Build a Solid Stem with @Science4UsSays: K-2 Online, Interactive Science

Kleinspiration

I knew that they has recently been awarded Top Classroom & Homeschool Product of 2013 from Educents , which is quite an honor. Science4Us: Online, Interactive, Standards Based - Kleinspiration readers are invited to.

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Five Recommendations for Developing Better Education Technology Products

Digital Promise

The education technology marketplace is a complex one , and many entrepreneurs and developers are asking themselves what practices and design principles will make for a quality product that users love and has real impact. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge.

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration English Language Teaching English Lessons Mobile Learning digital books ebook creation holidays literacy math mobile apps for education reading science STEAM STEM Included in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings.

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Meet Six Educators We All Can Learn From

Digital Promise

When Digital Promise and EdSurge considered which educator award categories to include in the 2014 Digital Innovation in Learning Awards , we wanted to highlight five areas where exemplary teachers around the world are using innovative strategies to engage and empower students. One of two Sharing is Caring winners, Sarah Thomas , is a champion when it comes to helping educators create professional learning networks. This blog post was originally published by EdSurge.

2014 Global Education Conference - Day Four

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Thursday, November 20th, is day four of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. Fariha Asif Education for a Better World Imaginarium: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Global Education Lesson Plans - Lisa Swayhoover, Ph.D.

Giving Students Flexibility With Competency-Based Education

Digital Promise

Asante Johnson is a technology integration coach and STEM teacher at District of Columbia Public Schools ’ Wheatley Education Campus. Last month, Johnson joined a handful of educators from the League of Innovative Schools on a tour of three public school districts in New Hampshire, a leader in competency-based education. When I landed in New Hampshire, I was eager to see competency-based education in action at the secondary level.

Ten Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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2014 Global Education Conference - Day Two!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tuesday, November 18th, is day two of the fifth annual Global Education Conference. K-5 Art Educator 11:00am Daffodils and tulips-PBL - Ruty Hotzen Modern Language Global Speaking Standards: ACTFL Can-Do Statements - Harry Tuttle, Ed. Join the movement to all children everywhere access to education. We had a great opening day of sessions and keynotes, and the recordings of any sessions that have taken place are accessible on the conference recordings page.

The 2 stages of successful early STEM education revisited

eSchool News

I have been in education for 18 years and my strongest belief is that all children deserve a fresh start when they begin each school year. Since the spring of 2014, I’ve worked with Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools in technology integration.

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Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

Effective Technology Integration English Language Teaching English Lessons Mobile Learning digital books ebook creation holidays literacy math mobile apps for education reading science STEAM STEMIncluded in the Digital Ideas Advent Calendar with a new idea each day! During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. I still have my construction paper book with my poor drawings.

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Free resource from Discovery Education about Manufacturing

Educational Technology Guy

Discovery Education has a new free resource: Manufacture Your Future, which has free STEM lessons and resources for grades 6-12 related to manufacturing. Manufacture Your Future: New Online Portal Offers Free, Dynamic STEM Lessons and Resources Discovery Education and Alcoa Foundation are excited to introduce Manufacture Your Future , a new, online destination designed to inspire students in grades 6-12 to explore modern manufacturing careers through STEM-based exploration.

2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

Educator Innovator

Educator Innovator —in partnership with LRNG, the Show Me Campaign, and the John D. In response to the issues students and teachers face in finding time for deeper learning or the space to create, the LRNG Innovation Challenge grants support teams of educators working in K-12 settings in their efforts to innovate instructional practices and help students follow their interests and passions. Linked Communities and STEM.

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5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. Thomas School Dedicates Space to Bolster STEM Learning.

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Are You Future Ready? via @OfficeofEdTech - A Question Kids Deserve!

Kleinspiration

How Are You Thinking About Educational Design? We got rid of all of our desks - including my teacher desk ( click here to read about this process via my SmartBlog for Education post and click here to read my interview on MindShift regarding the transformation).

Fostering Creativity In The Learning Process

The Web20Classroom

All this stemmed from a comment I made about me not being creative. As educators, when it comes to creativity in the classroom, there are 2 things we can do. Several months ago I was having a conversation with a colleague about creativity in learning.

NASA Interactive Reference Guide to the ISS

Educational Technology Guy

NASA, which has tons of great educational resources , has a nice interactive reference guide to the ISS (International Space Station). This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. International Space Station NASA STEM

Learning and Programing With @GoSphero

The Web20Classroom

As if Sphero didn''t already belong in every classroom, they''ve just released Sphero for Education , an effort to get kids thinking about programming and doing it too. The Sphero would make a great edition to any STEM or STEAM classroom!

