iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
1.1M views | +7 today
Follow
 
Scooped by John Evans
onto iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

Google Slides for iOS

Google Slides for iOS | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Google Slides for iOS is here and I have to say I am pretty impressed. Making the triumvirate of Google Docs and Sheets whole, for a free app on your iPhone or iPad that gives you access to a presentation tool, it is really good.
more...
No comment yet.
iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education
News, reviews, resources for  iPads, Maker Education, Coding and more ....
Curated by John Evans
Your new post is loading...
Your new post is loading...
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

How Podcasts Can Improve Literacy in the Classroom - Common Sense Learning

How Podcasts Can Improve Literacy in the Classroom - Common Sense Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
I'm going to confess, I did not bring podcasts into my English classroom with any intention of improving my students' literacy skills. The idea came from a more selfish place: My wife and I were enthralled by the first few episodes of Serial, and I wanted to share our excitement for the amazing story with my students. Like almost everybody, they were hooked by the pilot episode and begged me for more.
I began using other podcast episodes and excerpts as both primary and supplemental texts.

Using Serial turned out to be a huge academic success for a variety of reasons, most of them related to critical thinking, listening comprehension, and the art of storytelling. While I felt guilty that the students weren't doing as much reading from a traditional text, they voluntarily studied maps, evaluated clues, argued with each other, and wrote twice as much in their journals as they previously had. Perhaps most satisfying to me, they were engaging in adult conversations with teachers, parents, and administrators who were listening to the same podcast.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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:
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Kids Invent Stuff - the YouTube where kids' ideas are made into real working inventions!!

Kids Invent Stuff - the YouTube where kids' ideas are made into real working inventions!! | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Kids Invent Stuff is the YouTube channel where kids' ideas are made into real working inventions! We release a new video every Saturday, with a ne
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

4 tech skills every middle-schooler needs - eSchool News

4 tech skills every middle-schooler needs - eSchool News | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Saint Patrick’s is a small, pre-K–8 Catholic school in Yorktown Heights, New York. Last
year, we received a grant to revamp our computer lab into what we call a STREAM lab, which stands for science, technology, religion, engineering, art, and math. The grant allowed us to invest in 30 new MacBook Airs to supplement our existing iPads and Chromebooks. Before we spent a cent, though, we made certain to connect every purchase with our two important goals: improving each individual child’s academic and career prospects, and improving our students’ scores on state assessments, which are critical to whether we’re succeeding or failing as a school. To that end, here are four essential skills that we strive to teach all of our students by the time they finish middle school.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Testing literacy today requires more than a pencil and paper - The Conversation

Testing literacy today requires more than a pencil and paper - The Conversation | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Large-scale testing, or what many know as standardized testing, often carries important consequences for students. The results of large-scale tests may be used by schools or policy-makers to make important decisions such as grouping students by ability or assessing how well schools are doing.

Yet when it comes to literacy testing, while the competencies of literacy have changed in our digital, globalized world, the methods that many educational systems use to assess literacy have not.

One recent analysis of standardized tests in the United States, for example, found tests haven’t changed much over the last 100 years: tests are mostly multiple choice, with questions geared toward assessing skills like vocabulary, recall and comprehension.

In Canada today, on such large-scale standardized tests, students are likely to read a passage and answer a series of multiple-choice questions. Students might have an opportunity to write a short answer or essay response. Provincial tests, for the most part, continue to prioritize measuring traditional literacy skills of reading and writing with answers primarily communicated via pencil-to-paper. Such a testing structure forms the basis for public accountability in many provinces.

Across Canada, researchers and educators have documented the need to transform how the provinces assess literacy and consider more innovative designs. Testing should accurately capture what children are learning without detracting from authentic teaching and learning.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Evans from Evolution of Education
Scoop.it!

Hidden #iPad #Features to Help Students with Learning Difficulties via Educators Technology

Hidden #iPad #Features to Help Students with Learning Difficulties via Educators Technology | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"The value of technology, as Apple Education states, is in its empowering character, when individuals use it to extend their physical and cognitive limitations and transform their learning. Technology opens a world of limitless learning possibilities for persons with learning difficulties and in today's post we are featuring some of the important features embedded in iPad that can help complement learners' vision, hearing, motor skills, and literacy. To access these assistive features head over to your iPad home screen and click on settings icon, next click on General and select Accessibility and then turn on the features you are interested in. Some of the assistive features as lied out in Apple's guide include:"


Via Tom D'Amico (@TDOttawa) , Vicki Moro
more...
Hannah Wiemers's curator insight, May 15, 10:28 PM
Most schools have access to iPads or something similar and this resource shows to ability of iPads and how they can be used for those will disabilities. The knowledge of these aspects of iPads could be vital for those teachers who work in Special Education classrooms or have students within their classroom with hearing or vision impairments! 
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

10 Ways To Honor Mistakes In The Learning Process - TeachThought

10 Ways To Honor Mistakes In The Learning Process - TeachThought | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Today, if you asked me about my most memorable learning failures, I will tell you I am glad they happened.

