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6 Ways Administrators Can Prove the Efficacy of Digital Tools

By Eric SheningerWhen new technology is rolled out, K–12 leaders must prove it is worth the investment.

Here’s How to Help Girls Thrive in STEM Today

Now's the time to empower middle grades girls with understanding of their own STEM skills, strengths, and potential. Anne Jolly recommends hands-on …

Education

By Evelyn Cruz Principal, March/April 2017 As a school leader, any time you implement something new in your school— be it a new technology, protocol, or methodology—it is important to get buy-in from all stakeholders to help ensure the success of that initiative.

By Evelyn Cruz <i><br>Principal</i>, March/April 2017<p>As a school leader, any time you implement something new in your school— be it a new technology, protocol, …

Education Technology

How Do We Integrate STEM Across Subjects?

Some schools are putting all subjects under a big STEM tent. Can they stay true to STEM's engineering focus? Anne Jolly talks to schoolwide-STEM …

Stem

A Starter List for Creating STEM Schools

When Anne Jolly is asked for advice about creating STEM programs, she's quick to say there’s no one-size-fits-all blueprint for STEM learning. Even …

Teaching

The Ideal Praise-to-Criticism Ratio

Which is more effective in improving team performance: using positive feedback to let people know when they’re doing well, or offering constructive comments to help them when they’re off track?<p>New research suggests that this is a trick question. The answer, as one might intuitively expect, is that …

9 Maker Projects for Beginner Maker Ed Teachers - Blog

How Your Kids Can Learn To Code During Summer Vacation

Is coding really a new essential literacy? These days it seems to be trendy to suggest so. There are so many products and games and websites that claim to be able to teach your kids to code. Consider some of these examples…<p>Robots, like Dash and Dot from Wonder Workshop, work in combination with an …

ISTE15: Print It Forward: 3D Printer Fundraising Kit

Hey ISTE 2015 participants!<p>Do you want a 3D printer for your school or classroom? Do you want your students to have the power to turn their ideas …

3D Printing

Mattel hopes you'll design 3D-printed toys

Admit it: when you were a kid, you wished that you could design the toys that the stuffy manufacturers refused to build. Well, you're about to get that chance. Mattel and Autodesk are teaming up to let you design and customize 3D-printed toys through a "dedicated online hub" in the second half of …

5th Graders Utilize 3D Printing to Create Their Own Custom Cities

One of the most inspirational aspects of covering the 3D printing space is the fact that we constantly have the opportunity to promote the use of the …

MakerBot Publishes 3D Design and Printing Handbook for Education

Smart Classroom Technologies<p>In response to its research showing that acquiring 3D design skills is a major hurdle for educators looking to use 3D …

Education Technology

Meet 3D Simo Mini – the ultimate 3D printing pen

June 25, 2015 • News<p><b>3DSimo has launched its second-generation 3D printing pen, the Simo Mini, which is a much smaller, smarter and less expensive</b> …

3D Printing

Amy Schumer Fires Back Against Criticism of Her Comedy: "I Am Not Racist"

"I am not going to start joking about safe material."<p>On Sunday morning, Amy Schumer fired back at critics who have accused the <i>Trainwreck</i> star of racial insensitivity in her comedy. In a lengthy screencapped message, Amy took aim at those who accuse her of having a "blind spot for racism."<p>While she …

New Construction Kits Incorporate 3D Printing

A major 3D printer maker and an educational game designer are teaming up to deliver a construction kit designed to help young children develop an …

3D Printing