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Mr P's ICT blog: Using iPads and Football to encourage reluctant boys to write

Mr P's ICT blog: Using iPads and Football to encourage reluctant boys to write | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As my role this year involves me teaching across the whole school using a class set of iPads, I feel it is important to really experiment to see how using the iPads can impact across the curriculum and not just within ICT. Consequently, with the Year 5 cohort I put together a project linking Literacy with football. I decided to do this project for two reasons: a) to see whether using the topic of football can engage the more reluctant boy writers in the class and b) to see how well linking digital media and speaking and listening can impact on the children's writing."

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The Makers of Tomorrow – Dale Dougherty – Medium

The Makers of Tomorrow – Dale Dougherty – Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Now that we have more ways for students to get into making, we also need to explore the potential outcomes for those who become makers. We’re hosting our first-ever Industry, Career and College Day in partnership with Cornell University College of Engineering and San Mateo College. The speakers on the program will talk about preparing for the future of work. It will also be an opportunity for young people to meet representatives from startups, companies, colleges and universities, to explore career paths, and evaluate new possibilities for their education and future.
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The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again - Gizmodo

The Future Is Knit: Why the Ancient Art of Knitting Is High-Tech Again - Gizmodo | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
hen you think about knitting, you might picture grandmas clicking big wooden needles or something wintery, like a snow-covered lodge. But knitting is everywhere, producing just about everything you put against your skin each day, from socks and t-shirts to hoodies and beanies. And thousands of years after it was first invented, new kinds of knitting are poised to fundamentally change how we think about these “basics,” making our bodies more connected than ever to the computerized world we live in.

Today, you can buy a $40 dress from Uniqlo that was produced by a knitting machine in one piece with no cutting or sewing—which means no seams and almost no wasted fabric. This “seamless” or “whole garment” knitting technique was first developed in Japan 20 years ago, but high costs have prevented it from hitting the mainstream until recently. The machines work something like 3D printers for clothes: yarn is loaded in, the machine is programmed, and out comes a full garment.
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Exploring Ancient History With Video Games - Edutopia

Exploring Ancient History With Video Games - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Far from being a modern phenomenon, fake news dates back to antiquity. Julius Caesar, for example, was not only a brilliant strategist, but also a crafty spin doctor who controlled the historical narrative by writing volumes about his own military exploits. And he was not above making tactical omissions and reporting alternative facts.

This is why historians don’t take primary sources at face value. They read between the lines and look at multiple perspectives to reconstruct the past. By teaching students to think like historians, we arm them with the critical thinking tools that will help them sift fake from fact—an essential 21st-century skill.
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Machine Learning is Fun! Part 4: Modern Face Recognition with Deep Learning

Machine Learning is Fun! Part 4: Modern Face Recognition with Deep Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Update: This article is part of a series. Check out the full series: Part 1Part 2Part 3Part 4Part 5Part 6Part 7 and Part 8!


Have you noticed that Facebook has developed an uncanny ability to recognize your friends in your photographs? In the old days, Facebook used to make you to tag your friends in photos by clicking on them and typing in their name. Now as soon as you upload a photo, Facebook tags everyone for you like magic:"

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The Library Voice: Gum and Candy Wrappers In Your Makerspace? Sounds Like A Fun Idea To Me! @shannonmmiller

The Library Voice: Gum and Candy Wrappers In Your Makerspace? Sounds Like A Fun Idea To Me! @shannonmmiller | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
My friend Sandi shared this post on creating gum wrapper chains today on her Facebook.  

I loved making these and it is always fun to find things people have created with gum and candy wrappers.

It made me think....Wouldn't it be fun to add gum and candy wrappers to your Makerspace with a bunch of ideas for your students to make their own creations too?  

It ties in recycling, repurposing, creativity and fun all into one!  Just make sure the candy is peanut free please. 
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This Robot Could One Day Help Hospital Patients Get Dressed

This Robot Could One Day Help Hospital Patients Get Dressed | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Georgia Tech is developing a robot that could eventually be used to dress humans in hospitals and elderly homes. According to the university, 'More than 1 million Americans require daily physical assistance to get dressed because of injury, disease and advanced age.

To address this problem researchers are developing a robot that can successfully slide on hospital gowns on people’s arms. The machine uses its understanding of force to guide the cloth over the patient's hands, around their arms, and onto the shoulder."

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Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun Game for Learning About #Physics @rmbyrne

Free Technology for Teachers: A Fun Game for Learning About #Physics @rmbyrne | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Simple Machines is a fun game from the Museum of Science and Industry, Chicago. Simple Machines is a game that is designed to help students learn about the basic physics principles involved in the use of levels, pulleys, planes, axles, and wheels. The object of the game is to help a robot character named Twitch gather the pieces needed to make a simple machine. In order to gather the pieces students have to help Twitch climb over objects using inclined planes, roll to objects as efficiently as possible, and lift objects by using pulleys and levers.

