October 2015

October 2015

FULL ISSUE

STEM IS ALIVE AND WELL
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
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

HOURS OF CODE: PAST & PRESENT
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: 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
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

DEPARTMENTS

EDITOR’S NOTE: KEEPING IT FRESH

BIG IDEAS
Top10 Web Stories
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Class Tech Tips
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Parents Support Customized Digital Learning
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