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Get Tasks Done Sooner -- AppAdvice

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Sooner differentiates itself from other to-do apps by making use of its circular design, in a simple way.
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Project-Based Learning: The 8 Elements of a Magnificent Maker Project - FRACTUS LEARNING

Project-Based Learning: The 8 Elements of a Magnificent Maker Project - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In the best-selling STEM Education guide, Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, authors Sylvia Libow Martinez and Gary S. Stager explore many important concepts that contribute to a nurturing environment for making in the classroom.

An essential element to succeeding with ‘making’ is the ability to seamlessly pair art and science through innovative project-based learning. So what is involved in creating the perfect project to encourage making, creativity and learning? Here are the eight elements Sylvia and Gary feel are most import to achieving success in project-based learning.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Alternatives to YouTube

Free Technology for Teachers: Dozens of Alternatives to YouTube | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Over the last few years I've seen more schools opening up access to YouTube, at least to teachers, than I had in the past. YouTube for Schools has partially contributed to that trend. Tools like ViewPure and Watchkin have made using YouTube videos in schools a little less scary too. All that said, there are still lots of schools that block access to YouTube. That's why a few years ago I started to maintain a list of alternatives to YouTube.
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5 Best Password Manager Apps for iPhone & iPad - AppsDose - Best Apps for iPhone and iPad

5 Best Password Manager Apps for iPhone & iPad - AppsDose - Best Apps for iPhone and iPad | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The list of the Best Password Manager Apps for iPhone & iPad is here.  In this list, you can see 7 best password manager apps for iPhone & iPad. Now see the best iOS password manager apps-
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: Get Smart by Texting w/ @Text_Engine | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Text Engine was developed to offer cell phone users a means to search the web using their text messaging service. This is great news for educators and students in low-income and rural communities.  

And that's a good thing, because while smartphones are popular, there is still a great need for text-only services in low-income and rural districts. There is also a need in districts like NYC that empower students to bring their own devices to school, but don't have the means to enable students to connect to the internet.  

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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 16, 12:06 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, March 24, 12:01 PM

Think of the text capabilities of your phone as a search engine in your pocket?   Great tool and concept.  

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Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 -UPDATED - Edutopia

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 -UPDATED - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for advice on integrating iPads in middle school classrooms? In this curated guide, we’ve compiled resources to help you find apps, learn about best practices, and explore ideas for engaging activities.
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Maths in SLD Classroom - SEN - iPads

Maths in SLD Classroom - SEN - iPads | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
My class are a wonderful group of individuals, all with their own gifts and challenges. They range in ability from p5/6 to p8. The area of study for this lesson… The vocabulary of shape.

We have, in previous lessons, experienced using 2d and 3d shapes and the children were to work both digitally and non digitally.
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iPad vs Chromebook battle plays out in Amish country | PBS NewsHour Extra

iPad vs Chromebook battle plays out in Amish country | PBS NewsHour Extra | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The battle over the $13-billion market for educational technology has spread to Ohio’s Amish country, where many students live without electricity, television or phones.

Many Amish families live a traditional lifestyle without modern devices, but in the last few years, the local schools have embraced technology with a White House initiative aiming to connect 99 percent of classrooms to the Internet by 2018.
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5 Tools to Create Your Own Classroom AMA (Ask Me Anything) - FRACTUS LEARNING

5 Tools to Create Your Own Classroom AMA (Ask Me Anything) - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
An AMA (Ask Me Anything) is a two way conversation first conceived on the social networking and news website Reddit. Essentially an AMA is an opportunity for people of interest to host their own Q&A session where users are encouraged to ‘ask them anything’. Questions can range from deadly serious to utterly ridiculous, and are voted up or down by users so that the most popular questions are answered first. More than just a fad on Reddit, there are a heap of ways you can run your own version of an AMA with interesting guests in your own classroom.
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Korally's curator insight, March 28, 9:06 AM

Not sure if it will motivate the students to ask another questions if their questions before were not popular 

Bibhya Sharma's curator insight, March 28, 10:23 PM

I have to try one of these....

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Three ways to embed a digital culture in your school - Daily Genius

Three ways to embed a digital culture in your school - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Creating a digital culture in any organisation is less about technology (much of that is shared, and the best is intuitive to use), but it is about culture. That culture is about a willingness to experiment, to take responsibility for new approaches, to support people as they learn new skills, but to be firm about where the boundaries are.

