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Khan Academy - Hour of Code Activities

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"We have many ways to do Hour of Code at Khan Academy, choose the one that suits you best!


* Hour of Drawing with Code - Learn how to program drawings using JavaScript, finishing up by designing your very own silly animal.Try it on your own or with your class!


* Hour of Webpages with Code - Learn how to make webpages with HTML tags and CSS, finishing up by making your very own greeting card. 


* Hour of Databases - Like playing with data? Learn how to manipulate data in a database and make your own custom store.

 

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Check out this AWESOME #Maker #Education site! Thank You @jackiegerstein !!

Check out this AWESOME #Maker #Education site! Thank You @jackiegerstein !! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement is a technological and creative revolution underway around the world. Fortunately for educators, the Maker Movement overlaps with the natural inclinations of children and the power of learning by doing. Embracing the lessons of the Maker Movement holds the keys to reanimating the best, but oft-forgotten learner-centered teaching practices. New tools and technology, such as 3D printing, robotics, microprocessors, wearable computing, e-textiles, “smart” materials, and new programming languages are being invented at an unprecedented pace. The Maker Movement creates affordable — even free — versions of these inventions, and shares tools and ideas online, creating a vibrant, collaborative community of global problem-solvers.
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Not much info on 3D printing, but I found some ideas for next year.

John Evans's curator insight, August 3, 9:18 AM

Jackie's Maker Education site is likely one of the most complete sources of ideas and activities for any makerspace. A MUST VISIT!!

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9 Great BBC Micro:bit Accessories to Augment Your Next DIY Project

9 Great BBC Micro:bit Accessories to Augment Your Next DIY Project | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You’ve got hold of a BBC micro:bit, but maybe the compact embedded computer is just sitting there gathering dust. It’s time to clean it up and use it again!

A great selection of accessories have been released for this device, letting you extend functionality in ways you would never have imagined.

Here are some of the best micro:bit add-ons that let you do something new with the device. Note that none of these kits ship with the micro:bit itself, which is available separately.
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5 First Day of School Activities for Your Classroom

5 First Day of School Activities for Your Classroom | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It may be tempting to assign a summer experience essay or review the syllabus for 40 minutes, but there are a number of ideas that are both fun and educational while helping students get to know themselves, each other, and their teachers. Get some inspiration for your own first day of school activities below.
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Cell phone use in Colorado classrooms calls on new innovations

Cell phone use in Colorado classrooms calls on new innovations | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Colorado school districts have largely ceded the management of student cellphone use to individual schools and classroom teachers, which has led to everything from outright bans of the devices to their use as a powerful, and economical, learning tool.

Matthew Farber understands teachers’ frustrations with cellphones, which seem as attached to a modern teenager as an arm and a leg. In fact, 85 percent of those aged 14 to 17 in the United State have cellphones, as do 69 percent of 11-14 year-olds.

“You don’t want a student with his head down in class, playing Angry Birds on their cellphone and not engaging in the classroom,” Farber, a former middle school teacher, said. “Roman history by itself is no match for World of Warcraft,” added Farber, now an assistant professor of education at the University of Northern Colorado and an expert on melding cellphone use into the classroom.

“But it doesn’t have to be that way.”
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Control Alt Achieve: 4 Fake Sites to Teach Students Website Evaluation

Control Alt Achieve: 4 Fake Sites to Teach Students Website Evaluation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As adults we (hopefully) know that not everything online is true. For our students though, this is a concept they need to learn.

Students can use Google to quickly find millions of websites matching their search request, but are they able to determine which sites actually contain information that is accurate, unbiased, up to date, and written by someone with authority?

One step in helping our students identify quality information online is to introduce them to the exact opposite… websites that pretend to be truthful but actually are full of intentionally incorrect information.

Such “fake” websites can be a great way to show students that just because something is online, does not mean it is true. You can ask students to do research on one of these sites as part of an assignment and then see how many were able to realize the site was not authentic. This can be a fun and engaging way to begin a lesson on website evaluation."

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I have a few more sites collected here.

 

Teachers have had some difficulties sorting these out as well. 

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A Step by Step Guide to Help You Create A Website for Your Class Using Google Sites

A Step by Step Guide to Help You Create A Website for Your Class Using Google Sites | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here is another of our popular posts published in 2017. This is a step by step guide to help teachers create class websites using the new Google Sites. Teachers will particularly learn how to add pages and content to their website, how to change the background and edit their site, and how to make their newly created site accessible to the world.
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All You Need to Incorporate Google Earth in Your Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA Classes

All You Need to Incorporate Google Earth in Your Math, Science, Social Studies and ELA Classes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Since the release of its web-based version, Google Earth has been tremendously incorporated into educational contexts by teachers from all around the world. Google Earth empowers students with the required tools to navigate the planet, enhance their geographical literacy, develop both critical thinking and visualization skills,  and most importantly it helps them become engaged citizens aware of their  planet and actively contributing to its well being. In today’s post, we are sharing with you this wonderful collection of resources to help you and your students make the best of Google Earth in education. These include ‘step-by-step guides and tutorials on Google’s Geo Tools, inspirational stories, plus lesson plans, product information, and much more.’
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How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on iPhone and iPad - OSXDaily

