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How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Embrace the concrete nature of answers in STEM topics.

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C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

C-STEM Studio is a California A-G approved curriculum and turn-key solution for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through computing and robotics. ” In fact, the C-STEM Studio algebra curriculum is fully aligned with Common Core state standards in mathematics.

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Design Thinking Process and UDL Planning Tool for STEM, STEAM, Maker Education

User Generated Education

If this is how the makerspace is set up in your school, then your kids may not have access to the resources, materials, and tools when they need them, especially for STEM or STEAM. Many of those same qualities are goals of the Common Core State Standards.

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CA Computer Science Legislation with CUE Support Approved by Gov Brown


The bill supports President Obama’s Computer Science for All initiative, which provides Federal funding for the next three years for states to increase access to computer science education in elementary and secondary education classrooms. CUE Advocacy Update.

Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

These starter projects are aligned with Common Core standards and are already built for you. This digital citizenship project is aligned with several Common Core State Standards.

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Image Creative Commons. Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The next concept involves “getting real about STEM.

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?How Game-Based Learning Encourages Growth Mindset


What’s more, game-based learning (GBL) can address some of the most common roadblocks encountered by math teachers and students alike. Math games activate prior knowledge before presenting the learning objective. What’s more, traditional math feedback—presented to students as a letter grade or percent correct—signals the end of learning. In the gaming world, perseverance, problem solving, and creativity are the keys to success.

35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom… Putting the Arts in STEM

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to a post that recognizes that the Arts must be in STEM! I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM


It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences!

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Part 4: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Turning STEM to STEAM… 24 Resources

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this fourth 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.


5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

I try to focus in on the standards of the writing curriculum I’m using — augmented with Common Core or whatever other standards I’m using — and focus on those, rather than sitting there with a paper and pencil and doing it that way.

Integrating Maker Education into the Curriculum

User Generated Education

” For subjects like science, this is a little easier as the labs that often accompany science lessons often have a hint of STEM or maker education. Presentations to Local Students and Community Members?

10 Articles on Using Tech to Teach Math

Ask a Tech Teacher

Here are ten of the top Math-and-tech tips according to Ask a Tech Teacher readers: C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics. How to Interest the Next Generation of Great Minds to Work in STEM Fields. Math Books for Elementary Grades.

Lessons Learned from the History of the "Crisis" in Education

Saving Socrates

The memorable report begins with the line" the educational foundations of our society are presently being eroded by a rising tide of mediocrity that threatens our very future as a Nation and a people." Our diversity was from within present on our very shores. America engaged in these conflicts to deter or stem Communism from spreading to our nation''s shores. The Common Core, first thought of really by Ed.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Social studies is like the lima beans on the curricular plate of the elementary student’s day,” said Paul Fitchett, associate professor and director of curriculum and instruction for the doctoral program in education at University of North Carolina at Charlotte.

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Game Education: It’s in Their DNA – Guest Post from Courtney Pepe


The video below provides an example of how the students created these worlds in Minecraft and then demonstrated their understanding of the history through their video presentations. Have your elementary language arts class play with Osmo for twenty minutes on a Friday.

Poster Children of Math Education

K-12 Schools - Education News

It is used as evidence that traditionally-taught math is math taught wrong because it is presented as a bunch of tricks, relying on rote memorization with no conceptual understanding or connections to other concepts — students should see that math makes sense. Elementary School Mathematics.

Venture into the Unknown A littleBit- A Finkel Fellowship Post


I’m sure you’ve thought about trying something new in your classroom, but were tied to many other requirements that needed your immediate attention- Common Core, standards based grading, student behavior, parent issues. I poured my heart and all my energy into that presentation.

Discovering the “Ultimate Classroom”: A Student Led Project Based Learning Inquiry


With the Common Core, state testing, interventions, and all else that goes on in the elementary day, how would I find time for my students to investigate and inquire into their interests? At the beginning of this school year, I joined EdTechTeam’s Teacher Leader Cohort.

Part 1: Tech Resources and Tools for Differentiated Learning … Reading

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s. I have delivered hundreds of workshops and presentations. Also, check out Newsela for Elementary and note there is a also a comparison of a free and paid version.

Collaboration Coaching


The following teacher reflection is a cross-curricular STEM project between Sandy Rollefstad'' s and Sarah Harrison ''s classes. At the elementary schools, there were similar culture shifts in the learning taking place in the classroom.

Lesson Study? There’s an App for That


One of the standards for mathematical practice in the Common Core is to “ construct viable arguments and critique the reasoning of others. In what order should the ideas be presented? In the 1960s, Japanese elementary education was very teacher-centered and rote.

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Top 50 Sites/Apps of 2015

Technology Tidbits

However, that does not mean there are not a lot of new items to look through, as sites/apps for programming/coding, Math/STEM, and Game Based Learning played a predominant role in this year's list. Students can also work on their STEM skills and learn the basics of programming. Ignite Teaching - An excellent free iPad app for Project Based Learning through collaborative digital presentations/projects. A nice way to learn how to code and ideal for STEM.

Eight Ways To Teach Climate Change In Almost Any Classroom


Common Sense Media has a list of climate change-related movies for all ages. Assign a research project, multimedia presentation or speech. Pamela Tarango teaches third grade at the Downtown Elementary School in Bakersfield, Calif.

2014 LRNG Innovation Challenge Winners Announced

Educator Innovator

From multi-dimensional digital literacy projects, to pop-up maker spaces, STEM-centric collaborations, and projects that promote community accessibility, we look forward to seeing each of these projects evolve and create environments that inspire interest-driven, production-centered work that allows students to thrive as producers. Take a look at the list of winning proposals and learn a bit more about the projects below: After School and Summer STEM Labs.


STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

If you haven''t been a volunteer moderator before, there''s nothing quite like the camaraderie and the excitement that develops jumping in and out of session rooms and helping presenters and participants have a great experience.


The Social Learning Summit Is Tomorrow - Online and Free

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

this will also allow you to correspond with the presenters and other members, and to comment on sessions and discussions). Tomorrow, Saturday, April 21st, is worldwide 2012 Social Learning Summit , a one-day virtual conference being held as a partnership of Classroom 2.0 and the Discovery Educator Network. The Summit is from 9:00am - 3:00pm US Eastern Time. This is a free event, with a focus on inclusion and participation--all are welcome!

Learning Revolution Free PD - Angela Maiers Tonight - LOTS of 2014 Global Education Conference Updates - Proposal Deadline, Keynotes, and Volunteering

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The fifth annual Global Education Conference is just a few weeks away, and we want to be sure that you have an opportunity to contribute to this year''s conference as a presenter. Everyone is encouraged to submit a presentation proposal, including first-time presenters. Additionally, we are hoping to have a great set of student presentations this year. Be sure to check out the Student Strand and consider encouraging your students to submit a presentation proposal.