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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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Trend Alert: Breakerspaces | Library Hacks

Trend Alert: Breakerspaces | Library Hacks | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Breakerspace. Toy Takeapart. Break & Make, Appliance Autopsy, and Deconstruction Station. Whatever you call it, a breakerspace provides students with toys, electronics, or appliances and lets them carefully take things apart to see what makes them tick.
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Doug Mirams's curator insight, February 11, 6:43 PM
Great way to introduce students into "Right To Fix"!
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Google is one step closer to bringing ARCore to 100 million phones - TNW

Google is one step closer to bringing ARCore to 100 million phones - TNW | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Ahead of the Mobile World Congress expo in Barcelona that will take place next week, Variety reports that Google plans to make a splash with its ARCore framework for augmented reality at the event.

First up, ARCore (which was announced back in August 2017) has now hit version 1.0, which means it’s ready for prime time. That’s evident from the update to its app, which Android Police has got a hold of and made available on APKMirror.

Next, a source at Google told Variety that the company intends to carry out its plan of bringing ARCore to 100 million phones by March. That means it’ll need to enable support for the framework on a wider range of devices (only Pixel handsets are natively supported at the moment).
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1st Grade Clay Penguins -Dryden Art - Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun

1st Grade Clay Penguins -Dryden Art - Tricia Fuglestad @fuglefun | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
1st graders are learning about penguins as we sculpt one out of model magic clay. Students began with one lump of clay and followed all the steps until there was no clay left. There was lots of division in the directions (shhh-the truth is the lesson is full of math). Here is a quick rundown of the steps.
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iOS 11.2.6 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone and iPad [IPSW Download Links]

iOS 11.2.6 Update Released with Bug Fixes for iPhone and iPad [IPSW Download Links] | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Apple has released iOS 11.2.6 for iPhone and iPad. The software update is intended to fix a bug that causes a specific Telugu character from crashing an iOS device. Additionally, the small system software update patches a bug where some third party apps are not connecting to external accessories.
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We Love Books, Just as Much as Makerspaces: The Story of How Our Students Built Our Collection - Laura Fleming @lflemingEDU

We Love Books, Just as Much as Makerspaces: The Story of How Our Students Built Our Collection - Laura Fleming @lflemingEDU | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Something that bothers me so much is when I read articles that talk about how libraries are becoming makerspaces.  Our makerspace is one component of the participatory culture that runs through our space.  Anyone who knows my story knows that my point of entry into the Maker Movement was through literacy, so for me, literacy and making have always gone hand in hand.  

When I began as the Library Media Specialist at New Milford High School, I walked into a library that was similar to many school libraries in older schools.  It was very traditional looking, with tall stacks and lots and lots of books that students simply did not check out, nor have an interest in.  The collection was out of date and had not been weeded in decades.  One of the tasks for me was to weed the books.  During that weeding process, I decided that traditional nonfiction that made it through the weeding process would be sent to classrooms to build up their classroom research libraries.  I decided to keep any memoirs or narrative nonfiction that we had in our collection, since those were the kinds of books I discovered so many of our students did enjoy reading and would check out.  Amongst the vast fiction collection, we did find a few gems, but mostly we either discarded books that were no longer relevant to our students, gave them to classrooms who wanted them, or to individual students who showed an interest.  In the end, I was able to preserve just a few shelves of books.  As a result, I was tasked with rebuilding our collection.
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The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes

The simple trick that could help you memorise anything in five minutes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Memory is a fickle thing. One minute you’re leaving for work in the morning, the next you’re in a frantic panic desperately searching for misplaced keys. With Google at our fingertips, there’s arguably less need for us to learn key facts and figures when we can just turn to the internet for answers. However, adopting a simple memory technique could be a surefire way to help you memorise anything in as little as five minutes, which would definitely come in handy from time to time.
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It's Time to Weave Computational Thinking into K-12- The Journal

It's high time for students to move beyond an hour of coding exercises and learn computational thinking. That's the message of a new report from Digital Promise that examines what's important to know and be able to do in a "computational world."

Digital Promise is a non-profit that that promotes the use of innovation in education, particularly as it uses digital technologies.

