Project Pals: The Perfect PBL Software for Project Based Learning

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PBL Software Review From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. This task board is based on principles used in silicon valley called “agile software development” using tools like a Kanban board.

Girls and STEM: The Google 20% Project That Encourages Girls to go Into STEM

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Komal Singh is a Google Engineer and recruited other Google employees to participate in a powerful 20% time project that encourages girls to go into STEM. As a software engineer and tech manager at Accenture, she lead teams to design and launch systems for many Fortune 500 clients.

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7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products

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However, I’ve been asked by several educators what recommendations I have for STEM labs, makerspaces, and technology classes. Recommended STEM Products. from the STEM kit to invent and build so many different projects. Some charge for their software or are expensive to fix.

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Autodesk offers free software to all students and schools

Educational Technology Guy

Autodesk , make of AutoCAD and other CAD and design software titles, is now offering AutoCAD and Fusion 360 free for education use. autodesk CAD engineering free software

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. ” In fact, the C-STEM Studio algebra curriculum is fully aligned with Common Core state standards in mathematics.

Students Adopt Software to Create Digital Stories

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum Digital and Video Cameras Digital Content Integrated Audiovisual Systems STEMBy Wylie Wong K–12 students also produce their own films, news broadcasts and other content in media classes.

GlobiLabAnalytical Software for Labdisc Updated

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Boxlight Corporation and Globisens have released a new version of the GlobiLab analytical software for the Labdisc portable STEM lab. edtech Ed Tech Ticker Science STEM News

5 Great Software Functions!

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Typically there are 5 types of instructional software functions. Teachers must analyze a software carefully to determine which instructional function it will serve to ensure that it supports the needs of the class. Tutorial software offers self-contained instruction.

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

EdTech4Beginners

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. Fun and Games: For kids, one of the best things about STEM subjects is that they can actually be a lot of fun. When you take away the tests and exams, STEM subjects can easily be a fun hobby for kids, rather than just a school subject.

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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

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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Minecraft Software Startup Gets Boost from National Science Foundation Grant

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An ed-tech startup developing software to help students learn computer coding principles through Minecraft has been awarded a $750,000 grant through the National Science Foundation. That infusion helped the company prototype the software and test it out on students.

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

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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. Total STEM or business degrees. Percent STEM or business degrees.

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The Big Guide to STEM - free guide with resources from educators

Educational Technology Guy

" The Big Guide to STEM " is a free e-book containing resources and STEM ideas from educators on integrating STEM/STEAM into the classroom. link] /stem-guide Although it's published by Boxlight, the only company info is in the logos. Sunshine Nance, Boxlight’s VP of Marketing, has made it her mission to facilitate STEM education, including helping to organize the Georgia Girls STEM Collaborative and working with the STEM Atlanta Women group.

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Vernier Software & Technology Announces Winners of  2018 Engineering Contest

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Vernier Software & Technology has announced the winners of its 2018 Vernier Engineering Contest, which recognizes science, engineering, and STEM teachers for their innovative use of Vernier sensors to teach students engineering concepts and practices.

Can Mentorships Get More Girls Into STEM Subjects?

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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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MEL Science Raises $6 Million to Bring STEM to Life with Kits and VR

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MEL was not an easy sell at first for TMT Investments, which supports mostly software companies, says partner Igor Shoifot. He co-founded SPB Software, a Russian mobile app developer that sold to Yandex, another of his investors, in 2011 for reportedly about $38 million.

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Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM

EdTech Magazine

Top K–12 Tech Tools for Teaching STEM. As companies and market experts forecast computer science and engineering skills as crucial to the future workforce , K–12 schools have been rapidly developing STEM programs in order to prepare their students to be the employees of tomorrow. . “[It’s]

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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. Consult experts when designing STEM courses and labs.

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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! I have traveled the country delivering PD relating to technology integration, PBL, STEM, Digital Literacy, Makerspace, Inquiry, Computational Thinking, and the 4 C’s. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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What's In Your Elementary STEM Lab?

Tech Helpful

Often when people come to visit our lower school STEM lab they ask "how did you know what to put it in?" The first thing I would suggest to a school system wanting to create a STEM lab is not to try to buy everything in the beginning.

20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer

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20 STEM Activities For Kids This Summer. To combat summer learning loss and keep those STEM skills fresh over the summer, Project Lead The Way put together a list of super simple (and fun) STEM activities you can do with your children over summer break. Maker Movement stem

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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. The very first time I heard the idea of integrating the Arts into STEM education was while watching a keynote made by Daniel Pink at the NECC Conference in Washington DC… yes prior to ISTE Conferences!

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

21st Century Educational Technology and Learning

Over 40 STEAM Resources… Creative Thinking, STEM, and PBL at FETC 2020. It actually is quite obvious that the Arts should be included in STEM education. The next concept involves “getting real about STEM. This is a great place to Make STEM happen!

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How to Help Students Land the STEM Jobs of the Future

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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. Many have never worked on a team where it’s hardware, software, mechanical engineers and marketing all working together. Read more about Rockwell Automation's impact on FIRST and STEM. What advice would you give a young person thinking about a STEM career?

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

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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. To build the automated system, a software development team used that data to create course-specific algorithms that can identify students who are struggling to understand concepts. “In

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

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The kits also introduce the basics of stop motion technique and the use of stop motion software and prepares children for more serious animation creation in the future. education animation edtech science science lessons stem teaching teaching ideas

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5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design

EdTech Magazine

5 Steps to a Successful K–12 STEM Program Design. From inside the K-12 education bubble, it’s easy to believe that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) and STEAM (adding art to the STEM mix) initiatives are a done deal — everyone’s doing them. . There are whole conferences dedicated to STEM. Understand the Origins of STEM and Its Importance. Where do STEM programs come from? Identify Your School's Specific STEM Mission.

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

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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.

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

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This project can also be an opportunity to use graphic design software and skills to create a ofrenda (offering) candle that honors contributors of color to the fields of science and technology. Materials / Resources: Graphic design software (free online software tools) — pixlr.com/editor or GIMP. Directions : Using graphic design software, you can design your own image to put onto a pillar candle, honoring someone important to you and your community.

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Vernier Software & Technology Introduces Pivot Interactives’ New Online Library of Chemistry Experiments

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Pivot Interactives is a versatile supplemental tool that can be used for a variety of learning opportunities, including pre- and post-lab exercises, lab skills assessment, flipped learning, and many more,” said John Wheeler, CEO of Vernier Software & Technology.

A New Social Science? Statistics Outgrowing Other STEM Fields

TeachThought - Learn better.

Statistics Outgrows All Other STEM Fields From 2010-2013. The ASA analyzed data compiled by the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) on 160 STEM bachelor’s degree categories granted by U.S. FASTEST-GROWING STEM UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES 2010–2013.

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Vernier Software & Technology Offers New Activities for the mBot™ Robot to Teach Coding and Robotics

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BEAVERTON, Oregon, June 25, 2018 — Vernier Software & Technology recently launched Coding with mBot: Self-Driving Vehicles activities module written for the mBot™ by MakeBlock. Vernier creates easy-to-use and affordable science interfaces, sensors, and graphing/analysis software.