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Technology key to award-winning district’s excellence | eSchool News

A North Carolina school system has won a prestigious national award for excellence, and its superintendent credits the district's use of technology for such initiatives as distance education, teacher professional development, and data-driven...
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Survey: Staff development is top ed-tech challenge | eSchool News

Making sure staff members have the professional development they need to ensure effective 21st-century education is the top challenge facing school district CTOs, according to a recent survey.
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Save our science: How to inspire a new generation of scientists | eSchool News

Save our science: How to inspire a new generation of scientists | eSchool News | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
The artist Pablo Picasso once said that all children are born artists and that the trick is to stay that way as an adult, Scientific American reports.
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Digital Storytelling in Math? Yes Please! | MathCoachBlog

Digital Storytelling in Math?  Yes Please! | MathCoachBlog | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it

At last week’s STEM Institute, Hall Davidson from Discovery Education facilitated two outstanding sessions on digital storytelling and apps for education, “Putting the STEAM in STEM”. How can we encourage students in the sciences to tell a story? Hall offers that storytelling in the sciences should follow a similar structure to all great stories: Setup – Conflict – Challenge – Climax – Resolution.

 

Here are some tools which will help you and your students tell your own story:

- PhotoStory

- MovieMaker

- PhotoPeach

- ActionMovie


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Building up STEAM: Adding the arts into STEM education efforts

Building up STEAM: Adding the arts into STEM education efforts | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
More Ohio Schools Mixing Science and Art as STEM Becomes STEAM (Very! MT @EIRProgram: Important ideas in this.

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Gates Foundation seeks keys to effective teaching | eSchool News

Ever since Americans sent their children to one-room schoolhouses, parents have known what makes a good school: inspiring, organized, and creative teachers.
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Superintendents turn to tech academies to boost skills | eSchool News

As the need for tech-savvy students becomes more pressing, school leaders' technology skills must also keep pace, and superintendents across the nation are enrolling in technology-focused professional development academies to ensure that their...
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This Is What STEM Jobs Really Look Like

This Is What STEM Jobs Really Look Like | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) jobs aren’t in abundance just for Silicon Valley tech; they’re actually a major economic driver across the U.S.

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From STEM To STEAM

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Let's take a look at the argument for adding an “A” to STEM to create STEAM and acknowledge the role of the arts in 21st century learning.

The acronym STEM already suffers from lack of clarity, so why add to the confusion by including the arts? To some, STEM implies an integration of several disciplines into a coherent tapestry. Others use STEM to refer to a group of disciplines that require similar cognitive skills associated with research and innovation. Readers need to ask themselves: Will adding the “A” to STEM create more confusion, dilute student preparation for a technically advanced work environment or improve innovation by acknowledging the creative act and processes more commonly associated with the arts?

Many scientists I’ve met integrate art into their work intentionally or unconsciously. Communicating scientific concepts and data requires creating visual and even sonic representations. I’ve “heard” energy pulses from space because scientists thought to convert electromagnetic radiation into sound. As a geology student, one of my great joys was illustrating maps of the terrain we researched. In my science classroom, I encouraged my students to draw and communicate their ideas visually as well as in writing or speech. Looking at human history, it appears to me that flourishing societies demonstrate excellence in the arts as well as STEM. The transition from the Middle Ages to the Renaissance included revolutions in the arts as well as the sciences. Clearly, something about art brings out creativity and innovation in ways different from but complementary to the sciences.

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5 Ways Schools Are Already Using 3D Printing - Edudemic

5 Ways Schools Are Already Using 3D Printing - Edudemic | STEM and STEAM | Scoop.it
We've already looked at MOOCs, tablet computing, gamification, and learning analytics. For the first part of the 'third horizon', (or entering mainstream use in four to five years), 3D printing tops the list.

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Laura Graceffa's curator insight, June 15, 2013 3:17 PM

Entering the maistream soon, not just at the higher ed level.