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4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Nikolaos Chatzopoulos share 2020 Edtech Trends Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. ” The post 4 Emerging Edtech Trends in 2020 appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Teaching Science Online with Chris Anderson

The CoolCatTeacher

Recorded Tuesday, March 10, 2020.) Blended Learning and E-Learning Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The screen recording web tools and apps below also have cool features like the ability to highlight areas, draw, upload images, add pdfs, and more! Screencasting Web Tools and Apps.

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How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

In this episode, Robert gives us his insights and tips into the best tools and tips in AR and VR today. From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform – Robert will share simple tools you can start using with your students today.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The next concept involves “getting real about STEM. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students still enjoy creating physical storybooks, but now their stories can be preserved digitally forever with free web tools and apps. Tools and Apps for Creating Digital Storybooks.

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing.

3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

They have two STEM challenges running now. The Stanley Black and Decker Making for Good Student Challenge runs now through Thursday, January 30, 2020 for students in the US in grades 9-12. Michael Drezek shares about Our Global Classroom and other ways we can collaborate (for free!)

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10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Code.org has different activities for elementary students to adults. Kodable has different free activities for elementary students that require no registration. December 9 to 15th is the annual Hour of Code event.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! I have also listed awesome free web tools, apps, and programs for designing different types of games. Free Game Design Tools. Code games and much more with awesome tools like Tynker , Code.org , and Scratch MIT !

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The free web tools below help teachers create a safe online class where students can access learning materials, post their work, and comment on the works of others.

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The Big List of STEM Board Games

MIND Research Institute

When looking for the best STEM board games, I’m looking for games that are both. Games that teach STEM may not be immediately obvious as a STEM topic—though many may have a scientific theme or mathematical computation, I’m looking for less obvious connections as well!

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Classroom Makerspaces: Boost Creativity and Critical Thinking Skills By Giving Students Their Own Corner

Waterford

It turns out, when used regularly and stocked with the right materials, makerspaces can help your students develop anything from critical thinking and self-confidence to digital citizenship or even STEM skills.

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

On an ordinary June morning, kids descend on the campus of Auburn University to try science experiments at the college of education’s annual STEM camp. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

12 of the Best School and Classroom Grants and How to Apply: A Guide for Educators

Waterford

For more in-depth information, check out our full Waterford.org Foundations and Grants Guide 2020. 12 of the Best School Grants in 2020 and How to Apply . School funding issues have been both brought to light and exacerbated due to the COVID-19 crisis.

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5 ways to make STEM more engaging and less complicated

eSchool News

It’s no secret that over the years and due to more standardized testing, science has become a backburner subject in many American elementary schools. Related Content: eSchool News STEM, STEAM, & Makerspaces Guide. The eSchool News STEM, STEAM, & Makerspaces Guide is here!

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STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

The field of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math (STEM/STEAM) is at the heart of innovation, discovery and curiosity. TeachEngineering is a free K to 12 STEM curriculum. Find web apps and tools for students to design innovations in my article, Mock It Up!

4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students

EdTechTeam

And it’s a huge bonus if we can plan these activities in a reasonable amount of time, with free and simple tools. . In this post, I’m going to show you four awesome tools that will help you engage your students in almost any lesson. Tool #1: Google Drawings. Tool #2: Slides .

Beyond the Science Experiment: Building Soft Skills with AR and VR

EdNews Daily

As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences become increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, the value this technology brings to STEM and Career and Technical Education programs is becoming increasingly evident. By Joe Parlier, Ed.D.

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Using robots to bring science to life

eSchool News

As elementary STEAM educators, we have both learned that the best way to teach science is through hands-on exploration where lessons are both rigorous and relative to all of the students in the classroom. Related content: How our school transitioned from STEM to STEAM. STEAM STEM

Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.

Edsurge

That’s the first word that Anna Kwan, a K-5 STEM teacher at a public school in Aurora, Colo., Elementary school educators were more likely than secondary school educators to allow students relatively unstructured time to experiment with physical materials, often in the form of manipulatives.

This school turnaround started with SEL

eSchool News

Before I took over as principal at Bluebonnet Elementary, I was an assistant principal at the middle school, where many of our discipline issues stemmed from students not being able to problem-solve or maintain healthy relationships.

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How to Serve Students With Special Needs From Afar

Edsurge

To that last question, Sean Arnold, a STEM coach and special educator for the New York City Department of Education, has a suggestion. Find some way, some moment to connect—especially with elementary students, but all your students really—because they’re challenged,” he says. Essentially, these are tools and options that are designed for one specific group, like a ramp to a door, but it helps everybody out.

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Transforming your library into a makerspace

eSchool News

Luhtala and Burns rescued much-needed shelving from the elementary school and clamped the refurbished shelves together to create an 80-bin storage system that provided teachers and students easy access to the makerspace materials. The eSchool News STEM, STEAM, & Makerspaces Guide is here!

She gave up on public schools that rejected her bold ideas a decade ago. Now she’s back.

The Hechinger Report

The partnership with Acera builds on this work, expanding Pyne Arts’ project-based learning efforts, increasing their focus on STEM topics and leaning into the idea that school success is about more than just test scores. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

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Beyond the Science Experiment: Building Soft Skills with AR and VR

EdNews Daily

As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences become increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, the value this technology brings to STEM and Career and Technical Education programs is becoming increasingly evident. By Joe Parlier, Ed.D.

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The Pillars of Leadership During Uncertainty

Mindspark Learning

When I was principal of a K-8 STEM title school, our daily mantra was, “fail fast and pivot.” We can benefit from the plethora of existing collaboration tools.

9 ways to create better makerspaces

eSchool News

Makerspaces and maker culture have quickly become a favorite of STEAM advocates, and new research shows that makerspaces can be highly effective at helping elementary students develop skills such as critical thinking, design thinking, and problem solving.

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Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

C-STEM Studio is a California A-G approved curriculum and turn-key solution for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through computing and robotics. ” In fact, the C-STEM Studio algebra curriculum is fully aligned with Common Core state standards in mathematics.

How I created my school’s makerspace

eSchool News

As an elementary educator for most of my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with a variety of learners—from inner-city students in North Carolina to university-level students in Chicago—but I found my true calling as the librarian at Hubbard Woods Elementary in Winnetka, Illinois.

Digital Equity and Why It Matters [interview with Ken Shelton] – SULS051

Shake Up Learning

One of the biggest issues facing the learning community today is creating diverse and equitable educational practices, tools and strategies. . Shout out to all of my friends with Northside ISD in San Antonio, specifically at Thornton Elementary and Rudder Middle Schools.

COVID-19 Education Innovations Solution Spotlights in Texas, Nevada and Tennessee

ExcelinEd

Free Assessment Tool to Plan for the “COVID Slide” in Texas. The optional end-of-year assessment gives parents and educators access to a tool that shows what their students have learned and where they can improve their knowledge and understanding of key subject matter heading into the 2020-21 academic year. The goal will be to stem learning loss for up to 5,000 students from low-income families.