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Animation Desk - create animations on your iPad

Animation Desk - create animations on your iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Animation Desk for iPad is a leading drawing and animation app that helps you flesh out every creative idea into animated figures, storyboards, e-cards, or short-length animated movies. Let your imagination run wild anytime, anywhere.

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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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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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Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL)
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15 Excellent iPad Tips for Teachers - Educators Technology

15 Excellent iPad Tips for Teachers - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
iPad is a versatile device that embeds tons of interesting features that are not immediately visible to the lay user. Knowing how to operate these features can make a whole difference in your productivity and transform your iPad use experience. For those of you using iPad in their teaching, the need to delve deeper into iPad's hidden features is even bigger. You can use the same sources we used for writing today's post, Apple's Tips app and iPad User Guide for iOS 10.2, to learn more about your iPad and make the best of it in your instruction.  We have gone through guidelines provided there and came up with the list below. These are useful iPad  tips/features we think you need to know about as a teacher or parent. While most of these tips work on iOS 10 and up some are exclusive to iOS 10.2. Check them out and as always share with us your feedback in out Facebook page.
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The promise and the promises of Making in science education | The Tinkering Studio

The promise and the promises of Making in science education | The Tinkering Studio | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Bronwyn Bevan (former Director of Research and Learning at the Exploratorium) just published an expanded literature review of the research on Making for the National Academies of Science committee on Out-of-School Time STEM.

Though practice is still way ahead of research in Making and Tinkering, this new paper references 66 different studies, many of them are new ones published in the last 18 months. Recent publications document how STEM-Rich Making supports the development of STEM learning identities, deepens engagement with STEM concepts and practices, and leverages learners’ cultural resources.

The paper was published in the journal Studies in Science Education, and it might be of interest to anyone interested in the connections between research and practice in our making and tinkering programs. You can download it by clicking here. 


https://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/pdfuploads/bevan_making_sse-min.pdf "

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A Beginner's Guide to Station-Based Learning - STEM JOBS

A Beginner's Guide to Station-Based Learning - STEM JOBS | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Innovative classrooms are introducing station-based learning to better engage students and provide more helpful feedback for teachers.

Station-based learning is true to its name: it allows students to rotate through stations, learning in smaller groups adaptable to each student’s individual needs. Khan Academy offers a more thorough definition in a video explaining the model:

"In a Station Rotation, within a given course or subject (such as math) students rotate at fixed points in time – that is, on a fixed schedule or at the teacher’s discretion – between different learning stations, at least one of which is an online learning station. Other stations might include activities such as small-group or full-class instruction, group projects, individual tutoring, and pencil-and-paper assignments. Some implementations involve the entire class alternating among activities together, whereas others divide the class into small-group rotations. In the Station Rotation model, students rotate through all of the stations."

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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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How to Search Photos on iPhone and iPad - OSXDaily

How to Search Photos on iPhone and iPad - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
iOS Photos has an excellent search feature that allows users to search for identifiable objects, places, and attributes in your pictures. For example, you could search for “beach” or “rock” or “dog” and all images in Photos app that match those terms will show up in predefined sorted albums on the iPhone or iPad.

The searched images includes any photo in your album or camera roll, meaning any picture taken with your iPhone or iPad as well as those saved to your devices will be indexed and searchable using this great trick.
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How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac

How to AirDrop from iPhone to Mac | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
AirDrop is the fastest and most convenient way to wirelessly send files from an iPhone or iPad to a Mac. While AirDropping from iOS to Mac OS is easy, how it works may not be particularly obvious to some users, and many people don’t know the feature exists at all. Learning to use AirDrop to send files from an iPhone to a Mac is easy, and it offers a simple and reliable way to transfer photos, videos, notes, and other files between nearby devices.
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3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students

3 Untapped Social Media Resources For Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Last week I laid out 3 Untapped Social Media Resources for Teachers. This week we take a look at how to leverage social networks for students. 

My sister is a senior in high school. Whenever we spend time together I ask her about “what the kids are into these days?” She is right in the heart of the age range for kids who use social media the most (13-18 yrs old). Our conversations give me a sense of how kids are using social media and her thoughts on using it for learning, or even if there is a place for it.

She tells me all the time that she’s “addicted” to her phone, just like most adults. Most of her time is spent on Facebook, Snapchat and Instagram. She and her friends are sending photos, snaps and videos back and forth all day long. That is their world. They are continually capturing what is happening around them and sharing it with each other.

And we have the data to back her up. 
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Cellphones aren't leaving the classroom, but Canadian educators split on how best to handle them - National Post

Cellphones aren't leaving the classroom, but Canadian educators split on how best to handle them - National Post | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Some teachers are now moving to incorporate smartphones and other technology into lesson, but research shows many school still try to ban the devices
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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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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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Photo editing tools arranged by categories. 
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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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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

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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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