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

The CoolCatTeacher

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.

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. All Grades All Subjects Blended Learning and E-Learning Classroom Design Education Get Connected (PLN Building) Innovation ISTE-Related Episodes IT Coaches and Directors Maker Movement Monday Motivation STEM Teachers

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Google Jamboard

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Check out Jennifer Gonzalez’ 2018 Teacher’s Guide to Technology for more than 200 tools with special tips, videos, and screenshots to get you started. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard. Google Jamboard is a free app.

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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. 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. 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?

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In my Computer Science course, my students have been studying the convergence of technology. I find this helpful for uploading to Google Classroom or Airdropping the file to my Mac for display to the whole class. You can use this format in your Google classroom.

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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. Sketch Design: A blueprint or sketch of the selected design is created through pencil and paper or through an online tool such as Google Draw or Sketchup. This is especially relevant given all that technology and online tools provide. and technology has amplified my passion for doing so.”

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah, today, we’re going to talk about how to use technology to make science more exciting and more effective. So, Leah, what’s your first idea for using technology to engage kids in science? So one of the things I try to do is give the students the technology that takes their ideas and enhances them for them, just in their everyday conversation. Is technology a distraction? It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

It doesn’t have to work , mind you, but it does have to include plausible technology. But what I haven’t seen is kids Googling anything to help them with this project. Cathy Rubin in her Global Search for Education has posed these questions in my inbox for this month’s global search for education column: “ What should we teach young people in an age where Dr. Google has an answer for everything?” In previous centuries, students had to build their own Google.

Passion Projects in Kindergarten and First Grade

The CoolCatTeacher

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. 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.

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. As such, the roles of the educator as a maker educator are also different. This will help learners emulate these learning processes when they work on their own maker projects. Maker Educator as a Lead Learner.

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. Often schools who have arts, STEM or other enrichment choose to take one enrichment period and have a “genius hour” where students explore their talents to make and create. 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. an emphasis on STEAM (science-technology-engineering-art-math). 5 Idea Friday College (aged 18+) Education Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Lesson Plans Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers Society and Ethics STEM Teachers

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

She’s been in education or 33 years, but for 21 years she’s been helping so many of us with our professional development, keynoting our conferences, speaking, and encouraging us to really use technology in the classroom. 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!

Bringing Literature to Life in Open Sim

The CoolCatTeacher

Simple Virtual Reality in the Classroom with Google Streetview and Google Cardboard. Mary: I think that just comes with technology. Some people are doing the Google Expeditions, and that’s great. So, what’s your pep talk to teachers for utilizing this type of immersive technology? We spend a lot of time gnashing our teeth over using technology as, “Oh, I have to INSERT that into my curriculum.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package. 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. Well, the first stage is to get past the Google Doc, and then you have to get past me, and then I give you a green light.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Vicki: Today we’re talking with Micah Brown @mbrownedtech , an Instructional Technology Specialist in Kansas. 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. OK, so let’s say that I’m a teacher and I’m not super comfortable with technology. I mean, I’ve used Skype just a little bit, and Google Docs maybe a little bit.

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. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas. This post is dedicated to Technology. TechnologySTEM Resources.

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How to Design Your Own MakerSpaces – From Courtney Pepe

EdTechTeacher

Makers build, fix, and create. They are students, teachers, tinkerers, cooks, technology buffs, architects, crafters, performers, hobbyists, builders, artists, engineers, scientists, and writers. 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. ettsummer.org/maker.

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. Until now, however, we haven’t really had apps to help us see the possibilities of this technology. To me, this technology leap is similar to when Marc Andreessen programmed Mosaic, the very first web browser, and showed us how we could “browse the web.”

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. Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace. As you are probably already aware, there is a growing Maker Movement across the nation.

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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. Information Technology. I also have also provided those over 150 STEM Resources. W021 | Making Makers Mainstream … Connecting Curriculum Standards and the 4C’s. The makers movement across education has made a significant impact, allowing students to do and create. You will discover free and inexpensive maker resources to engage students in writing, math, reading.