There’s three ways you can start to create such a culture:
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REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School

REVIEW: Learn Coding, 21st Century Fluencies and The Mathematical Process With Robot School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In this article I would like to explore a new coding app called Robot School from Next is Great (@nextisgreat). What hooked me immediately was how this app teachings kids to block code, but then shows them the syntax written in Swift. If you are unfamiliar, Swift is a new programming language for iOS. I love the concept of block code and syntax. It’s a perfect next step for avid coders.
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Jasmine Muti's curator insight, March 27, 8:50 AM

ROBOTICS SCHOOL: In 21st century,this generation reached at the highest point of success in technology and we can think that this must  be the limit of technologies but the term Robotics School make them surprised. It is just a game for child fun but this might be in reality as well in future trends.

mrsjgarcia's curator insight, March 27, 12:40 PM

This looks really good. I can see the kids loving the 3d sprites and I am pleased to see that they can also access the code. We are going to try it out. Thanks for sharing.

Tom cockburn's curator insight, March 28, 10:03 AM

Seems a good way to get them interested

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Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Open Culture

Download 422 Free Art Books from The Metropolitan Museum of Art - Open Culture | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
You could pay $118 on Amazon for the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s catalog The Art of Illumination: The Limbourg Brothers and the Belles Heures of Jean de France, Duc de Berry. Or you could pay $0 to download it at MetPublications, the site offering “five decades of Met Museum publications on art history available to read, download, and/or search for free.” If that strikes you as an obvious choice, prepare to spend some serious time browsing MetPublications’ collection of free art books and catalogs.
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How to record or present your iPad screen without wifi - Douchy's Blog

How to record or present your iPad screen without wifi - Douchy's Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

It is now possible to display your iPad to a projector screen using the white charge & sync cable that came with your iPad. There are many ways to display (or record) your iPad to your class ov...


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Running Record Calculator App - ClassTechTips.com

Running Record Calculator App - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Collecting data on student progress is an important part of making decisions about intervention and how to best support the children in our classrooms.  Running Record Calculator is an app for iOS devices that helps teachers who are administering this type of assessment.  It records students as they read a passage and gives you a quick way to keep track of self-corrections and errors.  After the recording finishes you can enter the word count from the passage to calculate words per minute.
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Makerspace Infographic - Heather Lister

Makerspace Infographic - Heather Lister | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
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“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.”

“It’s vital your Makerspace reflects the culture of your school.” | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
“What is the most unique item your students have created in their Makerspaces?” I asked our SXSWedu panel charged with sharing details about their Schools’ Vortex: Innovative Library Makerspaces.

A giggling Darcy Coffta, Upper School Librarian and Innovation Director at Berwick Academy in Maine, explained the most memorable creation she’s stumbled upon was a nuclear reactor.  We laughed too.  But she was serious! One of Coffta’s high school students literally built a nuclear reactor.

Much like that student’s creation, Makerspaces are sparking a transformation in the nuclei of a school—the library.  Librarians, like Coffta and our other SXSWedu Makerspace panelists, are tearing out their circulation desks; building work tables; designing Lego walls; and soliciting parents and visiting yard sales for treasures and donations like sewing machines, drills, and hot glue guns.
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Change the language on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support

Change the language on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch - Apple Support | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Learn how to change the language setting on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch if it's incorrect or if you've accidentally changed the language to one you don't understand.
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Get your copy of the Book Creator Teacher Guide - Book Creator app | Blog

Get your copy of the Book Creator Teacher Guide - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Adam Foster, the teacher behind @iPadTeachers, has written an excellent guide to Book Creator.
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Positively Smashing Part III: ThingLink and Tackk - EduTech for Teachers

Positively Smashing Part III: ThingLink and Tackk - EduTech for Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
And so the good news is… Stuff just got a little “tackk-y” on the edtech scene. What am I talking about? Well, according to the latest scoop, ThingLink just hooked up with a pretty nifty cool tool called Tackk, a free service that can be utilized to quickly create simple webpages similar to a digital flyer or poster to announce important events, classroom or school information and/or to highlight digital projects and media.

