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Canadian video debunking fake online health claims becomes viral hit | CBC News

Canadian video debunking fake online health claims becomes viral hit | CBC News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Jonathan Jarry's job is to separate sense from nonsense in science, but he never imagined that creating a fake news video would end up being his most effective tool.

Facebook users may be familiar with his latest video for McGill University's Office for Science and Society (OSS) — it has 10 million views and counting.

The video title screams for a click: "This NATURAL TRICK can CURE YOUR CANCER." The opening graphic offers another too-good-to-be-true promise: "This amazing cure for cancer has been known since the 1800s."
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SPARK March Issue: #Computational #Thinking - Coding and Mathematics :: Lisa Anne Floyd @LisaAnneFloyd

SPARK March Issue: #Computational #Thinking - Coding and Mathematics :: Lisa Anne Floyd @LisaAnneFloyd | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Computational thinking (CT) and the use of computer programming (often referred to as “coding”) to support math instruction has gained momentum in recent years. Many of the philosophical and pedagogical ideas behind this trend can be summed up by Seymour Papert’s claim that when a child programs the computer, they will acquire “a sense of mastery over a piece of the most modern and powerful technology” and will establish “an intense contact with some of the deepest ideas from science, from mathematics, and from the art of intellectual model building” (1980)....


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30 Solid Strategies for Fostering Creativity In Learning - Global Digital Citizen

30 Solid Strategies for Fostering Creativity In Learning - Global Digital Citizen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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The goal of fostering creativity and encouraging it to grow within our students is like planting any other seed. It takes time, attention, love, and a desire to have something new and unique come into the world. Creative expression is and always has been essential to a student’s holistic growth and development. Today, however, creativity is experiencing a renewed vitality in our digital culture that makes it one of the most important things we can teach.

But teaching creativity? How is that possible? In this article from Miriam Clifford, you’ll discover 30 ways you can work with fostering creativity in your own students.
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3 Good Apps to Annotate and Mark-up Pictures - Educator's Technology

3 Good Apps to Annotate and Mark-up Pictures - Educator's Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Bring your images to life with these useful iPad apps. Using these apps will enable you to annotate your photos the way you want. You can highlight text in an image, add shapes and text, take notes and many more. In the case of Thinglink, you can add a layer of interactivity to your images by linking parts of your visual to videos, notes or music from YouTube.
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This PE Teacher Uses Trick Shots to Teach Students About Recycling

This PE Teacher Uses Trick Shots to Teach Students About Recycling | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Recently, I decided to trade in my basketball for something different. I now use plastic water bottles in my trick shots as a way to get kids excited about recycling. Since only three out of every 10 plastic bottles actually make it into the recycling bin (surprising, right?), I thought using plastic water bottles in my trick shots would be a great way to help students remember the importance of recycling. Here’s a video of the results.
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Maker Share Workshops - Make:

Maker Share Workshops - Make: | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
How do you learn to make? By making! Whether you're a newbie or an experienced maker attempting something new, it helps to practice basic skills before starting your own original projects. Our hands-on workshops from the world's top makers will prepare you to hack, tweak and build whatever you dream up.

 

  • Easy Electronics
  • How to Use a Breadboard
  • Capturing Your Project
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38 Amazing Edtech Tools for Student Creation and Innovation - The Tech Edvocate

38 Amazing Edtech Tools for Student Creation and Innovation - The Tech Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Spread the loveAre you looking for edtech tools that will allow your students to tap into their creativity? We got you covered. In this article, we will profile 38 amazing edtech tools for student creation and innovation. Guess the Code: While this app is presented as a game, it is actually a great way for children to look at patterns and sequences, and try to figure them out. The app generates different color combinations, and it is up to the user to decipher the pattern and enter the next color. SimplePhysics: Physics can be a daunting subject, but the new …
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How to Clean Your Filthy, Disgusting Laptop - The New York Times

ou know your laptop is filthy. You can see the dirt and grime on your keyboard. You can see that circle of skin oils on the middle of the trackpad. So when’s the last time you cleaned it?

Using a freshly cleaned laptop is almost as satisfying as getting a brand new one. The keys are clean, the screen is free of smudges and you fall in love with that three-year-old MacBook all over again. It’s also a useful skill if you buy or sell used laptops, since the previous owner doesn’t always leave them in pristine condition.
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It's good to have a clean laptop. You know the ones at school are also bad. Share this with your tech team!

