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Count Down to Christmas With These 5 Free Apps

Count Down to Christmas With These 5 Free Apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
These five apps offer different ways to count down to Christmas, including advent calendars and an app that marks how many "sleeps" until the big day.
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What do maker projects look like in each subject area?

What do maker projects look like in each subject area? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Recently a friend of mine said, “When I think of makerspaces, I don’t think of history classes. I picture areas where kids are playing with toys and stuff.”

This comment resonated with my own experience. The first time I heard about makerspaces, I thought, “That’s awesome and I’d love to have something like that, but I teach social studies.” I had a mental block that kept me from seeing the bigger picture around makerspaces.

So, I started with the most natural tie-in. We did an economics unit where students used design thinking to build a product. After redesigning the space, I realized something:

A makerspace isn’t just about engineering.
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Math? Yes, You Can! Fostering a Growth Mindset - Math Coach's Corner

Math? Yes, You Can! Fostering a Growth Mindset - Math Coach's Corner | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
At many of my workshops, I tell a version of a scenario Leslie Minton outlines in the first chapter of her book What if Your ABCs Were Your 123s? It goes something like this: Suppose you are standing around talking with a group of folks at a cocktail party. Someone laments about the difficulty they have planning and executing their household budget. They comment that they’re “just not good at math.” Everyone in the group laughs appreciatively, and soon people are sharing their own “I’m not good at math” stories. It’s as if “I can top that one!” is a badge of honor. Contrast that with a similar scenario: Someone in the circle asks if anybody read a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the upcoming election. Someone laughs and chimes in, “No, newspapers aren’t really useful to me. I’ve just never been any good at reading.” Imagine the reaction. I’m thinking of a shocked silence, followed by murmured comments as the group awkwardly disbands and drifts away.

The idea that it’s okay to be bad at math is NOT okay. So how do we turn this ship around? Enter growth mindset.

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All the features in Apple Maps that’ll make you not hate it - Mashable

All the features in Apple Maps that’ll make you not hate it - Mashable | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Apple Maps isn't the first app most people are clamoring for when they're lost on a road trip. It's actually one of the first apps I deleted when iOS finally let you get rid of native iPhone apps. 


But since the iOS 10 update, there are some features that can make Apple Maps an app you'd want to use. Here's why you might want to consider keeping it around. "

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7 Fantastic Apps and Websites for Reading at Home - Class Tech Tips

7 Fantastic Apps and Websites for Reading at Home - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for resources to share with families? There are lots of great apps and websites for reading at home during out of school hours. You may have heard of the phrase digital divide which first referred to the idea some people have plenty of access to technology and a wireless network where others did not. Now you’re more likely to hear the term digital use divide to describe the different ways people use technology.

Some families provide lots of direction for their children on ways to use tablets, computers and smartphones for educational purposes, while other families need support to figure out the best ways to use technology in their home. You can read more about this concept and find some extra resources for supporting families by clicking here.

I’ve put together this list of reading apps and reading websites to help you quickly locate a few resources that are a good fit for the families of your students. You might use some of the resources on this list to share in a monthly newsletter or simply tweet a few favorites on a Twitter feed for your class, school or district. Some of the tools on this list are totally free, others are ones your school might have s subscription to and want to share with families to use at home.
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6 Apps for Classroom Video Clips - Class Tech Tips

6 Apps for Classroom Video Clips - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You might watch Netflix, HBO Go, or Hulu Plus for personal use on your iPad, but while these may not always be appropriate for students, there are many free iPad apps for streaming video that will work great in your classroom. The days of running to the VCR to record a clip from a television program are long gone. If you want to hook students with a film clip, to connect your classwork to reality television, or to inspire children’s interest in a topic through educational programming, there are many apps that can be used to stream content on your iPad.
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I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun

I Learned Calculus With A Video Game, And It Was Surprisingly Fun | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I, like many people, am terrible at math. I need a calculator to do basic addition and subtraction. Math class was excruciatingly painful for me, not to mention boring. But the open-world game Variant: Limits aims to make learning math, specifically calculus, fun.
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4 novel ways to get kids reading and learning - USA Today

4 novel ways to get kids reading and learning - USA Today | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As young kids enter the classroom for another school year – or perhaps their first – parents can take comfort in knowing there are smart apps that give their children a boost.

