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MakeHers: Engaging Girls and Women in Technology - YouTube

Intel’s “MakeHers: Engaging Girls and Women in Technology through Making, Creating and Inventing” report was created in consultation with experts including the Girl Scouts and Maker Education. It is Intel’s latest effort to support the maker community and increase access to and interest in computer science and engineering, especially among girls and women. The report indicates that girls and women involved with making, designing and creating things with electronic tools may build stronger interest and skills in computer science and engineering. Read the full report at www.intel.com/girlsintech.

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June Rumiko Klein's curator insight, August 13, 2015 1:59 PM

Intel has proven leadership in breaking down barriers in this area.  Bravo.

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Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching

Teaching Practices Inventory Provides Tool to Help You Examine Your Teaching | Technology | Scoop.it

Maryellen Weimer, PhD:

 

Here’s a great resource: the Teaching Practices Inventory. It’s an inventory that lists and scores the extent to which research-based teaching practices are being used. It’s been developed for use in math and science courses, but researchers Carl Wieman and Sarah Gilbert suggest it can be used in engineering and social sciences courses, although they have not tested it there. I suspect it has an even wider application. Most of the items on the inventory are or could be practiced in most disciplines and programs


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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, November 19, 2014 2:51 PM

This inventory, published by the University of British Columbia was developed by an impressive team from Canada, headed by Nobel Prize winning physicist Carl Wieman.  Fine research. Deep and worth the dive.

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How to Recover Deleted Photos & Video from iPhone & iPad the Easy Way - OSXDaily

How to Recover Deleted Photos & Video from iPhone & iPad the Easy Way - OSXDaily | Technology | Scoop.it
Accidentally deleting photos from an iPhone or iPad happens and it’s not a fun feeling to know that you may have lost a photo or group of images you wanted to keep. Fortunately the latest versions of iOS support an automatic recovery process that allow you to restore deleted pictures, directly from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. The photo recovery feature is fairly forgiving, giving you a reasonable timeline where restoring a lost picture is possible.

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Selfie for iPhone

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Selfie is the fun new way to have face-to-face video Conversations with people you know and people you’ll meet -- from friends and family to anyone, anywhere in the world.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 30, 2014 2:57 AM

This looks like a great free video communication tool which students will love.

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Type Superfast With Real Time Voice Dictation in iOS 8 ~ makeuseof

Type Superfast With Real Time Voice Dictation in iOS 8 ~ makeuseof | Technology | Scoop.it

by Bakari Chavanu


"It’s time to do less typing and more talking with the new real time voice-to-text feature in iOS 8.


"Relatively little has been said about the new real-time dictation function in iOS, and in previous versions it may not have been worthy of the highlight. But with the recent iOS 8 update, Apple has restored bragging rights when it comes voice dictation and mobile devices.

"Past iOS dictation implementation wouldn’t show the text you dictated until you tapped the Done button, which meant activating the feature several times for long form dictation. Well, not anymore. For me, the new voice-to-text feature works more efficiently than Dragon Dictate on the Mac."


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I have been a user of Dragon Naturally Speaking for about 8 years and have found it very, very useful -- both for myself and in teaching. Having an effective, "free" voice-to-text capability opens up fabulous opportunities for students to express themselves. The advent of easy voice to text moves writing in a whole new direction. I know because I dictated most of the last book I wrote and several recent  funding proposals. It takes awhile to learn how to dictate efficiently and effectively, which has little to do with the software learning your voice patterns and much to do with developing a different though process.


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, September 28, 2014 10:49 PM

I can see it now, students all over the library talking into to their phones, assuring me they are writing their papers. ;-)

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What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas - Learning in Hand

What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas - Learning in Hand | Technology | Scoop.it
QR (Quick Response) codes can make classrooms more efficient and interactive. Instead of typing in a web address, a student can open an app and point his or her device’s camera at the code and walk away with a website, audio, or video open in his or her web browser. QR codes store information in an image made up of tiny squares, and anyone can create them.

It’s been a couple years since I blogged about QR codes so it’s time for some updated information.

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 26, 2014 1:05 AM

keeping QR codes in the loop

Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 26, 2014 7:10 AM

Great tips on tools and and ways to use QR codes.

