How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. Fleming, who also runs and manages her own business, Worlds of Making , says too often schools build library makerspaces just for the top engineering students or the gifted and talented students.

A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

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SHEG currently offers three impressive curricula that may be put to immediate use in secondary classrooms and libraries. The free assessments include Google Docs assessments to copy and digital rubrics to download.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. Fleming, who also runs and manages her own business, Worlds of Making , says too often schools build library makerspaces just for the top engineering students or the gifted and talented students.

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

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. 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.

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K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented. No longer just a haven for dusty books and stern shushes, the library is now a place for digital resources and makerspaces and flexible learning. The landscape of a K–12 library is changing with the times, and librarians oversee an important space for today’s modern learner. Student Feedback Can Be Helpful for Library Design.

5 apps to innovate school libraries

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Apps can bring technology, functionality, and creativity into your school library program. Since apps are a part of our everyday lives, especially those of students, they have the power to completely change the way students and teachers think about learning—especially in the library.

Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two 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 in the last pos t.

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Searching for the Ability to Think: Training our Kids to Go Past Google

The CoolCatTeacher

But what I haven’t seen is kids Googling anything to help them with this project. There’s a reason why this Invention project is a Google-free zone. Donnie Piercey’s students use a backpack they created to update the Google Street view of their city and school.

Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number four 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. Math STEM Resources.

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STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

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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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Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fifth 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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?An Augmented Reality Library Comes to Life for Aspiring Teachers at UT San Antonio

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The University of Texas at San Antonio has more than 2 million titles in its library system, and lately it’s been building a collection that most students—and future teachers—might not even know exists yet. A small but growing library of augmented reality books, consisting of 25 children’s titles, is part of a research partnership between UTSA Libraries and the College of Education and Human Development (COEHD).

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

Owl Eyes: The Must-Get Web-App for Classical Literature Teachers

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Students can log in with their Google ID or set up an account. Browse or search the Owl Eyes library to see if your upcoming book is included. iPads Lesson Plans Librarians Mac Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Tech Tips Technology Tools Web Tools Windows-PC

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

Tool #1: Make Bookshelves in Google Books. Richard: So this is one that’s right under everyone’s nose when ever they go to Google, but whenever I share it, people are like, “Oh! It’s Google Books. Now, there’s two versions of Google Books. Tool #4: Google Expeditions.

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The Free, Amazing, Library 2.014 Online Events This Week

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

This is a GREAT week for library learning and conversations! Then our fourth annual (and free) Future of Libraries conference, Library 2.014, starts on Wednesday, October 8th, at 10:00am US-Eastern Time with the opening keynote by conference co-chair Dr. Sandra Hirsh from the School of Information at San José State University. 4:00pm Do you have what it takes to manage an eBook library? ködése/ The Operation of the Service System of Library tendings - Ms.

9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Also, access a library of free clipart, fonts, graphics and backgrounds. Check out this Google Draw template for creating infographics by John Calvert. “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.”

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Learning Revolution Free PD - Two Great Library Events - GlobalEdCon Deadline - UNC's Amazing World View

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. NMC Virtual Symposium on the Future of Libraries.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

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Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC), our IMLS-funded study, uses simulated Google result lists to examine what happens when student researchers make real-time search engine result page decisions. I find Google a lot easier than going to the library website.”

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Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s helped the students find books in the library, and she has also helped them learn some ways to navigate ways to share their knowledge through Google Slides or Wixie. They have been using the ChromeBooks in our classroom to do Google searches. You could make a Google slide.

Visualizing Learning with Infographics: 23 Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

They are creating a meaningful connection with the data, which is a powerful way to learn STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math). Piktochart is my favorite way to create infographics with clipart, templates, fonts, and more in their library.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Next Week's Great Library Events - Global Ed Stories - Michael Levine "Teaching with Games" Special Event

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update October 1st, 2014 There is not such a cradle of democracy upon the earth as the Free Public Library. This free, online event is sponsored by Follett and the Center for International Scholarship in School Libraries (CISSL) at Rutgers.

Student Project: Problem Solution Videos

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students used Google Scholar to find at least 4 peer reviewed articles and annotated this research using the free Kami app. “A problem well put is half solved.” ” – John Dewey.

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iPad Magic: 6 Ideas Every iPad Teacher Needs to Know

The CoolCatTeacher

You can do some Googling and see what’s on there. You click Done, and then your annotations are saved right there on that image, which then you can use in a project, or share, or just keep there in your Photo Library.

