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Categorized List of iPad / iPhone/ iPod Touch apps for people with autism | iAutism

Categorized List of iPad / iPhone/ iPod Touch apps for people with autism | iAutism | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
List of applications for people with autism or other special needs for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices

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Megan Halverson's comment, February 28, 2013 11:09 AM
Thank you and yes, Wei these could be stratgies for all children! Thank you for the feedback!
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Thank you and yes, Wei these could be stratgies for all children! Thank you for the feedback!
Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:59 PM

The folloing list of applications provide opportunities for autistic students to apply practical skills and process technologies and resources to meet current and future needs (ACARA, 2013). These skills include developing 21st century life skills such as communication.

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Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners @JackieGerstein

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners @JackieGerstein | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. The projects teach students how to make a stable product, use tools, think about the needs of another, solve challenges, overcome setbacks and stay motivated on a long-term problem. The projects also teach students to build on the ideas of others, vet sources, generate questions, deeply analyze topics, and think creatively and analytically. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards. (What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School?)

I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process. The ultimate goal is for the learners to work on their own, self-selected problems in which they will apply the design thinking.

Introducing the general design process to elementary student occurs through showing the following video about the engineering process:
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#MakerSlowChat Sept. 19 - 26 Integrating Purposeful Uses of #makered into current frameworks

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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own - Mind Research 

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own - Mind Research  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In some instances, research illuminates a topic and changes our existing beliefs. For example, here’s a post that challenges the myth of preferred learning styles. Other times, you might hear about a study and say, “Well, of course that’s true!” This might be one of those moments.
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.  
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Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM @JackieGerstein #makered #PBL 

Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM @JackieGerstein #makered #PBL  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Working as a productive and sensitive member of a team is looked upon by STEM-based companies as being a requirement to being an effective and contributing employee:

As technology takes over more of the fact-based, rules-based, left-brain skills—knowledge-worker skills—employees who excel at human relationships are emerging as the new “it” men and women. More and more major employers are recognizing that they need workers who are good at team building, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity, according to global forecasting firm Oxford Economics. Other research shows that the most effective teams are not those whose members boast the highest IQs, but rather those whose members are most sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others. (http://fortune.com/2015/03/05/perfect-workplace/)

In academia, the majority of research in STEM fields is conducted through collaborations and working groups, where a diversity of ideas need to be proposed and analyzed to determine the best strategy(ies) for solving a problem. In the technology sector, product development is done as a team, with specific roles for each individual but its success is predicated on each member of the team providing a different skill set / perspective. Thus, students who are interested in both academia and industry will benefit from learning how to successfully work in a diverse team. (https://teaching.berkeley.edu/diversity-can-benefit-teamwork-stem#sthash.mHRBJQtV.dpuf)

What follows are some team building activities that use collaboration to explore and solve STEM-related challenges. Note that most of them require minimal supplies – costs."

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6 Essential Tips for Designing Your Makerspace’s Layout | Make:

6 Essential Tips for Designing Your Makerspace’s Layout | Make: | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When planning a makerspace, most think about designing for creativity. It’s important to think about the types of projects that will be completed in the space, how many people will use the space at any given time, and the equipment on your must-have versus nice-to-have lists.

However, there are also a few considerations that often go overlooked.
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Lessons Learned as a Maker Educator – Medium

Lessons Learned as a Maker Educator – Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

It’s tough to be amazed when everyone in the class is churning out the same project. Conversely, I’ve found it impossible to not be constantly amazed by the work students do when given choice and the opportunity to create something new! One of the most rewarding experiences for me is to see the moment when the synapses fire and a student suddenly sees something that hadn’t been there before.


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The Top Tech Tool Infographic

The Top Tech Tool Infographic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Nowadays, there are numerous platforms, web tools and apps that can be utilized to engage students in the learning process. Although this can be a good problem to have, choosing the right device and corresponding resource to meet educational needs can sometimes be an overwhelming task.

But thanks to Clay Reisler, a technology integrator at the Pulaski Community School District in Wisconsin, teachers can easily locate a variety of tools for classroom use by referring to the infographic shown below.
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I turn 40 next month and, for pretty much my whole life, I have felt dumb. I’m not. @AliceKeeler

I turn 40 next month and, for pretty much my whole life, I have felt dumb. I’m not. @AliceKeeler | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I turn 40 next month and for pretty much my whole life, I have felt dumb. I struggled with math. Let me rephrase; I struggled with memorizing procedures without understanding the context and concepts.