The new report, "Computational Thinking for a Computational World," explains its theme of computational thinking by borrowing a description from a long-ago article published by the Association for Computing Machinery: It is "a way of solving problems, designing systems and understanding human behavior that draws on concepts fundamental to computer science… a fundamental skill for everyone, not just computer scientists." More simply, the report noted, "The skill required to tell a computer what to do is programming. The thought process behind programming is computational thinking." What it isn't is humans thinking like computers. And, according to the report's authors, it's something that needs to be taught across subjects in K-12 schools.
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Making and Designing Art with Digital Technology | FabLearn Fellows

Making and Designing Art with Digital Technology | FabLearn Fellows | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Learning by doing, has been a cornerstone of progressive education with roots dating to the 18th century. In the United States, the Progressive Education movement, through the work of John Dewey, as well as other education philosophers like Jean Piaget, have advocated for learning through experience. Seymour Papert expanded this idea through his learning theory of Constructionism. People learn best through creating and sharing the things they make. Every time we make art, our material, whether it is clay, cardboard, or computer code, is used to form ideas and bring them into the world.

Art is the verb, the action, the making. Our materials are physical, digital, or both.
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How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way

How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Want to save a web page as a PDF on iPad or iPhone? Generating PDF files of webpages and web articles is now easier than ever before in iOS, thanks to a new obvious “Create PDF” feature that is available in modern system software releases.
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Some Excellent Apps to Create Classroom Quote Pictures

Some Excellent Apps to Create Classroom Quote Pictures | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Starting your day with reading an inspirational quote can help lighten up your whole day and boost your motivation and overall moral. And if you are a teacher you might want to share these sources of inspiration and wisdom with your students too. In today’s post we are introducing you to some of the popular iPad apps you can use to access and read a wide variety of motivational quotes and nuggets of wisdoms from well-known authors and intellectual figures. We are also sharing with you another set of apps to help you turn those inspiration quotes into beautiful images and visuals to share with your students or print out and use in your classroom.
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Introduction to Creating Algorithms! by RobbotResources - Teaching Resources - Tes

Introduction to Creating Algorithms! by RobbotResources - Teaching Resources - Tes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The aim of this resource is to introduce students to the basic concepts of algorithm design.

 
This resource is aimed at absolute beginners of algorithm design."

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Download this: Photos Companion is Microsoft's answer to AirDrop

Download this: Photos Companion is Microsoft's answer to AirDrop | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft released a new app called Photos Companion that lets you wirelessly move photos between your phone and PC.
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Crayola's New Pen Writes On Any Surface Using Melted Crayons as Ink

Crayola's New Pen Writes On Any Surface Using Melted Crayons as Ink | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Working in a similar fashion to 3D-printing pens, but without the futile exasperation of actually trying to make 3D objects, Crayola’s new Crayon Melter turns colorful sticks of wax into a thick, goopy, ink that lets kids write on almost any surface imaginable. Can you hear the sound of parents crying in the distance?
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Crash Course is launching a series all about media literacy - boing boing

Crash Course is launching a series all about media literacy - boing boing | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
One of my favorite things on the internet is Crash Course, a free, high-quality educational YouTube channel that offers “crash courses” on science, math, history, literature, philosophy, and so much more. The channel’s latest project is a 12-week miniseries all about media literacy. Hosted by Jay Smooth, the series aims to give viewers “the ability to access, analyze, evaluate, create, and act using all forms of communication.” It’s hard to think of a more relevant tool to have in our current political and cultural climate. The series officially launches next, but here’s a preview video of everything it’s going to cover:
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US school shootings are so common teens are inventing tools to stay safe — Quartz

US school shootings are so common teens are inventing tools to stay safe — Quartz | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
With their elected officials locked in a stalemate over enacting stricter gun control, American students are turning to their own handmade tools to try and protect themselves in the event of a school shooting.

Justin Rivard is a senior at Somerset High School in Wisconsin. He has used his shop-class skills to create a long, metal contraption—called “The JustinKase“—that can be adjusted at the base of a doorway to create a stronger mechanism than a simple bolted lock. The device is so effective that his school principal purchased 50 of them for every classroom in the high school at $95 each. The school district went on to purchase many more for its middle and elementary schools. A neighboring district has placed an order for 94, according to media reports.
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Learning to look up again – controlling your smartphone addiction - Daily Genius

Learning to look up again – controlling your smartphone addiction - Daily Genius | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Why do our mobile virtual homes take precedence over our real physical homes? Does our obsessive behaviour make us less interactive and engaging with real people? Are we becoming less human and morphing into ‘smombies’ (smartphone zombies)? And if so, what can we do about it to break our habits, change our behaviour and instead of spending our time looking down bathed in the reflective glare of our 5 inch screens learn to look up again?
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Celebrate Failing - Matt Harris, Ed.D. - International EdTech Specialist

Celebrate Failing - Matt Harris, Ed.D. - International EdTech Specialist | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Though there were a host of professional learning takeaways for me, one stood out as a real actionable item. Funny, this same theme came up at every conference I attended: Celebrating Failing.
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12 Great Classroom Management Websites for Teachers

