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EverFi - Digital Education

Today's students have unprecedented access to the tools of the digital age - computers, social media and smartphones - but they are not being taught how to leverage that technology in a responsible and safe way.

10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools

As schools look for innovative ways to bring in STEM learning, here's a possible road map for how to galvanize a school community. 1. Organize a teacher research and development team to dig deep into STEM learning by having these teachers read widely on the topic, visit local businesses and industries engaged in STEM work to interview real-world practitioners to find out what students need to be successful in these fields.

Pencils and Brainwaves: An Analysis on Handwriting and Memory

Too many students struggle with writing things out by hand, to the point where so the act of writing actually slows them down and impedes their thought processes related to concept development. This needs to change, and one of the ways we can do so is by helping our students learn to write, and learn to write well.

STEM into STEAM in the Elementary School Classroom

I remember a few years ago when I first began hearing about STEM initiatives around the country, the effort to bring more Science, Technology, Engineering and Math into the curriculum of schools across the country. The initiative makes sense, for one, because annual surveys of America's top CEOs and leaders have indicated that the American work force is not adequately trained in these areas.

BrainPOP | Technology

Animated Science, Health, Technology, Math, Social Studies, Arts & Music and English movies, quizzes, activity pages and school homework help for K-12 kids, aligned with state standards

Map Your Schoolyard | USGS Schoolyard Geology

Overview Geologists do a lot of mapping. You can do the same thing in your schoolyard. This exercise introduces the concept of maps. Learning Outcomes Maps are drawings of an area as seen from above. Maps have a scale and north arrow. Maps have legends to explain the meaning of different symbols and colors.

How to get STEM students to 'poke the universe' again | eSchool News | eSchool News

Schools, corporations attempt to spur interest in STEM through project-based learning Steve Woodhead, manager of global social investment for Chevron, said the energy corporation is trying to address a big problem in the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

Mirobot: An Affordable WiFi Robotics Kit

Mirobot is a very cool open source robotics kit that's completely open source and very affordable. When I was contacted by Ben Pirt, the man behind this project, I was admittedly a little skeptical about yet another robotics system. However, this robotics kit seems very nice and sports some very [...]

3 ways to boost students' STEM interest | eSchool News | eSchool News

STEM education is critical, but schools struggle to keep students interested Educators hear it all the time: STEM education is one of the keys to a competitive and successful U.S. workforce. But for all the emphasis on science, technology, engineering, and math, these subjects often can be dry and leave students wondering how they'll apply these concepts in the real world.

Creative Educator - S.T.E.M.

STEM learning isn't simply a renewed focus on work in different science, technology, engineering, and math classes, but an interdisciplinary approach that combines content learning with deep thinking across these exciting disciplines. To prepare our students for an integrated world, we need to break out of the separate-discipline mentality and develop more holistic and problem/project-based approaches.

STEM to STEAM: Resource Roundup

Whether you are looking for resources related to integrating science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or infusing arts, design, and humanities to transform STEM into STEAM, this curated compilation will help you strategize around different approaches to integrated studies.

Play Games | TryEngineering

Games for STEM

STEM engage students in fun education activities about science, technology engineering and math

Since it's start in Dec 2013, STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics) NOLA has engaged more than 1,200 students in kindergarten through 12th grade from more than 160 schools. On July 12, students participated in STEM hands-on activities at the newly renovated Lyons Center at 624 Louisiana Avenue in uptown New Orleans.

How to create scalable solutions to address the STEM crisis | eSchool News | eSchool News

We must respond by creating and supporting scalable STEM programs that produce results Transforming STEM education and, as a result, the U.S. workforce, will require more than homegrown or one-off localized programs. This is a national challenge that requires scalable and sustainable solutions.

Computer Science: The Future of Education

From the cell phone alarm that wakes them to the tablets used to chat with friends and complete homework, today's students are surrounded by computer technology. It is ubiquitous, and critical to daily routines. Yet few understand how technology works, even as it becomes ever more intrinsic to how we solve business and community challenges.

Computer Science: The Future of Education

From the cell phone alarm that wakes them to the tablets used to chat with friends and complete homework, today's students are surrounded by computer technology. It is ubiquitous, and critical to daily routines. Yet few understand how technology works, even as it becomes ever more intrinsic to how we solve business and community challenges.

Computer Science: The Future of Education

From the cell phone alarm that wakes them to the tablets used to chat with friends and complete homework, today's students are surrounded by computer technology. It is ubiquitous, and critical to daily routines. Yet few understand how technology works, even as it becomes ever more intrinsic to how we solve business and community challenges.

30+ Resources for Students to Learn about Coding Languages ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

August 25, 2014 Learning coding is becoming a necessary skill that kids needs to master in order to thrive in tomorrow's job market. There is now a growing trend in schools and educational cirlces towards bringing coding skills and computer programming to the forefront of the educational agendas.

COMPUTATIONAL THINKING IN K-12

Supercomputing requires math, thinking skills, algebra and computational thinking and an awareness of gateways to computing.

Using Football Science to Tackle STEM Education

More people watch the Super Bowl than vote in a Presidential election. This fact stopped me in my tracks, and I wondered if the tremendous popularity of football could be used as a way to teach STEM. I took on this challenge with journalist Allen St.

That Shouldn't Matter!

It is early February. E-Rate applications (to help our client schools obtain Federal funding for technology) are due any day now, but nevertheless I am volunteering a bit of time to serve as a judge at a Science Fair. After all, everyone wants to encourage students' interests in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics [STEM].

The 'Science' of Learning: Three Strategies for Improving STEM Education (EdSurge News)

"Science is an engine of prosperity. You want to invite people in at all stages of life." Such were the words of Marietta DiChristina, Editor in Chief of Scientific American and co-organizer of the 2nd annual Executive STEM Summit in New York City. On August 5, leaders in academia, educat

Play the DAVinCI Flight Game and Pilot Your Own 3D Printed Plane

A group of young and talented engineers and artists are campaigning on Kickstarter to raise funds for their futuristic aircraft design game, DAVinCI Flight, which is a challenging flight and mission game that allows players the option to 3D print the planes they pilot in the game.

National Head Start Association - Global Cardboard Challenge

The Global Cardboard Challenge is an annual event presented by the Imagination Foundation that celebrates child creativity in communities around the world. Inspired by the viral short film, 'Caine's Arcade,' the Challenge is an opportunity for children to build whatever they can imagine out of cardboard and recycled materials.