Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. I just clicked on the Google button and signed in with my Google account. Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects.

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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Autodesk offers free software to all students and schools

Educational Technology Guy

Autodesk , make of AutoCAD and other CAD and design software titles, is now offering AutoCAD and Fusion 360 free for education use. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. autodesk CAD engineering free software

Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart

Educational Technology Guy

Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart Vernier Software & Technology recently launched the new Go Direct® Sensor Cart for middle school, high school, and college physics students. www.vernier.com/gdx-cart Related: STEM Resources Physics Resources.

Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

Kasey Bell teaches us eight great ways to use Google Slides. From stop motion to video controls and cool add-ins for formative assessment and graphics, learn about this Swiss Army Knife of Google tools – Google Slides. Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides.

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5 Great Software Functions!

WJU EdTech

Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

MEL Science Raises $6 Million to Bring STEM to Life with Kits and VR

Edsurge

Google Cardboard now sells for about $15. MEL was not an easy sell at first for TMT Investments, which supports mostly software companies, says partner Igor Shoifot. Education Technology STEM Virtual Reality FinancingWhile growing up in St.

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The Big Guide to STEM - free guide with resources from educators

Educational Technology Guy

" The Big Guide to STEM " is a free e-book containing resources and STEM ideas from educators on integrating STEM/STEAM into the classroom. link] /stem-guide Although it's published by Boxlight, the only company info is in the logos. Sunshine Nance, Boxlight’s VP of Marketing, has made it her mission to facilitate STEM education, including helping to organize the Georgia Girls STEM Collaborative and working with the STEM Atlanta Women group.

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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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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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IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

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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Here’s How to Have a STEM-Themed ‘Día de los Muertos’ Celebration

Edsurge

At Google’s Code Next lab in Oakland, Calif., This project can also be an opportunity to use graphic design software and skills to create a ofrenda (offering) candle that honors contributors of color to the fields of science and technology. Materials / Resources: Graphic design software (free online software tools) — pixlr.com/editor or GIMP. Museum Of Latin American Art info ( Day of the Dead ) and Google Arts and Culture site.

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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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Boxlight and Globisens Release New Version of GlobiLab Analytical Software for the Labdisc

techlearning

– Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL) (“Boxlight”), and K-12 science technology pioneer Globisens have released a new version of the GlobiLab analytical software for the Labdisc portable STEM lab.

@VybeSoftware Offers Students a FREE Opportunity to create Apps on the App Store and Google Play!

TeacherCast

In this episode of EdTech in the Classroom, we learn how every student can have access to a FREE Coding and Programming Curriculum through DevKit, a fantastic application from Vybe Software. . Edtech in the Classroom Coding and Programming Hour of Code STEM

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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The 5 Best STEM Animations For 2016

The ASIDE Blog

The sphere of subjects that fall into STEM's orbit keeps expanding. For better or for worse, K-12 courses are now binarly split into either "STEM" or "Humanities" categories. animation explainer video infographic interactive infographic motion graphic science stem

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Sikorsky STEM Challenge - real world engineering for high school students

Educational Technology Guy

I''m very pleased to be part of the Sikorsky STEM Challenge , a program started last year, that has students working on a real world engineering project, from start to finish, including management, organization, team work, design, research, engineering calculations and more. There is no cost to the schools at all and the program provides transportation to events, Sikorsky Engineers as mentors, materials and resources, such as SolidWorks CAD software. sikorsky STEM

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Using Arduino UNO To Teach Programming, STEM and Maker Skills

Fractus Learning

Simply put, Arduino itself is “ an open-source prototyping platform based on easy-to-use hardware and software “ The word “Arduino” encompasses both the hardware and software. Maker STEM Technology arduino

Google Apps and Chromebooks Web App Recommendations - a whole lot!

Educational Technology Guy

Google Apps and Chromebooks App Recommendations and Substitutions Here is a list of Google Apps and Web Apps to use. Suggestions for extensions/apps to be preloaded on Chromebooks Edmodo Google Keep - notes and lists Evernote Web Adblock Plus Evernote Web Clipper WeVideo - Video Editor and Maker GeoGebra math app Read&Write - reading support EasyBib Desmos Graphing Calculator A to Z of Google Services https://docs.google.com/viewer?srcid=0B6dF7rWxc-5aMGMyanRsMW5DbzQ&pid=explorer&efh=false&a=v&chrome=false&embedded=true

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.

