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Get Tasks Done Sooner -- AppAdvice

Get Tasks Done Sooner -- AppAdvice | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Sooner differentiates itself from other to-do apps by making use of its circular design, in a simple way.
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Building a Makerspace Library | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

Building a Makerspace Library | Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I’ve been a Maker in one form or another for a long time, way before that word was even common.  I learned how to sew from my mom in high school, I learned how to knit and crochet from my best friend in college, and I frequently dabbled in other crafty enterprises as well.  While I would tend to learn the initial skill in person, my favorite place for improving my skills was the public library.  I think there was a period where I had checked out just about every book under 746.63 (knitting) and 646 (sewing).
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The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents - A.J. JULIANI

The Complete Guide to Snapchat for Teachers and Parents - A.J. JULIANI | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Snapchat is a video messaging application created by Evan Spiegel, Bobby Murphy, and Reggie Brown when they were students at Stanford University (and then when living at Venice Beach not Silicon Valley). On Snapchat users can take photos, record videos, add text and drawings, and send them to a specific list of recipients. Thes photos and videos are called “Snaps”. You can set a time limit for how long recipients can view their Snaps (between 1-10 seconds). Then Snapchat claims they will be deleted from the company’s servers (aka they are not snooping on your data like some other companies).
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The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy -

The Padagogy Wheel - It’s Not About The Apps, It’s About The Pedagogy - | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The Padagogy Wheel is designed to help educators think – systematically, coherently, and with a view to long term, big-picture outcomes – about how they use mobile apps in their teaching. The Padagogy Wheel is all about mindsets; it’s a way of thinking about digital-age education that meshes together concerns about mobile app features, learning transformation, motivation, cognitive development and long-term learning objectives.

The Padagogy Wheel, though, is not rocket science. It is an everyday device that can be readily used by everyday teachers; it can be applied to everything from curriculum planning and development, to writing learning objectives and designing centered activities. The idea is for the users to respond to the challenges that the Wheel presents for their teaching practices, and to ask themselves the tough questions about their choices and methods.
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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, February 13, 10:17 PM

how to make the pedagogy drive the technology and not the other way around 

asli telli's curator insight, Today, 12:23 AM

#innovative #pedagogies #creative #thinking

Paula Lauria's curator insight, Today, 11:05 AM

Really thought-provoking. Full of great resources to put into practice when planning our teaching objectives.. 

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Digital Portfolios: Assessment in the iPad Classroom

Digital Portfolios: Assessment in the iPad Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Digital Portfolios grew out of 3 things


     * the need in my music classroom to gather evidence of student work that I could assess after class


     * the introduction of 1 to 1 iPad’s across Grades 4-7


     * a request from a teacher to display my Year 6/7’s music projects at their IB Exhibition"

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, February 12, 9:44 AM

Music Portfolios.  Using the power of the Ipad !

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The 5 Best iPad RSS Readers - @MakeUseOf

The 5 Best iPad RSS Readers - @MakeUseOf | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
RSS may not be the most popular way to get updates from your favorite sites anymore, but a lot of people, including myself, still use it regularly to quickly peruse and read a lot of information.

The iPad is a great platform for catching up on your online reading, but there are lots of apps out there that do the same job — so how do you know which one is the best? I saved you the time of looking through them all by trying them out myself. Here’s what I found.
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Krissy Venosdale on Instagram: “#maker #makered #teacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers”

Krissy Venosdale on Instagram: “#maker #makered #teacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers” | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
“#maker #makered #teacher #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers”
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13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod - TechSmith

13 Tips for Recording Your iPhone, iPad, or iPod - TechSmith | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It’s easier than ever to capture activity on your iOS device screen and turn it into a movie. It’s just a matter of mirroring your device onto your laptop with any number of apps then firing up a tool like Camtasia to record what’s happening on your screen.

But there are still a few quirky things you may encounter along the way. These tips will help you get great results the first time you dive into iOS screencasting.
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Calliope Global Fran's curator insight, February 12, 7:37 AM

Great & thorough article/explanation! Tx, TechSmith!

