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Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

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I don’t think schools can manage without coding and STEM. Coding, robotics, and experimentation–integral pieces of STEM–give students the best start possible to the rest of their lives. Nothing promotes these better than STEM. 2019 Ward’s Science STEM Catalog

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


Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Kate Sample EdSurge: Not everyone has an engineer dad to support their passion for STEM.

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Why we love our coding & robotics tools

eSchool News

And even though 15 states have adopted a policy to give all high school students access to computer science courses, universities prepare way fewer computer science teachers than we need. It’s more abysmal in the younger grades, with only six states giving all K-12 students access.

Multistate Initiative Will Help Elementary Teachers Integrate Coding and Robotics into the Classroom


Nonprofits in eight states are first to partner with developer of popular educational robots; Wonder Workshop initiative will provide teachers with professional development to support state-of-the-art coding and robotics education.

Why we should teach coding in elementary school

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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.

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


For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions for grades K-12—complete with cheering crowds, adrenaline rushes and teams snatching victory from the jaws of defeat. Once the spark is lit, they start to take harder classes, and they are more interested in STEM as a career. Robotics competitions have the same thrills and excitement every other sport has.

Matching funds pair robots, underserved classrooms

eSchool News

Dollar-for-dollar match brings robots to classrooms teaching computational thinking. However, access to tools and opportunities for schools in these communities is a matter of the right financial support. Dash & Dot are robots with personality and capability.

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. Catherine: And… I’m driving, three months later, hearing that they made robots like this.

Digital Equity: It’s More Than Just Student Access


It’s an economic concern, as schools consider how they can ensure equal access for all. And it raises questions about gender and race: How can schools inspire more girls and students of color to pursue STEM? Amesse Elementary at Denver Public Schools. Amesse Elementary.

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

What it Takes to Integrate Robotics and Coding into the Classroom. It starts with a game of Robot Turtles, a board game by Thinkfun that’s being used at Hubbard Woods School in Winnetka, Ill., It helps explain the step-by-step nature of coding,” says Todd Burleson, resource center director for this Winnetka Public Schools District 36 elementary school. Schools Get Started in Robotics. District 36 started small with its robotics program. “We

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.


All-Girls Team Wins International Robotics Competition


Wonder Workshop , maker of the award-winning robots now used in over 20,000 elementary and middle schools globally, today announced the winners of the 2017-2018 Wonder League Robotics Competition.

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

The Hechinger Report

A robot built by students to research endangered frogs in Lake Titicaca, in Peru, being tested in June, 2016, by Lindsey Hamblin (left), then a Skyline High School senior, and Callie Meyers, then a Skyline junior. STEM gives me challenges to think about.


An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM

The Hechinger Report

Related: Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs. North Star is part of the Uncommon Schools network, which has elementary, middle and high schools in Newark. Like a good STEM student, Mann started by doing his own research project.


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.


Northrop Grumman Foundation’s Fab School Labs Contest is officially open for submissions! Win a dream STEM Lab.

Educational Technology Guy

The contest is designed to drive student interest in science, technology, engineering and mathematics – otherwise known as STEM - by giving public middle schools the opportunity to create the STEM lab of their dreams, made possible by a grant of up to $100,000 for each. Northrop Grumman and the Northrop Grumman Foundation are committed to expanding and enhancing the pipeline of diverse, talented STEM students globally.

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What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

The Hechinger Report

This year alone, Juliet has used 3D printers, servo motors and microcontrollers to build the parts needed to construct a therapeutic robotic dog that she hopes will help those afraid of canines overcome their fears, a project she did as part of a lesson in her English class.

TEACHER VOICE: How students in one Massachusetts town learned to love coding

The Hechinger Report

Thousands of students in Plymouth public elementary schools participate in Hour of Code, a lynchpin in our technology curriculum for the past three years. Related: COLUMN: Kids teaching robots: Is this the future of education? K-12 Opinion STEM Technology access

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Cardboard Creations: A Maker Education Camp

User Generated Education

Many of the discussions about and actions related to integrating maker education into educational environments center around the use of new technologies such computer components ( Raspberry Pis , Arduinos ), interactive robots for kids ( Dash and Dot , Ozobots , Spheros ), and 3D printers.

