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13 Free iPad Spelling Apps to Easily Teach Kids to Spell Correctly

13 Free iPad Spelling Apps to Easily Teach Kids to Spell Correctly | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"To help you improve your students spelling capabilities, I compiled a list of some great iPad apps that can perfectly do the job . Check it out:"

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MakeyMakey + Scratch + Makeblock + Cardboard + Recycled Stuff

A very cool project I did with 4K. All the lessons plans are available here
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100 #STEAM #Projects for Teachers - Instructables

100 #STEAM #Projects for Teachers - Instructables | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This is a collection of 100 STEAM Projects created for teachers and educators to do with youth. Each project encourages exploration, modification, and students to pursue their own ideas and curiosities. They are also meant to be accessible, both in approach and availability and cost of materials. Feel encouraged to adapt them to your local learning space.
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Teachers as Makers - NC STATE University

Teachers as Makers - NC STATE University | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"When it comes to being a maker, teachers and students have always created items using inexpensive tools. For many years paper, pencil, gluesticks and popsicle sticks have been the standard creative medium for students. Students would be given activities to build a solution based on the tools that they have access to using. Now adding computers to the mix with reusable materials, there are so many options to create. We teach so many student about creating in physical from and capture into digital, we need to complete the circle by creating digitally and processing that design into a physical format.

Being able to teach students how to be entrepreneurs is critical to the future of our country. Maker education is about the journey of learning to begin the path to innovation."

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Want to inspire kids to learn STEM? Get them to build a robot

Want to inspire kids to learn STEM? Get them to build a robot | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The music is pumping, the crowd is cheering and people are dancing. This is science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM), but not as you know it. I’m at the Sydney Olympic Park Sports Centre as an invited judge for the 2016 Australia Regional FIRST (For the Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) Robotics Competition. The competition is for students aged around 14-18 who, with the help of mentors and teachers, have six weeks (or significantly less in several cases) to design, build and program a robot for a designated challenge. This would be a difficult task even …"

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Great story from DownUnder about FIRST competition.
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3 Useful #MediaLiteracy Resources You Might Not Know

3 Useful #MediaLiteracy Resources You Might Not Know | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
During the #NYCSchoolsTech monthly Twitter chat Kelly Mendoza, Common Sense Education's #MediaLiteracy expert, shared ideas and resources including Common Sense Education's comprehensive Media Literacy Toolkit. However, Kelly wasn't the only one with great ideas and resources to share. Participate, where the chats are archived has a handy dandy feature where all shared resources are collected. This chat had a collection of 24 resources contributed by participants which you could view here.  Here are three resources that stood out to me as one's innovative educators could put to use right away.
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Apple makes iWork and iLife apps free for all | Cult of Mac

Apple makes iWork and iLife apps free for all | Cult of Mac | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The best apps made by Apple for iPhone and iPad are finally available for free to all users.

As part of an update to its iWork and iLife apps this morning, Apple changed the price for both the Mac and iOS versions, giving customers access to a suite of apps that can be used for music and video or getting work done.

iMovie, GarageBand, Numbers, Keynote and Pages are all free now. Apple previously gave the apps away to customers who bought a new iOS device or Mac."

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The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code

The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Once considered the skill of the future, coding is now a necessity for most emerging career fields. If learning to code is like learning a foreign language, then it follows that it might be easier to learn when you're young. And now there's a robot for that.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 19, 9:41 AM

Como la tecnología, cuando es desarrollada sobre bases pedagógicas centradas en la persona que aprende, puede producir enormes resultados en los niños, incluso en temáticas aparentemente tan áridas, como lo podría ser la programación.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 20, 1:53 PM

Robotics via Kubo for the early grades teaching coding skills.

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Ultimate Teachers' Resource: #iPad Apps for Teachers and more 

Ultimate Teachers' Resource: #iPad Apps for Teachers and more  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Nowadays teachers are encouraged to use technology in the classroom given that it brings numerous benefits to both students and professors. On the one hand, by using technology teachers are able to manage their classes much easier, to engage their students with creative materials, to make interactive and interesting lessons and many other things. While on the other side, students will acquire knowledge faster since it is transferred in active and fun manner.  Therefore, one of the best ways to use technology in everyday teaching is to start taking advantage of many perks that iPad offers. It is small, light and easily portable in every occasion. Moreover, with its various useful apps, iPad will help you enhance and enrich teaching and learning experience. For this reason, here is a comprehensive list of different iPad apps for teachers that will improve and facilitate each aspect of your teacher’s life.
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How to email more than five photos at once in iOS 10 - CNET

How to email more than five photos at once in iOS 10 - CNET | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For all the changes and improvements (some might say "improvements") iOS has delivered over the years, there's one curious limitation still imposed by Apple.

