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5 Simple Apps That Let You Do More With Evernote

5 Simple Apps That Let You Do More With Evernote | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"When you test as much software as I do on a fairly regular basis, you tend to notice which apps you rely on and which ones fall off your radar after a while. Evernote, which is a handy note-taking and web clipping utility, isn’t necessarily one of those apps that I’ve been using regularly, but it is one that I keep coming back to again and again, and I’m always looking for ways to incorporate it into my routine."

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TeachThought's curator insight, January 4, 2013 5:27 AM

I agree with the author that Evernote is a great utility, but it often ends up fading into the background, in my experience.  I have to make a conscious effort to start using it again.  Perhaps these apps will convince me to take up the trunk once again.  ;)

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5 Simple Apps That Let You Do More With Evernote

Paul's curator insight, January 4, 2013 10:59 AM

The Read it Later app is now called Pocket - it looks interesting

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Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year One - Digital Promise

Fulfilling the Maker Promise: Year One - Digital Promise | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"During the 2016 National Week of Making, as a part of President Obama’s Nation of Makers initiative, Digital Promise and Maker Ed announced the Maker Promise. A commitment made by school leaders, in-school and out-of-school educators, and community advocates to bringing quality making experiences to all students. By signing the Promise, individuals commit to becoming champions of making, supporting spaces for making, and showcasing what students have made. As this year’s Week of Making comes to a close, we are excited to publish our first annual Maker Promise report, which shares what we have learned about the state of making in schools and how this is shaping our future efforts.

This year, our work focused on understanding how maker learning is being implemented at Maker Promise schools and identifying areas where the Maker Promise could offer support and resources. To develop our understanding, we interviewed K-12 school leaders who had signed the Maker Promise and surveyed the “maker champions” most responsible for integrating making into their school or district. Here are a few highlights from our findings:"

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Evolving Our Makerspace: The Conclusion - Teched Up Teacher

Evolving Our Makerspace: The Conclusion - Teched Up Teacher | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The year ended with a bang. We were featured in a host of local papers for our work with Slack, which caught the attention of the regional buyer of Barnes & Noble who said she was interested in working with us. We also finished the year working with Mrs. Daverso, Phlebotomy Supervisor for Riverview Hospital. She taught students about the phlebotomy process as we tried to make the blood drawing experience better for children. Barnes & Noble and Mrs. Daverso will be back in in September to continue our work together. The future’s looking bright!


Finished S-shaped fidget spinner for Slack (plugs not included, yet)
Further, as we end the year on these high notes, I have a much clearer idea on the final evolution of our makerspace. After a lot of networking, calling in favors, and support from my board and Superintendent, we’ll be turning our makerspace into an amazing new program called Fair Haven Innovates.
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5 New Ways to Watch YouTube and Find Videos - Make Use Of

5 New Ways to Watch YouTube and Find Videos - Make Use Of | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
YouTube still has more videos uploaded to its website for public consumption than anything else on the internet. But finding those videos is not as fun an experience as it once was. Let’s face it, we’ve all gotten a bit bored with the same old YouTube interface.

Not too long ago, YouTube unveiled a redesign for its website. It also included a secret Dark Mode. But even these aren’t doing the trick. What you sometimes need is a completely new way to browse YouTube or watch the videos on it.
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How to Thrive in the 21st Century - Harvard Graduate School of Education

How to Thrive in the 21st Century - Harvard Graduate School of Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As Chung suggests, the 21st-century global citizen’s cognitive skill set includes traditional, testable basics such as math and literacy, but extends beyond that to encompass a particularly strong emphasis on the world in which we live. “Current events highlight some of the fears around otherness,” she says. The key to informed citizenship is getting to know other cultures — and valuing them.

In addition to rounding out kids’ knowledge base to include a nuanced understanding of world geography and cultures, schools must teach them the skills to use this knowledge as active and engaged citizens.”

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What the maximum amount of caffeine you should be drinking in a day looks like - Business Insider

What the maximum amount of caffeine you should be drinking in a day looks like - Business Insider | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
And you thought Red Bull was bad.

It turns out that while a can of the energy drink has 80 milligrams of caffeine, a small cup of Starbucks drip coffee has more than three times that amount.
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While this looks at caffeine consumption, we need to also take into account the sugar content of each of these beverages! It's really a double edged sword of non-nutritional consumption!
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10 Surprising Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom - WeAreTeachers

10 Surprising Ways to Use Instagram in the Classroom - WeAreTeachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It’s not just the tweens and teens that are addicted to Instagram, it’s the teachers too! So instead of scrolling through your celebrity crush’s feed, we’ve rounded up some legitimate, educational ways you can use Instagram in the classroom.

Of course, it’s important to protect students’ privacy, especially when using a public channel like Instagram. If you’re interested in trying any of the ideas below, we recommend creating a classroom account that you set to “private” and carefully vetting any potential followers. You might also try adapting our suggestions to an educational social media platform such as Edmodo. Finally, be sure to check your school’s technology policies before you begin.

