Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. In today’s episode, she shares what she’s doing and how her students are learning. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here!

23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Digital Curriculum and Tools. Early learning brand Teaching Strategies announced the launch of its new The Creative Curriculum for Kindergarten. Next page: More digital technologies and STEM resources). Technology changes at a rapid pace, and educators have to keep up.

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Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

Through this new collaboration, educators and students in 28 CPS elementary schools will receive access to a suite of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital learning resources. professional learning. SILVER SPRING, MD (Wednesday, ?May

Elementary and high school students build Maze Runner-like challenge for Sphero

eSchool News

Naper Elementary School students could be the envy of their peers when it comes to a labyrinth for testing their robotic skills. With technical assistance from Naperville North High School, Naper fourth-graders will be rolling robotic Sphero balls through what one elementary student likened to the always-changing maze in “Maze Runner,” a literary reference that brought a smile to the face of Ryan Shambo, Naper’s learning commons director and lead teacher.

Science resource targets K-5 STEM gap, NGSS

eSchool News

A new science resource launching this month is intended to engage K-5 students in problem-based science learning. Inspire Science , from McGraw-Hill Education, is a new core elementary science curriculum for K-5 students designed specifically to address the requirements of the Next Generation Science Standards. The program aims to help teachers improve student results in STEM by motivating students to become curious, creative problem solvers.

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10 steps to making yours a STEM school

eSchool News

Get outside, involve the community, and take stock of your resources to improve STEM outcomes, says one PD organization. The quest to improve the way schools team STEM subjects, such as engineering and computer science, isn’t an easy fix. Recently, school administrators shared how they were tackling the problem at the elementary level, using professional development courses from the National Center for STEM Elementary Education at St.

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Using Digital Tools to Teach STEM Courses Remotely and Effectively

edWeb.net

Providing science and math content online can be relatively straightforward, but engaging students in true distance learning requires more than just transmittal of information. For Beth, “distance learning isn’t about being perfect; it’s about being you and being human.” By Robert Low.

Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! This app is a digital supplemental curriculum solution for K-2nd grade – aligned with standards it includes over 150 curated apps inside their one simple app to install. Innovate with iPad: Lessons to Transform Learning – One of my favorite books for teachers who use iPads with young children.

Eduprotocols for Littles with Jon Corippo #kinderchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Eduprotocols for kindergarten and early elementary with the book’s co-author Jon Corippo. Today’s Sponsor: Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection. The Really Good Stuff Digital Learning Collection is here! This app is a digital supplemental curriculum solution for K-2nd grade – aligned with standards it includes over 150 curated apps inside their one simple app to install.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Whether it is learning from home through online courses, professional development, conference workshops or as a keynote speaker Kasey is a relentless innovator of ideas and a devoted transformer of classrooms and teaching. Digital Innovation in Learning Award Winner in “Sharing is Caring”. 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter. Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Last summer, we highlighted Prince William County Public Schools (PWCS) , a large suburban school district in Virginia that boosted their bandwidth speed from 2 to 20 Gbps to keep up with growing demands for digital learning. We appreciated hearing how their years in the classroom have shaped their opinions on the evolution of digital learning and the exciting opportunities that lay ahead. Digital Learning

10+ Plugged and Unplugged Coding Activities for Hour of Code!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Coding is such an important skill that enables students to learn writing and math along with any other subject matter. Students also learn how to write and follow instructions.

Document Learning in a Digital Portfolio

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Digital portfolios are powerful learning tools for students of all ages. In this way portfolios facilitate ownership of learning, goal-setting, and growth mindset.

Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.

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Will homework disappear in the age of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can enhance classroom time for students and teachers in ways that either reduce the need for homework or prompt educators to rethink the use of homework entirely. There are a few key reasons why blended learning is facilitating this changing role of homework. First, depending on the model, blended learning can give students the time and support they need to master concepts on a daily basis—thereby reducing the need for further practice at home.

Screencast Tools to Demonstrate Student Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! One way for students to demonstrate what they are learning is through screencasts. In a screencast, students video record their digital screen (tablet or computer) and that shows them completing a task.

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Tips and Tools to Support Students in Publishing Their Own Digital Storybooks

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students still enjoy creating physical storybooks, but now their stories can be preserved digitally forever with free web tools and apps. Tools and Apps for Creating Digital Storybooks.

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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.”

Inspire Learning Beyond Your Classroom Walls by Setting Up a Virtual Learning Community

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! More important than the learning that transpires in our classrooms is the learning we inspire beyond our classroom walls. Free Virtual Learning Environments.

