National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. 8th

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National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Here are some great ideas for celebrating: Ten Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day with NASA | NASA. National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Stem Education in 2020.

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Are classroom robots the NextGen of learning?


Technology has the potential to further transform the way we learn, as is apparent by the advancements in robotics and its use in classrooms. Let’s take a look at how robots are currently being used in classrooms and try answering the question of the hour: Do robots have the potential to teach students in the future? Classroom robots of today. Milo , or the Robot Kid, is an interactive robot for engaging and teaching children with autism.


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3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?


STEM education is an interdisciplinary and practical teaching method of four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read more: STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills. The future of STEM education.

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Ten jobs that are safe from robots

The Hechinger Report

Yes, the robots are definitely coming for the jobs of America’s 3.5 Robots may also be coming for radiologists, whose expertise diagnosing diseases through X-rays and MRIs is facing stiff competition from artificial intelligence. And robots are starting to do some of the work in professions as diverse as chef , office clerk and tractor-trailer operator. For most of us, though, the robot invasion will simply change the tasks we do, not destroy our jobs altogether.

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

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How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. Here are five ideas to follow from Fleming on how to set up a library makerspace that will foster creativity and expand on your STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum : SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs. Why not offer robotics in the makerspace to the entire student population ?

Mesa Public Schools and S.A.V.E. Consortium Name CoderZ as Approved Vendor

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members, can implement our well-structured and inclusive curriculum with the knowledge that the program meets and exceeds the requirements to become an integral component of a school’s STEM implementation.”. DERRY, N.H. –


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.


Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three 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 and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s.

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7 ways data collection is improving STEM education

eSchool News

STEM classes in particular have a natural potential to be both tech-rich and inquiry-based, especially hands-on lab activities. Here are 7 ways technology is enhancing and expanding STEM education in our school district. One exciting way we’re infusing technology into STEM education is through our district’s Innovations Labs. Each Innovations Lab includes a science lab space with mobile furniture, a robotics court, netbooks, and SPARK handheld science learning devices.


How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. Here are five ideas to follow from Fleming on how to set up a library makerspace that will foster creativity and expand on your STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) curriculum : SIGN UP : Get more news from the EdTech newsletter in your inbox every two weeks! Assess the School’s Existing STEM Programs. Why not offer robotics in the makerspace to the entire student population ?

4 EdTech Tools for Ramping Up STEM Learning

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Many teachers can tell you first hand that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education has been gaining influence in the world of academia for at least the last five years. There are plenty of different avenues professors can take to implement STEM education. Here are four popular tools aimed at facilitating STEM education in the U.S. When it comes to STEM education , Legos can be used as integral building blocks for student visualization.


Getting Girls into STEM: The Power of Blended (and All-Female) Instruction


Mary’s all-girls robotics team, knows a thing or two about breaking the mold. During a panel on the importance of STEM education for women, she explained what it’s like to be a female student competing in a male-dominated program: “Not only were we the only all-girls robotics team,” she explained of a recent competition, “we were the only team that actually allowed girls to touch the robots.” Jackie, the team captain of St.

Computer science education still not in majority of schools

eSchool News

The report combines state-level policy with course access and participation data in a way that assesses the progress of the computer science community through a lens of equity and diversity. Related content: A plan for teaching coding and robotics from home. Although U.S.

When It Comes to Technology and Engineering, National Report Card Confirms: Girls Rule


Pretty well, according to the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP)—also known as the Nation’s Report Card. And it’s good news: Students tested in 2018 showed improvements over those in 2014, the year the first NAEP Technology and Engineering Literacy (TEL) assessment was administered. The assessment featured 15 scenario-based tasks, which incorporated video clips, audio, animation and text, as well as 77 discrete questions.

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App Smashing with Kindergarteners #ipadchat

The CoolCatTeacher

She loves STEAM, PBL, coding, robotics, green screen, app smashing and more. All Subjects Assessment Innovation iPads Kindergarten (ages 3-6) Science Teachers STEM Teachers Tools Wonderful Classroom WednesdayA conversation with Carrie Willis on episode 83 of the 10-Minute Teacher From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Carrie Willis @carriewillis18 talks about how kindergarteners in her STEAM lab use their iPads.

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Cross Curricular Maker Education Activity That Addresses Common Core Standards

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Brief Description: Learners create a robot using geometric shapes and LEDs. They then compose a comic strip using Storyboard That which describes the geometric properties of their robot. Learners are given the task of building a robot composed of geometric shapes. Learners are asked to determine the surface area of their robots. Learners share their results, both their constructed robots and their surface area results, with peers. Assessment.

PROOF POINTS: Rural American students shift away from math and science during high school, study finds

The Hechinger Report

Rural students posted lower scores on math assessments in early ninth grade than their suburban counterparts and they had taken half as many high-school level courses in middle school. Green areas are rural regions. Tiny yellow dots scattered throughout the green areas are small towns.

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How to Create a Classroom That’s a Safe Space for Failure


Bycraft, our robot goes backward!” And off they went, to work on yet another version of their robot. It’s the belief that the process of creating is what teachers should be assessing, rather than the final product. How have you made robotics boring?

Five Things You Don’t Know About Cloud Computing and Education


The engine will also assess the outcomes of such interventions—information that will help tailor and improve recommendations over time. AWS Educate has released cloud badges for the following services: RoboMaker makes it easier to develop, test, and deploy intelligent robotics applications at scale. Distance learning, limited classroom space, and the specialized software needed for STEM and creative fields are rapidly making the computer lab obsolete.

Game-Based Learning Is Changing How We Teach. Here's Why.