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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 its best STEM education engages students in a process of design, implementation and revision. The best in STEM education allows students to create interesting things and teaches them skills along the way. Some STEM goals at my site this year: 1.

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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. been using aspects of the movement since we opened our school in 1997, what if it's a flash in the pan? That's why I've intentionally NOT spent a lot of money on our Maker corner. Big or small, lavish or little, it's all about the maker mindset.

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. In order to do so, I believe there are several ideas and concepts we must acknowledge in order to achieve the genuine education possibilities that the Maker’s culture can bring a classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

The Stories We've Been Told (in 2017) about Education Technology

Hack Education

At the end of every year since I founded Hack Education in 2010, I’ve reviewed what I think are the most important and influential trends in education technology. This is about the stories we’re told about education, about technology, and about education technology. (No We must think more critically about education technology – its technologies and its stories – and I believe that comes in part from scrutinizing its history.

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4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

The education industry saw so many notable, significant changes this past year–from an increased focus on augmented reality and other visual technologies to make learning come alive, to the “ Googlification ” of the classroom with Chromebooks and Google education apps becoming staples–we’ve reached the point where education technology is now the norm, not a luxury. Maker spaces will gain popularity in K-12 schools in the U.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. This is why we want students innovating right now: Not every student will create the next Google or Pixar or Lyft. They will need to have 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. W137: Beyond the Initial Technology Shine: Developing Lessons that Promote 21st Century Skills and Significant Content (1/2 day Workshop). C206: PBL, STEM, and Makers Dewey Meets Technology: What Will You Do? 15 Ideas To Go Beyond Makers Space… Building a Makers Culture.

#EdTechTidBits of the Week (May 18, 2015)

EdTechnocation.com

Google has 88 things to teach you, powerful results from a parent survey on the "digital classroom", a blog post of Jaymes Dec's visit to my school's FabLab, another inspirational TEDx talk, and a call to join the Maker Ed cause! Resource: " 88 things you didn't know you could do with Google" This great +Google resource was shared by +Kasey Bell on Google+, " 88 things you didn't know you could do with Google ".

Learning Revolution Free PD - Gaming in Ed Now! - #YouMatter Special Offer - Connected Librarian Day

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Learning Revolution Events Gaming in Ed , September 15th - 18th, 2014 Connected Librarian Day , October 7th, 2014 Library 2.014 , October 8th + 9th, 2014 Global Education Conference , November 17th - 21st, 2014 Newsletter Sponsor Click for more information Partner Spotlight GenerationOn is the global youth service movement igniting the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. Do you have a story to tell about maker spaces?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Participatory, hyperlinked library services; DIY and maker movements; emerging technology in academic and research libraries; Google Glass—our Library 2.014 conference covered a broad range of topics and these were among the most notable. Susan Hildreth will reflect on how the DIY and maker movements—particularly as they relate to STEM education (with badges to certify skill development)—place libraries as central learning hubs for their communities.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jim Vanides - Global Education Program Manager, HP - Sustainability and Social Innovation; Larry Johnson - CEO, The New Media Consortium; Yolanda Ramos - Director of Professional Development Services, International Society for Technology in Education; Mano Talaiver - Director, Longwood Institute for Teaching through Technology and Innovative practices (ITTIP) - "HP Catalyst Academy: A new approach to professional learning, designed especially for STEMx teachers."

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Learning Revolution - Week's Events - AERO - National Geographic - Top Tech Stories - Rankin on Revolution - SAT Talk - More

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The technologies of the Internet and the Web are reshaping where, when, and from whom we learn--and even how we think about learning. The conference strands include Learning Theory, Learning Practice, Learning Science, Learning Spaces, and Technology & Learning. Wednesday, March 12th at 9am PDT in Seattle, WA Maker Movement at NCCE 2014 with Sylvia Martinez, Join colleagues for a day of hard fun and problem solving — where computing meets tinkering and design.