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Set Your iOS to Stunned: New Version of the Star Trek PADD App Now Available | TechCrunch

Set Your iOS to Stunned: New Version of the Star Trek PADD App Now Available | TechCrunch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Ever used your IOS device to imagine yourself as Lt. Nyota Uhura receiving an urgent communique from Starfleet?
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DuckDuckGo vs. Google: The Best Search Engine for You

DuckDuckGo vs. Google: The Best Search Engine for You | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Over the years, Google has left its humble origins behind to become one of the largest companies in the world, offering a wide range of devices and services.

To keep those services free, Google records data about you and uses it to display targeted advertising—their main source of revenue. As the debate around online privacy ramps up, many people are looking for an alternative.

Fortunately, DuckDuckGo might be the privacy-focused search engine you’ve been looking for.
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27 Ways to Help Your Students Be Innovative - The Edvocate

27 Ways to Help Your Students Be Innovative - The Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Creativity and innovation are two skills that are highly coveted in today’s society. People that are creative and innovative have managed to blaze their own paths and remake the world in their own image. As a result, creativity and innovation will continue to be the most sought-after skills in our global economy. Because of this, schools have to prepare students for this workforce of innovation and put them the best position to be successful. So how can educators help their students cultivate their inner creator and innovator? I am glad you asked. Below you will find a graphic that lists 27 ways that you can help your students be innovative. I hope this helps.
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Innovate My School - 5 leading educators on keeping classrooms creative

Innovate My School - 5 leading educators on keeping classrooms creative | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As Khurshid Khan, managing director of Britannica Digital Learning UK, put it: “Engendering a love of learning through expanded content, personal research and creative approaches will lead learners into an appreciation of education beyond the strive for certification.” If you’re keen to accelerate creativity in your school, the new Innovate My School Guide is a must. Here are five educators working to make ingenuity a part of everyday teaching and learning…
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Being a Maker: Just Create Something Everyday - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

Being a Maker: Just Create Something Everyday - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I love to read books about creativity and the artist’s process.  It’s fascinating to learn the stories of authors, artists and other creatives and learn about their how they create their works.  And there’s a common theme I’ve noticed in all of them.

No matter what.  Sit down and create something everyday.
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50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners – TeachThought

50 Animation Tools And Resources For Digital Learners – TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Educators need to decide which tool is best for them. If you want to create your own animation from scratch, then you want to go to sites such as Animwork. If you want to select from an animation that’s already set up, for you then perhaps Explainia makes more sense.

One of the easiest ways to animate, however, isn’t with your own camera and modeling clay, it’s with your links to sites that hand you everything within their own forums.

Use the first part of this list for creating original animation or using animation tools to create lessons. Use the second part to select animated lessons that are already completed and set to share.
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Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes - TNW

Robot does the unthinkable by assembling IKEA furniture in 20 minutes - TNW | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
IKEA is cheap, stylish, and a superb solution for furnishing an entire dwelling on a budget. It’s also the leading cause of divorce in couples who attempt to assemble its furniture at home, according to a poll I just made up for the sake of this joke.

Researchers at Nanyang Technological University (NTU) in Singapore created a robot to do the grunt work for you, assembling an IKEA chair in all of 20 minutes. All told, the machine divvied up its time by spending 11 minutes and 21 seconds planning its motion pathways, three seconds locating parts, and then eight minutes and 55 seconds assembling the chair.

Built entirely of off-the-shelf parts, the team designed the robot with an array of sensors, a 3D camera, robotic gripping arms, and some really complex AI, relatively speaking.
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20 Survival Uses For Paper Clips

20 Survival Uses For Paper Clips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I almost wrote an article about this, but Sensible Prepper did such a great job on this subject that I figured I may as well just share his video.
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The Best #Web #Resources for #Makerspace Project Ideas - Global Digital Citizen

The Best #Web #Resources for #Makerspace Project Ideas - Global Digital Citizen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Makerspaces are becoming a big deal for schools all over the world. In these unique areas, student ingenuity takes the lead. From primary to senior grades makerspaces drive innovation, creativity, and critical thinking. Since their popularity is increasing, you can source makerspace project ideas from lots of educators and entrepreneurs who have had success with them.

