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Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Awesome Chart for Teachers- Alternatives to Traditional Homework ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | STEM | Scoop.it

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Good ideas!  Chart is easy to save and use in planning your class.

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online4ed's curator insight, June 26, 2013 7:42 AM

A good start to begin to switch the focus to the student.  There are countless other ideas which could be added here! 

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Don't Wait To Make - @KrissyVenosdale #makered #makerspace

Don't Wait To Make  - @KrissyVenosdale #makered #makerspace | STEM | Scoop.it

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Recycled items, can be used.   Let the students Create!

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Your Passport to 2016 Edtech Conferences (EdSurge News)

Your Passport to 2016 Edtech Conferences (EdSurge News) | STEM | Scoop.it

"The endless deluge of nouvelle vague communication apps make sharing, caring and making new friends easier than before. Tools like Twitter and Voxer, Pinterest and Periscope offer more combinations and possibilities than a Rubik’s Cube.

 

But nothing can quite mimic the dynamics of face-to-face interactions—and chance encounters—that happen at events and conferences. And the education world surely does not lack for such gatherings."


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Just signed up for an Arduino Meet-up group.  But, I would love to attend an Ed Tech Conference.   Any advice for ones near Pittsburgh?

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Get the latest outer space and science news, NASA information, watch space flight videos at Space.com. View exclusive solar system Images, latest astronomy news and more.

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Worlds of Learning | Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015

Worlds of Learning | Top Ten Makerspace Favorites of 2015 | STEM | Scoop.it
As this year draws to a close, we can’t help but reflect upon some of our favorite makerspace things.  Upon doing so, Travis Lape and I, have compiled a list of our ‘Top Ten Favorite Makerspace Items of 2015’.  In this post, we have provided links to all of the products, as well as a brief description of each. It is our hope, that this versatile and fun list will get you thinking about things you have never thought of before and help your makerspaces to continue to grow and evolve.  

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The key to success? Grit

The key to success? Grit | STEM | Scoop.it

Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school.

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Engaging Parents to Sustain Making in Schools - Getting Smart

Engaging Parents to Sustain Making in Schools - Getting Smart | STEM | Scoop.it
It’s an exciting time to be a maker educator. It seems like everywhere I look, there’s inspirational work happening in community fab labs, a school launching a new innovation program, or a library incorporating STEAM into its space. At St. Gabriel’s in Austin, Texas, we entered the fray last fall with STEAM by Design, an approach to constructivist learning that uses classroom space in conjunction with a dedicated fab lab.

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GwynethJones's curator insight, December 28, 2015 7:51 AM

Great advice - Step aside & let the kiddos shine!

Invite parents to learn WITH their kids!

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Digital inclusion

Digital inclusion | STEM | Scoop.it
Digital inclusion is about having the right access, skills, motivation and trust to confidently go online.

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Donna Rosenberger's curator insight, December 22, 2015 2:39 PM

To Schools:  Make sure students are using Ipads wisely in school.  Non-educational Games during study halls should never be allowed.  

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Kitchen Table Connections (or 5 Ideas to Re-Envision Homework)

Kitchen Table Connections (or 5 Ideas to Re-Envision Homework) | STEM | Scoop.it
Rather than mindless or irrelevant busywork, homework should invite students to learn what they can from their home life and take it back to school.

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Louise Robinson-Lay's curator insight, November 5, 2015 9:31 PM

Homework should not be a chore, but should be meaningful work that connects with students' lives.

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9 Super Apps For Stargazers @coolcatteacher

9 Super Apps For Stargazers @coolcatteacher | STEM | Scoop.it
by Vicki Davis

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Build a Paper Rocket

Build a Paper Rocket | STEM | Scoop.it
Learn about the physics of flight with this soaring science activity

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Elementary Library Makerspace Resources - @GravesColleen

Elementary Library Makerspace Resources - @GravesColleen | STEM | Scoop.it

An Awesome list of Makerspace Resources compiled by Colleen Graves on her create + collaborate Innovation site.


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Time to promote this in school districts where you teach.

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Allan Tsuda's curator insight, November 30, 2015 6:19 PM

Even if you're not an elementary school librarian, this is a definite bookmark.

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Five reasons to teach robotics in schools - The Conversation

Five reasons to teach robotics in schools - The Conversation | STEM | Scoop.it
Technology is critical for innovation, yet schools struggle to get students interested in this area. Could teaching robotics change this?

The Queensland government has just announced plans to make teaching robotics compulsory in its new curriculum – aimed at students from prep through to year 10.

Robotics matches the new digital technologies curriculum, strongly supported by the university sector and states, including Victoria.

But while, worldwide, there are increasing initiatives such as the Robotics Academy in the US to teach robotics in schools, Australia isn’t doing enough to get it taught in schools.

To explain why we should teach children how to program robots in schools, we first need to understand what a robot is.

