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30 of the Most Useful Education Apps for Teachers and Students - Global Digital Citizen

30 of the Most Useful Education Apps for Teachers and Students - Global Digital Citizen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you’re a student or a teacher you can never go amiss with a handy list of useful education apps. App technology is continuing to change the face of education with innovative new ideas all the time. This list provides  you with 30 of them for your own classes to use every day.

It makes you wonder, what makes for a useful education app? Versatility, functionality, and features relevant to daily classroom activities. You’ll find all of that and more in the following list.

 

  • Explore ways for students and teachers to get organized
  • Find fun collaborative tools
  • Digital storytelling and visual presentation apps
  • Interactive whiteboard tools
  • Digital portfolios and more

 

Enjoy this list of 30 useful education apps teachers and students will love using!"

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How AR and VR Prepare Students for Jobs of the Future (and Save Districts Money) | EdSurge News

How AR and VR Prepare Students for Jobs of the Future (and Save Districts Money) | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

“Imagine a high school student in your district. Her class is learning about muscles, but instead of watching a video or reading about it in a book, she can move a virtual arm and see an exposed bicep muscle contract. Are engines her thing? She can safely experiment with a virtual torque wrench in a mechanics class. It sounds powerful, doesn’t it? Not to mention effective.“

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“Imagine a high school student in your district. Her class is learning about muscles, but instead of watching a video or reading about it in a book, she can move a virtual arm and see an exposed bicep muscle contract. Are engines her thing? She can safely experiment with a virtual torque wrench in a mechanics class. It sounds powerful, doesn’t it? Not to mention effective.“
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3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education

3 Misconceptions About Innovation in Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
“Innovation” is one of the most used words in education right now. It is something that I am obviously passionate about, hence the reason I wrote the book, “The Innovator’s Mindset”.  I am scared that we use the word “innovation” in the wrong way when there is power to this type of thinking. Words do not become “buzzwords” because they are used too frequently; they become “buzzwords” when they are used frequently in an incorrect manner.

Here are some misconceptions about the word that we need to dispell to protect “innovation” in education from becoming a buzzword.
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I, Teacher - Manitoba Teachers Society 

I, Teacher - Manitoba Teachers Society  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Over the past five years students in some parts of the world have been greeted in their classrooms by teachers who appear to have come off the set of a George Lucas movie.

Robots have been teaching classes in Japan, South Korea and Abu Dhabi.

Throughout the world humans in various jobs are being replaced by robots at an ever-accelerating pace. The question for many people is whether their work will disappear with the rise of the machines.

Most think not.
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How Technology Can Expand Creativity and Innovation in Education

How Technology Can Expand Creativity and Innovation in Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

 Creativity has always been a part of a successful classroom, however recent advances in technology are making it possible to increase the ability for students to use their creativity in academia. With the ability to take and store thousands of pictures and videos, and listen to music in the palms of our hands, our students have the ability to be more and more creative in their projects, assignments, as well as group and individual tasks.


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Sara Astros Rojas's curator insight, October 11, 2017 11:55 PM
Technology is part of our daily lifes, and we need to integrate it in our classroom, since foster creativity and innovation and encourage the development of new ideas that reach thousands through social media
Alexander Daron's curator insight, October 15, 2017 11:06 AM

I chose this resource because I agree 100% with the title. When I have used different technology and different programs with my students, they love it. Students in todays society get bored sitting in class with teachers talking to them. They want to be up and moving around working with technology to help them learn. I hope that this article will prove to our teachers that they must use technology for the benefit of their students. I have been in special education classrooms where autistic students were benefiting so much from programs on the iPad. Implementing these practices is so important to our students. 

Alexander Daron's curator insight, October 15, 2017 11:42 AM

I chose this resource because students can be so creative when using technology in their education. They aren't restricted, and can create assignments or projects that make sense to them. They aren't restricted, and don't have to do exactly what the teacher tells them. I hope that this article will come true for many schools around America. Too often, teachers are afraid to let students be creative with the use of technology, because it is outside of their comfort zone to let the students venture off and create their own learning opportunities. 

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Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist - EdSurge News

Why Stubborn Myths Like ‘Learning Styles’ Persist - EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
“Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me.”

We should learn from experiences, particularly if those experiences show our previous beliefs to be untrue. So why are people so easy to fool when it comes to beliefs about learning?

