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Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. ” The world’s workforce lacked a lot of science specialists, that is why STEM education became more popular. So, what is STEM education? STEM is an acronym that stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Early Childhood STEM Education. More on STEM.

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How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom. The post How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Basically, it’s because there aren’t enough education opportunities that require that sort of skill and those there are, usually rhyme with ‘math’ or ‘science’ which to many kids are “just too complicated” Enter STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. “I I don’t think schools can manage without coding and STEM. Nothing promotes these better than STEM. I found a partner in my STEM projects.

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. Significantly, STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers. Embrace the concrete nature of answers in STEM topics.

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How to Teach AI in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning , talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. The new classroom management features in Metaverse are free to try with promo code ARforEDU. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections.

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Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Using Book Creator in the Elementary Classroom – T his is a FREE Resource great for K-4 educators looking for ways to use Book Creator in their classroom. At present Karen is teaching Kindergarten at Norma Rose Point, in Vancouver, Canada. The post Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

It has replaced my use of iMovie in the classroom with my students because it is more robust. I’ll also dive into some of the features that have me most excited as a classroom teacher. Creating videos and understanding the “visual grammar” to become a powerful video storyteller are essential aspects of what I teach in my classroom. For these reasons, gridlines are a must-use in my classroom. You can use this format in your Google classroom.

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What’s Hot (and Not) in Google Classroom with Alice Keeler

The CoolCatTeacher

Dig into teaching practices with Google Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Google Classroom is a tool that can help build relationships between students and teachers. Google Classroom Guru Alice Keeler talks about what is hot and not in Google Classroom and how teachers are using it to teach. They have two STEM challenges running now.

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Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I am the author of numerous articles and books, as well as a presenter, on the integration of educational technology, instructional design, and online distance education. The post Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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. But these are also strategies that help with classroom management.

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking! This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, I had 15 photos on my interactive display at the front of the classroom. In this post, I’ll be sharing seven pedagogical shifts that make interactive displays a key to a student-centered classroom. In my Computer Science classroom, students are collaborators and co-creators. In a project-based classroom where making and inventing happens all the time, students are always doing amazing things.

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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.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. In deciding what resources you need based on the learners you have, you may first need to determine how your learners learn best, what projects you plan to do, how you can set up a makerspace in your classroom, and much more. Video Game Design with Elementary Learners.

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Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

The CoolCatTeacher

In addition to being honored with regional, state, national and international recognition, he has presented at conferences worldwide. His passions in Computer Science education revolve around creating project-based, hands-on, engaging classroom experiences.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

C-STEM Studio is a California A-G approved curriculum and turn-key solution for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through computing and robotics. This web-based scalable program is available for elementary through high school students and can last anywhere from four weeks to a year. ” In fact, the C-STEM Studio algebra curriculum is fully aligned with Common Core state standards in mathematics.

How to Promote Deeper Learning with the 4 Shifts

The CoolCatTeacher

Julie is an Authentic Intellectual Work (AIW) coach and has coached elementary, middle, and high school teams of teachers on how to use the framework in order to increase the level of intellectual demand as well as the authenticity of the work that students are asked to do. Julie is a Defined STEM, a K–12 curriculum resource curriculum with engaging project-based lessons that are based on real-world scenarios.

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Building STEM Communities at ISTE

MIND Research Institute

Building a Community of STEM Champions. He presented “Building a Community of STEM Champions for Your Students” alongside Katherine Clemens and Khadijah Crosby from Entrepreneurship + Innovation at Arizona State University. Katie, Khadijah and Brandon take a photo together after their ISTE presentation. Here are a few of our favorite takeaways from their session: The power that parents have on their kids’ achievement in the classroom is immense.

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Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

In this post, I’ll share how this app works and my thoughts on how you can use it in your classroom. Presentations – the collaborative presentations created by group members for this project. The dashboard for each project includes project details, standards, supporting materials, the task board, a group presentation tool, statistics about participation, and the evaluation rubrics.

