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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.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

edWeb.net

They highlighted that soft skills critical to student success in future fields of study such as logic, problem-solving and creativity are integral components of computer science curriculums. Coding can be an abstract concept and difficult for some students to comprehend.

'Robots Are Coming For Your Children'

Hack Education

This isn’t simply a matter of “ robots are coming for your jobs.” The future for younger generations does seem particularly grim : “millennials” carry more student loan debt than their parents; they’re less likely to own a home; their employment rates have been slower to recover after the recession; they earn less money. Are monetization strategies what we want elementary school students to be concerned with? Helicopter Robots.

Indiana students GEAR UP with STEM

eSchool News

Let students choose their favorite topics to study and then seek out the best hands-on STEM curriculum and activities that meet the students’ interests. We surveyed our students to get feedback from them,” Bolshakova said.

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The project-based STEM curriculum that’s big on real-world rigor

eSchool News

A STEM curriculum introduces students to real-world engineering. Berrien Springs Public Schools in rural Michigan started off with a modest enough goal: to add an engineering component to their curriculum in order to draw out-of-district students to their schools and to meet anticipated state standards. Middle and high school students build VEX robots and program them using RobotC software. We looked at a couple of other programs, but this was the most engaging.

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3 Tools to Boost K–12 Math Lesson Plans for Pi Day

EdTech Magazine

There are several classroom tools available that can keep students engaged while building the science, technology, engineering and math skills they will need down the road. Of course, math lessons in K–12 will vary depending on students’ grade level and skills.

Teachers Are Turning to AI Solutions for Assistance

EdTech Magazine

While teachers may always be the best line of defense for students falling behind, busy schedules don’t always permit the special attention and feedback that students need. These intelligent tools can adapt pacing based on the student’s ability … and provide targeted, corrective feedback in case the student makes mistakes, so that the student can learn from them,” states an eSchool News report released earlier this year.

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The ‘Maker’ Movement: Understanding What the Research Says

Marketplace K-12

Some fear the corporatization of Maker education, particularly as schools and policymakers have embraced the movement as a way to promote STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) education and workforce preparation. There is growing interest in whether Maker education can help boost student learning outcomes, including test scores. They found that it can work–“for some students, in some ways, at some times.”

Epic Guide To Game Based Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

In summary, serious games done right can engage students and help us become better teachers. Not only do we want our students to be excited about learning but we also want them to be intrinsically motivated. Students can play as individuals or in team mode.

Getting Ready for @CSEDWeek and #HourOfCode

Mindspark Learning

In essence, computer science will play a large role in future careers of students as it is already the number 1 source of all new wages in the U.S.; schools offer any computer science courses and only 8% of STEM graduates study it. Leverage Students’ Penchant for Curiosity.

What’s New: New Tools for Schools

techlearning

product/ ) 3DBear allows students to design and create mixed-reality scenes, then bring their models to life using a 3D printer to create three-dimensional scenes. Teachers can create transformational learning experiences for students by joining 3DBear’s AR Innovator Program.

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Seven Things That Happen When Kids Embrace a Maker Mindset

The Principal of Change

I once had a student who taught himself how to code by playing around with Scratch when he was in the sixth grade. But I also taught students with immense talent who never pursued their dreams because they were waiting for an invitation that never came.

STEMxCon - Today Is the Final Deadline for Proposals; Great Keynotes + Sessions; Need Volunteers!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Paloma Garcia-Lopez - Executive Director, Maker Education Initiative - "Maker Movement: Making More Makers" Jeanne Century - Director of Research and Evaluation and Science Education, Outlier Research and Evaluation, CEMSE, University of Chicago - "Is it STEM or Just Good Practice?"

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2016 Global Education Conference - Final Day!

The Learning Revolution Has Begun

Mr. Mohamed Ramadan 9:00am (iEARN) Impact of STEM learning program on main stream education - Ms. Wednesday, November 16th, is the final day of our the seventh annual Global Education Conference. It's been an amazing conference, hope you can join us for some of the final keynotes or sessions!

4 myths about great teaching debunked

The Cornerstone Blog

Here are the main points we discuss, with a full transcript below: MYTH #1: Traditional teaching methods should be replaced with more innovative, student-centered approaches. Integrating technology does not automatically improve student engagement or learning. ?MYTH

Hack Education Weekly News

Hack Education

Via the US Department of Education press release : “Secretary DeVos Announces New Student-Centered Funding Pilot Program.” ” “Student-Centered,” eh? ” The Parent Coalition for Student Privacy has thoughts on the pushback , making the comparison between Zuckerberg ’s corporate and philanthropic efforts and inBloom. ” Via NPR : “With Thousands Of Homeless Students , This District Put Help Right In Its Schools.”