Carol Hancox's curator insight, February 12, 7:05 PM

Good tips if students are recording from their device for assessment purposes

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Kid President - How To Be An Inventor! via @AmandaCipps

It's easy to make fun of stuff - it's cooler to make stuff! Kid President has a life-long wish fulfilled when he gets to see how jet engines are made and is ...
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Marie Crawford's curator insight, February 13, 10:32 AM

Love Kid President!

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6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning

6 Outstanding Augmented Reality Apps for Science Teachers ~ EdTech and MLearning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality (AR) technologies are making some huge leaps into the educational landscape transforming the way teaching and learning are taking place. Educators and teachers are increasingly adopting AR technologies in their classrooms. As extensions of the physical world,  AR technologies amplify its dimensions and bring life to its static constituents. There are a variety of ways you can use AR in your class. For instance, you can use them to take your students into virtual field trips, visit world museums, animate and enrich textbook content and many more.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, Today, 9:55 AM

Share this with your Science! Teachers!

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What do great makerspaces have in common? via @NMHS_lms

What do great makerspaces have in common? via @NMHS_lms | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

What do you great #makerspaces have in common? Add your thoughts to this @padlet & then RT, pls :) 


https://t.co/7eimcFKhwD ;

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The Case For Teaching Your Kids To Code - FastCompany

The Case For Teaching Your Kids To Code - FastCompany | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Problem solving, critical thinking, and even spelling improves when kids start coding. But one of the most important skills that students pick up is how to fix mistakes. "You find plenty of bugs in code," says Sims. "How do you go through a systematic process of finding and eliminating error? In coding, you learn that it's okay how to make mistakes, as long as you know how to fix them.""

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Maybe a Few More Labels: Organizing an Elementary MakerSpace @KrissyVenosdale

Maybe a Few More Labels: Organizing an Elementary MakerSpace @KrissyVenosdale | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"There are photos that float around the internet these days of new, shiny makerspaces that are starkly decorated rooms with bright colors and fresh paint.Um, I may have even taken some photos like this of our maker space when we opened it.   The floors are spotless, the tables sparkly, and the materials are no where to be seen.   Nobody is talking about managing a space filled with stuff.  I know, I know. Making is NOT about the stuff.  But at the end of the day, the details do matter.  It’s like an art room combined with a science room, mixed with an engineering space.

But then reality sets in.  There is STUFF.  Cardboard. Fat markers. Thin markers. Permanent markers. Dry erase markers. Duct tape. Masking tape. Clear tape.  Cardboard. More cardboard. More cardboard. And that?  It’s the tip of the iceberg."

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Inventors! by Dominic Wilcox builds 'bonkers' kids inventions for real (Wired UK)

Inventors! by Dominic Wilcox builds 'bonkers' kids inventions for real (Wired UK) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"A self-hovering skipping rope; an umbrella for ladybirds; a pneumatic lift to hoist homes out of the path of war-mongering dictators and a 3D printed hook that can lift out the very last malingering Pringle from the tube.

If CES was this good, WIRED would never come back from Las Vegas.

But rather than the "ideas labs" of the world's tech giants, each of these inventions was designed entirely by children as young as five, and then turned into real products as part of Dominic Wilcox’s INVENTORS! project  commissioned by arts organisation The Cultural Spring http://theculturalspring.org.uk/ "

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3D Printable STEM Projects For Makerspaces | Makerspaces.com

3D Printable STEM Projects For Makerspaces | Makerspaces.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
At the beginning of March, we will be launching a new site called 3DPrintables.com which will feature 3D printable STEM projects for makerspaces.  These projects will be collected from some of the most innovative makers from around the world.  This website will integrate with Makerspaces.com and will focus on STEM projects that help students understand the principals of 3d printing, robotics, engineering, science and more.  There are plenty of great sites out there for maker projects such as Instructables.com and there are plenty of great sites for 3D printable models like Thingiverse.com.  We designed 3DPrintables.com to be a combination of the two sites in order to bring 3D printable projects to maker spaces.
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Vera Weber's curator insight, Today, 10:46 AM

I am anxiously awaiting March to check out these new projects.  

