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How To Turn AirPlay Mirroring On & Off in iOS 7

How To Turn AirPlay Mirroring On & Off in iOS 7 | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
AirPlay Mirroring is one of the coolest features on iOS. As the name suggests, it allows you to mirror your iPad screen to a nearby Apple TV or a Mac – so everything done on the iPad is shown insta...

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Good information with the iOS changes.

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Melissa Marshall's curator insight, October 7, 2013 11:54 PM

excellent idea here for when you switch to iOS7. 

Dico Krommenhoek's curator insight, October 8, 2013 1:36 AM

Dat was even zoeken inderdaad...

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Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn

Why Kids Need to Tinker to Learn | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

"The Maker Movement http://blogs.kqed.org/mindshift/tag/maker-movement/ ; has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would like to see formal schooling be influenced by the Maker Movement, which has inspired young learners to tinker, to learn by doing, and take agency for their learning."


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Lisa Carey's curator insight, August 27, 4:28 PM

Action & Expression!

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, August 28, 11:07 AM

The Maker movement taps into the very heart of learning adding purpose and practice to pedagogy,  a heutagogical approach.  How's that for an educational classification?

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Rocket Timer - Online Stopwatch

Rocket Timer - Online Stopwatch | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
Try this fun Rocket Timer - watch the fuse go down, then blast off! These timers are fun, great for classrooms, and kids and adults alike. Free and full screen!

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Cindy Riley Klages's curator insight, August 18, 8:55 AM

Good alternative to Harmony Hollow's Cool Timer

Daniel Morgenstern's curator insight, September 4, 5:14 PM

Chronomètre amusant, parfois utile, mais plein de pub.

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Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint

Design Beautiful Ebooks Using Powerpoint | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
You don't have to have an art degree to make a beautiful Ebook! Here's how to do it in four, simple steps.

You spend a lot of time making sure the content that goes into your Ebooks is unique and of high quality, right? So why wouldn’t you do the same with your Ebook design?


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Looks interesting. 

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Mirta Liliana Filgueira's curator insight, July 29, 10:10 PM

Hacer un E-Books con PowerPoint

Paula King, Ph.D.'s curator insight, July 29, 10:33 PM

Using PowerPoint no less. 

Tony Guzman's curator insight, August 11, 11:30 AM

Great tips to help you create an eBook via PowerPoint.

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A free 3D modeling app for iPad

A free 3D modeling app for iPad | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

We believe in the power of 3D thinking and our vision is to make 3D modeling, designing + printing more accessible and affordable for people of all ages, skill levels and backgrounds.
There are many potential uses for Morphi - prototyping, visualization, making functional products and wearables, creating decorative items, rendering quick architectural models, building 3D models to teach STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art + Math), literacy and much, much more.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 27, 3:02 AM

This is a great app to get students started creating and designing 3D objects and printing them on a 3D printer.

Maru Peltonen's curator insight, July 28, 7:28 AM

Ja lisää kokeiltavaa.

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How to take a photo while simultaneously shooting video with your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to take a photo while simultaneously shooting video with your iPhone or iPad - iMore | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

'Sometimes you're shooting a video with the built-in iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad Camera app and you find yourself wanting to take a still photo at the same time. Whether it's an amazing moment amid the action, or just a great composition you want to capture in its won right, there are times when you'll want to have your video and photo too! Luckily, Apple makes it easy to do"


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How (And Why) To Get Started With 3D Printing In The Classroom - Edudemic

How (And Why) To Get Started With 3D Printing In The Classroom - Edudemic | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
This past week, I introduced 3D printing into my classroom. Next week, we will receive 3D pens from Dim3printing, an Austin-based 3D printing distributor. This technology has brought about an excitement for learning I have never experienced in my classroom before. Revolutionize Learning 3D printing will revolutionize learning because it lends itself to low-risk, low-cost …

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Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia

Project-Based Learning Through a Maker's Lens - Edutopia | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

"The rise of the Maker has been one of the most exciting educational trends of the past few years. A Maker is an individual who communicates, collaborates, tinkers, fixes, breaks, rebuilds, and constructs projects for the world around him or her. A Maker, re-cast into a classroom, has a name that we all love: a learner. A Maker, just like a true learner, values the process of making as much as the product. In the classroom, the act of Making is an avenue for a teacher to unlock the learning potential of her or his students in a way that represents many of the best practices of educational pedagogy. A Makerspace classroom has the potential to create life-long learners through exciting, real-world projects."