If you’re new to the idea, this video gives a simple description of what makerspaces are. The key ideas behind them are geared toward creativity and problem-solving. This is why they’re on the rise in education (and why shop class isn’t just for the big kids anymore).
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5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together -  Vicki Davis @CoolCatTeacher

5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together -  Vicki Davis @CoolCatTeacher | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher. Stephanie Zeiger helps us see the potential of STEM and computational thinking.
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Augmented Reality in the Elementary Classroom - The Techie Teacher

Augmented Reality in the Elementary Classroom - The Techie Teacher | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Learning experiences in education are rapidly evolving as augmented reality and virtual reality are making their way into classrooms. First, it is important to distinguish the difference between these two technologies. Augmented reality (AR) superimposes a computer-image overlay on an existing environment. For instance, Abraham Lincoln's log cabin can pop up in the middle of your classroom using AR Flashcard's Abraham Lincoln app. Virtual reality (VR) is more immersive in that it takes us some place else usually by using VR goggles or glasses. An example of virtual reality would be diving deep into the ocean to swim with sharks and experience the ocean habitat using Google Cardboard's VR Abyss. Both AR and VR provide unique learning opportunities that children would never be able to experience just by reading a textbook or visiting a website. This post focuses on how educators can use augmented reality to help support instruction.
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Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding

Teach kids creativity. Ultimately, machines will be better at coding | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
"Deep machine learning will likely automate the writing of code relatively quickly. Creativity is going to be far more important in a future where software can code better than we can"
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The 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century Skills? Try Computational Thinking (Not Coding) | EdSurge News

The 5th ‘C’ of 21st Century Skills? Try Computational Thinking (Not Coding) | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Since the turn of this century, the “4C’s of 21st century” skills—critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication—have seen growing recognition as essential ingredients of school curricula. This shift has prompted an uptake in pedagogies and frameworks such as project-based learning, inquiry learning, and deeper learning across all levels of K-12 that emphasize higher order thinking over rote learning. I argue that we need computational thinking (CT) to be another core skill—or the “5th C” of 21st century skills—that is taught to all students.

There is growing recognition in the education systems around the globe that being able to problem-solve computationally—that is, to think logically and algorithmically, and use computational tools for creating artifacts including models and data visualizations—is rapidly becoming a prerequisite competency for all fields.

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Top 10 Museums to Virtually Explore with Your Students

Top 10 Museums to Virtually Explore with Your Students | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google Arts & Cutlture is one of the best educational platforms for virtually exploring world museums. It allows you to search for, access and explore beautiful artworks from all around the world. You can create collections of your favourite artworks and share them with others, take ‘guided tours curated by experts’, step ‘inside the most famous museums in the world and visit iconic landmarks’. You can also use the search tool to find local  museums and cultural events around your area.
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Make a Mothers Day Paper Circuit Card | STEAM or Makerspace Project

Make a Mothers Day Paper Circuit Card | STEAM or Makerspace Project | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This tutorial will show you how to create a custom Mothers Day card that lights up.  Give your Mom something special and unique while learning about simple circuits and the basics of electricity.

This project is based on paper circuits which uses conductive copper tape, LEDs and a battery to bring your card to life.

Once complete, you can use the concepts learned to create your own custom light-up card.
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Innovate My School - IMS GUIDE 2017/18

Innovate My School - IMS GUIDE 2017/18 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The new Innovate My School Guide has been unleashed! Featuring 40 top educators tackling 10 of the sector’s hottest topics. It includes the hottest edtech trends, interviews with major thought leaders, advice for school leaders, from school leaders, assessment essentials, the edu-disruptors you NEED to know and much, much more. This publication will be distributed in print form at events throughout the school year, but you can read it digitally, right now, free-of-charge.
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How to Remove Widgets from Today Screen of iPhone or iPad

How to Remove Widgets from Today Screen of iPhone or iPad | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The “Today” screen of iOS contains many widgets for things like weather, news and tabloid headlines, calendar, maps, suggested apps, stocks, amongst others. This “Today” screen is available on the left-most screen and is accessible from the lock screen or Home screen of an iPhone or iPad by swiping to the right (unless you disabled the Today screen, that is). Some users may wish to declutter the widgets that show up on this swipe-over Today screen of their iOS device, and remove widgets that are not applicable or useful to them. Maybe you don’t want your calendar visible at the widget screen, or maybe you don’t want to see tabloid headlines mixed in with news, or maybe you don’t want to stocks or apps on the widget screen, whatever you decide is your choice.
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12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom – TeachThought

