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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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Global Day of Design May 2, 2017

Global Day of Design May 2, 2017 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Students need to make, build, and tinker. The Global Day of Design is one-day that focuses on using the Design Thinking process in school. Our goal for the Global Day of Design is to inspire a transformation in schools around the world to incorporate design into an every day practice with our students.

Last year over 40,000 students from 450 schools (and four continents) participated. We are hoping to grow even more this year!
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Google Maps can now tell you where you parked your car - Mashable

Google Maps can now tell you where you parked your car - Mashable | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
"Hey dude, where's my car" — never again will you have to utter these words, courtesy of a new Google Maps feature that lets you save your parking location on a map. 

Originally launched as part of a Google Maps beta (and only on Android) in March 2017, the feature just went live on Android and iOS. 
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An Interesting App for Adding Maps to Photos - Educators Technology

An Interesting App for Adding Maps to Photos - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Photo Mapo is a cool iPad app that allows you to add maps to your photos.You can use it to add context to photos you include in your instruction and create mapped collections that can be easily shared with others. Photo Mapo, as we have indicated in an earlier post, is on sale now for free and only for a limited period of time. This deal is valid at least in the Canadian and American iTunes App Stores. Hopefully it will be still free by the time you are reading this post.
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Try This Fun, Free AR App for Outdoor Lessons - Free Tech 4 Teachers

Try This Fun, Free AR App for Outdoor Lessons - Free Tech 4 Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Spring is here in the northern hemisphere and those of us in northern climates are ready to get back to playing outside without wearing seven layers of clothing. This is the time of the school year when my students always ask about having class outside. If you're an elementary school teacher who is ready to get your kids outside for a lesson, take a look at Plum's Creaturizer.
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6 Best Financial Literacy Smartphone Apps for Students | Emerging Education Technologies

6 Best Financial Literacy Smartphone Apps for Students | Emerging Education Technologies | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Today children of all ages have access smartphones or tablets, and this reality makes mobile apps one of the best avenues for teaching kids and young adults important concepts about financial literacy. These apps can help students to quickly understand money, and the consequences of their financial decisions.
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6 Great Apps for Teaching Kids About Important Health Topics | Emerging Education Technologies

6 Great Apps for Teaching Kids About Important Health Topics | Emerging Education Technologies | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Health education is one of the most important parts of schooling, but current techniques and curriculum tend to be a bit outdated — old books and even older information is being reiterated over and over, teaching the next generation dated science about how the body works.

Even when the info was current, these old teaching methods go in one ear and out the other for many in this generation — they’re immersed in technology from a very young age, often before they’re old enough to speak or walk. Health apps are the best high-tech way to teach kids about their bodies and how to keep them in shape. What are the best health apps for teaching K-12 students about health?
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8 digital skills we must teach our children - We Forum

8 digital skills we must teach our children - We Forum | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The digital world is a vast expanse of learning and entertainment. But it is in this digital world that kids are also exposed to many risks, such as cyberbullying, technology addiction, obscene and violent content, radicalization, scams and data theft. The problem lies in the fast and ever evolving nature of the digital world, where proper internet governance and policies for child protection are slow to catch up, rendering them ineffective.

Moreover, there is the digital age gap. The way children use technology is very different from adults. This gap makes it difficult for parents and educators to fully understand the risks and threats that children could face online. As a result, adults may feel unable to advise children on the safe and responsible use of digital technologies. Likewise, this gap gives rise to different perspectives of what is considered acceptable behaviour.

So how can we, as parents, educators and leaders, prepare our children for the digital age? Without a doubt, it is critical for us to equip them with digital intelligence.
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11 Best Robotics for Kids: Inventor Kits that Unleash Imagination - Avatar Generation

11 Best Robotics for Kids: Inventor Kits that Unleash Imagination - Avatar Generation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Watch in amazement as your kids have a blast learning about STEM as they play. With robotics for kids, the entertainment never ends and neither does their learning experience. While kids are building and programming their robots, they are learning how moving parts fit and work together to create a common goal. The following robotics kits vary in their limitations and capabilities. Some kits are very simple and easy, you can build a few different robots and use a controller to drive them. Other sets offer endless possibilities from building to designing and even programming. Here are 11 of the best robotics for kids in 2017, for inventing and building robots.
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Some Very Good iPad Science Apps for Elementary Teachers - Educators Technology

Some Very Good iPad Science Apps for Elementary Teachers - Educators Technology | 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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The New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers - Educators Technology

