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Great iPad Tips for Teachers

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"You must be familiar with the 12 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask before Using iPad in class http://www.educatorstechnology.com/2012/10/12-crucial-questional-to-ask-before.html . This is one of our popular posts here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. And because most of you are using or going to use iPad with your students then we deemed it important that we back you up with more tips and tricks on the effective use of this device in the classroom."

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Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart

Too Many Kids Quit Science Because They Don't Think They're Smart | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For most students, science, math, engineering, and technology (STEM) subjects are not intuitive or easy. Learning in general—and STEM in particular—requires repeated trial and error, and a student’s lack of confidence can sometimes stand in her own way. And although teachers and parents may think they are doing otherwise, these adults inadvertently help kids make up their minds early on that they're not natural scientists or “math people,” which leads them to pursue other subjects instead.

So what's the best way to help kids feel confident enough to stay the STEM course? To answer this question, I spoke with Carol Dweck, a professor of psychology at Stanford University in California. Over the past 20 years, Dweck has conducted dozens of studies about praise’s impact on students’ self-esteem and academic achievement. Here is a transcript of our conversation, which has been condensed and lightly edited.
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Lou Salza's curator insight, March 27, 11:15 AM
Carol Dweck's work on growth mindset is key to so much of what is important in schools!Lou
 
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One Reason Young People Don't Go Into Science? We Don't Fail Well

One Reason Young People Don't Go Into Science? We Don't Fail Well | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Four weeks into my first semester of college, my academic confidence was completely shredded. I had back-to-back tests in cell biology, chemistry, and calculus, and my time management skills weren’t quite there yet. I failed my calculus exam, and suddenly I wasn’t sure I had the intelligence or the ability to get a degree in science.


My story has a happy ending—at least to me. Through stress eating, meltdowns, and support from my professor and older students, I studied my way to an A-minus in that calculus class. But, even better: I learned how to fail, something I keep learning and relearning as I come to the end of my second semester in graduate school. It’s the fundamental underpinning of scientific resilience—failing repeatedly, and picking yourself up to try again.

It’s what I think is missing from many young Americans’ educational experiences, and, in part, why I think so many of us, as smart and creative and technically adept as we are, shy away from scientific research as our careers."

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Apple releases Classroom iPad app version 2.0 w/ ability to manually create classes & more

Apple releases Classroom iPad app version 2.0 w/ ability to manually create classes & more | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Alongside public releases for iOS 10.3, macOS 10.12.4, watchOS 3.2, and tvOS 10.2 today, Apple has officially released version 2.0 of its Classroom app for iPad previously in beta.
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These 2 Women Quit Corporate America to Tackle STEM Education

These 2 Women Quit Corporate America to Tackle STEM Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This after-school STEM camp looks like an Apple store where kids can get their hands dirty while learning and having fun.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, March 27, 8:57 PM

"Naslausky and Gazal, who now serve as co-presidents of the Zaniac company, oversee Zaniac franchises on the Upper East Side of Manhattan in New York and another two in Greenwich and Westport, Connecticut. Collectively, the three campuses employ about 80 people. Each site offers after-school and summer camp curriculums designed to help K-8 students fall in love with math and science – an opportunity the two women (who have five children between them) identified while trying to supplement their own kids’ education." 

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Students Should Learn to Code Because it is the Language of the Future

Students Should Learn to Code Because it is the Language of the Future | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Computers and software are taking over the world. Programming is now required in many jobs, and most students have free access to PCs, laptops, tablets, and smartphones. Many of the projected STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) jobs involve computers, and there is an increasingly high demand for employees who can write computer programs. This means that students should learn to code while still in school because it is the language of the future. But what can we do to encourage and support computer science in our schools?

Today, the schools teach students how to utilize ICT (information and communications technology) as a consumer, rather than using it as a programmer. On the other hand, the tech-savvy world tends to develop technological innovations by building and encouraging literacy in keeping with modern living. For that reason, we must teach our students to use code. The market changes really quickly, and those who know how to code will have an advantage when looking for a job.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, March 27, 9:02 AM

"Computer sciences and technological innovations are rapidly progressing these days, and that’s why new STEM skills need to be obtained concurrently. The fastest and simplest way possible is certainly via the Internet. Coding tutorials can’t wait for translations.

Science requires the setting of new trends by stimulating like-minded people and companies to cooperate in developing new technologies. Without computer software and applications, nothing much works. Therefore, we must teach our students to code. This is the future, and so are our children."

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5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills

5 Team Building Games That Can Teach Critical Thinking Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here are 5 team building games to try out with your students that also develop critical thinking skills. Collaboration and team spirit await you!

