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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STEM Project: When Minecraft Meets Google Streetview.

EdTech4Beginners

How can I use these tech tools in a STEM project? Tagged: edtech , education , Google Streetview , Minecraft , pbl , project based learning , project ideas , STEM project , STEM projects , teaching ideas. Google Street View is amazing.

Why writing doesn’t just prove learning, it improves all learning-including STEM

eSchool News

Writing is used to assess student learning more often than it is used to facilitate learning. Rarely do we hear people, even teachers, discuss writing as a process for learning. To learn to write is to learn to have ideas.”.

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5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together

The CoolCatTeacher

STEM and Computational Thinking go together. Today’s guest is a PhD, Biomedical engineer and STEM Teacher. Stephanie Zeiger helps us see the potential of STEM and computational thinking. 5 Ways to Bring Computational Thinking and STEM Together.

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Quick List STEM Resources For The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Science Technology Engineering Math STEM. I always had a passion for learning about the way the world works and the elegant patterns we find in everyday mathematics. STEM today is so much more than just the 4 areas that make it up. Samsung STEAM STEM

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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. Share Out: A goal of the design thinking process is sharing learning out to a broader public.

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STEM Fiction Can Help Energize ELA Classes

MiddleWeb

More emphasis on STEM studies has more language arts teachers working to integrate compatible nonfiction. Megan Kelly shows how novels with STEM themes let students make an emotional connection to characters while learning scientific concepts.

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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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4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

Discovery Education

Just the same as with all content, computer science needs to be taught within context in order that students develop an enduring understanding as well as the insight into the “why” behind learning. STEM is not just about skills, but about dispositions which need to be developed.

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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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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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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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Want to Solve our STEM Skills Problem? Bring in the Professionals

Digital Promise

Recent Australian studies show there’s a decline in student participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in high school. We want more of our students to take up STEM in schools and universities so we have a steady stream of graduates skilled in these areas for the future. Teachers can have a strong influence on students’ engagement and interest in STEM subjects, and on how they view maths and science in terms of future careers.

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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. The subjects can be taught discretely, however often a cross-curricular approach is taken and students are engaged in project based learning.

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6 steps to strengthen early STEM learning

eSchool News

Although STEM education is inarguably essential in today’s economy, it is not always seamlessly incorporated into early childhood education–and the barriers to inclusion are more pervasive than many educators might realize. Early childhood education News STEM

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XplorLabs Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science

The CoolCatTeacher

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. Fire Forensics: A Free STEM Module for Middle School Science. Students will also use charts to learn how to analyze the burns.

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Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality

My Paperless Classroom

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Careers in STEM are the next best thing: as a matter of fact, according to the U.S. Editorial STEM Education

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Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. Flexible teaching time and how she uses it to integrate learning with other teachers. 10-minute Teacher Show Innovation STEM Teaching

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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. Here is one student group’s example: Education Maker Education cooperative learning educational technology experiential learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEM

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

Digital Promise

Over time, these learning losses accumulate, leaving children further behind each year. In the first years of school, students learn to read. By third grade , they are reading to learn. The post Giving Students Choice in Reading Helps Stem the ‘Summer Slide’ appeared first on Digital Promise. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article.

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STEM Learning Advances When All Students Participate

EdTech Magazine

Classroom STEMBy Nathan Lang Programs are enriched by diversity and a personalized and collaborative approach.

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RoboKind Introduces Jett, STEM Curriculum

techlearning

Jett is the younger sibling of RoboKind’s facially expressive robot Milo, and provides all students, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the opportunity to explore STEM, coding, and programming. Students self-direct their learning.

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6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Discovery Education

Research studies across the board all seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to family involvement: When families are involved with their children’s learning from the beginning and throughout their academic careers, students don’t just succeed — they shine.

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From STEM to STEAM: Leadership Lessons Learned

P21 Blogazine

Driving question: What Does a STEM Leader Do? For 10 years I headed a STEM school. I will say it has been my greatest learning experience along the path of becoming a STEM school leader. My next step is taking what I learned and creating a next generation STEAM high school. Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 24. It wasn't my first job as a principal. It is not my last. P21 Blogazine

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9 Ways Parents Can Support STEM Habits

MiddleWeb

Kids develop STEM habits in the classroom, but they spend most of their time outside of school. That’s where parents and other adults can help to inspire, support, and continue their children's STEM learning.

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Stop Motion in Science Learning: A New Method to Learn STEM Topics Through Play.

EdTech4Beginners

The Cut N’ Learn team’s idea is to provide ready-to-go stop motion kits to children, with which they can create spectacular scientific animations in a very short time. The young developer team’s project Cut N’ Learn is live on Kickstarter now.

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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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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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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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New STEM Early Learning Website Provides Teacher Resources

Waterford

The Office of Innovation and Improvement ( OII ) has created a new website dedicated to early STEM education that summarizes its activities and provides convenient access to the tip sheets, archived webinars, lists of STEM commitments, and many other materials.

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26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom by Terry Heick Note: You can purchase a similar, classroom-ready version of these stems on printable cards, if you find that useful. Meaningful conversation can make learning more personal, immediate, and emotional.

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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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HughesNet® and 4-H Introduce STEM Lab

techlearning

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students ] STEM Lab features easy, hands-on STEM activities organized by age group for youth ages 4 to 16. Robotics Ed Tech Ticker STEM

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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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In the Borderlands, Connecting Writing and STEM Learning

Educator Innovator

Girlhood Remixed and Ink Spilling create formative summer camp experiences for youth nearing adolescence, connecting young women with STEM skills and opportunities, and giving the STEM-inclined an opportunity to embrace writing. Tech Tools in Hand, Analyzing the STEM World.

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Defined STEM Adds Portfolio Assessment Manager for Project-Based Learning

techlearning

Defined Learning today announced its latest extension to Defined STEM , the Portfolio Assessment Manager. Project Based Learning and the Flipped Classroom… A Great Combination! For more information about Defined STEM, visit DefinedStem.com. STEM Ed Tech Ticker PBL News

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STEM For One, STEM For All

P21 Blogazine

This two part post describes the critical features that have made this P21 Exemplar School one of the best STEM Schools in the nation. It serves a diverse population, but also models what it takes to transform a school into a deeper learning community for all students.

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