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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. This is primarily due to the testing movement, the push towards using student assessment in the form of tests as a measure of student, teacher, principal, and school accountability. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.

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Honoring Black History Month with Career Readiness Resources from the STEM Careers Coalition

STEM Discovery Education

The STEM Careers Coalition – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders?and The array of on-demand resources and an engaging event both introduce and deepen students’ connections to STEM through real-world content.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Finding the correct digital education and EdTech solution provider can be challenging, but choosing the best fit for you will save you time and money, and help you avoid frustration. Digital Education Service Provider Checklist.

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Formative Assessment Tools and Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Ongoing assessment is necessary for student success. These assessments provide data on our learners’ progress and knowledge of the content. Formative Assessment Tools and Apps.

How STEM is preparing students for future careers

Neo LMS

There are few areas of our lives in which science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) don’t play a key role. As this continues, it is important to introduce children to STEM concepts from an early age. Read more: 3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

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5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

Teacher Mike Roberts give five strategies that can help us with formative assessment AND classroom management. 5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Mike Roberts @BaldRoberts , eighth grade English teacher in Salt Lake City, Utah, and author of Hacking Classroom Management: 10 Ideas to Help You Become the Type of Teacher They Make Movies About. Formative Assessment Idea #1: High-Five Hands.

Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It is filled with thoughts on Student Communication Skills including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Communication: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education. Ten Reasons to Promote Communications in the Classroom.

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify and Screencasting for Formative Assessment (a sponsored post) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Screencasting is a useful assessment tool. While I use it for my video tutorials, I also have my students make their own screencasts to help me assess their progress. In this blog post, I’ll share how I use screencasting to assess student work. Why Screencasting Is a Useful Formative Assessment Tool.

Assessing STE(A)M Learning

User Generated Education

In Learning in the Making , I discuss assessment as follows: Educators should be clear about how and why they include assessment in their instruction. Assessment should be about informing learners about their performance so increased learning and future improvements can result.

Creativity: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

It provides a perfect time to address the idea of Creativity in education (one of those 4C’s). It is filled with thoughts on Creativity including “I can” statement(s), classroom attributes, and assessment rubrics. Often, this practice can be seen in STEM and PBL classrooms.

iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. However, his formative assessments have a twist — students are all answering DIFFERENT math questions. Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment. Now, Sean, you’re currently working with iPads and some online formative assessments for STEM classrooms. Formative assessment on the iPad that Works.

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15 Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready even more STEM posts. For consultations and presentations at schools across the country I have developed these 15 questions you may want to ask as you develop or assess STEM possibilities for students.

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Collaboration: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. It seems educators and industry are all talking about the importance of student collaboration, but how are we facilitating and assessing this skill. I want to provide you some great reasons, ways, and resources to make this happen in your classroom, school, or district. I have a workshop and session entitled “STEM is a Verb”. Let me begin: Ten Reason For Student Collaboration in the classroom.

Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

While creating tasks that empower learners to develop their own questions is the ultimate goal, teachers can use scaffolded stems to get the ball rolling. Below is a version of a resource that can be found in Chapter 4 of Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms. As a kid, I loved nature.

Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from Noun to Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Read about my 15 ways you can turn STEM from a noun to a verb! Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning.

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Ten Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready for a series of helpful STEM posts. For consultations and presentations at schools across the country I have developed these ten questions you may want to ask as you develop or assess STEM possibilities for students. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM. Quick note for those near Fort Wayne, Indiana: I will be providing a keynote for the STEM 2.0:

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Honoring Black History Month by Celebrating Black STEM Leaders with Career Readiness Resources for Students from the STEM Careers Coalition

eSchool News

Silver Spring, MD (Tuesday, February 2, 2022) — The STEM Careers Coalition – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders?and Discovery Education is the worldwide?EdTech?leader View the complete list of STEM Career Coalition partners here. .

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Critical Thinking: Facilitating and Assessing the 21st Century Skills in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series of posts dedicated to 21st skills and assessment. I want to provide you some great reasons, ways, and resources to make this happen in your classroom, school, or district. I have a workshop and session entitled “STEM is a Verb”. It really promotes that 4C Classroom. FETC – I am one of the official bloggers for an amazing educational conference early next year. Let me begin: Ten Reason For Student Critical Thinking in the classroom.

Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. Think of STEM as a verb, not a noun.

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5 ways to integrate language arts into STEM

eSchool News

As a language arts teacher at a partial STEM Magnet middle school in Southern Georgia, I have the opportunity to teach an amazing group of students; their willingness to expand their educational horizons amazes me every day. Use Monster Quiz for assessments.

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Here’s Your Summer STEM Class Checkup!

MiddleWeb

Getting ready to involve students in real STEM learning experiences this fall? Then you’ll soon begin to examine, revise, and beef up your STEM education knowledge and skills. STEM By Design STEM Teaching Practices anne jolly assessment classroom curriculum district-wide parents school wide STEM stem lessons summer readingExpert Anne Jolly brings together ideas and information to answer five key questions.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

A district is assessing itself with a massive project for 800 eighth graders. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. He’s an educator in New Jersey. How the District Uses This Project to Assess Itself. The other sort of interesting thing about this is that in and of itself, it would be a cool project but what we’re doing is using it really as an assessment of the district, not of the students.

