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Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Bloomin' Apps

Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything - Bloomin' Apps | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"I was recently reflecting on the triangular shape the Bloom's taxonomies utilize. 

Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes up and down the categories as they create new knowledge, I was thinking another type of image might be more explanatory."

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Makers in the Making: Kindergarten Problem Solving with Lego Mazes - Amber Mazur

Makers in the Making: Kindergarten Problem Solving with Lego Mazes - Amber Mazur | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for some fun and engaging ways to have kindergarten kids participate in problem solving (and creating), I turned to my trusty friend, Lego. Like many division one teachers, I use Lego often because it has so many applications. But as the 2014-15 school year came to a close, I was looking for a challenge. So, what I did was created a maze with Lego that a marble would travel to and showed this to the kids. I then challenged the kids to make a maze that would fit the marble (there had to be three empty spaces for width at all times).
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10 New Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers - Daily Genius

10 New Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Several summers ago, I wrote 10 Ideas for Creating Literacy Centers in response to a request from a Summer Workshop participant. Over the past few weeks, this post has been re-circulated on Social Media, so I decided that it needed an update.

My original post was inspired by Suzy Brooks’ use of her SMART Board as a learning center. For this update, I would like to credit the fantastic work of Kristen Wideen and Meghan Zigmond. While many of the concepts from the original post are certainly still applicable, here are 10 new ideas for creating learning centers.
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Makerology - Krissy Venosdale @Venspired

Makerology  - Krissy Venosdale @Venspired | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I’ve always been obsessed with all things creative.  I’ve always assumed I was just a Sharpie collecting, cardboard building, Lego designing girl who never grew up.  What was this relentless urge to create?  It’s really been about being a maker, all along. The Maker Movement is making it’s way into education and these are my favorite resources.  Join the conversation about making on Twitter by adding the hashtag #MakerEd, or the new hashtag just for resources for youngest learners, #Elemaker.  You can also add your name to a growing list of educators looking to collaborate!
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Stages of Being a Maker Learner - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein

Stages of Being a Maker Learner - User Generated  Education @jackiegerstein | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
So what is making? I’ve proposed that the heart of making is creating new and unique things. I also realize that in order for this type of making to occur, there needs to be some scaffolding so that maker learners can develop a foundation of knowledge and skills. The end result, though should be maker learners creating new things by and for themselves. The ideas in this post have been sparked by the SAMR model. I see a similar pattern or progression with maker education:
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10 Tips to Differentiate using 21st Century Assistive Technology - Learning Bird

10 Tips to Differentiate using 21st Century Assistive Technology  - Learning Bird | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Differentiated instruction is not necessarily a new approach to meeting the unique learning needs of all students, but it has certainly been enhanced through assistive technologies. The advancements with assistive technologies have been astronomical in providing teachers even more ways to reach out to their students (Dove, 2012) and differentiate the way they learn, practice, and explore concepts (Ciampa & Gallagher, 2013).

As a researcher studying assistive technologies and a program facilitator for the Learning Disabilities Association of Niagara Region, I have gained valuable insight to help support educators with high-tech assistive technologies. For the most part, my experience with assistive technology has generally revolved around using Apple iPads and Chromebooks. With this in mind, the following tips will be coming from the perspective of a teacher very passionate about mobile devices in 21st century learning spaces.
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What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning - TeachThought

What Classrooms Can Learn From Informal Learning - TeachThought | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I spent more than 5 years in public school classrooms, both urban and suburban, and while I saw a lot of educators working their behinds off and engaging kids in valuable, essential learning, I also saw a lot of kids that were disenchanted by what school had to offer. After years in the public school system, many of the students that need school the worst had been taught one irrevocable truth: learning was not for them. And not just because school was too hard or too easy, but because it was often at odds with their interests and desires.

And then, in just the past few months, I’ve had my eyes opened to the world of schooling that happens beyond the walls of the traditional brick and mortar education. Suddenly, I saw living rooms, parks, co-ops, libraries, churches, and community centers as steady, stimulating learning environments. I saw parents confidently addressing the educational needs of their children without necessarily having the formal training to do so (my good friend, Becky, is among them). I saw how certain learning methods and perspectives could yield the type of student that regularly scores above the national average on an array of standardized tests and feels empowered as a lifelong learner. But what exactly were these families able to do that was so different? And what could we as public educators borrow from these homeschool classrooms–or any non-traditional or informal learning environment–that would be of benefit in our own? Here are the five things that stand out.
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These are the things I've learned that the half is never greater than the whole.

