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Salad Selfies & Art History | iPad Art Room

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Providing an opportunity for students to connect with portraiture through the work of Giuseppe Arcimboldo (1526-1593) is engaging stuff.
This Italian painter is most famous for his imaginative faces made up entirely of fruit, vegetables, meat and other objects of significance, and they continue to be a source of wonder for children of all ages.

Students can use the Pictoboldo app to create their own digital collages.
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Reinvent Learning for the Always-On Generation - Part 7: Attribute #5: Digital readers unconsciously read text on a page or on a screen in an F or Fast-pattern

Reinvent Learning for the Always-On Generation - Part 7: Attribute #5: Digital readers unconsciously read text on a page or on a screen in an F or Fast-pattern | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Digital readers unconsciously read text on a page or on a screen in an F or fast pattern. Most adults in the western world have been conditioned to unconsciously read text in a Z pattern. Today’s digital generations read in a pattern that’s very different from the way we learned in school.

 

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Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation - Part 1: Why are kids different today?

 

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation - Part 2: The Nine Core Learning Attributes of the Digital Generations: A Primer

 

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation -  Part 3: Digital learners prefer receiving information quickly

 

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation - Part 4: Digital learners prefer parallel processing and multitasking

 

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation - Part 5: Digital learners process pictures, sounds, color and video before text

 

Reinventing Learning for the Always-On Generation - Part 6, Attribute #4: Digital learners prefer to network and collaborate

 

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These Are The Skills That Your Kids Will Need For The Future (Hint: It's Not Coding) - INC.com

These Are The Skills That Your Kids Will Need For The Future (Hint: It's Not Coding) - INC.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
An education is supposed to prepare you for the future. Traditionally, that meant learning certain facts and skills, like when Columbus discovered America or how to do multiplication and long division. Today, curriculums have shifted to focus on a more global and digital world, like cultural history, basic computer skills and writing code.

Yet the challenges that our kids will face will be much different than we did growing up and many of the things a typical student learns in school today will no longer be relevant by the time he or she graduates college. In fact, a study at the University of Oxford found that 47% of today's jobs will be eliminated over the next 20 years.

In 10 or 20 years, much of what we "know" about the world will no longer be true. The computers of the future will not be digital. Software code itself is disappearing, or at least becoming far less relevant. Many of what are considered good jobs today will be either completely automated or greatly devalued. We need to rethink how we prepare our kids for the world to come.
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How to Find “Details” Button in Messages for iOS 12 - OSXDaily

How to Find “Details” Button in Messages for iOS 12 - OSXDaily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you have updated to iOS 12, you may be wondering where did the little Details “(i)” information button go in Messages for iPhone or iPad? The “i” info button in a Message thread used to be always visible in the upper right corner of a message conversation thread on an iPhone or iPad, and when tapped on you get to a “Details” screen with more information about a message thread including details about the contact, a quick ability to call or FaceTime that contact, send and share location with them, hide alerts and adjust read receipt behavior, see attachments and images, and more. Like a variety of other changes in iOS 12, the conversation details and “i” info button has moved in Messages app for iOS 12.
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The Essential Characteristics of a Modern Innovative Educator - Global Digital CItizen

The Essential Characteristics of a Modern Innovative Educator - Global Digital CItizen | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Consider the remarkable individual we call the “modern innovative educator.” For such a one, gone are the days of teaching from the hip. Today’s children are, in many ways, different from any other student since the technological climate has changed so exponentially. Now our students need strategic, well-thought-out solutions that respect the culture in which they live. That’s what is meant by modern innovative teaching.

We can narrow the characteristics that define this teacher down to 5 of the most crucial and relevant. Which ones do you have, and how do your students benefit most from you having them?
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DuckDuckGo reaches 30 million queries per day

DuckDuckGo reaches 30 million queries per day | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
DuckDuckGo, the privacy focused search engine, keeps growing steadily.

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Simple App Lets Kids Add Voice to Images, Tell Stories

Simple App Lets Kids Add Voice to Images, Tell Stories | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Talking photo maker a powerful storytelling tool

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Simple App Lets Kids Add Voice to Images, Tell Stories @Fotobabble This sounds cool! But @Blabberize is better!

