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Create Stop Motion and Time Lapse Videos on Your iPad

Create Stop Motion and Time Lapse Videos on Your iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
OSnap is an iPad app (available in a free version and in a paid version) that you can use to create stop motion and time lapse videos. The app is quite easy to use. To create a video with the OSnap...
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Shifting Needs in a Digital World - The Meaning of Meraki @slcornwell

Shifting Needs in a Digital World - The Meaning of Meraki @slcornwell | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In a perfect world, all of our students would come to school every day well rested, well fed, clean, healthy, happy, feeling good about themselves and ready to learn. But some of the time, and perhaps for a significant segment of our students, that is not the reality. So yes, schools need to be clear on their priorities and make tough choices in supporting students while making sure their basic and psychological needs are met before we can aspire to assist them with their self-fulfillment needs.

It’s a delicate dance schools must do in supporting students with their varying needs; a balancing act of sorts that comes with great consequence. What complicates this even further is the reality of the very dynamic, digital world our students are growing up in. With a shifting world, comes shifting needs. And along with shifting needs comes a shifting role that schools must take on in order to best prepare students moving forward. We must revisit the graphic above to explore and best support students with their changing needs in our DIGITAL WORLD. In some cases, students get these emerging needs related to our shifting world met at home, but for others, this is not the case for a variety of reasons.
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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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5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education

5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In the last ten years, technology has changed the way we work and communicate with others — and it’s also changed how we interact in the classroom. In fact, some educators argue that technology can improve the classroom by eliminating the need for a physical one, and allow students to learn remotely, from wherever they do their best work. While it’s still too early to know if this is the most effective way to teach, it’s important to stay-to-update on these innovations in education and see what we can learn from them. In these TED talks, students and educators share their …
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Beers/Probst: Fake News & Responsible Reading

Beers/Probst: Fake News & Responsible Reading | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Regardless of their age, students are not too young to learn to defend their position when it is defensible and to change it when new information, insight, or reasoning persuades them.

The apparent increase in what has come to be called “fake news” makes the issue of responsibility to others even more important. It has perhaps always been easy to allow ourselves to be led astray by inaccurate or dishonest texts, especially when our emotions are aroused.

If we find that a text angers us, or, on the other hand, greatly pleases us, then we are likely to react quickly, perhaps without checking to see 
if either the anger or the pleasure is warranted. Now, however, not only can we be led astray by irresponsible texts, but we have the capacity, through social media, to help that text lead hundreds or thousands of others astray."

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All-Girl Engineer Team Invents Solar-Powered Tent For The Homeless

All-Girl Engineer Team Invents Solar-Powered Tent For The Homeless | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
After witnessing the increasing number of homeless people in their community, a team of high school girls with no previous DIY experience joined forces to find a solution. It took a year, and over the weekend, they presented their invention at MIT’s young inventors conference.

The twelve girls attend San Fernando High School, which is 20 miles outside of Los Angeles. According to a story on Mashable, homelessness in the area increased 36% last year.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, June 20, 6:45 PM

Great ideas from girls who want to give back and help the world go green!

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 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter

 134 YouTube channels that will make you smarter | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The 60 YouTube channels that will make you smarter were selected from this master list. In here you can find many captivating channels that for some reason or other didn’t quite reach the shortlist…

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Thanks to Ana Cristina Pratas.

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A wealth of #information.

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Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Cardboard Creations Maker Education Camp utilized no technology (except for projecting images of example projects on the whiteboard) and low/no cost materials. Many of the discussions about and actions related to integrating maker education into educational environments center around the use of new technologies such computer components (Raspberry Pis, Arduinos), interactive robots for kids (Dash and Dot, Ozobots, Spheros), and 3D printers. These technologies are lots of fun and I facilitate Robotics and Computer Science with my gifted students and at one of my summer camps. The learners engaged in these high tech learning activities with high excitement and motivation. Such high excitement, engagement and motivation, though, were also seen at my low tech/low cost maker education camps: LED crafts, Toy Hacking and Making, and Cardboard Creations.
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The Case For Letting Kids Design Their Own Play - Fast Company

The Case For Letting Kids Design Their Own Play - Fast Company | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The ideal toy for a child is not a toy at all but something that they’ve appropriated for play. Enter: sticks and rocks! Imagination transforms a stick into a magic wand, a sword, or a tool to poke a dead thing. A rock becomes a car or a whale. Because these found objects have no assigned story (they are “un-designed”), they shift identities as needed.


