5 STEM gifts for the Aspiring Coder (ages 8-80)

TOP 5 STEM gifts for the Aspiring Coder # 1: BLOXELS It is no surprise at all that Bloxels made the Top Toy List for Amazon this holiday season. Get into the game -hands-on video game development -with Bloxels video game creation platform! Build your video games with a mix of physical and digital tools that include designs to help get you started creating your first game The Blo...
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US DOE to invest $279 Million in STEM Education Funding

US DOE to invest $279 Million in STEM Education Funding
The U.S. Department of Education has announced that it has pledged to invest over $200 million in high-quality science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education.  This STEM Education Funding includes a focus on computer science at all levels. In total, the Department obligated $279 million in STEM discretionary grant funds in Fiscal Year 2018. “It’s important that all students have acc...
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Winners Announced STEM Education Awards

Winners Announced STEM Education Awards
 The Technology Association of Georgia (TAG) and the TAG Education Collaborative (TAG-Ed) announced the winners for the sixth annual STEM Education awards at a special ceremony held in Atlanta on Friday, November 3rd.  These awards were created to recognize and celebrate educators and students for outstanding efforts and achievement in supporting and promoting science, technology, engineering, and...
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Top Technology Uses in Health Education

Top Technology Uses in Health Education
 Georgia STEM is pleased to have Bryan Minish share his expertise in Health Education and Technology.  Coach Minish has been involved in Education for the last 20 years.  He currently serves as a Defensive Coordinator for Cobb County Schools and also works with Special Education.  To find out more about Coach Minish, click here to visit his LinkedIn profile. Top Technology Uses in Health Educatio...
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7 Essential Apps for Health and Fitness Teachers

7 Essential Apps for Health and Fitness Teachers
Technology is reaching into every classroom across the state of Georgia and out onto many of our sports fields as educators, coaches and athletes utilize the plethora of apps available. Selecting from the hundreds of apps can be daunting and overwhelming.  At Georgia STEM, we are grateful for Ron Minish, Commerce High School, who graciously provided the Top 7 apps for Health and Fitness Teachers. ...
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STEM Critical Thinking: Can Caffeine kill you?

STEM Critical Thinking: Can Caffeine kill you?
Can Caffeine Kill you? Which would you prefer to drink- a cup of caffeine or a cup of trichloroethylene? When most people are asked this question, they would respond with caffeine- and they would be dead wrong.  Well, maybe they just do not have enough information, at least this was the hypothesis put forth by AP Environmental Science students. They thought that the students picked caffeine becau...
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Georgia STEM Inquiry Lab: Oil Spill Cleanup

Georgia STEM Inquiry Lab: Oil Spill Cleanup
If you want to terrify a bunch of teachers with control issues, just mention STEM inquiry labs.  This post will highlight the experience of one teacher, Kelly Cassidy and her journey with STEM inquiry.  Here is what she had to share with Georgia STEM. I remember when I first heard of these back in my early days of teaching and I thought the entire concept was insane.  My thoughts were- "How can k...
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GaETC 2017 Digital Breakouts

GaETC 2017 Digital Breakouts
Come to the Digital Breakout Session Friday 11-10-17 in Kenyan 3-4 or check back after to access the presentation. Hope to see you at the Session! (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Click for more Digital Breakout Ideas. You can also check out these Digital Breakout Templates. (adsb...
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#GaETC17 Georgia Educational Technology Conference 2017

#GaETC17 Georgia Educational Technology Conference 2017
Looking forward to presenting at #GaETC17   Georgia Educational Technology Conference For each session, you can click on the Title or  Image below to visit the session page for more information and resources. For other conference presentations, click HERE. If you need assistance locating any information or have questions, please contact us by Email or reach out on Social Media - Instagram (Georg...
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STEM Forum 2017: Digital Breakouts

STEM Forum 2017: Digital Breakouts
Click for more Digital Breakout Ideas. You can also check out these Digital Breakout Templates.  If you try a Breakout or create one, we would love to hear from you to add you to the gallery and give you a shout out on social media.  You can tweet at us @Georgia_STEM, find us on Instagram @georgiastem or Facebook - facebook.com/GeorgiaSTEM You can always send us an email as well!
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Georgia Association of Teacher Educators 2017 Conference #GATE2017

Georgia Association of Teacher Educators 2017 Conference #GATE2017
The Georgia Association of Teacher Educators 2017 Conference #GATE2017 was held on October 11-12, 2017 at Lake Blackshear Golf Resort in Cordele, Georgia.  Educators representing colleges, universities and K-12 organizations from all over Georgia convened for sessions over the two day period to share their expertise. Several Keynote speakers anchored the conference and delivered inspiring speeche...
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Tohoku Earthquake & Fukushima Disaster

Tohoku Earthquake & Fukushima Disaster
On March 11, 2011 a large section of the seafloor along a fault line 125 km (77 miles) offshore of Japan suddenly lurched, releasing huge amounts of energy through the crust and generating a 9.0 (Richter scale) earthquake. This quake would become known as the Tohoku Earthquake and although it was not the first major quake to strike Japan, it has left the most lasting and devastating effects of any...
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Formative Assessment : Tools for your Teacher Toolbox

Formative Assessment : Tools for your Teacher Toolbox
"Formative assessment is used to monitor student learning to provide ongoing feedback that can be used by instructors to improve their teaching and by students to improve their learning."  Carnegie Mellon University: Teaching Excellence & Educational Innovation  Formative assessments helps students identify their strengths and weaknesses help students and teachers select learning...
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Upstate Technology Conference- Badges for Motivation

Upstate Technology Conference- Badges for Motivation
  Badges are a great way to encourage students to engage in a healthy level of both intrinsic and extrinsic competition. For more information on the research on the use of badges in education, check out this blog post "Badges in Education" For a tutorial on how to create badges and one way to issue them using Google Keep and Google Docs, view the video below.  If it does not load...
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Rapa Nui: The lessons of Easter Island

Rapa Nui: The lessons of Easter Island
Even since European explorers stumbled upon Rapa Nui on Easter Sunday 1722, outsiders have been struck by the island's barren landscape. Early European accounts suggested that the 2000-3000 people living on the island at the time of discovery were impoverished and only possessed simple stone tools. In contrast to the apparent primitive nature of the inhabitants, Easter Island also featured hun...
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Educational Leaders: 5 Technology Impacts

Educational Leaders: 5 Technology Impacts
Educational Leaders must consider the impact technology is having on our schools as they continue to make staffing decisions, plan curriculum and develop school culture.  What worked in schools a decade ago is just not working anymore.  Here are 5 ways that Technology is impacting education. We are competing with technology for student's attention. The "Sage on the Stage" model is no longer va...
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Strategic Planning for Technology in Education

Strategic Planning for Technology in Education
In reviewing the need and importance of strategic planning, I was reminded of the work I did in graduate school in my Technology Infrastructure class on systems security and disaster recovery.  The COSN module on strategic planning emphasizes the importance of both -- as well as the vital step of matching technology purchases and plans to the needs of the students and the district. In a dramat...
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