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A new study finds that cutting your time on social media to 30 minutes a day reduces your risk of depression and loneliness

A new study finds that cutting your time on social media to 30 minutes a day reduces your risk of depression and loneliness | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A new study from the University of Pennsylvania found that limiting social media usage to 30 minutes per day can lead to improvements in well-being.
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Interesting! Stopping Twitter NOW! LOL

for tonight! Unless something cool pops up.

Then maybe. OK.....for reals.

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The Problem With AI: Machines Are Learning Things, But Can’t Understand Them - How To Geek

The Problem With AI: Machines Are Learning Things, But Can’t Understand Them - How To Geek | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Everyone’s talking about “AI” these days. But, whether you’re looking at Siri, Alexa, or just the autocorrect features found in your smartphone keyboard, we aren’t creating general purpose artificial intelligence. We’re creating programs that can perform specific, narrow tasks.
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Word Clouds in Education: Turn a toy into a tool

Word Clouds in Education: Turn a toy into a tool | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Word Clouds in Education: Turn a toy into a tool. How To Use Word Clouds in Education.

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5 Problem-Solving Activities for the Classroom

5 Problem-Solving Activities for the Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Problem-solving skills are necessary in all areas of life, and classroom problem solving activities can be a great way to get students prepped and ready to solve real problems in real life scenarios. Whether in school, work or in their social relationships, the ability to critically analyze a problem, map out all its elements and then prepare a workable solution is one of the most valuable skills one can acquire in life.

Educating your students about problem solving skills from an early age in school can be facilitated through classroom problem solving activities. Such endeavors encourage cognitive as well as social development, and can equip students with the tools they’ll need to address and solve problems throughout the rest of their lives. Here are five classroom problem solving activities your students are sure to benefit from as well as enjoy doing:
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Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom | MindShift | KQED News

Changing How Educators See Negative Experiences in the Classroom | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
An easy first step is to recognize and mindfully attend to positive emotional experiences in your classroom and at home. Evolution selected for a negative attribution bias that makes us tend to dwell on the negative and ignore the positive. During a typical day, 10 great things may have happened and one horrible thing. When we get home and our partner asks us how our day went, typically we focus on the one horrible thing, forgetting about the 10 great things.

From a Stone Age perspective the negativity bias was important for our survival: The ancient human walking down a path who saw something that looked like a snake would be more likely to survive if he jumped back quickly, assuming the worst. If another kept walking, curious as to whether or not it actually was a snake, he might get bitten and die, taking himself out of the gene pool. Because natural selection favored hypervigilance, we need to make a concerted effort to notice and focus on the positive—and even savor it.
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A Look at MakerBot Education - Getting Smart

A Look at MakerBot Education - Getting Smart | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Schools all over the country have been working to bring 3D printing to their students to support STEM integration, design thinking, student-centered learning, project-based learning, and the future of work. While some educators are comfortable embracing 3D printing with little formal training or support, others prefer more structured training and ready-to-use lessons in order to increase their comfort level.

There are many brands of 3D printers available to schools. MakerBot, founded in 2009, sells a variety of affordable, easy-to-use, wireless-enabled 3D printers and recognizes the revolution that 3D printing can bring to education. A branch of the company called MakerBot Education provides a wealth of resources to support teachers — whether they are new to 3D printing or experienced users of the technology. I recently spoke with Mair DeMarco and Forrest Leighton at MakerBot Education to learn more about the products and resources that MakerBot offers to educators. While many of these resources are free to any teacher, some of the resources are best suited for teachers who have or plan to purchase a MakerBot brand 3D printer.
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This Robot Could One Day Help Hospital Patients Get Dressed - Interesting Engineering

This Robot Could One Day Help Hospital Patients Get Dressed - Interesting Engineering | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A robot at Georgia Tech has taught itself to slide a hospital gown onto a human. The robot uses the sense of feel rather than vision to complete the task.
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Is Technology in the Classroom Outpacing You?

Is Technology in the Classroom Outpacing You? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Is technology in the classroom outpacing you? Here’s how to overcome that feeling.

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CurioCity - CurioCité | What is the best way to study for a test?

CurioCity - CurioCité | What is the best way to study for a test? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Have you ever stayed up late the night before a test or exam, trying to cram that last bit of information into your head?

We’ve all been there. Maybe you thought the information you had to learn would be really simple. Or maybe the exam felt really far away and it just sort of “snuck up on you.” Either way, you may have crammed hoping the information would stick with you until you got through that test. And maybe you actually ended up doing okay on that test.

Many people think that cramming is actually a good study strategy. Some people have convinced themselves that they learn best under pressure. However, researchers in cognitive psychology (the science of how we think) have shown that while cramming may feel like a good strategy, it actually leads to worse memory.
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Challenge Overview | Ignite My Future in School

Challenge Overview | Ignite My Future in School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Much of your life is likely spent using technology. Technology improves our lives by solving problems, making tasks easier, and by providing entertainment. Students are invited to submit their idea of a digital solution via video or written description. Learn more below.
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Meet the 9-year-old taking STEAM healing into hospitals

Meet the 9-year-old taking STEAM healing into hospitals | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In this guest post, we find out how STEAM helps children in hospital not only keep learning, but also aid their recovery.
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50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad - TeachThought

50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The best writing apps for iPad, like any concept of ‘best,’ is subjective and further based on need and circumstance.

Are you a poet drafting when inspiration strikes? A student taking notes and writing essays? A novelist that usually uses a desktop, but needs their new iPad Pro to do work on the go?

