Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. She currently works at Google as an Eng.

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?

Neo LMS

Our regular classrooms are steadily transforming into ‘tech classrooms’, with an integration of learning apps like Kahoot, interactive boards, inexpensive VR devices like Google Cardboard and Class VR , voice operated devices, online flashcards , virtual assistants, etc.,

Looking for a Class Robot? Try Robo Wunderkind

Ask a Tech Teacher

There are a lot of options if you want to bring programmable robots to your classroom. It is a build-a-robot kit designed to introduce children ages six and up to coding and robotics as well as the fun of problem-solving and creative thinking. Who will love this robot.

Integrating Coding and Robotics into the Classroom

edWeb.net

Coding and robotics programs in classrooms reflect how integral technology is in our lives. In a recent edWebinar , Kalthoff and Bartel explain that they want to coach students and not just tell them what button to push or the correct sequences to move a robot across a mat.

Dancing With The Robots

CUE

Meneghetti’s Lego Robots (photo by Danny Silva). He taught sixth grade science for most of his career, but four years ago, he decided he wanted to develop a new, exciting engineering and robotics course for students at Stanley Middle School.

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life

EdTech Magazine

Sphero, LittleBits and Other Robots Bring Technology to Life. Josh Stumpenhorst got hooked on robotics three years ago when his son showed him the Sphero BB-8, a baseball-sized, self-propelled robot based on the Star Wars droid. Google+.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

Teachers do not need computer science degrees to engage, enhance and extend student coding experiences due to the abundance of easily accessible creative coding and robotics programs. Wonder Workshop is the creator of the Dash and Dot robots.

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

EdTech Magazine

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future. Employable Skills and Real-World Solutions Grow from STEM. Public Schools showcases its students’ STEM successes at its annual Tinker Fair. . It’s a culmination of robotics and programming being taught at every grade level.

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Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM. As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s]

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Google Expands Support for Girls in STEM

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Girl Powered workshops allow girls and boys to explore their interests and build robots alongside mentors in a comfortable, supportive environment while building their confidence, teamwork and communication skills

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

District Tinker-Fests and Hackathons Rev Up Student Interest in STEM Education. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education is put into action. In every direction, robots are dancing, racing or manipulating objects, as servo motors whir and LED lights glow. .

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

EdTech Magazine

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation. Thomas School near Seattle hopes to encourage students to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by starting them young and engaging them with cool, new learning spaces featuring robots and 3D virtual reality computers. Studies show that the earlier you introduce STEM education , the more children become interested in those subjects,” says Kimberly Mecham, director of St.

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5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal — everyone’s doing them. . There are whole conferences dedicated to STEM. But as recently as 2016, a Gallup research poll conducted by Google found that only 40 percent of U.S. Understand the Origins of STEM and Its Importance.

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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. Here are five ideas to follow from Fleming on how to set up a library makerspace that will foster creativity and expand on your STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum : SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs. Why not offer robotics in the makerspace to the entire student population ? Google+.

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 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third 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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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior. STEM gives me challenges to think about.

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Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs Contest is officially open for submissions! Win a dream STEM Lab.

Educational Technology Guy

The contest is designed to drive student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – otherwise known as STEM - by giving public middle schools the opportunity to create the STEM lab of their dreams, made possible by a grant of up to $100,000 for each. Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally. Follow me on Twitter and Google+.

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STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

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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December 15 University of New Hampshire to Host the State Finals forState’s Second Annual Cyber Robotics Coding Competition

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On December 15, the University of New Hampshire (UNH) will host the finals of the state’s Cyber Robotics Coding Competition (CRCC), being held by the New Hampshire Department of Education (NH DOE) and the Intelitek STEM and CTE Education Foundation ( ISCEF ).

4 EdTech Tools for Ramping Up STEM Learning

Fractus Learning

Many teachers can tell you first hand that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education has been gaining influence in the world of academia for at least the last five years. There are plenty of different avenues professors can take to implement STEM education.

