Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

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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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. David Ternent is a middle school STEM teacher in Ohio.

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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. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

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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.

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Team Building Activities That Support Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM

User Generated Education

In academia, the majority of research in STEM fields is conducted through collaborations and working groups, where a diversity of ideas need to be proposed and analyzed to determine the best strategy(ies) for solving a problem.

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5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher. Stephanie Zeiger helps us see the potential of STEM and computational thinking. 5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together.

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White House, Tech Companies Pledge $500 Million to Increase STEM Opportunities

EdTech Magazine

By Meghan Bogardus Cortez A combination of grants and donations will support computer science education for underserved students. Classroom Funding Management STEM

How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

Edsurge

college-educated workforce today but hold only a quarter of the science and engineering jobs. With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. We need more female STEM mentors and role models!

As Tech Companies Hire More Liberal Arts Majors, More Students Are Choosing STEM Degrees

Edsurge

At the same time, more STEM employers are hiring workers with humanities backgrounds, according to a new report by researchers at Strada Education Network and Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. Bachelors of arts degrees in the humanities decreased from 36 percent in 1970 to 23 percent in 2016, according to data from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. But those fragmented solutions and companies haven’t yet solved the challenges they think exist.

10 Companies Hiring Teachers Over the Summer

EdNews Daily

If you are a teacher looking for a summer gig, or unique ways to make extra money over your break, please find 10 companies hiring now. You will also find a good variety specific for educators. Psychologists for psycho-educational evaluations on an as-needed basis.

Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench

Marketplace K-12

Google has acquired Workbench, an online platform that aims to help students with maker projects and other STEM lessons. The post Google Expands K-12 Footprint, Acquires STEM-Focused Company Workbench appeared first on Market Brief. Marketplace K-12 career technical education Curriculum / Digital Curriculum edtech Google maker spaces Makerspace/Making STEM

K-12 Dealmaking: STEM Company SAM Labs Raises $8.9 million; China-based Bright Scholar Buys International Schools

Marketplace K-12

Hands-on coding and STEM education company SAM Labs raises $8.9 The post K-12 Dealmaking: STEM Company SAM Labs Raises $8.9 Marketplace K-12 China Chinese education Coding female entrepreneur International / Global Markets International schools K-12 Dealmaking STEAM STEMmillion; China-based Bright Scholar acquires British international schools network; Blue Canoe wins $500,000 from Qualcomm; ByteDance leads investment in Minerva Project.

XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

For example, their Fire Forensics: Claims and Evidence unit is a safe way to educate middle school students about fire. Generally speaking, this free interactive STEM lab takes 2-4 days to complete and includes extension science experiments that you could add to the unit.

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The Push For STEM Education: Why It Matters

TeachThought - Learn better.

The Push For STEM Education: Why It Matters contributed by Anne David There are millions of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) jobs all over the world, and that number is growing rapidly. Companies are struggling to meet the demands of a changing workforce, and both students and working-age adults are trying to make a […]. The post The Push For STEM Education: Why It Matters appeared first on TeachThought. Education

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STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future

EdTech Magazine

STEM Helps Students Launch into the Future. MORE FROM EDTECH: See how K–12 schools and companies are partnering to prepare their students for a digitally driven workforce! Employable Skills and Real-World Solutions Grow from STEM. eli.zimmerman_9856. Wed, 10/10/2018 - 10:10.

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The Future of 5G in Education

The CoolCatTeacher

A Video Shot by CBS Interactive and T-Mobile in my classroom What kind of impact will 5G have on education? sponsored 5G in Education: 30 Second Overview [link] I think the thing I loved about the video the most is that I think they really captured what happens in my classroom.

Gaming in Early Elementary Education in Australia

The CoolCatTeacher

Helen Kardiasmenos is an Innovative classroom and online educator located in Sydney, Australia. The company who sponsored it compensated me via cash payment, gift, or something else of value to include a reference to their product.

