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The Brainstormer – Spin a Wheel of Story Starters

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"Brainstormer https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/the-brainstormer/id374496865?mt=8  is an app that started out as a website in 2009. The web version has been replaced the the iPad app that quickly generates story starters for you."

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UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

UNESCO Launches Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This week UNESCO launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
This global strategy marries the large, but often separated, disciplines of information literacy and media literacy and creates a common vocabulary for folks in multiple areas of knowledge to engage in conversation. It also positions these critical literacies as a combined set of competencies–knowledge, skills and attitudes–central for living and working in our world today.
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Stewart-Marshall's curator insight, February 22, 6:18 AM
UNESCO has launched a framework illustrating its Five Laws of Media and Information Literacy (MIL).
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8 Ways to Get Started With Doodling in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers

8 Ways to Get Started With Doodling in The Classroom - WeAreTeachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Learn how doodling can help your students with concentration, creativity, and more.

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Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom - MindShift

Getting Started with Snapchat in your Classroom - MindShift | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As teachers, we’ve all seen it in our classrooms: A student in the back of the room discreetly takes a selfie. We’ve probably all been frustrated by it at some point too. And many of us have probably wondered why our students are taking hundreds of pictures of themselves everyday.

Our students are using Snapchat, and what many educators fail to understand about the app is that students are not just taking a picture. They are having a conversation. They are telling a story.

Rather than being reactive about new technology in our classrooms, we should look for ways to be proactive and utilize Snapchat as a learning tool instead of viewing it as a distraction.
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Best 3D Pen 2017 - Buyer's Guide to 95 3D Pens incl. 3Doodler | All3DP

Best 3D Pen 2017 - Buyer's Guide to 95 3D Pens incl. 3Doodler | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As of today, there are 95(!) 3D pens on the market. Read our comprehensive guide to find the best 3D pen for kids, hobbyists, and artists.

3D pens are fun, whether you’re a kid, a hobbyist or an artist — they can enhance your creativity and help you get a better understanding of three-dimensional objects.

Currently, 3D printing pens are made with two different technologies. FDM, short for “Fused Deposition Modeling”, is the same process used by many desktop 3D printers. Molten plastic comes out of their heated nozzle. Most models listed in this article use this process.
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Recalibrating the Perfectionist Mind - @FractusLearning  @JayleeNair

Recalibrating the Perfectionist Mind - @FractusLearning  @JayleeNair | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In my work, I see talented athletes, performers, and students alike who convey the hallmark qualities of a perfectionist, which unfortunately can be the most dominant factor in sabotaging their potential.

It is important to be aware that this trait can become a strength, with an understanding of how to shape and adapt this trait in your daily habits. Achieving great heights without the stress and anxiety is possible!

In this article, I will highlight case examples that demonstrate the complexities of perfectionism and share strategies to re-calibrate the perfectionist mindset.
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Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making

Building A Tinkering Mindset In Young Students Through Making | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Making with early elementary students is not only possible, but incredibly rewarding. Alice Baggett describes how the maker mindset has helped her students to
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12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired Students

12 Good iPad Apps for Visually Impaired 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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The Future Belongs to Flying Robots

The Future Belongs to Flying Robots | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The University of California system’s Center of Excellence on Unmanned Aircraft System Safety is hard at work looking into the future of unmanned aircraft. The director sees a lot of potential in the technology for agriculture, environmental, and even social opportunities.

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basil60's curator insight, February 20, 7:41 PM
An interesting articles on where drones can assist mankind and provide information in a myriad of ways.

