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That Was History is an educational, history channel featuring videos about our world’s history. We discuss topics from a range of categories including Military History, World History, US History, Political History, Entertainment History and more. Join the That Was History community right now and start getting your history update, today!

Ideally, we release new videos every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Be sure to join us on those days and check out our various segments including A Day In History, History Deja Vu, History Rewrite, and more!

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http://goo.gl/akmvTf Awesome site for anyone wanting to learn about History, But especially for social studies teachers.  I encourage you to check it out!!

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Thanks again to Mark Chopin of the Ann Carlsen Center for sharing. the list today.

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VisionME_Campaign_120314_Top_ENNeed to get the attention of your whole class for just a minute? Push a button, and all your students’ iPad screens go blank. Their heads come up, and you can provide verbal instruction without distractions.  When you’re done – push another button and your students are back on task.

 

Notice students using their iPads inappropriately? Instantly blank their iPad screens. Unlike other apps, the Vision ME attention feature lets you blank student screens regardless of the app they are using. And, in supervised mode, the student will be locked out until the teacher releases the attention screen. That’s iPad classroom management made easy!”

Not sure how I feel about this, but I do get it, I hear teachers ask about doing this all the time.  One of the big fears in a 1:1 classroom is keeping students attention.  I can see where this could be useful.  But I think I personally don’t want that much control.  

But if you do, you might take a look at it, it might just be the solution you have been looking for. 

http://www.netop.com/visionme.htm  They do have a 30 FREE trial, so nothing to lose.

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These past couple of months I have been involved in iTunes U workshops and Bootcamps in The Netherlands, Sweden and Denmark to facilitate teachers to fill up

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iTunes U Course Manager is a flexible, easy-to-use tool that allows you to share your teaching with the students in your classroom, and with students worldwide.

The way we work is that first we give you a half-a-day workshop on learning your way around iTunes U. After you have had your chance to play around with it and tried it out in the classroom we  invite you to come to the iTunes U Bootcamp. This Bootcamp is a one or two days event where teachers from different subjects and schools come together to one thing. Rethink their education and build great iTunes U courses.

- See more at: http://ipadders.eu/8-advanced-itunes-u-tips-techniques/?__scoop_post=4015704865&__scoop_topic=767338#__scoop_post=4015704865&__scoop_topic=767338

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Last week’s Financial Times headline claiming that Google had overtaken Apple in U.S. education–based on data from IDC–was not just technically inaccurate but wildly misleading and served to obscure far more meaningful trends occurring in the PC market, particularly in education as well as the broader emerging segment of new computing form factors.

Source: appleinsider.com

http://goo.gl/Jf5Hwy

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Apps today including many of the McGraw Hill Everyday Mathematic apps. Remember to download before they go back to paid.

Everyday Mathematics® Baseball Multiplication™ 1–6 Facts -https://appsto.re/i6Bg97y

Everyday Mathematics® Equivalent Fractions™ -
https://appsto.re/i6BL8vG
Everyday Mathematics® Monster Squeeze™ -
https://appsto.re/i6BL8vr

Everyday Mathematics® Name That Number™ -
https://appsto.re/i6BL8vt

Everyday Mathematics® Addition Top It -
https://appsto.re/i6Bg97Z

Everyday Mathematics® Beat the Computer™ Multiplication – https://appsto.re/i6BL8vc

Everyday Mathematics® Tric-Trac™ -
https://appsto.re/i6Bg9dX

Everyday Mathematics® Divisibility Dash™ -
https://appsto.re/i6BB9bV

Everyday Mathematics® Subtraction Top-It™ -
https://appsto.re/i6BB8bM

Everyday Mathematics® Baseball Multiplication™ 1-12 Facts -https://appsto.re/i6BB9bk

Wireless Remote HD Document Camera and Overhead Projector Replacement
https://appsto.re/i6Bg9dm

Equate Formula Solver -
https://appsto.re/i6BB9mF

LumiKids Park by Lumosity, Early Learning Play for Kids https://appsto.re/i6BB9mB

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If you are creatively integrating digital media and technology in your classroom, we encourage you to apply to the 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovators Program. This yearlong professional development program is designed to reward, foster and grow a community of 100 tech-savvy educators making an impact in their classrooms.

Source: www.pbslearningmedia.org

http://www.pbslearningmedia.org/digitalinnovators/

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By: Rob Dickson.  

Much like the 3 little pigs, a “straw house” implementation cannot withstand the elements around it.  

Successful EdTech implementations share several commonalities when you peel back to the core of the project. In most every case the project:  

1) Started with a vision  

2) Focused on the teaching and learning happening at the student level  

3) Encompassed the right stakeholders in the conversation  

4) Supported teachers by equipping them with the necessary support  

5) Analyzed and reflected on their implementation to allow for corrections throughout the process.  

Oh, and somewhere along the way technology came into the conversation! Not as an afterthought or as an oversight, but as a true reflection of the invisibility of the technology in a successful implementation. It is in the background supporting the objectives, shining a light on student learning.

Source: mobile.edweek.org

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Thanks to Mike Lee, Co-founder of edshelf for share the app collections below.

Games can be fun and addicting. Well-designed educational games can make the act of learning just as fun and addicting. Here are some teacher-tested games to engage your learners and get them craving more. Parents may like these for holiday enrichment too.
 

