Cross Curricular Maker Education Activity That Addresses Common Core Standards

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My primary job is that of educating pre and in-service teachers with a bit of teaching elementary students along the way. It combines geometry concepts with a language arts activity while addressing several common core standards. Title: Geometry Meets Maker Education. Brief Description: Learners create a robot using geometric shapes and LEDs. They then compose a comic strip using Storyboard That which describes the geometric properties of their robot.

Coding for the Common Core – Apps for Integrating Coding With Math and ELA

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Image Source Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. She present the session “Coding for the Core: [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Thanks (and thanks for subscribing)!].

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NYC Principal Commits Suicide After Common Core Test Cheating

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Jeanene Worrell-Breeden, principal of a West Harlem school in New York, committed suicide one day after her students took state Common Core exams, the results of which had to be discarded because Worrell-Breeden manipulated test answers. The tragic event occurred 24 hours after her 47 third-grade students had concluded three days of the Common Core English exam, which had been given for the first time at the new school.

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

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There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom. It is a build-a-robot kit designed to introduce children ages six and up to coding and robotics as well as the fun of problem-solving and creative thinking. The robot starts in about thirty pieces (there are so many, I didn’t really count them). You don’t use all of them in one robot, just pick those that will make your robot do what you want.

How one innovative school district has closed gaps on harder Common Core tests

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The results from those new Common Core tests – designed explicitly to look for the skills kids need in college, namely critical thinking, problem solving and analytical writing skills – have been held up as proof of the persistence of deep-seated disparities in the education provided to poor students and children of color. Related: Common Core tests will widen achievement gap — at first. Ryan Smith, executive director, The Education Trust-West.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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The 200,000+ teachers involved came away believing that, of all their education tools, coding was the best at teaching children to think. It’s easy to see why when you look at fundamental programming concepts: abstraction and symbolism – variables are common in math, but also in education. Kindergarten — Human Robot. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

Groundbreaking Augmented Reality from @GoSphero - Amazing Robot Ball

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Sphero is a robot ball which can be controlled using mobile apps through Apple and Android devices. Sphero and Education Schools * Parents * Robots * Kids (SPRK) Sphero believes what you play with inspires who you become. Using Sphero as an interactive and engaging tool brings core class work off the paper into real life application. Using Sphero as an interactive and engaging tool brings core class work off the paper into real life application.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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The 200,000+ teachers involved came away believing that, of all their education tools, coding was the best at teaching children to think. Kindergarten — Human Robot. Besides Math Standards, Alice supports these Common Core writing skills: 8.3a

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

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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. As Calvin Chen, Assistant Director of the UC Davis Center for Computing and STEM Education who offers this program, states simply: “O ur goal is to get kids interested in math and robotics.” A fully-functioning, comprehensive robotics-to-math program that costs you and your school nothing.

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We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Partner Announcements The Essential #Edchat Resource Guide : The USC Rossier School of Education announces the release of The Essential #Edchat Resource Guide. Brought to you by USC Rossier’s Doctor of Education online (EDd).

How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe

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As someone who primarily taught math and science when I was a classroom teacher, I associated robots, robotics curriculum, and robot apps as things that were only used in those subjects. However, this past year my school received a robot grant that provided ten robots for us from the company Sphero. Sphero is a robotic ball that can pair with an iPad, tablet, iPhone, or smartphone through Bluetooth, and getting started is relatively easy.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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Two common computer science misconceptions are that it’s just about programming and that only teachers with computer science degrees should teach it. 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. As early as kindergarten, Common Core math requires students to see math abstractly with numbers, concretely with objects, and visually with pictures.

The Maker Movement In Education

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His knowledge of and interest in both the EdTech world and the importance of a STEM education highlight the importance of inquiry-based education, DIY cultures and technology for enhanced learning as crucial 21st century activities. Here are his thoughts on ‘the Maker Movement': With so much of the emphasis in today’s education world focusing on the need for education reform, it can be easy to forget just what this means. Education reform STEM

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

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The students should be stakeholders in their education and have accountability, responsibility, and be actively engaged in and out of the classroom. Progressive teachers cannot get away from testing in the current educational climate, but at least we can make it engaging for the students in the class. Don''t just be a robot following commands. Does it align with Common Core Standards? To be a progressive teacher, you find and do what works. Period.

