iPads in Education
Follow
Find
728.2K views | +271 today
 
Scooped by John Evans
onto iPads in Education
Scoop.it!

Skype for iPad gets automatic call reconnecting, in-app money adding, and a recent conversations sidebar

Skype for iPad gets automatic call reconnecting, in-app money adding, and a recent conversations sidebar | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft on Monday updated its native Skype app for the iPad with a slew of new features including better connectivity, adding money from within the app, and a new sidebar for recent ...
more...
No comment yet.

From around the web

iPads in Education
News, reviews, resources and more on the use of iPads in the learning environment.
Curated by John Evans
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Edible and Stackable DIY LEGO Gummy Candy - ThisIsColossal.com #MakerEd

Edible and Stackable DIY LEGO Gummy Candy - ThisIsColossal.com #MakerEd | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Grant Thompson of the King of Random just shared a great tutorial on how to make completely edible gummy LEGO bricks and figures using a mixture of corn syrup, Jello, and gelatin. Using the right molds, the pieces are so precise you can actually build with them.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

100 Awesome STEM Resources - Milk and Cookies

100 Awesome STEM Resources - Milk and Cookies | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Why is STEM important? In short, the future job market will revolve around science. This includes all forms of technology, engineering and math. 80% of jobs in the future will require technology skills. Statistics today show that there will be a drastic shortage of job applicants in the next decade with the skills and knowledge to fill these new positions. While only 4% of the nation’s workforce is composed of scientists and engineers, this group creates jobs for the other 96% of the workforce (source). The average professional with a STEM-related degree earns more than double the average national wage. About 3 million jobs are currently unfilled because Americans lack the basic STEM skills needed for the positions (source).
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: ABCya Story Maker - Draw and Type Stories

Free Technology for Teachers: ABCya Story Maker - Draw and Type Stories | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
ABCya's latest online tool is a tool for drawing and typing stories. ABCya Story Maker is a free tool on which students can draw pictures then write text to support their pictures. Story Maker provides lots of drawing tools for students to pick from. After drawing a picture students can click the text icon to type. Stories can be one page or multiple pages. When students have finished writing they can print their stories and or save them as PDFs.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Maker-Minecraft mashup brings social studies to life - ISTE

Making allows students to learn by doing and solve problems by tinkering, trial and error. Minecraft is a 3D sandbox game, which has made its way into classrooms because it engages students across a range of subjects. Imagine the learning that happens when these two popular education movements are combined.

The outcome is a powerhouse of student engagement, says Mike Washburn, head of computer science at Richmond Hill Montessori & Elementary Private School in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  In his mind, games shouldn’t be relegated to the fringes in classrooms. Educators should leverage them to engage students and drive new ways of thinking.

And when it comes to teaching social studies, a subject that often gets a bad rap when supported by only worksheets and textbook reading, incorporating Minecraft can create an explosion of learning. Game playing takes the “boring” right out of it and can be a highly successful way to teach social studies, Washburn argues.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Allow Free App Downloads Without Password Entry in iOS - OSXDaily

Allow Free App Downloads Without Password Entry in iOS - OSXDaily | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
You have likely noticed that downloading a free app from the iOS App Store triggers the ‘Enter Password’ dialog screen on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. While this is a valid precaution to prevent unauthorized users from installing apps onto an iOS device, it’s not always desired, particularly for shared iPads and iOS devices used by multiple users and kids.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

The Do’s and Don’ts of Slide Design for Students - @TechChef4U

The Do’s and Don’ts of Slide Design for Students - @TechChef4U | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I have spent most of educational technology career supporting secondary students. Projects and Presentations are always a plenty… but what I noticed is typically students have great presentations and poor content or great content and poor presentations.

 

“Rarely, are students able to deliver a compelling message in a visually stimulating and engaging way with purposeful use of media and graphics.” – Lisa Johnson


So… being Type A, a perfectionist, and someone that relies on visuals to communicate… I went a googling in order to create a comprehensive guide (and yes, I also staged a few Lego Minifigure pics in my back yard for emphasis too.)"

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

MadLibs: Two Tablet Apps to Engage Students with ELA Skills - @ClassTechTips

MadLibs: Two Tablet Apps to Engage Students with ELA Skills - @ClassTechTips | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Engaging students in lessons on sentence structure, parts of speech, and punctuation can be a challenge.  MadLibs is not a new product, however their iPad app makes story creation and English Language Arts instruction exciting for students.  Perfect for stations, partner work or a transition activity, MadLibs asks students to plug in different parts of speech to create a story.  It’s a great springboard for conversations on sentence structure and introducing students to adverbs, adjectives, and more.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Making Room for Making - Edutopia

Making Room for Making - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As a teacher, the library has always been an important, almost sacred place for me to go with my students. It was an opportunity to use the computer lab once in a while and look for books to help support research. Over the past few months, the library has taken on a new and different role for all students and teachers.

