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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. Articles, resources on social media, and conference presentations on these topics are proliferating at a rate that most educators are now familiar with maker education. Finally, in order to prevent maker education in becoming the educational flavor of the month, administrators, educators, and libraries need to not be seduced by these high tech tools.

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

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. 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. Feedback from User: The final design is presented to the users for their feedback. Additional Resources referenced from Jackie’s blog: Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners.

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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second 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. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources. Science – STEM Resources. Math STEM Resources.

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What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. In today’s show, we’ll discuss: So much making and building is going on in Chad Lehman’s library, that they are converting an adjacent computer lab into the maker space. The library is popular again! How a maker space changes learning in the school library. I am happy to be a middle school library media specialist.

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Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb in the last post. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. Science – STEM Resources.

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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 are using time to research and create a presentation of what they know. I think a lot of them went to the public library, because I communicated this to parents, “These are their wonderings, and this is how you can help,” reading books from the public library. Hey, I’m ready today to present.”.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more. She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum. is a high school library media center director in Aurora, Illinois.

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. But faced with the dilemma of fitting “one more thing” into the school day, some schools are getting creative and using after-school programs to help address their students’ STEM needs and interests.

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5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM Idea #1: Teach with Passion. And I think that sometimes as adults, especially when we start talking about STEM or STEAM or whatever buzzword it is that your school uses, we muddy the learning. I mean I have some objectives, whether it’s presentation skills or whatever, to give the students, because you’re right. And I think that’s one thing we’ve got to keep in mind when we’re talking STEAM or STEM or whatever acronym.

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Currently, I am the Computer and Technology Teacher for over 450 elementary students at a STEM Charter School. For a quick view of my top tips download my slide presentation free, Teaching the “T” in STEM! Teaching the “T” in STEM: Technology for Young Learners from Shelly Sanchez Terrell. Upper elementary and older enjoy Code.org and Made With Code. 3D printing with elementary students? Slide Presentations.

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Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

techlearning

NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – School Library Journal(SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year. All 2018 honorees will also receive an in-person visit from John Schumacher aka Mr. Schu, the Ambassador of School Libraries for Scholastic Book Fairs; a “Mr.

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. STEM modules. You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. Reviews Science IB NGSS product review STEAM STEM

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How This Teacher Harnesses Student Curiosity with Hands-On Learning Experiences

Edsurge

We did a STEM Expo Night and we incorporated Rigamajig. Research: Effects of Rigamajig Play Materials on Elementary Children's Early Development, Learning, and Interest in STEM In the beginning, they used them more during the tinker time or exploration. Tools are powerful.

STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are the slides and resources for my first presentation, STEAM Up the Learning ! The field of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math (STEM/STEAM) is at the heart of innovation, discovery and curiosity. The resources below will help you support your students by walking them through the steps of the Engineering Design Process and also helping them understand the importance of STEM and being a problem solver! Slide Presentation.

6 Digital storytelling tools for hybrid learning environments

Neo LMS

With a tool like Buncee , students and teachers have thousands of options for telling a story or creating a specific type of presentation to use in the classroom. Elementari. Elementari is a great option for having students create an interactive story by remixing the stories available.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon Details! - What Is Success? - Library 2.014 Submission Deadline Approaches

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We''re having a great response to our call for volunteers for the Library 2.014 Conference , but there''s still plenty of time for you to get involved with this exciting event! A big thank you to all of the presenters and volunteers who contributed to this first time event!

5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

ViewSonic Education

Elementary school students have the least access to personal devices, at 71%. Stem lab. Integrating workstations into the school library is a popular approach. These diverse spaces are often known as the “ library commons.” ” Increasingly, school libraries are less about stocking print materials and more about collaboration and creating meaning. Want to keep things calmer in the library proper?

Wonder Workshop’s Amazing Dash

Ask a Tech Teacher

Education has many disruptors–3D Printing, AR and VR, 1:1 technology, STEM, and STEAM–but a recent and wildly popular one is robotics. Wonder Workshop is a STEM-based interactive early learning experience that introduces coding to K-5 learners and provides everything teachers require to teach coding and robotics (see below under How to Use Dash in Your Classroom ). Teams from around the world compete virtually (and for free) to win three $5,000 STEM grant grand prizes.

7 ways schools can get creative with STEAM

eSchool News

For a while now, schools have been slowly merging science and math lessons with visual arts as a way to add a hands-on component, and perhaps a dash of culture, to ordinary STEM curriculum. In fact, it could start with just a couple of teachers — either art and math specialists or a grade level teacher at the elementary level along with their grade’s planning team. ” Featured on eSchool News Professional Development (PD) Resource STEM Top News

Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. This free, online event is sponsored by Follett and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers.

