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Screening kindergarten readiness

  • October 22, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

Starting kindergarten can be a challenging time for children as many are leaving home and learning to interact with others for the first time. As such, it is important for kindergartners to receive proper support from their teachers. Now, University of Missouri College of Education researchers have found that a readiness test can predict kindergarteners’ … Continue reading Screening kindergarten readiness

3 ways robots can help students tell stories

  • October 22, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

Though coding and robotics is new to almost all of the students coming into my workshops and classes, storytelling is something they’re familiar with. As the manager of educational programs for KID Museum in Maryland, I use narrative to help teach young students how to code and program robots. Introducing programming concepts using storylines and characters … Continue reading 3 ways robots can help students tell stories

Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

  • October 22, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterLots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into … Continue reading Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

Creativity Conference – Call for Proposals

  • October 22, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

I’m trying something new. I’m organizing a free online event for teachers by teachers. Technology today empowers our students to create all kinds of interesting things from entertaining videos to problem-solving mobile apps. The Practical Ed Tech Creativity Conference is going to be a showcase of the creative ways that teachers and students are using … Continue reading Creativity Conference – Call for Proposals

5 real examples of coding and robotics in the classroom

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

Coding and robotics go hand-in-hand, and they’re becoming a more integral part of classrooms across the country. Aside from the excitement students muster when they see a robotics kit morph into a controllable arm or a tiny programmable vehicle, coding and robotics offer a little bit more than a fun classroom experience. When students participate … Continue reading 5 real examples of coding and robotics in the classroom

20 top edtech tools for the classroom

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

At Common Sense Education, the edtech reviewers have seen it all. To help teachers navigate the plethora of materials for the digital classroom, Tanner Higgin, director of Education Editorial Strategy at Common Sense Education, presented “50 Top Edtech Tools for the Classroom.” Following are some of Higgin’s favorite classroom edtech tools. Free favorites ● Adobe … Continue reading 20 top edtech tools for the classroom

Overcoming Your Fears (and Helping Kids Do It Too)

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

Tara Martin on episode 576From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki DavisFollow @coolcatteacher on TwitterTara Martin has written a book to help children (and adults) face their fears called Cannonball In! Today, we talk about a powerful metaphor and the risks of life and how sometimes we have to jump! Enjoy!<img data-attachment-id="24619" data-permalink="https://www.coolcatteacher.com/overcoming-your-fears-and-helping-kids-do-it-too/576-overcome-fear-2/#main" data-orig-file="https://i2.wp.com/www.coolcatteacher.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/576-overcome-fear-2.png?fit=1920%2C1080&ssl=1" … Continue reading Overcoming Your Fears (and Helping Kids Do It Too)

Three Ways for Students to Create Their Own Apps & Games

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

Creating a mobile app can be a great way to get students interested in learning programming concepts. It’s also a good way to get them to dive into researching a topic so that they can build the best apps they can. For example, my ninth grade students (computer science principles) have just started a project … Continue reading Three Ways for Students to Create Their Own Apps & Games

Mars once had salt lakes similar to those on Earth

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

Mars once had salt lakes that are similar to those on Earth and has gone through wet and dry periodsRead More

'Artificial leaf' successfully produces clean gas

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

A widely-used gas that is currently produced from fossil fuels can instead be made by an ‘artificial leaf’ that uses only sunlight, carbon dioxide and water, and which could eventually be used to develop a sustainable liquid fuel alternative to gasolineRead More

Schools of molecular 'fish' could improve display screens

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

Researchers are using liquid crystals to create incredibly small, swirling schools of ‘fish.’ The fish in this case are minute disruptions in the orientations of the molecules that make up solutions of liquid crystalsRead More

Gimme six! Researchers discover aye-aye's extra finger

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

The world’s weirdest little primate has gotten even weirder, thanks to the discovery of a tiny extra digit. Aye-ayes possess small ‘pseudothumbs’ — complete with their own fingerprints — that may help them grip objects and branches as they move through trees. This is the first accessory digit ever found in a primateRead More

The Los Angeles Fire Department wants more drones

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

As it looks to modernize its operations, the Los Angeles Fire Department is turning to a number of new technologies, including expanding its fleet of drones for a slew of new deployments. One of the largest fire departments in the U.S., next to New York and Chicago, the LAFD has a budget of roughly $691 … Continue reading The Los Angeles Fire Department wants more drones

Shine Bathroom raises $750K for a smart home add-on that flushes away your toilet doldrums

  • October 21, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

One ongoing theme in the world of smart homes has been the emergence of gadgets and other tools that can turn “ordinary” objects and systems into “connected” ones — removing the need to replace things wholesale that still essentially work, while still applying technology to improve the ways that they can be used. In the … Continue reading Shine Bathroom raises $750K for a smart home add-on that flushes away your toilet doldrums

The new iPhone is ugly

  • October 19, 2019
  • The Ednology Team

I’ll be the first to admit that I’m a bit old-fashioned when it comes to phones. Everyone scoffs at my iPhone SE, but the truth is it’s the best phone Apple ever made — a beautiful, well designed object in just about every way. But damn is the iPhone 11 Pro ugly. And so are … Continue reading The new iPhone is ugly

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