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

Komal Singh on episode 474 on the 10-Minute Teacher

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Girls and people of color need role models who look like them. Today’s show is a team of people at Google who have done just that. 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. Learn about the […]

How to Teach AI in the Classroom

Michelle Zimmerman, author of Teaching AI: Exploring New Frontiers for Learning, talks about Artificial Intelligence and what we should be teaching kids in our classrooms today. Today’s Sponsor: Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality app. They have a new classroom management tool called Collections. These let the teacher: View all student experiences in one place Edit […]

How to Use Metaverse: Awesome Augmented Reality and New Features

How to Use Metaverse

Metaverse is a powerful augmented reality (AR) programming app for classrooms. I first wrote about this app in December 2017 shortly after launch. Metaverse has come a long way and is specifically focused on becoming an amazing AR app for classrooms with the new Collections feature. In this blog post, I’ll share the vocabulary I […]

Pioneering Excellence for Better Computer Science Now

Doug Bergman, author of Computer Science K12: Imagine the Possibilities, gives an overview of the things we should be teaching students relating to Computer Science from kindergarten to high school. From small programmable robots to programming languages at the upper level, Computer Science is an essential 21st Century skill and method of thinking and creating […]

5 Ways to Help Kids of All Ages Code #HourofCode

Brian Aspinall on Episode 396

Happy Hour of Code Week. Here are your ideas to get started. Brian Aspinall, author of Code Breaker: 15+ Ways to Get Started with Coding, shares how students from kindergarten to high school can start to learn coding. He also discusses why the argument that every child won’t become a coder just doesn’t hold water. […]

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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Project Pals PBL Software

Project Pals is a powerful new tool that lets students organize projects. Starting from a template that you’ve designed to guide your students through the project, they can collaborate or work together to explore, learn, brainstorm, and create.   As I’ve been testing this app with my students, I’ve found some exciting features. In this […]

An Artificial Intelligence Curriculum in Middle School

Dr. Justin Aglio in episode 382 of the 10-Minute Teacher

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Dr. Justin Aglio has partnered with Carnegie Mellon and MIT to develop a middle school curriculum teaching Artificial Intelligence. Learn how they did it and what they are teaching in today’s episode. Project Pals has a useful classroom collaborative platform that lets you create and manage projects for your students. Right now, my students are […]

Remarkable Teaching: Student Created Virtual Reality Projects

Sean Wybrant in episode 358 of the 10-Minute Teacher

Sean Wybrant, 2017 Colorado Teacher of the Year, has students building virtual reality and augmented reality experiences. They are programming in advanced ways with a full motion capture lab. Even more amazing are the methods Sean is using to teach his students. Sponsor: PowerSchool has fantastic a fantastic K12 Academic Leaders Webinar Series at coolcatteacher.com/PowerSchoolWebinar including my “Digital Dozen: […]

Ann Oro: Developing A Digital Citizenship Curriculum

Ann Oro on episode 314 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

Ann Oro helped her diocese develop curriculum standards for digital citizenship by grade level. Ann also talks about the fifth-grade course piloted by Seton Hall in two of her schools. Listen Now Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher Stream by clicking here. *** Enhanced Transcript Ann Oro: A Digital Citizenship Curriculum Link to […]

James O’Hagan: 5 Reasons to Bring ESports to your School

James O'Hagan on episode 310 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast

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Esports are coming to state high school athletic competitions, college sports, and intramurals now. Today, esports pioneer James O’Hagan explains the phenomenon and how Gamer-Scholars are emerging as successful examples of a new sport. SMART’s Give Greatness contest is today’s sponsor. SMART wants to recognize educators across the globe who inspire greatness in their students, […]