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‘Makerspaces’ for science instruction also proving helpful for English learners

‘Makerspaces’ for science instruction also proving helpful for English learners | STEAM | Scoop.it
A non-profit journalism website reporting on key education issues in California and beyond.
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In addition to learning science, Garcia said the makerspace has given English learners “a new way of engaging in English”
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A Wall-Crawling Roomba That Teaches Kids to Code

A Wall-Crawling Roomba That Teaches Kids to Code | STEAM | Scoop.it
Harvard roboticists have created a robot that will gradually introduce children to programming skills by blending them with art.
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Nagpal sees Root—whose name comes from robots, minus the BS—as a way of addressing America’s coding gap. Even though there are more computing jobs than ever, and even though 90 percent of parents want their children to learn computer science, only 1 in 10 elementary schools offer such lessons.
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Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world

Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world | STEAM | Scoop.it
Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever -- mathematics -- with Roger Antonsen, as he explains how a slight change in perspective can reveal patterns, numbers and formulas as the gateways to empathy and understanding.
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We use maths to create an understanding of the world
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Curiosity Machine – Hands-on Science Projects

Curiosity Machine – Hands-on Science Projects | STEAM | Scoop.it
Free hands-on science and engineering projects for families and educators. Build 80+ projects with everyday household materials.
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With the engineering design process as a guide, your students will plan, build, and test their designs. They’ll document each step on Curiosity Machine, where you can create groups and add your students to see their progress.
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What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick

What Neuroscience Can Tell Us About Making Fractions Stick | STEAM | Scoop.it
Students need a deep conceptual understanding of fractions to succeed in high school algebra. Maximizing learning with attention to brain science can help all
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Learning a new math concept takes a toll on the brain not only because of the new math concepts, but also because students must recruit many parts of the brain to solve any problem.
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Ways to engage next STEM generation | SmartBrief

Ways to engage next STEM generation | SmartBrief | STEAM | Scoop.it
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What can educators do today to inspire students to develop the necessary skills for success in tomorrow's economy?
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Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change

Overhauling How We Teach Our Kids in a World of Accelerating Change | STEAM | Scoop.it
Here in L.A., it’s kind of insane that a great kindergarten requires a competitive application and tuitions that exceed most colleges. I started asking myself,... read more
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How would you reinvent elementary school during an exponential era?
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On The Lesson Plan: Make Stuff. Fail. Learn While You're At It

On The Lesson Plan: Make Stuff. Fail. Learn While You're At It | STEAM | Scoop.it
A leader of the maker movement talks about how building stuff can help students, teachers, schools and parents be more creative.
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the Maker Movement is rediscovering learning by doing, which is John Dewey's phrase from 100 years ago. We are rediscovering Montessori and a lot of the practices that they pioneered that have been forgotten or at least put aside.
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Students shine at Australian STEM Video Game Challenge

Students taking part in the Australian STEM Video Game Challenge were challenged to design and build an original video game. Here, we take a look at the 2016 winners.
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Aimed at those in Year 5-12, the challenge encourages students to engage in STEM learning in a dynamic and engaging way.
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Applying Design Thinking in 4 Different Ways in Schools

Applying Design Thinking in 4 Different Ways in Schools | STEAM | Scoop.it
“Applying Design Thinking in 4 Different Ways in Schools” is published by Tom Barrett
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In the school environment the process and principles of design thinking can be applied to a number of different relevant domains: Inquiry Learning Process (student) School Improvement (leadership/teacher) Practitioner Inquiry (leadership/teacher) Learning Design (teacher)
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Robots likely to be used in classrooms as learning tools, not teachers

Robots likely to be used in classrooms as learning tools, not teachers | STEAM | Scoop.it
the design goals of most robots are to function as an aid in the classroom and to enhance the added value they can bring as a stimulating and engaging educational tool.
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the design goals of most robots are to function as an aid in the classroom and to enhance the added value they can bring as a stimulating and engaging educational tool.
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The Age of Female Dominance, Brought to You by Robots

The Age of Female Dominance, Brought to You by Robots | STEAM | Scoop.it
while automation does include losses of jobs, it could also change what we value when it comes to skill sets
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while automation does include losses of jobs, it could also change what we value when it comes to skill sets
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How can doctors use technology to help them diagnose?

How can doctors use technology to help them diagnose? | STEAM | Scoop.it
Opinion in the medical establishment is sure to be divided as to whether AI helpers are a good thing or just a flashy toy.
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Given the very real social and economic benefits of medical AI, we should not be afraid to explore the possibilities of AI helpers in a supportive role, with humans always in the driver’s seat.
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What to say if your child asks, 'what's the point of maths?'

