Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Cathy Davis Hayes is an elementary art teacher at Oakland Beach Elementary School in Warwick.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

To access these features, just toggle from Auto to Pro. After students shoot content and upload it to Dropbox, a team of students can access and preview the clips on any device using Dropbox and pull them into Premiere Rush.

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What Will It Take to Push the K-12 Maker Movement to Be More Inclusive?

Edsurge

Cicely Day works in Oakland, California at Burckhalter Elementary School as an instructional teacher leader, where she helps support teachers and students in ELA/math and in the computer lab. But despite the work of on-the-ground educators like Day and Taylor, the maker movement in K-12 schools is far from perfect. What does it really take, for example, to diversify the communities of maker educators and mentors out there? Everyone's a maker.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

The CoolCatTeacher

Virtual reality is here, and it is accessible. All Subjects Artificial Intelligence (AI) Blended Learning and E-Learning Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

The CoolCatTeacher

What it allows the users to do is – first, to access any 360 image that’s on Google Maps, and view it. Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

The CoolCatTeacher

After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, I became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

The CoolCatTeacher

And then all the content and the videos and the images and links, they’re all in one spot for the kids to access. So that was a great way from an elementary standpoint to use FlipSnack.

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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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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. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education.

This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. All Grades Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Maker Movement Math Teachers Monday Motivation Science Teachers STEM Teachers

Do Pre-Packaged Kits Belong in Makerspaces?

Edsurge

Aligned with the maker movement—which focuses on using hands-on activities like building, sewing, assembling and computer programming for learning—the kits provide a foundation that teachers can use for guided projects both in and out of the classroom. But are pre-packaged kits really in the spirit of the maker movement, or are they just leading students down a narrow path without allowing them to be truly creative, inventive and genius?

As Factories Fade, Rural District Builds Makerspace to Fill Talent Gaps

Edsurge

High school students and teachers will have a schedule for visiting the space to access new equipment and to consult with experts that can support with their current projects. Elementary and middle school students will be able to attend field trips and summer camp programs at the space to gain exposure to project-based learning experiences with high-tech tools. Education Technology Maker Movement Community

Rebuilding a School Community with Maker Learning

Digital Promise

In July 2018, Digital Promise launched a new Maker Learning Leadership Cohort dedicated to professional learning, peer connections, and school transformation in the Pittsburgh region. Innovative learning spaces and equipment do not necessarily make an impactful maker learning program.

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

Digital Promise

From this group, we’ve gathered insights on what the computer science movement looks like in these districts. VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Integrating with the Maker Movement. Districts are also finding a natural integration between computational thinking and maker learning.

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

TeachThought - Learn better.

The elementary school might evolve. In 2013, most elementary schools are simply diminutive high schools, with a balance of reading, writing, mathematics, geography, and other “core” skills, while character training supplements academic work.

Why the School Library Is the Perfect Place for Maker Education

Educator Innovator

Exploratory, hands-on learning is also known as “maker education.” At “makerspaces,” learners have access to tools and supplies, including technological tools, for either open-ended or structured projects. When Jopeck worked as an elementary school librarian in Annandale, Va.,

How Maker Mindsets Can Be An Easy Fit For Rural Schools

MindShift

The maker movement has expanded greatly in recent years and much of the attention has focused on cities with high population density and large well-funded school districts. But he wanted his students to have more access to sensors, so he set about making his own.

Creating Space for "Maker Moments"

Graphite Blog

Despite claims made by some, the maker movement is no fad -- it's just a new name for something lots of people have been doing for a long time. I had my first "maker moment" at 4 years old. With a generous donation from the PTA, lots of hustle on DonorsChoose.org , and some dumpster diving, our Maker Lab was born! " The maker movement is about creating and problem-solving, not purchasing and consuming.

From Tinkering to Technology—Advice from a Middle School Maker

Edsurge

Hannah’s experience reflects the innovative ways educators across the country are drawing students into the Maker movement. With her first big making project almost complete, Hannah shared with EdSurge her favorite troubleshooting technique, advice for other student makers, and why it’s important to “prove what you know.”. EdSurge: How did you become a maker? Get Inspired by Videos About Student Makers. What advice do you have for other student makers?

Creating Space for "Maker Moments"

Graphite Blog

Despite claims made by some, the maker movement is no fad -- it's just a new name for something lots of people have been doing for a long time. I had my first "maker moment" at 4 years old. With a generous donation from the PTA, lots of hustle on DonorsChoose.org , and some dumpster diving, our Maker Lab was born! " The maker movement is about creating and problem-solving, not purchasing and consuming.

Learning Revolution Free PD - It's All About the GEC (GlobalEdCon) - Amazing Keynotes - Announcing the Student Technology Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Department of Education, John Mergendoller of the Buck Institute for Education, Tonya Muro , AFS-USA’s Director of School Outreach and Educational Partnerships, Omashani Naidoo of SchoolNet South Africa, Alaine Newland of OpenIDEO, Toni Olivieri-Barton , IB Coordinator & Teacher Librarian at Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School, Lisa Parisi , elementary teacher at Herricks UFSD, Leslie Paynter , Principal at Voyager Academy Elementary, Rohit K.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D.

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