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If You Want Creative Kids, Hand Them Something Simple - Wired.com via @wterral

If You Want Creative Kids, Hand Them Something Simple - Wired.com via @wterral | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
“Children go out in the world, they look, they see—and a camera is another way for them to capture that,” says Tovah P. Klein, director of the Barnard College Center for Toddler Development and author of How Toddlers Thrive. “You were putting him in the world to look around.” And the stamps and games? “Those took him out of it.” The digital add-ons are a distraction that pulls their focus (literally) away from picture-taking and into a world of silly hats and goofy effects. And developmentally, little kids are very bad at filtering out distractions. “The more simple the toy they’re given,” Klein says, “the more they discover for themselves.”
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10 New iOS 10 Settings You Should Change

10 New iOS 10 Settings You Should Change | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
iOS 10 is here, and it’s packing a number of very cool new features. To activate some of those features — like sending read receipts in Messages or having Siri announce calls — you’ll need to tweak a few settings. A few other new options will change how your device behaves with iOS 10.
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14 Smart Ways to Use Smartphone Cameras in the Classroom

14 Smart Ways to Use Smartphone Cameras in the Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Check out these 14 great ways students can use their amazingly powerful smartphone cameras for all kinds of classroom applications.
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5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Professional Development With Screencasting - Daily Genius

5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Professional Development With Screencasting - Daily Genius | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Screencasts are typically short video recordings of what is taking place on the screen of a computer or mobile device. They provide students with a dynamic way to make thinking visible, as they can demonstrate what they know through a variety of modalities such as drawing, typing, voice narration, and video. However, what is sometimes overlooked is the power of the screencast in the hands of teachers. As the new school year begins, consider these three ways to utilize screencasting to facilitate communication and foster a stronger home-school connection.
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Screen casting is a great way to share ideas. They can make useful PD learning.
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Book Creator for iPad is 50% Off This Week

Book Creator for iPad is 50% Off This Week | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The popular Book Creator iPad app turns five years old this week. To celebrate its birthday the developers are discounting the app by 50% all week (September 19 – September 25, 2016). The discount even applies to those using the volume purchasing program.
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6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The ideal future of U.S. STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team.

The report, STEM 2026, pulls from the work of experts in science, technology, engineering and math, and the authors point out that current conditions do not ensure equal access to STEM teaching and learning.
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Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Take a casual flip through this year’s trend-predicting Horizon Report, released today, and you’ll find plenty to get excited about.

The end of the report is stuffed with tantalizing promise about how future learners will engage with robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and wearable tech (think data-collecting headbands and skill-tracking sensors) that could explode into classrooms in as little as four to five years. By contrast, the report’s short-term developments, online learning and makerspaces, have a distinct yesterday’s news vibe about them. But make no mistake, they still hold some of the biggest long-term promise in the report.
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How to quickly filter emails on iPhone and iPad

How to quickly filter emails on iPhone and iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Starting with iOS 10, you can easily filter out the contents of any of your email inboxes from the stock Mail app on your iPhone or iPad to find what you’re looking for. You no longer have to sort through your inbox by yourself, which is a real pain when you receive a ton of emails.
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What High Tech Urban Farms Can Teach Kids About #Tinkering - MINDSHIFT #makered

What High Tech Urban Farms Can Teach Kids About #Tinkering - MINDSHIFT #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
BOSTON – On the cramped urban campus of Boston Latin School, high-school students grow an acre’s worth of vegetables in an old shipping container that’s been transformed into a computer-controlled hydroponic farm. Using a wall-mounted keyboard or a mobile app, the student farmers can monitor their crops, tweak the climate, make it rain and schedule every ultraviolet sunrise.

