate, many administrators try to squeeze the most life out of their aging devices. Recycling and retrofitting, and hooking up to the cloud, allow districts to delay or even abandon established schedules for buying brand-new equipment.
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Schools lend out mobile hotspots to get all students online

Schools lend out mobile hotspots to get all students online | Education Today and Tomorrow | Scoop.it
The devices, paired with a laptop computer, give students internet access outside school hours for homework. Otherwise, those without the service at home could fall behind in certain classes.
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