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6 Amazing High-Resolution Nebula Wallpapers from NASA

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"Like many of you, I’m a sucker for fancy new wallpapers of neat looking stuff, and if there’s one place that routinely cranks out some of the most mind-blowing amazing imagery that is perfect for wallpapers, it’s NASA."

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Minecraft For Teachers Introduced By Microsoft (video)

Minecraft For Teachers Introduced By Microsoft (video) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft has today introduced a new Minecraft Educational portal which has been specifically designed for teachers to be able to use the block building game to help their students learn.

The new Minecraft for teachers portal is still currently in the final stages of development but any teachers interested in signing up for updates can do so over on the Education Minecraft website which has been launched by Microsoft this week.

 

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Kickstart a Kids' Makerspace | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers

Kickstart a Kids' Makerspace  | Make: DIY Projects, How-Tos, Electronics, Crafts and Ideas for Makers | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Just eight years ago, in MAKE Volume 03, Saul Griffith provided a detailed list of “The Maker’s Ultimate Tools” that would allow a maker to “make pretty much anything.” Unfortunately, only a real-life Tony Stark could afford every item on that list, which included a $1,000,000 excimer laser cutter, a $150,000 NC (numerically controlled) lathe, and a $100,000 water jet.

Fortunately for kids today, prices have dropped, tools have become easier to obtain (and use), and fundraising has never been simpler. Let’s take a look at what tools, options, and pricesare a good fit for a kid-focused makerspace, and how schools and other organizations can achieve funding to get more of these kids into the workshop and making things.
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10 Awesome Apps for Teaching Global Awareness - Global Digital Citizenship Foundation

10 Awesome Apps for Teaching Global Awareness - Global Digital Citizenship Foundation | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As a society, we are more interconnected than ever before. This makes it necessary to raise children to be aware of—and sensitive to—the different cultures, traditions, and perspectives from around the globe. We call this having “global awareness.”

A broadening understanding of such perspectives and their economic, environmental, political and social components helps foster better communication skills in our children.

You’ll find that global awareness is an intrinsic part of Global Digital Citizenship.

Here are 10 child-friendly apps available on the market today that help promote better global awareness in our youth.
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Green Screening 101 - CapeE Team

Green Screening 101 - CapeE Team | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
At the CEMS LLC, we have an incredible Green Screen studio that we added as part of our big renovation. But we have many people who ask: How do I make a Green Screen video?
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Four Pillars for Using Ed Apps (Spoiler Alert, the Difference is the Teacher) | App Ed Review

Four Pillars for Using Ed Apps (Spoiler Alert, the Difference is the Teacher) | App Ed Review | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
In a joint publication titled “Putting Education in ‘Educational’ Apps: Lessons From the Science of Learning,” the authors put forward four major pillars in place for selecting educational apps.

 

 

Their pillars include:

     * Active Learning
     * Engagement in the Learning Process
     * Meaningful Learning
     * Social Interaction

 


In their publication, the authors pull from existing research to explain each of their pillars, relate the pillars to research on television, and apply each pillar to the intellectual development of children. I want to briefly describe each of the authors’ pillars before offering my thoughts."

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iPad Training For Staff: 7 ideas on where to start - Educate 1 to 1

iPad Training For Staff: 7 ideas on where to start - Educate 1 to 1 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Without a shadow of a doubt, training staff (and students) is the most important part of my job, and the part that will probably never end! After all, technology is changing at a frightening pace, especially when we consider that the iPad is only 5 years old this week! How far we have come in such a short space of time, especially given education’s rather well-known reputation for being slow to change.

 

So assuming that you have some knowledge and expertise in the use of an iPad, and you have staff who are willing to learn, where do you start with getting them skilled up enough to face their students with an iPad, or even a class full of iPads?"

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The Best 10 Android Apps for Project-based Learning ~ EdTech & MLearning

The Best 10 Android Apps for Project-based Learning ~ EdTech & MLearning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Project-based learning is one of the best teaching strategies that enhances students learning and increases their engagement with the learning tasks at hand. Technology and particularly mobile technology takes this concept a step further by empowering students with the tools they need to perform their tasks anytime and anywhere they are. After having published a comprehensive list of iPad apps teachers can use to incorporate the ethos of project based learning in their classroom teaching, we are sharing with you today another list but this time for Android users.
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...Just another list of android apps for PBL approach while using android tablets in the classroom

Just another list of android apps for PBL approach while using android tablets in the classroom

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How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment - Mind/Shfit

How Dissecting a Pencil Can Ignite Curiosity and Wonderment - Mind/Shfit | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Can the act of making or designing something help kids feel like they have agency over the objects and systems in their lives? That’s the main question a group of researchers at Project Zero, a research group out of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, are tackling alongside classroom-based teachers in Oakland, California. In an evolving process, researchers are testing out activities they’ve designed to help students to look more closely, explain more deeply and take on opportunities to change things they see around them.
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The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

The Ultimate STEM Guide for Kids: 239 Cool Sites About Science, Technology, Engineering and Math | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
From websites to games, contests to summer camps, we've got a ton of sites to explore in science, technology, engineering and math for kids age 5 to 18.
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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, June 9, 12:37 PM

Let's be STEM advocates!