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5 Good Web Tools for Generating Citations - Educators Technology

5 Good Web Tools for Generating Citations - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For those of you working in academia, research students, and anyone else keen on learning how to properly cite sources in different styles, the tools below are definitely worth your attention. These are web-based citation generators you can use to easily generate and  format your references based on various citation styles. They support several citation formats (e.g., APA, MLA7/8, Chicago and many more) as well as a multitude of sources that include newspapers, journal articles, chapters, books, web pages, videos, audio clips and many more. Using these citation generators will absolutely save you so much time and efforts to channel into the actual writing of your paper. We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback:
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Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: New Infographic: 8 Dates All Teachers of #EdTech #DigCit #MediaLiteracy Should Know

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: New Infographic: 8 Dates All Teachers of #EdTech #DigCit #MediaLiteracy Should Know | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Post this on your wall for 2018/2019 school year as a reminder of all the dates you can celebrate ways to prepare modern learners.
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Jobs at All Levels Now Require Digital Literacy. Here's Proof. - Education Week

Jobs at All Levels Now Require Digital Literacy. Here's Proof. - Education Week | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Newark, Del.

It's no secret that American workplaces are becoming more reliant on technology.

But what may surprise the country's K-12 educators and policymakers is how work at nearly every rung of the employment ladder is becoming more digitized. Often, the skills needed to succeed have less to do with computer programming than what experts call "digital literacy"—the ability to interpret, create, and strategically use digital information.

"Everyone's job is changing," said Mark Muro, a senior fellow and policy director at the Brookings Institution, a think tank. "The ability to read and then conduct first-order analysis of digital information is highly valued in almost all work environments."

To better understand the central role of digital literacy in the workplace, Education Week took a deep look at four occupations in the Christiana Care Health System. It's the largest private employer in Delaware, with 11,600 employees and an expected 1,500 new hires this year.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, October 11, 1:39 AM

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District Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education 

District Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Experts offer tips on how to make programs robust and successful and ‘infuse STEM thinking and culture into every classroom.’

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Oscar Carrera's curator insight, October 9, 1:13 PM

Very impressive the initiatives taken to promote STEM education. 

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Leveraging the Lore of 'Dungeons and Dragons' to Motivate Students to Read and Write   | MindShift | KQED News

Leveraging the Lore of 'Dungeons and Dragons' to Motivate Students to Read and Write   | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
ome parents and teachers despair as they witness the erosion of sustained reading, particularly fiction, with today’s screen-obsessed youth. Whether this genuinely heralds an intellectual Armageddon, or merely marks a benign transition into a new phase of the life of the mind, remains to be seen. Whatever the future holds, those who wage a pitched battle under the standard of literacy may find a valuable ally in an old nemesis.

“Dungeons & Dragons is a gateway drug to reading,” said York University professor Ian Slater, who runs Dungeons & Dragons campaigns for schools and events. “Children who do not read regularly or read for pleasure will start reading the gaming books almost as soon as they sit down, and they carry that outside of the game.”

Worldbuilding is no small task, and there are literally thousands of physical and online pages dedicated to the nuances and minutia of bringing the encyclopedic Dungeons & Dragons universe to life. Once kids are bitten by the bug, they spend hours pouring over the reference guides, web pages and forums, and some even turn to fantasy novels. They often don’t realize that an unintended consequence of their game play is that they become better readers and writers. This, however, has not been lost on many parents and educators.
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Bots in Your Future - TCEA

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Bots in Education

The best way right now to incorporate bots into the classroom is to help students learn how to create their own. Since they can be a very simple program, it’s easy to begin. Here’s one great resource. And if you just want to see how they might have a bigger impact on what happens every day in your school, you should check out this article.

