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The EdAdmin minute 116: Google Drive App On iOS Now Includes Spreadsheet Editing - EdReach

The EdAdmin minute 116: Google Drive App On iOS Now Includes Spreadsheet Editing - EdReach | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
"In today’s daily dose of The EdAdmin Minute I share some thoughts about the recent update to the Google Drive app that made editing Google Spreadsheets a reality in ios."
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South Fayette Schools: A #Computational Carnival for Kids | Getting Smart

South Fayette Schools: A #Computational Carnival for Kids | Getting Smart | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Combine a makerspace, science fair and a coding bootcamp and you have South Fayette School District, a computational carnival for 3,200 students south of Pittsburgh.

With four schools on one suburban campus, South Fayette is the best example of K-12 integrated computational thinking we’ve seen. Yes, kids are learning to code but more importantly, they are learning to attack complex problems, analyze data, and sprint in teams to public products.
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Maker Maven STEM Challenges on Pinterest

Maker Maven STEM Challenges on Pinterest | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Explore Maker Maven's board "Maker Maven STEM Challenges" on Pinterest. | See more ideas about Stem challenges, Pennies and Stems.
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21 Future Jobs the Robots Are Actually Creating - Inc.

21 Future Jobs the Robots Are Actually Creating - Inc. | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
According to an Oxford University analysis, close to half of all jobs will be taken over by robots in the next 25 years. No wonder the press is full of handwringing about how workers will adjust and the best way to prepare the next generation for this A.I.-filled future.

But not everyone is alarmed about the prospect of radical change in the labor market. After all, this has happened before (for instance, when mechanization replaced the vast majority of farmers) and it turned out OK. Plus, a lot of today's jobs are soul-crushingly boring and repetitive. Losing them just might be a blessing. 

Among these optimists are IT service company Cognizant. In a recent report (hat tip to Business Insider for the pointer), the consultancy notes that while creative destruction has always been with us, so has reinvention. Sure, robots will take jobs away, but they'll also create new ones.

What will these new gigs look like exactly? The report imagines detailed job ads for 21 future careers that Cognizant thinks may emerge in the next 10 years.
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#12BlocksofCodemas - Trillium Lakelands District School Board  TLDSB Coding @ryan_psmith

#12BlocksofCodemas - Trillium Lakelands District School Board  TLDSB Coding @ryan_psmith | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"To get into the coding and holiday spirit, TLDSB will be doing the #12blocksofcodemas this year! Each day, starting on December 7th, a new block of code for Scratch and ScratchJr will be announced on Twitter, Google+ and in the Staff Lounge in FirstClass. Students that participate can submit their projects to entered in a draw to win a prize for their school!"

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A Big THANKS to @ryan_psmith for sharing this great coding activity! Check out the great activities!
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A Big THANKS to @ryan_psmith for sharing this great coding activity! Check out the great activities!
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Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education - Digital Promise

Advancing Computational Thinking Across K-12 Education - Digital Promise | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Thanks to the successes of campaigns like the Hour of Code and this week’s Computer Science Education Week, educators, policymakers, and families around the country are realizing the value of coding and computer science in K-12 education. But how do “code,” “computer science,” and, “computational thinking,” fit together? What is motivating their introduction into schools, and how might they change education?

Our new report, Computational Thinking for a Computational World, draws from research and interviews with leaders around the country to answer the essential question: In a computational world, what is important to know and know how to do?

The report describes how computational thinking is both central to computer science and widely applicable throughout education and the workforce. It is a skillset for solving complex problems, a way to learn topics in many disciplines, and a necessity for fully participating in a computational world."

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Want more girls interested in STEM? Retrain music and dance teachers to run computer science lessons, say educators

Want more girls interested in STEM? Retrain music and dance teachers to run computer science lessons, say educators | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Music and dance teachers who are respected by female pupils should be trained to teach computer science to inspire more girls to pursue a career in the technology sector, educators have said.

More than 150 teachers and schoolgirls recently attended an event at Microsoft’s UK headquarters designed to show young women what life at a technology company was like.

Speaking just weeks after the Government used its Budget to announce significant funding to support the training of Computer Science teachers, Cindy Rose, the chief executive of Microsoft UK, kicked off this year’s DigiGirlz by highlighting the lack of women in the technology sector.

Educators told Microsoft at the event that school leaders needed to create more positive role models in computer science and give them modern classrooms to work in if the UK was to encourage more women to pursue a career in science, engineering, technology or maths (STEM).
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Monica S Mcfeeters's curator insight, December 11, 1:19 PM

 Curious article from Microsoft. Convincing successful dancers and Musically talented women to covertly convert talent into computer and scienc geeks may not be a winning argument guys....This article shows the limits of the male mind to comprehend the mind and motivations of others. Now the STEAM or just STEM debate may be worth bringing up if Microsoft can show how developing programs and engineering for those creative fields opens creative doors and how creative thinking and skills open door for enginneeering teams?

