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Useful Apps to Create Diagrams, Doodles, and Sketches

Useful Apps to Create Diagrams, Doodles, and Sketches | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"So you want to do some doodling and sketching on your iPad. Well, we have some great apps to help you do that. We have meticulously selected some of the best iPad apps you can use to create diagrams, doodles, idea maps, sketches, and many more. It is all up to your creative powers. You can think about different ways to use these apps and we are pretty sure the end product will definitely look unique and special. You can also share this list with your students and let them try some of them in their projects. They will find them very useful."

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Makers making makers! via @astridpoot #Awesome #makered

Makers making makers! via @astridpoot #Awesome #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Check out this amazing Makers making makers! comic book created by @astridpoot !! 
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Sphero Logistics and Circulation

Sphero Logistics and Circulation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A recent tweet by another maker librarian, made me realize that I should share my current (and past) organization and circulation for the awesome little robotic orb known as Sphero.
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Creating a Culture of Growth in Your Makerspace - MakerEd.org

Creating a Culture of Growth in Your Makerspace - MakerEd.org | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
What does it take to build a makerspace from scratch? That’s the question many of us have been asking ourselves lately. That’s definitely the question I’ve been asking myself this year. Not only am I in a new position this year as innovation specialist for my district, but one of our major department goals is to create a makerspace program for grades K-8 and that responsibility falls on me.  
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Podcasts and the Classroom | Edudemic

Podcasts and the Classroom | Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Chances are, even if you’ve never listened to a podcast before, you’ve heard about one. Podcasts bring old-time radio programs into the 21st century, and, thanks to their in-depth topic exploration and episodic nature, they’re downright addictive for listeners; the popular true-crime podcast Serial, for example, has been downloaded over 5 million times.

The popularity of podcasts makes them a great learning tool in the classroom. In one classroom in Connecticut, podcasts have even taken the place of final papers and exams, much to the students’ delight. Beyond their popularity, podcasts can be a great way to engage different kinds of learners, disseminate information, and get students excited about out-of-the-box assignments. Here’s how 21st-century educators can harness the power of podcasts in the classroom:
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We Need Librarians More Than Ever Before via John Spencer

We Need Librarians More Than Ever Before via John Spencer | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It was about five years ago when a boy walked up to me and asked, "Hey Mr. Spencer, can you talk to the district and see if they'll open up the library over the summer?" "I

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Use these strategies to incorporate drones in STEAM education

Use these strategies to incorporate drones in STEAM education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A team of educators explored different ways drones are relevant to STEAM curriculum and education in grades 4-8.

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Giphy launches library of more than 2,000 GIFs to teach you sign language @Mashable

Giphy launches library of more than 2,000 GIFs to teach you sign language @Mashable | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
GIFs can do more than add a sassy quip to the end of your tweet. Now, they can even help you learn a new language.

Giphy released an extensive GIF library on Thursday with more than 2,000 words and phrases in American Sign Language. To create the GIFs, Giphy cut videos from the popular educational series Sign With Robert, adding text descriptions to make the GIFs look like looping flash cards.
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Planning A Makerspace: Underestimated Details | krissy venosdale

Planning A Makerspace: Underestimated Details | krissy venosdale | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If kids are making, there will be a mess. This post it not about keeping tables shiny or keeping masking tape rolls symmetrically organized.  I’ll write another post someday about how I like to organize my Sharpies in ROYGBIV fashion by shade (not even kidding). This is about the day to day. The real life of making.
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Hello world! – Lekker Samen Klooien

Hello world! – Lekker Samen Klooien | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We believe it is really important for children to encounter loads of different tools before the age of 12. So we made a poster. A lot of Dutch children got it for Sinterklaas (our Christmas), with a tool. That made us very proud. It is available in Dutch, Frysk and now also in English! (Danish, German en Spanish will follow soon):
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Tools for Creating, Hosting, and Printing Infographics @rmbyrne 

Tools for Creating, Hosting, and Printing Infographics @rmbyrne  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
About a week ago I was asked if I could write a post about tools for making infographics with students. A well constructed infographic can convey a lot of information in a compact, visually-pleasing manner. The process of creating a good infographic requires students to analyze and succinctly summarize data and facts that they've gathered through research. Here are some good tools that students can use to create infographics.
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Makeblock's Lego-like 'Neuron' teaches kids robotics and code

Makeblock's Lego-like 'Neuron' teaches kids robotics and code | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Makeblocks, a company known for kid-friendly robotics and DIY hovercraft-drones, is launching a new gadget-building platform called Neuron. It's like Lego meets Littlebits -- you get over 30 blocks with different functions that kids can snap together and then program to create science experiments or gadgets like an internet-connected cat feeder. The system is platform agnostic, the company says, so it can work with products like Lego and even Microsoft's Cognitive Services AI platform.
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BridgingApps Top 5 #Book #Creator #Apps - BridgingApps

BridgingApps Top 5 #Book #Creator #Apps - BridgingApps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Book creator apps inspire writing and provide opportunities to share books digitally. Both typically developing students and individuals with special needs will build skills such as reading, storytelling, creativity and technology using these apps. Authoring using a mobile device can be fun while bringing purpose to literacy and writing. Not to mention, introducing learners to digital book creation and safe online information sharing are also essential skills for 21st century students. We have put together a list of our favorite book creator apps. Click the link to explore the full list.
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How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram

How to Use Hashtags on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Learn what a hashtag is, why it works, and how it works on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

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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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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.