Grants Stimulate a Summer of Science Learning for Kids in New Mexico

Educator Innovator

Such rich programming in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) was a far cry from the typical offerings in Grant County, a small region in the southwest corner of the state where enrichment programming in the sciences can be hard to come by. Surrounded by dedicated teachers and kids with high potential, Chandler always wished the community could provide students with engaging, hands-on STEM education. In Silver City, the program partnered with the public library.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

Among the results common to the choices presented to all students in the study was a Wikipedia article on the subject of the simulation, the impact of the Burmese Python on the habitat of the Everglades. Elementary think alouds. At the elementary stage, these quotes represent talking points from our 4th and 5th graders. On the other had, a smaller number of elementary students see Wikipedia as a starting point to discover additional content.

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Learning to Code: New Possibilities Through Collaboration at School

Edsurge

Students at DCPS’ Burrville Elementary School complete an Hour of Code session. A “Win-Win-Win” For Microsoft, the collaboration presented staff with the opportunity to bring their skills and knowledge into a public school classroom and see the impact firsthand. said Cassandra Davenport, a technology coach at Powell Elementary School. Jonathan Lewis is the Coordinator for Educational Technology and Library Programs at DC Public Schools.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

International Children’s Digital Library. Books are made available from a variety of sources including the Library of Congress. Open Library. Open Library is a curated list of over 20 million books (and growing) that are available worldwide to all age groups whether from the public domain or under copyright protections. Elementary and middle school children can read the books or have them read aloud to them.

Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

Beginning in fall 2014, the students and teachers at Burbank Elementary School in Hayward, California, embarked on a new and ambitious program to integrate arts across the curriculum. Hoang co-leads Burbank’s partnership with Turnaround Arts: California , a signature program of the President’s Committee on the Arts and the Humanities that seeks to advance education in a select group of elementary and middle schools in the state.

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STEAM Up Learning with 50 Fabulous Resources!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Below are the slides and resources for my first presentation, STEAM Up the Learning ! The field of Science, Technology, Engineering, ART and Math (STEM/STEAM) is at the heart of innovation, discovery and curiosity. The resources below will help you support your students by walking them through the steps of the Engineering Design Process and also helping them understand the importance of STEM and being a problem solver! Slide Presentation.

4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

Another team created their own game testing protocol and got feedback from a local game library. Students must show how they used feedback to improve their design in the final presentation. ET for a webinar “ How to Create Powerful STEM Learning Experiences with Technology, ” where I will share more about student collaboration, the engineering design process, and project-based learning.

Venture into the Unknown A littleBit- A Finkel Fellowship Post

CUE

If I was chosen, I would have to give a presentation in front of an audience of teachers, administrators, some district colleagues, and judges. Surprisingly, I received notification that I was selected as a finalist to present at the CUE National Conference for the fellowship grant. The year’s list of many firsts grew: present at a conference, make a google slideshow, and later create a blog! The day arrived at CUE 2016 and the presentation went as I had anticipated.

Hyundai Brings ST Math to 3,000 Montgomery Students

MIND Research Institute

This spring, Hyundai Motor America (HMA) announced a $250,000 donation to Montgomery Public Schools (MPS) for STEM education. Morris Elementary. This nation depends on a skilled labor force, and research shows that when a child has access to STEM education, we will have a stronger student, and it will contribute to a life-long love of learning. The group then headed over to the Catoma Elementary school library for a press conference and check presentation.

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Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry

EdTechTeam

With the Common Core, state testing, interventions, and all else that goes on in the elementary day, how would I find time for my students to investigate and inquire into their interests? As I met with my students, many who volunteered to come in at recess, we reworked our classroom library and opened up new areas for the students to work. Start with something small, maybe just relocating your classroom library, and see where it takes you.

Part 5: Forty… Now Fifty Educational Websites For Your Summer 2015 Toolkit

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Create or download interactive presentations. Library of Content (free and inexpensive). Presents history “through the perspective of those who actually lived it.”.

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10 Digital Citizenship Resources: The Web in the Classroom…Part 3

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. If you are attending, check out my STEM and Maker’s Session. Common Sense Media Student Video Library. The Common Sense Media Student Video Library has more than 20 videos that are each 2-4 minutes long. Click link for what you might need: Elementary…Middle School…High School.

We Live in a Diverse World. The Books Kids Read Should Reflect That.

Edsurge

In my role as collection developer for my elementary and preschool libraries, I often find myself wanting to add a rich diversity to the available stories—characters that don’t look like me, think like me or live like me. In life as in story, the variety and richness that stems from the intersectionality of the pieces that make us human are what make a character compelling as well. I’m white. I’m middle class. My outer body matches my inner gender.

Women’s History Month: How a district leader persisted in bringing fiber to her schools

Education Superhighway

She delivered a presentation breaking down current and future costs for Internet connections, making it clear that they would get more bandwidth for the same price. Rappahannock implemented a 1:1 device initiative across all grade levels and they’ve been keeping their school library open after-hours for students who don’t have broadband connectivity at home. Getting fiber infrastructure to a rural school district is no easy feat.

Exploring Buncee’s Endless Possibilities

Buncee

As I was walking the aisles searching for the hottest new trend, I came across a vendor who was explaining a new and different type of presentation software called Buncee. The software seemed similar to Microsoft presentation software. It allows students to present what they know creatively using a variety of formats. Buncee also offers a vast Resource library with a search bar for students to access additional material.