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The Maker Movement In Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

His knowledge of and interest in both the EdTech world and the importance of a STEM education highlight the importance of inquiry-based education, DIY cultures and technology for enhanced learning as crucial 21st century activities. Common Core: A Lesson Plan for STEM (on Bridges).

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. Post sponsored by Book Creator. Book Creator Features.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

So I am not a dancer, and I am not a theater actor at all, but I have seen incredible connections made — through movement art and theater specifically – that have helped kids make connections to other content areas. Catherine: I was reading the book Swimmy by Leo Lionni.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Book Creator for Chrome. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser.

Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose

The CoolCatTeacher

John Spencer, co-author of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower , talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays. Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose. What is Maker Monday?

Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

I have been working with ASCD for the past few years to publish my book, Learning in the Making: How to Plan, Execute, and Assess Powerful Makerspace Lessons. Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

You can investigate through a book. She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. Then they even started to go the library and find books for their friends.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah: Another way that I try to give students technology to showcase their science understanding is through like tools that help them to maybe build electronic books. See my review of Book Creator for Chrome. You’ve talked about Book Creator.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

Programming in the Primary Grades Book Contest. But he’s also written a book, Programming in the Primary Grades, Beyond the Hour of Code. We’ll be doing a giveaway of his book. ” This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

I guess there’s a little aspect of a book report in there. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: And I would encourage all of our listeners to also pick up a book called Humility is the New Intelligence. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

She was named as a 2015 PBS LearningMedia Digital Innovator and serves as a Book Creator Ambassador. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Her talent won her an internship with a company in Atlanta (she telecommuted as a sophomore and junior in high school.) To expand their knowledge, they had to assemble a library and know how to find books in it. The student is programming a video game in a maker space using Bloxels.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

But they do all of the steps you would normally take in writing a book. At the end of the probably year-long — I don’t have a too many people who do it in a semester class — they have a book they can publish. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

And she does have a series of books that we’ll mention here in a moment. I just wrote a series of five books with 26 practicing educators. The high school students walked down the street, and they did an afternoon STEM collaboration.

Middle School STEAM: 5 Ways to Amp it Up!

The CoolCatTeacher

But Pauline, today you have for us five ways to amp up STEM in middle school. Taking the time to develop a coherent approach to STEM in your building will help to develop STEM experiences for students and have a much greater impact on learning.

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

Book Creator for Chrome. Previously on the 10-Minute Teacher, guests have mentioned Book Creator as one of their top apps for the iPad. Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Take the poll to enter the book giveaway contest.

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Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we’re talking to my friend, Dr. Scott McLeod @mcleod about his new book, Different Schools for Different Worlds , that he co-authored with Dean Shareski. I think we’re starting to make some movements in this direction.

7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

The CoolCatTeacher

No one person can run a Fortune 500 company by themselves, and we want kids to know how to work in groups like this. Also take a look at MAD-learn and their really cool books! This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Brent Johnson: My student’s views on learning and teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

I mean, there’s always been books, newspapers, and other forms of entertainment that have always been around. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

The CoolCatTeacher

It can be as simple as just solving a math problem with each other, or doing a science project, or doing a whole chapter book that we are sharing books and ideas with. Carol: Of course, STEAM is a big thing that teachers are wanting to do in Maker Space.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

The Power of a Plant Book Giveaway Contest. *. That is the mantra and the premise behind my book, The Power of a Plant: A Teacher’s Odyssey to Grow Healthy Minds and Schools. It has letters from students, letters from teachers, 45 luminaries have blurbed the book.

How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields

Ask a Tech Teacher

I’ve had a lot of questions in the last few months about STEM (Science-Technology-Engineering-Math) in the classroom. STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, and covers an immense range of subject areas. The Maker Movement In Education.

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Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s giveaway contest is Sylvia’s book Invent to Learn. Sylvia Libow Martinez is a co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering the Classroom helping teachers bring the exciting tools and technology of the Maker Movement to classrooms worldwide.

Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

I have become a huge fan of his work, and I am proud to have been a part of his book “ Empower ” with AJ Juliani. Supportive community of fellow teacher-makers? She had a maker mindset. He had a maker mindset. They will need to have a maker mindset.

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism

Edsurge

Big data, open spaces, employability, utilizing maker movements, balancing innovation and accountability, privacy, collaboration, closing the digital divide, personalized learning, and navigating the hostile political climate were just a few of the concerns the audience members brought up. In addition to their accelerator, which graduated over 36 companies, it is launching an innovation center on the campus of Rocky Hill School, a private K-12 school in Rhode Island.

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