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Top 8 Apps for Geometry

Top 8 Apps for Geometry | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If angles and planes confuse you or you have trouble finding volume and area, there’s an app for you.
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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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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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8 Ways to Get Started With Doodling in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers

8 Ways to Get Started With Doodling in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Learn how doodling can help your students with concentration, creativity, and more.

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Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom - MindShift

Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom - MindShift | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As teachers, we’ve all seen it in our classrooms: A student in the back of the room discreetly takes a selfie. We’ve probably all been frustrated by it at some point too. And many of us have probably wondered why our students are taking hundreds of pictures of themselves everyday.

Our students are using Snapchat, and what many educators fail to understand about the app is that students are not just taking a picture. They are having a conversation. They are telling a story.

Rather than being reactive about new technology in our classrooms, we should look for ways to be proactive and utilize Snapchat as a learning tool instead of viewing it as a distraction.
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Best 3D Pen 2017 - Buyer's Guide to 95 3D Pens incl. 3Doodler | All3DP

Best 3D Pen 2017 - Buyer's Guide to 95 3D Pens incl. 3Doodler | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As of today, there are 95(!) 3D pens on the market. Read our comprehensive guide to find the best 3D pen for kids, hobbyists, and artists.

3D pens are fun, whether you’re a kid, a hobbyist or an artist — they can enhance your creativity and help you get a better understanding of three-dimensional objects.

Currently, 3D printing pens are made with two different technologies. FDM, short for “Fused Deposition Modeling”, is the same process used by many desktop 3D printers. Molten plastic comes out of their heated nozzle. Most models listed in this article use this process.
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Recalibrating the Perfectionist Mind - @FractusLearning  @JayleeNair

Recalibrating the Perfectionist Mind - @FractusLearning  @JayleeNair | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In my work, I see talented athletes, performers, and students alike who convey the hallmark qualities of a perfectionist, which unfortunately can be the most dominant factor in sabotaging their potential.

It is important to be aware that this trait can become a strength, with an understanding of how to shape and adapt this trait in your daily habits. Achieving great heights without the stress and anxiety is possible!

In this article, I will highlight case examples that demonstrate the complexities of perfectionism and share strategies to re-calibrate the perfectionist mindset.
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Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making

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Making with early elementary students is not only possible, but incredibly rewarding. Alice Baggett describes how the maker mindset has helped her students to
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12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired Students

12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired Students | 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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The Future Belongs to Flying Robots

The Future Belongs to Flying Robots | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The University of California system’s Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety is hard at work looking into the future of unmanned aircraft. The director sees a lot of potential in the technology for agriculture, environmental, and even social opportunities.

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basil60's curator insight, February 20, 7:41 PM
An interesting articles on where drones can assist mankind and provide information in a myriad of ways.

Perhaps useful in Digital Technologies studies.
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Opening Tinkercad 3D Designs in Minecraft - Speed of Creativity @wfryer 

Opening Tinkercad 3D Designs in Minecraft - Speed of Creativity @wfryer  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I’m serving as a “Minecraft Consultant” to our 6th grade Social Studies teacher (Sara Zedlitz) and middle school librarian (Michaela Freeland) who are collaborating for a second year on an awesome 3D design and 3D printing project that is part of a study on ancient Rome and Roman structures. Yesterday I helped students who had designed their 3D structures in Tinkercad export their files as “schematics” for Minecraft. Today I used MCEdit to import those objects into a flat Minecraft world and add some modifications to them, including lighting and water in the aqueduct. In this post I’ll highlight the key steps of this process and share both a Google Doc how-to document as well as a 5 minute screencast I recorded of my initial import efforts.
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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

People are teaming up to fix stuff instead of throwing it away
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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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Top 5 Must Have Apps For Teachers in 2017 - Teachers With Apps

Top 5 Must Have Apps For Teachers in 2017 - Teachers With Apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The modern app revolution has been huge for people working in just about every profession imaginable – but it has been especially revolutionary for teachers. Teachers are always busy – there’s always a paper or a test to grade, lessons to plan, and parent-teacher conferences to attend.

Any app that can save teachers time is a fantastic investment, and smart, well-designed apps for teachers have huge potential to make them more efficient, save them time, and increase the quality of education that the children in their classrooms can receive. Talk about a win-win!

To help busy teachers who may be looking for apps that will help them perform their duties more effectively, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 “must-have” apps for teachers in 2017.
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5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez - @CoolCatTeacher 

5 Tech Tools  to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez - @CoolCatTeacher  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Technology moves so quickly! Do you know what to try next? Well, today’s guest and edtech expert Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy  gives us some amazing tools to try for Five Idea Friday. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here. Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” In today’s show, we’ll […]
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How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick

How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Have you found an Instagram picture you want to save to your iPhone? You have probably noticed that Instagram doesn’t offer a direct way to download photos, but if you want to save a picture for sharing, backing up, or setting as a wallpaper, there are a few ways to accomplish this in iOS.
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9 Very Good iPad Apps for Teaching Kids (American) Sign Language

9 Very Good iPad Apps for Teaching Kids (American) Sign Language | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of some good iPad apps for teaching kids and students sign language and American Sign Language (ASL). The collection which we have curated from iTunes App Store and App Advice, embeds some of the most popular sign language apps out there.  We have based our selection mostly on user reviews and ratings. Whether you are a parent, a teacher dealing with deaf or hard of hearing students, or simply interested in learning an extra important communicative code, the collection below is definitely a great place to start with.
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Saturday Morning Share Outs: Beebots & Beginning Coding @krissyvenosdale

Saturday Morning Share Outs: Beebots & Beginning Coding @krissyvenosdale | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
On March 4… a Saturday morning… at 9am Central, I’m going to host a little web broadcast all about Beebots and Beginning Coding.  I’ll probably be drinking coffee, might have crazy messy morning hair and my dog might even make an appearance if she pulls her typical move of trying to drink out of my coffee cup.  It will be just a conversation from me to you, that I’m going to lead and share my own experiences.  Just one teacher to another. Because this stuff is everything I believe in and if I can help even ONE teacher bring robotics and coding into the classroom, my Saturday morning was well spent.
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Binary Code Necklace

Binary Code Necklace | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here’s a computer science lesson and craft activity that speaks to my geeky heart.  I do it with groups of all ages, and it would be perfect for Activity Day girls. It could also work for Cub Scouts, perhaps with a hemp cord for a masculine look. It was inspired by the Code.org-sponsored “Hour of Code” event last year. The lesson plan by Thinkersmith is excellent,  and covers everything you need to know. It is comprehensive enough for someone without any computer science background to run the activity successfully. I’ll summarize a few points here, but you should go read it. The necklace craft was my own addition. My daughter is modeling her necklace in the photo at left.
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How to Create Easy DIY MaKeyMaKey Storage - @DianaLRendina #makered #pure #genius 

How to Create Easy DIY MaKeyMaKey Storage - @DianaLRendina #makered #pure #genius  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When I first started the Stewart Makerspace back in 2014, one of the earliest tools that I purchased was a MaKeyMaKey.  My students loved it, and because they are so affordable (only $50 each) I was able to get a set of 10 of them through a DonorsChoose project, allowing students to work on longer term projects without having to take it apart everytime.  However, storing that many MaKeyMaKeys can be tricky.  I started out with keeping them in the original boxes and storing them all together in a large plastic box, but it became difficult to wrangle all the wires back in each time.
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