Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates? But it’s definitely beyond the jobs.

Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Here is a run down of the learning activities I did with my gifted elementary students to teach them about their brains: Introduction to the Brain. Cards were created that had parts of the brain images on one of the paired cards and the definitions on the other.

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5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher. Stephanie Zeiger helps us see the potential of STEM and computational thinking. 5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together. Definitely.

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Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. ” James Murray is the principal of Waukesha STEM Academy, a K-8 charter school in Wisconsin that is one of Halverson’s exemplars.

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The next concept involves “getting real about STEM. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Toyota Dream Car Art Contest From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM, STEAM, and design thinking are buzzwords in education today. In addition to true STEM projects, we also work to include the arts in all subjects.

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences!

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5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I do encourage students to “sandbox” or play as they are using the app the first time and this is definitely something they can get creative with for that first video.

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Inspiring Ideas and Resources from the #STEM4INNOVATION Conference

Teacher Reboot Camp

” – Dr. Karan Watson, STEM 4 Innovation Keynote Speaker. Recently, I attended the incredible STEM 4 Innovation Conference at Texas A&M University. “People can’t only design with their heads. They have to do it with their hands, too.”

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve been sharing the task board with other teachers, and other teachers have been hopping on board sharing what they’ve done, so it’s definitely kind of catching fire in our school, I see them kind of using it on Twitter and other different places, so it’s very exciting.

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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

I think this whole passion project was definitely more about the process than the product. Currently, she teaches and learns in a first grade classroom at Evening Street Elementary in Worthington, Ohio.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Leslie: My fifth one would definitely be LearnZillion. The best learning that I’ve had thus far was definitely at ISTE 17.

Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric: You could definitely use these with your elementary students without a doubt. The idea is that since the words that I chose are the Dolch words, the first about hundred or so are those words — those are definitely words that students are learning in K-1-2.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

It’s definitely a work in progress. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum. I’ve been working a little bit with some folks in the elementary world, which is a stretch for me.

The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

She regularly contributes literacy insights at Dr. Kimberly’s Literacy Blog and has collaborated in writing classroom curriculum and language arts sections as well as chairing the Elementary Reading National Evaluation Preparation Committee for Pearson Education.

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Iditarod Teacher: How to Connect and Learn from the Iditarod Race

The CoolCatTeacher

Heidi: There’s a lot of character education that you can pull out of it — determination, loyalty, leadership, all that kind of stuff definitely can be pulled in. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers History and Social Sciences Teachers How to Guides.

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Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

But definitely, you want a storyboard. Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class.

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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

I believe it really stems from our ability to actually understand the conceptual understanding behind the mathematics. Again, we’re not teaching that procedures are not important, because they definitely are. Kyle: I think it definitely is.

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5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM Idea #1: Teach with Passion. And I think that sometimes as adults, especially when we start talking about STEM or STEAM or whatever buzzword it is that your school uses, we muddy the learning.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Enrique: Yeah, you definitely want to keep them seated. All Grades All Subjects College (aged 18+) Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

Aditya: Oh, definitely. So you definitely get those naysayers, people who look at it with disdain because you’re really dumbing it down. Vicki: We’re also talking about teaching kids in elementary, middle, and high school.

Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

I’m definitely going to be asking some of these agency questions, Scott! Scott McLeod on episode 189 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

So you’ll definitely want to check the Shownotes for this, and we’ll also give you links to Lee Ann’s work so you can learn more about it. As an elementary teacher, Lee Ann has a passion for teaching kids not only about content, but life lessons as well.

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5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

Idea #1: Expand Your Definition of Writing. We do a lot of this, particularly in elementary schools, where we have kids celebrate the writing that they’ve accomplished.

Too Strong a Spotlight on STEM May Divide Your School

Leadership Lounge

educators have yet to experience the myriad speeches and discussion over the last decade about increasing emphasis on science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). Reviewing the allocation of time in an elementary school's day is another worthy activity.

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Game Based Learning in Action

The CoolCatTeacher

Matthew: Well, the tribe is an affinity group — which is by definition a group of people that come together because they have an affinity or a like of something. So this work stems from my dissertation research which was an ethnography.

How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Meyer’s Google Doc full of 3 Act lesson plans: [link] ) VICKI: So we will link to a previous episode, Felicia Casto and her amazing elementary math classroom [link] who just raved and raved about the transformation power about 3 Act math lessons.

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Helping Learners Move Beyond “I Can’t Do This”

User Generated Education

I work part-time with elementary learners – with gifted learners during the school year and teaching maker education camps during the summer. Many maker education, STEM, and STEAM activities require a skill set in order to complete them.

Creating A Fire For Inquiry Starts At The Beginning

TeachThought - Learn better.

When the world talks about STEM education for the most part they talk around elementary teachers rather than to elementary school teachers. STEM grows from the root. In effect, they enhanced the growth rate of the STEM but not the root.

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Math Teacher: 5 Principles of the Modern Mathematics Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Gerald: They definitely are. Gerald Aungst is a “curiosity engineer” with more than 25 years of professional experience as an elementary teacher and curriculum specialist who empowers learners through inquiry and making.

SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

For a classroom setting, I’ll definitely be purchasing more. What it is: Recently, the good people at SAM Labs sent me an Alpha Kit to play with and review. You guys, this is such a cool product! I love that as soon as students open it up, it puts them in charge of the learning.

App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode on elementary portfolios with SeeSaw? Listen to Suzy Lolley talk about elementary portfolios with SeeSaw. Episode 27 – Using SeeSaw for Elementary Portfolios.

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