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As trends in libraries continue to shift, new opportunities arise

Mar 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Technology, Education Technology

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Media habits are continuously evolving, which is transforming the role of the library media specialist. Because of this, the Public Library Association conference sought to address the current trends surrounding libraries, and in doing so, pointed out opportunities for growth within innovation, technology, and access.

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Google’s education technology accused of violating student privacy

Mar 11, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, Technology, Education Technology

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Google offers education technology to schools at a discounted price, giving students access tools that enhance their education experiences. The alleged underlying cost? Student data.

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Fundraising Tips from Real-Life Teachers

Feb 26, 2020 12:30:00 PM / by Jenni LaMont posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, STEM Grants and Funding, STEM Education Tools, Education Technology

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Found yourself trying to figure out how to pay for resources your class could really use again? Teachers Pay Teachers is such a great resource – for lesson planning, teaching, supplements, and more. It’s also a great resource to help fund the purchases of anything offered on TpT. We found this blog from Teachers Pay Teachers with Tips from 4 Teachers on How to Fundraise for TpT ClassFund™ and summarized the most basic ideas shared in it.

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Middle School Career Readiness

Feb 10, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities, Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, STEMtechnology, TechED, Education Technology

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School districts have begun building STEM career readiness into their elementary level curriculum, yielding impressive results.

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The Truth Behind Code: What Every Teacher Needs to Know When Paving the Way to Their Students' Futures

Jan 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities, Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, STEMtechnology, TechED, Education Technology

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Fear Behind Code

You're right. You may not fear it, but the fact remains that many approach the subject with a fixed mindset. "Even if educators recognize the importance of teaching computer science and programming [to] their students, they often face their own internal roadblocks." But they may be unaware of the fact that "teachers from all backgrounds" can instruct computer science.

Already, there are those dedicated to changing the stigma behind coding by encouraging fellow educators to practice using professionally engineered games and coding bots to make computer science enjoyable for both their colleagues and students. Now, "nearly one-third of all U.S. students are learning the curriculum of the future."

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