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Norton Gusky's curator insight, October 28, 2015 7:30 AM

The article references the Robotics Academy, a K-12 educational program from Carnegie Mellon University, but it doesn't mention CMU's CREATE Lab and tools like the Hummingbird, a robotics kit that puts the "A" in STEM. 

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Virtual Reality and the IoT Can Fuel a Connected, Gesture-Driven Classroom

Virtual Reality and the IoT Can Fuel a Connected, Gesture-Driven Classroom | STEM | Scoop.it

From medicine to science and engineering, VR and related technologies could soon change teaching and learning.


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Computer-Based Interactive Training (CBIT) - O'Neil & Associates, Inc.

Computer-Based Interactive Training (CBIT) - O'Neil & Associates, Inc. | STEM | Scoop.it
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The visuals with immediate feedback on when you are right/wrong is very helpful in the first Example I just tried.  

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3 rules to spark learning

3 rules to spark learning | STEM | Scoop.it

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity.

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S.T.E.M. Activities

S.T.E.M. Activities | STEM | Scoop.it

"S.T.E.M." stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. At MCM, we want to engage and encourage children to get excited about these important fields of study through hands-on activities.

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How to revolutionize STEM education amongst millennials via social media channels

How to revolutionize STEM education amongst millennials via social media channels | STEM | Scoop.it

Educators have the opportunity to utilize a plethora of new technologies in order to increase student engagement in STEM education.

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What can you do with a Raspberry Pi? Canadians get creative with ultra-cheap computer - CBC.CA

What can you do with a Raspberry Pi? Canadians get creative with ultra-cheap computer - CBC.CA | STEM | Scoop.it
The era of the $5 computer has arrived.

The latest version of the Raspberry Pi is even being given away free with a magazine. Not a subscription. Just buy the single issue of Magpi and you get a free computer.

The devices have hobbyists and entrepreneurs excited about the possibilities of Pi.

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Reflecting on Becoming a Maker Educator - Margaret A. Poweres @mpowers3

Reflecting on Becoming a Maker Educator - Margaret A. Poweres @mpowers3 | STEM | Scoop.it
Designing the Maker Educator Cycle (see  below) allowed me to see how the projects I created over the past seven weeks and the readings I have explored, have truly led me deeper down the Maker Movement path. I had an opportunity to more deeply infuse maker projects in my curriculum and explicitly explore making in the classroom in a way that is meaningful and supports students (and teachers) in developing maker mindsets. I think these experiences, particularly designing a unit plan and a maker assessment, reminded me how vital it is to explore how teachers are makers and designers in our daily practice. To really improve and innovate, we have to continually be making (e.g., lessons, assessments, remixes, etc) educational content as well as maker projects (e.g, a robot maze, an LED student response system, etc). I am excited to continue this work as a maker educator and iterate the lesson plans, assessments, and projects I designed to make them even better. If you are an educator using making in your classroom or if you are trying to help an educator start exploring the Maker Movement, I hope the Maker Educator Cycle is helpful and I welcome any feedback on its design.

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4 Fun Virtual Field Trips to Try This Winter via Middleweb

4 Fun Virtual Field Trips to Try This Winter via Middleweb | STEM | Scoop.it
No funding for field trips? Concerns about travel safety? Consider taking your students on a virtual adventure instead. Teacher-authors Billy Krakower, Jerry Blumengarten, and Paula Naugle share fo…

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A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Coding Into the Classroom (EdSurge News)

A Beginner’s Guide to Bringing Coding Into the Classroom (EdSurge News) | STEM | Scoop.it
In case you haven’t been paying attention, computer science skills are vastly becoming some of the most in-demand skills of the twenty-first century. In fact, some call it a new "superpower."

Computer science is a primary driver of the U.S. economy, yet it does not (yet) play a significant ro
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5 Ways the Raspberry Pi Can Be Used in Schools @MakeUseOf

5 Ways the Raspberry Pi Can Be Used in Schools @MakeUseOf | STEM | Scoop.it
The Raspberry Pi was developed and built as a low-cost board to help encourage the understanding, learning and continued study of computing in schools.

You probably know this already.

But how, exactly, can schools embrace the Pi and promote this sort of education?

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A supercomputer built from Rasberry Pi boards and Legos, amazing!  Check this out.  

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Hamden Hall’s MakerSpace allows students’ creative minds to run wild

Hamden Hall’s MakerSpace allows students’ creative minds to run wild | STEM | Scoop.it
A little more than a year ago, Hamden Hall science teacher David Bennett had an idea: While his students spend lots of time in the classroom learning the traditional way, he wanted to make that experience a bit more hands-on.

After conferring with others at the school, the school’s MakerSpace was born in a room in the lower floor of the school, one previously used by the physical education department.

“A couple of us were talking about creating a place where we could build things, where we could tinker with and design things,” Bennett said.

As someone who has long been into “tinkering” — and, especially, working with wood — Bennett knew that such projects could easily be fit into the curriculum, combining subjects such as science, math and engineering with fun projects the students would enjoy doing

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