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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul.

Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE)

The CoolCatTeacher

John Spencer, coauthor of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower , talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays. Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s been in education or 33 years, but for 21 years she’s been helping so many of us with our professional development, keynoting our conferences, speaking, and encouraging us to really use technology in the classroom. How many poster boards must die from these elementary years?

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

So even if you’re not very comfortable with holding a live conference call via Skype or Google Hangouts, the cool thing about Flipgrid is that you can record video messages with your kids. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space.

Toy Take Apart and Hacking

User Generated Education

I have done it multiple times during my summer maker camp for elementary level kids, my gifted students, and at conferences as part of teacher professional development.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Problems occur when administrators, educators, learners, and communities come to believe that maker education is synonymous with these tools and spaces.

Learning Revolution Free PD - It's All About the GEC (GlobalEdCon) - Amazing Keynotes - Announcing the Student Technology Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

But you don''t have to, since the Global Education Conference is a virtual conference, so you can check out the full schedule in your own time zone, pick the sessions you want to attend, and come and join us as much as you can. We''re really excited to have this amazing group of speakers participate at our fifth annual Global Education Conference. See the Conference Schedule and mark your calendars for presentations by this great group of presenters.

Beijing Science Teachers' NJ Visit to RYNJ, Fair Lawn, and Ridgewood

Saving Socrates

They visit RYNJ this week and we hosting them for a one day science conference and classroom visits. Utilizing the approach of learning through doing, the teachers were simultaneously learning about one of the most innovative concepts in science education today, the Maker Movement. They then discussed the real world application of this Maker Movement activity to a classroom. Chinese teachers teach physics in elementary, middle, and high school as well.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0

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