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How Mistakes Help Students Learn - Edutopia

How Mistakes Help Students Learn - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Despite its popularity, memorizing information is one of the least effective learning strategies. While it may seem efficient, students are more likely to forget memorized material if they don’t reinforce their learning with other strategies, and a new study looks at how incorporating guesswork into a lesson can significantly boost students’ ability to recall information.
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The 56 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018 - Larry Ferlazzo 

The 56 Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018 - Larry Ferlazzo  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Instead of ranking each of the tools on this list in order, I have them organized into three general groups: Useful, Good, and Excellent. The “Excellent” tools are added to the “All-Time” list mentioned previously.

I’ve also created three Web 2.0 – related Best lists this year:

The Best Tools That “Automatically” Create Presentations

The Best Tools For Creating Chatbots

The Best Resources For Teacher & Student Podcasting

Here are my fifty choices for The Best Web 2.0 Applications For Education In 2018. They are divided into three categories – Useful, Good, Excellent:
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The Ultimate Guide To Twitter 2018 - The Edublogger

The Ultimate Guide To Twitter 2018 - The Edublogger | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Most educators who learn to use Twitter effectively say they learn more from their personal learning network (PLN) on Twitter than any other forms of professional development or personal learning.

Unfortunately, educators and other professionals often dismiss Twitter or fail to see its value when they’re first introduced to this social networking service. If this sounds familiar, it’s time to reconsider using Twitter and we’re here to help!"

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How to Create Collaborative Spaces in Your Library - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

How to Create Collaborative Spaces in Your Library - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Our libraries are no longer solely the silent, individual study zones that they used to be.  More and more schools are recognizing the value of collaboration, and the library can be the perfect place to support it.  But traditional library environments (think heavy wooden individual tables, tall, imposing stacks, etc) don’t really provide a collaborative environment for your students.  Now, if we all had excellent renovation budgets, it would be easy to quickly and completely transform your library space. But even if you have little to no funds, there are still some changes you can make now.
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45+ Google Tips for Teachers and Students - Shake Up Learning

45+ Google Tips for Teachers and Students - Shake Up Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Shake Up Learning community never fails to amaze me! They are always sharing new ideas, lesson plans, tips, tricks, and asking insightful questions. This week was no different.


Each week I pose a new question to the Shake Up Learning community on Facebook. (Join here!)

This week I asked the group to share one of their favorite Google tips, and you know what, they didn’t disappoint! They shared over 45 different Google tips! (Link to original post.)

The group shared so many amazing ideas, tips, tools, features, and keyboard shortcuts, that I knew I had to compile these for easy reference and sharing.
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Embracing a "Tasks Before Apps" Mindset - ASCD - Monica Burns @ClassTechTips

Embracing a "Tasks Before Apps" Mindset - ASCD - Monica Burns @ClassTechTips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
How can you place learning goals front and center in a tech-rich classroom? Let the phrase "tasks before apps" be your reminder to focus on technology's purpose for learning, even when bright and shiny digital tools grab your attention.

As a teacher in a one-to-one iPad classroom, I strove to make the most of the tablets in my students' hands. From screencasting and moviemaking to reading activities and skill practice, these devices elevated and energized my students' learning experiences.

Digital platforms can give children access to learning experiences that meet their individual needs, such as when a student uses the free Microsoft Learning Tool Immersive Reader to hear a passage read aloud. Digital tools can open up the world to students, such as virtual-reality videos from the New York Times that showcase a place they may never have the chance to visit.

In my current role as a professional development facilitator, I spend time in other teachers' classrooms in schools across the country. The phrase "tasks before apps" was born out of my coaching conversations and presentations to educators. It is a reminder that, even as we consider how technology helps students do new and amazing things with their learning, we must always place learning goals at the forefront.

Here are four strategies to make the most of technology and embrace a "tasks before apps" mindset this school year.
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Teens Are Being Bullied 'Constantly' on Instagram - The Atlantic

Teens Are Being Bullied 'Constantly' on Instagram - The Atlantic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
No app is more integral to teens’ social lives than Instagram. While Millennials relied on Facebook to navigate high school and college, connect with friends, and express themselves online, Gen Z’s networks exist almost entirely on Instagram. According to a recent study by the Pew Research Center, 72 percent of teens use the platform, which now has more than 1 billion monthly users. Instagram allows teens to chat with people they know, meet new people, stay in touch with friends from camp or sports, and bond by sharing photos or having discussions.


