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27 Meaningful Ways to Use EdTech & Make Your Classes Extra Awesome This Year! — Emerging Education Technologies

27 Meaningful Ways to Use EdTech & Make Your Classes Extra Awesome This Year! — Emerging Education Technologies | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A Cavalcade of Inspiring Ideas for Kicking up Learning and Enhancing Engagement in Your Classroom!

There are enough ideas, resources, and mostly free tools here to keep you exploring and learning all year long. Have at it!
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How to Explain Algorithms to Kids | Tynker Blog

How to Explain Algorithms to Kids | Tynker Blog | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The word “algorithm” may not seem relevant to kids, but the truth is that algorithms are all around them, governing everything from the technology they use to the mundane decisions they make every day. Algorithms are fascinating and, although some are quite complex, the concept itself is actually quite simple.
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4 Tips for Using Stories in the Early Grades - Edutopia

4 Tips for Using Stories in the Early Grades - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A look at what the research tells us about sharing stories with kids in preschool and kindergarten.
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Reading aloud is a favourite activity for all aged students!

 

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63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought

63 Things Every Student Should Know In A Digital World - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
t could be argued—and probably argued well—that what a student fundamentally needs to know today isn’t much different than what Tom Sawyer or Joan of Arc or Alexander the Great needed to know.

Communication.

Resourcefulness.

Creativity.

Persistence.

How true this turns out to be depends on how macro you want to get. If we want to discuss our needs as humans in broad, sweeping themes, then food, water, shelter, connectivity, safety, and some degree of self-esteem pretty much cover it.

But in an increasingly connected and digital world, the things a student needs to know are indeed changing—fundamental human needs sometimes drastically redressed for an alien modern world. Just as salt allowed for the keeping of meats, the advent of antibiotics made deadly viruses and diseases simply inconvenient, and electricity completely altered when and where we slept and work and played, technology is again changing the kind of “stuff” a student needs to know.

Of course, these are just starters. Such a list really could go on forever.
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4 Holiday Paper Circuit Projects For Christmas - Makerspaces.com #makered

4 Holiday Paper Circuit Projects For Christmas - Makerspaces.com #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for a fun makerspace project that you can do around the holidays?  This tutorial will show you how to create light-up Christmas cards using copper tape, LEDs and a coin cell battery.

Paper circuits are a fun way to discover the basics of electricity and circuits in your STEM lab or makerspace.

Included in this tutorial are free printable project templates.  The 4 designs come in full color and BW (color it yourself).  Have fun !
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App #55: Extempore – A Language Teacher’s Most Important Tool! – Teaching with iPad - Steve Lai aka @sly111

App #55: Extempore – A Language Teacher’s Most Important Tool! – Teaching with iPad - Steve Lai aka @sly111 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As a language educator, it is my goal for my students to be able to speak spontaneously in the target language. Every language teacher knows the challenge of getting all students to speak authentically in class. Here is an excellent tool that all foreign language teachers will love to have. Extempore is a service designed for educators to assess speaking skills as they learn a new language. Extempore has proven to be a very effective and time-saving assessment tool.

Extempore is both an app and a website. Teachers will need to set up an account and input their class(es).
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Social Robots for Special Needs Schools - Education Matters 

Social Robots for Special Needs Schools - Education Matters  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
La Trobe University researchers have unveiled a social robot designed as a classroom companion for special needs schools.

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Can You Build A House For A Gingerbread Man? - Maker Maven #makered

Can You Build A House For A Gingerbread Man? - Maker Maven #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The gingerbread man sure is popular this time of year. Kids will love this simple gingerbread STEAM challenge!

 Are you up for the challenge? Can you build a house for a gingerbread man?"

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News & Events | New Kids Series "When I Grow Up" Focuses on Cool Careers in STEM!

News & Events | New Kids Series "When I Grow Up" Focuses on Cool Careers in STEM! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When I Grow Up! is TVO Kids’ latest television series for children ages 6-11. The new show produced by Riverbank Pictures is all about inspiring our future leaders and helping kids make the connection between their interests, education and the exciting array of careers that use science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).  Viewers follow Mikaela on her quest to determine what she wants to be when she grows up. Her adventures are fuelled by her curiosity and a passion for STEM.

Research from the Let’s Talk Science 2014 Spotlight on Science Learning report played a key role in informing the guidelines and rationale for this new fun and engaging show for kids. By aligning with the values and interests youth identify with, the series aims to show kids that many careers they dream of have a firm footing in the world of STEM.

