Getting started with STEM in your classroom!


There is a growing need for STEM skills in the workplace, as it has been reported that there will be 3.5 million jobs available by 2025 that require STEM skills. When students experience STEM learning, there are many benefits beyond the skills they build in STEM.

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Stem Education in 2020

Ask a Tech Teacher

A growing focus of schools is STEM. Ask a Tech Teacher contributor, Brianna, has some general observations about STEM education in 2020: Stem Education in 2020. So, what is STEM education? The essential component in 2020 is a T-part of STEM – Technology.

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STEM vs. STEAM: The importance of the Arts


As such, there is a great deal of focus on making certain students understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects. Yet, there are some educators and STEM professionals who disagree with this largely technical focus. Teachers learning experience STEAM STEM

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A STEM-Driven Marble Run Using Instructables and Tinkercad

User Generated Education

STEM lessons are a strong focus in my 4th-6th grade gifted classes. I believe that STEM lessons are perfect for doing so. For this STEM lesson, they made marble runs based on the following Instructables: How to Use Calipers [link] Design a Straw Roller Coaster Using Tinkercad [link].

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New to STEM Teaching? Five Things to Do Now.


Whether you’re a recent teacher ed graduate, newly emergency certified, or an experienced teacher who’s suddenly learned you’ll be teaching STEM this year, you’re in good hands with veteran STEM teacher and curriculum designer Anne Jolly. The post New to STEM Teaching?


National STEM/STEAM Day Nov. 8th

Ask a Tech Teacher

National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Here are some great ideas for celebrating: Ten Ways to Celebrate National STEM Day with NASA | NASA. National STEM Day is November 8 and the unofficial holiday celebrates science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education throughout the United States. Stem Education in 2020.

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How to Mix STEM Education and Creativity in the Classroom


Lately, the three Rs of school have been eclipsed by a focus on STEM education , or Science , Technology , Engineering , and Math. Read on for a look at why creativity is important and suggestions on how to mix STEM activities and creativity in the classroom.

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Build a Strong, Fun, STEM Foundation

EdNews Daily

The post Build a Strong, Fun, STEM Foundation first appeared on EdNews Daily. Featured Technology S.T.E.M.By Mark Hendrickson To teach our kids to become passionate and capable readers, we read to them.

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Powerful strategies to motivate girls in STEM

eSchool News

The history of STEM is filled with amazing women who revolutionized our understanding of science. Unfortunately, women only make up 28 percent of the STEM workforce. This is because many young girls have struggled to engage with STEM while in school.

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STEM, STEAM, Make the Dream

EdNews Daily

Considering the concept of collective effervescence, it is essential that we understand that the low numbers of students graduating with STEM degrees and the high numbers expressing disinterest in these subjects are directly related to the absence of a Dream Culture in our classrooms and the implementation of a dream-deferred approach to STEM instruction. The post STEM, STEAM, Make the Dream first appeared on EdNews Daily. Featured Technology STEM

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Honoring Black History Month with Career Readiness Resources from the STEM Careers Coalition

STEM Discovery Education

The STEM Careers Coalition – the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate leaders?and The array of on-demand resources and an engaging event both introduce and deepen students’ connections to STEM through real-world content.


How STEM is preparing students for future careers


There are few areas of our lives in which science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) don’t play a key role. As this continues, it is important to introduce children to STEM concepts from an early age. Read more: 3D printing, drones, and AI — The future of STEM education?

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The Role of Kits in Maker Education and STEM Learning

User Generated Education

There has been a fair amount of criticism leveraged against “paint-by-numbers” types of STEM and maker kits. Education Maker Education hands on learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEM student-centric learrning

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Boxlight Releases New Big STEM Guide Volume 3 (free)

Educational Technology Guy

Boxlight Releases New Big STEM Guide Volume 3 Lawrenceville, GA, July 28, 2021 – Boxlight Corporation (Nasdaq: BOXL), a leading provider of interactive technology, digital signage, and software solutions, today announced the release of The Big STEM Guide Volume 3.

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Good STEM Teachers Never Stop Learning


A lifetime later, she shares her story of continuous professional growth as she learned to engage her "mysterious, amazing" students in true STEM learning. The post Good STEM Teachers Never Stop Learning first appeared on MiddleWeb.


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


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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New resources target STEM via aerospace education

eSchool News

aerospace and defense industry leads the world in innovation, it faces challenges with the workforce: a skills gap among STEM -literate students entering the industry, a need for greater participation by women and ethnic minorities, and a growing knowledge gap from early retirements.

