How to Mix STEM Education and Creativity in the Classroom

Waterford

Lately, the three Rs of school have been eclipsed by a focus on STEM education , or Science , Technology , Engineering , and Math. Read on for a look at why creativity is important and suggestions on how to mix STEM activities and creativity in the classroom. April 2017.

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The 3 Biggest K–12 Tech Trends for 2017

EdTech Magazine

Blended Learning Business Intelligence Classroom Data Analytics Data Governance Makerspaces Personalized Learning STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Classroom tech and data will continue to boost learning outcomes.

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Spooktacular STEM Activities & Apps for Halloween!

Teacher Reboot Camp

This is also a good time to spice up your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum with monsters, creatures, the spooky, and the unknown. Below are recommended spooktacular STEM activities and resources to get you started. Try the STEM Hollywood lesson plans , to get learners to use science, math, and technology to investigate a haunting or survive a zombie apocalypse. Challenge: Teach STEM with any of these ideas.

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MAD About Mattering 2017 Kickoff! #appsthatmatter

The CoolCatTeacher

Last night we kicked off the MAD about Mattering 2017 project. The post MAD About Mattering 2017 Kickoff! Flat Classroom Get Connected News & Trends STEM TeachingGlobal Collaborative App Development From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Last year, we started with five schools. This year, we have fifteen schools. We’ll be in two cohorts– the Mad-junior group (kids under 13) and the MAD-senior group (kids 13 and up.)

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Department of Commerce, STEM occupations are growing at 17%, while other occupations are growing at 9.8%. Significantly, STEM degree holders have a higher income even in non-STEM careers. Embrace the concrete nature of answers in STEM topics.

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3 ways STEM learning supports the future of work

eSchool News

To succeed in college and the workplace, students require a solid foundation in STEM learning. In fact, between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent. STEM learning is all about designing creative solutions for real-world problems.

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CUE Presents the LeRoy’s Big Idea 2017 Finalists

CUE

It was a challenging process, but in the end our selection panel managed to choose five Big Ideas to be represented at the CUE 2017 National Conference. and a eduawesome panel will watch each presentation and vote on which finalist will be awarded an additional $2000 and full rock star ISTE 2017 treatment including flight, hotel, transportation, and registration. Big Idea: STEM Buddies is designed to bring together 8th grade students with K-2 students to do STEM projects together.

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017

Discovery Education

This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. There are advances in this cause as women in STEM now make 92¢ on the dollar compared to men in STEM fields compared to 77¢ on the dollar in non-STEM fields. For example, even though many are working hard to provide STEM opportunities for women, there has been a decrease of interest in STEM of women leaving high school since 2012. Download the March 2017 STEMtistic Image .

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ISTE 2017: Google Introduces New Features for Classroom Exploration

EdTech Magazine

3D printing Classroom Curriculum Digital Content Hardware STEM Virtual RealityBy Jena Passut The tech giant expands offerings that help teachers use tools like Google Earth Voyager in the classroom.

Boost Girls’ STEM Education to Combat Sexism in Tech

Ed Tech from the Ground Up

The post Boost Girls’ STEM Education to Combat Sexism in Tech appeared first on Market Brief. Access to high-quality science, technology, engineering and math programs, like coding, from a young age will improve female participation in the technology field. The Startup Blog

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Why writing doesn’t just prove learning, it improves all learning-including STEM

eSchool News

Next page: How writing improves STEM learning; closing the writing gap). Curriculum eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News STEMWriting is used to assess student learning more often than it is used to facilitate learning. We talk about writing as a product for assessment, a subject where paragraphs and commas are taught, or a skill that one either has developed or lacks. Rarely do we hear people, even teachers, discuss writing as a process for learning.

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Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. The post Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. 10-minute Teacher Show Innovation STEM TeachingA conversation with Candace Hisey on Episode 43 of The 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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STEM Strategies that Work – April 2017

Discovery Education

STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture. STEM bins encourage students to engage, explore, and engineer through hands-on, open-ended experiences.

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How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

Waterford

Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? There Is a Gender Gap in STEM Education, and Here’s Why. Latinas in STEM.

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STEM Learning Advances When All Students Participate

EdTech Magazine

Classroom STEMBy Nathan Lang Programs are enriched by diversity and a personalized and collaborative approach.

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Where will STEM education be in 5 years?

eSchool News

million STEM jobs in the United States, and that number is growing every year. In fact, STEM job growth in the past 10 years is three times that of any other field , but by 2018, it is projected that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled. Yet, STEM education programs have not kept pace–calling into question whether there will be enough qualified employees available to take on these new positions. Next page: 2 more STEM predictions for the future).

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STEM Project: When Minecraft Meets Google Streetview.

EdTech4Beginners

How can I use these tech tools in a STEM project? Tagged: edtech , education , Google Streetview , Minecraft , pbl , project based learning , project ideas , STEM project , STEM projects , teaching ideas. education edtech Google Streetview Minecraft pbl project based learning project ideas STEM project STEM projects teaching ideasGoogle Street View is amazing. It allows you to walk the streets of the world and view amazing artefacts and monuments.