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Learning Revolution Free PD - GlobalEdCon Details! - What Is Success? - Library 2.014 Submission Deadline Approaches

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. We''re having a great response to our call for volunteers for the Library 2.014 Conference , but there''s still plenty of time for you to get involved with this exciting event! They also use wikis or google docs to collect information that will help their learning.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Twenty percent time from Google. Based on the Google 20% time, students take 20% of their time in a class to pursue a personal interest project. Some libraries are putting these in a Learning Commons. (See The library is popular again!

Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

Book Creator has long been a favorite app on the iPad, and now it’s available for Google Chrome. Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

She is a high school library media center director in Illinois and author of the book Digital Citizenship in Action published through ISTE. We use Google Classroom a lot. We use Google Hangouts. is a high school library media center director in Aurora, Illinois.

Learning Revolution - Week's Free Events - Libraries Change Lives - Global Citizens - Great Keynote Recordings - NMC Weekly Top Ten Stories

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. The ALA Declaration for the Right to Libraries. You can show your support for the library that''s changed your life by signing the Declaration for the Right to Libraries. See my notes below for my own thoughts on the importance of libraries. Library 2.0

Ahoy Matey! 10+ Pirate Resources for Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students choose from a library of characters or upload their own drawings and pictures. Host a Google Hangout where students reenact a pirate play using Google Effects and dressing virtually like a pirate. Cool Sites English Language Teaching Geography history International Pirate Day pirates STEM“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”- ”- Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean.

5 Reasons Teachers Using Tech are Super Heroes with Kecia Ray

The CoolCatTeacher

They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. Google Cardboard costs like, what — $12 – and every kid has a smartphone. Episode 135 from the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. STEM modules. You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs. Reviews Science IB NGSS product review STEAM STEM

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Frightful Learning! 70+ Apps, Tools, Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Try STEM Hollywood lesson plans , this 2nd/3rd grade lesson , or this one for English Language Learners. Skype/ Google HangOut with classes worldwide: Check out the updated Skype for Education to find a speaker or go on a virtual fieldtrip to a haunted place or museum! Students interview people about the place via phone, Skype or Google Hangouts. Make sure the students save the zombie to their photo library to compare.

Labster Raises $21 Million to Bring More Digital Lab Simulations to Classrooms

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One of its biggest projects to date is an online biology program built with Arizona State University, Lenovo and Google, which debuted in summer 2018. He said he’d like to see Labster build out its content library into other STEM fields. Last summer, Cindy Malone had a problem.

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Integrating Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

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They recommend seeking out funding sources such as DonorsChoose.org, GoFundMe, and Google that can support and sustain coding and robotics programs in classrooms and school districts. She has presented at local, and state, conferences on a variety of topics and is a Google Certified Educator.

Ahoy Matey! 10+ Pirate Resources for Learning

Teacher Reboot Camp

Students choose from a library of characters or upload their own drawings and pictures. Host a Google Hangout where students reenact a pirate play using Google Effects and dressing virtually like a pirate. Cool Sites English Language Teaching Geography history International Pirate Day pirates STEM“Not all treasure is silver and gold, mate.”- ”- Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean.

Learning Revolution Free PD - Google Online Summit This Weekend! - Gaming in Ed - Support Free PD

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

We also highlight good conversations about learning taking place between educators, learners, leaders, and others from the school, library, museum, work, adult, online, non-traditional and home learning worlds. Teachers sometimes struggle over what to teach in the STEM classroom.

Frightful Learning! 70+ Apps, Tools, Ideas & Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Try STEM Hollywood lesson plans , this 2nd/3rd grade lesson , or this one for English Language Learners. Skype/ Google HangOut with classes worldwide: Check out the updated Skype for Education to find a speaker or go on a virtual fieldtrip to a haunted place or museum! Students interview people about the place via phone, Skype or Google Hangouts. Make sure the students save the zombie to their photo library to compare.

Check out Cubelets Lesson Plans

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5 Awesome Google Drive Apps ] Anytime you work with Robots you also need a great lesson library to help you in support. TL Advisor Blog Makerspace STEMCubelets are an exciting concept for a maker tool. They are basically big blocks that in some way have similarities to Legos.

Taking Over Georgia Department of Education Instagram: A Lesson in Trust

Barrow Media Center: Expect the Miraculous

My name is Andy Plemmons, school library media specialist at David C Barrow Elementary in Athens GA @barrowmediacenter I will take over the DOE account this week. gadoeteachertakeover #librariesofinstagram #makered #makerspace #teachersofinstagram #teachersfollowteachers #robot #robotics #stem #steam #technology #coding #hourofcode #tlchat #proudtobeccsd. Partnering with Gretchen Thomas and her UGA Project Spark class to give students more access to our library makerspace.