  • Mathtopia - Addictive like Candy Crush, but nutritious Math Facts for the brain.

  • Chairs! - Learning organic chemistry is tough, but this teacher-created app makes a difficult subject much easier to understand.
  • Grammar Pop - A simple grammar game from Grammar Girl, who you may have seen on the Oprah Winfrey Show or Reader’s Digest.
  • Wuzzit Trouble - A teacher-created puzzle-solving game to help develop mathematical conceptual thinking skills.
  • TopIQ - A collection of simple learning games and digital storybooks for kids 2 to 7, from ABCs to tracing to addition.


Want more? Check out these collections of tools created by members like you.
 


Enjoy these great tools for educators!



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I was recently inspired by Sean Junkins’ (@sjunkins) periodic table of iPad Apps. I thought it was a really useful too – being able to map Apps to activities – I thought it a really helpful too. Wi…

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This is a very nice, organized table of iPad apps for use in the classroom.  If you are new to iPads in your classroom, this chart will be very helpful.  Mark even has a High Resolution version you can print.  I’ll be sharing it with my colleagues in the College of Education at Kansas State University.  We are 1:1 iPads and our education Block instructors are really looking for ideas and apps to support their curriculum.  

 

I think I am going to have some printed poster size to put up in various classrooms to help students decided on apps for projects or to serve as reminders.  

 

Thanks Sean and Mark for creating both versions.

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Are you looking for a sweet font deal this holiday week? If you haven’t grabbed our 1000 OpenType Fonts collection yet, we have brought back the popular Black Friday $2 deal!

1000 OPENTYPE FONTS ONLY $2 (MSRP $99)
Get creative with a collection of 1000 OpenType fonts for commercial use. The font collection includes 240 unique font family styles, with 1000 total fonts. Each font is in OpenType font format and can be used for any personal and business project on both Mac and PC computers. International character support is standard for nearly every font (bar code fonts and wingding fonts do not include international character support).

Download from the Mac App Store:
https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/1000-opentype-fonts-commercial/id664501556

Download from MacAppware:
http://sites.fastspring.com/macappware/product/1kfonts?coupon=1KF2BF

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I’ve been experimenting with coding web pages that display random text or
redirect you to a random webpage. The HTML randomly selects from a list of
text messages or a list of URLs. In this post I give you some starting
points and ideas for making your own HTML that changes each time it’s
loaded, clicked, or scanned as a QR code.

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Tony Vincent, form Learning in Had, just amazes me, his blog is such a wealth of innovation.  I did Scratch Jr. with my students a couple weeks ago, they are all going to be classroom teachers soon, but this new idea of Ton’t really has merit.  read the full article on his blog.

 

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iMovie logoYou can crop video in iMovie for iPad.

Here’s what you do:
1. add the video to the project space.
2. Tap the video in the project space to highlight it in yellow.
3. Tap the “Magnifying Glass w/ the +” icon in the bottom right corner of the viewer window. It will turn blue.
4. Pinch to zoom in on the area of the video you wish to see.
5. Tap the Magnifying glass again to deselect. It will turn white again.

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Opening Minds LOGOThe semester is nearing it’s end and I have to reflect and admit I have been distracted and have been resorting to using Scoop-it for most of my blog posts of late. I love Scoop-it, my page is curated with lots of interesting things http://www.scoop.it/t/1-1-laptops-ipads.  But, I have neglected writing and sharing in the way I had originally intended for this blog.  So, New Year’s resolution a bit early, but going to try to return to my habits of working and sharing.  So my fingers are crossed that I can get myself back into the habit, and it is a habit!!

This fall I joined a few Google + groups/communities.  I am finding them to be a wonderful way to LEARN every day.  A little like Twitter, but more involved and you can hold a discussion.  Even had my pre-service teachers explore snd join a couple groups.  But now I am think I need to implement the use in my course. Sadly most college students would not participate unless there is a grade attached.  So now I am looking for a good way to create a group for use in my course and get my students to participate.  Suggestions welcome.

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I have my notifications set to come to an email address, that way I don’t miss the post, sharing, resources and pleas for help.

My favorite communities are

EdTech: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/113018638134660266670

Educational Technology: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/118155617276327496151

iBA Collaborative: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/112862452781960201400

iPad Ed: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/117488594814613383470

iPad Apps: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/109535057767699014065

 

 

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I speak at a lot of conferences. It is a rare opportunity when I am able to attend a conference without the responsibility of a keynote or facilitating several sessions. Last week, I was able to at…

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Wes Fryer is amazing and going to be my speaker at the KSU iCamp iPad Day on Jan 15, 

http://coe.k-state.edu/events/icamp.html

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Innovative literacy ideas for Busy Teachers – Free eBook

Pick up some fresh ideas for teaching literacy with this easy to follow collection of resources, ideas and lesson plans to help students improve their reading and writing skills.

 

The aim of this book is to provide simple ideas that can be customised to meet the needs of any age group or ability.  It is a perfect starting point for those that have been doing the same thing for too long when teaching English.

http://goo.gl/H26Wte

Source: www.edgalaxy.com

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Get these apps while they are FREE today

Thanks again to Mark Chopin of the Ann Carlsen Center for sharing. the list today. Frog Game 3 - https://appsto.re/i6B74bG Frog Game 2 - https://appsto.re/i6B74bM Frog Game 1 - https://appsto.re/i6Bh4F4 Frog Game […]
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