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iPad Apps and Other Resources to Teach Students about Mandela's Life ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

iPad Apps and Other Resources to Teach Students about Mandela's Life ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

"One of the most iconic freedom fighter has just left us a couple of days ago leaving behind him a huge legacy for next generations to learn from. Nelson Mandella's life was a genuine fight for human rights and justice and it was thanks to his civil activism that apartheid was abolished in South Africa. The fight for freedom cost Nelson so dearly, 27 years of his life was spent in prison. The lessons we can draw from  Nelson's eventful life experiences are inestimable and here are some of the teaching resources I have curated fro you to help yu teach your students about this legendary man."


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February, African-American History Month, would be a great time to implement these resources for teaching students about this iconic human rights activist. 

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andrew mulinge's curator insight, December 9, 2013 12:37 AM

This caught my attention because of the icon associated with the title --- Nelson Mandela. A few days ago, my cousin who is a special education teacher in Richmond, posted his frustrations on Facebook about how a student said "Who is Nelson Mandela and why the hell should we care"? My cousin found this quite disturbing but at the same time, he used it as a teaching moment for him and the student. 

 

At my middle school, every student has an ipad that they use daily. The usage of the ipad vary from warm-up activities to homework assignments. Students of this generation coincide more and more with technological innovations like the ipad. This particular app celebrating Nelson Mandela is another example of how learning can can be done through apps in exchange for books. Students love to play games and love to use their ipads. Incorporating critical information in the apps not only allow the student to learn a great deal but it's also fun. I would suggest that my cousin consider using different techniques through the internet to teach students like that about Madiba. 

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How to make a QR code (and digital scavenger hunt) with your iPad - Learn Egg

How to make a QR code (and digital scavenger hunt) with your iPad - Learn Egg | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Ever wondered how to make one of those fun QR codes you see in stores and online? It’s actually not that tough!

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Hilary Munchel Thompson's curator insight, December 8, 2013 8:00 PM

My students love doing scavenger hunts, but I've never tried one like this before. This could be really cool for reviews.

Dean Mantz's curator insight, December 9, 2013 7:51 AM

Thank you John Evans for sharing this infographic on creating QR code scavenger hunts via iPads on your scoop.it/t/ipads-in-education page.  

Catherine Smyth's curator insight, December 12, 2013 3:38 PM

There are many affordances for QR codes in history. Pose an historical inquiry question and get students to gather clues (evidence) using primary sources embedded with a QR code at a museum, local community, school etc. Or, get primary students to create their own QR codes for artefacts. This could engage students in historical inquiry and the analysis and use of primary and secondary sources.

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Establishing A Growth Mindset As A Teacher: 9 Affirming Statements - TeachThought

Establishing A Growth Mindset As A Teacher: 9 Affirming Statements - TeachThought | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

"The ability to change is among the least-appreciated professional characteristics of a teacher.

 

This is especially true as education systems react to both external pressure, and internal instinct to change into something closer to truly progressive learning environments."

 


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Debra Evans's curator insight, December 7, 2013 10:07 PM

A very useful graphic

Greg Alchin's curator insight, December 8, 2013 12:31 AM

 To support other learners to develop a growth minset we must first grow our own.

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: Announcing: Free Common Core Rubric Creation Tool!

: Announcing: Free Common Core Rubric Creation Tool! | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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Parent Tech Night 2013 at St. Marguerite d'Youville school in Ottawa

Parents attended an evening of hands-on tech activities to explore what and how their children learn at St. Marguerite d'Youville School.

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Six things you might not have known about Google Forms

Google are improving their cloud-based Drive tools all the time, so unless you really stay on top of the changes it's easy to completely miss newly added fea...

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10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent Digital Learning Platform

10 Reasons Why Edmodo is an Excellent Digital Learning Platform | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Edmodo is a Premier Online Learning Tool for K-12, for Good Reason. Do you Know Edmodo? I've been aware of Edmodo and respected its capabilities and popularity

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Edmodo, a great VLE for both students and teachers!