If you want to email someone more than five photos, you can't.

That's a pretty big hassle when you're looking to share a big batch of snapshots from a vacation, wedding, day at the beach or other photo-worthy occasion.

Even more curious, Apple eliminated this restriction in iOS 9, then brought it back in iOS 10!

You might think your only option is to send multiple five-photo emails -- a hassle at best -- but there are other, easier ways to work around this limitation.
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Creating Art on iPads - Dryden Art - Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun

Creating Art on iPads - Dryden Art - Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I've put these lessons resources together to help teachers practice some ideas for how to create art on the iPads with students.See also:  
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Fantastic list of resources. activities and ideas for using iPads to create Art work! #awesome
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Google Maps for iOS Gains Directions Widget for Turn-By-Turn Navigation on Lock Screen

Google Maps for iOS Gains Directions Widget for Turn-By-Turn Navigation on Lock Screen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google Maps for iOS was today updated to version 4.30.0, introducing a new Directions Widget that allows Google Maps users to access turn-by-turn navigation directly on the lock screen of the iPhone.

The widget can be enabled by going to the Today View of the Notification Center, scrolling down to the "Edit" button, and then enabling Google Directions. Once turned on, turn-by-turn navigation directions will be available through the widget in the Notification Center, which can be accessed by swiping right on the lock screen.
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7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News - We Are Teachers

7 Tips for Teaching Students How to Recognize Bias in an Era of Fake News - We Are Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When students are learning about research topics and current events, they must also learn about how perspective and bias may affect the information they are reading. Teaching these lessons explicitly is critical in this era of “fake” news.

The following tips and activities are designed to help students understand the choices that journalists make that may affect how readers interpret a story.
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3 Important iPad Resources for Science Teachers

3 Important iPad Resources for Science Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
 Here are three interesting free resources for science teachers using iPad with their students in class. These are courses provided by Apple Education featuring various tips, ideas and content designed specifically to help teachers integrate iPad in their science instruction. You will get to explore curated science collections, discover relevant apps, books and iTunes u materials and lessons to compliment your classroom instruction. We invite you to check them out below and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.
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Teachers' Guide to Computational Thinking - CodeBC

Teachers' Guide to Computational Thinking - CodeBC | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A BC Teacher’s Guide to Computational Thinking will provide an introduction and overview to computational thinking and help you identify areas where computational thinking already exists within your curriculum.

This course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
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Students Develop 3D Printed Eco-Sneakers You Can Customize | All3DP

Students Develop 3D Printed Eco-Sneakers You Can Customize | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Polish students developed eco-friendly shoes for their graduation project using a 3D printer and now hope to start a dedicated business.

Did you know that the shoes on your feet could be made up of over 30 different materials? Many of these have a high carbon footprint and cannot be recycled.

As well as this, up to 25,000 liters of water are used to make one pair of shoes. On hearing this, Polish design students Zuzanna Gronowicz and Barbara Motylinska decided to try find a better way.

With the aim of developing eco-friendly shoes, they earmarked 3D printing as a viable means of production. By using a 3D printer, they can quickly develop customized shoes using biodegradable filaments.

The concept is the pair’s graduation project at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. However, the execution could be something much bigger as they plan to turn these custom 3D printed kicks into a business. 
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7 Actively Engaging Ways of Developing Critical Thinking Skills

7 Actively Engaging Ways of Developing Critical Thinking Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We talk to many educators in our travels. Everywhere we go, we ask what they feel are the most important skills for modern learners. Teachers, school leaders, and educators of all kinds have many shared goals. No matter where they hail from, one of the most common among them is effectively developing critical thinking skills.
Thinking critically is the pinnacle of the accumulation of knowledge and experience. How can we start developing our learners’ critical thinking skills rather than teaching to the test? What strategies will bring out the critical thinkers inside all our learners?
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Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning

Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It starts with a twist, a squeak, and a cheer. Watch out, 1980s cassette player, broken computer mouse, old monitor -- my fifth graders and I are looking for you! Your future doesn't hold a dumpster in it, at least not yet. You, my memory of past innovation, get a second life. Why? For an "un-makerspace" inspired by a journey to the Bay Area Maker Faire two years ago. This Steampunk Mad-Scientists event with its many innovations, creative geniuses, and 100,000s of onlookers descended on San Mateo, California with such a wide array of inventions and innovations that it would be hard not to be inspired!
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, April 20, 7:49 AM

Frente a la creciente ola de creación de makerspaces en instituciones educativas aparece una pequeña variante: los Un-makerspaces, es decir lugares donde en vez de armar cosas, las desarmas para aprender a repararlas o aprovechar componentes usados en otros proyectos. Economía circular puesta en práctica.

