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.

Why Should Students and Publishers Adapt eBooks in STEM Learning

Kitaboo on EdTech

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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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.

Why one district’s students studied only STEM for a week

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For one week in October, students in Boston’s public middle schools—6,500 students in 36 schools–set aside their regular lessons and participated in Boston STEM Week , a hands-on, in-depth program connecting students with real-world examples of STEM in action.

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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).

How to Enhance Any Curriculum With Short, Engaging, Accurate Videos

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Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors,” he says. Today’s students generally want deeper or more nuanced information from their professors. Video study guides, he says, were a natural next step. “We

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New Content Added to Discovery Education’s Award-Winning Digital Services Boost Teachers’ Ability to Engage Students in Science, STEM, Social Studies, and More

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–Immersive New Content Empowers Educators to Create Dynamic Digital Learning Environments for All Students – Silver Spring, Md. All three vignettes are now available in Discovery Education Streaming Plus and the Social Studies Techbook.

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How Automated Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My How does your platform boost interactivity and student engagement, specifically?

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How Speech Recognition Could Change Studying Forever

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The real issue is that the teaching and learning process in class is not engaging students via technology that is an integral part of their lives. “My How does your platform boost interactivity and student engagement, specifically?

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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

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.

Using Games to Teach Core Science Concepts

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Faced with students struggling to learn complex science ideas in traditional ways, middle school teacher John Coveyou turned to classroom gaming as a solution.

Three Ways to Support Educators Who Hate to Teach Writing

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A 2016 study of 3rd to 8th grade educators found that only 55% of teachers said they enjoy teaching writing. The lack of practice adds up; by 8th grade, just 27% of students are at or above a proficient level of writing. In a rigorous analysis of employee performance, Google found STEM skills have the lowest impact on employee success. Instead, the organization values traits like critical thinking, empathy, and thoughtful communication—above STEM competencies.

3 Tips to Incorporate Social-Emotional Learning Into Everyday Literacy Instruction

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Whether students are reading literature about a character’s challenging journey, or learning to persevere through a difficult word problem, resilience is always relevant to a student’s—and teacher’s—journey. By teaching skills ranging from self-management to responsible decision-making , educators can instill in students the positive mindsets, resilience, and grit they need to succeed in school and in life. Kid President is a perennial favorite of teachers and students alike.

New Research Proves Game-Based Learning Works—Here's Why That Matters

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students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. Now a soon-to-be released study from Vanderbilt University demonstrates the impact of rigorous, peer reviewed research into curricular tools, in this case showing that students who played edgames outperformed their peers on standardized tests. Efficacy in edtech needs to be determined by conducting well-controlled, large sample-sized efficacy studies.

Indiana students GEAR UP with STEM

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Let students choose their favorite topics to study and then seek out the best hands-on STEM curriculum and activities that meet the students’ interests. We surveyed our students to get feedback from them,” Bolshakova said.

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Three Ways to Bridge the Gap Between Educators and Learning Scientists

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As technology use has increased in schools, so has the breadth of innovations aimed at improving learning—for example, by personalizing to the needs of each student. In order to fully leverage research to improve learning outcomes for all students, we must fundamentally shift the relationship between learning research and educational practice. We are learning how affect and social engagement are integral to the learning process.

From Personalized Math to Micro-Schools, This NewSchools Cohort Is Reimagining Learning

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Today, NewSchools and Transcend released a case study that looks at the first Collaborative. EdSurge talked to Benson about some of the findings in that study. They had already begun a process of designing a new middle school, called Nexus Middle School, to be a STEM-based school that incorporated personalized learning. And a lot of their focus was on making sure that they listened to their students, teachers, families and their community in an authentic way.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

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My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students.

Student Engagement and Closing the Opportunity Gap: An Action Plan, Part 2

Reading By Example

My previous two posts have described how schools can improve access for students of color and students living in poverty to follow their passions and have more voice in choice in their learning. It is a process that respects both the teacher and students.

Texas’ Richardson Independent School District Selects Discovery Education to Support New STEM Education Initiative

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- Unique Digital Content Combined with Sustained Professional Development to Help Create Vibrant Culture of STEM in Participating Schools - Silver Spring, Md. Through the “Future Ready: STEM for All” initiative, RISD seeks to transform the Berkner Feeder Pattern’s culture and pedagogy.

