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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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. The educator can assist learners in the interview process including how to develop interview questions.

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2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

Discovery Education

With March being National Reading Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to immerse ourselves in STEM-infused literature! Books are so important to growing a STEM mindset, especially with the earliest of learners. Professional – General STEM Thinking.

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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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Discovery Education STEM Connect

techlearning

If the school system has Discovery Education Streaming or buys Streaming with STEM Connect, price is $3000 per site per year. Quality and Effectiveness: Discovery Education STEM Connect is an excellent resource for the classroom. discoveryeducation.com ?

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Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

User Generated Education

To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM. For Halloween 2016, I did a version of Halloween Wars (a Food Network show) with my two classes of gifted elementary learners.

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Best 2015 Videos: STEM, STEAM, and Maker Education Theme

User Generated Education

Given my current interest in maker education , I decided to locate and post 2015 videos related to maker education, STEM, and STEAM. Maker Education: Reaching All Learners. ” Education Maker Education maker education STEAM STEM TED talks

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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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3 Ways STEM Education Advances Careers

TeacherCast

What is STEM education? The post 3 Ways STEM Education Advances Careers appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network At its core, it’s the study of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math. It’s also so much more than that simple explanation.

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Where will STEM education be in 5 years?

eSchool News

million STEM jobs in the United States, and that number is growing every year. In fact, STEM job growth in the past 10 years is three times that of any other field , but by 2018, it is projected that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled. In 2015, there were nearly 8.6

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4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

Discovery Education

A critical misconception in education is that computer science is the same as coding. With space-fever not being at the same level as it was 4-5 decades ago, educators need to help inspire the next generation of explorers. STEM Career Challenges.

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The Problem with Prepackaged STEM Products

Tom Murray

Over the last handful of years we have seen an explosion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. And, coinciding with this movement has been an influx of new STEM-related products that are school friendly.

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What is STEM and what is STEAM?

EdTech4Beginners

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Tagged: apps , art , education , educational technology , engineering , English , maths , science , steam , stem , teaching , tech , tech tools , technology.

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10 Great Movies for the STEM Classroom

techlearning

[ 3D Design Hub Engages Kids With STEM, Literature and More ] A great way to get students excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), is to show them the ways that popular media uses -- and misuses -- the concepts you teach daily.

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Siemens Foundation, Discovery Education Celebrate ‘Siemens NATIONAL DAY OF STEM’

techlearning

The mission of Siemens STEM Day is to provide classroom materials that help K-12 students develop the knowledge, skills and self-confidence they need to succeed in STEM and in the workforce. News Contest curriculum Ed Tech Ticker STEM

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STEM can be fun, just do this.

The CoolCatTeacher

8 Ideas for Fun STEM Learning with Kids From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. STEM lessons can be fun. Whether it is origami jumping frogs or making a boat out of cement, Mandy Casto has eight high-energy ideas for making STEM fun.

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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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Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day by Learning about STEM Education!

Where Learning Clicks

Today, November 8th is National STEM/STEAM Day, as declared by the show Project Mc2. And with demand for workers in STEM fields growing fast, it’s never been more important for students to leave school prepared to work in these fields. National STEM/STEAM.

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How to get students interested in STEM

eSchool News

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are not just important topics for school children—they are essential to our culture. is not producing enough STEM undergraduate degrees to match the forecasted demand, creating a national workforce crisis.

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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 – 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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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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Marvel Film: Black Panther Supports STEM

techlearning

STEM is infused throughout this entire film, inspiring educators across the country to make real-world connections to STEM in the classroom. The movie also inspired Disney to donate $1 million to develop STEM programs in the United States. Movies TL Advisor Blog STEM

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Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. She is a strong proponent of interdisciplinary education, and this year she has been working with the chemistry instructor to build an integrated curriculum for tenth grade.

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Americans Critical of Stem Education Quality

techlearning

A new Pew Research report reveals the majority of Americans believe US K–12 STEM education is average or below average compared to other developed countries. ? 25% US is above average Perception of higher ed STEM quality slightly better ?

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The essential components of STEM education

eSchool News

Schools seeking to build, strengthen or improve their STEM education programs now have a 14-point checklist to use as a guide, thanks to NSF-funded research from George Washington University, George Mason University, and SRI International. Next page: 7 STEM education components.

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Giving Students Choice in Reading Helps Stem the ‘Summer Slide’

Digital Promise

In contrast with their middle-class peers who may benefit from various summer enrichment activities, economically disadvantaged students tend to lose a lot of educational ground over the summer. Some chose classics, but some students also chose books that would not be normally handed out by educators. The other class of students received in the mail books that had been preselected by educators. It may seem more reasonable to schools to let educators pick books for kids.

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STEM Education for All Educators: What is Block-Based Coding?

TeacherCast

The post STEM Education for All Educators: What is Block-Based Coding? appeared first on The TeacherCast Educational Network. Beyond the Hour of Code Coding and Programming STEM

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Most Americans say U.S. STEM education is middling, new poll finds

The Hechinger Report

One of the biggest education priorities of recent years has been readying more young people for the job-friendly fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Getting kids into STEM has been embraced by interests as varied as Microsoft , the Girl Scouts and David Koch.

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How Do We Integrate STEM Across Subjects?

MiddleWeb

Some schools are putting all subjects under the STEM umbrella. Can they be true to STEM's engineering focus? Anne Jolly talks to schoolwide-STEM expert Judy Duke, who points to history. Teachers building lessons should always ask: "What problems needed to be solved?".

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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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Strategies for Bringing Robotics and STEM Education into Every Classroom

TeacherCast

In this episode of the TeacherCast Podcast, we speak with Dr. Ayanna Howard, Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology about Robotics, STEM Education, and her upcoming Keynote at the Future of Education Technology Conference (FETC).

Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Discovery Education

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture. As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. STEM is a culture that permeates beyond the classroom into the whole school and homes of the community.

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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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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 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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Assessing Maker Education Projects

User Generated Education

Institutionalized education has given assessment a bad reputation; often leaves a sour taste in the mouths of many teachers, students, and laypeople. Educators should be clear about why they include assessment in their instruction; be strategic and intentional in its use.