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Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. Results of the study determined that DreamBox usage was significantly associated with increased student achievement when controlling for students’ baseline test scores. News STEM

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

As an example, I’m doing early settlers this week as one of our units for social studies. Assessment Chromebooks Classroom Management Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides.

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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.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.

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Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

So Lauren Resnick, who did this wonderful study for the federal government, said that our schools were never designed to prepare large numbers of critical thinkers and problem solvers — which is exactly what we need now. These could be used for assessment purposes.

Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three 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 and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology.

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Study analyzes NAEP, Common Core math alignment

eSchool News

The panel found that 79 percent of NAEP items in 4th grade math assessed content included in the CCSS at grade 4 or below. In the 8th grade, 87 percent of NAEP items assessed math included in the CCSS at grade 8 or below—a degree of alignment the report described as “strong.”

Part 2… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second of many posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I hope you will enjoy this series of STEM posts covering over 70 resource links.

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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum.

Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

MindShift

Professor John Dunlosky is trying to bridge these two worlds , intentionally studying the effectiveness of strategies that lab studies indicate are promising, but that don’t require special technology or extra resources.

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Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. We Don’t Have To Choose Between Assessment and Excellent Teaching.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, if you’re studying lakes in earth science, you know how many times can you get a classroom out to a lake to study the science of the lake. Within the virtual environment, you get you learning, you get your assessment, you get your experience.

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5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. Learn more about formative assessment. If you prefer reading, see Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools (a post I wrote on Edutopia).

New EL STEM Report Highlights the Need for Better Curriculum and Learning Experiences

MIND Research Institute

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study report in October 2018 entitled English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives. English Learners in STEM Subjects report.

App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode on elementary portfolios with SeeSaw? Listen to Suzy Lolley talk about elementary portfolios with SeeSaw. Episode 27 – Using SeeSaw for Elementary Portfolios.

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How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. The Museum of Science in Boston isn’t the only provider of engineering curricula for elementary school students.

Lesson Study? There’s an App for That

MindShift

Knowing that improving the quality of math discussion in their classrooms won’t be easy, educators are applying the “lesson study” technique to improve their craft. ’ Tom McDougal, Co-Founder Study Lesson Alliance. Tom McDougal/Lesson Study Alliance).

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This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw attitudes toward math bottom out in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

Edsurge

As principal at Chula Vista School District’s Salt Creek Elementary, Lalaine Perez saw the need to better support a growth mindset around math in the years following the transition to California’s new Common Core standards. Pilot Study Brief from Digital Promise.

Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

So this work stems from my dissertation research which was an ethnography. They design these assessments based on reflections. So they’re always constantly assessing. Gameful teachers don’t use dashboards; they assess student reflections constantly.

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. Struggles with authentic tasks mimics real life so much more than completing those types of tasks and assessments done at most schools.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

” For subjects like science, this is a little easier as the labs that often accompany science lessons often have a hint of STEM or maker education. Assessment : How will learners be assessed? Peer Assessments.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. Related: Alaska Native students pursue STEM with great success.

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From Testing to Transformational Change with Pam Moran

The CoolCatTeacher

Screencastify is an essential tool for making flipped lessons, student videos and creative formative assessments. The state’s just reduced that to a requirement of one science, one social studies, one math, and a reading and writing assessment.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

techlearning

Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software.

5 ways to prevent cheating on your Google Form Quiz

The Electric Educator

I believe that formative and summative assessments have an appropriate role in the classroom and that it is our duty as educators to take reasonable action to maintain the integrity of these assessments. There is no way to be 100% certain that students can't cheat on an assessment.

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone Blog

But it’s not always simple to plan, and manage, and assess, so we’re going to talk about some practical teaching strategies today. With PBL, kids show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other.

How AR and VR Can Inspire Innovation—and Boost College and Career Readiness

Edsurge

That’s why for the past two years we’ve been running a pilot project in four of our elementary schools where we use zSpace’s AR/VR technology to teach science. Research and Case Studies About Using VR and AR in Education. Simulations for STEM Learning. If we look at the four schools and how they're performing on the NWEA assessment in science, we see that these schools are very easily on pace with or outpacing the national average in the fourth, fifth, and sixth grades.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

Edsurge

Given that most older children and teens play digital games outside of school— according to one study , 99% of boys and 94% of girls aged 12 - 17 play at least 7-10 hours per week—it’s no surprise that game-based learning is proving to be an effective classroom tool. It’s no surprise that a recent study found that Algebra 1 is the most repeated class in high school, and that both students’ performance on state tests and their grades decrease each time they repeat the course.

Teaching global warming in a charged political climate

The Hechinger Report

Schools across the United States are wrestling with how to incorporate the study of climate change into the classroom as its proximity and perils grow ever more apparent. Related: Will new standards improve elementary science education?

Leveling Up: How Digital Game-Based Learning Is Altering Education

EdNews Daily

To put it in the words of an elementary student at the 2004 Serious Games Summit, “Why read about ancient Rome when I can build it?”. In the Journal of Social Studies Research , students in an 11th grade U.S.

5 Ways to Create Relevant Cultures of Learning

A Principal's Reflections

Recently I observed a great example of this during a coaching visit with Kay’s Creek Elementary School in Farmington, UT. They provide a defined framework for studies in well-defined, career-focused areas directly connected to university majors and workforce need.

How to boost math skills in the early grades

The Hechinger Report

Small-group math work at Prairie Oak Elementary in Berwyn North School District 98 where, two years ago, just 14 percent of third-graders were able to do grade-level math. Related: Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age.

I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.

Edsurge

Over the past two decades, multiple studies have demonstrated that schools adopting mindfulness training—including things like weekly meditation practice in their schedule—see reduced disciplinary incidents, improved attendance and increased prosocial behavior. launched a seven year 6,000-student randomized control trial in 2015 to assess the impact of school-based mindfulness classes on children’s mental health. I recently moved a drone with my mind.

How preschool teachers feel about science matters, new research finds

The Hechinger Report

Preschool students at Kruse Elementary School in the Poudre School District in Colorado play at the water table during choice time. K-12 News STEM Teacher Preparation

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N.C. recommends STEMscopes for state science adoption

eSchool News

Developed by Accelerate Learning and Rice University, STEMscopes North Carolina was built based upon North Carolina’s Essential Standards and Clarifying Objectives outlined in the Department of Public Instruction’s Standard Course of Study. News STEM Top News

How a blended program can change Common Core math

eSchool News

Blended learning at the elementary level is different than the traditional definition. In the elementary classroom, we typically think of incorporating multiple instructional strategies, instead of the “sit and get” instructional model of long ago.

The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

User Generated Education

For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development. Hands-on and experiential learning is used in some elementary schools but this diminishes as students get older. Interestingly, though, a Study Finds 52% of U.S.

Gifted classes may not help talented students move ahead faster

The Hechinger Report

But a large survey of 2,000 elementary schools in three states found that not much advanced content is actually being taught to gifted students. The researchers did not disclose the names of the three states they studied but said they were located in the South and Midwest.

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