iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
1.0M views | +17 today
Follow
 
Scooped by John Evans
onto iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

28 Great Education Tools for Teacher Toolboxes - Global Digital Citizen Foundation

We’re always scouring the Web looking for new ideas to share. New tools for teaching and learning are cropping up all the time. Sometimes, it’s hard to keep track! That’s why many of the tools here in the following list are suggestions provided by you. For this we thank you, and our community thanks you.

Here we have 28 different tools to add to teacher toolboxes that we haven’t explored before. Discover the applications they could have in your own practices. Many of them are also shareable with students. You can all learn about them as you proceed with your learning adventures.
more...
Lihi Telem's curator insight, January 21, 2016 3:44 AM

אוסף אקלקטי מאד של כלים להוראה בעיקר. חלקם בתשלום אבל ממש לא כולם, יש קישור להמון חמרי הוראה באנגלית שזמינים חינם וכלים לניהול למידה יעיל ושיתופיות. שווה בדיקה מעמיקה על פי הצורך.

Travis Moser's curator insight, May 7, 2017 2:45 AM
Artsy is a great program that can be used to help find art. This could help with locating art and education. I think that it could really benefit digital history in terms of art.
iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education
News, reviews, resources for  iPads, Maker Education, Coding and more ....
Curated by John Evans
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Rescooped by John Evans from Teaching, Learning, Growing
Scoop.it!

The Maker Movement Meets Literacy

The Maker Movement Meets Literacy | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In this maker movement inspired lesson, students will dive deeply into character analysis in order to use the design thinking process to create/design a solution to a problem in the story. Students will learn to use the design thinking process to develop empathy for the characters, find problems in the story that need solutions, and work collaboratively to ideate and design solutions.

Via Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.
more...
Elaine J Roberts, Ph.D.'s curator insight, June 12, 3:49 PM

First, LOVE novel engineering. There's a link in this article, so you're good. Second, this is a great approach to thinking differently about makerspace and how teachers can help students bridge their own thinking between what we typically think of as non-STEM content. Ha! Engineering concepts are everywhere!!

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

10 Reasons to Try Coding in the Classroom - The Tech Edvocate

10 Reasons to Try Coding in the Classroom - The Tech Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
When I talk about coding to other teachers, I always sense a fear that they too would have to one day do this in their classroom. The reason I have created this list is to help those teachers that are new to coding to relax a little and to just give it a go. Here are ten reasons I think everyone should give coding a go in their classroom:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

10 Characteristics of an Innovative Classroom - The Tech Edvocate

10 Characteristics of an Innovative Classroom - The Tech Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Spread the love

If your goal is to engage and educate students to the greatest extent possible, you need to consider the benefits of an innovative classroom. An innovative classroom will possess several key traits, including:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

How to Create a School Culture Where Teachers Lead Innovation | EdSurge News


Teachers have awesome ideas but it can be challenging for school systems to surface them and turn them into reality.

In my previous column, I looked at two school systems that created structures that did just that. Gwinnett County Public Schools teamed up with The Teachers Guild to help create a mechanism to do this and KIPP LA Public Schools created an in-house mini grant competition. Minnetonka Public Schools, a K-12 school district of 10 schools serving 10,500 students in Minnesota, has also tackled this and come up with a solution of its own: The Big Hunt for Ideas.

When Eric Schneider joined Minnetonka Public Schools seven years ago as associate superintendent, the district was already pretty innovative, but the ideas were coming top down from the superintendent and executive leadership team. Schneider was charged with developing a culture of innovation where the ideas come from the workforce. He looked at private companies in the Twin Cities area including 3M, Target, US Bank, and United Health and learned about their crowd-based internal innovation, where ideas are sourced from within. After modifying these structures for the school setting, The Big Hunt for Ideas was born.

