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12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About

12 Good iPad Tips Teachers Should Know About | Educational technology | 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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It's surprising how many people don't know some of these tips and tricks.  They can save a lot of mucking around.

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Swift Playgrounds Will Soon Let You Program Drones and Robots

Swift Playgrounds Will Soon Let You Program Drones and Robots | Educational technology | Scoop.it
Apple’s educational coding app, Swift Playgrounds, will be getting a big upgrade next week. Apple will add support for coding and controlling a variety of
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Exciting news.  The possibility now exists to take Swift Playgrounds off the screen and into a gadget.

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Online games and apps: Alphabet and letter sounds – Five From Five

Online games and apps: Alphabet and letter sounds – Five From Five | Educational technology | Scoop.it
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Apps that are backed up by solid research into reading and spelling development.

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Learn To Read

Learn To Read | Educational technology | Scoop.it
A free website to teach children to read. Perfect for kindergarten, first grade, and second grade. Contains exciting interactive books and phonics games.
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No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children | Educational technology | Scoop.it
Programming for young children gets pared down to its analog basics in several board games that teach sequences of commands.
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I haven't actually played these particular games but yes it is possible to teach computational thinking without technology! Try googling "unplugged coding activities" for more.

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Top Tips for Teaching with Robots (using Sphero)

Top Tips for Teaching with Robots (using Sphero) | Educational technology | Scoop.it
Robots are everywhere, they open our garage doors, vacuum our floors and if you are lucky they even park your car.  Until recently there weren’t many robots in the classroom and now I couldn’t imagine approaching STEM without them.  Using the Sphero robots in my after school programming club has opened my eyes to both […]
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Some great tips for using Sphero as part of a learn to code program here.  Sphero is a tablet controlled ball-shaped robot which students can program to move.

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For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft

For the Hesitant Teacher: Leveraging the Power of Minecraft | Educational technology | Scoop.it
Teachers are using Minecraft in surprising and creative ways that might inspire others to try this tech tool.
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Minecraft is powerful when it's grounded in the curriculum, not just added as an extra.

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30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom

30 essential iPad Apps for the paperless classroom | Educational technology | Scoop.it
I make no apologies for making this an iPad focused post. So many of the schools that I work with have iPads both for students and for educators. The majority of the 30 Apps I’ve chosen are o…
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Some of my favourites here!

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iPad Monthly | professional development | teachers | ipads | resource

The official home of the iPad Monthly Newsletter for Teachers. The best iPad resource for teachers.
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Fantastic resource for coding in a primary classroom.
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6 Hidden iMovie Features for Better Instructional Videos – iPads in Education

6 Hidden iMovie Features for Better Instructional Videos – iPads in Education | Educational technology | Scoop.it
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This could be useful.iMovie is a great tool for open ended, collaborative tasks.
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Primary Programming with iPad using Lightbot - Video Tutorial

This video explores how Lightbot App can be used with ages 4-11 to learn programming, including movement, loops and conditions. Download Lightbo
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An easy app to get started on coding.

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Using iPads to make a paperless Words their Way

Using iPads to make a paperless Words their Way | Educational technology | Scoop.it
I am not a huge fan of Words their Way. Mostly because of the vast amount of time and paper that goes into cutting up words for the kids to sort out latter .  The words got lost, could only be used by one group at a time. Jennie Magiera sent me down the road of…
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Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes

Favorite Tech Tools For Social Studies Classes | Educational technology | Scoop.it
How can educators decide which tech to use in the classroom? There are specialists who can help with that.
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Huge list of app ideas for History/Geography/SOSE here!

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12 Good Mac Apps for Music Teachers

12 Good Mac Apps for Music Teachers | Educational technology | 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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Anyone used any of these other than the ubiquitous GarageBand? iPad is for specialist teachers too.

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11 hot edtech trends to watch

11 hot edtech trends to watch | Educational technology | Scoop.it
The most compelling topics among educators who embrace technology for learning and teaching are not about the tech at all, but about the students. Here’s a list of the hottest topics in ed tech for 2017.
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Not really any surprises here.  How long they take to become mainstream is another question.

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How To Use Plickers in your Classroom

How To Use Plickers in your Classroom | Educational technology | Scoop.it
Resources, tips and ideas for the elementary classroom. Tutorials and ideas for technology use in the classroom!
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How cool is Plickers for formative assessment?  And the great thing is that you can use it with only one device and/or less than ideal connectivity.

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Using Minecraft In Education- 5 Good Books to Read

Using Minecraft In Education- 5 Good Books to Read | Educational technology | Scoop.it
Since its release in 2009, Minecraft has sold millions of copies worldwide revolutionizing thus the gaming industry and providing gam
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Want to use Minecraft in the classroom? Not sure where to start? These books could be for you!

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Activities

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Fun ways to learn and code with Sphero robots.
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Lesson plans using Sphero which allow you to integrate coding with other subject areas instead of having to squeeze it in as an extra subject.

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The Teacher's Guide: Using Shared iPads on iOS 9.3 and later - Daily Genius

The Teacher's Guide: Using Shared iPads on iOS 9.3 and later - Daily Genius | Educational technology | Scoop.it
This is part four of a five part series addressing what teachers should know about iOS 9.3. If you’ve missed the beginning of the series and need to catch up, you can read part 1 here,  part 2 here, and part 3 here.
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9.3 has made it easier to manage shared iPads. Here's what you need to know.
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12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational technology | Scoop.it
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I've used a few of these.  Plickers is a favourite because it only needs a teacher device not one for everyone.  Some work as an app on tablet devices while others are more suited to a browser.

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12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

12 Great Formative Assessment Tools for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Educational technology | Scoop.it
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Another tool is Plickers and for that you only need one device, not a full class set.

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iPad Rules and Numbered Background Screen Images: Nautical Theme

iPad Rules and Numbered Background Screen Images:  Nautical Theme | Educational technology | Scoop.it
iPad Rules Lockscreen & Numbered Background Images for Student iPads - with editable rules Hold students accountable for iPad rules every time they "swipe
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Got shared iPads?  These are pretty cool.

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The top 11 apps to use with Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog

The top 11 apps to use with Book Creator - Book Creator app | Blog | Educational technology | Scoop.it
We asked our Book Creator Ambassadors to choose their favourite apps for smashing with Book Creator. Here's their top choices.
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Great app for smashing!
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23 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom | Shake Up Learning

23 Awesome Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom | Shake Up Learning | Educational technology | Scoop.it
  PinterestGoogle Classroom Apps! Did you know that Google Classroom plays well with others? Yep! Google is known for making their applications open to working with third-party applications, and Google Classroom is no exception. Are you using Google Classroom? I have put together a list of 23 Apps that Integrate with Google Classroom, making it even …
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Google Classroom users, there might be something for you here.

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Kahoot App Brings Urgency of a Quiz Show to the Classroom

Kahoot App Brings Urgency of a Quiz Show to the Classroom | Educational technology | Scoop.it
The learning game, made by a Norwegian start-up, is sweeping American schools. Over a third of elementary and secondary students used it last month.
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Great for formative assessment.  Similar apps include Socrative and Plickers and Polling in Google Classroom.

 

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