Later, the rock that was once a car becomes a tool to smash leaves when the play changes. This isn’t likely to happen with a toy car that has four wheels and a plastic body. That car can only be a car. The stick that was previously imagined to be a sword and helped slay a dragon (a tree) will shift to become a superhero flying through the air with jet-shoes. This can’t happen with a pre-defined action figure. Superheroes have specific physical characteristics which, along with the movie, comic book or TV show plot, provides the story of how that toy will behave. In play these are the equivalent of instructions, limiting the potential for the child to invent the narrative. "

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12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code

12 Sites and Apps for Learning to Code | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Last week on Twitter I mentioned that Logo was my introduction to computers and programming. Today we have many more ways to introduce students to programming and coding. Here are some good resources that you can use to introduce students to programming and coding.
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3D Printer Filament Guide: 25 Best Types & Comparison Charts | All3DP

3D Printer Filament Guide: 25 Best Types & Comparison Charts | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Fused deposition modeling (FDM) 3D printers are everywhere – from the home to the office, from the classroom to the workshop!

The most commonly used materials in 3D printing are the thermoplastics PLA and ABS, but the list goes on (and on). Other materials that are sold as 3D printer filament include nylon, polycarbonate, carbon fiber, polypropylene, and many more! There are even special blends which can conduct electricity or glow in the dark!

With so much variety on offer, it’s easier than ever to create functional, beautiful, and high performing prints in a variety of exciting materials. Read our 3D printer filament guide to find out which 3D printer filament – standard, exotic, or professional – is right for you.
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3D Scanner Guide: Best 3D Scanners 2017, Apps & Software | All3DP

3D Scanner Guide: Best 3D Scanners 2017, Apps & Software | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This 3D scanner guide is broken into four parts. In the first section, you’ll find a detailed list of the best 3D scanners and 3D scanner software that will help you to get the job done. If you’d like an introduction to 3D scanning technologies and need help to decide whether to buy a 3D scanner and which type, then skip ahead to the second section.
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Code Karts Coding App for Preschoolers - Avatar Generation

Code Karts Coding App for Preschoolers - Avatar Generation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Give your preschooler a fun jumpstart into the vast world of coding with the Code Karts coding app for preschoolers. This exciting new app from Edoki Academy puts your child in the drivers seat of a cool race car as it helps them learn how to sequence, process if-then statements and work on building their problem solving skills."

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A Giant Maker Project - @Edutopia

A Giant Maker Project - @Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Before the curtain rose on the International School of Lausanne’s middle school production of The BFG, seven 12-year-old actors slipped the straps of wearable puppets over their shoulders and gripped the rods controlling the huge arms. In an instant, they were transformed into 10-foot-tall giants with booming voices, ferocious features, and massive movable hands, bringing the characters from Roald Dahl’s classic tale—Bloodbottler, Childchewer, and of course the Big Friendly Giant himself—suddenly to life. As a visual arts teacher at ISL, I am proud of my K–12 students, who designed and created the hand-sculpted and fully articulated puppets. It was a monumental feat, and it brought together students from our primary, middle, and secondary schools as they worked to design, engineer, carve, build, and paint these creations. "

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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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ASCD Express 12.20 - Tools and Projects to Help Your Students Connect with the World

ASCD Express 12.20 - Tools and Projects to Help Your Students Connect with the World | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Jerry Blumengarten, Billy Krakower, and Paula Naugle
Imagine students working on a science project and being able to connect with an actual scientist to get answers to their questions. Imagine students studying a country and connecting with a class there to ask questions and share learning. Imagine students being able to talk with older students and their teachers about the best ways to adjust to new grade levels. Today, there are a multitude of platforms we can use to connect and engage our students globally. Here are just a few.
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Coding on iOS Is More Feasible Than Ever Before

Coding on iOS Is More Feasible Than Ever Before | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In a series of tweets yesterday, one of the developers behind Codea announced that a new version of the iPad coding app had been approved for release, and this update would enable code sharing for the first time.

Previously we covered the revised App Store guidelines that now permit downloading and executing code inside of apps, but we haven't seen those changes put into practice before now. With version 2.3.7 of Codea you can now import projects from both .zip files and .codea bundles, making it easy to share code with others.
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Custom Holograms - Dryden Art - Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun

Custom Holograms - Dryden Art - Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

A year ago I learned about using a smartphone to view holograms. The idea definitely interested me but it needed to be tweaked to work for my art room.


First, I needed the idea to work on iPads since that is what students have access to. Secondly, I wanted my students to be makers, not just consumers, so I needed a way for them to make their own hologram videos in the style of these examples. 

