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How the iPad is changing the way we learn - Telegraph.co.uk

How the iPad is changing the way we learn - Telegraph.co.uk | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
Can issuing students with iPads instead of textbooks make a difference to their education? Rhiannon Williams visits the Danish institutions looking to the future
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Have iPad Air 2, will travel (with a few caveats) - TechRepublic

Have iPad Air 2, will travel (with a few caveats) - TechRepublic | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
Two weeks of travelling across the world have proven the iPad can legitimately function as a primary computer for an executive -- if you're willing to put up with some minor frustrations.
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What Is Code? If You Don't Know, You Need to Read This - Businessweek

What Is Code? If You Don't Know, You Need to Read This - Businessweek | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
The world belongs to people who code. Those who don’t understand will be left behind.

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Leigh Zika's curator insight, June 16, 2015 10:22 PM

Coding in the classroom; MakerSpace

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Extremely good...!!
Janet Vasil's curator insight, June 17, 2015 1:07 PM

Fun informative story about the basics of CODE. A recent newspaper article in my area noted a new school for gifted students would start teaching code in Kindergarten! Back in the day, my gifted program taught me French starting in 4th grade. Code is apparently an essential "language" of the 21st Century.

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The Green Screen Time Machine in Elementary School - GRANTWOOD AEA DIGITAL LEARNING

The Green Screen Time Machine in Elementary School - GRANTWOOD AEA DIGITAL LEARNING | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
The students had been researching Ellis Island in Social Studies and were finding out how it became a famous gateway for millions of immigrants entering the United States. They wanted to represent that information visually, so they took all that they learned in class and turned it into a news report. The script took some time to write but with Google Docs they could all collaborate on the same document at home or at school in order to get the job done.

When the script was finished, they were ready to record their video. I set up the green screen, put the iPad on a tripod, and gave the students some basics on what they would need to know in order to make a successful green screen movie on the iPad. They were up and running in no time and filmed their own video whenever they weren't all on screen at the same time! We used the Teleprompter Pro Lite app to scroll their script in front of them, just like the professionals do.

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What We Learn from Making - Harvard Graduate School of Education

What We Learn from Making - Harvard Graduate School of Education | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it

"What are the real benefits of a maker-centered approach to learning? It’s often described as a way to incubate STEM skills or drive technical innovation — and it is probably both of these. But as a new report from Project Zero’s Agency by Design concludes, the real value of maker education has more to do with building character than with building the next industrial revolution.  

 

In a white paper [PDF] marking the end of its second year, Agency by Design (AbD) finds that among the benefits that may accrue along the maker ed path, the most striking is the sense of inspiration that students take away — a budding understanding of themselves as actors in their community, empowered “to engage with and shape the designed dimensions of their worlds.”

 


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Fuel Creativity in Your Makerspace with Makey Makey - GRANTWOOD AEA

Fuel Creativity in Your Makerspace with Makey Makey - GRANTWOOD AEA | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
Creativity is at the heart of a makerspace. The possibilities are endless and the supplies in a makerspace can spark ideas. One of my favorite creativity-fueling components of our makerspace is a Makey Makey, or as they're known as - an invention kit for everyone. The Makey Makey comes in a simple box with very little instructions. For non-techies, the wires and alligator clips could scare people from exploring. So, let’s break this down, because there is no reason to fear the unknown.


The Makey Makey comes with a circuit board (your home base), a USB connector to connect to your computer, and alligator clips and wires (these help you connect and create). All of these components allow you to connect back to your computer to control what’s happening on screen through the USB cord. You can connect the wires in any combination you'd like to work with different programs on your computer."


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Check out how this classroom used the Morfo iPad app for engaged learning - Daily Genius

Check out how this classroom used the Morfo iPad app for engaged learning - Daily Genius | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
Typically, concepts like nouns and parts of speech are thought of as terrible, tedious, and troublesome concepts that can lead to learners to becoming tired, terrified and perhaps – in the extreme cases – tearful! With that in mind, learners at Parklands College in Cape Town brought Morfo into the mix.

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Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads

Global storytelling with a green screen and iPads | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
Send your students around the world to tell their stories These 6th graders found a way to do some digital global storytelling with a green screen and their iPads.

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Julie Lindsay's curator insight, February 25, 2015 3:13 PM

Interesting applications for cross-school & global sharing

Scott Besterman's curator insight, February 27, 2015 8:42 AM

The use of green screens is a fun and effective way of "visually" bringing the outside world into your video stories.

