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

Edsurge

First grade teacher Byron Gilliland has combined Rigamajig (the right tool) with Deeper Learning (the right pedagogy) to facilitate a learning environment that sees all students embrace their curiosity, creativity, critical thinking and collaborative abilities to own their learning at a higher level.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Recently, we interviewed three 5th grade teachers who shared more about the transformational role technology plays in student engagement at PWCS. Just yesterday we were discovering features we never knew before [from our students].

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

Edsurge

When I jumped into “Piecing Me Together” by Renee Watson last fall, I walked away with a new perspective on the ways students of color may feel when offered opportunities (with the best of intentions) that don’t feel like opportunities to them at all. 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. I’m white.

3 Tips to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning Into Everyday Literacy Instruction

Edsurge

Whether students are reading literature about a character’s challenging journey, or learning to persevere through a difficult word problem, resilience is always relevant to a student’s—and teacher’s—journey. By teaching skills ranging from self-management to responsible decision-making , educators can instill in students the positive mindsets, resilience, and grit they need to succeed in school and in life. Kid President is a perennial favorite of teachers and students alike.

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM Idea #1: Teach with Passion. Vicki: Yeah, you know, teacher engagement comes before student engagement, doesn’t it? I bet if you think about it, it is likely possible that many passions can be used to engage students. STEAM Idea #2: Find out what students love. STEAM Idea #3: Tackle real world problems with students. Learning should be exciting, and it should be engaging.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa. As an educational leader, Dawn is passionate about providing educational opportunities to students and educators alike.

Answering Questions About Teaching Science in a COVID World

edWeb.net

But for all methods, safety should be the first priority along with helping students engage in the scientific process and relate the lessons to the real world. Especially in elementary classrooms, make sure you are complying with all recommended methods for safe storage.

What Students Learned When They Made Robotics Relevant to Their Lives

Edsurge

Shortly after a student on the team came to me asked, “Can we build some real robots? My 4th-12th grade students didn't learn in an actual classroom, but rather in an undefined work space, which included the schoolyard farm and a nascent makerspace with a handful of robots. Albans, MO, also has a farm and students care for goats, beehives, chickens, garden beds, compost piles and hydroponic systems. Education Technology STEM Technology in School

The Remotest Learning with Buncee

Buncee

I’ve been using the Buncee platform for 2 years and find it to be one of the friendliest applications for student (and teacher) use. It is a tool that inspires fantastic creativity and encourages intense student engagement.

Green is the New Pink: Young Women Environmentalists in Action

Educator Innovator

Shelton, who is also the director of the University of Mississippi Writing Project, was looking for ways to expand the University’s STEM programming for K-12 girls when she reconnected with Scott Knight, director of the University of Mississippi Field Station. The grants support educators and projects that are expanding the time and space for Connected Learning , a theory of learning that aims to connect school work to students’ passions, peers, and out-of-school worlds.

Fun with GIS 198: Two ConnectED Years

esri

Dateline Washington DC, The White House, May 27, 2014: President Obama welcomes Esri to the ConnectED Initiative , a partnership with private industry to help all US K12 students engage in digital learning. GeoInquiries : Sets of 15 lessons , each only 15 mins long, await educators in US history, human geography, earth science, environmental science, or elementary school. Education ArcGIS Online Careers ConnectED GeoMentor STEM

5 Reasons Why School Computer Labs Still Matter

ViewSonic Education

Many schools provide a computing device for every student. They ask: Why fund a computer lab when students carry computing power with them from class to class? Why take time from core subjects to teach computing when students have this everywhere learning tool? Added screen real estate lets students work smarter and more efficiently. For example, reference articles can be kept open and visible as students write a paper. Students type notes. Stem lab.

K-12 Game-a-thon Top Teams 2020

MIND Research Institute

The National K-12 Game-a-thon challenges students to design, build, and share a game that features creative and unusual solution­­s to mathematical problems. Teams of one or more students, along with a teacher or parent in a coordinator role, invent card games, board games, apps, and outdoor games that address one or more mathematical topics. Throughout the process, students develop critical thinking, problem solving, collaboration skills, and more.

Introduction to Design Thinking for Educators Workshop

User Generated Education

I then had the participating educators familiarize themselves with Squishy Circuits to prepare them for the upcoming design challenge and to deepen their engagement with the workshop content. Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education. Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education developed by Barbara Bray and me was then introduced to the participants.

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Celebrating ConnectED’s Achievements Toward Transforming Education

Digital Promise

These commitments are connecting 20 million more students to next-generation broadband and wireless. Digital Promise and other nonprofit organizations including EveryoneOn and The Learning Accelerator have been working with companies and schools to ensure these programs and offers are making their way into the hands of teachers, students, and families across the country. Each student learned how to create brushes from words related to their subject matter.

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A Seamless Integration of Technology in Classrooms Makes for Effective Blended Learning

MIND Research Institute

Many "blended learning" models simply switch back and forth without allowing students to make significant connections. For blended learning to facilitate student engagement and deeper learning, innovative technology and practices have to complement traditional classroom instruction and vice versa. Educators in Ohio are going above and beyond integrating technology in their classrooms, and seeing their students grow as a result.

Can outside experts fit into classrooms? Turns out it’s a tight squeeze

The Christensen Institute

Last year, I had the pleasure of presenting at a WBGH event on the future of STEM education. I shared my latest thinking on how we might leverage technology to enhance STEM education, particularly through new blended-learning models. The payoff could be three-fold: First, we could mitigate the chronic teacher shortage in STEM by supplementing classrooms with human capital assets beyond the teaching force. Organization Model for engaging experts Slot?