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Gust MEES's curator insight, March 14, 8:05 AM
Here are 5 team building games to try out with your students that also develop critical thinking skills. Collaboration and team spirit await you!

 

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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, March 14, 8:21 AM
Team building games offer students fun opportunities to hone critical skills for success in the modern workplace. Students (and future employees!) that value teamwork are more motivated and creative. They’re also better at problem solving and communicating with one another and have a higher level of trust. We already know students love working in groups. Why not make a game of it?
Andrea Mejia Medina's curator insight, March 18, 12:10 AM
Critical thinking is the most important skill to develop, since in these times of information at hand, we cannot believe everything we see, read, and hear, and that is why it is important to develop this ability as it allows us to be alert and question everything that comes from these means of information. Is a skill that moves a student from concrete ideas to abstract and inferred concepts. Critical thinking allows us to analyze outcomes, compare ideas, identify parallels, sequence events, synthesize information and draw conclusions from a given body of knowledge. Whether it is the proof behind a mathematics formula or an implied tone in an essay, critical thinking skills enable students to solve problems in the real world and on exams in school. Meghan Moll (2014) suggests five tools to develop the critical thinking skills necessary for success on every high school or college test and assignment. 1. Brain games: Recently, websites dedicated to training your brain have enjoyed increased popularity. Lumosity, for example, provides games that aid in improving memory and problem-solving. From timed matching games to order sequence memorization, websites like this can aid in cognition and the ability to ask, "What is the next step?" This skill is critical to learning how to approach complex problems on standardized tests like the ACT and SAT. Rather than playing time-wasting games when you have a lull in your day, search online for brain teasers and peruse the plethora of brain games at your fingertips. 2. Logic puzzles: Before the Internet, puzzles intended to exercise your brain were published in books. Collections of crossword puzzles, logic problems, riddles, sudoku, word problems and word searches can be found at your local bookstore or library. The puzzles in these books are a wonderful strategy to activate different parts of your brain for a round or two of mental gymnastics, and many collections even discuss what each puzzle is meant to target within the mind. 3. Board games: This suggestion may seem strange at first, but do not balk. Choose board games that require more than luck – namely, strategy – for players to win. Any game where players must carefully consider their next move, recognize patterns and remember details will aid in honing critical thinking skills. Certain games like Rubik’s Cube are single-player, while others involve multiple people. Checkers, chess and Mastermind are two-player games that challenge you to plan several steps ahead. Games like Boggle and Scrabble require analyzing information quickly and formulating words, while Clue and Risk test and strengthen your ability to anticipate and react to others’ moves, as well as infer motives. 4. Journaling: Daily reflection – such as maintaining a journal – is a simple way to revisit your day, but it is also a fantastic opportunity to explore ideas. Writing encourages you to expand upon your thoughts and form connections. A journal forces you to slow down and focus on just one or two ideas at a time, which hectic schedules don't otherwise allow. Use your journal to record important ideas and questions and narratives about your life. 5. Book clubs: Students who read for understanding find it far easier to think critically than those who rush to finish. Analyzing a book requires you to delve deeper and ponder complex questions. When reading, think about why the book was written the way it was, what motivates certain characters, and how plot developments may be symbols of foreshadowing. Locate a book club to hone these skills. You will read works you otherwise may not have, and you will learn to examine character development, plot, symbolism and a whole host of other features.
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Here Is A Wonderful Tool to Annotate Images and Videos and Create Interactive Content to Use in Class

Here Is A Wonderful Tool to  Annotate Images and Videos and Create Interactive Content to Use in Class | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
ThingLink Edu is one of the best web tools you can use to annotate images and videos and create media rich visuals to share with your students in class. ThingLink enables you to add different layers of interactivity to your content. There are actually over 70 call to action tags to layer your content with including; web links. text, video, image, audio, maps and many more. The process to add Rich Media Tags to your content is ‘as simple as copying the URL into the Link field of the ThingLink tag editor.’
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3 Very Good Apps for Creating and Sharing 3D Models

3 Very Good Apps for Creating and Sharing 3D Models | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Below are three good iPad apps students can use to create and share 3D models and animations. Some of these apps support 3D printing. Students can use the apps to engage in a wide variety of creative tasks from creating simple designs to constructing complex objects. They can create figures, build modules, design  pixel arts and bring them to life through 3D technology. Check out the featured apps below and if you have other suggestions to add to the list, share with us in our Facebook page. Enjoy
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How augmented reality helps manufacturing enter a new phase - Daily Genius

How augmented reality helps manufacturing enter a new phase - Daily Genius | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Augmented reality may sound like something out of a science fiction film, but the technology is changing manufacturing across the world. From aerospace to automotives, AR is not only increasingly being used on the factory floor, it´s revolutionising it. AR overlays virtual reality over real objects, providing all the necessary data a technician needs to make an assessment or perform a task
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National Girls Learning Code Day 2017

National Girls Learning Code Day 2017 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Girls Learning Code is excited to combine the power of storytelling with basic design and programming skills for our popular storytelling and animation workshop!

