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STEM Education

Peanut Butter and Jelly | edtech digest

Finding the simple basics of a field with the power to change lives. GUEST COLUMN | by Karen Panetta In computer science class, students learn how to think in a structured and logical manner. This allows them to break down problems and develop algorithms that consider all scenarios, not just the obvious ones. When we…
STEM Education

What is Science and Engineering Proficiency? | Know Atom

It's important to understand what proficiency really means under the new standards. Previously, proficiency meant being able to answer a question in a textbook. Now, it means planning an investigation that yields data in order to answer a question set by the student. Same thing with engineering: Proficiency is identifying problems, developing prototypes, testing those prototypes, and gathering data to see if the concept devised by the student solves the problem....