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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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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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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:
Classroom Ideas
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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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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18 edtech developments set to impact schools

18 edtech developments set to impact schools | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Coding as a literacy and the rise of STEAM learning are two key trends driving K-12 technology adoption for the next 1-2 years, according to the latest New Media Consortium and CoSN Horizon Report.

The report is organized into 6 key trends, 6 significant challenges, and 6 developments in edtech that are going to impact K-12 teaching, learning and creative inquiry.

Overall, the report series tracks the five-year impact that innovative practices and new technologies have on K-12 education.

In addition to coding and STEAM, the four other trends set to impact K-12 teaching and learning include a growing focus on measuring learning, redesigning learning spaces (both driving technology adoption for the next 3-5 years), along with advancing cultures of innovation and deeper learning approaching (driving technology adoption for 5 or more years).

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8 Great Exit Ticket Tools to Try Out in Class - Educators Technology

8 Great Exit Ticket Tools to Try Out in Class - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In response to requests from some of our readers asking about recommendations for digital exit tools to use in class, we are re-featuring this visual we shared awhile ago. It contains some of what we believe are the best exit ticket tools our there. As we have argued elsewhere, exit tickets are 'informal assessment tools teachers can use to assess students understanding at the end of a class. They can also be used for formative assessment purposes to help teachers design better instructional content based on students feedback. Exit tickets can take the form of a prompt or a question related to what have been taught in the lesson.'""


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Six Strategies for #Virtual #Field #Trips — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Six Strategies for #Virtual #Field #Trips — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As a school librarian, I always thought of the notion of collection as expansive. Collections might include any of the experiences we discover, as well as any of the people we meet who might enhance learning for our communities.


Among those experiences are virtual field trips. Opportunities now abound for connections to curriculum and student interests. And easier strategies for video conferencing, combined with new types of interactions, make virtual field trips even more affordable and engaging. You don’t risk weather conditions or losing any wandering kiddos who can’t find their way back to the bus. You can ignore issues of distance relating to both space and time. And these escapes from daily classroom routine can result in very sticky learning."

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Minecraft’s New Oregon Trail Experience Has Everything—Even the Dysentery - EdSurge News

Remember the Oregon Trail? Of course you do, it’s the game the internet won’t let you forget.

Thirty-two years after the first full-color graphic version hit the Apple II, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt—the current owner of the Oregon Trail franchise—is teaming up with Microsoft on a new world that ports many of the landmarks and features of the original game into Minecraft.

Announced this morning in a Microsoft blog post, the new world, called The Oregon Trail Experience, is exclusive to Minecraft: Education Edition, the version that replaced the popular MinecraftEdu late last year. Microsoft acquired Minecraft from Swedish game developer Mojang in 2014.
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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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How to Use iOS 11’s New Files App on iPhone and iPad

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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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"Cougar Coding"! :)
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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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Instagram for Teachers - Learning in Hand @tonyvincent

Instagram for Teachers - Learning in Hand @tonyvincent | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Instagram isn't just for posting photos of food. Instagram can actually be a powerful learning and communication tool for educators, so I've written this guide for teachers. I'd like to show the kinds of things teachers can see on Instagram. I'd also like to tell you about the ins and outs of Instagram, starting with the basics and ending with crafting awesome posts.
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10 Great Apps and Games for Enhancing Learning @NikPeachey

10 Great Apps and Games for Enhancing Learning @NikPeachey | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are some really useful tools, applications and resources here that cover a wide range of functions that can help us to enhance the way our students learn and their levels of engagement."

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Remembering Kev… Kevin Mowat @kevmowat  Shauna Cornwell @slcornwell The Meaning of Meraki

Remembering Kev… Kevin Mowat @kevmowat  Shauna Cornwell @slcornwell The Meaning of Meraki | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Kevin Mowat’s presence filled a room. It wasn’t just his booming voice, his large stature and his hearty laugh…it was his energy and his endless enthusiasm. Kev was a bright light. He radiated positivity and warmth each and every day to all that knew him.
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50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels - Edutopia

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
" The collection of prompts below asks young writers to think through real or imagined events, their emotions, and a few wacky scenarios. 
Try out the ones you think will resonate most with your students. 

 As with all prompts, inform students that their answers should be rated G and that disclosing dangerous or illegal things they’re involved in will obligate you to file a report with the administration or school counselors. Finally, give students the option of writing “PERSONAL” above some entries that they don’t want anyone to read. We all need to let scraggly emotions run free in our prose sometimes."

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