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.


Virtual Field Trip Highlights Relevance of Math in NBA

A virtual field trip taking place next week from Discovery Education and the National Basketball Association aims to show students how math is used in basketball everyday, in an effort to spark students’ interest in STEM careers.

Tynker Launches 2 Free K—­5 Courses for Apple's Coding Initiative

THE Journal spoke to Tynker’s co-founder and CTO Srinivas Mandayam to find out more about how the new courses are designed to help young learners foster foundational computer science concepts.

Q & A With Art Educator Marcia Osterink

Marcia Osterink is a Southern California arts teacher and the creator of Arts Attack, an award-winning art curriculum designed for K-8 that’s available on DVD and streamable online.

Texas High School Tests Out Health VR Game

Sharpstown High School students were introduced to Atkins Nutrition’s VR game, Sugar Goggles, which takes players through the human body. The VR game was made to educate students early on how to make healthy choices when it comes to food in a fun, engaging way.  

California, Pennsylvania, Vermont Schools Win filmMAKER Challenge

Digital Promise has selected four schools for its filmMAKER Challenge, a contest supported by Chevron that asked students to reinvent an everyday product into something "more sustainable, beautiful or accessible," and submit a short documentary about their experience. California, Pennsylvania and Vermont schools were chosen and will present the winning projects at upcoming Maker Faires.

26 Effective Ways to Use Twitter For Teachers and Educators

For educators, Twitter can be a distraction or a gold mine of resources. The school management software company Fedena has put together a handy, helpful graphic that offers 26 effective ways to use Twitter for teachers and educators.

Maryland ED Awards Measured Progress 6-Year Contract for High School Assessments

The Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) has awarded Measured Progress a six-year contract for its Maryland High School Assessments (MHSA) in science and government.

Mobile Classroom to Connect Thousands of Students to Killer Whales

Thousands of elementary students from across the United States are expected to travel virtually to Washington state’s Penrose Point and Lime Kiln Point state parks in May to see orcas and other aquatic life in their natural habitats through Journey to the Parks, a series of high-tech distance learning experiences.

NAEP Scores for Visual Arts and Music Fall Flat

The Nation’s Report Card for arts education is in, and scores have remained almost the same since data was last collected in 2008, despite a decrease in arts programs across the United States.

Lacking a Teacher, NJ High School Offers Chemistry on Computers

The Atlantic City School District could not find a certified chemistry teacher to fill a key chemistry teaching position at its one high school last summer and fall. So the district turned to Edmentum, a provider of online courses, to fill the void. This year, four classes at Atlantic City High School are being taught via an online course, with backup support from an Earth science teacher who is not certified to teach chemistry.

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