Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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She has authored three books on how to integrate technology into the elementary music classroom. ” The post Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Teaching makers: unraveling the maker movement

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I think that hands-on experimentation, design, invention and creating is one of the most stimulating things you can engage students in, and I lap up anything I can on the thriving maker movement. So let’s unpack three of the pedagogically relevant concepts that drive the Maker Movement.

Is the maker movement putting librarians at risk?

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Librarians in the Shawnee Mission School District are making way for “ the maker movement ,” and some worry where that story is going. The Ray Marsh Elementary School directory lists Bombeck as “librarian” because she is state-certified to be one.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

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Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates?

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I currently teach elementary art at Parkway Elementary in the Bryant School District in Arkansas. I previously taught in the regular elementary classroom for 13 years.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teaching in augmented reality (AR) for the past several years has been a bit of a challenge, in my opinion, as is often the case with new technologies.

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

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Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul.

Minecraft in the Classroom

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All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC minecraft

Are Jim Henson's Doozers the Hipsters of the Maker Movement?

My Paperless Classroom

As a teacher working with elementary kids I find myself looking for messages I approve of in media for kids. In this cartoon there was problem solving, cooperation, innovation and a strong m"maker" ethic.

Maker Monday: How Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose (ENCORE)

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John Spencer, coauthor of two different best-selling books, Launch and Empower , talks about the creativity (and test score) boosts his classes experienced when he began Maker Mondays.

Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) Displays: A Maker Education Project

User Generated Education

I have the privilege of working with gifted kids at two elementary schools with over 80% Hispanic students. See Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus for more about this. I have lived in Santa Fe, New Mexico for a few decades.

What Will It Take to Push the K-12 Maker Movement to Be More Inclusive?

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Cicely Day works in Oakland, California at Burckhalter Elementary School as an instructional teacher leader, where she helps support teachers and students in ELA/math and in the computer lab. But despite the work of on-the-ground educators like Day and Taylor, the maker movement in K-12 schools is far from perfect. What does it really take, for example, to diversify the communities of maker educators and mentors out there? Everyone's a maker.

Simple and Rube Goldberg Machines: A Maker Education, STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

Recently I facilitated a simple machines leading into Rube Goldberg machines lesson with my gifted elementary students. Maker Education Uncategorized experiential learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEM

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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As a change maker herself, she is passionately co-leading a grassroots movement in order to spark a systemic cultural shift towards an innovative model of education. Currently, she teaches and learns in a first grade classroom at Evening Street Elementary in Worthington, Ohio.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

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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! When Google Docs came out, I stopped everything and let all of my classes experience it.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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I was a science educator, so I’m pretty comfortable and confident using technologies of all kinds, although the kids have really surpassed me when we start to get some of the newer tools that their using, particularly as part of their Maker Work.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

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Joe Brennan on episode 297 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Digital filmmaking can successfully be integrated into any class. Learn practical tips and ideas from Joe Brennan for making movies in the classroom.

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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

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Drones Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning STEM Students Teachers Tools Writing

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

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All Subjects Artificial Intelligence (AI) Blended Learning and E-Learning Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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

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Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science.

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

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Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. From my high school classroom to this elementary classroom. Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space. in Elementary Education. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Teachers Web Tools

Change One Simple Thing to Start Your Journey to Remarkable Teaching

The CoolCatTeacher

A key component of the division’s project-based instructional model is its maker curriculum, which has been the subject of presentations by division educators around the country, including at the White House.

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

User Generated Education

During the reflection phase, learners are given the option to express what they learned during and because of their STEM, STEAM, Maker Education experience in a way that makes the most sense to them given the nature of the task; and their preferred means of expression.

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Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

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Administrators All Grades All Subjects College (aged 18+) Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides. Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Social Emotional Learning Society and Ethics Students Teachers

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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Teaching isn’t Rocket Science – It’s Way More Complex

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After teaching chemistry, physics, and computer science, I became an administrator for the next 30 years with experience at the secondary, central office, and elementary levels. In 2006 I gave up my job as an elementary principal to care for my wife who had Lou Gehrig’s disease.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

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How many poster boards must die from these elementary years? 5 Idea Friday Administrators All Subjects Digital Filmmaking Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Flat Classroom and Global Collaboration High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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5 Idea Friday Blogging Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) How to Guides. Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Tech Tips Writing

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

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Episode 127 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Sponsor: Owl Eyes.

Different Schools for a Different World

The CoolCatTeacher

We saw some movement in the 80’s and 90’s around portfolio development, around performance assessment, and other sorts of indicators of authentic work. I think we’re starting to make some movements in this direction.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

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Vicki: We’re also talking about teaching kids in elementary, middle, and high school. Episode 262 with Aditya Batura From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

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I was over in one of the elementary schools the other day, and three years ago we were all in awe and kind of gaga about a high school student who was all in with drones, and sort of building and flying, and learning about aviation and drones with his high school peers.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

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5 Idea Friday Computer Science Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Teachers Technology

Toy Take Apart and Hacking

User Generated Education

I have done it multiple times during my summer maker camp for elementary level kids, my gifted students, and at conferences as part of teacher professional development.

3 Ways to Lead Project-Based Learning

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Administrators All Subjects Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Teachers Thought Leader Thursday

What’s Hot in 2nd-Grade with #2ndchat moderator Carol McLaughlin

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Carol: Of course, STEAM is a big thing that teachers are wanting to do in Maker Space. Carol has been an elementary educator in the primary grades for 26 years. Episode 138 on the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

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Her roots are as an elementary classroom teacher where she utilized technology as an integrated part of the learning environment. Karen Bosch on episode 288 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

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Now we’re also going to do a giveaway of her book, Make Writing: Five Teaching Strategies That Turn Writer’s Workshop Into a Maker Space , where she has five more ideas. ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Design Challenge

User Generated Education

This year I have been focusing on design challenges and design thinking with my gifted elementary students, grades 2nd through 6th. For a description of those activities, see https://usergeneratededucation.wordpress.com/2016/09/25/introducing-design-thinking-to-elementary-learners/.