Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

The question is if we’re equipping that child and the others to go behind them with the knowledge and intuitive exploration of making things work together for success through rich making and STEM spaces.

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2 Student STEM Challenges Open Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Parents share student access to submit their materials. Judges will weigh students’ abilities to convey sustainable thinking and STEM/engineering skills in their idea or prototype creation and how they communicate their unique solution.

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7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products

Teacher Reboot Camp

However, I’ve been asked by several educators what recommendations I have for STEM labs, makerspaces, and technology classes. These companies did not pay me or ask me to write about them. Recommended STEM Products. Teachers have access to a standards-aligned curriculum.

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Dear Liberal Arts Major: STEM Companies Need Your Skills to Grow


But instead of a classroom, Wolochow now works on the Silicon Valley campus of a company that’s using technology to make learning more accessible to people throughout the world. More companies in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—fields are hiring workers with liberal arts backgrounds, according to a recent report. “It’s Wong worked at several fintech firms before joining the mobile payments company.

Stem based PE for students at home

eSchool News

STEM Sports, a Phoenix-based supplemental curriculum company, is offering free lessons for parents and caregivers to use at home to keep students in grades 3-8 engaged and active.


Alaska Native students pursue STEM, with great success

The Hechinger Report

Sam, 15, brandished the list of rules for the Cardboard Canoe STEM Lab. STEM is short for science, technology, engineering and math.) In addition to the college-level math classes and the STEM labs like this one, the students had been paintballing, hiking and out for fro-yo (twice). “If

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This STEM-focused district hands out paychecks along with report cards

The Hechinger Report

And career preparation here isn’t just a buzzword but more like a guiding principle: When the end-of-day bell sounds, some children transition from students to employees of the district, and earn $10 an hour for working on a variety of projects for local technology companies.

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S.

STEM Careers Coalition: Top 3 SOS Instructional Strategies for Successful Career Exploration in the Classroom

Discovery Education

The STEM Careers Coalition is a first-of-its-kind coalition of industry partners that have join ed forces with Discovery Education to impact the culture of STEM education in K – 12 schools nationwide.

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM. As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s]

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Discovery Education

Whether we look at issues with water pollution, access to drinkable water, using water as an energy source, or changing weather patterns; water is impacting us all. The National Academy of Engineering (NAE) has declared the access to clean water a Grand Challenge for Engineering.


Assessments Become More Accessible With Speech Synthesis—and an Almost Human Voice


Häkkinen leads the Accessibility Standards and Inclusive Technology Research Group at ETS, the 60-plus-year-old nonprofit educational testing and assessment organization that administers K-12 state exams along with the well-known GRE and TOEFL, among other tests. His research focuses on advancing the accessibility of computer-based assessments—for all learners—through a standards-based approach. These are exciting times in the world of assistive learning technology.

Resources to Celebrate National STEM Day

MIND Research Institute

Today is National STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) Day - a big day for our organization and the students, teachers and schools that we serve. Jobs in STEM fields will expand faster than non-STEM jobs, growing to more than 9 million by 2022. Ford Motor Company.


4 examples of engaging vision-impaired students in STEM

eSchool News

STEM learning is a cornerstone of education in today’s K-12 schools, but STEM classrooms often aren’t all that inspiring to students who are blind or have low vision. But students who are blind or have low vision don’t have to miss out on STEM’s engaging aspects.

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

EdTech Magazine

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation. Thomas School near Seattle hopes to encourage students to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by starting them young and engaging them with cool, new learning spaces featuring robots and 3D virtual reality computers. Studies show that the earlier you introduce STEM education , the more children become interested in those subjects,” says Kimberly Mecham, director of St.

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Partnering to Build the STEM Workforce with Rockwell Automation

MIND Research Institute

What does the world’s largest company dedicated to automation and information solutions have in common with a non-profit education organization?


How Robotics Competitions Close the STEM Skills Gap and Build a Diverse Workforce


Once the spark is lit, they start to take harder classes, and they are more interested in STEM as a career. EdSurge: Here’s an elevator pitch we’ve heard— FIRST is bridging the STEM skills gap to create the only sport where every kid can go pro. Once the spark is lit, they start to take harder classes, and they are more interested in STEM as a career. A diverse population is the customer set for almost every company. Understand common STEM myths , debunked.

How to use Sphero the Robot in STEM and Beyond – From Courtney Pepe


However, this past year my school received a robot grant that provided ten robots for us from the company Sphero. The robot promoted accessibility within the art curriculum. Blog Featured #ettipad Courtney Pepe Daily Genius Robots Sphero STEM

5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

Discovery Education

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET). With STEM back then, content was king and there was a critical need in our industries for content area expertise. STEM Career Challenges.


Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education. By 2019, Verizon expects to have 150 schools participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning program , the company’s initiative to improve STEM education, according to a recent announcement. .

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In Washington’s Most Diverse District, STEM Opportunities Provide New Paths to Success


Current statistics show that scholars of color and females are underrepresented in STEM fields across the country, and so FWPS is actively taking steps to provide STEM and STEAM (STEM with an emphasis on the arts) opportunities for each scholar from kindergarten through high school graduation. We know STEM and STEAM project based learning will empower scholars with the skills they need to be successful in college, career, and civic life. STEM Exploration Night.

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OPINION: Five lessons from Rwanda on leading girls toward careers in STEM

The Hechinger Report

Young girls need role models, especially when it comes to seeing themselves succeed in fields like science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM), which are still male-dominated. Teachers from the Rwandan schools relayed that the the pilot unlocked the nature of specific STEM careers.


National FFA Organization, John Deere and Discovery Education Team Up to Introduce the Next Generation of Manufacturers to Innovative and Accessible Careers In STEM


Discovery Education applauds the National FFA Organization and John Deere’s leadership in making STEM careers accessible to the next generation of innovators,” said Lori McFarling, Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer, Discovery Education.

Warner, Kaine announce $1.2m STEM funding at VCU

Leadership Lounge

STEM funding at VCU. The senators said the federal funding will help VCU recruit STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) students and help them become math and science teachers. What Apple's education announcement means for accessibility.


Mobile Classrooms Bring STEM Where Students Need IT

EdTech Magazine

Mobile Classrooms Bring STEM Where Students Need IT. Educators are utilizing education technology to repurpose old trailers and buses to create mobile education spaces , classrooms on wheels where students are able to experience what STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) has to offer. Universities are not alone in their desire to get K–12 students interested in STEM. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 07/25/2018 - 15:30.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative


- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.


STUDENT SPOTLIGHT: Tyler – a 7th Grade App Builder Spurred on By Genius Hour

The CoolCatTeacher

I’ve given you ideas in a blog post I’ve written called 7 Ideas for Student Genius Hour and Passion Projects – go to to access this post. Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend.

How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

Regardless, I only recommend products or services I believe will be good for my readers and are from companies I can recommend. This company has no impact on the editorial content of the show.

Florida’s Franklin County School District and Discovery Education Team Up on New Effort to Engage Students in STEM Education


- Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Resources and Innovative Professional Learning System to Support the Creation of a Culture of STEM Teaching and Learning Districtwide- Silver Spring, Md. Inspired by the global media company Discovery Inc.,


The Future of 5G in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

As we wrote the script in this video, we worked hard to capture the many exciting things that 5G can give us when we have access. All opinions are my own, however, there was a donation made to the film program I have at the school by the companies making this video.

Why better STEM programs are the key to creating global citizens

eSchool News

Overworked teachers and overburdened curriculum makes improving STEM programs a challenge, but there are solutions. We live in a society today were facts are at our fingertips through ready access to the internet and search engines. Companies across the U.S.


Defined STEM Adds Portfolio Assessment Manager for Project-Based Learning


(CHICAGO, IL) April 11, 2018 —In an effort to support project-based learning, Defined Learning today announced its latest extension to Defined STEM , the Portfolio Assessment Manager. For more information about Defined STEM, visit

Smithsonian Forms ‘Strategic Alliance’ With Carnegie Learning to Build New STEM Products


Carnegie Learning , a Pittsburgh-based provider of math curriculum and training resources, is teaming up with the Smithsonian Institution on a “strategic alliance” to “develop new product solutions to help address the growing need for improved and expanded STEM education,” wrote Barry Malkin, Carnegie’s CEO, in an email. The center sells these textbooks and accompanying science kits through a partnership with the Carolina Biological Supply Company.

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STEM Resources From ETA hand2mind Are First Supplemental Programs to Earn Approved Endorsement From


VERNON HILLS, Illinois – May 22, 2018 – ETA hand2mind today announced STEM in Action, STEM at Play and STEM Bins are the first supplemental programs to earn the STEM Approved “Trustmark” from™. The company’s mission is to champion learning by doing.


How a Blind Student Who Felt Locked Out of STEM Classes Challenged—and Changed—Her University


When Schlenker felt she wasn’t getting timely access to course materials in a form she could use, she filed a discrimination complaint with the Department of Education’s Office of Civil Rights against Wichita State, with help from the National Federation for the Blind. As a result, Wichita State is making changes across campus to improve accessibility, including developing a plan to deliver accessible course materials to students who are blind at the same time as all students.

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