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Top 12 Comprehension Apps | Reading Rockets

Top 12 Comprehension Apps | Reading Rockets | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The ultimate goal of reading is good comprehension. We've gathered information about apps that provide practice with specific comprehension skills, including sequencing, differentiating between fact and opinion, developing word awareness (through antonyms, synonyms, and homophones), as well as several mind mapping apps."

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UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
This global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. It also positions these critical literacies as a combined set of competencies–knowledge, skills and attitudes–central for living and working in our world today.
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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, February 22, 6:18 AM
UNESCO has launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
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Information Literacy est la future base du savoir.
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Computer Science Unplugged - Computer Science without a Computer

Computer Science Unplugged - Computer Science without a Computer | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
CS Unplugged is a collection of free learning activities that teach Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

The activities introduce students to Computational Thinking through concepts such as binary numbers, algorithms and data compression, separated from the distractions and technical details of having to use computers. Importantly, no programming is required to engage with these ideas!

CS Unplugged is suitable for people of all ages, from elementary school to seniors, and from many countries and backgrounds. Unplugged has been used around the world for over twenty years, in classrooms, science centers, homes, and even for holiday events in a park!
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104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About

104 Photo Editing Tools You Should Know About | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Hello, photographers. For the last two months, I've been doing market research for my project Photolemur and looking for different tools in the area of pho
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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 6, 2016 9:38 PM
complete overview of photo editing tools
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Enclosed find a comprehensive list of services that might be useful for some photographers, . Enjoy!

Table of contents
  • Photo enhancers (1-3)
  • Online editors (4-21)
  • Free desktop editors (22-26)
  • Paid desktop editors (27-40)
  • HDR photo editors (41-53)
  • Cross-platform image editors (54-57)
  • Photo filters (58-66)
  • Photo editing mobile apps (67-85)
  • RAW processors (86-96)
  • Photo viewers and managers (97-99)
  • Other (100-104)
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Learning in the digital age - theory and practice - Steve Wheeler @timbuckteet

Learning technology is just about everywhere in education. Universities are replete with lecture capture tools, interactive media, web based content and person…

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#edtech #digitaleducation #elearning #blendedlearning #flippedclasses

Nancy Jones's curator insight, December 31, 2016 11:39 AM
while this presentation is really quite in depth (74 slides) it covers some important points. Semms like something that would be interesting to share with colleagues as it really covers a number of topics that apply to modern learners.
Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, February 25, 8:32 PM
Digital tools and the theory about using them in teaching and learning are linked to the practical implications (praxis and pedagogy) of what that means and does not mean. At the heart of it all, is the slide that says we cannot describe the future. We have never been able to, so why is that surprising us?
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The Circular Design Guide

The Circular Design Guide | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

The scale of what we’re designing has shifted from products, to companies, to economic systems.

Who we’re designing for has expanded from a solitary user to an intimately connected web of people, spanning the globe.

New tools such as artificial intelligence, the internet of things, and synthetic biology mean our design ambitions are limited only by our imagination.

Meanwhile, creativity has never been more important: the global economy is stuttering and disruptive technologies challenge established business models.
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TinyTap Handbook - Tutorials for Making Interactive iPad Activities

TinyTap Handbook - Tutorials for Making Interactive iPad Activities | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
TinyTap is a great tool for creating interactive, educational activities that your students can play on their iPads, on their Android tablets, or on their laptops. I have recommended TinyTap to at least five people in the last week. If you're looking for a way to create iPad games, TinyTap is the first tool that I'd try. To get started, take a look at the videos in the TinyTap handbook to learn all of the formats in which you can create activities for your students. The TinyTap handbook playlist is embedded below.
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Build a Specialized LEGO Station for Ultimate Organization

Build a Specialized LEGO Station for Ultimate Organization | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
LEGOs can be tough to keep organized, but over on IKEA Hackers, they’ve put together a guide that fits a number of IKEA parts together with a few third-party drawers to get things organized.

The setup here uses a large Trofast frame and storage boxes, integrates a work lamp, and tosses in some casters to make it easy to move. That’s all alongside labels for every different part and smaller drawers for some of the pieces. The whole thing is a masterclass in organization and well worth a look if you (or your kids) have a disorganized set of LEGOs all over the place.
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attn: video People are teaming up to fix stuff instead of throwing it away #makered #makers #sustainability

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15 iMessage Tips and Tricks All iPhone Users Need to Know

"Even with the proliferation of third-party entrants like Facebook Messenger, WhatsApp, and Viber, Apple’s Messages app remains the most popular in the iOS messaging app space. Of course, this is mainly because Messages is one of the built-in apps on iPhone. It also has a great deal to do with the fact that the Messages app supports not only SMS but also iMessage, Apple’s proprietary messaging service. But if you think that you already know all that is useful and worthwhile about Messages especially as it relates to iMessage, you probably need to think again. Check out the following iMessage tips and tricks and you might find something you didn’t know that’s so nifty you’d be compelled to tell your friends and family about it — where else but on iMessage?"