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, September 26, 2014 12:09 PM

#qr

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How iPads Can Refresh Traditional Classrooms | Edudemic

How iPads Can Refresh Traditional Classrooms | Edudemic | Technology | Scoop.it
Following the trend of mass mobile device adoption, educators increasingly contemplate possibilities of using iPads in classroom. State-of-the-art mobile technology is getting more and more popular in different settings and schools are no exception. Adoption of mobile devices is transforming traditional classrooms into a place that delivers real-world knowledge using efficient tech resources.

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What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas - Learning in Hand

What’s Up with QR Codes: Best Tools & Some Clever Ideas - Learning in Hand | Technology | Scoop.it
QR (Quick Response) codes can make classrooms more efficient and interactive. Instead of typing in a web address, a student can open an app and point his or her device’s camera at the code and walk away with a website, audio, or video open in his or her web browser. QR codes store information in an image made up of tiny squares, and anyone can create them.

It’s been a couple years since I blogged about QR codes so it’s time for some updated information.

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Judih Weinstein Haggai's curator insight, September 26, 2014 1:05 AM

keeping QR codes in the loop

Norton Gusky's curator insight, September 26, 2014 7:10 AM

Great tips on tools and and ways to use QR codes.

Joaquín Ballester's curator insight, September 26, 2014 12:09 PM

#qr

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Social media … It is crazy out there!

Social media … It is crazy out there! | Technology | Scoop.it
What social media channel is right for you without causing overload?

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Marco Favero's curator insight, September 19, 2014 5:25 PM

aggiungi la tua intuizione ...

Jayne Courts's curator insight, September 20, 2014 8:01 AM

I like donuts too LOL

A.K.Andrew's curator insight, September 20, 2014 11:05 AM

Not all soc. med. are not the same. Make sure you're using the right ones for you

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Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Handy iPad Posters to Use in The First Week of School ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Technology | Scoop.it

"If you are planning to incorporate iPad in your classroom teaching then you definitely need to work on some preliminary stuff before anything else. These are basically formalities and conventions students need to abide by when using iPad in class. Making students explicitly aware of their responsibilities behind using iPad in class will certainly help you tap into the full educational potential of this versatile gadget. I have gone through my archive and picked out these handy visuals for you to use with your students."


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André Manssen's curator insight, August 15, 2014 9:54 AM

Gebruik je iPads in jouw klas? Dan zijn deze posters wellicht handig om te gebruiken. Je moet ze natuurlijk wel eerst even vertalen in het Nederlands.

Doug's curator insight, August 17, 2014 6:32 AM

Added 17/08/14

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, August 22, 2014 5:03 PM

Thx John Evans

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Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools

Teachers who just got iPads - iPad 4 Schools | Technology | Scoop.it

"I had the privilege of holding a Google Hangout with Holly Clark (@HollyEdTEchDiva) and Tanya Avrith(@EdTechSchools). It was a great chat, where we compared US, NZ and Canadian school systems. Afterwards I was checking out Holly’s stuff and came across her great introduction to iPads in Classrooms. I checked with Holly and she was keen I do one of my visual representations of the ideas. So here it is, my visual, albeit briefer introduction for teachers who just got iPads:"


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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 19, 2014 8:40 AM

9 tips for teachers with ipads. 

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 19, 2014 11:24 PM

Thanks so much to Holly, Tanya and Richard for an essential Professional Development resource to have on hand for any staff kicking off with iPads!

Heidi Veikkolainen's curator insight, July 20, 2014 3:43 AM

A worthwhile link.

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How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips

How-To: Add Your Own Voice to a QR Code - Class Tech Tips | Technology | Scoop.it
You may have seen my post on "Talking QR Codes" and here's another tip for adding your own voice to a QR code.  RecordMP3 is a fantastic site that lets users record their voice using the microphone...

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Nacho Vega's curator insight, July 6, 2014 11:22 AM

The power of your #voice... Use it!

Chris Carter's curator insight, July 6, 2014 9:13 PM

Want to leave a clue QR for your kids as they work through an assignment?

Gary Harwell's curator insight, July 16, 2014 12:27 AM

Great idea to make it more interesting for the students.

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5 tools to turn quotes into pictures

5 tools to turn quotes into pictures | Technology | Scoop.it
Do you know that 90 percent of the information transmitted to the brain is visual? Actually, visual content is processed 60,000 times faster than text!
Images

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Cendrine Marrouat - cendrinemarrouat.com's curator insight, June 13, 2014 6:56 PM


Combining quotes and images....

