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Bits that might interest elementary teachers striving to move forward with new techie, and engaging ideas in their classroom.
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The Hour of Code is Coming via @mraspinall

The Hour of Code is Coming via @mraspinall | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
“ The hour of code is coming. pic.twitter.com/i1LsDAC8rT”
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 31, 2015 7:17 PM

Thanks to John Evans.

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Arlington Heights SD25: Students Create Green Screen Animation @fuglefun

Arlington Heights SD25:  Students Create Green Screen Animation @fuglefun | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
“ Fourth grade students at Dryden Elementary were able to put their art into motion and see it come to life this past week. Lead by Dryden Elementary School’s art teacher, Tricia Fuglestad, students used a still image of paintings they had done as inspiration to then, frame by frame, move a figure, taking a still shot every time. The idea was to combine aspects of still and moving art, using a green screen and music, to create a video of the figures dancing.”
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Marie Crawford's curator insight, November 8, 2015 11:05 AM

Wow, this looks like a great way to merge tech and art!

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No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children - Mind/Shift

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children - Mind/Shift | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
“ Thanks in part to STEM education initiatives and the tech boom, coding in the classroom has become more ubiquitous. Computer programming tasks students to persistently work to solve problems by thinking logically. What’s more, learning how to code is a desired 21st century career skill. There are several digital games designed for kids as young as 5 that turn coding into a fun activity, such as Kodable and Scratch Jr. But some game designers are going further back to programming’s fundamentals by creating physical games that can’t be found in any app store.”
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Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+ — Emerging Education Technologies

Coding for the Common Core: 15 iPad Coding Apps for K-5+ — Emerging Education Technologies | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
Yesterday we published the article, “Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA“, in which we shared numerous programmable robots and insights and lesson plans that offer ideas for how they can be used on classrooms teaching various subjects.

Today, we share 15 different iPad apps (many of them are free!) that can help teach coding skills while reinforcing related skills like mathematics, logic, reading, and more! These apps are geared toward students of elementary through middle schools ages.

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Centre Recursos Baix Llobregat 7's curator insight, October 30, 2015 4:26 AM

El grau K5 correspon, aproximadament, als 9 anys d'edat.

June Rumiko Klein's curator insight, October 30, 2015 8:47 AM

Making math and logic fun.  And the price is right.

Lee Hall's curator insight, October 30, 2015 8:55 AM

These are perfect to get your students started learning to code.

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Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today?

Show What You Know with Media » What do you want to create today? | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it

"“Show What You Know With Media” is a book series and website created by Dr. Wesley Fryer to serve as a menu, handbook, andmap for teacher-leaders and learners in the twenty-first century who seek to develop digital literacies as multimedia communicators and help students “show what they know with media.” * Mapping Media to the Curriculum (Volume I) explores the first six products in the framework: Interactive Writing, Narrated Art, Radio Shows, 5 Photo Stories, Visual Notetaking, and Narrated Slideshows / Screencasts. Videos in each chapter (hosted on YouTube) are directly linked for compatible eReaders and also linked via QR codes, so readers can optionally use a smartphone to view them."


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Debbie Rogers's curator insight, October 26, 2015 6:02 PM

Try it and experience the differentiated engagement in learning!

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, October 27, 2015 8:04 AM

#StoryTelling #STEM #STEAM #Media #SlideShow

Ruth Virginia Barton's curator insight, October 27, 2015 1:35 PM

This creative-commons licensed site is chock-full of ideas for how kids can show off what they know by CREATING it!  Very exciting.  Plus, I like that they called it "media."  Good idea.  Put the media in our own hands!

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Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard

Vittle: Turn your iPad into a Recordable Video Whiteboard | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it

Vittle lets you quickly capture any idea, and share them with anyone to view on their own time.

Vittle works like a magic whiteboard that records what you write and say:

Annotate and sketch using the ultra-smooth ink of our proprietary Inkflow Engine,Resize and move anything around the page,Zoom in to focus on key points,Visually navigate through even complex topics.

Use Vittle to build a video library on any subject. It is also a powerful tool for collaborating across time and space with any number of people.


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...and it's free to try.

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Bonnie Bracey Sutton's comment, August 26, 2013 7:42 AM
Looks interesting,thanks.
Vicki Mast's curator insight, September 13, 2013 11:24 AM

I just downloaded the free version which looks good, but may have to upgrade. The features look well worth the $3.99 price. You can move & resize your drawn objects, zoom in/out, etc. If you're working on creating "flipped classroom" videos, or how-to tutorials this may be what you need. Check out their website and user guide for the details.

D G Stevenson's curator insight, December 9, 2013 9:01 AM

Useful for explaining concepts in a visually interesting way. 

