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Osmo | Play Beyond The Screen

Osmo’s groundbreaking system fosters social intelligence and creative thinking by opening up the iPad to the endless possibilities of physical play.
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New version 3.31 of Explain Everything “Classic” for iPad now available!

New version 3.31 of Explain Everything “Classic” for iPad now available! | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
We have renamed Explain Everything Interactive Whiteboard to Explain Everything Classic in the most recent update. Version 3.31 brings more change
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ShareTube Sync Videos

ShareTube Sync Videos | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

Share, watch, and talk about videos that are synced to the second. What are you waiting for? Get started watching perfectly synced videos with your friends!


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 24, 8:36 AM

A handy tool for online teachers. This enables you to watch a video that is synced with your students.

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Create your mag for free: Madmagz

Create your mag for free: Madmagz | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Madmagz enables you to create a digital or a print magazine. Try it, it's free!

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A Step by Step Guide to Help Teachers Create Facebook Pages for Their Classes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Step by Step Guide to Help Teachers Create Facebook Pages for Their Classes ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Creating a digital presence for your class does not have to be restricted to only standard  platforms such as websites, blogs and wikis;  social media platforms do offer some handy alternatives especially when it comes to teaching adult students. For instance, you can easily create a Google Plus community for your class and invite your students to join in. There is also Google’s new web tool Spaces that you can use with your students to share, discuss and comment on different topics (a guide on how to use Spaces is on the making and we will share it with you as soon as it is ready). However, in today’s post we are  introducing you to Facebook Pages. This is a feature in Facebook that allows you to create a virtual space for any sort of purpose you want.

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5 Accessibility Features Every Learner Should Know

5 Accessibility Features Every Learner Should Know | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
On the occasion of Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD) this week (May 19th), I created an infographic using Piktochart to highlight some of the iOS accessibility features that can benefit a wide range of diverse learners, not just those who have been labeled as having a disability. This post is an alternative representation for those who cannot…

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, May 17, 6:10 PM

Share this wonderful resource created by Luis Perez with educators everywhere!

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7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences

7 Must-have Tools for Ed Conferences | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
It’s summer, time for teachers to recharge their cerebral batteries. That could mean reading, going on field trips, spending time with online PLNs, or taking calls from family members who usu…

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Use Short URL's - Teacher Tech

Use Short URL's - Teacher Tech | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
A long URL makes your communication unattractive. Short URL's make it easier to get people on the same webpage quickly. Try goo.gl Chrome extension.

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Apple’s New Classroom Experiment

Apple’s New Classroom Experiment | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Apple is using technology to help level the playing field between rich and poor students. The company assigns an employee to spend 17 days a year at each school.
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Makerspace Resources - The Awesome Collection for Your Makerspace via @DianaLRendina 

Makerspace Resources - The Awesome Collection for Your Makerspace via @DianaLRendina  | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
All the Makerspace resources you could hope for (and more)
I first started learning about the Maker Movement in education and makerspaces in late 2013.  Since then, I’ve been using this page to compile and curate some of the best articles, videos, blogs, books and other resources that have helped me along the way.  My hope is that you will consider this a go-to resource as you progress along your own Maker journey.  No matter whether you’re just getting started with makerspaces or are looking to grow your program, there’s something here for you.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, May 12, 7:39 AM

Una colección muy completa de recursos (artículos, videos, posts,etc,) curados por Diana Rendina.

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How to Save Webpages to iBooks as PDF on iPhone & iPad for Offline Access

How to Save Webpages to iBooks as PDF on iPhone & iPad for Offline Access | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
You can easily save any webpage to iBooks as a PDF file for later reading on the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch by using a new feature built into the action sheet of iOS. This ability will create a PDF of the active web page and store it in iBooks in iOS, available for quick later access or offline viewing.

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6 Hidden iMovie Features for Better Instructional Videos

6 Hidden iMovie Features for Better Instructional Videos | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
6 Hidden iMovie Features for Better Instructional Videos

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The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum

The Case for Making Audiobooks Part of Curriculum | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
By William Weil - Audiobooks are more than a nice library resource or good for struggling readers--they are an important literacy tool for K-12.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 25, 7:22 AM

Yes. Really useful addition to any teacher's toolkit.

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IT MAY NOT BE EPIC, BUT IT'S STILL AN AWESOME LEGO WALL!  Kristina Holzweiss  @lieberrian 

IT MAY NOT BE EPIC, BUT IT'S STILL AN AWESOME LEGO WALL!  Kristina Holzweiss  @lieberrian  | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
To be honest, I had longed for the epic Lego wall that has graced so many makerspace blogs and websites.  But I didn’t have the wall space for it, and I prefer furniture and resources that can serve dual purposes. Being a proponent of Theodore Roosevelt’s motto of “Do what you can with what you have where you are” I became resourceful.  So with my Scholastic Book Fair points, I chose a metal cabinet from the rewards catalog to serve as both makerspace storage and a movable awesome Lego wall. With some heavy-duty magnets affixed to the back with a hot glue gun, our baseplates could be used both horizontally and vertically.  Bound by limitations, I was able to find a away to create something new that would fit the needs of our library and our students.

