Tag Archives: STEM

Idit Harel’s Global Vision for A New Generation

Notes from the self-described ‘wounded education disruptor with a missionary zeal’. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An accomplished tech entrepreneur, the founder and CEO of Globaloria, Idit Harel, is an award-winning author, thought leader, and innovator in educational technology. She … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | TigTag from Carolina Science Online

Tigtag is an online science teaching resource for grades K-5. Hundreds of short (3 minute), engaging, real-world science videos introduce basic science concepts and captivate young minds—teachers included. Background and preparation materials are provided for teachers, along with ready-made lesson plans and … Continue reading

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The Sweet Sounds of Learning

A discussion with Per Emanuelsson, co-founder of an eclectic team of engineers, designers, and producers passionate about music and technology. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero An incipient movement has begun that involves using new approaches to increase skills and knowledge … Continue reading

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Making It Real

Creating a 3D printing blueprint for the classroom. GUEST COLUMN | by George Velez There’s no doubt that 3D printing technology has hit the market, and it’s hit hard. The global 3D printing market is expected to grow by $11.8 … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Rokenbok ROKduino

Students have been building machines of every description with Rokenbok engineering toys for over two decades, but soon they will be able to program those creations to do whatever they can imagine. The ROKduino Programmable Robotics Set comes with over … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Cogent Education

Cogent Education creates Interactive Cases, which provide engaging real-world scenarios in which high school students take the role of a STEM professional to practice problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Funded by the National Institutes of Health and the National Science Foundation, … Continue reading

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A Sport for the Mind

What if we honored students’ STEM accomplishments with school-wide pep rallies, bulging trophy cases, and varsity letters? GUEST COLUMN | by Don Bossi Imagine walking down the hallway of your school past the science labs to see the latest trophies … Continue reading

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Preparing Future Innovators for the IoT Era

How do we ready students for STEM jobs we don’t yet know? GUEST COLUMN | by Dave Wilson Engineers are innovators. They love to tinker, design, build and make things. They are inspired and they learn by doing. Our future … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | NAO V5 Evolution

NAO is possibly the most widely-used humanoid robot in the world for Research and Education. RobotsLAB brings NAO, the cutting-edge robotics technology to all academic institution and companies interested in doing research with a robot, or teaching STEM related topics. It’s a state-of-the-art robotics technology … Continue reading

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Global Connections

Tips for success in linking students to experts worldwide. GUEST COLUMN | by Hayley Hutchinson The days of hoping to convince experts to come to the school in person and speak to students, or begging for field trip funding are … Continue reading

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A Vision of STEM Education in 2025

Teaching and learning with digital teaching platforms and immersive authentic simulations. GUEST COLUMN | by Chris Dede  Editor’s note: The following is based on what was originally a thought piece for the U.S. Department of Education STEM Workshop March 15-16, … Continue reading

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Good Marks for TenMarks

Now an Amazon company, their GM says they’re still an edtech startup at heart. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Rohit Agarwal spent his early childhood years in India, where math is a strong focus of education. “I realized the value … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | MobyMax Cognitive Skills Science

K-8 Cognitive Skills Science curriculum by MobyMax is based on transformative Touch Curriculum technology, which uses over 20,000 interactive manipulatives to engage students on a deeper level than traditional curriculum. Rather than simply reading textbook pages, Touch Curriculum gives students an immersive … Continue reading

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A Planet Like No Other

Conservationist and former Nat Geo exec brings students exploration close-up. INTERVIEW | by Victor Rivero Tim Kelly had a “wonderful” 30 years at National Geographic, where he was able to work with explorers and scientists, and (in his own words) … Continue reading

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Flipped and Tracking

Flash progress comparisons help teachers bolster and customize student learning.   GUEST COLUMN | by Tony Glockler Teachers have incredible amounts of data and information to juggle. Keeping track of grades, assignments, and engagement is a challenge that teachers gracefully overcome … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Nepris

Here’s a simple, scalable solution to bring real-world relevance to K-12 classrooms. Nepris helps companies reach teachers who need professionals either to explain real-world concepts to their students, to help with collaborative projects or for coaching and career advice. For teachers, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Dash & Dot Robots

Fun, creative, rigorous. Wonder Workshop’s Dash & Dot robots are all of the above. But they’re also addressing a serious need in early education: coding. Data from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics project there will be 1.4 million high-paying computer science jobs available by … Continue reading

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The Challenge We Face

Teaching students to be the creators, not just consumers, of technology. GUEST COLUMN | by Paula Golden Preparing young people for the 21st century workplace may be the greatest challenge facing communities throughout the United States. Whether students aim for … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ITN Source Timeline

Using archive footage, ITN Source has created an interactive video timeline showing how science and technology has changed our lives over the last 114 years. The aim was to design a fun, dynamic and educational tool using digital media to show … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Tynker

Programming is the new literacy, the people behind this company believe, and the ability to program is what separates those who simply have an idea from those who make their ideas a reality. Tynker is a new online platform that … Continue reading

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Winning with Digital Arts

Boys & Girls Clubs of America encourages STEM education. GUEST COLUMN | by Edwin Link Few issues are more important to the future of our nation than science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). According to the National Science and Technology … Continue reading

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Before the Robots

Five things to consider before implementing robots in your classrooms. GUEST COLUMN | by Andrew Grefig Providing students access to quality technology is often at the heart of many decisions districts make when purchasing educational materials. With robotics firmly ensconced … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Biomimicry in Youth Education

Looking for new ways to engage students in STEM subjects? The Biomimicry Institute just launched a free digital flipbook, called Biomimicry in Youth Education, filled with more than 80 nature-inspired lesson plans, activities, and videos geared to K-12 educators. Biomimicry … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Cyber Science 3D

Since 2010, Cyber-Anatomy Corp. has been developing Cyber Science 3D to assist students in learning and exploring science related topics in primary, secondary, and post-secondary education. Today, their software includes more than 400 interactive 3D-modules used globally for science lessons on Astronomy, Botany, Chemistry, … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Hooda Math

As other edtech tools get more and more expensive, Hooda Math provides students with completely free math resources. Michael Edlavitch, a former middle school math teacher, launched hoodamath.com after he realized students needed math games that were both fun and … Continue reading

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