How to Amplify Kindergarten and Elementary Voices

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter First-grade teacher Danielle Moore has worked with early elementary and kindergarten students as she helps them amplify their voice. Listen to Danielle talk about how to encourage kindergarten and elementary voices Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. So, what is STEM education? The Role of Technology. Early Childhood STEM Education. More on STEM.

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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. She has a Masters of Education (Knowledge Networks & Digital Innovation) from Charles Sturt University and is interested in digital game-based learning, innovative pedagogies and underpinning learning with technology. Helen Kardiasmenos on episode 373 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Elementary Math can be exciting. Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies. 5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology. 2 SMARTboard Technology and Creating Story Problems with Students’ Names in Them. How do you keep up on technology?

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. Elementary STEM STEM By Design anne jolly collaboration elementary STEM engineering design process inquiry based learning problem solving professional development teams technologyIt's true.

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades

The CoolCatTeacher

Computational Thinking and Math for Elementary Grades. Obviously, they’re doing simpler tasks, maybe they’re not as complex and in depth, having tor but the type of problem solving they’re doing — the type of debugging, and having to sequence their instructions and reiterate and do trial and error — all of those things that we see the older students doing, we’re finding that with the newer technologies we can get these younger students doing the same thing.

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. Elementary STEM STEM By Design anne jolly elementary grades elementary STEM engineering Engineering Is Elementary engineering process math science technology

5 simple ways to integrate STEAM education into elementary classrooms

eSchool News

Some people like to debate STEM vs. STEAM. STEM is an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, & Math. I once had an actual rocket scientist (he’s a genius & a truly brilliant man) debate STEM vs. STEAM with me.

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. Vicki: Let’s talk about bringing computational thinking and STEM together with Stephanie Zieger. So, Stephanie, what is our first way to bring computational thinking and STEM together?

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3 Basic Things Every School Should Teach Relating to Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jorge Valenzuela on Episode 602 of the 10 Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Sixty-seven percent of STEM jobs will be in computing.

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. These are our "go to" robotics for elementary students. Curriculum, software and STEM, discovery-based project kits. The time our students spend in the STEM lab directly supports the integrated units in our lower school.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations. Vicki: Today we’re going to be talking with the author of # EduSnap17 , Leslie Swanson Anaya @ InspiredLeslie , about five ideas for technology stations.

5 ways to boost student engagement with STEM learning strategies

eSchool News

Two years ago, my school, Dr. Rodriguez Elementary, kicked off a new effort to create authentic learning experiences for all students by infusing STEM learning strategies into our curriculum. As educators, we are always trying to find ways for all students to achieve success.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Basically, it’s because there aren’t enough education opportunities that require that sort of skill and those there are, usually rhyme with ‘math’ or ‘science’ which to many kids are “just too complicated” Enter STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. “I I don’t think schools can manage without coding and STEM. Nothing promotes these better than STEM. I found a partner in my STEM projects.

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Halloween Displays: A Perfect STREAM (Science, Technology, wRiting, Engineering, Art, Math) Lesson

User Generated Education

Now, they are in display cases in the lobby of our elementary school. As mentioned in the title, I believe this to be a perfect STREAM (Science, Technology, wRiting, Engineering, Art, Math) lesson. Technology Related Activities and Standards. Wow, wow, wow!

How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Technology includes the iPads toddlers play on, the smartphones we use to guide our days, the apps that turn our lights on and off–or start our car. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Significantly, STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers.

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Elementary Social Entrepreneurship: A Perfect STEAM Lesson

User Generated Education

I call it a perfect STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) unit. 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. Educational technology is incorporated with a focus on assisting with the learning activities not to learn technology just for the sake of learning it.

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. Many elementary school systems have programs that include some rotations of music, visual art, and PE classes. From STEM to STEAM: Using brain-compatible strategies to integrate the arts. By Kathleen J.

5 reasons to integrate STEM into online learning

eSchool News

STEM fields—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—are highly technical, which is one reason that the education system is changing to further incorporate these subjects into the curriculum. Related content: How STEM invigorates learning. Featured on eSchool News STEM

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Why we should teach coding in elementary school

eSchool News

Every student should have access to technology, whether it be computers, smartphones, or tablets because almost everything we do requires some form of programming. There are several advantages of learning to code in elementary school. The earlier we introduce coding to children, the more comfortable they will become with computers and technology and the more successful they will become when presented with more challenging learning opportunities.

STEM Teacher Andy Losik Presents His 2019 Holiday Gift Guide

CUE

When it comes to holiday shopping, STEM toys, that weave science, technology, engineering, and mathematics into their design, continue to be hot. The post STEM Teacher Andy Losik Presents His 2019 Holiday Gift Guide appeared first on CUE, Inc.

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The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through

Educational Technology Guy

The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through by Kate Began With our world becoming increasingly technology-driven, there is growing demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. To meet this demand, there has been ongoing discussion on how to best educate our kids for a STEM-focused future. STEM education will only become more important moving forward. RELATED: STEM Resources (lots).

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology? Jacqui: I think what happens to a lot of teachers is that they confuse the idea of teaching writing — when they are talking about technology — with teaching handwriting or keyboarding.

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. One of the elementary schools where I work is going to implement maker education this coming school year. Mainly, educators would be able to see STEM and maker instructional practices being modeled.

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STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills

Neo LMS

STEM, which stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics, is an important group of subjects that are in high demand — not just in classrooms, but in the job market as well. As technology is increasingly used in the job market, we need to prepare our children for the employment landscape they’ll encounter in the future. In the upcoming decade, STEM jobs will grow at almost double the rate of all other jobs. Technology & Engineering.

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10 Ways to Use Tract for Personalized Project Based Learning in Your Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Third, moderation takes a three-tiered approach from verified and approved adults, technology detecting and blocking, and in-house moderators. Use this to support genius time (20% time), standards, or ongoing technology creation requirements.

5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of. As a classroom teacher, Monica used one-to-one technology to create engaging, standards-based lessons for students.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. ” The post 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3) appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. 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.

Flinn Scientific Launches New Contest for STEM Educators in Celebration of Mole Day

eSchool News

In celebration of the upcoming Mole Day on October 23 rd , Flinn Scientific is asking STEM educators to share their favorite way of teaching students about the size of a mole – a scientific unit that is often hard for students to conceptualize – for a chance to win up to $500 in Visa gift cards.

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5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The CoolCatTeacher

His Job: Planetary Protection for the Perseverance Mars rover and Mars Sample Return (Mars sample return “break the chain technology). From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

How one district supports STEM during COVID

eSchool News

As Supervisor of Technology at Linwood Board of Education in South Jersey, he has the added pressure of overseeing their robust maker space programs while managing the current hybrid teaching setup. eSN : Tell us about your STEM setup.

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The Big List of STEM Board Games

MIND Research Institute

When looking for the best STEM board games, I’m looking for games that are both. educational and explore a topic in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. Enjoy exploring STEM through board games with your family and/or students! So Many STEM Board Games.

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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. There is no one-size-fits-all with technology.

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How technology can support diversity in the classroom

eSchool News

Currently, I am the Gifted and Talented Specialist for River Trail Elementary in Upstate South Carolina. Classroom Innovations Equity Featured on eSchool News career classroom educator grades support Technology

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. According to the Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, the U.S. is not producing enough STEM undergraduate degrees to match the forecasted demand, creating a national workforce crisis. Many factors contribute to this disinterest in STEM.

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