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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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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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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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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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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STEM & Visual Learning: A Vital Combination

MiddleWeb

In focusing on traditional text-based knowledge & skills, we miss the key role visual tools play in STEM exploration and innovation. Integrated STEM Literacy STEM By Design Intergrated STEM literacy ISL Roger Essley STEM visual learningRecognizing the ways scientists and engineers use visuals with text can help us better support students in every classroom, writes author/illustrator Roger Essley.

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23 amazing STEM and digital learning tools

eSchool News

Check below for the latest marketplace news to keep you up-to-date on product developments, teaching and learning initiatives, and new trends in education. Early learning brand Teaching Strategies announced the launch of its new The Creative Curriculum for Kindergarten.

How early can we introduce STEM education?

eSchool News

Key points: Researchers are developing a STEM curriculum intended for preschool students. Though evidence suggests early STEM exposure has benefits, little STEM instruction occurs in preschool classrooms. News STEM

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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.”.

District sees massive STEM gains with VR

eSchool News

zSpace is a virtual reality (VR) system used for STEM education. It’s already in more than 400 school districts across the globe, as students are quickly learning to live in a virtually enhanced world. Next page: How VR is enhancing STEM learning at Franklin Square).

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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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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.

How to Energize a Weak STEM Lesson

MiddleWeb

Lots of lessons you find on the Internet don''t meet the minimum criteria for a good STEM learning experience. In her latest STEM By Design post, expert Anne Jolly explains how to take a potential STEM lesson and boost its power.

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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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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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Why STEM education could get a transformative makeover—soon

eSchool News

Engaging young children in STEM is critical for creating a lifelong love of learning and for developing critical thinking skills which will serve them well across all academic disciplines and prepare them for the 21st Century workforce. Apps & STEM School Administration STEM

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A Starter List for Creating STEM Schools

MiddleWeb

When Anne Jolly is asked for advice about creating STEM programs, she's quick to say there’s no one-size-fits-all blueprint for STEM learning. Building a STEM Program STEM By Design anne jolly Bob Pearlman designing STEM STEM program components STEM schools

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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

TeachThought - Learn better.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. School may be winding down, but that doesn’t mean learning has to. Help your student learn basic computer science principles with these easy-to-use computer science platforms. Learn about microorganisms! Maker Movement stem

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5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

Additionally, it is important that students learn to use a wide variety of technology tools within our 21 st century classrooms ( US Dept. Apps & STEM Featured on eSchool News How-to STEM

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Four STEM Tools to Get Kids Learning and Exploring Outdoors

MindShift

Fresh air and fresh perspectives combine to allow for new types of creativity, for play, and for a chance to connect learning to life. The best of these apps help harness what kids are learning outside so they can bring it back into the classroom for further study.

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Volunteers Who Are Changing Perceptions About STEM

MIND Research Institute

The challenges of getting students interested in STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)/STEAM (including the arts) are well-documented and the implications for our economy are staggering. Volunteers Experience Just as Much Fun & Learning as Students.

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Researchers develop preschool STEM education curriculum

eSchool News

In an effort to address the national need to guide more students to careers in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM), Worcester Polytechnic Institute (WPI) researchers are developing curriculum which introduces STEM principles during the formative preschool years.

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6 ways to bolster STEM education for the future

eSchool News

STEM education would emphasize problem-solving, interdisciplinary approaches and the value of discovery and play, according to a new 10-year vision from the American Institutes for Research for the U.S. Department of Education’s STEM Initiatives Team. News STEM

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Learn how @LEGO_Education is transforming #STEM Education Curriculum Worldwide!

My Paperless Classroom

In this episode, Jeff sits down with Margaret Weigel from Lego Education to discuss the amazing LEGO Mindstorms products and how they can fit into your STEM Education Curriculum. The post Learn how @LEGO_Education is transforming #STEM Education Curriculum Worldwide!

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Is this graphic novel STEM education’s secret sauce?

eSchool News

Educators and STEM advocates are always searching for engaging ways to keep students interested in STEM–and a new graphic novel that uses computational thinking to teach students to code might be the next big thing. Featured on eSchool News Resource STEM

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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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5 ways to reduce the harrowing STEM teacher shortage

eSchool News

But what happens when high-quality STEM teachers become hard to find, and what happens when STEM teacher applicant pools dry up? extend critical STEM learning opportunities to its youngest students? Early childhood education News Personnel STEM

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4 Awesome STEM Project Ideas

My Paperless Classroom

However, these subjects can often come across as boring to learn. […]. The post 4 Awesome STEM Project Ideas appeared first on TeacherCast Educational Broadcasting Network. Teaching children in a way that is both fun and effective is probably the greatest challenge.

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How One Classroom Can Transform the School Cafeteria with STEM Thinking

Digital Promise

The Verizon Innovative Learning Schools (VILS) directed by Digital Promise initiative is actively improving learning opportunities for students and teachers in 46 middle schools across 14 states and the District of Columbia. Blog Educators Verizon Innovative Learning Schools

4 ways to enhance STEM in preK classrooms

eSchool News

Technology, too, can expand students’ interest in STEM, as well as their ability to acquire information and solve problems—even in preK classrooms. Here are 4 ways we’re sparking young learners’ excitement in STEM, while preparing them for kindergarten and beyond: 1.

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Samsung launches new STEM learning, collaboration solutions

eSchool News

In partnership with STEM Fuse and Tidebreak, Samsung Electronics America, Inc. has announced two new education solutions to enhance science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curriculum, and create more collaborative learning spaces. “As Closing the STEM Gap.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM

TeachThought - Learn better.

Infographic: Robotics And The Future Of STEM. Department of Commerce report titled, “STEM: Good Jobs Now and for the Future,” reports that from 2000-2010, growth in STEM jobs is over three times greater than that of non-STEM occupations. The Future Of STEM In Education?

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. At Albemarle County Public Schools, maker education fosters student autonomy, ignites student interest, and empowers students to embrace their own learning.

Why this one STEM course has four different teachers

eSchool News

A STEM rotation model engages students in multifaceted projects with real-world implications. Walking into one of our four STEM classrooms at Huntingdon Area Middle School, you won’t see students working quietly on worksheets.

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. Next page: PD in STEM tips 2-6).

Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms

The Hechinger Report

That’s largely because teachers aren’t comfortable with introducing young children to science, according to a group of educators committed to helping elementary school teachers become better at teaching STEM subjects – science, technology, engineering and math – in the early grades.

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TEACHER VOICE: What if instead of the voucher battle, we gave all of the nation’s children a top STEM education

The Hechinger Report

This trend is particularly problematic in regard to STEM subjects. Related: Best time to build a love of STEM? Related: Tech for tots and teachers: promoting STEM learning in preK-3 classrooms. Instead, let’s empower current effective teachers to learn STEM.

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Get Kids into STEM by Starting a Robotics Program at Your School

Where Learning Clicks

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education is receiving a lot of attention lately, and for good reason. STEM education helps students understand the world around them, from the natural world of plants and animals, to computers and tablets, to balancing checkbooks and beyond.

Discovery Education Monthly STEM Content Highlights – February 2017

Discovery Education

More people are using STEM skills to become inventors and innovators daily, why not you or your students? STEM Content Connection: 3M & Discovery Education Young Scientist Lab – Innovation Interactives. To submit your idea: STEM Career Submission.

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