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We’ve picked six engineering videos for fans of Tinybop’s smart STEM apps for kids, including homemade Rube Goldberg machines, Charlie…

We’ve picked six engineering videos for fans of Tinybop’s smart STEM apps for kids, including homemade Rube Goldberg machines, Charlie Chaplin’s modern machinery, some mind-blowing LEGO math, and more.

Girls in STEM: What can you do in the classroom?

I’m an educator in technology, an advocate for girls in STEM. But why do we need more girls in STEM? Because diversity is key to us creating a …

STEM Education Overview

Five Tools That Are Transforming STEM Education

Since ancient times, scientifically minded people have tried to figure out the mechanisms behind the physical world. Astronomers observed the movement of the sun and stars, biologists watched humans and animals interact with their environment, engineers noticed the angular similarities behind …

Change the Game for Girls in STEM: We Don't Need More, We Need Different

Co-authored by Linda Kekelis with Kara Sammet, Manager of Research and Evaluation at Techbridge, and Jen Jayme, Director of Development and Marketing at Techbridge<p>More coding camps and Maker Faires aren't going to solve the diversity problem in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics …

No-Tech Board Games That Teach Coding Skills to Young Children

Another board game that captured imaginations, and major crowdfunding on Kickstarter, is <i>Robot Turtles</i>, which teaches basic coding concepts to …

How Can Your Librarian Help Bolster Brain-Based Teaching Practices?

Flickr/Kevin HarberInquiry-based learning has been around in education circles for a long time, but many teachers and schools gradually moved away …

Teaching

School technology struggles to make an impact

<b>Information and communication technology has revolutionised virtually every aspect of our life and work.</b><p>Students unable to navigate through a complex digital landscape will no longer be able to participate fully in the economic, social and cultural life around them.<p>But those in charge of educating …

Education Technology

How to Incubate Creativity in School Through Making and Discovery

Sixth-grade students at Lighthouse Community Charter in Oakland, California, eagerly pull laptops off a cart and settle down with a partner to …

High School

Implementing Project-Based Learning in the 21st Century

<i>This post is by Jeff Robin, founding staff member and art teacher at High Tech High.</i><p>People learn using three domains: Cognitive, Affective, and …

Pedagogy

What Are the Most Powerful Uses of Tech for Learning?

“Anybody growing up today without access to the internet and to this learning opportunity, I kind of equate it to growing up 40 years ago without a …

How to Create the Learning Community Vital to Project-Based Learning’s Success

Project-based learning has become a hot topic as educators look for ways to effectively get students solving problems, working collaboratively and …

Pedagogy

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast – in Egypt, Vietnam, Sweden, or where you live? While these showcased morning foods are only some o…

What Does the World Eat for Breakfast – in Egypt, Vietnam, Sweden, or where <i>you</i> live? While these showcased morning foods are only <i>some</i> of the possible breakfasts in each of these countries, this Buzzfeed video is a solid conversation starter for introducing the variety of traditional food preferences around the globe.

Project Based Learning with iPads

<b>Bringing learning to life – Bringing Life to learning!</b><p>To start with, I think Project-based learning is the future of education. It puts students into …

With Tech Tools, How Should Teachers Tackle Multitasking In Class?

“We have a new problem forthcoming and that is our devices that once were just an entertainment tool are also becoming our educational and work …

16 Of The Best Opening Lines From Children's Books

Once upon a time...a great book had a great beginning. From classic children's literature to more contemporary reads, these sixteen novels will hook you from the start.

Books

We Need Coding in Schools, but Where are the Teachers?

column | Technology in School<p>We Need Coding in Schools, but Where are the Teachers?<p>By Sheena Vaidyanathan (Columnist)     Dec 9, 2013<p>Creative …

Girls Who Code -- Join 90,000 Girls Who Code today!

I wanted to do something that would focus on the hyper-sexualization of women in video games. I proposed my idea to Sophie and she wanted to do …

New Jersey

Reinventing School From the Ground Up For Inquiry Learning

This redesign issue looms large. A small number of schools around the country that began life as charters or academies have developed successful …

KQED

The following is an excerpt from <i>Learning to BREATHE: A Mindfulness Curriculum for Adolescents to Cultivate Emotion Regulation, Attention, and</i> …

Ten Commandments of Using Digital Media For Parents

To that end, here are Losh's 10 principles of digital learning for parents.<p>1) <b>Play with your child.</b> Dr. Spock served as the wise messenger for …

Lessons From Finland: What Educators Can Learn About Leadership

Similarly, principals are expected to care about all children in their municipality. What is more, principals and teachers are expected to work …

The Importance of Teaching Mindfulness

A torrent of stimulation is just a click or touchscreen away, ensuring that even the slightest trace of boredom can be mitigated through constant …

Why Programming Is The Core Skill Of The 21st Century

In the 20th Century, meaningful education was all about learning your ABCs. Today, it’s centered on Alphas, Betas and C++.<p>Programming skills are becoming ever more important, quickly turning into <i>the</i> core competency for all kinds of 21st Century workers. That inescapable fact is leading individuals …

Cyber Safety: An Interactive Guide To Staying Safe On The Internet

The internet is a fun place to be, but it can also be dangerous. Follow these steps to safely have fun on the web!<p><b>Always ask for your parents'</b> …

Internet Safety

33 Super Speech and Language iPad Apps

TWA brings you 28 super speech and language iPad apps for home, classroom, and/or the therapist's office. Speech and language is one area of …

Language Learning

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