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“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps

“50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities” - teacherswithapps | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

" Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle. Here are “50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities:”

 


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WEAC's curator insight, April 21, 2014 2:34 PM

If you work with students with learning disabilities, you will definitely want to browse through this list of helpful iPad apps.

Claudia Patricia Parra's curator insight, April 22, 2014 7:29 AM

Hagamos uso del clic derecho traducir , es muy  intresante

Pam Furney's curator insight, April 24, 2014 8:33 PM

This appears to be a useful list, not only for those with reading disabilities but for beginning readers, as well. 

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How to Remake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year - EdSurge News

How to Remake Your Classroom and Inspire Hands-On Learning in the New Year - EdSurge News | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
To envision how a 21st century school might infuse Making into most classrooms, we teamed up with Autodesk and design firm, Killer Infographics. Although we’re in the habit of using words to tell stories, we leaned into this challenge to show you what inspires us. (And yes! We had a lot of fun with this approach!) Even more, we hope our vision will spark ideas for how you might transform your students’ learning.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 22, 2017 5:31 AM

Some great links for anyone interested in the maker movement.

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Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students

Some of The Best Digital Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students | Learning Commons | 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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Dennis T OConnor's curator insight, December 12, 2017 1:24 PM

Seem like a natural treasure chest to me! 

stephanie vanderlaan's curator insight, December 13, 2017 1:57 PM
Can't wait to try these.
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Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning

Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Contemporary learning environments might be best understood when viewed as a complex mix of environments and overlapping social networks. Learners fluidly move between social networks and their learning is influenced by their participation within and across these physical and virtual networks.

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Interesting reading a lot of the research is old, however validates active learning environments.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, December 4, 2017 7:38 AM

A useful article.

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Exploring the Changing Social Contexts of Learning
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Makerspace, Standards, and a Look at Computational Thinking

Makerspace, Standards, and a Look at Computational Thinking | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
As you might know, I believe all transformative practices must be based in the standards. These standards must include both content and process standards (4C’s). Too often, I see wonderful activities that engages students… but also see important standards that could have been incorporated not present in the activity.

The idea behind the Makers Movement includes allowing students to imagine, envision, create, innovate, play, formatively learn, experiment, collaborate, share, and most of all dream of possibilities. The idea of making is not a new concept. In fact, the art of making is at the root and mixed into to the very fabric of our culture. I believe that the amazing innovation we have seen in this country is due to a Maker mentality. We have long been a culture set on dreaming up possibilities, and then taking the action to make it happen. The initial growth of technology has somewhat taken some of our creativity and produced consumption based thinking. We are now past the initial way of thinking, and the Makers movement allows people to finally use the technology to create and make. As we reflect on this… how are you using the Makerspace idea to engage students in content standards while facilitating and assessing process skills?

As you set, up or evaluate, the Maker movement in your school or district I ask you to think about how you are bringing this movement to the entire school and curriculum. I call it creating a Maker Culture. After-all the concept behind making is not a space… but instead a way of thinking.

For this reason, I think it is important to discuss one of the thinking processes often involved in making. It is the idea of computational thinking. This type of thinking is important not just in high stake testing, but also success in that world after school. Perhaps you have come across the idea of computational thinking in education.  The best way to describe computational thinking is to look at the way a computer thinks… or at least runs a program. This is actually the most important concept a student learns through coding and developing computer programs. We must keep in mind that it is not the coding that is important… but the thinking process. After all… one can use a computer, but not actually use computational thinking skills.

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Helping Students Learn Project Management by John Spencer 

Helping Students Learn Project Management by John Spencer  | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
John Spencer

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Michele DeJong Kaiser (@mdjkaiser)'s curator insight, November 1, 2017 4:45 PM
I think we all need to work on these components!  Heaven knows I do!  #alwaysimproving
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Here's everything that happens in one minute on the internet

Here's everything that happens in one minute on the internet | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
The scale of the internet is so great, that it doesn’t make sense to look at the information on a monthly basis, or even to use daily figures.

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Humm- I wonder which of these things I do?

