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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Komal grew up in India and studied Computer Science at Delhi University and later moved to Canada to complete her Masters’ in Com.

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C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

C-STEM Studio is a California A-G approved curriculum and turn-key solution for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through computing and robotics. To evaluate C-STEM Studio, let’s look at three questions: so what. browse the robotics offerings.

Why we love our coding & robotics tools

eSchool News

Coding and robotics programs. KinderLab’s KIBO robot not only brings coding to life—it inspires creativity in a hands-on, playful way that doesn’t involve screens. Katie Blagden, K-4 STEAM educator and coach, Ayers Ryal Side Elementary School, Beverly, Mass.

Time Is the Greatest Challenge to Teaching STEM. Families Can Help.

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Moak’s goal is to ignite a similar passion in her students so that they can see the magic of STEM in their everyday lives—and thereby be motivated to pursue a job in a STEM field. Why Care About STEM? There are many reasons to care about STEM. Education Technology STEM

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What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this Winnetka Public Schools District 36 elementary school. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

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. They were studying magnets in science.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

KinderLab Robotics Announces New KIBO Guidebook to Enhance STEAM Education

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(Waltham, MA) August 28, 2018 – KinderLab Robotics today expanded its KIBO™ curriculum suite by introducing KIBO Activity Center Guidebook : Activities and Setup Recommendations for a KIBO Activity Center. This KIBO Activity Center Guidebook helps teachers create a robotics center.

Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, we use in my 8th-grade science class Book Creator for students to develop everything from science lab reports to personal studies that they do — like individual investigations — and even just topic research. Now, do you use robots? What about robotics?

Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third 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.

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior. STEM gives me challenges to think about.

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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.

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The project-based STEM curriculum that’s big on real-world rigor

eSchool News

A STEM curriculum introduces students to real-world engineering. Middle and high school students build VEX robots and program them using RobotC software. It’s a great, great program,” said Emma Haygood, a middle school science teacher for 16 years who moved to the Berrien Springs district office last year to become STEM coordinator. “We The “clients” were the elementary students.

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[On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006

Shake Up Learning

Jasmine is a second-year fourth-grade teacher at Marrington Elementary School near Charleston, South Carolina. One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. Join the Shake Up Learning Book Study!

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services

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The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Discovery Education’s STEM Connect enhances core curriculum and brings STEM to life in classrooms.

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A Few Weeks with Root

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One of my biggest takeaways from the FETC conference in January was seeing the Root robot live. Basically, Root is everything I was looking for in a coding robot, and I could not wait to try it out. What you want to know is my first impressions of the robot, right?

An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM

The Hechinger Report

Tahiv McGee, who graduated from North Star this spring and will attend Pomona College this fall, explains the research study he worked on at Rutgers-Newark. Related: Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs. The next step was adding STEM electives. “We

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Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

One of the big things that we would like to know is how many miles away you are from different people, so we’ve got a little map going for social studies. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space. Gingerbread STEM Community Challenge.

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class.

Creating A Fire For Inquiry Starts At The Beginning

TeachThought - Learn better.

When the world talks about STEM education for the most part they talk around elementary teachers rather than to elementary school teachers. STEM grows from the root. In effect, they enhanced the growth rate of the STEM but not the root.

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App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

The CoolCatTeacher

Want to hear another episode on elementary portfolios with SeeSaw? Listen to Suzy Lolley talk about elementary portfolios with SeeSaw. Episode 27 – Using SeeSaw for Elementary Portfolios. She loves STEAM, PBL, coding, robotics, green screen, app smashing and more.

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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. Let me be really clear, making is not simply 3D printing, Art Lino, Raspberry Pi, LEDs, robots, laser and vinyl cutters.

Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Teacher #1 – Matthew Farber ( @MatthewFarber ), Social Studies. Says Farber of Game Education; “I use games in social studies because the mechanics (e.g. Game #4 – Sphero the Robot. Have your elementary language arts class play with Osmo for twenty minutes on a Friday.

Drones Take Flight as Latest K–12 Learning Tool

EdTech Magazine

The future has swooped in early: We’re already seeing drones being added to the mix of teaching tools that educators are using to help bring STEM to life in their classrooms. Drone Competition Creates Fun STEM Opportunity. Drones Prepare Students for a STEM Future.

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I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.

Edsurge

I stood facing the drone, about to face-off with a little robot. Over the past two decades, multiple studies have demonstrated that schools adopting mindfulness training—including things like weekly meditation practice in their schedule—see reduced disciplinary incidents, improved attendance and increased prosocial behavior. Education Technology STEM Whole-Child Learning 21st Century Skills Artificial IntelligenceI recently moved a drone with my mind.

This Teacher Started a Hands-On PD Lab That’s Sparking Change Across the District

Edsurge

In 2013, I was hired to teach computer science (CS) and video game design to students in grades K-5 at Monte Sano Elementary School in Huntsville, Ala. A year earlier, I had graduated with a teaching degree in elementary education.

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Facebook helps makerspaces expand in the classroom

eSchool News

Increasingly, makerspaces are helping students sustain interest in STEM fields. By the end of this week, five out of seven of the district’s public schools will have spaces filled with 3D printers, Legos, laptops, robots and more for hands-on learning.

Product Review: Kubo

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KUBO offers screen-free coding for K–2 students with a simple, intuitive, plug-and-learn robot for classrooms. KUBO offers screen-free coding for K–2 students with a simple, intuitive, plug-and-learn robot for classrooms. The individual robots with blinking eyes are easily rechargeable.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

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This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment. With a camera pointed at a map showing the location of Kai's Clan robots, students can work together using Blockly or JavaScript to solve challenges in real time.

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 primary goal of camp is to increase the self-confidence of middle school girls in STEM.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access

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And it raises questions about gender and race: How can schools inspire more girls and students of color to pursue STEM? DEFINING EQUITY: EMPATHY, AUTHENTICITY, AND ACCESS Sean Wybrant, Digital Media Studies Teacher, William J. Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools.

Reacting to Secretary DeVos at SXSW Edu

Leadership Lounge

Every fifth grade student at Lingerfeldt, Gardner Park and Saddler elementaries in Gastonia experienced an assembly on the topic of STEM with eight year NFL veteran Don Carey of the Detroit Lions on Thursday, March 15. automation, and robotics.

The 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Winning Educators for Their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology

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A panel of NSTA-appointed experts chose the winning educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Educators for Innovative Use of Technology

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A panel of NSTA-appointed experts chose the winning educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.

What Does ‘Career Readiness’ Look Like in Middle School?

MindShift

This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class.

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

EdTech Magazine

Understandably, there is still some hesitation at the idea of using this technology, as education professionals fear the day robots will replace teachers. AI Solutions Drive Higher STEM Test Scores. At Slackwood Elementary School in New Jersey, AI assistants helped bolster first-grade students, a majority of whom were struggling to achieve high test scores in science, technology, engineering and math courses. Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance.

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Getting Ready for @CSEDWeek and #HourOfCode

Mindspark Learning

schools offer any computer science courses and only 8% of STEM graduates study it. If you’re an educator in an elementary school, check out these lessons for your students on Computer Science Fundamentals.

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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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? At the beginning of this school year, I joined EdTechTeam’s Teacher Leader Cohort.