In a few decades, nine billion people will crowd our planet, and the challenge of sustainably feeding everybody has sparked a boom in high-tech farming that is now budding up in schools. These farms offer hands-on learning about everything from plant physiology to computer science, along with insights into the complexities and controversies of sustainability. The school farms are also incubators, joining a larger online community of farm hackers.
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Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library

Launching a Makerspace: Lessons Learned From a Transformed School Library | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Excitement about school makerspaces has been in the air, but many educators eager to create hands-on learning spaces in their schools still aren’t sure how to get started or why it’s worth the effort. New Canaan High School librarian Michelle Luhtala recently jumped headfirst into creating a makerspace in her library and documented what she learned, how her space changed and how it affected students along the way. Her experience was very different from elementary school librarian Andy Plemmons, whose makerspace started with a 3-D printer obtained through a grant and blossomed into a core teaching resource at his school.
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The Hiccups and Hurdles of Makerspace Planning (and How to Avoid Them)

The Hiccups and Hurdles of Makerspace Planning (and How to Avoid Them) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
With all the great things about makerspaces, it can be easy to overlook some of the small hiccups and larger hurdles that might come up when making if educators and youth don’t make time for designing and planning.  At the reMAKE education conference (#remakeedu) this past week, Stephanie Chang and I engaged educators in some planning exercises that can help bypass those hiccups and hurdles and streamline the design process. (Thanks to the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh and their framework for helping us focus our efforts).
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20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now

20 useful ways to use Padlet in class now | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There’s a good chance you’ve done the “write on a sticky note and put it on the wall” activity — or have seen it happen before.

Padlet lets those sticky notes have images, links and videos AND be available with practically any Internet-ready device.
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Stream Demco #Makerspace Projects Webinar and Make ScribbleBots @GravesColleen #makered

Stream Demco #Makerspace Projects Webinar and Make ScribbleBots @GravesColleen #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Thanks to Demco for hosting this free webinar! You can now stream anytime and take a gander at how Aaron and I went live during the webinar to showcase how easy it is to make a scribblebot.  (And somehow busted the casing off of a toothbrush motor in the process! Just goes to show that you really to have to be ready for anything in a makerspace!)


I also wanted to share this how-to video for making scribblebots on my Youtube channel to help you get started making this simple tinkering machine with everyday materials. In our book The Big Book of Makerspace Projects, we’ve written step by step instructions, included a parts lists, and even shared our classroom tips for working with groups!
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There’s Magic in That Sound: How to Engage Students With Digital Music Making Tools (EdSurge News)

There’s Magic in That Sound: How to Engage Students With Digital Music Making Tools (EdSurge News) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Electronic music making allows kids to express themselves and their individuality through a genre they are familiar with. Instead of handing students a method book or user’s manual and asking them to produce exactly the same thing as the student sitting next to them, they can compose or remix some of their favorite artists or genres—or create something totally new on their own. Then, by sharing their music online and enlisting feedback, they connect with their peers in a meaningful way.
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App of the Week: Free science and math simulations for all ages

App of the Week: Free science and math simulations for all ages | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There’s no shortage of ways to use PhET simulations in (or out of) the classroom. Effectively, any time you’d use a static PowerPoint slide or textbook image to demonstrate a concept, it’s worth checking PhET to see if there’s an interactive version. Chances are high there is already one on the site. There are also virtual versions of common lab experiences, and it might be worth using the simulation if you’re short on class time or resources. Even if you have really great videos of experiments, the interactivity of these simulations will contribute so much to your lessons that it’s hard not to use both.
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6 Steps to Media Creation in the Classroom - Daily Genius

6 Steps to Media Creation in the Classroom - Daily Genius | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As we prepare students for the unknown work environment of the future, it is important that we, as teachers, work with them to develop a foundation of skills that will help them become successful in avenues beyond our school’s walls. While we may not know exactly what the future skills in the workplace may be, we can foster this particular skill set in our current classrooms. According to a report by The Economist Intelligence Unit, employers desire workers with an increasingly demanding skill set including: problem-solving, digital literacy, leadership and creativity. To that end, creating media content in our classrooms can foster all of these skills. By having our students create content using voice, images, video, or any combination of the three, we are allowing them the opportunity to express themselves in ways that may not be possible in a written assignment, while developing the skills necessary for the future.
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Virtual Reality in Schools Becomes Something Real

Virtual Reality in Schools Becomes Something Real | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In one local district, students can travel to Ancient Egypt and back, sans time machine or permission slip.

Montour High School in Robinson, Penn., is home to a “virtual immersion lab” where computers come equipped with simulation software and styluses. Students need only throw on some 3D glasses—the kind that make animated characters jump at you in movie theaters—to plunge into a world where they can dissect dinosaurs, examine a human eye, or explore the pyramids up close.
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