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5 Formative Assessment Tools to Invigorate Your Classroom via @Sunsetparktech

5 Formative Assessment Tools to Invigorate Your Classroom via @Sunsetparktech | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Inspired to turn useful tips, tricks, and ideas into infographics, #NYCSchoolsTech specialist, Joe Santiago created his first infographic. The focus is on how teachers who want to update their practice can use technology when doing formative assessments.
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Turtle Academy - learn logo programming in your browser free programming materials for kids

Turtle Academy - learn logo programming in your browser free programming materials for kids | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Turtle Academy makes it surprisingly easy to start creating amazing shapes using the LOGO language Here are some examples for easy and fun programming
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The Next Step In 3D Printing Is...Knitting?

The Next Step In 3D Printing Is...Knitting? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
3D printers may have started as a high-tech novelty, but they're becoming increasingly powerful. These days, they can print everything from rhino horns to self-driving cars. Which is why it may be surprising that one company is using similar technology for a decidedly lower-tech purpose: knitting. Kniterate is a digital knitting machine that can whip up wearable fashion at the touch of a button
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Kids Learn Better When #Playing with #Robots 

Kids Learn Better When #Playing with #Robots  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For many students, math and science have always been boring subjects, too bogged down with technical details to ever be fun or exciting. Teachers have long tried a variety of strategies to get students excited about STEM. It turns out, one of the best ways to get kids pumped about STEM is through the use of robots.

Robots are naturally fun and exciting for kids. When they think of robotics, they might think of their favorite cartoons or superheroes. Learning how they can actually build and use robots is a great way to incorporate STEM into the curriculum without losing students’ interest.

The use of robotics is on the rise in today’s world, and allowing students to play with robots and learn how they work can have huge benefits for them. Not only does it give them a head start in subjects like computer programming, math, and science, it can also spark an interest in careers students may have never considered before.
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Building Maker Spaces vs. Building a Maker Culture

In Nick Provenzano’s book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, he makes the case that a maker space can start a movement inside your school. I agree wholeheartedly.

There are many folks who have been saying to “stop” using the word Makerspace, and it shouldn’t only be one space. But sometimes this space is the seed that plants a maker movement into a maker culture.

At Centennial School District (where I’m the Director of Tech and Innovation) we’ve been slowly beginning to build a maker culture out of maker spaces. It is a process and one that doesn’t happen overnight. Here is a few things/ideas we’ve done that have jumpstarted the movement towards a culture:
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MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language

MIT's app only needs a second to teach you a new language | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You know the seconds and minutes you waste waiting for the elevator to arrive, for a friend to reply to an IM or for a website to load? A team of MIT CSAIL researchers believe you can put them to good use, so they created a series of apps called the WaitSuite that makes the most of those idle moments by helping you learn a new language. The tools can test your vocabulary without whisking you away to another app. For instance, if you're chatting with a friend, a flash card asking you about a word in the language you're learning will pop up within the IM itself. If you're waiting for a website to load, the card will appear within the browser.
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AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare

AI will create many new jobs — here’s how you can prepare | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Taking a positive approach by focusing on upgrading workers’ skills is more productive than warning against AI’s incursion into the labor landscape. Instead of trying to guard against a human vs. machine battle, what we need is greater human-machine collaboration. As The Wall Street Journal observed, “Automating parts of a job will often increase the productivity and quality of workers by complementing their skills with machines and computers, as well as by enabling them to focus on those aspects of the job that most need their attention.”

The AI-driven workplace evolution will not edge out humans altogether. A McKinsey Global Institute report suggested, “Humans will still be needed in the workforce [as] … the total productivity gains we estimate will only come about if people work alongside machines. That in turn will fundamentally alter the workplace, requiring a new degree of cooperation between workers and technology.”
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LEGO Education MAKER Curriculum:  Elementary -Simple Machines; Middle Years - Simple & Powered Machines

LEGO Education MAKER Curriculum:  Elementary -Simple Machines; Middle Years - Simple & Powered Machines | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
LEGO® Education supports teachers by providing a system that enables Maker learning with age and curriculum-relevant materials that facilitate engaging lessons and, therefore, effective learning. This hands-on, minds-on approach creates active, confident and lifelong learners by enabling a positive mindset and encouraging a self-directed motivation to learn.
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