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At The STEM Academy in Georgia, students are dropped into the center of a story about multidimensional travel. As students explore their fictional universe, they draw upon the full range of STEAM disciplines to solve challenges and decide where to take the story next.
When students use MakeCode to build Minecraft structures more efficiently and rapidly, they are able to develop a visual understanding of what is going on inside of their code. Students can actually see a structure being built block by block from the code they have just written.
No matter the discipline, creating computational artifacts is one of the core computer science practices students should consistently experience to become better problem solvers. Here are four steps to get them started.
Giving students opportunities to create 3D models keeps kids engaged and excited about learning, stimulates inquiry and gives them a better understanding of literary settings and world cultures.
Robotics and coding provide hands-on and creative opportunities for learners to invent, solve problems and create – perhaps the most appropriate implementation of STEM.
Educators need to be on the front lines of introducing computer science to under-represented groups. Here are four ways you can spur interest in computer science among girls and other under-represented groups.
Despite investing several billion dollars in STEM education over the past decade, the U.S. has seemingly failed to move the needle on student interest.
What does equity in computer science education look like, and how can you ensure all of your students are being served? Here are three ways you can work toward CS equity in your school or district.
It takes will, know-how, technology tools, practical strategies and patience to teach computer science and it's best integrated across content areas by teaching design and inquiry practices in tandem with CS.
When students begin to envision themselves as computer scientists, they realize they can find creative and innovative ways to solve problems in personally relevant ways.
It’s easy to think of coding as a skill that is taught to older students as part of the math or computer science curricula, but coding can be applied to reading and writing, even in kindergarten classrooms.
What started as a grassroots movement is now sweeping across the globe, coalescing around the rallying cry of “computer science for all!”
Using pair programming in the classroom empowers students to communicate and collaborate and fosters critical thinking as one person troubleshoots and the other writes the code.
Integrate Scratch into your curriculum to help students learn to think creatively and work collaboratively. Here are three ways to use Scratch across the curriculum.
WidgetWatch is an online afterschool program that leverages students’ interest in technology to keep them learning even after school gets out, with a STEM-based curriculum grounded in the ISTE Standards.
Reshma Saujani, the closing keynote speaker at ISTE 2017, tells the packed audience that it's imperative to get more girls coding or crucial innovations will be left on the sidelines.
Digital citizenship is not so different from traditional citizenship. We still need to guide students to be kind, respectful and responsible. What’s new is teaching them how to apply these values to the realities of the digital age.
Our job as citizens requires more than just being informed. We must also be vigilant about verifying information before posting it on social media.
Today’s technology makes personalized learning an attainable goal. Here are five things to consider as you make the transition from a traditional classroom to a personalized learning environment.
Twitter chats for educators offer free professional learning on your favorite topics and the chance to connect with peers around the world. Here are some that were recommended by the ISTE community.
The Burlington High School Help Desk in Massachusetts is one of the first and most successful student-run genius bars in the nation. Facilitator Jenn Scheffer gives her step-by-step guide for starting a student tech team in your school.