The Vocabulary Doctors: How to Teach Vocabulary

The CoolCatTeacher

Download the transcript PDF by clicking here or scroll down to read it on this page. Click the button for iTunes or Stitcher to subscribe to this show. Three components to help teach vocabulary. How modeling vocabulary acquisition is important.

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Kyle Pearce: How to Make Math Visual

The CoolCatTeacher

Kyle Pearce talks about how to make math visual for students. Discussing current theories supporting effective math teaching, Kyle helps us understand how to improve math understanding with kids who struggle. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How to Bring Back the Arts and Boost Academic Achievement Through STEAM Curriculum

Waterford

Did you know that music lessons can help students excel in STEM ? If you know how to get the most out of them, art activities can have as much positive effect on a student’s school success as “essential” subjects like writing or math.

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6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level

eSchool News

High-quality instruction in STEM requires both teaching expertise and content knowledge. Yet, at the elementary school level, many teachers haven’t had any specialized education or training in science, leaving them at a loss for PD in STEM. Next page: PD in STEM tips 2-6).

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iPads for Masterful Math: Randomizing Formative Math Assessment

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Sean Nank’s research shows that the single biggest method for improving learning with iPads is to use online formative assessments. This intriguing research is a must listen for any school with access to technology. You do not need iPads to implement and learn from this research.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices

The CoolCatTeacher

Video and Infographic From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Teachers are moving from face to face classrooms to online classrooms quickly. Top online course designers who have also taught face to face tell us how.

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning. Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants.

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Inexpensive STEM Activities for around the house

Mindspark Learning

Inexpensive STEM Activities for around the house First, I want to thank and acknowledge all the passionate educators and parents alike for putting out wonderful STEM activities for students and children at home during these uncertain times. Now, ask the child to cut to find out.

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Science for all: How to reach English learners

eSchool News

Fifth graders should be learning more abstract and complex concepts like how a star’s apparent brightness is related to its distance from Earth. How can we make access to science more equitable?

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

At Discovery Education, we know how hard teachers work to make a difference in students’ lives. Only 58 percent of eighth-grade science teachers say they have all or most of the resources that they need for STEM. The most critical STEM Career in our society: Teachers.

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The school that connects STEM, badging, and life beyond the classroom

eSchool News

As educators, we know that science is not just a body of knowledge, but it is a process that enables people to answer questions through scientific inquiry. These are important skills for students to master, not least because of the growing demand for science and STEM professionals.

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Curious about classroom Makerspaces? Here’s how to get started.

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. How do kids know what to do? Time to review circuits and switches.

7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

eSchool News

STEM classes in particular have a natural potential to be both tech-rich and inquiry-based, especially hands-on lab activities. The recent addition of probeware—sensory-based handheld devices for measuring things like water quality, light, and temperature—has allowed us to bring students out into nature and introduce them to the world of data collection and analysis. Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district.

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Math Modeling: Why are We Missing it in High School?

EdNews Daily

Young people are frequently exposed to ambitious dreams of changing the world, and a practical way of expressing said interest is through research in science fairs; however, do science fairs provide everyone an equal opportunity to produce meaningful research?

How to Integrate Multimedia and Writing Instruction With VR, Video and Digital Timelines

Edsurge

My kids love it whenever they get the chance to use technology as part of the writing process. My job is to make sure that the tech use is meaningful and purposeful - when used correctly technology can help enhance and transform my lessons, provide real-world activities, and increase student engagement. We all strive to develop students with the skills necessary to be successful after high school graduation. We all want our students to write more.

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How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations.

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How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. This is Google’s work structure for its employees, who are allowed to spend 20% of their time on projects they design and are interested in. The idea is that when people are allowed to work on things they care about, their motivation for the job as a whole will increase. So, I’ve invited AJ Juliani to share his observations. How often to hold Genius Hour.

SAM Labs blocks put students in charge of creative learning

iLearn Technology

What it is: Recently, the good people at SAM Labs sent me an Alpha Kit to play with and review. Best of all, it encourages the learning to happen through playful trial and error. Tips: The Alpha Kit that SAM Labs sent me to play with is impressive even with a limited number of bricks.

How to make Cleveland ‘great again’

The Hechinger Report

CLEVELAND— Cleveland Metropolitan School District has a countdown clock to Election Day on its website. When city residents head to the polls that day, they’ll be doing more than picking a president. Officials gave themselves till 2016 to show progress.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Culturally Responsive Teaching (and What Space Is Really Like)

Edsurge

In 1995, NASA astronaut Dr. Bernard Harris became the first African American to perform a spacewalk. Dr. Harris is well-known as an astronaut, but throughout his career he’s also collected an impressive list of STEM credentials, including an M.D.,

#03: Science Kits with Love from Kansas to Haiti

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s students want to do meaningful work in all of their subjects. But it can be so hard for teachers to relate their content to real world problems. See details at the bottom for how to enter. How students and parents are getting excited.