The New Google Earth Has Exciting Features for Teachers - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google has just released a brand new version of Google Earth for both Chrome and Android.  This new version has come with a bunch of interesting features you can use for educational purposes with your students in class.  Here is a quick overview of each of these features:
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30 Educational Web Tools for Teacher Librarians

30 Educational Web Tools for Teacher Librarians | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Librarians do an amazing job at school. They are entrusted with various educational tasks. These include, according to Queen University library, help students with information-related activities, assist students in developing information literacy skills that allows them to navigate and search the web effectively, collaborate with teachers in creating challenging project-based activities, run different literacy clubs, build library collections and many more. In today’s post we are sharing with you this handy visual we published last year featuring a number of interesting web tools to help teacher librarians in their work.
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'The Last Goodbye' is the VR Holocaust memorial we need today

'The Last Goodbye' is the VR Holocaust memorial we need today | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You've read about the Holocaust in books and seen it portrayed in films. But it's another experience entirely to walk through the site of a concentration camp in virtual reality, led by a survivor who lost his entire family there. The Last Goodbye, which debuts at the Tribeca Film Festival this week, follows Pinchas Gutter as he makes his final pilgrimage to Majdanek, a former Nazi Germany extermination camp in occupied Poland. It's a trip he's made many times, but this one has a specific purpose: to capture his account of the Holocaust so we never forget that it actually happened.
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Competencies vs. Skills

Competencies vs. Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The 21st Century skills discussion and debate has waged on even prior to the onset of this century.  The ensuing conversations have provided an opportunity for schools, districts, and organizations to critically evaluate what students need to know and be able to do in order to succeed in the new world of work.  As we have moved further into this century the number 21 has less of a meaning, but the skills are still important.  Thus, many educators, including myself, now refer to these as essential skills.  Over time they have evolved beyond just communication, collaboration, creativity, and global awareness to include entrepreneurship and emerging technological proficiency.
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Checking a Website’s Security

Checking a Website’s Security | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Q. I was browsing online and noticed a small letter “i” in a circle. What does that mean? I use the Chrome browser.

A. The web is full of sites that do not use the strongest security, and some browsers — including Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox — now warn users when the page they are visiting may put their information at risk. In Chrome, that “i” symbol indicates a site may not be secure because it is using an unencrypted connection to exchange data with your computer. When you click the “i” on the left side of the Chrome address bar, you can see more information about the site, adjust some settings and possibly see a “Your connection to this site is not secure” warning.
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12 Popular Minecraft Books for Kids - Guides and Novels for Reading Fun!

12 Popular Minecraft Books for Kids - Guides and Novels for Reading Fun! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Pull your kids away from the screen and into a book with these popular Minecraft books for kids. Let them get sucked into the world further within the pages of a Minecraft novel or guide. Whether your kid enjoys reading or not, there is a book that they will enjoy. Minecraft has a lot of official and unofficial guides that help kids unlock more secrets and information on how to play the game at a more advantageous level. There are also Minecraft based novels by people who love the game. Follow characters around the Minecraft world as they learn lessons in friendship and growing up. Pick up one of these 12 popular Minecraft books for kids and watch as they have fun reading.
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GE Teach Tour Builder - Create Google Earth Tours for the Web

GE Teach Tour Builder - Create Google Earth Tours for the Web | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
GE Teach Tour is a free tool that you and your students can use to create tours to play in the new web version of Google Earth. To get started head to geteach.com/tour/ then enter a title for your tour. The next step is to give your first placemark a title and to enter a description of the location you're featuring with that placemark. To place your placemarks in your tour you can either manually enter latitude and longitude coordinates or you can click on the map to insert your placemarks. Finally, to add images to your placemarks you will have to link to publicly available images that are in your Google Drive account or on another image hosting service like Flickr (by the way, linking to images found on sites that prevent hotlinking won't work).
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10 Math Tutorial YouTube Channels Not Named Khan Academy - Free Tech 4 Teachers

10 Math Tutorial YouTube Channels Not Named Khan Academy - Free Tech 4 Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
One of the most popular posts of all time on this blog featured math tutorial YouTube channels for high school and college students. That post was originally created as a response to an email from a reader who was seeking suggestions for math videos that were not on Khan Academy. This evening I took some time to update my list of math tutorial channels on YouTube that are not Khan Academy. Here's the new list.
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The Learning Difference: 12 Online Resources and Apps for Dyslexic Students | Emerging Education Technologies