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: Educational Games for Elementary School Science Lessons

Free Technology for Teachers: Educational Games for Elementary School Science Lessons | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Educational games can be useful in helping to reinforce concepts and content. A good game can keep students engaged while also helping them develop some thinking skills at the same time. You could create your own games on platforms like Kahoot or Metaverse, but those might not provide the depth of context that professionally developed games provide. If you're an elementary school teacher looking for some games to use in science lessons, take a look at the following five games that I frequently share with other teachers. 
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Sorry STEM, even Google just made the case for more foreign language education. | Language News

Sorry STEM, even Google just made the case for more foreign language education. | Language News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Washington Post recently reported on a 2013 Google study of its hiring, firing, and promotion data since 1998. The study, called Project Oxygen, sought to identify key skills and behaviors in the company’s managers. Surprisingly, the data revealed that among the eight most important qualities of Google’s top leaders and managers, STEM expertise comes in last.

So, what came out on top? “The seven top characteristics of [managerial] success at Google are all soft skills: being a good coach; communicating and listening well; possessing insights into others (including others different values and points of view); having empathy toward and being supportive of one’s colleagues; being a good critical thinker and problem solver; and being able to make connections across complex ideas.” Strong technical skills are a must, particularly for engineers, designers, and so on. But as employees look beyond individual contributions and into management roles, people skills are paramount.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

How to Plan a Maker Fest at Your School or Library - @DianaLRendina

How to Plan a Maker Fest at Your School or Library - @DianaLRendina | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A Maker Fest (or Maker Fair, depending on your preferred term), is an event held in your makerspace to celebrate making, share your work with your community and promote creativity. Think science fair, but with tons of hands-on activities, STEM demonstrations, robots driving around the floor and other activities. A Maker Fest can include arts and crafts projects that guests can take home, maker demonstrations, a student project showcase and more. It’s a chance to share what your maker program is like with parents, students, administration and other guests.

If you have any sort of maker program going on in your library, you can hold a Maker Fest. My very first Maker Fest was held only three and a half months after we started our makerspace, so it isn’t something where you have to have a long-running program to succeed. These events can be during school, afterschool, on the weekend or whenever works for you. I always held mine during the last conference night of the year — parents were already on campus, and it was a great way to wrap up the year
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Secrets Of Apple Pay On iPhone: The Complete How-To Guide For Reluctant Users

Secrets Of Apple Pay On iPhone: The Complete How-To Guide For Reluctant Users | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Apple Pay has been around since October 2014 in the US and July 2015 in the UK. More countries have followed suit since. It's an Apple product so, as you'd expect, it's intuitive and straightforward to use, right? Well, mostly, yes.


But I find a lot of people I talk to (really, a lot), don't use it because they think the details are confusing or they get it wrong and it doesn't work. Then, they don't want that humiliation in the checkout line again.

Or it just takes too long to get in to the subway and people are tutting behind them.

If you're one of those people, Apple Pay will hold no fears for you after you've read this. If you're not one of those people, then, congratulations, and maybe there'll be a nugget or two here to help you explain it to your cautious friends…


This guide is for Apple Pay on iPhone as that's the most popular way it's used. I'll follow up with separate guides for Apple Watch, iPad and Mac usage and for Apple Pay Cash.

I've peppered the article with questions I've been asked by others, so maybe they're queries you have, too."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

How to Print From an iPad | News & Opinion | PCMag.com

How to Print From an iPad | News & Opinion | PCMag.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you need to print from your iPad, there's no single "best" way to do it. Here's what you need to know about Apple's AirPrint utility, along with some alternative mobile printing solutions.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Evans from Edtech PK-12
Scoop.it!

Backchannels in the Classroom 7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet

Backchannels in the Classroom 7 Alternatives to TodaysMeet | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
7 alternatives to TodaysMeet - Each option has different advantages and limitations, but all of them have great free options, don’t require students to create accounts, and are easy to use. Nick's Picks for Classroom Backchannels.

