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John Evans

This Free iPad App Teaches You or Your Kids to Learn Coding - 1 views

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    "Whether you or your child is interested in learning how to code, there is a terrific tool to get you started. Hopscotch for iOS is free, fun, and ideal for beginners. With simple taps, you can let your imagination run wild and learn the basics of programming at the same time."
John Evans

Jeff Kirschner: This app makes it fun to pick up litter | TED Talk | TED.com - 1 views

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    "The earth is a big place to keep clean. With Litterati - an app for users to identify, collect and geotag the world's litter - TED Resident Jeff Kirschner has created a community that's crowdsource-cleaning the planet. After tracking trash in more than 100 countries, Kirschner hopes to use the data he's collected to work with brands and organizations to stop litter before it reaches the ground."
Phil Taylor

Break down your classroom walls with this groundbreaking app - ICTEvangelist - 1 views

  • Technology gives us the opportunity to do things with it that wouldn’t be possible if we didn’t have it.
John Evans

SAS CodeSnaps: A New Way to Code! - Pathfinders - 0 views

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    "Some people think that K-12 computer science requires a large budget, a classroom full of tablets and robots, and an experienced tech teacher. We are pleased to dispel those myths--and introduce you to SAS CodeSnaps!
    CodeSnaps is a collaborative coding environment requiring only one iPad and one robot. The app takes advantage of tangible, printed coding blocks, allowing students to prepare programs together on a shared work surface without a device. After students scan the blocks with the app, commands can be executed on the connected robot (compatible robots include Sphero, Ollie, SPRK, and SPRK+).
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John Evans

Microsoft's new Paint 3D app will let you 3D print your Minecraft creations - The Verge - 4 views

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    "At an event in New York City today, Microsoft unveiled a radically updated version of its ubiquitous Paint app for Windows 10, one that lets users build three-dimensional creations. And it turns out that the new tool will be especially useful for Minecraft players. According to Microsoft, players will not only be able to export their in-game creations to the new Paint 3D tool, but then 3D print them from the app, so you can have a real live version of your previously digital creation. There are already a few third-party options that offer similar services, of course, but given the tight integration between Minecraft and Paint 3D, this should be the most streamlined way yet."
John Evans

Swift Playgrounds: Not Just Another Coding App |SLJ Review | School Library Journal - 0 views

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    "Are your students budding coders? Do they want to create and design apps? Apple has released a sophisticated app for students serious about programming.
    Swift Playgrounds, a free iPad app (iOS 10) that teaches Apple's programming language Swift, was among the major announcements at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC) in June 2016. Released in mid-September, Swift Playgrounds is a robust app offering hours of programming lessons."
John Evans

10 Cool App Remote Controlled Toys For Kids - 1 views

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    "Smartphone controlled toys are the new cool tech toys that everyone wants. Remote controlled toys are cool, but app remote controlled toys are in another league. These toys are really impressive not just to kids but even to parents, and most families these days have an iPad or Android tablet or access to downloaded apps through their smartphones. Developers are fostering the latest craze by connecting toys to smart technology and letting kids use their mobiles as controllers. Here are the 10 coolest app remote controlled toys available today that parents and kids will have so much fun with."
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