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See-Through Solar Could Turn Windows, Phones Into Power Sources

See-Through Solar Could Turn Windows, Phones Into Power Sources | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ "It's a whole new way of thinking about solar energy," says startup CEO about using transparent solar cells on buildings and electronics.”
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Very soon, we’ll be seeing see-through solar panels. These pieces of glass will range in size from small enough to turn your smartphone screen into a power source to large enough to cover a skyscraper with windows that double as solar panels. Researchers have been pursuing this technology for several years, and Ubiquitous Energy is a company spun off by researchers at MIT and Michigan State University. Their goal is to achieve at least 10 percent efficiency before these panels can be deployed in a diverse range of settings and applications. They represent the next generation of solar power as an alternate source: “Research has boosted solar panel efficiency over time. But some scientists argue that to truly take advantage of the sun’s power, we also need to expand the amount of real estate that can be outfitted with solar panels by making cells that are nearly or entirely see-through.”
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10 Things Your Professional Learning Partners Should Want to Tell You

10 Things Your Professional Learning Partners Should Want to Tell You | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“By Tracy Clark - Why your professional learning partners should encourage and support the desire to try new things, ask questions, and push boundaries.”
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21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies

21 Cool Things Teachers and Students Have Built With 3D Printers! — Emerging Education Technologies | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ With the explosion of 3D printing in schools around the world, the variety and impressiveness of things that students and teachers are printing with this powerful technology grows every day. Check out all these different objects that have been created with 3D printers. Some of these items are changing people’s lives! Hopefully some of these ideas can inspire you to start exploring 3D printing, or to try something new if you’re already using this wonderful technology.”
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cantatapledge's comment, July 3, 2015 6:27 AM
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littleBits Quick Start Guides | Invent To Learn

littleBits Quick Start Guides | Invent To Learn | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it

"littleBits are ingenious snap-together magnetic elements used to create whimsical machines and prototype complex electronic circuits. It’s impossible to short-circuit the littleBits or create a syntax error in your physical “program” since they only snap together the “correct” way. Kids from 5-85 love inventing with littleBits. We recently created two “Quick Start” guides for the trickier aspects of working with littleBits. "

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A Beginners Guide to Makerspaces Makerspaces Leah Mann on Piktochart

A Beginners Guide to Makerspaces Makerspaces Leah Mann on Piktochart | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ Makerspaces, Year 1 Copy | Piktochart Infographic Editor”
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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 6, 2015 1:35 PM

Great example of transforming a library into a digital media Maker Space

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The Mindset of the Maker Educator - User Generated Education

The Mindset of the Maker Educator - User Generated Education | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ Here are some graphics, Thinglinks, and the slideshow I created for my Mindset of the Maker Educator Workshop: ”
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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 7, 2015 7:22 AM

Jackie Gerstein does a wonderful job developing graphics and a slide deck to explain how a Maker Educator needs to rethink his/her role and take on new mindsets. 

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Engineering on a Dime: 3 STEM Challenges You Can Do Today - Minds in Bloom

Engineering on a Dime: 3 STEM Challenges You Can Do Today - Minds in Bloom | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ STEM challenges are a great way to explore engineering when you lack the time to devote to a rigorous engineering design challenge. These three challenges can be set up with very little prep time and with materials you either have on hand or can easily obtain. ”
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6 Factors Of Gamification That Changes Students - TeachThought

6 Factors Of Gamification That Changes Students - TeachThought | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ I was 11 the year my summer camp director transformed the regular schedule, procedures, and lingo that we were used to—into the most memorable, enriching experience I had ever encountered at that point in my life. I had no idea that he had ‘gamified’ the week; I just knew that it was the best summer ever. Instead of grouping us by numbers, we were named after the Greek alphabet. We competed daily against the other groups in volleyball, softball, kickball, and on the final night —a chariot and Olympic flame opened an epic Olympic Game contest at midnight. The director, or ‘game master’ as we were inclined to call him, even made everyone reset the clocks and watches—so we never knew what the real time was, the entire schedule was set on some sort of crazy alternate schedule. Now I realize that it probably allowed him to sleep in and us to stay up later, but we were none the wiser. Daily we played games, wrote skits, went swimming, and competed for cleanest cabins. We did all the regular stuff, but it was more fun because there were rules and boundaries and points and collaboration and competition and a clear, mutual understanding of goals and performance and criteria for success. As a student, I got to learn more about the power of ‘gamifying’ something, and what effect it had on learners.”
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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's curator insight, July 12, 2015 8:02 AM

With gaming you get to learn that there are students who are of talent sitting in the class who do not respond to regular teaching tactics. In gaming you learn from your mistakes and get points for trying.