Autodesk offers free software to all students and schools

Educational Technology Guy

Autodesk , make of AutoCAD and other CAD and design software titles, is now offering AutoCAD and Fusion 360 free for education use. The education page, [link] , has the download links, as well as resources, training tips, help and support, and more.

Professional Learning School Leaders Need and Deserve

A Principal's Reflections

I am not sure any educator looks forward to these monotonous experiences (developed under the guise of learning!) More often than not, PD is something that has been done to us, rather than something we as educators want to engage in.

Control or Ownership

A Principal's Reflections

For over a century, the industrial model of education did a fantastic job of preparing students for careers. With obvious remnants of this system still in place, new changes are being pushed through under the guise of education reform.

A Special Letter From Santa… 10 Reasons Why Teachers Must Be Magic!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is a time of year that I wish to express my gratitude to those wonderful educators that have welcomed me at their schools and conferences and join me at this blog through out the year. He takes a moment to describe the magic that you as an educator make happen every day!

Computer Science Education Week is next week - here are some resources

Educational Technology Guy

Computer Science Education Week begins on Monday December 8th. This is a great time to show the importance of coding and STEM education in American schools. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy. The site has information, resources, links, lesson plans, information on the Hour of Code, curriculum and much more. Computer Science classes teach logic, creativity and problem solving and are an essential skill for our students.

Today is Earth Day - here are some resources for teachers

Educational Technology Guy

National Environmental Education Week - Resources for Environmental Education Week. This site has an entire section with resources for educators that includes curricula, quizzes, professional development and more. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.

Sphero and STEM teaching Polygons and Angles

My Paperless Classroom

This is a review of the the Second main lesson Sphero Education supplies to get teachers started with STEM and Sphero. The video walk through notes the support and structure Sphero has put in place. From clear standards to screen by screen programming guidance.

The Impact of Afterschool STEM Programs

Educator Innovator

As educator innovators, you’re likely aware that exciting and innovative STEM learning often happens in out-of-school spaces. Several themes emerged: Afterschool STEM programs are successful in engaging and retaining large numbers of students from diverse populations.

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Free Digital Formative Assessment Tools… Important Thoughts Before Implementing

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

The People and Moments That Define Us

A Principal's Reflections

I knew early on in my education career that I wanted to be an administrator. Image Credit: [link] My second reason for wanting to become an administrator early on in my career stemmed from the fact that I wanted to help as many students as possible.

Ten Possible Education Headlines For 2015 : Happy New Year!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Government Officials Suggest Novel Approach in New Bill: Allocate Adequate Funds To Facilitate Educational Mandates - Wow, there really is more to educational legislation than passing laws. Happy New Year!

Raising the Bar on Learning

A Principal's Reflections

This technique typically makes students uncomfortable at first as they have become so conditioned by our traditional culture of education where they would rather be spoon-fed information instead of having to think.

Too little aid for low-income STEM majors?

The Hechinger Report

When low-income students get a need-based grant, in addition to other financial aid, they are more likely to study science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) than are peers who don’t receive this boost in aid, according to a recent study from the Hope Center for College, Community and Justice.

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Bring Focus to Blended Learning with 12 Starting Ideas… Plus a Free ISTE Webinar

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I also want to invite you to a very special webinar on Tuesday, December 9, 2014 at 4 PM EST. First, t o ensure you do not miss one of these valuable posts or other resources covering PBL, Digital Curriculum, Web 2.0,

You Can Still Search Thinkfinity’s Digital Content Resources …. Learn How

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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Creating Hive Pathways to STEM Success

Educator Innovator

How we can leverage a Hive network-effect to create pathways to STEM success for students from populations currently under-represented in STEM. The State of Pathways in STEM. What is the relationship of pathways programs to the educational system?

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Real Project Based Learning: A Big Delivery….Santa Believes in PBL… Do You?

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Recently I was reviewing an outstanding article written for Educational Leadership based on the 8 Essentials for Project Based Learning. Please take a moment to share this post with other educators across the world. Did you know that Santa believes in Project Based Learning?

Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education. By 2019, Verizon expects to have 150 schools participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning program , the company’s initiative to improve STEM education, according to a recent announcement. .

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