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AGENCY: National Science Foundation on behalf of the National Science and Technology Council
SUMMARY: The America COMPETES Reauthorization Act of 2010 calls for the National Science and Technology Council’s (NSTC) Committee on STEM Education (CoSTEM) to create a 5-year Federal STEM education strategic plan. In February 2012, the CoSTEM released…Continue
Posted on May 29, 2012 at 9:45am
Teachers: Register now for the Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge, April – June 15!
The Education Arcade at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) is pleased to announce the Lure of the Labyrinth Challenge—a free online math challenge for grades 6–8. While playing Lure of the Labyrinth, students use mathematical thinking skills to progress through a compelling graphic-novel story.
Funded by a Next Generation Learning Challenges Grant, the Challenge invites groups…
Posted on April 24, 2012 at 1:00pm
From the National Environmental Education Foundation - increasing STEM knowledge and expanding STEM education and career opportunities for students is a national priority. Recognizing the role of the environment as a portal for STEM learning, EE Week's 2012 theme is Greening STEM: The Environment as Inspiration for 21st Century Learning. When you register for EE Week, you will join a national network of…Continue
Posted on April 3, 2012 at 3:30pm
Education Blog Award Winner, Jose Picardo shares A-Z Internet resources: "some of the best free internet resources for education. This page is constantly updated; every time I come across a new piece of software or an exciting website, I list it here."
Resources include everything from an audio blogging site, Glass Giant for making pictures, Hot Potatoes for making interactive exercises, JamGlue for recording and mixing tracks, Mahara for creating online portfolios, Pen.io for simple…Continue
Posted on March 15, 2012 at 10:40am
While few schools offer computer-programming courses at the middle- and high-school level, free resources such as RoboZZle and Scratch are available online. One educator says computer programming can help students learn important critical-thinking skills. "These skills are completely transferable," computer-science…Continue
Posted on February 15, 2012 at 9:00am