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A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

A Great App for Kids with Reading Difficulties ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Visual Reading is a great reading app for kids having difficulty reading with just words and also for those suffering from autism and dyslexia. As a teacher or parent, you can create storyboards and use your won videos and images to associate with words. Your kid can then read the story either through words or with the help of the visual cues you provided.
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Inventing 101 | Chase Lewis | TEDxUNC - YouTube

n his TEDxUNC 2015 talk, Chase Lewis, a 15-year-old inventor, talks about taking any tools around us — any inspiration that we can find — to stop waiting, to take action and to do something. Chase uses his personal experience doing just that for the past several years, and conveys that we ALL can do it.
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Teacher Play - 6 Apps to Explore This Summer - FRACTUS LEARNING

Teacher Play - 6 Apps to Explore This Summer - FRACTUS LEARNING | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Summer is a great time to play–but not just for kids! If you’re a teacher on vacation, the months of July and August are a golden opportunity to explore new apps and tools that you don’t have time to test during the busy school year. Devoting a few rainy afternoons to “teacher play” can pay off big in the fall: you can update your curricula or even develop new activities and assessments, and you can also test-drive apps to determine which ones would work well for your students to use.

Here are six apps and tools that I’ll be playing with this summer:
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Learn 3D Design with TinkerCAD and Project Ignite - WhiteBoard Blog

Learn 3D Design with TinkerCAD and Project Ignite - WhiteBoard Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Project Ignite https://projectignite.autodesk.com/ enables learners of all ages to gain practical hands-on experience with new software and hardware to build literacy in design, 3D, electronics, programming and more.


Project Ignite integrates project content directly into Tinkercad https://www.tinkercad.com/  and 123D Circuits https://123d.circuits.io/ , which are both free from Autodesk. Tinkercad is an easy to learn tool to create and print 3D models whilst 123D Circuits enables you to visualize and simulate circuits.


These two apps provide a compelling combination to “make things real, and make them go!” Both of these tools are browser-based so there is no need to install anything. Children can carry on with their projects at home!

 

 

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Apps to help your student learn CAD so they can use 3D printing in the learning commons!

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Krissy Venosdale @Venspired on Twitter

Krissy Venosdale @Venspired on Twitter | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Create conditions for invention;Not just #STEAM! art, music, PE, math, language arts, reading... every day. #MakerEd pic.twitter.com/W77xLtm1Nr
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Hackathons as a New Pedagogy - Edutopia

Hackathons as a New Pedagogy - Edutopia | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Students are coming out of school expected to solve 21st-century problems and enter into occupations that haven't even been imagined yet. Schooling is not designed in this manner, so we wanted to give students an opportunity to solve problems in authentic contexts, using 21st-century skills and collaboration techniques. We wanted to break down walls between classrooms and have students use interdisciplinary skills to solve problems with teams of their peers, with mentors, and with industry professionals.
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How to set-up iCloud on your iPad - iPad Insight

How to set-up iCloud on your iPad - iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One of the more useful ways to get the most out of your iPad is to set-up iCloud during the initial set-up process.  Although if, for whatever reason you don’t, you can always come back to the set-up procedure at anytime in the Settings app on your iPad.
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5 ways teachers can foster creative thinking with technology - Daily Genius

5 ways teachers can foster creative thinking with technology - Daily Genius | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Why do we teach? For me personally, it is the moment my students come up with original ideas, innovations, inventions. Simply put, a different way of thinking. How can we utilise technology to foster diverse, creative thinking?
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Show Learners the Possibilities . . . And Then Get Out of the Way - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein

Show Learners the Possibilities . . . And Then Get Out of the Way - User Generated Education @jackiegerstein | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
We are living in an age of advanced user-driven technologies, information abundance, and networked, participatory learning. It should logically follow, then, that education should take advantage of these amazing developments. As many of us in education know, it has not. This theme has permeated many of my blog posts:
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Paper Roller Coasters :) - Biodynamic - Instructables #makered

Paper Roller Coasters :) - Biodynamic - Instructables #makered | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
As a science teacher, this is the best project I do all year.  I have yet to come across a project where students are more engaged.  They want to come after school to work on it, they ask to take the project home to work over the weekend, students are shocked when the class period has come to an end, and they all want to skip their next class to continue working.

The purpose of this project is to reinforce Newton's Laws of Motion through roller coaster physics.  The objective is to have a marble take the GREATEST amount of time to get from the top of the first hill to where the coaster ends. 