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Visual Math Brightens the Future of the STEM Workforce

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As a father who’s watched three daughters grow and learn, I’ve realized that qualities like rigor and perseverance are not only for preparing students to take tests. This neuroscience and social benefit organization is transforming the way students engage with mathematics and support their interests in other STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) fields — the industries that are building a brighter future for us all.

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Experts offer black and Latino college students 8 tips for success, from studying together to becoming a tutor

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Find — or form — a group of students to study with so you can master the material. But students who excel in high school are accustomed to being by themselves, working alone in their room. Treisman says he’s seen this racist phenomenon undermine students of color.

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Lesson Study? There’s an App for That

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That’s a tall order for students used to sitting quietly in a math classroom passively receiving instruction. Knowing that improving the quality of math discussion in their classrooms won’t be easy, educators are applying the “lesson study” technique to improve their craft.

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Top STEM Schools in Georgia Host High-Tech Personalized Classes Without Hours of Screentime

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I asked the group of goggle-wearing students as one places a beaker into the microwave. If we did everything right, then hopefully not,” one student replies. Things don’t usually explode in Biology,” chimes another goggle-wearing student with long blond hair to my left. It got the students engaged and doing something as opposed to saying, ‘Well I can’t do that because I don’t have an autoclave.’. I am learning with the students. “Is it going to explode?”

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Discovery Education’s Top 9 Ideas of 2016

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We’ve reviewed some of our best articles, white papers and case studies posted to the Discovery Education Blog this year to bring you a sampling of some of the most powerful education leadership ideas we read. Providing STEM for All Is the Path to the Future. The idea that STEM education is only for the most gifted students on track for graduate degrees is a falsehood. million STEM jobs needed nationwide will require sub-baccalaureate degrees by the year 2020.

The project-based STEM curriculum that’s big on real-world rigor

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A STEM curriculum introduces students to real-world engineering. Berrien Springs Public Schools in rural Michigan started off with a modest enough goal: to add an engineering component to their curriculum in order to draw out-of-district students to their schools and to meet anticipated state standards. Middle and high school students build VEX robots and program them using RobotC software. We looked at a couple of other programs, but this was the most engaging.

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Redesigning the Learning Experience

Tom Murray

Quite often, a student’s hard metal desk is separated by a packet of worksheets on one side, with a dynamic learning tool on the other. Today’s students must be able to: Problem solve. This post is sponsored by Samsung. However, all thoughts and opinions are my own.

STEAM Learning in Action

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The need for STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) education is critical, especially because there will be more than 3 million job openings in STEM-related fields by 2018. This two-year study featured data from 204 teachers in 19 states.

Why Science?

Digital Promise

Amid STEM Enthusiasm, Stepping Back to Consider the Broader Purpose of Teaching and Learning Science. As STEM enthusiasm percolates, the teaching of science — its importance, its challenges — isn’t always part of the conversation. Fostering Engaged Learners .

Why Young Children Should Learn Engineering

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Even with the NGSS’s emphasis on engineering, there’s still a feeling that in preschool and kindergarten, teachers shouldn’t place as much emphasis on the E in STEM. Keith calls it a creative process, where even the youngest students engage in problem solving and asking themselves, “what if?”.

Our research shows that when students work on projects, they learn more

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These are skills students rarely learn straight out of a textbook. One way we have taught these skills is through project-based learning (PBL), where students apply what they’ve learned during a hands-on project that is relevant to the real world — and their lives.

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Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success

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Today's CTE Investments Help Boost Students' Success. In modern schools, vocational instruction — now career and technical education, or CTE — often takes students beyond the oil-stained floor beneath an automotive hoist or a shower of sparks in a welding lab. With augmented reality, students can master the skills of welding through simulations before they really let the sparks fly. Even students studying culinary arts need experience using digital point-of-sale systems.

Creative Coding and Robots in the Classroom

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They highlighted that soft skills critical to student success in future fields of study such as logic, problem-solving and creativity are integral components of computer science curriculums. Coding can be an abstract concept and difficult for some students to comprehend.

5 Ways Video Games Transform Learning and Prepare Students for Tomorrow's Jobs

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Working in tech and media for the past 20 years, I’ve seen some of these changes firsthand, and one thing has proven consistently true: Engagement is critical when learning new information and mastering new skills. We know that dips in student engagement have dramatic effects on the metrics we care about: academic performance, social emotional learning (SEL), school climate, and attendance. These are critical skills our students need to thrive long-term.

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