Cardboard Challenges: No Tech/Low Cost Maker Education

User Generated Education

Many of the discussions about and actions related to integrating maker education into educational environments center around the use of new technologies such computer components ( Raspberry Pis , Arduinos ), interactive robots for kids ( Dash and Dot , Ozobots , Spheros ), and 3D printers.

Chrome Can: Coding on a Chromebook!

Dr. Shannon Doak

Coding for Elementary School. ” This application is fantastic to use with robots and can be used for students at various levels of comfort and skill. . Coding is not the only STEM type of work that can be done on a Chromebook.

The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. The longevity and sustainability of maker education will depend on making it feasible, approachable, and accessible to the masses of educators.

What Is Your Why?: The Importance of Computer Science Education

Digital Promise

VPS students have access to diverse courses such as coding, Python, robotics, and electronic applications, to name a few. Elizabeth Forward, for example, implemented middle school-level robotics to engage students in maker learning and activate their imaginations before they begin advanced computer science coursework in high school.

4 ways forward-thinking districts are inspiring more students to code

eSchool News

San Francisco Unified School District aims to incorporate CS into the core curriculum for all students in grades pre-K-8, in order to increase access for underrepresented student populations, specifically African-American and Latino students and girls.

Salesforce Gifts $12.2M to Expand Computer Science in S.F., Oakland Public Schools


Kids played with Legos, pranced around with stuffed animals and Salesforce mascots, munched on treats, painted using Sphero robots, tinkered with portable gaming devices, made race cars and dueled with robots. million, which will go towards expanding computer science education in 68 elementary schools, middle schools and high schools in San Francisco, and 20 middle schools in Oakland. Painting with Sphero robots at today's event. .

How STEAM Camps Can Combat Summer Brain Drain

or, “You loved technology class so much, do you want to try robotics or coding?” It is also advantageous to organize each camp day with a laid-out schedule, assigned roles for time and record keepers, and accessible materials and visual aids.

Top 10 K–12 Educational Technology Trends


Schools often have to address issues of equality and funding to ensure that all students, regardless of economic status, have access to a mobile device in the classroom so no one is disadvantaged. 6 RoboticsRobots will likely continue trending in the K–12 environment.

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12 Projects for your STEAM program

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEAM–Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math–is education’s new STEM. I’ve written before on ways to use STEM every day in classwork. If you have another platform, try Draw a Stickman (well-suited for elementary school ages). Robotics.

Discovery Education Adds Engaging New Content Supporting Social Studies, the Earth Sciences and More to Award-Winning Digital Services


A New Look at STEM Careers: For students wanting to learn more about career paths in STEM, six new videos have been added to the STEM Careers series in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and STEM Connect. K-12 k12 education STEM The Wire News Education curriculum

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Online petition urges computer science education funding

eSchool News

In a letter sent to Congress, the authors note that technology is quickly changing society, and “participating in this world requires access to computer science in our schools.” 10 million from Microsoft for broadening access to K-12 computer science education.

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018


This platform is designed to develop elementary writing skills through a world-building game environment. There's also a webpage where teachers can access their students' texts and leave comments; students will see the feedback directly in the game.

Workbench Education Expands Partnership with Baltimore City Public Schools


Workbench enables schools to implement Project Based Learning (PBL), STEM/STEAM, and Making into their curriculum. The expanded partnership will provide similar PD sessions with the additional seven schools, which include Arundel Elementary, Cherry Hill Elementary/Middle, Dorothy I.

The All-Black and Latino School Where Every Kid Can Code


To support their efforts, they enlisted unusual help: from a robot named Meccanoid. DPA Principal Mashea Ashton (center) with two founding staff members of the school and Meccanoid, the talking robot and secret weapon during recruiting. Trenisha Goslee is a STEM teacher at DPA.

Why do TEACHERS start public charter schools?


When a former Montessori teacher and community members recognized that the rural county of Sussex did not have any Montessori elementary schools, they decided to found Sussex Montessori School in Seaford, Delaware.

The 2018 Vernier/NSTA Technology Awards Name Seven Winning Educators for Their Innovative Use of Data-Collection Technology


A panel of NSTA-appointed experts chose the winning educators—one elementary teacher, two middle school teachers, three high school teachers, and one college-level educator—for their innovative use of data-collection technology in the science classroom.