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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

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. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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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.

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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

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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.

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EdTech that “Sparks Joy”

Neo LMS

While I have not read Marie’s book, and have so far avoided the guilty pleasure of her Netflix series, I do know that she uses a simple, definitive technique at the “decluttering” stage – of every item in your space, ask yourself, Does it spark joy?

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She gave up on public schools that rejected her bold ideas a decade ago. Now she’s back.

The Hechinger Report

The partnership with Acera builds on this work, expanding Pyne Arts’ project-based learning efforts, increasing their focus on STEM topics and leaning into the idea that school success is about more than just test scores. Sign up for the Future of Learning newsletter.

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20 Texas Education Leaders to Follow on Twitter

MIND Research Institute

I've been a resident of the Lone Star State for over two years now, and I can definitely vouch for the saying: Everything is bigger in Texas! Another "big" for Texas is education, and when I'm looking to get a pulse on what the current trends and landscape are, I turn to social media!

With a teacher like me, ‘Would I have turned out better?’

The Hechinger Report

This year, with overall state test results for Orleans charters declining or stagnating for the fourth consecutive year, Orleans Parish School Board Superintendent Henderson Lewis said the district needed to work harder to stem its high levels of teacher attrition.

In Puerto Rico, the odds are against high school grads who want to go to college

The Hechinger Report

The disparity serves as an extreme example of similar trends across the United States, where the children of higher-income families go to better colleges than those from lower-income ones. Related: New data show some colleges are definitively unaffordable for many.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

A lot of times at the elementary level, Genius Hour is once a week. Now other people have fit in this STEM piece, because it does fit in there with creation as well, but I love that nonfiction piece, because you are doing research.

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Nearly 60% of Teens Use Their Own Mobile Devices in School for Learning

The Innovative Educator

Speak Up used the iNACOL definition of blended learning that includes both supervised learning in school and self-paced learning when students have some level of control over the learning process.) Elementary schools may also be exploring various types of blended learning.

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

The Cornerstone for Teachers

A lot of times at the elementary level, Genius Hour is once a week. And really, if you think about the steps in Genius Hour, you’re taking time to develop your interests, research your interests, and then make something based on that interest, and so you’re hitting all different types of standards, and it really fits into that literacy, that reading, that nonfiction piece at elementary level.

October 24 - Ed Tech News, Our Weekly Podcast, and the Hack Education Roundup!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

The Senate Education Committee began work this week sifting through the 800-some-odd-page reauthorization for the Elementary and Secondary Education Act. Yes, I know it''s not technology news, but somehow it''s indicative enough of other trends that I''m including it here. Hopefully, that''s what students remember and not the rude or snarky comments that friends may leave as pseudo-definitions!) Definitely worth a listen.

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via The New York Times : “ New York to Shorten Standardized Tests in Elementary and Middle Schools.” Via Inside Higher Ed : “The University of Louisville ’s head basketball coach has been suspended for the first five Atlantic Coast Conference games of the season, a piece of the National Collegiate Athletic Association’s punishment stemming from a prostitution scandal that has roiled the institution for two years.” (National) Education Politics.