Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. So, what is STEM education? The essential component in 2020 is a T-part of STEM – Technology.

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50 Fun Virtual Activities for Elementary School Students

Waterford

Try this free Math Mystery activity , which can be a fun virtual way to practice elementary-level skills. Play a round of Classroom Jeopardy using a topic you’re studying in class with this free template. The free coding games on Tynker can make for fascinating virtual STEM activities.

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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. Komal Singh Bio as Submitted Komal Singh is an Engineering Program Manager at Google, and creator of kids’ STEM bestseller ‘Ara The Star Engineer’. Komal grew up in India and studied Computer Science at Delhi University and later moved to Canada to complete her Masters’ in Com.

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How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

Waterford

Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? There Is a Gender Gap in STEM Education, and Here’s Why. Latinas in STEM.

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Study reveals elementary math gains

eSchool News

Study of grades 3-5 students showed improved math achievement with personalized learning approach. A research study from the Center for Education Policy Research (CEPR) at Harvard University demonstrates a link between an adaptive learning program and improvement in mathematics achievement for students in grades 3-5. Results of the study determined that DreamBox usage was significantly associated with increased student achievement when controlling for students’ baseline test scores.

5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE]

The CoolCatTeacher

In today’s show, he talks about top free tech tools to try in social studies lessons. The post 5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons [ENCORE] appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day. The top Edtech Tool Tuesday of 2018 (so far) with Richard Byrne From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

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OPINION: Distrust of science in the coronavirus era reminds us why we must boost elementary science education

The Hechinger Report

As we confront the lack of diversity in STEM professions and the general public’s lack of confidence in the work of leading scientists, we must recognize that we have designed a system in which K-5 science instruction is undervalued. Related: A study on teaching critical thinking in science.

Arts-based Teaching in Elementary Schools

EdNews Daily

With efforts like Rhode Island School of Design’s championing of STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math, the arts remain at the forefront of dialogue about best practices in elementary education). Arts-based Teaching Models in Elementary Schools. Many elementary school systems have programs that include some rotations of music, visual art, and PE classes. From STEM to STEAM: Using brain-compatible strategies to integrate the arts. By Kathleen J.

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. One of the elementary schools where I work is going to implement maker education this coming school year. Mainly, educators would be able to see STEM and maker instructional practices being modeled.

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PROOF POINTS: Evidence increases for writing during math class

The Hechinger Report

Steve Graham, a national expert in writing research at Arizona State University, along with two researchers at the University of Utah, decided to review all the studies and found that the writing-to-learn theory is solid. “As

Got humor? It might be the key to STEM engagement

eSchool News

Real-world relevance and a little dash of humor are two ingredients that might increase STEM engagement and make learning fun for high school students, according to a new survey. on how to increase student interest, understanding, and performance in math and STEM subjects. The study shows that almost 60 percent of responding students want teachers to be more creative in the classroom. Related: How to get students interested in STEM. Featured on eSchool News STEAM STE

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How the Gender Gap in STEM Might Get its Start in Elementary School

MindShift

On average, girls do as well as boys on elementary- and middle-school math tests. A new study offers evidence that the disparity might be getting its start in elementary school classrooms. Not only are we not taking them or asking them to be in it, whatever they’re doing in this program for some reason is not keeping [girls] and showing them that they have a place in this world of STEM.”. But they’re far less likely to earn a college degree in a STEM field.

Grit, Tenacity, Inclusion — Robotics Programs Teach Much More Than STEM Concepts

Edsurge

We had a chat with Kate about her views on STEM education, supporting underrepresented and underserved students, and how learning to fail helps all kids succeed. Kate Sample EdSurge: Not everyone has an engineer dad to support their passion for STEM.

Grant helps elementary schools boost engineering enthusiasm

eSchool News

Starting this fall, elementary schools in Ames, Iowa will begin integrating engineering into classrooms to challenge students to think creatively and problem solve, with hopes of encouraging more students, especially those of underrepresented groups, to envision themselves as the engineers of the future. The funding for the pilot was awarded to Ames with a grant from the Governor’s STEM Advisory Council. Currently, engineering is not taught in the Ames elementary schools.

C-STEM Studio — A Great Way to Blend Math and Robotics

Ask a Tech Teacher

C-STEM Studio is a California A-G approved curriculum and turn-key solution for teaching science, technology, engineering and mathematics through computing and robotics. This web-based scalable program is available for elementary through high school students and can last anywhere from four weeks to a year. ” In fact, the C-STEM Studio algebra curriculum is fully aligned with Common Core state standards in mathematics.

Early STEM exposure is key for the future of the workforce

eSchool News

More than half of today’s adult workers (62 percent) say they were never exposed to STEM-related studies and career possibilities in elementary school, according to a survey from littleBits and YouGov. The findings support other research indicating that early exposure to STEM courses helps students stick with these studies even as the material becomes more challenging in high school and college. Featured on eSchool News STEAM STEM

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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.

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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Time Is the Greatest Challenge to Teaching STEM. Families Can Help.