12 Strategies For Creating An Atmosphere Of Problem-Solving In Your Classroom – TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
To remedy the situation, and grow fruitful and happy students within the confines of the syllabus you are bound to, start to fix the problem yourself by creating an atmosphere of problem-solving in your classes. Create situations where students have to think for themselves. Here are some ideas:
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what great ideas!
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Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun App That Helps Kids Learn How Animals Adapt to Their Environments @rmbyrne

Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun App That Helps Kids Learn How Animals Adapt to Their Environments @rmbyrne | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Plum's Creaturizer from PBS Kids is a free iOS and Android app hat lets students create fun cartoon creatures then place them into outdoor settings through the use of augmented reality. The purpose of the app is to have students learn and show how the characteristics of an animal help it thrive in its environment."

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How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs – @JackieGerstein - TeachThought

How Technology Can Address Maslow’s Hierarchy Of Needs – @JackieGerstein - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A major criticism I have of most educational institutions is that their primary focus is on students’ intellectual and cognitive development.  Too often individual learner’s needs do not enter into the equation of their educations. Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs is a useful model for educators to use to help insure that they are addressing more of the whole child.
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Scheduling: When Can Students Use The Makerspace?

Scheduling: When Can Students Use The Makerspace? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
 Our campus moved to a combination fixed/flexible schedule, which has allowed our students additional opportunities to visit the makerspace outside of their normal library time.  Currently, Monday and Fridays are open check-out days and have also become open makerspace days. Makerspace Monday and Fun Friday have become a way for students to have additional time to invent, create, and make.  During these days students can visit the library with a makerspace pass. The pass is laminated and has a place for the teacher to write in the student’s name and amount of time they can visit the makerspace with a dry erase marker making the pass reusable.  
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I'm asked this a LOT!

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A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone - The New York Times

A Beginner’s Guide to Taking Great Video on Your Phone - The New York Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Not long ago, a filmmaker wouldn’t dream of shooting a movie on a phone because the quality was so inferior to what you could capture on pricier devices. But that’s changing. Consider this: The most recent project from the renowned American film director Steven Soderbergh, “Unsane,” was shot entirely on an iPhone.

Today, there are lots of reasons everyone from pro photographers to amateur shutterbugs are using phones to shoot video projects.
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No video equipment? No problem! How to leverage the technology students have in their back pockets to create amazing videos in the classroom.
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Math Education: The Roots of Computer Science - Edutopia

Math Education: The Roots of Computer Science - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Math matters for computer science because it teaches students how to use abstract language, work with algorithms, self-analyze their computational thinking, and accurately modeling real-world solutions.
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Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 30 Sites/Apps for Learning how to Program or Code

Technology Tidbits: Thoughts of a Cyber Hero: 30 Sites/Apps for Learning how to Program or Code | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In today's classroom STEM is a vital topic covered universally.  With that being said, more and more students are being introduce to coding and programming earlier then ever before.  Best of all, new technology and apps makes it easier and easier for students to learn these useful skills.  Below is a list of some of the best resources for students and educators looking to learn how to program and code.
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Google Launches Grasshopper Smartphone Game to Teach Coding - TIME

Google Launches Grasshopper Smartphone Game to Teach Coding - TIME | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
From programmable LEGO robots to mobile apps like Hopscotch, there’s no shortage of games and toys designed to get children interested in computer science. But when it comes to adults, the options to learn how to code start to look a lot less like fun and a lot more like classwork.

Over the past nine months, Google has been trying to change that through Grasshopper, a mobile game meant to teach adults the basic principles of coding. Although five thousand people have already graduated from Grasshopper’s JavaScript Fundamentals course while the app has been in testing, the search giant is revealing it and making it publicly available for the first time on Wednesday. The game is launching for iOS and Android out of Area 120, Google’s internal workshop for experimental projects.
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Developing 21st Century Skills: Information Literacy - STEM Jobs

Developing 21st Century Skills: Information Literacy - STEM Jobs | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Instead of struggling to find information, 21st century students are overwhelmed with it — websites, blogs, databases, magazines, books, documentaries, newspapers, television shows, organizations, advertisements, and agencies are all available at their fingertips. Teachers must guide their students through it all to achieve information literacy and become savvy consumers of information.
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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, April 18, 6:07 PM

Now more than ever: we need information fluency skills