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20 More Top Educational iPad Apps Teachers Can Actually Use By a Teacher Who Actually U... - 6 views

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    "It's been about three years since I posted my original list of iPad apps teachers can actually use.

    Since then I have compiled a few other app lists:

    Chess Apps to Improve Your Game and Your Mind
    Creativity Apps
    Critical Thinking Apps
    Earth Science and Geography Apps
    But I do think it's time I update my original post. Or at least added to it. Most of the apps and tools on the original list are still around, but there are a whole lot more that are useful."
John Evans

First Grade Funtastic: Kindergarten December Fun Using iPads (loaded with pictures) - 0 views

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    "December has been a busy month for us!  It's a really exciting month too!  Have you heard the saying that usually things click for kindergarten kids AFTER Christmas?  Well, I can happily say that things have really clicked for our classroom AFTER Thanksgiving.  Almost all of my students know their letters and sounds and have a huge bank of sight words that they know.  They are becoming so much more independent.  I love sitting back and watching them work.  This allows me to work with small groups or to get assessments done."
John Evans

The Techie Teacher: MakerFest: Ideas for Your Makerspace - 0 views

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    "Shannon Hyman, a librarian at one of our elementary schools, invited #TechTakeout to her AMAZING MakerFest Day to run ten different stations. Each one of the stations highlighted a tool that the students would have access to in her library. Every 4th and 5th grade student had the opportunity to attend the event and learn about each tool. The students had about 5-8 minutes at each station since we wanted everyone to get a chance to see everything. This was enough time to introduce the tool, but in some cases the students had a hands-on experience. Judging from what the students were saying throughout the day, when we return from winter break they will be rushing to the library to work with all of the new tools!"
John Evans

Ideas for using one iPad in the classroom | That #EdTech Guy's Blog - 1 views

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    "EdTech is certainly becoming more and more popular in classrooms around the world. There are many different methods of implementation, including schemes like bring your own device (BYOD), bookable class sets or a set number of devices in each classroom. For greatest impact on both teaching and learning, more devices is better: 1:1 allows learning to be more personalised and provides opportunities for teachers to transform their teaching with the aid of technology. However, due to many factors, this is not possible in every school.

    If you as a teacher own a tablet, can it alone have an impact in the classroom? Here I'll look to share 10 simple, yet effective ways you can make the most of having just one iPad in your classroom."
John Evans

Learning with 'e's: Learning, making and powerful ideas - 1 views

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    "This is number 31 in my series on learning theories. I'm working through the alphabet of psychologists and theorists, providing a brief overview of each theory, and how it can be applied in education.

    Previous posts in this series are all linked below. My last post explored Donald Norman's ideas around perception and the design of every day objects. In this post, the work of Seymour Papert will feature, especially his work on learning through making, also known as constructionism."
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10 Great Raspberry Pi Books Full of Project Ideas - 1 views

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    "If there's one thing you should know about the Raspberry Pi, it's that the device is a flexible little computer that can be used as the hub for all manner of projects.

    So it should come as no surprise that a mini industry has sprung up around it, with companies offering accessories to enhance and extend the device to help you get the most out of the device.

    Here at MakeUseOf we've brought you some particularly useful Raspberry Pi projects over the years, but if you want to go really hardcore, you'll need some more in-depth reading. Here are ten Raspberry Pi books that are bursting with project ideas, ready for you to get started with straightaway."
John Evans

Free Technology for Teachers: Learning to Program With MaKey MaKey in Elementary School - 0 views

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    "Computer programming has become the new "literacy" that many teachers and school districts are implementing to help students exercise critical thinking and problem solving skills. Students of all ages gravitate towards creating and implementing programs--large and small--that they create digitally. Our technology department recently purchased two MaKey MaKeys for every elementary ITRT to use when collaborating with teachers on special projects that involve computer programming."
John Evans

36 Weeks of Innovation for Your Classroom | Hooked On Innovation - 0 views

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    "Last year, I wrote this post on 21 Things Every 21st-Century Teacher should do and it became an instant hit (with the help of Sean Junkin's Infographic).   As tech tools come and go, I felt the need to update and refresh it for this school year.  However, I ran into a problem.  When I got done with my updated list (removing a couple of ideas, adding several more) I was up to 36 different ideas.  As luck would have it there are 36 weeks in a standard school calendar so this actually works out wonderfully.  While these aren't necessarily listed in the order you should do them, they are listed from least difficult (#1 - Selfies) to the most difficult (#36 - Creating an in-class incubator).   The last few challenges are especially geared toward real-world problem solving and will hopefully make a dent in those "Tech Problem-solving" stats in the future"
John Evans

10 ideas to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset at school | anne knock - 0 views

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    "Are schools taking advantage of the breadth of career opportunities for young people?

    Is there a fixed mindset in the structure and organisation of school as if nothing has changed?

    Who is making the choices for technology? The educators, the techies or the persuasive sales-people? 

    The key is being open and willing to embrace the opportunities of a changing world. Creativity flourishes within the context of constraints. There are conditions that must be maintained, including: academic rigour, standards, student safety and the joy of learning.

    So rather than see the world either/or, how do we embrace the both/and to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset? To meet community expectations AND create the context for entrepreneurs to flourish."
John Evans

ISTE | Big maker ideas don't require big-ticket items - 2 views

  • Start by picking a project that aligns with your curricular goals and allow students to create artifacts that demonstrate their knowledge. The learning, and the off-the-charts engagement, comes from building or creating something to show what they’ve learned.
  • “A makerspace can be more extravagant, of course. There’s nothing more exciting than seeing a 3D-printed item emerge out of nothing,” Vrotny says. “But you can start simply and inexpensively.”
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    "As is often the case with innovations in learning and teaching, getting started with that first lesson or project is the biggest hurdle. So it is with making, a learning approach that allows students to learn by doing and solve problems with tinkering and trial and error.

    Despite what you may have heard, maker projects and makerspaces don't require expensive equipment like 3D printers or laser cutters.  

    Check out the small-scale maker projects that attendees were doing in the Maker Playground at ISTE 2015:"
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