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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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. The post 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE] appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. Richard Byrne the author of Free Technology for Teachers has some fantastic professional development courses including a course for history / social studies teachers.

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Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. Results of the study determined that DreamBox usage was significantly associated with increased student achievement when controlling for students’ baseline test scores. News STEM

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education. In order to prevent STEM and maker education from becoming a flavor of the month, there needs to be specific strategies provided to educators on how to embed STEM and maker activities into their curriculum.

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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.

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

Edsurge

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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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.

Got humor? It might be the key to STEM engagement

eSchool News

Real-world relevance and a little dash of humor are two ingredients that might increase STEM engagement and make learning fun for high school students, according to a new survey. on how to increase student interest, understanding, and performance in math and STEM subjects.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you studying Mars? Jeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Why not let students go live there?

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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How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

There’s a growing need for scientific and technical talent in STEM -related jobs. However, it seems that not many students are keen on pursuing STEM courses post their school level. Recent data from a test commonly taken by college-bound high school students found that only 20% of students are ready for courses typically required for a STEM major. A common reason given by students was that they found the STEM courses difficult. STEM courses must be based on reality.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Experts say that requires regular and high-quality social studies lessons, starting in kindergarten, to teach kids to be critical thinkers and communicators who know how to take meaningful action. Border Crossers trainers Ben Howort and Ana Duque are both former elementary school teachers.

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Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.

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Get inspired by Project Based Learning! 3 Awesome PBL case studies

Neo LMS

The key concept is active learning , which dovetails neatly into today’s topic where I will share with you three incredible Project Based Learning (PBL) case studies, that I hope will inspire you to be more ambitious in designing, developing and implementing PBL in your classroom.

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.

Grant helps elementary schools boost engineering enthusiasm

eSchool News

For the start of the 2016-17 school year, 11 elementary classroom teachers and two teacher technology librarians across the district’s five elementary schools have volunteered to participate in this pilot year of using the program Engineering is Elementary (EiE).

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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Learning Science Through Authentic Investigation

The CoolCatTeacher

She discusses how to incorporate the observation of phenomena and other Next Generation Science Standards in elementary science. That is like wildly different from what we usually see in the elementary classroom. Study the weather.

Hyperdocs Literacy Task Boards and Flipgrid Reading Circles

The CoolCatTeacher

As an example, I’m doing early settlers this week as one of our units for social studies. Assessment Chromebooks Classroom Management Edtech Tool Tuesday Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides.

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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

One girl brought in books and she said “I know so-and-so is studying this type of animal, so I picked up this book for them.”. Currently, she teaches and learns in a first grade classroom at Evening Street Elementary in Worthington, Ohio.

Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

During that time, I participated in the Study Tour of the Former Soviet Union and lived in the Russian House. Santha Walters on episode 282 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Early STEM exposure is key for the future of the workforce

eSchool News

More than half of today’s adult workers (62 percent) say they were never exposed to STEM-related studies and career possibilities in elementary school, according to a survey from littleBits and YouGov. Students will need an array of STEM skills to tackle those positions.

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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.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

So we were able to take that unit of study, break it apart, and weave in areas where we can talk to kids about healthy and unhealthy relationships and the influence of technology on both of those things. It can even be done in the elementary curriculum.

Kids Co-Creating Curriculum

The CoolCatTeacher

I was over in one of the elementary schools the other day, and three years ago we were all in awe and kind of gaga about a high school student who was all in with drones, and sort of building and flying, and learning about aviation and drones with his high school peers.

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

This blog post also comes with an infographic (PDF) that you can print and use to figure out tools to help you in your studies. If you’re not using your smartphone for studying or if you just can’t get off Snapchat, put your phone up.

District sees massive STEM gains with VR

eSchool News

The students at Franklin Square Union Free School District in Nassau County, New York, had already studied the layers of the earth. zSpace is a virtual reality (VR) system used for STEM education. Next page: How VR is enhancing STEM learning at Franklin Square).

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

The Hechinger Report

Their work is a version of what educators call project-based learning, which means gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks. Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM.

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Edtech and Social Emotional Learning #sel

The CoolCatTeacher

Her original research went into the design of Renton Preparatory in Seattle, which was a 2016 Top Three STEM School in the nation. See: Creating Elementary Portfolios and One Note in the Classroom. That turned into a four-year research study in the classroom.

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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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Volunteers Who Are Changing Perceptions About STEM

MIND Research Institute

The challenges of getting students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)/STEAM (including the arts) are well-documented and the implications for our economy are staggering.

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Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: We’re also talking about teaching kids in elementary, middle, and high school. 2016) found in their study of high school students who were involved in gamification that flow and engagement had a positive association with learning.

Women In STEM Speak Out To Girls Everywhere

MIND Research Institute

But I also know there’s an alarming trend with girls and math-- where studies show that this determination and eagerness declines rapidly around middle school. The other day, my 5 year-old daughter, Hunter, was playing ST Math and struggling on a level in one of the games.

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