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Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. So, what is STEM education? Early Childhood STEM Education. More on STEM.

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Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. This post is sponsored by TGR Foundation and Discovery Education.

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50 Fun Virtual Activities for Elementary School Students


Teachers, we know how hard it can be to plan remote activities that are engaging and educational. The first section includes 25 educational tools that can help you plan online activities for your classroom. 25 Online Educational Activities for Classrooms.

OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education

The Hechinger Report

Related: The worrying state of science education. As science educators, we need to prepare our entire population to use and apply the practices and knowledge of science in novel ways, including working together to solve vexing and complex problems like pandemics and climate change.

Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

Basically, it’s because there aren’t enough education opportunities that require that sort of skill and those there are, usually rhyme with ‘math’ or ‘science’ which to many kids are “just too complicated” Enter STEM–Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. “I I don’t think schools can manage without coding and STEM. Nothing promotes these better than STEM. I found a partner in my STEM projects.

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Try SplashLearn for Summer Learning and Fall Success

The CoolCatTeacher

In this post, I’ll share how parents can use SplashLearn this summer and why educators should prepare now to set up their free SplashLearn account for the fall. SplashLearn for Teachers and Schools – teachers can sign up for free and have access to the full SplashLearn content library.

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. We adapted the Design Thinking Process to include additional phases based on our own experiences in schools with educators and kids. The educator can assist learners in the interview process including how to develop interview questions. Video Game Design with Elementary Learners.

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5 Ways to Participate in the Mars Rover Landing on Thursday, February 18

The CoolCatTeacher

You can access and use the resources and create your own landing vehicles for experiments in your classroom. From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Why we should teach coding in elementary school

eSchool News

Every student should have access to technology, whether it be computers, smartphones, or tablets because almost everything we do requires some form of programming. There are several advantages of learning to code in elementary school. Apps & STEM Featured on eSchool News Igniting and Sustaining STEM Education STEM codingAccording to Steve Jobs, “Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”.

Osceola County Brings Flexible K-12 Learning Platform and Coding Resources to All Elementary Educators and Students Through Expanded Partnership with Discovery Education

eSchool News

Florida’s School District of Osceola County (SDOC) today announced the expansion of its multiyear partnership with Discovery Education. Together, these resources give educators everything they need to facilitate instruction in any learning environment and create lasting educational impact.

Emeritus Expands into K12 through Acquisition of iD Tech Bringing Equitable STEM Education to Adults and Youth Globally

eSchool News

The companies will bring expert instruction in STEM fields to individuals worldwide,with a shared goal of bridging the STEM opportunity gap. STEM career opportunities are projected to grow exponentially, with an estimated 3.5


Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools Partners with Discovery Education to Inspire, Engage, and Empower the District’s 16,300 Elementary Students

eSchool News

May 5, 2021) — Virginia’s Chesapeake Public Schools (CPS) today announced a new partnership with Discovery Education designed to inspire, engage and empower the district’s 16,300 K-5 students and improve academic achievement. Finally, the Discovery Education platform ?is

The Big List of STEM Board Games

MIND Research Institute

When looking for the best STEM board games, I’m looking for games that are both. educational and explore a topic in science, technology, engineering, and/or mathematics. Enjoy exploring STEM through board games with your family and/or students! So Many STEM Board Games.

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5 Ways to Teach About Earth Day with Monica Burns

The CoolCatTeacher

Dr. Monica Burns is a curriculum and educational technology consultant, Apple Distinguished Educator and founder of. Monica visits schools across the country to work with PreK-20 teachers to make technology integration exciting and accessible.

California’s Beaumont Unified School District Selects Discovery Education to Support STEM Teaching and Learning in District Elementary School


- Discovery Education´s Digital Resources and Comprehensive Professional Development System to Create Authentic STEM Teaching and Learning Environments for Elementary Students- Silver Spring, Md. Beaumont USD’s Palm Elementary School is the focal point of this new collaboration, which seeks to create the area’s premier STEM school through a unique combination of Discovery Education’s award-winning digital resources and robust STEM-focused professional development services.

6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team. The report, STEM 2026 , pulls from the work of experts in science, technology, engineering and math, and the authors point out that current conditions do not ensure equal access to STEM teaching and learning.


My Educational Learning Plan for the Coronavirus-Induced Hiatus

User Generated Education

I am sharing my plan of activities, which are almost all free, as it may give other educators some ideas. Working Remotely with My Gifted Elementary Students. I believe there will be a small fee to access it.

8 Great Ways Administrators Can Prepare for the Fall

The CoolCatTeacher

Welcome to the 10 Minute Teacher podcast hosted by author, educator, speaker, and mom, the Cool Cat Teacher, Vicki Davis. And probably not as much at the middle school and high school level but at elementary certainly they want to know who their teachers are.

