“ With iOS 8 photo extensions for Photos app, you can use supported app's functionality right from the stock Photos app on iOS. You don't need to run standalone apps to apply photo or video filters, add texts, trim videos, remove metadata and duplicates, add date stamp and so on.”
Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Suvi Salo
Although the full potential of 1:1 computing is yet to be discovered, the question of access privilege has to be seriously considered. Thus, effective and smart partnerships and collaboration are crucial in reaching educational goals and changes in this sphere
"Today was a big day in my grade 4-5 STEM class: It was our first time to start the “Maker Studio” rotation. Maker Studio is a concept I developed this past summer attending Maker Faire Kansas City and the awesome “Create, Make and Learn” week-long #MakerEd #STEM summer institute in Vermont coordinated by Lucie deLaBruere (@techsavvygirl). Last year was my 17th as an educator but my first as an elementary STEM teacher. I enjoyed developing and sharing lessons about a wide variety of topics, but as a “STEM teacher” was uncomfortable with my predominant focus on direct instruction lessons. Some of my favorite units from last year focused on the science and technology of music and sound, kitchen chemistry, and collaborative projects in MinecraftEDU involving permiter/area building challenges, coordinate grid scavenger hunts, and more. Our projects and activities together in these units were engaging, fun, and standards-based, but still relied predominantly on direct instruction. The after-school “Makers Club” I facilitated provided many opportunities for student-directed learning, but didn’t change my predominant teacher-directed instruction during STEM class. My summer PD experiences at #MakerFaireKC and #CML14 were transformative. Enter “Maker Studio.”"