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Integrating Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

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Coding and robotics programs in classrooms reflect how integral technology is in our lives. In a recent edWebinar , Kalthoff and Bartel explain that they want to coach students and not just tell them what button to push or the correct sequences to move a robot across a mat. The best approach to introducing robots to K-8 students is as an exploratory program that will interestingly evolve into coding programs that challenge students with more complex projects.

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

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With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the largest possible pool of qualified STEM workers to succeed, business outcomes improve with a diverse workforce. With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. We need more female STEM mentors and role models!

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Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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Carrie Willis, Technology Director for Valley Preparatory School and Strategic Outreach Manager for Wonder Workshop, and Caitlin Arakawa, Kindergarten Teacher at Valley Preparatory School, dispel these misconceptions, during a recent edWebinar. 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. This edWeb webinar was sponsored by Wonder Workshop.

FETC 2020: STEM, safety, and students

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FETC 2020 offered sessions and workshops, interactive spaces, an extensive expo hall, and purposefully-chosen dynamic, energizing, and inspiring keynote presentations. Even though the Miami sunshine was enticing, attendees moved excitedly from session to session, eager to soak up all that the conference had to offer. STEM and STEAM. In the early years of STEM and STEAM adoption, hands-on experiences for students were limited to isolated classroom activities and computer labs.

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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. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. Technology – STEM Resources.

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Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three 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 and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Engineering STEM Resources.

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

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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. Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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Driving Questions Part 1: Building Student Inquiry in Project Based Learning and STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first post in a series that promotes student inquiry in PBL and STEM. This series is dedicated to helping educators create a student-centered Driving or Investigative Question… which is so important in STEM and PBL. Also remember you can book me for a conference or your school district with workshops that are informative, engaging, and practical. If you happen to be at the conference please stop by and say hello.

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FETC 2019: Day One

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Wearing winter coats and braving the harsh Florida weather, lines formed early for the 8 am workshops. Because this is my 13th FETC, I confidently walked into the conference center as a tour guide for an FETC first timer. The new and improved conference registration location is an upgrade from its previous place in the corner of the Expo floor. These challenges were addressed in the Future of Edtech Administrator and the Future of Edtech Information Technology workshops.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As we begin this series I dedicate this post to the writing of that Driving Question which is so important in STEM and PBL. I will be at Alan November’s BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students. Checkout my conference half day workshops : Making Makers Mainstream and Project Based Learning Quick Start. Writing The DQ and IQ’s For Student-centered Learning In PBL, STEM, and Inquiry.

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

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Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education. They often contain the tools, machinery, and technologies associated with making – 3D printers, laser cutters, vinyl cutters, high tech robotics, vocational tech machinery.

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

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First… I hope you enjoyed the over 150 STEM Resources in the last few posts. I will be providing five workshop and one FETC Featured Presentation. 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? I can provide any of the workshops listed below in your location.

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10 Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native In An Era of E-Learning and Blended Classrooms.

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Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

Learn Along with Me this Summer

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I actually didn''t plan on presenting at many conferences, I sent out a few session proposals for conferences I wanted to attend, and then other opportunities came up. I am looking forward to sharing what I know about blogging and programming and learning more about makerspace, minecraft, and STEM in all things. I want them to write blogs and play with robots. We will explore a sequence of programming tools and platforms from cup stacking, to robots.

Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Entire Curriculum

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, practical, and purposeful professional development. Please note I will be at BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

A World of PBL… 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I have done 100’s of workshops and presentations.

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Part 1: Facilitating Inquiry in the Classroom… Driving and Investigative Questions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

This post is dedicated to writing that Driving or Investigative Question which is so important in STEM and PBL. 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? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. DQ/IQ: Can we program a robot to …. ?

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Part 2… 34 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

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I will be at Alan November’s BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students. Checkout my conference half day workshops : Making Makers Mainstream and Project Based Learning Quick Start. I would like to bring practical and affordable PBL, STEM, Makers, and Standards Based Technology Workshops to your school of conference. You see… we really must learn to put into practice some of the best lessons never taught!

