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17 secret iOS 9 tricks everyone should know | Cult of Mac

17 secret iOS 9 tricks everyone should know | Cult of Mac | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Once you get your iPhone upgraded to iOS 9, you might be overwhelmed. While Apple’s new mobile OS doesn’t pack a lot of grand new visual features, the update does include tons of little tricks that make using your iPhone and iPad even more ridiculously easy to use.

Here are all the secret iOS 9 tricks every user should know:
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Join Our Video Project: #ShowUsYourMakerSpace - EdWeek.org

Join Our Video Project: #ShowUsYourMakerSpace - EdWeek.org | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"“Maker spaces”—facilities designed to encourage hands-on activity and experimentation—have become an increasingly exciting part of many schools’ digital-learning and career-tech offerings. With their focus on inventiveness and collaboration, they also offer new ways of looking at classroom or learning-space design.


To showcase the composition and variety of these facilities, Education Week is asking educators to post short videos of their schools’ maker spaces to YouTube, Twitter, and Instagram over the next month, using the hashtag #ShowUsYourMakerSpace. (Photos are OK, too.)"

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The Nerdy Teacher: Making and Minecraft with @WithPiper #MakerEd

The Nerdy Teacher: Making and Minecraft with @WithPiper #MakerEd | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When I was at Picademy in February, I learned about an awesome company that uses Raspberry Pi as the brain of their project. Piper is an amazing start-up that has children build their computer and use Minecraft to learn how to use the different aspects of the Raspberry Pi and all of the buttons assembled. Here is a quick video that explains what Piper is and how it works.
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The Maker Movement Isn't Just About Making and Electronics: EdSurge Talks to MIT's Mitch Resnick (EdSurge News)

The Maker Movement Isn't Just About Making and Electronics: EdSurge Talks to MIT's Mitch Resnick (EdSurge News) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Want to hear the full interview? Check out this EdSurge On Air podcast extra.
Mitchel Resnick (or Mitch, for short) knows his making—from a lot of different angles. And he’s not too bought into the whole “electronics and gadgets” side of the maker movement.

Resnick has been in this business for more than 30 years, and it’s safe to say that he’s seen the maker movement—and the state of STEM education, in general—go through its phases, its ups and downs. He’s currently the LEGO Papert Professor of Learning Research and head of the Lifelong Kindergarten group at the MIT Media Lab, where he and his team have developed products familiar to many a science educator: the "programmable brick" technology that inspired the LEGO Mindstorms robotics kit, and Scratch, an online computing environment for students to learn about computer science.

It's not the media or materials, but what you do with it.
Mitch Resnick, MIT Professor and head of Lifelong Kindergarten group
Is making something that every school should be doing—and are all interpretations of “making” of equitable value? EdSurge sat down with Resnick in his office at the MIT Media Lab to learn more, and to find out how he and his team are working to bring more creativity into the learning process.
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Read this Book: The Language of School Design #DianaLRendina

Read this Book: The Language of School Design #DianaLRendina | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Language of School Design: Design Patterns for 21st Century Schools, is a fantastic, well-designed book that takes a broad look at what makes a 21st Century School a modern learning space.  They break these ideas down into 29 well-researched Design Patterns.  Included with each of the patterns are examples from actual schools, photos, graphics and more.  While a lot of these ideas are large scale and not necessarily something that individual teachers and librarians can implement, they provide a great deal of inspiration and goals to more towards.  Many of these ideas, such as student display space, cave spaces, soft seating, connection to the community, etc, can easily and affordably be implemented by individuals.  Here’s some of my takeaways and favorite parts of this book:
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Free Technology for Teachers: Compare & Contrast Map - A Writing Template for Elementary School Students

Free Technology for Teachers: Compare & Contrast Map - A Writing Template for Elementary School Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Read Write Think is a great place to find story starters and interactive writing templates. A good example of that is found on Read Write Think's Compare & Contrast Map.

The Compare & Contrast Map is a template for creating a comparative essay. Using the template students are guided through writing three styles of comparison essays. To get started students identify two things that they wish to compare and or contrast. Then they choose if they want to write a "whole to whole" essay, a "similarities to differences" essay, or a "point to point" essay. Whichever essay type they choose, students are guided through the types of information they should put in each part of their essays. When their essays are complete students can share them via email or print them.
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The Ed Tech Maniacs: Seeing the Forest AND the Trees: Student Exploration Time

The Ed Tech Maniacs: Seeing the Forest AND the Trees: Student Exploration Time | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
While I understand the need for direct instruction and scaffolding in classrooms, I believe that we often go overboard with controlling the scenario in the interest of classroom management and, honestly, making our own lives as teachers easier.

However, many of our students leave classrooms each day without having had the opportunities to explore and design and create and tinker with (insert content/skills here).

