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Appsfire ranks the best iOS apps, not just the most-downloaded

Appsfire ranks the best iOS apps, not just the most-downloaded | Technology for school | Scoop.it
Operating on the theory that there are better ways to find great iOS apps than skimming the "top downloaded" lists on the App Store, Appsfire has published its first-ever alternative rankings that highlight the best apps, not just the ones with the...

It turns out that the rankings you see the App Store are based on number of downloads, so the more downloads the higher the ranking. 

To get a better understanding of how Appsfire determines the Appscore you may want to check out this SlideShare, which also shows you the Top 25 Games and Top 25 Non-Games for the iPhone and iPad All Time and June 2012 at http://www.slideshare.net/appsfire/app-score-report-best-ios-apps-june-2012.


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How Much Data is Created Every Minute? DOMO Blog (Infographic)

How Much Data is Created Every Minute? DOMO Blog (Infographic) | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Do you have any idea of how much data is created every minute? Phones, websites, applications...it is mind boggling. Check out this infographic Data Never Sleeps for more information.


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10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic

10 Steps To Designing An Amazing Infographic | Technology for school | Scoop.it
Information can be useful--and even beautiful--but only when it’s presented well. In an age of information overload, any guidance through the clutter comes as a welcome relief. That’s one reason for the recent popularity of information graphics.

This post includes 10 steps to help you create an infographic, beginning with gathering data and ending with releasing your infographic to the world. 


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Could This Be Your Classroom Of The Future? | Edudemic

Could This Be Your Classroom Of The Future? | Edudemic | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Intel has released a video of the classroom of the future. Do you think this is what the future will look like in education? Would you like to teach in this type of classroom?


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Google Search Gets a Cool, Useful Calculator

Google Search Gets a Cool, Useful Calculator | Technology for school | Scoop.it
Google just added an interactive calculator to its search results that works on desktop and mobile browsers.

Along with basic buttons this virtual calculator includes standard trig functions, exponents plus buttons for pi and e. Not only can you push the buttons, but you may also do calculations via a voice search.


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Avatar Adventures: An Interactive Learning Opportunity on Digital Citizenship

Avatar Adventures: An Interactive Learning Opportunity on Digital Citizenship | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Suan Oxnevad has created "an interactive learning experience designed to provide students and teachers with opportunities to focus on digital citizenship while engaging in constructive play." This post demonstrates one way you might use ThingLink as a tool with your students. 


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Internet-60-Seconds-Infographic-Part-2

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de Bruijne Benjamin's comment, June 18, 2013 5:40 AM
Et dire que c'est la crise !
Jennifer Samuels's curator insight, June 21, 2013 7:40 PM

I'll have to check the sources, but it doesn't sound unreasonable.

Joshua Lipworth's curator insight, July 24, 2013 11:19 AM

This is great because of blah blah blah

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Pedagogical Quickies

Pedagogical Quickies | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Every couple of months or so, Marc-André publishes a quick pedagogical clip that presents an educational issue along with solutions often inspired by technology.

 

Marc-André’s YouTube channel is aimed at dealing with educational issues ranging from content creation to professional development.

 

Ideal resources for stall development and/or as great conversation starters for "forward planning" meetings etc.


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Changing “Classroom Normal” with Interactive Blogging

Changing “Classroom Normal” with Interactive Blogging | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Have you tried blogging with your students? Wesley Fryer discusses using "interactive blogs" in your class in this post. An "interactive blog" is one that allows posts from teachers, students, and blog visitors, but it is moderated. 

Fryer has been working with educators and polling them this summer and discusses his findings in this article. He also links to an article, "Why Word Press? Class Blogging with Moderated Posts and Comments" which walks you through how to set up a moderated blog with Word Press.


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Record Voice Over Tutorials And Share Them Via iPad With ShowMe

Record Voice Over Tutorials And Share Them Via iPad With ShowMe | Technology for school | Scoop.it

ShowMe is an iOS application and a web service that provides users with an excellent opportunity to learn and share information with others...


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The State of Tech

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Amazing series of videos on teaching and technology issues.


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A Quick Guide on Blooms Taxonomy Apps for iPad

A Quick Guide on Blooms Taxonomy Apps for iPad | Technology for school | Scoop.it

RT @cbeyerle: A Quick Guide on Blooms Taxonomy Apps for iPad http://t.co/fvmgAgQU #blooms #edutablet #ipaded #edtech #edchat #education #apps...


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Apple Reminds Teachers And IT Pros About Free Web iPad-In-Education Webcast Series | Cult of Mac

Apple Reminds Teachers And IT Pros About Free Web iPad-In-Education Webcast Series | Cult of Mac | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Apple Reminds Teachers About Free Web iPad-In-Education Webcast Series: http://t.co/eAqpC1J5 #edtech #iPaded #education #smedu #teaching...


