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iPad Tutorial: How to Create & Manage Bookmark Folders in Safari | iPad Academy

iPad Tutorial: How to Create & Manage Bookmark Folders in Safari | iPad Academy | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You can organize your bookmarks into folders in the Safari browser on the iPad. Here's how to create, organize and delete bookmark folders in the Safari web browser on the iPad.
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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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How to Make an Augmented Reality iPhone App - AppReal

How to Make an Augmented Reality iPhone App - AppReal | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As we mentioned in an earlier article, Apple has long-promised to make a major splash in the AR market. With the recent release of the Apple augmented reality developer framework, ARKit, consider the market properly splashed.


Building a complete, full-featured app is beyond the scope of a single article. However, we can show you, in simplest terms, how to create augmented reality apps for iPhone and iPad using the Unity 3D AR/VR platform with ARKit. Our simple example will display an AR point cloud superimposed over objects you can view with your Apple device.

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Innovate My School - 3 reasons why AI could be your new teaching sidekick

Innovate My School - 3 reasons why AI could be your new teaching sidekick | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
With artificial intelligence (AI) on the rise, educators have increasingly reflected on how this might impact teaching in the coming years, with some of the more scary predictions even suggesting that machines could one day replace teachers altogether. This fear is largely unfounded and an unhelpful way to think about AI and education; rather than posing a threat, when used correctly AI could actually be the very best sidekick for teachers in the classroom.
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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom - The Tech Edvocate

How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom - The Tech Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

In today’s technological world, there is no escaping the smartphone phenomenon. The average person uses their smartphone anywhere from 8 to 10 hours a day. Most people are even checking their phones every 15 to 20 minutes while they’re awake. The ways in which smartphones have become such an essential part of modern life is staggering, and something to be aware of when teaching in a classroom.

Smartphones can be both a great educational tool and a great distraction in the classroom. It should come as no surprise that almost every child in the US owns or has access to a smartphone. Statistics show that 56 percent of children age 8 to 12 have a smartphone. That number jumps up to 88 percent of teenagers ages 13 to 17 have or have access to a smartphone. And a whopping 91 percent of middle and high school aged students primarily access the internet via their smartphones.

This change in the way we interact with technology and integrate it into our lives has come dramatically and fast. It’s sometimes hard for teachers, many of whom grew up in an era with no mobile phones or even the internet, to adapt to this fast-paced technological generation. While smartphones can easily be the downfall of your students’ attention spans and performance, they don’t have to be. More and more educators these days are incorporating modern technology and students’ own smartphones into their classroom to engage and excite students about learning. Below you will find useful tips on how to manage cell phone use in your classroom, and use it for your teaching benefit.


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Michael MacNeil's curator insight, February 15, 2:18 PM
Canada, too!
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This article will shed some light on the use of mobile devices in our classrooms when we are still thinking if it is a good option. It is not an option, it is a need, but some things must be seriously analysed.
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How to manage Cell Phone use in your Classroom
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Awesome time-tracking app transforms life for kids with autism - The Memo

Awesome time-tracking app transforms life for kids with autism - The Memo | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Caring for a child with a learning disability can feel tough.

Conditions like autism or ADHD, in particular, can make even the simplest of daily tasks a challenge.

Now though, Canadian software developer Pierre Séguin has created an app to help make life for kids – and their families – less stressful and more fun.
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Why Even Young Students Benefit From Connecting Globally | MindShift | KQED News @KathyCassidy

Why Even Young Students Benefit From Connecting Globally | MindShift | KQED News @KathyCassidy | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Some teachers I talk to say they do not have time to connect with other classrooms because they are too busy covering their curriculum. In fact, connecting with others is not an addition to our curriculum. It is not something we do after we have finished our reading and math for the day. It is the way we do our curriculum. From practicing counting by fives or comparing similarities and differences via Skype, to writing for a worldwide audience, to making and sharing videos of social studies concepts on our blogs, we connect and invite the world to learn with us and to help us learn. Although learning from others is a key reason why I continue to connect my classroom online, there are many other reasons as well.
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Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ | EdSurge News

Kids Don’t Fail, Schools Fail Kids: Sir Ken Robinson on the ‘Learning Revolution’ | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
British author and speaker Sir Ken Robinson is known for several accomplishments, from his books to his professorships to his TED talks. But in 2006, he gained recognition for something that no other TED speaker in history has done. It was back then that he delivered a TED talk on the topic of whether schools kill students’ creativity—and today, that video has been viewed over 43 million times, currently holding the title of “most popular TED talk of all time.”


Well, it’s been ten years, and with the recent proliferation of terms like “personalized,” “mastery-based,” and “blended” in the education world, some of Robinson’s viewers may wonder if or how his take on schools has changed.

