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Free Technology for Teachers: Build a Media Gallery With Your Students in 2013

Free Technology for Teachers: Build a Media Gallery With Your Students in 2013 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"One of the challenges of having students create videos, slideshows, podcasts, and other multimedia productions in your classroom is making sure that they are respectful of copyright. One way to avoid any worry about copyright is by having students use media that they have created from scratch. Of course, building up a gallery of media that is large enough for all of your students to use takes time. To start building up a gallery of images, sounds, and video clips that your students can use in their projects commit to a 365 project for 2013. This year have your students make daily contributions to a group media gallery. If a daily schedule is too frequent for you try a weekly schedule with your students. Here are some tools that you can use to collect and create your classroom media gallery."

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What is Computational Thinking? Brian Aspinall @mraspinall

What is Computational Thinking? Brian Aspinall @mraspinall | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As a generalization – it means to solve problems using technology – either with existing technology, or by creating technology to do things we haven’t done before."

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The Inktober Challenge Quinn Rollins @jedikermit

The Inktober Challenge Quinn Rollins @jedikermit | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
 Art Teachers: This was made for y'all. Depending on where you are in your curriculum, pen-and-ink might not be the kind of exercise you'd do as a formal classroom assignment, but it could still be a great way to stretch your students. I know some artists who design a character (an alien? a pumpkin?) or pick a character to draw doing all of the #Inktober prompts. How would you have your alien doing "Swift?" "Squeak?" "Cloud?" "Mysterious?" ...or have them pick a favorite universe to draw in. Harry Potter, Star Wars, Adventure Time -- and have them still do the #Inktober prompts

 Not-Art-Teachers: First of all, you should be. I should be. Finding ways to bring art into the classroom is a great way to engage kids who aren't engaged with some of our other go-to tools. But if you're so hooked on your curriculum that the #Inktober list of prompts seems like it would be inappropriate for what you're doing, come up with a list of 31 prompts that are within your curriculum. Connect it to the Bill of Rights. States of Matter. Digestive System. I don't know. Maybe look at the #Inktober list for inspiration, and then find a side door from those prompts into your own content. If 31 days seems excessive, just do it for one week -- see what your students come up with.
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How to Use New Pinning and Tables Features in Notes in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra

How to Use New Pinning and Tables Features in Notes in iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
iOS 11 and macOS High Sierra bring new features to several apps, and some of the biggest changes have been made to the Notes app. Along with a new Document Scanning feature outlined in a prior how to (iOS only), the Notes app also includes support for pinning and tables.
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Digital Citizenship for Kids Starts with Mentorship - Raising Digital Natives

Digital Citizenship for Kids Starts with Mentorship - Raising Digital Natives | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
heir world is different from yours. You can feel it, can’t you? You don’t understand the captivating allure of their digital devices. You feel that they are addicted, detached, or distracted. You can’t see what they are doing “on there.” You get suspicious.

Sometimes you feel like you understand it though, right? After all, you experience the burden of the new “constant connectivity,” just like anyone else. The never-ending alerts, the new social obligations.

It’s just the tip of the iceberg for today’s Digital Natives. Yes, social pressures are amplified. Yes, digital misunderstandings are rampant. Yes, your kids feel “left out” sometimes. But it goes deeper than that. Deeper than their experiences today. You want to consider how to set your kids up for a lifetime of success in a world where they are likely to meet their spouse, find a job, etc. Like it or not, their world is a Digital World.
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How to really turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in iOS 11 - CNET

How to really turn off Bluetooth and Wi-Fi in iOS 11 - CNET | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There's something different about iOS 11 -- and whether or not it's a good thing is up for debate.

Ever since its debut, way back in iOS 7, Control Center has included convenient Bluetooth and Wi-Fi toggles. Tap one, the feature turns off. Tap again, it's back on.