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STEM Strategies that Work – March 2017

Discovery Education

STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture. DEN Featured General News STEM STEM Resources STEMinars DESTEMChat IPad STEM STEAM STEM Strategies that Wor

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STEM Strategies that Work – January 2017

Discovery Education

STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture. Collaboration and communication can be some of the most difficult STEM skills to teach and assess.

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Cross-Curricular Critical Thinking Is Integral to STEM Success

EdTech Magazine

Classroom STEMBy Amy Brown No matter the acronym, allow students to hone critical thinking and literacy skills.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. During the reflection phase, learners are given the option to express what they learned during and because of their STEM, STEAM, Maker Education experience in a way that makes the most sense to them given the nature of the task; and their preferred means of expression. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.

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STEM Strategies that Work – February 2017

Discovery Education

STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture. DEN Education Featured General News STEM STEM Resources STEMinars STEAM STEMInars

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – January 2017

Discovery Education

To kick off the year, we wanted to examine a topic and career path often overlooked in STEM. Using STEM skills is incredible important in the everyday life of our brave law enforcement officers. Whether they are using forensic sciences in collecting evidence, putting puzzles together, staying a step ahead of hackers, educating the public of danger, or protecting our freedoms; STEM plays a large role in law enforcement. Download the January 2017 STEMtistic Image Link.

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The 2017 Global Student Conference-Calls Open For Students

EdNews Daily

The 2017 Global Student Conference, a student-organized event, will be held ONLINE on Saturday March 4th, 2017, and feature keynote speakers and crowdsourced presentations by students in grades 6-12 and college. The theme for this year is “STEM + Entrepreneurship.” Assisting teachers and administrators in understanding how STEM and entrepreneurship impact learning both in and out of the classroom.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017

Discovery Education

More people are using STEM skills to become inventors and innovators daily, why not you or your students? Download the February 2017 STEMtistic Image. STEM Content Connection: 3M & Discovery Education Young Scientist Lab – Innovation Interactives. The 2017 3M Young Scientist Challenge (YSC) has opened for entries and is looking for the most innovative thinker in America. Learn about the process here: Application Process – DUE April 19, 2017.

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3 Ways to Get More Young Women Interested in STEM

EdTech Magazine

Classroom STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez From computational thinking to role models, educators can use classroom tech to further engage young women in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

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Group Work Gets Kids More Engaged in STEM

Digital Promise

Shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals has been an important concern in the United States. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, the nation could face a shortage of one million STEM workers. So, what can we do to get more students interested in STEM? STEM Starts Early. Simple activities like counting and playing with puzzles can build children’s STEM skills. Blog Research Map Research@Work STEM Learning Practices

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How Tech Can Help Students with Disabilities Thrive in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Calvin Hennick Tools give students with special needs the same access to science and math activities as other schoolchildren.

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2017 #HOUROFCODE is here

Fractus Learning

Maker Resources STEM ToolsOverview The Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10) is upon us, and with it comes one of the biggest education movements in history, Hour of Code. 475 million students have participated in an Hour of Code since it’s […].

The History of STEM vs. STEAM Education (and the Rise of STREAM)

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Collaboration Curriculum STEMBy Amy Pietrowski One K–12 educator offers an example of truly cross-curricular education.

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Q&A: Vince Bertram Leads the Way Toward STEM in Schools

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Jena Passut Project Lead The Way's president and CEO says students should be engaged and excited about their futures and careers.

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STEM Strategies that Work & STEMinar LIVE – May 2017

Discovery Education

STEM Culture is something that is developed over time through intentional strategies which highlight STEM careers, STEM skills, and the interconnectivity of the world around us all. Each month we are highlighting some of the strategies we see in classrooms from our DEN and STEM educators building pathways for their colleagues to implement a STEM culture. STEM bins encourage students to engage, explore, and engineer through hands-on, open-ended experiences.

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The Meemic Foundation to Give Out $500,000 in Grants to Local Educators in 2017

EdNews Daily

The foundation has pledged to give out $500,000 in grants in 2017 to help pay for everything from your standard pencil and paper to technological advances in the classroom. . STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). Contests and Grants Education News Featured Scholarships STEAM STEM Teacher Tips Technology writingVirtually all teachers wind up paying out of their own pocket for supplies.

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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

CUE

In August 2016, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) opened within the Los Angeles Unified School District with much fanfare as California’s first all-girls public STEM school. She is currently teaching 6th English/History at Girls Academic Leadership Academy, California’s first public all-girls STEM school. The post LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global appeared first on CUE Blog.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Designing Open and Engaging Learning Spaces

Teacher Reboot Camp

They engage in open-ended projects and learn about STEM through makerspaces and projects. Shelly Sanchez (@ShellTerrell) June 27, 2017. Shelly Sanchez (@ShellTerrell) June 27, 2017. Conference Highlights #ISTE2017 #NOTATISTE edtech ISTE ISTE 2017Baby Savvy spoke to two of her favorite people, JoAnn Jacobs (@JoAnnJacobs68) and Jackie Gerstein (@JackieGerstein) about their classroom design.

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