How to Play YouTube Videos in Background on iPhone and iPad - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Many iPhone and iPad users like to play YouTube videos in the background, often for listening to music or listening to a podcast or talk show. For example, maybe you found a great song on YouTube that you want to enjoy while playing a game, or while practicing a foreign language, or maybe you simply want to listen to the YouTube video in the background while you’re doing anything else. Playing YouTube videos in the background of an iPhone or iPad is desirable for many reasons, but it’s no longer as simple as just pressing play and then returning to the Home Screen of iOS.
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Computational Thinking in Storytime with Robots

Computational Thinking in Storytime with Robots | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I’ve been reading and thinking A LOT about computational thinking (CT) and coding this Winter as part of my work on the Libraries Ready to Code initiative. And by A LOT, I mean A LOT, A LOT. Needless to say, that thinking has not stayed put in my coding programs for older kids and teens, like  , or in the Maker Club. It has spilled over into every aspect of my work at the library, including storytime.

Storytime has always been about supporting early literacy (EL) and learning. What is so cool about computational thinking is that it aligns so nicely with so much of what we already do at the library, even in storytime. Every time I mention CT or coding in either storytime or a family program, a grown-up speaks up and makes the connection, on their own, between traditional literacy and code or computational thinking. “Making a program (by connecting blocks of code) is like building a sentence,” for example.
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KS3/4 Computing Lesson Plan – Teach Computational Thinking Skills with a Touch of Magic | Teachwire Teaching Resource

KS3/4 Computing Lesson Plan – Teach Computational Thinking Skills with a Touch of Magic | Teachwire Teaching Resource | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This lesson/series of lessons is designed to give pupils an introductory understanding of key computational thinking skills and help them to discover that in fact, computers don’t solve problems, but are used by us to aid the problem solving process.

This will be shown by using the BBC Micro:Bit device, both emulated via online tools and with a real Micro:Bit if available – and adding a touch of magic.
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How To Change Siri's Accent On iOS 12

How To Change Siri's Accent On iOS 12 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Siri is available in multiple languages but within languages themselves, there are different accents. English is one obvious example; it’s a language that’s spoken in different countries and the people who speak it, speak it in a dialect that might be difficult to understand in other countries that speak it as well. Britain alone has lots of different accents and as of iOS 12, you can finally change Siri’s accent for a language.

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10 Ways Digital Age Teachers Model Digital Literacy and Leadership

10 Ways Digital Age Teachers Model Digital Literacy and Leadership | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In this technology-immersed world, students need to know how to navigate the digital environment safely. From discerning real news from propaganda to managing their reputation online, so much of their future is dependent on possessing digital literacy skills. Teachers have to step up to the plate and integrate digital literacy into the curriculum and model it through their actions. In this article, we will discuss 10 ways that digital age teachers model digital literacy and leadership."


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BACK TO SCHOOL Breakout EDU GAMES via Adam Bellow

BACK TO SCHOOL Breakout EDU GAMES via Adam Bellow | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"ERE ARE FOUR NEW BREAKOUT EDU GAMES THAT ARE PERFECT FOR BACK TO SCHOOL!
We hope you had a great summer relaxing and readying yourselves for another awesome school year ahead.

We have added all of these new games, as well as last years' back to school games, to the Featured Games "


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The Manifesto We Should Read to Students Every Day

The Manifesto We Should Read to Students Every Day | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Holstee Manifesto is a reminder of what life is about. As we continue to help students prepare themselves for anything, let’s not forget about their lives right now. It is easy to get caught up in the grind for both teachers and students. But this Manifesto can bring everyone back to what we should truly care about:
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5 Apps to Improve Your Posture and Fix Back or Neck Pain

5 Apps to Improve Your Posture and Fix Back or Neck Pain | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For all its many other benefits, personal technology wrecks havoc on your body. From back and neck pain to more serious issues like sciatica, you need to improve your posture before it is too late.

The most common pain points of technology are:

Sitting too long at your desk.
Slouching when you use a computer.
Using your laptop in weird positions.
Bending your neck when looking at your phone.

The good news is that technology itself has a few solutions to these problems. Programs, apps, and browser extensions can send you reminders to fix your posture, move around, or even smartly figure out when you are slouching.
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32 Ways AI is Improving Education - Getting Smart

32 Ways AI is Improving Education - Getting Smart | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In the last few years, machine learning applications have quietly entered every aspect of life: social media to speech recognition, radiology to retail, warfare to writing articles, coding to customer service, robotics to route optimization.

During the 40 year information age, we told computers what to do. With advances in artificial intelligence, particularly machine learning, and faster processing chips we can feed computers giant data sets and they can (in narrow slivers) draw some inferences on their own. As we reported in Ask About AI, the rise of code that learns marks the beginning of a new era of augmented intelligence. It’s a great opportunity for us to expand access to a great education and for young people to make a big contribution.

