STEAM

By Dion Norman | Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Maths (STEAM). From the Maker Movement to project based learning, the STEAM movement is the key to inspiring the innovators of tomorrow.

5 Resources for Design Thinking Challenges

When introducing Design Thinking to children, it’s important to include the “empathy” part of the process. Sometimes, it is easier for students to …

Design Thinking

How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity

Students in Cathy Hunt’s art classes are constantly blurring the lines between physically created art and digital creations. In one project, students …

Creativity

Is Design Thinking Missing From ADDIE?

261 Shares<p>Even though a crucial part of our jobs involve design, the prevailing instructional design models are based on systems thinking. Systems …

Design Thinking

Everyone Can Code With Apple’s K-12 Coding Initiative

Apple’s coding curriculum for schools has been expanded and updated recently to include a full spectrum of offerings for students in K-12 classrooms. …

Programming

Apple Swift Playgrounds can now program your robots and drones

Apple doesn't build robots or drones, but now you can use its software to program them.<p>On Thursday, Apple announced that, starting June 5, its increasingly popular iPad-based programming app, Swift Playgrounds, can be used to program robots built with LEGO Mindstorms EV3. Version 1.5 of the app …

Programming

Apple's kid-friendly coding app can now bring toys to life

In 2014, Apple introduced a programming language called Swift that made waves in the developer community -- not just for its power and flexibility, but for how easy it is to learn. So easy, in fact, that Apple believes it could be anyone's first programming language. That's why it went ahead and …

How a Middle School Library Promotes Maker Learning for All Students

<i>The Digital Promise maker learning team spent some time in Greer, South Carolina this winter observing and filming the Riverside Middle School</i> …

STEM to STEAM: Resources Toolkit

STEM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math<p>Explore ways to use STEM lessons and approaches to help students practice cross-disciplinary thinking and …

National Air and Space Museum

50 best resources when learning to code

50 Best Resources When Learning to CodeIntroductionLearning to code has slowly become a valuable asset. Regardless of your profession, understanding …

Learning

EduTech: With Swift Playgrounds, Apple has a chance to change programming forever

<i>EduTech is a 9to5Mac weekly series that focuses on technology’s application in education, lower and higher level, both for productivity and enjoyment. If you have suggestions for topics or specific questions you’d like to see answered, feel free to let me know. Catch up on past installments</i> …

Programming

Apple partners with Tynker to create game-based Swift coding lessons for kids

Apple has partnered with Tynker, a San Francisco-based STEM education platform, to release two new game-based programming lessons aimed to help kids learn how to code. The new <i>Space Cadet</i> and <i>Dragon Spells</i> courses are available for free.<p>The partnership includes free guides for teachers available …

Programming

Ten Tips for Creating a Culture of Innovation

Recently it seems that innovation is a buzzword on the tip of everyone’s tongue. Need happier employees? Innovate! Need bigger profits? Innovate! …

Innovation

Student 3D Printing That Helps Make A Difference

By: Joy Schwartz. Students thrive when asked to solve real problems that have the power to make a difference, as demonstrated by my high school …

3D Printing

Full STEAM Ahead, Issue 4, with Message from Camille Stegman

Dear STEAM Coders and Makers,<p>We are excited to share the fourth issue of our monthly newsletter Full STEAM Ahead. The newsletter delivers messages …

3D Modeling

littleBits Announces New Code Kit For Makers and Educators

Community<p>littleBits Announces New Code Kit For Makers and Educators<p>Mar 7, 2017<p><b>BIG UPDATES FOR LITTLEBITS:</b> littleBits, a New York-based hardware …

Education

SXSWedu Schedule

Changing Ed from the Inside Out<p><b>Tuesday, March 7<br>1:30PM - 3:30PM<br>Hilton Austin Downtown - Room 400-402</b><p><b>Adam Kulaas</b> <br>Getting Smart - Dir<p><b>Jason Cone</b> …

SXSWedu

3D Printing Will Change The Way We Make Things And Design Them In 2017

Attendees view vehicles manufactured by 3D printing at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas.David Paul Morris/Bloomberg<p>Much of the focus in the technology world currently is on artificial intelligence, machine learning and big data – and how they will affect the way we use products …

Manufacturing

3D Printing - iPad Multimedia Tools

<b>Link to Presentation:</b> <i>No More Flat Stanley: Learning in 3D</i><p><b>Want to learn more?</b> - I love working with educators to help them explore how to effectively …

The Beginner’s Guide to Design Thinking in the Classroom

In the first post of this series, I shared my biggest fear as an educator (being ineffective and my students not caring about learning). We looked at …

Design Thinking

4 fun toys to get your kids into coding

Whether you’re a tech geek who wants to pass your interests on to your offspring, or a tech-challenged individual desperate to end the technical illiteracy cycle with you, toys are a great way to trick your kids into learning.<p>There’s a huge trend in STEM toys meant to spark children’s interest in …

Kids

Ozobot raises $3 million for toys that teach kids coding basics off-screen

There are many toys on the market today that promise to teach kids programming skills, and a good percentage require the use of a connected tablet or smartphone. At a time when parents are already struggling to keep kids’ screen time to a minimum, father and entrepreneur Nader Hamda wanted to build …

3Doodler announces a robotics kit, Star Trek and Powerpuff Girls-themed pens

3Doodler’s getting out ahead of Toy Fair with the release of a whole bunch of new products, including a handful of kits and a pair of pens that mark some big licensing deals for the New York-based startup.<p>The new devices don’t represent new entirely products, so much as spinoffs of its existing …

Hacking STEM: Introducing Hands-on Hacks for Your Classroom

To engage the leaders of tomorrow, teachers need access to the right materials today. These materials need to be easily obtainable, affordable and …

Real-Time Data

Using Maker Spaces to build a culture of design thinking - John Rinker

Making GREAT Makerspaces: The 7 Attributes of a GREAT Makerspace - Worlds of Learning

My work with schools across the Nation on planning and creating makerspaces has proven to me that while anyone can create a makerspace, there are …

Teaching

A Human Framework For Maker Education

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Teaching

Why Canada’s digital economy rests in the hands of our girls

For International Day of Women and Girls In Science, Jennifer Flanagan urges Canada to invest in the STEM talents of our young girls<p>Canada’s next …

Innovation

How to create and maintain a strategic approach to design thinking

Design has evolved beyond making objects – organizations now want to learn how to think like designers, and apply design principles to the workplace itself.<p>One company at the forefront of this methodology is Philips.<p>Few globally reaching product companies have a 126-year history, and even fewer …

Design Thinking

The future of STEM education is cloudy under Betsy DeVos

This week the United States Senate confirmed Betsy Devos as the new secretary of education. Despite a shaky performance during her committee hearings, where she seemed to suggest guns belonged in schools to defend against grizzly bear attacks, DeVos managed to clear all the necessary hurdles to …

Education