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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.

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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. Google Jamboard. Now first of all, I have never heard of Google Jamboard.

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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.

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? Is technology a distraction? It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

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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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. This is especially relevant given all that technology and online tools provide.

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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. There’s a reason why this Invention project is a Google-free zone.

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.

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.

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. You could make a Google slide.

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 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. They can’t Google that!

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.

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.

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. 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.

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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. Big Idea #2 – Keep Many Hands Busy With Maker/Building Challenges.

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.

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.

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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. Technology , Engineering .

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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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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

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.

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.

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.

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. W137: Beyond the Initial Technology Shine: Developing Lessons that Promote 21st Century Skills and Significant Content (1/2 day Workshop).

#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!

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.

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?

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

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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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.