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Phenix City Schools Awarded Cognia STEM Certification

eSchool News

August 4, 2022) — Phenix City Schools (PCS) are now STEM certified, becoming the largest and fourth district in the nation. Every school in the PCS system earned Cognia’s STEM Certification in June. Cognia recognizes and certifies PCS’ STEM program: ? Phenix City, Ala.


How to engage learners with a combination of STEM and SEL


In December, I had the privilege of hanging out with a group of grade five students who were working on a STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) activity. Reworking the STEM activity with SEL. We incorporated SEL into the STEM activity.

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Gen Z students are aiming for STEM careers

eSchool News

A majority of high school and college students chose STEM as their No. The survey highlights five themes that characterize Gen Z students: Equity for all, STEM and healthcare, love of learning, the world after COVID, and the setbacks of college debt.


Why girls need more STEM role models

eSchool News

Gender stereotypes, a lack of role models, and unequal access to STEM courses and activities all play a role in keeping women and people of color out of fields like physics, computer science, and robotics. This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at

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STEM careers are among students’ top choices

eSchool News

Students’ interests in various career fields had an overwhelming STEM and digital focus, according to a survey from the nonprofit American Student Assistance (ASA).


Product Design Can Enrich STEM Projects


What if a STEM project became a product kids make for actual use? Anne Jolly shows how industry’s Product Design Process (PDP) expands upon the familiar engineering design popular in STEM classes, giving students new skills as they move from prototypes to the marketplace.


Excellent Free STEM Strategies from TGR Foundation and Discovery

The CoolCatTeacher

From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter STEM can level up and it must begin to include underrepresented communities of women and minorities. You’ll want to share this with your STEM colleagues. How can we ensure STEM is more than just a buzzword?

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8 virtual field trips for STEM education

eSchool News

This year’s 6th most-read story focuses on how virtual field trips can engage even the most reluctant STEM learners. Hands-on STEM subjects are challenging to teach when students aren’t in the classroom all the time, and student engagement is also a challenge during COVID.

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3 ways STEM learning supports the future of work

eSchool News

To succeed in college and the workplace, students require a solid foundation in STEM learning. In fact, between 2017 and 2027, the number of STEM jobs will grow 13 percent. STEM learning is all about designing creative solutions for real-world problems.

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6 female tech leaders offer advice for women in STEM

eSchool News

It’s common knowledge that engaging–and retaining–girls and women in STEM classes, STEM degrees, and STEM careers is an ongoing challenge. Women only account for 28 percent of the STEM workforce today.

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Real World STEM? Try Plastics Pollution.


STEM kids need to ratchet up their know-how about the real-world problem of plastics pollution and work together on sensible solutions. As they tackle this impending global crisis, they’ll grow problem-solving competencies for a lifetime, writes STEM educator Anne Jolly.

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Why STEM literacy is critical for our students

eSchool News

Providing an engaging and equitable STEM education is an important step in helping to develop more scientists and engineers while increasing race and gender diversity in the field–both of which are much needed in today’s world.

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How to Promote Authentic STEM Learning for Families

Digital Promise

Schools want to support families around science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subjects because these domains are engaging and capitalize on how kids naturally want to learn. But many families feel unprepared to support STEM learning.

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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. David is a 7th grade STEM teacher in the Stow-Munroe Falls School District. ” The post 3D Printing in a STEM Classroom appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

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Bringing equity to STEM learning

eSchool News

As an unprecedented school year begins this fall, how do we make sure that high school students can develop relevant and applicable knowledge in STEM learning and effectively prepare our workforce for the jobs of the future?

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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. After sharing relevant STEM connections with his own students for years, Chris realized that not every teacher notices STEM everywhere.

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25 Days of Free STEM Resources Digital Advent Calendar

Teacher Reboot Camp

Part of the December 2019 STEM Resources Digital Calendar ! The post 25 Days of Free STEM Resources Digital Advent Calendar appeared first on Teacher Reboot Camp. Happy holidays and welcome to this year’s digital advent calendar! Below is a clickable calendar.

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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? Taylor Ryan is STEM coordinator for his school as they work to integrate STEM into every class. He shares what he’s learned about true STEM learning in the past year in this role.

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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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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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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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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. Robin’s transparency encourages all of us to a new model of learning in the STEM classroom. Hands-on exploration is the way to go with kids and STEM! How DOING STEM forces us to move from scripting.

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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? Teacher Tips Tech Tips coding hands-on learning Maker Education makerspace pbl programming STEAM STEM“Learning is not a spectator sport.” ” – Arthur W.

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