 

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The Power Of I Don't Know - TeachThought

The Power Of I Don't Know - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
At TeachThought, nothing interests us more than students, as human beings. What they know, might know, should know, and do with what they know.

A driving strategy that serves students–whether pursuing self-knowledge or academic content–is questioning. Questioning is useful as an assessment strategy, catalyst for inquiry, or “getting unstuck” tool. It can drive entire unit of instruction as an essential question. In other words, questions transcend content, floating somewhere between the students and their context.
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Assessing Computational Thinking in Maker Activities (ACTMA)

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The Assessing Computational Thinking in Making Activities (ACTMA) project aims to create embedded, adaptive, and culturally responsive activities and formative assessments of computational thinking (CT) in STEM that can be used in informal learning spaces such as makerspaces, but can also be brought into more formal physics classroom experiences. Our 2017 2-week summer program brought 15 students together to run a second pilot of our activities and assessments created and iterated upon, thus far in the project. The summer program was facilitated by classroom physics teachers who implemented the activities in their classrooms during the school year. Our team has been focusing the research on what cultural responsiveness means for developing CT in making environments, and how to best embed assessments in making activities.
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Elementary #Social #Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein

Elementary #Social #Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson - User Generated Education @JackieGerstein | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I am completing a social entrepreneurship unit with my gifted students, grades 2nd through 5th. It was one of my favorite units . . . ever, and from their reactions, I believe it was one of theirs, too. I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit. The first part of this post explains some of the rationale for this project, and the second part describes the unit, itself.
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Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Social Studies Teachers - Educator's Technology

Some of The Best YouTube Channels for Social Studies Teachers - Educator's Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here are some good educational YouTube channels curated specifically for social studies teachers. They cover a wide variety of social studies topics  which you can appropriate and integrate in your own class. We have only included what we think are some of the most popular channels out there, if you have other suggestions to add to the list, please share with us in our social media pages.
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15 of The Best YouTube Channels for Learning English curated by Educators' Technology

15 of The Best YouTube Channels for Learning English curated by 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 Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa)
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Nowadays, the use of youtube has increase around the world, specially, with the appearance of the "youtubers". For that reason, this article provides 15 different youtube channels for learning English. These channels can be used by teachers and students. For instance, teachers can use content from these videos in order to enrich and vary your lessons, and students can explore this channels in order to expose themselves to native language and authentic material.

This article provides essencial infomation for me as an English teacher in development due to the fact that it exposes 15 different youtube channels for learning English. First, these channels contain different information that I can include in my future lessons. Besides, they have authentic material which sometimes is difficult to find. Finally, these sources give me the possibility to teach English in a different and innovative way.
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7 Ways to Rethink How Your Students Present Their Work

7 Ways to Rethink How Your Students Present Their Work | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Student presentations have come a long way in the last 20 years of education. It seemed like every presentation in the 90s involved students making large posters to present to their classmates and teachers.  

With the invention of Powerpoint came a new wave of student presentations that had children across the globe, clicking through slides with amazing sounds and animations. However, it’s 2018 now and students have more technology, more access, and more opportunities to be creative than ever before.

Here are 5 fresh ideas to get the most out of your students’ presentations.
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5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students - Tech Learning

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students - Tech Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Let's talk about computer science. It's an area where we need more and more people that know what they are doing. To get those people, we are going to have to teach it in schools, and thankfully many schools and states are moving that way. 

I think coding is best taught as we would teach a world language. The younger we start students, the better off they will be. There are tools out there that allow students to code with arrows and with lines, but eventually, students are going to have to move into block coding. That's where this post focuses on!
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Kids are not better at technology than adults. – George Couros @gcouros

Kids are not better at technology than adults. – George Couros @gcouros | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The term “digital immigrants” and “digital natives” is almost as annoying as the fights are about the terminology.  These terms are often credited to Marc Prensky, and from when I have had the opportunity to have heard him speak, he doesn’t believe that kids have an innate ability to use technology over adults. They have not known a world with anything different.  It made sense to me when I thought of my parents who came to Canada as immigrants. They knew one life and then thrust themselves into another. Where growing up in Canada, I have not known anything but what it is like to live in that country.  It doesn’t mean that one group has the ability over another, but their past experiences do shape a lot of what their future looks like. Although my parents were immigrants to Canada, I saw them as less traditional than many people who lived here their entire life.  

So then why do we continue to say things like, “Kids are sooooo much better with technology than adults are”?  Yes, many kids have never known anything BUT a world with iPhones and YouTube, but the same adults have lived in that world the same amount of time kids have, and sometimes, even more.  Add the years of experience in other parts of life; there is no reason that kids should be better at technology than adults.

The difference between kids that are deemed better than adults with technology is not some innate ability; it is their willingness to push buttons. To see what happens. To act on their curiosity.12  That’s it.
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Thanks to John Evans. This is one of those "myths" that are holding us back. 

