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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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Invention Literacy Research – Part Three- Sharing and Reflection @gravescolleen

Invention Literacy Research – Part Three- Sharing and Reflection @gravescolleen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This is the third post in a series describing the Invention Literacy Research Project that I worked on collaboratively with one of my English Teachers in the 2015-2016 school year- April Feranda. About 6 months ago, I watched this video by Jay Silver defining the term “Invention Literacy.” I immediately loved this concept because it perfectly describes what I’ve been attempting to do in my library makerspace since May of 2013.  After writing lessons for Makey Makey in 2015, I realized I went through the ultimate training on Invention Literacy and boosting creative confidence. I wanted to share that journey with you to help you become invention literate as an educator. April Feranda and I would love for you and your students to become more invention literate. Therefore, we are putting this out there for you to hack and personalize and make your own. 


Read post one http://bit.ly/2du6Zgw and post two http://bit.ly/2du7o2x if you haven’t had a chance to read them yet."

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The 35 Most Innovative Apps Of The Year

The 35 Most Innovative Apps Of The Year | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it



"In the mobile-first 21st century, apps have become one of the most important elements of any product or brand. But as the users of millions of crappy apps can attest, designing a good one is tricky. So what separates a great app from shovelware?

After receiving hundreds of submissions for this year's 2016 Innovation by Design Awards, our jury selected the apps that landed on that magic formula. Check out this year's 33 finalists, and two winners, below."

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International Podcast Day™ – September 30, 2016

International Podcast Day™ – September 30, 2016 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Help spread the word! International Podcast Day™ is dedicated to promoting Podcasting worldwide through education and public engagement. You may be asking, what can I do to help and what can I do to get involved on International Podcast Day?

There are so many things we can do but first we must all Start The Conversation.
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Blind Kids, Touchscreen Phones, & the end of Braille?

Blind Kids, Touchscreen Phones, & the end of Braille? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Smartphones and tablets have offered a lower point of entry for students for assisted learning. Additionally, smartphones have allowed blind adolescents to feel “normal” and just like their peers. At the same time, these tools have limited students’ growth in other necessary academic enterprises. For example, their reliance on speak to text or text to speech have limited blind student’s growth in spelling, grammar, and punctuation. This is a fascinating look at the benefits and pitfalls of using technology in helping students with disabilities access educational tools. You can download the episode for free, here. "


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Coding his own way into business — And helping kids to do the same via @mraspinall

Coding his own way into business — And helping kids to do the same via @mraspinall | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Before 23-year-old Will Jamieson was the chief marketing officer of Daniel Island-based Infinite Takes, before he was part of the founding team of the anonymous messaging app Yik Yak, and before even he created his own app-making company, he started coding.
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How STEM Skills Are the Next Great Equalizer - TIME

How STEM Skills Are the Next Great Equalizer - TIME | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In a recent piece here in TIME, I wrote about seven areas of explosive growth in tech that will drive our world and economy over the next 10-15 years. There, I said that for us to achieve this level of growth, we’ll need millions of new workers skilled in STEM. At the moment, we just don’t have enough of these skilled tech workers to make my vision of a connected world a reality. In fact, when I talk to big companies like Boeing, Intel, Qualcomm and so on, they fear that, as they grow, they will not have enough tech-educated staff to meet their engineering needs. One estimate says there will be 2.4 million STEM-based job vacancies in 2018 alone.
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Made With Code: A Project By Google To Encourage Girls To Code -

Made With Code: A Project By Google To Encourage Girls To Code - | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Somewhere in this kind of social context comes Made With Code, a project by Google, Mozilla, Girls Inc, MIT Media Lab, and others to encourage girls to use code meaningfully to address problems and express ideas that are important to them.

We started Made with Code because increasingly more aspects in our lives are powered by technology, yet women aren’t represented in the roles that make technology happen.

If we can inspire teen girls to see that code can help them pursue their passions, whatever they may be, then hopefully they will begin to contribute their voices to the field of technology for the benefit of us all. (DOWNLOAD PDF)
Interested? Read more at madewithcode.com
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How to use the Google Translate app in the classroom - Daily Genius

How to use the Google Translate app in the classroom - Daily Genius | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You might think that Google Translate would be a way of replacing language lessons, rather than supplementing them. Thankfully, you’d be wrong. And here’s some tips as to why.

Mike Reading, of the Using Technology Better YouTube channel talks first about how to use the app, with a few tips on how to get the best out of it.

