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How A British School Successfully Integrated Technology - Edudemic

How A British School Successfully Integrated Technology - Edudemic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Essa Academy in Bolton nearly doubled its pass rate at GCSE within just two years and has grabbed global headlines for its innovative use of technology around the school.
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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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"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)
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Gumdrop Bridge Building #STEM #Engineering Activity - Little Bins for Little Hands

Gumdrop Bridge Building #STEM #Engineering Activity - Little Bins for Little Hands | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
What kid wouldn’t want to play with candy! Our gumdrop bridge building STEM project is perfect using up those sweets that you might have hanging around the house. Or it simply makes a fun afternoon activity to keep everyone busy. Add a challenge! Have your kids try out their gumdrop bridge building skills.
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Library of Congress launches three new learning apps

Library of Congress launches three new learning apps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Library of Congress on Friday announced the release of three new digital learning apps for K-12 students that explore subjects like American government and civic participation.
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Students Should Be Content Curators - by John Spence (don't confuse the speed of content with the depth of knowledge!)


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La curación de contenidos es una actividad importante en la era actual, tanto para educadores como para alumnos. No debemos confundir curar contenidos con tener un conocimiento sobre una materia. Pero, ¿sabemos diferenciar ambos conceptos?

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Kickstarting kittens to teach coding - Daily Genius

Kickstarting kittens to teach coding - Daily Genius | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The team behind the coding game Erase All Kittens has launched a crowdfunding project on Kickstarter to raise funds for an expanded iPad version of the game that teaches children, especially girls, how to code.

Launched today, the aim is to support the creation of the first ever game that inspires girls to code and create. A game that makes code education meaningful — by allowing girls to apply practical skills in a creative way instead of just giving them instructions.
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Definition - What is Design Thinking? - Tallyfy

Definition - What is Design Thinking? - Tallyfy | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Discover the components of the design thinking process, and how they can be used to fuel innovation, growth, and improved user-centric experiences.
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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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Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online

Flowlab Game Creator - Make games online | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

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Gamification for the WIN!

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Great for teachers & students. Flowlab is being used all over the world to introduce game design & development, along with crucial STEM skills. Creating themed games is also a fun way to get students engaged with classroom material.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-tools-for-teaching-people-and-learners

 

Grupo 7 Principios de la educación's curator insight, November 22, 7:44 AM
Flowlab está siendo utilizado como material de trabajo en las aulas para desarrollar las habilidades y fomentar la creatividad, creando juegos y compartiéndolos con el resto de compañeros, una nueva metodología  de enseñanza a través de los juegos del siglo XXI en el que el alumnado disfruta trabajando y aprendiendo.
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Six Nations school launches app that teaches people to speak Mohawk - CBC

Six Nations school launches app that teaches people to speak Mohawk - CBC | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A Six Nations school is doing its part to keep Indigenous languages alive in the most modern of ways — with an app.
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50 Cool Things to 3D Print Which Are Actually Useful | All3DP

50 Cool Things to 3D Print Which Are Actually Useful | All3DP | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
ike us, you’re tremendously excited by the possibilities of 3D printing. Unfortunately, the landscape is cluttered with trinkets, doodads and ornaments. We’re in danger of drowning in 3D printed objects that nobody wants or needs.

 Fight the tide of mediocrity! Let’s make stuff that’s actually useful! Here’s a list of cool things to 3D print, right now, today. Prove to your nearest and dearest that there’s an everyday and practical application of this wonderful technology.
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Whatever Happened to 3D Printing? It Found Its Way.

Whatever Happened to 3D Printing? It Found Its Way. | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
So where are we now?

One day soon, we’ve been told over the last decade or so, we’ll all have 3D printers in our living rooms! You can make whatever you want!! But we don’t, and you can’t. “With every technology, you have the hype cycle, and right now we’re sort of at the bottom, because the hype is over,” says Joris Laarman, a Dutch designer who has engineered new types of digital-fabrication materials and whose work is the subject of an exhibition at the Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt Museum in New York through January. “People are kind of like, ‘Okay, so? What can we do with it? Was it real or was it just hype?’ ”

Well, for some it hasn’t been just hype. Laarman uses 3D printing to create functional, usable furniture called micro structures. SpaceX has a dedicated 3D printing zone at its plant in Hawthorne, California. GE’s Brilliant Factory aims to use 3D printing to transform large-scale manufacturing.

But where is 3D printing for the rest of us?
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After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople

After decades of pushing bachelor’s degrees, U.S. needs more tradespeople | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As California budgets millions to rebrand long-disparaged vocational education, there are an estimated 30 million jobs in the U.S. that pay at least $55,000 per year and don’t require a bachelor’s degree.
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It’s (still) not OK for teachers to remain digitally illiterate. Here’s why… - Darren E. Draper - Medium

It’s (still) not OK for teachers to remain digitally illiterate. Here’s why… - Darren E. Draper - Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Just over ten years ago, Karl Fisch wrote a blog post that has stuck with me through the years. In it, he asked if it was OK to be a technologically illiterate teacher. Even though we’ve learned greatly in the last decade about the merits of using technology to replace teachers, I think Karl’s arguments back then are even more relevant today. In this post, I’ll explain why.
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Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, November 20, 2:00 PM
Part of the literacy that often goes overlooked is that a digital tool is not always the best tool. Teachers are both learners and teachers. To say otherwise misses the point of teaching an learning.
Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 21, 1:36 AM
Teachers do an amazing job! We need to help those who are uncomfortable with technology to embrace it. 
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What is an Innovation Class…and Why Do You Need One?

