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Top 25 STEM Resources

Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Sep 28, 2016

Demand for skilled workers in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) is constantly growing, so how do we prime today’s students for the jobs of tomorrow? Educators can take advantage of a wide range of informative websites, innovative games and apps, and engaging products—all created with STEM learning in mind. We’ve compiled this list of our Top 25 resources to help you learn more about how to best prepare students for careers in STEM fields.

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Topics: Science Lessons, STEM Lessons

The Importance of STEM: Real-World Experimentation and Our Future

Posted by Denise Scribner on Tue, Aug 23, 2016

Our Troubled World Requires a Skilled STEM Workforce
Elements of STEM are integral to our nation’s economy – from health care to infrastructure needs, energy, and the environment. That’s why one of the most important tasks we have as educators is to encourage our students to consider careers in STEM. To get them to that point, they need to develop the ability to question and plan ways through experimentation to find viable solutions.

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Topics: STEM Lessons, curriculum, Project-Based Learning

12 Ways to Rock the Next Generation Science Standards with Cross-curricular Projects

Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Wed, Apr 27, 2016

The Next Generation Science Standards were designed to be "rich in content and practice, arranged in a coherent manner across disciplines and grades to provide all students an internationally benchmarked science education." In practice, the NextGen Standards cover more than the science disciplines – the directives integrate all subject areas. The standards are so cross-curricular, you might sometimes think you’re reading a writing prompt for a language arts class or as a math story problem. Their nature makes them ideal for teaching in a project-based learning environment, where the goal is to synthesize curricular topics into one global learning experience. Nexgenscience.org provides a valuable resource on cross-curricular classroom sample tasks to get you started.

There are many ways to bring Science Standards into other disciplines and lessons. Think about presenting the science activities that are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards as cross-curricular projects that will deepen student learning and engagement. For examples, consider the following 12 projects.

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Topics: Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, curriculum

8 Ways to Make a Great STEM Lesson

Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Tue, Mar 29, 2016

What is STEM?

The acronym stands for Science/Technology/Engineering/Math, and it typically is used when addressing education policy and curriculum choices in schools to improve competitiveness in science and technology development. STEM Curriculum Specialist Nancy Tsupros defines it more specifically as follows:

STEM education is an interdisciplinary approach to learning where rigorous academic concepts are coupled with real-world lessons as students apply science, technology, engineering, and mathematics in contexts that make connections between school, community, work, and the global enterprise enabling the development of STEM literacy and with it the ability to compete in the new economy. (Tsupros, 2009)

STEM was created to encourage a greater focus on science and math disciplines, in order to build a workforce equipped for the high-tech jobs in the future. Simply teaching math and science using technology cannot accomplish this. STEM is about changing the way we approach these disciplines. It’s about going beyond the classroom and prepping students for the real world. 

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Topics: Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, Math, curriculum

Hingham High Invites You to Join the "Hour of Code" Initiative

Posted by Sarah Coughlin on Wed, Apr 1, 2015

Technology plays an important role in education, but teachers don't always have the time to learn how to use it. When I returned to teaching four years ago, one of my first initiatives was to bring technology into the classroom where it belongs. Technology is second nature to today’s students, and since they are immersed in it every day outside of the classroom, it is only natural to use those skills inside the classroom too.

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Education Technology, STEM Lessons

Mimio Addresses Next Generation Science Standards with MimioScience educational software

Posted by Paget Hetherington on Tue, Mar 19, 2013

Today we are proud to announce the launch of MimioScience™ interactive lessons. This state-of-the-art software, one of the first to address the upcoming Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), comprises an extensive series of 75 interactive whiteboard units that provide more than 225 high-quality lessons for students in grades 3-8.

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Topics: Educational Software, Science Lessons, NGSS, STEM Lessons, MimioScience

Announcing the New MimioScience - Educational Software Addresses NGSS

Posted by Paget Hetherington on Mon, Mar 18, 2013

Today we are proud to announce the launch of MimioScience™ interactive lessons. This state-of-the-art software, one of the first to address the upcoming Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS), comprises an extensive series of 75 interactive whiteboard units that provide more than 225 high-quality lessons for students in grades 3-8.

“Science education in the United States is frequently described as ‘a mile wide and an inchMimioScience interactive lessons deep,’” said Manny Perez, Mimio’s general manager. “As schools attempt to cover everything from physical science to life science, nothing is taught or learned in sufficient depth, a problem that really plagues science education. Our goal in developing MimioScience was to design a teaching tool that effectively and efficiently distills science teaching to its fundamental core elements: concepts, principles, and processes. The lessons’ targeted activities give students a way to apply and extend what they’ve learned through application and inquiry.”

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Topics: Classroom Technology, Educational Software, Lessons, Science Lessons, NGSS, STEM Lessons, MimioScience

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