Tag Archives: STEM

What’s in Store for the 2018 Education Industry

Perspectives from a maker movement mover. GUEST COLUMN | by Ricky Ye 2017 has been an interesting year for education; interesting because after the Trump Administration took office, there’s been conflicting conversations about how national education initiatives will change in … Continue reading

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First STEM. Then STEAM. Now, STREAM.

Catholic School principal starts early, stays diligent on transformative full-tech journey. GUEST COLUMN | by Monica Haldiman Imagine you’re in a classroom, but instead of children sitting quietly at their desks, they are testing a model bridge built from pasta … Continue reading

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The Brightest Future Possible

A Florida superintendent talks technology, learning, and full STEAM ahead. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero From sandy beaches to rolling pines, the Santa Rosa School District is situated in a bright, sunny, and aesthetically beautiful part of the country; the … Continue reading

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Trends | Increasing Equity and Awareness With Online STEM Programs

To address the high demand and current shortage of STEM workers (Maltese & Tai, 2011), CareerInSTEM initiated a pilot online summer camp to equip diverse learners with the knowledge needed for a meaningful, rewarding future as a STEM professional. The … Continue reading

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The Future of STEM

A real-world approach fosters globally connected project-based learning. GUEST COLUMN | by Richard Larson and Elizabeth Murray Learning in the classroom should be a source of excitement and curiosity, not a boring and dreaded task focused on the memorization of … Continue reading

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Lighting the Way

Karen Panetta doesn’t hold back, and she’s brilliant for helping others.   INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Here’s the story of a little girl who grew up and did what she wanted to. A computer engineer, inventor and the Associate Dean … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Ardusat

This solution creates an inquiry driven STEM program for the classroom allowing students to tap into their inner scientist and understand the world around them through sensor data. Their program includes open curriculum resources making classroom implementation seamless for teachers, as well … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Tinkercad

Tinkercad is an easy, browser-based 3D design and modeling tool for all. It is also a perfect 3D printing companion – it allows students to imagine anything, and then design it in minutes. Tinkercad is used by designers, hobbyists, teachers, and kids, to … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Labster

Labster develops fully interactive and advanced virtual laboratory simulations that support open-ended e-learning. Labs rely on 3D programming, storytelling, and engaged human interactions to build a virtual environment in which students can more deeply learn core scientific principles and put … Continue reading

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Sparking Curiosity

Getting hands-on with students to encourage a future in STEM. GUEST COLUMN | by Jeffrey Whitford The world around us is constantly being changed and challenged by advancements in science. Think of how far we’ve come in just the past … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SmartBook from McGraw-Hill Education  

SmartBook, by learning science company McGraw-Hill Education, is a digital version of a course textbook – with a twist. SmartBook delivers the same content as a traditional textbook, but unlike a typical e-book, SmartBook actively tailors that content to the … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Discovery Education’s Science Techbook

The first of Discovery Education’s series of award-winning digital textbooks that are now currently used by more than 3 million students in all 50 U.S. states and several Canadian provinces is their Science Techbook™. Originally launched in 2009, the Science … Continue reading

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Beyond Pythagoras

The impact of Computer Science on STEM retention and student development. GUEST COLUMN | by George K. Thiruvathukal As an educator, I am frequently asked about the role of computer science and STEM. Although computer science subject matter can serve … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Chem101

Here’s a classroom engagement product built specifically for college-level chemistry courses. Recently launched on the App Store and Play Store, the app allows chemistry professors to replace multiple choice clicker questions with interactive modules that, for example, ask students to respond by drawing molecular (Lewis) structures on their mobile devices. … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Graphical Analysis App

The adoption and use of Chromebooks in the classroom continues to boom. STEM teachers can further utilize these widely popular mobile devices, and provide their students with an engaging and hands-on way to learn important scientific concepts, with Vernier Software … Continue reading

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On the Shoulders of Geniuses

How an innovative, adaptive approach gets kids the tailored math education they need.   GUEST COLUMN | by Javier Arroyo  In 2009, the homework topic was brewing again. Schools were rethinking long-standing homework policies. Parents wanted to know whether homework … Continue reading

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Peanut Butter and Jelly

Finding the simple basics of a field with the power to change lives. GUEST COLUMN | by Karen Panetta In computer science class, students learn how to think in a structured and logical manner. This allows them to break down … Continue reading

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Data: The Key to Customized Instruction

Laying the cornerstone for the development of educational improvement at every level. THOUGHT LEADERSHIP | by Eliot Levinson and Bruce Thoren In the 1950s public education was a monopoly. Students had to attend their neighborhood schools. Education has evolved into … Continue reading

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Collectively Flourishing

Makerspaces make sense for educating the workforce of tomorrow. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Swearer  According to the most recent U.S. Department of Labor report, 65 percent of careers that students will be taking on in the future don’t exist … Continue reading

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Why Simulation is Vital

For teachers and mentors, examining a must-have step in engineering design workflow. GUEST COLUMN | by Sandeep Hiremath STEM-based robotics competitions are beneficial to students in a number of ways, but perhaps the greatest benefit is the exposure to project-based … Continue reading

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Worth the Investment

Saying yes to STEM programs in early childhood education. GUEST COLUMN | by Kimberly Mecham Young children are naturally curious and often ask questions about the world around them. Many of these seemingly simple questions, such as “why do rocks … Continue reading

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How Cross-Curricular Lessons Inspire Critical Thinking

Connecting STEM with social studies and literature, students discover meaningful collaboration. GUEST COLUMN | by Kimberly Greene Cross-curricular? Critical thinking? How do these rather different educational concepts work together, and why should we want them to be a part of … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Woot Math

In the Spring of 2014, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers conducted a multi-site randomized controlled trial that studied several forms of software-based adaptivity and demonstrated that Woot Math’s adaptivity contributed significant effects in learning and retention. In … Continue reading

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Meeting in the Middle

Innovative ways for underrepresented and underprivileged students to access STEM. GUEST COLUMN | by Frank McCallum There are plenty of conversations and predictions about the economy of tomorrow, but leaders and influencers agree that honing future workers’ STEM interest and … Continue reading

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5 Ways to Disrupt STEM

Really building proficiency to fill the STEM pipeline with qualified people. GUEST COLUMN | by Vernon Johnson The demand for professionals in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) continues to outpace the supply of trained workers and professionals. A report … Continue reading

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