How to Help Kids Who Hate Math Learn It

The CoolCatTeacher

Dan Meyer on episode 513 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today Dan Meyer @ddmeyer gives us tips and advice for helping kids who hate math learn to love it. Listen Now Listen to the show on Apple Podcasts or Stitcher Stream by clicking here.

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How to Engage Students and Find Your Creative Breakthrough

The CoolCatTeacher

Hope King from Ron Clark Academy has an inspiring message for teachers about using your creativity to engage students. She talks about how every teacher can make their classroom more exciting and why it is necessary. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. WE get to choose.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Jennifer Gonzalez is updating her Teachers Guide to Technology for 2018. With more tools and updated information. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project is an Example. How the “winning” works.

Hyperdocs: How to’s and Tips for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

That is all it takes to enter the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow contest. If you’re a US public school teacher of grades 6-12, you and your students just need to come up with a STEAM idea that can help your community. Go to coolcatteacher.com/samsungsolve to learn more.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Keep your software up-to-date.

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Maker Monday: Start the Week with Creativity and Purpose

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to [link] today to get your Free Fire Forensics Kit. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e226. Today, we’re going to talk about “Making on Monday,” and getting creative. How much structure do you need for Maker Mondays?

5 Ways to Help Numbers Come Alive

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Rebecca Klemm @ numbersalive shares how to help numbers come alive for all ages. From toddler to teenager to Ph.D., Rebecca informs us about the building blocks that build math success. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

There’s a growing need for scientific and technical talent in STEM -related jobs. However, it seems that not many students are keen on pursuing STEM courses post their school level. Recent data from a test commonly taken by college-bound high school students found that only 20% of students are ready for courses typically required for a STEM major. A common reason given by students was that they found the STEM courses difficult. STEM courses must be based on reality.

10 Ways to Personalize Learning for Students

The CoolCatTeacher

This blog post also comes with an infographic (PDF) that you can print and use to figure out tools to help you in your studies. To get links to all of these sites and information on installing Read&Write, download this handy infographic. Learn to Voice Type.

Merge Cube Mania in Middle School

The CoolCatTeacher

Karen Bosch explains why Merge Cubes are so hot, how they are being used in classrooms, and how she’s using them to build critical thinking and creativity in her school. A big thank you to Karen. I got in the mail TODAY (Tuesday) as I’m prepping this post to go live.

10 Ways to Tackle Back to School Like a Pro

The CoolCatTeacher

Right now, a little information on trends and classroom organization will help you improve your school year. So here, you’ll learn about some hot back to school trends and get some tips on using them in your classroom. They are very cool for back to school.

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Turn Your Students Into Data Sleuths With Geographic Information Systems

Edudemic

As an educator, you have most likely already heard calls from the government pertaining to the need for educated students within these fields of study. In fact, reaching STEM goals in the classroom has become such a focus that in 2013 President Obama diverted over 3 billion dollars to additional […]. The post Turn Your Students Into Data Sleuths With Geographic Information Systems appeared first on Edudemic. Science, technology, engineering, and math.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Now, while I’m talking about making apps in today’s show, this will actually apply to passion projects, to making movies, any type of long-term project where you have the students brainstorm and create. Each nominee and nominator will be entered to win a classroom technology package.

5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

5 Ideas to Change Teaching with Digital Tools

The CoolCatTeacher

They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately. Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout to get 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. How cute!

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. What’s the best way to define a makerspace? When makerspaces really work, they are open to the entire student body,” she says. “It’s But much of this depends on a district’s budget and the resources they can bring to the project. A makerspace should be offered as a voluntary educational activity that the students want to participate in. Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs.

How to STEM Preschoolers – This is How I Did it at Digitaf

Fractus Learning

Our mission is to improve the area through the education of the children. In addition to the regular curriculum of a kindergarten, I am exposing the children to STEM related topics, while encouraging them to ask questions, explore and bring their ideas to life.

