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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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Media Literacy Week - November 6-10, 2017 | Inclusion in a Connected World

Media Literacy Week - November 6-10, 2017 | Inclusion in a Connected World | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Media Literacy Week highlights the importance of teaching children and teens digital and media literacy skills to ensure their interactions with media are positive and enriching.
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7 Must Have Apps, Tools, and Resources That Develop Critical Thinking Skills

7 Must Have Apps, Tools, and Resources That Develop Critical Thinking Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Gone are the days where children were expected to memorize facts and recite them at any given time. Instead, it is hoped that children will develop critical thinking skills so that they can analyze situations, think about different outcomes, and present well-reasoned conclusions. To help children develop critical thinking skills, there are some apps, tools, and resources. Here is a list of the top seven.
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Five Guidelines to Make School Innovation Successful - Mind/Shift

Five Guidelines to Make School Innovation Successful - Mind/Shift | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Eleven years ago Chris Lehmann and a committed team of educators started Science Leadership Academy (SLA), a public magnet school in Philadelphia that focuses on student inquiry through projects in a community that cultivates a culture of care. The school has been so successful over the last decade that the district has tapped Lehmann to help other schools get started or transform themselves.

“We’ve learned a lot and it’s been fascinating for me thinking about what it was like to go through the SLA process and then working with people who have different missions, different visions,” Lehmann told a room full of educators at the school’s yearly conference, EduCon. SLA is now part of an Innovation Network of eight district schools that each have their own take on transforming the traditional model of education. Throughout the process of opening or transforming schools, training staff and sustaining the work, Lehmann and others working on the Innovative Schools Network have gained some clarity on five areas that leaders need to consider for change to be successful.
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Innovate My School - Why Art is a vital part of education

Innovate My School - Why Art is a vital part of education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Schools are doing more to extend the parameters of the learning experience, and frequently see lessons taking place in assembly halls, school fields and playgrounds, kitchens and music rooms. “Schools are doing more to extend the parameters of the learning experience.”Arts subjects are often the catalyst for taking a class further afield, and provide children with opportunities to break the mold of the regular classroom setting, and of what constitutes academic work. Infant- and junior-school age children can see particular benefit from expanding the possibilities of school in this way.


Arts subjects hold much more promise than simply getting children out of the classroom. They can help young children develop their skills and competencies in interesting ways, in a relaxed and pressure-free environment. These are some of the ways in which your children can grow and learn through art.

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How to Make a Circuit Block

How to Make a Circuit Block | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Circuit Blocks exist in many different forms throughout museums around the world.  A circuit block is a set of components, switches and power sources that can be tethered together to allow people to explore electricity in a safe and easy manner.  We have been building and facilitating circuit exploration for the past several years at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.  Circuit Blocks have become a staple activity in MAKESHOP.  We don’t buy our circuit blocks from some special museum store.  We make them ourselves.  All of the Teaching Artists in MAKESHOP have their own distinct style of circuit block; some are more refined than others.  All of the Circuit Blocks start with the same set of tools and materials.  The following instructions will give you a general idea of how to create a simple power source block and a component block.
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Social Studies App - Sid Meier's Civilization V

Social Studies App - Sid Meier's Civilization V | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Bottom Line: For flexible classrooms, creative teachers, and sharp students, Civilization V is the perfect platform for making rather than memorizing history.
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What is 3D Printing - Simply Explained | All3DP

What is 3D Printing - Simply Explained | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
What is 3D printing? What’s it good for? How does it work? We simply explain this exciting technology in depth.

3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, is a manufacturing process where a 3D printer creates three-dimensional objects by depositing materials layer by layer in accordance to the object’s 3D digital model.
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How to ACTUALLY Do Project Based Learning - Inside Innovation Podcast @ajjuliani

How to ACTUALLY Do Project Based Learning - Inside Innovation Podcast @ajjuliani | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
People talk about Project-Based Learning all the time. I've heard WHY we should do it hundreds of times, but often we miss out on the HOW to do it. In today's article and podcast, I share
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TeachThought Podcast Ep. 89: Digital Learners Prefer Processing Video, Images, and Sound 

TeachThought Podcast Ep. 89: Digital Learners Prefer Processing Video, Images, and Sound  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Episode 89 of the TeachThought Podcast is the fourth episode in a 12-part series on reinventing learning for the always-on generation. The series is based on the award-winning book, Reinventing Learning For The Always-On Generation: Strategies And Apps That Work.

In this series, Ryan Schaaf takes a look at what a modern learner ‘is’ and how teachers can adapt to and serve them. Ryan is Assistant Professor of Technology, Notre Dame of Maryland University and Graduate Faculty at Johns Hopkins University. He is also a Director at InfoSavvy21.
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​Engineers, Recruiters and Professors Weigh In: Future Programmers Need Writing Skills, Too - EdSurge News

​Engineers, Recruiters and Professors Weigh In: Future Programmers Need Writing Skills, Too - EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Coding and computer science have yet to make their way into every school curriculum in the U.S. But the country isn’t short on initiatives—such as Google’s Code Next program or the White House’s Obama era Computer Science For All campaign—which aim to change that.

