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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. That’s what these robots are. The students will type in the stuff to get the robot to here or to there, and it doesn’t work.

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CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists


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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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul. Wednesday, September 20, 2017.

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. We have 3d printing, robot making, and all kinds of building going on. These Wonder Workshop robots make it easy to learn to code in my STEM lab.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Ollie robots [link]. Ozobot robots [link]. The move to middle school comes after almost fifteen years in elementary education as a third grade teacher and as an elementary library media specialist. These students are programming Ollie robots.

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The Impact of my LeRoy Finkel Fellowship — Featuring the Voice of Kim Calderon


Participating in the contest was one of the greatest experiences and really served as a catapult for me pursuing my mission of getting more STEM into elementary schools. Inspire CUE Conference Education Technology Robotics steampunk

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Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

User Generated Education

hours each morning during Summer, 2017. These technologies are lots of fun and I facilitate Robotics and Computer Science with my gifted students and at one of my summer camps. Given the elementary age level, I cut out the shields and sword handles for them.

In Washington’s Most Diverse District, STEM Opportunities Provide New Paths to Success


Current statistics show that scholars of color and females are underrepresented in STEM fields across the country, and so FWPS is actively taking steps to provide STEM and STEAM (STEM with an emphasis on the arts) opportunities for each scholar from kindergarten through high school graduation. We know STEM and STEAM project based learning will empower scholars with the skills they need to be successful in college, career, and civic life. STEM Exploration Night.

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STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

Many schools are recognizing the importance of providing their students with opportunities for greater technology instruction — especially in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with an emphasis on coding.


App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode on elementary portfolios with SeeSaw? Listen to Suzy Lolley talk about elementary portfolios with SeeSaw. Episode 27 – Using SeeSaw for Elementary Portfolios. She loves STEAM, PBL, coding, robotics, green screen, app smashing and more.

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An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM

The Hechinger Report

Related: Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs. North Star is part of the Uncommon Schools network, which has elementary, middle and high schools in Newark. Like a good STEM student, Mann started by doing his own research project.


The Ultimate Teacher Gift Guide 2017

Shake Up Learning

The post The Ultimate Teacher Gift Guide 2017 appeared first on Shake Up Learning. The 2017 Ultimate Teacher Gift Guide has a little something for every educator on your list, and this list includes practical and affordable options as well as more expensive dream items.

For This ‘Coal Country’ Librarian, Preparing Students for the Future Starts with STEM


I’ve come along way since then, moving from traditional library programming into the 21st century, with coding and robotics to match. Robots in the library. Students creating robot art Along with my new online curriculum, I also wanted to give the students real world opportunities to use their coding skills. I discovered a robot-building program for children which runs on Blockly, the same programming language students were already learning.

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this Winnetka Public Schools District 36 elementary school. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Let me be really clear, making is not simply 3D printing, Art Lino, Raspberry Pi, LEDs, robots, laser and vinyl cutters.

All-Girls Team Wins International Robotics Competition


Wonder Workshop , maker of the award-winning robots now used in over 20,000 elementary and middle schools globally, today announced the winners of the 2017-2018 Wonder League Robotics Competition. The 2017-2018 competition began in September 2017 with three rounds of “missions.”

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.


What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school.

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. They work on any project they want, such as robotics.

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KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook to Enhance STEAM Education


(Waltham, MA) August 28, 2018 – KinderLab Robotics today expanded its KIBO™ curriculum suite by introducing KIBO Activity Center Guidebook : Activities and Setup Recommendations for a KIBO Activity Center. This KIBO Activity Center Guidebook helps teachers create a robotics center.

10 ways to use QR Codes for Hour of Code

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are endless examples, from games to robots to programming. Most risks with QR Codes stem from the fact that they aren’t readable by humans.

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TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of students in Plymouth public elementary schools participate in Hour of Code, a lynchpin in our technology curriculum for the past three years. Related: COLUMN: Kids teaching robots: Is this the future of education? K-12 Opinion STEM Technology access

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Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.


Salesforce Gifts $12.2M to Expand Computer Science in S.F., Oakland Public Schools


Kids played with Legos, pranced around with stuffed animals and Salesforce mascots, munched on treats, painted using Sphero robots, tinkered with portable gaming devices, made race cars and dueled with robots. million, which will go towards expanding computer science education in 68 elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in San Francisco, and 20 middle schools in Oakland. 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 $2.7M $5M $6M $6M $7M.

Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom


Encourage Resilience “When I'm making things—such as robotic mechanisms with children in classrooms—I often hear one or more call out, ‘I need help’ before they've taken the time to think the problem through,” says Kaun. Last year her initiative, launched through the NYC Department of Education Family and Community Engagement (FACE) program, trained 80 parents in 20 elementary and middle schools in robotics. STEM programs Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans.

The project-based STEM curriculum that’s big on real-world rigor

eSchool News

A STEM curriculum introduces students to real-world engineering. Middle and high school students build VEX robots and program them using RobotC software. A course on cybersecurity will be added in 2017. “It’s It’s a great, great program,” said Emma Haygood, a middle school science teacher for 16 years who moved to the Berrien Springs district office last year to become STEM coordinator. “We The “clients” were the elementary students.


Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom


Encourage Resilience “When I'm making things—such as robotic mechanisms with children in classrooms—I often hear one or more call out, ‘I need help’ before they've taken the time to think the problem through,” says Kaun. Last year her initiative, launched through the NYC Department of Education Family and Community Engagement (FACE) program, trained 80 parents in 20 elementary and middle schools in robotics. STEM programs Nuts and Bolts of Business Plans.

Coding in the Classroom: Six Tips to Get Even Reluctant Teachers—and Students—Started


Perry elementary school in Brooklyn, NY. Now, she’s referred to as LEGO Lady at P.S. 34, where she teaches science, LEGO engineering, and robotics. Problems (that we all know about) Educators across the globe are increasingly familiar with the staggering statistics: Between 2010 and 2020, STEM jobs growth will outpace all other jobs at 1 8.7% , leading to an estimated 1.1 “I can barely fix a printer.

12 Projects for your STEAM program

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math–is education’s new STEM. I’ve written before on ways to use STEM every day in classwork. If you have another platform, try Draw a Stickman (well-suited for elementary school ages). Robotics.

CES2017 Best of Show Tech Tools


We purged through the winners and compiled a list of educational tools and gadgets for you to look for in 2017. While Ozobot is not new to the “easy programmable robot” scene, this little guy brings new features we hadn’t seen in the Ozobot family. What’s next in edtech?

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Do You Know These Innovative Women Leaders Who Are Founding Schools and Making History?


2015 Finalist for Dallas ISD Elementary Principal of the Year. Solar Prep is on a mission to build an inclusive environment where all girls are challenged and empowered with foundational knowledge in tech literacy and coding, engineering, robotics, art and drama. Education Technology Movers and Shakers Community Thought Leadership STEM Education Charter Schools Charter Management Organizations

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry


With the Common Core, state testing, interventions, and all else that goes on in the elementary day, how would I find time for my students to investigate and inquire into their interests? At the beginning of this school year, I joined EdTechTeam’s Teacher Leader Cohort.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

What Educators Can Learn from a 7-Year-Old About Cultivating a Passion for STEM


What motivates students to excel in STEM may be less about the classroom or curriculum, and more about their individual interests and ambitions. Zaina Siyed, a 17-year-old high school student from California, is known for pushing back on negative Muslim stereotypes by competing in robotics competitions through her nonprofit, FemSTEM. Nate Butkus, a 7-year-old elementary student from Illinois, started his science podcast and recently appeared on the Ellen Show.

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