 

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Excellent Guides and Tutorials to Help Kids Make Engaging Educational Movies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Excellent Guides and Tutorials to Help Kids Make Engaging Educational Movies ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
"Engaging kids in creative video productions allows them to develop communication skills and enhances their technical know-how. It also gives them an avenue through which they can practice multimodal expressions and present information in numerous ways.This multimodality in communicating information does not only help students understand topics much better and at a deeper level but is also an elemental feature of the 21st century learning."
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This is the whole point of students using tech and BYOD.
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How to Do Stop Motion Videos on iPads - Jonathan Wylie

How to Do Stop Motion Videos on iPads - Jonathan Wylie | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ The iPad is a great device for learning how to do stop motion animation, because you can achieve great results with very little effort. Here's what you need to know.”
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iPad Bingo Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Bingo Chart for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
"Pad Bingo chart is an activity created by Allanah King to help teachers enhance their workflow with iPad. At the heart of iPad Bingo is a collaborative learning and sharing experience and though Allanah initially designed this chart to be used with teachers learning about the basics of iPad use, I would suggest that teachers use it with their students in the start of the school year to assess students knowledge of basic iPad tasks. To do this you can apply the procedure Allanah used : The deal was that people had to walk around the room and find someone who could show them how to do the tasks on the bingo board, that person showed them, then they had to do the task themselves. Then they could initial the bingo board. When they had five squares initialled in a row they yelled ‘Allanah’ and got a prize!"
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Added 14/4/14

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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
"Publishing student video that is created with iPads can be a challenging process, especially with younger students. Even schools that are Google Apps typically decide to turn off YouTube uploads to the student accounts. However, with the use of a handful of free applications, students can create video content on iPad, share their creation with a teacher, and then have the teacher upload to their YouTube channel or a class YouTube channel. "
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Collaborative Classroom eBooks on the iPad

"Published by Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano How to create a collaborative eBook on and for the iPad with your students. GloballyConnectedLearning.com"
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The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning -

The Genius Hour Design Cycle: A Process For Planning - | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ In an ongoing effort towards polishing the edges, over the years we have continued to refine the processes we apply to the Personal Passion Project. We have gained insights into the sorts of projects that work well and which will cause difficulties. We have added a degree of structure while maintaining the required degree of freedom necessary for a personalised project. The results of this learning are presented (in the model above and the text) below.”
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Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips - Edutopia

Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips - Edutopia | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ The 3D printing industry is expected to exceed $21 billion by 2020. Classrooms are joining in. Kelly Hines' fifth-grade classroom is redesigning a prosthetic hand. Can't buy a drone? Soon, you may be able to print one. You can print robots, math manipulatives, and even parts for a 3D printer. (In fact, Bryan Byer's science classroom in Michigan built their own 3D printer.) What will happen when we can 3D print things from door stoppers to wind turbines to (wait for it) wedding dresses? This past year, my students and I began our journey after I saw the FabLab at Kentucky Country Day School last summer.”
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Free Technology for Teachers: Learning to Program With MaKey MaKey in Elementary School

Free Technology for Teachers: Learning to Program With MaKey MaKey in Elementary School | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ Computer programming has become the new "literacy" that many teachers and school districts are implementing to help students exercise critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students of all ages gravitate towards creating and implementing programs--large and small--that they create digitally. Our technology department recently purchased two MaKey MaKeys for every elementary ITRT to use when collaborating with teachers on special projects that involve computer programming.”
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littleBits Quick Start Guides | Invent To Learn

littleBits Quick Start Guides | Invent To Learn | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it

"littleBits are ingenious snap-together magnetic elements used to create whimsical machines and prototype complex electronic circuits. It’s impossible to short-circuit the littleBits or create a syntax error in your physical “program” since they only snap together the “correct” way. Kids from 5-85 love inventing with littleBits. We recently created two “Quick Start” guides for the trickier aspects of working with littleBits. "

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Why & How to Green Screen in class - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Why & How to Green Screen in class - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it

"Finding interesting ways to evaluate, reflect and report on work and projects can be tricky. Many students struggle to engage with the reflection properly as it is often a dry, unentertaining end to any unit or project. But that’s where the Green Screen App can help. (How-to help sheet below)

Remember:

People don’t learn from experience. People learn when reflecting on experience. People learn more when they can witness their own reflection."