5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

The author of Make Writing , Angela is passionate about creating writing workshop experiences that are relevant to today’s learners and accessible to even the most resistant writers. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. I’d like them to “make” that character.

5 Formative Assessment Strategies to Help with Classroom Management

The CoolCatTeacher

We need more strategies than fist to five or thumbs up thumbs down. Try Matific free now and sign up to join their Math games. Matific is a fantastic site full of math manipulatives and customized playlists of activities to help students at every level master math.

How to Help Kids Innovate From an Early Age

Digital Promise

As community makerspaces begin to take root in Ontario’s elementary schools , students are behaving better. They’re creative spaces where students can gather to explore, tinker, discover and create, and they’re making students more enthusiastic about school.

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How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. You get to use a lot of your creativity more.”.

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OPINION: How to get girls into science

The Hechinger Report

After examining the menu, we decided to order a whole sea bass to split among us. It’s become something of a tradition to order an entire fish when we go to this restaurant. Related: Left behind in science, why Mississippi’s children lose out on STEM jobs.

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

Edsurge

Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead,” running from October 31 to November 2) is an annual holiday celebrating the souls of those who have passed on. Particularly for the people of Mexico and Central America, and for Mexican-Americans in the United States, it is a day to welcome the return of spirits of the dearly departed. where we work, we like to celebrate in a way that blends these customs with computer science and some technological savvy.

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Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM

User Generated Education

More and more major employers are recognizing that they need workers who are good at team building, collaboration, and cultural sensitivity, according to global forecasting firm Oxford Economics. https://teaching.berkeley.edu/diversity-can-benefit-teamwork-stem#sthash.mHRBJQtV.dpuf).

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Connecting Your Students with the World: Book Review [Book]

The CoolCatTeacher

Overwhelmed teachers who want to collaborate globally are going to love Connecting Your Students with the World. I’m excited to review this book. You’ll see all the opportunities by month with links and information about the project. You’ll learn how to take part. There are tons of links and resources to get you started. Teachers are busy and don’t have time to ferret out what they need to do.

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

One of the best things about teaching very young learners is that they are super excited to learn! When a child begins to use technology, especially technology connected to the Internet, they must also learn how to protect themselves and learn wellness.

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How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

Edsurge

Jadrian Wooten remembers professors instructing him to check out DVD clips from the library when he was an undergrad. Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors,” he says. So we decided to help them with video production and distribution.”

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How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning. Even John Dewey, a philosopher and education reformer from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries, advocated “ learning by doing ” to help students develop skills in place and apply critical concepts outside the classroom.

5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

The Science and Engineering Practices of the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) require students to ‘obtain, evaluate, and communicate information’ (NGSS Lead States, 2013). Have privacy mechanisms to ensuring students’ work is secure.

The best 4 tips to get your child involved in STEM learning

Neo LMS

In recent years, many of us have heard the term STEM used in conversations about kids and the way they learn, and for good reason. They may feel unprepared to grasp the subjects properly, which is why it’s important to help your child get involved with them early on.

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How to measure edtech impact in the ESSA era

eSchool News

These guidelines help clarify how research is conducted and how information is presented to users of edtech products based on the changes brought by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). The first step is to use a logic model.

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

Edsurge

With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the largest possible pool of qualified STEM workers to succeed, business outcomes improve with a diverse workforce.

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

100+ Game Based Learning Resources to Get Started in Your Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. We can use them to teach. Welcome to serious games. Therefore, we educators need to educate ourselves on game based learning.

How to Buy Smart: Creating Well-Informed Consumers of Educational Interventions.

Leadership Lounge

How to buy smart: creating well-informed consumers of educational interventions. The word “procurement” can bring to mind a bureaucratic process involving lots of paperwork, but the substance of procurement is critical?—?how Do you have a story to share?

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How to Create a Classroom That’s a Safe Space for Failure

Edsurge

my students informed me, running over after their latest test. “Is Is it supposed to go that way?” And off they went, to work on yet another version of their robot. Over the last five years, I have worked hard to teach my students that failure is a gift.