Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

The question is if we’re equipping that child and the others to go behind them with the knowledge and intuitive exploration of making things work together for success through rich making and STEM spaces.

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Free STEM Curriculum Distance Learning Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

These are some additional free remote learning resources: A remote learning guide for new or existing Buncee users that are looking to learn how to use Buncee for remote learning or in combination with tools such as Microsoft Teams, Google Classroom, Wakelet, and Flipgrid.

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Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

I don’t think schools can manage without coding and STEM. Coding, robotics, and experimentation–integral pieces of STEM–give students the best start possible to the rest of their lives. Nothing promotes these better than STEM. I found a partner in my STEM projects.

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Free toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children”

Educational Technology Guy

Baylor University recently published the toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children” that helps parents and teachers know what to look for in a STEM lesson and offers 9 examples of quality online resources. Related: Lots and Lots of STEM Resources, Tips and Ideas.

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Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

Educational Technology Guy

To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. RESOURCES: More resources from Vernier More STEM Resources. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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“I AM A SCIENTIST” INITIATIVE SEEKS TO CONNECT STUDENTS WITH REAL-LIFE SCIENTIST STORIES TO PROMOTE STEM DIVERSITY

Educational Technology Guy

Designed to encourage the next generation of leaders to consider STEM careers while promoting diversity and inclusion. While the new digital age offers opportunities to expand interest in and appeal of STEM careers, many barriers still hinder equitable access for all students.

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ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie calls this the ACE method of mentoring: Access, Collaboration and Experimentation. So accessAccess.

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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. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27. Crossed posted at [link].

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Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM. As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s]

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Google Masters for Kids of All Ages.

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM. In a Colorado district, 80 students work a combined 350 to 400 hours per month, earning $10 per hour doing STEM-related jobs.

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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way put together a list of super simple (and fun) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break. Maker Movement stem

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Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

Next week, my tenth graders will have to invent a new way to access the Internet. But what I haven’t seen is kids Googling anything to help them with this project. There’s a reason why this Invention project is a Google-free zone.

Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Seesaw is safe for K12 institutions and we are able to access the portfolios on multiple devices. Other suggested tools, include Livebinders , Google Sites , Weebly , Mahara , Showbie , Bulb , and Pathbrite.

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

EdTech Magazine

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation. Thomas School near Seattle hopes to encourage students to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by starting them young and engaging them with cool, new learning spaces featuring robots and 3D virtual reality computers. Studies show that the earlier you introduce STEM education , the more children become interested in those subjects,” says Kimberly Mecham, director of St.

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Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science in the last pos t.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can access these platforms on any device with a code or teachers can set up a classroom with a login. You can also create quizzes with Google Forms. Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success.

Tools to Inspire Collaborative Discussions

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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eGFI - Dream Up the Future - STEM Resource for Students and Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

There are also digital magazines and newsletters that the students can access for more information. Related: Engineering Resources for Educators STEM Resources for Educators -. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. career information engineering STEM Engineering - Go For It!

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Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number four in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back. Math STEM Resources. It is a free platform giving access to high-quality teaching resources.

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Defined STEM Adds Portfolio Assessment Manager for Project-Based Learning

techlearning

Defined Learning today announced its latest extension to Defined STEM , the Portfolio Assessment Manager. The Portfolio Assessment Manager makes all the information that teachers and students need accessible in one location and also integrates with tools like Google Classroom.

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With 3D Technology, Special Education Students Can Focus on Content—Not Access

Edsurge

McKenzie has since created dozens of his own designs for objects to help bridge the accessibility gap between his visually impaired students and the sighted counterparts with whom they share classrooms and teachers. Make content accessible “A fact of life for these students is that they have to deal with the extra burden of getting accessible materials before they can even tackle the content,” says McKenzie. He can worry about content, not access.” “What’s an ox?”

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

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Google Slides and Docs are also great free options. Student collaboration is easy and students have access to accessibility features and translation tools.

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Motivate Students with Digital Badges

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Classic Badge Maker – Teachers and students need to post an email address to access this badge builder. Motivate students with digital badges.

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

Edsurge

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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4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students

EdTechTeam

Tool #1: Google Drawings. One of my absolute favorite and most underrated Google tools (in my opinion) is Google Drawings. Google Drawings allows users to create collaborative, custom images and diagrams quite easily. It’s really simple to insert links into Google Slides.

@VybeSoftware Offers Students a FREE Opportunity to create Apps on the App Store and Google Play!

TeacherCast

In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we learn how every student can have access to a FREE Coding and Programming Curriculum through DevKit, a fantastic application from Vybe Software. . Edtech in the Classroom Coding and Programming Hour of Code STEM

4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom

EdTech Magazine

4 Ways for K–12 Administrators to Master Google Classroom. Here are four ways to put Google Classroom to work for you. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how blended learning platforms such as Google Classroom and Microsoft Teams can improve student engagement.

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25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you ready to use audio in Google Slides? One of the most common questions that I get is how to insert audio in Google Slides, a feature that many have missed after leaving PowerPoint.

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded. Such a marketplace could expand students’ access to human beings otherwise entirely out of their reach, potentially expanding their reservoir of social capital.

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10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Specifically, I’ll mention features of Screencastify , the tool I recommend for students to use for Google Chrome or Chromebooks. (If Bandwidth Savings when Uploading to Google Drive. For example, you might want to make sure that students understand how the advanced Google search works.

How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

From Google Tour Creator, CoSpaces, Merge Cube (with Tinkercad) and Panaform – Robert will share simple tools you can start using with your students today. If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs Contest is officially open for submissions! Win a dream STEM Lab.

Educational Technology Guy

The contest is designed to drive student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – otherwise known as STEM - by giving public middle schools the opportunity to create the STEM lab of their dreams, made possible by a grant of up to $100,000 for each. Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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