Via Cindy Rudy
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Some of The Best Apps for Teaching World History - Educators Technology

Some of The Best Apps for Teaching World History - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here is a collection of some great iPad apps we compiled specifically for history teachers.  We have based our selection on World History collection in iTunes App Store and have also added some of our favourite titles from this category.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Like-Farming: A Facebook Scam Still Going Strong

Like-Farming: A Facebook Scam Still Going Strong | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You’ve seen them before: Facebook posts designed to grab your attention and stop your scrolling. There are many versions.  Some tug at your heartstrings with lines like “Ten cute puppies that will melt your heart” or “Let Suzy know she is still beautiful, even after surgery.” Other versions offer exciting prizes, such as “Like this post and click on the link for a free first-class flight to anywhere in the US!” Unfortunately, many of these posts are created by scammers, striving to collect as many Facebook “likes” as possible.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Why your students need a podcast: How to do it fast and free - Ditch That Textbook

Why your students need a podcast: How to do it fast and free - Ditch That Textbook | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
odcasts can serve a crucial role in preparing your students for the future and helping their learning to be meaningful.

Sound like things you’re looking for? You’re in the right place.

Plus, you (and your students) can create them for FREE in very little time.

A podcast is kind of like a radio show in your pocket. Podcasts are audio recordings that can be downloaded to a phone, played on a computer or streamed on a device.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

6 Best 3D Sculpting Software Tools (4 are Free)

6 Best 3D Sculpting Software Tools (4 are Free) | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"There are many tools out there for making 3D models. One subcategory of such tools is 3D sculpting software, which is specialized for creating models by manipulating objects as if they are made of clay. This style of modeling — used to create sculptures, busts, animals, and fantasy characters, among other designs — has the ability to create more freeform shapes compared to parametric modeling — used to create bridges, mechanical assemblies, or buildings.

In a modern sense, the term “3D sculpting tool” typically implies additional tools for painting, texturing, and rendering the sculpted model. You’ll find that many of these extras come bundled together because they can be as important as the modeling itself.

Sculpting software is used across multiple industries, such as game design, character animation, film, engineering, and product design. In the following we list some of the most popular paid and free 3D sculpting software."

more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Five Googly Things Teachers Can Do This Summer - TCEA

Five Googly Things Teachers Can Do This Summer - TCEA | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Before you get too relaxed for the summer days ahead, I wanted to share a few little googly things you can do to get a jump start on the new school year.  Of course, you shouldn’t spend your summer just working. But a little bit of work mixed with a lot of fun will keep you fresh and prepared for the new school year. So, after you’ve taken a few days or weeks to decompress, try some of the following.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

When Text to Speech Matters - Miguel Guhlin

When Text to Speech Matters - Miguel Guhlin | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
“I’d like to find a way to scan text, then have that text read to the student. Got any ideas?” asked a teacher. Text to speech, as well as speech to text, makes processing new information much easier. Need to listen to a web page of content read to you? Perhaps you need scanned text read to you? Either way, text to speech or speech to text matters for learners of all ages.  In this blog entry, we’ll explore many solutions relevant to text to speech, speech to text, and more.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: The Most Important Search Skills and Attitudes According to SearchReSearch Readers

Free Technology for Teachers: The Most Important Search Skills and Attitudes According to SearchReSearch Readers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Dan Russell's Search ReSearch blog is my go-to resource for learning new strategies and for ideas on teaching search. His search challenge blog posts always provide a new way to think about search. At the end of May he conducted a survey of his readers. The survey was to determine what readers of Search ReSearch think are the most important search skills and attitudes toward search. The results of the survey were posted last week.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: Camp GoNoodle - Four Weeks of Fun and Educational Summer Activities

Free Technology for Teachers: Camp GoNoodle - Four Weeks of Fun and Educational Summer Activities | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Camp GoNoodle is a summer program offered by the folks at GoNoodle. The program is designed for elementary school age students to complete over the course of four weeks. It can be used in a summer camp setting, summer school setting, or at home setting. There is a different theme for each week. Within each week there are five thematically connected activities. The themes of Camp GoNoodle are friendship, superheroes, world, and space.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

7 Real-World Math Strategies - Edutopia

7 Real-World Math Strategies - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Math used to be all rote memorization and pencil-to-paper equations disconnected from the real world, but more and more teachers are realizing the importance of making practical, relevant connections in math.

