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There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered

There's a Maker Faire in That iPad! 10 Ways to Create Student Makers With Apps - Getting Smart by Alison Anderson - edapps, iPad, maker, maker fair, makerchat, makered
Too often the word on the street is “my school or class has new iPads but we don’t know what to do with them.” The best part about these devices is that they get the learning into the actual hands of students- make learning “hands-on.” That is NOT a new concept. Dewey, Montessori, David Kolb knew this long before the digital age- constructivism is one of the most effective ways to learn anything. These days, the word “maker” can be interchanged for “constructivist” and the Maker Movement is really starting to sweep the country. The White House announced last week they would host their first Maker Faire this spring (follow the hashtag, #IMadeThis). These are all exciting events but all students should have easy access to becoming a maker. 1. (app and webbased) has it all! 2. Play-i Bots: coming soon – these little bots will take the code written on the ipad and make it come to life in the real world. 3. 4. 5. 6. Foldify: Don’t have the cash to get a 3D printer? 7. 8. 9.

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Ideas for Using iPads for Digital Storytelling By Sam Gliksman The following is the first of a series of excerpts from Gliksman’s book iPad in Education for Dummies. The digital aspect of storytelling raises the art to a new level of experience. The emergence of technology and digital media has resulted in some significant departures from the traditional role of storytelling in education: Stories have become media-rich experiences.

Hagan Loves The New Tynker App.....Perfect For Hour Of Code & Beyond! Hagan and I have been having so much fun learning more about coding. There are several apps that can be used but we really love one that we downloaded on our iPad this last weekend. This one is new to us, but definitely not a new coding program or resource. It is from the people at Tynker. Last year I introduced all of the students to coding and terms like HTML, programming, and of course....coding. The young people had an amazing time using Tynker, along with several other websites and apps.

How to Type Faster: Tips and Tricks to Master the Keyboard Living on the digital edge where typing is almost an everyday necessity, learning the ways of proper keyboard usage are crucial. Not only are you able to be more productive and get things done quicker with a keyboard, typing faster can enable you to keep up with your brain; that little voice in your head that has great ideas might only last for a few seconds before it’s forgotten. (Image Source: Fotolia) In this article, we’ll give you 5 tips to get you started typing faster and proper. Some of the tips are quite obvious ones, but we’ll provide you with a few apps to help you practice and learn faster. Recommended Reading: 50 Windows 8 Keyboard Shortcuts You Should Know

A Modified version of Paper Circuits activity for classroom I just wanted to make a quick post about our modified version of paper circuit activity that we tried in a classroom at Lighthouse Community Charter School, hoping this might help school teachers to prep for their activities in the class. For the paper circuits activity, we usually use this tiny little surface mount LEDs in the Tinkering Studio, but in the classroom, we used this gumdrop LEDs (10mm LED) so it would be more appropriate for the third graders to handle (see the size difference in the photos!). Also, instead of using skinny copper tape, we used ¼” wide copper tape, which was twice wider than the one in the Tinkering Studio. Tiny surface mount LED ---> Gumdrop LED (10mm LED)

Thing 23: Makerspaces “Creating is becoming a new digital competency, and libraries are building and expanding their programs and services to meet these changing community needs.” Ann Joslin, president of the Chief Officers of State Library Agencies Some of you are already immersed in creating maker programs in your schools. Others may be what this is all about and why it’s important? Or maybe you want to figure out how this concept would fit in with your school’s programs. 10 Terrific Ways to Use One iPad or iPhone in the Classroom If you have only one iPad, use Apple's VGA adapter ($29) to connect your iPad to a smartboard. No smartboard? Grab an LCD projector, VGA adapter, and speakers, if you wish, for your iPad, then check out the simple how-to video below. If you have just one smartphone, pop your phone under a document camera. You can also use an adapter to project the smartphone; however, not all apps will function properly. (Unless a class is using Apple's presentation software, Keynote, I use a document camera to display my smartphone.)

BBC to release Doctor Who online game to teach kids how to code - Irish Innovation News In a visionary move poised to teach more and more kids how to code, the BBC is about to launch a new online game called ‘The Doctor and the Dalek.’ The game has been engineered to complement the UK’s coding curriculum for schools. The move is part of the BBC’s Make it Digital initiative to inspire a new generation of kids to get creative with coding, digital technology an programming. “It’s an excellent example of how a hugely popular BBC show can give fans something extra, whilst also introducing wider audiences to increasingly important skills, such as coding and programming,” said Danny Cohen, BBC director of Television explained.

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