todays classroom picture Electroflash Resourcing Ltd kiwico Awesome ProjectAwesome ProjectMaterials to create a creative, innovative STEM projectBlueprintBlueprintDetailed step-by-step instructionsTinker ZineTinker ZineAdditional science experiments and activitiesVideo TutorialsVideo TutorialsOnline tutorials with tips and tricks But you can still get awesome hands-on STEAM projects delivered to your country when you get a subscription. We have something for every age! Learn More » When we were first designing Tinker Crate, one of our advisors - a retired Professor of Science Education at Stanford University - challenged us to think about what STEM really means, beyond just "Science, Technology, Engineering and Math". Our response was that STEM is a key to creative problem solving, a foundation for critical thinkers, and a pipeline to innovation. The design of Tinker Crate reflects this. We can’t wait to see all of the light bulb “AHA” moments of discovery and understanding. Founder & CEO, Engineer, Mother of 3 and the Tinker Crate Team
22 Chrome Apps Every Teacher Should Know about March 23, 2015 Over the last weekend, we spent sometime curating what we think are some of the best Chrome apps and extensions for teachers and students.Our selection is based on the reviews we have been posting here over the last couple of years and is also based on criteria such as popularity of the apps, its ratings...etc. Of course the list is no way comprehensive and there are tons of other apps to be included here but for brevity and practicality purposes we limited our list to the titles featured below. Have a look and share with your colleagues. 1- Google Classroom “Classroom is a new tool in Google Apps for Education that helps teachers create and organize assignments quickly, provide feedback efficiently, and easily communicate with their classes. 2- ClassDojo “ ClassDojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. 3- Google Keep “Quickly capture what's on your mind and share those thoughts with friends and family. 4- Glogster Edu 5- Sketchpad 9- Any.do
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Bloomin' Apps This page gathers all of the Bloomin' Apps projects in one place.Each image has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for iPad, Android, Google and online tools and applications to support each of the levels of Bloom's Revised Taxonomy.I have created a page to allow you to share your favorite online tool, iOS, or Android app with others. Cogs of the Cognitive Processes I began to think about the triangular shape of Bloom's Taxonomy and realized I thought of it a bit differently.Since the cognitive processes are meant to be used when necessary, and any learner goes in and out of the each level as they acquire new content and turn it into knowledge, I created a different type of image that showcased my thoughts about Bloom's more meaningfully.Here is my visual which showcases the interlocking nature of the cognitive processes or, simply, the "Cogs of the Cognitive Processes". IPAD APPS TO SUPPORT BLOOM'S REVISED TAXONOMYassembled by Kathy Schrock Bloom's and SAMR: My thoughts
Papers Past Video Playlist: Classroom Management Creating a positive classroom culture can be a challenge, but it’s a crucial element in making a class run smoothly. In the video “New Teacher Survival: Classroom Management” featured below, Dr. Jackie Ancess of Columbia University says you want a classroom to be an “orderly and safe space so that the kids can learn what you want them to learn.” Often this means setting (and enforcing) standards for appropriate classroom behavior. Identifying expectations for students and holding them to those expectations gives them a sense of stability and increases class unity. Classroom management doesn’t necessarily mean telling kids, “Don’t do that,” but rather creating a culture where the class understands, “We do this to be successful learners.” This week, our playlist highlights a mix of techniques for fostering classroom management and a productive classroom culture. Video Resources 1. Ms. 2. 3. In this video, Ms. 4. In this classroom, Ms. 5. 6. 7. See how Ms. 8. See how Ms. 9.
Whio Forever: Conservation education resource Download the resource Download the Whio Forever education resource and supporting material: Powerpoint presentations: Posters: Game: Download the Stoats and rivers game from the Whio Forever website (external site). Feedback We would love to get your feedback about this resource. Your feedback helps us to improve our resources, and ensure that they are useful to you and your students. Teachers can also share their ideas, experiences and resources about whio with this discussion group on The Pond (external site). Learning objectives of this resoure By the end of their learning inquiry, students will have a multi-faceted, deep understanding of whio, beyond just facts. Free workshops for teachers Make the most of the Whio Forever education resource by attending a teacher workshop. Facilitated by the author of the education resource, these workshops will enable you to learn how to get the most out of this incredible learning tool. Workshop dates Teacher release funding is available. Bookings Contact