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How To Make Squishy Circuits | Makerspace Projects

How To Make Squishy Circuits | Makerspace Projects | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Squishy circuits are a fun way to learn and explore the basics of electricity and electrical circuits.

By using conductive and insulating dough, you can create sculptures with embedded lights, motors and buzzers.  This project is great for younger students because it utilizes a material they already know…PlayDoh.
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The Uncanny Valley Nobody's Talking About: Eerie Robot Voices

The Uncanny Valley Nobody's Talking About: Eerie Robot Voices | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We've all heard of the uncanny valley, in which realistic humanoid robots freak us out. But what might be even freakier is how those robots speak to us.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 19, 2:38 AM

So even robots get bullied. *Sigh* ;) 

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How non-tech students should approach coding

How non-tech students should approach coding | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Everyone wants to learn coding. It’s no longer just for programmers, touted as a must-have for future doctors and lawyers by Silicon Valley titans. Law school [rogramming classes are over-subscribed, while editors are discussing the need for coding skills in newsrooms.

What’s missing, however, is how non-tech students are supposed to acquire these skills.
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Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics

Nik's Learning Technology Blog: 9 Generic activities for exploiting infographics | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Infographics are a great source of information and make reading information from the computer screen much easier, but just showing students an infographic and telling them to study it isn’t the most effective way to exploit the medium.
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We Need to Trust Teachers to Innovate - John Spencer @spencerideas

We Need to Trust Teachers to Innovate - John Spencer @spencerideas | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If we want to see innovation happening in our schools, we need to trust, encourage, and empower teachers to transform their practice. Too often, teachers are forced to teach inside the box and it can feel frustrating. In this post, I explore why teachers are the innovators, what’s getting in the way, and what we can do about it.
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Challenge Based Learning in Makerspaces - @DianaLRendina

Challenge Based Learning in Makerspaces - @DianaLRendina | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Design challenges have the power to encourage creativity in your students – by providing limitations and guidelines, students can actually become more creative. Learn strategies for creating design prompts, running challenges and incorporating the design process into projects with your students. We’ll discuss how to create open-ended challenges and material-specific challenges in a way that will maximize your students’ creativity, as well as how to create passive design challenges that require minimal supervision. We’ll talk about some of the problems that educators face when running challenges, how to help your students focus, and balancing guided projects, design challenges and open-ended exploration. Whether you’ve had a makerspace up and running for years or are just getting started with the Maker Movement, you will leave this session feeling equipped to lead your students through design challenges that will spark their creative genius.
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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 10, 7:49 PM

Always great info!

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Building The Ultimate Lego Table | Make:

Building The Ultimate Lego Table | Make: | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Lego isn’t just a toy, it is a mindset! If you’re serious about the Lego lifestyle, you can’t just build on your floor, or on any old table. No, you need a devoted table for your lego goodness. Caleb from You Can Make This Too, takes us through the process of making this cool looking Lego table for his home."

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GwynethJones's curator insight, March 10, 7:53 PM

What a cool idea!

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How to Make Phone Calls from Mac Using iPhone - OSX Daily

How to Make Phone Calls from Mac Using iPhone - OSX Daily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"If you have a Mac and an iPhone, you can now make phone calls from your Mac using that iPhone. The phone call will sound through the Mac speakers and use the Mac microphone, but the actual call itself routes through the iPhone. This is a part of the Continuity suite, which is really nice feature set in newer versions of iOS and Mac OS X that allow for seamless transition between Macs and iPhones and iPads. Phone calling from the Mac is quite simple to use once you have it set up properly."

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Augmented Reality and 3D Geometry — bring some magic to your classroom - Medium

Augmented Reality and 3D Geometry — bring some magic to your classroom - Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
If you think that magic is something you only see in the Harry Potter series and you can’t create anything even similarly engaging in your classroom — think again! Augmented Reality has a magical power to make your lessons so exciting that students don’t want to stop exploring mathematics when the bell rings.
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How to set up iOS to read any text--from emails to ebooks--aloud  - Tech Republic

How to set up iOS to read any text--from emails to ebooks--aloud  - Tech Republic | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Using built-in iOS settings, Apple users can configure their mobile devices to read any form of text aloud with a simple gesture.
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Canva In The Classroom: Getting Started, Example Designs, And Tips! – The Edublogger

Canva In The Classroom: Getting Started, Example Designs, And Tips! – The Edublogger | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Teaching and visuals go hand in hand!

Using visual aids has always been a solid strategy for engaging students and supporting learning. Clearly designed visuals can also streamline communication across the whole school community.

In the past, we had to often settle for purchasing impersonal visuals or laboriously making our own.

There are now a number of free online tools that allow you to make all sorts of professional-looking graphics. My favorite one is Canva!