Perhaps useful in Digital Technologies studies.
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Opening Tinkercad 3D Designs in Minecraft - Speed of Creativity @wfryer 

Opening Tinkercad 3D Designs in Minecraft - Speed of Creativity @wfryer  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I’m serving as a “Minecraft Consultant” to our 6th grade Social Studies teacher (Sara Zedlitz) and middle school librarian (Michaela Freeland) who are collaborating for a second year on an awesome 3D design and 3D printing project that is part of a study on ancient Rome and Roman structures. Yesterday I helped students who had designed their 3D structures in Tinkercad export their files as “schematics” for Minecraft. Today I used MCEdit to import those objects into a flat Minecraft world and add some modifications to them, including lighting and water in the aqueduct. In this post I’ll highlight the key steps of this process and share both a Google Doc how-to document as well as a 5 minute screencast I recorded of my initial import efforts.
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How Search Works - An Illustrated Explanation Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne

How Search Works - An Illustrated Explanation Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google search is a part of our students' daily lives (most of them have never lived in world without Google), but often they don't know how the search results displayed before them got there. How Search Works is an animated graphic that reveals the basics of how websites are sorted, ranked, and presented to you in your search results. More information is reve
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Here's how to access the iPhone's hidden mode that turns the camera into a magnifying glass

Here's how to access the iPhone's hidden mode that turns the camera into a magnifying glass | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Apple included a nifty hidden camera mode in the latest version of its iPhone software, iOS 10. 

"Magnifier" mode uses the iPhone's camera to magnify text or other small things — handy, especially, for reading fine print, or zooming in on small details.
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The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code

The KUBO Robot Teaches Kids To Code | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Once considered the skill of the future, coding is now a necessity for most emerging career fields. If learning to code is like learning a foreign language, then it follows that it might be easier to learn when you're young. And now there's a robot for that.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 19, 9:41 AM

Como la tecnología, cuando es desarrollada sobre bases pedagógicas centradas en la persona que aprende, puede producir enormes resultados en los niños, incluso en temáticas aparentemente tan áridas, como lo podría ser la programación.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 20, 1:53 PM

Robotics via Kubo for the early grades teaching coding skills.

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5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech

5 Things About Google Slides You Did Not Know - Teacher Tech | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This is a little cheating as some of these features are new so you could not have known!! Google Slides is one of my favorites. I use it to have students GIVE ME information rather than get information. Truly transformative for teaching.
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7 Things I Wish I'd Known about Starting a Makerspace - Making is Elementary

7 Things I Wish I'd Known about Starting a Makerspace - Making is Elementary | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Are you thinking about starting a makerspace? The idea is exciting… but figuring out how to start can seem daunting, and it can be easy to talk yourself out of starting a makerspace before you even begin.

Below are 7 things that I wish I’d known about getting started with makerspaces back when I was thinking about first taking the plunge.
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Top 5 Must Have Apps For Teachers in 2017 - Teachers With Apps

Top 5 Must Have Apps For Teachers in 2017 - Teachers With Apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The modern app revolution has been huge for people working in just about every profession imaginable – but it has been especially revolutionary for teachers. Teachers are always busy – there’s always a paper or a test to grade, lessons to plan, and parent-teacher conferences to attend.

Any app that can save teachers time is a fantastic investment, and smart, well-designed apps for teachers have huge potential to make them more efficient, save them time, and increase the quality of education that the children in their classrooms can receive. Talk about a win-win!

To help busy teachers who may be looking for apps that will help them perform their duties more effectively, we’ve put together a list of the top 5 “must-have” apps for teachers in 2017.
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5 Tech Tools to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez - @CoolCatTeacher 

5 Tech Tools  to Try in 2017 with Jennifer Gonzalez - @CoolCatTeacher  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Technology moves so quickly! Do you know what to try next? Well, today’s guest and edtech expert Jennifer Gonzalez @cultofpedagogy  gives us some amazing tools to try for Five Idea Friday. Listen Now Listen on iTunes Stream by clicking here. Download this episode as an MP3 by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” In today’s show, we’ll […]
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How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick

How to Save Instagram Photos on iPhone with a Snap & Crop Trick | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Have you found an Instagram picture you want to save to your iPhone? You have probably noticed that Instagram doesn’t offer a direct way to download photos, but if you want to save a picture for sharing, backing up, or setting as a wallpaper, there are a few ways to accomplish this in iOS.
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9 Very Good iPad Apps for Teaching Kids (American) Sign Language

