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 Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs

EdTech Magazine

How to Implement Library Makerspaces in STEM Programs. For Laura Fleming, library media specialist at New Milford High School in New Jersey, a library makerspace is a unique learning environment that encourages tinkering, play and open-ended exploration for all. Fleming, who also runs and manages her own business, Worlds of Making , says too often schools build library makerspaces just for the top engineering students or the gifted and talented students.

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

User Generated Education

If there is a makerspace in your school, it may be down the hall, in the library, or in another building. 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.

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Computer Science Education Gets a Boost with Library Grants

EdTech Magazine

Classroom STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Dedicated funding helps a national coding program teach students new skills in diverse neighborhoods across the country.

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces

EdTech Magazine

5 Best Practices for STEM Education Spaces. Thomas School near Seattle has concentrated on beefing up the school’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education for the past several years and plans to strengthen it even more in the future. Makerspaces — a key element of STEM education — are popping up in classrooms and libraries across the U.S. Thomas School Dedicates Space to Bolster STEM Learning.

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The Classroom or Library as a Maker Space

User Generated Education

Makerspaces, Maker Education, STEM, and STEAM are gaining lots of traction in Kindergarten though college level education. These are great for educational institutions and learners that can afford them.

Putting the “T” in STEM! 60+ Resources for Teaching Children with Technology!

Teacher Reboot Camp

Currently, I am the Computer and Technology Teacher for over 450 elementary students at a STEM Charter School. For a quick view of my top tips download my slide presentation free, Teaching the “T” in STEM!

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How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

EdNews Daily

As more school districts focus on STEM education, there is room to improve. What is STEM education? Simply, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). STEM education promotes a realm of benefits. Latinos in STEM Education.

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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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6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Discovery Education

Parents can build the foundation needed for future STEM skills simply by asking questions and encouraging children to be inquisitive, no matter how many times we are asked “why?” STEM is about connecting content with the context of the world.

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K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover

EdTech Magazine

K–12's Digital Transformation Is Giving Libraries a Modern Makeover. Today’s school libraries are being reinvented. No longer just a haven for dusty books and stern shushes, the library is now a place for digital resources and makerspaces and flexible learning. The landscape of a K–12 library is changing with the times, and librarians oversee an important space for today’s modern learner. Student Feedback Can Be Helpful for Library Design.

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.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – May

Discovery Education

At Discovery Education, we know how hard teachers work to make a difference in students’ lives. As part of our celebration of educators, several Discovery Education Community partners are providing special Teacher Appreciation Week perks for members of the community.

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5 tips for creating a makerspace for less than the cost of an iPad

eSchool News

Reusing, repurposing, and recycling items that can be found in the kitchen garbage can, on the curb, or collected by friends and families helps educators to save money while protecting the environment. You don’t need power tools and 3D printers to start a makerspace.

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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. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, and the 4 C’s.

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A true gift from SHEG: DIY digital literacy assessments and tools for historical thinking

NeverEndingSearch

You may remember Stanford History Education Group (SHEG) for its groundbreaking and utterly depressing report, Evaluating Information: The Cornerstone of Online Civic Reasoning. Using resources from the Library of Congress, these 80 units cover both U.S.

T&L Live PD Library Table of Contents

techlearning

LIBRARY Table of Contents CURRICULUM Blended/Flipped/Personalized Learning Coding, Makerspaces, and STEM Digital Content/Open Resources Google in Education Student Engagement, Empowerment and Leaders. Techlearning Resources T&L Live PD Library

At the Top of Teachers’ Wish Lists? Tactile STEM Projects, Flexible Furniture and Books

Edsurge

Because so many educators turn to DonorsChoose to seek out classroom supplies, the organization is able to learn a lot from project requests posted on the site, which it analyzes and publishes in an annual insight report. For starters, teachers are increasingly showing an interest in projects related to STEM (science, technology, engineering and math), a reflection of a national trend in education. Education Technology Nonprofits Diversity and Equity STEM Coding

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What to Buy for Your Maker Space #makered

The CoolCatTeacher

Maker spaces are great places for kids to explore and learn, so take a trip inside the new library — one with a Maker space. The library is popular again! How a maker space changes learning in the school library. I am happy to be a middle school library media specialist.

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What Libraries Offer the Maker Movement

Educator Innovator

At the Millvale Community Library in Pennsylvania, toddlers and kids gather weekly to work on creative projects. On those days the library morphs into a “makerspace,” overflowing with sewing supplies, circuitry, yarn, and electronics. For many, the library sites have become refuges.

