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8 competitions to get your students fired up about STEM

8 competitions to get your students fired up about STEM

04/23/2019

Topics: Coding & robotics, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

Quick! How do you get students interested in STEM?

The answer, unfortunately, isn’t easy to pinpoint. With the exception of a small number of math, science and computer whizzes, most middle and high school students — particularly…

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Turn cloud gazing into a real-world science project

Turn cloud gazing into a real-world science project

04/05/2018

Topics: STEM & STEAM

Kids can spend hours watching the clouds sail by, hunting for pictures in their turrets, wisps and streaks. They instinctively turn to the cloudscape to fuel their imaginations.

What they may not realize, however, is that they’re also doing science.

Simple cloud…

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Weaving STEAM curriculum together with storytelling

Weaving STEAM curriculum together with storytelling

07/11/2017

Topics: Digital storytelling, STEM & STEAM

Robotics. Coding. 3D printing. Video game design.

The task of plaiting all the STEM disciplines together into one cohesive curriculum can seem as massive and complex as the global challenges tomorrow’s STEM experts will need to solve. Yet that’s what today’s teachers are being…

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Learning happens in a zigzag  and that' 's OK

Learning happens in a zigzag and that's OK

06/24/2017

Topics: Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Gamification, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Literacies, Makerspaces, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

Jad Abumrad is quick to say he doesn’t feel comfortable giving educators advice, and yet his career in radio touches on many topics educators are familiar with.

Tinkering. Curiosity. Messy experiences. Failing forward. Transformation.

Abumrad, host and creator…

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7 resources for teaching the solar eclipse

7 resources for teaching the solar eclipse

06/20/2017

Topics: ISTE Conference & Expo, STEM & STEAM

Where will you be on August 21, 2017? If you are lucky enough to be in the path of the solar eclipse, we hope you plan to take some time to view this extraordinary and rare phenomenon. And if you aren't in the path, consider watching it live on NASA TV…

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Here' 's what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects

Here's what the ISTE Standards for Students look like in 5 #RemakeLearning projects

06/19/2017

Topics: 1:1, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Flipped learning, Gaming, ISTE Conference & Expo, Learning spaces, Mobile learning, Online learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

The new ISTE Standards for Students, released in 2016, were developed to empower student voice and ensure that learning is a student-driven process of exploration, creativity and discovery no matter…

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Preparing students for jobs that don't exist

Preparing students for jobs that don't exist

06/16/2017

Topics: Education leadership, ISTE Conference & Expo, STEM & STEAM

Imagine a world where parents can genetically design and modify their own children.

Think it’s far-fetched? The cost of sequencing our personal genome is dropping, and genome editing technologies are growing more accessible. It could become a reality within the next decade or so.

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Artificial intelligence has infiltrated our lives. Can it improve learning?

Artificial intelligence has infiltrated our lives. Can it improve learning?

06/14/2017

Topics: 1:1, Assessment, Assistive and adaptive technologies, Augmented reality, BYOD, Computational Thinking, Curriculum, Gamification, Gaming, Makerspaces, Mobile learning, Personalized Learning, professional learning, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM, Technology infrastructure, Tools

When third grade teacher Brad Upshaw brought an Amazon Echo into his classroom, students spotted it immediately. Like reporters at a press conference, they swarmed the device and began shouting out questions.

“It was plugged in behind my interactive…

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