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Resources for the iPad - John Larkin

Resources for the iPad - John Larkin | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
An extensive set of links regarding iPad implementations, the experiences of teachers and students with iPads in the classroom, scholarly articles, and reviews of iPad apps.
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Laina McDonald, Ed.D's curator insight, May 13, 2013 5:18 PM

John has a wealth of information for teachers to use when implementing iPads in their classrooms.

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Ten Human Skills for the Future of Work - 99u.Adobe

Ten Human Skills for the Future of Work - 99u.Adobe | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
We’ve all heard how we must practice being more human to avoid turning into robots. But how about practicing humanity to make sure we don’t become monsters?

Whether it’s the emotional cues spinning by in a meeting headed for disarray, curiosity that could turn a business-as-usual day into an internal spark reminding you why you got into this darn job in the first place, or the art of making space for conflict resolution that’s going to save us all, here are ten ways to salvage our better selves and keep us from mutating into workplace monsters.
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Google Keep Notes: 10 tips and tricks to become a master

Google Keep Notes: 10 tips and tricks to become a master | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google Keep Notes might be the most underrated of Google’s services. It’s more than just a place to jot down your thoughts—it’s also the missing link to bring Docs, Calendar, Photos, and the rest of Google’s services together. Here are 10 tips and tricks to unlock the full potential of Google Keep Notes:

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Exploring Media Literacy Education as a Tool for Mitigating Truth Decay | RAND

Exploring Media Literacy Education as a Tool for Mitigating Truth Decay | RAND | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Truth Decay — the diminishing role that facts, data, and analysis play in political and civil discourse — appears to result, in part, from an increasingly complex information ecosystem. Technology, in particular, offers continual access to information of varying quality and credibility, information that can blur the line between fact-based evidence and opinion. Not everyone is equipped with the skills necessary to navigate such uncertain terrain. The purpose of this report is to describe the field of media literacy (ML) education and the ways in which ML education can counter Truth Decay by changing how participants consume, create, and share information. One limitation of this research base arises from the variety of ways that literature defines and measures ML outcomes; while a multiplicity of viewpoints can be beneficial, it also presents challenges in terms of aggregating findings across studies. Despite this, the authors describe existing evidence that ML could be a useful tool for combating Truth Decay. They also provide an inventory of ML offerings available to the public. Finally, the authors make suggestions for moving forward, with the specific recommendation that professionals in ML and related fields strengthen their communication and collaboration, considering where there are opportunities for a common approach to researching ML. The authors recommend that policymakers and practitioners increase participation from diverse constituencies in scaling ML efforts
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13 of the Most Influential Inventions from 1900-1910 - Interesting Engineering

13 of the Most Influential Inventions from 1900-1910 - Interesting Engineering | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A lot happened between the first 10 years of the 20th century, events that would eventually ripple across history. Everything from the Wright Brothers first sustained flight to the awarding of the first Nobel Peace Prizes took place in the time period as well as equally important natural disasters and epidemics. 

RELATED: 11 INTERESTING AMERICANS INVENTIONS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD

Even more so this decade churned out a host of ideas, inventions, and even philosophies that would go on to change the world, laying the framework for our modern world and beyond. Today we decided to take a small deep dive into some of the most influential inventions from the early 1900s. Who knows maybe one of your inventions will make it on our list in the distant future. 
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How to Create and Publish Your Own Mobile Apps in Minutes - Practical EdTech @rmbyrne

How to Create and Publish Your Own Mobile Apps in Minutes - Practical EdTech @rmbyrne | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Glide is a free tool for making your own mobile apps. It’s a tool that has quickly risen to the top of my list of favorite tools for teachers and students. It’s a tool that we’ll spend time using during the Practical Ed Tech Summer Camp. With Glide anyone who can make a spreadsheet in Google Sheets can make his or her own mobile app.
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Handy iPad Tips for Teachers - Educators Technology

Handy iPad Tips for Teachers - Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
iPad is a versatile device that embeds tons of interesting features that are not immediately visible to the lay user. Knowing how to operate these features can make a whole difference in your productivity and transform your iPad use experience. For those of you using iPad in their teaching, the need to delve deeper into iPad's hidden features is even bigger. You can use the same sources we used for writing today's post, Apple's Tips app and iPad User Guide for iOS 10.2, to learn more about your iPad and make the best of it in your instruction.  We have gone through guidelines provided there and came up with the list below. These are useful iPad  tips/features we think you need to know about as a teacher or parent. While most of these tips work on iOS 10 and up some are exclusive to iOS 10.2. Check them out and as always share with us your feedback in out Facebook page.
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The Darker Side of Screen Time: Life Kit : NPR

The Darker Side of Screen Time: Life Kit : NPR | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Emotional outbursts. Lost sleep. These are signs that your kids are spending too much time with digital devices. Here's what you can do about it.
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Creative Commons Search Engine Launches with Over 300 Million Images

Creative Commons Search Engine Launches with Over 300 Million Images | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The new CC Search is a Creative Commons search engine with over 300 million free photos. You can search by CC license and commercial usage as well.