My errors have made me a better teacher and learner. I can now relate to students who have a difficult time understanding a concept.  The failures themselves may not have been my strongest point, but what I learned from them was invaluable.  Mistakes can be excellent learning opportunities.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Soundtrap: Educational Podcasting Application For All Classrooms

Soundtrap: Educational Podcasting Application For All Classrooms | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
n this episode of Educational Podcasting Today, Jeff welcomes Meredith Allen from Soundtrap on the podcast to discuss why teachers are using Soundtrap in their classrooms to teach their students about audio production and podcasting.  
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Image to 3D Model – How to Create a 3D Model From Photos

Image to 3D Model – How to Create a 3D Model From Photos | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Give life to your favorite images using a 3D printer and create unprecedented personalized objects. In this article, we show you how to create a 3D model form photos to 3D print, no professional experience required.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

How ‘Just One Change’ in the Classroom can Lead to Greater Student Curiosity - PBS

How ‘Just One Change’ in the Classroom can Lead to Greater Student Curiosity - PBS | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Educators want their students to ask questions. Indeed, research has found that students only ask about 1/5th the amount of questions educators would like them to ask. Yet many educators report that it can feel like “pulling teeth” to get their students to ask questions, and other research has found that educators ask about two questions per minute while students ask about two questions per hour. Which students are the ones formulating two questions per hour? One study found that lower income students tend to pose fewer questions at school than their moderate-income counterparts, and another study found that lower achieving students tend to ask fewer questions than their higher achieving peers. Not only are students asking markedly fewer questions than the teacher and significantly fewer questions than teachers would like them to ask, some students are asking fewer questions than their fellow students.

How can education remedy this feeling of “pulling teeth” and actualize a vision of all students asking their own questions and classrooms brimming with curiosity? One way is by deliberately teaching students how to ask their own questions.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

How to Cite Sources in Google Docs - Shake Up Learning

How to Cite Sources in Google Docs - Shake Up Learning | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Did you know you can EASILY cite sources without ever leaving Google Docs? Yep! It’s so easy!

This is just one of those amazing features of Google Docs that you have to see! This may be old news to you, but just in case, I feel that it’s my mission to make sure everyone knows that citations are built-in to Google Docs.

I share this tip often during presentations, and just talking about it doesn’t do it justice. You have to try it! When I demo this feature, it never fails to get some jaw drops with some ooooohs and aaaaahs
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

First Grade 3D Jewelry Design with Makers Empire - Expect the Miraculous 

First Grade 3D Jewelry Design with Makers Empire - Expect the Miraculous  | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Each year, the art teacher and I collaborate on a 3D design and 3D printing project to accompany her art standards in 1st grade. Blokify has been a trusty 3D design tool that has served this project well due to its simplicity on the iPad. However, this year we hit a road block. Blokify is no longer available in the app store, and this was the year that our iPads finally quit supporting its functionality.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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?

more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Evans from iPads, MakerEd and More in Education
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

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.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

81 Best Low-Tech, No-Tech Makerspaces images | Crafts, Experiments kids, Classroom - Heather Lister @heathermlister

81 Best Low-Tech, No-Tech Makerspaces images | Crafts, Experiments kids, Classroom - Heather Lister @heathermlister | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Explore Heather Lister's board "Low-Tech, No-Tech Makerspaces", followed by 545 people on Pinterest. See more ideas about Crafts, Experiments kids and Classroom.
more...
No comment yet.
Scooped by John Evans
Scoop.it!

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways for Students of All Ages to Make Animated Videos

Free Technology for Teachers: 5 Ways for Students of All Ages to Make Animated Videos | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Making animated videos is a great way for students to bring their written stories to life on screen. Those could be fiction or nonfiction stories. Some nonfiction animated video topics include making a video to illustrate a historical event, making biographies, and explaining complex concepts in simple animations like Common Craft does. In the fiction realm you might have students make an adaptation of a favorite story or an animation of their own creative writing. Whichever direction you choose, the following five tools offer good ways for students of all ages to make their own animated videos.
more...
No comment yet.
Rescooped by John Evans from Edtech PK-12
Scoop.it!

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Tech Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired

Lisa Nielsen: The Innovative Educator: 5 Tech Resources for the Blind or Visually Impaired | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it

"When thinking of ways to support those who are legally blind, two supports often come to mind. Guide dogs and Braille. It's no wonder. Guide dogs provide their owners with a sense of freedom, an increased level of confidence, and a feeling of safety. Blind people who know Braille and use it find success, independence, productivity, and are more likely to find employment.

 
Surprisingly though, of the 1.3 million people in the United States who are legally blind, only about 2% have guide dogs according to Guiding Eyes for the Blind. Also surprising is that fewer than 10 percent are Braille readers according to a report from the National Federation of the Blind. Unfortunately, these supports are currently generally reserved for the elite in our society because of cost and access. These are unfortunate statistics.
 
Fortunately, there are low-to-no-cost technologies that provide support to the visually impaired and blind population.
 
Five technologies to support the visually impaired and legally blind."

Via Cindy Rudy
more...
Cindy Rudy's curator insight, May 16, 7:11 AM
via @InnovativeEdu  #visuallyimpaired #AT #accessibility
Rescooped by John Evans from 3D Virtual-Real Worlds: Ed Tech
Scoop.it!

Makey Makey Makerspace Project - Make a Piano & Learn About Circuits

Makey Makey Makerspace Project - Make a Piano & Learn About Circuits | iPads, MakerEd and More  in Education | Scoop.it
Combining makey makey with paper circuits you can create a piano that works off your computer. Learn about electricity and circuits. Makerspace projects

Via David W. Deeds
more...
David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 16, 6:03 AM

This is geeky-cool stuff!