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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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Teachers' Guide to Computational Thinking - CodeBC

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A BC Teacher’s Guide to Computational Thinking will provide an introduction and overview to computational thinking and help you identify areas where computational thinking already exists within your curriculum.

This course will take approximately 1 hour to complete.
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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

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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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Redefining Failure

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As educators, we understand conceptually how failure can help students learn, but do we really believe it? I think if we did, we might build failure—in a significant way—into the scope and sequence of our curriculum. (It's true that state testing season is upon us and the word failure is hardly permissible right now, but let's talk about it anyway.) What would our classrooms perhaps look like if we were to allow for more failure, even embrace it?
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Bea Mérida-Nicolich's curator insight, April 23, 12:47 PM

Es totalmente innovador el hecho de que se hable de aplicar el "fracaso" en el aula como una forma de aprendizaje cuando normalmente se teme a fracasar. Me resulta un tema muy a tener en cuenta y que puede ser realmente útil para dar otro enfoque distinto a la forma de enseñar y aprender.

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To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation

To Boost Higher-Order Thinking, Try Curation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades. We learned about it in college. We hear about it in PD. We’re even evaluated on whether we’re cultivating it in our classrooms

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 20, 1:33 AM

Good short article on curation.

Gust MEES's curator insight, April 23, 6:59 AM
Higher-level thinking has been a core value of educators for decades. We learned about it in college. We hear about it in PD. We’re even evaluated on whether we’re cultivating it in our classrooms

 

In an educational setting, curation has a ton of potential as an academic task. Sure, we’re used to assigning research projects, where students have to gather resources, pull out information, and synthesize that information into a cohesive piece of informational or argumentative writing. This kind of work is challenging and important, and it should remain as a core assignment throughout school, but how often do we make the collection of resources itself a stand-alone assignment?

 

That’s what I’m proposing we do. Curation projects have the potential to put our students to work at three different levels of Bloom’s Taxonomy:

 

  • Understand, where we exemplify and classify information
  • Analyze, where we distinguish relevant from irrelevant information and organize it in a way that makes sense
  • Evaluate, where we judge the quality of an item based on a set of criteria

 

If we go beyond Bloom’s and consider the Framework for 21st Century Learning put out by the Partnership for 21st Century Learning, we’ll see that critical thinking is one of the 4C’s listed as an essential skill for students in the modern age (along with communication, creativity, and collaboration) and a well-designed curation project requires a ton of critical thinking.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2013/04/25/learn-every-day-a-bit-with-curation/

 

https://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/02/20/curation-tips-and-tricks-with-scoop-it-rescoop-and-tags/

 

Kim Flintoff's comment, April 23, 8:35 PM
Identified some of this years ago in: http://clt.curtin.edu.au/events/conferences/tlf/tlf2014/refereed/flintoff.html
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72 stunning things in the future that will be common ten years from now that don’t exist today

72 stunning things in the future that will be common ten years from now that don’t exist today | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
How many things do we own, that are common today, that didn’t exist 10 years ago? The list is probably longer than you think.

Prior to the iPhone coming out in 2007, we didn’t have smartphones with mobile apps, decent phone cameras for photos/videos, mobile maps, mobile weather, or even mobile shopping.

None of the mobile apps we use today existed 10 years ago: Twitter, Facebook, Youtube, Instagram, Snapchat, Uber, Facetime, LinkedIn, Lyft, Whatsapp, Netflix, Pandora, or Pokemon Go.

Several major companies didn’t exist a decade ago. Airbnb, Tinder, Fitbit, Spotify, Dropbox, Quora, Tumblr, Kickstarter, Hulu, Pinterest, Buzzfeed, Indigogo, Udacity, or Jet.com just to name a few.

Ten years ago very few people were talking about crowdfunding, the sharing economy, social media marketing, search engine optimization, app developers, cloud storage, data mining, mobile gaming, gesture controls, chatbots, data analytics, virtual reality, 3D printers, or drone delivery.

