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Mark Anderson's Blog | Spout for iOS

Mark Anderson's Blog | Spout for iOS | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"Thanks to @joedale, he put me on to Spout for iOS last week and I love it.

 

An innovative way to view all of your social media. A great way of following trends and hashtags. You can also insert your own keywords from lesson and animate and move them round on the screen by touch. Lots to like about this simple but effective App. Grab it from the App store here: https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/spout/id419120564?mt=8 "

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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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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.
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Mixed reality is preparing students for the collaborative workforce - eCampus News

Mixed reality is preparing students for the collaborative workforce - eCampus News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Case Western Reserve is using mixed reality in classes to produce students who are trained for the collaborative workforce.

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Mixed reality can prepare students for the collaborative workforce 

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Case Western Reserve is using mixed reality in classes to produce students who are trained for the collaborative workforce.

 

Learn more / En savoir plus / Mehr erfahren:

 

http://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?tag=Mixed+Reality

 

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9 Things Every Teacher Should Know About Using Listicles in Class | EdSurge News

9 Things Every Teacher Should Know About Using Listicles in Class | EdSurge News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Listicles are a humorous way for students to condense and share information through text and images. But how do they work in the classroom? Here's why teachers and students can learn a thing or two (or nine) from BuzzFeed.
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How To Make Sure Your Math Anxiety Doesn't Make Your Kids Hate Math | MindShift | KQED News

How To Make Sure Your Math Anxiety Doesn't Make Your Kids Hate Math | MindShift | KQED News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
A new study shows that creating an environment in which math is part of everyday life, can help kids do better in the subject.
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5 core computational thinking skills that strengthen humanities skills - eSchool News

5 core computational thinking skills that strengthen humanities skills - eSchool News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Anyone who says you can’t apply computational thinking and digital learning strategies to strengthen students’ writing skills is wrong. To the contrary, this innovative learning style helps students hone critical-thinking skills across every discipline.

In my classroom, I teach students computational thinking through free materials from Ignite My Future in School, a partnership between Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education. I especially enjoy using their Curriculum Connectors, online resources for teachers across disciplines to help their students apply computational thinking techniques.

The core tenets of computational thinking are the building blocks that help my students become better learners and problem-solvers across every area of their work—from all areas of reading and language arts. Here’s how five core computational thinking approaches help my students build stronger critical thinking and writing skills:
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The Simpsons meets Data Visualization – Towards Data Science

The Simpsons meets Data Visualization – Towards Data Science | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
There are few things I love more than ​The Simpsons​. It is one of those shows that I think about on a daily basis. With thirty seasons and over 600 episodes, the animated comedy show holds a special place in my heart. Every so often, I find myself singing along when ​Mr. Plow​ or ​Everybody Hates Ned Flanders​ gets stuck in my head.

Naturally, when I discovered that I could download all of the episode scripts I could ever want (via kaggle​), I knew what I had to do. Armed with access to just about anything that Homer has ever said, I couldn’t resist putting on my data scientist hat in order tease out some insights from one of the most prominent animated television shows of the past three decades.
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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.