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The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism -

The Difference Between Instructivism, Constructivism, And Connectivism - | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
So while viewing a presentation from Jackie Gerstein recently, I was stopped at the very simple distinction she made between instructivism, constructivism, and connectivism. These differences dovetail behind broader differences between pedagogy, andragogy, and heautagogy–fundamental assumptions about how and why people learn that have to be considered if our end goal is not to make students better at school, but rather to improve literacy and critical thinking for global citizens everywhere.

So as you focus in your PLC or staff meetings on better “research-based instruction,” you’re looking at ways to improve how to better deliver instruction–more to understand how to better “give learning” than to cause it.
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Three Good Ways to Create Stop Motion Videos - Tutorials @rmbyrne

Three Good Ways to Create Stop Motion Videos - Tutorials @rmbyrne | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Last week I published a blog post about creating stop motion videos on Chromebooks. That post led to some emails from readers who were wondering about other options for creating stop motion videos. Here are three tutorials on three free tools that you and your students can use to create stop motion videos.
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An Excellent Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators

An Excellent Summer Reading List for Teachers and Educators | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of some of our favorite books specifically curated for teachers. These are books we have reviewed in in the past and are stored together with other amazing book collections in our ’Books for Teacher' section here in EdTech and mLearning. From learning how to unlearn bad habits to discovering the secrets of public speaking, the collection below is  a great place to start your search look for insightful books to read in the summer holiday.
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As long as they're available on Kindle! Thanks to John Evans.

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Simple Homemade Robot Car - ResearchParent.com

Simple Homemade Robot Car - ResearchParent.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Do your kids think robots are cool? I know mine do. We started off with our wigglebot and wobblebot which both moved in fun ways while more or less staying in the same spot. Then I made a propeller car which moved in a straight line by pushing air with a propeller. The supplies for all of these projects are fairly inexpensive EXCEPT the propeller we used was around $4. Since I’m pretty cheap, I wanted to find a new method of getting a bot traveling without a propeller. This new “robot car” directly attaches the motor to the wheels with a rubberband, so it’s definitely cheaper to make. Also, the googly eyes are really what sell my kids on thinking this is a robot. :)
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MAKE Time for Learning in the Summer...At Home! - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEdu

MAKE Time for Learning in the Summer...At Home! - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEdu | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For me, one of the most powerful pieces of the Maker Movement is that it is based on the belief that regardless of race, gender or even age, there is something in it for everyone.  Makerspaces in K-12 have had a profound impact on education, but for me, it also has had a profound impact on myself as a parent, and relationship building with my son. Every spring, since my son has been a toddler, I have prepared a Pinterest board with maker activities for the summer that he and I would be able to complete together.  Throughout the spring, we gather and order all necessary materials, this way on the very first day of summer, we can hit the ground running. ‘Making’ is something that is not a focus in his school, so it provided us with the perfect opportunity to invent, explore, experiment and create at home during the summer months.
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Open Bionics Begins World First Bionic Hand Trial in Bristol | All3DP

Open Bionics Begins World First Bionic Hand Trial in Bristol | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It could be very soon that every child amputee can don a bionic arm in their favorite Disney character’s colors for a fraction of the current price. This result will be thanks to Open Bionics and 3D printing.

This week, a clinical trial of 3D printed bionic hands for children starts in Bristol. The trial is the world’s first and could result in children receiving bionic hands at a fraction of the regular cost of £60,000. Funding from the Small Business Research Initiatives scheme made the trial a reality.
3D printing plays a large part in the price decrease from £60,000 to a projected £5,000. This is thanks to the technology’s ability to offer amputees a custom fit at the same time as speeding production.

If the trial is successful, bionic hands for kids could soon be available on the NHS (the national healthcare system for the UK). The hands would also feature kids’ favorite Disney characters.
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Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Tinker and Invent

Picture Books for Kids Who Like to Tinker and Invent | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Fabulous picture books perfect for kids who like to tinker with tools and invent imaginative machines. Great for teaching STEM and growth mindset.
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Diigo vs. Google Keep - A Comparison of Bookmarking Tools - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne

Diigo vs. Google Keep - A Comparison of Bookmarking Tools - Free Tech 4 Teachers @rmbyrne | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
During Practical Ed Tech Live last Thursday afternoon I answered a request for a comparison of Diigo and Google Keep as alternatives to Delicious. The video of that explanation was a little muffled by some background noise so I decided to write out my explanation of the key differences between Diigo and Google Keep.
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Gaby K. Slezák's curator insight, June 16, 6:23 AM
Diigo offers teachers and their students much more collaborative features and is more platform independent than Google Keep. I use Diigo for several years now and cherish the groups feature and the sharable bookmark compilations the most. In a higher education or training setting Diigo saves time and adds a new value to your hand-picked findings/resources.