OK, disclaimer over! Here are 10 awesome ways you can use Instagram in the classroom
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3D Printed House - World's 35 Greatest 3D Printed Structures | All3DP

3D Printed House - World's 35 Greatest 3D Printed Structures | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
3D printing has been used to build houses, cabins, offices, bridges, pavilions, large-scale structures, and much more. Even though they only existed for a handful of years, there are a vast number of completed projects, ongoing construction jobs, and unique concepts that are driving the industry today. Before we get started with the greatest 3D printed houses and structures in the world, take a glance at the top five advantages that 3D printing can offer the construction industry.
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3 Tips on Connecting Social Studies and STEM - Defined STEM

3 Tips on Connecting Social Studies and STEM - Defined STEM | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Just because the “s” in STEM does not stand for “social studies” does not mean that social studies does not have a place. Economic, geographic, and civic knowledge are crucial components to good citizenship and deserve an equal place in terms of emphasis in curriculum, as early as preschool.


The “doing” of social studies is the most important part. Students need to be able to analyze information and establish arguments supported by evidence across all the domains of social studies"

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The Tech Edvocate’s 2017 List of 116 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps

The Tech Edvocate’s 2017 List of 116 of the Best Teaching and Learning Apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Technology is changing the way we teach and learn at a rapid speed. So, how can teachers make learning more interactive and more fun with technology? True, teachers can make up games to teach a concept that involves every student. But, when teachers need to help students in small groups or one-on-one, how can they make sure that other students are actively practicing subject-area skills?

One of the great aspects of having tablets, laptops, and desktops in the classroom is the availability educational apps. With these apps, students can individually learn, practice, study, and have fun with different subjects and concepts. Luckily, there are many good, quality apps for students of all ages. It is important to note that this list is separated into categories, and the apps in each category are not in rank ordered. Here are 116 of the best teaching and learning apps for 2017.
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Using Star Wars to Teach Biomes and Ecosystems Play Like a Pirate

Using Star Wars to Teach Biomes and Ecosystems Play Like a Pirate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A big part of "Playing Like a Pirate" is using pop culture to teach. Whether it's music, video games, movies or television, you'll get kids on board if you indulge in pop culture from time to time. Or if you're me, all the time. One of the many things I love about the Star Wars movies is the planets. With few exceptions, each world in that far away galaxy is a single biome. It's simplistic, but you've gotta admit, if you're going to be going from planet to planet in a movie, it's nice to be able to look out the window and see snow, sand, or forest and know where you are.
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Why Kids Need Data Literacy, and How You Can Teach It - School Library Journal

Why Kids Need Data Literacy, and How You Can Teach It - School Library Journal | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Photo courtesy of Samatha Viotty Data is all around us, from the output of your Fitbit to interactive maps that track voters to the latest visualization of the New York Times front page. With the rise of mobile devices and wearable technology, data is more available to general audiences, and the amount being generated has also exploded. According to IBM, 90 percent of the world’s data has been created in the last two years. This vast pool of information is being used to advocate for change, justify decisions, and suggest personal action plans—such as the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecard, which offers students data to help them choose a college. It is vital that our students understand and interpret the data, infographics, and visualizations they encounter.


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12 Good iPad Coding Apps for Middle School Students

12 Good iPad Coding Apps for Middle School Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of some good iPad coding apps we curated for you from iTunes App Store. These are apps you can use with your middle school students to teach them everything related to coding and programming.  These include tutorials, guides, interactive games and several other materials ideal for use with students in class
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For students who have access to iPads, these apps make coding fun and help make a connect to future technology jobs.

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Google's Eric Schmidt: We need #critical #thinking now more than ever

Google's Eric Schmidt: We need #critical #thinking now more than ever | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Eric Schmidt, executive chairman of Alphabet Inc (Google’s parent company), is optimistic about the future. “We’re entering what I call the age of abundance,” he says. “And during the age of abundance, we’re going to see a new age … the age of intelligence.

“By 2020, most human beings will have access to the internet. When you have everyone harnessed with this information, the world gets more inter-connected. It gets stronger. There’s more knowledge sharing. There’s more freedom and there’s more openness.”
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The clueless parent's guide to understanding Snapchat

The clueless parent's guide to understanding Snapchat | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Confused about Snapchat? You’re not the only parent. Snapchat is perhaps the most misunderstood of all social media apps. Is it a social network? A photo platform? A means for frustrated millennial expression? The short answer is yes, to all of those things. The longer answer, well…
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App of the Week: A go-to literacy source

App of the Week: A go-to literacy source | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Checkology® Virtual Classroom is a news- and media-literacy learning platform created by the News Literacy Project. Checkology’s aim is to help students more critically navigate today’s ever-changing media and digital landscape. The site boasts four modules that each contain lessons, student challenges, and discussions. The lessons’ panelists are journalists from the New York Times, Buzzfeed, and the Washington Post, to name a few. There’s also a “check tool” that allows students to evaluate the credibility of any piece of news they may be uncertain of, following the news-literacy principles they learned throughout checkology’s lessons
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Download Thousands of Free Ebooks Formatted for Modern E-Readers - Make Use Of

Download Thousands of Free Ebooks Formatted for Modern E-Readers - Make Use Of | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Project Gutenberg is the oldest digital library in the world. You might even be reading a classic from there right now in your e-reader.

