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On Using a #Makerspace for #STEM #Education - The INCUBATOR

On Using a #Makerspace for #STEM #Education - The INCUBATOR | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The Maker Movement has proved itself to be a valuable component of STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education ecosystem. The underlying philosophy of this movement involves open-ended creativity, development of critical thinking and intellectual flexibility, as well as instill confidence and a sense of accomplishment. The blueprints for building a makerspace are fairly straightforward, and usually incorporates a few key items like 3D printers, sewing machines, power tools, soldering gear, and maybe a laser cutter. But is it as simple as “build it and they will come?”

To help answer the question of “So you have a makerspace, now what?” Jaymes Dec, middle school technology teacher and founder of NYC Makery, served up some valuable advice at our recent SOWING Circle Meetup (SOWING stands for Science Outreach Working to Inspire the Next Generation, and is a gathering for anyone who works as a STEM educator to share resources and brainstorm ideas). In his talk, Jaymes outlined a series of questions to help educators maximize the impact of making in STEM.
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Alex Edmans: What to trust in a "post-truth" world | TED Talk

Alex Edmans: What to trust in a "post-truth" world | TED Talk | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Only if you are truly open to the possibility of being wrong can you ever learn, says researcher Alex Edmans. In an insightful talk, he explores how confirmation bias -- the tendency to only accept information that supports your personal beliefs -- can lead you astray on social media, in politics and beyond, and offers three practical tools for finding evidence you can actually trust. (Hint: appoint someone to be the devil's advocate in your life.)

This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxLondonBusinessSchool, an independent event. TED's editors chose to feature it for you."

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Challenge Overview | Ignite My Future in School

Challenge Overview | Ignite My Future in School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Much of your life is likely spent using technology. Technology improves our lives by solving problems, making tasks easier, and by providing entertainment. Students are invited to submit their idea of a digital solution via video or written description. Learn more below.
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Meet the 9-year-old taking STEAM healing into hospitals

Meet the 9-year-old taking STEAM healing into hospitals | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
In this guest post, we find out how STEAM helps children in hospital not only keep learning, but also aid their recovery.
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50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad - TeachThought

50 Of The Best Writing Apps For The iPad - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The best writing apps for iPad, like any concept of ‘best,’ is subjective and further based on need and circumstance.

Are you a poet drafting when inspiration strikes? A student taking notes and writing essays? A novelist that usually uses a desktop, but needs their new iPad Pro to do work on the go?

While the idea of writing more than a few hundred words on an iPad may seem crazy, using the iPad as a powerful portable writing tool allows you to take advantage of inspiration whenever and wherever it strikes. And with iPad screens now approaching 13″ and capable of supporting USB connections to enable standalone keyboards, it’s easier and more comfortable than ever to draft a masterpiece while away from your desk with the help of an app, an iPad, and a good idea.
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There’s a Proven Link Between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep - HBR

There’s a Proven Link Between Effective Leadership and Getting Enough Sleep - HBR | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In our hyper-connected, 24/7 world, many of us are losing sleep — literally. Our own survey of more than 180 business leaders found that four out of 10 (43%) say they do not get enough sleep at least four nights a week. Such sleep deficiencies can undermine important forms of leadership behavior and eventually hurt financial performance. This article will explore the link between sleep and leadership before discussing solutions that can improve both individual well-being and organizational efficiency and effectiveness."

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20 Survival Uses For Paper Clips

20 Survival Uses For Paper Clips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I almost wrote an article about this, but Sensible Prepper did such a great job on this subject that I figured I may as well just share his video.
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The New York Times Digitizes Over a Century's Worth of Archival Photographs Into High Resolution Images

The New York Times Digitizes Over a Century's Worth of Archival Photographs Into High Resolution Images | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
After a flood in 2015 that put a great deal of their archive at risk, The New York Times decided to digitize over a century's worth of photographs which...

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Why Growth Mindset Still Has Some Growing to Do | EdSurge News

Why Growth Mindset Still Has Some Growing to Do | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it


"Over the summer, academics debated the impact of growth mindset, the belief that one’s intelligence can be developed with hard work and effort, and whether it can move the needle on academic performance. Even Stanford psychology professor Carol Dweck, who is often credited with the term, chimed in with additional research supporting the efficacy of mindset interventions.

An Education Week survey found that the vast majority of educators believe that a growth-oriented mindset can help improve students’ motivation, commitment and engagement in learning. But the study found that applying those ideas to practice, and helping students shift their mindset around learning, remains an elusive challenge.

