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Guest post: How to Encourage Your Child’s Interest in a STEM Subject

EdTech4Beginners

Hopefully, your kids are getting a great, well-rounded education in a range of subjects like science, technology, engineering, and math at school: but for most kids, school classes alone aren’t enough to instil a lifelong interest in these subjects. If your child is showing an interest in a STEM subject, then the good news for parents is that there are a lot of easy ways to encourage your child and help to foster a greater love of learning and exploration for it.

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology (#4 episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. These creative ways will help you think about how to help children, particularly those who struggle with handwriting and typing. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How to Select a Complete Digital Education Solution Provider

ViewSonic Education

There are many things to consider when deciding which digital education solution will best suit your needs, but having a clear idea of the purpose and functionality of these edtech resources will help make these purchasing decisions easier. Is the hardware & software compatible?

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7 Ways My Interactive Display is a Key Part of My Student-Centered Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Sponsored by SMART Technologies From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. When they voted to eliminate a photo, they’d remove it until we selected the final photograph. SMART Technologies sponsored this post.

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7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products

Teacher Reboot Camp

However, I’ve been asked by several educators what recommendations I have for STEM labs, makerspaces, and technology classes. The products are easy to manage, store, and work for K to 12 learners. These companies did not pay me or ask me to write about them.

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5 Free Tech Tools to Try in Your Social Studies Lessons (#3 Episode of Season 3)

The CoolCatTeacher

Richard Byrne from Free Technology for Teachers 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. This is one to share with your history department.

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How to Build a Modern School – 6 Key Elements to Embed in Your Groundwork

ViewSonic Education

The process of rejuvenating an educational system set up a few hundred years ago will take generations to redefine. The foundation of building a modern school will be based not only in futuristic architecture or fancy technology but designing advance learning spaces and learning environments.

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Virtual Reality (VR) as a New Educational Paradigm

The CoolCatTeacher

Today’s guest, Enrique Cachafeiro talks about the hardware, software options, and future of virtual reality. He also discusses how educators can join the innovators who are crafting and exploring this new education paradigm today. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher.

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How to Help Students Land the STEM Jobs of the Future

Edsurge

For nearly 30 years, the global non-profit FIRST has been getting kids hooked on science and technology through hands-on robotics competitions featuring come-from-behind victories and breathless spectators clamoring for TV coverage. It all happens thanks to a network of corporate partnerships that let students peer into the real world of STEM careers while giving companies a chance to engage with ambitious and energetic students.

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Here’s How to Have a STEM-Themed ‘Día de los Muertos’ Celebration

Edsurge

Día de los Muertos (“Day of the Dead,” running from October 31 to November 2) is an annual holiday celebrating the souls of those who have passed on. Particularly for the people of Mexico and Central America, and for Mexican-Americans in the United States, it is a day to welcome the return of spirits of the dearly departed. where we work, we like to celebrate in a way that blends these customs with computer science and some technological savvy.

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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 is well-suited to younger students. Here’s how you get started: download the free software.

How to build an engineer: Start young

The Hechinger Report

Aliah Corona and Dakkota Ryf, both 8 in this photo, check the force it takes to move a bag of potatoes six inches using wheels during their third-grade STEAM enrichment class at Pioneer Elementary School in Quincy, Washington. You get to use a lot of your creativity more.”.

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How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning. Even John Dewey, a philosopher and education reformer from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries, advocated “ learning by doing ” to help students develop skills in place and apply critical concepts outside the classroom.

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NSF funds research on math software

eSchool News

The National Science Foundation has granted $800k to North Carolina State University to use data mining techniques to study the game-based ST Math software program that’s currently used in 2,500 schools across the country. News STEM Top News

Vernier Software & Technology to Host 38 Free Professional Development Workshops this Fall

techlearning

BEAVERTON, Oregon, August 13, 2018 — This fall, Vernier Software & Technology will host 38 free, hands-on workshops around the country to help science educators learn how to best incorporate probeware and data-collection technology into their curriculum.

Can Mentorships Get More Girls Into STEM Subjects?

Edsurge

I think the number one reason that women fall out of STEM is because they get in the workplace and find that it’s a very masculine-dominated field, and that there’s a lot of office politics to deal with,” says Khan, who adds that despite the number of women working in technical careers, very few of them hold senior-level positions within their respective industries. Most of the tech leads in my office are men, and we have one head female software developer.

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How to Introduce Engineering Principles Early to Help Inspire Interest in STEM

MindShift

This story about STEM education was produced by The Hechinger Report , a nonprofit, independent news organization focused on inequality and innovation in education. People posting on Facebook and Twitter said Anchalee was too attractive to be an actual software engineer and must be a model.

Don’t say there’s a lack of STEM talent in the South

The Hechinger Report

His “quiet and relentless advocacy brought hundreds of African Americans into space industry jobs in the Deep South, helping to shift perceptions of black people in ways both subtle and profound,” wrote Michael Fletcher in the story. Total STEM or business degrees. million to 17.3

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

The CoolCatTeacher

Leah LaCrosse shares six edtech ideas science teachers can start using today to improve learning and excite students about science. Go to coolcatteacher.com/science and sign up for your free account now. Listen to the show on iTunes or Stitcher. Tools to enhance student voice.

