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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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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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.

Girls & Stem

techlearning

According to research by STEMconnector and the National Science Board, women make up only 28 percent of the science and engineering workforce. Techlearning Resources

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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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10 Great Movies for the STEM Classroom

techlearning

[ 3D Design Hub Engages Kids With STEM, Literature and More ] A great way to get students excited about STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), is to show them the ways that popular media uses -- and misuses -- the concepts you teach daily.

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4 STEM Ties to Careers of the Future

Discovery Education

STEM is not just about skills, but about dispositions which need to be developed. STEM Career Challenges. This month we feature two exciting challenges which tie to careers that will be used in many industries and require STEM skills for success.

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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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STEM Fiction Can Help Energize ELA Classes

MiddleWeb

More emphasis on STEM studies has more language arts teachers working to integrate compatible nonfiction. Megan Kelly shows how novels with STEM themes let students make an emotional connection to characters while learning scientific concepts.

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2018 Discovery Education STEM Community Reading Lists

Discovery Education

With March being National Reading Month, I thought it would be the perfect time to immerse ourselves in STEM-infused literature! Books are so important to growing a STEM mindset, especially with the earliest of learners. Professional – General STEM Thinking.

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What is STEM and what is STEAM?

EdTech4Beginners

STEM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths and STEAM stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Maths. Tagged: apps , art , education , educational technology , engineering , English , maths , science , steam , stem , teaching , tech , tech tools , technology.

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How to get students interested in STEM

eSchool News

Science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) are not just important topics for school children—they are essential to our culture. is not producing enough STEM undergraduate degrees to match the forecasted demand, creating a national workforce crisis.

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Marvel Film: Black Panther Supports STEM

techlearning

STEM is infused throughout this entire film, inspiring educators across the country to make real-world connections to STEM in the classroom. The movie also inspired Disney to donate $1 million to develop STEM programs in the United States. Movies TL Advisor Blog STEM

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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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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. Post by Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D. jackiegerstein and Barbara Bray @bbray27. Crossed posted at [link].

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Today's Newsletter: Marvel Film Supports STEM Education

techlearning

STEM is infused throughout this entire film, inspiring educators across the country to make real-world connections to STEM in the classroom. The movie also inspired Disney to donate $1 million to develop STEM programs in the United States. TL Advisor Blog STEM Movies News

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6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Discovery Education

Parents can build the foundation needed for future STEM skills simply by asking questions and encouraging children to be inquisitive, no matter how many times we are asked “why?” STEM is about connecting content with the context of the world.

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Giving Students Choice in Reading Helps Stem the ‘Summer Slide’

Digital Promise

The post Giving Students Choice in Reading Helps Stem the ‘Summer Slide’ appeared first on Digital Promise. This article was originally published on The Conversation. Read the original article. Jack is a six-year-old in first grade at School 36 in Rochester, New York, a city with some of the worst childhood poverty statistics in the nation. Jack has big dreams for his future. Unfortunately, because he is a black boy in Rochester, the odds are stacked against him.

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Catapult Learning Launches New Turnkey Stem Program

techlearning

Catapult Learning, provider of instructional intervention and professional development solutions, today announced the launch of its new supplemental STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) program. STEM Ed Tech Ticker News

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Want to Solve our STEM Skills Problem? Bring in the Professionals

Digital Promise

Recent Australian studies show there’s a decline in student participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in high school. We want more of our students to take up STEM in schools and universities so we have a steady stream of graduates skilled in these areas for the future. Teachers can have a strong influence on students’ engagement and interest in STEM subjects, and on how they view maths and science in terms of future careers.

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RoboKind Introduces Jett, STEM Curriculum

techlearning

Jett is the younger sibling of RoboKind’s facially expressive robot Milo, and provides all students, including those with autism spectrum disorder (ASD), the opportunity to explore STEM, coding, and programming.

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Discovery Education STEM Connect

techlearning

If the school system has Discovery Education Streaming or buys Streaming with STEM Connect, price is $3000 per site per year. Quality and Effectiveness: Discovery Education STEM Connect is an excellent resource for the classroom. discoveryeducation.com ?

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How Do We Integrate STEM Across Subjects?

MiddleWeb

Some schools are putting all subjects under the STEM umbrella. Can they be true to STEM's engineering focus? Anne Jolly talks to schoolwide-STEM expert Judy Duke, who points to history. Teachers building lessons should always ask: "What problems needed to be solved?".

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Why Does A STEM Curriculum Need Empathy?

TeacherCast

In order to make a STEM education a force for good in our world, and help students to solve social and economic problems, we need to understand the role of empathy in STEM curriculums. The post Why Does A STEM Curriculum Need Empathy?

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STEM: A DEEP DEFINITION

P21 Blogazine

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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Fifteen Ideas to Start the Year with a STEM Culture

Discovery Education

Getting Started with Building a STEM Culture. As another school year kicks off, it’s important to examine simple ways to integrate STEM into classroom culture. STEM is a culture that permeates beyond the classroom into the whole school and homes of the community.

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26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom

TeachThought - Learn better.

26 Sentence Stems For Higher-Level Conversation In The Classroom by Terry Heick Note: You can purchase a similar, classroom-ready version of these stems on printable cards, if you find that useful.

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HughesNet® and 4-H Introduce STEM Lab

techlearning

5 Tools to Teach Coding to Late Elementary Students ] STEM Lab features easy, hands-on STEM activities organized by age group for youth ages 4 to 16. Robotics Ed Tech Ticker STEM

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5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

Discovery Education

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET). With STEM back then, content was king and there was a critical need in our industries for content area expertise. STEM Career Challenges.

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9 Ways Parents Can Support STEM Habits

MiddleWeb

Kids develop STEM habits in the classroom, but they spend most of their time outside of school. That’s where parents and other adults can help to inspire, support, and continue their children's STEM learning.

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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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Why writing doesn’t just prove learning, it improves all learning-including STEM

eSchool News

Next page: How writing improves STEM learning; closing the writing gap). Curriculum eSchool Media Featured on eSchool News STEMWriting is used to assess student learning more often than it is used to facilitate learning.

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Group Work Gets Kids More Engaged in STEM

Digital Promise

Shortage of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) professionals has been an important concern in the United States. It is estimated that over the next 10 years, the nation could face a shortage of one million STEM workers. So, what can we do to get more students interested in STEM? STEM Starts Early. Simple activities like counting and playing with puzzles can build children’s STEM skills. Blog Research Map Research@Work STEM Learning Practices

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STEM For One, STEM For All

P21 Blogazine

This two part post describes the critical features that have made this P21 Exemplar School one of the best STEM Schools in the nation. Driving Question: What systems and features are needed to sustain a successful STEM Academy that serves a diverse, high-needs population?

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STEM Flix - STEM videos for middle school classes

Educational Technology Guy

STEM Flix is a STEM Video series for middle school classes created by the Northrop Grumman Foundation and Science Bob. The videos include demonstrations that engage the students and then explore STEM career fields and topics and how they are applied in everyday life.

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Halloween Wars: An Interdisciplinary Lesson with a STEM, STEAM, Maker Education Focus

User Generated Education

To introduce and reinforce ideas, concepts, and skills associated with maker education, STEM, and STEM. Here is one student group’s example: Education Maker Education cooperative learning educational technology experiential learning maker education maker movement STEAM STEM

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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. ” Education Maker Education maker education STEAM STEM TED talksOne of my end of year rituals is finding and posting the years’ best videos.

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