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Teach like "The Artist" - Silent Film in the Classroom

Tweet   This year's Best Picture winning film "The Artist" has taken viewers back to the Golden Age of cinema - back to a time when movies were silent.
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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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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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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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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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Taking Advantage of the Power of Play - Edutopia

Taking Advantage of the Power of Play - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Can designing games about real-world issues teach students empathy, systems thinking, and design thinking? After organizing a series of game jams last year around serious social issues—immigration, climate change, future cities—I discovered the answer to be an overwhelming yes.
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Robots and Humans Team Up at Amazon - NY Times

Robots and Humans Team Up at Amazon - NY Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Amazon’s warehouses, which now employ more than 125,000 people across the United States, are being outfitted with the latest in robots and tech, but not at the expense of human jobs.
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Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The annual K12 Horizon Report regularly identifies and profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in educational technology likely to impact teaching and learning.
This year, especially, you will find many opportunities for connections to our own mission and practice. But while this year’s K12 report practically screams school libraries to me, it does so rather quietly in PDF.
This chart from page 9 presents, in summary, the 18 topics selected by the report’s expert panel.
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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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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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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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Genius Hour in Elementary School - Edutopia 

Genius Hour in Elementary School - Edutopia  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard legends of Google employees being able to spend 20 percent of their workweek exploring topics of their choosing. Some of our favorite apps were born in this innovative venture.

Educators know a good idea when we see one (even if Google eventually ended the program). We want that vibrant creativity pulsing through our classrooms. We can visualize the end, filled with projects in which our students have connected with experts, filled journals with intelligent thinking, and explored with curiosity. How do we get from this euphoric idea to a classroom reality?
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Google Extends Digital Literacy Training to Teachers

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Digital citizenship has stepped into the forefront of a modern-day education. Experts indicate that as schools roll out tech, they also need to be rolling out digital citizenship education.

Tech giant Google heeded that call and partnered with experts to launch Be Internet Awesome, an interactive campaign that educates students on how best to act on the internet.

One part of this Google campaign is Interland, a game that has students travel an imaginary world where they need to fight hackers, phishers, oversharers and bullies with digital citizenship skills. While game-based learning can be effective, educators also need to be armed with skills to teach their students to be citizens of the web.

This month, Google extended its Be Internet Awesome program to include a free online training course to help educators establish foundational skills needed to teach their students to have a safe and positive experience online.
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How to Prepare for iOS 11 the Right Way - OSX Daily

How to Prepare for iOS 11 the Right Way - OSX Daily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Planning on installing iOS 11 onto your iPhone or iPad when it becomes available on September 19? Then take a few moments to prepare your device for the iOS 11 update!

This walkthrough will detail checking proper device compatibility, performing some simple house keeping and maintenance on an iPhone or iPad, backing up the device, and finally, installing iOS 11.
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