This instructable has also been submitted into the paper contest.  I know the competition is fierce so please vote for me!
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Coding for Kids - 3 FREE & Fabulous Apps - appydazeblog

Coding for Kids - 3 FREE & Fabulous Apps - appydazeblog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Why teach kids to code? Coding is what makes computer software work. Understanding the basics of programming will help your child be prepared for the jobs of the future. And, in the process your child will be using logic, solving problems, and having fun! Check out these apps and try coding yourself. Then try it with your students. We are living in creative, exciting times – be part of it!! :)

Here are fabulous FREE resources to use:
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4 Great Augmented Reality Apps for teaching Science - The Whiteboard Blog

4 Great Augmented Reality Apps for teaching Science - The Whiteboard Blog | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Augmented Reality is the term used by apps which overlay content on top of real world objects. Imagine viewing a textbook page through your iPad and the pictures come to life with sound and animations.
This can have some great educational uses. From bringing spacecraft or animals into the classroom, to bringing worksheets to life with interactive 3D models.
The tech is still in its infancy. At the moment you still need to view things through some kind of device – a tablet, phone or webcam. Can you imagine what this would be like when viewed through something like Google Glass? But that’s something for the future.
There’s many different apps out there, but here are a few of my favourites that could be used to teach Science.
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EdTechTeam: Five Great Reasons to Use Canva in the Classroom

EdTechTeam: Five Great Reasons to Use Canva in the Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"What is Canva you ask?


In the companies own words “An amazingly simple graphic design tool”"

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Maak ook eens een infographic met je leerlingen met Canva. 

 

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Maak ook eens een infographic met je leerlingen met Canva. 

 

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Maak ook eens een infographic met je leerlingen met Canva. 

 

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8 Fun Free Online Creativity Tools for Students - global digital citizen foundation

8 Fun Free Online Creativity Tools for Students - global digital citizen foundation | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Special projects require special highlights, and those can only come from special creativity tools. Use these with your students to add unique creative flair to projects of all kids!


It’s always a treat when a student can express themselves creatively in a way they’re never tried before, with a tool they may not have used. Discovering how to use such a resource—and what you can create with it—is very rewarding. The creativity tools we have listed here are great little online resources that will develop creativity in all sorts of ways.


Using these creativity tools, students can add artistic personal touches to their work in so many ways. They can build fonts; make themselves into a robot or a Picasso painting; draw with fire; and turn pictures into words and textures, to name a few things. These are fun tools to explore and engage your students with, so everyone can have fun!"

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Learn to Code - Do it For the Kids -Teacher Tech @alicekeeler

Learn to Code - Do it For the Kids -Teacher Tech @alicekeeler | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

"There is a shortage of people who know how to program. These are high quality, high paying jobs. How do we encourage students to learn how to code? Learning to programming not only is a skill that is in high demand, it is also incredibly useful. We have all wished we had an app or a program that would do a particular thing that is specific to ourselves. I know some HTML and some JavaScript and Google Apps Script and it is amazing what you can do with just a little knowledge"

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An Excited Educator : Computerless Coding with Lego

An Excited Educator : Computerless Coding with Lego | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I am in a privileged position as I teach students in an iPad 1:1 school, so have always been able to teach coding using our iPads. However I know there are a wealth of fantastic computerless coding lessons and wanted to explore these, to see if students would gain a better understanding of coding!
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Great ideas for young children to develop an understanding of key computational thinking concepts such as algorithms, looping, and iteration. 

Lee Hall's curator insight, July 27, 11:23 AM

Coding even without a  computer is fun and very thought provoking.

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Coding: Maker Summer - Janice Mak #makered

Coding: Maker Summer - Janice Mak #makered | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Back in the spring, I was asked to direct a STEM summer academy.  I was thrilled to have the opportunity to create a summer experience for grades 4-8 learners that would be the best STEM experience they could ever have!  As I was brainstorming ideas, I decided it would have to be all about the kids having a maker experience in every sense of the word - three strands all centered on making and creating.
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The Mindset of the Maker Educator - @JackieGerstein

The Mindset of the Maker Educator - @JackieGerstein | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Here are some graphics, Thinglinks, and the slideshow I created for my Mindset of the Maker Educator Workshop:  
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iPad App of the Week: Paper by FiftyThree - iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Paper by FiftyThree - iPad Insight | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Who doesn’t like great iPad apps? At iPad Insight we definitely do. With that in mind, we offer up a quick review of an excellent iPad app, or a few great iPad apps, here each week.

Our picks for Best iPad App of the Week are published here every week. Check out all out picks below and you’ll soon have a collection of stellar apps for your favorite tablet.

This week’s pick is Paper by FiftyThree.  Everyone likes to doodle, but not everyone is an artist.  With Paper you don’t have to be.  Just launch the app and start sketching out your ideas and designs, or formulate a product design.  You can take advantage of all the tools with Paper, as they are all available for free.  There are the five original tools that you can use to Outline, Draw, Sketch and Color, all your ideas as they come to you.  With the recent addition of Think Kit, you can do even more.
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