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Top 10 iOS Shortcuts and Gestures - lifehacker

Top 10 iOS Shortcuts and Gestures - lifehacker | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Sometimes, the simplest way to do something isn't the most obvious way. A lot of gestures and shortcuts aren't exactly intuitive, but they can make certain tasks a lot faster. Here are 10 of our favorite shortcuts and gestures on iOS.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: 7 Free iPad Apps for Science Lessons | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I'm preparing to do a virtual presentation for a small district next month. My hosts asked for a list of some science apps that their middle school and high school students can use. This is part of the list that has free apps. "

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Swipe Between Open Apps Faster at the iOS Multitasking Screen - OSXDaily

Swipe Between Open Apps Faster at the iOS Multitasking Screen - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Most iPhone and iPad users know the iOS multitasking screen is where you can quit the apps you no longer want open, and it’s also where you go to switch between any of the open apps on the device. But if you have a lot of apps open, you may notice that switching from the frontmost app card to one of the last is not exactly expedient, at least not until you use this fancy alternate swipe tip. The trick is to change the location of where you swipe at the multitasker, from the app panels to the app icons:"

 

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How to Wirelessly Share Files With ANY iOS Device - Jonathan Wylie

How to Wirelessly Share Files With ANY iOS Device - Jonathan Wylie | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Ever needed to send a file from one iOS device to another? You could email it, but not all student devices are set up with email, and some files (especially video) are just too big to email. You could plug the device into a laptop and transfer the files via USB, but that can be slow, and what if you accidentally sync your device with iTunes and start transferring apps you don’t need to or from your computer? Wouldn’t it be easier if you could just beam them from one device to another? Well, you can! Here are three ways to do it."

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Nigel Lane's curator insight, January 25, 2014 4:18 PM

"Flick" looks particularly interesting here.

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7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know - TeachThought

7 Creative Apps That Allow Students To Show What They Know - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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Kirsty Watts's curator insight, January 26, 2014 9:34 PM

This is a great resource of different ideas of students using iPads to create products.

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Codecademy: Hour of Code Packs In More Lessons, Plus iPad Optimization | Cult of Mac

Codecademy: Hour of Code Packs In More Lessons, Plus iPad Optimization | Cult of Mac | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"One month after its launch in the App Store, Codeacademy: Hour of Code has gone universal — being optimized for iPad and iPad mini, as well as iPhone and iPod touch."

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Kirsty Watts's curator insight, January 25, 2014 6:29 PM

This is a great App to start learning to code.

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Don’t use technology.… Do use technology.… - Mark Anderson's Blog

Don’t use technology.… Do use technology.… - Mark Anderson's Blog | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Don’t get me wrong – given my Twitter ID it’s a given that I believe very strongly in using technology to support and enhance learning. The OED states that an evangelist is “a person who seeks to convert others to the Christian faith, especially by public preaching”, so ok… I might not be doing the Christian faith bit, but as an ‘ICT Evangelist’ I do believe that technology has the power to change our world and certainly the learning that takes place in our classrooms and beyond.

 

There’s a problem though. There is a dichotomy of experiences, skills, beliefs and abilities when it comes to using technology in our classrooms. It’s written in to the United States Declaration of Independence that, “all men are born equal”, but it’s certainly not true when it comes to the experiences that our students receive in their lessons at the hands of some of our teachers and that’s before you even think about entering technology into the equation."

 

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Dean Mantz's curator insight, January 27, 2014 9:35 AM

Perfect timing from John Evans in sharing this graphic.  I will be using it with my pre-service students as they become familiar with methods to integrate technology. 

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Improving Student Writing Using iPads - Dr. Wesley Fryer

"Slides for a series of hands-on iPad workshops by Dr. Wesley Fryer with elementary teachers in Lewisville, Texas, January 23-24, 2014. Learn more on: http://maps.playingwithmedia.com"
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Gunnar Sewell's curator insight, January 25, 2014 7:56 AM

While tablets such as the iPad can be a very useful tool for teachers and for student engagement, it is my strong belief that they should never replace or reduce interpersonal activities. Educators must always remember that the push to use technology in the classroom is mainly the result of high tech companies' marketing campaigns. 

Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, January 25, 2014 6:31 PM

teachers often underestimate or underuse the power of the iPad

Terry Doherty's curator insight, January 27, 2014 5:45 PM

Interesting perspective ... will engaging kids in elementary school translate to the stronger writing we expect of students.

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5 Excellent New Math iPad Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Excellent New Math iPad Apps for Kids ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Teaching Math fluency for kids is much easier now with these beautiful iPad apps. The apps cover the basic math concepts that kids can learn through hands-on activities, games, and puzzles. I have meticulously selected these apps to share with you here. I have only featured the new and recent releases and at any time you can access previous lists featuring more Math apps."

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iOS Security Essential: Enabling the iPhone / iPad Passcode - OSXDaily

iOS Security Essential: Enabling the iPhone / iPad Passcode - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Virtually all iPhone and iPad users should set an iOS passcode for their individual devices. This forces anyone attempting to use the device to enter a password before being able to unlock it or gain access to anything on the device, and it also requires the same passcode before any user is able to make adjustments to certain system preferences. Setting a device access code is very simple, and unless an iOS device never leaves home, work, or school, or doesn’t have any personal data on it, it should be considered an easy yet essential security tip for all users to safeguard their devices and data."

 

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Austin Randall's curator insight, January 23, 2014 11:43 PM

People should definitely set passcodes on their devices! There is no reason not to and it will guaruntee protection, especially if one of your devices was stolen etc. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Develop Web Search Challenges for Students

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Develop Web Search Challenges for Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I spent the last two days working with teachers in Grande Prairie, Alberta. One of the activities that we did yesterday was develop our own Google Search challenge activities. We used the basic model of the Google a Day Challenges combined with some of the obfuscation methods that Daniel Russell uses in his weekly search challenges. I've outlined the basic process below."

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Joyce Lindsay's curator insight, January 23, 2014 6:47 AM

Interesting

J A Jones's curator insight, January 30, 2014 8:42 AM

Excellent way to challenge students to harness Google and search with greater skill.

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iPad App of the Week: Storehouse | iPad Insight

iPad App of the Week: Storehouse | iPad Insight | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This week’s pick is Storehouse, an app that claims to be ‘the easiest way to create and discover beautiful stories’ and does a great job of living up to that promise.

 

I’ve seen a large number of iPad apps with similar purposes, but Storehouse stands out right away due to the spectacular photography in the stories and the app’s wonderful, gesture-based interface."

 

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Teachers Use Tech: Create a Vocabulary Spinner with the Decide Now! app

Teachers Use Tech: Create a Vocabulary Spinner with the Decide Now! app | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The app, Decide Now! has been a terrific addition to my Vocabulary instruction.  Any time I introduce a new word to our Academic Vocabulary list, students immediately add it to their "Vocabulary wheel" within this app!"

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Hilary Munchel Thompson's curator insight, January 26, 2014 5:23 PM

I imagine this would be cool if your school had 1:1 iPad adoption.

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Podcast413: Post-Workshop Reflections on Improving Student Writing with iPads

Moving at the Speed of Creativity | Podcast413: Post-Workshop Reflections on Improving Student Writing with iPads | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This audio podcast is a reflection by Wesley and Shelly Fryer following a series of workshops on “Improving Student Writing with iPads” shared in Lewisville, Texas, January 23 and 24, 2014. We reflected on the tools and apps shared during the workshop, including TodaysMeet, KidBlog, and AudioBoo, and also discussed how different teachers (with different levels of experience using iPads and teaching students) can start implementing these ideas with students. Refer to the podcast shownotes for links to referenced resources mentioned in the podcast."

