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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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. Richard Byrne the author of Free Technology for Teachers has some fantastic professional development courses including a course for history / social studies teachers.

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The best 4 tips to get your child involved in STEM learning


In recent years, many of us have heard the term STEM used in conversations about kids and the way they learn, and for good reason. 4 Tips to get your child involved in STEM learning. There are several ways you can help your child jump into STEM learning, and it starts at home.

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More


All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook. is now available in Discovery Education Streaming, Science Techbook, and STEM Connect. Available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus, the Science Techbook, and STEM Connect.

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Study: Recognition of Abilities Helps Drive Interest In Math, STEM

K-12 Schools - Education News

According to a new study published by Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari in the journal Child Development, interest and recognition can help increase a student’s enthusiasm for math and their willingness to pursue a career in STEM fields.

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5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

Discovery Education

Below you will find 5 ways you can use STEM experiences to inspire your students to begin changing the world now and not waiting till later. STEM Glocal impacts! Click here to access free STEM Camp resources.


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? Wybrant cites the North Dakota Access Pipeline as an example.

6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Discovery Education

Research studies across the board all seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to family involvement: When families are involved with their children’s learning from the beginning and throughout their academic careers, students don’t just succeed — they shine.


How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever


This technology captures whatever is going on in the classroom and turns it into easily searchable and referenceable video content that students can access anywhere, anytime, on all their devices—which is one piece of the puzzle.

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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.

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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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Universal preschool is most cost-effective, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Preschool is most likely to help low-income children if their classmates come from a range of family incomes, according to a new study. Related: Eight ways to introduce kids to STEM at an early age.

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Apprenticeships could provide a path to the middle class for millions of workers, new study says

The Hechinger Report

A new analysis from Burning Glass Technologies, a software company that studies labor-market data, suggests the answer may be yes. The study also found that the number of jobs filled by apprentices could be expanded eightfold, from 410,000 today to approximately 3.3

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Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science in the last pos t.

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The problem with high-stakes testing and women in STEM

The Hechinger Report

More on that after I explain Taylor’s study, “Fairness to Gifted Girls- Admissions to NYC’s Elite Public High Schools,” which has completed the peer-review process and is currently set for publication at the Journal of Women and Minorities in Science and Engineering.


Study: Recognition of Abilities Helps Drive Interest In Math, STEM

K-12 Schools - Education News

According to a new study published by Florida International University Professor Zahra Hazari in the journal Child Development, interest and recognition can help increase a student’s enthusiasm for math and their willingness to pursue a career in STEM fields.


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

The Hechinger Report

Their work is a version of what educators call project-based learning, which means gaining knowledge by solving problems rather than by studying textbooks. Related: An urban charter school achieves a fivefold increase in the percentage of its black and Latino graduates who major in STEM.


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 I everything I studied in college allowed me to open my mind to new ways of communication for the real world.”.programming

How One Urban District Designed STEM for All


Access to STEM education is more than an economic issue. Anne Jolly highlights the story of an urban district where an intentionally disruptive program is successfully involving all middle school students in STEM studies.

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Volunteers Who Are Changing Perceptions About STEM

MIND Research Institute

The challenges of getting students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)/STEAM (including the arts) are well-documented and the implications for our economy are staggering.


Student Curated Study Guides via G. Form File Submission

Cycles of Learning

Today in class I leveraged this feature to facilitate the curation of a student generated study guide for an upcoming chemistry assessment. In the case of the activity described, the ability to access the files is ​necessary for students to view the document.

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

The Hechinger Report

Tahiv McGee, who graduated from North Star this spring and will attend Pomona College this fall, explains the research study he worked on at Rutgers-Newark. Related: Pathways to jobs of the future opening via summer STEM programs. The next step was adding STEM electives. “We


A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking


Using everyday digital content, the COR paper and online assessments directly connect to the questions posed in SHEG’s study and engage learners in credibility decision-making around three COR Competencies: Who’s behind the information? Social studies teachers will adore these!

With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

eSchool News

STEM education took center stage at the Colorado Convention Center, where Lockheed Martin announced an $800,000 STEM investment in partnership with Project Lead The Way and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to expand STEM programming for Denver Public Schools (DPS) students.


