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New Blog Series: Using EdTech to Implement the NGSS (#NGSSedtech)
February 3, 2016 | By: Editorial Team  
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Category: EdTech, STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

We’re launching a new blog series that will highlight innovative technology that can help science teachers implement NGSS in their classroom — technology that facilitates deeper learning, inquiry, and collaboration. Stay tuned!

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My Favorite Thing… My Textbook (surprise!!) (by Teri Owens)
January 29, 2016 | By: IAT Staff  
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Category: IMP, Meaningful Math, Professional Developmet, Tools for Teachers

We weren’t surprised to see Teri Owens participating in the #MTBoS Blogging Challenge. But it was her answer to Week 2 of the Challenge that blew us away. Go Teri!

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The Awesomeness of Teen Science Cafés and Students Embracing STEM Learning Outside of School
January 14, 2016 | By: Doug Williams  
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Category: STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

Teen Science Cafés are a great way to increase students’ interests in STEM outside of the more formal school environment. Here’s how to start one!

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STEM Wars: The F=m(a) Awakens
Project-Based Contest for Jedi Students!
December 19, 2015 | By: Editorial Team  
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Category: Events, STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

Can your students save STEM in the galaxy in our Star Wars parody, STEM Wars: The F=(ma) Awakens? If so, enter this contest and WIN cool prizes for your science class!

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Do Your Students Know The Difference Between a Good Mathematician and a GREAT Mathematician?
December 18, 2015 | By: Editorial Team  
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Category: IMP, Math, Tools for Teachers

Ask a math teacher or math professional to define what they think makes a great mathematician, and you’ll likely get quite a few different answers. Here’s an illustrated list of what makes a mathematician great.

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The Benefits of Bringing Math Professionals Into the Classroom
December 14, 2015 | By: Rachel Gearinger  
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Category: IMP Alumni, Math, Uncategorized

By inviting math professionals into the classroom, students see that they, too, can work in these careers where the math they learn in class becomes the math they use at work, to solve big problems.

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Geocaching In STEM Classrooms — Using High Tech Hide & Seek to Engage Students
November 4, 2015 | By: Doug Williams  
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Category: STEM News & Views, Tools for Teachers

Geocaching opens a new, real-world experience for STEM students of all ages and backgrounds. Here’s how teachers are using it to engage students.

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A Perfect Storm for Maker Education
September 30, 2015 | By: Dr. Jackie Gerstein  
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Category: STEM News & Views

Is this the perfect storm for maker education? Dr. Jackie Gerstein thinks so and she walks us through how educators can take advantage of this perfect storm of maker education resources, tools, and strategies.

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