Want to Get More Girls Into STEM? Give Them Real-World Work

MindShift

In an effort to encourage girls’ interest in STEM, a high school in Massachusetts is giving students a chance to apply their skills at the school’s help desk. “Girls think they shouldn’t be interested in STEM, but if they try it they often are.”

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Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

Science teachers can ask students to share images from a lab or STEM challenge. Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology. Teachers can use Google Forms and run the quick check like a quiz. Connect the Dots & Share Work in a Google Slide Deck.

9 Web Tools for Creating Infographics

Teacher Reboot Camp

Venngage is an easy to use infographic maker and graphic design software with drag and drop. Check out this Google Draw template for creating infographics by John Calvert. “Numbers have an important story to tell. They rely on you to give them a clear and convincing voice.”

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Engaging Kindergartners with Technology: Augmented Reality, Ipads, QR Codes and More

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. So when the kids are interacting with the software, the images are coming alive in 3D on the screen for the kids.

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Check for Understanding: What Are You Learning About Your Students During the Lesson?

Catlin Tucker

Science teachers can ask students to share images from a lab or STEM challenge. Quick Check with Google Forms or Schoology. Teachers can use Google Forms and run the quick check like a quiz. Connect the Dots & Share Work in a Google Slide Deck.

Aurasma and Augmented Reality in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Google Glass mentioned on the show is no longer available for consumers but they do have Google Glass at Work for AR Work applications. Microsoft Cognitive Services Emotion API – the Microsoft software that recognizes emotions.

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. KidPix (software download or app). Photoshop (software download or online subscription). Google Earth.

All the Upgrades and Updates From Apple, Google and More at ISTE 2018

Edsurge

Software Updates Google is reorganizing its Classroom platform to make it easier to sort materials by topic. Frontline Education , a provider of K-12 data software, is developing a new feature (or “skill”) for Alexa that allows administrators to access data, such as teacher evaluation reports and employment rates, through voice-activated commands. McGraw-Hill introduces a new English language arts software for grades 2-7 called Redbird Language Arts & Writing.

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Using Vernier Data Tools on a Chromebook

Educational Technology Guy

For the USB connection for the sensors, you need the USB connector and the Graphical Analysis Software. For the Wireless connection , you need the Labquest device and the software. Follow me on Twitter and Google+. chromebooks data Google for Educators STEM Vernier

‘Alexa, Can You Give Girls a Voice?’

Edsurge

In 2014, Google’s tech workforce was made up of only 17 percent women, two percent Latino/Hispanics, and one percent African-Americans. Even among African-Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans who have STEM degrees, only 30 percent have STEM-related careers.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. We were trying out Google Expedition with a full classroom kit. Vicki: Help me understand the differences between web VR experiences and like, Google Expedition.

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. STEM modules. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. They meet NGSS standards and work within Google Classroom and most LMSs.

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Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak's Blog

For older students, I suggest Coding with Chrome by Google. According to the developers of this app “Coding with Chrome is a Google project to provide an easy-to-use coding/programming environment (IDE) within the Chrome browser that even works offline.

Computer Science Teaching Tips

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s Sponsor: WriQ from Texthelp is a new FREE Add-on for Google Docs that helps teachers easily assess student writing and track progress over time by automatically scoring students’ spelling, punctuation, and grammar errors.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

I always think of giving my students that sandbox time so that they can play a little bit with the software. It might be typing up your notes in a Google Doc.

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. Here, students are assembling Google cardboard and picking apps to use with it.

Inspiring Math Excellence in the Classroom with Po-Shen Loh

The CoolCatTeacher

And we’ll pull up Google; you know, anyone can help. Gifted Teachers High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Higher Education Math Teachers Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) STEM Teachers Thought Leader Thursday Web Tools

What Skills Do Google, Pinterest, and Twitter Employees Think Kids Need To Succeed?

Edsurge

Here's the start to an interesting story: a Google program manager, a Twitter engineer, and a Pinterest employee walk into a bar. In today’s day and age, Google, Twitter and Pinterest are three of the largest employers in the United States and internationally. Alexandrea (Drea) Alphonso: I’m a Program Manager on the Google for Education team, responsible for bringing Google solutions, products, and programs to K-12 school districts.