On May 13, 2017, Ladies Learning Code is hosting its fourth annual Girls Learning Code Day in celebration of International Scratch Day!

This year, we'll build on our mission of teaching girls 21st century digital skills and encourage them to tell their story through digital media.

Using Scratch, a beginner level programming environment that encourages mathematical and computational skills, imagination will come to life throughout the day in a new and digitally engaging form. Girls will also be introduced to Scratch's amazing online community sloganed: "Imagine, Program, Share." where they will have the opportunity to upload their project for anyone on the web to enjoy!

At the end of the workshop, each girl will also get a chance to practice their presentation skills and showcase their creation for everyone attending the workshop to experience and enjoy!
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​How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces? (EdSurge News)

​How Should We Measure the Impact of Makerspaces? (EdSurge News) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
So what is the “right way” when it comes to using makerspaces? And now that they have been established in schools all across the globe, how can we measure the impact that makerspaces have on student learning and achievement?
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Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection

Don’t Leave Learning Up to Chance: Framing and Reflection | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When educators take the time to explicitly frame the maker activities and build meaningful reflection in at the end, they're helping to ensure kids are reaching
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We Love Books, Just as Much as Makerspaces: The Story of How Our Students Built Our Collection - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEdu

We Love Books, Just as Much as Makerspaces: The Story of How Our Students Built Our Collection - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEdu | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Something that bothers me so much is when I read articles that talk about how libraries are becoming makerspaces.  Our makerspace is one component of the participatory culture that runs through our space.  Anyone who knows my story knows that my point of entry into the Maker Movement was through literacy, so for me, literacy and making have always gone hand in hand.  
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This app makes staying in touch with your professional contacts easier than ever

This app makes staying in touch with your professional contacts easier than ever | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

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Why do people get so anxious about math? - Orly Rubinsten TED-ED

Why do people get so anxious about math? - Orly Rubinsten TED-ED | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Have you ever sat down to take a math test and immediately felt your heart beat faster and your palms start to sweat? This is called math anxiety, and if it happens to you, you’re not alone: Researchers think about 20 percent of the population suffers from it. So what’s going on? And can it be fixed? Orly Rubinsten explores the current research and suggests ways to increase math performance.
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10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching

10 Commandments of Innovative Teaching | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
AJ Juliani, is an educator I have worked closely with over the past few years, and I greatly admire his work.  Soon (April 2), he will be launching “The Innovative Teaching Academy“, which is an amazing opportunity to further your own learning with a cohort of innovative educators from around the world.

If you are interested in purchasing this program, here is a link that will provide a discount for your purchase. This link will also provide you a description of the course.  The deadline to sign up is April 2.

Below, is a post from AJ, so you are able to see his thinking on “innovation in education”. I am looking forward to doing a “launch webinar” (more information coming soon) tp help kick this off.  Please let me know if you have any more questions.
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How to use Gboard dictation to improve iOS dictation | Cult of Mac

How to use Gboard dictation to improve iOS dictation | Cult of Mac | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google's Gboard is a great alternative iOS keyboard, and now it lets you dictate messages. Here's how to set up and use Gboard dictation.
Via Dr. Joan McGettigan, Lisa Durff
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When (Virtual) Reality Meets the Classroom

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Spurred by a new era of affordable, mainstream virtual reality tools, Indiana University is incorporating VR into high-tech classrooms called Reality Labs.

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Chris Carter's curator insight, March 24, 9:10 PM
I particularly like the ability of non-VR google wearing students to "see" what the VR students see.
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10 Powerful iPad Apps to Organize Teachers' Workflow and Enhance Their Productivity

10 Powerful iPad Apps to Organize Teachers' Workflow and Enhance Their Productivity | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to organizing one's workflow and enhancing productivity iPad can do wonders. There are a wide variety of wonderful apps you can utilize to transform your digital experiences and be more productive. The collection below features some of favourite picks in this regard. These are apps that can help facilitate your workflow, manage your tasks and to-do lists, create, share  and sync your files and documents across different devices and platforms. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback in our Facebook page.
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Code Brew's curator insight, March 27, 2:41 AM
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20 Top Virtual Reality Apps that are Changing Education

