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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Discussing current theories supporting effective math teaching, Kyle helps us understand how to improve math understanding with kids who struggle. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Make Math Visual. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e304. Why do we want to make math visual? Making math visual is something that’s near and dear to my heart.

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The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Three components to help teach vocabulary. How modeling vocabulary acquisition is important. Today in the show, I recommend taking this quiz to see if Angela Watson’s 40-hour workweek club is right for you. Want to hear another episode on helping students learn?

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10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

6 Ways to Help Kids Learn Real-World Skills

The CoolCatTeacher

Right now, many of us are looking for high-quality, easy-to-use materials that can reach students both at home and in the face-to-face classroom. We talked to educator Alyssa Lyons about how to bring real-world skills to your classroom with some powerful curriculum.

6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level

eSchool News

High-quality instruction in STEM requires both teaching expertise and content knowledge. Yet, at the elementary school level, many teachers haven’t had any specialized education or training in science, leaving them at a loss for PD in STEM. At the secondary level, studies show that about 33 percent of middle school math and science teachers and 30 percent of high school chemistry and physics teachers didn’t major in these fields and haven’t earned a certificate to teach them.

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research. Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Enter the contest to win a copy of the book. Just go to the show on iTunes and leave a review and your Twitter handle.

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning. Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants. Numerous STEM externships are available for teachers. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Sioux Center High School. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Davenport West High School. Used to live in Kigoma, Tanzania.

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How to Create Your First Google Classroom

EdTechTeam

Fortunately, Google for EDU listened intently to teacher needs and designed Google Classroom to do just that. It’s what I like to describe as the anti-LMS (learning management system) because it’s both simple and effective. Students have a single source of information for assignments, parents can see missing assignments and student progress, and educators are more easily able to manage digital assignments and communication.

OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

Despite mounting evidence that schools are not turning out to be major incubators or vectors of Covid-19 transmission, New York City shut down its public school system in November. Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math.

Science for all: How to reach English learners

eSchool News

Many supports are available for ELs (bilingual programs, SIOP, SEI), but the elementary science materials available are disproportionately directed toward grade-level readers. In our work in local districts with high EL populations, we regularly see upper elementary students using K-1 science texts. Fifth graders should be learning more abstract and complex concepts like how a star’s apparent brightness is related to its distance from Earth.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. However, I want to share and talk more about this. They know how to do distance learning.

Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. How do kids know what to do? How can you find out what they’re learning? How do you make time for that with all the other tasks crammed into the school day? And how do you keep the Makerspace from turning into a chaotic mess? In the mood to browse?

How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum

Waterford

Did you know that music lessons can help students excel in STEM ? If you know how to get the most out of them, art activities can have as much positive effect on a student’s school success as “essential” subjects like writing or math.

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How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. The idea is that when people are allowed to work on things they care about, their motivation for the job as a whole will increase. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations. How often to hold Genius Hour.

SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

What it is: Recently, the good people at SAM Labs sent me an Alpha Kit to play with and review. Best of all, it encourages the learning to happen through playful trial and error. These little blocks interact with the SAM Labs app and empower students to become the inventors of great ideas. You can play with these little blocks all day long and keep coming up with new combinations of things to do with them (in fact, I did!).

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. The idea is that when people are allowed to work on things they care about, their motivation for the job as a whole will increase. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations. How often to hold Genius Hour.

10 Ways to Move Forward: Learning Gaps and Post Pandemic Learning [Free Webinar]

The CoolCatTeacher

It is time to move forward in education. As we do this, we want to examine the research and apply it to what we are doing in schools now. There are right and wrong ways to work with our students and help them learn. Outline of the 10 Ways to Move Forward.

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How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

The Hechinger Report

CLEVELAND— Cleveland Metropolitan School District has a countdown clock to Election Day on its website. When city residents head to the polls that day, they’ll be doing more than picking a president. That year, voters passed a levy that raised school taxes by nearly 40 percent to pay for this plan, ultimately adding about $60 million a year to the school district’s budget of about $725 million. Officials gave themselves till 2016 to show progress.

Celebrating Culturally Diverse Winter Holidays in the Classroom

Waterford

In much of America, it can be easy to focus only on the Christmas holidays. And even the most progressive and well-meaning teachers can show implicit bias when it comes to holiday events. A2: We encouraged donations that were put together to feed needy families in our communities.

AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

Edsurge

And when Cozmo said her name, “she was so excited she didn’t know what to do with herself.” Even better, it was Ayanna who had programmed Cozmo to say it. It’s one of several initiatives that promise to make AI as common in the classroom as it’s becoming in our lives. elementary and secondary schools teach the subject, maybe because there are so few curricula available for students. But that’s starting to change. Education Technology STEM AI

Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When I volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills. At the secondary level scenes like this are less frequent. Many middle school and high school teachers feel immense pressure to move quickly through the curriculum.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC), our IMLS-funded study, uses simulated Google result lists to examine what happens when student researchers make real-time search engine result page decisions. Our study examined the behaviors and choices of 175 student participants, across six educational stages, as they engaged in four tasks in response to a grade-appropriate science research prompt. Wikipedia appears to be an exception. Elementary think alouds.