Think of the tools we have in our classrooms that are metaphorically represented by the canvas, brushes, and paints in our story:
Computers and laptops
iPads and other tablets
Video cameras
Student Smartphones
3D Printers (perhaps)
CNC Machines (perhaps)

Not to mention these:
Glue
Scissors
Cardboard
Paper
String
Plutonium (according to Dr. Emmett Brown, it should be readily available these days)
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Want to Make with Cardboard? Check out @JackieGerstein 's #Awesome #Cardboard #Creations page #makered

Want to Make with Cardboard? Check out @JackieGerstein 's #Awesome #Cardboard #Creations page #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Global Cardboard Challenge is an opportunity for children to play and learn by using simple materials to build the things they imagine. The Cardboard Challenge: lets children explor
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Leo the Maker Prince - the book and the companion website 

Leo the Maker Prince - the book and the companion website  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
LEO the Maker Prince teaches children (both young and old) about 3D printing by following Carla and LEO's journey through Brooklyn. LEO is a walking, talking robot who happens to be able to print (in plastic) any object that Carla draws. The other robots have their own special capabilities: H1-H0 prints in metal, Sinclair can find and print objects from a huge catalog of designs, and the others (including AL1C3-D, IRIS-7, and NiXie) have unique talents, too. Readers can come along for the journey, too: all of the objects in the book are printable one way or another.
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Attention Kid Scientists! – The President Wants Your Ideas on Science and Technology

Attention Kid Scientists! – The President Wants Your Ideas on Science and Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The White House is inviting kids from around the country to submit ideas on important science, innovation, and technology issues.
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10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth

10 Reasons Why Failure is Important - Thanks to the #Awesome @SylviaDuckworth | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
TRUTH!! 

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According to Thomas Edison, "I have not failed. I have just found 10,000 ways that won't work." Excellent graphic explaining why failure is an important part of the learning process.
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5 Step Beginners Guide to 3D Printing Food - @Pinshape

5 Step Beginners Guide to 3D Printing Food - @Pinshape | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
How can you get started with 3D printing food and what do you need? We brought in 3d printing food fanatics Jason and Luis from 3DIGITALCOOKS to help answer the basics! 

One of the most common questions we’re asked is ‘how do I get started with 3d food printing?’.  If you are already a maker, the good news is you will already have many of the tools you’ll need to get started.

In this article we will cover 5 points that will help you get started as a beginner to 3D food printing (3DFP).  We are going to focus on paste extrusion printing methods since those are the easiest ones to start with.
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7 tips for creating a learner-centered makerspace - #ISTE

7 tips for creating a learner-centered makerspace - #ISTE | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for inspiration to redesign a school space? Matthews offers these tips for creating a makerspace on a shoestring.
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Quick Look: Apple’s USB 3 SD Card Reader for iPad

Quick Look: Apple’s USB 3 SD Card Reader for iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The last time I bought Apple’s SD Card Camera Reader, I ended up feeling disappointed and returning it within a day. However, I thought I’d revisit this particular accessory now that I’ve switched cameras. Instead of using a Sony A6000, I’m now using a Fuji X-Pro 2. The JPEG files on this new camera are larger, and the movies are actually transferable to iOS, so I now have a much better use case for this little adapter.
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Now here is a useful little piece of technology....
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5 Essential Meta-Level Tips for Makers | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers

5 Essential Meta-Level Tips for Makers | Make: DIY Projects and Ideas for Makers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

'Most of the time here on Make:, we cover tips, tricks, and techniques related to the hands-on activity of making, tips on cutting, gluing, sanding, joining, and tips on things like shop organization.

Today’s tips are a little different, more “meta” level. They apply to one’s headspace around making, ways of organizing your thinking, your project planning and expectations, and how you conduct yourself as a maker.

If you have any similar tips related to your philosophy around making, we’d love to heard them. Please post them in the comments below."

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Encourage your discouraged readers! 5 digital tools to spark a love of reading - ISTE

Encourage your discouraged readers! 5 digital tools to spark a love of reading - ISTE | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The 21st century is an exciting time of change. A great deal of that change is an outgrowth of the technological explosion. But our children have no concept of this “change” because technology has always been a part of their lives. 

In this digital environment, it is more important than ever that children are proficient readers. Yet we continue to see students in our classrooms who we label “reluctant readers” — those who can read but choose not to. We need to help these discouraged students find their motivation or passion for reading.

While there is no easy way to make kids want to read, we all know the odds are better if an activity seems popular, cool and fun. One way to do that is through technology. Here are some digital tools that can help engage students in reading.
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EdTech Tutorial: How To Use The App ‘Cargobot’ To Teach Programming

EdTech Tutorial: How To Use The App ‘Cargobot’ To Teach Programming | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Cargobot is a free App (on the Appstore) which is excellent for learning how to program. It starts of with tutorials, then simple tasks and moves on to more complex algorithms.
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Girls Can't Code Because, You Know, Boobs (And Other Myths) - Huffington Post

Girls Can't Code Because, You Know, Boobs (And Other Myths) - Huffington Post | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Girls Who Code, a nonprofit dedicated to bridging the gender gap in tech, created this satirical clip to feature in a three-part series that explores the ridiculous gender stereotypes that exist in the world of computer science.

