educational technology

Girl Coders and the Glass Ceiling

Career In STEM featured as a top STEM career resource on PBS News Hour! The Public Broadcasting Service (PBS) is an American public broadcaster and television program distributor.  PBS NewsHour is a non-profit organization and is the most prominent provider of educational television programming to public television stations in the United States. In 2012, PBS teamedContinue reading

Hour of Code: 7 things to try if you loved it!

The Hour of Code is a global movement reaching tens of millions of students in 180+ countries. Anyone, anywhere can organize an Hour of Code event. One-hour tutorials are available in over 45 languages. No experience needed. Ages 4 to 104. ~Hour of Code Congrats! You are among the 100 million people that have tried theContinue reading

Teachers: Staying relevant in the digital age

Educators are an innovative bunch. As such, new developments, techniques, and approaches are constantly being developed to improve outcomes for students. Makerspaces, cyberlearning, NGSS, oh my! While the integration of modern innovation and creativity is essential for the success of our students, it is also downright exhausting to try to keep up with the freneticContinue reading

Digital Badges: What they are and how they are changing assessment as we know it

What are Digital Badges? "Open Badges are visual tokens of achievement, affiliation, authorization, or other trust relationship sharable across the web. Open Badges represent a more detailed picture than a CV or résumé as they can be presented in ever-changing combinations, creating a constantly evolving picture of a person’s lifelong learning" OpenBadges.org Do you knowContinue reading

NGSS friendly tech tools for communicating information

Recommendations for NGSS –friendly technology tools that enable students to communicate information in innovative, creative, and visually appealing ways. Written by CareerInSTEM Founder & CEO Ashley Pereira, posted as a Featured Article for eSchool News! Read the full article here: http://www.eschoolnews.com/2017/05/04/teacher-tools-ngss-standards/ Do you have a favorite technology tool? Tell us in a comment!

Top Three Open Educational Resource (OER) Databases

Open educational resources (OERs) are those that are “freely available to the public, both technically and legally, to use and redistribute without limitation” (U.S. Dept. of Education Office of Educational Technology, 2017). OERs are: Public – available to all to no cost. Accessible – available in a machine-readable format that is non-exclusive and usable withoutContinue reading

Simulations for STEM Education: Top 3 Free Web Resources

Top Three FREE Web Resources For Simulations in STEM Simulations are digital tools that actively engage students in their learning through concept application and testing of ideas. Through the use of simulations, students explore phenomena in an inquiry-based way; asking their own questions and experimenting to find their own answers. The educational power of simulationsContinue reading