Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

The question is if we’re equipping that child and the others to go behind them with the knowledge and intuitive exploration of making things work together for success through rich making and STEM spaces.

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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts. Instructables On Shape Solid Works Tilt Brush by Google Blocks Gravity Sketch Tinkercad.

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7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Stacey Roshan, the author of Tech with Heart , talks about seven edtech topics that are sparking conversation this summer both online and at ISTE19.

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STEM Project: When Minecraft Meets Google Streetview.

EdTech4Beginners

Google Street View is amazing. How can I use these tech tools in a STEM project? Ask your students to search Google Street View and find places of interest. It allows you to walk the streets of the world and view amazing artefacts and monuments.

EduGems: STEM, Google Guide, Coding & More

Teacher Reboot Camp

Discover a Google Hangouts for Teachers guide, Chrome extensions, STEM resources, infographics, creativity activities, web tools to teach history, coding resources, and more in this second edition. Scroll for the sections- Google, STEM, and Resources. Cool Sites Edugems Tech Tips coding creativity edtech education technology edugems GAFE Google history infographics STEAM STEM teachers to follow tweets Twitter web tools

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Let’s Try Because Our Students Need Us: A Story of Persistent Edtech Integration

The CoolCatTeacher

IT Integrator, Evan Mosier, and his teacher friend, Tom, have a remarkable story of persistence when first working to integrate Google Classroom. Google Jamboard.

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Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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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. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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EdTech Acronyms Explained

EdTech4Beginners

GAFE – Google Apps For Education (include Google Docs, Google Sites etc). STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths. Tagged: acronym , acronyms , edtech , education , exxample , learning , tech , technology , terms.

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STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

EdTech Magazine

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools and companies are partnering to prepare their students for a digitally driven workforce! Employable Skills and Real-World Solutions Grow from STEM. Google+.

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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. 6 Super Science Edtech Ideas. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench

Marketplace K-12

Google has acquired Workbench, an online platform that aims to help students with maker projects and other STEM lessons. The post Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 career technical education Curriculum / Digital Curriculum edtech Google maker spaces Makerspace/Making STEM

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM. As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s]

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4 EdTech Tools for Ramping Up STEM Learning

Fractus Learning

Many teachers can tell you first hand that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education has been gaining influence in the world of academia for at least the last five years. There are plenty of different avenues professors can take to implement STEM education.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Edtech Tool Tuesday Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers STEM Students

#iste17 trends: Google, Touch Screen Chromebooks and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Kasey Bell @shakeuplearning sits down to talk about the hot trends at ISTE 2017 including lots of Google stuff, new AR news, Google Keep, touch Screen Chromebooks, and more news. Google classroom. Google Keep. Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast.

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal — everyone’s doing them. . There are whole conferences dedicated to STEM. But as recently as 2016, a Gallup research poll conducted by Google found that only 40 percent of U.S. Understand the Origins of STEM and Its Importance.

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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. Here are five ideas to follow from Fleming on how to set up a library makerspace that will foster creativity and expand on your STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum : SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs. Incorporate STEM Trends into Your Library Makerspace. Google+.

MaKey MaKey Bird Chorus Project #STEM #STEAM #makered #edtech

techieMusings

In the above Google Doc, you will find all project materials required (including bird sound files), setup, and instructions for programming in Scratch Last weekend, I had a chance to work with some young campers (3rd & 4th graders).

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Anatomy & Physiology “Beneath the Surface Musculoskeletal Disorders Project” Using @WeVideo (including student tutorials) #edtech #STEM

techieMusings

We recommended students use a Google Image search (filtered by type=animation), giphy.com, or look for animated content directly in WeVideo. I had a chance to work with our Anatomy & Physiology classes, taught by Dr. Badraslioglu, this past week.

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District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is put into action. MORE FROM EDTECH: Check out how to create a successful STEM program! Google+.

36 Edtech Tools I’m Using Right Now in My Classroom and Life

The CoolCatTeacher

As I was reading The Teacher’s Guide to Tech last week, I realized that it had been a while since I’d shared my own favorite edtech tools. It also links with other tools we use like Trello, Google Docs, Dropbox, and more. Google Drive (Collaborative Writing).

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25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects

Shake Up Learning

The post 25 Ways to Use Audio in Google Slides Projects appeared first on Shake Up Learning. Are you ready to use audio in Google Slides? One of the most common questions that I get is how to insert audio in Google Slides, a feature that many have missed after leaving PowerPoint.

10+ QR Code Activities to Inspire Curiosity and Engage Learners

Teacher Reboot Camp

is a website to easily create QR codes and attach to any Google App, such as Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, and more! Effective Technology Integration Mobile Learning Curiosity edtech mlearning mobile learning qr qr codes STEAM STEM

@VybeSoftware Offers Students a FREE Opportunity to create Apps on the App Store and Google Play!

