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How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

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Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? There Is a Gender Gap in STEM Education, and Here’s Why. Latinas in STEM.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. Minecraft in the Classroom. Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Minecraft in the classroom.

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers don’t have to be experts or “geeks” to use coding to improve literacy, use higher order thinking skills, and excite students in their classrooms. Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson.

How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Embrace the concrete nature of answers in STEM topics.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. He was named one of ten 2017 Computer Science Association Awards for Teaching Excellence. We even had a grade 7 classroom (in which) this young girl was just so excited.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

CUE

It was a challenging process, but in the end our selection panel managed to choose five Big Ideas to be represented at the CUE 2017 National Conference. Big Idea: STEM Buddies is designed to bring together 8th grade students with K-2 students to do STEM projects together.

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An Australian Math Classroom with iPads

The CoolCatTeacher

If you’re using iPads or want to compare how math is being taught somewhere else, this is a wonderful classroom Wednesday that you don’t want to miss! Listen to the episode “ Building Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw “ Aurasma.

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Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

The post Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. Additional Resources referenced from Jackie’s blog: Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners.

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sometimes in the Hyperdoc then, you can do like a flipped classroom type of thing, where they can access the Hyperdoc. So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS? A recent Hyperdoc Lesson in Lisa’s Classroom.

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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Owl Eyes does several things for reading literature: You can create a classroom and invite students. Create a classroom with your students. If you’re in a 1-to-1 classroom with iPads, Chromebooks, or any other device, this free tool is a MUST-USE.

Q&A: Christine Cunningham Proves Even Elementary Students Can Be Engineers

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Boston’s Museum of Science has developed an award-winning STEM curriculum. Classroom Curriculum STEM

#08: The BreakoutEDU Box: The Classroom Experience That Has Everybody Talking

The CoolCatTeacher

Adam Bellow (@ adambellow ) began his career in the classroom as a High School English teacher. Expectations for what the classroom looks and feels like when using BreakoutEDU boxes. Adam Bellow (@ adambellow ) began his career in the classroom as a High School English teacher.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Transcript: Tuesday, August 29, 2017. Her original research went into the design of Renton Preparatory in Seattle, which was a 2016 Top Three STEM School in the nation. See: Creating Elementary Portfolios and One Note in the Classroom.

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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

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In August 2016, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) opened within the Los Angeles Unified School District with much fanfare as California’s first all-girls public STEM school. She has served as an instructional specialist, literacy coach and classroom teacher.

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Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Wednesday, October 11, 2017. I had a special education classroom, and I was the Gen Ed teacher. Lee Ann: Of course all of those were keystones in our classroom. Even now, even in my fifth-grade class, I have that as an anchor chart in my classroom.

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4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

To find out why read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now! Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017. So if you told me I had to get one thing for a classroom, I would say Osmo. They could even be used in the classroom.

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

We’ll also be giving away of their book Blended Vocabulary for K12 Classrooms: Harnessing the Power of Digital tools and Direct Instruction and you can enter by clicking here and following the instructions. Today, the vocabulary doctors teach us how to teach vocabulary in the classroom.

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Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Each classroom gets 40 free books. This fantastic addition to your class lets students create audience-facing works for authentic assessment that can also be keepsakes from their year in your classroom. Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Friday, September 8, 2017. See: Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom with Dr. Tim Green.

What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

The CoolCatTeacher

Wednesday, August 30, 2017. That’s always been really elevated in the upper grades, but I’m starting to see second grade and lower do some Project Based Learning in their classrooms. We want our kids connected to other classrooms around the world.

Help Kids Learn to Code with Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

How kids can explore and create in STEM with ease From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. These Wonder Workshop robots make it easy to learn to code in my STEM lab. I have the Dash and Dot Wonder Pack in my classroom.

Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Designing Open and Engaging Learning Spaces

Teacher Reboot Camp

Baby Savvy spoke to two of her favorite people, JoAnn Jacobs (@JoAnnJacobs68) and Jackie Gerstein (@JackieGerstein) about their classroom design. Both educators work in learning environments designed differently from typical classrooms where the teacher is at front, students are in desks, and the learning is within a walled classroom. They engage in open-ended projects and learn about STEM through makerspaces and projects.

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5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: So today we are talking with Dr. Rebecca Klemm, the “Numbers Lady ” about five ways to help numbers come alive in our math classroom. So, you just look around the classroom. Math Tip #1: Look for Math in the Classroom. Russian Classroom windows – Wikimedia Commons.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Several virtual reality options are available for classrooms. Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017. For example, if you’re studying lakes in earth science, you know how many times can you get a classroom out to a lake to study the science of the lake.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Designing Open and Engaging Learning Spaces

Teacher Reboot Camp

Baby Savvy spoke to two of her favorite people, JoAnn Jacobs (@JoAnnJacobs68) and Jackie Gerstein (@JackieGerstein) about their classroom design. Both educators work in learning environments designed differently from typical classrooms where the teacher is at front, students are in desks, and the learning is within a walled classroom. They engage in open-ended projects and learn about STEM through makerspaces and projects.

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Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. Many maker education, STEM, and STEAM activities require a skill set in order to complete them.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

5 Ways to Amp Up STEAM Learning in the Classroom. Friday, September 2, 2017. Vicki: Here we are with my good friend, Aaron Maurer @ coffeechugbooks talking about five ways to amp up STEAM in our classroom. STEM Idea #1: Teach with Passion.

Wonderful Word Problem Breakthroughs

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Felicia Casto talk about her awesome elementary math classroom. Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas and works with teachers in her school and educators across the nation on how to best to embrace digital learning across a variety of platforms.

Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: November 9, 2017. But it has a set of questions around agency that we’ve been having a lot of success with, with classroom teachers. Read about Trudacot and use it to evaluate your classroom.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

You can have a private ebook classroom and interact with your students inside their ebooks as they highlight, annotate, ask questions, and talk about the books they are reading inside their ebooks! Download the transcript: Thursday, August 17, 2017.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Friday, August 25, 2017. And I say frequently to my sister, who has access to this in her classroom, “You are so lucky!

Teachers Teaching Refugee Children via Skype with Koen Timmers

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Tuesday, August 22, 2017. This project was basically about, “How are people different in their own classroom, in their own country?

iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Her assessment of the classroom improvements. Want to hear another episode on iPads in the classroom? Listen to Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen talk about awesome iPad apps for the elementary classroom.

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