But that’s not all… By establishing a new partnership with ThingLink, Tackk has taken its coolness to the next level by providing users with the option to embed interactive images into a “Tackkboard”. Sounds like an app smashers dream come true, eh?
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5 minute CPD - A Green Screen Workflow - Educate 1-to-1

5 minute CPD - A Green Screen Workflow - Educate 1-to-1 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Using the tools you have to hand with an iPad effectively is hard if you don’t have a good workflow. That is as true when you’re dealing with productivity tools as it is multimedia ones. In this video though, I focus on how to combine stop motion, green screen and iMovie together and consider briefly why you might want to try this.
The content of the video I have made is not educational, but hopefully it does give you an idea of what could be achieved if the right sort of task was set.
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Coding and creativity could conquer the digital divide #2030NOW

Coding and creativity could conquer the digital divide #2030NOW | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Technology has an image problem.


That's what Belinda Parmar, CEO and founder of Little Miss Geek and Lady Geek, said in a panel at the +SocialGood UK conference in London on Friday.

 

 

In conversation with Brothers for All cofounder Robyn Scott, Tech City UK CEO Gerard Grech, BT Group CEO Gavin Patterson and Mashable UK editor Blathnaid Healy, Parmar discussed the lack of girls in STEM, citing declining numbers of women in technology roles in both the U.S. and UK."

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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #BYOT

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 7 Must-Haves for Teaching + Learning with #BYOD #BYOT | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Are you allowing students to bring their own devices to learn where you work? If so, you'll want to become familiar with these seven digital resources.  Each resource is followed by a link to more information and advice for use in the classroom. What’s great about all of these tools is they can be used in environments even if students have a regular phone without browser or app capabilities.  
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Free Technology for Teachers: Comparison Chart - 5 iPad and Android Apps for Audio Recording

Free Technology for Teachers: Comparison Chart - 5 iPad and Android Apps for Audio Recording | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It has been a while since I published my last chart comparing popular ed tech tools. (Ten of those charts can be found here). So when I was recently asked for suggestions for audio recording apps that could be used in a BYOD setting I put together a new chart. In the chart embedded below you will find five free audio recording apps for iOS and Android. The apps are designed for creating short audio recordings that could be used to capture short interviews or capture your own thoughts for a podcast/ audio blogging project.
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Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures - iPad Apps for School

Three iPad Apps for Creating Talking Pictures - iPad Apps for School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
A couple of weeks ago at the Future Schools Expo in Sydney I facilitated a workshop about making media with mobile apps. The idea of creating talking pictures was one of the ideas that was a hit with some of the participants in the workshop. In the workshop I shared examples of using ChatterPix Kids to have students create short audio stories about their favorite animals. I also shared an example of using Morfo to create audio biographies in which students give voice to famous people in history. Below is a short summary of both of those apps as well as another app useful for a similar purpose.
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nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) Discoveries - Pioneering women in STEM - US National Science Foundation (NSF)

nsf.gov - National Science Foundation (NSF) Discoveries - Pioneering women in STEM - US National Science Foundation (NSF) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Breakthrough science requires pioneers. People who combine brilliance with courage, even in the face of daunting opposition. The women who paved the way for modern scientific exploration exemplify this spirit; grappling not only with fundamental questions of the universe, but with discrimination and societal constraints that often stripped them of scientific credit. You may know some of those names--Rosalind Franklin, Marie Curie, Ada Lovelace. Here are 14 more, paired with contemporary women doing trailblazing work in the same field with support from the National Science Foundation. This list is by no means comprehensive. Dig deeper into any of these stories, and you'll find many more amazing women in STEM.
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Tech Tools For Teaching: Involve Your Students in Their Learning

Tech Tools For Teaching: Involve Your Students in Their Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I’m sure you have all heard some version of the Benjamin Franklin quote above. With today’s students, living in a fast paced world, this quote is something to keep in the back of your mind when crafting engaging lessons. If there is any way to get students truly engrossed in their learning and reflecting on what they learned, you will see much better results with engagement and retention.

Recently, in Bethany Klone’s 3rd grade classroom students began work on the following math standard: Comprehensive Geometric/Measurement. How does a teacher go about teaching this concept and how does the teacher make it meaningful for the students? Involve them in the learning process.
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