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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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Remembering Kev… Kevin Mowat @kevmowat  Shauna Cornwell @slcornwell The Meaning of Meraki

Remembering Kev… Kevin Mowat @kevmowat  Shauna Cornwell @slcornwell The Meaning of Meraki | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Kevin Mowat’s presence filled a room. It wasn’t just his booming voice, his large stature and his hearty laugh…it was his energy and his endless enthusiasm. Kev was a bright light. He radiated positivity and warmth each and every day to all that knew him.
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Instagram for Teachers - Learning in Hand @tonyvincent

Instagram for Teachers - Learning in Hand @tonyvincent | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Instagram isn't just for posting photos of food. Instagram can actually be a powerful learning and communication tool for educators, so I've written this guide for teachers. I'd like to show the kinds of things teachers can see on Instagram. I'd also like to tell you about the ins and outs of Instagram, starting with the basics and ending with crafting awesome posts.
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10 Great Apps and Games for Enhancing Learning @NikPeachey

10 Great Apps and Games for Enhancing Learning @NikPeachey | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are some really useful tools, applications and resources here that cover a wide range of functions that can help us to enhance the way our students learn and their levels of engagement."

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Six Strategies for #Virtual #Field #Trips — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Six Strategies for #Virtual #Field #Trips — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As a school librarian, I always thought of the notion of collection as expansive. Collections might include any of the experiences we discover, as well as any of the people we meet who might enhance learning for our communities.


Among those experiences are virtual field trips. Opportunities now abound for connections to curriculum and student interests. And easier strategies for video conferencing, combined with new types of interactions, make virtual field trips even more affordable and engaging. You don’t risk weather conditions or losing any wandering kiddos who can’t find their way back to the bus. You can ignore issues of distance relating to both space and time. And these escapes from daily classroom routine can result in very sticky learning."

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Minecraft’s New Oregon Trail Experience Has Everything—Even the Dysentery - EdSurge News

Remember the Oregon Trail? Of course you do, it’s the game the internet won’t let you forget.

Thirty-two years after the first full-color graphic version hit the Apple II, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—the current owner of the Oregon Trail franchise—is teaming up with Microsoft on a new world that ports many of the landmarks and features of the original game into Minecraft.

Announced this morning in a Microsoft blog post, the new world, called The Oregon Trail Experience, is exclusive to Minecraft: Education Edition, the version that replaced the popular MinecraftEdu late last year. Microsoft acquired Minecraft from Swedish game developer Mojang in 2014.
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Taking Advantage of the Power of Play - Edutopia

Taking Advantage of the Power of Play - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Can designing games about real-world issues teach students empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking? After organizing a series of game jams last year around serious social issues—immigration, climate change, future cities—I discovered the answer to be an overwhelming yes.
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Robots and Humans Team Up at Amazon - NY Times

Robots and Humans Team Up at Amazon - NY Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Amazon’s warehouses, which now employ more than 125,000 people across the United States, are being outfitted with the latest in robots and tech, but not at the expense of human jobs.
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Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The annual K12 Horizon Report regularly identifies and profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in educational technology likely to impact teaching and learning.
This year, especially, you will find many opportunities for connections to our own mission and practice. But while this year’s K12 report practically screams school libraries to me, it does so rather quietly in PDF.
This chart from page 9 presents, in summary, the 18 topics selected by the report’s expert panel.
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Fraction Math - A Neat App for Elementary School Math Lessons @rmbyrne Free Tech 4 Teachers 

Fraction Math - A Neat App for Elementary School Math Lessons @rmbyrne Free Tech 4 Teachers  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Fraction Mash is a free iPad app that provides a fun way for students to learn about fractions. The app lets students insert two pictures then divide those pictures into grids, columns, pie slices, triangles, or rows. Once their pictures have been divided students select the portions of one picture that they want to combine with the other picture. Students' selections of image portions must equal 1 when the two images are combined. Fraction Mash lets students choose how many pieces each picture is divided into.
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The Harvest Moon Explained by NASA - @rmbyrne Free Tech 4 Teachers