Given the importance of relationships in human development, AI will augment rather than replace the work of educators in many ways. We’ll all have to get better at collaborating with teams that include smart machines. In other professions, augmentation will lead to automation with the potential for significant dislocation. Amazon’s workforce, for example, is about 20% robots.
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Deepfakes are coming. Is Big Tech ready? - CNN

Deepfakes are coming. Is Big Tech ready? - CNN | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The word "deepfakes" refers to using deep learning, a type of machine learning, to add anyone's face and voice to video. It has been mostly found on the internet's dark corners, where some people have used it to insert ex-girlfriends and celebrities into pornography. But BuzzFeed provided a glimpse of a possible future in April when it created a video that supposedly showed Obama mocking Trump, but in reality, Obama's face was superimposed onto footage of Hollywood filmmaker Jordan Peele using deepfake technology.

Deepfakes could pose a greater threat than the fake news and Photoshopped memes that littered the 2016 presidential election because they can be hard to spot and because people are -- for now -- inclined to believe that video is real. But it's not just about individual videos that will spread misinformation: it's also the possibility that videos like these will convince people that they simply can't trust anything they read, hear or see unless it supports the opinions they already hold.

Experts say fake videos that will be all but impossible to identify as such are as little as 12 months away.
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8 Great iPad Audio Recording Apps for Teachers and Students - Educators Technology

8 Great iPad Audio Recording Apps for Teachers and Students - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For those of you asking about audio recording apps to use on iPad, here is a list of some of the best options out there.  Whether you want to record a lecture, an audio note, a memo, or simply capture ideas and thoughts as they happen, the apps below provide you with the necessary technology to do so, and in the easiest and most effective way.
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The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views - The New York Times

The Flourishing Business of Fake YouTube Views - The New York Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Plays can be bought for pennies and delivered in bulk, inflating videos’ popularity and making the social media giant vulnerable to manipulation.
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Student Friendly Animated Gifs for Classroom Use - The Techie Teacher

Student Friendly Animated Gifs for Classroom Use - The Techie Teacher | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Gifs4Kids is a new online resource for teachers and students that is aggregating student friendly animated gifs to be used in projects. Popular sites like Giphy, Gfycat, etc. contain gifs that are not appropriate for children. Therefore, Gifs4Kids is an amazing and SAFE resource for educators and students!
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CS Fundamentals 2018 - CODE.ORG

CS Fundamentals 2018 - CODE.ORG | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Units

Course A
In this course you will learn about all about computers. You will learn about programming, algorithms, debugging, loops, and events! more

Course B
Course B was developed with first graders in mind. Tailored to a novice reading level, this course also assumes limited knowledge of shapes and numbers. more

... Courses C - F  https://curriculum.code.org/csf-18/ 

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Computer Science: Problem Solved - BBC Teach

Computer Science: Problem Solved - BBC Teach | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
These resources are suitable for use with pupils aged 13-16.

BBC Radio 1 presenter Dev looks at how computational thinking can help solve problems in the real world. Practical solutions, abstraction and algorithms, and encouraging digitally competent citizenship.

Alongside each short film, there is more information about the content of the film, and suggestions of how it could be used in the classroom.
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Great introductory computer science films for teens
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Teacher Tools to Know: WebQuests - STEM Jobs

Teacher Tools to Know: WebQuests - STEM Jobs | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Teachers searching for ways to make technology more meaningful should take a look at WebQuests as a tool to support inquiry-based learning.
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6 Must Haves for #Developing a #Maker #Mindset (EdSurge News)

6 Must Haves for #Developing a #Maker #Mindset (EdSurge News) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Flashy spaces and shiny toys in makerspaces are enticing, but it takes time and explicit scaffolding to develop a true Innovator. Building and providing the space for Making to happen is one thing; nurturing a mindset that gives students the mental tools to engage with said spaces is a much larger, and timely, endeavor.

Best defined by the research and work of Carol Dweck, Jo Boaler and Eduardo Briceno, growth mindset is the recognition of the brain as a muscle that—with practice, effort, and nurturing—can continue to grow and develop. When you think of an inventor or innovator, past or present, what descriptors come to mind? Creative. Persistent. Curious. Fearless. Passionate. But educators know that most students don’t show up to your class on the first day of school exhibiting these qualities.

So how do we provide not only the physical tools but the mental tools to Make? Here are the essential pieces:
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Top 7 TED Talks every teacher should see

Top 7 TED Talks every teacher should see | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
TED Talks are awesome. Maybe it’s the variety of topics they cover, the perfectly timed length, the simple setting, or maybe all of these; but either way, I think we can all agree that TED Talks are awesome.

Being on a TED stage is incredible as well. Trust me, I’ve been on one. Taking the stage back in 2009 made me feel like I was a teacher again, and I loved teaching.

But this post is not about my teaching career, nor about my TED Talk experience. It’s about TED Talks I’ve watched over time that struck a chord with me and my passion for education.
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My Favorite Search Engines for Kids - The Techie Teacher @JGTechieTeacher

My Favorite Search Engines for Kids - The Techie Teacher @JGTechieTeacher | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Are you looking for child friendly search engines to help students conduct safe online searches? Here are some of my favorite search engines for kids!
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