“We wanted to try something different and use humor and satire to question the stereotypes that tell our girls that coding is not for them,” said Reshma Saujani, the organization’s founder and CEO, in a statement. “Our hope is these videos will spark a much-needed conversation about the messages we send our young women and what we can do to create a more inclusive, well-rounded image of a programmer.”
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S'Cool Tools Reviewed by Educators: Formative, PicCollage, Strict Workflow (EdSurge News)

S'Cool Tools Reviewed by Educators: Formative, PicCollage, Strict Workflow (EdSurge News) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
TOO COOL (PERFECT FOR SCHOOL): We write about classroom tools every week, but there are many more edtech experts outside our newsroom than within. Educators interact with edtech every day, so asked educators in our community to share with us how they use their tools, what they like and what they don’t for our Instruct newsletter. To be clear, these reviewers have no financial interest in promoting these tools, nor do their opinions necessarily reflect those of EdSurge. If you're an educator who would like to share your experiences with a product that you use, click here to complete a case study.
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What Did Educators Learn at Maker Faire? (EdSurge News)

What Did Educators Learn at Maker Faire? (EdSurge News) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As Kristin Berbawy packed projects into her car, she lingered over one in particular. Two 3D-printed Makerbots with wire hooks—a pair of earrings. They matched the white braces on her teeth and the white strands in her hair. Her students had made them—as they had all the projects in her car—in their high school makerspace. She was proud of them. She was going to display their work to other teachers.

Smack in the middle of AP exams, a growing group of teachers is pouring time, creativity and energy into activities for which there are no standardized tests: makerspaces. The movement is avowedly grassroots and candidly quirky, and its main gathering is the Maker Educator Convening in Oakland, CA, where Kristin Berbawy was headed with a trunkload of laser cut wood and 3D printed objects.
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Making Meaning Out of Empathy & Anything — Medium

Making Meaning Out of Empathy & Anything — Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This weekend I had the good fortune to work alongside Denver’s Imaginarium with a group of amazing students from Denver Public Schools, ranging from sixth to eleventh grade, all there to help shape what student voice might look like when working in tandem with the innovation lab.


This intense Saturday of thinking, learning and creating took place not in a classroom or conference center, not in a library nor a makerspace.


No, these students transformed a Dave and Buster’s function room into a lean start-up, rapid-fire prototype, design sprint incubator by employing growth mindsets, the power of imagination and copious amounts of candy and chicken nuggets."

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Gboard: Don’t know how I lived without it — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Gboard: Don’t know how I lived without it — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I am a bit mobile keyboard challenged. While I type like a maniac, I’m what anyone would call a slow texter.  I have trouble with tasks others find simple–finding the perfect emoji, as well as basics like copying and pasting.  So, for me Gboard is a major keyboard shift.
Last week, the Official Google Blog announced Gboard. Available at the App Store for iPhone and iPad, Gboard is the essential keyboard app you didn’t know you needed.  (Well, I kinda did.)
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Making & Science - The Google Science Initiative

Making & Science - The Google Science Initiative | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Check out Science Journal-- a digital science notebook to inspire kids and adults explore the world around them using sensors and data!
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Creativity Crisis – @KrissyVenosdale

Creativity Crisis – @KrissyVenosdale | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
“I’m not really that creative.”

You’ve heard that before.  Kids that have said it.  Teachers have said it.  Administrators have said it.  Even worse, people BELIEVE it.  But creativity isn’t something you have or don’t have… it’s something to be cultivated, grown, encouraged, released.

When I think about school and reimagine it, it’s a place where everyone involved embraces the creative spirit.  No, not everyone loves to make big messes and create stuff every second of the day, but EVERYONE loves for their voice to be heard, for their ideas to be embraced, for the chance to solve, think differently, and DO something driven from their own ideas.

Cardboard, coding, iPads, laptops, duct tape, paper circuits, robotics, conductive thread, and sewing machines… ALL tools.  But these tools will mean nothing without the most powerful tool of all to be unleashed… human creativity.
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Maker Education - Online Professional Development - MakerEd.org

Maker Education - Online Professional Development - MakerEd.org | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Ahead of the official launch of our Resource Library‘s Professional Development category in fall 2016, we are excited to offer a preview of three professional development modules around maker education. Each module is centered around a video and contains prompts to consider and comment on in the Professional Development section of our online Google+ community and on Twitter with #makered and @MakerEdOrg.

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FabLearn Meaningful Making Book - Free Download

FabLearn Meaningful Making Book - Free Download | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

This book contains project ideas, articles, and best practices from educators at the forefront of making and hands-on education. The Stanford University FabLearn Fellows are a group of K­-12 educators teaching in Fab Labs, makerspaces, classrooms, libraries, community centers, and museums—all with the goal of making learning more meaningful.

In this book, the FabLearn Fellows share inspirational ideas from their learning spaces, assessment strategies and recommended projects across a broad range of age levels. Illustrated with color photos of real student work, the Fellows take you on a tour of the future of learning, where children make sense of the world by making things that matter to them and their communities.  

Meaningful Making is available for free as a downloadable PDF, or in print at major online retailers. Proceeds of the print edition will be used to fund future FabLearn fellowships and activities for K-12 educators.


Download link - http://bit.ly/meaningfulmakingfile

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