STEAM has been a major focus in education for years. According to data from the ACT, 45% of 2018 high school graduates intended to pursue STEM majors in college. As schools start implementing new STEM tools and curriculum to better prepare students for the modern world, they face a new challenge─ how can STEM apply to subjects that aren’t Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math?
Schools have been introducing STEAM education initiatives at a steady pace. As Friday – National STEM/STEAM Day – approaches, here are a few ideas for bringing STEAM to life in the classroom.
In our previous blog post, we explored the connections between STEAM and Project Based Learning (PBL) and how projects could include core tenants from each. Today, we’ll focus on teachers who have already begun integrating these strategies, as well as how edtech fits into the larger scheme of things.
In terms of education buzzwords, Project Based Learning (PBL) and STEAM initiatives are pretty high on the list. Where are the intersections between the two and how can teachers utilize the core tenants of each to create juggernaut learning experiences?
As the people who spend the most time interacting with students, teachers are often the end-users when it comes to edtech products. Their influence can be underrated by edtech sales and marketing professionals because they are not always the decision makers for their schools or districts.
There are a million things to distract students from learning, but there are also ways to help remove distractions in the classroom and at home using technology.
We’ve seen the positive impacts that tech can have on the environment when looking at examples in other fields, like electric cars and smart homes that promote energy saving and green living. There are also initiatives to bring these energy-saving techniques into schools.
While 55% of teachers do not study climate change with their students, 84% of parents with children under the age of 18 think that they should learn about it in school.
According to the World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report 2018, the Fourth Industrial Revolution is quickly approaching. Over the next three years, the report projects that four technological advances will have a big impact on existing business models and practices. “Ubiquitous high-speed mobile internet; artificial intelligence; widespread adoption of big data analytics; and cloud …
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