Part 1: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Science

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb in the last post. In this series of posts my goal is to provide you with practical resources in each of the STEM areas.

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The Perfect Storm for Maker Education

User Generated Education

There currently exists the conditions for a perfect storm for maker education due to: The Do It Yourself (DIY) Movement. Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. Focus on STEM and STEAM Education. Educate to Innovate ). STEM to STEAM ).

Gale brings interactive science tools to libraries

eSchool News

New resources demonstrate libraries’ need for ed-tech partners. Gale, a part of Cengage Learning, is offering three new science products for academic and school libraries. Digital Learning and Tools News School Libraries STEM Top News

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

techlearning

- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

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Part 2: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Technology

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number two in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science in the last pos t.

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The Digital Library’s Best-Kept Secret

Edsurge

It wasn’t until three semesters into my degree, after spending $1,000 dollars merely renting my textbooks that I discovered my University’s ebook library. After learning about open educational resources (OER) at the HEeD Think Tank last spring (now. UPCEA’s eDesign Collaborative ), I spent hours doing my own personal research on my university’s open access policy and scouring the library website. Perhaps awareness is a buzzword, what we really need to do is educate.

Part 3: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Engineering

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number Three in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s.

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Part 4: Over 150 STEM Resources for PBL and Authentic Learning… Math

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to number four in a series of four posts bringing you over 150 amazing resources for STEM education. I hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back. FETC 2019 – How does Orlando in January sound for an educational conference?

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From Breadcrumbs to Breadboards: How to Spearhead Effective STEM/STEAM Initiatives

techlearning

Breadboarding, Arduino boards, Tinkercad, Scratch, and Makey Makey are all products that educators are using to embed STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) into their curricula. Many educators, however, find it difficult to know where to start.

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Maryland Educator Ali Schilpp Named 2018 School Librarian of the Year by School Library Journal

techlearning

NEW YORK, NY – August 21, 2018 – School Library Journal(SLJ) has announced Ali Schilpp, a library media specialist from Northern Middle School in Accident, MD, as the 2018 School Librarian of the Year.

Hitting the Library Circuit With Mobile Making

Educator Innovator

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh offers everything you would expect at a library: books, computers, story time for the little ones. Mobile maker workshops are held at libraries throughout New Mexico. Other libraries have launched traveling maker initiatives too.

Crossing the Boundaries: Mapping the Gaps Between Expert and Public Understandings of Bridging STEM Learning Environments

Educator Innovator

To prepare for a 21st-century workforce, students across the country are developing skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). But STEM learning doesn’t only happen in the classroom; it also happens at home, at the library, in museums, and in afterschool and summer programs.

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Sylvia Martinez: 3 Mistakes Teachers Make About Tinkering (and more)

The CoolCatTeacher

Sylvia also headed product development for consumer software, video games, and educational games at several software publishing companies. 10-minute Teacher Show Libraries News & Trends STEM Teaching

Part 8… STEM Resource Series… 80 Stemtastic Sites

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this April post and the eighth in a series of posts that will bring you over 70 STEM links. As promised with this posting, I have provided over 70 amazing STEM possibilities… in fact the count is at 80! Part 4 A list that now supplies up to 40 STEM sites.

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Build a Solid Stem with @Science4UsSays: K-2 Online, Interactive Science

Kleinspiration

I knew that they has recently been awarded Top Classroom & Homeschool Product of 2013 from Educents , which is quite an honor. Science4Us: Online, Interactive, Standards Based - Kleinspiration readers are invited to.

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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

–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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STEM Gains Traction in After-School Programs

Leadership Lounge

Many schools are recognizing the importance of providing their students with opportunities for greater technology instruction — especially in supporting Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) programs with an emphasis on coding.

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National STEM Video Game Challenge now live

eSchool News

Annual video game design competition fosters game-making skills as pathway to STEM learning, offers opportunities to win valuable prizes. The National STEM Video Game Challenge is open for student submissions of original, playable video games and game design documents.

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Computer scientist uses robots to draw students to STEM

eSchool News

Texas middle, high school students met weekly to learn about STEM concepts and create robots. A University of Texas at Arlington computer scientist and his students are using assistive robots to spur the interest of local middle- and high-school students toward STEM. News STEM Top New

Microsoft Education Resources

Educational Technology Guy

Intune for Education - advanced configuration and management of devices, apps and users. This post originally appeared on Educational Technology Guy.