Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. She currently works at Google as an Eng.

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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. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet!

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better. Market Survey – Google Form. The learners created the following promotional flyer using Google Docs.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kelly Gary, a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, about five ideas for improving elementary math with technology. I create a Google Doc.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

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?

The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through

Educational Technology Guy

The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through by Kate Began With our world becoming increasingly technology-driven, there is growing demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. RELATED: STEM Resources (lots).

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Google Masters For Kids of All Ages: Badges, Skills and More

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors. Google Masters for Kids of All Ages.

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ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Stephanie Goldman and her first-year mentee Lindsay George have used Google Drive and Google Classroom to supercharge their mentor/mentee relationship. Stephanie Golden: ACE Mentor Relationship Building with Google Drive and Google Classroom.

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5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. Some parts let you attach Google Docs and other tools, so the tight integration with Google actually adds project management on top of the collaborative tools that we’re already using.

Motivating Teachers to Be Excellent in the K-2 Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet! Using Book Creator in the Elementary Classroom – T his is a FREE Resource great for K-4 educators looking for ways to use Book Creator in their classroom.

MEL Science Raises $6 Million to Bring STEM to Life with Kits and VR

Edsurge

Educational customers listed on the company website include Mercury Mine Elementary School in Phoenix, Oakland Academy in Portage, Mich., Google Cardboard now sells for about $15. Education Technology STEM Virtual Reality FinancingWhile growing up in St.

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

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. Additional Resources referenced from Jackie’s blog: Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners.

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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. Now, that’s good stuff for every K-2nd grade iPad or Google Play enabled tablet!

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!

10 Ways to Use Screencasting for Formative Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Specifically, I’ll mention features of Screencastify , the tool I recommend for students to use for Google Chrome or Chromebooks. (If Bandwidth Savings when Uploading to Google Drive. For example, you might want to make sure that students understand how the advanced Google search works.

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

User Generated Education

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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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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Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Students can log in with their Google ID or set up an account. Chromebooks Common Core Data Driven Instruction Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers Gsuite and Google Apps High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

20 Tech Tips to Shake Up Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Co-host of The Google Teacher Tribe Podcast. Author of The Teacher’s Guide to Google Classroom. Google Certified Innovator. Google Certified Trainer. Episode 337 with Kasey Bell From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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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10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Keep : If you’re a Google school or have a Chromebook, this might be for you. You can use it on your Mac or PC as well as in Google Docs. It includes a speech input feature for the web similar to Google’s Voice typing – it even works in Google forms (pro version).

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

Tool #1: Make Bookshelves in Google Books. Richard: So this is one that’s right under everyone’s nose when ever they go to Google, but whenever I share it, people are like, “Oh! It’s Google Books. Now, there’s two versions of Google Books. Tool #4: Google Expeditions.

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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. Fleming says whether the district sets up a makerspace in an elementary school library, in a middle school classroom or in a high school cafeteria, each makerspace has a unique quality. Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs. Incorporate STEM Trends into Your Library Makerspace. One elementary school she worked with took all the offbeat and childish ideas from its students and designed a “whimsey” theme.

5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

Eric Curts gives us five ways to use Google apps, extensions and tools to celebrate Poetry Month. Google” friend Eric Curts. He knows everything about Google, but also we’re talking about poetry because April is Poetry Month. Blackout Poetry with Google Docs.

STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills

Neo LMS

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is an important group of subjects that are in high demand — not just in classrooms, but in the job market as well. In the upcoming decade, STEM jobs will grow at almost double the rate of all other jobs.

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Motivation to Thrive Your First Few Years of Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. I have also had a lesson publication and professional development session related to STEM education. All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Monday Motivation Teachers

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Idea #4: Google Expeditions. Leslie: My fourth one is Google Expeditions. Vicki: So give me an example of a Google Expedition you love.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

You can do some Googling and see what’s on there. I know that now, Tony, you’re learning everything about Google Classroom, so you know lots about really cool things.

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

ignitionEDU

Now that I am in an elementary school environment, I know it is not only celebrated but used as a special day of teachable moments. 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 ).

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

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!

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

We use Google Classroom a lot. We use Google Hangouts. They’re using tools like Google Classroom and different things that I curate for the teacher and for the class. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum.

Middleschoolers design and build STEM carts for younger students

eSchool News

Their assignment: Design a cart to carry today’s tools for STEM learning — the teaching of science, technology, engineering and math — in Hampton Township’s three elementary schools. “We Each team also showed judges a miniature model of its proposed STEM cart.

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Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Glass mentioned on the show is no longer available for consumers but they do have Google Glass at Work for AR Work applications.

STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

Many schools are recognizing the importance of providing their students with opportunities for greater technology instruction — especially in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with an emphasis on coding.

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Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs Contest is officially open for submissions! Win a dream STEM Lab.

Educational Technology Guy

The contest is designed to drive student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – otherwise known as STEM - by giving public middle schools the opportunity to create the STEM lab of their dreams, made possible by a grant of up to $100,000 for each. Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

We were trying out Google Expedition with a full classroom kit. If you couple that with the cheap Google Cardboard headsets, and now you can have a Virtual Reality experience for — a hundred bucks — versus eight hundred bucks.

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