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A free app with wins for the teacher & wins for the student - Mark Anderson's Blog

A free app with wins for the teacher & wins for the student - Mark Anderson's Blog | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"I don’t write about or recommend many apps but this is a free app with wins for the teacher & wins for the student. It’s really simple to use and has got some great features. It’s advertised as a picture collage app but really it is much more. It has some features too which you’d expect to find on paid apps such as Diptic."

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Computational Thinking Is Critical Thinking. And It Works in Any Subject. | EdSurge News

Computational Thinking Is Critical Thinking. And It Works in Any Subject. | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Computational thinking is one of the biggest buzzwords in education—it’s even been called the ‘5th C’ of 21st century skills. While it got its start as a way to help computer scientists think more logically about data analysis, lately it’s been catching on with instructors in a diverse number of subjects—from science to math to social studies.

One reason for its emerging popularity? It’s engaging.

“Ask yourself, would you rather get to play with a data set or would you rather listen to the teacher tell you about the data set?” asks Tom Hammond, an associate professor for the teacher education program at Lehigh University, in Pennsylvania. “Most are more interested in getting hands-on, even if it's just looking at the map and saying, ‘What about this?’”

Hammond is a social studies teacher by training with a natural interest in computer science, a subject he’s also taught. Now he’s championing a new approach to his subject that combines computational thinking with data visualization tools, like geographic information systems, or GIS, which pair maps with layers of data—so that users can see, say, election results by county or state borders in the colonial era.
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Electric Motors – A Brief Guide

Electric Motors – A Brief Guide | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Motors provide a clean way to convert electrical energy (such as from batteries) into mechanical energy (or movement.) This document explains what a motor is, a little of the theory about how it works, and shows some of the different types of motors.
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5 #Creative #Hobbies That Build Your #Critical #Thinking #Skills - Wabisabi Learning

5 #Creative #Hobbies That Build Your #Critical #Thinking #Skills - Wabisabi Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Everybody needs a hobby, so it's said. But even if you're busy enough as it is (and what teacher and student isn't), you can still benefit from exploring this list of creative hobbies for building critical thinking skills. Some of them you may already be doing. If not, consider starting out with one that interests you. Learn about it as much as possible before you dive in—creative hobbies can grow to be more than just a hobby if they resonate with you.
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9 Social Studies Resources for the End of School - History Tech

9 Social Studies Resources for the End of School - History Tech | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
For many of you, the count may already be down to single digits. May and June aren’t the easiest months of the year and I know that you’re hacking your way through the next few weeks, trying to stay on top of stuff. But it doesn’t have to be painful. These resources can help.
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The Secret History of Women in Coding - The New York Times

The Secret History of Women in Coding - The New York Times | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
As a teenager in Maryland in the 1950s, Mary Allen Wilkes had no plans to become a software pioneer — she dreamed of being a litigator. One day in junior high in 1950, though, her geography teacher surprised her with a comment: “Mary Allen, when you grow up, you should be a computer programmer!” Wilkes had no idea what a programmer was; she wasn’t even sure what a computer was. Relatively few Americans were. The first digital computers had been built barely a decade earlier at universities and in government labs.
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9 Strategies for Encouraging More Students to Talk in Class - Edutopia

9 Strategies for Encouraging More Students to Talk in Class - Edutopia | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A state Teacher of the Year shares her techniques for increasing the number of students who talk and share their ideas in class.
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How to Take iPad Screenshots Using Keyboard Shortcuts

How to Take iPad Screenshots Using Keyboard Shortcuts | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Using an iPad with a hardware keyboard provides access to several keyboard shortcuts to quickly take screen shots on iPad. These keystrokes offer a consistent and quick way to take a screenshot on iPad without your fingers having to leave the keyboard to use the other approaches of the Home / Power button iPad screenshot method or the Power / Volume button approach to taking screenshots on iPad Pro.


If you’re an iPad user who is also a Mac user, you will likely find these screenshot keyboard shortcuts to be familiar to you as they are the same as the keystrokes to take screenshots on Mac.
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Free Technology for Teachers: Rivet - A Reading App from Google

Free Technology for Teachers: Rivet - A Reading App from Google | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Rivet is a reading app from Area 120 (a Google property). The free app offers more than 2,000 books for students to read independently. The books are appropriate for students in Kindergarten through second grade (5-8 years old). All of the books provide audio support to students in the form of an option to tap on a word and hear it read aloud. When students tap on a word they will hear it read aloud and can then read a definition of the word. Students also have the option to practice saying the word aloud. When students say a word aloud they get instant feedback on their pronunciation of that that word.
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Data Visualization a must-learn skill today. Here's why

Data Visualization a must-learn skill today. Here's why | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

According to LinkedIn Learning research, new graduates – defined as people six months out of college or less – disproportionately learn data visualization. While this speaks to an immediate need new graduates face, mastering this skill early will give new graduates a huge edge in the workforce.

Because today, data visualization is becoming an absolute must-learn skill. As all organizations become increasingly data-driven, the ability to work with data isn’t a bonus, it’s essential.

To learn more about this topic, we interviewed Bill Shander, LinkedIn Learning Instructor and one of the preeminent experts on data visualization. Here’s what he had to say:


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How to Teach an Intro to 3D Printing Class - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina

How to Teach an Intro to 3D Printing Class - Renovated Learning @DianaLRendina | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I am by no means a 3D printing expert.  But I do have three 3D printers in my library makerspace (and one in my previous space).  And I have a lot of students who are very interested in learning more about 3D printing.  Some students have built their own 3D printers from kits and love to come hang out and tell me about their latest projects.  Other students have no CAD (computer aided design) experience but are eager to start building. In order to help all of these students better utilize and access our 3D printers, I created a short, Intro to 3D printing session that I teach afterschool every quarter.  It’s essentially an orientation to how 3D printing works, how to create a design and how to get it ready to print.
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Innovate My School - Will the introduction of computer science at primary level prepare children for the 21st century jobs market?