Our library has become a place where I hang out during my prep period and brainstorm with my amazing teacher librarian, Courtney McGuire. We have been looking at our space and trying to think of ways to bring more students in during their study period. We have students who are interested in many different topics but don't have the access to the resources for fully exploring them. As Courtney and I looked over the underutilized resource section, we thought about turning the area into a makerspace.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

18 Apps for Summer Reading - ClassTechTips.com

18 Apps for Summer Reading - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
If you’re getting ready to send students home for the summer you may want to share a list of mobile apps that can help families combat the summer slide.  Here are a handful of my favorite apps for readers of all ages:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

14 Math Edugames for Students - ClassTechTips.com

14 Math Edugames for Students - ClassTechTips.com | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here’s a list of 14 Math Edugames!  Whether you use these for enrichment, intervention, in stations, or simply recommend a favorite to families, you’re sure to find something to meet the needs of your students.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Cardboard Airplane Really Flies - Viral Videos

Cardboard Airplane Really Flies - Viral Videos | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"It’s always exciting to see your hard work finally pay off. Waddington35 and his buddy tirelessly worked to build a homemade remote control airplane made out of nothing but cardboard. Finally, at the moment of truth, they threw the plane into the air and it flew! Their giddy excitement is palpable."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class - TIME @SirKenRobinson

Why Schools Need to Bring Back Shop Class - TIME @SirKenRobinson | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As with many schools in the United States, the shop program at Analy High School in Sebastopol, California, had become largely irrelevant. The main shop room had become little more than a glorified storage room. The school’s priorities were firmly focused on college readiness and success at standardized tests, and vocational programs had taken a backseat. Sebastopol is also the home of Make magazine, one of the leading voices of the maker movement, a community of inventors and do-it-yourselfers that has blossomed on YouTube and shows up in the tens and sometimes hundreds of thousands at Maker Faires all over the world. Make proposed that a group of students from Analy come to their offices to explore the possibilities involved in creating things with 3-D printers, computer-aided design, and more. The program was so popular that soon Make could no longer accommodate it in their offices, so they agreed to donate equipment to Analy if the school would ramp up their vocational program.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Creatubbles for global galleries (time to retire the refrigerator?) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Creatubbles for global galleries (time to retire the refrigerator?) — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Creatubbles is a global platform for sharing and interacting with children’s visual art. I believe this is a tool many of us having been looking for a long time.

Designed for elementary through middle school-age kiddos, the platform allows young artists to safely showcase, archive and share their creative work.

It also allows them to discover, to be inspired by, and to interact with the work of others.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

The Importance of Maker Education for Girls (EdSurge News)

The Importance of Maker Education for Girls (EdSurge News) | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

 

As the director of a maker lab at Castilleja School, an independent all-girls school for grades 6-12, I, along with my team, have witnessed dramatic changes in skills and confidence that can occur when we give young women not only the opportunity but also a safe space to make, build, tinker, and create. In line with multiple articles calling for empowering a more diverse and inclusive community of makers, we strongly believe that maker programs and inclusive maker spaces are particularly important in girls’ education.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: PicCollage for Kids - Create Visual Stories

Free Technology for Teachers: PicCollage for Kids - Create Visual Stories | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
PicCollage is one of my favorite apps for creating multimedia collages on my iPad. Creating those collages is a great way to visually summarize a trip, to tell a story, or showcase the highlights of research. I’ve shown PicCollage to hundreds of teachers over the last couple of years. The only complaint I’ve heard about it is that there is a public gallery of collages. I just discovered this morning that PicCollage for Kids removes that gallery. PicCollage for Kids also removes all social media connections to the app. Students do not need to create accounts in order to use PicCollage for Kids.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom | eSchool News | eSchool News | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Robert Pronovost, the science, technology, engineering and math coordinator at the Ravenswood City School District (Calif.), has a mission: to spark student interest in those topics by bringing tech-filled “makerspaces” to low-income schools.

Now with the help of Facebook and the Ravenswood Education Foundation, he’s come close to reaching that goal.

By the end of this week, five out of seven of the district’s public schools will have spaces filled with 3D printers, Legos, laptops, robots and more for hands-on learning. Castano and Willow Oaks schools are expected to open their makerspaces in the fall.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

4 Great Reasons to Bring Nature Into Your Classroom - FRACTUS LEARNING

4 Great Reasons to Bring Nature Into Your Classroom - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Each spring my dear friend, Lori Keitt, and I have been bringing the outside world into our classrooms in an effort to hook our students those last few weeks. Nature, in the form of ladybugs, caterpillars, praying mantis egg cases, tadpoles and more overflows our the rooms. It’s sometimes messy, and it does take a bit of time and effort, but the payoff is worth it! All throughout April and May students rush into our classrooms to check on chrysalises and tadpoles each morning. The critters inspire our writing, inquiry projects and even math problems.