“We want to excite kids about STEM and show them that school science is transferable to countless exciting careers,” says Co-producer & Education Consultant, Sara Poirier. “We are hoping it’s the type of show that kids and their parents will want to watch together and sparks conversations about careers in the future and the importance of studying science and math in school.”
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How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location - The New York Times

How to Stop Apps From Tracking Your Location - The New York Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Hundreds of apps can follow your movements and share the details with advertisers, retailers and even hedge funds. Here’s how to limit the snooping."

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The 10 Best Apps to Help You Focus and Block Distractions - Zapier.com via Tom D'Amico @TDOttawa

The 10 Best Apps to Help You Focus and Block Distractions - Zapier.com via Tom D'Amico @TDOttawa | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The internet is one massive distraction. One minute I'm aggressively knocking out my to-do list, and the next I'm sucked into a "Which Harry Potter character are you?" quiz (Ron). Notifications from Facebook, Slack, and Skype, not to mention alerts on my phone, pull my attention away from what I should be doing. When I need to block these distractions and focus, however, I can turn to some apps for help.

Apps that help people focus work in a variety of ways. Some are browser extensions that block you from seeing certain websites. Others are desktop apps that hide from view anything except the active window. Some apps gently nudge you from bad behavior while others aggressively stop you from going down a rabbit hole. Which apps you choose to use will largely depend on how strict you want them to be.
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Why dance class is just as important as math class - Ideas.TED.com

Why dance class is just as important as math class - Ideas.TED.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Dance — and physical activity — should have the same status in schools as math, science and language. Psst: it may even help raise test scores, says Sir Ken Robinson.
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Scratch cards for micro:bit | micro:bit

Scratch cards for micro:bit | micro:bit | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Do you love Scratch, the visual programming language? Do you love micro:bits? Then you need these Scratch activity cards. They provide an easy way for you to explore coding in the beta version of Scratch 3.0.
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Five Proven Benefits Of Play | MindShift | KQED News

Five Proven Benefits Of Play | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The nation's doctors are being enlisted in a new fight: reclaiming children's right to play. A research paper urges pediatricians to prescribe playtime.
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Kayaks, ukuleles, neckties: The weird and useful things you can check out from local libraries - Washington Post

Kayaks, ukuleles, neckties: The weird and useful things you can check out from local libraries - Washington Post | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When you think about the most valuable cards in your wallet, you probably envision your credit and ATM cards. Here’s another one that should come to mind: your library card. These days, the nation’s 9,057 library systems let you check out a lot more than books.

Need a power tool, kayak, 3-D printer or Ninja Turtle-shaped cake pan? Your library might have one you can borrow. What about crafting or studio space? It might have you covered there, too. Some libraries provide access to courses on computers or graphic design. Many will let you borrow passes to local attractions such as zoos and museums. Others provide seeds and cuttings to check out; you can grow your own, then return seeds or cuttings to share with others.
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My library was never like this!!! LOVE IT!!

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ISTE | Computational thinking for all

ISTE | Computational thinking for all | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Advances in computing have expanded our capacity to solve problems at a scale never before imagined, using strategies that have not been available to us before. Students will need to learn and practice new skills — computational thinking (CT) skills — to take full advantage of these revolutionary changes brought about by rapid changes in technology.

ISTE and the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) collaborated on a project to prepare young learners to become computational thinkers who understand how today's digital tools can help solve tomorrow's problems. Because both associations believe that CT is vital for raising the level of achievement, preparing students for global competitiveness and blending academics with real life, they have made the resources below free to all educators.
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How to Make an #LED #Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Christmas Card - Cut Files for Cricut and Silhouette #makered

How to Make an #LED #Rudolph the Red-nosed Reindeer Christmas Card - Cut Files for Cricut and Silhouette #makered | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I’m a big fan of LED cards – and they’re a lot easier to make than you might think! Even better, the component pieces are SO inexpensive nowadays that you can make a really sophisticated card for…really, pennies! Here’s a tutorial – it really isn’t hard to do, but my svg file makes it even…
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076: Colleen Graves – The power of understanding that we all have awesome inside us!

