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Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning?

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How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Elementary and primary students can learn to code. How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson. Why code in the elementary grades? So, Sam, why do we even want to code in the elementary grades?

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5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. I currently teach elementary art at Parkway Elementary in the Bryant School District in Arkansas.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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I find this helpful for uploading to Google Classroom or Airdropping the file to my Mac for display to the whole class. YouTube Students can publish directly to the YouTube accounts associated with their Google accounts. (If You can use this format in your Google classroom.

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Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

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For Halloween 2016, I did a version of Halloween Wars (a Food Network show) with my two classes of gifted elementary learners. To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM.

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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. They have been using the ChromeBooks in our classroom to do Google searches. You could make a Google slide.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc. Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

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Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. From my high school classroom to this elementary classroom.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. You meet with your critique group to go over it, and you can do that virtually on Google Hangouts or Skype.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

The high school students walked down the street, and they did an afternoon STEM collaboration. How many poster boards must die from these elementary years? Vicki: Because they’re supposed to do this research, and they’re like, “If I can Google it?”. They can’t Google that!

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

So even if you’re not very comfortable with holding a live conference call via Skype or Google Hangouts, the cool thing about Flipgrid is that you can record video messages with your kids. I mean, I’ve used Skype just a little bit, and Google Docs maybe a little bit.

This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

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This fun, visual tool lets students explore 150 different science and social studies units for elementary and middle school learners. They support single sign-on with Google and Clever.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

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When Google Docs came out, I stopped everything and let all of my classes experience it. A sponsored review of a tool I'm using to teach programming From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality is here. Finally!

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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