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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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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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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7 grants for STEM and technology

eSchool News

School leaders consistently identify high costs and shrinking budgets as a top barrier to implementing new technology tools and programs. Do you need to promote STEM learning opportunities? Next page: 7 STEM and ed-tech grants).

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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. education apps art educational technology engineering English maths science steam stem teaching tech tech tools technology

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Quick List STEM Resources For The Classroom

The Web20Classroom

Science Technology Engineering Math STEM. STEM today is so much more than just the 4 areas that make it up. And it's important to embrace STEM in every classroom and at every level. Don't those all have a place in the "STEM" classroom? Samsung STEAM STEM

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The Problem with Prepackaged STEM Products

Tom Murray

Over the last handful of years we have seen an explosion in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. And, coinciding with this movement has been an influx of new STEM-related products that are school friendly.

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Today's Newsletter: Marvel Film Supports STEM Education

techlearning

Brown, @msEdtechie , is a Technology Specialist for Ladue School District (MO). Black Panther" or T'Challa, was played by Chadick Boseman, is the king and protector of a fictional technology advanced African nation, Wakanda. TL Advisor Blog STEM Movies NewsGuest post: Patricia J.

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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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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. The post 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology appeared first on Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher helping educators be excellent every day.

5 Ideas for Technology Stations

The CoolCatTeacher

Leslie Swanson-Anaya @InspiredLeslie elementary teacher of the year for Texas region 15 has ideas for awesome technology stations. Learn how she helps students learn and progress using technology. Five Ideas for Technology Stations.

Successfully Integrating Language Arts and #STEM

The CoolCatTeacher

Today Candace Hisey @MissHisey talks about true STEM and Language Arts Integration. With both extended and daily projects, students watch science, technology, engineering, and math come alive in all of their classes. 10-minute Teacher Show Innovation STEM Teaching

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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. This is especially relevant given all that technology and online tools provide.

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Accessible Technology Helps Students with Disabilities Pursue STEM Degrees

EdTech Magazine

Classroom Curriculum STEMBy Meghan Bogardus Cortez Thanks to tech tools and awareness groups, more students have gone further in higher education.

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

Digital Promise

The role of technology, the changing nature of the work force and the effects of globalisation means citizens and governments are playing catch up to make sure our future generations are capable and competent to perform the jobs of tomorrow. Recent Australian studies show there’s a decline in student participation in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects in high school. The post Want to Solve our STEM Skills Problem?

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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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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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From Breadcrumbs to Breadboards: How to Spearhead Effective STEM/STEAM Initiatives

techlearning

Breadboarding, Arduino boards, Tinkercad, Scratch, and Makey Makey are all products that educators are using to embed STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) into their curricula. In Swanson-Williams’s district, technology coaches lead professional development.

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5 teacher-loved technology tools to meet STEM NGSS standards

eSchool News

As students engage in argumentation, verbal reasoning, and explaining with evidence, it is critical that they have access to dynamic technology tools to promote and guide such communication. of Education Office of Educational Technology , 2016). Technology Tools to Meet NGSS Standards.

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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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Celebrate National STEM/STEAM Day by Learning about STEM Education!

Where Learning Clicks

Today, November 8th is National STEM/STEAM Day, as declared by the show Project Mc2. And with demand for workers in STEM fields growing fast, it’s never been more important for students to leave school prepared to work in these fields. National STEM/STEAM.

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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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Where will STEM education be in 5 years?

eSchool News

million STEM jobs in the United States, and that number is growing every year. In fact, STEM job growth in the past 10 years is three times that of any other field , but by 2018, it is projected that 2.4 million STEM jobs will go unfilled. In 2015, there were nearly 8.6

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Eight ways to introduce young kids to STEM at an early age

The Hechinger Report

MaderEarlyEdSTEM: Researchers say various types of play teach children important concepts relating to science, technology, engineering and math. Here are some of the ways adults can encourage STEM thinking skills from an early age. K-12 News STEM

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Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart

Educational Technology Guy

Vernier Software & Technology Launches Go Direct Sensor Cart Vernier Software & Technology recently launched the new Go Direct® Sensor Cart for middle school, high school, and college physics students. www.vernier.com/gdx-cart Related: STEM Resources Physics Resources.

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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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. From touchscreens to E ink and GPS to Guitar Hero, some of today’s most popular technologies all originated from the same place: the MIT Media Lab.

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

EdNews Daily

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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LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global

CUE

In August 2016, the Girls Academic Leadership Academy (GALA) opened within the Los Angeles Unified School District with much fanfare as California’s first all-girls public STEM school. The post LA’s First Public All-Girls STEM School Goes Global appeared first on CUE Blog.

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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.

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New Technologies Nurture STEM Growth in the Classroom

EdTech Magazine

By EdTech Staff STEM is top of mind among educators and parents for good reason. . Classroom STEM

100 Free Halloween STEM Activities

Nick's Picks for Educational Technology

100 Free Halloween STEM Activities I’m a big believer in leveraging student interests for instructional engagement rather than fighting against their excitement (check out my posts on Fidget Spinners and Pokemon Go). I’ve rounded up 100 Halloween STEM.

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One reason students aren’t prepared for STEM careers? No physics in high school

The Hechinger Report

Physics is widely considered to be a building block for a range of STEM disciplines— science, technology, engineering and math — and taking the course in high school is strongly correlated with getting a degree in a STEM field. K-12 News Solutions STEM teachers

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Here’s How to Keep a STEM Lesson on Track

MiddleWeb

STEM provides a pathway. Expert Anne Jolly poses 11 questions that can help teachers design effective STEM lessons. STEM By Design STEM Lessons analyze anne jolly communicate compare contrast EDP engineering design process model prototype stem lessons teamwork technologyHow can teachers help students become deep thinkers and creative problem solvers – skills needed to solve the pressing challenges facing global societies?

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5 Ideas for Writing with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Jacqui Murray shares how we can encourage an improvement in writing using technology. 5 Ideas for Writing with Technology. Vicki: Today we’re talking with Jacqui Murray @askatechteacher about writing with technology. But, Jacqui, how do we teach writing with technology?

Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality

My Paperless Classroom

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Careers in STEM are the next best thing: as a matter of fact, according to the U.S. Editorial STEM Education

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6 steps to strengthen early STEM learning

eSchool News

Although STEM education is inarguably essential in today’s economy, it is not always seamlessly incorporated into early childhood education–and the barriers to inclusion are more pervasive than many educators might realize. Early childhood education News STEM

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Schools Give Students a Leg Up Using STEM, Technology

EdTech Magazine

By Calvin Hennick Schools can equip underserved students with marketable skills by arming them with cutting-edge technology. Classroom Curriculum STEM

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5 Ideas to level up Elementary Math with Technology

The CoolCatTeacher

Check out these five ideas to use technology to make math exciting. This week I’ll be sharing the 7 Pedagogical Shifts That Make Interactive Displays a Key to a Student-Centered Classroom on the Cool Cat Teacher blog sponsored by SMART Technologies.