Whether it’s educational games, homework helpers, learning to code, or encouraging kids to read, there’s no shortage of affordable downloads and cloud services playable on devices like tablets, smartphones, laptops and desktops.

If you’re looking for some “best-in-class” suggestions, the following is a look at four such platforms, catering to various ages and subjects.
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Apple releases six new videos covering iOS 11 iPad features - 9 to 5 Mac

Apple releases six new videos covering iOS 11 iPad features - 9 to 5 Mac | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As we move closer to the public release of iOS 11, Apple tonight has shared a series of new ‘how to’ videos for iPad features that come along with the newest software.

The last series of videos from Apple shared earlier this month featured Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson and Siri along with the iPhone 7. The latest videos shine the spotlight on the new capabilities that iOS 11 brings to the iPad and iPad Pro."

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5 Fun Broadcasting Projects for Any Classroom - STEM JOBS

5 Fun Broadcasting Projects for Any Classroom - STEM JOBS | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Incorporate broadcasting projects into your curriculum to help engage students while deepening their STEM knowledge and understanding.
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The Impact of Student-Created Apps - Vicki Davis @CoolCatTeacher @Edutopia 

The Impact of Student-Created Apps - Vicki Davis @CoolCatTeacher @Edutopia  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Building apps teaches teens far more than just computer skills—they also learn social entrepreneurship and gain self-confidence.
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Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist - EdSurge News

Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist - EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

We should learn from experiences, particularly if those experiences show our previous beliefs to be untrue. So why are people so easy to fool when it comes to beliefs about learning?

For years, a stream of articles have tried to dispel pervasive but wrong ideas about how people learn, but those ideas still linger. For example, there is no evidence that matching instructional materials to a student’s preferred “learning style” helps learning, nor that there are “right-brain” and “left-brain” learners. The idea that younger people are “digital natives” who use technology more effectively and who can multi-task is also not supported by scientific research.
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Download Thousands of Free Music Tracks on YouTube Legally - Make Use Of

Download Thousands of Free Music Tracks on YouTube Legally - Make Use Of | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
One of the best uses for YouTube is as a source of free music that you can legally download for free and use for all kinds of projects and endeavors.

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Raven Quick's curator insight, August 19, 12:20 PM

ok lets talk about youtube yes you can watch video and listen to music but its bad cause artist aren't enough money like they used to money Arn't as good as the used o be oh you hollar this technology for movies are so much better but yet there have so many problem with new technology so I'm really not sure if new technology is he best

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5 robots that are about to revolutionize the workforce — and put jobs at risk

5 robots that are about to revolutionize the workforce — and put jobs at risk | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

According to a study from Oxford University and the Oxford Martin School, 47% of jobs in the United States are "at risk" of becoming "automated in the next 20 years." PwC has similar findings, estimating that 38% of U.S. jobs are at risk of being replaced by robots and artificial intelligence in the next 15 years. And while two-thirds of Americans believe robots will take over most of the workforce in the next 50 years, they're also in denial: 80% say their job will "probably" or "definitely" be around in five decades. 


 Here are five robots that are coming to take some jobs from unsuspecting humans:

 

Via Marc Wachtfogel, Ph.D.
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Is your job at risk? Find out in this fascinating Fast Company article.

Marc Kneepkens's curator insight, August 15, 11:02 AM

#Technology, and especially #Robotica, are putting jobs at risk. Major #disruption danger?

CCI VAL D'OISE's curator insight, August 16, 3:23 PM

Is your job at risk? Find out in this fascinating Fast Company article.