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ForAllRubrics - Create, Manage, and Assess using Rubrics On iPad for FREE! - TeachingwithiPad.org

ForAllRubrics - Create, Manage, and Assess using Rubrics On iPad for FREE! - TeachingwithiPad.org | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it

"Now that it's the middle of summer, rubrics are probably the furthest thing from your minds. However, unfortunately it won't be long from now that we will be knee-deep in marking. ForAllRubrics https://www.forallrubrics.com/ is one of my best finds online in a long time. This is a free “service” for teachers that works on iPad and iPhone. Now, teachers will be able to create rubrics and easily use their iOS devices to assess all of their students."


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Lee Hall's curator insight, July 24, 2013 3:48 PM
This makes it very easy to grade your students projects or products. I think a rubric is the step some teachers forget.
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i4S POSTERS - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

i4S POSTERS - IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
JUST ONE TOPIC AT A TIME

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Lisa Garosi's curator insight, July 25, 2013 7:50 PM

we all need a refresher on how to project images off our iPads. 

JoAnn Delaney's curator insight, August 3, 2013 12:51 PM

Great posters

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Why Aren’t We Talking More About iTunes U?

Why Aren’t We Talking More About iTunes U? | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it

"With so many schools adopting the use of iPads I find it strange that we aren’t hearing more about the incredible opportunities available in iTunes U.  Well I suppose it isn’t that strange given that schools in the early stages of transitioning to an iPad platform are extremely busy and learning one more thing can seem overwhelming.  Trust me, I understand that, but I believe if you were to learn one more thing it should be about the power of iTunes U. The possibilities of this incredible tool are endless. I’d like to provide you with just a few examples of the many uses of iTunes U in the hopes that more schools will join this incredible network of learning resources."


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Mathtopia

Get Mathtopia on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Apparently the best ever (Minds in Bloom) ... and free!

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TimeMap

TimeMap | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it

This is a wonderful history site. Watch the history of the world evolve on a world map by choosing an era and clicking on the civilisation you want to view to find out more.

http://ictmagic.wikispaces.com/History


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My Favorite Sites: A Resource List for Finding the BEST iPad Apps for Your Kids | The Digital Media Diet

My Favorite Sites: A Resource List for Finding the BEST iPad Apps for Your Kids | The Digital Media Diet | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, December 26, 2012 9:30 PM

My list of websites I trust for the best kids app reviews and recommendations!

Jeni Mawter's curator insight, December 27, 2012 12:56 AM
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My list of websites I trust for the best kids app reviews and recommendations!

 

You've got to trust Carisa!

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Teacher Appreciation Letter - momswithapps.com

Teacher Appreciation Letter - momswithapps.com | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
Our friends at Technology in Education polled their Facebook audience about holiday gift ideas for teachers. In addition to gift cards and homemade treats, there was a suggestion about a Letter of Appreciation.

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, December 12, 2012 7:12 PM

The spirit of giving is often focused on 'things' but most of us appeciate being acknowledged for our year-long contributions so much more. Don't assume your child's teacher needs 'items' more than being thanked, especially in a way that lets their supervisors know they are doing a great job.

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Audri's Rube Goldberg Monster Trap

``Audri would like to say thank you for the encouraging comments. He is 7 years old and he can read so please keep it positive. He wants to be a theoretical physicist when he grows up and has big plans to study robotics at MIT. He was especially inspired to make this video after seeing OK GO's This Too Shall Pass:`

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qybUFn.... ;


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Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Google Apps Video Tutorials @rmbyrne

Free Technology for Teachers: 75 Google Apps Video Tutorials @rmbyrne | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
One of the most popular posts of the past week was my two video introduction to Google Forms for teachers. Those videos are part of my larger, constantly growing, playlist of Google Apps tutorial videos. I now have more than 75 videos in that playlist. All of the videos were created by me using Screencast-o-matic. The entire playlist is embedded below. You can subscribe to my YouTube channel here to be notified whenever a new video is added to my channel. Lately, I've been creating two new videos per week.

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ChristopherBell's curator insight, November 5, 2015 10:10 PM

This comes from the 'Free Technology for Teachers Blog' written by Richard Byrne and it is FANTASTIC!

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google tools.
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Five reasons to teach robotics in schools - The Conversation

Five reasons to teach robotics in schools - The Conversation | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
“ Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this? The Queensland government has just announced plans to make teaching robotics compulsory in its new curriculum – aimed at students from prep through to year 10. Robotics matches the new digital technologies curriculum, strongly supported by the university sector and states, including Victoria. But while, worldwide, there are increasing initiatives such as the Robotics Academy in the US to teach robotics in schools, Australia isn’t doing enough to get it taught in schools. To explain why we should teach children how to program robots in schools, we first need to understand what a robot is.”
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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 28, 2015 7:30 AM

The article references the Robotics Academy, a K-12 educational program from Carnegie Mellon University, but it doesn't mention CMU's CREATE Lab and tools like the Hummingbird, a robotics kit that puts the "A" in STEM. 