Wonder Workshop Introduces New Applied Robotics Curriculum for Middle Schools that Gives Students Voice and Choice in STEM Learning

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Wonder Workshop, creators of Dash & Dot robots used in over 20,000 elementary schools worldwide, has released a new applied robotics curriculum to help students discover their own pathways of STEM learning. The curriculum, tailored to middle schools using Wonder Workshop’s award-winning Cue robots, applies to Block-based coding, JavaScript, and state-machine-based Wonder programming interface.

Dash & Dot Robots: How young children can learn to code (even if their teacher can’t)

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However, one aspect of STEM can be a little more daunting for teachers to incorporate, and that’s coding and robotics. To make computer science accessible to grade school educators and students, Wonder Workshop has created Dash & Dot, a pair of robots that are designed to teach kids how to code. It’s a real, moving robot that can dance, sing, and respond to voice commands. Education Trends Sponsors & Supporters

Dash & Dot Robots: How young children can learn to code (even if YOU don’t know how yet)

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However, one aspect of STEM can be a little more daunting for teachers to incorporate, and that’s coding and robotics. To make computer science accessible to grade school educators and students, Wonder Workshop has created Dash & Dot, a pair of robots that are designed to teach kids how to code. It’s a real, moving robot that can dance, sing, and respond to voice commands. Education Trends Sponsors & Supporters

Hour of Code? Here’s why to participate

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December 7-12th, 2020, Computer Science Education will host the Hour Of Code–a one-hour introduction to students on coding, programming, and why they should love it, designed to demystify “code” and show that anyone can learn the basics to be a maker, a creator, and an innovator.

Identifying the Top Four Challenges in K-12 Education

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Yet as schools break away from traditional models of education, new challenges emerge. We wanted to know: what do educators see as their top challenges? To identify top challenges, we asked educators and education leaders to use a wiki survey crowdsourcing tool to answer the question: “Which is a bigger challenge in K-12 education?” Educators : How are you tackling these challenges in your classrooms?

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Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

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As educators in the digital age, it is important that we embrace the power of play in our classrooms. One of the ways that we can redefine our practice is by using game education in our schools. Game education is a powerful way to engage 21st century learners in a variety of cognitively complex tasks that lead to deeper levels of understanding. Says Farber of Game Education; “I use games in social studies because the mechanics (e.g. Game #4 – Sphero the Robot.

5 Steps for a Successful STEAM Lab

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Last year I judged a robotics competition for Wonder Workshop. Wonder Workshop robots make a fantastic addition to any STEAM Lab. Their robotics clubs make a great addition to any school. Today’s Sponsor is Wonder Workshop: The Wonder Workshop robotics club is an excellent way to get students excited about STEAM. My son loves the Dash and Dot robots from Wonder Workshop. These cute robots will have a prominent place in my STEAM lab this fall.

Sphero

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Sphero is a programmable toy/robot/sphere that is being used in schools worldwide. There is even a curriculum called SPRK (Schools Parents Robots Kids) that is dedicated to teaching kids Common Core skills aligned to STEM (i.e. The Sphero is an easy to use device that can be used to play games, in the water, and in wide array of different ways to integrate into education. I highly recommend checking out Sphero and how it can be used in education here !!!

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

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If you don’t use educational technology, you’re not a cool teacher. They are growing up with all kinds of tech tools by their side, and they are thrilled to see technology involved in the educational process. When you show the educational side of this platform, they will realize that YouTube combines knowledge with fun. National Geographic Education. Discovery Education. This is another one of your favorite TV channels offering educational resources.

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

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Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Sadly, K-12 education standards and curricula do not prepare students for STEM challenges. For some reason I don’t understand, too many educators shy away from hard facts and lean toward reflection and reaction. Educators can turn this decline around with five mindshifts: Project the attitude that science and math are fun.