Teachers are not the only ones who can benefit from using Canva. We are now saturated with visual media and it’s becoming increasingly important for students to have strong visual literacy skills. Canva can help students communicate messages and tell stories in a variety of ways.

This post explains how to get started with the free version of Canva. I offer 10 examples of the sorts of things you can make for your classroom with Canva.
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A machine-learning revolution – Physics World

A machine-learning revolution – Physics World | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The groundwork for machine learning was laid down in the middle of last century. But increasingly powerful computers – harnessed to algorithms refined over the past decade – are driving an explosion of applications in everything from medical physics to materials, as Marric Stephens discovers

When your bank calls to ask about a suspiciously large purchase made on your credit card at a strange time, it’s unlikely that a kindly member of staff has personally been combing through your account. Instead, it’s more likely that a machine has learned what sort of behaviours to associate with criminal activity – and that it’s spotted something unexpected on your statement. Silently and efficiently, the bank’s computer has been using algorithms to watch over your account for signs of theft.

Monitoring credit cards in this way is an example of “machine learning” – the process by which a computer system, trained on a given set of examples, develops the ability to perform a task flexibly and autonomously. As a subset of the more general field of artificial intelligence (AI), machine-learning techniques can be applied wherever there are large and complex data sets that can be mined for associations between inputs and outputs. In the case of your bank, the algorithm will have analysed a vast pool of both legitimate and illegitimate transactions to produce an output (“suspected fraud”) from a given input (“high-value order placed at 3 a.m.”).

But machine learning isn’t just used in finance. It’s being applied in many other fields too, from healthcare and transport to the criminal-justice system. Indeed, Ge Wang – a biomedical engineer from the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the US who is one of those pioneering its use in medical imaging – believes that when it comes to machine learning, we’re on the cusp of a revolution.
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Computational Thinking Challenges - UK Bebras

Computational Thinking Challenges - UK Bebras | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The Bebras Computing Challenge introduces computational thinking to students. 


It is organised in over 40 countries and designed to get students all over the world excited about computing."

 

Students can particpate online or teachers may wish to download the PDF to print out the cards and answers for off computer use.

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Photography Projects for Students of all Ages (and Many Academic Subjects)  by Bonnie Skott

Photography Projects for Students of all Ages (and Many Academic Subjects)  by Bonnie Skott | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
By Bonnie Skott -

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6 Ways to Use a Laser Cutter in Education | Amtek Company

6 Ways to Use a Laser Cutter in Education | Amtek Company | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The ways to use a laser cutter in education include architecture models, appliqués and fabric cutting, graphic imaging, signage, woodworking, and more.

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, March 19, 2:43 AM

To-do list: 1. Move to new school. 2. Get laser cutter! ;)

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Secret Codes! Write Coded Messages with LEGO Bricks

Secret Codes! Write Coded Messages with LEGO Bricks | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Oh my goodness, this is such a fun activity, and you can put it together with any LEGO® bricks you own!  Use bricks to create a code.  Then kids can build and de-code secret messages! Create Your Code The concept of this activity is quite simple – create a code using a different brick for...Read More »
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$1-Billion Effort to Rethink Computer-Science Education at MIT Sparks Interest—and Protests | EdSurge News

$1-Billion Effort to Rethink Computer-Science Education at MIT Sparks Interest—and Protests | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

Cambridge, MA—MIT is in the midst of a $1-billion effort to reshape how it teaches computer science, in what some say may be a model for other colleges. But the effort has has also drawn protests by some students and professors, who are questioning how well ethics will be integrated into the effort and are criticizing the influence of a controversial donor.

Those mixed feelings were on display this week as the university hosted a three-day celebration of its planned College of Computing. The event included a back-flipping robot modeled on a cheetah and other marvels of digital engineering, as well as planned appearances by former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger and former Google CEO Eric Schmidt. It also sparked protests by students and professors, including a “teach-in” questioning how well ethics will be integrated into the effort and criticizing the influence of a controversial donor.

Two big ideas drive MIT’s new college. First is that MIT needs far more computer-science professors to meet the demand by students and researchers. Second, coding is no longer a department to put off in a corner, but a toolset that can be applied to every academic discipline. And that means making sure everyone writing computer code also pays attention to the cultural and ethical implications of their tools, the effort’s leaders say.

“It’s turning computer science into a lingua franca,” said Sanjay Sarma, vice president for open learning at MIT, in an interview. “I think students will soon all learn English, Spanish and Python.”

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20 Strategies To Get The Best Work From Your Students - TeachThought

20 Strategies To Get The Best Work From Your Students - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
onsistently getting the best work from your students

Typical strategies for getting the best work from students focus on extrinsic motivation and gamification—points, grades, badges, certificates, stars, trophies, glowing feedback, encouragement, pep talks, ‘pressure,’ and other ways to ‘motivate students.’ That these strategies are underwhelming in effect—and tend to not yield the life-long learners education seeks to create—shouldn’t be surprising.

