How to Mix STEM Education and Creativity in the Classroom

Waterford

Lately, the three Rs of school have been eclipsed by a focus on STEM education , or Science , Technology , Engineering , and Math. But that doesn’t mean that there’s no room for creativity or the arts in the classroom. Why Is Creativity Important for Children in STEM?

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How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

Waterford

Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? There Is a Gender Gap in STEM Education, and Here’s Why. Latinas in STEM.

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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? The essential component in 2020 is a T-part of STEM – Technology.

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STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Kate Hodges, English Teacher from Ohio From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Language arts classrooms can use more than books to teach. Sponsor: Adobe I use Adobe Premiere Rush to teach digital filmmaking in my classroom.

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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts. Join me, Jaime Donally of #ARVRinEdu chat and some excited AR classroom enthusiasts on Wednesday, December 19 at 9 pm ET for a free webinar about best practices in AR Classroom teaching. David Ternent is a middle school STEM teacher in Ohio.

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How STEM is preparing students for future careers

Neo LMS

There are few areas of our lives in which science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) don’t play a key role. As this continues, it is important to introduce children to STEM concepts from an early age. Read more: 3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

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Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

Rachael Mann on Episode 492 The first person to walk on Mars has already been born and is in our classrooms today, so the experts tell us. He or she could be in your classroom or mine. 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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5 Easy STEM Activities Any Teacher Can Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Chris Woods on Episode 560 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today high school math teacher, Chris Woods, gives us simple ideas of STEM activities any teacher can do. Get some ideas for how you can integrate STEM in the classroom. After sharing relevant STEM connections with his own students for years, Chris realized that not every teacher notices STEM everywhere.

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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. You’ll want to share this with your STEM colleagues. How can we ensure STEM is more than just a buzzword?

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4 Tips for Enhancing STEM Engagement in a Hybrid Classroom

EdTech Magazine

For instance, STEM educators are finding creative strategies to engage students remotely. The four best practices below can help STEM educators at all levels keep their classes engaging and effective, no matter where they’re teaching from

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From classroom to boardroom: Building diverse workforce tech talent starts with STEM

eSchool News

There are many ways to ensure that women have the support and opportunities to explore STEM fields in both their educations and careers. Women make up 47 percent of all employed adults in the U.S.,

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Moving from Teaching STEM to Doing STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Getting kids engaged and excited about learning in the STEM Classroom From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Dr. Robin Ellwood moved from lecture to hands-on STEM with her eighth graders and shows us how. Robin’s transparency encourages all of us to a new model of learning in the STEM classroom. Hands-on exploration is the way to go with kids and STEM! How DOING STEM forces us to move from scripting.

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3 critical STEM action-items for administrators

eSchool News

Like other subject areas, STEM instruction undoubtedly looked very different this school year. Below are three STEM-related action items that should be prioritized during this time. Secure science classrooms and labs.

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25 Days of Free STEM Resources Digital Advent Calendar

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! Students can submit their work via a linked Google Form or post on your LMS (Google Classroom, Seesaw, Edmodo, or Schoology). Happy holidays and welcome to this year’s digital advent calendar!

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8 virtual field trips for STEM engagement

eSchool News

Hands-on STEM subjects are challenging to teach when students aren’t in the classroom all the time, and student engagement is also a challenge during COVID. Virtual field trips can help students get a front-row look at STEM outside of the classroom.

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How to Promote Authentic STEM Learning for Families

Digital Promise

Schools want to support families around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects because these domains are engaging and capitalize on how kids naturally want to learn. But many families feel unprepared to support STEM learning.

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Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. My favorite thing is that you can work at your own pace, create things for use in your classroom today, and you can have six months to complete the courses. Komal Singh Bio as Submitted Komal Singh is an Engineering Program Manager at Google, and creator of kids’ STEM bestseller ‘Ara The Star Engineer’.

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5 tips for inclusive STEM learning experiences

eSchool News

Preparing students for STEM careers and advanced learning opportunities is about more than just teaching math, science, engineering, coding, and computer science to the youngsters who want to dabble or specialize in complex subjects.

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How to Learn in an Online Classroom – Student Tutorial

The CoolCatTeacher

For synchronous classrooms From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter In addition to a learning management system (LMS), students need to know how to learn in an online synchronous classroom.

