Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. The intake is slow, but it is gradually starting to make its way into most K-12 schools. Over the last few years, eBooks have become synonymous with flexible learning.

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The Importance of eBooks in a Flipped Classroom

Kitaboo on EdTech

The idea is that students first learn course content online, usually at home, and the time in the classroom is devoted to what used to be traditionally homework, with the teacher’s assistance. Related: How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes.

How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

There’s a growing need for scientific and technical talent in STEM -related jobs. However, it seems that not many students are keen on pursuing STEM courses post their school level. Recent data from a test commonly taken by college-bound high school students found that only 20% of students are ready for courses typically required for a STEM major. A common reason given by students was that they found the STEM courses difficult. STEM courses must be based on reality.

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Students who use Chromebooks, PCs, Macs, iPads, or any other device can now create books with this versatile, easy-to-use app. Standards: I’m using this project as a summary of all the graphic design lessons that I’ve taught my students, everything from color to fonts.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

The author of Make Writing , Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If there is someone other than the teacher managing the makerspace or there is a schedule for the school, your kids may only be able to use it once a week or month. The educator can assist learners in the interview process including how to develop interview questions.

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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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How to design remarkable active learning classrooms [checklist]

Nureva

“Architecture is the story of how we see ourselves,” wrote American architect Thom Mayne. Every space on your campus tells students and faculty a story – about what skills are most important, what teaching methods are most valued and what kind of learners you aim to develop.

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23 GSuite Ideas to Excite Your Students about Learning with Eric Curts

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts @ ericcurts teaches us twenty-three ways to use Gsuite tools in our classroom. With ideas for Google Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Drawings for all subjects and ages, you’ll want to scroll down and follow the links in our enhanced show notes.

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How to design remarkable active learning classrooms [checklist]

Nureva

“Architecture is the story of how we see ourselves,” wrote American architect Thom Mayne. Every space on your campus tells students and faculty a story – about what skills are most important, what teaching methods are most valued and what kind of learners you aim to develop.

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Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. My artistic abilities didn’t matter to the kids who were just excited to have someone spend time with them. Our learners have the power to greatly impact others with their creations. This holiday season we can get them to create digital books that help others. Books to help local museums or charities.

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Math Class PBL: Create Memorable Learning with Projects

The CoolCatTeacher

How could she help students remember? In today’s show, Lauren gives us a quick overview, how-to, and ideas for planning your own projects that will help students learn and remember. Download a free ebook with the Lead Forward authors and get inspired.

Creating Digital Books to Help Others: 20+ Apps, Tools & Ideas

Teacher Reboot Camp

During one of my teaching internships, my mentor had us create books we read to children from the Boys and Girls Club. My artistic abilities didn’t matter to the kids who were just excited to have someone spend time with them. Our learners have the power to greatly impact others with their creations. This holiday season we can get them to create digital books that help others. Books to help local museums or charities.

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. 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.

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Wow Them with the Solar Eclipse on Aug. 21st!

Teacher Reboot Camp

In my newest book, Hacking Digital Learning Strategies: 10 Ways to Launch EdTech Missions in Your Classroom (out soon), I’ve dedicated one of the missions to citizen science projects. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. ebook, Learning to Go.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Tools to enhance student voice.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.” This year get your students to visualize difficult concepts or understand a process by teaching with infographics. Click here for a how-to video.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. This is one to share with your history department. Go to www.coolcatteacher.com/edtech and plan your professional development for 2018. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. They teach students how to think critically and solve evidence-based problems. Enter award-winning PASCO Scientific with a commitment to providing innovative, affordable tools for K-12 science and math programs. They provide a wealth of rugged, inquiry-based products to educators in more than 100 countries around the world. STEM modules.

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Science and Poetry Writing Prompts

Teacher Reboot Camp

One reason why many students feel science is beyond them or overwhelming is because they don’t make an emotional connection to the science. In celebration of National Poetry month , I have created a visual science poetry calendar to inspire students to write science poems.

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STEAM It Up for Struggling Students! 15+ Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Recently added to the Survival Tips for Teachers ! Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. Teachers often share resources with these keywords- Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL) and Science Technology Engineering Arts Math (STEAM/STEM). We tend to get too caught up in teaching with books or slides. Get to know them! Get them to brainstorm through sketchnoting and mindmapping! Get them to experiment!

Make a Difference in the World as a Citizen Scientist

Teacher Reboot Camp

The 2016 TED prize winner, Sarah Parcak , used the award money to fund her citizen science project, Globalxplorer.org. This online platform protects and preserves ancient sites by encouraging people to work with archaeologists to analyze satellite images and identify possible looting. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go. SciStarter.com – conduct searches for projects related to your subject. All are free to register.