076: Colleen Graves – The power of understanding that we all have awesome inside us! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In this episode I speak with Colleen Graves who is a former educator and librarian who is now working with Makey Makey to enhance their projects, lessons, and guides as content creator. She is still very much an educator empowering all of us to do more in our spaces with students by exploring new ways of learning with the Makey Makey.
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» Blog Archive » The 12 Digital Days of Christmas 2018

» Blog Archive » The 12 Digital Days of Christmas 2018 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Get ready to “Tech the Halls” with the 12 Digital Days of Christmas, a super charged collection of digital treasures I have curated throughout the past six years. Each volume features a dozen fun and festive resources that are sure to spread some holiday cheer in your classroom.

This year’s adventure begins by hovering over the interactive image below to reveal 12 Tech Treasures from 2017, including one of my most favorite Christmas sites—The North Pole, a comprehensive holiday resource that has it all for educators, students and parents: Dozens of games, activities, stories, crafts and more—all related to Santa’s visit on December 25.

I’ve actually shared this resource in past Christmas playlists as well as this award-winning site includes more than enough activities to keep students busy until the holiday break. That said, if you’ve somehow missed this gem in past searches for December activities, be sure to check it out!
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Virtual Reality In The Classroom Infographic via elearning infographics

Virtual Reality In The Classroom Infographic via elearning infographics | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Virtual Reality In The Classroom Infographic. In this infographic yoy'ill discover 5 Incredible Ways That Virtual Reality Is Improving Education Infographic

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Aki Puustinen
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Meet Squoosh, Google’s powerful new image converter that works in any browser – BGR.com

Meet Squoosh, Google’s powerful new image converter that works in any browser – BGR.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google just launched a powerful new image converter called Squoosh at its Chrome Developer Conference that’s going to help you convert a bunch of image formats into the kind of image you want to use. Squoosh is an online tool that works in any browser, not just Google Chrome, but the entire process takes place on the computer and everything is saved locally.
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Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans | Pew Research Center

Artificial Intelligence and the Future of Humans | Pew Research Center | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Experts say the rise of artificial intelligence will make most people better off over the next decade, but many have concerns about how advances in AI will affect what it means to be human, to be productive and to exercise free will
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CoSN unveils top edtech challenges, tools for 2019 by Ryan Johnston

CoSN unveils top edtech challenges, tools for 2019 by Ryan Johnston | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Survey results published Tuesday reveal that ongoing professional development and keeping up with the “future of work” are the top challenges K-12 technology educators will face in 2019.

 

The survey, part of the Consortium for School Networking’s “Driving K-12 Innovation” initiative, asked nearly 100 teachers, administrators and and stakeholders to comment on three aspects of their K-12 classroom experience related to technology: the “hurdles,” the “accelerators” and the “enablers.”

 

“By highlighting the key challenges and opportunities — with an eye toward future implications — our findings should encourage meaningful discussions on the actions needed to enhance teaching and learning environments,” Irene Spero, chief external relations officer for CoSN, said in a statement."


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Coding & Computational Thinking in the Classroom - TeachOntario

Coding & Computational Thinking in the Classroom - TeachOntario | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Building on some past STEM initiatives in the school we decided that coding, as a vehicle for computational thinking, would be the focus of our proposal. We called our project: Creating a Culture of Coding, and it was given the green light to go ahead.

 Our first year included meeting Lisa Anne Floyd from Fair Chance Learning, who focuses on spreading computational thinking to classrooms across the country. Lisa came to St. Michael’s and taught every teacher, as well as four students from each class, how to make music and how to count steps using a device called a micro:bit. The excitement was palpable.

 In 2018, the innovation team wanted to keep the buzz so we decided that meeting once a month with an inspiring lesson for both teachers and students would be central to our new learning. We also would prepare an extension activity that could be done in the classroom in the time between meetings. All materials and plans would be provided for ease of use. The activities would be selected according to what we believed is a natural progression, a computational thinking/coding continuum. The following chart briefly outlines the proposed monthly challenges."

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The Age of the Drone - Doc Zone

The Age of the Drone - Doc Zone | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Age of the Drone, an eyebrow-raising new documentary, reveals a game-changing revolution that’s happening overhead. The drones are here — pilotless flying bots, usually equipped with cutting-edge cameras and GPS navigation. Whether you know it or not, they’re up there  and soon there will be many, many more of them.
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The documentary is only available in Canada.

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Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret - The New York Times

Your Apps Know Where You Were Last Night, and They’re Not Keeping It Secret - The New York Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Like many consumers, Ms. Magrin knew that apps could track people’s movements. But as smartphones have become ubiquitous and technology more accurate, an industry of snooping on people’s daily habits has spread and grown more intrusive."

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