Those findings largely coincide with my observations as an administrator, coach, technology implementer, and now founder of an education company. Over the summer, my team ran a series of professional learning community sessions with dozens of educators across the country, focused on instructional practices that foster and support growth mindset. At these events, almost all teachers said they get the big ideas around growth mindset, but over 80 percent said their schools don’t implement them well."

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A Really Cool Database For Paper Airplanes - via Terry Heick

A Really Cool Database For Paper Airplanes - via Terry Heick | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
By Terry Heick

Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Tammy Graham, GwynethJones
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OMGosh, this is cool!  #Makerspace #PaperAirplanes #MakerEd

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fantastic resource
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How To Create A Toolkit for Students with Special Needs

How To Create A Toolkit for Students with Special Needs | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
One aspect of teaching art I appreciate and enjoy is the inclusiveness of our subject area. Art education is a place where all students can express themselves. As a result, we’re often a favorite academic area for students with special needs, and rightfully so!

We all want to do our best for our students with special needs, but it can be tricky. Meeting the diverse needs of hundreds of students in a somewhat chaotic environment isn’t for the faint of heart. But it can be done! All it takes is a little forethought and preparation.
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Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | MindShift | KQED News

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Create a Culture For Valuable Learning | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There are still many disagreements about how to improve the education system so that children graduate with the skills and dispositions they will need to succeed in life. Education reform discussions often center on how to tweak existing mechanisms, but what if the system itself is creating the problems educators and policymakers are trying to solve? That’s the theory favored by author and TED-talk sensation Sir Ken Robinson.
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5 Mistakes that Teachers Make with Technology - The Tech Edvocate

5 Mistakes that Teachers Make with Technology - The Tech Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
It appears that the trend of incorporating digital devices and edtech products into the classroom is here to stay. Learning how to use technology in the classroom is quite a process for many educators, and they make some mistakes along the way. Without the proper training on how to handle their new devices and incorporate them into the classroom, teachers might be guilty of making these five common mistakes with their technology.
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How to Bring 'More Beautiful' Questions Back to School | MindShift | KQED News

How to Bring 'More Beautiful' Questions Back to School | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Young children ask lots of questions, but around the time they enter school, those questions begin to fade. Author Warren Berger outlines five ways to help students become better questioners and nurture a child's curiosity.
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Questioning leads to more insight and powerful minds
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The 50 Best Inventions of 2018 | Time.com

The 50 Best Inventions of 2018 | Time.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Find out which groundbreaking products made TIME's list of the best inventions of 2018.
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Computational Thinking Webinars - STEM with CT

Computational Thinking Webinars - STEM with CT | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Check out these webinars on Computational Thinking in the classroom!

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The Military Just Created An AI That Learned How To Program Software - Futurism

The Military Just Created An AI That Learned How To Program Software - Futurism | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Tired of writing your own boring code for new software? Finally, there’s an AI that can do it for you.

BAYOU is an deep learning tool that basically works like a search engine for coding: tell it what sort of program you want to create with a couple of keywords, and it will spit out java code that will do what you’re looking for, based on its best guess.

The tool was developed by a team of computer scientists from Rice University who received funding both from the military and Google. In a study published earlier this month on the preprint server arXiv, they describe how they built BAYOU and what sorts of problems it can help programmers solve.
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How A Smartwatch Can Help You In Your Everyday Teaching – Teaching with iPad 

How A Smartwatch Can Help You In Your Everyday Teaching – Teaching with iPad  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"With their versatility as an educational device, it is no wonder that iPads have become a staple piece of technology in many classrooms around the world. The affordability, endless functionality, and features, along with the growing number of educational apps on offer make the iPad a great textbook replacement.

However, there’s always room for improvement. Technology is advancing every day, giving schools more and more opportunities to take advantage of new innovations. One such product is the smartwatch. Whether it is Apple’s own Apple Watch or one of the more affordable iOS-compatible smart watches that you can buy today, here’s how this trendy and functional piece of tech can make your school life easier."

 

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Kano will start selling its #Harry #Potter #coding #wand in Apple stores

Kano will start selling its #Harry #Potter #coding #wand in Apple stores | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
British coding and computing startup Kano has struck a partnership with Apple to sell its "Harry Potter"-themed coding wand in more than 300 Apple stores across the US, UK, Australia, and New Zealand in December.
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Quick Start Guide for Adobe Spark for Education - @ClassTechTips

Quick Start Guide for Adobe Spark for Education - @ClassTechTips | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Getting started with Spark is easy for users of all ages. This is one reason that I love sharing with teachers and students. When I lead a professional development session or visit a classroom, everyone can jump in and create a dynamic, visually stunning artifacts of their learning.

