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Set Your iOS to Stunned: New Version of the Star Trek PADD App Now Available | TechCrunch

Set Your iOS to Stunned: New Version of the Star Trek PADD App Now Available | TechCrunch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Ever used your IOS device to imagine yourself as Lt. Nyota Uhura receiving an urgent communique from Starfleet?
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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, August 20, 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.

Mark Cottee's curator insight, August 20, 7:14 PM
Been around for awhile but I seemed to have missed it. 
hayley peluchette's curator insight, August 21, 10:45 AM

Everyone should take 2 minutes to watch this beautiful, brilliant short to remind us why we do the jobs we do! 

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4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed

4 Skills Tech Industry Employees Say Today’s Students Need to Succeed | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When preparing students to be ready for the future, the focus often is on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) skills. But, in a podcast with employees from Google, Pinterest and Twitter, EdSurge found that those in the tech industry believe students need skills beyond just technical expertise.

“I think the one thing to keep in mind is that it’s impossible to say what technical skills people are going to need in 10 or 20 years,” says Ryan Greenberg, a software engineer at Twitter. “I think that necessary job skills actually have to be a little bit higher level than specific technology.”

We gathered four key takeaways from what Greenberg, Google for Education program manager Drea Alphonso and Pinterest software engineer Trisha Quan say are the best skills future-ready students can have.
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Light Play + A Cut Paper Installation | The Tinkering Studio

Light Play + A Cut Paper Installation | The Tinkering Studio | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Our recent activity development around Light Play led to a synergistic moment as I began to wonder whether cut paper installations I’ve created might allow for some interesting explorations, especially around creating collaborative light environments. So for two days this week, we filled the Tinkering Studio’s workshop space with cut paper crowds and invited people to collaborate in activating the installation using Light Play.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 22, 5:41 PM

Love these ideas!

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A Literacy-Based Strategy to Help Teachers Integrate Science Skills

A Literacy-Based Strategy to Help Teachers Integrate Science Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Many elementary school teachers love to teach reading and writing, but are less comfortable with science and math. It’s not a hard and fast truth, of course, but learning to read is a big focus of the early school years, so it makes sense that teachers who gravitate toward elementary school like teaching literacy. But it’s also important to expose kids to science early and get them excited about the practices that define scientific inquiry. And literature may be the perfect starting point. Stories are full of tension, conflict and dilemmas that make wonderful departure points for engineering projects that weave subjects together.

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Across the Hall Podcast | ATH 4: Maker Mindset

Across the Hall Podcast | ATH 4: Maker Mindset | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Dan Ryder is an improviser, design thinker, and Twitter chatter at #dtk12chat and #EdCorps. He is an Apple Distinguished Educator for 2017 and co-author of Intention: CriticalCreativity, which can be purchased here.

Dan can be found on Twitter @WickedDecent and on the web at danryder207.com. Here is a great article by Dan for design thinking in the ELA classroom.
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Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning - The Atlantic 

Schools Are Missing What Matters About Learning - The Atlantic  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When Orville Wright, of the Wright brothers fame, was told by a friend that he and his brother would always be an example of how far someone can go in life with no special advantages, he emphatically responded, “to say we had no special advantages … the greatest thing in our favor was growing up in a family where there was always much encouragement to intellectual curiosity.”
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The iPad as a Laptop Replacement- Part One

The iPad as a Laptop Replacement- Part One | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This is certainly ground that has been covered in MANY articles, both before and after the release of the new 10.5” and 12.9” iPad Pros, and for plenty of reason. Apple’s marketing has placed the iPad Pro squarely in the conversation as a primary computing device, and encouraged this kind of examination. However, because the conversations tend to center around those of us in the Apple blogosphere and the tech community at large think, they usually focus on the iPad as a laptop replacement for US as “power users,” rather than more typical users.
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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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Sparkfun Education - Maker Education - Top 5 Makerspace Buys

Sparkfun Education - Maker Education - Top 5 Makerspace Buys | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When building a makerspace in your school, it is important to get the most out of your budget. 3D Printers are great for teaching computer-assisted design and printing parts for other projects, but they can come with a hefty price tag. So, before you spend your entire makerspace budget on a 3D printer, consider these inexpensive, educational options.
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5 Ways to Connect your iPad to a Big Screen - The P.E Geek

5 Ways to Connect your iPad to a Big Screen - The P.E Geek | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Over the years one of the most popular questions I receive on a virtually daily basis is “what do you recommend I use to connect my iPad to a big screen?” – The question has a variety of different answers, which depend on the supporting devices and network capabilities, which can make it all a little confusing.

As a result of the confusion, I’ve decided to piece together a resource outlining all of various options. The resource also includes a PDF Summary Cheat Sheet with each options pro’s, con’s and considerations which can be downloaded below.
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5 Ways to Make AWESOME Plans for a New Makerspace

5 Ways to Make AWESOME Plans for a New Makerspace | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For the first time in four years, I am without a makerspace.  My new school’s library is beautiful and huge and has a school culture that is just ripe for making.  Even though it was tempting, I decided not to change it up and create a makerspace over the summer.  I want to be sure that the library program, including a new makerspace, is responsive to the needs of the school and its culture.  Therefore, I plan on spending at least the first-semester making plans for how this space will work.  It will likely be very different from my previous space, but I’m excited to see what forms.

Making plans for a new makerspace can be daunting, so I’ve gathered together some tips to help get started:
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GwynethJones's curator insight, August 22, 5:43 PM

The always great @DianaLRendina shares Makerspace plans!

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Teaching Empathy Through Design Thinking

Teaching Empathy Through Design Thinking | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In an age of creators, makers, and innovators, we hear of the concept design thinking too often. What is design thinking? More importantly, can design thinking help you as an educator in your classroom?

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10 of The Best iPad Apps for Creating Educational Videos

10 of The Best iPad Apps for Creating Educational Videos | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for some good iPad apps to help you create educational videos to share with students? The collection below has you covered. It features what we think are some of the best video apps in iTunes App Store. Using the apps below will enable you to create short educational or instructional videos,  merge multiple clips into a single video, annotate videos, add text and multimedia materials to your videos and many more.
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15 Things to Ask Siri to Do That'll Make Your Life Easier

15 Things to Ask Siri to Do That'll Make Your Life Easier | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It's easy to forget that the iPhone we use every day doubles as a virtual assistant. Sure, Siri may give you sass every now and then, but to make the most of Siri, you need to know specific things to ask. We have a few we want to share, so you can take full advantage of your voice assistant. Hopefully, these Siri commands will help save you some time down the line and make your life a little simpler.
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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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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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