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Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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Teachers do not need computer science degrees to engage, enhance and extend student coding experiences due to the abundance of easily accessible creative coding and robotics programs. Nearpod is a powerful teaching and learning tool that promotes student engagement in the classroom.

Multistate Initiative Aims to Help K-12 Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into Classroom

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Wonder Workshop , creator of Dash, Dot, and Cue robots, today announced the Teach Wonder initiative, a collaboration with state-based nonprofit partners designed to give every educator the knowledge and skills needed to bring state-of-the-art coding and robotics experiences into the classroom.

Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

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Nonprofits in eight states are first to partner with developer of popular educational robots; Wonder Workshop initiative will provide teachers with professional development to support state-of-the-art coding and robotics education.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Jobs'

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This is part eight of my annual look at the year’s “ top ed-tech stories ” In previous years, I’ve looked at how education technology is intertwined with narratives about “ skills ,” “ competencies ,” and “ credentialing.” ” I’ve looked at how for-profit colleges , MOOCs , and learn-to-code companies have tapped into these narratives in order to justify their products and services.

Tips and Activities for Computational Thinking in the Classroom

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Computational thinking provides an important foundation for learning computer science but can also inspire skills like the 4 Cs (collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking) across other subjects. Creative reflection really captures authentic learning for our students.

8 Approaches That Are Making a Difference in Public Education

Digital Promise

News articles often highlight the challenges educators face and the ways in which students are not achieving. Educators across the country are addressing challenges and building solutions that work for their communities with big results. Learn more: ISTE Feature.

20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic]

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The post 20 New Ways to Use Google Classroom [infographic] appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Expand Your Use of Google Classroom. Google has opened up Google Classroom to users outside of G Suite for Education. 20 NEW Ways to Use Google Classroom.

10 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom

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In her presentation, “Creating Classroom Content in Augmented Reality,” she gave attendees some inside help on which apps to use in the classroom. 3DBear : This program allows students and educators to create their own AR experiences by overlaying 3D models on reality.

Check out these 10 AR apps for your classroom—coding not required

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In her presentation “ Creating Classroom Content in Augmented Reality ,” she gave attendees some inside help on which apps to use in the classroom. The best AR apps for your classroom. Related: 5 easy, low-cost ways to do AR & VR in your classroom.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Each week, I gather a wide variety of links to education and education technology articles. All this feeds the review I write each December on the stories we are told about the future of education. National) Education Politics. Via Chalkbeat : “Trump’s proposed education budget: more for school choice, less for teacher training.” ” Via The Atlantic : “Does Trump’s Education Budget Even Matter?” An education IPO!

?How Edtech Companies Are Getting a Foothold in the Classroom

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At this year’s Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) in Orlando, Fla., companies ranging from robotics to assessment tools showed up to share how they plan to bridge this gap. Here are some of the ways edtech companies say they are working with educators to create—and sell—products that succeed in the marketplace and the classroom. Ambassador Programs To better prepare educators for a new edtech product, several companies have introduced ambassador programs.

Coding and Computer Science during CSEdWeek

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Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek) is an annual initiative that aims to inspire K-12 students to take interest in computer science. In schools that wish to have coding become a regular part of the curriculum, where do educators begin if they are unfamiliar with the subject?

Hack Education Weekly News

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(National) Education Politics. Listen, folks (particularly educators). Did you share this Raw Story story – “Education officials expect ‘ineffective’ Betsy DeVos to step down as her agenda collapses: report” – or this Salon story – “Expert: Expect DeVos to resign from Trump administration”? ” (In fairness, I’m not sure what the typical work-week looks like for a Secretary of Education.).

How These 26 Teachers and an Author Are Redefining Today's Student-Centered Classroom

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One of Meg Ormiston’s biggest frustrations with education today is how long everything takes to roll out. We can’t wait years because these kids need to get college and career ready, and we’re not doing that by over-scripting lessons,” says Ormiston, a former classroom teacher who now works out of Chicago as a consultant, spending her time speaking, working with schools and writing. A related fifth book focuses on leadership skills for educators).

My #ISTE17 Takeaways

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Rachelle and myself Traveling alone to ISTE this year gave me lots of time alone with my thoughts and my learning. Rachelle presented multiple times (and I must say she's amazing at sharing her classroom stories) and I was there as an attendee only.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Launch ‘Manufacture Your Future Teacher Challenge’

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-- Nationwide challenge invites educators to design an in-school experience that inspires the next generation of manufacturing leaders -- Silver Spring, Md. Teachers foster design thinking and creativity in the classroom that lends itself to innovation.

Hack Education Weekly News

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Education Politics. You’ll remember Gove, of course, from his role as the former education secretary and as special friend of News Corp's Joel Klein. Also speaking volumes, the publications that framed the educational fallout from last week’s referendum on EU membership in terms of how it might possibly hurt the business of British ed-tech. Tony Bates looks at “Brexit and online learning in Europe.” ” Education in the Courts.

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Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. When integrated into classroom instruction, these videos reveal for students the wonders of our natural world.

