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Using Creative Book Builder at Every Level of Blooom's

Using Creative Book Builder at Every Level of Blooom's | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Creative Book Builder is a fantastic app that allows students to create books in epub format, which can then be exported to iBooks and shared with others. There are a variety of instructional uses for this app, from using it as a publishing tool for project-based learning to a summative assessment at the end of a unit.  Students can embed images, audio files, video files, and write text.  The advantage of an epub document over a PDF document is that all of the media will be preserved and available for readers to interact with when the final product is published.  

Depending on how you use Creative Book Builder with students, this app can help students complete tasks that align with every level of the revised Bloom's Taxonomy.  Explore the different ways this app can be used at each level of Bloom's Taxonomy..."

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Ralph Springett's curator insight, April 3, 2013 8:00 PM

This is a great tool. Bridging the devide between ePublishing formats.

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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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Get Free Kids' Coloring Pages Using Google Images

Get Free Kids' Coloring Pages Using Google Images | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Psssst. Want to make your kid think you’re a sorcerer? I’ve got a trick.

First, you will need a magical machine called a printer. Then when the child is near your computer, ask, “Hey, what would you like to color right now? It can be anything. Your favorite character? Spain during the Cold War? A hot dog?” Your kid might respond with skepticism, but tell him to trust you. Then do a Google image search of his selection, and under Tools, click “Type,” and select “Line drawing.” Choose a high-resolution image, print it out, and hand it to your child with some crayons.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, February 19, 1:14 PM

This is interesting! But it's good to add the usage rights -- Non-commercial with reuse or modifications and then try it. And also, maybe be ready for maybe inappropriate stuff to show up - or make sure SAFE SEARCH FILTER is on -- because you know! A search for hotdog could possibly bring up stuff + fandom drawings can be racy.

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5 Important Math Apps for Students and Teachers

5 Important Math Apps for Students and Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In today’s post we are sharing with you 5 math apps that are featured today in Apple’s New and Notable category in iTunes App Store. Some of you are probably already familiar with Photomath and Math 42 for we have already covered them in multiple instances here in the past. Students can draw on them to get help with their math homework. The three remaining apps (Quick Maths, MathX, and Zebra Math) are featured here for the first time. You may want to try them out and see if they can be of any help for your students.
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Check Out These Educational iPad Apps- They Are Free Today

Check Out These Educational iPad Apps- They Are Free Today | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For this week’s Apps Gone Free series we curated for you this collection of interesting iPad apps that are free today and only for a limited period of time. This deal is available at least in the Canadian and American iTunes Stores. Hopefully the apps are still free by the time you are reading this post.
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Introduction to Computer Science Unplugged - Cup Stacking! by RobbotResources - Teaching Resources - Tes

Introduction to Computer Science Unplugged - Cup Stacking! by RobbotResources - Teaching Resources - Tes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The aim of this lesson is to introduce students to writing their first ever code!

Students will not need to use a computer!

Starter - Which job would you rather do: Formula 1 Driver or a Formula 1 Mechanic?

Introduction to differen
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PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane

PowerUp releases its phone-controlled paper airplane | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
PowerUp first previewed its smartphone-controlled paper airplane back in 2014, but now it's finally available to everyone. The startup has announced that
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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, February 19, 8:07 AM

La startup PowerUp finalmente ha anunciado que lanzará una versión comercial de su Dart en febrero, cuyo precio introductorio estará entre  $ 29 y $ 37 USD. Ojalá en el futuro se pueda incluso programar la trayectoria de vuelo de estos mini drones, pues permitiría el aprendizaje divertido de la programación, de los principios de la física y de la robótica, todo al mismo tiempo.

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This Teenager Worried About Walking Alone, So She Created An App To Make It Safer

This Teenager Worried About Walking Alone, So She Created An App To Make It Safer | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Medha Gupta sometimes felt uneasy making the 20-minute walk from the corner where the school bus dropped her off to her home in Herndon, Virginia, - especially during the colder months when it would get dark early.
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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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Making and Designing Art with Digital Technology | FabLearn Fellows

Making and Designing Art with Digital Technology | FabLearn Fellows | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Learning by doing, has been a cornerstone of progressive education with roots dating to the 18th century. In the United States, the Progressive Education movement, through the work of John Dewey, as well as other education philosophers like Jean Piaget, have advocated for learning through experience. Seymour Papert expanded this idea through his learning theory of Constructionism. People learn best through creating and sharing the things they make. Every time we make art, our material, whether it is clay, cardboard, or computer code, is used to form ideas and bring them into the world.

Art is the verb, the action, the making. Our materials are physical, digital, or both.
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How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way

How to Save a Webpage as PDF on iPad and iPhone the Easy Way | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Want to save a web page as a PDF on iPad or iPhone? Generating PDF files of webpages and web articles is now easier than ever before in iOS, thanks to a new obvious “Create PDF” feature that is available in modern system software releases.
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Some Excellent Apps to Create Classroom Quote Pictures

Some Excellent Apps to Create Classroom Quote Pictures | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Starting your day with reading an inspirational quote can help lighten up your whole day and boost your motivation and overall moral. And if you are a teacher you might want to share these sources of inspiration and wisdom with your students too. In today’s post we are introducing you to some of the popular iPad apps you can use to access and read a wide variety of motivational quotes and nuggets of wisdoms from well-known authors and intellectual figures. We are also sharing with you another set of apps to help you turn those inspiration quotes into beautiful images and visuals to share with your students or print out and use in your classroom.
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Introduction to Creating Algorithms! by RobbotResources - Teaching Resources - Tes

Introduction to Creating Algorithms! by RobbotResources - Teaching Resources - Tes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The aim of this resource is to introduce students to the basic concepts of algorithm design.

 
This resource is aimed at absolute beginners of algorithm design."

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Download this: Photos Companion is Microsoft's answer to AirDrop

Download this: Photos Companion is Microsoft's answer to AirDrop | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Microsoft released a new app called Photos Companion that lets you wirelessly move photos between your phone and PC.
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Crayola's New Pen Writes On Any Surface Using Melted Crayons as Ink

Crayola's New Pen Writes On Any Surface Using Melted Crayons as Ink | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Working in a similar fashion to 3D-printing pens, but without the futile exasperation of actually trying to make 3D objects, Crayola’s new Crayon Melter turns colorful sticks of wax into a thick, goopy, ink that lets kids write on almost any surface imaginable. Can you hear the sound of parents crying in the distance?
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Google Has Killed Its Popular 'View Image' Feature

Google Has Killed Its Popular 'View Image' Feature | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In a move that has upset web users, Google has made it a little more difficult to download photos by killing its "view image" feature.
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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!
Ricard Garcia's curator insight, February 16, 2:24 AM
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.
Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, February 17, 3:57 AM
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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