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How to add a text-replacement shortcut to your iPad keyboard - iPad Insight

How to add a text-replacement shortcut to your iPad keyboard - iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you type routinely enough on your Pad or iPhone using the onscreen keyboard, it doesn’t take long to realize that there are certain words or phrases that you use on a regular basis,  This is especially true for iPad users–who are even more likely to pair their iPad with a bluetooth keyboard.  Since a detached keyboard can provide a more comfortable extension of your iPad, users are even more likely to do some serious typing.

Having said that, wouldn’t it be nice to use shortcuts while typing on your iPad the same way you can on your Mac? Turns out you can, and it’s easier than you think.  Oh sure, there are third-party apps that provide the same functionality.  But why not use the built-in option that Apple added way back in iOS 5.  I know I have been using it since then, but it still remains largely unknown by the average iPad and iPhone owner.
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What Drone Technology Can Teach Students | Edudemic

What Drone Technology Can Teach Students | Edudemic | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you’re like most people, you think of drones in a military or even in a police context. It’s no wonder why, really, when they most often appear in news reports on the heels of a drone strike we’ve carried out in another country,  when discussing drone monitoring or policing programs, or in exploring the many safety hazards they bring with them. This makes it easy to view drones in a negative or at least a violent light.

But drones, just like all technology, are themselves neither good nor evil. Rather, it’s all in how we use them. Given the right context and guidance, drones can make a creative tool for learning, creativity, and experimentation.

There are, of course, many potential liabilities in using drones within an educational sphere, most pressing of which have to do with safety and liability. Another real issue even for hobbyists is the expense, which may require a grant or a campaign on GoFundMe or DonorsChoose.org to solve.

Still, drones are the future and the future is now. For a moment, let’s suspend some disbelief and any larger concerns, so we can look at the creative teaching potential inherent in this technology.
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2016 Must Have List of Apps for IDevices - Digital Sandbox

2016 Must Have List of Apps for IDevices - Digital Sandbox | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I can’t believe that it was February, 2015 since I came out with a list of Apps that every school should consider having on their idevices. Anyone who has been to the App Store will know all too well the number of apps represent a mountain of options. How do we choose our apps for “THE LIST”? While exploration has its place, we assess all apps against a criteria. I wrote about this process on another blog post. We like a tight list as it leaves plenty of space on the idevice to do actual work, speeds up the efficiency of the device and is easier for staff/students to learn. Besides, who needs 10 audio, image or phonics apps?
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How an Alaska Teacher Improved Student Attendance with Minecraft (EdSurge News)

How an Alaska Teacher Improved Student Attendance with Minecraft (EdSurge News) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"It’s important to keep kids engaged in their learning, but how do we accomplish something that seems so abstract? Part of the solution has to do with making learning irresistible, and in my classroom, learning is driven by curiosities and interests. My students are 21st century students. It doesn’t matter that they are only second graders, and it doesn’t matter that they live on a small island in Alaska. I can motivate my students to learn by tapping into their interests.

Is "student engagement" all it's cracked up to be? Yes--it turns out that many teachers want it and are looking for it. Out of the top ten favorite edtech tools chosen by educators in 2015,* five of them were chosen because they "allowed student independence" or "captured student engagement."

And what are my second graders interested in, exactly? Minecraft, of course."

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JPEG, GIF, or PNG? Image Filetypes Explained and Tested

JPEG, GIF, or PNG? Image Filetypes Explained and Tested | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Do you know the differences between JPEGs, GIFs, PNGs, and other image filetypes? Do you know when you should use one instead of the other? Or which is best for storing your photos? How about the difference between lossy and lossless compression? If the answer to any of these is “no,” you might be using the wrong image filetype! Here are the basics you need to know.