12 Great Classroom Management Websites for Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for some educational websites to help you with the management of your class instruction? The list below has you covered. These are some some popular web tools we have reviewed in multiple instances in the past which you can use to perform a wide variety of tasks. These include: creating interactive video lessons, collect formative assessment and provide real-time feedback to students, enhance students learning through the use of digital games and flashcards, create online classes and share with students assignments and learning resources, organize students into appropriate learning groups and many more. Links to these websites are under the visual.
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Developing Computational Thinking Skills for Children Age 4-7

Developing Computational Thinking Skills for Children Age 4-7 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Computational thinking is the set of skills you need to be able to get computers to do useful things. It includes logical thinking, planning ahead, working with data, being able to give precise instructions and make predictions. There are lots of activities that can help young children aged 4-7 to develop these skills.

Computational thinking skills can be developed through coding but there are lots of other activities that help too. A lot of them are screenless which helps to develop modern skills while also developing other important skills including motor skills and communication.

Some of the ideas here are classic kids games and activities that you might have tried anyway, they just happen to be great for computational thinking skills.
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Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn't always be believing

Fake videos are on the rise. As they become more realistic, seeing shouldn't always be believing | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
All it takes is a single selfie.

From that static image, an algorithm can quickly create a moving, lifelike avatar: a video not recorded, but fabricated from whole cloth by software.

With more time, Pinscreen, the Los Angeles start-up behind the technology, believes its renderings will become so accurate they will defy reality.

"You won't be able to tell," said Hao Li, a leading researcher on computer-generated video at USC who founded Pinscreen in 2015. "With further deep-learning advancements, especially on mobile devices, we'll be able to produce completely photoreal avatars in real time."
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Get Free Kids' Coloring Pages Using Google Images

Get Free Kids' Coloring Pages Using Google Images | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Psssst. Want to make your kid think you’re a sorcerer? I’ve got a trick.

First, you will need a magical machine called a printer. Then when the child is near your computer, ask, “Hey, what would you like to color right now? It can be anything. Your favorite character? Spain during the Cold War? A hot dog?” Your kid might respond with skepticism, but tell him to trust you. Then do a Google image search of his selection, and under Tools, click “Type,” and select “Line drawing.” Choose a high-resolution image, print it out, and hand it to your child with some crayons.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 19, 1:14 PM

This is interesting! But it's good to add the usage rights -- Non-commercial with reuse or modifications and then try it. And also, maybe be ready for maybe inappropriate stuff to show up - or make sure SAFE SEARCH FILTER is on -- because you know! A search for hotdog could possibly bring up stuff + fandom drawings can be racy.

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5 Important Math Apps for Students and Teachers

5 Important Math Apps for Students and Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In today’s post we are sharing with you 5 math apps that are featured today in Apple’s New and Notable category in iTunes App Store. Some of you are probably already familiar with Photomath and Math 42 for we have already covered them in multiple instances here in the past. Students can draw on them to get help with their math homework. The three remaining apps (Quick Maths, MathX, and Zebra Math) are featured here for the first time. You may want to try them out and see if they can be of any help for your students.
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Check Out These Educational iPad Apps- They Are Free Today

Check Out These Educational iPad Apps- They Are Free Today | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For this week’s Apps Gone Free series we curated for you this collection of interesting iPad apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. This deal is available at least in the Canadian and American iTunes Stores. Hopefully the apps are still free by the time you are reading this post.
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Introduction to Computer Science Unplugged - Cup Stacking! by RobbotResources - Teaching Resources - Tes

Introduction to Computer Science Unplugged - Cup Stacking! by RobbotResources - Teaching Resources - Tes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The aim of this lesson is to introduce students to writing their first ever code!

Students will not need to use a computer!

Starter - Which job would you rather do: Formula 1 Driver or a Formula 1 Mechanic?

Introduction to differen
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PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane

PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
PowerUp first previewed its smartphone-controlled paper airplane back in 2014, but now it's finally available to everyone. The startup has announced that
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 19, 8:07 AM

La startup PowerUp finalmente ha anunciado que lanzará una versión comercial de su Dart en febrero, cuyo precio introductorio estará entre  $ 29 y $ 37 USD. Ojalá en el futuro se pueda incluso programar la trayectoria de vuelo de estos mini drones, pues permitiría el aprendizaje divertido de la programación, de los principios de la física y de la robótica, todo al mismo tiempo.

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This Teenager Worried About Walking Alone, So She Created An App To Make It Safer

This Teenager Worried About Walking Alone, So She Created An App To Make It Safer | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Medha Gupta sometimes felt uneasy making the 20-minute walk from the corner where the school bus dropped her off to her home in Herndon, Virginia, - especially during the colder months when it would get dark early.
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