Itron and Discovery Education Launch National Effort to Advance Conservation, Applied-Learning, Technology and STEM Education

techlearning

--‘Conservation Station: Creating a More Resourceful World’ to Inspire Middle School Students Across the Country to Explore Energy Needs, Resource Utilization and Pathways Toward a More Sustainable Future -- Liberty Lake, Wash. Itron is dedicated to creating a more resourceful world.

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IBM Foundation launches free online software to help K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn.

Educational Technology Guy

The IBM Foundation has launched a free, online software to transform the way K-5 teachers prepare math lessons and help students learn. The software, called Teacher Advisor with Watson , uses Watson artificial intelligence technology to help teachers instantly find math resources.

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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How to Use Real World Problems to Teach Design Thinking, 3D Printing and Collaboration

Edsurge

it was a suggestion from a colleague that unleashed the full potential of 3D printing and Making as a way to teach middle school students design thinking skills—as well as empathy and collaboration. But it was a suggestion from a colleague that unleashed the full potential of 3D printing and Making as a way to teach middle school students design thinking skills—as well as empathy and collaboration. Middle schoolers and local seniors designed and made an easy-to-pick-up bingo marker.

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! Take some time to enjoy this wonderful journey of STEAM Resources. First, please take a moment to subscribe by email or RSS and also give me a follow on Twitter at mjgormans. Time to go full STEAM ahead!

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How to design remarkable active learning classrooms [checklist]

Nureva

“Architecture is the story of how we see ourselves,” wrote American architect Thom Mayne. Every space on your campus tells students and faculty a story – about what skills are most important, what teaching methods are most valued and what kind of learners you aim to develop.

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35 Resources for the STEAM Classroom: Putting the Arts in STEM

techlearning

It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. A look at the works of Leonardo da Vinci will attest to this! It is the STEAM that allows students to not just be technology consumers, but technology creators!

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How U of Michigan Built Automated Essay-Scoring Software to Fill ‘Feedback Gap’ for Student Writing

Edsurge

The university has created a way for automated software to give students in large STEM courses feedback on their writing in cases where professors don’t have time to grade hundreds of essays. The M-Write program started in 2015 as a way to give more writing feedback to students by enlisting other students to serve as peer mentors to help with revisions. This fall, we’ll be ready to roll out the program to all the students in the course.”

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

The last time I heard Pink talk, it was in regards to his book “ A Whole New Mind “ At the time, it opened my my thought process to the importance of thinking and the right brain. I hope you enjoy and find the time to pass this along via email or a tweet.

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How to Integrate Green Screens Into Any Classroom

Edsurge

But where to begin? With a digital camera, a green backdrop, and a simple green-screen app or movie editing software, any student can incorporate this technology into their creative work.Green screen projects are certainly sensible for media arts classrooms, but there are some great applications for core subject areas, as well—especially for those teachers who are fans of project-based learning. How many miles could he drive in 36 hours?”

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Let’s Change the Conversation About Education (Technology)

Digital Promise

There’s been a lot of discussion among policymakers and the media recently about the pitfalls of using technology in the classroom. Many of these conversations are worthwhile – it’s important to be skeptical when spending scarce dollars for public education.

How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

Even John Dewey, a philosopher and education reformer from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries, advocated “ learning by doing ” to help students develop skills in place and apply critical concepts outside the classroom. Research supports the positive impact of a PBL approach on student learning and retention , but the time required to develop new teaching frameworks and a lack of technological resources necessary to underpin PBL success at scale hamper widespread adoption.

How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

Even John Dewey, a philosopher and education reformer from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries, advocated “ learning by doing ” to help students develop skills in place and apply critical concepts outside the classroom. Research supports the positive impact of a PBL approach on student learning and retention , but the time required to develop new teaching frameworks and a lack of technological resources necessary to underpin PBL success at scale hamper widespread adoption.

How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

Even John Dewey, a philosopher and education reformer from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries, advocated “ learning by doing ” to help students develop skills in place and apply critical concepts outside the classroom. Research supports the positive impact of a PBL approach on student learning and retention , but the time required to develop new teaching frameworks and a lack of technological resources necessary to underpin PBL success at scale hamper widespread adoption.

How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

Even John Dewey, a philosopher and education reformer from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries, advocated “ learning by doing ” to help students develop skills in place and apply critical concepts outside the classroom. Research supports the positive impact of a PBL approach on student learning and retention , but the time required to develop new teaching frameworks and a lack of technological resources necessary to underpin PBL success at scale hamper widespread adoption.

How to Leverage Your Classroom Tech for Project-Based Learning

EdTech Magazine

Even John Dewey, a philosopher and education reformer from the late-19th to mid-20th centuries, advocated “ learning by doing ” to help students develop skills in place and apply critical concepts outside the classroom. Research supports the positive impact of a PBL approach on student learning and retention , but the time required to develop new teaching frameworks and a lack of technological resources necessary to underpin PBL success at scale hamper widespread adoption.