At the "Power and Possibility of Individualized Learning" event held in Minneapolis on February 22, co-hosted by the Bush Foundation and the School Leadership Project, Robinson delivered a keynote address in which he spoke to the “learning revolution,” arguing that the shift to personalized learning is a non-negotiable in the United States if education is prepared students for the future, instead of simply the “now.”

So, why then is personalized learning a non-negotiable?
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Free Technology for Teachers: Fun, Hands-on Science Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: Fun, Hands-on Science Lessons | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Science Snacks is a resource that I referenced in my list of ten blog post topics for your school blog . Science Snacks is a resourc

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200+ Arduino Projects List For Final Year Students | #Coding #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces 

200+ Arduino Projects List For Final Year Students | #Coding #Maker #MakerED #MakerSpaces  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Best list of arduino project ideas along with sources we have published here. It includes arduino based battery charger, arduino based thermostat and etc..



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Gust MEES's curator insight, February 11, 11:54 AM
Best list of arduino project ideas along with sources we have published here. It includes arduino based battery charger, arduino based thermostat and etc..

 

GREAT place to find nearly everything and well documented...

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=ARDUINO

 

Beatrice J. P. Vasconcelos's curator insight, February 12, 12:42 PM
Achei interessante apesar de não ser minha área...IoT tai né gente...
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Google for Education: Computational Thinking

Google for Education: Computational Thinking | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Exploring Computational Thinking (ECT) is a curated collection of lesson plans, videos, and other resources on computational thinking (CT). This site was created to provide a better understanding of CT for educators and administrators, and to support those who want to integrate CT into their own classroom content, teaching practice, and learning.
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The #Art Of #Computational #Thinking – Just Thinking – Medium

I heard a great talk a few months ago. It was Conrad Wolfram (probably one of the world’s leading mathematicians) who suggested, that we should stop teaching our kids maths. Whoah!

He said, and I’m paraphrasing, we needed to teach them computational thinking instead. What is that? He said every problem needs breaking apart, exploding it into its parts — if we are to begin to properly solve them. And better still that we explain to kids how to put that idea into practice. Explain to them, for example, that to make their bike go faster they might figure out how much bigger the peddle wheel needs to be than than the one on the back wheel.

According to Wikipedia computational thinking is an iterative process based on three stages: 1. Problem formulation (abstraction) 2. Solution expression (automation) 3. Solution execution and evaluation (analyses)
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Computational thinking teaches kids coding, collaboration, and problem solving. - SLATE

Computational thinking teaches kids coding, collaboration, and problem solving. - SLATE | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Computational thinking is intimately related to computer coding, which every kid in South Fayette starts learning in first grade. But they are not one and the same. At its core, computational thinking means breaking complex challenges into smaller questions that can be solved with a computer’s number crunching, data compiling, and sorting capabilities. Proponents say it’s a problem-solving approach that works in any field, noting that computer modeling, big data, and simulations are used in everything from textual analysis to medical research and environmental protection.

In the past few years, many schools and enterprising teachers have tried to infuse coding and computational thinking into a wide range of classes, including arts and humanities courses. What makes South Fayette unique is that computational thinking is now at the heart of everything they do—from students’ first day of kindergarten until they graduate from high school. Could it be a model for taking ed-tech full throttle?
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Computer Science: Problem Solved - BBC Teach

Computer Science: Problem Solved - BBC Teach | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
These resources are suitable for use with pupils aged 13-16.

BBC Radio 1 presenter Dev looks at how computational thinking can help solve problems in the real world. Practical solutions, abstraction and algorithms, and encouraging digitally competent citizenship.

Alongside each short film, there is more information about the content of the film, and suggestions of how it could be used in the classroom.
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How to Rename Files & Folders in iOS Files App - OSXDaily

How to Rename Files & Folders in iOS Files App - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The iOS Files app and iCloud Drive offer a file system of sorts for the iPhone and iPad. One frequently used capability of file systems is the ability to rename files and folders as necessary, and as you might expect, the Files app for iOS offers this functionality too.
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Sony’s KOOV is a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life - The Verge

Sony’s KOOV is a 300+ piece coding kit for kids to bring blocky robots to life - The Verge | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Sony is getting into the STEM education game with KOOV, a coding kit containing more than enough sensors, actuators, and electronic parts to bring blocky Minecraft-like robots to life.
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Can #creativity be #taught? - eSchool News

Can #creativity be #taught? - eSchool News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As we look at future jobs and technological advancements, having creativity is essential in the workplace. Robots and AI will be able to handle many tasks, even replacing some types of jobs, but we will still need creative thinkers and designers to move ahead globally. As educators, how do we ensure that students learn this skill in our curriculums? Can creativity be taught? Why are some people more creative than others? If you tell students to be creative, do they even know what it means or where to begin?
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Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World | MindShift | KQED News

Smartphone Detox: How Teens Can Power Down In A Wired World | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If the Russian psychologist Ivan Pavlov were alive today, what would he say about smartphones? He might not think of them as phones at all, but instead as remarkable tools for understanding how technology can manipulate our brains.

