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5 STEM tools you can use for any subject

5 STEM tools you can use for any subject

10/23/2016

Topics: Makerspaces, STEM & STEAM

Exposing students to STEM experiences can be an extremely engaging and effective way to foster the skills they will need in a global…

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6 Minecraft lessons offer a motherlode of learning

6 Minecraft lessons offer a motherlode of learning

01/21/2016

Topics: Gamification, STEM & STEAM

News that Microsoft is buying MinecraftEdu and beefing up the classroom version of the insanely popular game got us thinking about all the great ways educators use…

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Google CS First ignites interest in computer science

Google CS First ignites interest in computer science

12/28/2015

Topics: Coding & robotics, Computational Thinking, Digital storytelling, Literacies, Personalized Learning, STEM & STEAM, Tools

I am always looking for ways to inspire my students — especially middle school girls — to grow their knowledge and skills in STEM subjects, particularly in the realm of computer science. So it was a great find when I discovered Google CS…

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Great STEM ideas don' 't have to break the bank

Great STEM ideas don't have to break the bank

11/10/2015

Topics: STEM & STEAM

Great teachers always have great ideas for engaging students. Unfortunately, great ideas don’t always fit not-so-great budgets. In that case, you have to make the budget fit the ideas.

At The Foote School in New Haven, Connecticut, a change in school hours meant extra…

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Infographic: Help your students save the world

Infographic: Help your students save the world

11/06/2015

Topics: Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM

This is an updated version of a post that originally published on July 14, 2015.  

Let's say you’re 9 years old and you’re curious about the world around you. Not just your neighborhood. But your state. Your country. Your planet.

You're curious because…

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Learn something new with the ISTE Professional Learning Series

Learn something new with the ISTE Professional Learning Series

10/16/2015

Topics: Advocacy, Curriculum, Digital Citizenship, Digital storytelling, Gamification, Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM, Tools

Ready to learn something new? Expand your digital toolkit and explore new ideas for learning and teaching with the latest season of the ISTE Professional Learning Series. Presented by members for members, these free web events deliver new ideas and strategies right to your computer so you can…

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Let distracted students make DIY fidgets with 3D printers

Let distracted students make DIY fidgets with 3D printers

10/13/2015

Topics: Makerspaces, STEM & STEAM

What kid doesn’t like to play with toys? And what kid wouldn’t like to play with toys in school?

More teachers are discovering that, rather than a distraction,…

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4 easy ways to fit maker activities into your curriculum

4 easy ways to fit maker activities into your curriculum

10/09/2015

Topics: Makerspaces, Project-based learning, Robotics, STEM & STEAM

If student engagement equals deeper learning, then making school fun might just be the key to improved learning. 

Imagine the looks on students’ faces when you tell them that today, right there at school, their job is to become toymakers. Once they get over the shock, they’ll be…

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Get students psyched about science with hands-on projects

Get students psyched about science with hands-on projects

10/07/2015

Topics: Project-based learning, STEM & STEAM

Susan Brown describes her classroom as low tech, but that didn’t stop her from coming up with an award-winning project that sparked students’ interest in science and earned her funding for some high-tech tools.

Brown, a teacher at Northland Preparatory Academy in Flagstaff…

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Use Minecraft to teach math

Use Minecraft to teach math

09/25/2015

Topics: Gaming, STEM & STEAM

We know that kids love computer games and will spend hours on end totally engrossed in them. But “education games” are often neither educational nor much fun. The challenge is to find a way to organize, implement, manage, assess, guide and provide ample learning opportunities and still keep…

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