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Appsmashing guide: Let students show what they know with these gorgeous slideshows

Appsmashing guide: Let students show what they know with these gorgeous slideshows | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Try appsmashing this great slideshow app with Book Creator for endless multimedia possibilities. 
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EdTech Startup Oddcast Expands “Voki” Classroom Program With A New App In Response To Teacher Demand

EdTech Startup Oddcast Expands “Voki” Classroom Program With A New App In Response To Teacher Demand | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Oddcast launches a new version of its Voki website for teachers along with a free iOS application called Voki for Education.
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PBS is Giving Away iBooks to Teachers

PBS is Giving Away iBooks to Teachers | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
PBS has released a series of free interactive digital books for teachers.
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Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids

Google teams up with MIT to make programming easier for kids | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — Google's annual developer conference doesn't officially kick off until Wednesday but about 120 of the company's youngest developers are already getting to preview one of its newest announcements. 

Google is teaming up with MIT's Media Lab to create Scratch Blocks, an updated version of the kid-centric programming language. Available now as a developer preview, student participants at Google's I/O Youth event were able to get an early look at the new tools.

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elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 19, 1:54 AM
Good new !
Norton Gusky's curator insight, May 19, 7:40 AM
The next step in block-based programming bringing together MIT's Scratch and Google's Blockly.
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WhatsApp for Mac, Gboard keyboard and other awesome apps

WhatsApp for Mac, Gboard keyboard and other awesome apps | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
In the same week that Apple cut App Store approval wait times to just one day, here are the apps Cult of Mac was focused on. If you're looking to find out

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20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies

20 STEM Activities Inspired by Kids Movies | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
I know a lot of families (including ours!) enjoy seeing some of the new kids movies that come to theaters.

And family movie nights are a perfect time to watch some of the classic kids flicks that we may have missed seeing at the thater during the busy school year.  Has your family seen any of the 25 Best Kids Books Made into Movies? 

Plus old Disney films are also a big hit with kids -- throw-back ones like Honey I Shrunk the Kids or The Apple Dumpling Gang are a few family faves.

Movies can be very inspirational for kids as they watch creative ideas coming to life on the big screen -- which makes it a great way to entice them to do a little science too.

So today we're sharing a list of some AWESOME kids movies along with science-related crafts & activities that will keep those minds buzzing -- just in time for back to school!

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Free Technology for Teachers: ReadWorks Publishes Summer Reading Packs for K-12

Free Technology for Teachers: ReadWorks Publishes Summer Reading Packs for K-12 | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
ReadWorks has just released a new set of reading packs designed to help you keep your students reading through the summer. Like all ReadWorks units the articles within the reading packs are free to download and print. The ReadWorks Summer Reading Packs are arranged by grade level. Within each grade level you will find ten articles that are accompanied by lexile scores. You can download individual articles or print all of the articles in a grade level as one packet.

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Steve Borley's curator insight, May 14, 11:00 AM
This may be a good tool to check out. 

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Super Happy Maker Fun Hour, Global Maker Day, and More Makerspace FUN!

Super Happy Maker Fun Hour, Global Maker Day, and More Makerspace FUN! | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Now that one book is behind me, I realized I have quite a few presentations coming up that you might be interested in, dear reader. I've got 3 upcoming webinars and 2 sessions at ISTE. Read on and save the dates if you find a session you want to attend. Global Maker Day - May…

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We made a HUGE Lego wall! Here is how we did it. -  FractusLearning inspiration via @DianaLRendina

We made a HUGE Lego wall!  Here is how we did it. -  FractusLearning inspiration via @DianaLRendina | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"With the inspiration of Diana Rendina’s Renovated Learning site and amazing how-to blog post, we began with the vision of where to build our own Lego wall. First, we needed to measure how much space and how large we wanted to create our wall. Since we are an elementary school, I wanted to make sure even our youngest students could enjoy the full expanse of the wall. We kept the wall about a foot from the ground for our youngest students. Then, even our oldest students could enjoy all areas of the wall as well. Our wall is a little over 8 feet in length, and 5 feet in height.  Our wall is wider, rather than taller, ensuring many students could be working at the wall at one particular time.


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5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia

5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets."

 


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Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 6, 2014 4:43 AM

Using mobile devices in the classroom

Carmen Herrero's curator insight, May 14, 4:12 AM
#film #literacy @filta_communtiy
elearning at eCampus ULg's curator insight, May 16, 4:38 AM
Excellent for student who's teacher is smart enough to ask them to produce their own videos