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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Or, exploring areas of social studies with the arts is a very, very easy way. In this case, we asked teachers to specifically choose math or science because we wanted to do a STEM-to-STEAM arts integration. They were studying magnets in science.

7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

We work with robotics, because robotics are tools that allow them to learn coding and to learn abstract logic and thinking while not sitting in front of a computer screen. So robots have motors, they have sensors, they can move around. So same as with a robot.

The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

Marketplace K-12

Few trends in K-12 ed tech are as hot–or as under-researched–as “Maker” education. The Maker Movement has its roots outside of school, in institutions such as science museums and in the informal activities that everyday people have taken part in for generations. There is growing interest in whether Maker education can help boost student learning outcomes, including test scores. The Maker Movement in Education (Erica R.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, we use in my 8th-grade science class Book Creator for students to develop everything from science lab reports to personal studies that they do — like individual investigations — and even just topic research. Now, do you use robots? What about robotics?

9 Fine Ways to Do Better 20% Time

The CoolCatTeacher

Often schools who have arts, STEM or other enrichment choose to take one enrichment period and have a “genius hour” where students explore their talents to make and create. A student is allowed to select a project in a course of study that is of personal interest.

Virtual Valentines: The Global Valentine Project Sharing Love and Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

One of the big things that we would like to know is how many miles away you are from different people, so we’ve got a little map going for social studies. Now back in December you did the Gingerbread STEM Community in Maker Space. Gingerbread STEM Community Challenge.

Maker Culture Has a ‘Deeply Unsettling’ Gender Problem

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The goal wasn’t to count the number of 3D printers or robotics clubs, but rather to take a more “ethnographic” view of the phenomena, says Youngmoo Kim, the director of Drexel’s ExCITe Center and an author of the study. As a whole, STEM fields experience significant gender imbalances and makerspaces are no exception—despite being a relatively recent adoption for many schools. Education Technology Maker Movement Community

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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The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Maker Movement: The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers, a convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ). STEM to STEAM ).

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. Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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A Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

Maker Movement: The maker movement, as we know, is the umbrella term for independent inventors, designers and tinkerers, a convergence of computer hackers and traditional artisans. Why the Maker Movement Is Important to America’s Future ). STEM to STEAM ).

FETC Future of Educational Technology… Orlando Florida… Please Join Me!

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

First… I hope you enjoyed the over 150 STEM Resources in the last few posts. I also have also provided those over 150 STEM Resources. W021 | Making Makers Mainstream … Connecting Curriculum Standards and the 4C’s. science, social studies, and the fine and applied arts.

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Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

He has spent the last two months interviewing experts throughout the maker movement with the goal of creating a self-paced course for anyone who wants to design a makerspace. Supportive community of fellow teacher-makers? She had a maker mindset. He had a maker mindset.

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

MindShift

Fourth-graders studying westward expansion built their own version of the Transcontinental Railroad, including engineering a way to get their trains over the mountains. Six years ago, Vanderwerff was the robotics class teacher.

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Iris Lapinski - CEO, CDI Apps for Good - "Apps for Good - Growing a new generation of problem solvers and makers" Dale Dougherty - Founder, President, and CEO, Maker Media, Inc.; Sueann Galt, STEM Coordinator Does the use of ‘Learning Menus’ increase students’ intrinsic motivation?

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