For the Classroom
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# For the Classroom

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## Zaha Hadid Architects' mathematics gallery opens at London Science Museum

“ Zaha Hadid Architects has modelled its new mathematics gallery for the Science Museum in London on a wind tunnel for a 1920s plane”
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## What’s the Difference Between Coding and Computational Thinking? (EdSurge News)

“ What is Computational Thinking (CT)? My short definition: CT is a strategy that uses many of the powerful ideas in computer science to solve problems. Let’s get into a simple, but longer definition. When given any problem, can we formulate it so that it can solved using the power of computers? A computational thinker is one who collects data and analyzes it to understand the problem. That person then decomposes (breaks it down) into simpler problems. Instead of solving only that problem, you look for patterns, remove details and abstract so you can solve all problems of that type. You define the steps to solve the problem (the algorithm) and if possible, build a model to simulate, test and debug the solution. See my doodle below explaining these components of computational thinking. ”

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## What makes a school innovative?

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## Halloween Inspired Coding

“ The children have been very interested in maps lately; they create them at our writing table and use them in their dramatic play, refer to printed maps during outside time as they run and ride around on the tricycles, and talk about hiding treasure in our classroom and creating maps to help others find it. They are curious about places in our school and the hallways we need to take to get there. As I reflected upon their genuine in location and maps, I thought it was the perfect time to introduce them to coding. Why coding?”
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## What Are #Micro-Credentials, And Why Are They So Exciting? Makered.org  #makered

“ Educators are always learning. In the classroom with students, at workshops and trainings, through the process of developing and facilitating lessons, and in so many more places educators are constantly building and refining their skills. Often, the skills developed in their day-to-day practice prove to be the most valuable tools for educators. With micro-credentials, educators can now be formally recognized for the skills and competencies they learn throughout their careers. Micro-credentials are research-backed, expert-assessed, representations of learned skills or competencies that can be presented as a digital badge. In partnership with Digital Promise and their micro-credential platform, Maker Ed is excited to share “Getting Started with Making,” a set of six maker education micro-credentials. Maker Ed’s set of micro credentials focuses on six of the skills we believe are crucial to educators looking develop and expand their skills as maker educators. Each credential emphasizes our belief that maker education is most successful, impactful, and sustainable when the needs and interests of learners guide the learning experience. From designing the physical space in which making takes place to choosing the materials with which students will make, maker educators should plan in collaboration with learners. Here are the six credentials, and their key competencies:”
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## The 25 best hidden features and tricks in your iPhone's latest update - Business Insider

There are a lot of changes in iOS 10, Apple's latest software update for the iPhone and iPad.

We've already shown you the biggest changes, like the new Messages app and improvements to the lockscreen. But there are plenty of smaller, more hidden features and tricks you probably don't know about.

For instance, did you know that Apple Music can show you song lyrics in iOS 10? Or that Apple Maps can remember where you parked your car?

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## The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

The trends and challenges that shape the landscape of education technology are just as important as the technologies themselves.

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## Fifty Recommended Books on Creativity – John Spencer

Here is a list of my favorite fifty books on creativity. Some of these are more on the pop culture side while others are more academic. Some are books I agree with while others are books that I don’t necessarily agree with but still provoked a lot of thought. I hope you find this list helpful.

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Christine K's insight:
The Joy of PL Book Club recommendations. #joyofpl @joyofpl @bethesquarepeg
Jim Lerman's curator insight,

Fantastic list.

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## Book Creator for iPad is 50% Off This Week

The popular Book Creator iPad app turns five years old this week. To celebrate its birthday the developers are discounting the app by 50% all week (September 19 – September 25, 2016). The discount even applies to those using the volume purchasing program.

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Love @BookCreator
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## 4 Coding Apps For Kindergarten and Elementary School -- THE Journal

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps to get young students started on the road to coding. For complete reviews, and for each app’s "Learning Rating," visit the Graphite website.

Via John Evans
Justine Pardoen's curator insight,

Kinderen kun je al heel jong de principes van 'eerst x, dan y' leren, waarbij de ene volgorde een andere instructie is dan 'eerst y, dan x'. Er zijn steeds meer leuke apps waarmee je aan de gang kunt, ook als je zelf geen tech-nerd bent.

Zie ook: www.codekinderen.nl

De tip in dit artikel is ook goed: ga naar Graphite van Common Sense Media, zie: https://www.graphite.org/

Weer zijn ze ons daar een stapje vooruit... iets vergelijkbaars met Common Sense Media hebben we ook nog niet. En dan dit weer. Of zie ik in NL iets over het hoofd?

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## Three iPad Apps for Creating Multimedia eBooks - iPad Apps for School

One of my favorite things about iPads and the web in general is the ease with which anyone can create a multimedia product. Teachers can create and organize multimedia reference materials for students and students can create multimedia products to show off their ideas. The following three iPad apps allow you and your students to create multimedia ebooks.

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Lee Hall's curator insight,

Free fun ways to let students create their own books.