Here are just a few reasons and examples to inspire you to bring the outside world in!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Mystery Word Town - Sight word Spelling - Teachers With Apps

Mystery Word Town - Sight word Spelling - Teachers With Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Hey Pardner….hmmm or is it Partner? No more scratching your chin in wonderment of how to spell something correctly after playing Artgig Apps’ newest entry into the App World with Mystery Word Town – Sight Word Spelling. Artgig Apps have always produced the highest quality apps that engage through cleverly designed gameplay, and Mystery Word Town does not disappoint. It’s a mix of western style fun and silliness, but also has serious educational chops. It seems the Huevos Rancheros Gang is hiding out in Word Town and the Sheriff and his trusty deputy – a ghost, need help finding all of these notorious gang members and the gold.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Two Awesome Apps for Creating Educational Shows with Students ~ EdTech & MLearning

Two Awesome Apps for Creating Educational Shows with Students ~ EdTech & MLearning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
We received an email a few days ago from a teacher asking about a good iPad app for creating simulated TV shows with students. The apps we suggest below are both from Launchpad Toys which have been acquired by Google a couple of months ago. These are probably among the most popular apps among teachers and educators. Students can use them to unleash their creativity and delve into a world of imagination creating scenes, designing characters, animating cartoons and telling their own stories through beautifully recorded shows.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Evans from ASG: Full STEAM Ahead!
Scoop.it!

Maker movement drives the future - TechSpot

Maker movement drives the future - TechSpot | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Walking the packed grounds of the San Mateo County Fairgrounds this past weekend with my son to attend the 10th anniversary edition of the Bay Area Maker Faire, I couldn’t help thinking I was seeing a vision of the future.

Via David W. Deeds
more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 24, 8:37 AM

Inspiring stuff! 

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Top 10 Tech Tips for Teachers #SketchNote - @ShakeUpLearning @SylviaDuckworth

Top 10 Tech Tips for Teachers #SketchNote - @ShakeUpLearning @SylviaDuckworth | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I am super excited to share this update with you! My Top Ten Tech Tips for Successful Technology Integration were originally shared last July (2014). These are the tips that I often refer to when helping teachers dip their toes into the technology integration waters. It's easy to become overwhelmed by technology and planning. These tips will make the process so much easier!
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Edtech: Mastering the device vs mastering the pedagogy - Innovate My School

Edtech: Mastering the device vs mastering the pedagogy - Innovate My School | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
What separates the successful mobile learning projects from the unsuccessful? This is a ‘million dollar’ question, and I’ve thought long and hard about it. From the 17 large 1:1 projects I’ve worked on, only three have been truly successful in producing transformational learning. In your own experience, how many schools do you know who have transformed learning vs how many you know rely on iPads as laptop placements, focusing on web browsing and research functions only? I’m sure you’ll draw similar conclusions to my own, but if a handful of schools can transform learning with mobile devices, how do we replicate it across more schools? I believe I’ve found the answer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Amazon math app aims to slow kids' summer learning loss - CNET

Amazon math app aims to slow kids' summer learning loss - CNET | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
My sixth-grader has challenges with math during the school year, so I can only imagine what a three-month break is going to do to his already tenuous grasp of the subject.

Amazon company TenMarks is hoping to combat this kind of "summer learning loss" with its Summer Math Program, a personalized course tailored to nearly all grade-school students. Normally priced at $39.95, the program is free for the summer.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Contraption Maker Free Weekend - Contraption Maker

Contraption Maker Free Weekend - Contraption Maker | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Contraption Maker is FREE this weekend! Now is the time to play and join in on all of the mind boggling fun. Just enter your email below and we will send you a game key. 

 

"Contraption Maker promotes STEM learning by engaging students with a series of Rube Goldberg-esque puzzles. Students choose from hundreds of parts like hamster motors, balls, and conveyor belts to fix broken contraptions. Not only do students use logic and critical thinking skills to solve puzzles, they can also create their own contraptions and share them with friends, family or even the world. For advanced students, JavaScript modding gives kids the opportunity to make the game into anything they can imagine. It’s a zany digital sandbox for project-based learning."  - Contraption Maker Education Page

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools - THE CONVERSATION

An education for the 21st century means teaching coding in schools - THE CONVERSATION | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
There is merit in school students learning coding. We live in a digital world where computer programs underlie everything from business, marketing, aviation, science and medicine, to name several disciplines. During a recent presentation at a radio station, one of our hosts said that IT would have been better background for his career in radio than journalism.

There is also a strong case to be made that Australia’s future prosperity will depend on delivering advanced services and digital technology, and that programming will be essential to this end. Computer programs and software are known to be a strong driver of productivity improvements in many fields.
more...
No comment yet.