The Harvest Moon Explained by NASA - @rmbyrne Free Tech 4 Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The astronomical start of autumn is less than two weeks away. But this year the Harvest Moon that is typically associated with Fall is occurring a little later than usual. What is the Harvest Moon? Do other full moons have names too? Those questions and others are answered in NASA Sciencecasts: The Harvest Moon.
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Coding – AMDSB EdTech Learning Community

Coding – AMDSB EdTech Learning Community | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Code is the language that a computer understands. Coding, in the simplest of terms, is telling a computer to do what you want it to do. This begins with breaking a task down into logically sequenced step-by-step commands for the computer to follow. Coding allows users to investigate, problem solve, explore and communicate through discovery, and it is a way to express ideas creatively.
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Group Work Doesn't Have to Be Awful - John Spencer @spencerideas

Group Work Doesn't Have to Be Awful - John Spencer @spencerideas | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I don't enjoy collaboration. My natural inclination is to generate an idea and let it swirl in my head for awhile until I eventually have a clear picture of what I want to create. Then, I set specific deadlines and get to work. It's only when I get stuck that I reach out to others. Call it selfishness or call it introversion, but it's where I am most content. 


And yet . . . 


 Over the last few years, I have grown to love collaborative work. I can always tell that genuine collaboration is happening because the group work no longer feels like work. In these moments, I can sense that I am creating something as a team that I would never be able to accomplish on my own."


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Teachers talk: 12 makerspace must-haves for back-to-school - eSchool News

Teachers talk: 12 makerspace must-haves for back-to-school - eSchool News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Four experienced “makers” and K-12 educators dish their top tools and advice to build a meaningful classroom makerspace from the ground up.

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15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety

15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Anxiety is one of the biggest day-to-day challenges that my Autistic daughter faces. It’s one of those dark sides of Autism that many Autistic people struggle with. From coping with change to sensory needs to difficulty understanding emotions and black and white thinking, anxiety likes to creep in and roar…loudly. This list of 15 Apps for Kids with Anxiety has done wonders for helping us navigate the negative thinking, difficult social situations, and anxiety.
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18 edtech developments set to impact schools

18 edtech developments set to impact schools | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Coding as a literacy and the rise of STEAM learning are two key trends driving K-12 technology adoption for the next 1-2 years, according to the latest New Media Consortium and CoSN Horizon Report.

The report is organized into 6 key trends, 6 significant challenges, and 6 developments in edtech that are going to impact K-12 teaching, learning and creative inquiry.

Overall, the report series tracks the five-year impact that innovative practices and new technologies have on K-12 education.

In addition to coding and STEAM, the four other trends set to impact K-12 teaching and learning include a growing focus on measuring learning, redesigning learning spaces (both driving technology adoption for the next 3-5 years), along with advancing cultures of innovation and deeper learning approaching (driving technology adoption for 5 or more years).

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8 Great Exit Ticket Tools to Try Out in Class - Educators Technology

8 Great Exit Ticket Tools to Try Out in Class - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In response to requests from some of our readers asking about recommendations for digital exit tools to use in class, we are re-featuring this visual we shared awhile ago. It contains some of what we believe are the best exit ticket tools our there. As we have argued elsewhere, exit tickets are 'informal assessment tools teachers can use to assess students understanding at the end of a class. They can also be used for formative assessment purposes to help teachers design better instructional content based on students feedback. Exit tickets can take the form of a prompt or a question related to what have been taught in the lesson.'""


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50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels - Edutopia

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
" The collection of prompts below asks young writers to think through real or imagined events, their emotions, and a few wacky scenarios. 
Try out the ones you think will resonate most with your students. 

 As with all prompts, inform students that their answers should be rated G and that disclosing dangerous or illegal things they’re involved in will obligate you to file a report with the administration or school counselors. Finally, give students the option of writing “PERSONAL” above some entries that they don’t want anyone to read. We all need to let scraggly emotions run free in our prose sometimes."

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Genius Hour in Elementary School - Edutopia 

Genius Hour in Elementary School - Edutopia  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard legends of Google employees being able to spend 20 percent of their workweek exploring topics of their choosing. Some of our favorite apps were born in this innovative venture.