TeacherCast

In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we learn how every student can have access to a FREE Coding and Programming Curriculum through DevKit, a fantastic application from Vybe Software. . Edtech in the Classroom Coding and Programming Hour of Code STEM

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

She also shares the biggest mistake she’s made as a teacher relating to edtech. Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast. Author of The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom. Google Certified Innovator. Google Certified Trainer. 3 EdTech Blog. #3

Bullis Middle School Students Make “Math Clocks” Using @Texthelp’s #EquatIO, Old CD’s, & the Laser Engraver #Edtech #Makered #STEAM #STEM #mathchat #mtbos

techieMusings

insert the clockface PNG image downloaded in step 2 onto this Google Drawing template. Last May, my colleague — middle school math teacher Caitlin Zolet — was looking to bring some fun and creative expression to exam review for her pre-algebra students.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: So it’s a Google Doc, and they can make a copy of the doc, review it read only, right? Then I actually have Google Classroom, which is where I put it so it’s a little bit easier for them to access.

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Breakout EDU Digital is Awesome (and Free) #breakoutedu

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Mari Venturino @MsVenturino talks about breakout edu digital for edtech tool Tuesday. She is a Google For Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, a Google Certified Educator Levels 1 & 2, and is Leading Edge Certified in Online and Blended Instruction.

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Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

So is it almost like somebody’s in Google Classroom, and the doc is like a page or a webpage you would have in your LMS? Now, what I do is in Google Classroom , I will give them the Hyperdoc, and then I will make a copy for each student. So it will sort of build out on that Google site.

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100th Day Ideas: #GAFE, #BreakoutEDU, #STEM

ignitionEDU

100s Grid in Google Sheets: Use this shared Google Sheet file as a starting point (you can make your own copy by using THIS link ). The Google Sheet file includes a few tabs with ideas. ” They certainly could do that and use a Google Form to enter data into a Google Sheet.

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An Artificial Intelligence Curriculum in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. Justin Aglio in episode 382 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

What the demise of Google Helpouts means for education

The Christensen Institute

This is the third post in the #WhoYouKnow blog series on the overlap of social capital, EdTech, and innovation. A few months ago, Google Helpouts —a barely two-year-old effort to connect users to on-demand experts via video chat—folded.

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Why a K-12 Operating System is the Next Step in the Evolution of Edtech

Edsurge

One of the first curricular tools I built to share—on the first day of school—was a public, student-friendly gradebook on Google Sheets. Yes, this was before Google Classroom existed!) To supplement in-person support offered during class and lunch periods, I published a simple Google site to house my lessons, assessments, and other resources. For example, it didn’t integrate with Google Apps, which we had spent the last three years using.

We Asked Teachers What They Want From Edtech. Here’s What They Said.

Edsurge

At the end of the day, edtech can feel like one more thing on a teacher’s plate. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students. Edtech initiatives that reduce teachers to the role of facilitator often overlook the important role the teacher plays in activating rich learning experiences for students.

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Year in Review: Our Top Edtech Business Stories of 2018

Edsurge

And we’re filing stories that capture the essence of the edtech industry in 2018. Apple and Google continue to up the ante in their quest to win adoption in classrooms. But the edtech industry has hit some bumps along the way, wrestling with collateral concerns from the public spotlight over data privacy and security. A Clever Way to Measure How Students Actually Use Edtech (and Whether It Works). The conventional answer is STEM and computer science education.

A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition)

Doug Levin

(Mostly) back from my August hiatus, I’m pleased to offer up the next edition of A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News. A Thinking Person’s Guide to EdTech News (2017 Week 33 Edition). EdTech News News news

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Student-Driven Hyperdocs

The CoolCatTeacher

Currently, she is an Innovative Learning Specialist for Five-Star Technology Solutions and a Google Certified Trainer spreading love for #EdTech that empowers students to think critically and follow their passion!

K-12 Blueprint site updated - resources for planning and implementing EdTech

Educational Technology Guy

Follow me on Twitter and Google+. edtech free resources school cio Tech and Learning Magazine This week, Tech & Learning and Intel released their improve K-12 Blueprint web site. The site has resources for educators about planning and implementing technology initiatives.

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What U.S. Companies Should Know About Asia's Edtech Market

Edsurge

Last summer, when I was working for ThinkCERCA, which helps students develop critical thinking skills through reading and writing, the edtech startup was facing a big decision: should it try and break into the lucrative Chinese market? Here’s a handy guide for anyone in edtech looking to cross the Pacific. In my experience, this phenomenon is partly caused by the limited business models that an edtech company can efficiently pursue in the two countries. edtech companies.