Below, I’ve offered 20 strategies for getting the best work from your students. Some are obvious (provide student choice) and many you may already do. The idea here is to clarify the kinds of teaching practices and learning strategies that give your students the best chance to do their best–to consistently do their very best work, and grow the most as students over the course of a school year.
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The Guide to Pinterest for Educators | USC Rossier Online

The Guide to Pinterest for Educators | USC Rossier Online | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Over 500,000 education-related pins are saved to Pinterest every day. That number is expected to grow with the launch of Teachers on Pinterest External link — a collaborative effort between Pinterest, education experts such as Edutopia External link , and a collection of teacher bloggers. The platform's creation of their own education-focused Pinterest community demonstrates the value and power of using this tool in the classroom.

Recognizing that power, we've teamed up with noted author and education expert Leah Anne Levy External link to create The Guide to Pinterest for Educators — a handbook designed with today's digitally literate educators in mind. This handbook provides teachers and administrators with the tools needed to not only navigate Pinterest, but also to use the social platform as a powerful learning tool for both teachers and students.
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St Patricks Day Light Up Card - Makerspaces.com

St Patricks Day Light Up Card - Makerspaces.com | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Celebrate St Patricks Day at your makerspace by creating these fun light up cards.

This STEM project is perfect for beginners who are looking to learn about electricity and circuits. Included in this tutorial is a free PDF project template along with step by step directions.

May the luck of the Irish be with you !
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Learn How to Teach Computer Science With MINECRAFT: EDUCATION EDITION [Infographic] | EdSurge News

Learn How to Teach Computer Science With MINECRAFT: EDUCATION EDITION [Infographic] | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Looking for innovative ways to bring computational thinking and computer science skills to your STEM classes? MINECRAFT: EDUCATION EDITION might be just the teaching tool for you, whether you’re an experienced player or are just learning about Minecraft.

Below are all the resources you’ll need to kickstart a game-based learning adventure in your classroom—no advanced degree in gaming required.
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Best Pi Day Activities for the Classroom- We Are Teachers

Best Pi Day Activities for the Classroom- We Are Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Math deserves its own day, don’t you think? Join the fun of Pi Day, celebrated on March 14 (3.14, get it?). Here are 31 Pi Day activities that you’ll circle back to year after year.
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What Skills Do Google, Pinterest, and Twitter Employees Think Kids Need To Succeed? | EdSurge News

What Skills Do Google, Pinterest, and Twitter Employees Think Kids Need To Succeed? | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Here's the start to an interesting story: a Google program manager, a Twitter engineer, and a Pinterest employee walk into a bar. What are they there to discuss? The skills that K-12 and higher education students should know.

But in reality, it’s not a bar. It’s the EdSurge podcast.

In today’s day and age, Google, Twitter and Pinterest are three of the largest employers in the United States and internationally. Are students gaining the skills that one might need to eventually apply to one of those tech giants, if they chose to do so? In the year 2017, what hard and soft skills should students be developing in order to succeed in the 21st century workplace? What about in the year 2020? 2050?

Let’s stick with the “now,” for a moment. In a recent interview, EdSurge explored which skill sets lead to career success for students—but we didn’t talk to anyone in K-12 or higher education. In fact, we interviewed three individuals—Alexandrea Alphonso, Ryan Greenberg, and Trisha Quan—from each of those aforementioned tech companies.

While the thoughts and feelings of each of the folks we interviewed do not represent the opinions of their employers, each of these technology leaders offered their thoughts in this exclusive Q&A on equity and access, areas that formal education didn’t prepare them for, and their advice for teachers working to prepare students for an ever-changing workplace.
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The Key to Effective Classroom Management - do you schedule one on one meetings to get to know your students better?  Edutopia

The Key to Effective Classroom Management - do you schedule one on one meetings to get to know your students better?  Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Many experienced teachers know that making meaningful connections with students is one of the most effective ways to prevent disruptions in the first place, and a new study set out to assess this approach. In classrooms where teachers used a series of techniques centered around establishing, maintaining, and restoring relationships, academic engagement increased by 33 percent and disruptive behavior decreased by 75 percent—making the time students spent in the classroom more worthwhile and productive.

 

“Strong teacher-student relationships have long been considered a foundational aspect of a positive school experience,” explains Clayton Cook, the lead author of the study and a professor at the University of Minnesota. When those relationships are damaged, student well-being may be affected, leading to academic and behavioral problems."


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Sumamente útil ya que los docentes de la EAP con que trabajamos en nuestro PFG requieren mecanismos para realizar encuentros virtuales y conocer a sus estudiantes mejor en procesos de aprendizaje basados en b-learning.
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How To Create A Makerspace - MakerMaven

How To Create A Makerspace - MakerMaven | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
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