How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Date: Monday, December 4, 2017. Why code in the elementary grades? So, Sam, why do we even want to code in the elementary grades?

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. You just realized, “Perhaps we’re underestimating the abilities of our elementary kids.”.

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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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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.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Tuesday, October 3, 2017. Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Are you studying Mars? Why not let students go live there?

10 Summer Jobs For Teachers 2017

EdNews Daily

Please find 10 summer jobs for teachers in 2017 listed below. 10 Summer Jobs For Teachers in 2017: Back to Basics Learning Dynamics is hiring experienced, accomplished tutors, teachers, translators, interpreters, and education specialists in Delaware. Summer jobs for teachers in 2017!

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


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

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Sign Up Before September 1, 2017 and Get Free Lesson Plans. If you sign up now (August 2017) for Owl Eyes, they’ll send you 10 free 60-minute lesson plans. Make sure you do this before September 1, 2017 – this is only for August so tell everyone you know now!).

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

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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. STEM labs, STEAM labs, and FAB labs. Any elementary classroom.

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

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Lisa Scumpieru on episode 187 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Lisa Scumpieru, 10th-grade Literature Teacher, gives us a crash course in Hyperdocs.

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5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

The CoolCatTeacher

And Geometry by the way, because I taught everything from elementary through Ph.D. 5 Idea Friday Administrators College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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5 Ideas for Technology Stations

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Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Friday, September 8, 2017.

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


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. in Elementary Education.

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

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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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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

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. From my high school classroom to this elementary classroom. Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

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Date: Thursday, December 7, 2017. All Grades All Subjects College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers

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Date: Wednesday, November 29, 2017. Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Productivity Science Teachers Special Needs Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Friday, September 2, 2017. STEM Idea #1: Teach with Passion. And I think that sometimes as adults, especially when we start talking about STEM or STEAM or whatever buzzword it is that your school uses, we muddy the learning.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Angela has also authored or co-authored 13 books, including Blended Vocabulary for K–12 Classrooms: Harnessing the Power of Digital Tools and Direct Instruction (2017) and the bestseller The Data Teams Experience: A Guide to Effective Meetings (2014).

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Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

Date: November 9, 2017. Scott McLeod on episode 189 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Wednesday, October 11, 2017. As an elementary teacher, Lee Ann has a passion for teaching kids not only about content, but life lessons as well.

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Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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All Grades All Subjects Computer Science Teachers Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Tools

Helping Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

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All Grades Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Lesson Plans Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Thought Leader Thursday Web Tools

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

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Wednesday, August 30, 2017. He is an expert in STEAM and STEM and science. Carol has been an elementary educator in the primary grades for 26 years. Episode 138 on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

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Right now through August 31, 2017, they’re giving away 10 free 60-minute lesson plans for lit teachers – go to to sign up free and get your lesson plans now. Download the transcript: Thursday, August 17, 2017.

An Australian Math Classroom with iPads

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, Tom Davidson discusses his workflow for teaching math to elementary students including: Why and how he uses Explain Everything. Listen to the episode “ Building Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw “ Aurasma.

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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.

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to the interview with Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen about their favorite iPad apps for elementary classrooms. Dates : February 8, 2017 – February 8, 2017 at midnight EST. (We give 48 hours for all reviews to show up on iTunes before drawing.).

iPads in Kindergarten: Creating, Innovating and Learning

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Listen to Karen Lirenman and Kristen Wideen talk about awesome iPad apps for the elementary classroom. All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Science Teachers STEM Teachers Tech Tips Tools

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6 steps to strengthen early STEM learning

eSchool News

Although STEM education is inarguably essential in today’s economy, it is not always seamlessly incorporated into early childhood education–and the barriers to inclusion are more pervasive than many educators might realize. Early childhood education News STEM

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4 ways to improve STEM professional development

eSchool News

In Charlotte County Public Schools (CCPS), all 10 of our elementary schools have a STEM lab. As early as kindergarten, students begin engaging in hands-on learning and exploring STEM careers. Next page: 2 more tips for STEM PD).


What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Innovation Libraries News & Trends STEM Tools

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