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How to Make Programming Easier

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Backus on episode 567 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Programming doesn’t have to be so hard. Computer Science teacher, Michael Backus, gives us advice to help make programming easier. Subscribe to the Show Get Credit!

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How the maker movement inspires every student to love learning

eSchool News

You know the maker movement has hit the big leagues when even the President is talking about it. Earlier this year, for the National Week of Making, President Obama issued a call to action to educators, designers, and makers of all stripes.

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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

And if you click www.coolcatteacher.com/edpuzzle , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. This past week, I had students modeling processors, hardware, and software using play-dough.

Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Jeff Gearhart is working with teachers in traditional subjects to let students immerse in the subject in Minecraft. In today’s show, learn about Minecraft EDU and how it is being used to teach. Make books, send the link to parents and even include audio and video.

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

I hope this gives you an overview of how students can make choices and pursue their passions in school. Based on the Google 20% time, students take 20% of their time in a class to pursue a personal interest project. Students design and make things to meet a social need or good.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Tools to enhance student voice.

Making Better Videos and Movies with Students

The CoolCatTeacher

Go to advancementcourses.com/coolcat and use the code COOL20 at checkout for 20% off any course. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Link to show: www.coolcatteacher.com/e297. Joe: Anywhere you want to. You want to have a purpose, though.

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Simple Steps to Teach Kids to Program

The CoolCatTeacher

Teaching kids to code starts with helping them understand the concepts behind coding before you get into syntax. I use it as a digital workspace, to display any screen for the whole class to see, as a large multi-touch drawing and brainstorming space and so much more.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to. Maybe it is why grass is green or how space travel started. Or how many varieties of leaves exist on the trees in the yard. Go to camp! Maker Movement stem

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The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The term This term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ). The Maker Movement Is About the Economy, Stupid ).

A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

The term is also used to describe an actual phenomenon that happens to occur in such a confluence, resulting in an event of unusual magnitude. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ). The Maker Movement Is About the Economy, Stupid ).

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Sylvia Martinez @smartinez co-author of Invent to Learn talks about tinkering today. Download this episode to listen offline by right-clicking here and choosing “Save As.” ” Subscribe to the show. You have one week to enter, and then we draw!

Makerspace for Little or Nothing

The Daring Librarian

Makerspace for Little or Nothing You don't have to spend thousands of dollars to start a Makerspace area. You don't have to have a designated room or rip out bookcases. You can take baby steps into the Maker Movement. Cardboard Tube STEM Activities and more!

What a Makerspace Can Mean for the Writing Classroom—Takeaways from NWP Annual Meeting

Educator Innovator

Librarian and maker Colleen Graves recaps a lively and learner-driven session on makerspaces and embracing making as teachers of writing at the 2016 NWP Annual Meeting. We started out with an introduction for each expert presenter (here is our slidedeck with presenter info and resources we referred to during the session.) We asked our participants some simple questions to help divide our learning up into different themes. How have you connected (or not) with them?

Can Kids As Young As Three Learn to Design and Create In Fab Labs?

MindShift

On the other hand, most children under the age of 8 have access to a mobile device in the home and it can be hard to enforce an absolutely-no-screen-time rule. The Bay Area Discovery Museum , which focuses on hands-on, play-based learning, is trying to introduce a more active kind of technology use with the first Fab Lab for kids ages 3 and up. It’s really trying to take away the black box and helping kids understand the made-world around them,” Rood said.

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The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Learning Revolution Weekly Update March 11th The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist." - Maria Montessori Welcome to the Learning Revolution. How about the Strait of Hormuz? Or want to have.