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7 Things I Wish I'd Known about Starting a Makerspace - Making is Elementary

7 Things I Wish I'd Known about Starting a Makerspace - Making is Elementary | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Are you thinking about starting a makerspace? The idea is exciting… but figuring out how to start can seem daunting, and it can be easy to talk yourself out of starting a makerspace before you even begin.

Below are 7 things that I wish I’d known about getting started with makerspaces back when I was thinking about first taking the plunge.
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Top 5 Must Have Apps For Teachers in 2017 - Teachers With Apps

Top 5 Must Have Apps For Teachers in 2017 - Teachers With Apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The modern app revolution has been huge for people working in just about every profession imaginable – but it has been especially revolutionary for teachers. Teachers are always busy – there’s always a paper or a test to grade, lessons to plan, and parent-teacher conferences to attend.

Any app that can save teachers time is a fantastic investment, and smart, well-designed apps for teachers have huge potential to make them more efficient, save them time, and increase the quality of education that the children in their classrooms can receive. Talk about a win-win!

To help busy teachers who may be looking for apps that will help them perform their duties more effectively, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 “must-have” apps for teachers in 2017.
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5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez - @CoolCatTeacher 

5 Tech Tools  to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez - @CoolCatTeacher  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Technology moves so quickly! Do you know what to try next? Well, today’s guest and edtech expert Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy  gives us some amazing tools to try for Five Idea Friday. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here. Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” In today’s show, we’ll […]
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How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick

How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Have you found an Instagram picture you want to save to your iPhone? You have probably noticed that Instagram doesn’t offer a direct way to download photos, but if you want to save a picture for sharing, backing up, or setting as a wallpaper, there are a few ways to accomplish this in iOS.
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CodeCampus Academy -  Computer Science training/lesson plans for you + your K-6 classroom!

CodeCampus Academy -  Computer Science training/lesson plans for you + your K-6 classroom! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Computer science training and lesson plans for you and your K-6 classroom.
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Three ways to get started with computer science and computational thinking

Three ways to get started with computer science and computational thinking | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Schools around the world are adapting their curriculum to focus on digital technology and computer science. Tim Bell, founder of CS Unplugged, shares ideas for any educator looking to get started with computer science education.
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The answer to the UK's looming digital skills crisis might be more obvious than you think - Daily Genius

The answer to the UK's looming digital skills crisis might be more obvious than you think - Daily Genius | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
So what next? Well, the chances are that at least part of the answer could be sitting right by you. They’re called ‘women’. You may have heard of them. And it’s time they were a much bigger part of the UK’s tech sector.
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Getting Creative With Video in the Classroom

Getting Creative With Video in the Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"While watching the Oscars tonight, I was intrigued to see a promotion that Walmart was running to celebrate the craft of film making. I don’t normally pay a lot of attention to  commercials, but these ads managed to catch my attention, and I think that they have some interesting potential for teachers who are looking to add some creativity to video projects in their classroom.

Walmart contacted four award-winning directors, Seth Rogan and Evan Goldberg (Superbad, Neighbors), Antoine Fuqua (Southpaw, The Magnificent Seven), and Marc Forster (Monster’s Ball, The Kite Runner). They sent each of them a receipt with the same six items and challenged them to make a one minute movie that was centered around the six items on the receipt. You can learn more here, but take a look at the videos below to see what these talented directors came up with…

The three stories are very different, but they would be, wouldn’t they? I mean, if you challenged your students to do something like this, the results you got would likely be very different too. Wouldn’t they?  Because although the parameters are the same for every student, this is still a very open-ended activity that just screams for a creative outcome."