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## A Crowdsourced Curated Database of the Best Educational Tools and Learning Apps: GEDB

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Jeroen Boon's curator insight,

De Global Education Database (GEDB), is een zeer groot en nuttige verzameling van de beste apps, web tools, gadgets en moocs nu online beschikbaar voor allerlei educatieve doeleinden. Iedereen kan zich registreren bij GEDB en waardevol hulpmiddelen of instrumenten delen door het invullen van een speciaal formulier. Inzendingen worden beoordeeld op feitelijke onjuistheden en integriteit en wanneer goedgekeurd gepubliceerd binnen 24 uur.

Probeer het nu: http://www.gedb.org/

Gonzalo Moreno's curator insight,

Learning Tools - management?

Diana Andone's curator insight,

GEDB, the Global Education Database, is a great and extremely useful curated collection of the best apps, web tools, gadgets and moocs now available online for educational purposes.

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## Creativity on the Run: 18 Apps that Support the Creative Process - Edutopia

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"The intuitive mind is a sacred gift, the rational mind is a faithful servant. We have created a society that honors the servant and has forgotten the gift." - Albert Einstein

We do not need to teach creativity, but rather inspire its daily practice. Somewhere along the way, we simply forgot to honor this innate gift and how to access its power. Our role as educators is to encourage learning experiences that increase the ability to recognize and listen to our inner voice."

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## What makes a school innovative?

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## Want to Know What Virtual Reality Might Become? Look to the Past

“My suspicion is that “empathy” will turn out to be the wrong word to describe what separates V.R. from the medium of film. Think, for example, about certain ways the first-person perspective of V.R. actually limits what we see. Humans have evolved a complex apparatus for detecting the emotional states of others by intuitively assessing the micromuscular movements of the face. The paradox of V.R. is that when you see the world through someone else’s eyes, you can’t actually see the person’s eyes. You can see what the person is seeing, but it’s much harder to grasp what he or she is feeling. A cinematic close-up conveys emotional depth far more effectively than a point-of-view shot in a 360-degree film can. What V.R. does provide is so new that we don’t really have a word for it: perceptual empathy, sensory immersion.”
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David W. Deeds's curator insight,

Geeky-cool stuff! Thanks to Jim Lerman.

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## 4 New Accessibility Features of iOS 10 You Should Know

Apple today released iOS 10,  the latest version of its operating system for mobile devices such as the iPad and iPhone. This post is a quick review of some of the most significant enhancements to the accessibility support in iOS 10, starting with a brand new feature called Magnifier.

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## Here Is A Collection of Some of The Best iPad Apps for High School Teachers

After writing about iPad apps for elementary teachers, we are sharing with you today a list designed specifically for our colleagues teaching in high school. Of course there are tons of good educational iPad apps out there but limiting our list to only 10  titles forces us to selectively feature what we believe, based on our long app reviewing experience, are some of the best iPad apps for high school teachers. Have a look and, as always, your feedback is much appreciated.

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## Make-believe play boosts creative thinking in children: study

New U.K. research from has found that make-believe fantasy play could boost children's creative thinking.
Carried out by researchers from Oxford Brookes University, the team presented their findings at the British Psychological Society's Developmental Psychology Section annual conference in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

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Christine K's insight:
Teachers need to PLAY too. Let's bring the joy back to learning and create playtime for teachers to imagine and create. #joyofpl @joyofpl @bethesquarepeg
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## Virtual Reality in Schools Becomes Something Real

In one local district, students can travel to Ancient Egypt and back, sans time machine or permission slip.

Montour High School in Robinson, Penn., is home to a “virtual immersion lab” where computers come equipped with simulation software and styluses. Students need only throw on some 3D glasses—the kind that make animated characters jump at you in movie theaters—to plunge into a world where they can dissect dinosaurs, examine a human eye, or explore the pyramids up close.

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The Joy of Professional Learning - The next things now. @joyofpl @bethesquarepeg
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## Why Pedagogy First, Tech Second Stance is Key to the Future

When implementing and successfully sustaining a mobile learning initiative, it is imperative not to allow the device to drive instruction. Lessons, curriculum, schools and districts should never be built around technology. Everything we do in education should be built around learning. Thus, if the ultimate goal is to improve student outcomes then the role of any mobile device initiative should be to support or enhance learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight,

I'm tempted to say "Der!"

Gaby K. Slezák's curator insight,
Tech follows learning - not the other way around.
Zarah Gagatiga's curator insight,
Pedagogy. Pedagogy. Pedagogy. Then, Technology.
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## Three Free(ish) iPad Apps for Creating Narrated Stories - iPad Apps for School

Creating narrated slideshows is one of the easiest ways to introduce students to digital storytelling practices. Students can create narrated slideshows to illustrate and explain their research findings, to tell a personal story, or to outline the framework for a story that will written down later. The following three iPad apps all provide an easy way to create narrated slideshows.

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## A day in the life of an iPad teacher - Innovate My School

How can an iPad be used to enhance the school day? Which apps are the best? Nick Dempster, a Year 6 teacher at Linaker Primary School in Southport and an Apple Distinguished Educator shares his experiences.

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Carey Leahy's curator insight,

Print by WiFi?

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## HeyMath! - Math Lessons and Practice Tests - iPad Apps for School

HeyMath! from Singapore is a free iPad app that offers animated math lessons and practice assessments for students. The animations provide instruction for solving word problems. The word problems c...

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