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Ivon Prefontaine's curator insight, July 23, 7:04 PM

This sounds remarkably similar to John Dewey who used the word reconstructing in describing real-world, concrete learning that can happen. This takes exceptional pedagogy and teaching in building  relationships with students.

june holley's curator insight, July 24, 7:29 AM

Maker activities are great examples of self-organizing and we can learn a lot from how Maker Movement organizes space to support people's self-organizing.

Darleana McHenry's curator insight, August 16, 7:27 PM

This is so cool looking and perfect for Middle School Students.

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Best Tools For Conducting Polls During Live Presentations

Best Tools For Conducting Polls During Live Presentations | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
Nothing makes a presentation more interesting for an audience than to engage them in the discussion about the topic being discussed.  One of the best ways to engage an audience is to conduct Live polls to acquire feedback.

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How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore

How to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad - iMore | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
If you download apps, movies, and games on your iPhone or iPad, you're already familiar with what an iTunes account is and how it works. However, that doesn't always mean that the email or account you use for mail and iCloud is the same account you use for purchases. If you ever need to change what iTunes account is linked to your iPhone or iPad, you can do so in just a few steps....

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, July 9, 8:58 AM

I  needed  this  

Jamie Ruppert's curator insight, July 10, 3:25 PM

How to change iTunes accounts on your iPHone or iPad. If my library patrons need help with this, odds are you do to.

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Why Make? | Printrbot Learn

Why Make? | Printrbot Learn | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

"Schools are busy places filled with competing agendas. At Printrbot Learn, we believe that learning should be hands on. We believe that kids need opportunities to become builders, designers and inventors and that classrooms and schools should be spaces where all learners can pursue their passions."

 

 


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Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers

Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of appsvoted on by educators around the country.

 

“I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything. Still others are bought, redesigned or just disappear — so it’s always good to know about an array of tools to suit the need at hand.

 


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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, June 12, 1:53 PM

Terrific list of apps to use at various levels.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 12, 10:30 PM

Thx John Evens

Karen Sampson's curator insight, June 18, 7:43 PM

Teachers and Techies are always looking for educational apps that are engaging for students, but promote student learning of content or skills and/or applying their current knowledge in a new way

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WritePad for iOS & Android Turns Your Handwritten Notes to Digital Text

WritePad for iOS & Android Turns Your Handwritten Notes to Digital Text | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
If you still use handwritten notes but like the idea of going paperless, your iPad can bridge the gap between handwritten notes and digital text. We have reviewed the smart Wi-Fi pen, Livescribe which converts handwritten notes to digital text, using special paper and pen. We have also reviewed several iOS notebook apps that are great for handwriting and drawings…

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5 Simple Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own - TeachThought

5 Simple Tools For Teachers To Create And Publish Apps Of Their Own - TeachThought | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

"What with the almost universal proliferation of smartphones among students, even at the elementary school level, it would seem like a no-brainer for an educator to utilize mobile apps as effective and readily-accepted learning tools. And if an educator can’t find an app that does exactly what he or she wants, the logical next step is to develop and publish their own. Besides, what else do they have to do with all the free time with which all educators are blessed?"


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Kate JohnsonMcGregor's curator insight, April 14, 10:44 AM

And now I'm inspired to create my own BCI Library Learning Commons App! 

