"The philosophy behind the maker movement is to explore and create with purpose. It’s about embracing a child’s natural curiousity and supporting the notion of learning by doing. As it should be in every classroom, play is a key component in the maker movement.
Makers believe it you can imagine it you can make it."
"Emerging technologies is, can be, should be a driving force of this evolution towards Education 3.0. Information access, communication methods, the ability for creative express is qualitatively different than any other time in history due to technological advances."
"You love your students, and you love your shiny new iPad. But when you put the two together, you get a little nervous. You see, expensive technology doesn’t always mix with rambunctious second graders—or even clumsy high school seniors. That’s why we created this free iPad safety poster to share with your students. Download and print it today http://www.weareteachers.com/docs/printable-materials/keep-our-ipads-safe.pdf?sfvrsn=0 !"
"We came across an interesting infographic from edweek which showed that 70% of the top selling educational apps on iTunes are geared towards elementary or pre-school children. It makes an interesting point about app development for middle and high school students. We wonder why is there such a gap between these two markets? "
"In the last several months, the iOS versions of Evernote have undergone a significant overhaul of their user interfaces, closely mirroring the design and features of the counterpart web and Mac applications. We have added the iOS versions of Evernote to our Best of iPad Apps, and Best of iPhone Apps pages where they sit alongside our other picks for the platform.
Evernote is a free universal app that works on the iPhone and iPad."
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"The interest in inquiry-based learning seems to ebb and flow based on–well, it’s not clear why it ever ebbs.
In short, it is a student-centered, Constructivist approach to learning that requires critical thinking, and benefits from technology, collaboration, resourcefulness, and other modern learning skills that never seem to fall out of favor themselves.
Regardless, St Oliver Plunkett Primary School has put together two very useful images that can help you populate your iPad–or classroom of iPads–with apps that support both inquiry-based learning (the second image below), and a more general approach to pedagogy based on Apple’s uber-popular tablet (the top image)."
"My second graders love using the I-nigma app to read QR codes. As part of our science curriculum on environmental interactions we went to Pinchot for an Environmental Field Day, focusing on Insects and other “Pests.” As a follow up activity when we returned, the students completed the “Spiders QR Webquest.”" http://blog.wssd.k12.pa.us/ipads/files/2013/06/QR-Spider-Activity.docx
"In their attempts to establish a 1:1 program for the year 6 class, St Oliver Plunket has recently held a series of workshops in order to develop their students skills before they were officially given management of their very own devices.
The workshops were particularly centered around teaching students about some tips and tricks for managing their iPad, email etiquette, successful searching and copyright and creative commons. I personally was thrilled by the efforts these people from St Oliver are putting into making their 1:1 program a success and I hope other schools would do the same."