While the idea of writing more than a few hundred words on an iPad may seem crazy, using the iPad as a powerful portable writing tool allows you to take advantage of inspiration whenever and wherever it strikes. And with iPad screens now approaching 13″ and capable of supporting USB connections to enable standalone keyboards, it’s easier and more comfortable than ever to draft a masterpiece while away from your desk with the help of an app, an iPad, and a good idea.
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There’s a Proven Link Between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep - HBR

There’s a Proven Link Between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep - HBR | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In our hyper-connected, 24/7 world, many of us are losing sleep — literally. Our own survey of more than 180 business leaders found that four out of 10 (43%) say they do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week. Such sleep deficiencies can undermine important forms of leadership behavior and eventually hurt financial performance. This article will explore the link between sleep and leadership before discussing solutions that can improve both individual well-being and organizational efficiency and effectiveness."

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The Unlearning Cycle (why we learn and how it’s changing) – @AJJuliani

The Unlearning Cycle (why we learn and how it’s changing) – @AJJuliani | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Learning something new can be exciting and exhilarating but it can also be tiring and frustrating. In my dad’s case, it can also be embarrassing. But I don’t believe that is just limited to his skiing story.

How many times have you personally not given your best (100%) effort to learn and try something new because you’d look like a fool and could potentially embarrass yourself? "

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Inspirational Leaders Skills For Success | Daily Infographic

Inspirational Leaders Skills For Success | Daily Infographic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
17 Secrets Inspirational Leaders Use To Nurture And Improve For Success Are motivating leaders formed or born? Research suggests that leadership behaviors are 24% genetic and 76% learned. Which leadership traits can you build upon? 

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CS Unplugged

CS Unplugged | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Computer Science without a computer

CS Unplugged is a collection of free teaching material that teaches Computer Science through engaging games and puzzles that use cards, string, crayons and lots of running around.

This updated website has unit plans, lesson plans, teaching videos, curriculum integration activities, and programming exercises to plug in the Computer Science concepts they have just learnt unplugged.

The original activities are still available at classic.csunplugged.org.


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These 5 questions kill creativity - Fast Company

These 5 questions kill creativity - Fast Company | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Questions can fire the imagination and feed your creativity. In my research for The Book of Beautiful Questions, I found dozens of questions that can help in identifying fresh ideas, overcoming creative block, soliciting useful feedback, and getting an idea “out the door” and into the world.

However, the questions we ask ourselves about creativity also can have the opposite effect. They can undermine creative confidence or cause us to misdirect our efforts. Below are five questions that can be thought of as “creativity killers.” Take note of them now—so that in the future, you can stop asking them.
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New LEGO Forma sets are supposed to help reduce stress and anxiety

New LEGO Forma sets are supposed to help reduce stress and anxiety | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Danish toymaker LEGO has revealed a new set aimed at helping adults improve their mental wellbeing. Titled "Forma," the set uses LEGO pieces to create the skeleton of a fish, which is then finished with customizable skins. The idea behind the project comes from the view that combining organic forms and mechanical work could help reduce stress and anxiety.
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Tech Up Your Classroom: Thanksgiving Style

Tech Up Your Classroom: Thanksgiving Style | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Whether you’re looking for some neat themed lesson plans and activities to incorporate into your classroom to celebrate Thanksgiving, or maybe you’re just in search of some tech-based Thanksgiving games to keep your students engaged before the upcoming vacation… Either way, Edutech for Teachers has got you covered!

Hover over the interactive image to find tons of Thanksgiving-themed games and interactive learning activities for students and/or skip past the graphic to find additional (and recently updated) materials for teaching and learning about this popular holiday.
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The Most Important Non-Programming Skills for Programmers - Free Code Camp - Medium

The Most Important Non-Programming Skills for Programmers - Free Code Camp - Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"When I think about the people I would like to work with as a programmer, I think so much more about the non-technical skills rather than technical skills that make somebody a good co-worker.

In fact, all of the skills that are in this post contribute to writing good code that improves technical projects. Most of them are really helpful for careers outside of programming too, but I’m going to focus on why they’re useful for programmers specifically."

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The 50 Best Inventions of 2018 | Time.com

The 50 Best Inventions of 2018 | Time.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Find out which groundbreaking products made TIME's list of the best inventions of 2018.
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Computational Thinking Webinars - STEM with CT

Computational Thinking Webinars - STEM with CT | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Check out these webinars on Computational Thinking in the classroom!

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The Military Just Created An AI That Learned How To Program Software - Futurism

The Military Just Created An AI That Learned How To Program Software - Futurism | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.

BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically works like a search engine for coding: tell it what sort of program you want to create with a couple of keywords, and it will spit out java code that will do what you’re looking for, based on its best guess.

The tool was developed by a team of computer scientists from Rice University who received funding both from the military and Google. In a study published earlier this month on the preprint server arXiv, they describe how they built BAYOU and what sorts of problems it can help programmers solve.
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How A Smartwatch Can Help You In Your Everyday Teaching – Teaching with iPad 

How A Smartwatch Can Help You In Your Everyday Teaching – Teaching with iPad  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"With their versatility as an educational device, it is no wonder that iPads have become a staple piece of technology in many classrooms around the world. The affordability, endless functionality, and features, along with the growing number of educational apps on offer make the iPad a great textbook replacement.

However, there’s always room for improvement. Technology is advancing every day, giving schools more and more opportunities to take advantage of new innovations. One such product is the smartwatch. Whether it is Apple’s own Apple Watch or one of the more affordable iOS-compatible smart watches that you can buy today, here’s how this trendy and functional piece of tech can make your school life easier."

 

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