What to say if your child asks, 'what's the point of maths?' | STEAM | Scoop.it
The questions young people tend to ask about maths often relate to their personal experience of how they found maths in school.
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Geek Alert! I love maths ... and not surprisingly so do my kids. For me maths is everywhere. In my uni degrees we often had to derive things from first principles so we had to explore where the idea of math concepts came from thus I have a deep appreciation of it. Perhaps schools need to spend a little time educating parents about it?
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Discovering contemporary maths and science

Linking pre-service and classroom practitioners with experts in the real world has led to the development of resources to support maths and science teachers in Australian schools.
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I was at this REMSTEP conference - very interesting to play with Maths ideas presented!
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Design Thinking for Teachers

Design Thinking for Teachers | STEAM | Scoop.it
The Complete Guide to Design Thinking in the Classroom
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A Step-by-Step Guide to Empowering Your Students through Design Thinking
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STEM gender imbalance persists

Australia has a gender imbalance in STEM that runs right through primary and secondary school, to tertiary study and into the workplace, according to a new paper from the Office of the Chief Scientist.
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Busting Myths about Women in STEM, says false perceptions are holding back science and society
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10 Creative Student Projects That Promote Deep Understanding

10 Creative Student Projects That Promote Deep Understanding | STEAM | Scoop.it
There are so many student projects for kids to engage in that help them show deep understanding. Here are 10 fun ones to get you started.
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Here are 10 of the best projects for demonstrating understanding that students to try anytime.
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The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond

The Fourth Industrial Revolution: what it means and how to respond | STEAM | Scoop.it
We stand on the brink of a technological revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, th
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The First Industrial Revolution used water and steam power to mechanize production. The Second used electric power to create mass production. The Third used electronics and information technology to automate production. Now a Fourth Industrial Revolution is building on the Third, the digital revolution that has been occurring since the middle of the last century. It is characterized by a fusion of technologies that is blurring the lines between the physical, digital, and biological spheres.
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Microsoft and Code.org unveil new Minecraft-themed tutorial for ‘Hour of Code’

Microsoft and Code.org unveil new Minecraft-themed tutorial for ‘Hour of Code’ | STEAM | Scoop.it
Microsoft announced the next effort in a series of educational Minecraft products today: the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a free tutorial co-developed
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the Minecraft Hour of Code Designer, a free tutorial co-developed by Code.org that teaches students as young as six years old the basic problem-solving and critical thinking skills that underly programming.
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Easy DIY projects for kid engineers

Easy DIY projects for kid engineers | STEAM | Scoop.it
TED Resident Fawn Qiu designs fun, low-cost projects that use familiar materials like paper and fabric to introduce engineering to kids. In this quick, clever talk, she shares how nontraditional workshops like hers can change the perception of technology and inspire students to participate in creating it.
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This is awesome ... designing STEM projects for kids using everyday materials!
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How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity

How to use Genius Hour to transform student motivation and ignite creativity | STEAM | Scoop.it
Genius hour is a movement in schools that allows students to explore their own passions. The concept for Genius Hour is derived in part from the idea of “20%
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Genius Hour is flipping the script on how we traditionally learn in schools by choosing a specific piece of content, and then having students learn a skill by going deeper through that content.
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Primary robotics program engages students beyond the classroom

After recent success at the RoboCup Junior Australian 2016 Open Championships, we chat to Robotics teacher Melinda Browne and Principal Marg Pickburn.
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Experimentation is a fundamental element of the program. In fact, Browne says she starts off the program by encouraging the children to ‘have a go’ and to discover what works and why it works.
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Pakistani schoolchildren put their creative thinking to the test at environmental issues conference | The National

Pakistani schoolchildren put their creative thinking to the test at environmental issues conference | The National | STEAM | Scoop.it
Hundreds of children from 11 Pakistani schools from across the UAE took part in the first Pakistan School Student Leadership Conference.
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Organisers at the Pakistan Youth Forum brought togther 11 schools whose pupils took on the issues of climate change, access to clean water and feeding a growing world population.
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Creating a blueprint for #Path2W | SmartBrief

Creating a blueprint for #Path2W | SmartBrief | STEAM | Scoop.it
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Leaders in science, technology, engineering and math education last week brainstormed roadmaps for STEM success during SmartBrief Education's 3rd annual STEM Pathways event.
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