Educators know a good idea when we see one (even if Google eventually ended the program). We want that vibrant creativity pulsing through our classrooms. We can visualize the end, filled with projects in which our students have connected with experts, filled journals with intelligent thinking, and explored with curiosity. How do we get from this euphoric idea to a classroom reality?
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Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Digital citizenship has stepped into the forefront of a modern-day education. Experts indicate that as schools roll out tech, they also need to be rolling out digital citizenship education.

Tech giant Google heeded that call and partnered with experts to launch Be Internet Awesome, an interactive campaign that educates students on how best to act on the internet.

One part of this Google campaign is Interland, a game that has students travel an imaginary world where they need to fight hackers, phishers, oversharers and bullies with digital citizenship skills. While game-based learning can be effective, educators also need to be armed with skills to teach their students to be citizens of the web.

This month, Google extended its Be Internet Awesome program to include a free online training course to help educators establish foundational skills needed to teach their students to have a safe and positive experience online.
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How to Prepare for iOS 11 the Right Way - OSX Daily

How to Prepare for iOS 11 the Right Way - OSX Daily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Planning on installing iOS 11 onto your iPhone or iPad when it becomes available on September 19? Then take a few moments to prepare your device for the iOS 11 update!

This walkthrough will detail checking proper device compatibility, performing some simple house keeping and maintenance on an iPhone or iPad, backing up the device, and finally, installing iOS 11.
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How the Google Suite Can Enhance Open-Ended Math Exploration - MindShift @joboaler #YouCubed @alicekeeler 

How the Google Suite Can Enhance Open-Ended Math Exploration - MindShift @joboaler #YouCubed @alicekeeler  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Stanford education professor Jo Boaler’s message about teaching math in visual ways that don’t emphasize one right procedure has become a rallying cry for many math educators ready for a seismic shift in how American schools teach mathematics. But her ideas also challenge much of what has been done in classrooms for decades, including the ways that current teachers and parents learned themselves. Alice Keeler is one of the converted, despite the fact she taught math traditionally for many years.

“I was a math teacher, and I’ll be honest,” Keeler said, “I didn’t teach it to be creative.” She always felt pressure to move more quickly through the curriculum. Every day brought a new topic, whether or not students had deeply understood what came before. When Keeler read Boaler’s book, Mathematical Mindsets, she saw herself as a young student in much of what Boaler described. With tears in her eyes, she told a group of educators at the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) that since fourth grade she secretly thought she was dumb because she couldn’t pass timed math tests. Boaler’s message that fast is not the same thing as smart was liberating to her as a person and as a math teacher."

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9 Basic Types of 3D Printers - 3D Printing Technology Guide | All3DP

9 Basic Types of 3D Printers - 3D Printing Technology Guide | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Okay, so you’re struggling to tell the difference between types of 3D printers like FDM and SLA? Or SLS and EBM? Or LOB and MJF?

We hear your pain. With all these acronyms flying around, you’d be forgiven for mistaking a certain type of 3D printer technology for a genre of dance music.

Have no fear! Our very short guide explains the essential types of 3D printers currently out there. Have a blitz through this article and you’ll soon be able to tell which from which. And what from what.

We’ve also embedded some videos under each, to better illustrate the 3D printer technologies. Enjoy!
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, September 15, 5:04 PM

Un buen resumen explicativo de los diferentes tipos de impresión 3D.

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Every School should have a 3D print facility in D&T
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3 reasons to use Scratch across the curriculum - ISTE

3 reasons to use Scratch across the curriculum - ISTE | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Scratch has become a popular way to introduce coding to young people around the world. Yet many schools are just beginning to realize the potential of Scratch to support project-based learning across subject areas and grade levels.

How can you integrate Scratch into your curriculum to help students learn to think creatively and work collaboratively? Here are three things to know about Scratch — and the opportunities it opens up for learners with diverse interests and backgrounds.
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8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them

8 digital life skills all children need – and a plan for teaching them | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We need to teach our children these eight skills as part of their education in digital citizenship.
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5 Great Formative Assessment Strategies That Never Miss

5 Great Formative Assessment Strategies That Never Miss | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This article features 5 easy and effective formative assessment strategies to use with your students. Quick, fun, and best of all, highly effective!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, September 14, 3:44 AM
I really like the one-minute paper idea!