In iOS 11, those same toggles are there, but they function differently: Instead of actually turning off the Bluetooth and Wi-Fi radios, they simply disconnect you from devices and networks. The radios stay on.
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The first 17 apps you should download for your new iPhone 8 - Business Insider

The first 17 apps you should download for your new iPhone 8 - Business Insider | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You've managed to get your hands on a new iPhone 8 or iPhone 8 Plus. Now you need cool things to do with it.
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More Computer Science isn’t the Answer | Make:

More Computer Science isn’t the Answer | Make: | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Whenever we encounter some exciting new technology, the first question we ask ourselves is how do we use this to make the world a better place?
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The Manufacturing of Plywood: 1950s and Now - Interesting Engineering #makered

The Manufacturing of Plywood: 1950s and Now - Interesting Engineering #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Plywood is one of the world most common building materials. This video will give you an insight into how this useful material is made.
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10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code - Brian Aspinall @mraspinall

10 Reasons Kids Should Learn to Code - Brian Aspinall @mraspinall | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Brian is an elementary teacher in Ontario, Canada. When not teaching, coaching or blogging he is an active web developer.
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Long Jump without a Tape Measure? - The P.E Geek

Long Jump without a Tape Measure? - The P.E Geek | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As you may know, Apple’s recent release of iOS 11 has brought to life an entire realm of augmented reality possibilities with their new ARKit.  With one click, Apple instantly made the world’s largest Augmented Reality platform by empowering the millions of iOS devices on earth to leverage this incredible technology.

Enter AR Measurekit….

Using Apple’s AR framework and the nothing more than the camera sensor in your iPhone or iPad,  the FREE MeasureKit  App can measure just about anything without hunting down a ruler or tape measure. However, unlike a ruler, MeasureKit provides precise dimensions not just for height and width, but also measurements of distance, angle, trajectory, level, square, and more.

So this got me thinking….could I use this for measuring jump lengths? While it might seem like a novel idea, it would have immediate use cases in a couple of common areas.
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A Classroom Full of Risk Takers - @Edutopia

A Classroom Full of Risk Takers - @Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
No one learns without making mistakes. Quite the opposite—we learn when we make mistakes. But in the classroom, making mistakes and taking risks can be at best unrewarded, and at worst ridiculed and unnecessarily penalized.

I asked my 21-year-old son the other day what high school class had made him feel safe to make mistakes. He said that he never made mistakes. Really? He explained that he only did the work if he knew he was going to succeed. That made me think about my own teaching: Do I create a classroom where students will be risk takers?
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The library is the place to ask questions and hunt for answers and engage with multiple literacies that allow for critical thinking and problem-solving.
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15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety

15 Mindfulness and Relaxation Apps for Kids with Anxiety | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Anxiety is one of the biggest day-to-day challenges that my Autistic daughter faces. It’s one of those dark sides of Autism that many Autistic people struggle with. From coping with change to sensory needs to difficulty understanding emotions and black and white thinking, anxiety likes to creep in and roar…loudly. This list of 15 Apps for Kids with Anxiety has done wonders for helping us navigate the negative thinking, difficult social situations, and anxiety.
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31 Day Zero Waste Challenge - For Kids!

31 Day Zero Waste Challenge - For Kids! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I have been hard at work on this 31-day challenge, and I am so excited to share it with you! Rebecca, a middle school math and science teacher in the bay area, had a fabulous idea for Zero Waste October. It would be full of activities for students and teachers to talk about the global trash problem. 

It's similar to Plastic-Free July but focused more on students. Since July is in the summer, it's difficult to get kids involved. When Rebecca reached out to me about crafting a curriculum, I jumped at the chance.

It's inspired by the 30-Day Challenge I created with Andrea from Be Zero, but with a lot of new challenges specifically for students and kids. I really hope you enjoy it!

Grab a copy of the booklet below and save a copy of the calendar. Set it as your phone or tablet background so you can easily keep up. 
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The 10 best ways to make space on your iPhone - Business Insider

The 10 best ways to make space on your iPhone - Business Insider | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For many iPhone owners, especially those who buy the 16GB models, the struggle to keep the “storage full” alert at bay is real.

The chances are very high that you or someone you know is constantly running out of space on their iPhones.

The ultimate solution is to get an iPhone with more storage, like the 64GB or 128GB models, but it’s understandable why many don’t splurge for the extra storage considering their higher price tags.

If you or someone you know has been affected by this terrible condition, consult these space-saving and space-making tips.
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16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow - We Forun

16 skills students need to learn today to thrive tomorrow - We Forun | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Will classes in curiosity, problem-solving and creative thinking soon be on the curriculum? Our latest report thinks it should.

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Inside Innovation: My New Podcast ⚡AJ Juliani @ajjuliani 

Inside Innovation: My New Podcast ⚡AJ Juliani @ajjuliani  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This has been a long time coming, but I am so excited to share my new podcast with all of you: Inside Innovation!

