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Adobe Voice: A Free iPad App For Pitching Brilliant Ideas to the World - Gizmodo

Adobe Voice: A Free iPad App For Pitching Brilliant Ideas to the World - Gizmodo | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

 "Everyone with a cool new idea or vision wants a concise and beautiful video to illustrate their story and broadcast it to the world. But oh, right--you suck at all things visual and just learned how to make something move in After Effects. Adobe's new iPad app, Voice, is there to hold your hand in the making of presentation videos."

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Teachers Use Tech: 12 iPad Apps You Should Consistently Use in Your Class Next Year

Teachers Use Tech: 12 iPad Apps You Should Consistently Use in Your Class Next Year | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As I near finished my first year having 1 to 1 iPads with my 5th graders, here are twelve resources my class will be using regularly next year."

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Illustrating Past Tense with Stop Motion Animation - Ms. Pana Says

Illustrating Past Tense with Stop Motion Animation - Ms. Pana Says | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"As part of our grammar study during the second half of the year, we have been learning about verbs and regular verbs in the past tense. My students noticed that the pattern was we either add -ed or just a -d if the verb already ends in an ‘e’.

 

To build collaboration skills, planning skills as well as higher order thinking skills, I had them work in groups to create a stop motion animation illustrating how a verb changes into past tense. The children decided on their roles in the group, they worked together and had to problem solve when they didn’t have the right camera angle for instance. I was quite impressed at their ability to work together and find ways to fix problems such as stacking books so the iPad could sit higher."

 

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4 Robots That Teach Children Science and Math in Engaging Ways - Scientific American

4 Robots That Teach Children Science and Math in Engaging Ways - Scientific American | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Robots can capture a child’s imagination like no other tool by creating a fun, physical learning process. With robots, kids learn programming via interactive play by moving a robot in various sequences and using intuitive, visual programming on a computer screen. The children also learn STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) by watching and interacting with robots that demonstrate the practical results of the day’s lesson. “Kids recognize when they are learning something themselves—robots give them that,” says Larry Johnson, CEO of the New Media Consortium, a research organization that specializes in educational technology. Robots are proving to be valuable educational tools from the lower grades all the way up to graduate school. “Building and programming these devices is part of becoming a creative science and engineering kind of person,” he adds."

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Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search

Free Technology for Teachers: By Request - Good Alternatives to Google Image Search | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This morning I received an email from a reader that has been frustrated by the results her students are getting when they search on Google Images. Rather than relying on the filters on Google Images to generate good results for students, give one of these other sources of images a try."

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4 Great Resources for Using iPad in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

4 Great Resources for Using iPad in Your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"One of the wonderful Ed Tech resources I have been checking regularly is Kathy Schrock's Guide to Everything. This website features a wide variety of guides, tips, tutorials, links, presentations and many other resources related to educational technology. All the content is neatly organized into different categories ; clicking on each category will take you to a page where you will find a plethora of resources related to that category.

Today as I was checking ' iPad in Classrooms' category I came across some great slideshows on iPad basics, tips and tricks for teachers. I selected some of them to share with you below."

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Maths Beyond Drill and Kill - The Apptive Learning Lab

Maths Beyond Drill and Kill - The Apptive Learning Lab | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Students in our 1:1 iPad class bring their own devices to school, loaded with a set list of apps. There are very few “drill and practice” apps, rather those that allow for creativity and true demonstration of understanding. Our maths lessons have been completely transformed with the wide array of opportunities now available with apps such as Doodle Buddy, Number Pieces, Captions and Explain Everything."

 

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32 of the Best FREE Education Apps - teacherswithapps

32 of the Best FREE Education Apps - teacherswithapps | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

 "Finding some of best Education Apps is never an easy chore, finding the best FREE Education apps is even more difficult. Downloading app after app and then field-testing them is a laborious task! But, we know how great a post like this is for everyone, so here you go… Here you will will find 32 FREE apps from a variety of categories, some we have reviewed and some we have not. Enjoy these FREE downloads and spend some quality time with your kids!

 

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Mother's Day App Smash Project - Appsolutley April

Mother's Day App Smash Project - Appsolutley April | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I always try to do a video or something sweet to show the mom’s of my students just how special they are! This week, as we celebrate our moms, my students did some “App Smashing” (When you use one or more apps together to achieve a final product) with ABCya’s Word Cloud App, Photo and Video Transfer Over Wifi, Explain Everything, and I put it all together in iMovie."

 

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6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing - Edutopia

6 iPad Apps for Creative Writing - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"For students at all levels, creative writing is an important part of English language arts curriculum. Not only do the Common Core State Standards specifically outline the expectation that students should be able to express themselves through the written word, but this is also an essential real-world skill. Students should have the ability to write narratives that tell a story from their own life or a story that they've imagined. The following apps will inspire young writers and give them a vehicle for sharing their work."

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What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

What Teachers Need to Know about The New Creative Commons 4.0 Licenses ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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It is important to consider that education and business have a lot of connecting points. 

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Thanks to John Evans for sharing Educator's Technology recent post on the updates to Creative Commons.  

 

This visual does a nice job of explaining each CC diagram. 

Henrietta Marcella Paz-Amor's curator insight, May 13, 2014 2:45 PM

Important changes to know about Creative Commons Licenses...