So if Spark is entirely new to you, it won’t take long for you to dive into this user-friendly tool with your students! You can turn students into movie-makers, website creators, and graphic designers with the Spark tools. From book trailers in the English Language Arts classroom to lab reports in the science classroom, the possibilities are endless!
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15 Ways to Use #Flipgrid for Social Studies – Updated - Holly Clark @HollyClarkEdu

15 Ways to Use #Flipgrid for Social Studies – Updated - Holly Clark @HollyClarkEdu | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I have Flipgrid fever and its only getting worse. I just can’t stop thinking of ways to use Flipgrid in the classroom! Here is my next installment of ideas…

Flipgrid is arguably one of the best apps of all time. It has so many layers of thinking it can uncover. At first view – it is a video response platform – but it is so much more, so layered, and so effective in helping teachers capture rich information about student learning and growth.

AND IT’S FREE for all teachers. Let’s take a look…"

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How Learning Analytics Can Improve the K-12 Teaching and Learning Process - The Edvocate

How Learning Analytics Can Improve the K-12 Teaching and Learning Process - The Edvocate | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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Edtech has changed the way the teaching and learning process works. Before this happened, if a teacher wanted to diagnose a child’s reading difficulties or tutor those on the brink of academic failure, they had to use human ingenuity to get things done. Or they had to manually calculate a mountain of data to gain some insight into the situation. But with the advent of learning analytics, all of that has changed.

Learning analytics are web-based measurements and reporting about student learning that is intended to help teachers improve the knowledge and skill acquisition of their students. This maximizes student learning potential while enhancing teaching and delivery methods. Though its application to education is relatively new, scientific disciplines have been using it for over forty years. Expansion into scholarship was birthed by advanced technology, and the data trails learners leave while using the internet. The data provides several benefits to aid educators and students.
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A Creative Way to Spark Creative Conversations about Creative Learning - Medium

A Creative Way to Spark Creative Conversations about Creative Learning - Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I recently visited the Sydney Opera House, to discuss ways that we might collaborate on their new Creative Learning Centre, set to open in 2021. While there, I participated in a workshop with a group of K-12 educators, coordinated by Frank Newman, the Creative Learning Specialist for the Opera House.


I really liked the way Frank sparked conversation at the workshop. We all sat around a big table, and Frank had scattered colored circles of paper across the tabletop. Frank asked me to make a few opening remarks about my book Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play. Then, Frank asked each of the educators to write down, on a colored circle, one word that stuck in their mind from my remarks. After that, Frank asked the educators to crumple their paper into a ball and throw it to someone else at the table — and to continue to throw the crumbled balls around the table.
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We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap. | EdSurge News

We're Closing the Digital Divide. Now Let's End the Participation Gap. | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
irst some good news: the divide in access to digital devices is decreasing. School districts across the country are upgrading networks and integrating more classroom technology, and smartphones have become increasingly ubiquitous across socioeconomic lines. With that said, there are still significant gaps for some students at home. Educators are beginning to take note of a new problem: a digital participation divide.

Previously, the digital participation divide seemed to revolve around access time. Wealthier students traditionally had more access at home, while students of poverty had less access due to a variety of economic factors. Now the quality of digital participation is coming into question. Recent studies have shown that lower income children often spend more time with technology as it has become a type of “digital babysitter” for parents who have to be out of the house for extended periods of time.

According to one article, a recent survey from Common Sense Media discovered that “low-income parents sat their young children, from birth to age eight, in front of a television or a computer screen for 3 hours and 29 minutes a day, on average”—almost double the amount of screen time that high-income children get. More specifically, the participation divide refers to the fact that some students are more plugged into an internet culture around creating, connecting with others and giving and receiving feedback around their work.
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Control Alt Achieve: What's New in Google - October 2018

Control Alt Achieve: What's New in Google - October 2018 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Catch up on everything new in G Suite for Education from October 2018, and see great ideas and resources!

Below is the recorded video from our October 2018 Google User Meeting, along with the meeting agenda and all the awesome resources and G Suite updates from the last month. This includes 25 new Google updates and 17 Google resources for your class.
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Who Becomes an Inventor in America? - The Atlantic

Who Becomes an Inventor in America? - The Atlantic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Millions of children from poor families who excel in math and science rarely live up to their potential—and that hurts everyone.
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