At the same time we are seeing the decline of many of the things that were in common use 10-20 years ago. Fax machines, wired phones, taxi drivers, newspapers, desktop computers, video cameras, camera film, VCRs, DVD players, record players, typewriters, yellow pages, video rental shops, and printed maps have all seen their industry peak and are facing dwindling markets.

If we leapfrog ahead ten years and take notice of the radically different lives we will be living, we will notice how a few key technologies paved the way for massive new industries.

Here is a glimpse of a stunningly different future that will come into view over the next decade.
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10  Music Apps for High School Students curated by Educators' Technology

10  Music Apps for High School Students curated by 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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100 #STEAM #Projects for Teachers - Instructables

100 #STEAM #Projects for Teachers - Instructables | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This is a collection of 100 STEAM Projects created for teachers and educators to do with youth. Each project encourages exploration, modification, and students to pursue their own ideas and curiosities. They are also meant to be accessible, both in approach and availability and cost of materials. Feel encouraged to adapt them to your local learning space.
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Teachers as Makers - NC STATE University

Teachers as Makers - NC STATE University | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"When it comes to being a maker, teachers and students have always created items using inexpensive tools. For many years paper, pencil, gluesticks and popsicle sticks have been the standard creative medium for students. Students would be given activities to build a solution based on the tools that they have access to using. Now adding computers to the mix with reusable materials, there are so many options to create. We teach so many student about creating in physical from and capture into digital, we need to complete the circle by creating digitally and processing that design into a physical format.

Being able to teach students how to be entrepreneurs is critical to the future of our country. Maker education is about the journey of learning to begin the path to innovation."

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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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Google CS First

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Over 4,600 schools have used CS First clubs to introduce computer science to students. The CS First curriculum is free and easy to use — no computer science experience required!

Kids love CS First clubs. Clubs are available in a variety of themes, such as music, art, and game design, that are designed to capture a student's existing interests.

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40 Key Computer Science Concepts Explained In Layman’s Terms

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To make learning more fun and interesting, here’s a list of important computer science theories and concepts explained with analogies and minimal technical terms. It’s like an ultra-fast-track computer science degree program for everyone, just to get you to understand the general concepts.
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Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond

Where Good Ideas Come From & How Your Classroom Can Respond | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Steven Johnson discusses where good ideas come from, and TeachThought offers takeaways for teachers.

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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, April 21, 2:19 PM
For me, the key take away was not to get to caught up in the packaged curriculum and policy i.e. using computers. How do the experiences of students and their problems help a teacher? How does a teacher's lived-experiences, their own curriculum, inform them and their teaching
Karen Bonanno's curator insight, April 23, 6:26 PM

Make them short, sharp and shiny. 

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50 Apps In 50 Minutes - Spring Summit | Listly List

"You are NOT the father!" -- The Maury Povich Show of Edtech conferences is back! Sit back and veg out as @jonsamuelson gives you some apps that will amaze and disgust you. Some of them are educational apps for your classroom, some are for your personal life, and some are just...downright strange. You will come away with a list of 50 apps for your iPad or iPhone, and maybe you can even use 1 or 2 of them.
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MakeyMakey + Scratch + Makeblock + Cardboard + Recycled Stuff

A very cool project I did with 4K. All the lessons plans are available here
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Students Develop 3D Printed Eco-Sneakers You Can Customize | All3DP

Students Develop 3D Printed Eco-Sneakers You Can Customize | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Polish students developed eco-friendly shoes for their graduation project using a 3D printer and now hope to start a dedicated business.

Did you know that the shoes on your feet could be made up of over 30 different materials? Many of these have a high carbon footprint and cannot be recycled.

As well as this, up to 25,000 liters of water are used to make one pair of shoes. On hearing this, Polish design students Zuzanna Gronowicz and Barbara Motylinska decided to try find a better way.

With the aim of developing eco-friendly shoes, they earmarked 3D printing as a viable means of production. By using a 3D printer, they can quickly develop customized shoes using biodegradable filaments.

The concept is the pair’s graduation project at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. However, the execution could be something much bigger as they plan to turn these custom 3D printed kicks into a business. 
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