For years, a stream of articles have tried to dispel pervasive but wrong ideas about how people learn, but those ideas still linger. For example, there is no evidence that matching instructional materials to a student’s preferred “learning style” helps learning, nor that there are “right-brain” and “left-brain” learners. The idea that younger people are “digital natives” who use technology more effectively and who can multi-task is also not supported by scientific research.
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The Research Behind Genius Hour and Choice in the Classroom (Updated) - @ajjuliani

The Research Behind Genius Hour and Choice in the Classroom (Updated) - @ajjuliani | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Updated: I've updated this post and page since publishing my most recent book about student choice. I'd love for you to add resources you've found in the comments section of this post so I can
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Kelly Christopherson's curator insight, August 2, 2017 2:34 PM
Some good resources and research behind Genius Hour in the classroom. 
Laura M Green's curator insight, December 28, 2017 5:26 PM
"When research backs choice and inquiry...evidence to the hard work students are doing in our classroom."
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Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Though no hard numbers are available yet on how many K–12 classrooms are using virtual or augmented reality, new estimates suggest the technology could reach 15 million students by 2025.

But without research to show the impact, experiences like landing on the moon or the sinking of the Titanic could be closer to entertainment than education, argue critics, who say much of what’s being marketed as virtual reality is not groundbreaking—or even new. Computer scientists first began experimenting with “virtual experiences” in the 1950s, and by the 1980s goggles and gloves had been developed to simulate immersion in a virtual world.
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The promise and the promises of Making in science education | The Tinkering Studio

The promise and the promises of Making in science education | The Tinkering Studio | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Bronwyn Bevan (former Director of Research and Learning at the Exploratorium) just published an expanded literature review of the research on Making for the National Academies of Science committee on Out-of-School Time STEM.

Though practice is still way ahead of research in Making and Tinkering, this new paper references 66 different studies, many of them are new ones published in the last 18 months. Recent publications document how STEM-Rich Making supports the development of STEM learning identities, deepens engagement with STEM concepts and practices, and leverages learners’ cultural resources.

The paper was published in the journal Studies in Science Education, and it might be of interest to anyone interested in the connections between research and practice in our making and tinkering programs. You can download it by clicking here. 


https://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/sites/default/files/sites/default/files/pdfuploads/bevan_making_sse-min.pdf "

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Computer Science: The Future of Education

Computer Science: The Future of Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Robust computer science curriculum is necessary for our society's future. Here are five steps to engage teachers and students in this critical area of study.

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Aris P. Louvris's curator insight, August 25, 2014 6:40 AM

Η επιστήμη της Πληροφορικής: το μέλλον της εκπαίδευσης

Javier Marrero Acosta's curator insight, August 25, 2014 10:32 AM

Curriculum y robótica

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For more resources on STEM Education visit http://bit.ly/1640Tbl

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All About Apps (Infographic)

All About Apps (Infographic) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
  via Mobile Future Mobile Future’s infographic showcases the rapid emergence of this relatively new segment of the mobile marketplace and its contributions to U.S. innovation, job creation an...

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Gust MEES's comment, April 24, 2013 3:43 PM
#Tomas, right, BUT in two different TOPICS of my curation ;) Some people are following ONLY 1 TOPIC, so a need 2 bring it in where it fits in ===> #Education and ALSO #Apps, OK?
Tina Laramie's curator insight, April 24, 2013 8:16 PM

This is something to think about. Maybe App developer is in your future.

AlGonzalezinfo's curator insight, April 24, 2013 9:20 PM

$46 Billion by 2016, wow!

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Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today?

Mapping Media to the Curriculum » What do you want to CREATE today? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Wes Freyer's awesome interactive resource for product-based learning.

 

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Gust MEES

 

Great examples how one can use 21st Century tools in the classroom while every part is well described with "Definition", *Workflow", *Tools", "Workshop Description"... This is how it should be, take it as a very good practice example!

 

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Read more, a MUST:

http://maps.playingwithmedia.com/

 


Via Lisa Johnson , Nesrin Ouis, juandoming, Gust MEES, Dr. Joan McGettigan, Digital Maverick
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Ariel Muñoz Prado's curator insight, January 11, 2013 11:22 AM

¿No estaremos hablando de una Educación Transmedia? De mejorar la experiencia del usuario universitario, combinar conocimientos y TIC`s en la construcción del conocimiento en el aula...

Paula Correia's curator insight, April 29, 2013 2:23 PM

"Como educadores do século 21, devemos oferecer oportunidades para que os alunos demonstrem o domínio e compreensão do currículo, não só com texto, mas também com imagens, áudio e vídeo".Wesley Fryer.

