Grit, Tenacity, Inclusion — Robotics Programs Teach Much More Than STEM Concepts

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Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Not every kindergartner can boast that she helped build a robot with high school students. Kate Sample EdSurge: Not everyone has an engineer dad to support their passion for STEM.

3 strategies to keep students engaged in STEM

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STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is more than just an acronym or a collection of letters. The importance of STEM is further validated by its prominence in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

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Student Engagement with Buncee in the Science Classroom

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I have been using Buncee with students for 7 months. I have used it primarily in elementary science, with students in grades 3-5. Two of the major improvements I have observed was with authentic student engagement and work completion.

Design Thinking + STEM = Student Engagement!

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Every year there seems to be some toy that fascinates the majority of K-5 students at my school. Whatever the "toy of the year" is, students all around the playground can be found playing and discussing it.

Vernier Software & Technology Offers Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM

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To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. This application is recommended for high school and college students.

How Can Schools Empower Girls to Pursue STEM?

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Female representation in STEM continues to be low. Exposure is key when districts and schools want to empower girls to pursue STEM; where can they start? The post How Can Schools Empower Girls to Pursue STEM?

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STEM, STEAM, and makerspaces–oh my!

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By now, we’ve all heard about STEM, the acronym for science, technology, engineering, and math education. Most people have heard of STEAM, which includes arts education along with STEM and allows students to be more creative in their exploration of more technical subjects.

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How Do We Get More Girls Into STEM? Build Confidence (and Robots)

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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.

5 Ways to Prepare Every Student for the STEM Economy

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All students need to develop these skills. High quality STEM learning and engagement opportunities can be life changing for young people in disenfranchised communities who otherwise might not have a direct pathway to the fast-growing STEM economy.

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Turn Up Your STEM Power This Year

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Ready to power up your STEM instruction? STEM by Design blogger Anne Jolly will get you up to date with a collection of her posts on NGSS, Career and Tech Ed, math in STEM, and assessment insights.

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Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

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STEM-based learning programs are being introduced in schools all across the globe. STEM has proved to be a much better educational program in terms of learning effectiveness and leading to better career opportunities than the regular curriculum.

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One District's Journey From 'State of Emergency' to Student Success

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Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. Morale was low, teacher turnover was high and residents didn’t trust that Allendale could educate their students. student-centered instruction.

The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation

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The Definition Of Intrinsic Motivation by TeachThought Staff A decent working definition of intrinsic motivation is “motivation that stems directly from an action rather than a reward.” ” Teachers often think of the idea of motivation in terms of student engagement but as Dr. Richard Ryan and Edward Deci explain below, it’s a little more nuance […]. Learning Definitions Experienced Teacher Student Engagement

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The Difference a Game Makes in Student Engagement [Video]

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It’s no secret that successfully engaging students requires educators to perform a tricky balancing act. Oversimplify a lesson and students may tune out, but plan a lesson that’s too challenging and students may become frustrated and give up.

This Teacher Makes Financial Literacy Personal for Students

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Fast forward two decades and Prester is a popular business and technology teacher at Mansfield High School in Massachusetts, working to give students real-life financial skills. Her Personal Finance classes always reach their 28 student capacity.) I don't even mention it to students.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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Although the district had successfully implemented conceptual approaches to math instruction for several years, the shifts in the new standards were challenging for some students. Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL). Students can see examples.

This Math Program Helped Students Blow State Test Scores Out of the Water

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The anxiety it created for parents and students—and even teachers, because it was something new—was awful. Students also needed support when it came to the end of year state assessments. “We Sixty-two percent of Montgomery students are English language learners (ELL).

Part Two… Transforming STEM Education from a Noun to a Verb… 15 Steps

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Welcome to the second of two articles as I relate the importance of making sure STEM is considered a verb. There are a lot of definitions in regards to STEM education usually in regards to the nouns including Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

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

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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 studentsengagement and interest in STEM subjects, and on how they view maths and science in terms of future careers.

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Greasy Hands and Safety Glasses: The Adventures of a High School Robotics Team

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A science instructor shares the adventures of her robotics team, which helps students develop important skills and explore STEM subjects in a fun way. Outside the Classroom keeping students engaged robotics robotics team STEAM STEM Student Success

How is STEM Education Shaping the Future of our Science Classes?