Brian Fanzo's curator insight, June 13, 2014 8:03 PM

Great list of tools here.. I use @Canva & @WordSwapApp 

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5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint

5 Infographics to Teach You How to Easily Make Infographics in PowerPoint | Technology | Scoop.it
Learn how to easily create professional-looking infographics in PowerPoint with these 10 free templates.

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No Boxes's curator insight, May 18, 2015 5:25 PM

I love infographics!  Thanks to HubSpot for sharing these.

Marcelle Searles's curator insight, May 21, 2015 8:15 PM

a good visual tool

 

Sally Spoon's curator insight, August 6, 2015 12:18 AM

This is a helpful post for those who would like to make infographics in Powerpoint. You can also download 10 free templates.

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How to dictate a book in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog

How to dictate a book in Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog | Technology | Scoop.it
When working with young students, typing can be quite a difficult thing for them to do.

In Book Creator, you can easily make a voice recording of the child telling the story but often having the written text there can make that story even more powerful.

Just recently, I was training some assistant teachers on how to use Book Creator. I run a lot of workshops, and Book Creator is one of my most used apps on my iPad.

I love it when I learn something new. So I just had to share this with you.

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, November 17, 2014 4:04 AM

Nu nog in het Nederlands...

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Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom - Mind/Shift

Report Finds Teachers Underutilize Resources for Digital Games in the Classroom - Mind/Shift | Technology | Scoop.it

"While more teachers are using digital games in the classroom, how they decide which games to use and why is less standardized, according to a teacher survey of 694 K-8 teachers by the Games and Learning Publishing Council called Level Up Learning: A National Survey on Teaching with Digital Games.

The report finds that teachers learn about games through informal means, such as peers within the school or school district, and could benefit from more explicit training programs. By not having a more formal process, the report finds that “teachers may not be getting exposure to the broader range of pedagogical strategies, resources, and types of games that can enhance and facilitate digital game integration.”


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Christie Burke's curator insight, October 28, 2014 1:43 PM

So a quick session on gamification (turning lessons into game-oriented learning experiences) would be helpful for moving forward, but so would a session on the skills that students can build through existing games. 

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Beyondpad - Digital note taking

Beyondpad - Digital note taking | Technology | Scoop.it

Easy and efficient way to organize, structure and keep track of notes the way you want. Keep it simple or take it to the next level - advanced data management with unique type, tagging, templating and filtering features.


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emilioet's curator insight, October 7, 2014 5:03 AM

Interessante ma non ci sono metodi di condivisione.

Jimun Gimm's curator insight, December 16, 2014 8:17 AM

당신의 통찰력을 추가 ...

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Programming and Coding Apps for the iPad Classroom - The ICT Advisors

Programming and Coding Apps for the iPad Classroom - The ICT Advisors | Technology | Scoop.it
Much has been said and written about the need to teach children to code, but it’s time to start doing something about it. The ICT curriculum will soon receive a major overhaul, with computer programming featuring very strongly as a core skill. Children aged between seven and eleven will need to design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals. These will use selection and repetition, variables and various forms of inputs and outputs.

Why not use the iPads as a starting point?

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Mrs. Lezlie Waltz's curator insight, September 26, 2014 3:55 PM

It's past time for the Curriculum to strategically/systematically teach computational thinking as a core skill.~ #giftedct #edchat #edtech

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Using Book Creator to Design and Publish Student Books FRACTUS LEARNING

Using Book Creator to Design and Publish Student Books FRACTUS LEARNING | Technology | Scoop.it
Book Creator is one of the most popular apps being used in schools for one simple reason. It makes writing and building a book fun. The app for both iPad and Android tablets allows students to add text, images, video, music and narration to create books that are rich in media, interaction and that can be easily published to both Apple’s iBooks Store or Google Play Books.

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Quickly Turn Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes - iPad Apps for School

Quickly Turn Physical Sticky Notes Into Digital Notes - iPad Apps for School | Technology | Scoop.it
Post-it Plus is a new iPad app from the makers of the original Post-it Notes. With this free app installed on your iPad you can snap a picture of a collection of physical sticky notes and have them quickly digitized. Once your notes are digitized you can re-arrange them, share them with collaborators, or send them to another application like Dropbox. If you have multiple sets of notes you can combine the best notes into one board through the Post-it Plus iPad app. Watch the video below for a short overview of the app.