We asked our audience of educators: How do you use the real world to teach math? We’ve collected some of the most interesting answers, ways teachers are connecting math to the everyday lives of their students.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Makers in the Classroom: A How-To Guide | EdSurge News

Makers in the Classroom: A How-To Guide | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You see it everywhere in K-12. Kindergarteners design toys for their friends to practice empathy, while learning to use a saw and glue-gun along the way. Second graders deepen their understanding of character traits while designing and sewing puppets to represent a character in a folk-tale. In high school physics, students make wind turbines in order to internalize an understanding of how magnetism can create electricity.

The “it” I’m referring to is “Making,” and simply put, Making is any activity where people create something, often with their hands.

I often define Making by looking at what people bring to the Maker Faire, which does include more technical aspects like 3D printing, physical computing and programming. But Making also includes woodworking, growing food, making art and crafts.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Creating Visual Stories With Data - Literacy World Wide

Creating Visual Stories With Data - Literacy World Wide | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
According to a recent Forbes article, data storytelling, which involves weaving data and visualizations into a compelling narrative, has become a sought-after skill in the job market. Today’s variety of online tools and resources offer an opportunity to prepare our students to interpret their research in new and creative ways and to effectively communicate data-driven insights.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Evans from 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Scoop.it!

How Facebook’s new 3D photos work - TechCrunch

How Facebook’s new 3D photos work - TechCrunch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In May, Facebook teased a new feature called 3D photos, and it's just what it sounds like. But beyond a short video and the name, little was said about it.But the company's computational photography team has just published the research behind how the feature feature works and, having tried it myse…...

Via David W. Deeds
more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, June 14, 1:50 AM

Gotta check this out! 

Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

The Essential Guide to the Use of Skype in Education - The Tech Edvocate

The Essential Guide to the Use of Skype in Education - The Tech Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Many educators don’t realize that Skype could be a valuable classroom asset that gives students lots of new opportunities to learn. When you hear about Skype, you most likely think of video calls that you might make in your spare time. However, there is an entire world of untapped resources available through Skype for your school.

If you have been trying to incorporate new ideas into your classroom, signing up for a Microsoft Educator Community membership might be a smart move. You can give your students access to tons of resources and real-world experiences that will deepen their knowledge of the concepts you teach. Find out what sort of classroom activities you could plan in our essential guide to the use of Skype in your classroom.
more...
Claudia Solorzano's curator insight, June 13, 7:28 PM
Actividad DITEC 
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

How much screen time is too much? Here are the limits 10 tech executives set for their kids

How much screen time is too much? Here are the limits 10 tech executives set for their kids | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Before having kids, tech entrepreneur Nirav Tolia spent hours online each day catching up on his favorite sports teams, doing research, or scrolling through social media.

Now the father of three young sons, Tolia, the co-founder and chief executive of neighborhood-based social network Nextdoor, goes out of his way to put his smartphone down so he and his wife can lead by example for their kids.

“Our real priority is getting them out of the house and experiencing the world,” Tolia, who lives in San Francisco, said. “We have a no-phone policy when we’re with our children. That doesn’t mean we don’t have our phones with us — but we’re not watching YouTube out of the corner of our eyes.”
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

The Great American Read and its sweet by-products — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

The Great American Read and its sweet by-products — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I was mesmerized by the two-hour launch of PBS Great American Read campaign.  While I believe choosing one book is impossible and not actually the point of this celebration,  I was enchanted by one compelling little book talk after another.  And it was delightful to listen to people talk with such passion about their books.

Yesterday, I discovered When the Book is Better than the Movie.  The new video marks the launch of the new PBS Digital Studios series, It’s Lit, featuring video essayist Lindsay Ellis. More episodes are planned for every Monday.
more...
No comment yet.