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4 Apps for Taking Notes | iPad.AppStorm

4 Apps for Taking Notes | iPad.AppStorm | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"A notepad test: take a pen and a piece of paper or notepad and write a few words or your name. Easy, isn’t it? Now what about doing that on your iPad, but add the ability to carry with you many pens and paper types, preprepared perfect shapes, highlighter pens and a virtually unlimited reference book that you could cut and paste from (the Internet). Sound a little bit better than the pad and pencil? You’d like to think so."

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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

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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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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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Sidney's curator insight, April 20, 9:07 AM
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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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 IT then MOVE IT: animated GIF - Dryden Art - Tricia Fugelstad @FugleFun

MAKE IT then MOVE IT: animated GIF - Dryden Art - Tricia Fugelstad @FugleFun | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A long time ago I responded to Ian Sands on twitter asking for digital images of children's art that he could offer to his high school students to play with as they learn to animate. Some of his students selected my students "He Came with the Chair" paintings. The animations turned out SO adorable and inspiring-see example below or check them all out here. It has been one of my goals to figure out an elementary level lesson with a straightforward app that would give my students the experience of animating their own artwork in the same style. I think I might have figured it out. This technique isn't perfect, but, it will work. 
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The Library Voice: Create Your Own Google Logo To Celebrate Earth Day and Week!

The Library Voice: Create Your Own Google Logo To Celebrate Earth Day and Week! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For Earth Day and Earth Week, your students can create their own Google logo that celebrates what they care about in the world.  

As the Scratch Project Page states, students can make a Google logo that celebrates what you care about.  Show your appreciation for your favorite animal, share ways to protect the environment or encourage others to be mindful of their energy use.
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Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change. - NBC News

Students are being prepared for jobs that no longer exist. Here's how that could change. - NBC News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In the face of something like automation, the people-facing jobs are the ones that are going to stay. So we urgently need to equip young people with those skills — critical thinking, problem-solving and communica"

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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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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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Meaningful 3D Printing: The Chess Project – Todd Burleson

Meaningful 3D Printing: The Chess Project – Todd Burleson | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Elementary-age students struggle with the disconnect between the finished design or model and the long print times.  This gets in the way of the iteration process and causes a lot of frustration. Multiply that by many classes and you have a significant backup of days or weeks. This year I decided that I wanted our fourth graders, to walk away with at least one substantial and meaningful print.  "

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Your Kids Can Now Watch Astronauts Reading Stories From Space

Your Kids Can Now Watch Astronauts Reading Stories From Space | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you need to mix up your bedtime story routine a little bit, the Global Space Education Foundation has just the thing for you: Story Time in Space.  It’s exactly what it sounds like — astronauts on various missions in space read popular children’s books while floating about, and the videos are edited and shared with kids way down on Earth.
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In Finland, Teaching Computer Science Without Computers - The Atlantic

In Finland, Teaching Computer Science Without Computers - The Atlantic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Finns are pretty bemused by Americans’ preoccupation with whether to put iPads in every classroom. If a tablet would enhance learning, great. If it wouldn’t, skip it. Move on. The whole thing is a little tilting-at-windmills, anyway.

That was the gist of the conversation one recent morning at the Finnish Embassy in Washington, D.C., where diplomats and experts gathered to celebrate the country’s education accomplishments as Finland turns 100. And Americans could stand to take notes. (Yes, from Finland—again.)

Coding and programming are now part of the curriculum in the Scandinavian country, and they’re subjects kids tackle from a young age. But unlike in some parts of the United States where learning to code is an isolated skill, Finnish children are taught to think of coding and programming more as tools to be explored and utilized across multiple subjects.
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