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Cleaning iPads

Cleaning iPads | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Read our strategy for cleaning Pads without ruining the screens.
Preschoolers are many things.  They are sweet, they are cute, they are entertaining, they are creative, they are clever, but most of them tend not to be very clean.

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5 Good iPad Apps for Taking Students Into Virtual Field Trips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

5 Good iPad Apps for Taking Students Into Virtual Field Trips ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"With the help of technology teachers can bring the whole world into their classrooms. This is particularly the case when preparing virtual field trips with students. I have previosuly covered some excellent web-based  platforms  that teachers can use to take their students into virtual trips ( check the list here). Today, I am sharing some iPad apps that can do the same thing. Check them out below and share with your colleagues."

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iWork Apps for iPad Updated: Password Protection for Files & New Features Added | iPad Insight

iWork Apps for iPad Updated: Password Protection for Files & New Features Added | iPad Insight | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Apple’s iWork suite of office style apps – Keynote, Numbers, and Pages - was updated this week with password-protected files capability and a number of use
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Has BYOD changed the way you hire? Here are some things to consider

Has BYOD changed the way you hire? Here are some things to consider | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"BYOD: A workplace phenomenon that makes processes easier, streamlines communication, and helps to connect employees around the globe. Short for Bring Your Own Device, the movement means employees can use their own digital tools, like laptops and smartphones, instead of the ones that are provided (or not provided) for them by an employer"

 

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Storehouse - A Free iPad App for Visual Storytelling

Storehouse - A Free iPad App for Visual Storytelling | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Storehouse is a new iPad app for visual storytelling with your pictures and video clips. The basic idea behind Storehouse is to create stories by combining images, text, and video clips on a blank canvas. To create your stories you can import pictures and video from your iPad’s camera roll, from Instgram, from Dropbox, and from Flickr."

 

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Judy Onody's curator insight, January 24, 2014 9:53 AM

Just discovered this App! I think it woudl be great for kids creating personal narratives!

Alain Duménil's curator insight, January 25, 2014 3:30 AM

http://bit.ly/19TYBTz

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It's All Story: Games, Coding and Student Writing | MiddleWeb

It's All Story: Games, Coding and Student Writing | MiddleWeb | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Tech teacher Mark Gerl reflects on the key role that language arts plays in successful video games and the chats his students have with adventure game designers
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Learning by Making is More Humane - MAKE

Learning by Making is More Humane - MAKE | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Human beings learn in lots of different ways. They can learn by reading a book or by sitting in a classroom or by taking an online class. Some ways of learning are more tedious and stressful than others, though. When I was an engineering student in college, I sat in lectures for nine hours straight on Wednesdays, with no lunch break. After those nine hours of lectures, I’d study several hours to prepare for the next day. Is it any wonder I ditched engineering as my college major? There’s got to be a more humane way of learning. Learning by making is that more humane way."

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Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing

Free Technology for Teachers: Wellcome Images Releases 100,000 Images Under Creative Commons Licensing | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The Wellcome Library recently made more than 100,000 drawings, photographs, paintings, and advertisements available to the world under Creative Commons licensing. The images available through the Wellcome Images library are primarily of a historic nature. You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, February 26, 2014 2:53 PM

"You can browse the galleries or search for images by keyword."

Solange Giardino's curator insight, March 21, 2014 4:52 PM

Ótimas imagens para usar nas vídeo aulas.

Ajo Monzó's curator insight, July 28, 2014 5:46 AM

Buen material y bonitas imágenes! gracias!

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App #51: Write to Read (PROMO CODES AVAILABLE!) - teachingwithipad.org

App #51: Write to Read (PROMO CODES AVAILABLE!) - teachingwithipad.org | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Write to Read ($6.99 for iPad, iTunes link) is a new iPad app which teaches children to use their imagination and create unique and personal books. In the process of writing, they will increase their reading skills as well."

 

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