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Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Coding and "Making" - Hack Education

Top Ed-Tech Trends of 2013: Coding and "Making" - Hack Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As with all of the trends I’m covering in my year-end review, neither the “Learn to Code” nor the “Maker Movement” are new. I’ll say it again: read Seymour Papert’s Mindstorms, published in 1980.

 

Last year, I wrote about “Learning to Code” and “The Maker Movement” in two separate trends post. This year, I’m combining the two. This decision shouldn’t be seen as an indication that interest in either has diminished. To the contrary."

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10 Apps to Get Kids Excited About Science - Mashable

10 Apps to Get Kids Excited About Science - Mashable | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
These 10 apps are perfect for exploring the world of science, especially for kids.
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Patricia Flavin's curator insight, December 8, 2013 6:09 AM

Some great app recommendations some of which are appropriate for elementary students - apps exploring space and weather.

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Spellyfish - Fun Phonics iPad Apps - iPad Apps for Schools

Spellyfish - Fun Phonics iPad Apps - iPad Apps for Schools | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Spellyfish is a pair of iPad apps designed to help students learn phonics. Spellyfish Short A Words focuses on teaching students how to recognize and spell consonant-vowel-consonant words that contain the letter “A” and the short “A” sound. Spellyfish Short I Words teaches students to recognize and spell short consonant-vowel-consonant words containing the letter “I.”

 

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Danny Miller's curator insight, July 5, 2014 8:35 AM

Spelling for short a I pad app

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These Are a Few of My Favorite Apps (Part 1) - Tales of a Travelling Teacher

These Are a Few of My Favorite Apps (Part 1) - Tales of a Travelling Teacher | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I'm feeling Christmassy these days, hence the title of this blog post.  Now I can't get the tune out of my head. :)  These 9 apps make up the first screen of the folder on my iPad titled Ed Tech.  They are my "go-to" apps, the ones I use in almost any classroom, regardless of the age of the students or the subject."

 

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Hilary Munchel Thompson's curator insight, December 7, 2013 2:38 PM

I have never used iPads in my classroom, though we've had them at my school for just over a year. I basically have no idea what I can do with them and this article just gave me several ideas I'm farily excited about!

Patricia Flavin's curator insight, December 8, 2013 6:11 AM

Great selection of versatile apps.

Reg Corney's curator insight, December 8, 2013 4:03 PM

These apps sound interesting. This blog gives a short summary of each of the 9 apps.

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MyScript Calculator - Class Tech Tips

MyScript Calculator - Class Tech Tips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are lots of apps that can “wow” a crowd and MyScript Calculator is definitely one of them.  Write an equation (simple or complex) onto your screen and the app will transfer it to type and solve the problem.  This fantastic free app can be used by students to check their work, especially order of operations.  You’ll need to try it to believe it!"

 

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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, December 6, 2013 1:08 PM

Definitely  one to try. 

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Chromebooks and iPads: Rivals No More (EdSurge News)

Chromebooks and iPads: Rivals No More (EdSurge News) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a teacher or an administrator, you may be asking yourself, “Chromebooks or iPads for my classroom?” If a school is looking to go 1:1, which one is the better choice?
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Karine Thonnard's curator insight, December 5, 2013 7:38 PM

add your insight...

 
J. Mark Schwanz's curator insight, December 6, 2013 4:31 PM

Room for both in my classroom. Schools should let teachers and students have input as to which devices they need. 

Patricia Flavin's curator insight, December 10, 2013 9:17 AM

great (and concise) article. the pros and cons of each.

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MinecraftEDU - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer

MinecraftEDU - STEM Curriculum Resources by Dr. Wesley Fryer | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Lessons, ideas and resources related to MinecraftEDU. In November 2013, our school purchased 29 licenses of MinecraftEDU software to use in our Win7 computer lab."

 

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Coding Across the Curriculum - Edutopia

Coding Across the Curriculum - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I think everybody in this country should learn how to program a computer because it teaches you how to think." - Steve Jobs

"The above quote is on the homepage of the coding website Tynker. Coding, formerly known as programming (I still remember teaching myself BASIC on my Commodore 64 back in the '80s!), has once again returned to classrooms nationwide. A range of high-profile individuals, including Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, Dr. Oz and Ashton Kutcher, among others, have lent their support to Code.org, a non-profit that advocates a return to coding in the classroom."

