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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Will homework disappear in the age of blended learning?

The Christensen Institute

Blended learning can enhance classroom time for students and teachers in ways that either reduce the need for homework or prompt educators to rethink the use of homework entirely. There are a few key reasons why blended learning is facilitating this changing role of homework. First, depending on the model, blended learning can give students the time and support they need to master concepts on a daily basis—thereby reducing the need for further practice at home.

5 Googley Ways to Celebrate Poetry Month

The CoolCatTeacher

From blackout poetry to rhymefinding extensions, learn about some tools you can use all year long in your language arts classes. Advancement Courses has more than 200 graduate level online PD courses for K-12 teachers. You could definitely use this with your lower elementary students.

Schools lead the way to zero-energy buildings, and use them for student learning

The Hechinger Report

Dressed in pastel pink and green for an early spring day, second-grader Katherine Cribbs was learning about energy on a virtual field trip – to her own school. With a flurry of touch-screen taps, she explored the “energy dashboard” of Discovery Elementary in Arlington, Virginia.

Finland offers lessons for building student, teacher agency

The Christensen Institute

As I listened to her discuss her travels this past May in Philadelphia, I was struck by how relevant some of the insight she had gained in Finland were for those creating blended-learning schools that seek to personalize learning and build student agency.

5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

ViewSonic Education

Why take time from core subjects to teach computing when students have this everywhere learning tool? Portable computing power offers learning advantages in virtually any educational environment. Many schools still lack the resources to implement 1:1 learning. Learning lab.

4 ways forward-thinking districts are inspiring more students to code

eSchool News

Administrators build in regularly scheduled coding for students in select elementary schools, with students utilizing Code.org curriculum to enhance and deepen their critical thinking skills. The focus of the activities will involve building computer science skills and project-based learning.

Challenge channels real-world math

eSchool News

Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) and the Boston Celtics have launched the second online math challenge for New England schools, SCORE with Go Math! Students will be challenged to solve five engaging basketball-themed math problems developed by HMH learning architects.

Math publisher introduces online PD series

eSchool News

Marshall Cavendish Education , publisher of the Singapore Math curriculum, introduced a new online professional development series for teachers of grades K to 5 scheduled throughout August. Learn how to prepare and plan for math for the school year. News Professional Development STEM

Singapore Math offers new summer webinar series for educators

eSchool News

These Back-2-School with Math professional development math webinars give teachers confidence and inspiration as they learn math strategies on planning a successful school year for students, and parent involvement using Mathematical Practice Standards.

New Schools in Four States Partner with The Virtual High School

techlearning

as their online course solution for students in the upcoming academic year. The VHS catalog consists of more than 200 unique online courses, including 23 AP® offerings, innovative STEM programs, and a wide variety of unique electives, including computer science. Bo ston – Oct.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The end of the day today is the final deadline to get in a proposal to speak at next week''s free and online 2013 Global STEMx Education Conference (STEMxCon.com) , September 19 - 21. See you online! Rivers, Executive Director Online Communities of Practice - Are They Worth it?

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#BacktoSchool Ideas from @LEGO_Education for #Students Who Like To Play & Make Stuff

The Innovative Educator

If you're an innovative educator like @JPatanio or I, this type of learning by doing is right up your alley. The Lego Foundation has found via their research the incredible power of learning through play. Ed tech leader Jackie Patanio & I building Emoticons.

Schools in Three States Establish or Expand Student Access to Courses from The Virtual High School

techlearning

a Massachusetts-based non-profit organization helping schools provide their students with a variety of online and blended learning programs, has spurred institutions in Rhode Island and Vermont to give their students greater access to the wide array of VHS core and elective courses.

Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

The ultimate learning experience for students is both highly collaborative and extremely personalized, supported by mobile devices and digital content, reports Project Tomorrow in their latest Speak Up report. Elementary schools may also be exploring various types of blended learning.

Truly Personalized: Balancing Navajo Values With Tech Innovation

Edsurge

In order to break this cycle and support students’ aspirations and interests, STAR has sought to combine blended learning with culturally responsive, place-based teaching. Through this practice, students who have had a rough weekend at home can shift their mindset and recognize they are appreciated; the values create a stronger social-emotional foundation that enable them to focus on learning. Education Technology Personalized Learning Learning Strategies

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What’s school without grade levels?

The Hechinger Report

In math teacher Danielle Bosse’s classroom, three students take assessments (foreground) while their classmates learn and practice different math skills. There’s so much behind music to learn.”. Educators wanted students to engage more and apply their learning in meaningful ways.”.

5 Secrets to Creating an Innovative After-school Program

Educator Innovator

Connected learning scholar Mimi Ito explores lessons learned from a successful long-distance collaboration to create innovative STEM learning experiences for elementary students. We ran our first pilot last spring with 49 elementary school kids at St.

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Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

The reason for this as not as many new learning tools came out this year compared to years past, while more current tools focused on regular updates. However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Code Kingdoms - One of my favorite sites for learning how to program (Javascript) by drag-n-dropping blocks of code (i.e

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 21st, 2014 In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Mahatma Gandhi The Learning Revolution Project holds online and physical learning events, and highlights professional development opportunities from a network of 200 partners in the learning professions. To subscribe to this newsletter, please sign up at the Learning Revolution. Do you co-learn with a classroom across the globe? See you online!

Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned? Personalized learning is the No. So what is personalized learning, exactly? “Because learning is a collaborative process.

The 2013 Reform Symposium This Week - Online, Free, and with Amazing Speakers and Presenters

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fourth annual Reform Symposium Free Online Conference (RSCON) starts this Friday, October 11th, running for three days and in conjunction with Connected Educator Month.

The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 All sessions will be publicly available to attend through the online Blackboard Collaborate platform, and every session will be recorded and made available immediately following the conference. in teaching and learning, and the URL for attending is [link]. See you online!

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Online Education and the Once and Future “MOOC” Big HR news about Coursera in the HR section below. ” But if you look closer, it’s not a MOOC; it’s just an online class at MIT. Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “ Facebook , an Online Learning Platform?” (National) Education Politics.