October 2015

October 2015

FULL ISSUE

STEM IS ALIVE AND WELL (opens in new tab)
By Ellen Ullman
We’ve all seen the statistics indicating there will be millions of unfilled STEM jobs due to an unprepared workforce. These schools aim to STEM that tide.

3D PRINTER GUIDE (opens in new tab)
By Shannon Mersand
3D printers are becoming increasingly popular in education as schools build fab labs, makerspaces, and other creative areas. Choosing a 3D printer for your learning space can be a daunting task. This guide can help.
Sprout Allows For Easy 3d Prototyping (opens in new tab)

HOURS OF CODE: PAST & PRESENT (opens in new tab)
Teaching students to code fits the models of good pedagogy that include hands-on, project-based, constructivist, experiential, and discovery learning. Gwen Solomon explores the past, present, and future of this skill.

NAVIGATING THE DIGITAL SCHOOL (opens in new tab): HOW DO YOU FIND THE RIGHT TOOL FOR YOUR SCHOOL NEEDS?
By Shannon Mersand
When it comes to selecting digital resources for your school, there are a number of things to consider before making a purchase. This article offers tips and questions to ask when selecting resources for your school.

BLENDED LEARNING IN ACTION (opens in new tab)
How are blended learning models achieving success around the country? Below are snapshots from schools that are making blended work.

PRODUCTS

WHAT’S NEW: NEW TOOLS FOR SCHOOLS (opens in new tab)

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S NOTE: KEEPING IT FRESH (opens in new tab)

BIG IDEAS
Top10 Web Stories (opens in new tab)
BLOG BITS (opens in new tab)
TOP TWEETS (opens in new tab)
IT: Assume the Impossible is Possible (opens in new tab)
SITE WE LIKE (opens in new tab)
T&l Reader Survey Is Your School Planning To Buy A 3d Printer? (opens in new tab)
Contest: Technology Awards for Innovative Data Collection (opens in new tab)
New Survey: Librarians and Faculty Need to Collaborate and Communicate (opens in new tab)
Apps of the day From techlearning.com (opens in new tab)
Spark Collaboration with Google Hangouts
Winners Announced in Summer STEAM Challenges (opens in new tab)
Class Tech Tips (opens in new tab)
10 Sites for Creating Graphic Organizers (opens in new tab)
Parents Support Customized Digital Learning (opens in new tab)
Survey: Teachers on Tech (opens in new tab)