Inside Innovation takes an “inside” look at real ways to innovate in schools and education today. You’ll hear stories from leaders, teachers, students, and school. You’ll get the inside scoop at the innovative work we are doing in my district. You will also hear some episodes where I’m challenging myself (and anyone listening) to think differently about what learning can and should look like right now.
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25+ STEM Books to Update Your Collection - WeAreTeachers

25+ STEM Books to Update Your Collection - WeAreTeachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
TOPIC: STEM GRADES: Elementary School:
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25+ STEM Books to Update Your Collection
Get kids excited about science, technology, engineering and math!
Elizabeth Mulvahill on September 19, 2017


Recently teacher DG wrote into our WeAreTeachers HELPLINE looking for advice about adding STEM books to her school’s library collection. She wrote, “I am a K-8 librarian media specialist. This is my second year on the job and I’m trying to update large sections of our school library. Our collection of nonfiction books is sorely lacking. Some of the books are 20 years older than me! Are there any STEM-related books that our library must have? I’d love any suggestions! Thanks so much!”

Here are 25+ awesome suggestions from our friends on the Helpline:
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Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch - Popular Mechanics

Learn Arduino by Building 15 Complete Projects From Scratch - Popular Mechanics | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It's a common misconception that dreaming up and creating powerful gadgets by hand is only for the pros. Arduino is a leading open-source platform that allows you to bring electronics prototyping into your home—letting you build complex and entertaining communication systems between a series of physical and electronic devices.

This Arduino Bootcamp lets you learn by creating amazing projects from scratch, and it's available for 85 percent off at just $15. With lifetime access to 9.5 hours of in-depth content spread out over 51 lectures, this course will walk you through how to build an Arduino car, an Arduino phone, an online weather station, game projects, and much more.
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Best apps for first-time iPhone owners - iMore.com

Best apps for first-time iPhone owners - iMore.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Are you brand new to the Apple community? Looking for the apps you need to get started right out of the box? We've got you covered.
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How to Use iOS 11’s New Files App on iPhone and iPad

How to Use iOS 11’s New Files App on iPhone and iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It’s been a decade since we first saw the iPhone and iOS. Apple has never included a “user exposed” file system on iPhone or iPad. Each app would have its own sandboxed storage system. With iOS 11, that’s changing.
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Here are the 10 skills you need to become a data scientist, the no. 1 job in America - Tech Republic

Here are the 10 skills you need to become a data scientist, the no. 1 job in America - Tech Republic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Data scientists are in high demand, and command a median base salary of $110,000. Here are the skills you need to break into a career in the field, according to Glassdoor.
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Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s - NYTimes

Some People Learn to Code in Their 60s, 70s or 80s - NYTimes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For some older people, just downloading an app or successfully navigating certain websites might seem like cause for quiet celebration.

But not Shirley M. McKerrow, a retired business owner and politician from Darwin, Australia.

Ms. McKerrow, who is 84, revels in the thought of learning to develop those same apps and websites. Last year, she began taking free online coding lessons through Codecademy, an interactive platform that teaches programming languages, and was tutored along the way by her tech-savvy grandson.

She could hardly contain her enthusiasm: “I might use my newfound skills to create personalized, all-singing-and-dancing online birthday cards — in fact, all sorts of greeting cards for my family and friends. Maybe I could even graduate to making greeting cards personalized for businesses or for members of Parliament to send to their constituents.

“I have all sorts of ideas,” she continued, “but need to progress my skills a little further before I get too carried away.”

While millennials make up the bulk of those learning in-demand skills like web design, programming or digital marketing — the average age of students at coding boot camps, for instance, is just under 30 — some people old enough to be their parents or even grandparents are also acquiring these abilities.
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16 Good iPad Science Apps for High School Students

16 Good iPad Science Apps for High School Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

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How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’ - Scott McLeod @mcleod

How school leaders can combat ‘filter bubbles’ and ‘fake news’ - Scott McLeod @mcleod | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Information literacy has been a hot topic of recent conversation. Many folks believe that web sites that traffic in false information and ‘fake news’ may have influenced the last United States presidential election. Traffic on the Snopes web site, which debunks false rumors, has never been greater. Ideological separation also is being driven by the ways that we sort ourselves in our schools, neighborhoods, friendship groups, political affiliations, and faith institutions. Already often isolated from the dissimilar-minded, we then also self-select into individualized news media and online channels that can result in walled-garden ‘echo chambers’ or ‘filter bubbles.’

To combat our growing concerns about fake news and filter bubbles, we’re going to have to take the task of information literacy more seriously. And that means rethinking some organizational and technological practices.
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