Pavlov’s own findings — from experiments he did more than a century ago, involving food, buzzers and slobbering dogs — offer key insights into why our phones have become almost an extension of our bodies, modern researchers say. The findings also provide clues to how we can break our dependence.
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Mixing Reading with Coding in Early Childhood | Knowledge Quest via @KathyCassidy

Mixing Reading with Coding in Early Childhood | Knowledge Quest via @KathyCassidy | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As a librarian, my goal is to expose students to all forms of literacy. Coding, to me, is just another form.  Teaching coding allows me to integrate multiple disciplines together. Coding is a process just like the research process. That is why it fits so nicely in the library. Additionally, coding teaches problem solving, cooperation, and how to overcome failure.

With all that being said, I do not believe in just coding for coding sake. I feel it should fit within a bigger picture. Combining coding skills with other literacy skills is always my ultimate goal.

Below are a few examples of how I teach coding with early childhood students. Most of these ideas did not start with me. They are a collection of resources from amazing educators that I have learned from.
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What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids : NPR Ed : NPR

What The Screen Time Experts Do With Their Own Kids : NPR Ed : NPR | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Parents today struggle to set screen time guidelines.

One big reason is a lack of role models. Grandma doesn't have any tried-and-true sayings about iPad time. This stuff is just too new.

But many experts on kids and media are also parents themselves. So when I was interviewing dozens of them for my book The Art of Screen Time, I asked them how they made screen time rules at home.

None of them held themselves up as paragons, but it was interesting to see how the priorities they focused on in their own research corresponded with the priorities they set at home.
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25 Best 3D Rendering Software Tools (Some are Free) - ALL3DPrinting

25 Best 3D Rendering Software Tools (Some are Free) - ALL3DPrinting | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here are the 25 best rendering software tools on the market today. Some of them are free.
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This Is How 3D Printing Is Helping Students with Visual Impairments - Educators Technology

This Is How 3D Printing Is Helping Students with Visual Impairments - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Today, we are sharing with you this resource from Tinkercad showing the huge potential of 3D technology in helping all types of students learn better. This is basically a short video showing how Neil McKenzie, assistive technology specialist at the Sonoma County Office of Education, combines both Tinkercad and 3D printing to ‘overcome challenges his visually impaired students face in the classroom.  Neal demonstrates how 3D printed objects help all students, whether sighted or blind, to work side-by-side and learn the same content – creating an inclusive experience for all.’

Tinkercad, for those of you not familiar with it, is a 3D modelling application which helps kids K-12 create a wide variety of objects which can be printed using a 3D printer. Check out this detailed guide to learn more about what you can do with Tinkercad and how to integrate it in your classroom teaching.
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Access Over 2300 Popular Paintings and Works of Art for Free Today

Access Over 2300 Popular Paintings and Works of Art for Free Today | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The popular Louvre HD app is free today and only for a limited period of time. The app provides you access to a huge library of some of the most popular works of art and paintings stored in the Louvre museum . After I downloaded the app this morning I spent sometime browsing through the collections there and found them really amazing. If you love modern art, this app is definitely for you.
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Fun STEM for Kids - Science Math Engineering Tech

Fun STEM for Kids - Science Math Engineering Tech | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Games for Learning - fun learning tools and activity ideas with a focus on STEM, teaching resources like apps, websites, programs, books, toys, movies, videos. Parenting and technology tips for busy families.
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K12 Computational Thinking Resources | Ignite My Future in School

K12 Computational Thinking Resources | Ignite My Future in School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There are lots of resources available to help students grow as computational thinkers— and many are free! Some of these platforms begin at basic levels and can be utilized by beginners as young as preschool age, while still others provide interactive experiences that utilize diverse computational thinking strategies.
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Computational Thinking and its importance in education - Microsoft in Education

Computational Thinking and its importance in education - Microsoft in Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This course is designed for all educators from all subject areas who would like to know more about computational thinking and how it can be applied within cross-curricular educational settings.
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 8 Elements Found in Classrooms of Innovative Educators

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 8 Elements Found in Classrooms of Innovative Educators | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
George Couros tells us, if we want innovative students, we need innovative educators. Do you qualify? In his book, The Innovator’s Mindset, Couros challenges educators to consider whether they empower students to wonder, to explore–and to become forward-thinking leaders? He does this in part by providing eight things to look for in your classroom.  
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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 11, 7:54 PM

I adore Lisa's work! She's amazing  & a great follow~ @InnovativeEdu