Saturday is the Online Global Student Conference - "STEM + Entrepreneurship" (plus we make our call for volunteers!)

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Sign up at [link] to attend. Assisting teachers and administrators in understanding how STEM and entrepreneurship impact learning both in and out of the classroom. Coco Kaleel set out to make a Low-Temperature Differential Stirling Engine as her school science project.

COVID-19 Forces Science Labs Online and in Homes

Edsurge

The challenge: how students can complete lab work without access to a science lab. Illinois suspended in-person classes in March, potentially disrupting everything from graduations to financial aid disbursements. They are designed to work on low-end computers.

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

edWeb.net

Even with the NGSS’s emphasis on engineering, there’s still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn’t place as much emphasis on the E in STEM. First, Keith said educators need to make sure they understand what engineering actually is.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter We took our school from a physical school on a Friday to a distance learning campus by Monday. However, I want to share and talk more about this. They know how to do distance learning.

There’s No Such Thing As Being Bad at Math: How Neuroscience Is Changing the Equation

Edsurge

As a society ever more reliant on technology and STEM-based careers, we must shatter the myth that math skill is inborn and reinforce that it is the result of intention and practice. It’s common to hear well educated adults declare themselves “not a math person,” sometimes proudly. Indeed, people of all ages believe that mathematical ability is something you are either born with or not, rather than something to be mastered with focused effort. To many, it is terrifying.

AI Curriculum Is Coming for K-12 At Last. What Will It Include?

Edsurge

And when Cozmo said her name, “she was so excited she didn’t know what to do with herself.” Even better, it was Ayanna who had programmed Cozmo to say it. It’s one of several initiatives that promise to make AI as common in the classroom as it’s becoming in our lives. elementary and secondary schools teach the subject, maybe because there are so few curricula available for students. But that’s starting to change. Education Technology STEM AI

Easy way for teachers to hold “Office Hours”

eSchool News

Numerade—a fully free online education platform founded with a mission to close the educational opportunity gap by democratizing access to extraordinary educators and content—is making it easy for teachers to support students in a distance learning environment through its “ Office Hours ” feature.

How AR and VR Prepare Students for Jobs of the Future (and Save Districts Money)

Edsurge

Not to mention effective. Lucie Public Schools has worked tirelessly to add augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology to his CTE classes over the past 12 months. Lucie’s are increasingly viewed as a pathway to provide students with the hands-on skills industry and businesses say they need in new employees. Carbenia’s experience has made him an invaluable source of knowledge when it comes to adding AR and VR to CTE classes.

Test prep to get into vocational education? Yup, it’s a thing

The Hechinger Report

This story is a part of our Map to the Middle Class project, where readers ask questions about educational pathways to financial stability and then we investigate. and how are they funded?” ” To submit your question or vote on our next topic, click here.

Supply and demand: Getting low-income kids into better jobs by getting them into better schools

The Hechinger Report

CAST Tech is designed to feel like a cutting-edge corporate headquarters, the kind of environment in which students hope to eventually work. This makes it easy for business executives to pop by — and they do. CAST Tech freshman Toney Coronado wants to work in cybersecurity.

Isn’t it time to stop Wikipedia shaming?

NeverEndingSearch

Researching Students’ Information Choices (RSIC), our IMLS-funded study, uses simulated Google result lists to examine what happens when student researchers make real-time search engine result page decisions. Wikipedia appears to be an exception. Time to stop the shaming?

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4 Tips for Facilitating Powerful Student Collaboration

Digital Promise

In HP Teaching Fellow Melissa Wrenchey’s class, students collaborate to design prototypes that address real-world challenges. Students model how professional product teams work together to create prototypes for authentic users. Make space for students to truly work as a team.

Avoid the One-Size-Fits-All Classroom

Catlin Tucker

When I volunteer in my children’s elementary classrooms (1st and 3rd grade), I am struck by how frequently the teacher finds time to work directly with small groups of students to offer additional support, review concepts, assess understanding, and practice skills.

Rice U. offering free AP Physics online prep course

eSchool News

A free online course from Rice University uses attention-grabbing videos, interactive lab activities, dramatic physics demonstrations, engaging instructors and a free online textbook to help high school students prepare for the Advanced Placement (AP) Physics 1 Exam.