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5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This is a little cheating as some of these features are new so you could not have known!! Google Slides is one of my favorites. I use it to have students GIVE ME information rather than get information. Truly transformative for teaching.
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20 Great iPad Apps to Help Learners Explore Their Creativity via @medkh9

20 Great iPad Apps to Help Learners Explore Their Creativity via @medkh9 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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Presentation Tools that Ignite Student Creativity

Presentation Tools that Ignite Student Creativity | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I am an educator who is constantly in search for tools that promote student creation over student consumption. For years PowerPoint, Prezi, and Google Slides have been the "go to" presentation tools that allow for some student creation in the classroom. At times, many teachers and students look for something different to use, something a little more engaging for their audience.

There are many free online presentation tools out there, but I am going to highlight a couple that your students can use to create with."

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NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition

NMC Horizon Report: 2017 Higher Education Edition | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This 14th edition describes annual findings from the NMC Horizon Project, an ongoing research project designed to identify and describe emerging technologies likely to have an impact on learning, teaching, and creative inquiry in education. Six key trends, six significant challenges, and six important developments in educational technology are placed directly in the context of their likely impact on the core missions of universities and colleges."


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I love reading the yearly NMC Horizon Report. Which trends do you think will emerge as the most significant over the next 5 years?

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Hasbro's cute new robo-dog teaches coding on the sly

Hasbro's cute new robo-dog teaches coding on the sly | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Proto Max is designed for kids ages six and older to learn the basics of how programming works, but even those who don't want to deal with figuring out how to customize a robot can still play with it. With a dial on the side of Proto Max's perpetually smiling face, you can pick one of three predefined personalities: small, medium or large. These affect the pup's general temperament by adjusting the volume of its voice and how it reacts to stimuli. You can open the relatively easy-to-use iOS/Android app to assign more-specific behavioral traits afterward."

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This 7-year-old is not giving up after Google CEO's sweet rejection letter

This 7-year-old is not giving up after Google CEO's sweet rejection letter | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
After an apparently very influential career talk with her father, 7-year-old Chloe Bridgewater decided to go where many hopeful job seekers have gone before: the Google careers page. 

SEE ALSO: Third grader has no time for your silly homework nonsense

After submitting her version of an application to work at Google (addressed to "google boss"), she waited for a response. But instead of the dreaded non-response or generic form letter, she received a letter from the company's CEO, Sundar Pichai, just a few days later.

Google confirmed the letters between the tech CEO and young girl from Hereford, England, are real.
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How to Create a Makerspace in any Space

How to Create a Makerspace in any Space | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Makerspaces are spaces for hands-on interactive learning. These spaces have become popular in many communities, schools, and libraries due to their emphasis on creative learning and STEAM subjects. Both educators and parents have seen the impact of makerspaces on the ability of children to learn twenty-first-century skills. These spaces have sprung up across the country and can be found in a variety of locations. The primary aspect of any makerspace is the fact that creative hands-on learning opportunities are provided to users.
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Making the Buttons - @DesignMakeTeach

Making the Buttons - @DesignMakeTeach | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
One of the surprise hits of our makerspace this year has been the humble button maker. When we were setting up all the new equipment and tools in our renovated CTE classroom, we ran across an old button maker sitting neglected in a storage closet. Luckily, we also found a box of button parts. The button maker was heavy and hard to use but worked most of the time. A month later, students in the makerspace had gone through 750 buttons.
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4 Reasons Minecraft is great for teaching kids coding

4 Reasons Minecraft is great for teaching kids coding | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Since its release in 2011, Minecraft has captured the hearts and minds of today’s youth. With the recent release of MinecraftEDU school version, this popular game is rapidly becoming the most important educational software of our generation and is now used to teach logic, problem solving, and geometry.

While many educators use Minecraft to teach project-based learning and other liberal arts topics, many don’t realize that Minecraft is one the best ways to teach students computer programming. Here are four reasons Minecraft is great for teaching kids coding."

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9 Must-Have Robot Toys for Kids According to Kids - @FractusLearning

9 Must-Have Robot Toys for Kids According to Kids - @FractusLearning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There is a huge selection of robot toys for kids available, across all ages, and while some encourage learning, others are purely for fun. The robotic toys teach older kids everything from coding and STEM skills, to programming and logical thinking, while for little ones, the simple act of pressing buttons to make the robot do something is encouraging fine motor skills and interaction. Some robots also teach empathy and social skills. The right robot toy, in my opinion, is a gift that keeps on giving.

In order to put this list together, I took four kids (three boys and one girl) to our local toy store and asked them to choose what they considered to be the best robot toys for kids. These are the top 9.
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The Edvocate’s List of 68 Must-Read K-12 Teaching & Learning Blogs

The Edvocate’s List of 68 Must-Read K-12 Teaching & Learning Blogs | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
DE's Blog voted #2 in The Edvocates list of 68 must-read K-12 Teaching & Learning. https://t.co/Zc6h2a904t

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Sadly, my little corner of the webiverse is not on the list (haha!) but what IS on the list is great stuff! From pedagogy to edtech to classroom management, everyone will find something useful from this list that will improve teaching practice - even those of us in school libraries! So much of what constitutes quality work in the classroom translated to our world quite nicely - bookmark your favorites!