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.

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

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But bright spots across the state could provide lessons for how California might do better in the future. Wiseburn’s superintendent, Tom Johnstone, says the scores are the result of a combination of efforts, but he’s especially proud of how the district revamped the way math is taught.

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Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. logic – go through a problem from A to Z. Kindergarten — Human Robot.

Groundbreaking Augmented Reality from @GoSphero - Amazing Robot Ball

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Product Review: Sphero - click here to visit their site - What is Sphero? Sphero is a robot ball which can be controlled using mobile apps through Apple and Android devices. This allows Sphero to be controlled by multiple apps. With Sphero, the fun extends to the classroom too.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. logic – go through a problem from A to Z. Kindergarten — Human Robot.

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

How to Teach STEM Every Day

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Science is our natural world, from the land we live on to the oceans and space we aspire to visit. It’s the weather that changes our picnic plans to the natural disaster that destroyed a town in our own state. According to the U.

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5 Steps for a Successful STEAM Lab

The CoolCatTeacher

How to Mix Problems, Passion, and Projects to Excite Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today’s guest, Alicia Roberts has navigated this process several times and gives us five steps to make it happen.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Internet is shifting the boundaries of these worlds, and we believe that as they increasingly overlap and integrate these conversations will be critical to framing and preparing for the learning revolution starting to take place. Sign up to volunteer at Gaming in Ed!

How to Integrate Online Professional Development Into Your School’s PD Culture

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As increasing demands on teachers’ time are coupled with the need for remote learning resources, online PD has emerged as an important tool to address new challenges. But how can school leaders integrate online PD into their culture quickly and effectively?

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MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

Baker's B.Y.O.D.

To be a progressive teacher, you find and do what works. They might get lucky not studying, but in order to complete the assessment in time, they need to be organized and have worksheets et al complete. But how about this. This can be applied to any subject.

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

The Cornerstone for Teachers

STEM has become easier to explore in the classroom thanks to makerspaces and Genius Hour –more and more kids are learning how to engineer, create, and experiment with new technology and engineering.

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

The Cornerstone for Teachers

STEM has become easier to explore in the classroom thanks to makerspaces and Genius Hour –more and more kids are learning how to engineer, create, and experiment with new technology and engineering.

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

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Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields. 3 Websites to Gamify Your Math Class.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m taking a few days this summer to review them with you. Let me review a few: bundles of 5 lesson plans –Themed; great when you want to cover a software program, a tool, a grade, or a standard.

10 Myths about Teaching with Tech

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Just when I think I’ve got everyone coloring between the lines, things change and I have to get a different paintbrush. Here are ten of the most common face-palming, head-slapping myths that I have to correct: Kids are digital natives. You don’t have to teach keyboarding.

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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.

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Bing In The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

What I think the most beneficial part of the Bing In The Classroom program are the free to use digital literacy lesson plans. Each is aligned to the Common Core and has additional resources to help extend the lesson. There's lots to discover and learn!

3 Digital Tools to Encourage Close Reading

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Directing student attention on the text itself empowers students to understand the central ideas and key supporting details. It’s not just getting kids to read that’s important; it’s getting them to read with understanding and memory that matters.

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Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. Buy three bundles of five lessons to cover a wide-range of needs. How do you use it.

The Maker Movement In Education

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Eduporium ‘s Andy Larmand is the newest contributor to Ask a Tech Teacher. 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.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. bundle of bundles– Buy three bundles of five lessons to cover a wide-range of needs. How do you use it.

6 Stand-alone Lesson Plans for Subs

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As a tech educator, it’s difficult to find a substitute teacher who is comfortable delivering my tech-infused lesson plans to students. Here’s how this goes: Divide class into pairs. Give groups 15-20 minutes to complete the sheet.

Makerspaces go digital: 6 options for the blended classroom

Neo LMS

There is literally a wealth of inspiration, guidance and ideas on the web from how to start a makerspace , to complex long-term project ideas and everything in between. The products test and develop a student’s programming, digital literacy as well as mechanical know how.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. How do you use it. Screenshots from the K-8 books: Click to view slideshow.

TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

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Learning to code at such an early age not only increased my self-confidence but also fostered creativity, curiosity, self-directed learning and continued explorations of computer science. Related: COLUMN: Kids teaching robots: Is this the future of education? Boy using a tablet.

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Learning About Young Makers

User Generated Education

I am a huge proponent of using hands-on, interactive learning activities to explore ill-defined problems as a way of teaching for all age groups. Young makers need to be given more time, resources, strategies to learn how to solve more ambiguous and ill-defined problems (i.e.,

Part 1: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… The Driving Question and PBL

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first post in a series that promotes student inquiry in the classroom. I believe that inquiry really involves the art of knowing how to ask a question. Booking Info – Talking about inquiry… how about inquiring about some best of the best PD?

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Need a New Job? Here’s What You Do

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You consider yourself darn lucky to be working with colleagues that are friends and a boss who always puts your needs first. So, you don’t bother to keep your resume up-to-date or expand your teaching skills other than what is required for your position. What to include.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. How do you use it. There are a wide variety of webinars to address pedagogic and practical topics you might like.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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I get a lot of questions from readers about what tech ed resources I use in my classroom so I’m going to take a few days this summer to review them with you. How do you use it. Screenshots from the K-8 books: Click to view slideshow.

Guest post: 15 EdTech Resources to Use in Classroom

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Whether you like it or not, that’s how today’s students see it. 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. So what are the best resources to use? Whatever concepts you’re trying to explain, you can find YouTube videos to present them. How cool is that? They can make gorgeous boards to collect documents and web pages they would like to access later.

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Hour of Code Lesson Plans by Grade

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This December will again host the Hour of Code , a one-hour introduction to programming designed to demystify the subject and show that anyone can be a maker, a creator, and an innovator. logic – go through a problem from A to Z. Kindergarten — Human Robot.

Use Unconventional Research Sites to Inspire Students

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Isn’t Facebook a place to share personal information, stay in touch with friends and families, post pictures of weddings and birthdays? So why do students turn to it for news? Optionally, they can take a quiz and send results to the teacher. How Stuff Works.

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

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Jean Piaget once said that “play is the answer to how anything new comes about.” 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. Game #4 – Sphero the Robot.