Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

There’s tons of information on there, and if you want to know anything about it, please feel free to reach out to me on social media, through Twitter or my e-mail address. Dr. Michelle Zimmerman – Edtech and Social Emotional Learning – talks about this research.

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

First, I work hard on social media to share my attitude and love toward the students I teach. While it would be nice to think that social media is just for personal use, this is the only communication that some parents may read from their child’s teacher.

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Imagining the Awesome Future of Automobiles

The CoolCatTeacher

Post on Social Media to enter to win some art supplies! Show us the cool cars that your students are drawing in your classroom on social media! Help Your Students Enter the U.S.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. Carol: Of course, STEAM is a big thing that teachers are wanting to do in Maker Space.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Cloud Sync Options By default, Adobe Premiere Rush saves all media and projects to Creative Cloud. Create Engaging Projects The third way Adobe Premiere Rush promotes creativity is the interest students have in YouTube, Instagram, and social media style videos.

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

My Paperless Classroom

For those of you who don''t know Klout, I would describe it as a mostly silly social media metric generator. As a teacher working with elementary kids I find myself looking for messages I approve of in media for kids.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

FutureFit aligns social emotional learning and character education with your traditional subjects of math, language arts, sciences and more for grades K-12. Pay attention to the news, read the magazines or the blogs or the social media.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen: About a month ago, I started seeing stuff on social media. They had to include media in the review. They started putting together the media, again because they could just take photos and videos through the apps themselves.

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

User Generated Education

Define the Problem: The educator along with the learners generate possible authentic problems to explore within their local community (classroom, school, social, community) which includes identification of the intended audience. Video Game Design with Elementary Learners.

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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.

Why Making and the Arts Need Each Other to Survive and Thrive in Schools

Edsurge

My answer to you is this: We must bring more arts programming—and blend it with the maker movement—into our schools. Stretching resources: Why the maker movement can’t survive on its own in schools The sharing economy, the do-it-yourself movement, and the resurgence of entrepreneurial activity have pushed acceptance of the maker movement, as well. Maker culture can infuse any and all areas of performing and visual arts—and here are a few examples.

Its 2019. So Why Do 21st-Century Skills Still Matter?

Edsurge

In Loudoun County, Virginia, fourth-graders from Goshen Post Elementary School took up the challenge personally. In the process, they also learned plenty about social studies and civic engagement. In hindsight, Kay can identify three phases that have been critical in the 21st century learning movement. The third and current phase of the 21st century learning movement is all about “empowerment,” says Kay.

Making MAKEing More Inclusive

User Generated Education

The maker movement and maker education, in my perspective, are such great initiatives – really in line with what student-centric education should be in this era of formal and informal learning. 9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers ).

13 Ways Education Could Change In The Next 13 Years

TeachThought - Learn better.

The elementary school might evolve. In 2013, most elementary schools are simply diminutive high schools, with a balance of reading, writing, mathematics, geography, and other “core” skills, while character training supplements academic work.

Striving to be a Strong Digital Leader

Fractus Learning

As a principal of an elementary school, it could be a lonely job. This is a social media world, one of continual connectedness. I rely heavily on social media to propel me forward as a digital leader. All school leaders should be active in social media.

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. Valerie Jopeck , Elementary Library Education Specialist, Fairfax County Public Schools, VA. They discussed “student generated content that educators could share with stakeholders via social media and online platforms.” Maker Faire.

Most Memorable Blogs Posts of the Year – 2016

Reading By Example

Here he writes about the importance of journalism in the era of the 24 hour news cycle and social media. Building poems, art, music, mathematical solutions and so on are all part of the ‘maker movement’ in my mind. Dr. Brad Gustafson, an elementary school principal, shares his debate on whether to host an all schol picture using a drone for his building’s 50th anniversary.

Learning Revolution Free PD - It's All About the GEC (GlobalEdCon) - Amazing Keynotes - Announcing the Student Technology Conference

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Department of Education, John Mergendoller of the Buck Institute for Education, Tonya Muro , AFS-USA’s Director of School Outreach and Educational Partnerships, Omashani Naidoo of SchoolNet South Africa, Alaine Newland of OpenIDEO, Toni Olivieri-Barton , IB Coordinator & Teacher Librarian at Woodmen-Roberts Elementary School, Lisa Parisi , elementary teacher at Herricks UFSD, Leslie Paynter , Principal at Voyager Academy Elementary, Rohit K.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

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.; Gary Bass Meaningful STEM-Based Learning in a University/Elementary School Partnership - Maria D.

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