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. Komal grew up in India and studied Computer Science at Delhi University and later moved to Canada to complete her Masters’ in Com.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you studying Mars? Well, now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms using the Chrome web browser. Now we can all use Book Creator in our classrooms, on any device, using the Chrome web browser. Minecraft in the Classroom. Minecraft in the classroom.

Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education. In order to prevent STEM and maker education from becoming a flavor of the month, there needs to be specific strategies provided to educators on how to embed STEM and maker activities into their curriculum.

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How to Assess Your District: The Global Challenge Project Case Study

The CoolCatTeacher

Our middle school, like many other middle schools, have teams made up of Language Arts, Social Studies, Science and Math. Vicki: This is a remarkable project, a great topic for Wonderful Classroom Wednesday, this Global Challenge Project.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. They are practical courses that have teachers developing tangible resources to use in their classrooms immediately.

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Quick List STEM Resources For The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Science Technology Engineering Math STEM. Those were some of my fondest times in the classroom, blowing things up (it happened once!) STEM today is so much more than just the 4 areas that make it up. And it's important to embrace STEM in every classroom and at every level.

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Actively Learn - resources for middle and high school ELA, science, and social studies teachers, including interactive text and video assignments as well as PhET sims.

Educational Technology Guy

Actively Learn is an excellent resource for teachers and students, providing middle and high school teachers in ELA, Science and Social Studies, resources to help their students. Actively Learn: is a one-stop-shop for teachers of ELA, social studies, and science.

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the first of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns.

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Classroom Earth: Teach Conservation By Going Outside

The CoolCatTeacher

If I had one wish for the classrooms of the world, it is that we would all leave the four walls and enter Classroom Earth. In Classroom Earth we will study nature in nature. We will study and record history.

Lesson learned? Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education

Leadership Lounge

Massive study finds lectures still dominate STEM education. Where STEM meets the pen.Over the 14 years that she’s been teaching art at Adolfo Camarillo High School, Abigail Santana’s classroom methods have changed with technology. Lesson learned?

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Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum.

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Ten Engaging Digital Education Sites For Any Social Studies Classroom

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I took some time to look over my past posts and decided I needed to provide Social Studies Teachers with some great resources for their classroom. STEM, 21st century learning, and technology integration, please sign up for 21centuryedtech by email or RSS.

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Group Work Gets Kids More Engaged in STEM

Digital Promise

Shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals has been an important concern in the United States. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, the nation could face a shortage of one million STEM workers. So, what can we do to get more students interested in STEM? STEM Starts Early. Simple activities like counting and playing with puzzles can build children’s STEM skills. Similar Findings from Other Studies.

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Want to Solve our STEM Skills Problem? Bring in the Professionals

Digital Promise

Recent Australian studies show there’s a decline in student participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in high school. We want more of our students to take up STEM in schools and universities so we have a steady stream of graduates skilled in these areas for the future. Teachers can have a strong influence on students’ engagement and interest in STEM subjects, and on how they view maths and science in terms of future careers.

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Time Is the Greatest Challenge to Teaching STEM. Families Can Help.

Edsurge

For 14 years, Julia Moak, a fifth grade science teacher in Miami, has switched on the lights in her classroom at the start of every school day. A generator then converts it into electrical energy, which rapidly moves through power lines and into her classroom, converting to light energy.

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4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

Discovery Education

When many of us were growing up and considering that tough question during the junior or senior year of high school, “What do you want to study in college,” the options set before us would fit on an 8 ½ by 11 sheet of paper. STEM Career Challenges.

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Sneaking a Trojan Horse of STEM into my Classroom

Fractus Learning

This is the story of how I took my passion for building energy efficient cars and used it as a vehicle to bring STEM into my French classroom. Nine years ago I needed to move classrooms. It boasted only one other classroom as its neighbor. Sneaking STEM into French Class.

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Ten Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready for a series of helpful STEM posts. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM. Quick note for those near Fort Wayne, Indiana: I will be providing a keynote for the STEM 2.0:

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5 Ways STEM Inspires Students to Change the World

Discovery Education

Many of the problems we face in our world today will not be solved by today’s adults, but by the students in our classrooms. 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.

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Why one district’s students studied only STEM for a week

eSchool News

For one week in October, students in Boston’s public middle schools—6,500 students in 36 schools–set aside their regular lessons and participated in Boston STEM Week , a hands-on, in-depth program connecting students with real-world examples of STEM in action. News STEM

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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

techlearning

The program offers multi-platform online learning tools, with digital resources including: an interactive map, video vignettes, biographies and thought-provoking classroom activities to help students further explore how to help prevent human rights abuses and violations around the world.

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STEM in the Primary Classroom: X Ways to Make the Studying Process More Engaging

My Paperless Classroom

STEM is a vitally important for students and how much students actually like these subjects is largely determined in primary school, as there they decide if they’re engaged and judge if they’re competent and capable enough for these subjects to actually enjoy them.

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Got humor? It might be the key to STEM engagement

eSchool News

Real-world relevance and a little dash of humor are two ingredients that might increase STEM engagement and make learning fun for high school students, according to a new survey. on how to increase student interest, understanding, and performance in math and STEM subjects.

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STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns.

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7 Things to Know About Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Today, Dr. Marina Umashchi Bers from Tufts University discusses her research findings about what works (and doesn’t) with young children in the classroom. Coding in the Early Childhood Classroom. We’re going to talk about coding in the early childhood classroom. #1

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.

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Why writing doesn’t just prove learning, it improves all learning-including STEM

eSchool News

In the best classrooms, writing for learning is facilitated through collaboration with a peer or revision based on feedback from a teacher. This process can happen when studying any subject, not just English language arts. Curriculum eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News STEM

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How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. My son has learning issues, and when I walked into his classroom, I began to see it through his eyes,” he says.

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STEM Across Curriculum: Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs - and Facts to Thinking

techlearning

Welcome to another STEM related post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns.

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

Edsurge

Tech entrepreneur Fred Singer is the CEO and founder of Echo360 , a company which he launched after a visit to his son’s classroom. My son has learning issues, and when I walked into his classroom, I began to see it through his eyes,” he says.

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Drones in the Classroom: Teaching Writing and Collaboration with Drones

The CoolCatTeacher

Santha Walters uses drones in her English classroom to teach writing, collaboration and more. Learn how she does it, what standards she teaches, and technical issues of working with drones in the classroom. Drones in the English Classroom. You can use technology in any classroom.

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. Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources. Science – STEM Resources.

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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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How to Create STEM Courses for Best Learning Outcomes

Kitaboo on EdTech

There’s a growing need for scientific and technical talent in STEM -related jobs. However, it seems that not many students are keen on pursuing STEM courses post their school level. Recent data from a test commonly taken by college-bound high school students found that only 20% of students are ready for courses typically required for a STEM major. A common reason given by students was that they found the STEM courses difficult. STEM courses must be based on reality.

Rocket Mortgage Classic: Students Use Ed Tech to Further Their STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

Rocket Mortgage Classic: Students Use Ed Tech to Further Their STEM Education. We believe that investing in STEM education is essential,” said Matt Troka , CDW’s senior vice president of product and partner management at the Friday event. “We

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