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Viljenka Savli (http://www2.arnes.si/~sopvsavl/)'s curator insight, Today, 5:17 AM

... so much to learn about and to tryout...

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Podcast: Flying by the Seat of Your Pants with Laura Fleming | Table Top Inventing

Podcast: Flying by the Seat of Your Pants with Laura Fleming | Table Top Inventing | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
What is the best strategy for starting a makerspace in your school? How long should you take to plan your makerspace before you get started? Is flying by the seat of your pants a good idea or a bad one? What are the key features of an 8 foot tall DIY teeter totter? Stay tuned for the answers in today’s podcast. 

Our guest today is Laura Fleming.  Laura is a librarian and media specialist at New Milford High School in Jew Jersey.  A little over a year ago, she started a makerspace in her library, and the results have been unbelievable.  I’m not a big fan of spoilers, so let’s get straight to the interview.
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Thats really good..
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A Principal's Reflections: The Philosophy Behind Maker Success

A Principal's Reflections: The Philosophy Behind Maker Success | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
These courses represented a lifeline and a glimmer of hope in what has become a day fraught with relentless preparation for college and careers.  However, the powers that be found that they consumed precious time from the school day that could have been spent on more important curricular endeavors.  In the end, students, especially those most at-risk based on learning needs, have immensely suffered.  They desperately need an outlet during the long school day.  If not, their motivation to learn in all their other classes will wane resulting in either a lack of effort or desire to even attend school.  The bottom line is that many schools have deprived students of real-world learning experiences that are needed now more than ever. 

This might seem like a bleak scenario that I describe above and it should.  Our students deserve activities that will not only prepare them for vital trade careers, but also allow them to openly explore the solving of problems that are relevant to them.  During my tenure as New Milford High School Principal our district cut wood and metal shop.  Over the years I have also seen recess time dwindle for my own kids and others who attend the New York City Public School System.  All hope is not lost though for any school looking to create a better learning environment that works for kids.  The solution for all schools comes in the form of makerspaces. 
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Free Technology for Teachers: SeeSaw - Easily Create Digital Portfolios on iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets

Free Technology for Teachers: SeeSaw - Easily Create Digital Portfolios on iPads, Chromebooks, and Android Tablets | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
SeeSaw, a powerful and popular iPad app for creating digital portfolios, is now available as a Chrome web app and as an Android app. The new apps allow students to create and add content to digital portfolios.

Through SeeSaw students can add artifacts to their portfolios by taking pictures of their work (in the case of a worksheet or other physical item), by writing about what they've learned, or by uploading a short video about things they have learned. The SeeSaw apps students can add voice comments to their pictures to clarify what their pictures document. Students can create folders withing their accounts to organize content from multiple subject areas.
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I urgently need such a portfolio ..

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Meeting of the Minds: ReMaking high school classrooms

Meeting of the Minds: ReMaking high school classrooms | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Traditional classrooms have fallen out of favor across America. Educators, students, parents, and administrators all know there is SOMETHING that must be done differently, but they are unsure of where to start & where to begin.

 

The #makered & maker education movement is an excellent place to start. There are many aspects to developing a Maker movement, whether that starts with your class, your students, or eventually your school. Incorporating the ideas of the Maker movement to a larger forum such as an entire school requires innovation on a wider-scale."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Learning to Program With MaKey MaKey in Elementary School

Free Technology for Teachers: Learning to Program With MaKey MaKey in Elementary School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Computer programming has become the new "literacy" that many teachers and school districts are implementing to help students exercise critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students of all ages gravitate towards creating and implementing programs--large and small--that they create digitally. Our technology department recently purchased two MaKey MaKeys for every elementary ITRT to use when collaborating with teachers on special projects that involve computer programming.
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Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips - Edutopia

Year One With a 3D Printer: 17 Tips - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
The 3D printing industry is expected to exceed $21 billion by 2020. Classrooms are joining in. Kelly Hines' fifth-grade classroom is redesigning a prosthetic hand. Can't buy a drone? Soon, you may be able to print one. You can print robots, math manipulatives, and even parts for a 3D printer. (In fact, Bryan Byer's science classroom in Michigan built their own 3D printer.)

What will happen when we can 3D print things from door stoppers to wind turbines to (wait for it) wedding dresses? This past year, my students and I began our journey after I saw the FabLab at Kentucky Country Day School last summer.
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20 Best Apps for Toddlers - My Bored Toddler

20 Best Apps for Toddlers - My Bored Toddler | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"Are you looking for the best apps for toddlers? We have found some of the best toddler apps – all tested on my very own toddlers!

I don’t advocate letting your toddler spend a lot of time playing apps on tablets and phones, but as an educator and parent, I can definitely see the value in supervised play with some of the fantastic educational apps that are available. The biggest problem is finding the best apps for toddlers among the thousands, if not millions of toddler apps out there.