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Google Launches New Feedback Tool ‘Course Kit’ to Eliminate Assignment Uploads | EdSurge News

Do your school’s students submit their school assignments by uploading PDFs or other files within a learning management system? If so, a new tool from Google is looking to upend that practice—by connecting the LMS directly to Google Drive.
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Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching | MindShift | KQED News

Four Inquiry Qualities At The Heart of Student-Centered Teaching | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Whether it be project-based learning, design thinking or genius hour, it's easy to get confused by the many education buzzwords floating about. But at their heart these pedagogies are all student-centered and there are commonalities across them that are the key to their success and far more critical than keeping the jargon straight.

Naturally, educators want to understand each of these frameworks in order to make an informed decision as to how to best meet the needs of their students. The "Tree of Inquiry" is a visual guide for educators who are interested in shifting their practice but are unsure where to begin. Inquiry-based learning is the foundation for all of these student-centered strategies -- students are asking their own questions, discovering answers and using their teachers as resources and guides. Schools and classrooms where deep inquiry is clearly at work invariably possess four specific characteristics no matter the specific type of inquiry utilized.
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Worth bookmarking! #studentcentered #moedchat
 
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Bullying- 5 Great TED Talks to Share with Your Students

Bullying- 5 Great TED Talks to Share with Your Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Bullying is an example of a serious problem that sometimes can have destructive consequences on a person’s life but again there are a lot of people who have come out of it much stronger and with more resolute determination to live happier life. The TED talks we are sharing with you today  shed more light on bullying and feature some amazing stories of people who have dealt with and defeated bullying in their life. Check them out and share with your students.
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Helpful Resources to Teach Students Coding Skills

Helpful Resources to Teach Students Coding Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Coding is an essential skill for 21st century students.  'When kids learn to code' , Mitch Resnick states, ' it enables them to learn many other things, opens up many new opportunities for learning. It's useful to make an analogy to reading and writing, when you learn to read and write it opens up opportunities for you to learn so many other things, when you learn to read you can then read to learn, which is the same thing with coding, if you learn to code you can code to learn.' We have already featured a number of interesting coding resources to use with your students in class, check out this section to learn more. In today's post, we are sharing with you another equally important coding resource . These are apps featured in iTunes App Store under the category 'Code for Everyone'. We went through that collection and curated for you the ones below.
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Sphero ® Design Challenges to Get Kids Coding and Creating in No Time

Sphero ® Design Challenges to Get Kids Coding and Creating in No Time | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you're familiar with Sphero®, you know that this tiny, highly engaging robot will have kids coding and creating in no time. Get students started with four popular design challenges from Diana Rendina.
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A Collection of Useful Mac Apps for Music Teachers

A Collection of Useful Mac Apps for Music Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Below is a selection of some good Mac apps curated specifically for Music teachers. These are applications you can use to help you with songwriting and editing on Mac, designing new sounds, processing audio, building synthesizers, recording digital audio, and many more.
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A new kids app on the block: Khan Academy Kids launching learning fun for little learners — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

A new kids app on the block: Khan Academy Kids launching learning fun for little learners — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Khan Academy Kids launched this week.

In collaboration with experts from the Stanford Graduate School of Education and children’s book authors, and in partnership with Super Simple Songs, Bellwether Media and National Geographic Magazine, the new app is designed to inspire a lifetime of learning and discovery with our free, fun educational program for children ages two through five."

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The Seven Myths Keeping Teachers from Designing Makerspaces - John Spencer @spencerideas

The Seven Myths Keeping Teachers from Designing Makerspaces - John Spencer @spencerideas | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I first heard of makerspaces over a decade ago. It was a part of the do-it-yourself culture that I found intriguing. I visited a few places where people were doing high-tech fabrication and I wondered if I could somehow tie that into our economics unit where students were developing products.

But I got frustrated.

I had a vision for a really cool classroom makerspace but I simply couldn’t pull it off. There were too many moving pieces that I couldn’t figure out. Besides, I didn’t have the money or the resources and I didn’t know enough about grant writing to make it happen. I also didn’t have all of the skills to teach students about high-tech prototyping. So, I kept it in a private dream space where I wouldn’t have to do the real work of turning it into a reality.

But then something happened.
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Teaching Current Events in the Age of Social Media - Edutopia

Teaching Current Events in the Age of Social Media - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"With each click of the mouse or flip of the channel, our society is inundated with headlines focused on natural disasters, sexual harassment allegations, countries on the brink of war, and teen suicides. While none of this is anything new, the bombardment of these stories is unique to this generation of student. Social media, the 24-hour news cycle, and questionable media sources (or questionable reporting techniques) have become their own newsworthy headlines. As a result, life can appear dark, far darker than in pre–social media days.

As adults, we bring our prior knowledge of history and our optimism about humanity to help us process and filter this inundation. Our students, however, do not have hindsight to combat their feelings of helplessness. They are surrounded by unfiltered current events—a rapid fire of negativity that can leave them vulnerable and overly anxious. It’s no wonder that teen stress is on the rise.

