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.

The History of STEM vs. STEAM Education (and the Rise of STREAM)

By Amy PietrowskiOne K–12 educator offers an example of truly cross-curricular education.

Education Technology

How do you get kids into coding? Tynker and Parrot let them use it to fly drones

As drone prices continue to drop, the popularity of the flying devices has yet to wane. Couple this love of remote-controlled flying with the …

Kids

Making STEM Equitable With Beautiful Ideas, Affordable Projects and Serious Play

Fun is science educator Sam Haynor’s superpower.There are schools out there—you know who you are—with reputations as places “where fun goes to die.” …

Harvard

Teachers talk: 12 makerspace must-haves for back-to-school

Makerspaces are becoming a classroom staple. As these shared spaces for student-led learning continue to flourish, the concepts, tools and …

Education

5 Ways to Improve STEAM Learning at Your School

Aaron Maurer on episode 140 of the 10-Minute Teacher Podcast From the Cool Cat Teacher Blog by Vicki Davis Follow @coolcatteacher on Twitter. Aaron …

Get Started with Coding in the Classroom

Teaching Strategies for Coding<p>Practical tips and advice to help you plan engaging and inclusive coding lessons in your classroom<p>Looking for more …

STEM Learning Advances When All Students Participate

Every student has his or her own story and brings a diverse set of perspectives to school each day. Our life experiences and worldview affect how we …

Education

Combining Art and Technology Engages Students

To maker-educators Fabrice Florin and Edward Janne, maker ed is not just about the technology: “the real power comes from enabling students to build …

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 …

Pedagogy

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 …

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 …

Robots

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 …

Programming

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 …

50 Best Resources When Learning to Code

Introduction<p>Learning to code has slowly become a valuable asset. Regardless of your profession, understanding coding and technology is a valuable …

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! …

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 …

Teaching

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 …

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 …

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> …

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 …

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 …

Kids