Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos uses games to teach almost every subject in her early elementary classroom in Australia. The post Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

Elementary Engineering: An Early Start on STEM

MiddleWeb

Teachers in K-6 need to prepare students for STEM and engineering careers that don’t exist yet. Focus on gifting our younger students with a broad range of inquiry experiences and collaborative know-how, writes STEM education expert Anne Jolly. It's true.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Vicki: Steve, do you find that there are teachers that think that kids can’t really understand these concepts — like elementary kids really understanding XY coordinates?

Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

But elementary school-age kids do have the natural curiosity, imagination, drive, and ability to come up with innovative ways to change the world for the better. Education Maker Education cross curricular entrepreneurship entreprenuer experiential learning STEAM STEM student-centric

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Kelly Gary, a first-grade teacher in Pennsylvania, about five ideas for improving elementary math with technology.

Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners

User Generated Education

I use the following activities to introduce elementary students to the design thinking process. Introducing the general design process to elementary student occurs through showing the following video about the engineering process: The Task: Build the Highest Tower.

Teaching Elementary-Level Learners About the Brain

User Generated Education

Here is a run down of the learning activities I did with my gifted elementary students to teach them about their brains: Introduction to the Brain. Examples: Education brain cooperative learning experiential learning neuroscience STEM

Building a Foundation with Elementary STEM

MiddleWeb

STEM learning can open up new worlds for elementary kids as it grows problem solving and teamwork skills – all the while building a foundation for the middle grades. Anne Jolly provides elementary teachers with ideas and resources to begin integrated STEM.

5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher. Stephanie Zeiger helps us see the potential of STEM and computational thinking. 5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together.

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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.

How to make elementary teachers stronger in STEM

eSchool News

It’s no secret elementary teachers are often weakest in STEM. Despite renewed interest, calls for funding, and presidential appeals, true STEM integration is missing from a large number of classrooms across the country.

Q&A: Christine Cunningham Proves Even Elementary Students Can Be Engineers

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez Boston’s Museum of Science has developed an award-winning STEM curriculum. Classroom Curriculum STEM

How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Embrace the concrete nature of answers in STEM topics.

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Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. By Kathleen J.

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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UC Davis To Host C-STEM Day

The Journal

Students from elementary school through community college will take part in the sixth annual C-STEM Day held by the University of California, Davis on May 21. The C-STEM Day events will take place at the UC Davis campus and at University High School in Irvine, CA

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

Administrators All Subjects Classroom Design Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I currently teach elementary art at Parkway Elementary in the Bryant School District in Arkansas. I previously taught in the regular elementary classroom for 13 years.

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning. Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants.

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

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. Additional Resources referenced from Jackie’s blog: Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners.

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A Few Must-Have Books for Elementary Classrooms!

Kleinspiration

Of course, the best activities to go along with her stories stem from the meaningful class discussions that naturally evolve as the stories are being shared. One of my favorite stories to share with my students is The Potato Chip Champ by award-winning Michigan author, Maria Dismondy.

How to Make Science Thrilling from a “Jurassic Park” Mind

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Ray Ann Havasay Executive Director Dr. Havasy is the Executive Director of The Center for Science Teaching and Learning, a global STEM education organization.

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California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School

techlearning

- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. The Science Techbooks series also includes valuable STEM/STEAM resources.

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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2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

Discovery Education

With March being National Reading Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to immerse ourselves in STEM-infused literature! Books are so important to growing a STEM mindset, especially with the earliest of learners. Professional – General STEM Thinking.

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Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Computer Science Teachers Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Technology Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

CUE

In August 2016, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) opened within the Los Angeles Unified School District with much fanfare as California’s first all-girls public STEM school. in Elementary Education.

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Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

User Generated Education

For Halloween 2016, I did a version of Halloween Wars (a Food Network show) with my two classes of gifted elementary learners. To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM.

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Elementary Success with Empathy and Design Thinking by @SamPatue

My Paperless Classroom

The post Elementary Success with Empathy and Design Thinking by @SamPatue appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Learning Spaces My Paperless Classroom STEM Education Elementary School MakerSpace Teaching Pedagogy

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

The CoolCatTeacher

Brian Aspinall is an educator, best selling author and three times TEDx speaker who is considered one of the brightest STEM innovators in education. Computer Science Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) How to Guides.

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Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Because we want to be strong partners who complement the work of schools and teachers, we’re proud to see these new, compelling results in the upper elementary grades.”. News STEMStudy of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach.

Giving Students Choice in Reading Helps Stem the ‘Summer Slide’

Digital Promise

Based on these encouraging results, we expanded the intervention at the same elementary school the following year, running book fairs for four classes. For the past two years, we have had the opportunity to feel like Santa Claus in June, delivering bags of presents to elementary school students. The post Giving Students Choice in Reading Helps Stem the ‘Summer Slide’ appeared first on Digital Promise. This article was originally published on The Conversation.

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How to get students interested in STEM

eSchool News

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are not just important topics for school children—they are essential to our culture. is not producing enough STEM undergraduate degrees to match the forecasted demand, creating a national workforce crisis.

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Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second 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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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.

Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb in the last post. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas.

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California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Transforming Instruction Districtwide

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­ - District Chooses Discovery Education’s STEM Connect to Bring STEM Lessons to Life for Students Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. The Wire k12 education STEM K-12 Education

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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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. Fleming says whether the district sets up a makerspace in an elementary school library, in a middle school classroom or in a high school cafeteria, each makerspace has a unique quality. Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs. Incorporate STEM Trends into Your Library Makerspace. One elementary school she worked with took all the offbeat and childish ideas from its students and designed a “whimsey” theme.