Pauline denis's curator insight, March 23, 2015 11:31 AM

It's a new way to show a presentation and also "why not" to do a virtual travel all around the world!

 

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Coding is the New Literacy - Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens - FRACTUS LEARNING

Coding is the New Literacy - Think Playgrounds, Not Playpens - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
There is no denying that coding is snowballing in importance across schools all around the world. Whether it’s Scratch, Programming Games or the Hour of Code, an understanding of software and the ability to code is fast becoming an essential skill for all 21st century learners.

At a recent TEDx event in Jackson Mississippi, Professor Marina Bers discussed her research into the design and study of innovative learning technologies to promote children’s positive development. How does this research manifest and present itself in the real world? Well programming robots of course!

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64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers - TeachThought

64 Varied And Essential iPad Apps For Teachers - TeachThought | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
What exactly makes an app “essential” is open to interpretation. For pure productivity, you could consider the direction of Google Drive, Skype, Zoom Notes, iAnnotate–maybe a gradebook app, Class Dojo, etc.

But what if your classroom if is full of open-ended projects and you need to constantly communicate with students, parents, and the community? Google+, Google Hangouts, Remind, DIY, and maybe Trello?

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JuniorTube for Video Curation - ClassTechTips.com

JuniorTube for Video Curation - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
A very cool solution for getting videos in the hands of students, JuniorTube (formerly YoouKids) helps parents and teachers curate and share a YouTube playlist.  Users can pick out educational videos for kids to watch remotely and safely so they can easily be viewed on children’s iPads and iPhones. JuniorTube makes it simple to put quality content on their devices without worrying about navigating YouTube by themselves. Parents and teachers can suggest to each other their own YouTube playlists that they curate, so they can forward to their kids other recommended safe playlists and videos to watch.

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Cheryl Smith's curator insight, January 27, 2015 8:54 AM

This looks like really great way to curate videos for students safely...and it says it is an answer to Youtube videos being blocked in schools...

Cheryl Smith's curator insight, January 27, 2015 9:02 AM

looks great

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Capture Student Work with Seesaw - The Learning Journal - ClassTechTips.com

Capture Student Work with Seesaw - The Learning Journal - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
I’m very excited about the new learning journal app Seesaw which can help teachers and parents connect with students and keep track of their school work.  Seesaw is a simple way for students as young as 5 to independently document what they are learning at school.  It empowers students to take more ownership of their learning.

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Free Technology for Teachers: Protect Student Privacy by Using Skitch

Free Technology for Teachers: Protect Student Privacy by Using Skitch | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
In yesterday's post about creating digital records of physical items I mentioned using Skitch to take pictures and annotate them. One of the things about Skitch that I failed to mention in that post is that along with drawing and typing on a picture you can crop and blur items in a picture.

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What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years

What Education Technology Could Look Like Over the Next Five Years | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
A survey of schools around the world reveals what schools could look like, trends in personalized learning, the role of teachers and challenges to exciting techniques.
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Why teachers struggle to harness the learning potential of the iPad - Innovate My School

Why teachers struggle to harness the learning potential of the iPad - Innovate My School | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
iPads are becoming more and more popular in UK schools, but are they always a good addition? LearnMaker’s Jay Ashcroft takes a look at the pedagogy needed to go with the tablet.

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Let kids learn by hacking their toys - QUARTZ

Let kids learn by hacking their toys - QUARTZ | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
Children, unlike most adults, have imaginations that are unconstrained by either themselves or society. For an 8- or 10-year-old, anything and everything seems possible. Burning with curiosity about the world around them, they can transform mundane objects into toys, invent entire worlds in a heartbeat, and become lost in daydreams one minute, only to fire off a barrage of (often unanswerable) questions the next. Then, they start to grow up. Curiosity seeps away. Self-consciousness kicks in. Until, slowly, the formalized structures within education, and the expectations of society, begin to take over.

It doesn’t have to be that way.

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Free Technology for Teachers: The Physics of Soccer (Football) Banana Kicks

Free Technology for Teachers: The Physics of Soccer (Football) Banana Kicks | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
Football Physics: The "Impossible" Free Kick is a new TED-Ed lesson that illustrates and explains how soccer players make the ball curve when they kick it on a free kick or a corner kick. The video also explains how the forces that make a soccer ball curve can also make a thrown baseball curve. The video also answers the question of whether or not it would be possible to make a ball boomerang back to you. The video is embedded below. The full lesson can be seen here.

