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Beam Me Up Scotty! AirLink Allows Up To 10 iOS Devices To Stream Photos To TV

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One of the many advantages of owning an Apple TV is being able to stream photos from iOS devices. For those not willing to spend $99 for a new Apple TV, consider AirLink.
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Cam Newton Provides A Teachable Moment

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The popular "teachable moment" happened yesterday

The "Big Game" provided us with a real world opportunity to share with
students today. I love NFL football. I have spent many years talking about
it with 4th and 5th graders over my years of teaching. One of our most
popular math games was "fantasy football math." That would all end today
with the final act known as "Big Game." Tomorrow we would go on with dreary
old "regular" math for a while. 

Last night I saw something interesting in the postgame press conference.
Cam Newton, who I really like, could not get himself through his press
conference. He wore his hood over his head, (BTW I LOVE hoodies) and could
barely answer questions. This goes against how we have seen him act all
year. He acted very child-like and not like a grown man that had to answer
some tough questions. It made me think, what did Russell Wilson say last
year after his terrible defeat? Luckily I have Google, and I could see
video of how he reacted last year. I think you could keep going on down the
list of losing QB's and see what the results are. I only looked at Russell
Wilson and Peyton Manning from the last two years. 

I think this is a great opportunity to teach students a life lesson using
people that many elementary students idolize. I think it would be
interesting to have students look up the videos on their own and compare
and contrast the actions of both quarterbacks. If it were me, I would give
them the assignment in Google Classroom, put students in groups, and let
them research and discuss the differences in a Google Doc before bringing
the class back for a discussion. 

There is a lot of information that would be good for students to process
and reflect on. I would continue to go back to this example throughout the
rest of the school year. 

I am not indicting Cam Newton. No one is perfect. I can't even begin to
imagine how it would feel to be on the losing end of a game of that
magnitude. I love how he gives footballs to kids in the crowd and all the
other things he does for the community and the Play 60 campaign. However, I
think the interview is a great talking point for students. I have provided
the links for Cam Newton's interview, as well as Russell Wilson's from last
year. There will be commercials. You have been warned. 

Cam Newton's Press Conference Link

Russell Wilson's Press Conference Link
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MarcoPolo Ocean on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about MarcoPolo Ocean. Download MarcoPolo Ocean and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Microsoft To Launch “Minecraft Education Edition” For Classrooms This Summer, Following Acquisition Of Learning Game

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Microsoft is further expanding on its investment in Minecraft, bought in 2014 for $2.5 billion, by acquiring a learning game called MinecraftEdu for an..
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Introduction to the Scientific Method

This is a video constructed by a student from Mrs. Gilmour's class. It is a video made for junior scientists who don't yet understand the Scientific Method. ...
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Rhonna Designs Suite on the App Store

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Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots and learn more about Rhonna Designs Suite. Download Rhonna Designs Suite and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
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Techlandia Third Anniversary Show

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Bringing back @curtrees and @tedrosececi for a throwback show!

December 31st will mark the third anniversary of Techlandia Radio. When
Alison Anderson and I started the show, we really didn't think people would
actually listen. The first shows were pretty bad. We weren't afraid to
change things up and try new things. We eventually found an audience and
here we sit three years later. I am not sure how legit these stats
are...but here is what I have from Podomatic in 2015:

* Techlandia was downloaded over 17,000 times
* The site was visited over 50,000 times on Podomatic
* There were more than 20,000 plays on the web and mobile players
* We were listened to on six continents...come on Antarctica get your
act together 

So thank you to everyone and we will keep going strong with Amy Fadeji,
David Theriault, and Jake Duncan in 2016! 
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Techlandia 89 - Professional Learning & CUE Rockstar

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The Techlandia crew goes "fanboy" talking with Jon Corippo @jcorippo. Jon is the CUE Director of Innovation and organizes the CUE Rockstar events around the country. Join Jon Samuelson @jonsamuelson, Karl Lindgren-Streicher @ls_karl, Victoria Olson @msvictoriaolson, and David Theriault @davidtedu for a chat about PO's, PL, and PLN's. Hold on to your hats as well...there was some censoring in this *&)@#@ episode.
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Elementary Film Award Winner

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Signal To Noise is the yearly film festival in the Beaverton School
District. We are just starting our push for submissions in 2016. Over the
next few months we will be taking a look back at some of the films created
by K-12 students in our district. Check back here regularly or "like" our
Facebook page by clicking the link above. 