9 Very Good iPad Apps for Teaching Kids (American) Sign Language | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of some good iPad apps for teaching kids and students sign language and American Sign Language (ASL). The collection which we have curated from iTunes App Store and App Advice, embeds some of the most popular sign language apps out there.  We have based our selection mostly on user reviews and ratings. Whether you are a parent, a teacher dealing with deaf or hard of hearing students, or simply interested in learning an extra important communicative code, the collection below is definitely a great place to start with.
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Saturday Morning Share Outs: Beebots & Beginning Coding @krissyvenosdale

Saturday Morning Share Outs: Beebots & Beginning Coding @krissyvenosdale | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
On March 4… a Saturday morning… at 9am Central, I’m going to host a little web broadcast all about Beebots and Beginning Coding.  I’ll probably be drinking coffee, might have crazy messy morning hair and my dog might even make an appearance if she pulls her typical move of trying to drink out of my coffee cup.  It will be just a conversation from me to you, that I’m going to lead and share my own experiences.  Just one teacher to another. Because this stuff is everything I believe in and if I can help even ONE teacher bring robotics and coding into the classroom, my Saturday morning was well spent.
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Binary Code Necklace

Binary Code Necklace | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here’s a computer science lesson and craft activity that speaks to my geeky heart.  I do it with groups of all ages, and it would be perfect for Activity Day girls. It could also work for Cub Scouts, perhaps with a hemp cord for a masculine look. It was inspired by the Code.org-sponsored “Hour of Code” event last year. The lesson plan by Thinkersmith is excellent,  and covers everything you need to know. It is comprehensive enough for someone without any computer science background to run the activity successfully. I’ll summarize a few points here, but you should go read it. The necklace craft was my own addition. My daughter is modeling her necklace in the photo at left.
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How to Create Easy DIY MaKeyMaKey Storage - @DianaLRendina #makered #pure #genius 

How to Create Easy DIY MaKeyMaKey Storage - @DianaLRendina #makered #pure #genius  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When I first started the Stewart Makerspace back in 2014, one of the earliest tools that I purchased was a MaKeyMaKey.  My students loved it, and because they are so affordable (only $50 each) I was able to get a set of 10 of them through a DonorsChoose project, allowing students to work on longer term projects without having to take it apart everytime.  However, storing that many MaKeyMaKeys can be tricky.  I started out with keeping them in the original boxes and storing them all together in a large plastic box, but it became difficult to wrangle all the wires back in each time.
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The Art of Storytelling - Pixar in a Box Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne 

The Art of Storytelling - Pixar in a Box Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Art of Storytelling is a section of Pixar in a Box that teaches students about four elements universal to good storytelling. The Art of Storytelling is comprised of six instructional videos and four lesson activities for students. The videos and activities can be shared through Google Classroom
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Padlet Now Has Desktop and Mobile Notifcations - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne 

Padlet Now Has Desktop and Mobile Notifcations - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Padlet's latest update adds the option for creators of Padlet walls to receive notifications on their desktops or mobile devices. Notifications on desktops come through the Chrome or Firefox browsers. Notifications can be enabled in the Padlet iOS and Android apps. From the browser notifications users can approve or deny new posts on Padlet walls and approve or deny requests to join a private Padlet wall
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EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of assignments, due dates, and more

EduTech: The best iOS apps for keeping track of assignments, due dates, and more | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In this week’s installment of EduTech, we’re going to break down the best apps on iOS stay organized, keep track of assignments, and more. Some of these apps are specifically made with education in mind, while others were developed with a broader focus yet still offer benefits to educators and students alike.
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Sphero Logistics and Circulation

Sphero Logistics and Circulation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A recent tweet by another maker librarian, made me realize that I should share my current (and past) organization and circulation for the awesome little robotic orb known as Sphero.
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