WEAC's curator insight, April 14, 11:00 AM

Develop an app? Are you kidding me? Although it may seem a bit intimidating, if you have any inclination at all for developing an app for your classroom these tools are designed to help the non-programmer get it done.

Michael MacNeil's curator insight, April 14, 11:13 AM

Access to creativity in the Information Age.

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My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour

My Paperless Classroom: Primary Teachers: Learn Coding Fundamentals in an Hour | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
If you have heard about the hour of code, I hope you saw this coming from the title. If you don't know about the hour of code, it is time. Code.org wants to support everybody everywhere in learning to code. They are organizing all kinds of people to create tutorials that can be used in schools to get kids coding, even if it is just for a one hour guided activity

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Willemijn Schmitz's curator insight, August 21, 3:08 AM

Moeten we volgens mij allemaal aan geloven! Allemaal programmeren leren.

Cynthia Day's curator insight, August 22, 5:13 AM
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Lisa Milstead 's curator insight, August 23, 12:56 PM

Love that students can learn the basics of coding within an hour. 

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Slide Captain - create and present your ideas

Slide Captain - create and present your ideas | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
SlideCaptain empowers you to create and share stylish online presentations.
Insert nearly any web content. Show your work wherever you are and impress
your audience. Fully responsive with touch device support.

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Baiba Svenca's curator insight, July 23, 11:24 AM

Slide Captain is a new service for creating multimedia presentations. It runs in your browser, works on all devices, presentations can be embedded on your website or exported as ZIP or PDF files.

At present the service  is free of charge.

Jeff Domansky's curator insight, July 29, 11:57 PM

Interesting new slide presentation tool.

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YoouKids | Sync educational YouTube videos to children's tablets, PCs and TV

YoouKids | Sync educational YouTube videos to children's tablets, PCs and TV | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

From the playroom to the classroom or homework desk, YoouKids brings the benefits of YouTube's selection of educational videos safely into the hands of tots and K12 youngsters, and helps grown ups refresh and sync them remotely to kids’ mobile devices, tablets, iPods, TVs


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 12, 3:51 AM

This looks like a useful tool if you have or are working with younger learners. You can create a playlist for them to access through their iPad.

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How to Quit Multiple iPhone Apps Simultaneously in iOS with Multitouch - iMore

How to Quit Multiple iPhone Apps Simultaneously in iOS with Multitouch - iMore | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

"If you ever need to quit out of more than one app on the iPhone, or quit a bunch of apps quickly in iOS, using a handy multitouch swipe gesture at the iOS multitasking screen is enough to quit apps simultaneously. This works really well to quickly clear out the multitask bar of all running apps if you need to for whatever reason, and you can quit as many apps at a time as that fit on screen (and that you can fit fingers onto), which usually means killing running apps in groups of three."


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NASA Educator Sees Bright STEM Future in 3D Printing

NASA Educator Sees Bright STEM Future in 3D Printing | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
The agency partners with a local industry and teachers to spread 3D printing know-how in K–12 classrooms.

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3D Printing in the Classroom is Elementary

3D Printing in the Classroom is Elementary | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
Since my school year finished at the end of June, I’ve been reflecting on my first year using a 3D printing with 4th and 5th grade students.

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Excellent advice if you want to start 3 D printing.

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30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

30 iPad Apps for Music Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

"I just noticed that it has been a year since my last list of iPad apps for teaching music. Several new interesting music apps have seen the light since then and therefore I decided to create another more comprehensive list of some of the best iPad apps for teaching music to give music teachers more options to choose from."


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Susan Wegmann's curator insight, July 8, 9:41 AM

Music in the Content areas also

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Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube

Peggo - Record beautiful MP3s from YouTube | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

Peggo is a Digital Video Recorder (DVR) that records MP3s of your favorite online videos.
Peggo's packed with great features like integrated search, automatic silence removal, audio normalization, subtrack offsets, and artist and title tags.
Peggo automatically removes unwanted silence from the beginning and end of videos so you get a beautiful MP3 with just the good stuff. In addition, Peggo also normalizes the volume of every recording to the same, comfortable level so you never have to reach for the volume dial between MP3s again.