Website muito interessante que disponibiliza : definições, video exemplos, WORKFLOW, Ferramentas e tutoriais (Mapa de médias para o currículo)

 

Melissa Cooper's curator insight, October 8, 2013 10:14 AM

A great resource list for a variety of tools

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Productive Struggle & Math Rigor Free Resources

Productive Struggle & Math Rigor Free Resources | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Rigorous math instruction through productive struggle can guide students toward becoming highly capable creative problem solvers in non-routine situations.


Tons of free resources for professional development for educators.


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5-Minute Film Festival: Best Educational Parodies of 2017

5-Minute Film Festival: Best Educational Parodies of 2017 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Take a well-deserved break and enjoy our picks for the best recent parody videos for educators and their students.
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[PDF] Thinking & acting like a designer: How design thinking supports innovation in K-12 education 

[PDF] Thinking & acting like a designer: How design thinking supports innovation in K-12 education  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The needs of the twenty-first century demand new approaches to learning. Today, student success requires skills for collaboration, creativity, critical thinking, and problem solving, and these skills are increasingly becoming a focus in both K-12 and higher education settings. But twenty-first century learning needs to be much more if we are to expect young people to both navigate an unknown and complex future and meet the challenges that accompany it.
 
We need change-makers, people who will redefine problems, inspire new ideas, take informed risks, and never stop learning. Change-makers implement and evolve solutions that aim to better the individual and the whole, be it a classroom, a school, a community, or a society. This is the approach of a designer and the focus of this publication.
 
Design touches all aspects of our world. As this publication shows, designers work to impact the human experience, and they generally do this with particular mindsets that encourage looking at challenges as opportunities for design. Four mindsets typically guide the behavior of a designer: human-centered, collaborative, optimistic, and experimental. Designers also often act in a particular way, following a process that helps them generate and evolve ideas, beginning with problem-defining and empathy, using synthesis and prototyping to develop strategic ideas, and ending with implementation.
 
Taken together, how designers think and act make for design thinking, a human-centered approach to creative thinking and problem solving. Thinking and acting as a designer and, in turn, employing design thinking are powerful ways to encourage people to become change-makers in education.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 23, 2017 5:06 PM
 
"Taken together, how designers think and act make for design thinking, a human-centered approach to creative thinking and problem solving. Thinking and acting as a designer and, in turn, employing design thinking are powerful ways to encourage people to become change-makers in education." (WISE - IDEO, 2017)
Kim Flintoff's curator insight, November 30, 2017 6:27 PM
Taken together, how designers think and act make for design thinking, a human-centered approach to creative thinking and problem solving. Thinking and acting as a designer and, in turn, employing design thinking are powerful ways to encourage people to become change-makers in education.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, December 13, 2017 9:13 AM
[PDF] Thinking & acting like a designer: How design thinking supports innovation in K-12 education
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Sir Ken Robinson: Finding Market Pressures To Innovate Education - Forbes

Sir Ken Robinson: Finding Market Pressures To Innovate Education - Forbes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There are unique pressures in the business of education. The current vision of education is so ensconced in the minds of so many of the world’s population, that the necessary changes are nearly impossible to enact. Almost everyone that has experienced the institution of education, which is almost everyone on the planet, believes he or she knows what education is. The problem is that institutionalized education is woefully behind the times. And those who have come through the system are institutionalized.

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The greatest deficiency in education is our obsession with showcasing deficits - Lisa Westman @lisa_westman

The greatest deficiency in education is our obsession with showcasing deficits - Lisa Westman @lisa_westman | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As I wrap up my first month of consulting, I have one overarching takeaway: in every building, in every district, in every city, in every state, there are administrators, teachers, and students who are so passionate about learning that you can feel the positive energy in the room. It’s humbling. It’s heartwarming. It’s inspiring.

Yet, what I also see are lots of educators and students who frequently second guess themselves, continuously ask for permission to do anything, or who render themselves silent in large groups and appear to have “given up.” However, behind closed doors, these are the same educators and students who are overflowing with enthusiasm and have a wealth of knowledge.

Naturally, I have been doing a lot of thinking about the strikingly similar behaviors both adult educators and student learners demonstrate in our current educational system. What causes passionate learners to become apathetic toward their passion? Why do students and adults alike ask for permission to learn? And, I keep coming back to one simple conclusion.