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Robot-building 12-year-old girls on a mission to encourage others

Robot-building 12-year-old girls on a mission to encourage others | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Samantha Sedran and Katrina Usmar are the only girls’ team among 10 boys’ teams but they are trying various approaches to get other girls to join them in the field
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Exploring Minecraft with Force and Motion - Hoonuit

Exploring Minecraft with Force and Motion - Hoonuit | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I have had a couple of students at my school who love, or I should rather say who are obsessed, with Minecraft. My own kids actually love the game as well. As an adult, educator and parent naturally dismissed the game. I didn’t get what the fascination was with pixel blocks in an 8 bit format. Keep in mind that I am a gamer myself. A year and a half later, I am hooked. Whether you are playing the pocket edition or using the Minecraft EDU platform, there is so much to explore and create.
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"What is computational thinking?" Posters - TES @RobottResources

"What is computational thinking?" Posters - TES @RobottResources | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"A series of 6 classroom wall posters to promote the concept of computational thinking. 


Alongside the 4 parts of computational thinking (Decomposition, Pattern Recognition, Abstraction and Algorithm design), I have also included debugging which includes common errors (example syntax and logical)."



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Coding & Computational Thinking in the Classroom | TeachOntario

Coding & Computational Thinking in the Classroom | TeachOntario | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
"Welcome to the TVO TeachOntario Coding and Computational Thinking in the Classroom Hub. 

 We are excited to serve as the guest hosts for this hub, as we showcase coding and computational thinking ideas, research, activities and practices from educators around the province. 

This hub is meant to serve as a collaborative place where we can all develop our understanding surrounding innovative practices related to coding and computational thinking. We also hope that it can serve as a responsive, ever-changing resource that meets the..."
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6 Strategies For Creating An Inquiry-Driven Classroom -

6 Strategies For Creating An Inquiry-Driven Classroom - | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Curiosity is a powerful catalyst for learning. Children want to understand the world around them, and naturally reveal their interests by asking questions – sometimes even too many questions! As educators, we may feel pressure to keep going with our intended lesson plan or to get to our ‘point.’

This may lead us, as teachers, to push ahead instead of listening to a child’s question, or to answer it briefly and move on. The goal of education should be to nurture and grow minds that are ready to solve problems and think critically, and asking questions is a necessary skill in that process.

For this reason, we want to prioritize question asking and place it at the forefront of our mission for our classrooms and our students.
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Music Crab - A Cute App for Learning to Read Music - Free Tech for Teachers @rmbyrne 

Music Crab - A Cute App for Learning to Read Music - Free Tech for Teachers @rmbyrne  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Music Crab is simple and free iPad designed to help students learn to read music. The app features a little crab that students move by playing virtual piano keys in the app. To move the crab students have to play the correct notes. If they play too many incorrect notes in a row, the game is over and they have to start again.
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The Future of Coding in Schools - Edutopia 

The Future of Coding in Schools - Edutopia  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Mitch Resnick, one of the creators of Scratch, on why he thinks coding should be taught in all schools—it's not the reason you’d expect.
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 10, 5:41 PM

“La primera pregunta que nosotros deberíamos hacernos es ¿por qué deberíamos aprender a programar? Mucha gente introduce la programación en las escuelas como un primer paso que estimule una futura vocación laboral como programador o incluso científico de computadoras y por supuesto ellos tienen razón que estas oportunidades se están expandiendo rápidamente. Pero esa no es una gran razón para que todos aprendan programación. Muy poca gente termina siendo un escritor profesional, pero nosotros enseñamos a todos a escribir porque es una forma de comunicarnos con otros, de organizar nuestros pensamientos y expresar nuestras ideas. Yo pienso que las razones para aprender a programar son las mismas que las razones para aprender a escribir. Cuando nosotros aprendemos a escribir aprendemos a cómo organizar, expresar y compartir ideas. Y cuando nosotros aprendemos a programar, estamos también aprendiendo a cómo organizar, expresar y compartir ideas en nuevas formas, en un nuevo medio.” (Mitch Resnick, Físico, Doctor en computación y Director del Grupo Lifelong Kindergarten, equipo de aprendizaje permanente en el MIT Media Lab y co-creador del lenguaje Scratch)

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Five Reasons to Teach Robotics in Schools - The Tech Edvocate

Five Reasons to Teach Robotics in Schools - The Tech Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In today’s’ technology-driven world, it’s important now more than ever to prepare students for the future. Teaching robotics to young students throughout their schooling can increase their ability to be creative and innovative thinkers and more productive members of society. Many governments have already recognized the importance of robotics in the classroom and have begun to create programs and laws that would incorporate it into their public education system. By teaching our students the basics of robotics, we can open a whole new world to them and exciting opportunities that they wouldn’t have access to otherwise.
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How to Make Christmas Light-up Cards - Makerspaces.com

How to Make Christmas Light-up Cards - Makerspaces.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In this project tutorial, we’re going to make light-up Christmas cards using copper tape, LEDs and a coin cell battery.  This is a really fun STEM or makerspace project that you can do around the holidays.

