STEAM-powered education: what’s in a name?
'All aboard the STEAM train!' No
'Full STEAM ahead!' Hmmm
STEAM versus STEM
STEM has been a buzz word for a few years now. Everything is STEM. Throw money at STEM. STEM will save us. Science. Technology. Engineering. Maths... it’s catchy. Education stems from STEM, etc. etc. But is it catch all? STEM has a science-y feel to it. It’s lab coats and thick glasses and white rooms. And of course, it doesn't have to be. Various organisations are doing phenomenal things to make STEM relevant and exciting - hence my new job as Editor of The STEAM Report... but it’s called the STEAM Report, not the STEM Report.
Mid- New Year’s Resolutions
Some might say that putting together a list of resolutions at the middle of the year might be counter-productive. I prepared this article at the start of the year but it made more sense to hold it for the first issue of The STEAM Report; I will use this list to write future articles.
Inaugural $50,000 Matific Games
Forget finals footy, look out for The Matific Games in mid-August for your fix of competitive action. Students will battle it out to show their maths proficiency and hard work on Matific’s suite of online maths games for K–6 Read More
Fund a NAO robot for your school
The Brainary, distributors of NAO robots, is offering to help schools to apply for a Digital Literacy Schools Grant. NAO is an ideal platform for engaging students in STEM concepts and the Arts and social sciences in differentiated lessons. Read More
Uni Syd to support schools Digital Technologies curriculum
ScopeIT Education offers free Science Week primary lesson plans
What’s new in STEAM?
Everything. Everything’s new. STEAM is innovation. Think what the steam engine did for society! We’re going the same way. But specifically, the year has already gotten off to a huge start with events and news that is positively STEAMy. Read More