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Nevermore Sithole's curator insight, September 7, 2017 3:09 AM
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Here's everything that happens in one minute on the internet
Philippe Coll's curator insight, September 12, 2017 12:14 PM
C'est toujours intéressant à regarder, ce genre d'infographies...
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Ten Chrome Extensions (and a Google Add-On) too good to miss — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch

Ten Chrome Extensions (and a Google Add-On) too good to miss — @joycevalenza NeverEndingSearch | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Over the course of the past couple of years, I’ve become particularly fond of a few Chrome tools that I consider too good to miss.  These would be handy across the board, but especially in Google Classroom and Chromebook environments.

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These are new to me and I am excited to use them with classes.
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Read this Book: The Space: A Guide for Educators - @DianaLRendina

Read this Book: The Space: A Guide for Educators - @DianaLRendina | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
When educators and designers get together to write a book on learning spaces, amazing things happen.  Many books on learning space design focus on lots of gorgeous photos of expensively renovated school environments, language to use with architects or projects that are amazing, but not always easy to replicate.  The Space takes a different approach.  There are many beautiful pictures to be sure.  But this book is more about creating a new mindset.  A mindset that focuses on intentional design and putting your students’ needs first.  What I love about this book is that it can apply to any educational space, be it classroom, library, makerspace, lab, etc.  And the ideas are doable on any budget.  Here are some of my favorite takeaways:

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Love this book!  I use it in many presentations. Great for starting the process of transforming a spaces.  Keeps the focus on student centered learning.
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Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions

Learners Should Be Developing Their Own Essential Questions | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Having essential questions drive curriculum and learning has become core to many educators' instructional practices.  Grant Wiggins, in his work on Understanding By Design, describes an essential question as: A meaning of "essential" involves important questions that recur throughout one’s life. Such questions are broad in scope and timeless by nature. They are perpetually arguable…

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Dr. Helen Teague's curator insight, June 29, 2017 9:37 AM
Love it! Learners should develop their own essential questions

Ivon Prefontaine, PhD's curator insight, July 4, 2017 1:39 PM
I asked my students to mine for questions. We talked about their questions. Questions, without asumed answers, structure conversation and dialogue.
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A Guide to the Best VR Roller Coasters in the World | All3DP

A Guide to the Best VR Roller Coasters in the World | All3DP | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Without a doubt, the roller coaster is the king of safe, gravity defying thrills. With gut-wrenching twists, turns and unnatural speed as guaranteed as your ability to walk away unharmed — what’s not to love!

Since there’s only one price-point for enjoying the real life thrill of a roller coaster — expensive — and currently numerous ways and price points to enjoy virtual reality tech – why not meet in the middle?

And so, being the tech-obsessed creatures we have become, the virtual reality roller coaster is now a thing. However you interpret those four words, you are correct.

Check out the ways we found to experience the virtual reality roller coaster for yourself below.

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12 Good iPad Apps for Elementary Students

12 Good iPad Apps for Elementary Students | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Based on your recommendation, we went ahead and curated for you this collection of some good iPad apps you can use with your elementary students to help them with their writing. From  providing them with smart writing prompts to creating digital  stories using a wide variety of multimedia materials, these apps will absolutely engage young learners in productive writing activities.  We invite you to check them out and share with us your feedback. Links to the apps are under the visual.

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LEDs for Beginners: 9 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables

LEDs for Beginners: 9 Steps (with Pictures) - Instructables | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
This instructable shows how to wire up one or more LEDs in a in a basic and clear way. Never done any work before with LEDs and don't know how to use them? Its ok, neither have I.

***If you have wired up LEDs before, this explanation might seem overly simplistic. Consider yourself warned.***

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Building Maker Spaces vs. Building a Maker Culture

In Nick Provenzano’s book, Your Starter Guide to Makerspaces, he makes the case that a maker space can start a movement inside your school. I agree wholeheartedly.

There are many folks who have been saying to “stop” using the word Makerspace, and it shouldn’t only be one space. But sometimes this space is the seed that plants a maker movement into a maker culture.

At Centennial School District (where I’m the Director of Tech and Innovation) we’ve been slowly beginning to build a maker culture out of maker spaces. It is a process and one that doesn’t happen overnight. Here is a few things/ideas we’ve done that have jumpstarted the movement towards a culture:

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Arduino Uno For Beginners - Projects, Programming and Parts (Tutorial)

Arduino Uno For Beginners - Projects, Programming and Parts (Tutorial) | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
More and more makerspaces around the world are looking to add coding and electronics to their maker education programs.  One of the best ways to do this is by integrating an Arduino board into makerspace projects and lessons.