New EL STEM Report Highlights the Need for Better Curriculum and Learning Experiences

MIND Research Institute

The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering and Medicine released a consensus study report in October 2018 entitled English Learners in STEM Subjects: Transforming Classrooms, Schools, and Lives. English Learners in STEM Subjects report.

3-state study sheds light on math learning resource

eSchool News

Sixth and seventh graders saw improvements in math assessments after using LearnBop in classroom studies, company says. Using both a control group, which did not use LearnBop, and a group that used LearnBop, the study compared the pre- and post-test assessments of more than 800 students.

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Study: Adaptive, gamified approach can boost math scores

eSchool News

A new study from WestEd, a nonpartisan, nonprofit research agency, commissioned by Front Row Education, found that students using the adaptive, gamified and data-drive technology showed greater mathematics achievement outcomes when compared with students who did not.

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


The recently-added content empowers educators to create dynamic digital learning environments that support social studies, life and earth sciences, social and emotional learning, and more. Discovery Education’s STEM Connect enhances core curriculum and brings STEM to life in classrooms.

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Experts offer black and Latino college students 8 tips for success, from studying together to becoming a tutor

The Hechinger Report

Find — or form — a group of students to study with so you can master the material. When students study together, they learn from each other and figure out what they might be doing wrong — which doesn’t happen when they study in isolation. “To

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Setting, Tension, Explanation, Metaphor: A Storytelling Approach for Early STEM Learning


Working alongside teachers trained in early STEM learning, they can be exploring the fundamentals of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM)—and developing the skills they need to prepare for the future. Advocates for early STEM learning are working to change this, but they face significant communications barriers. Research reveals that the public holds a number of problematic beliefs about STEM. Here’s a familiar mnemonic device for this narrative: STEM.


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.


Making STEM Equitable With Beautiful Ideas, Affordable Projects and Serious Play


So Haynor went looking for a way to create a fun, stylish, and inexpensive tool that might give every student access to the strobe effect. He studied educational psychology (and played Ultimate Frisbee) at Dartmouth and international education at the Harvard Graduate School of Education. Education Technology Maker Movement Community STEM EducationFun is science educator Sam Haynor’s superpower.

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Rare Calculus Classes Raise Questions on Advanced Study

K-12 Schools - Education News

Megan McNulty of Deseret News writes that there is also a racial disparity in schools that lack access to core science and math offerings. The authors of the study call this the “Algebra Whirlpool.” For interested readers, more information about Course Access is available online.

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


They also have a number of STEM challenges in the form pre-designed engineering projects designed for collaborative group work with students and are helpful for teachers using the robots in their classes. The robot promoted accessibility within the art curriculum.

How Access to Nature During The Schoolyear Can Help Students Thrive


Research into the cognitive benefits of green space is still in its infancy, but one of the stronger studies on the subject found a connection between increased green space and increased attentiveness and working memor y over a 12-month period among some 2,500 elementary school children.

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


What has repeatedly snagged her ability to study it, however, has been when homework assignments include charts and graphs that her screen-reading software can’t process. “If The equivalent for me is going to a class and not being able to study the textbook. 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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How ‘Dungeons & Dragons’ Primes Students for Interdisciplinary Learning, Including STEM


Studies have shown that the highly social and collaborative nature of the popular fantasy role-playing game cultivates a range of social-emotional skills, which can lay the foundation for improved learning. In one striking example, educational researcher and teacher Alexandra Carter used a student-modified version of Dungeons & Dragons as the centerpiece of a yearlong program with a Grade 3 class that combined math, reading, writing, and social studies. Sorcery for STEM.


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. Next page: The best ways to improve STEM programs.


Test prep to get into vocational education? Yup, it’s a thing

The Hechinger Report

Abaza spends mornings in a classroom, studying automotive tech, and afternoons at a local BMW dealership, repairing cars and earning $10 an hour. K-12 News Data and research Higher education access Higher education affordability STEM

S'Cool Tools, Teacher Voice Edition: Edthena, Kaltura, Defined STEM


If you’d like to be featured in our S’Cool Tools column, click here to leave your very own Teacher Case Study. To date we have over 27,000 videos stored in the back-end of Kaltura, almost all of which is user-generated content from within Blackboard (All users, faculty and students alike, have access to the same suite of tools.) Defined STEM. Written by Meghan , a science and social studies coordinator at an elementary school in Virginia.