The Learning Difference: 12 Online Resources and Apps for Dyslexic Students | Emerging Education Technologies | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
While in the recent past a student with dyslexia could be overlooked by the education system, it’s now recognised and teachers and equipped with all the skills they need to accommodate a dyslexic child. There is no reason for a dyslexic student not to thrive in the classroom, particularly when they are aided with these 12 online resources and apps that can help them feel less ostracized and different from other pupils. Dyslexia has no impact on a child’s intelligence, it simply makes certain acts more challenging, and these apps help level the playing field.
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NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography

NASA makes their entire media library publicly accessible and copyright free - DIY Photography | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
No matter if you enjoy taking or just watching images of space, NASA has a treat for you. They have made their entire collection of images, sounds, and video available and publicly searchable online. It’s 140,000 photos and other resources available for you to see, or even download and use it any way you like.
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10 Exciting Engineering Toys for Girls - Avatar Generation

10 Exciting Engineering Toys for Girls - Avatar Generation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
On average, boys have more engineering driven toys than girls. That has been drastically changed with engineering toys for girls popping up all over. These various kits and play sets encourage girls to use their imaginations and open up to the possibilities of building and interacting with toys more. No matter what young girls are into, there is a STEM based kit that will cater to their tastes. These kits allow you to build your own doll house, make a working theme park or create fashion and accessories that incorporate technology. With these engineering toys for girls, not only will they enjoy hours of fun, but they will also be learning about moving parts, building and interjecting technology into basic designs. With simple designs to start with, as they grow the sky is the limit to how they can apply these skills into their life.
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Aunque diseñados bajo el estereotipo, con el que no estoy de acuerdo, de que las niñas juegan con muñecas y los niños con robots, estos juegos pretenden adicionalmente acercar a las niñas al mundo de la tecnología.

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16 Best Drones for Kids and Teens: Popular & New in 2017 - Avatar Generation

16 Best Drones for Kids and Teens: Popular & New in 2017 - Avatar Generation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The best drones for kids are those that engage play, inspire creativity and don’t break after being bounced into walls! While younger kids may love the idea of flying a drone high in the sky, many drones are not for beginners. These little machines will get thrashed about so finding a durable drone is important. There is such a variety of features to consider, that picking the perfect drone might seem like an impossible task. Finding drones for teens is an easier job as the majority of drones are suitable for over 14’s. Some drones feature very high resolution HD cameras, some only take still pictures, and others are just great fun for gaming. Gearing up for the holiday season, many new drones will be available later in the year. Here is a list of 16 popular and soon to be released drones for kids and teens in 2017.
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25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers (Infographic) - Educators Technology

25 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers (Infographic) - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers all over the world do an amazing work, building generations of learners, igniting imagination and instilling a love of learning. In recognition of this noble role they play in our life, AAA State of Play has this awesome collection of inspirational quotes that uplift teachers and educators and motivate them to continue doing what they are doing. These are quotes made by popular thinkers across different disciplines from education to social activism.
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Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download - OpenCulture

Google Makes Its $149 Photo Editing Software Now Completely Free to Download - OpenCulture | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google’s Nik Collection, a photo editing software package designed for professional photographers, once retailed for $149. Today it’s absolutely free to download, for both Windows and Mac users.

Here you can read Google’s announcement, which includes more information on the software package and its capabilities.

Today we’re making the Nik Collection available to everyone, for free.

Photo enthusiasts all over the world use the Nik Collection to get the best out of their images every day. As we continue to focus our long-term investments in building incredible photo editing tools for mobile, including Google Photos and Snapseed, we’ve decided to make the Nik Collection desktop suite available for free, so that now anyone can use it.
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YouTube will fight #fake #news by offering #workshops to teens - Engadget

YouTube will fight #fake #news by offering #workshops to teens - Engadget | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google is already flagging fake news, but it knows that isn't always enough. People need to recognize what fake news is, too. To that end, its YouTube wing just launched an Internet Citizens program that will teach UK teens to spot fake news through workshops. The day-long gatherings will encourage teens to check facts, escape "social bubbles," deal with hate speech responsibly and use reporting tools. YouTube began the program in Liverpool on April 21st, but it plans to swing by youth clubs in other UK cities over the months ahead.
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Google Computer Science Education

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Computers are everywhere in our world today and being an educated citizen requires an understanding of the fundamentals of computer science and its underlying problem-solving methodology of computational thinking. Not every child should become a computer scientist, but all children should have the opportunity to explore and create with computing.

Google has developed programs, tools and resources that advance computer science education and provide opportunities for exploration and learning in school, in informal settings and at home.
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