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If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching - YouTube

If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day Teaching - YouTube | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"In honor of teacher appreciation week, SoulPancake and Edutopia asked teachers to write a letter to themselves on their first day teaching. What teacher do you appreciate? Share this video with them to let them know #TeachersMatter!

Happy Teacher Appreciation Week from SoulPancake and Edutopia!"

 

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Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Three Working Models to Integrate Technology in Your Teaching ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Technology is obviously an essential element in our instructional toolkit. Knowing how and when and for what purposes to use this technology is much more important than the technology itself. Technology integration in instruction requires much more than just digital literacy and technical knowledge, it requires foresight, clear intentions, and well planned goals. The purpose is to meet students learning needs and as such technology is only a means to an end and not the end itself.

An important step in the process of effective integration of technology in education is having a pedagogical approach supported by a theoretical framework to ground your technology practices inside the classroom. Of course there are several frameworks to help you teach using technology but three approaches  in particular stand out from the rest. These are SAMR model, TPACK model, and Marslow model."

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The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device

The Invisible iPad: It’s Not About the Device | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The challenge for educators, especially directors of educational technology, is not to limit how our teachers teach, but to focus on the foundational skills and provide a clear and concrete formula for how different technological devices and applications will enhance these skills in order to give a learner the ability to create a product that will change the world.
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Eliterate Librarian: Creating a Core App List

Eliterate Librarian: Creating a Core App List | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The district wide iPad committee that I served on was tasked with creating a list of core apps for the iPads. There was significant thought and care put into making the list. We wanted to stick with free apps, developmentally appropriate, focused on creation yet considering space limitations on the device.

 

We liked this visual for sharing the apps so we tried to recreate our list in this style. http://www.teachthought.com/apps-2/47-core-teacher-apps-a-visual-library-of-apps-for-teachers/ "
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Estamos up-to-date .... We are up-to-date using new technologies

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5 Nice iPad Apps for Visual Storytelling - iPad Apps for School

5 Nice iPad Apps for Visual Storytelling - iPad Apps for School | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"One of my favorite ways to help students start a story is by having them use visuals around which they create a story. Here are five iPad apps that students can use to do that."

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Mr P's ICT blog - iPads in the Classroom: Inspiring writing through the new Pixel Press App

Mr P's ICT blog - iPads in the Classroom: Inspiring writing through the new Pixel Press App | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Prince of Persia - £335 million at the box office.
Lara Croft: Tomb Raider - £150 million at the box office.
Resident Evil - £200 million at the box office

What do all these movies have in common? They are all video games that were developed into films.

With other popular video games currently being made into films, such as, Angry Birds, Temple Run and Assassin's Creed, it seems Hollywood is exploiting the popularity and the storytelling potential of video games. Why not do it in the classroom?"

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New App Store Section: Best Apps of the Month | iPad Insight

New App Store Section: Best Apps of the Month | iPad Insight | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"This week Apple has launched a new App Store section featuring their picks for best of the month. You can see the Best of April promo image sent in an email above.

 

The new section highlights Apple’s picks for best iPad and iPhone apps and games of the previous month. The first set, for April, is a broad and good looking mix of iOS apps and games. Notability is highlighted as an app of the week, there’s a Mother’s Day section of course, and plenty more."

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Chromville – Chromville’s Narrative & Naming contest #1

Chromville – Chromville’s Narrative & Naming contest #1 | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Have you ever dreamt about choosing the name of one of your favourite characters? Imagine for a second, that you have been the artist who gave name of a famous character like, Pikachu from Pokémon, Spongebob Squarepants, or even… Finn the human & Jake the Dog from Adventure Time! That would be awesome right? Well now imagine that your children could have the chance to do something like that! Or your nephew or your grandson… Well we have the honor to invite you to participate to the first International Narrative & Naming contest of Chromville."

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Apple Distinguished Educators choose Book Creator as their 'One Best Thing' - Book Creator app | Blog

Apple Distinguished Educators choose Book Creator as their 'One Best Thing' - Book Creator app | Blog | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Apple recently asked 102 of their ADEs to share their best practices, ideas and projects for a collection of multi-touch books to be published for free on iTunes.

 

The One Best Thing section in the iBooks Store is a collection of all these books, divided into categories, including ‘Content Creation in the Classroom’ among others.

 

When we had a closer look at some of the ideas that had been shared, we were humbled to see how many people had chosen to say something about Book Creator for iPad."

 

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$49.99 to FREE — I can't believe it!! Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Classroom Edition - Smart Apps For Kids

$49.99 to FREE — I can't believe it!! Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read Classroom Edition - Smart Apps For Kids | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"With appreciation to all educators and in honor of National Teacher’s Day, the Classroom Edition of Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read is FREE (Regular price is $49.99) for one day only: May 6, 2014.

 

Download it straight away, then send the link to this post to everyone you know that owns an iPad/iPhone or iPod."

 

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iPad Band Performance of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" via @BradFlickinger

iPad Band Performance of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot" via @BradFlickinger | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
#edtech #ipaded Elementary school's iPad band, Totally NEON, performing a cover of "Hit Me With Your Best Shot." Hit Me With Your Best Shot from Brad Flickinger on Vimeo.
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Teachers Matter (Now More Than Ever) - Edutopia

Teachers Matter (Now More Than Ever) - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Educator, author, consultant and guest blogger Angela Maiers reminds us with passion and positivity about why teachers still matter, culminating with a heartfelt list of nine things that they do every day -- and do gladly.
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