Innovate My School - Will the introduction of computer science at primary level prepare children for the 21st century jobs market? | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

There’s little doubt that the introduction of computer science at a primary level is a good thing. A working knowledge of IT has become an essential requirement across almost every sector. We can’t do even many of the most basic things about the home without using technology. But here’s the question:
Is the introduction of computer science at primary level enough?

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Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking - Digital Promise

Breaking Down the 8 Key Concepts of Computational Thinking - Digital Promise | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Across the United States and around the world, educators are being called on to help their students prepare for futures in an increasingly computational world. Integrating computational thinking into activities, lessons, and curricula not only supports building new skills, but also enhances learning and engagement in every discipline.

However, there are still many more educators who do not feel comfortable with computational thinking concepts than those who do.
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Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles! | EdNews Daily

Smartphones-in-School, Brain Mush, Teaching Deep Reading…and Apples & Bicycles! | EdNews Daily | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
According to a 2018 report by Pew Research, one in four Americans didn’t read a single book in the last year, and bookstore chains are in decline. However, Americans are actually reading, they’re just doing it in different ways than the traditional hardcover or paperback format. Audiobooks, social media and smartphone newsfeeds are what Americans are doing.   On smartphones.  It’s considered by pundits that the shift in access via smartphones has caused a mutation in content consumption away from only books and long-form reading.  While there are still eBooks being consumed, it is dwarfed by the amount of time people of all ages now spend on short-form reading of “throw away” information that is mostly media articles or social.

This is grave news to educators.  Instinct tells us that less long-form reading is a great loss to culture and even our economy.

Yet there is something to the immediacy of access from smartphones that holds promise.  Inside the mechanisms of software’s ability to fracture content and cost, inside the cultural shift, and inside the human change battle — is the possibility of finding some relief if educators approach smartphones as the greatest leverage for reading gains ever.
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Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive | MindShift | KQED News

Five Ways Design and Making Can Help Science Education Come Alive | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Design is an artistic endeavor that values the creative and human centered application of math, science and technology. Using design to help others learn science is not intuitive, however, once practiced you will see how humanistic and authentic it is to incorporate design in any subject. Below is a list of the most promising benefits that I have noticed in the past six years for using design as a framework and making as the engine to empower students as they gain and apply their scientific literacy.
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Notes App - Visual Note Taking App Used By Top Creatives

Notes App - Visual Note Taking App Used By Top Creatives | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Traditional notes apps separate your notes into silos accessed by tags and search terms. But Milanote is different. You can arrange your notes side by side on an infinite canvas to start seeing patterns and connections.

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A great note taking app.

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Future PD For Math: Teachers Need To Do Math and Find Joy In Failure - Medium

Future PD For Math: Teachers Need To Do Math and Find Joy In Failure - Medium | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Math anxiety stems from many places. One of them is the almost unconscious and false idea that mathematics is only worthwhile if the journey of understanding ends with some kind of resolution/solution/success — usually in a time slot of 45 minutes.

Below is a textbook I used around 20 years ago for a HS course here in Ontario. Read the passage about the problems in this section. That message was for students. That message is universal. It applies to every teacher from K to 12.
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Bird Nest STEAM Challenge - Maker Maven

Bird Nest STEAM Challenge - Maker Maven | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Get kids thinking creatively and applying imagination to science with our new challenge! This STEAM Challenge welcomes friendly competition and creativity as students work to build a bird nest that can hold three eggs in a time period of 30 minutes.

This is a great way to keep students engaged and having fun as the school year comes to an end!"

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8 Things Every School Must Do To Prepare For The 4th Industrial Revolution - Forbes

8 Things Every School Must Do To Prepare For The 4th Industrial Revolution - Forbes | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Corporate leaders aren’t the only ones who need to consider how to adjust to the new world the 4th Industrial Revolution is ushering in. Educators, schools, government officials, and parents must re-think education and how to prepare the next generation to take advantage of the plethora of opportunities and overcome the challenges enabled by ever-increasing technological change. Here are some of the changes happening because of the 4th Industrial Revolution and eight things every school must do to prepare for the 4th Industrial Revolution.
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50 Ways To Measure Understanding - TeachThought

50 Ways To Measure Understanding - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"How do you measure what a student understands?

Not give them an assessment, score it, then use that score to imply understanding. Rather, how do you truly ‘uncover’ what they ‘know’–and how ‘well’ they know it?"

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Find Games & Quizzes in Google Earth

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Find Games & Quizzes in Google Earth | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
This week Google added a new round of Where in Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego? The new game follows up on the popularity of the first Where in Google Earth is Carmen Sandiego? that was launched in March. The new game has players help Carmen Sandiego find Tutankhamun’s Mask.
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10 Ways Traditional Classroom Punish Mistakes In Learning - TeachThought

10 Ways Traditional Classroom Punish Mistakes In Learning - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
The greatest mistake I ever made in my education was failing a physics course at Cornell. 

I opted to take an auto-tutorial class that did not require calculus because I was afraid to make math errors. Up until this point, I had never failed at anything.  It was a turning point for me. I had to dispel prior notions of learning to succeed. I accepted that there would be many errors along the way. I relearned the basics I had previously memorized through difficult examples and repeated detailed lab work.

On a broader scale, changing the way we see errors–as natural by-products of the learning process rather than time-costing falters to be avoided–can help us produce better learning outcomes in education.