Getting past STEM Labels into real STEM Learning

The CoolCatTeacher

Taylor Ryan on Episode 577 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Lots of things are labeled “STEM” these days but many of them are just rote instructions for students to follow. Is this truly STEM learning?

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5 Easy STEM Activities Any Teacher Can Do

The CoolCatTeacher

Chris Woods on Episode 560 From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter Today high school math teacher, Chris Woods, gives us simple ideas of STEM activities any teacher can do. Get some ideas for how you can integrate STEM in the classroom.

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2 Student STEM Challenges Open Now

The CoolCatTeacher

Judges will weigh students’ abilities to convey sustainable thinking and STEM/engineering skills in their idea or prototype creation and how they communicate their unique solution. Here are two great challenges to help encourage STEM and STEAM learning in your school.

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STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

Her thesis work explored how STEM infused projects influenced creative self-efficacy in her students. ” The post STEM and Makerspaces in the Language Arts Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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3D Printing in a STEM Classroom

The CoolCatTeacher

David Ternent, a teacher in a middle school STEM classroom in Ohio, shares how he has used his 3D printers to transform and excite kids about learning STEM concepts. David Ternent is a middle school STEM teacher in Ohio.

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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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Martians in Your Classroom, STEM, and Making Makerspaces Accessible

The CoolCatTeacher

The question is if we’re equipping that child and the others to go behind them with the knowledge and intuitive exploration of making things work together for success through rich making and STEM spaces.

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How to Encourage Girls in Your Classroom to Get Involved in STEM

Waterford

Did you know that despite similar interests and abilities in STEM subjects (defined here as science, technology, engineering, and math), women are considerably less likely to end up in STEM careers? There Is a Gender Gap in STEM Education, and Here’s Why. Latinas in STEM.

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Ward’s Science–So Many STEM Resources

Ask a Tech Teacher

I don’t think schools can manage without coding and STEM. Coding, robotics, and experimentation–integral pieces of STEM–give students the best start possible to the rest of their lives. Nothing promotes these better than STEM. I found a partner in my STEM projects.

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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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Expert Mentors: A Professional Development Model for STEM and Maker Education Implementation

User Generated Education

Implementing Maker, STEM, STEAM Education. In order to prevent STEM and maker education from becoming a flavor of the month, there needs to be specific strategies provided to educators on how to embed STEM and maker activities into their curriculum.

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3Doodler Spotlights STEM Educator

CUE

Harm, a “leader in STEM education,” hosted a series of events this past summer titled “Summer Tech Splash” where teachers and students worked collaboratively to build prototypes of a self-driving car. The post 3Doodler Spotlights STEM Educator appeared first on OnCUE.

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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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Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. The post Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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How to Teach STEM Every Day

Ask a Tech Teacher

STEM is the acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. Every corner of every life includes STEM, which explains the increasing interest in STEM-educated students to fill the nation’s jobs. Embrace the concrete nature of answers in STEM topics.

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7 Recommended Hands-On STEM Learning Products

Teacher Reboot Camp

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. Challenge: What STEM products do you recommend?

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3Doodler Spotlights STEM Educator

CUE

Harm, a “leader in STEM education,” hosted a series of events this past summer titled “Summer Tech Splash” where teachers and students worked collaboratively to build prototypes of a self-driving car. Learn 3d printing 3Doodler OnCUE Spark spark stem STEM education

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Going On A STEM-Maker Journey WITH My Students

User Generated Education

Last semester, I worked with a few high school students to create a project for the New Mexico Governor’s STEM Challenge. Education Maker Education maker education maker educator makerspace STEM student choice student-centric learrning

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Free toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children”

Educational Technology Guy

Baylor University recently published the toolkit "How to Identify Effective STEM Activities for Children” that helps parents and teachers know what to look for in a STEM lesson and offers 9 examples of quality online resources. Related: Lots and Lots of STEM Resources, Tips and Ideas.

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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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3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

Neo LMS

STEM education is an interdisciplinary and practical teaching method of four specific disciplines: science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Read more: STEM for kids: Online classes teach Science, Technology, Engineering and Math skills. The future of STEM education.

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Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls

Educational Technology Guy

Girl Power(ed): 5 STEM Activities and Lessons for Girls By Kate Began Empowering girls through STEM activities not only prepares them for a bright future, it’s also a fun way to keep them engaged while they learn. free resources girls labs lesson resources STEM

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Inspiring Girls to Study STEM

CUE

Despite some progress that’s been made in the last few years, it’s no secret that the STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are still male dominated. The post Inspiring Girls to Study STEM appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire girls in STEM Science stem

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The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through

Educational Technology Guy

The Future of STEM Education: 5 Innovative Ideas About to Break Through by Kate Began With our world becoming increasingly technology-driven, there is growing demand for workers in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. RELATED: STEM Resources (lots).

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Digital Games and STEM Resources for November

techlearning

These digital games and STEM resources are great teaching tools for the month of November

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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.

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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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.

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Making STEM Tangible for Students and Teachers

CUE

STEM Teacher Whitney Roth is an avid sharer of ideas on social media. The post Making STEM Tangible for Students and Teachers appeared first on OnCUE. Inspire CUE members cuenicorn engineering math Science stem teacher feature teacher spotlight

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STEM: A DEEP DEFINITION

Battelle for Kids

Driving Question: What makes a STEM School? What makes a STEM school? I have literally sat on so many panels (K12,Higher Ed, political, policy, and industry), participated in meetings from the White House to the schoolhouse, been active in research think tanks and included in numerous case studies to define what STEM is and what makes a STEM school and we are still asking this question. Volume 3, Issue 3, Number 1. That is the question that is most often asked.

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Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb: STEM in all Areas, Part Two

techlearning

Think of STEM as a verb, not a noun. What are the skills that make up that STEM-based occupation?

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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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Connecting Women and STEM

CUE

Her insights and contributions to the future of STEM as the founder and CEO of LittleBits cannot be understated. The post Connecting Women and STEM appeared first on OnCUE. I saw Ayah Bdeir speak at SXSWedu in March, and I’m still not over it.

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Today is National STEM/STEAM Day! Here are some great resources

Educational Technology Guy

STEM/STEAM Day falls on November 8. That’s why STEM and STEAM education programs are so important. STEM/STEAM help students learn skills they will need for the future. art engineering math PBL project based learning science science resources STEAM STEM

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Spooktacular STEM Activities & Apps for Halloween!

Teacher Reboot Camp

This is also a good time to spice up your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) curriculum with monsters, creatures, the spooky, and the unknown. Below are recommended spooktacular STEM activities and resources to get you started. Try the STEM Hollywood lesson plans , to get learners to use science, math, and technology to investigate a haunting or survive a zombie apocalypse. Challenge: Teach STEM with any of these ideas.

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