But don’t you hate how it’s formatted?

Gutenberg is a worthwhile effort, but as a true book lover you just might be turned off by the poor formatting of those old books, crippled by archaic typesets that strain your eyes. The absence of attractive book covers might also irk you.

Standard Books promises to change all that. This volunteer effort is bringing the oomph back to these old classics.
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Cash Strapped Schools Integrating #Travelling #Makerspaces to Support STEM

Cash Strapped Schools Integrating #Travelling #Makerspaces to Support STEM | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Cash-strapped school systems are turning to traveling teaching teams to help supplement their course offerings, especially in science, technology, and math.

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10 Best Marble Run Toys (Crazy Building Fun)

10 Best Marble Run Toys (Crazy Building Fun) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Ready for a challenge parents? Yes, we mean you, as ultimately it will be you at the heart of the instruction manuals, multiple pieces and lost balls. Marble run toys can be tough to build, but once your child gets the hang of it, it they can begin to build on their own.

Designing and building is an excellent way for kids to have fun while learning important STEM skills. Marble runs are based on building long or short tracks, then you drop a marble down and watch as it goes through obstacles to reach the bottom.

Marble sets teach the process of trial and error, as kids can see what is needed to keep the marble in motion and the tracks level, so the marble won’t jump out.

We’ve compiled a list of the best of the best, and included some cool marble run toys a little outside of the norm. From wooden marble runs, to plastic runs, to tracks you can stick on your fridge, there is something for all ages.
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How Scratch and Minecraft Developers Hope to Keep Kids Coding For Life - EdSurge News

How Scratch and Minecraft Developers Hope to Keep Kids Coding For Life - EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Coding curricula is sweeping into classrooms across the country, thanks to programs such as Code.org. According to the Education Commission of States, about 20 states now require that districts allow students to apply specified computer science courses toward completion of mathematics, science or, as a foreign language. But is coding preoccupying the hearts and minds of students after school hours? This is the question that researchers at the MIT Media Lab are asking.
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10 Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

10 Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you have performed a recent search you may have found there is a countless number of social studies resources on the internet. In this post the goal was to find ten sites that addressed the area of Social Studies across all the diversified areas found in the discipline. Below, you will find the results of some extensive searching! You will discover a wide variety of materials including readings, OER (Open Education Resources), primary documents, textbooks, lessons, activities,  interactives, videos, audios, and some great blog readings. There is bound to be something for any teacher. Best of all many of these resources will help build a Social Study Classroom e-curriculum while facilitating those important 21st century skills and engaging students! Enjoy your journey!"

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3 ways to use technology for amazing parental engagement

3 ways to use technology for amazing parental engagement | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Customized tech, the LMS and video conferencing are all tools today’s younger gen parents like to use for communicating.

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A Good App and A Good Site for Learning About Endangered Animals

A Good App and A Good Site for Learning About Endangered Animals | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
WWF Together is a beautiful iPad app and Android app that features interactive stories about endangered animals around the world. Each of the interactive stories includes beautiful images and videos, facts about the animals and their habitats, and the threats to each of the animals. Some of the animals currently featured in the app are pandas, marine turtles, elephants, tigers, polar bears, bison, whales, gorillas, rhinos, and snow leopards.
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Bill Gates Says Job Stealing Robots Need to Pay Taxes

Bill Gates Says Job Stealing Robots Need to Pay Taxes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It’s possible that robots will take over some human jobs. In fact, it seems like it could be only a matter of time before they do. Increasing automation will lead to massive job displacement, and less people working means less employed citizens paying taxes. So, the question is, how will communities make up the difference if automation is inevitable in the future of employment?

Co-founder of Microsoft Bill Gates suggests that robots that take human jobs should pay taxes.
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5 ways teachers can improve student learning based on current brain research

5 ways teachers can improve student learning based on current brain research | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The brain is an experience-dependent organ. From our very earliest days, the brain begins to map itself to our world as we experience it through our senses. The mapping is vague and fuzzy at first, like a blurred photograph or an un-tuned piano. However, the more we interact with the world, the more well-defined our brain maps become until they are fine-tuned and differentiated. But each person’s map will vary, with some sensory experiences more distinct than others depending on the unique experiences and the clarity and frequency of the sensations he or she has experienced.

Educators can positively influence students’ learning by understanding how the brain is shaped by their early experiences—and how it can be rewired and reorganized to work more quickly and efficiently.
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