Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall


BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

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

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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. Other Workshop Leaders: Buffy Hamilton , Title I Writing teacher, former librarian; Atlanta, GA. A 3D printed object isn’t the learning, the student designing a 3D model in software is where the real learning takes place. Educator Innovator Blog makerspace Making NWP Annual Meeting nwpam16

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?Meet Intel Education Accelerator’s Newest Cohort of EdTech Visionaries


Now in its second year, the four-month accelerator program offers selected companies up to $100,000 from Intel Capital—in exchange for up to six percent of equity—and provides access to GSVlabs , weekly workshops and guidance from self-selected mentors like David Min (VP of Strategic Business Innovation at the Walt Disney Company) or Ronald Chandler (former CIO for the Los Angeles Unified School District). based automated grading software company, is trying to ease that pain.

Where Diversity, Inclusion and Education Meet: A Conversation With Black Girls Code Founder, Kimberly Bryant


And it makes computer science a beneficial skill for all students to learn, regardless of whether they want to be a software engineer or not. Students may come to a Black Girls Code workshop and become inspired and enthusiastic about the new skills they’ve learned. We put the whole framework in place, and then volunteers come and run workshops. Many professions that were once the exclusive domain of men are no longer so.

Moodle: The Unsung Hero of LMS Options

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With a reminder that Moodle is Open Source, which means the basic framework can be augmented with just about any addition conceivable (as you’ll see in the section, “ 23 Ways to use Moodle” ), here’s how to start: Download the Moodle software to your school server. A Workshop module where students can collaborate on classwork and learning. Adobe Connect to provide online meetings within Moodle for teachers, administrators, and even students.

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What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

This is what we currently have in our lab now that we are 3 years into the program: Wonder Workshop Dash and Dot Robots. They work with 4 different apps- Wonder, Blockly, Go, Path.the various apps meet different levels of coding ability. Wonder Workshop Cue Robots.

Last Chance for this College-credit Class

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Educators participate in this three-week hands-on quasi-writer’s workshop as they learn to use widely-available digital tools to help their students develop their inner writer. Resources include videos, pedagogic articles, lesson plans, projects, and virtual face-to-face meetings to share in a collaborative environment. Student joins a Google Classroom-based class and meets weekly with instructor to discuss class activities and assignments. 4 virtual meetings.

Boosting Digital Literacies for a Purpose

Digital Promise

Community providers, such as the University AME Zion Church (UAMEZ) in Palo Alto, California, understand that digital literacy development, like any learning, starts with building trust in the community and meeting learners where they are. The church has come to play a critical role in meeting the digital learning needs of adult members, from turning on a computer to navigating online job applications or enrolling a child in school.

PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

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Their products are wireless, Bluetooth- and/or USB-connectable, and their SPARKvue software runs on Mac and Windows platforms, Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, and Android. software. free software is an intuitive way to graph motion, rate of change, and slope. In fact, it took me less than five minutes to unbox, setup, find the power button, and sync to the free app/software on my laptop and my iPhone. Training and Workshops.

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Information Sharing at the 2019 Nonprofit Technology Conference

Digital Promise

I relish the opportunity for an in-person meeting or training to connect with colleagues and partners. NTC is a multi-day conference jam-packed with interactive workshops, engaging speakers, relevant vendors, ignite sessions (thought-provoking presentations only five minutes long), and opportunities to connect with other mission-driven techies from across the country. Below are a few online tools and software suggestions that can help your organization during this process.

Scratch and Makey Makey Across the Curriculum

User Generated Education

I love bringing physical computing into my classrooms: Physical computing means building interactive physical systems by the use of software and hardware that can sense and respond to the analog world. In practical use, the term most often describes handmade art, design or DIY hobby projects that use sensors and microcontrollers to translate analog input to a software system, and/or control electro-mechanical devices such as motors, servos, lighting or other hardware ( [link] ).