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How STEM learning invigorates classrooms

eSchool News

eSchool News (eSN) recently spoke with Vince Bertram, the chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which has been bringing real-world and hands-on STEM learning into the classroom for 22 years, about the importance of STEM education. PLTW creates an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empowers students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. A look at how STEM learning invigorates classrooms.

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How outdoor learning spaces lead to STEM engagement

eSchool News

A new sustainable outdoor learning space is giving students in California an engaging opportunity for STEM learning during the COVID-19 pandemic.

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How to Teach Students Effective Learning in an Online Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter How I teach students to be effective learners in an online classroom. This episode is an audio version of my presentation to students about how to be effective learners in an online classroom.

Sparking Inquiry in the Classroom

A Principal's Reflections

While creating tasks that empower learners to develop their own questions is the ultimate goal, teachers can use scaffolded stems to get the ball rolling. Below is a version of a resource that can be found in Chapter 4 of Disruptive Thinking in Our Classrooms. As a kid, I loved nature.

5 ways edtech builds cross-curricular connections to STEM content

eSchool News

Thoughtfully-crafted STEM lessons that leverage technology-rich resources similar to what your students are using outside the classroom are great ways to engage students in interdisciplinary instruction. Featured on eSchool News STEAM STEM Teaching & Learning

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STEM can be fun, just do this.

The CoolCatTeacher

8 Ideas for Fun STEM Learning with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM lessons can be fun. Whether it is origami jumping frogs or making a boat out of cement, Mandy Casto has eight high-energy ideas for making STEM fun. She also shares her favorite ways to find new ideas and about the success of school-wide “STEM Time” for the students each week. Show Notes: 8 Lessons Mandy used to make STEM fun.

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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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Explore STEM Digital Learning Resources in Recognition of National STEM Day, November 8th

Discovery Education

Discovery Education and leading corporate and community partners offer engaging, no – cost digital learning resources to students, teachers, and families to help recognize National STEM Day. Held annually on November 8 th , National STEM Day unit e s communities around the importance of teaching science, technology, engineering, and math to students in gr ades K-12. . DNA Decoded – Virtual Classroom Activities. Girls Get STEM – Family Resources.

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3 reasons virtual STEM is here to stay

eSchool News

Virtual STEM can be defined in various ways – some educators define it as broadly as an online recording of any STEM-based topic, while others are more specific, saying virtual field trips or activities are required for it to be virtual STEM.

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Bringing Equity to STEM Education

Discovery Education

This work includes helping every learner develop problem-solving and decision-making skills with real-world applications outside the classroom. Progress for the STEM education movement must continue to improve, especially for students in underrepresented communities hard hit by COVID-19. We know that STEM-related education holds opportunities for students, but STEM learning must become more evenly distributed. Accessible STEM lessons.

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STEM Learning Advances When All Students Participate

EdTech Magazine

Classroom STEMBy Nathan Lang Programs are enriched by diversity and a personalized and collaborative approach.

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Part One… Transforming STEM Education from Noun to Verb… STEM in all Areas

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Putting important action and engagement in STEM across the curriculum! Welcome to the first of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM. Every subject should own STEM thinking!

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Focus on computer science and STEM! #computerscience #STEM #k12 #coding @Rexacademy1 @codeorg @blackbirdcode By @Rdene915

Teacher Tech

5 resources to bring coding into the classroom. The post Focus on computer science and STEM! computerscience #STEM #k12 #coding @Rexacademy1 @codeorg @blackbirdcode By @Rdene915 appeared first on Teacher Tech.

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STEM, STEAM, and makerspaces–oh my!

eSchool News

By now, we’ve all heard about STEM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math education. Most people have heard of STEAM, which includes arts education along with STEM and allows students to be more creative in their exploration of more technical subjects.

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4 Tips for Enhancing STEM Engagement in a Hybrid Classroom

EdTech Magazine

For instance, STEM educators are finding creative strategies to engage students remotely. The four best practices below can help STEM educators at all levels keep their classes engaging and effective, no matter where they’re teaching from

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5 STEM grants worth a look

eSchool News

Most schools grapple with budget restrictions and funding frustrations–and that’s where classroom grants, including STEM grants, can be just what the doctor ordered. Related content: Using title funds for STEM curriculum.

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