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200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

200 Free Educational Documentaries for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it

"Looking for some interesting free documentaries to use in your class or probably use for your own professional and intellectual growth? This list from Open Culture has you covered. It features around 200 free documentaries spanning a wide range of topics from history to arts and science. All of these documentaries are provided with a short description about their content together with a link to the page where you can watch them and read more about the contextual information surrounding the topic they cover. It will take you awhile to sift through the entire list but we are pretty sure you will come out with some good documentaries to share with your class."


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Juan Rodríguez-silvar's curator insight, June 13, 2015 3:55 PM

Catro boas ferramentas recomendadas.

Four good tools recommended

Willem Kuypers's curator insight, June 15, 2015 3:09 AM

Open education est en train d'arriver et mettra des discussion sur le droit d'auteur au placard (au moins un peu). Voici des ressources gratuites à utiliser en classe.

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Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning

Top Three QR Code Reader Apps for Teachers - EdTech &MLearning | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps for scanning and reading QR codes? Here are the three titles we recommend the most. Of course, there are several other good QR reader apps out but the ones we are featuring today are especially helpful in that they allow you to scan and take you directly to the linked website.The first app in this list has  an added feature which is that of creating PDF files from scanned material

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mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 2015 10:04 AM

I-nigma is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms.  http://www.i-nigma.com/downloadi-nigmareader.html

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 11, 2015 10:47 AM
i-nima is one of my favourite readers. It is super fast and available for all major platforms. http://3gvision.com/Downloadi-nigmaReader.html
Brendon Breen's curator insight, March 14, 2015 11:08 PM

Always handy to keep up to date with what apps for QR codes are out there and easy to use.

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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 | iPads in early childhood Education | 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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Scannable- A New Powerful App from Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Scannable- A New Powerful App from Evernote ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
Here is a wonderful new app released by Evernote a few days ago. Scannable is an app that allows you to easily scan papers and save them to your Evernote or share them with others via email or text. The way Scannable works is pretty basic: simply point your iPad or iPhone camera at the document you want to scan (this could be a post-it note, information on a business card or notes on a whiteboard), Scannable immediately captures it and make it available to you in the form of a shareable document.

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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, January 27, 2015 9:39 AM

One more way to assist iPad and iPhone owners involved in learning activities.

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ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation

ISTE - 6 elements of a successful iPad implementation | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it

 - As more districts across the United States move to 1:1 initiatives, a common barrier is financial resources, and a common temptation is to regard these initiatives as technology enterprises rather than instructional transformations. In a three-year pilot project, the Boulder Valley School District (BVSD) addressed these challenges by implementing a creative approach designed to entice public funders by providing all students with equitable access to digital devices.


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Nicole Sprainger's curator insight, January 24, 2015 10:49 PM

Rings very truw with our experience in iLearn Program - Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta 

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New App "Seesaw" Is A "Learning Journal" For Students - @LarryFerlazzo

New App "Seesaw" Is A "Learning Journal" For Students - @LarryFerlazzo | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
I’ve previously posted several times about how much I love the Shadow Puppet app — there isn’t anything out there that’s an easier tool for creating a quick audio-narrated slideshow. It’s perfect for English Language Learners.


Today, the company behind Shadow Puppet has just released another new and free educational app that looks like it could be very useful. It’s called Seesaw, and basically lets students easily create digital portfolios that can be shared with teachers and parents. It’s free for teachers and students, and has a free and paid version for parents."


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Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman

Dragon Dictation: A Must-Have App for Writers - Brilliant or Insane - @AngelaStockman | iPads in early childhood Education | Scoop.it
I began using Dragon Dictation a few years ago when my work with a group of struggling writers left me searching for a tool that could help them get the great ideas they were sharing aloud onto a page. I wanted something elegant: a tool that wouldn’t interrupt students as they were speaking but rather, quietly capture what they were saying and flip it into text.

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Kerry Muste's curator insight, January 26, 2015 9:09 PM

A useful tool for differentiation perhaps?

Sarah McElrath's curator insight, February 1, 2015 12:52 PM

For those with Chrome, take a look at VoiceNote II for similar abilities.