Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Getting kids engaged and excited about learning in the STEM Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Robin Ellwood moved from lecture to hands-on STEM with her eighth graders and shows us how.

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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. Topics include teaching foundational topics and emerging trends in K-12. code a robot to count stars).

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Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends

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Here’s a roundup of today’s top edtech trends: 1 1:1 Devices —This trend seems to continue to expand. 3 Wearable Technology —Wearable technology is an up-and-coming trend in edtech. 4 Cloud Computing —Cloud computing is a trend that reduces many frustrations with computing.

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What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., Within HWS and District 36’s other four schools, this is the first step of a journey that will touch on coding and robotics at each grade level. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We Ask ‘What can you make the robot do?’

Schools Must Support Educators While Keeping Tabs on Tech Trends

EdTech Magazine

Schools Must Support Educators While Keeping Tabs on Tech Trends. Leaders should also follow key trends to be prepared for what's coming next. Robotics — Educators are leveraging robotics to promote critical and computational thinking, and to provide hands-on learning in STEM subjects. meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 02/16/2018 - 11:36.

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5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal — everyone’s doing them. . There are whole conferences dedicated to STEM. Understand the Origins of STEM and Its Importance. Where do STEM programs come from? Identify Your School's Specific STEM Mission.

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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. Here are five ideas to follow from Fleming on how to set up a library makerspace that will foster creativity and expand on your STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum : SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs. Why not offer robotics in the makerspace to the entire student population ?

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018

EdTech Magazine

4 K-12 Ed Tech Trends to Watch in 2018. Here are some expert opinions on the four major trends of the year: SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! meghan.bogardu…. Fri, 01/19/2018 - 11:48.

What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Ollie robots [link]. Ozobot robots [link]. These students are programming Ollie robots. Innovation Libraries News & Trends STEM Tools

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Roboticist and engineer Dr. Ayanna Howard to give STEM keynote at 2018 Future of Education Technology Conference

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The National Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC) announced today that Dr. Ayanna Howard, an educator, researcher, and innovator noted for her ability to make STEM fun and accessible for children with disabilities, will deliver the closing keynote address on Friday, January 26, 2018, at the 38th annual event. Uncategorized artificial intelligence edtech trends FETC mobile learning devices robotics STEM

The Trends and Challenges Shaping Technology Adoption In Schools

MindShift

A panel of 59 experts from 18 countries discussed major trends in education that are driving the adoption of technology, as well as the big challenges to effective implementation. Trends affecting the adoption of technology in schools. TRENDS.

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Hummingbird Robotics Kit. 10-minute Teacher Show Libraries News & Trends STEM TeachingEpisode 49 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

4 exciting trends that will define the 2018 education industry

eSchool News

Considering how robots could replace 38 percent of jobs in the U.S. Let’s examine four key trends that are expected to shape the education industry this coming year: 1. schools will give way to an increased focus on STEM and coding in schools, reinvigorating the “maker movement.”

4 EdTech Tools for Ramping Up STEM Learning

Fractus Learning

Many teachers can tell you first hand that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education has been gaining influence in the world of academia for at least the last five years. There are plenty of different avenues professors can take to implement STEM education.

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Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education

Edsurge

AWS Educate has released cloud badges for the following services: RoboMaker makes it easier to develop, test, and deploy intelligent robotics applications at scale.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. Here are five ideas to follow from Fleming on how to set up a library makerspace that will foster creativity and expand on your STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum : SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs. Why not offer robotics in the makerspace to the entire student population ?

Tired Edtech Trends That Teachers Wish Would Retire: From the Floor of ISTE 2017

Edsurge

But while EdSurge paced the ISTE floor on June 25-28 in San Antonio, Texas, we decided to ask a slightly different question: What edtech trends, products, and buzzwords do you wish would retire—for good? Mary Jo Madda— @MJMadda —is Manager of Audience Development (previously Senior Editor) at EdSurge, as well as a former STEM middle school teacher and administrator.

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Dash & Dot Robots: How young children can learn to code (even if their teacher can’t)

The Cornerstone Blog

STEM has become easier to explore in the classroom thanks to makerspaces and Genius Hour –more and more kids are learning how to engineer, create, and experiment with new technology and engineering. It’s a real, moving robot that can dance, sing, and respond to voice commands.

Dash & Dot Robots: How young children can learn to code (even if YOU don’t know how yet)

The Cornerstone Blog

STEM has become easier to explore in the classroom thanks to makerspaces and Genius Hour –more and more kids are learning how to engineer, create, and experiment with new technology and engineering. It’s a real, moving robot that can dance, sing, and respond to voice commands.

Analysis: Is Higher Ed Ready for the Tech Expectations of the Teens of 2022?

Edsurge

Not quite enough time for our robot overlords to overtake us, but both distant and soon enough to make us wonder. Those interactions look a lot different than just evaluating consumer or edtech trends in isolation. What edtech and consumer trends will be significant for when a teen leaves high school? A trend, in this case, is a series of crossover developments that have staying power. One overused catchphrase in education is that learning should be “student-centered.”