(If you don’t want to know the specifics, and just want to know which filetype you should use, skip to Which Image Filetype Should You Use? at the bottom.)
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PIRatE Lab's curator insight, Today, 10:11 AM

Good, short overview of our most common image file types.

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What the Heck Is All the Whoop-Dee-Do With 3D Printing? - Edutopia #makered

What the Heck Is All the Whoop-Dee-Do With 3D Printing? - Edutopia #makered | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Now, I've never been one to caress a new Apple product in admiration of its beauty. I'm embarrassed to say that I don't even know how to change a tire. I've always been a Shakespeare geek, moved to tears by words, and moved to tears by having to hang a leveled picture in my hallway.

Cut to three years later, and I have my first 3D printer and have just pitched my district for four more for next year. My friends, I have drunk the Kool-Aid.
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J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, February 12, 6:44 PM

Go 3D. Let me see. How soon can I implement in TK?

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Learning is Awesome Like That - @KrissyVenosdale

Learning is Awesome Like That - @KrissyVenosdale | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
We don’t need to know the definition of engagement to “get it.”  A colleague recently called it, “In the zone.”  That zone.  Learning.

It’s partly an organized chaos, partly a buzz of questions balanced with spurts of ideas, and partly something that I can only equate to… a kind of magic like seeing a fireworks show or watching a balloon pop in slow motion.  It’s a calm in the air that you can feel the storm of learning brewing right beneath.
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Breaking Down Barriers to Learning with Making - BAM! Radio Network

Breaking Down Barriers to Learning with Making - BAM! Radio Network | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Tune is as we highlight the collateral benefits of making and makerspaces. Our guest is committed to enable every child to be a maker.

Follow:  @sdavee @MakerEdOrg @travislape  @nmhs_lms @bamradionetwork 

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Google for Education: Exploring Computational Thinking

Google for Education: Exploring Computational Thinking | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Exploring Computational Thinking (ECT) is a curated collection of lesson plans, videos, and other resources on computational thinking (CT). This site was created to provide a better understanding of CT for educators and administrators, and to support those who want to integrate CT into their own classroom content, teaching practice, and learning.

 

ECT includes:


     * 130+ materials, including lessons plans, demonstrations, and programs, aligned to international education standards


     * Videos demonstrating how Google uses CT and the 7 Big Ideas from the CS Principles course


Computational thinking (CT) is a problem solving process that includes a number of characteristics, such as logically ordering and analyzing data and creating solutions using a series of ordered steps (or algorithms), and dispositions, such as the ability to confidently deal with complexity and open-ended problems. CT is essential to the development of computer applications, but it can also be used to support problem solving across all disciplines, including math, science, and the humanities. Students who learn CT across the curriculum can begin to see a relationship between subjects as well as between school and life outside of the classroom.

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basil60's curator insight, February 11, 3:41 PM

Some good resources here for Digital Technologies curriculum in Australia.

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Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make:

Pixar and Khan Academy Release Free Online Course for Aspiring Animators | Make: | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you've ever wanted to know how the animators at Pixar do it, then you need to check out the Pixar in a Box classes from Khan Academy.
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Fausto Cantu's curator insight, February 11, 8:13 AM

Cursos gratis de Pixar?

Juan Jose Trujeque Garrido's curator insight, February 12, 6:47 AM

Hello, I can enter the course to take? that paguina I can see well the requirements to enter the course.

Julie Wedgwood's curator insight, Today, 8:57 AM

Oh wow, I want to do this course!

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How to Add RSS Feeds & Sites to Apple News in iOS - OSXDaily

How to Add RSS Feeds & Sites to Apple News in iOS - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The News app is bundled in modern versions of iOS, accessible from the home screen as a standard app icon and from the Siri Suggestions screen in Spotlight under the News section on an iPhone or iPad. While News app includes a handful of curated Apple-approved sites, users can customize the app on their own by adding websites they like, and also use the News app as an RSS reader. This allows you to add just about any site or feed to News app yourself, including great sites like this one.
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You may have to turn Apple News on in your iCloud settings in order to see Apple News after the initial changes are made for it to appear. - JE

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