What is an Innovation Class…and Why Do You Need One? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I hear it all the time: The world is changing, and schools need to change. Lots of us recognize that we should no longer be relying on the old model, where we just dump information into our students’ brains and they regurgitate it back. The world we live in today requires more of people: problem-solving skills, creativity, collaboration, the ability to innovate, iterate, and design solutions for problems that don’t even exist yet. The way we do school now just doesn’t prepare kids the way it should.

It’s a good message, a true message, but too often, that message leaves us hanging. We nod along, we agree that things need to be different, but then we go back to doing more or less what we’ve always done, because we aren’t exactly sure HOW to change school.
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8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate

8 Must-Have Artificial Intelligence Apps and Tools - The EdTech Advocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Is your teaching about to be disrupted?

The answer is yes, it definitely is! But in a good way.

The emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) technology is transforming every aspect of education, from curriculum development all the way to assessment.

Do you want to bring some of these cutting-edge advances to your own classroom, but you’re not sure how to do it?

Here are eight AI tools and apps that are well worth the necessary learning curve.
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Three coffees a day linked to a range of health benefits

Three coffees a day linked to a range of health benefits | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than problems, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists have said.

The research, which collated evidence from more than 200 previous studies, also found coffee consumption was linked to lower risks of diabetes, liver disease, dementia and some cancers.
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And every coffee loving educator on the planet said a collective "YES!"" ;-)
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A List of Over 100 Awesome Essential Questions Examples by Subject - Global Digital Citizen

A List of Over 100 Awesome Essential Questions Examples by Subject - Global Digital Citizen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Need some essential questions? You've come to the right place—here are over 100 essential questions examples by category. Dive in and discover them now!

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Chris Carter's curator insight, November 22, 8:03 PM
So very useful when your brain is done, like stick-a-fork-in-it done.
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Cubetto Review - The Coding Robot Toy Made From Wood

Cubetto Review - The Coding Robot Toy Made From Wood | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There’s something so special about wooden toys. Kids probably don’t care but parents can appreciate well crafted and designed toys made from wood. Crazy about robots, I was delighted to have the opportunity to play with a loaner Cubetto with my almost 4 year old daughter.
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How to Translate Languages with Siri on iPhone and iPad - OSXDaily

How to Translate Languages with Siri on iPhone and iPad - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Whether you’re a frequent traveler, simply learning a new language, or interacting with someone who speaks in a different language, Siri for iOS now has the fantastic ability to translate between languages on the fly. For example, you can ask Siri to say “I need a taxi ride to the airport” in French, and Siri will not only instantly translate that for you in written text, but also say it aloud.

Essentially you can think of of Siri on iPhone or iPad as a digital translator that is always with you, and it works to translate between English, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish, French, German, and Italian.

Try it out yourself, it works really well and is quite fast.
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Learn English App for iOS - Easing into English

Learn English App for iOS - Easing into English | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Easing into English is a ground-breaking, interactive iPad/iPhone application which takes you through a series of learning modules which become progressively more challenging. Each module provides clear, comprehensive input on particular language points which are embedded in a thematic context and are designed to help you learn English easily.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 21, 12:47 AM

This is a useful app for developing your students' understanding of grammar. iOS only.

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4 Myths About Creativity - Mitch Resnick @mres - Edutopia

4 Myths About Creativity - Mitch Resnick @mres - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Not everyone agrees on the value and importance of creative thinking in today’s society. Part of the problem is that there is no consensus on what it means to be creative. Different people think about creativity in very different ways, so it’s not surprising that they can’t agree on its value and importance. As I’ve talked with people about creativity, I’ve encountered a number of common misconceptions.
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The secret tricks hidden inside restaurant menus

The secret tricks hidden inside restaurant menus | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Great thought and effort go into creating restaurant menus – and there are some very powerful psychological tricks employed to make you choose.
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There is science and research behind everything!!
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Robot companions are just what the doctor ordered - CNET

Robot companions are just what the doctor ordered - CNET | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In hospitals and elder care centers, companion bots might make a variety of experiences less painful or lonely.
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16 Apps that Support the Creative Process - The Tech Edvocate

16 Apps that Support the Creative Process - The Tech Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Creativity is more than the ability to paint a pretty picture; it is a way in which original ideas are born and how they take form. It is about pushing boundaries, solving problems and bringing together skills in unique ways.  In a recent poll, 60% of CEO’s agreed that creativity was the most important skill to have in the workplace. With that in mind, it is important that we start turning to technology to facilitates the creative process. Through technology, we are not only offered new mediums but ways in which to organize our thoughts. Below are 16 apps that will support the creative process for both artists and big thinkers.
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Here Is A Wonderful Tool for Creating Trading Cards in Class - Educators Technology

Here Is A Wonderful Tool for Creating Trading Cards in Class - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Trading Card Creator is a web tool from ReadWriteThink that you can use with your students for various educational purposes most important of them all is to help them enhance their writing skills. Trading Card tool provides card templates which students can use to describe characters, places, abstract topics, events, and objects. Cards come with a set of questions to guide students responses and to help them focus on the aspects that matters most to their descriptive narrative. Students, for instance, can create trading cards for  characters drawn from their favourites TV shows, movies, comic books, graphic novels..etc. When their cards are ready they can easily print and share them with the whole class.
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