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Sphero Makes a Big Acquisition in littleBits to Bring Hands-On STEAM Learning to Life

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based company explained the difficult decision as an effort to return its focus to the education market following a foray into creating consumer toys. Today, the robotic toymaker is following through by adding a big building block to its educational offerings. His company’s flagship offerings are robots that come pre-built with LED lights, sensors and motors that respond to light and gestures, and which kids can control via an app on a computer, smartphone or tablet.

Learning About Young Makers

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Given the spontaneity and uncertainty of these types of active learning environments, I believe educators should observe, reflect on, and analyze how learners interact with the materials, the content, the educator, and the other learners. In my role as a teacher as ethnographer, I made some initial observations during my first two weeks of teaching maker education for elementary age students. This is not the norm for kids in mainstream education environments.

169 Tech Tip #127: 12 Tips on Hard-to-teach Classes

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In these 169 tech-centric situations, you get an overview of pedagogy—the tech topics most important to your teaching—as well as practical strategies to address most classroom tech situations, how to scaffold these to learning, and where they provide the subtext to daily tech-infused education. Here are twelve ideas: Teach programming with Scratch, Alice, robotics, and Minecraft.

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3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading

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‘Close reading’ entered the teacher’s lexicon with this Common Core literacy anchor standard: Read closely to determine what the text says explicitly and to make logical inferences from it; cite specific textual evidence when writing or speaking to support conclusions drawn from the text. I don’t see an option for an education account. Educational Applications. All content is Common Core-aligned. Educational Applications.

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10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

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Here are ten of the most common face-palming, head-slapping myths that I have to correct: Kids are digital natives. Within a few short years, bad habits like hunting and pecking, thumbing keys, and eyes on the keyboard became so ingrained they couldn’t meet State and National keyboarding standards (like those required for online tests and Common Core). No, it won’t, despite the 2009 robot who taught a Tokyo class and Elias, the Finnish primary school robot.

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Sphero: Orb Basics Lesson 3

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The next lesson in my series of Sphero lessons aligned to Common Core Standards is the concepts of reading sensors and storing data in variables. Objectives (aligned to Common Core Math Standards) Students will: Create a short OrbBasic program that changes the color of the Sphero when it senses that it is in the air. see teacher''s guide for code/answer) To view more educational lessons that you can do w/ the Sphero click here !!! programming robots

Bing In The Classroom

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Each is aligned to the Common Core and has additional resources to help extend the lesson. K-8: Robotics -These lessons introduce students to the history of robotics but also the impacts robots have on our daily lives. And each has a tie in to the Skype Education community so you can find a subject matter expert to help extend the lesson.

Computer Science Teachers Association Adds CoderZ’s Professional Development Program to Curated List of Quality Resources

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Participants learn robotics and coding best practices as well as strategies to successfully leverage a graphic programming interface. We customize our professional development to meet educators’ needs,” said Ido Yerushalmi, CEO of CoderZ. “So, DERRY, N.H.

Sphero for Education

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Basically, the Sphero is a programmable orb that can be used to play games, as a controller, or even integrate into education. This post is going to be the first in a series that focuses on the SPRK (Schools Parents Robot Kids) program. Of course, these lessons use the Sphero robotic ball to complete a variety of educational activities that can be done in groups and are easy to integrate into any classroom.

Door 24

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This is a super fun game that has students trying to fix a robot''s circuits while solving the mystery behind Door 24. This game focuses on Math for grades 4th-8th aligned to Common Core Standards and has students working on computational fluency, number sense, and algebraic thinking. educational apps iPad math Door 24 is one of my favorite free iPad apps for Math.

Makerspaces go digital: 6 options for the blended classroom

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Not known to be the most affordable of maker tools, nonetheless Lego has hit its stride in turns of developing a full suite of programmable robots and robotic components based on their ever-famous bricks. They provide a low-cost single circuit computer (the size of a credit card) along with a host of project resources , educator training and clubs. Read more: Top 7 education apps for the classroom.