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Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine. Rachael is a Google Certified Educator with a master’s degree in Educational Leadership.

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How This Teacher Builds A Professional Learning Community Online

EdNews Daily

This is the first article in our series about building professional learning communities for online teachers. 51Talk is the largest online English education platform in China. I was learning so much through my experience with 51Talk, I wanted to share it with others.

Palm Trees and Professional Learning

Buncee

I was so excited about sharing my love for Buncee and to meet and learn from so many educators that inspire me daily. One tool that he shared that I can’t wait to learn more about is Empatico. I was amazed at what the educators in this room created with tape and only tape!

What is Collaboration for Professional Learning?

My Island View

After being involved in social media for over a decade, I have made a few observations that might be helpful to folks who use social media, more specifically Twitter, to develop and maintain a Personal Learning Network. I started my Twitter account with a plan and focus to use it to develop collegial sources for my professional learning. Using Twitter for professional learning requires a collaborative mindset.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Discovery Education

STEM-minded people are trying to raise awareness though…. This artist-led group promotes water quality by literally serving and educating patrons about tap water from local and national cities. Discovery Education STEM Camp: Water. USGS: EducationLearn About Water.

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

At Discovery Education, we know how hard teachers work to make a difference in students’ lives. As part of our celebration of educators, several Discovery Education Community partners are providing special Teacher Appreciation Week perks for members of the community.

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Itron and Discovery Education Launch National Effort to Advance Conservation, Applied-Learning, Technology and STEM Education

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Designed to provide access to digitally immersive and educational experiences, this inaugural Smart Cities Virtual Field Trip will premiere LIVE from Itron’s Innovation Center in San Jose, Calif. Explore the future of education at discoveryeducation.com.

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Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Bring STEM Education to the District

techlearning

August 28, 2018) – Florida’s Franklin County School District (FCSD) announced today that it is teaming up with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, on a new initiative supporting STEM education across the district.

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Needed: 4 Radical Shifts in How We Teach Kids

MiddleWeb

2018 was a bonanza year for STEM, and 2019 holds even more promise. But we face some big challenges to get STEM education where it can fully deliver on its potential. Anne Jolly outlines four areas to radically improve STEM and instruction generally in today's schools.

Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Launches New STEM Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Unique Combination of Digital Content and Sustained Professional Learning to Support Educators’ Efforts to Build Dynamic STEM Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

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Florida’s Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Team Up on New Effort to Engage Students in STEM Education

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- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Resources and Innovative Professional Learning System to Support the Creation of a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning Districtwide- Silver Spring, Md. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

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Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

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Discovery Educator Network Invites Educators Around the Globe to Attend the 2018 Fall VirtCon

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-Virtual event provides teachers and administrators new, actionable strategies for creating dynamic digital learning environments- Silver Spring, Md. The DEN is supported by Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content for K-12 classrooms.

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Girl Scouts of the USA and Discovery Education Launch National Initiative to Inspire Young Girls to Pursue Careers in STEM

techlearning

-- Addressing Gender Equity in STEM, ‘Girls Get STEM: Unleash Your Inner Scientist’ to Encourage the Next Generation of Leaders in STEM -- Silver Spring, Md. Educators, parents and students are welcomed to register for the virtual event here.

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New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools Expands Relationship with Discovery Education to Support STEM Education

techlearning

New Mexico’s Carlsbad Municipal Schools (CMS) announced today it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education for 3 more years to support a new K-12 STEM strategy set for implementation in 10 district schools.

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New York’s Mt. Vernon City School District Begins New Three-Year Partnership with Discovery Education Strengthening STEAM/STEM Education Across the School System

techlearning

- Unique Combination of Discovery Education’s Digital Resources and Professional Learning Services to Bolster STEAM/STEM Education in New STEAM-Focused High School and Classrooms Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. Educators at the Mt.

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New Mexico’s Loving Municipal School District Introduces New, Systemic Approach to STEM Education Districtwide in Partnership with Discovery Education

techlearning

-Combination of Dynamic Digital Content and Sustained, Job-Embedded Professional Development to Help District Create STEM Learning Environments that Promote Students Desire to Learn and Succeed- Silver Spring, MD.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

Discovery Education Chosen by New Mexico’s Hobbs Municipal School District to Accelerate STEM Education in District Middle School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and STEM-focused Professional Development System to Create Authentic Learning Experiences for Middle School Students - Silver Spring, Md. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Willis and Arakawa underscored the importance of creating learning environments in which students and teachers understand that it is not about getting it right the first time; it is about failing forward and being inspired to keep moving forward.

New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

techlearning

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

techlearning

During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees. classrooms, 50 percent of all primary schools in the UK, and more than 50 countries around the globe.

Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education Celebrate ‘Siemens NATIONAL DAY OF STEM’ to Spark Student Interest in Real-World Applications of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math

techlearning

-- #TheSTEMEquation: Parents, Educators, Students and Communities Engage in Day-Long Online Conversation about the Power of STEM to Shape the Future -- -- Possibility Grant Sweepstakes Winner to be Announced and Awarded $10,000 to fund School STEM Initiative -- Silver Spring, Md.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. These tasks are perfect for learning across the curriculum and especially for librarian-led learning.

Learn from 11 Innovative Educators in The #NYCSchoolsTech Podcast Episode 2

techlearning

Learn about the innovative practices going on with some of New York City’s most passionate educators and supporters. Nancy Ribak Altadonna (Intro) Social Studies Special Educator at Fort Hamilton High School in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Nancy is the host of the #NYCSchoolsTech podcast.

Missouri’s Mehlville School District’s Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Focus on Creating Engaging STEM Learning Environments

techlearning

-A Combination of Discovery Education’s New STEM Connect Digital Service and Sustained Professional Development is Set to Drive District’s Efforts to Grow Student Interest in STEM Education- Silver Spring, Md. March 14, 2018) – Missouri’s Mehlville School District (MSD) today announced an expansion of its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms.

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Florida’s Commissioner of Education Approves the Award-Winning Discovery Education Science Techbook for Classroom Use Statewide

techlearning

Discovery Education’s Techbooks are currently used by approximately 5.6 To date, 12 states have approved the Discovery Education Science Techbook for classroom use through their formal adoption process. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM resources as well.

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Higher Ed & The K-12 STEM/CS Teacher Shortage

Mindspark Learning

Higher Ed & The K-12 STEM/CS Teacher Shortage When it comes to K-12 education in the U.S., there is a significant shortage of qualified STEM and computer science (CS) teachers available to the students who will need to be aptly prepared in these fields in the future workforce.

Discovery Education and Nutrients For Life Foundation Host Exclusive Virtual Field Trip at Texas A&M to Connect STEM Concepts to Curriculum And Real-World Agricultural Careers

techlearning

We are excited to partner with Discovery Education to provide innovative resources to 21st century learners that expand their understanding of the valuable role soil plays in developing our growing world,” said Nutrients for Life Foundation Executive Director Harriet Wegmeyer.

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California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Transforming Instruction Districtwide

techlearning

­ - District Chooses Discovery Education’s STEM Connect to Bring STEM Lessons to Life for Students Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education has been a great partner in helping us achieve this goal, we look forward to the next phase of this powerful relationship.”

Illinois’ School District 54 Selects Discovery Education to Support Multi-Year Strategic Plan

techlearning

- Chicago-Area School System Combining Digital Content and Professional Learning to Create Innovative STEM Learning Experiences for All Students- Silver Spring, Md. Discovery Education’s STEM Connect will serve as a key component of SD54’s new STEM curriculum.

10 Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom

edWeb.net

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.

2018 Education Innovation Clusters Convening: Looking to the Future

Digital Promise

On July 16-18, Digital Promise held the fifth annual Education Innovation Clusters Convening (#EdClusters18) in Philadelphia, with our co-host the ExCITe Center at Drexel University. EdClusters18 focused on clarifying the future vision, tools, and action steps for education innovation.

The Martian Classroom Street Art Project

EdTechTeam

The Martians in Your Classroom: STEM in Every Learning Space just turned into STEAM in Every Learning Space! The Martians in your Classroom. So how does EdTechTeam and The Martians in Your Classroom fit in? STEM versus STEAM.

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S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Edthena, Kaltura, Defined STEM

Edsurge

Written by Sarah, a professional learning coach from Colorado. EdSurge: What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented Edthena? Each teacher with zero years' teaching experience is paired with a district Professional Learning Coach who supports them throughout the year in various capacities. EdSurge: What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented Kaltura?

Texas’ Abilene Independent School District Expands Partnership with Discovery Education to Grow Middle School Teacher Capacity

techlearning

-Implementation of New Professional Development Model to Help Educators Evolve Their Classroom Practice to Meet the Continuously Changing Needs of Today’s Classrooms - Silver Spring, Md. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

eSchool News

Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. Helping both educators and students succeed in today’s science classrooms is our top priority,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology. “To

Middle School Educators Across Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools Learn New Strategies for Integrating Innovative Computational Thinking Approaches into Classroom Learning to Better Prepare Students For 21st Century Careers

techlearning

-- Tata Consultancy Services and Discovery Education Partner on “Ignite My Future in School” Initiative, Delivering Professional Learning to Educators and Supporting the Integration of Computational Thinking into Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools’ Curriculum -- CHARLOTTE, N.C. |

Texas’ Harlingen Consolidated Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support Long-term Strategic Plan

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Professional Learning System to Play a Key Role in Meeting the Goals of District’s Strategic Plan, Transforming Learning for Global Achievement - Silver Spring, Md. Explore the future of education at DiscoveryEducation.com.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t “get” why technology is important, or know people who don’t, take a listen to understand and learn about transformative practices that work in education. They’re doing awesome things to drive inquiry based learning. Learn about AR and VR.