Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning?

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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts. Instructables On Shape Solid Works Tilt Brush by Google Blocks Gravity Sketch Tinkercad.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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

How to Make Programming Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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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5 Ways to Use Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

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

User Generated Education

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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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.

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. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27. Crossed posted at [link].

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

User Generated Education

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.

How to Teach Coding in the Elementary Grades with Sam Patterson

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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.

Metaverse for Augmented Reality: Program and Breakout in Augmented Reality

The CoolCatTeacher

When Google Docs came out, I stopped everything and let all of my classes experience it. A sponsored review of a tool I'm using to teach programming From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Augmented reality is here. Finally!

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. Sponsored by Book Creator, All Opinions My Own From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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

5 Ways to Bring Sustainable Food Understanding into Your School

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

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

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

The CoolCatTeacher

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

The CoolCatTeacher

The high school students walked down the street, and they did an afternoon STEM collaboration. Vicki: Because they’re supposed to do this research, and they’re like, “If I can Google it?”. They can’t Google that!

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way put together a list of super simple (and fun) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break. Maker Movement stem

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This Amazing South Bronx School Grows 50,000 Pounds of Vegetables a Year

The CoolCatTeacher

They support single sign-on with Google and Clever. All Grades Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Innovation Maker Movement Math Teachers Monday Motivation Science Teachers STEM Teachers

How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Makers build, fix, and create. On March 18th and 19th, we celebrated New Jersey Makers Day, and I had the opportunity to visit a number of different Maker events in various communities. Big Idea #2 – Keep Many Hands Busy With Maker/Building Challenges.

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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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. Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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What is STEM?

My Paperless Classroom

S cience T echnology E ngineering and M athematics illustration by Sam Patterson What I like most about the STEM education movement is the co-mingling of disciplines and the emphasis on real world project based learning. At my school site the interest in STEM is accute.

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4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

On top of that, there is promise for continued education outside of the classroom; just look at Google’s recent $1B pledge over the next five years to help train Americans for jobs in technology. Maker spaces will gain popularity in K-12 schools in the U.S.

FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First… I hope you enjoyed the over 150 STEM Resources in the last few posts. I also have also provided those over 150 STEM Resources. W021 | Making Makers Mainstream … Connecting Curriculum Standards and the 4C’s. I am so glad all of you enjoyed my over 150 STEM Resources.

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Makerspace for Little or Nothing

The Daring Librarian

You can take baby steps into the Maker Movement. I'm not 100% sold, even after 7 years of talking about the Maker Movement, that it's something that's here to stay and not just a fad. That's why I've intentionally NOT spent a lot of money on our Maker corner.

Building a Makerspace Culture to Support Standards and Learning … 10 Ideas and 16 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you are aware there is an amazing and powerful Maker Space movement going throughout the education landscape. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

He has spent the last two months interviewing experts throughout the maker movement with the goal of creating a self-paced course for anyone who wants to design a makerspace. Supportive community of fellow teacher-makers? She had a maker mindset. He had a maker mindset.

15 Ideas To Go Beyond Makers Space… Building a Makers Culture

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. C206: PBL, STEM, and Makers Dewey Meets Technology: What Will You Do? 15 Ideas To Go Beyond Makers Space… Building a Makers Culture.