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Part 2… 30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. s of workshops and presentations. Robot Basketball – This lesson comes from Try Engineering. It might be the basis for a great STEM lesson during this exciting basketball season.

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Part 2: Computational Thinking: Over 50 Resources To Teach CT Across the Curriculum

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, practical, and purposeful professional development. Keep in mind that Computational Thinking can use devices, robots, and computers to support learning. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

Ten Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2019

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Booking Info … Yes… I do come to schools and conferences to share over 40 years of education experiences from my classroom and district office experience to working with hundreds of schools across the nation. Some say that someday robots or some kind of two way wireless radio will take over education. A smile from a real person sure beats that of a robot or a distant person on a wireless radio covered in distant sounds of static.

B is for Blended with Technology: The ABC’s of PBL … Building Blocks to Transform Learning

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. Analog Tools – Perhaps it is a paint bush, a carpenter’s tool, or some items from a maker’s workshop. There are a multitude of digital possibilities including toys, cameras, GPS units, games, robots, and. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

Part Four: Beyond SAMR… Technology, Deeper Learning, and Rigor

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 have three pre-conference workshops that you may want to register for. They include; One-Half Day PBL Splash, Full Day PBL Starter; and a One-Half Day Technology Workshop dedicated to amplifying standards and process using Technology. I will also have three concurrent session during the main conference.

Ten Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2018

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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? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I have done 100’s of workshops and presentations.

10 Timeless Inspiring Education Lessons From An Almost Analog Native

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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? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I have four workshops and one featured session to share.

The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

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Some fear the corporatization of Maker education, particularly as schools and policymakers have embraced the movement as a way to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and workforce preparation. The list is drawn in part from work presented recently at the annual conference of the American Educational Research Association, held here. Marketplace K-12 Ed-tech maker movement math science STEM educationCross-posted from the Digital Education blog.

Integrating Technology with Project Based Learning… Four Indicators to Blend the Learning

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STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. Booking Info – 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? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

10 Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Back To School 2015

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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? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Some say that someday robots or some kind of two way wireless radio will take over education.

What?s New: New Tools for Schools

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org/parents/stem-agriculture/youth-stem-activities/ ) HughesNet and National 4-H Council announce the launch of STEM Lab to inspire the next generation of scientists. A free resource to parents and teachers, STEM Lab is an online hub that features STEM activities organized by age group for youth ages 4 to 16. launch of Be a Maker, an all-new mobile application that teaches children how to code by allowing them to program their Jibo robot.

10 Inspiring Lessons From An Almost Analog Native … Future Thinking From The Past

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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? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Some say that someday robots or some kind of two-way wireless radio will take over education.

Part 3: Forty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

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STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. 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? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Welcome to the third post in this series.

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Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

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Ali expanded learning beyond her rural community by developing a digital citizenship library program that fosters global connections with classrooms in countries such as Australia and China, and she continuously seeks new opportunities to challenge her students—from writer’s workshops, and STEM challenges, to collaborations with notable authors including Chris Grabenstein.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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MICROSOFT EDUCATION AQUATICS UPDATE & MR LIMITLESS LIBRARIES FUND ( educationblog.microsoft.com ) Microsoft Education made some announcements in STEM education, including an Aquatics Update for Minecraft: Education Edition and a new collection of teacher-written, inquiry-based lesson plans in partnership with BBC Learning to compliment the BBC Earth and OCEANX film, Oceans: Our Blue Planet. Software & Online 3DBEAR AR INNOVATOR PROGRAM ( 3dbear.io/product/

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A World of PBL: 25 Authentic Resources To Connect Students Beyond The Classroom

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Whether your students design robots with PenPals in Asia, write poetry with PenPals in Europe, or create environmental solutions with PenPals in Africa. Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have done 100’s of workshops and presentations.

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Hack Education Weekly News

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Department of Education Fulfills Administration Promise to Invest $200 Million in STEM Education.” Contests and Conferences. This is largely a promotional piece for Penn and for the workshops that Penn GSE offers entrepreneurs, which I guess is what we’re supposed to think is replacing incubators – although certainly weekend workshops don’t offer the ever-important VC funding that many incubators have done.