The film featured below is one of my favorite. It was created by a 5th
grade student in the documentary category. In a "Twitter World" where
teachers and students work to create videos that feature themselves simply
to go viral, I find this video refreshing. It demonstrates the power of
learning and reflection. 

Take a few minutes to watch the 2015 winner for elementary documentary.

Si' Podemos! Una Historia de Muchos from Signal-to-Noise on Vimeo.
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A Quick Mental Vacation For The Last Week...

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Are you tired? Ready for Winter Break? Sick of silly questions?

Here are three things you can use to give yourself a teacher brain break.
Chrome extensions that offer up a little mental vacation. You need it, and
I am here to help you out. So lets get to it!

Who needs more Ryan Gosling? Umm, that's right we ALL do!

Hey Girl Chrome Extension

Watch and learn...how I turn my Pinterest Boards from boring to AWESOME! 

Normal and boring Pinterest page......

Now lets give it a little magic with the Hey Girl extension. 

There is no way to put more Gosling on this page...so darn pretty! 

I am a glutton for punishment and need more Shia LaBeouf memes.

There is more awesomeness with the great Shia LaBeouf. Has anyone given
more to the interwebs than Shia? The answer is no. 

DO IT! Chrome Extension 

DO IT! Shia LaBeouf Super Pack Chrome Extension

Here it is in action adding some much needed Shia to a normal Yahoo home
page.

Nothing is more fun than motivational for your students than a visit from
the former star of Even Stevens. (You will be the only one who remembers
that show) 

So take a nice mental vacation with Google Chrome and some extensions
designed to do nothing but bring a smile to your face!

Techlandia will be uploading a new episode of Grumpy Old Teachers with
funny man, Scott Bedley, to help those of you in need of a laugh and still
using Internet Explorer. 
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Pzizz App - Relax, Sleep, Energize

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Relax, Sleep, Energize
Have trouble sleeping at night? Or suffer from tiredness or stress during the day? Meet pzizz, the world’s most advanced sleep and power nap system.
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Just thought this one was cool.

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Chairs! on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Chairs!. Download Chairs! and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Start From The Bottom With These Apps Here

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Don't Know Where To Start? Scroll To The Bottom Of This Post. 

I have been teaching with iPads since the beginning. I broke out the credit
card for the iPad 1 and lined up to purchase the day it came out, did you
really think I could pay cash on a teacher's salary, and started using it
with students on Monday. Think about it, the iPad ONE...this stunning
tablet had no camera, and if you wanted to project it, you stuck it under
your document camera. 

Luckily, we had been using a shared cart of iPods for about a year. That
prepared us for the inevitable question that I have been answering for
years now: 

"What is the best app for ___________?" - Fill whatever subject or
learning concept you like in the blank 

We just want a quick solution or place to go to get started. The problem is
there are so many different scenarios for this question. 

* What is the learning goal?
* Do you want the students to have choice?
* Do you want them to be creative?
* Do you want them to collaborate?

Not to mention the workflow side of things.

* Is it a shared cart?
* Do you have a system so students can use the same iPads over the
course of a few days?
* Do you have access to put on your own apps?
* Do you want to share their work? 
* How do you plan to share it?
* Is your district locking down and blocking sites you should have
access to?

So when your district asks you to create an app list there are so many ways
you can go. The iPad isn't built to be a one size fits all kind of item.
There isn't an app list that can cover a K-12 school district, in my humble
opinion. When we previously tried to create one for just elementary the
people I worked with wanted to put over 90+ apps on the recommended list.
That is absurd! Teachers do not have time for that. How does a student feel
looking down at a home screen with all those apps? Overwhelmed is the first
adjective that pops in to my mind. 

Apps That Will Get You Started With iPads: Follow Jon's board Teacher App
Ideas For New iPads on Pinterest. Please feel free to suggest other apps in
the comments or connect with me on Twitter @jonsamuelson AKA the artist
formerly known as @ipadsammy 

Other collaborators on this list @mrscarterhla @guildnerda @KTfour14
@catnostrand
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Shapes - 3D Geometry Learning on the App Store

Read reviews, compare customer ratings, see screenshots, and learn more about Shapes - 3D Geometry Learning. Download Shapes - 3D Geometry Learning and enjoy it on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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Techlandia 90 - Having A Student Focus w/ @stumpteacher

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Happy to chat with 2015 ISTE closing keynote, Josh Stumpenhorst. Josh is a sixth grade social studies teacher in the Chicago area. Josh has won many awards as a teacher and has even written a book, The New Teacher Revolution. He will also be the first to tell you that all those accomplishments mean nothing to him. He is about teaching and reaching the students each and every year in his class. So join us for a middle school chat about student agency and...run streaks.
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Stand Up To Standardized Testing

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Global School Play Day is February 3, 2016 

It seems ridiculous that I was given a directive to NOT play sports with
students at lunch recess. Before you think there is more to the story than
I am letting on, kids could not run and play tag on the playground
equipment. They could walk fast. These are the times we live in as
teachers. What if in my professional judgement, I decided to take an extra
recess? I'm sure the admin would have scheduled a meeting and written me
up. Newsflash - I DID take extra recess and got away with it. 