20 Top Virtual Reality Apps that are Changing Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
*The Edvocate is pleased to produce its “Best of the Best” resource lists. These lists provide our readers with rankings for education-related blogs, twitter accounts, influencers, products, etc. These lists are meant to be fluid, and for that reason, they are regularly updated to provide up to the moment information.* Virtual reality is one of the hottest edtech trends. Not only are students allowed the opportunity to emerge themselves into a subject but can travel the world from their desk chairs. While not readily available in every classroom, programs such as Google Cardboard aim to make VR headsets cheap and …
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Oskar Almazan's curator insight, March 26, 10:10 AM
These lists provide our readers with rankings for education-related blogs, twitter accounts, influencers, products, etc. These lists are meant to be fluid, and for that reason, they are regularly updated to provide up to the moment information.* Virtual reality is one of the hottest edtech trends. Not only are students allowed the opportunity to emerge themselves into a subject but can travel the world from their desk chairs.These lists provide our readers with rankings for education-related blogs, twitter accounts, influencers, products, etc. These lists are meant to be fluid, and for that reason, they are regularly updated to provide up to the moment information.* Virtual reality is one of the hottest edtech trends. Not only are students allowed the opportunity to emerge themselves into a subject but can travel the world from their desk chairs.
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16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom

16 Good Apps to Use with Google Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google announced yesterday that Google Classroom is now open for users without G Suite for Education accounts. With this new update Classroom will be available for more teachers and students. We have already published a wide variety of materials, tips and guides on how to make the best of Google Classroom in teaching and learning, check out our archive to learn more. Today. we are sharing with you some of the applications that work with Google Classroom. These apps, featured in Google for Education Products section, will help you add a number of excellent functionalities to Classroom and facilitate your workflow.
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Food for thought: Let's talk Tomatosphere™ with astronaut Thomas Pesquet

Food for thought: Let's talk  Tomatosphere™ with astronaut Thomas Pesquet | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
2017-03-21 - In this video about the Tomatosphere™ educational project, European Space Agency (ESA) astronaut Thomas Pesquet explains the importance of growing fresh fruits and vegetables in space to nourish future travelers embarking on long-duration missions to the Moon, Mars and beyond.

Tomatosphere™ is a blind study in which Canadian and American students in 20, 000 classrooms grow tomato plants stemming from seeds that either travelled to space or stayed on Earth—but the seeds’ history remain a mystery until the end.
Typically, the space-faring tomato seeds spend four weeks aboard the International Space Station.

Tomatosphere™ engages students in real scientific processes that teach and reinforce inquiry skills, while they explore concepts related to plants, space, careers, nutrition and agriculture.
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Choose your price for a massive collection of coding education - The NextWeb

Choose your price for a massive collection of coding education - The NextWeb | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
While it may occasionally feel like everyone in the world is more tech-capable than you, believe us, that’s really not the case. Still, there’s no excuse not to build the programming background you’re lacking right now with a complete Learn to Code 2017 course bundle, especially considering you can get it for any price you want to pay.
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Doing More With The Classroom #Makerspaces @Web20Classroom 

Doing More With The Classroom #Makerspaces @Web20Classroom  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

" I've had the chance to visit several makerspaces in schools all over. It seems more and more schools are creating these spaces to give kids a creative outlet. In it's simplest form Makerspaces are places where kids can explore and, well, make stuff. The idea is that we provide the tools, resources and time to see what can be created. 


Many maker spaces are simple with just random supplies donated by parents. While other spaces are decked out with 3D Printers, electronics, the works. And there are spaces in between. The point isn't really what is in the space. The point is what comes out of it and giving kids the freedom to explore making stuff that could turn out to be pretty innovative. Just like technology and how it is used in the classroom, makerspaces need to be less about the stuff that's in them and more about the questions that are asked and the problems that are solved. Sometimes when I am at a conference or read an article on the topic it seems there is more emphasis on the stuff rather than what to do with the stuff. And that sort of flies in the face of the idea of making and tinkering. Sometimes in that exploration purpose is found and questions we weren't even asking are answered. 


The point is don't just have a makerspace and buy lots of expensive equipment and have kids make cellphone cases and door stops. Guide them and their exploration. What problems in their world do they see? How can making help? What are they curious about? How can one thing they take apart here, effect how something else works here? Makerspaces should be filled with more questions, problems and failures than answers, solutions and successes."

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CS Fundamentals Unplugged Lessons - Code.org

CS Fundamentals Unplugged Lessons - Code.org | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We've compiled a list of all of our unplugged lessons for you to use in your classroom. Now you can teach the fundamentals of computer science, whether you have computers in your classroom or not! Try using these lessons as a stand alone course or as complementary lessons for any computer science course.
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