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7 Stop Motion Animation Kits to Fuel Creativity - FRACTUS LEARNING

7 Stop Motion Animation Kits to Fuel Creativity - FRACTUS LEARNING | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
Stop motion animation kits are a fantastic way for kids to explore their creativity while actively using technology. Using a camera, set, and software, young animators produce stop motion films from just a few seconds to longer, more complicated movies with sound, different characters, and exciting digital effects.

It’s important to consider your child’s age and technical ability when selecting stop motion animation kits.  Some kits are simple enough for younger users while an older, more experienced director may need software with more editing power. A good choice is a kit that includes a camera and software, but if you know you have a compatible camera, good editing software may be enough. Kids can use toys they have at home and create their own sets, use included sets and characters, or build characters with professional modeling clay. The fun and possibilities are endless!

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Cheryl Frose's curator insight, October 29, 2015 12:13 PM

Includes Minecraft and DragonFrame.

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GAFE for beginners (Google Apps for Education)

GAFE for beginners (Google Apps for Education) | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
GAFE for Beginners( Adapted from Kelly Smith’ s presentation) Sylvia Duckworth Sylvia Duckworth|@ sylviaduckworth bit. ly/ duckworthbasics Sylvia Duckworth|@ sylviaduckworth goo. gl/ 6JmNSX If you are presently in my workshop, please Bookmark this presentation now by highlighting the URL and drag...

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I learned more about using GAFE in one hour, at the Google Summit Toronto, than I ever thought possible! Useful? Absolutely

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Lisa Burkhalter's curator insight, February 6, 2015 10:03 AM

Great tutorial/resource for GAFE beginner courses.

Costantino Soudaz's curator insight, February 7, 2015 2:19 AM

Google Apps for Education

Celeste Simpson Zadnichek's curator insight, February 9, 2015 7:04 AM

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Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Two Wonderful Visual Lists of Educational iPad Apps for Teachers and Students ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it

"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.

The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."


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Raquel Oliveira's curator insight, July 2, 2014 7:34 PM

um big quadro de aplicativos utilizados para apoiar aprendizagem no seculo XXI...

faezams's curator insight, July 10, 2014 9:01 PM

App list visual

Wendy Zaruba's curator insight, February 9, 4:24 PM

Here are two great visual lists of iPad apps for Teachers and Students.

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How to Remove “Other” Data Stored on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch - OSXDaily

How to Remove “Other” Data Stored on the iPhone, iPad, iPod touch - OSXDaily | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it

"Most iOS users encounter “Other” for the first time when they connect their iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to a computer, where they’ll find it listed in the little iTunes usage bar graph. With everything else so well labeled, Other can be a bit of a mystery, particularly when it takes up a ton of storage in iOS. "


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Ann Francis's curator insight, July 26, 2013 10:47 AM

Finally, a way to ger rid of the pesky other@ipad apps

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Create a Tessellation Using the Amaziograph App on an iPad

This app takes me back to the days when I taught my students how to create tessellations using paper and markers. The discovery of the Amaziograph app is inspiring…


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Appy Hour Menus

Appy Hour Menus | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
APPY HOUR MENUS: How this works: On your iPad – Click on the following image and “Open in iBooks” – The links will then become interactive.  You can click on any app and it ...

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Special Needs Apps Checklist: 25 Key Features

Special Needs Apps Checklist: 25 Key Features | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it
Preparing a rubric or checklist is a good way to see if the special needs app meets your criteria. The following is a Checklist for Special Needs iPad Apps:
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Digital Storytelling: how to make an animated PPT movie

How-to video for creating digital storybooks using custom animations in PowerPoint. For more resources from Nancye Blair, visit www.EngagingEducation.net.

 

Wonderful resource!  


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Allison Kenney's curator insight, October 16, 2014 8:46 AM

Not the same old PPT that we used to use.

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, October 20, 2014 3:24 AM

Je suis de plus en plus convaincu qu'il faut raconter des histoires, même à des 'grands'.

Winnie Bob's curator insight, May 14, 10:18 PM
Love this. Would be great for the narrative for assessment.
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Top 10 Trends in Children’s Books in 2013 from Scholastic | Digital Book World

Top 10 Trends in Children’s Books in 2013 from Scholastic | Digital Book World | Elementary Teacher Tidbits 21C | Scoop.it

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Carisa Kluver's curator insight, December 12, 2012 6:54 PM
Excellent list for new projects ...  Here they are in short (scroll down for explanations): 1. Bullying is THE Timely Topic in Kids’ Books.2. 2013 Will be a Lucky Number for Science Fiction Fans.3. Intriguing Nonfiction.4. Novels-in-Cartoons.5. Kid Lit on the Screen.6. War.7. Tough Girls.8. Survival Stories.9. Spotlight on Diversity.10. Nature Runs Amok.