Edtech Matchmaking: One Teacher’s Strategies for Choosing Better Technology

Digital Promise

No matter the approach, schools often struggle to find the perfect technology that will meet the needs of their students and help them achieve their academic goals. In the world of edtech, the process for finding and purchasing new software or devices can sometimes feel like an app-based dating experience, with schools making quick decisions based on little information. This meant I attended occasional meetings with my regional technology specialist and other regional TTLs.

Parents Look to Teachers for Help Using Educational Media at Home

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That’s according to a new survey-based report by Sesame Workshop’s Joan Ganz Cooney Center, which documents parents’ perspectives on their children’s informal use of educational media—including apps, games, websites, and TV shows. Teachers are helping to meet that need. I’d like to see more adaptive programs that meet the children where they are,” she said. A majority of parents say that educational media has helped their child learn a lot about one or more subjects.

PBL… Blended and eLearning – Part 1: Important Questions for the New School Year

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Booking Info – Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. I will be providing workshops and featured sessions on STEM, PBL, Inquiry, Maker Space, and Computational Thinking!

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Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

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He attributes this theory to the role Asia now plays in the global economy with automation being software driven, and abundance of material in the market place. NPR Where Science Meets Art – Some exceptional Podcasts integrating Science and Art. Image Creative Commons.

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Urban Adult Literacy Collaboration in Nashville: Building Networks for Frontline Talent Development

Digital Promise

Committed to improving adult education and literacy rates within Nashville, the AECI has taken strides to identify opportunities, understand barriers, and make data-driven decisions to meet adult learner needs across their community. For the next few years, the learning group served that vital role for providers as they shared knowledge from conferences and hosted monthly workshops from policy to programming.

8 Essential Books Every Tech-Minded Teacher Should Read

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The authors focus on Google Classroom in particular, not just as a piece of software, but as a means of enhancing the traditional teaching methods. This book is a collection of essays which demonstrates how modern technology is challenging the traditional models of education in order to meet the needs of today’s students. More education books: Google Apps Meets Common Core.

Bridging the Science and Coding Gap

Also, keeping in mind that while school districts are required to ensure that core curricula meets state and federal criteria, be mindful of coding integration solutions that inspire students while still meeting standards.

The Phenomenon That’s Making PowerPoint Presentations Bearable (Even Enjoyable?)


Your mind can’t work that way,” says Smyth, the CEO of PechaKucha , a company that offers software and other services centered around a unique take on slide sharing. “It After death and taxes, the next unavoidable thing in life may be lousy Powerpoint presentations.

K-12 Educators and Administrators: Share Your Ed-tech Pilot Approach

Digital Promise

Digital Promise will award up to ten school or district leaders who submit a response by March 27 with a $1,000 stipend for a trip to San Francisco, including workshops with leading software companies, in partnership with the Education Technology Industry Network. Now we want to learn how well it meets our needs at the middle school level where our students struggle with the transition to high school math.” Are you a K-12 educator or administrator?

With Flip of a Giant Ceremonial Switch, CMU Starts Effort to Energize ‘Learning Engineering’


Then, he toggled the cardboard lever and declared open a new website , one that gave away software that took more than $100 million in grant funding to develop. It was an unusually theatrical moment for a gathering to announce the release of software tools to help professors improve their teaching. The software tools released at the event are called the OpenSimon Toolkit, and they can help colleges create digital courseware and measure how well their course materials work.

Vernier releases free back-to-school resources

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Professional learning and support tools include in-person workshops, webinars, video tutorials, grant opportunities and more. To support science and STEM teachers in delivering quality instruction to their students at the start of, and throughout, the school year, Vernier Software & Technology is offering an abundance of free professional learning resources, support tools, grant opportunities and more.

FETC 2019: How K–12 IT Leaders Can Advise on Data Privacy

EdTech Magazine

27 workshop at the Future of Education Technology Conference. “We For example, K–12 IT leaders may want to suggest installing desktop management software that utilizes the “principle of least privilege.” . I implore you to tell the decision-makers at your schools that they need to invest in a legal professional or a cybersecurity insurance professional, and to include you in the meeting so that they can tell you what it is you should be concerned about.”.