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Math? Yes, You Can! Fostering a Growth Mindset - Math Coach's Corner

Math? Yes, You Can! Fostering a Growth Mindset - Math Coach's Corner | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
At many of my workshops, I tell a version of a scenario Leslie Minton outlines in the first chapter of her book What if Your ABCs Were Your 123s? It goes something like this: Suppose you are standing around talking with a group of folks at a cocktail party. Someone laments about the difficulty they have planning and executing their household budget. They comment that they’re “just not good at math.” Everyone in the group laughs appreciatively, and soon people are sharing their own “I’m not good at math” stories. It’s as if “I can top that one!” is a badge of honor. Contrast that with a similar scenario: Someone in the circle asks if anybody read a recent article in the Wall Street Journal about the upcoming election. Someone laughs and chimes in, “No, newspapers aren’t really useful to me. I’ve just never been any good at reading.” Imagine the reaction. I’m thinking of a shocked silence, followed by murmured comments as the group awkwardly disbands and drifts away.

The idea that it’s okay to be bad at math is NOT okay. So how do we turn this ship around? Enter growth mindset.

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This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film

This is exactly how society kills our creativity – in a breathtaking short film | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There’s an aching difference between an adult and the child the adult once was. When I was a small child I wanted to be a…
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Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, Today, 2:23 PM

Well, yes. But this suggests that somehow "society" is a nameless, faceless thing. Every human being is a part of society so how we encourage creativity, how we choose to be who we are, how we support those who are not the same as us and who add beauty to our lives makes a difference in how "society" influence what others think and do.

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Math is amazing and we have to start treating it that way - PBS 

Math is amazing and we have to start treating it that way - PBS  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
HARI SREENIVASAN: Why is it that people have no qualms about confessing, I’m terrible at math, yet you rarely hear anyone saying, I’m awful at English?

Eugenia Cheng is the scientist in residence at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and author, whose latest book is “Beyond Infinity.”

Tonight, we hear her Humble Opinion on why math is in need of a makeover.
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Back-to-School Guide: Must-Have #Apps for #Dyslexic #Students

Back-to-School Guide: Must-Have #Apps for #Dyslexic #Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This guide will give families (and teachers) information about apps that can help students with reading, writing, studying, and demonstrating their knowledge. The current price of each app is listed, along with its developer and availability for iOS, Android, or both. While certain apps may seem expensive, keep in mind that developers sometimes run back-to-school sales at the beginning of the academic year.

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6 Apps for Classroom Video Clips - Class Tech Tips

6 Apps for Classroom Video Clips - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You might watch Netflix, HBO Go, or Hulu Plus for personal use on your iPad, but while these may not always be appropriate for students, there are many free iPad apps for streaming video that will work great in your classroom. The days of running to the VCR to record a clip from a television program are long gone. If you want to hook students with a film clip, to connect your classwork to reality television, or to inspire children’s interest in a topic through educational programming, there are many apps that can be used to stream content on your iPad.
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Learn to Code in 3 Months with Harvard's Free Online Class

Learn to Code in 3 Months with Harvard's Free Online Class | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Harvard’s “Introduction to Computer Science” course is widely regarded as the best computer science course online and serves as a rigorous starting point for thousands of online students every year. Plus, the course is flexible: there’s an option for you whether you just want to look around, are dedicated to completing every assignment, or want to earn transferable college credit.

Here’s some straight talk: “Introduction to Computer Science” is hard.


It’s designed for students without previous computer programming experience, but it’s no walk in the park. If you enroll, you can expect to spend 10-20 hours on each of the nine project sets in addition to completing a complex final project. But, if you can dedicate the effort required, you’ll gain tangible skills, have a much more in-depth understanding of computer science and develop a better sense of whether or not this is a field you want to pursue.   
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10 STEM Books to Use in the K-5 Classroom - STEM JOBS

10 STEM Books to Use in the K-5 Classroom - STEM JOBS | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This year’s NSTA (National Science Teachers Association) Best STEM Book selections include stories of pioneers and fictional characters that reflect the greater diversity within the landscape of the United States and STEM professions. Expand your classroom library or start story time with these STEM books for kids in kindergarten through fifth grade.
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How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects - MindShift

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects - MindShift | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In recent years, libraries have broadened their scope of offerings to the local community to involve more making activities like 3-D printing and sewing. Some libraries even have a facilitator for maker projects.

