5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we’ll have an “old fashioned” tool share at 2 pm in the room. Brian Aspinall is an educator, best selling author and three times TEDx speaker who is considered one of the brightest STEM innovators in education.

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California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

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- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Beaumont USD’s Palm Elementary School is the focal point of this new collaboration, which seeks to create the area’s premier STEM school through a unique combination of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and robust STEM-focused professional development services.

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Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. iPads to Differentiate Instruction in K-2 Classrooms. 5 Idea Friday Blended Learning and E-Learning Chromebooks Classroom Management Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Mac STEM Students Teachers Web Tools Windows-PC

Innovative Science Teaching in Grades 6-12

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ll be co-hosting a panel conversation on how I help kids learn how to personalize their own learning, how we can differentiate instruction, and we’ll have an “old fashioned” tool share at 2 pm in the room. Creating Elementary Portfolios with SeeSaw. Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns.

Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools Launches New STEM Initiative in Partnership with Discovery Education

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- Unique Combination of Digital Content and Sustained Professional Learning to Support Educators’ Efforts to Build Dynamic STEM Learning Environments - Silver Spring, Md. August 14, 2018) – Louisiana’s East Baton Rouge Parish Schools (EBR) today launched a new STEM initiative in partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

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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. So it is no wonder that when learners are given hands-on tasks such as those common to maker education, STEM, and STEAM, they sometimes struggle with their completion. Many maker education, STEM, and STEAM activities require a skill set in order to complete them.

Site Visit & Shift Happens

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You see, all week long I indulged in PBL lessons such as STEM with GPS and students doing amazing projects, projects that I aspired to do when I was still in the classroom but hadn''t quite gotten there. The teachers were masters at differentiated instruction with technology. What was interesting was the learning taking place in 6th-8th grade looked similar to the elementary with the students working in small learning groups.

MobyMax launches K-8 cognitive skills science curriculum

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Cognitive Skills Science is a great addition that will help teachers differentiate instruction, as well as assess students’ understanding of key concepts,” said Elizabeth Was, a teacher at Mark Fine Elementary School in Las Vegas. Cognitive Skills Science creates a solid STEM foundation in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) domains—life, physical, earth, and space science. News STEM Top News

How to make math a key part of your ELL curriculum

eSchool News

Historically, English language learner (ELL) instruction has primarily focused on reading and writing. Middle school students are still at the elementary level, and upper elementary students are still figuring out the basics of numeracy. Researchers have suggested both that strong early math skills are top indicators of college and career success, and that STEM-related texts offer a powerful opportunity to engage students in reading by building on their budding interests.

One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

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In a conversation with EdSurge, Gilmore—who became Allendale’s superintendent a year ago—discusses how she is turning around her district, and outlines her six-step instructional process that drives teacher and student success. One of the improvement priorities from AdvancED | Measured Progress was that the district needed a standard instructional process. So I developed the Allendale Six instructional process: bell to bell instruction. standards-based instruction.

?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset

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Grouping math students to target instruction has become widespread, with students often placed in one of three categories—intervention, advanced, and somewhere in the middle. Intervention students can get stuck in a deficit model of instruction that repeatedly focuses only on they skills and knowledge they lack. Adaptive GBL platforms can help by doing the heavy lifting, handling instructional planning, delivery, and data collection in mixed ability classrooms.

TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of students in Plymouth public elementary schools participate in Hour of Code, a lynchpin in our technology curriculum for the past three years. With apps and online lessons, we’re able to differentiate instruction for students by level and interest. Dash and Dot can easily be integrated across the entire elementary curriculum using corresponding Massachusetts State Standards, ISTE Standards for Students and Common Core Standards. Boy using a tablet.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a series that supports the use of technology in support of differentiated learning in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading. As I explored the idea of technology, PBL, and the differentiated classroom I needed find some common connections and categories.

Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth post in a series designed to support the use of technology for differentiated learning… in and beyond the PBL classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. STEM Workshop – If you are at Pete and C in Hershey, Pennsylvania check out the STAR Educator Discovery Preconference Workshop. I will have a session on STEM to STEAM to MAKERS.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Again, this years list sees a lot of tools for STEM that focuses on programming/coding. Socrates - A cutting-edge new site where educators can seamlessly differentiate instruction through game based learning. Elementari - A fun site for digital storytelling and project based learning where students can create: digital stories, portfolios, or choose-your-own adventures. It's the time of year again for my favorite annual sites and apps.

Creating a Culture of STEAM Teaching and Learning the Focus of Florida’s Marion County Public Schools’ New Partnership with Discovery Education

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To help achieve this goal, the district is creating modern learning environments by introducing Discovery Education’s dynamic digital content into classroom instruction at selected MCPS elementary and middle schools. A comprehensive digital service supplementing instruction across all K-12 curricular areas, Discovery Education Streaming Plus helps build students’ mastery in interpreting, understanding, and evaluating information.

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OPINION: Seven traits of Massachusetts’ most effective classrooms

The Hechinger Report

What is particularly striking is that these schools, public elementary and middle schools across Massachusetts, are truly joyful places; you can see it in the enthusiasm of the students and the smiles of their teachers! Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM. The first is differentiated instruction.

Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Students can also work on their STEM skills and learn the basics of programming. Galxyz - An innovative mobile app (Android/iOS) for Elementary Science that is COPPA compliant and aligned to Common Core Standards. A nice way to learn how to code and ideal for STEM.

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Seven Free Online Whiteboard Tools for Teachers and Students [link] Chromebook Apps and Extensions for Elementary Teachers [link] 3 Simple Ways to Zip and Unzip Files on a Chromebook [link] Take Your Reading Offline With These 5 Chrome Apps [link] Geddit free web-based student response system for gaining valuable information about student understanding. Teachers can use MoveNote to explain directions to individual students, making it easier to differentiate instruction.

New K to 5 Science Kits Feature Digital Simulations from Science Education Leader Carolina Biological

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The program can help elementary teachers fit science into busy school days. Building Blocks of Science|3D is composed of lessons containing hands-on investigations, simulations and digital activities centered around science and engineering phenomena that will engage students in STEM learning for the whole school year,” said David Heller, Director of Curriculum Products and Development, at Carolina.

The Emergency Home Learning (& More) Summit - 110 sessions + 80 replays #homelearningsummit #learningrevolution

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Elementary Years ? Starting to Homeschool : Webinar #2: The Elementary-School Years Starting to Homeschool : Webinar #3: What Will We Do Now That We’re Learning at Home? What You Say and What They Hear: A Challenge for Teachers and Instructional Coaches Sugata Mitra : Can Kids Teach Themselves? Our two-month, free, online summit focused on home-based and home-centered learning officially started last week.

Collaboration Coaching

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How we got started on Collaboration Coaching Collaboration Coach Training 3/12 We wanted to shift the focus from teacher-centered classrooms to learner-centered classrooms by focusing on PBL, 21st century learning, one-to-one, and individualized instruction through rigor, relevance, and relationships. The following teacher reflection is a cross-curricular STEM project between Sandy Rollefstad'' s and Sarah Harrison ''s classes.