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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, July 5, 2015 7:39 AM

Ik heb de app al, nu nog een groen scherm.

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The Mindset of the Maker Educator - User Generated Education

The Mindset of the Maker Educator - User Generated Education | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ Here are some graphics, Thinglinks, and the slideshow I created for my Mindset of the Maker Educator Workshop: ”
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Norton Gusky's curator insight, July 7, 2015 7:22 AM

Jackie Gerstein does a wonderful job developing graphics and a slide deck to explain how a Maker Educator needs to rethink his/her role and take on new mindsets. 

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How to backup your iPhone and iPad to save your iOS data

How to backup your iPhone and iPad to save your iOS data | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
“ Data loss is a fact of life - you drop your phone, it hits the ground, shatters to pieces, and chances are you lost the majority of your data on the device. Thankfully, we have services like iCloud that automatically backup your data, making it easily retrievable in the case of a shattered or damaged smartphone. Unfortunately, it isn't the best solution for backing up data, particularly because Apple just isn't the best when it comes to cloud services. Security is a big concern with iCloud, and if you ever want to get more storage, it's quite pricey compared to competitors. The company also gives you a mere 5GB of cloud storage that it's hardly possible to backup all of the pertinent data on your iOS device, especially if you have a large photo library full of special moments you want to keep. That said, there are plenty of other ways to make sure your data is safe by backing up your files across a few free services. The first step is, of course, making sure you have a backup of your device on your PC or MacBook.”
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Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Video Tutorials for Teachers on Using Augmented Reality App Aurasma ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
"Talking about augmented reality technology in teaching and learning the first thing that comes to mind is this wonderful app called Aurasma. Since its release a few years ago, Aurasma gained so much in popularity and several teachers have already embraced it within their classrooms. For those of you who are not yet familiar with how Aurasma works and how to use in it in your class, the video tutorials below will help you out."
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Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 7, 2014 1:55 AM

Students really love Aurasma.

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12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students - te@chthought

12 Ways To Share Almost Any File With Your Students - te@chthought | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
"As a 21st century teacher, you probably need to share stuff, and have stuff shared with. “Stuff” like pdfs, various word processing documents, video files, and other digital fare. The traditional way to do this has been email, but limits here–including speed, file size, and the relative clunkiness of sharing with large groups–make sharing files through email less than “best practice.” We started to create a chart that listed the nuance details of each platform, from storage and sharing limits, FTPing ability, the need to sign up to use, and password-protecting to flexible expiration dates for rights to files–but then we found that Wikipedia had already done this (and then some). So we instead picked our favorite dozen, and then ranked them in terms of their flexibility and integration that education technology demands. Though most of the tools below can share most files (mp3s, .movs, .mp4s, exe, .zip, .doc and .docx files, .pdfs, etc.), we focused more on documents, images, folders and software integration than incredibly detailed features that may make it overkill for your classrooms."
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34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - te@chthought

34 Diverse Blended Learning Apps For iPad - te@chthought | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
"Blended learning is a potentially powerful way of mixing the power of asynchronous access with face-to-face facilitation and instruction. It’s this mixing of old and new that makes it tempting for many schools and districts wanting to dip their toes in the water of eLearning and far-reaching technology access while still depending on the expertise and training of human teachers."
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Manuel Jesús Fdez. 's curator insight, May 5, 2014 7:04 AM

#TUTOR_intef

John Evans's curator insight, May 16, 2014 10:15 AM

Thanks for the suggestion to re Scoop this from Lee Hall!

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, May 17, 2014 10:25 AM

This is a really good list. I haven't come across x-mirage before and look forward to trying it out. Another great mirroring device, is Splashtop that allows you to mirror your Mac on your iPad and control it remotely.

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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
" Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Here are “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities:”
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Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads

Free Technology for Teachers: Free Collaborative Video Creation with iPads | Educational Apps Sites | Scoop.it
"Publishing student video that is created with iPads can be a challenging process, especially with younger students. Even schools that are Google Apps typically decide to turn off YouTube uploads to the student accounts. However, with the use of a handful of free applications, students can create video content on iPad, share their creation with a teacher, and then have the teacher upload to their YouTube channel or a class YouTube channel. "
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