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.

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

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 and how machines operate.<p>But developing just as quickly, although with slightly less hype, is 3D printing, or additive manufacturing …

3D Printing

3D Printing - iPad Multimedia Tools

<b>3D Downloads:</b><p>Dremel 3D Models - variety of downloads by category<p>Thingiverse - search for 3D models, by category<p>Pinshape - 3D models for free and for …

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 …

Toys

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 …

Toys

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 …

Star Trek

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 …

Education Technology

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

Making GREAT Makerspaces - 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 …

Makerspaces

A Human Framework For Maker Education

<b>A Human Framework For Maker Education</b><p>by <b>Jackie Gerstein</b><p><i>For specific training and professional development around technology integration, contact</i> …

Professional Development

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 …

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

Coding in primary education

I recently contributed to an article for Expat magazine on the topic of coding in primary education. I was asked a serious of questions about my …

Education

Person

Thing > Person<p>A person (alive, dead, undead, or fictional).<p>Usage: Over 1,000,000 domains<p>Property<p>Expected Type<p>Description<p><b>[more...]</b><p>Leave public …

Taxonomy

Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL

Use the SE2R model to provide feedback on our two PBL projects per quarter via documents created on Google Classroom. There would be no grades …

Pedagogy

Enhancing STEM Learning Using Virtual Reality

By now, you’ve probably heard a lot about STEM education (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics). Careers in STEM are the next best …

Virtual Reality

Part 5: STEM, STEAM, Makers: 35 Resources For A Makerspace

<i>Welcome to this fifth post in a series that brings STEM, STEAM, and Maker Space together with Project Based Learning and proper technology</i> …

Learning

Creating files from templates now easier in Google Drive

Since 2015, we’ve been making it easier to focus on your content—not your formatting—with templates in Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and For...

Put the A in STEAM With the Think With Art Box - GeekMom

Last year Jenny Bristol reviewed the Creation Crate, a subscription box with electronics projects aimed at kids ages twelve and up. The target age …

Psychedelia

Can Teaching Spatial Skills Help Bridge the STEM Gender Gap?

For all the emphasis placed on science, technology, engineering and math instruction, not much attention is given to a skill set that’s closely …

Education

Teaching Kids to Debug Code Independently

"It’s not working!”<p>A student raises his hand, sounding irritated and wronged. The look on this 11-year-old’s face seems almost accusatory; his code …

Education

Makey Makey Game Controller by BethanyJones

Summary<p>Created a controller to play games using a Makey Makey. I used #6-32 x 3/4 in bolts & nuts to attach the alligator clips. Originally designed …

Bringing Art Back With Technology

With continued budget cuts, a greater focus on math and reading education, and an enduring emphasis on standardized testing, the future for art …

Education

Schools say bye to shop class, hello to maker space

CLOSE<p>Skip in<p>x<p>Embed<p>Schools now are thinking a lot about maker spaces, and the term can mean many things. Specialized classrooms are used for ideas and …

Education

The Maker Movement: Learning How To Bring Maker Spaces Into Your Classrooms featuring @Mrnavas | @NJEA @MakerDepot

Podcast: Download |<p>Welcome to a the Jersey Educator Podcast, a show created by NJEA members … for NJEA members. Whether you are a teacher, an …

Education

ALA, Google to Train Future Librarians to Code

The American Library Association (ALA), the largest association of libraries in the world, and Google K–12 Education Outreach have launched the next …

Education

2 Great (and free) Ways to Learn About Design Thinking

The free K12 Online Conference (@k12online) is continuing this year with short “mini-conferences.” Last week John Spencer’s (@spencerideas) keynote …

Education Technology