STEM/STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts


Google Seeks Teachers to Pilot 3D Virtual Field Trips

Google soon will be rolling out a new service, called Expeditions, that could take virtual field trips to a whole new level — and the company is accepting requests from educators to pilot the technology in their classrooms this year.

Girl-Led Teams Win MoonBots Grand Prizes

Four teams from three countries won the competition that challenged students ages 8 to 17 to create and program their own lunar rovers.

LittleBits Opens Up Access to Kits in Educational Settings

The maker of kits with electronic building blocks hopes to make its products more accessible to teachers and students.

Earth To Serve as Living Lab in K-12 Digital Learning Platform

By fall 2016 a new digital learning platform will be introduced that sets up the Earth as a "living laboratory."

Collaborative To Plot Pathways for Women of Color in STEM

A consortium of 10 colleges and universities and nine non-profits is taking on the challenge of getting more women and girls of color involved in science, technology, engineering and math fields.

Virtual Field Trip Platform Connects Teachers with STEM Experts

A company that connects educators with industry experts for in-class virtual sessions has just added a new company to its roster.

5 Fundamental Apps for STEAM Classrooms

Common Sense Media’s service Graphite, which offers independent ratings and reviews of learning apps and websites, has compiled this list of apps that every STEAM classroom must have.

3M, DoSomething.org Partner on STEM Equity Game

3M and DoSomething.org have partnered for the second year on Science Sleuth, a campaign designed to increase interest in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields among girls.

California Reports First Common Core Assessment Scores

Statewide in all grades, 44 percent of students met or exceeded the English language arts standard and 33 percent met or exceeded the math standard. Despite the apparently low scores, State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson urged caution in interpreting the results.

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