Cross Curricular Maker Education Activity That Addresses Common Core Standards

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It combines geometry concepts with a language arts activity while addressing several common core standards. 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. Common Core State Standards Addressed. Learners are given the task of building a robot composed of geometric shapes.

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

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She present the session “Coding for the Core: [Please click on the post title to continue reading the full post. Image Source Dr. Leslie Suters is a faculty member in the College of Education’s Curriculum & Instruction Department at Tennessee Tech University. 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. Read more about Common Core.

Websites for Hour of Code by Grade

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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 Critical thinking Problem solving coding common core hour of code programming

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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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

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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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.

UBTECH Robotics Announces Launch of UKIT

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UBTECH Robotics announced today the launch of UKIT – a new robotics kit featuring a curriculum aligned with Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and Common Core State Standards (CCSS). During classes, students collaborate or work independently within their “Big Idea Book” to notebook, make hypotheses, gather data, and formulate questions about how the hands-on activity with the robot applies in a real-world scenario or as scientific phenomenon.

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.

MC Assessment = Meta Cognitive Assessment

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Don''t just be a robot following commands. Does it align with Common Core Standards? assessment assignments BYOD BYOT common core cross-curricular edmodo flipclass flipped flipping literature paperless PBL project based learning Reading writing To be a progressive teacher, you find and do what works. Period. The students should be stakeholders in their education and have accountability, responsibility, and be actively engaged in and out of the classroom.

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.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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30 K-5 Common Core-aligned lessons. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. 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.

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. With the help of apps designed to work with the robots, kids can program these robots to learn and play games, send messages, solve puzzles, and even complete an obstacle course!

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

The Cornerstone for Teachers

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. With the help of apps designed to work with the robots, kids can program these robots to learn and play games, send messages, solve puzzles, and even complete an obstacle course!

Hour of Code? Here’s why to participate

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It feels like: When it should feel like: Coding is a great tie-in to Common Core Math Standards. Looking for a Class Robot? Root Robotics–Great Way to Extend Hour of Code.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

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The K-12 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech for grade level state standards and school curriculum.

5 must-haves for school makerspaces

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These days, school libraries often include makerspaces and librarians are becoming well-versed in the coding, robotics, engineering, and tinkering skills necessary to help students bring their ideas to fruition.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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30 K-5 Common Core-aligned lessons –5 per grade level. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more.

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. Lesson plans about math and tech: How to Achieve Common Core with Tech: the Math Strand. 10 Tech Tools for Your Math Class. Zap Zap Math–Clever, Robust Math App for K-6. Celebrate Pi With Your Students. How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields. 32 Websites to Support Math Automaticity in K-5.

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.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–K-12 Tech Curriculum

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The K-12 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum.

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. math programming robots STEM This is a super fun and fantastic learning device that lets students program their Sphero on any mobile device.

Tech Ed Resources–Lesson Plans

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30 K-5 Common Core-aligned lessons –5 per grade level. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. 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. Some are from members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, from tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

Tech Ed Resources–K-8 Tech Curriculum

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The K-8 Technology Curriculum is Common Core and ISTE aligned, and outlines what technology should be taught when so students have the necessary scaffolding to use tech in the pursuit of grade level state standards and school curriculum. For Middle School, they are designed for the grading period time frame typical of those grade levels, with topics like programming, robotics, and community service with tech.

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

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Here are twelve ideas: Teach programming with Scratch, Alice, robotics, and Minecraft. These are like the games students love and teach important to Common Core standards as well as the demands of life.

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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. All content is Common Core-aligned. The presentation is student-friendly, clear, and supports important Common Core ELA Standards for each grade level.

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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. programming robots

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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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. The folks over at Microsoft have launched their Bing In The Classroom Initiative with the hopes of helping students be better searchers of information and build a foundation of good digital literacy skills.

Tech Ed Resources for your Class–Lesson Plans

Ask a Tech Teacher

30 K-5 Common Core-aligned lessons –5 per grade level. Genius Hour, Google Apps, Khan Academy , Robotics, STEM, Coding, and more. 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. Some are from members of the Ask a Tech Teacher crew. Others, from tech teachers who work with the same publisher I do.

How to Teach STEM Every Day

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Common Core addresses that with their focus on college and career ready, but the huge pushback against these Standards (justified or not, depending upon which side you’re on–we won’t get into those here) may derail their approach. Revel in that feeling of accomplishment that comes with doing the impossible–finding the answer to a calculus formula (or division problem) or programming a robot to walk across the room.

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