We’ve found that a lot of maker educators haven’t taken the plunge into coding or Arduino because they think programming is scary.  Because of this, we wanted to make sure this tutorial was written for the absolute beginner with no experience whatsoever.

This tutorial is a high level view of all the parts and pieces of the Arduino ecosystem.  In future posts, we will take you step by step in creating your first simple Arduino project.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, December 27, 2017 7:49 AM

Sin duda, Arduino es un buen ejemplo de un "democratizador" de la tecnología, pues por su bajo costo, su simplicidad en la programación y su buena experiencia de usuario, es el corazón de muchos proyectos tecnológicos que son desarrollados por niños, aficionados, artistas e ingenieros. Hoy en día cualquier carrera universitaria (de letras o de ciencias) debería tener un curso introductorio que acerque a un estudiante al mundo de la tecnología (programación, instrumentación, control y tele-comunicación) usando un kit básico donde el microcontrolador Arduino (u otro equivalente) pueda estar presente.

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School Library Makerspaces: the Bold, the Brave, and the Uninitiated

School Library Makerspaces: the Bold, the Brave, and the Uninitiated | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
To some, the traditional “shush” space of the library may seem like an odd setting for the hands-on, creative messiness of a makerspace. Yet many schools are embracing maker learning within their libraries and redefining our notion of “literacy” in the process. So, why have so many school libraries become home to the maker movement in education and how did they get a makerspace off the ground?

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A great read to enforce thinking about library space and how it is used.
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Free Student Software Downloads | Autodesk Education Community

Free Student Software Downloads | Autodesk Education Community | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Unlock your creative potential with free access to 3D design software from Autodesk. Free software downloads available to students, educators, educational institutions.

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3D designs that are free and works on both PC and Mac.  
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, November 24, 2017 11:31 AM

A great collection of free software for creating 3D.

Charlie Dare's curator insight, November 24, 2017 4:16 PM
Great tool for 3D production.
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How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum - TeachThought

How To Make Learning Visible: A Spectrum - TeachThought | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
What students say and do and create are products of thought processes that, more or less, are predictable–and of significant potential if we can make those processes visible.

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Carlos Fosca's curator insight, November 1, 2017 8:31 AM

"Las credenciales (badges), como evidencia de logro son interesantes, pero insuficientes porque son residuales, efectistas, simples artefactos. Pero si las usamos como la primera "etapa" de una idea en crecimiento, entonces podemos iluminar y catalizar el aprendizaje como un proceso mientras está sucediendo, y en el proceso, conectar a los estudiantes con alguien más que sólo el docente.

La gran idea, entonces, es desarrollar el pensamiento detrás de las calificaciones, los certificados y las credenciales en pos de una ecología genuina de aprendizaje, empujando al pasado el compartir simplemente evidencia de un "dominio" (que es perecedero), para enfocarse en cómo hacen preguntas los estudiantes, buscan la información, aplican sus propios pensamientos y ven el aprendizaje como un proceso fluido y completamente personal." (Terry Heick)

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Maker Movement Grows in K-12, with Librarians Leading the Way, Finds SLJ Survey

Maker Movement Grows in K-12, with Librarians Leading the Way, Finds SLJ Survey | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Old-fashioned board games and puzzles are what first drew students at a Jacksonville, NC, middle school into the library’s maker space. Now they’re experimenting with Snap Circuits and coding robots. At a rural school in Maryland, library participation has increased because of activities such as 3-D printing and Tinkercad design—especially among girls. 


Meanwhile, at an elementary school in Iowa City, IA, students work at a “tinkering table” in the library, taking apart old equipment and using scrap pieces to make new creations, such as jewelry and robots.


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Maker Education on a Budget

Maker Education on a Budget | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
There is growing interest from schools in the Maker Movement and Maker Education but with this have come some subtle misunderstandings about what it is all about. For one the modern maker movement is all about the mindset of the maker rather than developing a set of specific skills for making. The second confusion stems from a belief that the maker movement is all about the tools and the makerspace and that as such it involves large budgets.

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Kim Flintoff's curator insight, August 21, 2017 5:07 AM
Agency by Design is a research initiative by Harvard’s Project Zero that set out to understand the benefits which might be derived from adopting a maker mindset. A key finding is that 
Maker Empowerment is a vital component of successful maker projects within schools. 