After being overwhelmed with the options available (a large percentage of which were low quality, filled with ads or had very little educational value), I recently asked for YOUR favorite toddler apps. You can read the responses to that thread here . There were several apps that were recommended many times, along with some great new suggestions. After having a closer look at your recommendations I have compiled a list of Apps your toddler will love!"

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How To Writing: App Smashing With A Publishing Menu - Zig Zag Tech

How To Writing: App Smashing With A Publishing Menu - Zig Zag Tech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
After our collaborative How To writing project, everyone was quick to get started on their own “expert” stories. Making lists of things we’re experts at helps generate ideas, then the stories start to flow!



We’ve published our writing several different ways this year, so I offered an idea menu of apps to publish with to my class. This is by no means a comprehensive list of tools. I just wanted to provide them a jumping off point to get started when they were ready to publish. Please feel free to download the menu here.
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11 Tech Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - More Than A Tech

11 Tech Tools Every Teacher Should Know About - More Than A Tech | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
When it comes to technology, a teacher can’t have enough tools in their toolbox.  Check out our list of 11 tech tools for teachers.  You probably won’t use these sites or apps every single day, but they really come in handy when you need them.  All of these tools are designed to help you solve a problem.
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25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process @ClassTechTips

25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process @ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I’m at ISTE today sharing some favorites during my poster session 25+ iPad Apps for Integrating Technology into the Writing Process! View the presentation here:
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Advantages in Coding, Part 1: An Application of Math - My Experiments in Teaching & Learning @ECiardelli

Advantages in Coding, Part 1: An Application of Math - My Experiments in Teaching & Learning @ECiardelli | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Many teachers are starting to code in math classrooms.  I have integrated coding in math initially to start a coding club.  I soon realized that coding is best suited as an option in learning.  There are many benefits to coding that I have found.  The benefits are too extensive for one blog post.  So I am starting a series of blogs to emphasize the advantages.

For my first post, I would like to highlight that coding is an excellent application of math skills.  All math can be applied to daily life.  As teachers, we have to apply learning so that our students see relevance.  Coding applies so beautifully to math.  It emphasizes these skills so naturally.
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Knights of Make-a-lot - shared by @Learn21Tech @DianeLRendina @DesignMakeTeach @LBlanken @nathan_stevens #ISTE2015

Knights of Make-a-lot - shared  by @Learn21Tech @DianeLRendina @DesignMakeTeach  @LBlanken  @nathan_stevens #ISTE2015 | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Awesome Presentation shared  by @Learn21Tech @DianeLRendina @DesignMakeTeach  @LBlanken at #ISTE2015

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The Three Most Important Things You Need to Start a Makerspace - BAM! Radio Network

The Three Most Important Things You Need to Start a Makerspace  - BAM! Radio Network | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Wondering about makerspaces and what it takes to set one up? If so, this is the segment for you. Tune in to learn the ABCs of what is required to get started. 
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Building a Common School Vision For Your Makerspace - Getting Smart

Building a Common School Vision For Your Makerspace - Getting Smart | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As more and more educational institutions are incorporating tinkering and “maker mindset” into their educational programs, the processes leading up to that incorporation vary broadly. In some schools, spaces for “making” and tinkering are outfitted before any programmatic discussions take place among the faculty (top-down). On others, a few teachers band together and develop a makerspace with little institutional support (bottom-up).
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Free Technology for Teachers: Create Stop Motion Animations with KomaKoma

Free Technology for Teachers: Create Stop Motion Animations with KomaKoma | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Stop Motion was one of the original video creation techniques. By stringing together a series of single images and displaying them quickly in order, film was born. Now on iPad, Stop Motion can be used as a technique for capturing learning as it happens, making drawings, models, science projects, or counting exercises come alive. Consider the power of creating a digital flipbook that could later be viewed as a video.

Introduction to KomaKoma
KomaKoma is a FREE Stop Motion iPad App that can compile together a series of photos taken in the app and then export them to the Camera Roll as a video. With a simple user interface consisting of only a few buttons, KomaKoma is very intuitive. The app launches the camera automatically (first time app users will have to allow the Camera access). A big red record button captures each image in sequence, and a big green play button plays the images back as a video. The only other 2 editing buttons are a blue “X” to delete the last image taken, and a yellow arrow for saving the video to the app’s Gallery.
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NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition #byod #makered #makerspaces

NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition #byod #makered #makerspaces | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
What is on the five-year horizon for K-12 schools worldwide? Which trends and technologies will drive educational change? What are the challenges that we consider as solvable or difficult to overcome, and how can we strategize effective solutions? These questions and similar inquiries regarding technology adoption and transforming teaching and learning steered the collaborative research and discussions of a body of 56 experts to produce the NMC Horizon Report > 2015 K-12 Edition, in partnership with the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). The NMC also gratefully acknowledges ISTE as a dissemination partner. The three key sections of this report — key trends, significant challenges, and important developments in educational technology — constitute a reference and straightforward technology planning guide for educators, school leaders, administrators, policymakers, and technologists. It is our hope that this research will help to inform the choices that institutions are making about technology to improve, support, or extend teaching, learning, and creative inquiry in K-12 education across the globe. View the wiki where the work was produced.
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