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5 Different Education Apps to Stimulate Your Child’s Mind - Fractus Learning

5 Different Education Apps to Stimulate Your Child’s Mind - Fractus Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There are currently thousands of brain-stimulating education apps that parents, teachers and students can enjoy. Here are five to get you started.
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TUAW - Daily iPad App: The Elements in Action brings the periodic table to life

TUAW - Daily iPad App: The Elements in Action brings the periodic table to life | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The Elements in Action takes a visual look at the periodic table, bringing the metals and gasses to life with engaging videos. It's an interesting look at the elements from BAFTA award winner Max Whitby and Theodore Gray, author of the popular book and app The Elements. The content is top-notch, taken from footage originally available only at museums."

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The 10 Best Apps for On-Call / Substitute Teachers - AvatarGeneration

The 10 Best Apps for On-Call / Substitute Teachers - AvatarGeneration | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
On-Call and substitute teachers face a perplexing set of planning-related problems that require each to become a proverbial Jack- or Jill-of-all-trades.
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TED Books App is Now Available for iPad for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

TED Books App is Now Available for iPad for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"TED Books is an iPad app that provides TED fans with short electronic books produced once a month by TED conferences. The books are less than  20.000 words long "long enough to unleash a powerful narrative, but short enough to be read in a single sitting.""

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Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:42 AM

As part of the Background Resources via the Pearltrees platform.

 

Jose Pietri's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:43 AM

Find Creative Industries fiocused books, plus those on Collaboration and add to a Pearltree for the LEC project.

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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2013

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: Top 100 Sites/Apps of 2013 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Well, here it is my favorite and most popular post of the year, my Top 100 Sites/Apps of the year!!!  Continuing w/ the trend from last year, readers are going to find more and more apps on the list and less sites, as the flux in mobile learning and BYOD (bring your own devices) continues to rise.  Also, you'll notice that there are a lot of learning tools for Digital Storytelling & Math.  I believe the reason for this is because storytelling is a learning tool that can be used by a wide range of educators for any subject, and Math is a very popular subject w/ lots of diverse ways to go about teaching it.  W/ that I hope you enjoy this list and as always thanks again for reading!!!"

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MVee's curator insight, December 3, 2013 2:49 PM

Great updated list of top apps for 2013 !

Ann Ewel's curator insight, December 4, 2013 11:16 AM

I am looking for new online tools to share with our teachers -- and this list looks like it has many that are easy to use -- and that enhance learning.  Like Geddit  -- where the students can give the teacher feedback on how well they understand -- sounds very cool.

Linda Jones's curator insight, December 4, 2013 12:15 PM

Excellent resources for educators to integrate technology into the classroom.

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iPad Resources via @DarlyndaMiktuk

iPad Resources via @DarlyndaMiktuk | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This website was designed to help all classroom teachers find apps and resources for using an iPad in their classrooms."

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Don Breedwell's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:22 PM

A great collection. 

Lori Wilk's curator insight, December 6, 2013 10:56 PM

The proliferation of new devices is leading to the explosion of apps to use on them#apps#mobile

Reg Corney's curator insight, December 8, 2013 3:51 PM

Have a look at this website. There are some good ideas for apps.

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Easily Organize your Dropbox Files with This Awesome iPad App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Easily Organize your Dropbox Files with This Awesome iPad App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you are like me then Dropbox is one of the tools you use on everyday basis. The cloud-based facilities it provides are too valuable to be missed and barring Google Drive, no other web tool  provides as powerful and free cloud-based services as Dropbox. However, Dropbox per see can only do so much and there are several third party tools to use with it to increase your productivity"

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Which Adapter Do I Need to Mirror My iPad? - Learning in Hand

Which Adapter Do I Need to Mirror My iPad? - Learning in Hand | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You can use an adapter and a cable to mirror exactly what's on your iPad's display onto a projector or television screen. When picking out an adapter, you need to know if your device has a Lightning or 30-pin Dock connector.
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Our Story for iPad: The Best Digital Storytelling App for Young Writers - Jonathan Wylie

Our Story for iPad: The Best Digital Storytelling App for Young Writers - Jonathan Wylie | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are a lot of digital storytelling apps for the iPad. Each is just a little bit different from the others, but one stands out among the others, at least for me, because of its simplicity, ease of use, and ability to tell great stories. On top of all that, it is 100% free! I’m talking, of course, about Our Story for iPad, an app created by The Open University. In my opinion, it is the best digital storytelling app for young writers. Here’s why."