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definitely important!
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The best YouTube tips you probably didn't know you needed BY KATIE CONNER

The best YouTube tips you probably didn't know you needed BY  KATIE CONNER | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"You already browse YouTube to watch music videos, learn new DIY skills and subscribe to your favorite influencers and shows. But if you're just pressing Play on a video, you're probably not doing enough. Did you also know you could download 500 songs at once, play back a video starting at a specific point and turn on captions and subtitles?

 

YouTube didn't get to be the world's biggest online video site, with more than 2 billion logged-in visitors a month, by sitting on its laurels. There's a world of deeper features to uncover and explore -- some which you might not have even known you wanted. 

 

Check out these helpful tips to see which ones you'll use every day."


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50 Cool Things to 3D Print in July 2019 - All 3D Printing

50 Cool Things to 3D Print in July 2019 - All 3D Printing | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
ike us, you’re tremendously excited by the possibilities of 3D printing. Unfortunately, the landscape is cluttered with trinkets, doodads, and ornaments. We’re in danger of drowning in 3D printed objects that nobody wants or needs.

Fight the tide of mediocrity! Let’s make stuff that’s useful! Here’s a list of cool things to 3D print, right now, today. Prove to your nearest and dearest that there’s an everyday and practical application of this wonderful technology.

Updated monthly under the guise of our very own printocracy, each month we remove the five least clicked models and replace them with five new printables. As the year trudges on, there will always be something new, and the uninteresting items drift away. Simple!
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Machine learning helps robot harvest lettuce for the first time

Machine learning helps robot harvest lettuce for the first time | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Engineers from the University of Cambridge have developed a vegetable-picking robot that can autonomously identify and harvest iceberg lettuce, one of the more manually demanding crops for human pickers. Vegebot was trained using a machine-learning algorithm that helped it distinguish healthy lettuces ready for harvest, in a variety of different weather conditions.
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Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Helpful Gmail Features for Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Helpful Gmail Features for Teachers | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For many of us managing email is a chore we'd rather not have to do. Fortunately, Gmail offers some helpful features that make managing email an efficient process. Additionally, Gmail now offers tools to ensure that your messages are only seen by the intended recipients at the time that you want your recipients to see the messages.
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What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School? | MindShift | KQED News

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School? | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
PLEASANT, S.C. — Juliet Basinger pressed a button on a remote control, and the drone she built did a somersault, first in one direction, then in another, before taking off around the room, cheekily snapping photos of the adults looking on. Juliet won’t finish high school before 2025, but the 11-year-old already has big plans: She wants to be a mechanical engineer.

This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class. She has learned to use technology-enabled woodcutting tools and is at work creating a virtual tour of her school, Laing Middle School in Charleston County, using another drone she built in the school’s Fab Lab.
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This Is Why Reading Is So Important for Your Brain - Readers Digest

This Is Why Reading Is So Important for Your Brain - Readers Digest | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
You can take fish oil supplements or eat lots of turmeric. You can invest in a language class, puzzle books, or a few hours of exercise every week. There are countless methods to (allegedly) improve your memory and cognitive functioning—the brain-training and -assessment industry is expected to reach $8 billion by 2022, according to a major market research report. But the cheapest, easiest, and most time-tested way to sharpen your brain is right in front of your face. It’s called reading.

The fact that reading is good for your brain isn’t surprising—there’s a reason moms are always on their kids’ cases to turn off the TV and pick up a good book. But there’s something astounding about how such an ordinary activity can improve your brain in so many ways.
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Where the Experiential Learning Movement Meets Learner-Centered Education

Where the Experiential Learning Movement Meets Learner-Centered Education | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Learning in the doing is learning in context. It’s the kind of learning that includes all the messiness and complexity of making something happen in the real world.
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Four Research-Based Strategies To Ignite Intrinsic Motivation In Students | MindShift | KQED News

Four Research-Based Strategies To Ignite Intrinsic Motivation In Students | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Kathy Digsby has been teaching elementary school for a long time. She taught kindergarten for many years, then transferred to first grade. And even though she’s approaching sixty and planned to retire soon, part of her doesn’t want to leave the classroom. Recently she’s been mixing it up, injecting choice into as many areas of the classroom as she can to engage her young learners. And it’s exciting.

“I think as teachers we feel like we have to be in control of everything in order for the kids to be okay and for them to learn,” Digsby said. A classic example is the “daily five” stations students rotate through during English Language Arts time. At one table, Digsby usually works on guided reading with a small group. Every 20 minutes, kids rotate between stations where they read to themselves, work on writing, do word work, or practice a skill on the computer. When the timer goes off students rotate, whether they’re done with the task or not.

“It was frustrating for me, I can’t imagine how they felt,” Digsby said.

So she decided to inject some choice into the station-rotation. Instead of pulling text-leveled reading groups, which often caused havoc because all the lowest readers were together, she started using her reading station to focus on social studies comprehension. And she let students choose their starting station and trusted them to move onto the next station when they felt they’d finished. She also let them pick where in the room they would work and with whom.
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