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Builder Bowls – Builder Bowls revolve around a wide range of immersive technologies, including Virtual Reality (VR), Augmented Reality (AR), simulations, video games, caves and domes, 3D printing and robotics. Science, Technology, Engineering & Math (STEM).

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. Parents Productivity STEM Teachers staples

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class.

Study: The U.S. isn’t doing enough to prepare students for the automation age

The Hechinger Report

The spread of artificial intelligence is expected to boost demand for science-and-tech skills, as well as for soft skills such as problem solving that robots can’t easily replicate. These trends will require big-picture thinking from governments, educators and businesses.

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A 17-year-old wants to spice up science classes and, eventually, democratize education

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. K-12 News online learning Personalized Learning STEM Technology access

Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom

Edsurge

Encourage Resilience “When I'm making things—such as robotic mechanisms with children in classrooms—I often hear one or more call out, ‘I need help’ before they've taken the time to think the problem through,” says Kaun. Create Connections Given current employment and automation trends, Kaun thinks everybody needs some grounding in STEAM education. Kaun enlisted robotics coaches from RoboFun, which trains educators and runs programs for students. “We

20 ideas for teaching coding in math, science, social studies, and ELA

eSchool News

You might think coding is a novel trend that doesn’t have other applications beyond programming, but coding offers many connections to multiple subjects, with the added benefit of reinforcing essential 21st-century skills. Code a robot to make different geometric shapes and patterns.

Build Empathy and Find Joy—How to Combine Making and Entrepreneurism in Your Classroom

Edsurge

Encourage Resilience “When I'm making things—such as robotic mechanisms with children in classrooms—I often hear one or more call out, ‘I need help’ before they've taken the time to think the problem through,” says Kaun. Create Connections Given current employment and automation trends, Kaun thinks everybody needs some grounding in STEAM education. Kaun enlisted robotics coaches from RoboFun, which trains educators and runs programs for students. “We

Just released: Horizon Report K12 (and how we’re leading these changes!)

NeverEndingSearch

The annual K12 Horizon Report regularly identifies and profiles six key trends, six significant challenges, and six developments in educational technology likely to impact teaching and learning. Authentic learning is not a trend — it is a necessity. Horizon Report technology trends

Startup U: Draper University and the Students of Tomorrow

EdNews Daily

Background: Majoring in industrial design, Sharon concentrated on robotics so she could create real, working prototypes. Featured Higher Education News STEM Technology future social good youthMeet Tim Draper and the amazing students live on your own screen from Draper University.

Today's Newsletter: The Coolest New Products at Toy Fair

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Stewart Wolpin of our sister publication, TWICE, recently attended the recent Toy Fair in New York and noticed some surprising trends : Amazon Alexa voice-recognition, AR and VR, STEM/STEAM-oriented educational gear , 3D printing, and AI/coding were particularly prominent.

CA's Maker Initiative Spurs Innovation and Workforce Development Across 35 Community Colleges

Edsurge

Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasts that by 2022, California will have the largest STEM workforce in the nation. California Labor Market Trends ,by the Labor Market Information Division, Employment Development Department: State of California National Organization for Community College Entrepreneurship Sierra College’s Hacker Lab. Dale Dougherty’s We Are Makers TED Talk AnnMarie Thomas’ Squishy Circuits TED Talk David Lang’s My Underwater Robot TED Talk .

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Examples are STEM, PBL, Inquiry-Based Learning, Interdisciplinary, and Base Learning. Education today should prepare students for these two major trends in their future work environments.

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8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018

techlearning

These reports then start a dialogue between the student and a school counselor, allowing counselors to help students while also tracking incident trends school- and district-wide. While this all sounds great, there's a serious investment to get all the robots, sensors, maps, and cameras.

PedsAcademy gives kids fun learning opportunities in the hospital

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation.

The Four P's—The Future of Edtech

LearnBop

Current technology trends allow for real-time data, ease of assessment, and the ability to let a student move at their own pace. We're happy to share this post by Julie Davis, Technology Coordinator at Chatanooga Christian School (CCS).

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Student ed tech entrepreneurs argue they know what classrooms need

The Hechinger Report

Editor’s note: This story led off this week’s Future of Learning newsletter, which is delivered free to subscribers’ inboxes every Wednesday with trends and top stories about education innovation. Related: How colleges can help their students out-compete robots.

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone Blog

Cooper: Just like with any type of activity, whether it’s STEM, whether it’s project-based learning, whether it’s robotics. Classroom Management Education Trends Truth For Teachers Podcast

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

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org/parents/stem-agriculture/youth-stem-activities/ ) HughesNet and National 4-H Council announce the launch of STEM Lab to inspire the next generation of scientists. published a new report which addresses latest trends in EdTech in the U.S.