But when those friendships go south, the app can become a portal of pain. According to a recent Pew survey, 59 percent of teens have been bullied online, and according to a 2017 survey conducted by Ditch the Label, a nonprofit anti-bullying group, more than one in five 12-to-20-year-olds experience bullying specifically on Instagram. “Instagram is a good place sometimes,” said Riley, a 14-year-old who, like most kids in this story, asked to be referred to by her first name only, “but there’s a lot of drama, bullying, and gossip to go along with it.”
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we can now watch instagram stories without anyone realizing it. In my opinion awesome innovation we can also make a location search https://www.picstalker.com/
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Here’s How Technology in Education Can Impact Modern Families - Entrepreneur

Here’s How Technology in Education Can Impact Modern Families - Entrepreneur | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As technology evolves, so does its role in industry and society. Its impact is felt across nearly all industries with education being one of the highlights with record worldwide investment in EdTech companies in 2018 so far. With an increase in educational technology-based solution providers, families are increasingly becoming involved in their children’s education. Independent learning methods facilitated by technology allow children to have a more personalized experience as well as allowing for more transparency for parents to monitor progress and even learn together. Here are 5 impacts of educational technology on families:
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ISTE | ISTE Announces New Computational Thinking Standards for All Educators

ISTE | ISTE Announces New Computational Thinking Standards for All Educators | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Detroit — October 9, 2018 —  The International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) announced its new ISTE Standards for Educators: Computational Thinking Competencies (CT Competencies) during the CSforALL Summit, which followed ISTE's first-ever No Fear Coding Lab, held in Detroit.

CT Competencies focus on the knowledge, skills and mindset needed to bring computational thinking (CT) to all K–12 content areas and are designed for all educators, including those who are new to computer science. The CT Competencies represent the first-ever approach to correlate and align the ISTE Standards for Educators, the K–12 Computer Science Framework and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards for students. Schools of education across the country will also use the CT Competencies to prepare new educators to lead the way with CT skills.
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A Two-Minute Guide To Artificial Intelligence - Forbes

A Two-Minute Guide To Artificial Intelligence - Forbes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you keep hearing about artificial intelligence but aren’t quite sure what it means or how it works, you’re not alone. 

There’s been much confusion among the general public about the term, not helped by dramatic news stories about how “AI” will destroy jobs, or companies that overstate their abilities to “use AI.” 

A lot of that confusion comes from the misuse of terms like AI and machine learning. So here’s a short text-and-video guide to explain them:  
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Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces

Out of the Box Approach to Planning Makerspaces | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Don't think outside the box…Think like there is no box. ~ Unknown One of the most rewarding experiences in writing my second book, The Kickstart Guide
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A pesar de que hay muchos espacios que en esencia son muy parecidos unos de otros, no hay un enfoque único para planificar espacios de creación como los makerspaces. Estos espacios deben ser tan únicos y significativos como las comunidades a las que se destinan. Los enlaces y espacios que se describen en el presente artículo pretenden ofrecer una perspectiva nueva y única de lo que pueden ser los makerspaces. Cada espacio que se describe a continuación es único, enfatizando diferentes habilidades o temas. Aunque algunos de estos espacios no se encuentran en las escuelas (K-12), sin duda hay cosas que se pueden aplicar muy bien a la educación. (Laura Fleming, World of Learning, April 4, 2017).

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One hour of code to learn bot programming - Coding Game

One hour of code to learn bot programming - Coding Game | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This week is the Computer Science Education Week and in particular the “Hour of Code” event. This year, Hour of Code is extending the scope of its activities to intermediate and advanced lessons. At CodinGame, we’re supporting the movement and we’re providing an opportunity to discover a field that everybody is familiar with, but actually uneducated about: bot programming. Introducing programmers to Artificial Intelligence through fun challenges of bot programming in just one hour?

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Teach Your Students About Cyber Safety with These Great Video Tutorials - Educators Technology

Teach Your Students About Cyber Safety with These Great Video Tutorials - 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

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