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.

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. Additional Resources referenced from Jackie’s blog: Introducing Design Thinking to Elementary Learners.

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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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Kasey Bell’s 8 Great Ways to Use Google Slides

The CoolCatTeacher

One of the ways that I think is one of my favorites is creating an eBook inside Google Slides. Google Slide Tip #2: Create an eBook. I have created several eBooks now inside Google Slides because when I try to do it in Google Docs, I pull my hair out.

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Book Creator for Chrome: Product Review, Tips and Tricks for Teachers

The CoolCatTeacher

They can also send them as eBooks that people can read on their mobile devices or computers. Here’s a class library for an elementary classroom. From my high school classroom to this elementary classroom.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons

The CoolCatTeacher

Now there’s an eBook option. Richard Byrne on episode 225 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Richard Byrne, author of Free Technology for Teachers, was a history teacher. It shows.

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5 Ways to Reach Even Resistant Writers with Writer’s Workshop

The CoolCatTeacher

Owl Eyes has hundreds of free ebooks — the Canterbury Tales, The Odyssey, and all of Shakespeare’s work. But Owl Eyes isn’t just an ebook reader. We do a lot of this, particularly in elementary schools, where we have kids celebrate the writing that they’ve accomplished.

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

Education Superhighway

Cathleen: I love being able to incorporate language arts and STEM through project-based learning using technology. My kids have read about 500 ebooks on their devices; they read a ton, and watch a bunch of videos.

6 Super Science Edtech Ideas: Using Technology to Level Up Science Classrooms

The CoolCatTeacher

Tools to build eBooks to demonstrate understanding. Leah LaCrosse on episode 272 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

Science Education Leaders Smithsonian and Carolina Biological Launch New Engineering Program for Elementary

techlearning

With school demand for new STEM products that address Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and are easy to implement, the Smithsonian Science Education Center responded with a new generation of high-quality curriculum materials—Smithsonian Science for the Classroom.

Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Fidget Spinners & 3D Printing with Children

Teacher Reboot Camp

We love having her here and she is doing amazing things with elementary students. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my ebook, Learning to Go. Watch on #Periscope : Savvy interviewing @kitty_tripp fidget spinners STEM #NotAtISTE17 #ISTE17 #PasstheScope … [link]. Conference Highlights 3D printing Fidgetspinners STEMBaby Savvy was so excited to meet Kitty Tripp (@Kitty_Tripp) who recently relocated to Texas.

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PASCO Motion Sensor–A Must for Science Classes

Ask a Tech Teacher

Data collection and analysis are cornerstones for many STEM and STEAM programs but they’re not just about math. STEM modules. You can also visit PASCO website’s Digital Library for hundreds of free labs and experiments that can be sorted by age group (elementary, MS, HS, AP, or University) or subject. PASCO offers curricula in Chemistry and Physics, complete with textbooks, eBooks, and their own award-winning equipment.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Designing Open and Engaging Learning Spaces

Teacher Reboot Camp

Jackie Gerstein notes in her video interview that baby Savvy would not know which was the front of the classroom, because her elementary students work on tables and have sofas. They engage in open-ended projects and learn about STEM through makerspaces and projects. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my ebook, Learning to Go.

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Savvy #ISTE17 Interviews: Designing Open and Engaging Learning Spaces

Teacher Reboot Camp

Jackie Gerstein notes in her video interview that baby Savvy would not know which was the front of the classroom, because her elementary students work on tables and have sofas. They engage in open-ended projects and learn about STEM through makerspaces and projects. Get your copy of The 30 Goals for Teachers or my ebook, Learning to Go.

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StoryBots launches interactive resources for teachers

eSchool News

It is fun, engaging, uplifting, auditory, interactive and educational, all in one,” said Kelly Wade, kindergarten teacher at Collins Elementary in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Starring You® and Learning Books – 90+ eBooks that help kids practice reading.

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What Does Mathematical Rigor Mean?

MIND Research Institute

Educators from several facebook groups replied, including Youcubed , How to Learn Math , STEM Teacher Tribe and MIND Research Institute. Read the full analysis in the ebook on math rigor by MIND Research Institute.

13 Websites That Provide Lots of Digital Books for Summer Reading

Ask a Tech Teacher

Elementary and middle school children can read the books or have them read aloud to them. Aimed at school-age children, categories include, earth, animals, STEM, family, create and play, know and learn, technology, and more.

Top 25 Sites/Apps of 2018

Technology Tidbits

Again, this years list sees a lot of tools for STEM that focuses on programming/coding. Book Creator - A fantastic mobile (iOS/Chrome) app for creating stunning eBooks/presentations, that can be used for digital storytelling, project based learning, and more. Elementari - A fun site for digital storytelling and project based learning where students can create: digital stories, portfolios, or choose-your-own adventures.

On search agility: There’s more than one place to start

NeverEndingSearch

I plan to share options for elementary, portals and curation searching in upcoming posts.). And make sure your STEM teachers know of its wonders. I don’t think I know anyone who isn’t in a search rut. We usually begin our search in one of two search giants.

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Getting Ready for @CSEDWeek and #HourOfCode

Mindspark Learning

schools offer any computer science courses and only 8% of STEM graduates study it. If you’re an educator in an elementary school, check out these lessons for your students on Computer Science Fundamentals. I Want the Free Ebook