Filament is right now working on a robotics game, where students in this sandbox space can build pretty much any robot they can imagine to solve specific challenges. Education Technology Game-Based Learning Assessments Computer Science 21st Century Skills STEM Coding

CoderZ by Intelitek Wins Tech & Learning‘Best of Show’ Award at ISTE 2018


Derry, NH July 2, 2018 -- Intelitek today announced that its online coding and robotics program CoderZ, was named as a Best of Show winner by Tech & Learningat the 2018 International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Conference and Expo. CoderZ is a powerful, easy to use online platform that teaches students in grades 6-12 valuable STEM skills that prepare them for college and careers such as coding, robotics and physical computing.


'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” This narrative – robots are coming for your jobs (and your kids’ jobs) – involves tasking schools with retooling so they can better train students for “ the jobs of the future ,” although to a certain extent, workforce preparation has always been what (part of) the education system has been expected to do. Helicopter Robots. ” Robots Raising Children.

Tips and Activities for Computational Thinking in the Classroom

Students can bring code to their geometry lessons by classifying shapes, measuring, and sketching angles, and then working together to program robots to drive those lines and angles. It’s important to include creative reflection practices for authentic assessment to check for understanding and to help students tell their stories. Wonder Workshop creates engaging, hands-on learning tools, programming languages, and curriculum that bring STEM and coding to life for grades K-8.

Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

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Assessing making and tinkering. The risks of using reflection as your only tool for assessing making. Hummingbird Robotics Kit. 10-minute Teacher Show Libraries News & Trends STEM TeachingEpisode 49 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Today Sylvia Martinez @smartinez co-author of Invent to Learn talks about tinkering today.

Free resource from Discovery Education about Manufacturing

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Discovery Education has a new free resource: Manufacture Your Future, which has free STEM lessons and resources for grades 6-12 related to manufacturing. Manufacture Your Future: New Online Portal Offers Free, Dynamic STEM Lessons and Resources Discovery Education and Alcoa Foundation are excited to introduce Manufacture Your Future , a new, online destination designed to inspire students in grades 6-12 to explore modern manufacturing careers through STEM-based exploration.

Hacking project-based learning: tips for management, assessment, & more from Ross Cooper & Erin Murphy

The Cornerstone for Teachers

But it’s not always simple to plan, and manage, and assess, so we’re going to talk about some practical teaching strategies today. With PBL, kids show what they learn as they journey through the unit, interact with its lessons, collaborate with each other, and assess themselves and each other. Cooper: Just like with any type of activity, whether it’s STEM, whether it’s project-based learning, whether it’s robotics.

“The biggest challenge facing education is teaching for a future that is unknown.” – Ben Eilenberg, Australia

Daily Edventures

Teacher/STEM Coordinator/Media Coordinator. He also acquired some Lego RX robotics kits to engage several male students who didn’t want to be at school. “As However, this was offset by the excitement of the students, how quickly they understood the technology (in fact, they were able to teach me a thing or two), and with the robotics, how engaged the students became.”. 21st century skills Change Management and Culture of Innovation Robotics STEM education

8 Must-See Hidden Gems from ISTE 2018


Want to speed up fluency assessments and free up time for instruction? This early literacy tool created by NWEA allows for whole-class, online assessment of oral reading fluency and other key skills thanks to speech recognition and audio recording software. NWEA claims that by using MAP's assessment tool, teachers can condense two weeks of one-on-one assessment work into 20 minutes, freeing up more time to focus on instruction and student growth.

How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

Examples are STEM, PBL, Inquiry-Based Learning, Interdisciplinary, and Base Learning. Figuring out how to do modern assessments. There are many kinds of assessments on the educational landscape. Here are 6 major learning assessment categories from : Diagnostic Assessment. Formative Assessment. Norm-Referenced Assessment. Criterion-Referenced Assessment. Interim Assessment.

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This is What Powerful Learning Looks Like, Students Share Their Stories

Digital Promise

They are empowered to “DO SOMETHING” – and then do it, assess and adjust along the way, and they share their victories, lessons learned, and any needs and concerns. Zaina: The Saturday Robotics Teacher. Women of color are poorly represented in STEM-related fields in the U.S. 1 Zaina, a high school junior in Los Angeles, has undertaken the challenge of improving STEM learning opportunities for middle school-aged women of color.

LEGO’s WeDo 2.0 teaches science, coding

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New wireless, tablet-ready robot-based learning system for elementary science curriculum teaches science and coding in a hands-on way. a hands-on science solution designed for elementary classrooms using a robot-based learning system. Teachers receive support through training, curriculum and built-in assessment. Mobile Learning News STEM Top News CES coding Lego lego education mobile learning science curriculum

Science Interactive Group Acquires Another Company to Grow Its Lab Education Kits


based professional organization of about 50,000 people in science education and business, says science educators constantly assess whether their students would master concepts best through hands-on experiments or a digital tool.

I Moved a Drone With My Mind. Soon Your Students Will Too.


I stood facing the drone, about to face-off with a little robot. launched a seven year 6,000-student randomized control trial in 2015 to assess the impact of school-based mindfulness classes on children’s mental health. Education Technology STEM Whole-Child Learning 21st Century Skills Artificial IntelligenceI recently moved a drone with my mind.

How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

Over the past few years, there has been a huge influx of education technology resources available to schools – from tablets and robotics, to online platforms and digital whiteboards. It’s also important to consider technology that can be used across subjects and curriculums; for example, robotics kits that can not only be used to teach core STEM subjects but can also be used in English, geography and history lessons to help bring subjects to life.

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Student seeks to create the ‘Netflix of online learning’

The Hechinger Report is a database of more than 300 online resources, from a civics curriculum created by a former Supreme Court justice to engineering lessons for building a robotic arm.