 "Maker empowerment: A sensitivity to the designed dimension of objects and systems, along with the inclination and capacity to shape one's world through building, tinkering, re/designing, or hacking." (Agency By Design)
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Why Augmented Reality Will Transform Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics

Why Augmented Reality Will Transform Education Infographic - e-Learning Infographics | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Augmented reality has the potential to revolutionize learning in primary and secondary schools more than any other technology has done in the recent past.

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Is AR the next best thing?
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Albert Chia's curator insight, August 10, 2017 11:53 AM
#innovation #edchat #edtech #teachersmatter 
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Why Augmented Reality Will Transform Education Infographic | #Infographics #ModernEDU | @scoopit via @knolinfos http://sco.lt/...
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Pas mal comme infographie!
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Learning Spaces

Learning Spaces | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

Learning Spaces focuses on how learner expectations influence such spaces, the principles and activities that facilitate learning, and the role of technology from the perspective of those who create learning environments: faculty, learning technologists, librarians, and administrators. Information technology has brought unique capabilities to learning spaces, whether stimulating greater interaction through the use of collaborative tools, videoconferencing with international experts, or opening virtual worlds for exploration.


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, July 23, 2017 2:00 AM

A useful free ebook. Individual chapters can be downloaded seperately or you can save the whole ebook.

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Apple's kid-friendly coding app can now bring toys to life

Apple's kid-friendly coding app can now bring toys to life | Learning Commons | Scoop.it

"In 2014, Apple introduced a programming language called Swift that made waves in the developer community -- not just for its power and flexibility, but for how easy it is to learn. So easy, in fact, that Apple believes it could be anyone's first programming language. That's why it went ahead and created Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app designed to teach kids how to code. Now, a year after its release, Apple is ready to expand its educational repertoire. With the June 5th release of Swift Playgrounds 1.5, Apple's app will also teach kids to program robots and drones.
Gallery: Program robots and drones with Apple's Swift Playgrounds 

What this means is that kids will be able to program and control a variety of Bluetooth-enabled robots and toys right within the Swift Playgrounds app. So instead of just tapping around on a touchscreen to move virtual characters, kids can write snippets of Swift code and translate them to physical robot actions. At launch, Swift Playgrounds 1.5 will be compatible with the following third-party toys: Lego Mindstorms Education EV3, Sphero SPRK+ robotic ball, Parrot's Mambo, Rolling Spider and Airborne mini-drones, UBTECH's Jimu Robot MeeBot Kit, Wonder Workshop's Dash robot and Skoog, a tactile cube speaker. It bears mentioning that there are already several toys out there that aims to teach code to kids, but Apple's solution is one of a few -- if not the only one -- that uses a genuine programming language instead of just block-based code."


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27 Good Math Apps for Elementary Students

27 Good Math Apps for Elementary Students | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
Here is a handy visual we have been working on over this weekend. This is a collection of some good math apps curated from iTunes App Store specifically for elementary students and young learners. The apps provides students with a wide variety of educational games, hands-on activities, and challenging exercises to help them enhance their math skills and develop solid mathematical thinking. Links are included in the table under the visual.

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Onion Omega2 Project Book Vol. 1

Onion Omega2 Project Book Vol. 1 | Learning Commons | Scoop.it


The Project Book is Ready! You read that correctly, the Omega2 Project Book is now available! It has 22 projects that are covered through the course of 28 tutorials. It’s available online right now! Check it out at: https://docs.onion.io/omega2-project-book-vol1/ Thank you all for your continued patience with the Project Book. We had many, many fires that needed to be put out before we could work on the Project Book full steam so that really delayed the release. However, we’re confident that you’ll learn a lot about the Omega2 as well as programming and electronics while making a bunch of awesome projects. 


Documentation for all things Onion and Onion Omega2.


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SOLE: Hacking Today's Education for the Future

SOLE: Hacking Today's Education for the Future | Learning Commons | Scoop.it
By Justin Aglio - SOLE draws on children’s natural curiosity to create dynamic spaces for them to learn, interact & develop critical problem-solving skills.

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Nik Peachey's curator insight, April 19, 2017 9:07 AM

Interesting article on SOLE.