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Make Your Own QR Coasters! – Tinkercad Blog #makered

Make Your Own QR Coasters! – Tinkercad Blog #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here’s a fun project using Tinkercad that also serves a very handy purpose. These clever QR code coasters can give out your home WiFi information for an automatic login, perfect for any party by giving guests access without them having to ask. All people have to do is scan the code with their phones and they are automatically logged into your WiFi.
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5 Tips for Makers on a Budget from a Teen Librarian - School Library Journal

5 Tips for Makers on a Budget from a Teen Librarian - School Library Journal | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Like many librarians, I am asked to do library programming for teens, but without a large budget to make this happen. When I went to my administration and asked about turning my teen space into a maker space, money was a huge concern. We don’t have a lot of the high-tech gadgets that can be found in a lot of traditional maker spaces, but we do have a really great space. Here are some tips that helped us with our teen making and programming on a budget.
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Free Technology for Teachers: The Science of Cookies

Free Technology for Teachers: The Science of Cookies | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I love cookies! In fact, I just had two warm chocolate chip cookies for dessert tonight. I bet that you have a student or twenty that enjoys cookies too. TED-Ed has a fun lesson that you can use to teach some science concepts through cookies. In the TED-Ed lesson about the chemistry of cookies students learn why you shouldn't eat raw dough, the temperature at which salmonella is killed, why cookies spread-out (or don't spread if the dough is not correct), and what our noses tell us about cookies.

 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How #Coffee Affects Your Brain @rmbyrne

Free Technology for Teachers: How #Coffee Affects Your Brain @rmbyrne | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Like millions of people, I start my day by brewing coffee. On those rare days when I discover we're out of coffee at home, it can totally throw my morning out of wack. Heck, I even pick hotel rooms based on whether or not they have in-room coffee makers. In other words, I'm addicted to coffee. What is it about coffee that gives it so much power in our lives?

 

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How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness | EdSurge News

How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As the superintendent for Michigan’s second largest school district—with approximately 27,000 students—Johns is intent on finding innovative ways to give students the skills and resources they need to thrive at each stage of their education and to participate fully in a global economy.

Johns spoke with EdSurge about using augmented and virtual reality to help students become college and career ready, measuring the impact of new technologies, and the importance of professional development.
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10 Classroom-Ready Computational Thinking Resources for K-12 - Getting Smart

10 Classroom-Ready Computational Thinking Resources for K-12 - Getting Smart | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The need to prepare students for the future of work is now imperative. To address essential 21st-century skills in our nation’s K-12 school system, educators are turning toward a new framework for problem-solving: computational thinking.

Computational thinking enables us to solve any given challenge through an analytical and methodical approach. Put simply, computational thinking teaches students to process information like a computer would. It guides students through a series of steps, similar to an algorithm, to solve open-ended problems.

While computation governs the world around us, computational thinking as a teaching and learning framework is a new concept for many educators. As part of the Ignite My Future In School initiative, I’ve identified 10 credible, online resources to jumpstart your lesson plans.

Some of these platforms begin at basic levels and can be utilized by beginners as young as preschool age, while others provide interactive experiences that utilize diverse computational thinking strategies suitable for middle school and high school grade levels.

Here are 10 resources to bring computational thinking to your classroom:
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Applying Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum | Robomatter, Inc.

Applying Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum | Robomatter, Inc. | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Walking through a typical school building during the day is like walking through an art museum. One can look into each classroom and see a different masterpiece. Classrooms with colorful concoctions of decorations, students, teaching methods, and classroom materials. Amid this seeming swirl of activity within a classroom is the development of computational thinking skills that are vital to the success of our students. Computational thinking allows students to draw connections between what they’re learning and how to approach problems across all disciplines. By using computational thinking across the curriculum, you can begin to see a relationship between subjects as well as what is happening in the classroom and life outside in the real world.

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Parents can't solve this math problem for 8-year-olds

Parents can't solve this math problem for 8-year-olds | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When parents try to help their kids with math homework, it's usually been a while since they've sat down and tried to work out a math problem themselves.

Mumsnet user lucysmam found herself in this scenario and turned to the internet for help, posting a photo of her daughter's math assignment on the parents' online forum.
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Ontario Math Links for Week Ending May 11th, 2018 via @davidpetro314

Ontario Math Links for Week Ending May 11th, 2018 via @davidpetro314 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Do you want to try to spiral your math curriculum? Last week I pointed out that @mathletepearce had started to create a video series t

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By 2020, These 10 Employee Skills Will Soon Be In Huge Demand! - Medium

By 2020, These 10 Employee Skills Will Soon Be In Huge Demand! - Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A new infographic shows that six key factors are driving the change we’re seeing right right now: extreme longevity, the rise of smart machines and systems, our computational world, new media ecology, superstructures organizations and the globally connected world.

With these massive issues in play, what will the working landscape look like in five years? What skills will employees need to succeed?
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