And while these programs attempt to arm students will the ability to code, they sometimes overlook a critical skill that developers, computer science scholars and tech recruiters say is key to landing a job in their field: writing.
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Getting Started with Design Thinking in the Classroom

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Every day, I ask my kids, “What did you make in school today?” Too often, they can’t give me an answer. But on the days that they do, their eyes light up and they passionately describe their projects. It’s in those moments that I am reminded that making is magic.

I want to see schools transform into bastions of creativity and wonder.

But here’s the thing: this is hard to pull off. We all have curriculum maps and limited resources and standards we have to teach. We don’t always have fancy maker spaces or high-tech gadgetry. Our time is limited and so creativity is often a lofty ideal that rarely becomes a reality.

This is what I love about design thinking. It works within the standards in every subject. It’s a flexible approach that you can use with limited resources. It isn’t something new that you add to your crowded schedule. Instead, it’s an innovative approach to the work you are already doing — a process designed specifically to boost creativity and bring out the maker in every student.
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Try These 24 Great Education Tools Teachers Love Using - Global Digital Citizen

Try These 24 Great Education Tools Teachers Love Using - Global Digital Citizen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Teacher toolboxes in the modern teaching environment are many and diverse. Most include trusted standbys like Evernote, Google tools, Edmodo, Wikispaces, and others. Of course, everybody has their own favourite sites and tools, but the fact remains teacher toolboxes need terrific education tools. If you’re looking for something  different, though, you might be interested in what’s below.
We’re always scouring the Web looking for new ideas to share and new education tools for teaching and learning are cropping up all the time. Sometimes, it’s hard to keep track, so that’s why many of the tools here in the following list are suggestions provided by you. For this we thank you, and our community thanks you.

Here we have 24 different education tools to add to teacher toolboxes that we haven’t explored before. Discover the applications they could have in your own practices. In addition, many of them are also shareable with students. You can all learn about them as you proceed with your learning adventures. As always, we welcome your suggestions as well.
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Top 100 technology YouTube channels | Tech Youtube Channels

Top 100 technology YouTube channels | Tech Youtube Channels | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Technology YouTube Channels Best List. Keep up with videos about New Technology, Technology News, Latest Technology, Tech Updates, Tech Reviews, Tech Events, Tech Launch and many more ..."


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7 Must Have App and Tools for Students With Learning Disabilities

7 Must Have App and Tools for Students With Learning Disabilities | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Good edtech apps can make a real difference to any child’s learning, and they can be particularly helpful for students with learning disabilities. Finding the right app is important: different apps are targeted at different learning needs and styles, and matching the app to the student will always be important.

Happily, there are now apps available to help with challenges that simply weren’t available a generation ago, and a well-chosen app can have a wide-reaching impact on a student’s performance and enjoyment of school. Edtech is changing lives, and student-facing apps can do this in a way that is empowering and improves self-confidence. Here are 7 essential apps for students with learning disabilities:
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No. Your 3D Printer Does Not Make You Innovative.

No. Your 3D Printer Does Not Make You Innovative. | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Few will disagree that over the past few years the notion of 3D printing in schools has gained incredible steam. It’s certainly one of the latest bandwagons. Scan social media on any given day and you’ll find end users pridefully holding the latest “cool” print in the palm of their hand, hashtagging some synonyms of “innovation.” Many times, the social sharer touts their own innovative ideas, how the tool is a “game changer,” or how their printer is “revolutionizing” learning. Continue to observe, and one can easily see the notion or the “understanding” that because they’re 3D printing, innovation is thriving in their classroom, school, or district. Simply put, using a 3D printer (even daily) does not make one “innovative”.

Let me be clear. 3D printers can absolutely be a conduit to providing students with high level, personal and authentic learning experiences. They can also be a colossal waste of money. 

Which type of printer is in your school or district?
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4 fresh approaches to coding in the classroom - eSchool News

4 fresh approaches to coding in the classroom - eSchool News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
’ll admit I’ve been feeling a bit burnt out on coding tools. Coding is one of the most crowded categories in edtech. And while there are a ton of great tools for students of any ability level, many of these tools have hit on the same winning formula.

So does that mean coding is over? Not quite yet. In fact, the coding genre of edtech seems to be evolving.

