When we discuss STEM education, it's easy to focus on acts of teaching and learning. But if our vision of STEM is only confined to the classroom, we risk ignoring a large portion of what the true essence of STEM education is all about. It is more than just a collection of subjects taught in isolation. In its truest form, STEM is a state of mind: a practice of critical thinking and problem-solving that learners engage in throughout life.
After 10 years of investment, it’s time to re-evaluate and chart a new way forward.
- By Tara Chklovski
Our children are hungry — food-wise and emotion-wise. Schools have addressed the former and they are starting to address the latter. In this beginning blog post on SEL — social and emotional learning — we define it, raise a few provocative questions, and then we hear from Dr. Tyralynn Frazier, an SEL expert, who explores “SEL and Equity.” A very good place to start!
- By Cathie Norris, Tyralynn Frazier, Elliot Soloway
Here are the ed tech funding updates that E-rate applicants will need to know for funding year 2020 and beyond.
- By Brian Stephens
According to a study from LinkedIn, the most in-demand job skills in 2017 included cloud computing, statistical analysis and app development. What do these skills have in common? They all incorporate STEM.
- By Christine McDonnell
A new federally authorized test of students' technology literacy has little in sync with the tech curriculum schools are teaching.
- By Geoffrey H. Fletcher
The recent, promising events around working conditions in Apple's factories are hopefully leading toward a new definition of "shareholder value."
- By Therese Mageau
One of the developments to ESSA’s new list of benchmarks requires schools to deliver financial reports that break out funding at the school-level — a task that was previously reported at the district-level. By December 31, 2019, each individual school must present their fiscal year budgets through an online report card. That end of year deadline will be here before you know it.
T.H.E. Journal is not a how-to guide, but it can guide you through some of the issues and challenges you face in creating technology-rich 21st century schools. Also, it occasionally can take advantage of some of those ideas and technologies--and not just by simply telling you about them either.
Research has shown that both schools and parents believe social networking could play a positive role in students' lives, and both are interested in social networking as a tool. So why has social networking not been leveraged more in schools to enhance the education of youth?
- By Patricia Deubel