Awesome Atlanta Education Conference: STLinATL – July 26-27, 2018

The CoolCatTeacher

STLinATL is an exciting education conference hosted at Woodward Academy in Atlanta this summer July 26-27. I’ll be speaking along with Jay McTighe, Dr. Janet Zanida, Suzie Boss and more at this affordable conference ($295 including meals and conference attendance.).

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: So we’re here at the NNSTOY conference ( and we’re talking with Catherine Davis-Hayes @cdhayes13 , 2007 Rhode Island Teacher of the Year. In this case, we asked teachers to specifically choose math or science because we wanted to do a STEM-to-STEAM arts integration.

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.

The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

Marketplace K-12

Few trends in K-12 ed tech are as hot–or as under-researched–as “Maker” education. The Maker Movement has its roots outside of school, in institutions such as science museums and in the informal activities that everyday people have taken part in for generations. There is growing interest in whether Maker education can help boost student learning outcomes, including test scores. The Maker Movement in Education (Erica R.

5 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Understanding into Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsor: The STLinATL Conference will be at Woodward Academy in Atlanta July 26-27, 2018. She provides professional development, content creation, and social media services; presents at national and international conferences; and acts as an advisory board member for SXSWedu.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

She has presented throughout New York State and numerous other conferences including MACUL (Michigan) and at ISTE Philadelphia, Denver and San Antonio. Mary Howard on episode 293 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Brent Johnson: My student’s views on learning and teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

Tell us about your 4-H project that has earned you the trip to the National Conference. Brent Johnson on episode 193 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Brent Johnson is a senior at Westwood Schools.

Inventionland: A Transformational Design Course

The CoolCatTeacher

I was fortunate enough to be able to see it at a conference. All Grades Education Education Trends and Topics Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement STEM Teachers Technology Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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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.

Mindset of the Maker Educator Presentation

User Generated Education

This presentation, prepared for the Global Maker Day virtual conference, provides some background information on maker education, being a reflective practitioner, documenting learning, the roles of the maker educator, and resources. Education Maker Education experiential learning maker education maker educator maker movement STEAM STEM

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.

Maker Culture Has a ‘Deeply Unsettling’ Gender Problem


Instructors consistently refer to their male students using maker terminology—‘geek,’ ‘builders,’—and then overwhelmingly referred to their female students as ‘girls’ Youngmoo Kim Kim and his fellow researchers analyzed cultural aspects of the makerspace, which included curriculum, attitudes toward competition and how instructors interact with their student makers. Education Technology Maker Movement Community

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two 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 in the last pos t.

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Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fifth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

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What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

From this group, we’ve gathered insights on what the computer science movement looks like in these districts. Integrating with the Maker Movement. Districts are also finding a natural integration between computational thinking and maker learning. Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school.

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.

Raspberry Pi + iPad = countless maker possibilities

eSchool News

note : Mike Amante will deliver a related session on iPads and the Raspberry Pi at this year’s ISTE conference on Tues. Featured on eSchool News How-to STEM Top NewsUsing an iPad to control the small Raspberry Pi is easier than you think. [

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Makerspace, Standards, and a Look at Computational Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Also, remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. I am excited to be a featured speaker at this very special conference. I call it creating a Maker Culture. CC0 Creative Commons.

FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First… I hope you enjoyed the over 150 STEM Resources in the last few posts. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference?


8 maker tools to inspire next-gen innovation and design

eSchool News

That was a key area of focus at the 2016 South by Southwest Education ( SXSWedu ) conference in Austin, Texas, March 7-10, and a number of ed-tech companies and organizations demonstrated possible solutions. Innovation Corner STEM Uncategorized innovation maker mvoement SXSWedu

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. Beijing best practices China collaboration STEM visit

The Connected Learning Summit 2018: Thoughts on Making

Educator Innovator

David Cole brings together key insights and resources on maker education from the 2018 Connected Learning Summit. This text originally appeared in Make: Education, a monthly newsletter exploring the intersection of education and the maker movement. Notably, it’s a timeframe that matches the launch and growth of the maker movement. 2) Where does maker education need to go now? See the extensive resource library Stephanie Chang and Maker Ed have created.

Building a Makerspace Culture to Support Standards and Learning … 10 Ideas and 16 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you are aware there is an amazing and powerful Maker Space movement going throughout the education landscape. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. I will once again join Alan November at the BLC conference in Boston in July.

15 Ideas To Go Beyond Makers Space… Building a Makers Culture

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Last, please check my Booking Page to see how I could be part of your school PD or Conference plans. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. C206: PBL, STEM, and Makers Dewey Meets Technology: What Will You Do?

‘Learn’-Launching the 2017 Edtech Conversation With Cautious Optimism


Edtech gatherings that attract more than 1,000 attendees, such as LearnLaunch’s Across Boundaries Conference last week in Boston, are usually echo chambers of hubbub and hoopla about technology’s potential to transform education. Throughout the conference sessions, there were no shortages of ideas on how to address those issues. Tom Vander Ark Keynote Personalization and Project-Based Learning Others themes that dominated the conference were personalized and project-based learning.

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What Would Dewey Do? Quotes…Ideas…Resources for Genuine Learning

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on Professional Learning Communities! Also, remember that I can come to your conference or school district and provide engaging authentic and purposeful professional development.

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 ( , September 19 - 21. Volunteering : as with our other conference 2.0


Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates "Participatory, Continuous, Connected" | Top Trends from the Library 2.014 Conference. K12 Online Conference Continues Through October 30th.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Gaming in Ed Now! - #YouMatter Special Offer - Connected Librarian Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Updates Gaming in Ed Online Conference. Our first-ever, free, and online "Gaming in Education" conference started this week with special keynote speakers and pre-conference sessions on Monday and Tuesday (recorded for your viewing pleasure) and continues tonight, Wednesday evening (US time). For a full calendar of all upcoming events and conferences, click here.

Makerspaces: On Scanning the Road & Gently Easing the Brakes


At conferences, librarians share with me that their administrators insist they devote significant library real estate to 3D printing and a variety of other maker equipment. We did not need dedicated space for STEM in the library. Knowledge Quest maker posts.

Learning Revolution - Week's Events - AERO - National Geographic - Top Tech Stories - Rankin on Revolution - SAT Talk - More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Updates Partner Spotlight Partner Announcements Calendar of Events Deadlines Highlighted Recordings NMC Navigator Top Ten Conversations Submit a Video or Quote Updates Next week: CoSN Conference in Washington DC. March 19th - 22nd in Washington DC will be the annual CoSN Conference.

“My students have always seen the problems in the world, but now we are concentrating on looking beyond the problem to the solution.” – Valerie Anglemyer, USA 

Daily Edventures

Our monthly conference calls combined with newsletters, Twitter discussions, and GroupMe conversations help me feel connected with like-minded and motivated educators throughout the world. . Valerie Anglemyer. Instructional Coach and Seventh Grade Humanities Teacher.