STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

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If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. ELA/ ELL Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Wonderful Classroom Wednesday

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Using Games to Help Reluctant Readers and Writers (and More)

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If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Lee Graham on Episode 569 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Dr. Lee Graham is working with teachers to teach them principles of game-based learning to teach writing.

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4 Ready to Go tips for Project Based Learning and Maker Spaces

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Nicholas Provenzano gets us started From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How do you get started with project-based learning (PBL) and Maker spaces? If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF.

Google Jamboard

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Google Jamboard is a fun interactive app. You just download it on Google Play or iTunes and use it with your touch Chromebook or iPad after listening to Tom Mullaney share how it works. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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How to Make Programming Easier

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If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Edtech Tool Tuesday High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Maker Movement Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Web Tools

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7 Hot Edtech Topics #iste19 #notatiste19

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Urkund: Today’s Sponsor Urkund is great as a plagiarism prevention tool and connects with most common Learning Management Systems like Google Classroom, Moodle, and Canvas or as a stand-alone web tool or by email.

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STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

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If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Edtech Tool Tuesday Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Science Teachers STEM Students

7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects

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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.

5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. Lindsay Fell on episode 395 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey

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Today Donnie Piercey @mrpiercey , co-author of the Google Cardboard Book , shows how we can add simple augmented reality to our classrooms. Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard with Donnie Piercey. I always like to use Google Maps.

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

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If you don’t have Google Docs, just use this PDF. Administrators All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Inquiry Based Learning Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers

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Seesaw in the Elementary Music Classroom with Amy Burns

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Project Pals connects with Google Classroom but also lets me see detail on which students are contributing and participating. Art and Music Teachers Chromebooks Edtech Tool Tuesday Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation iPads Maker Movement Parents Students Teachers Tools

22 Top Tips for Better Classroom Management

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I want them to join Google classroom. and I want them to turn their photograph in as an assignment in Google Classroom. Classroom management can be a challenge. In this post, I’ll share twenty-two of my top tips and ideas that have helped me have an awesome classroom.

3DBear Review: The Augmented Reality Classroom Pro

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Explore 3D Bear Now So, for example, if a student goes into Sketchup (formerly Google Sketchup) and you’ve added Sketchup’s STL extension, they can create or import items and then export them.

3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

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Instructables On Shape Solid Works Tilt Brush by Google Blocks Gravity Sketch Tinkercad. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

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Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting. Maker Project Process.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

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I find this helpful for uploading to Google Classroom or Airdropping the file to my Mac for display to the whole class. YouTube Students can publish directly to the YouTube accounts associated with their Google accounts. (If You can use this format in your Google classroom.

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

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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.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

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Chromebooks Computer Science Teachers Education ELA/ ELL Teachers Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning Gsuite and Google Apps How to Guides.

Educating Kids for Life not for Tests

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I was a science educator, so I’m pretty comfortable and confident using technologies of all kinds, although the kids have really surpassed me when we start to get some of the newer tools that their using, particularly as part of their Maker Work.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

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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.

5 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Understanding into Your School

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So, you could use a Google Map, for instance, and you start looking at how far food has traveled to get to you. Julie Willcott on episode 285 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Literature Performance Odyssey with Drama and Student Leadership

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They did actually recommend — several of them set up Google Remind accounts, like remind.com, and they used Remind instead of a group chat. Marynn Dause on episode 318 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

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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. Maker Movement. Many schools are creating maker spaces or “ Fab Labs ” so students have a space and place to invent.

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

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It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc. Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

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

Holistic Learning: Where Students Work Problems That Matter

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Get rid of the Google it and copy it off Wikipedia projects and move more full-bodied comprehensive projects full of meaning and momentum into the classroom. A Global Search for Education Post From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

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So even if you’re not very comfortable with holding a live conference call via Skype or Google Hangouts, the cool thing about Flipgrid is that you can record video messages with your kids. I mean, I’ve used Skype just a little bit, and Google Docs maybe a little bit.

Acer Windows Mixed Reality Headset Review: Awesome VR in 360

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We can bring Google Cardboard and our mobile phones into our classrooms (which I’ve certainly done, and it’s been very useful), but virtual reality is so much more.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

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Screencastify is the screencasting tool I recommend for Google Chrome and Chromebooks. Built for Chromebooks, it saves all of your recordings directly to Google Drive. You meet with your critique group to go over it, and you can do that virtually on Google Hangouts or Skype.

Flipsnack: A fun way to make interactive online magazines #edtech

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And the one thing that Flipsnack cannot do it … it cannot be worked on simultaneously like Google docs where two students can work on it at once. But, one of the other benefits of Flipsnack is that you can create the books in something like Google Slides.

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7 Strategies I Use When Students Make Apps (or Do Any Genius Projects)

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I create a template or a hyperdoc in Google Doc. Complete the Google Doc. So I see which kids are coming into class, I’ll pull up the four or five Google Docs for all those kids.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

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Vicki: Because they’re supposed to do this research, and they’re like, “If I can Google it?”. They can’t Google that! Innovation IT Coaches and Directors Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning STEM Teachers Technology

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

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Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. Some people are doing the Google Expeditions, and that’s great.

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

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To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM. Finally, learners, in their small groups, worked together on a shared Google doc to compose their story.

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