Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This task board is based on principles used in silicon valley called “agile software development” using tools like a Kanban board.

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. As a software engineer and tech manager at Accenture, she lead teams to design and launch systems for many Fortune 500 clients.

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What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?" The first thing I would suggest to a school system wanting to create a STEM lab is not to try to buy everything in the beginning.

Build a Solid Stem with @Science4UsSays: K-2 Online, Interactive Science

Kleinspiration

Science4Us: Overview Science4Us is a comprehensive web-based digital science curriculum for elementary students that includes all of the components necessary for teachers and parents to provide an exemplary science experience for all learners.

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5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

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. ” In fact, the C-STEM Studio algebra curriculum is fully aligned with Common Core state standards in mathematics.

The Problem with Prepackaged STEM Products

Tom Murray

Over the last handful of years we have seen an explosion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. And, coinciding with this movement has been an influx of new STEM-related products that are school friendly. The following is a guest post from Ross Cooper.

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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

This past week, I had students modeling processors, hardware, and software using play-dough. In this case, we asked teachers to specifically choose math or science because we wanted to do a STEM-to-STEAM arts integration.

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. Thomas School Dedicates Space to Bolster STEM Learning. Consult experts when designing STEM courses and labs.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences!

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I am a self-proclaimed “tech nerd” and love to have my hands on all the latest and greatest products and software. Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Are you studying Mars?

[Free Digital Citizenship Webinar] The 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship

The CoolCatTeacher

Participants will get a free pilot of the NetRef Internet Management and Monitoring software. Sponsored by NetRef From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. On Thursday, May 10 at 5pm ET, join me for a free webinar on the 9 Key P’s of Digital Citizenship.

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments

techlearning

Pivot Interactives is a versatile supplemental tool that can be used for a variety of learning opportunities, including pre- and post-lab exercises, lab skills assessment, flipped learning, and many more,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.

Vernier Software & Technology Wins a Tech & Learning ISTE 2018 Best of Show Award

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, July 16, 2018 — The newest sensor to join Vernier Software & Technology’s family of wireless sensors, Go Direct Sound , was named a winner of Tech & Learning ’s ISTE 2018 Best of Show Awards for showing the greatest promise in the classroom.

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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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out Podcasting Equipment Setup and Software I use on the 10-Minute Teacher for help! Assessment Best of the Podcast Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

Women In STEM Speak Out To Girls Everywhere

MIND Research Institute

Their interest in math and science decreases and they become less likely to pursue the growing STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) innovation careers awaiting the next generations ( Generation STEM ).

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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

If you want to use a clip, you don’t have to download it and open it in some fancy software to edit it down to what you just want to use. Kasey Bell on episode 322 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth 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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7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Additionally, I use software like SMART Learning Suite ( which I’ve blogged about before) which lets me quiz and share with student devices. Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Students Teachers Tech Tips Tools

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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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IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: What do you think about this statement, agree or disagree: “The greatest software for innovation in the world is the human brain.”. Deb Ramm on episode 329 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Microsoft Cognitive Services Emotion API – the Microsoft software that recognizes emotions. A conversation with Dr. Tim Green on episode 52 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Vernier, NSTA announce 2015 STEM award winners

eSchool News

Seven STEM educators awarded prizes valued at $5,500 each for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the classroom. Funding News STEM Top News

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Itron and Discovery Education Launch National Effort to Advance Conservation, Applied-Learning, Technology and STEM Education

techlearning

We are proud to partner with Itron to introduce ‘Conservation Station,’ a dynamic digital program that helps students make the connection between STEM and a more sustainable future,” said Senior Vice-President and Chief Marketing Officer for Discovery Education Lori McFarling.

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With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

eSchool News

STEM education took center stage at the Colorado Convention Center, where Lockheed Martin announced an $800,000 STEM investment in partnership with Project Lead The Way and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to expand STEM programming for Denver Public Schools (DPS) students.

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Active Learning in the Science Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

And so we got out some MacBooks, and we opened up LoggerPro which is a program for Vernier Software. We’re working a lot with STEM. Glen Westbroek on episode 271 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Hardware and software choices? 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.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. Unity is a software required to make games.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software. Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

I’m a software developer by my formalized profession. 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.

New EL STEM Report Highlights the Need for Better Curriculum and Learning Experiences

MIND Research Institute

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study report in October 2018 entitled English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives. English Learners in STEM Subjects report.

Strengthening Marshalltown’s STEM Education and Future Workforce

MIND Research Institute

With major employers in manufacturing, engineering, construction, healthcare and finance, Marshalltown is largely dependent upon the talents of its STEM workers. The city’s business community believes that strengthening the future workforce begins in elementary education, so they recently banded together to bring ST Math to the school district. Students were all smiles as JiJi, the beloved penguin in the ST Math software games, made a surprise appearance.

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Better Edtech Budgeting: How Yuma Elementary District Makes The Most of Its Money

Edsurge

During 2009, then-Superintendent Darwin Stiffler and Associate Superintendent Duane Sheppard of Yuma Elementary School District One in Arizona had just taken their positions and were trying to figure out how to meet students’ needs. Digital content providers were brought in three times to run workshops (the cost of which was often bundled with the software the district had already purchased), and teachers were paid to attend, getting to choose which workshops to participate in.

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Edthena, Kaltura, Defined STEM

Edsurge

All of these software tools have been improved, upgraded, or replaced by Kaltura to provide a better technical and more user-friendly experience. Defined STEM. Written by Meghan , a science and social studies coordinator at an elementary school in Virginia. EdSurge: What was the problem in your classroom or school that you were trying to solve when you implemented Defined STEM?

How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. People posting on Facebook and Twitter said Anchalee was too attractive to be an actual software engineer and must be a model.

Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work

MindShift

In an effort to encourage girls’ interest in STEM, a high school in Massachusetts is giving students a chance to apply their skills at the school’s help desk. “Girls think they shouldn’t be interested in STEM, but if they try it they often are.”

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