THE DEFICIT MODEL OF EDUCATION HAS WORN US ALL DOWN
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Augmented Reality in Education | New Jersey Institute of Technology | NJIT Online

Augmented Reality in Education | New Jersey Institute of Technology | NJIT Online | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Augmented reality has become a field with limitless possibilities. It holds huge promise for improving educational systems across the globe.
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Helen O's comment, August 18, 2017 3:59 AM
One of the best examples of active AR engagement I saw at Toy Fair was Crayola's Virtual Studio Pro coloring sets https://invisible.toys/crayola/
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Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools

Together, technology and teachers can revamp schools | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

IN 1953 B.F. Skinner visited his daughter’s maths class. The Harvard psychologist found every pupil learning the same topic in the same way at the same speed. A few days later he built his first “teaching machine”, which let children tackle questions at their own pace. By the mid-1960s similar gizmos were being flogged by door-to-door salesmen. Within a few years, though, enthusiasm for them had fizzled out.

Since then education technology (edtech) has repeated the cycle of hype and flop, even as computers have reshaped almost every other part of life. One reason is the conservatism of teachers and their unions. But another is that the brain-stretching potential of edtech has remained unproven.


Today, however, Skinner’s heirs are forcing the sceptics to think again (see article). Backed by billionaire techies such as Mark Zuckerberg and Bill Gates, schools around the world are using new software to “personalise” learning. This could help hundreds of millions of children stuck in dismal classes—but only if edtech boosters can resist the temptation to revive harmful ideas about how children learn. To succeed, edtech must be at the service of teaching, not the other way around.

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5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education

5 Awesome TED Talks On How Technology Is Changing Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In the last ten years, technology has changed the way we work and communicate with others — and it’s also changed how we interact in the classroom. In fact, some educators argue that technology can improve the classroom by eliminating the need for a physical one, and allow students to learn remotely, from wherever they do their best work. While it’s still too early to know if this is the most effective way to teach, it’s important to stay-to-update on these innovations in education and see what we can learn from them. In these TED talks, students and educators share their …
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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift 

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive - Mind/Shift  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Design is an artistic endeavor that values the creative and human centered application of math, science and technology. Using design to help others learn science is not intuitive, however, once practiced you will see how humanistic and authentic it is to incorporate design in any subject. Below is a list of the most promising benefits that I have noticed in the past six years for using design as a framework and making as the engine to empower students as they gain and apply their scientific literacy.
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The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy

The Maker Movement and the Rebirth of Constructionism - Hybrid Pedagogy | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The culmination of my quest for more powerful learning grounded in theory and research came when recently I conducted an experiment in pushing constructionism into the digital age.

 

Constructionism is based on two types of construction. First, it asserts that learning is an active process, in which people actively construct knowledge from their experience in the world. People don’t get ideas; they make them. This aspect of construction comes from the constructivist theory of knowledge development by Jean Piaget. To Piaget’s concept, Papert added another type of construction, arguing that people construct new knowledge with particular effectiveness when they are engaged in constructing personally meaningful products.

Imagine my surprise and joy when I realized that I had arrived at constructionism prior to knowing that such a theory even existed. I believe that thousands of other educators are unknowingly working within the constructionist paradigm as well. Although many within the Maker movement are aware that it has it’s roots in constructionism, the movement is gaining impressive momentum without the majority of Makers realizing that there is a strong theoretical foundation behind their work.

 

After I came to understand this connection between my practices and the supporting theoretical framework I was better able to focus and refine my practice. Even more importantly, I felt more confident and powerful in forging ahead with further experiments in the learning situations I design for my learners.

 


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Leah Lesley Christensen's curator insight, February 28, 2014 2:20 AM

Yes, I agree !

ManufacturingStories's curator insight, February 28, 2015 4:54 PM

Includes a great podcast

Pamela D Lloyd's curator insight, February 28, 2015 6:58 PM

We learn by doing, so teaching should ask us to do.

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The Padagogy Wheel

The Padagogy Wheel | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Shirley Moody, Gust MEES, GSeremetakis, Katharina Kulle
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Simon Vuillaume's curator insight, April 29, 2013 5:58 PM

Ipadagogy... 

Deborah Banker's curator insight, May 12, 2013 2:03 PM

WOW!!  How cool is this?!

Louise Lewis's curator insight, September 20, 2013 8:34 PM

Perfect for our research into Web 2.0 tools that we may include in our webmixes

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37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow

37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
37 Blended Learning Resources You Can Use Tomorrow: blended learning, elearning, digital tools, khan academy, youtube...

 

 

 

Read more:

http://www.teachthought.com/teaching/37-blended-learning-resources-you-can-use-tomorrow/

 


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