Edsurge

Moak’s goal is to ignite a similar passion in her students so that they can see the magic of STEM in their everyday lives—and thereby be motivated to pursue a job in a STEM field. Elementary science instruction often takes a back seat to math and reading and receives little time in the school day. In fact, the 2018 National Study of Science and Mathematics Education reported that many elementary school teachers do not even provide science instruction every week.

Utah STEM Action Center Releases Exemplar Statewide Program Evaluation

MIND Research Institute

The Utah STEM Action Center has released its 2020 annual report , which includes the results of their comprehensive statewide program evaluation. The study was not a fully experimental, randomized control trial (RCT) and is not evidence of causal impact.

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. Part 2: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 40 Amazing STEM Resources. Science – STEM Resources. Science Net Links – A premiere site for STEM resources. Math STEM Resources.

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Integrating the Arts into Every Subject

The CoolCatTeacher

Former secretary of education, William Bennett, says, “An elementary school that treats the arts as the province of a few gifted children, or views them only as recreation and entertainment, is a school that needs an infusion of soul. Or, exploring areas of social studies with the arts is a very, very easy way. In this case, we asked teachers to specifically choose math or science because we wanted to do a STEM-to-STEAM arts integration. They were studying magnets in science.

How social studies can help young kids make sense of the world

The Hechinger Report

Experts say that requires regular and high-quality social studies lessons, starting in kindergarten, to teach kids to be critical thinkers and communicators who know how to take meaningful action. Yet, as teachers scramble to meet math and reading standards, social studies lessons have been pushed far back on the list of academic priorities, especially in the early grades. Border Crossers trainers Ben Howort and Ana Duque are both former elementary school teachers.

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Minecraft in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Are you studying Mars? All Subjects Edtech Tool Tuesday Education Elementary Grades 1-5 (Ages 6-10) Game Based Learning High School Grades 9-12 (Ages 13-18) Innovation Maker Movement Middle / Junior High Grades 6-8 (Ages 10-13) Project Based Learning Science Teachers STEM Tech Tips Tools Web Tools Windows-PC minecraftJeff Gearhart on episode 162 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter.

District sees massive STEM gains with VR

eSchool News

The students at Franklin Square Union Free School District in Nassau County, New York, had already studied the layers of the earth. I could tell by their reactions and responses that they had a better understanding of layers,” said John Trotta, assistant principal at Polk Street School, one of the district’s three elementary schools. “It zSpace is a virtual reality (VR) system used for STEM education. Next page: How VR is enhancing STEM learning at Franklin Square).

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6 ways to improve PD in STEM for every grade level

eSchool News

High-quality instruction in STEM requires both teaching expertise and content knowledge. Yet, at the elementary school level, many teachers haven’t had any specialized education or training in science, leaving them at a loss for PD in STEM. At the secondary level, studies show that about 33 percent of middle school math and science teachers and 30 percent of high school chemistry and physics teachers didn’t major in these fields and haven’t earned a certificate to teach them.

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Just 3% of scientists and engineers are Black or Latina women. Here’s what teachers are doing about it.

The Hechinger Report

In Maggie Waldner’s elementary school classroom in downtown Denver, math lessons rarely focus on rote memorization. This is what culturally responsive instruction looks like in STEM education. But experts say finding better ways to teach STEM to students of color and girls is urgent.

10 Essential Online Learning Best Practices – Free Webinar

The CoolCatTeacher

She holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from Morningside College and a Master’s Degree in Educational Administration from the University of South Dakota. She is also a former teacher and principal, leading one of the first elementary STEM schools in the state of Iowa.

With investment, STEM surges in Colorado

eSchool News

STEM education took center stage at the Colorado Convention Center, where Lockheed Martin announced an $800,000 STEM investment in partnership with Project Lead The Way and the Denver Public Schools Foundation to expand STEM programming for Denver Public Schools (DPS) students. “Studies show that nearly 20 percent of the U.S. STEM education is the foundation for the nation’s future, particularly in the aerospace industry that thrives in Colorado.

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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. I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. Science – STEM Resources.

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6 Simple Resources to Integrate Equity, Access & Cultural Awareness into Student Learning 

Discovery Education

Spark career-driven STEM exploration with a searchable database of 1 5 0+ hands-on student activities. Guide students toward attainable and highly rewarding careers while supporting a more inclusive pipeline of STEM professionals.

Study analyzes NAEP, Common Core math alignment

eSchool News

A new study of the math alignment between the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), adopted by most states, and the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP), the longtime barometer of academic achievement among the nation’s students, found “reasonable agreement” overall but also some areas of 4th and 8th grade math where there was less of a match. Assessments Common Core News Research STEM Top News

5 Ways Adobe Premiere Rush Encourages Creativity in the Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

In my Computer Science course, my students have been studying the convergence of technology.

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Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to this third 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. Part 3: STEM, STEAM, Makers: Over 25 STEM and PBL Competitions. After the last post of over 40 STEM resources, I am sure you are ready for more engaging possibilities.resources.

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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 hope you enjoyed my thoughts of STEM being a Verb a few posts back, along with the 40 resources geared toward STEM Science and 35 resources geared toward STEM Technology. 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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