At Millvale Community Library in Pennsylvania, maker program coordinator Nora Peters saw an opportunity to better connect the activities of the maker space with the library’s mission to promote literacy. So, she set out to build a bridge between making and reading by creating maker activities for children’s books.
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Participatory Making - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEdu

Participatory Making - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEdu | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Billy’s history with littleBits started in 2015 when he heard about littleBits at an ISTE conference and won a free kit later that Summer at an education conference. That fall, Billy applied for a Donor’s Choose grant and was able to start his small collection of littleBits which he used with his Gifted and Talented students. Billy slowly built his collection the following year with a donation from the Home and School Association. Students loved exploring and learning with the kits.

Billy and I were thrilled to as being selected as one of 20 participants in the littleBits Lead Educator program that took place back in May and June of this past school year. As a result, we were one of the very first educators in the world to get the new littleBits Code Kit and had the opportunity to test the kit with their students and create resources and activities to use in the classroom.
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Eclipse 2017

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Join millions who never stop learning! Curiosity brings you the world's most inspiring articles and videos so you can learn something new every day!
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8 Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology - TeachThought

8 Tips For Teachers Frustrated With Technology - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
With regard to technology, education has to be in this for the long haul regardless of short-term loss as everything seeks to reconcile itself with everything else, much in the same way that the purpose of education is long-term–it should seek to improve the arc of students’ lives and the condition of their communities.

How much work it takes to make that happen is only one part of the timeless struggle of raising human beings.

Via Nik Peachey, Lars-Göran Hedström
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Ines Bieler's curator insight, August 14, 9:18 AM

Some useful suggestions.

Enrique Facundo Ruiz Blanco's curator insight, August 15, 11:49 AM

Algunos consejos para amigarse con la tecnología

Juanita Amiel Garcia's curator insight, August 18, 1:41 AM

Some useful suggestions.

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10 Practical Strategies to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom

10 Practical Strategies to Integrate Technology in Your Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
 "Using technology in class should always be motivated by a real need to optimize students' learning and to enhance your teaching. Every time you want to digitize a teaching task ask yourself the following questions: what are the added advantages of integrating technology in this task? And what are the alternative plans if things did not go as planned? The purpose is to make sure your use of technology is pedagogically sound and that it aligns with your own teaching goals. There are actually several ways to integrate technology in your classroom from collecting students feedback to grading paperlessly. In today's post, we are sharing with you this handy visual that features10 good examples of how you can put technology to serve your teaching. This visual is based on Marcus Guido's blog post "25 Easy Ways to Use Technology in the Classroom". We have done little bit of tweaking (with permission) on Marcus original list and ended up with the list below."

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Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 17, 5:17 PM
Nice collection of tech tools by result
Daniel Jimenez Zulic's curator insight, August 18, 12:07 PM
10 great ideas, and also allows increasing the appraisal of new content taking in account the student different learning styles
 
Aurora Rodarte's curator insight, Today, 12:13 AM

Great ideas for starters!

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How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects - MindShift

How Libraries Can Turn Stories Into Maker Projects - MindShift | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In recent years, libraries have broadened their scope of offerings to the local community to involve more making activities like 3-D printing and sewing. Some libraries even have a facilitator for maker projects.

At Millvale Community Library in Pennsylvania, maker program coordinator Nora Peters saw an opportunity to better connect the activities of the maker space with the library’s mission to promote literacy. So, she set out to build a bridge between making and reading by creating maker activities for children’s books.
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