Why should we have to sneak around when we know that play is good for
kids? 

Because of standardized testing? 

Whatever happened to letting kids just play? When I was in school, we had
AM recess, lunch recess for 45 minutes, and maybe even a PM recess.

That is where Global School Play Day comes in. You can sign up here:
Global School Play Day

Inspired by the TED talk from Peter Gray, Global School Play Day is coming
back for a second straight year. Over 65,000 students on 6 continents
participated last year. The focus is on just having kids play. Play
outside, inside, games, legos, just play and interact with each other. Play
is a good thing and we need to start bringing the fun back to school.
Global School Play day is a great place to start if you made a New Year's
Resolution to stand up to standardized testing. Go to the site and sign up
today. Even if you only play for some of the day, this gives you a chance
to stand up to that administrator with no vision. Take some pictures, share
the fun on social media at #GSPD2016. 
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Workflow for the iPad classroom

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Workflow for the iPad classroom to post lessons, submit assignments, provide feedback & track student progress by Common Core State Standards.
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4th Grade Students Talk #hourofcode

4th Grade Students Talk #hourofcode | iPads in Education Daily | Scoop.it
There are so many great things about my job. My day today started out
terrible. It was raining, the school bus came late, huge traffic, no hot
water, my coffee was cold, the normal day before a Winter Break. I was not
hopeful...then I remembered my first stop...Mrs. Tanksley's class, one of
my favorites. We had an introduction to Garage Band scheduled. The hope was
that in 60 minutes we could get them pumped up to use Garage Band to create
podcasts when they come back from break. 

I thought the best way to do this was to create a quick podcast and show
them how easy it can be. We brainstormed potential ideas to discuss,
grouchy bus drivers, Hour of Code, Winter Break plans, taxes...taxes? I
said I would like teachers to actually listen to the podcast. We decided on
Hour of Code. 

I want to take a moment to share the lesson flow for the hour:

1. Introduced Garage Band - 2 minute broad overview
2. Told them about our ideas for creating a podcast to accompany their
"Life of a pioneer" journals - 3 minutes
3. Showed a student podcast from Mr. Lewis' class and played them a
couple sample snippets - 5 minutes
4. Brainstormed ideas and got ready to create our podcast - 10 minutes
5. Recorded our podcast - 10 minutes
6. Demonstrated how to create the podcast in Garage Band - 10 minutes
7. Gave them time to explore and create in Garage Band - 20 minutes

I just want to stress...as a teacher I try not to give direct step by step
instructions on how to use tools. I like to give them a general
understanding of what the learning target is, give them just enough
directions to get started, then let them explore with a partner. Every
student does not have a device in this class. They have shared devices that
the teacher has gotten from the district and from writing grants on
Donor's Choose. 

The following episode of Techlandia is the podcast we created during the
lesson. Fourth grade students from Mrs. Tanksley's class giving honest
feedback and reflection on Hour of Code. You can find out more about the
class by clicking this link for their Twitter and this link for their
classroom blog. 

This class has also created a newscast with greenscreen and the Touchcast
app. They finished it up today and are very proud of their work. They would
love if you took the time to watch a little bit. 
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Explain Everything Resources - Tackk

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Below are three free iBooks to download for an introduction to Explain Everything. The first book is an in depth look at all the features of Explain Everything. Click the button to download the Explain Everything Version 2 manual.
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Techlandia - Minecraft in Education #1

Techlandia - Minecraft in Education #1 | iPads in Education Daily | Scoop.it
The first installment of a new series of podcasts focusing on how to get started using Minecraft in Education. Jon Samuelson @jonsamuelson talks with James Pike @joakleyiii about Mathcraft. James has a wealth of resources and lesson plans on how to get your students learning math concepts inside of Minecraft. Check out all the info on ipadsammy.com also check out other great education podcasts at edupodcastnetwork.com.
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