Informal STEM Learning Has Big Positive Impact

MiddleWeb

Informal STEM learning – whether it's after school, in summer settings, or at home – is a major factor in getting adolescents on a path toward STEM careers.

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Part One… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… STEM in all Areas

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the first of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns.

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Benefits of STEM Education and Publishing

Kitaboo on EdTech

STEM—science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—is a curriculum based on these four ideas. Instead of segregating these four disciplines in separate and discrete subjects, STEM interlinks them together into a cohesive learning paradigm, which is based on real-world applications.

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A STEM Camp for Young Learners

User Generated Education

I just finished a week long – half day STEM camp for learners, ages 7 through 12, half girls and half boys. I love turning kids onto STEM, and there is evidence that exposure at a younger age increases the chances of later interest.

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How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

Edsurge

With careers of the future heavily concentrated in STEM fields, it’s unacceptable for women to be left out of the space. Not only do employers need to have the largest possible pool of qualified STEM workers to succeed, business outcomes improve with a diverse workforce.

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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Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… 15 Steps

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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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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Ten Questions to Ask when Creating a STEM Culture in Education

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

As you might know, I am very excited about STEM education! In fact, get ready for a series of helpful STEM posts. I have some great posts coming your way involving PBL and STEM. Quick note for those near Fort Wayne, Indiana: I will be providing a keynote for the STEM 2.0:

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How STEM learning invigorates classrooms

eSchool News

eSchool News (eSN) recently spoke with Vince Bertram, the chief executive officer of Project Lead The Way (PLTW), which has been bringing real-world and hands-on STEM learning into the classroom for 22 years, about the importance of STEM education. eSN: How do you look at STEM ed?

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How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

edWeb.net

Storytelling can create educational environments where content is approachable and relatable, gives meaning to complex information, and creates new pathways to existing knowledge. The post How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement appeared first on edWeb.

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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. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27. Crossed posted at [link].

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Turn Your Students Into Data Sleuths With Geographic Information Systems

Edudemic

In fact, reaching STEM goals in the classroom has become such a focus that in 2013 President Obama diverted over 3 billion dollars to additional […]. The post Turn Your Students Into Data Sleuths With Geographic Information Systems appeared first on Edudemic. Featured How To database digital tools featured information STEM technology integrationScience, technology, engineering, and math.

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.

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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. The following is a guest post from Ross Cooper.

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The best 4 tips to get your child involved in STEM learning

Neo LMS

In recent years, many of us have heard the term STEM used in conversations about kids and the way they learn, and for good reason. 4 Tips to get your child involved in STEM learning. There are several ways you can help your child jump into STEM learning, and it starts at home.

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Group Work Gets Kids More Engaged in STEM

Digital Promise

Shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals has been an important concern in the United States. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, the nation could face a shortage of one million STEM workers. So, what can we do to get more students interested in STEM? STEM Starts Early. Simple activities like counting and playing with puzzles can build children’s STEM skills. Blog Research Map Research@Work STEM Learning Practices

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STEM across Curriculum…. Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs… and Facts to Thinking

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Welcome to another STEM related post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns.

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

The Hechinger Report

He created hundreds of desirable jobs in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) for black Alabamians. Foster’s legacy of leveraging black talent in the STEM fields cannot be overstated. Information. Total STEM or business degrees.

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STEM Across Curriculum: Ten Ideas to Transform STEM from Nouns to Verbs - and Facts to Thinking

techlearning

Welcome to another STEM related post. There are a lot of ideas floating around in regards to STEM education. As I reflect on my observation of STEM practice in my travels across the country I have become more convinced that STEM is a verb, and not just a set of nouns.

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

User Generated Education

Background Information. 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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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. Education Technology Leadership STEM

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10 major insights on teaching, learning, and STEM

eSchool News

STEM education and social-emotional learning will take precedence in 2019, according to teaching and learning predictions from 100Kin10. 100Kin10 is a national network focusing on improving STEM education by adding 100,000 highly-qualified STEM teachers to U.S.

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Notes from the 2015 Iowa STEM Summit

Dangerously Irrelevant

Here are my notes from today’s 2015 Iowa STEM Summit … Welcome , Lt. STEM should be a catalyst for active learning. Launching a STEM Council Seal of Approval for programs (e.g. Over 5,100 applications were submitted for STEM Scale-Up Grants.

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Refining the Art of Storytelling to Support Women in STEM

EdNews Daily

The story of women in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) helps illuminate the efforts, successes and failures in what is a vibrant community of dedicated women who play a vital role at companies big and small across the country every day. Women in STEM!

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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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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.

Course Hero - free study guides including STEM and Social Sciences

Educational Technology Guy

Course Hero has free lessons for 15 different subjects ranging from STEM to Social Sciences that have been reviewed by university professors and subject matter experts. Course Hero does not sell, share, rent or trade personal information to third parties for their promotional purposes.

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eGFI - Dream Up the Future - STEM Resource for Students and Teachers

Educational Technology Guy

Students can click on the cards for more information. There is information about different engineering topics and areas, as well as examples. The " Engineer Your Path " section of the site has information on how to become an engineer, including tips and resources.

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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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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. Promoting STEM Education Awareness.

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STEM: From Knowledge to Action with Digital Stories

Battelle for Kids

Driving question: How can STEM teachers harness the power of storytelling? In this two part post, a fifth grade teacher and STEM-PBL advocate answers the question. In part II, Jim outlines how he and his students use technology tools to tell their own STEM stories.

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How One Classroom Can Transform the School Cafeteria with STEM Thinking

Digital Promise

In addition to providing teachers and students with always-available access to technology, every VILS location promotes STEM principles across the curriculum. After gathering the necessary background information, they split into groups and created prototypes of potential cafeteria designs.

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School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation

EdTech Magazine

School STEM Labs Inspire Students, Power Innovation. Thomas School near Seattle hopes to encourage students to develop a passion for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by starting them young and engaging them with cool, new learning spaces featuring robots and 3D virtual reality computers. Studies show that the earlier you introduce STEM education , the more children become interested in those subjects,” says Kimberly Mecham, director of St.

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