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Can you fix middle school by getting rid of it?

The Hechinger Report

Then, from the side of the school, the “big kids” came running, spilling from their modular middle school in headphones and hoodies to line up behind the younger children. They said, ‘don’t do this to us again. We don’t have enough research yet to say everyone should go to one model.

The Sound of Inclusion: Why Teachers’ Words Matter

Digital Promise

There isn’t just one way to sound like a scientist, or to sound like a scholar. No student (or teacher) leaves their language patterns at the door when they enter a classroom – even classes like math and science, where language is often seen as secondary. For the past decade, as professors who study the role of language and culture in education, we’ve been working to help educators understand these dynamics across all subject areas.

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4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In HP Teaching Fellow Melissa Wrenchey’s class, students collaborate to design prototypes that address real-world challenges. Students model how professional product teams work together to create prototypes for authentic users. Below, Melissa shares advice for how teachers can facilitate these kinds of powerful collaborative learning experiences with their students. Simultaneously, we introduce students to the SDGs as focus concepts for the projects.

Pandemic May (Finally) Push Online Education Into Teacher Prep Programs

Edsurge

On an ordinary June morning, kids descend on the campus of Auburn University to try science experiments at the college of education’s annual STEM camp. This year, camp is canceled due to COVID-19. McGhee, assistant clinical professor of elementary education at Auburn University.

K-8 or Middle School: What Works for Early Adolescents Depends on Many Factors

MindShift

Then, from the side of the school, the “big kids” came running, spilling from their modular middle school in headphones and hoodies to line up behind the younger children. They said, ‘don’t do this to us again. In the cafeteria, she talked to a girl who wanted to switch classes.

Introducing MIND’s Thought Leaders & Speakers

MIND Research Institute

Over the years, we’ve worked to share these ideas broadly. Our research, approach to STEM and other thought leadership can be found through our website , social media and blog. In order to continue sharing our thoughts and ideas, we’ve launched a Thought Leaders & Speakers page. Here, you can get to know MIND’s current featured speakers and what they have to say around mathematics, neuroscience, education, research and learning.

20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

Another "big" for Texas is education, and when I'm looking to get a pulse on what the current trends and landscape are, I turn to social media! Teachers to Follow on Twitter (+ Teacher Experts). Is it better to solve one problem four ways or four problems one way?

Building Coding Skills Through Playful Learning

edWeb.net

During a recent edWebinar , ways to develop early coding skills through playful learning were presented by Leanna Prater, Ed.D., Decomposition, or learning to work backwards to determine the steps needed to reach a goal, was the first key skill Rodabaugh discussed.

Part 2 Starting PBL: 30 Amazing Resources To Help Plant A New PBL Idea

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to Part Two of starting a PBL project. In this series I wish to help educators find ways to get ideas for a PBL they may wish to do with their class. Also, please take a moment to subscribe to this blog by RSS or email and join me on twitter at mjgormans . I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL, STEM, tech integration, and a continuing series on PBL! If you missed it then be sure to check it out here.

Making Is Great Because It’s Chaotic. But Not Everyone Is Looking for Chaos.

Edsurge

That’s the first word that Anna Kwan, a K-5 STEM teacher at a public school in Aurora, Colo., offers when asked to describe the making-focused lessons and activities that she uses with her students. How does this look in practice? Want to learn more about this research project?

10 More Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 4

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the fourth article in a series devoted to facilitating proper student internet interaction in the classroom. This classroom might be 1 to 1 or might be using technology to leverage student centered learning. In this post I would like to introduce 10 more resources that are available for facilitating proper digital citizenship in the classroom. Booking Info – It is time to think about your school or conference needs.

Getting Stakeholders to Back the Edtech Budget

edWeb.net

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST. Edtech is no longer a one-time purchase or a luxury item—it’s integrated across every system in school districts from the central office to classrooms to school buses. Help them to understand the true bottom line for technology. By Stacey Pusey.

White Fragility in Teaching and Education: An Interview With Dr. Robin DiAngelo

Edsurge

Why are white women prone to crying when discussing this topic (and how can those tears silence women of color)? Why do some leaders feel uncomfortable and reluctant to get feedback on how their actions and behaviors are perceived? If these sound like familiar reactions—or how you respond yourself—to conversations around race, you’re not alone. To begin, can you give us a basic definition of what white fragility is? What would you say to them?

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