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Laser Cutters in the Classroom

Kathy Schrock

I attached the Beamo to the WiFi network in my home (you can also use Ethernet if you wish), downloaded the design software to my Mac, and updated the firmware in the Beamo via a USB drive. wood and loaded a sample item, found in the Beam Studio software, to print.

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Here Are Three Types of Administrators Who Drive Achievement—and Two Who Don't


In the months since launching our school and district pilot program , the Kiddom team has collectively spent thousands of hours meeting with administrators to better understand their workflows, facilitate contextualized staff workshops, and support ongoing partnerships. The Authoritarian On occasion, we meet with an administrator who makes decisions swiftly and unilaterally, without regard for the current staff skill or student mastery levels.

Let’s Teach in Pajamas Forever

The Jose Vilson

What’s more, all the people who were once writing blogs and garnering tens of thousands of dollars for workshops where they taught entire districts about keyboard shortcuts now look like the Profets of the new age. Contrary to my own public activism and advocacy, I propose that we move the nation’s largest public school system into a completely online endeavor forever and a day.

IT Coaches Leading Change in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

I really do build classroom cohort so that we meet outside of the classroom as groups where we can really collaborate together and plan together. Vicki: What do you think about this statement, agree or disagree: “The greatest software for innovation in the world is the human brain.”. Deb has appeared as a guest on the Meet Education Project Podcast and in a segment for PBS RI Classrooms.

Across the Country, Universities Are Answering the Call for Innovation


Yet, all of this good news nearly overshadows the reality that there is a finite pool of skilled workers for many of the fastest-growing roles, including software development engineers, business analysts, genetic counselors, and nurse practitioners. There has been a lot of hand-wringing about who will step up to meet the current needs of the skills shortage, and higher education has come under scrutiny, accused of not equipping students enough for the workforce.

How Districts Can Unlock Actionable Data

Along with a 1:1 goal, comes the deluge of edtech tools, software, and applications into classrooms. ” Brooks states that a common theme amongst school districts that use innovative technologies to promote student-driven learning situations is the duplications of software and applications across school buildings and the lack of centralized funding sources. Mike Schwab has spent his career in finance, enterprise software sales and edtech.

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3 New Tools to Support Your Digital Conversion

Tom Murray

Reshma Saujani , Founder and CEO of Girls Who Code , and author of “ Women Who Don’t Wait in Line ” opened FETC with an incredible keynote, sharing the value of STEM education, while highlighting the many gaps that still exist in our education system, particularly around gender and meeting the needs of our students in poverty, as well as our students of color. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

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Seven Things to do this Summer to Prepare for Your Flipped Class

Turning Learning On Its Head

It is possible that your school may o ffer a workshop. There are two FlipCon conferences this summer, and I am leading an all-day workshop in Illinois. ASCD One-Day Workshop : July 15 in Naperville, Illinois. Flipping the Nursing Classroom: Where Active Learning Meets Technology (Hessler). Get a Software Upgrade : One aspect of flipped learning that many teachers struggle with is the creation of videos. Get some software and start making flipped videos.

Checking Your Edtech Assumptions


The data below comes from the Ed Leaders workshop at the Austin Tech For Schools Summits. Most recently at our Austin Summit, we facilitated a workshop where over 60 school and district leaders indicated their level of comfort with the assumptions baked into different categories of edtech tools: Assessment, Collaboration and Communication, Curriculum, Data Management and Professional Growth.

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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Are you looking for a practical and affordable professional development workshop for your school or conference? I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. NPR Where Science Meets Art – Some exceptional Podcasts integrating Science and Art. Each project aligns with common core and national standards and delivers measurable learning while using free software. ArtSTEM – Claims to be a site where the Arts and Humanities meet the STEM Disciplines.


Strengthen Digital Citizenship This Summer With These Tips

While we encourage students to meet new friends over the summer, it opens up new social networks. Encourage students to meet some friends in person, play some board games together, register for a summer program, or get outside together. As part of her role, Heather also provides workshops for parents, helping bridge the gap between home and school.