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Teacher PD: Purposeful Tinkering and Application

Teacher PD: Purposeful Tinkering and Application | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers and librarians, like their students, need hands-on experience with tools and with playing to learn as that helps them build creative confidence. (https://www.edutopia.org/blog/crafting-professional-development-maker-educators-colleen-graves)

Teachers, during PD, should be provided with time, resources, and materials with which to play. It sets the expectation that they will be active agents of their own learning. It gives them the message it is okay to play and experiment with the materials; that tinkering is often needed as a part of learning new skills.
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Nine Things Minecraft Can Teach Us About Creativity and Learning - Medium

Nine Things Minecraft Can Teach Us About Creativity and Learning - Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I love the concept of Minecraft. I love the idea of a game built around world-building — where the game is less about programmed levels and more about an open, flexible design that allows the participants to create in an immersive learning. The following are some things Minecraft can teach us about the creative process:
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Podcasts Designed For Kids Can Be A Fun Way to Ignite Imagination - MindShift

Podcasts Designed For Kids Can Be A Fun Way to Ignite Imagination - MindShift | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Since the unprecedented success of Serial, podcasts have become a more popular form of mainstream entertainment. Not only are many adults listening for fun, but some teachers are bringing podcasts into their classrooms as a new kind of text. Teachers like Alexa Schlechter, Michael Godsey and Alex Fernandez have found teenagers to be a receptive podcast audience and have even experimented with asking students to make their own podcasts.

While audio has excited teachers of older students who can access the rich variety of content available for adults, teachers and parents of younger children are noticing there isn’t a ton of content made specifically for a younger audience. In an article written for The Atlantic, Stephanie Hayes investigates this hole in the podcast market. She was surprised to find that kids will pay attention to a full 15-20 minute podcast and learn from it. Hayes writes:
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Which Robotics Kit Is Right for You? | Make:

Which Robotics Kit Is Right for You? | Make: | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There are an amazing variety of robot kits available, but which one is right for you? There is no such thing as the best kit, just the one most suitable for your purposes. Still, the number of choices can be confusing.

Why start with a kit? Well, there are several advantages. Generally, kits will be cheaper than buying all the same parts. The companies that put kits together buy parts in quantity, usually passing the savings to you. You also save on shipping costs, since you buy one box from one supplier. It is often a challenge to get all the parts you need for a robot from a single source, so you end up paying a significant amount in shipping costs.
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16 Great Apps for Learning An Aboriginal Language

16 Great Apps for Learning An Aboriginal Language | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For those of you interested in learning and exploring an aboriginal language, the collection below has you covered. Curated from iTunes ‘Explore an Aboriginal language’ collection in App Store, this selection features 16 great iPad apps to introduce you to a wide variety of aboriginal languages spoken by First Nations in countries like Canada, Australia, USA and New Zealeand. More specifically, the languages covered are: Innu, Nakota, Ojibway, Denesuline, Atikamekw, Maskwacis and Manitoba Cree, Tlicho Dene, Mi’kmaw, Michif, and Saulteaux.
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8 Ways to Get Started With Doodling in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers

8 Ways to Get Started With Doodling in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Learn how doodling can help your students with concentration, creativity, and more.

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Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom - MindShift

Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom - MindShift | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As teachers, we’ve all seen it in our classrooms: A student in the back of the room discreetly takes a selfie. We’ve probably all been frustrated by it at some point too. And many of us have probably wondered why our students are taking hundreds of pictures of themselves everyday.

Our students are using Snapchat, and what many educators fail to understand about the app is that students are not just taking a picture. They are having a conversation. They are telling a story.

Rather than being reactive about new technology in our classrooms, we should look for ways to be proactive and utilize Snapchat as a learning tool instead of viewing it as a distraction.
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Best 3D Pen 2017 - Buyer's Guide to 95 3D Pens incl. 3Doodler | All3DP

Best 3D Pen 2017 - Buyer's Guide to 95 3D Pens incl. 3Doodler | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As of today, there are 95(!) 3D pens on the market. Read our comprehensive guide to find the best 3D pen for kids, hobbyists, and artists.

3D pens are fun, whether you’re a kid, a hobbyist or an artist — they can enhance your creativity and help you get a better understanding of three-dimensional objects.

Currently, 3D printing pens are made with two different technologies. FDM, short for “Fused Deposition Modeling”, is the same process used by many desktop 3D printers. Molten plastic comes out of their heated nozzle. Most models listed in this article use this process.
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Recalibrating the Perfectionist Mind - @FractusLearning  @JayleeNair

Recalibrating the Perfectionist Mind - @FractusLearning  @JayleeNair | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In my work, I see talented athletes, performers, and students alike who convey the hallmark qualities of a perfectionist, which unfortunately can be the most dominant factor in sabotaging their potential.

It is important to be aware that this trait can become a strength, with an understanding of how to shape and adapt this trait in your daily habits. Achieving great heights without the stress and anxiety is possible!

In this article, I will highlight case examples that demonstrate the complexities of perfectionism and share strategies to re-calibrate the perfectionist mindset.
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