Learn the basics of electricity and circuits while making custom holiday cards for your friends and family.
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Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students - Educators Technology

Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Free resource of educational web tools, 21st century skills, tips and tutorials on how teachers and students integrate technology into education

Via Cindy Rudy
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 12, 1:24 PM

Seem like a natural treasure chest to me! 

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Can't wait to try these.
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Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs? - NYTimes

Will Robots Take Our Children’s Jobs? - NYTimes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Like a lot of children, my sons, Toby, 7, and Anton, 4, are obsessed with robots. In the children’s books they devour at bedtime, happy, helpful robots pop up more often than even dragons or dinosaurs. The other day I asked Toby why children like robots so much.

“Because they work for you,” he said.

What I didn’t have the heart to tell him is, someday he might work for them — or, I fear, might not work at all, because of them.

It is not just Elon Musk, Bill Gates and Stephen Hawking who are freaking out about the rise of invincible machines. Yes, robots have the potential to outsmart us and destroy the human race. But first, artificial intelligence could make countless professions obsolete by the time my sons reach their 20s.
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Editor's Choice: 50 Of The Best Educational Toys & Gifts For 2018 -

Editor's Choice: 50 Of The Best Educational Toys & Gifts For 2018 - | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We worked hard on this list. Though we’re still updating it (with more info, age recommendations, etc.), we tried to collect a wide variety of ‘widgets’ that teachers and parents might find useful when shopping for children. To that end, we’ve got everything from horticulture kits to video games to books to microscopes, engineering kits, and more.

If you’re still shopping for Christmas gifts, birthday gifts, or any other holiday or celebration that involves children, we hope this list is useful. We’ll update it regularly so that you can find value in it not just for the holidays, but anytime throughout the year.
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11 Kids Activities to Learn Coding without a Computer

11 Kids Activities to Learn Coding without a Computer | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Computer coding is essentially a language that computer uses. When we think about helping kids learn computer coding, we automatically think we need a computer first. But in fact, there are many ways to learn computer coding without a computer, as many thinking and coding approach can be learned in different activities off-screen. Today we share some off-screen activities that teach kids computer programming.
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Every Student Should Publish for the World! | Shake Up Learning - Shake Up Learning @ShakeUpLearning

Every Student Should Publish for the World! | Shake Up Learning - Shake Up Learning @ShakeUpLearning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I’m on a bit of a mission! Everywhere I go, I ask this question, “How many of you allow your students to publish for a global audience?” The result…very few hands go up if any. The reality is this is a real-world skill and can be a very important and authentic learning experience for students of all ages. What’s holding you back?
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Fighting Bad Press: 14 Inspiring Examples of Drones Doing Good around the Globe - UAV Coach

Fighting Bad Press: 14 Inspiring Examples of Drones Doing Good around the Globe - UAV Coach | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Drones do lots of good in the world, and the ways they can be used for good seem to be growing every day. (There’s even a “UA Drones for Good” competition held in Dubai every year.)

Here is our list of some of the ways that drones are being used for good right now. Know of others? Reach out and let us know on Twitter using the hashtag #dronesforgood.

We’d love to see this list grow!
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Coding in the Classroom - Beyond the Hour of Code TeachOntario - Brian Aspinall @mraspinall

Coding in the Classroom - Beyond the Hour of Code TeachOntario - Brian Aspinall @mraspinall | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
"Welcome to the Coding in the Classroom: Beyond the Hour of Code course. Work your way through this course at your own pace and in whatever order you prefer. Begin with the question in the panel to right, with Get Started Here: About You."
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Virtual Reality Apps for Education - Education Technology Guy 

Virtual Reality Apps for Education - Education Technology Guy  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality (VR) is one of the newer technologies moving into the classroom. Google Cardboard and Google Expeditions are the two most popular, but here are some more great VR apps for education:

(these are links to the Google Play store, but they all have iOS versions also)
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A Multimedia Timeline of WWII in Europe - Free Technology 4 Teachers @rmbyrne

A Multimedia Timeline of WWII in Europe - Free Technology 4 Teachers @rmbyrne | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Last week I shared National Geographic's excellent multimedia timeline of the Pacific Theater of WWII. National Geographic offers a similar timeline of the European Theater. While the title of the timeline is World War II in Europe, it does include include events that happened in Africa and some events in the United States. The timeline World War II in Europe includes pictures, text, video, and maps of events beginning with Hitler's first violation of the Treaty of Versailles through the end of the war in Europe.
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How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University - EdSurge News

How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University - EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Students who are blind rarely major in math or science, and Emily Schlenker understands why, from personal experience.

A pre-med major at Wichita State University, Schlenker was born without sight. But that hasn’t slowed down her fascination with organic chemistry. What has repeatedly snagged her ability to study it, however, has been when homework assignments include charts and graphs that her screen-reading software can’t process.

“If I went around to every single wheelchair ramp on campus and broke part of it, there would be an absolute riot,” she says. “The equivalent for me is going to a class and not being able to study the textbook. No sighted person would ever do organic chemistry with no homework—they wouldn’t stand for it—but I was supposed to do that, apparently.”
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