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Tips and Tricks for Coding and STEAM in the Classroom

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For more creativity, exploration, and freedom, educators can incorporate play into their coding and STEAM lessons. Why is play a forbidden word in education today?” Play can instead be structured for learning, which builds relationships, benefitting all involved.

Discovery Education and Arconic Foundation Celebrate National Manufacturing Day with ‘Manufacture Your Future Virtual Field Trip’ at Arconic in Austin, Texas

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-- Virtual Field Trip of Arconic in Austin, Texas brings exciting STEM careers to classrooms and explores how 3D printing is revolutionizing aerospace manufacturing - - Silver Spring, Md. Manufacture Your Future materials are also available through Discovery Education Streaming Plus.

How Brooklyn LAB Charter School is Integrating Non Academic Habits into the Classroom

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This story is part of a series from EdSurge Research on how schools are redefining student success using MyWays , a framework created by Next Generation Learning Challenges (NGLC). How a school defines student success influences its design and impacts critical aspects such as professional learning, curriculum, assessment and school culture. Amanda Ronan ( @amanda_ronan ) is a former teacher turned curriculum writer, education journalist and middle-grade author.

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Keys to Bringing STEAM into Your District or Classroom

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STEAM lessons offer educational benefits beyond technological literacy, such as collaboration, creativity, and critical thinking. For many educators, though, blending STEAM with traditional subjects can still seem daunting. edWeb Blog coding STEAM STEAM learning

Students Invited to Take a Peek into the Future of Mobility

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Toyota and Discovery Education Hosts Virtual Field Trip on Cars of the Future: Artificial Intelligence and Automated Vehicles Immersive Educational Experience to Explore STEM Concepts set for Oct. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District

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A year earlier, I had graduated with a teaching degree in elementary education. At the time, my district didn't offer any professional development (PD) opportunities to prepare educators without a computer science background to teach CS in their classes.

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Teaching for Deeper Learning

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This article originally appeared on Usable Knowledge from the Harvard Graduate School of Education. When Professor Jal Mehta and then-doctoral candidate Sarah Fine embarked on their exploration of deeper learning in American high schools, they were initially disappointed.

5 Strategies to Help Superintendents Lead Digital Transformation

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School leaders need to explain clearly to staff, teachers, parents and students why the technology they are adopting is important and how it is going to improve learning. . Create Compelling Learning Environments. Make Professional Development a Priority.

How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

In these spaces students are learning how to tinker collaboratively with a problem and keep trying until they find a solution. They are learning to be thinkers, innovators and problem-solvers rather than mere consumers of information.

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Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Please note I will be at BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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ASSIST EDUCATION & APEX LEARNING ( assisteducation.com/ ) & ( www.apexlearning.com ) ASSIST Education and Apex Learning enhanced their partnership with the addition of adaptive content and digital tutorials into the ASSIST Integrated Education Management System for K-12 schools.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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All of the modules include Spanish text and read-aloud Spanish-language audio recorded by professional voice-over artists, and a content map that matches the English language version. Webinars cover topics such as portfolios, using FreshGrade in an ESL/ELL classroom, and more.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe?

Um…so what do teachers do now after the Hour of Code?

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But outside of these specific days, how can teachers continue seamlessly integration of the concepts learned? What resources are available outside of those provided by the Hour of Code and Computer Science Education Week (CSEdWeek)?

Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Curriculum

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! We as educators must go that next step, providing students a way to problem sovle and come up with algoritms that provide the solutions.

After The Workshop: PD Comes to Life at PS 176

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Innovative Educators understand the value of high-quality professional learning opportunities. They take what they learn and put it into practice in their schools and classrooms.

Asked and Answered: 6 Common Questions About Getting Started With Video Coaching

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Video coaching is no longer a professional development buzzword or novelty, in part because of the accessibility of devices in today’s world makes it a convenient choice for educators looking to improve their practice. Their collaborative learning is powered by the video evidence of their own classrooms. During an instructional coaching cycle, teachers can use any device to easily record, upload and share videos of their classroom practices with their peers or coaches.

How STEAM Camps Can Combat Summer Brain Drain

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Summer brain drain or the summer slide occurs when students, especially those from low-income families, lose some of the academic skills and knowledge learned during the previous school year. By supporting students’ unique interests, they learn independence, empowerment, and teamwork.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program. The program includes in-classroom professional development sessions. Videos provide stopping points to facilitate classroom discussion and encourage critical thinking.

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How to prepare students for 2017’s Hour of Code next week

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From December 4th to 10th, educators and students around the world will be participating in the Hour of Code, an annual event that takes place during Computer Science Education Week, and is designed to demystify and engage educators and students in coding.

Transform Learning by Creating a Makerspace

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Using mostly recyclable materials, equipment and furniture, these educators are providing learning opportunities for students and teachers that have changed the school climate and culture. This edWeb broadcast was sponsored by Mackin Educational Resources.

Keep Your Class Engaged Beyond the Hour of Code

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This year during the annual Computer Science Education Week, educators and students around the world participated in the Hour of Code, an event designed to demystify and engage educators and students in coding. Set your classroom up for success.