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, their Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence unit is a safe way to educate middle school students about fire. Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit. Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science. Each learning module is designed to connect classrooms to real-world science and engineering.

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STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns. In fact, STEM action is something all content areas can embrace as they engage students in authentic learning. FETC 2019 – How does Orlando in January sound for an educational conference?

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Webinar: Teaching with Augmented Reality with #ARVRinEDU Classroom Enthusiasts

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Join a lively conversation with Jaime Donally , the host of #ARVRinEDU chat on Twitter, some leading AR in the Classroom enthusiasts and me as we discuss the changing pedagogies around Augmented Reality (AR) in the classroom in a free webinar on Wednesday, December 19th at 9pm ET. If you can imagine this — my students are creating a world that layers on top of our classroom.

20 Ways to Personalize Your Learning This Summer

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We educators need to rest and recover this summer. Blended Learning In my opinion, the best 21st-century classrooms are “bricks” and “clicks,” blending together the best of face-to-face and online.

Conflict Resolution Techniques You Can Use in Your Classroom

Waterford

Conflict: It’s great for drama, and an inescapable part of human progress, but it can make for fraught situations in the classroom. Conflict can happen even in the most supportive, positive, and open classrooms, disrupting your students’ ability to learn. The Resilient Educator. “4

Vernier Software & Technology is now Vernier Science Education

eSchool News

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 17, 2022 — Vernier Software & Technology has changed its name to Vernier Science Education. For more than 40 years, we’ve been dedicated to providing holistic, high-quality, and reliable solutions for STEM classrooms,” said CEO John Wheeler. “We’ve

Researchers develop preschool STEM education curriculum

eSchool News

In an effort to address the national need to guide more students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers are developing curriculum which introduces STEM principles during the formative preschool years. The actual subject matter of STEM in preschool classrooms will be basic,” Dubosarsky said. Early childhood education News STEM

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Discovery Education STEM Connect

techlearning

If the school system has Discovery Education Streaming or buys Streaming with STEM Connect, price is $3000 per site per year. Product Description: Discovery Education STEM Connect is a Web-based K–8 learning resource that helps teachers enhance their curricula and integrate STEM in to their classrooms. Quality and Effectiveness: Discovery Education STEM Connect is an excellent resource for the classroom. discoveryeducation.com ?

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Two Kentucky School Systems Select Discovery Education to Support STEM and STEAM Instruction

eSchool News

Two Kentucky school systems— Fayette County Public Schools (FCPS) and the Jefferson County Public Schools (JCPS )—recently selected Discovery Education to support STEM/STEAM education in their school districts. About Discovery Education.

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Why This Professor Believes OER Can Make STEM More Inclusive and Affordable

Edsurge

For some folks in higher ed, the very idea of using open educational resources (OER) sparks dread. He and his students happily use open educational resources for textbooks. Open Textbook Library (umn.edu) - Find reviews of available OER, and also visit Open Education Network (umn.edu).

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

In regard to Creativity, check out my last post, which covers facilitating and assessing Creativity in the classroom. 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.

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Active Learning in the Science Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Thirty-three-year Presidential Award Winning science teacher Glen Westbroek believes in creating active learning experiences in his science classroom. Today we kick off science week on the 10-Minute Teacher talking about active learning, Next Generation Science Standards, and what an engaging science classroom looks like. Active Learning in the Science Classroom. Now, Glen, you are passionate about motivating active learning in the science classroom.

STEM Educators Demonstrate Innovative Uses of Data-Collection Technology to Win 2022 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards

eSchool News

Chosen by a panel of NSTA-appointed experts, this year’s winners—one middle school educator and two high school educators—showed innovative uses of data-collection technology to engage students in STEM learning.

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Why Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results

The CoolCatTeacher

Technology in classrooms means little. Report results are based on an assessment in 2012 that tracked students in more than 40 countries and surveyed them on computer habits and conducted both written and digital tests. ” The Wall Street Journal, “Technology in Classrooms Doesn’t Always Boost Education Results, OECD Says”. You have to: Have technology in the classroom, Students must have access , and. Innovation News & Trends Research STEM

Practical Applications for High School STEM: Navy STEM Challenges Now Available!

Discovery Education

Guest blog by Jamie Jenkins, Manager of Instructional Design for Discovery Education. Navy STEM for the Classroom , created in partnership with America’s Navy, is a series of interactive classroom resources designed for 9-12 graders to explore the world of STEM through real Navy careers. Through Navy STEM Challenges , students are asked to complete three different Navy training exercises led by a Navy officer.

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How to Assess Inclusiveness in Teaching

ED Surge

Someone who wants to live out my values in practice There is a key difference between an educator saying they want to meet the needs of diverse learners and that instructor actually taking the actions that would meet that goal. Education Technology Diversity and Equity Teaching & Learning

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

There’s a growing need for scientific and technical talent in STEM -related jobs. However, it seems that not many students are keen on pursuing STEM courses post their school level. Recent data from a test commonly taken by college-bound high school students found that only 20% of students are ready for courses typically required for a STEM major. A common reason given by students was that they found the STEM courses difficult. STEM courses must be based on reality.