STEM/STEAM: Science, Technology, Engineering, Math and the Arts
Here you'll find articles and resources for STEM+Arts education, also known as STEAM. Topics include science, technology, engineering, math and arts education and range from research reports to feature articles to profiles of makerspaces to news about new STEAM and STEAM initiatives in schools.
Minecraft just received another education boost. An ed tech startup that encourages students to build their own mods for the popular online virtual world game has received a second grant from the National Science Foundation that will enable it to continue development of its coding environment for novice programmers.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
The library features nearly 100 kits that offer standards-aligned projects for K–12 classrooms.
A non-profit organization that helps schools add STEM curriculum to their courses has teamed up with an electronic components distributor to make their parts available to schools more efficiently.
- By Dian Schaffhauser
Kids-Tech, an Atlanta-based ed tech company, has launched Tech Class, a year-long program for elementary school kids designed to help build a foundation of knowledge in technology. The weekly classes cover 3D printing, app building, drones and virtual reality.
American Military University has become the newest sponsor of the Air Force Association's CyberPatriot STEM program.
The NSTA is offering free resources for parents to support their students in science learning.
The program utilizes project-based learning to teach students about environmental issues, while competing for prizes and scholarships.
Teachers completed a 10-day intensive summer program, led by the University of Wyoming, that taught project-based STEM.
For the second year in a row, Nevada is experiencing serious problems with the online standardized tests given to thousands of public school students. The state is again threatening legal action against the company it paid millions of dollars to administer the tests and return the scores, according to the Reno Gazette-Journal.
GitHub, a popular web-based repository of software source code and other computer files, has launched a new community forum for teachers and students who use GitHub in the classroom.