Then, perhaps more usefully, he talks about the ways you can use it in the classroom – not to encourage laziness amongst students, but to get them to discuss accuracy – give them some text, let Google translate it and then have a discussion about is accurate or not, where’s the grammar wrong, and so to learn to understand that translation can be more art than science, and that technology can help them interact with information in a different kind of way.
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At and Away From Your Desk: Free Apps That Are Essential for Busy Educators - Teachers With Apps

At and Away From Your Desk: Free Apps That Are Essential for Busy Educators - Teachers With Apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Any educator understands that a lot of their time is spent working on lesson plans and grading outside of the classroom. That lecture or long school day is only the beginning of a long work day. But the outside work is just as important to making sure students are receiving the best education they can get. The process outside of school doesn’t have to be a grueling affair. Now that the school year has begun, it’s time to look at some of the proven IOS/Android apps for anyone who’s in the business of teaching young minds.
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6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The ideal future of U.S. STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team.

The report, STEM 2026, pulls from the work of experts in science, technology, engineering and math, and the authors point out that current conditions do not ensure equal access to STEM teaching and learning.
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Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch

Why making, coding, and online learning are the real trends to watch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Take a casual flip through this year’s trend-predicting Horizon Report, released today, and you’ll find plenty to get excited about.

The end of the report is stuffed with tantalizing promise about how future learners will engage with robots, artificial intelligence, virtual reality, and wearable tech (think data-collecting headbands and skill-tracking sensors) that could explode into classrooms in as little as four to five years. By contrast, the report’s short-term developments, online learning and makerspaces, have a distinct yesterday’s news vibe about them. But make no mistake, they still hold some of the biggest long-term promise in the report.
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How to quickly filter emails on iPhone and iPad

How to quickly filter emails on iPhone and iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Starting with iOS 10, you can easily filter out the contents of any of your email inboxes from the stock Mail app on your iPhone or iPad to find what you’re looking for. You no longer have to sort through your inbox by yourself, which is a real pain when you receive a ton of emails.
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Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners @JackieGerstein

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners @JackieGerstein | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Design thinking is an approach to learning that includes considering real-world problems, research, analysis, conceiving original ideas, lots of experimentation, and sometimes building things by hand. The projects teach students how to make a stable product, use tools, think about the needs of another, solve challenges, overcome setbacks and stay motivated on a long-term problem. The projects also teach students to build on the ideas of others, vet sources, generate questions, deeply analyze topics, and think creatively and analytically. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards. (What Does ‘Design Thinking’ Look Like in School?)

I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process. The ultimate goal is for the learners to work on their own, self-selected problems in which they will apply the design thinking.

Introducing the general design process to elementary student occurs through showing the following video about the engineering process:
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How to Search Safari Tabs in iOS 10 - OSXDaily

How to Search Safari Tabs in iOS 10 - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
One of the great new Safari features in iOS 10 is the ability to search through your browser tabs using a keyword. For those of us who basically live in a web browser with a billion tabs open, this is incredibly useful, as it makes retrieving and narrowing down Safari tabs significantly faster on an iPhone or iPad.
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Elementary Adventures in 3D Printing - @FractusLearning

Elementary Adventures in 3D Printing - @FractusLearning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Makerspaces are taking shape around the country in many schools. The demand for these opportunities for our students to explore and create is greater than ever before. Anyone can start a Makerspace with minimal or low-tech materials. It truly is about the mindset of the Makerspace that matters most. However, when a school has an opportunity to add some high tech features and tools, it is very exciting as well. We can take our making and creating to a new level.

Our Makerspace is not yet one year old, but has exploded with materials and creativity in making with those materials. We are always expanding, looking for new ways we can tap into our students’ interests. This year, we are embarking on an exciting adventure in our elementary Makerspace – 3D printing!
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#Podcasts to help Students think Creatively about Traditional Content @indianajen #PodcastDay

#Podcasts to help Students think Creatively about Traditional Content @indianajen #PodcastDay | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
One of the great privileges in my position at Ransom Everglades is that I still get to work directly with students in the classroom. I teach two sections of United States History. This work not only “keeps me honest” when it comes to technology, but it encourages to hone my skills as an educator and learner. Teaching a “traditional” subject using “non-traditional” tools can be a challenge. I want my students to think outside the box, explore things from new angles, and challenge accepted interpretations of historical events. This can be difficult not only for them, but to me. After all, history has been taught a specific way (focusing on names and dates and the expertise of Ph.D.’s) for generations.

One way I have found to disrupt this tradition is to bring podcasts into my classroom. Podcasting is an amazing medium that has disrupted terrestrial radio in unimaginable ways. As a result, there is a wealth of information out there to bring into the educational environment. By using engaging and well-researched material to provide students alternative perspectives and media. Here are a few of my favorite Podcasts (I’ve highlighted a couple of episodes). I hope that you will share your favorites below as well.
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Coding in the Classroom with Swift Playgrounds

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The recent release of iOS 10 unlocked a creative coding opportunity for iPad classrooms called Swift Playgrounds. It’s an iPad app that lets you solve interactive puzzles that are designed to help you learn the basics of how to code in a programming language called Swift. It is aimed at students aged 12 and over and is part of Apple’s Everyone Can Code initiative. So, if you are looking for new ways to start coding with students, this could be a great new platform for you to explore. Here’s what you need to know.
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Group work gets kids more engaged in STEM - The Conversation

Group work gets kids more engaged in STEM - The Conversation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals has been an important concern in the United States. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, the nation could face a shortage of one million STEM workers.