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Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic

Why (And How) To Start Teaching Coding In School - Edudemic | Technology | Scoop.it

"Fueled by an incredible demand in the workforce for proficient programmers and the need to teach critical thinking skills, the coding movement in schools has exploded. Furthermore, we all communicate through technology, so we should at least know the basic premise of coding because the gadget sitting in our pocket, or on our desk, should not be a mysterious black box to us or our students. Just like writing, multimedia, art, and music are mediums to show ideas, coding can be another form of expression.``


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Carlos Rodrigues Cadre's curator insight, September 20, 2014 12:26 PM

adicionar a sua visão ...

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, September 21, 2014 7:36 AM

Not just for the junior genius! Understanding how to code even if one doesn't actually do it provides insight into where we are and where we are going in the 21St century. Worth a look.

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20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips

20 World-Class Presentation Experts Share Their Top Tips | Technology | Scoop.it
Have you ever sat through a presentation that seemed to slog on and on? Presenters that are disorganized, dwell on trivial information and give long winded explanations that lead nowhere? Too many presentations are afflicted by poor planning and poor visuals. The audience who come to see these presentations, pay attention [...]

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johanna krijnsen's curator insight, August 18, 2014 6:15 AM

presentations - getting it right

Gary Harwell's curator insight, August 18, 2014 3:29 PM

What type of presentations are we using?

Tim Brook's curator insight, August 22, 2014 6:18 AM

There's loads of this kind of stuff out there but this one actually has some good advice!

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iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors

iPads in the classroom: Moving beyond the Apps - The ICT Advisors | Technology | Scoop.it
iPads, iPods and other tablets are becoming more commonplace in the classroom, and schools are filling their devices with lots of Apps. Teachers could be missing valuable opportunities to truly embed the use of iPads in the classroom.

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Hector Gonzalez's curator insight, October 25, 2014 1:35 PM

las tabletas al salón de clase ya como herramientas de trabajo....

Ness Crouch's curator insight, April 8, 2015 8:35 PM

This is a very useful article. Well worth a read if you are trying to change pedagogy around using mobile devices. 

Jamie Dammann's curator insight, October 25, 2015 8:57 PM

Technology: I chose this resource because we are currently in the process of rolling out a pilot program at one of our schools where tablets will be implemented into all the classrooms for every student. I like how this article talks about moving beyond apps and how they can be used successfully.

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LA school bosses switch from iPad to laptops for students | Digital Trends

LA school bosses switch from iPad to laptops for students | Digital Trends | Technology | Scoop.it
A year ago education officials in LA signed a deal with Apple to supply students at its 47 campuses with iPads in a deal worth millions. Now they appear to have backtracked, with a new scheme offering laptops instead of Apple's tablet.

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4 Free Apps That Teach the Basics of Coding - We Are Teachers

4 Free Apps That Teach the Basics of Coding - We Are Teachers | Technology | Scoop.it

"If your class is like mine, the kids are always talking about playing video games! Rather than discouraging that interest, I want to harness it to encourage a higher level of thinking in my class. That is exactly what happens when kids explore coding. I love watching their faces as they try to process that people have to "tell" technology what to do in order for a game to work. 

For many kids, the thought of creating games is even more exciting than playing them. Supporting their interest in gaming is important because the process of coding promotes problem-solving, creativity, collaboration and communication skills. Below I have listed four apps that are great places to start learning about coding with young kids. '


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Ionel Nedelcu's curator insight, July 2, 2014 5:38 AM

Învaţă să programezi!

Ryan McDonough's curator insight, July 7, 2014 4:23 PM

Games don't grow on trees. They have to be created by a human droid that writes thousands and thousands lines of code. Ask your class,"If you want to make video games when you grow up, raise your hand "? I'd bet as you glance around the room, most of your students' hands would be up. Coding is the source that makes it all possible. Introducing coding concepts at an early age also makes it easier to learn-- much like learning a foreign language as a kid is easier than learning as an adult. These apps are free and can provide a platform to at least introduce the beginning concepts of gaming. What should the character be doing, how do I end the story, who saves the princess, etc. One I've used in my classroom is Daisy the Dinosaur.