One of the bright spots at this year’s International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) conference has been how many developers are not just iterating on the tried-and-true coding formula but exploring new frontiers that offer students new ways to learn — from VR and hardware hacking to monthly subscription boxes to courses and curriculum that blend technical skills with “soft” skills.
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Coding, it’s a girl thing. How Emma Koslow became a girl who codes

Coding, it’s a girl thing. How Emma Koslow became a girl who codes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
i! My name is Emma Koslow and I am an eleventh grader at Gill St. Bernard’s School in New Jersey. I wanted to share my story in hope that it will inspire others in pursuing their interests. My computing days started years ago when I was in kindergarten. During that time I fell in love with working with computers and began to develop a curiosity towards how they worked. I wanted to know what websites were made and how to build a computer.
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This 18-Year-Old Makes Innovative Prosthetics From Recycled Plastic | Fast Company

This 18-Year-Old Makes Innovative Prosthetics From Recycled Plastic | Fast Company | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Aaron Westbrook was born with only one hand. Several years ago, while a freshman at New Albany High School in Ohio, he tried out his first prosthetic. It didn’t fit well, and cost about $40,000, a somewhat staggering sum, considering he would eventually outgrow it. “That’s when I realized that there was a really big issue with prosthetics right now,” he says. “They’re too expensive and they’re just plain inefficient.”

So Westbrook, who is now 18, decided to make his own, using the 3D printer in his school’s fab lab. The plastic hand had an elbow-controlled cable system, allowing its fingers to open or close. Generally speaking, though, prosthetics like that are task-specific; if you need a special grip, you might need to design a different kind of limb attachment. That can mean a lot of different prosthetics, and a lot of expensive purchases.
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A woman's place is in science- Science News for Students

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Boys and girls both study science in high school, but men still outnumber women in research jobs.
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Makey Makey Makerspace Project - Make a Piano & Learn About Circuits - Makerspaces.com

Makey Makey Makerspace Project - Make a Piano & Learn About Circuits - Makerspaces.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In this makerspace project, we’re going to show you how to make a popup paper piano that connects to your computer using Makey Makey.

Learning how to play the piano however, is up to you!

This project comes from our paper circuits ebook which contains over 45 printable paper circuit templates.  These make great makerspace projects.
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Get to Know the BBC Micro:bit | Make:

Get to Know the BBC Micro:bit | Make: | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It's time we gave the micro:bit an in-depth look, and showcase what exactly this impressive little device is capable of doing for you.
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Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As school librarians, we are driven by our mission and our vision, by our national standards, by the needs and interests of our communities, and to some degree, by our own talents, passions and dispositions. We are all about inspiring learners to think, create, share and grow.  We are all about becoming empowered leaders who transform teaching and learning.


But, there is NOT just one right way to do library. And there is not one right way to inspire creative culture. And, while there are so many wonderful ways to inspire authentic, hands-on learning by doing, some of us feel a very strong pressure to radically transform already effective programs and spaces for a prescribed and limited vision of making.


Making is important. Informal learning is important. Tinkering is important. Connected learning is important. STEAM is important. Invention is important. Access is important. Project-based learning, problem-based learning and constructionism are important. Student choice and creativity are important.


But should a formal makerspace need to be a part of every school library?"

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Using Smartphones in the Classroom - The TechEdvocate

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Today’s students are hard wired with innate abilities to network using technology. By far, their current ‘technology of choice’ is the mobile phone. According to Cell Phone City Advocacy, “on average, an American receives his/her first cell phone at the age of 12.1 years old, just as he/she is starting middle school. In addition, 73% of teens, roughly 14.3 million, own a smartphone.” A recent study by Young Canadians in a Wired World, reveals that not only do 25% of Grade 4 students have their own mobile phone, but also, more than one-third of teens and pre-teens even sleep with …
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10 Things That Define Exemplary Digital Communication for Everyone - Global Digital Citizen

10 Things That Define Exemplary Digital Communication for Everyone - Global Digital Citizen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Mastering digital communication is much more than just about being safe and courteous online. It’s also part of being a great Global Digital Citizen—the kind of citizen we must begin cultivating in our schools.
At the Global Digital Citizen Foundation, we believe the role of an effective digital communicator is to show courtesy, integrity, and respectability in all forms of technology-based interactions and associations. Moreover, their role is also to model this behaviour for the rest of us.

It makes sense to cultivate our learners to become such empowered individuals that are aware of their responsibility both for and with the power of the Internet, for the lasting well-being of our global community. Moving forward, then, how can we help them realize the meaning of a truly exemplary digital communication? What does such a practice look like in action?
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The Value of Establishing a Culture of Thinking in the Classroom - Getting Smart

The Value of Establishing a Culture of Thinking in the Classroom - Getting Smart | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
"If “children grow into the intellectual life around them” (see L.S. Vygostky’s Mind in Society), then what kind of intellectual life are we providing to the students in our classrooms and schools? Teachers all over the world have had to accept the compromise of focusing more on delivering prescribed curriculum than developing understanding – test-taking rather than learning. This, among other reasons, is why strategies focused on ingraining cultures of thinking have been such game changers in many of today’s classrooms. 

 One good example of this that I’ve worked with is the Cultures of Thinking Project, led by Ron Ritchhart as part of Harvard’s Project Zero. The Cultures of Thinking Project focuses on two main ways of moving towards cultures of thinking: the eight cultural forces that act on a classroom, and documentation. Curious as to what that means? Continue reading for more."

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