 

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How to Show the List View in Calendar for iOS 7 - OSXDaily

How to Show the List View in Calendar for iOS 7 - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The Calendar List view is debatably the most useful way to quickly see what’s on tap with any given schedule on your iPhone or iPad. For whatever reason, as part of the Calendar apps dramatic overhaul with iOS 7, the list view seemingly vanished from easy access… or so many users thought. The List view actually does remain in Calendar for the newest versions of iOS… you just have to use the excellent trick provided by Luke F., who accidentally discovered this when trying to search through schedules as described below:"

 

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Educlipper App for iPad is Now Available for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Educlipper App for iPad is Now Available for Free ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Some call it the new Pinterest for educators, Educlipper is really a great and promising website where teachers get to curate and organize digital content. Educlipper has been designed specifically for educators and by an educator ( Adam Bellow: founder ). The process of setting up your Educlipper account is pretty easy and can be done in a few clicks and once logged in you can instantly start adding content ."

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15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer) - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"According to Code.org, 90 percent of U.S. schools are not teaching any computer science. Eyebrows have been raised this year as the U.K. passed a plan to educate every child how to code.

 

In my opinion, parents of every student in every school at every level should demand that all students be taught how to code. They don't need this skill because they'll all go into it as a career -- that isn't realistic -- but because it impacts every career in the 21st century world. Any country recognizing that will benefit in the long term. Here's how you can start."

 

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, November 29, 2014 11:53 AM

Older article but pertinent information with resources on teaching your students coding.

Lúcio Botelho's curator insight, November 29, 2014 7:51 PM

Mais alguns exemplos de programas

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5 Advantages of Using the iPad in the Classroom - teachingwithipad.org

5 Advantages of Using the iPad in the Classroom - teachingwithipad.org | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The use of iPads in the classroom brings a multitude of advantages. Here are 5 of them:"

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17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher

17 Fun Tools To Teach Kids To Code by @ChrisBetcher | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are many benefits to teaching young people to code.   As a musician starts learning a piece of music,  the process can be daunting.   Musicians, however, naturally start breaking the song into parts.   By slowly mastering small phrases, scales, chords, and patterns, the song slowly emerges from the student.   The discipline of decomposition and persistence shows up in computer programming too."


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Cindy Rudy's curator insight, December 4, 2013 7:42 AM
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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, December 4, 2013 2:28 PM

teach kids to code

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Keyboard Shortcuts for iPad & iPhone - iPad Academy

This short video tutorial offers several keyboard shortcuts and tips that will save you time and typing on you iPad or iPhone.
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John McDermott Neill's curator insight, December 4, 2013 10:17 AM

every little helps

Reg Corney's curator insight, December 5, 2013 4:20 PM

Some very good short cut s in this video. I think the slide using the number key and slide using the shift key will be useful.

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12 Smart iPad Apps For Collaborative Learning - TeachThought

12 Smart iPad Apps For Collaborative Learning - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Using the iPad for collaborative learning isn’t the most seamless thing in the world. For one, you have to define what you mean by collaborative learning, and here we can loosely define it was “a kind of learning where collaboration is an integral part of the learning process.”

 

This means not just publishing ideas, but publishing them in ways where writers can receive feedback, reflect, and revise their writing or thinking."

 

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Wikihood - An iPad App for Exploring the World - iPad Apps for School

Wikihood - An iPad App for Exploring the World - iPad Apps for School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Wikihood for iPad is a free app that combines maps and Wikipedia entries. With the app installed and location services enabled Wikihood will determine your location then show you Wikipedia entries about places, people, and events near you."

 

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