22 Ideas for Playful Learning Outdoors

Teacher Reboot Camp

“A mind that is stretched by a new experience can never go back to its old dimensions.” I know right now is her best learning experiences, because she is curious and hungry to discover her world through all her senses. How do we still get students to participate in real-world learning and achieve standards? Below, are a few ideas, including a slideshow to download as a PDF. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or Learning to Go.

Frightful Learning! Halloween Activities and Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Tis the season when our learners love to learn from the stuff of our nightmares as they celebrate Halloween, All Saints Day, All Souls’ Day and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Below are tons of resources, activities, apps, games, recipes and resources to get you started. Don’t forget to download the slide presentation below and explore the bookmarks. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go.

Learn With QR Codes! 22+ Apps, Web Tools and Activities

Teacher Reboot Camp

QR codes get learners out of their seat scanning to discover what the knowledge they will uncover with their mobile devices. QR codes are mostly attached to websites or text, but we can also attach QR codes to audio, video, games, polls, or multimedia presentations. Below are a few ideas on how to make your QR codes more interactive. Once you are comfortable implementing a QR code activity, try getting your learners to create their own QR codes.

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The Fabulous Field Trip Guide: Planning

Teacher Reboot Camp

In 1996, I joined an internship to design educational activities and exhibits to open the Witte Museum’s Science Treehouse. The children worked with a famous meteorologist, engineers, storytellers, archaeologists, historians, and other subject matter experts to engage in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) and history activities in the field. Below is a slide presentation ( free to download ) followed by planning tips, free handouts , and bookmarks.

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It All Adds Up! 25+ Math Resources, Apps, & Tools

Teacher Reboot Camp

That is the wrong way to teach math. Math is useful for solving problems, and necessary to figure out the world around us. We can get our students to learn math in engaging ways by making sure each lesson gets to use the math for real-world learning. Instead of having students solve problems in a book, give them learning missions where they use the principles and equations to explore the school grounds, their households, or the world around them.

23 Earth Day Activities, Resources, Web Sites, & Apps

Teacher Reboot Camp

Earth Day is April 22nd and serves as an important reminder of how each of us needs to do our part to care for the planet we call home. Teachers can help their students begin to care about their impact on the environment and take action to minimize their impact on the Earth by making them aware of environmental issues. Students can use web tools and apps to conduct research on environmental issues then come up with solutions on how to protect the environment.

Frightful Learning! 70+ Apps, Tools, Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“There is magic, but you have to be the magician. You have to make the magic happen.” – Sidney Sheldon, Are You Afraid of the Dark? Tis the season when our learners love to learn from stuff of our nightmares as they celebrate Halloween, All Saints Day, All Souls’ Day and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Below are tons of resources, activities, apps, games, recipes and resources to get you started. Students can try to survive a Zombie apocalypse!

Technology and Capstone Courses

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

In the Guide to Capstone Education from the National Capstone Consortium there are a series of questions posed about technology and the role it should, could or might possibly play in a capstone course. The capstone process culminates in a presentation to an authentic audience.”

Olympic Learning! Over 32 Web Resources and Activities

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students can learn about sports, current events, STEM , history, geography, and foreign policy while enjoying the Olympics. The Olympics takes place August 5th to 21st in Rio, Brazil. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers and Learning to Go. One idea is to get your students to view a video of an Olympic event they have never seen and create a short presentation where they describe the event to their peers. Click to access that resource!

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing

Edsurge

“Another English teacher just switched to gym because she couldn’t do it anymore,” a teacher from Georgia recently told me. “I A 2016 study of 3rd to 8th grade educators found that only 55% of teachers said they enjoy teaching writing. I spent years working at Google, and the skills that were critical to my success may surprise you. 9% of writing assignments in grades six to eight include long form writing. Providing teachers with direct training is critical to growth.

Literacy Tools That Bring Equity and Energy to the Classroom—and Unlock Career Doors

Edsurge

Yet no matter how hands-on the program, literacy remains fundamental. It is one of our best antidotes to poverty.” EdSurge talked with him about how he and his colleagues use online differentiated literacy instruction tools from Achieve3000 , and how that platform has helped the school’s students—80 percent of whom are eligible for free lunch—achieve a stunning 98.5 When did you realize how fundamental literacy would be to the program you were creating?

Frightful Learning! 70+ Apps, Tools, Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

“There is magic, but you have to be the magician. You have to make the magic happen.” – Sidney Sheldon, Are You Afraid of the Dark? Tis the season when our learners love to learn from stuff of our nightmares as they celebrate Halloween, All Saints Day, All Souls’ Day and Dia de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Below are tons of resources, activities, apps, games, recipes and resources to get you started. Students can try to survive a Zombie apocalypse!