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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Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Taken from their popular ISTE 2018 session , learn about the next evolution of Hyperdocs and how they’re being used in the classroom. See their presentation: [link]. Katie Bradford and Brett Miller in Episode 348 of the 10-minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kate Bradford and Brett Miller share their secrets for student-driven Hyperdocs.

Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively

edWeb.net

During a recent edWebinar sponsored by Wacom , two experienced teachers explained how they made the transition from teaching in a classroom to remote instruction during the spring, and how they are prepared to teach online or in hybrid settings during the new school year. About the Presenters.

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences! Pink presented strong evidence that educators must include right brain lessons in addition to the inclusion of historical left brain activities. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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3 Free Ways Teachers and Students Can Collaborate Globally

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Drezek shares about Our Global Classroom and other ways we can collaborate (for free!) From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Connect your classroom! Today Michael Drezek takes us into the “Our Global Classroom” Community and shares three of the many ways students are collaborating. They have two STEM challenges running now.

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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources. Science – STEM Resources.

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CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

CUE

These finalists will present their Big Ideas in a Saturday (3/18/17) morning session called LeRoy’s Big Idea: Innovative Lesson Design Competition. and a eduawesome panel will watch each presentation and vote on which finalist will be awarded an additional $2000 and full rock star ISTE 2017 treatment including flight, hotel, transportation, and registration. Big Idea: STEM Buddies is designed to bring together 8th grade students with K-2 students to do STEM projects together.

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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

Kindergarteners and first graders explore their “wonderings” in Lindsey Danhoff’s classroom. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. They are using time to research and create a presentation of what they know. If I hadn’t asked this question, I never would have known that someone in our classroom was wondering about Braille. Another person in our classroom really wanted to learn how to speak Spanish.

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. The next concept involves “getting real about STEM. Pink stressed that STEM must include the Arts because students must be taught to see. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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Just 3% of scientists and engineers are Black or Latina women. Here’s what teachers are doing about it.

The Hechinger Report

In Maggie Waldner’s elementary school classroom in downtown Denver, math lessons rarely focus on rote memorization. This is what culturally responsive instruction looks like in STEM education. So, how can a teacher bring that focus on personal relevance into STEM education?

Math Teacher: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

The 5 C’s of the awesome math classroom are conjecture, communication, collaboration, chaos (listen to the show and don’t be afraid), and celebration according to 25-year educator Gerald Aungst. Gerald is author of Five Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom and gives us an overview of what makes an incredible math classroom. Gerald Aungst: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom. Vicki: Does this mean you have presentations in math class?

LIVE: Create Amazing Presentations and Flipped Lessons using Microsoft OfficeMix | @Microsoft_EDU

TeacherCast

Introducing Microsoft OfficeMix , a fantastic way to create engaging and interactive presentations. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sandi Adams, a Microsoft Innovative Educator at ISTE 2015, who demonstrated how she is flipping her classroom through amazing features found in Microsoft OfficeMix. Her role includes researching emerging technologies, training staff on tools and classroom integration, training students, and evaluating hardware.

Elementary and high school students build Maze Runner-like challenge for Sphero

eSchool News

Naper Elementary School students could be the envy of their peers when it comes to a labyrinth for testing their robotic skills. With technical assistance from Naperville North High School, Naper fourth-graders will be rolling robotic Sphero balls through what one elementary student likened to the always-changing maze in “Maze Runner,” a literary reference that brought a smile to the face of Ryan Shambo, Naper’s learning commons director and lead teacher.

Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today

The CoolCatTeacher

Fantastic ideas to bring the inquiry mindset into the classroom including curiosity jars, provocations and more. Trevor MacKenzie: 5 Ideas to Bring the Inquiry Mindset into Your Classroom Today. Today we’re talking about five ideas to bring inquiry mindset into the classroom. There’s that element of surprise and spontaneity that’s so much part of the exciting inquiry-based classroom. Bring it in to your classroom! We need that in our classroom.

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20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Author of The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom. Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Kasey Bell shares her tech tips for helping teachers make progress with technology.

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. There are lots of ideas and tools in the book about how you can set up those digital spaces with your kids, show them, help them create norms for those spaces, practice all the things that we’re hoping will transfer outside of the classroom.