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The Imperative of Experiential and Hands-On Learning

User Generated Education

For the past several decades, I have had my feet in both elementary education and teacher training and development. It is learning by doing with a reflective element which, in turn, creates conditions for deeply engaged learning. Throughout the experiential learning process, the learner is actively engaged in posing questions, investigating, experimenting, being curious, solving problems, assuming responsibility, being creative, and constructing meaning. Engages the senses.

Part 2… 34 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I will be at Alan November’s BLC19 in Boston (July) presenting workshops and sessions to support educators and students. I would like to bring practical and affordable PBL, STEM, Makers, and Standards Based Technology Workshops to your school of conference. You see… we really must learn to put into practice some of the best lessons never taught! The post also contained 17 links to help bring the engagement and excitement of the NCAA tournament to your classroom.

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Part 2… 30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

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. s of workshops and presentations. The post also contained 15 links to help bring the engagement and excitement of the NCAA tournament to your classroom. Who Invented Basketball – You and your students can explore another wonder of the day from Wonderapolis. Students will enjoy the video, accompanying fact, and any activity incorporated with it.

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4 Amazing Google Tools to Help You Engage Your Students

EdTechTeam

Have you ever found yourself in a classroom full of students, wondering if anyone is enjoying the content? Or at the very least, engaged and invested in what they’re learning? As teachers, one of our main goals in the classroom is to engage our students in meaningful activities.

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

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All entries to the 2018 School Librarian of the Year Awards were judged based on criteria including creativity in programming and use of content; demonstrated student engagement; outreach to families; and exemplary use of technology tools.

Part 2… 30 NCAA Basketball Lesson Plan Resources and Links … A PBL Series

techlearning

The post also contained 15 links to help bring the engagement and excitement of the NCAA tournament to your classroom. Who Invented Basketball – You and your students can explore another wonder of the day from Wonderapolis. Students will enjoy the video, accompanying fact, and any activity incorporated with it. Students design a device that can shoot a basketball free-throw shot accurately every time.

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Part 4: 20 Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement

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. STEM Workshop – If you are at Pete and C in Hershey, Pennsylvania check out the STAR Educator Discovery Preconference Workshop. I will have a session on STEM to STEAM to MAKERS. Part 4: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Writing Engagement.

How Teachers Can Learn From One Another at Unconferences, Meet-ups and Edcamps

MindShift

One district employee was smiling about how there were elementary and secondary teachers connecting and sharing: “Where else do you see this?” One teacher went to a “STEM/STEAM” session but was disappointed that the discussion was so “general and theoretical,” while he was looking for something more specific and practical. It was at an elementary school, and a healthy brunch was provided. For the first hour, I attended a session on student blogging.

The 2019 Global Education Conference - Full List of 130 Sessions and 10 Keynotes!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Global Education Conference is a collaborative, inclusive, world-wide community initiative involving students, educators, and organizations at all levels. Ozelle Stephen, Rev/Director of Education, Miridians Elementary School, Centre of Enabling Support Foundation, Uganda Access to Quality education Opportunities, Good Health + Well-being for all. Hawkesdale P12 College Let’s Hangout – Successful Student Study Groups – Snacks Optional , Candy R.

Lesson Study? There’s an App for That

MindShift

That’s a tall order for students used to sitting quietly in a math classroom passively receiving instruction. During a “research lesson,” only one teacher will deliver instruction, but other teachers in the lesson study group will be present to observe how students react, what sorts of solutions they come up with, and how they interact with one another. To get that data you have to be watching the students, not the teacher.”. Will it make students curious?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you haven''t been a volunteer moderator before, there''s nothing quite like the camaraderie and the excitement that develops jumping in and out of session rooms and helping presenters and participants have a great experience. Lori Trent, STEM Coordinator - Innovator of Inspiration and Magic RADIO SOLIDARIA AMIGA, ONLINE, UNA HERRAMIENTA INNOVADORA - Mª Magdalena Galiana Lloret. Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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Different Definitions of Personalized Learning Conflict, Cause Confusion

MindShift

One teacher, many students: It’s basically the definition of school as we know it, going back to the earliest days of the Republic. It’s called personalized learning: What if each student had something like a private tutor, and more power over what and how they learned?

Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom

MindShift

But in reality, it’s not always happening: Fewer than half of K-12 teachers told us that they talk about climate change with their children or students. And, Branch says, that doesn’t even mean that every student in those states learns about it: Only two states require students to take earth or environmental science classes to graduate high school. So, here are some thoughts about how to broach the subject with students, no matter what subject you teach: 1.

How YOUR response to student behavior can change the trajectory of a child’s life

The Cornerstone for Teachers

One of the toughest parts of teaching students who enter our classrooms with a lot of personal and behavioral issues is that feeling of helplessness that comes from working with them. You might feel that there is nothing you can do to reach that student, or that you have no control over the situation at all. It might be your instinct to simply get those challenging students out of your class. times more likely than white students to be suspended or expelled.

How YOUR response to student behavior can change the trajectory of a child’s life & disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline

The Cornerstone for Teachers

One of the toughest parts of teaching students who enter our classrooms with a lot of personal and behavioral issues is that feeling of helplessness that comes from working with them. You might feel that there is nothing you can do to reach that student, or that you have no control over the situation at all. It might be your instinct to simply get those challenging students out of your class. Especially if you’re an elementary teacher, you’re probably thinking.

Site Visit & Shift Happens

wwwatanabe

You see, all week long I indulged in PBL lessons such as STEM with GPS and students doing amazing projects, projects that I aspired to do when I was still in the classroom but hadn''t quite gotten there. Instead of being wowed, I got consistent active student engagement with seamless technology integration in every classroom. As I walked the classrooms, I consistently saw the students in flexible learning groups.