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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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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.

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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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. For these reasons, gridlines are a must-use in my classroom.

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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. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Deb Ramm helps us learn the techniques to help powerful improvement happen in classrooms. IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom. Now, Deb, you work with implementing lighthouse classrooms, but you’ve also recently moved into instructional technology. What kind of things did you have to do to shift from classroom teacher to instructional technology leader? Vicki: But how do you keep your classroom focused?

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.

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

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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!

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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.

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.

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! They have two STEM challenges running now.

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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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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].

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.

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.

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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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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.

Building STEM Communities at ISTE

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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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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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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.

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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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.

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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Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb in the last post. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas.

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

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It shows that clearly, EdTech is becoming an integral part of our classroom learning. Read more: How can teachers use VR in the classroom? Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms.

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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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.

Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Her original research went into the design of Renton Preparatory in Seattle, which was a 2016 Top Three STEM School in the nation. In my own classroom, I have my students run Hour of Code each December for the whole school – grades K5- sixth grade. Pairing her with an older girl in sixth grade at that time – one who wasn’t one who was really excited about turning in homework or engaging other classroom content – really worked well with this girl.

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