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Learning with Images: 20+ Tips & Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp

Learning with Images: 20+ Tips & Resources : Teacher Reboot Camp | Technology for school | Scoop.it

This post contains resources to "help learners visualize their learning, lesson ideas, and more!" As well as a the Working with Images SlideShare, there is A Pearl Tree of More Resources (with links to sites with images) as well as Juliana's Bookr, a book  created in Pinpanpum (http://www.pimpampum.net/).


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Making Math Real with Dan Meyer and 101questions

Making Math Real with Dan Meyer and 101questions | Technology for school | Scoop.it

If you have not had a chance to check out Dan Meyer and his method of teaching math please take the time and check out the links in this post. Not only is there a talk he gave at TED called 'Math Class Needs a Makeover' (embedded in the post) there is also a link to his to his '101 questions' site, where the community may pose problems and ask questions. 

He also has a Google Spreadsheet called Dan Meyer's Three Act Math Tasks. You may find it at http://bit.ly/tpp82B.


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Innovative educators use infographics to engage learners

Innovative educators use infographics to engage learners | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Here is an idea of one way to use infographics in your classroom. The specific infographic shown looks at Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and levels of English speaking citizens in a country. It appears that the higher levels of English speaking citizens, the better the GDP.

Using infographics is a great way to helpe students raise questions that lead to deeper understandings.

To see questions that might be raised with this specific infographic click through to the post.


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8 Essentials For Project Based Learning 2012 version.pdf

According to the Buck Institute for Education a project is meaningful when it fulfills two criteria. The students “must perceive it as personally meaningful, as a task that matters…and a meaningful project fulfills an educational purpose.” This PDF provides 8 essential components to create meaningful projects. Each is explained using an example of a project with suggestions on how to make the project more robust.

* Significant Content

* A Need to Know

* A Driving Question

* Student Voice and Choice

* 21st Century Skills

* Inquiry and Innovation

* Feedback and Revision

* Publicly Presented Project


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Google Apps Expert | Google Apps Training Videos | Google Gooru

Google Apps Expert | Google Apps Training Videos | Google Gooru | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Did you know that in 2011, Google Apps released 100+ new updates? With so many new updates how to keep does one keep up with all the new releases and updates? Try Ask Google Guru where you can find Google Apps Training Videos by topic, by level (beginner, intermediate, Gooru), and Migration Guides.


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Muvizu - Make Free 3D Animated Movies on Your Computer | Animation software

Muvizu - Make Free 3D Animated Movies on Your Computer | Animation software | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Are you looking for a free software program that will allow you to make 3D movies? Muvizu has recently released a new version of their software which is free for non-commercial and educational use. Available in both a full version and a light version you may download the software and begin to create animations. Muvizu allows you to build your set, direct your characters and publish your films. Have fun and make some animated films!  


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10 BYOD Classroom Experiments (and What We've Learned From Them So Far)

10 BYOD Classroom Experiments (and What We've Learned From Them So Far) | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Many schools are exploring going BYOD. Learn from schools that have already done so in this post. The stories tend to be positive yet also provide a look at some of the issues that may come up.


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Thanks to This Free Class, Every Educator Can Learn Design Thinking - Education - GOOD

Thanks to This Free Class, Every Educator Can Learn Design Thinking - Education - GOOD | Technology for school | Scoop.it

Are you interested in learning the design process? The five-week virtual class will share the tools and methods of the process. With creativity being the top item wanted by many CEOs this has the potential to provide you with resources you may use in your classroom. Edutopia, IDEO and New York's Riverdale Country Day School have teem up to offer this free course. 
For more information check out the article at GOOD. To see the workshop schedule and register for the course you may go directly to http://www.edutopia.org/design-thinking-workshop-schedule. Move quickly, the course starts on July 30th!

Ooops...I just checked and the course has sold out...hopefully they will offer it again.


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Apple Will Now Let Any Teacher Publish Content to iTunes U

Apple Will Now Let Any Teacher Publish Content to iTunes U | Technology for school | Scoop.it

The new features, aimed at K-12 teachers who use iPads in the classroom, allow teachers to create up to 12 private courses. Within each course, teachers can point students to curriculum


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'Allergic to technology': Man, 36, lives alone in remote woodland after claiming phones and TVs give him blackouts, nosebleeds and crippling headaches

'Allergic to technology': Man, 36, lives alone in remote woodland after claiming phones and TVs give him blackouts, nosebleeds and crippling headaches | Technology for school | Scoop.it
Phil Inkly, from Silchester, Hampshire, has been forced to live alone in a caravan in remote woodland - because he’s allergic to technology.
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103 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom

103 Interesting Ways to use an iPad in the Classroom


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Fun English - Learning games for kids. Educational English language app for iPad, iPhone and iPod

Fun English combines a structured English language course with engaging and entertaining games. Our learning activities will keep your child occupied while i...


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