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In Washington’s Most Diverse District, STEM Opportunities Provide New Paths to Success

Edsurge

Current statistics show that scholars of color and females are underrepresented in STEM fields across the country, and so FWPS is actively taking steps to provide STEM and STEAM (STEM with an emphasis on the arts) opportunities for each scholar from kindergarten through high school graduation. We know STEM and STEAM project based learning will empower scholars with the skills they need to be successful in college, career, and civic life. STEM Exploration Night.

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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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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. Here are five ideas to follow from Fleming on how to set up a library makerspace that will foster creativity and expand on your STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum : SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs. Why not offer robotics in the makerspace to the entire student population ? Google+.

Using Arduino UNO To Teach Programming, STEM and Maker Skills

Fractus Learning

Arduino, and specifically, Arduino UNO are an excellent tool to teach and apply basic electronics and robotics skills. Programmers build robots, remote controlled vehicles, household automation devices, and even make music. Elegoo UNO Project Smart Robot Car Kit.

Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction

Edsurge

Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” Jackie, the team captain of St.

Hummingbird Gets a Microbit Upgrade

techlearning

Bird Brain makes both Finch robots, and they make Hummingbird robotics kits. It means students can make almost anything with them including some awesome robots. I have seen middle school students make coffee drinking robots, police cars, dioramas, UFO’s, and more.

Black Girls CODE Opens Tech Exploration Lab at Google Headquarters

techlearning

Today, Black Girls CODE, the non-profit organization dedicated to teaching girls ages 7-17 about computer programming and technology, cut the ribbon on its redesigned New York Tech Exploration Lab that’s co-located within its existing East Coast office within Google’s New York headquarters.

Driving Questions Part 1: Building Student Inquiry in Project Based Learning and STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this first post in a series that promotes student inquiry in PBL and STEM. This series is dedicated to helping educators create a student-centered Driving or Investigative Question… which is so important in STEM and PBL. DQ/IQ: Can we program a robot to ….?

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5 Meaningful Ways to Leverage the "MakeyMakey" in Your Teaching

techlearning

cross posted at www.cyclesoflearning.com Ramsey Musallam teaches science and robotics at Sonoma Academy in Santa Rosa, California, with the aim of fostering inquiry-based learning environments fueled by student curiosity. Robotics TL Advisor Blog blog Makerspace STEM

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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How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Meyer’s Google Doc full of 3 Act lesson plans: [link] ) VICKI: So we will link to a previous episode, Felicia Casto and her amazing elementary math classroom [link] who just raved and raved about the transformation power about 3 Act math lessons.

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Kinders Can Code — Featuring the Voices of Lisa Guardino & Shea Smith

CUE

But soon after October’s CUE Primary in San Jose, CA, a new adventure made its way to sacred circle time – programming BeeBot Robots. The BeeBot is a small, friendly robot that the students can learn to program.

[On-Air Coaching] Staying Focused on the Learning Goals, Not the Technology – SULS006

Shake Up Learning

One of Jasmine’s coolest projects is her robotic water cycle lesson, which involves all kinds of skills from her students. 56:06] – Kasey has three Google Certification courses , for which enrollment is opening on May 21st for a limited time! Dash robot. Dot robot.

How Internships Connect First Generation College Bound Students to STEM Careers

MindShift

This story on STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. Fifteen miles north of Funk’s office is Google’s headquarters, known as the Googleplex, in Mountain View, once a blue-collar town.

12 Projects for your STEAM program

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math–is education’s new STEM. I’ve written before on ways to use STEM every day in classwork. Google Earth. Robotics. Robotics integrates all STEAM fields in a way no other subject can.

Christmas Tech Toy List

Tech Helpful

Teach your child how to code a robot. Dash and Dot - Wonder Workshop makes robotics durable and cost effective for even the youngest child. Google "Lego Challenges", print off the cards and stand back!

A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

Teacher Reboot Camp

In our district, we try different unplugged activities with the elementary students, such as give simple instructions to your partner who is acting like your robot. This is the lesson plan (click the Google Doc and feel free to make a copy ).

A Fun Game and Mission to Teach Students About Giving Good Instructions

Teacher Reboot Camp

In our district, we try different unplugged activities with the elementary students, such as give simple instructions to your partner who is acting like your robot. This is the lesson plan (click the Google Doc and feel free to make a copy ).