So, what can we do to get more students interested in STEM?
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3 Easy Ways to Record Educational Screencasts Using Your iPad 

3 Easy Ways to Record Educational Screencasts Using Your iPad  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In today’s post, I am sharing with you some interesting tips I learned from Jonathan Wylie  to help you record your iPad screen and create instructional screencasts and tutorials. The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of creating a screencast on iPad are those popular apps such as Explain Everything and Educreations but the thing with these apps is that they do not allow you to record what you do on other apps. For instance, you can not open Explain Everything and go to Evernote app to record your screen there, once Explain Everything window is closed , recording stops.

To be able to navigate your iPad and record this navigation, you will need to mirror your iPad screen to a bigger screen that is your computer. Once you can access your iPad screen  from your computer, you can then use a screencasting tool to record your iPad screen. Here is how you can do it all:
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Pokemon Go QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt @GwynethJones

Pokemon Go QR Code Library Scavenger Hunt @GwynethJones | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
OK!  I wanted to engage my kiddos with a new kind of

QR Code scavenger hunt involving, of course, PokémonGo! First, I took pictures of 10 different locations around our Library Media Center, then using a Photoshop template I super-imposed 10  Pokémon (some VERY RARE!) as if they were crouching, hiding, or sleeping there, and then created a QR code using Google URL Shortener that linked to that photo on Flickr that they would scan and "capture" with their BYOD devices and five of my own.  
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How to Take Screen Shots in iOS 10

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Have you noticed taking a screenshot is harder in iOS 10 and with iPhone 7? Maybe you tried to take a screen shot in iOS 10 only to discover that you either locked the device, sent it to the Home Screen, or summoned Siri instead? This is a fairly common occurrence when taking a screenshot with an iOS 10 device, whether it’s an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, and has led some users to think that the mechanism for how to take a screenshot with iOS 10 was changed. Well, screenshots have not changed, but the sensitivity seems to be slightly different which requires a minor adjustment for some users to successfully capture screenshots in iOS 10.
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A Collection of Some Very Good iPad Apps for Creating Story Books in Class

A Collection of Some Very Good iPad Apps for Creating Story Books in Class | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A great way to engage students in productive literacy practices is to provide them with the tools and opportunities to help them compose and narrate stories through the use of  a mixture of multimedia materials that include pictures, text, audio, and video. Besides enhancing their writing skills, this form of composition helps them express themselves multimodally and develop complex ways  of communicating their ideas. In the list below, we are sharing with you a sampler of some of the best apps students can use on their iPads to create beautiful story books. Most of these apps are ideal for all grades from elementary to high school.
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#MakerSlowChat Sept. 19 - 26 Integrating Purposeful Uses of #makered into current frameworks

#MakerSlowChat Sept. 19 - 26 Integrating Purposeful Uses of #makered into current frameworks | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own - Mind Research 

Research Shows Students Learn Better When They Figure Things Out On Their Own - Mind Research  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In some instances, research illuminates a topic and changes our existing beliefs. For example, here’s a post that challenges the myth of preferred learning styles. Other times, you might hear about a study and say, “Well, of course that’s true!” This might be one of those moments.
Last year, Dr. Karlsson Wirebring and fellow researchers published a study that supports what many educators and parents have already suspected: students learn better when they figure things out on their own, as compared to being told what to do.  
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Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM @JackieGerstein #makered #PBL 

Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM @JackieGerstein #makered #PBL  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Working as a productive and sensitive member of a team is looked upon by STEM-based companies as being a requirement to being an effective and contributing employee:

As technology takes over more of the fact-based, rules-based, left-brain skills—knowledge-worker skills—employees who excel at human relationships are emerging as the new “it” men and women. More and more major employers are recognizing that they need workers who are good at team building, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity, according to global forecasting firm Oxford Economics. Other research shows that the most effective teams are not those whose members boast the highest IQs, but rather those whose members are most sensitive to the thoughts and feelings of others. (http://fortune.com/2015/03/05/perfect-workplace/)

In academia, the majority of research in STEM fields is conducted through collaborations and working groups, where a diversity of ideas need to be proposed and analyzed to determine the best strategy(ies) for solving a problem. In the technology sector, product development is done as a team, with specific roles for each individual but its success is predicated on each member of the team providing a different skill set / perspective. Thus, students who are interested in both academia and industry will benefit from learning how to successfully work in a diverse team. (https://teaching.berkeley.edu/diversity-can-benefit-teamwork-stem#sthash.mHRBJQtV.dpuf)

What follows are some team building activities that use collaboration to explore and solve STEM-related challenges. Note that most of them require minimal supplies – costs."

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