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Can't wait to try this.

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Bart van Maanen's curator insight, July 14, 5:54 AM

Wil je het geluid van YouTube video opnemen dan is Peggo een mooie manier om een mp3 bestand te maken. Kopieer  en plak de link in de zoekmachine en de video wordt opgezocht. Met een paar handige instellingen (verwijder stiltes, audio normaliseren) maakt Peggo in een handomdraai een prima mp3.

Julie Cumming-Debrot's curator insight, July 22, 5:25 AM

Looks like a very interesting tool here.  Thanks for sharing Nik.

Joe Shimp's curator insight, July 25, 11:52 AM

A great way to get YouTube audio only.

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Every iOS 7 Trick You Will Need for iPhone Utopia - MakeUseOf

Every iOS 7 Trick You Will Need for iPhone Utopia - MakeUseOf | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it
From putting folders in the dock to blocking incoming calls, there are lots of iOS tips and features that many new and veteran users are still unaware of. Though iOS is nearing its eighth incarnation, iOS 7 is only a year old and still bearing many new fruits in terms of productivity if you know…

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Sandra Carswell's curator insight, June 17, 10:07 PM

I need to learn to use some of these features. 

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Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers

Apps that rise to the top: Tested and approved by teachers | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

With the thousands of educational apps vying for the attention of busy teachers, it can be hard to sift for the gold. Michelle Luhtala, a savvy librarian from New Canaan High School in Connecticut has crowd-sourced the best, most extensive list of appsvoted on by educators around the country.

 

“I wanted to make sure we had some flexibility because there’s no one app that’s better than all the others,” Luhtala said. Some apps are best for younger students, others are more complicated, better suited for high school students. Many apps do one thing really well, but aren’t great at everything. Still others are bought, redesigned or just disappear — so it’s always good to know about an array of tools to suit the need at hand.

 


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Susanne Sharkey's curator insight, June 12, 1:53 PM

Terrific list of apps to use at various levels.

Kathy Lynch's curator insight, June 12, 10:30 PM

Thx John Evens

Karen Sampson's curator insight, June 18, 7:43 PM

Teachers and Techies are always looking for educational apps that are engaging for students, but promote student learning of content or skills and/or applying their current knowledge in a new way

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21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School

21 Good iPad Apps for Middle School Teachers to Try This Summer  Gr 6- 8 - iPad Apps for School | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

"The summer is a great time to explore new-to-you iPad apps that you might want to add to the iPads that you have in your classroom. Each day this week I’m going to share a selection of apps appropriate for four ranges of pre-K-12 grades. On Monday I shared 21 apps for Pre-K through 2nd grade. Yesterday, I shared apps 3rd through 5th grade students. Today’s list features apps for grades six through eight. "


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Jackie Lerch's curator insight, June 7, 8:51 PM

Middle schoolers !!!

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The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning - Mind/Shift

The iPad as a Tool for Creation to Strengthen Learning - Mind/Shift | The Eighth Floor | Scoop.it

"In this four-part series, we are using the Someday/Monday concept to explore four dimensions of using tablets, such as iPads, in educational settings. We will do this by examining how teachers can take students on a journey from the consumption of media to curation, creation, and connection. In the first part of this series, we used the Someday/Monday template to explore Consumption http://bit.ly/1bbz1tm . During the second, we examined Curation http://bit.ly/1bbz8Ff ; ; and the evolving role of the teacher as a curator of learning objects. This week, we will address Creation, examining what is possible when we empower students and teachers as innovators with iPads and other mobile devices."


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Rocio Watkins's curator insight, May 6, 12:28 AM

GREAT!! Students and teachers as curators and creators.  Add to your library.