Grit, Tenacity, Inclusion — Robotics Programs Teach Much More Than STEM Concepts


We had a chat with Kate about her views on STEM education, supporting underrepresented and underserved students, and how learning to fail helps all kids succeed. Kate Sample EdSurge: Not everyone has an engineer dad to support their passion for STEM.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

In the Q&A below, we’ll share the perspectives of Cathleen, Shakera, and Veronica, who have been educators for 2 years, 11 years, and 25 years respectively. ” ESH: Before your upgrade, how did the level of Internet access impact teaching and learning? Veronica: One thing I’ve noticed is that attendance-wise, kids are able to keep up and access whatever is going on in class even when they have to miss school.

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


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. With the goal of incorporating global education into her new flagship school, Principal Hicks attended the Level Up Village workshop at the 2016 National Coalition of Girls Schools conference. Carrie Brown has been a Los Angeles Unified Public School District (LAUSD) educator since 1991.

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How Kids Can Design in AR and VR with Robert Kalman

The CoolCatTeacher

Robert loves working with teachers to incorporate effective educational technologies, and students to experiment with innovative tools, such as physical computing, game design, 3D/AR/VR applications, and web design/coding platforms.

Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today. You can also use and create breakout educational experiences. VR as a new educational paradigm. Vicki: Virtual Reality is a new education paradigm. So, Enrique, why do you think that Virtual Reality is going to change everything in education? And The Tribe is a group of innovative educators who gather.

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Build a Solid Stem with @Science4UsSays: K-2 Online, Interactive Science


I knew that they has recently been awarded Top Classroom & Homeschool Product of 2013 from Educents , which is quite an honor. Science4Us: Overview Science4Us is a comprehensive web-based digital science curriculum for elementary students that includes all of the components necessary for teachers and parents to provide an exemplary science experience for all learners. Science4Us: Online, Interactive, Standards Based - Kleinspiration readers are invited to.

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OPINION: Why school shutdowns are a disaster for science classes

The Hechinger Report

Such closures have a disastrous impact on education in STEM subjects: science, technology, engineering and math. While pre-Ks, elementary schools and some schools for children with complex disabilities reopened in December, there is still no plan to reopen middle and high schools.

Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning. Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants. Numerous STEM externships are available for teachers. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Sioux Center High School. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Davenport West High School. Peek Into a STEM Classroom: Mt.

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California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District Broadens Partnership with Discovery Education Transforming Instruction Districtwide


­ - District Chooses Discovery Education’s STEM Connect to Bring STEM Lessons to Life for Students Districtwide - Silver Spring, Md. September 25, 2018) – California’s Fallbrook Union Elementary School District (FUESD) today announced it is expanding its partnership with Discovery Education , the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms. said, Discovery Education Partnership Manager Dominique Coulon. “We

Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

And if you click , Edpuzzle will give your school access to the 50,000 best lessons from Edpuzzle, organized in folders and ready to be used by teachers. Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – April

Discovery Education

The Center for Green Schools was created by the US Green Building Council and supports educators, schools, and communities in “greening” their schools. Almost 1 billion people don’t have access to clean H 2 O. STEM Content Connection: Novelis/Discovery Education “Life of a Can: The Never-Ending Story” – Educator Resources / Recycling Program. MORE STEM Content Connections: Discovery Channel Racing Extinction: Earth Day Challenge.


Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this second post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology integration in the classroom. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources. Science – STEM Resources. Science Net Links – A premiere site for STEM resources. Math STEM Resources.


Hour of Code Plugged and Unplugged Activities and Resources

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2020 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! has different activities for elementary students to adults. Kodable has different free activities for elementary students such as creating fuzzies and mazes peers can play on.

The Importance of 3D Printing in Education

Ask a Tech Teacher

It’s relatively new on the education landscape and I have yet to reach a comfort level with it. Here are her thoughts on the importance of 3D printing in education: The range of possibilities which 3D printing provides is almost limitless. One area where 3D printing has yet to make a difference despite the potential of fulfilling many needs is within the educational systems. Yet 3D printers are a natural choice for instruction in STEM courses.

Are students getting enough STEM?

eSchool News

Washingtonians believe Students are not getting proper STEM education, according to a new survey. Washington residents are concerned about the state’s science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) programs, according to a survey conducted by Washington STEM, a nonprofit aiming to improve innovation in STEM education in Washington state. Surveyed Washington voters reported that they view STEM education as critical for preparing students for success.


Top 8 Advantages of an Interactive STEM Curriculum

Kitaboo on EdTech

What is STEM? The acronym STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. More recently, arts were added to this educational model, as educators believed that art and creativity play an important role in the understanding of the former subjects in the STEM Curriculum , thus changing the acronym from STEM to STEAM. Why is STEM Training Important? And that is precisely why it is important to create more awareness of STEM.


Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

The Utah STEM Action Center has released its 2020 annual report , which includes the results of their comprehensive statewide program evaluation. At MIND, we believe a high volume of effectiveness studies is the future of a healthy market for product information in education.