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM. As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s]

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The Big Guide to STEM - free guide with resources from educators

Educational Technology Guy

" The Big Guide to STEM " is a free e-book containing resources and STEM ideas from educators on integrating STEM/STEAM into the classroom. link] /stem-guide Although it's published by Boxlight, the only company info is in the logos. Sunshine Nance, Boxlight’s VP of Marketing, has made it her mission to facilitate STEM education, including helping to organize the Georgia Girls STEM Collaborative and working with the STEM Atlanta Women group.

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National FFA Organization, Tractor Supply Company and Discovery Education Join Together to Provide Scalable Access to Innovative Careers in STEM and Manufacturing

techlearning

During the immersive virtual experience, students will learn more about diverse career opportunities within the industry of agriculture and meet Tractor Supply Company employees. Tractor Supply Company has grown to become the largest rural lifestyle retail store chain in the United States. “At

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.

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MEL Science Raises $6 Million to Bring STEM to Life with Kits and VR

Edsurge

Moscow internet services company Yandex participated. After that, the company charges $34.90 Those lessons mostly cover chemistry today, but the company is building more content for physics and biology students, Philippov says. But he believes that’s part of his company’s appeal.

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – June

Discovery Education

STEM-minded people are trying to raise awareness though…. This artist-led group promotes water quality by literally serving and educating patrons about tap water from local and national cities. Discovery Education STEM Camp: Water. USGS: Education — Learn About Water.

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Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated

EdTech Magazine

Companies Invest in Preparing K–12 Students as Older Sectors Become Tech Integrated. Increased STEM funding from private companies comes as Americans raise concerns over the attention science, technology, engineering and math classes get in the U.S. education system.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – March 2017

Discovery Education

This month we are going to highlight women who have made an impact through STEM. There are advances in this cause as women in STEM now make 92¢ on the dollar compared to men in STEM fields compared to 77¢ on the dollar in non-STEM fields.

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How to Design the Classroom for Effective Education with Michael Cohen

The CoolCatTeacher

Michael Cohen aka the Tech Rabbi on episode 448 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Michael Cohen, aka the Tech Rabbi, and author of Education by Design talks about classroom design.

A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

Edsurge

He had learned some coding and development on his own through freeCodeCamp.org , and he had polished some of those skills doing work for a small WordPress related company. Because of privacy laws, the company can’t directly contact its biggest segment of end users. “It’s

Effective Digital Citizenship Education

The CoolCatTeacher

Digital citizenship education doesn’t work in a lecture format. Jennifer Gonzalez has released her 2018 Teachers Guide to Technology with over 200 education technology tools including tools for assessment, flipped learning, presentations, parent engagement, video engagement and more.

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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Refining the Art of Storytelling to Support Women in STEM

EdNews Daily

The story of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) helps illuminate the efforts, successes and failures in what is a vibrant community of dedicated women who play a vital role at companies big and small across the country every day. Women in STEM!

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Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017

Discovery Education

As educators we are here to prove that idea a myth! More people are using STEM skills to become inventors and innovators daily, why not you or your students? STEM Content Connection: 3M & Discovery Education Young Scientist Lab – Innovation Interactives.

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5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

Discovery Education

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET). With STEM back then, content was king and there was a critical need in our industries for content area expertise. STEM Career Challenges.

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Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education

EdTech Magazine

Q&A: Justina Nixon-Saintil on How Investment Can Improve Equity in STEM Education. By 2019, Verizon expects to have 150 schools participating in the Verizon Innovative Learning program , the company’s initiative to improve STEM education, according to a recent announcement. .

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Learning in the Making: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator

User Generated Education

Below is an except – Chapter 5: The Role of the Educator as a Maker Educator. The process of bringing maker education into formal and informal educational settings involves different approaches and strategies than in a more traditional educational setting.

Tech giants commit $300M to STEM education

eSchool News

The White House in September announced plans to spend $200 million a year on grants meant to boost STEM education in an effort to close a widening skills gap that, some say, has left Americans out of the running for scientific and technical jobs. McClatchy News STEM

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