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The Thinking and Creativity That Goes Into Game Design

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Elementary to high school students love these tools that provide teachers with lesson plans and a standards-aligned curriculum. GameSalad – design games using drag and drop and learn computer science and programming.

20+ Ideas to Supercharge Classroom Creativity

The CoolCatTeacher

Teachers can download a FREE K-12 standards-aligned lesson plan on car design that includes STEM concepts and art. Ideas to Promote Creativity in Your Classroom – Show Notes 1 – Make a Digital Learning Launchpad Hyperdocs.co All Subjects Classroom Design Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Wonderful Word Problem Breakthroughs

The CoolCatTeacher

Listen to Felicia Casto talk about her awesome elementary math classroom. She has helped teachers, administrators and district office leaders create and implement a digital learning mindset. Webb Elementary in Navasota, Texas and works with teachers in her school and educators across the nation on how to best to embrace digital learning across a variety of platforms. Every weekday you’ll learn powerful practical ways to be a more remarkable teacher today.

BACK OFFICE BUSINESS: Nebraska District Partners with Discovery Education to Create Dynamic STEM Learning Environments

techlearning

Nebraska’s Bellevue Public Schools(BPS) announced today a new partnership with Discovery Education, provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms, focused on creating STEM learning opportunities across all 15 of the district’s elementary schools.

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

techlearning

- 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. k12 education Teacher Education The Wire STEM

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Just go to coolcatteacher.com/shake to learn more. Vicki: Today we’re talking with my friend Kasey Bell from “Shake Up Learning” and author of Shake Up Learning: Practical Ideas to Move Learning from Static to Dynamic. We can keep learning more. 3 EdTech and E-Learning Influencer on Twitter.

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New AI tool helps teachers tackle math

eSchool News

As the new school year begins, elementary school teachers are now able to access a new, free online artificial intelligence (AI) tool designed to strengthen their math instruction and help students learn at higher levels. Digital Learning and Tools eClassroom News IT Newsletter News STEM

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It’s time for every student to learn to code

eSchool News

Learning to code is about more than career readiness. It’s about helping students make sense of their digital world. In 2015, when more and more schoolwork, from kindergarten up through college, is done in a digital environment, students need to know the fundamentals of how the system they are using functions. Digital Learning and Tools Featured on eSchool News Industry Insights STEM Top News

Beyond the Science Experiment: Building Soft Skills with AR and VR

EdNews Daily

As augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) learning experiences become increasingly common in K-12 classrooms, the value this technology brings to STEM and Career and Technical Education programs is becoming increasingly evident. By Joe Parlier, Ed.D.

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OPINION: Creating better post-pandemic education for English learners

The Hechinger Report

As the winter turns to spring and pandemic learning reaches its one-year mark, something like a return to normal, in-person schooling is becoming a reality in communities across the country. By and large, English learners aren’t thriving under distance learning.

Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

eSchool News

Increasingly, makerspaces are helping students sustain interest in STEM fields. By the end of this week, five out of seven of the district’s public schools will have spaces filled with 3D printers, Legos, laptops, robots and more for hands-on learning. As tech companies try to find ways to create a more diverse workforce, they’re looking at education as a way to help increase the pipeline supply of women and minorities graduating in the STEM fields.

15+ great resources for introducing coding to the classroom

eSchool News

As the world continues to become more and more digital, the number of computer science jobs in this country is rising three times faster than the number of computer science graduates. It’s no wonder that there has been a surge of interest in having students, particularly those in grades K through 12, learn computer science. What sets this app apart from all the other tools is that PixelPress integrates the physical world with the digital world.

Finland offers lessons for building student, teacher agency

The Christensen Institute

As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating blended-learning schools that seek to personalize learning and build student agency. Q: Your observations around student agency in Finland and how it stems from the great trust the Finnish society has in children are striking. Can you explain what you saw and learned?

OPINION: Five ways to achieve equity in remote learning

The Hechinger Report

Last-minute decision-making is the new normal, as schools and districts vet a multiplicity of strategies and applications to support their reliance on digital learning in a pandemic. It’s an ongoing process we intend to continue in the fall — regardless of where learning takes place.

Schooling has changed forever. Here’s what will stay when things go back to normal

The Hechinger Report

In Oklahoma, students are having a say in where and when they learn. We have a chance now to make it something that will change teaching and learning forever for the better.”. Learning from Lockdown. There’s no going back.

Online petition urges computer science education funding

eSchool News

The elementary-level curricula will include coding, digital literacy, keyboarding and robotics. Digital Learning and Tools News STEMPolicy makers, educators, and the private sector ask for federal investments in computer science education. An online petition urges Congress to provide $250 million to help schools and districts integrate computer science into the curriculum.