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As more school districts focus on STEM education, there is room to improve. What is STEM education? Simply, it stands for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). STEM education promotes a realm of benefits. Promoting STEM Education Awareness.

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A Student Improved a Classroom Tech Solution—So the Company Hired Him

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Tom Sargent, the information technology administrator at the King David School outside of Melbourne, had seen students try to tweak the school’s technology systems before. Students will try nearly anything to get around the systems,” says Sargent. “I

Summer SuperHighway: 3 Kyle Wilson Elementary Teachers on Internet Access and Student Engagement

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Recently, we interviewed three 5th grade teachers who shared more about the transformational role technology plays in student engagement at PWCS. Just yesterday we were discovering features we never knew before [from our students].

Seven Tips for Developing a Digital Music Classroom

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I see the same passion within my students when they share their favorite Imagine Dragons song or play me the melody to Megalovania (a couple hundred times). My students identify with the music they listen to and gain confidence when they’re given the tools to perform or re-create it.

STEM Programs Must Not Leave Math Behind!

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Guest expert Dr. Susan Pruet stresses the need to stretch beyond simple arithmetic to incorporate more challenging math content in STEM lessons. Pruet also cites the supports middle grades math teachers will need to spark student engagement in STEM careers.

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How Improving Student Feedback and Teaching Data Science Restored Our Classroom Culture

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I was in my fifth year of teaching at Forest Ridge, an independent all-girls school serving students in grades 5-12 in Bellevue, Wash., and I was feeling isolated in a room with students who didn’t seem to want to engage with my class, despite all my efforts to bring enthusiasm and passion to my work. The learning environment was tense, my students were angsty and I didn't have the information or strategies to make it better. Anonymous student.

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How to Boost Classroom Engagement With the Tech Tool That 'Always Works'

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Teachers now can actually sit with their students for instruction.” Where they used to sit in the back corner and just kind of talk at their students, now they can sit with their students. Teachers and students are now completely interacting through the instruction. There was a small group at a table where the teacher was working on one piece of the lesson, but other students were working on other lesson pieces at their own table groups.

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For Today’s Kids, Playing Nintendo in the Classroom Isn’t Just a Dream

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The gaming devices aren’t being treated as contraband anymore, at least not in the 100 K-12 schools that have welcomed Nintendo products into their classrooms this year to help students develop collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and problem-solving skills. But after receiving immediate and emphatic feedback that teachers enjoyed using Nintendo Labo with their students, the two organizations decided to expand the scope to 100 teachers in 100 different U.S.

We Live in a Diverse World. The Books Kids Read Should Reflect That.

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When I jumped into “Piecing Me Together” by Renee Watson last fall, I walked away with a new perspective on the ways students of color may feel when offered opportunities (with the best of intentions) that don’t feel like opportunities to them at all. I’m white. I’m middle class.

The Unexpected Benefit of Differentiation? Student Happiness

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But when district leaders launched mPower Piedmont —broadly integrating technology to empower their teachers—they were committed to seeing improved outcomes for each of the district’s 1,200 students. Candy Mobley Where Mobley finds engaging ideas. Picture-Perfect STEM Lessons, K-2.

Free Remote Learning Resources for STEM Teachers and Students

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To keep students engaged in STEM learning during school closures, Vernier Software & Technology is offering a robust collection of free remote learning solutions for teachers and students. This application is recommended for high school and college students.

How Humor and Storytelling Help Foster STEM Engagement

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While these types of projects can be fun in their own right, adding a story and humor to the lesson increases overall student engagement. This storytelling pathway to a lesson creates a more reliable connection between the student and the subject.

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FETC 2020: STEM, safety, and students

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Student engagement and empowerment were evident at FETC 2020 in Miami, FL. STEM and STEAM. In the early years of STEM and STEAM adoption, hands-on experiences for students were limited to isolated classroom activities and computer labs.

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An Interactive Tool Empowers High Schoolers To Take Control of Career Planning

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Our job as educators is to inspire and inform our students. She runs the Valley Center High School internship program and helps students gain valuable work experience and career knowledge before they head off to college and careers.

Open (Lab) Doors with Virtual Science Labs for Students of All Ages

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The post Open (Lab) Doors with Virtual Science Labs for Students of All Ages appeared first on Where Learning Clicks. Inside the Classroom keeping students engaged NGSS STEAM STEM Teaching Strategies technology in the classroom virtual learning virtual science labs