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Earth 101 for iPad

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3Planesoft has released a beautiful app called Earth 101 for iPad. This app enables users to look at stunning aerial views of the entire globe.
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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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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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Not sure if it will motivate the students to ask another questions if their questions before were not popular 

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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, Today, 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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The (5) best ways to use Spotlight Search on your iPad | iPad Insight

The (5) best ways to use Spotlight Search on your iPad | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Spotlight Search is probably one of the most under used tools on the iPad.  I know I have taken it for granted for years.  I know it’s there.  I know it can be a very useful search tool, and I know that it was enhanced with iOS 8. But, how often do we really ever use Spotlight Search on our own without being prompted?  If you’re anything like me, the answer is probably close to never.  I know there have to be some seasoned veterans out there who take full advantage of the powerful search capabilities of Spotlight Search–and that’s great.  Most of us, however, don’t.  So I thought I’d highlight a few of my favorite benefits of this built in utility, in no particular order.
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Educational Technology Guy: eGFI - Dream Up the Future - STEM Resource for Students and Teachers

Educational Technology Guy: eGFI - Dream Up the Future - STEM Resource for Students and Teachers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Engineering - Go For It! - this site is produced by the ASEE and is completely devoted to promoting engineering. It has resources for educators and students, as well as lessons and career exploration resources.
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New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | WIRED

New Minecraft Mod Teaches You Code as You Play | WIRED | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Like many nine-year-olds, Stanley Strum spends a lot of time building things in Minecraft, the immersive game that lets your create your own mini-universe. The game has many tools. But Stanley is one of many players taking the game a step further by building entirely new features into the game. And, more than that, he’s also learning how to code.
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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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Minecraft is coming to every secondary school in Northern Ireland - Digital Trends

Minecraft is coming to every secondary school in Northern Ireland - Digital Trends | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Minecraft, Mojang’s breakout game of building and exploration, is being distributed for free to schools in Northern Ireland. The initiative was organized as part of the annual CultureTECH festival and funded by the country’s Department of Culture, Arts, and Leisure. (via The Guardian)

200 schools and 30 libraries and community organizations will be supplied with download codes for MinecraftEdu, an educational version of the game created by the company TeacherGaming, which was formed by a group of American and Finnish educational game developer’s soon after Minecraft‘s launch in 2011 to facilitate its use in the classroom.
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How to connect to and use your iPad as a personal hotspot | iPad Insight

How to connect to and use your iPad as a personal hotspot | iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There are more and more free Wi-Fi hot spots available to us than ever before.  However, for the most part, coverage is generally spotty and/or intermittent on free public Wi-Fi networks.  In addition, there can be privacy concerns, not to mention overloaded networks that easily become more trouble than they’re worth in the first place.  In situations like these what options do you have if you want to surf the internet on your iPad and you’re away from your fast, secure and reliable home network?  For the sake of argument, we are going to assume that your iPad is a Wi-Fi only version, but the process is the same regardless which iPad you own.
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What makes an outstanding iPad lesson?

What makes an outstanding iPad lesson? | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

""Technology is in no way a synonym for ‘outstanding.’ But, it is something that can facilitate that outcome again and again. It can seem melodramatic to say things like ‘iPads have changed the world,’ but they have. The very fact that there is a debate within educational establishments across the world as to whether they and their likenesses are the key to unlocking the future of learning should show all the sceptics that technology is not going away. It is something that needs to be embraced and explored. So what does an outstanding iPad lesson look like?"

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