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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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Virtual Students Help Teachers Learn To Navigate Difficult Conversations

Nov 11, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Science, Math & Computer Science, Create and Maintain Your Makerspace, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, TechED

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As anxiety becomes more prevalent among young people, school's are being prompted to act. Texas educators have begun using an innovative computer program to help train their teachers. In Round Rock ISD, a school district near Austin, the teachers are learning how to approach sensitive conversations by using At-Risk, a digital role-playing program.

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STEM Education Works Unveils the Best of ISTE 2019

Jul 3, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener & Kelsey Batt posted in STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Science, Math & Computer Science

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So, you thought there wasn't anything left to bring to the table?
You could not be more wrong!

STEM Education Works has made its mark in 2019, showcasing the latest innovations exhibited in Philadelphia.   

For the second year, STEM Education Works takes a new approach to education technology by targeting diverse age groups and user-friendly software — making STEM education better than before. But we could not have made this happen without the best and the brightest: EdTech influencer Matt Miller, Education Development Expert Beau Scott, MODI, Sindoh, and ElecFreaks.

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3 Ways Math Anxiety May Be Holding Your Students Back

Nov 12, 2018 2:01:00 PM / by Christine Naab posted in Science, Math & Computer Science

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Math anxiety is a phenomenon that occurs when students who have trouble in math begin to develop a fear of the subject due to low self-confidence. As the anxiety grows, students are more likely to avoid the pursuit of STEM subjects. In this post, we will explore the ways that this occurrence can inhibit your students’ performance.

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3 Benefits Students Receive from Studying Contemporary Science

Nov 5, 2018 11:24:00 AM / by Christine Naab posted in Science, Math & Computer Science

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Looking at past scientific discoveries and repeating the processes scientists used to arrive at the outcome is often elaborated on in the classroom. Contrarily, contemporary science focuses on that which is left to be solved. By shifting focus to contemporary science in your STEM classroom, students will learn the investigation skills they need to solve the science problems of today.

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