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Angela Maiers - Picks for the Edublogger Awards 2013

Angela Maiers - Picks for the Edublogger Awards 2013 | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
My Picks for the Edublogger Awards 2013

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Just Start Typing - Tips for Selecting Text

Just Start Typing - Tips for Selecting Text | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Lately I have been posting several blogs on keyboard shortcuts. Practicing one shortcut at at time can help you to be significantly more efficient. Try ripping off the sticky part of a post it note...

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Pisa: ‘Prepare pupils for international tests’


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Turn Your Classroom Website Into An App!

Turn Your Classroom Website Into An App! | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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ThingLink reviewed on edshelf - Add multiple links to any image

ThingLink reviewed on edshelf - Add multiple links to any image | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
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The SAMR model in 2 minutes - A collection of videos available on YouTube

The SAMR model in 2 minutes - A collection of videos available on YouTube | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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iPad Insight - App of the Week: Amount

iPad Insight - App of the Week: Amount | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

"Our weekly picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every Saturday. Check out all our picks via the link at the end of this post and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

 

This week’s pick is Amount, a simple and lightweight unit converter app. Want to quickly see what 20 dollars is worth in British pounds? Or what 1 cup is equal to in fluid ounces? How many miles are equal to 100 kilometers? Amount is your friend – for these and lots more similar sort of quick conversions."


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Give Safari a Speed Boost on Older iOS 7 Devices by Ditching Web Javascript - OSX Daily

Give Safari a Speed Boost on Older iOS 7 Devices by Ditching Web Javascript - OSX Daily | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

"That’s exactly what we’re going to focus on resolving here though; speeding up web browsing with the Safari app on older iOS 7 devices. It works quite well, but you’ll have to turn off Javascript support to gain the speed, which may make this performance tweak not suitable for all users."

 


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Making It A Reality: Elementary School Kids Developing Websites And Apps | PRLog

Making It A Reality: Elementary School Kids Developing Websites And Apps | PRLog | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Making It A Reality: Elementary School Kids Developing Websites And Apps. WebbyKids.com turns to Kickstarter to fund their innovative mobile learning tool for kids and schools - PR12238505
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Currently in need of support, but once it gets going, this looks to be a perfect venue by which to teach coding to adults as well as the intended children.

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10 New Year's Resolutions for the Servant Leader - Great Leaders Serve

10 New Year's Resolutions for the Servant Leader - Great Leaders Serve | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
As this year winds down, I’m preoccupied with the question of how I can be more effective next year. My historical method, and the process I’ve started for 2014, has been to create a plan – complete with goals, strategies and tactics.

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25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer (smarter!)

25 Killer Websites that Make You Cleverer (smarter!) | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
There are countless websites out there that are geared to make you smarter and more brilliant for either a low or no cost. Here are just 25 killer websites that may just make you more clever than ever before.

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5 Crucial Strategies to Prepare Students for The Future


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A holiday gift guide for Chromebook users: Devices and top extensions

A holiday gift guide for Chromebook users: Devices and top extensions | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Looking to buy a new Chromebook for yourself or as a gift? On this week’s Chrome Show podcast, we suggest which is worth the look, along with five “must have” Chrome extensions to get you started.

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Great collection of Ontario Math resources from OAME - Mathies, games, learning tools, activities and more...

Great collection of Ontario Math resources from OAME - Mathies, games, learning tools, activities and more...


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KEITHMANLEY's curator insight, January 14, 1:43 PM

How Do the Canadians play games?

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December DEN Community Calendar – DEN Blog Network

December DEN Community Calendar – DEN Blog Network | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it

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Problem-Attic reviewed on edshelf - Over 90,000 free practice questions

Problem-Attic reviewed on edshelf - Over 90,000 free practice questions | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Information and reviews about Problem-Attic

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The Augmented Reality for Education Collection by Chris Beyerle

The Augmented Reality for Education Collection by Chris Beyerle | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
A collection of education technology by Chris Beyerle

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Google Launches Virtual Field Trip Program For Teachers

Google Launches Virtual Field Trip Program For Teachers | Elementary Technology Education | Scoop.it
Teachers and students aren't limited to what's in the classroom as Google offers new tools to bridge them to people and resources elsewhere.

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