Nevertheless, our students have to know about the world around them, and part of our job as educators is to prepare them for the realities of the world outside the classroom walls. It’s difficult, however, to walk this precarious high wire of responsibility knowing that we need to expose students to current events and yet still nurture them developmentally."


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Is coding becoming obsolete? (Part I) – Hackernoon

Let’s face it, with the speed the tech world is growing at the moment, it’s hard to predict how the art of coding will evolve. What we know is that code sits at the root of all technology.

When we reflect on the subject of whether coding is becoming obsolete, opinions vary. Some say machine learning will replace the need to manually write code, because computers will be trained to code themselves. Others believe that because coding can be tedious, developers will be able to use their analytical skills in more enjoyable ways than writing code.

We believe the art of coding remains necessary, yet web development and programming as a whole is facing a revolution. The ability to build a website or application is becoming available to regular people — not just the coding masterminds, by using very powerful, but simple tools. This will very soon change the face of business, technology, and culture.
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Makerspace: nurturing creative confidence in the classroom | Herald Sun via @Maker_Maven

Makerspace: nurturing creative confidence in the classroom | Herald Sun via @Maker_Maven | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
MAKERSPACE is a buzz word in education right now.

A Makerspace is a flexible learning environment where learners can connect, create, collaborate, communicate and potentially explore the elements of a newly integrated area, STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and maths) through experiential play.
These zones promote learning and creativity through play and can be easily created in a classroom, a library or anywhere really.

“You don’t need a room of resources. Every classroom should be a Makerspace and you don’t need thousands of dollars spent to set it up,” said learning experience designer Zeina Chalich.

“It could be as simple as a Tinkering table in the corner or finding ways to integrate new technology into projects you are doing.

“It’s really about flexible learning environments that are categorised by the passions of the kids you are teaching.

“The important idea is that it is a place that can be used for a range of activities with changing and flexible educational goals and creative purposes.
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What Type Of Maker Are You? @Maker_Maven

What Type Of Maker Are You? @Maker_Maven | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Can you put this into a fun graphic like you did my flow chart? With pictures of the activities?
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#Creativity Is About Combining The Unexpected, Not Just Drawing It — The Tech Rabbi

#Creativity Is About Combining The Unexpected, Not Just Drawing It — The Tech Rabbi | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I share during many talks that creativity is a mindset not an art set. The elephant in the room is once you buy into the mantra, what steps can you take to act on the mindset? There are so many cool ways to build up our creative abilities. What I am striving to do with all my work on the Educated By Design project, is to discover ways in which creative exercises can compliment development of fundamental literacies and competencies to make our students and ourselves more capable of doing great work.

For those who have yet to see the work from Stephen McMennamy, you are in for a treat. His ability to look at the world around him and find creative connections in seemingly divergent of objects is uncanny. 
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Makerspaces, a Passing Trend? - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEDU

Makerspaces, a Passing Trend? - Worlds of Learning @LFlemingEDU | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I’ve been in education for 21 years and I’ve seen many trends come and go. I am on a mission to keep maker spaces from becoming another passing trend. That’s at the core of everything I do now. Maker spaces are an educational philosophy, foundationally good, and we can’t allow them to be cast aside by the cynics who might suggest it is an idea that has run its course, just a fad that was fun but it’s time to move on now. We must work to secure the future of makerspaces. Their fundamental purpose is too important; their impact on kids too significant.
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The Periodic Table of iOS Apps for AR and VR - ThingLink

The Periodic Table of iOS Apps for AR and VR - ThingLink | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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10 Educational Games to Enhance Students Math Skills

10 Educational Games to Enhance Students Math Skills | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Engagement leads to optimal learning and students learn best when they are actively immersed in collaborative hands-on activities. One way to get students engaged is through game-based learning. By including quality games in your class, you will get to create meaningful learning experiences that will benefit students' cognitive, social and emotional growth. In today’s post we are sharing with you this handy visual featuring some awesome skill-building math games to use with your students in class. The visual is based on Marcus Guido’s post ‘ 20 Engaging, Skill Building Math Games for Kids (1sth- 8th Grade)”. We ‘ve only included 10 games, check out the original post to learn more about other games.
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Cranky Contraptions - Jackie Gerstein @JackieGerstein #makered

Cranky Contraptions - Jackie Gerstein @JackieGerstein #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Cranky contraptions are a type of moving toys that utilize a 'crank slider' motion mechanism; and simple materials such as wooden blocks, wire, and foamies.

 

(https://tinkering.exploratorium.edu/2018/01/08/new-automata-activity-cranky-contraptions​)

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