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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Komal grew up in India and studied Computer Science at Delhi University and later moved to Canada to complete her Masters’ in Com.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you studying Mars? Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. Minecraft in the Classroom. Minecraft in the classroom.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. Richard Byrne the author of Free Technology for Teachers has some fantastic professional development courses including a course for history / social studies teachers.

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Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. Results of the study determined that DreamBox usage was significantly associated with increased student achievement when controlling for students’ baseline test scores. News STEM

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education. In order to prevent STEM and maker education from becoming a flavor of the month, there needs to be specific strategies provided to educators on how to embed STEM and maker activities into their curriculum.

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Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. By Kathleen J.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Santha Walters uses drones in her English classroom to teach writing, collaboration and more. Learn how she does it, what standards she teaches, and technical issues of working with drones in the classroom. Drones in the English Classroom. You can use technology in any classroom.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

As 2007 State Teacher of the Year in Rhode Island, Catherine Davis-Hayes is passionate about helping every teacher use the arts in their classroom. Today’s Sponsor: Edpuzzle is my new favorite flipped classroom tool. Some easy ways to start with the arts in any classroom.

Got humor? It might be the key to STEM engagement

eSchool News

Real-world relevance and a little dash of humor are two ingredients that might increase STEM engagement and make learning fun for high school students, according to a new survey. on how to increase student interest, understanding, and performance in math and STEM subjects.

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Restorative Justice and Consequences that Actually Improve Behavior

The CoolCatTeacher

favorite thing is that you can work at your own pace, create things for use in your classroom today, and you can have six months to complete the courses. Brad taught for 11 years, including roles as a coach and STEM department chair.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah: Well, some of the best tools that I’ve used in the classroom are those that simply enhance the student’s voice. But using the picture and then even using videos from the classroom, and have them use slow-motion and watch it over and over and over again.

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

There’s a growing need for scientific and technical talent in STEM -related jobs. However, it seems that not many students are keen on pursuing STEM courses post their school level. Recent data from a test commonly taken by college-bound high school students found that only 20% of students are ready for courses typically required for a STEM major. A common reason given by students was that they found the STEM courses difficult. STEM courses must be based on reality.

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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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. Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources. Science – STEM Resources.

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How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Teachers and administrators get acquainted at a Border Crossers workshop for educators about discussing race and racism in the classroom. Most states either don’t test social studies, or the social studies test doesn’t really count toward adequate yearly progress.”.

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Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Learn more about how Laura’s classroom has become more modern and simplified with these valuable tools. Then I actually have Google Classroom, which is where I put it so it’s a little bit easier for them to access. It’s been a fantastic tool to use in the classroom.

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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. Another person in our classroom really wanted to learn how to speak Spanish.

Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

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. ” In fact, the C-STEM Studio algebra curriculum is fully aligned with Common Core state standards in mathematics.

Grant helps elementary schools boost engineering enthusiasm

eSchool News

Some Iowa schools will incorporate engineering lessons into classrooms to boost creativity, problem-solving skills. The funding for the pilot was awarded to Ames with a grant from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Currently, engineering is not taught in the Ames elementary schools.

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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Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

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. We use Google Classroom a lot.

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.

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Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology.

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4 Geeky Gifts for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

To find out why read www.coolcatteacher.com/bloomz or go to bloomz.com to get started setting up your school or classroom now! So if you told me I had to get one thing for a classroom, I would say Osmo. It can work in anything from classroom speakers all the way up to P.A.

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ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie Golden: ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom.

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Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions.

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10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

This blog post also comes with an infographic (PDF) that you can print and use to figure out tools to help you in your studies. Many of the graphics in this post are from a powerful infographic you can print for your classroom. Understand how to get help for your math classroom.

District sees massive STEM gains with VR

eSchool News

The students at Franklin Square Union Free School District in Nassau County, New York, had already studied the layers of the earth. But when they worked with a virtual earth in zSpace, you could hear the “wows” and “whoahs” all over the classroom.

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Part 2… STEM Resource Series… Over 70 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second of many posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I hope you will enjoy this series of STEM posts covering over 70 resource links.

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6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level

eSchool News

High-quality instruction in STEM requires both teaching expertise and content knowledge. Yet, at the elementary school level, many teachers haven’t had any specialized education or training in science, leaving them at a loss for PD in STEM. Next page: PD in STEM tips 2-6).

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Learning Science Through Authentic Investigation

The CoolCatTeacher

She discusses how to incorporate the observation of phenomena and other Next Generation Science Standards in elementary science. S before students would come into the classroom, we would spray a little bit of like Glade Air Freshener. Study the weather.

With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

eSchool News

STEM education took center stage at the Colorado Convention Center, where Lockheed Martin announced an $800,000 STEM investment in partnership with Project Lead The Way and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to expand STEM programming for Denver Public Schools (DPS) students.

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

Their work is a version of what educators call project-based learning, which means gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks. Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Several virtual reality options are available for classrooms. For example, if you’re studying lakes in earth science, you know how many times can you get a classroom out to a lake to study the science of the lake. I think it has a lot more possibility for the classroom.

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Why Teachers Should Help Students Learn Effective Study Strategies

MindShift

For teachers, the carefully controlled conditions of education research can seem ridiculous when the reality of the classroom involves regular interruptions, absences and general chaos. For other class units they were left to study as they usually would.

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Study analyzes NAEP, Common Core math alignment

eSchool News

The extent to which instruction has actually been aligned with the CCSS is beyond the scope of the study, which examines only the relationship between test items and standards. Assessments Common Core News Research STEM Top News

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

We’re going to talk about Virtual Valentines and lots of other ways that you can connect and collaborate with other classrooms. Micah: Virtual Valentines are an amazing way for you to get yourself and your students plugged in with other classrooms around the world.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

Students can co-create curriculum and their classrooms with teachers for powerful learning experiences. Drones in the Classroom. Two out of every three high school seniors graduate with an Advanced Studies Diploma, 30 percent higher than the state average for all school divisions.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. Recent research shows that large interactive displays are vital to the classroom ecosystem.