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Walter Payton College Prep School in Chicago has an awesome program focusing on math, science, world languages, and technology.

Walter Payton College Prep School in Chicago has an awesome program focusing on math, science, world languages, and technology.

Must-Have Fact Fluency Apps for the Classroom

Must-Have Fact Fluency Apps for the Classroom (Primary Chalkboard)

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Have you tried a STEM Challenge yet? ---Getting Excited about STEM! {Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math} Add art and make it STEAM!

How to Embed a Quizlet Flashcard Stack Into Edmodo - you know I love anything having to do with Quizlet!

How to Embed a Quizlet Flashcard Stack Into Edmodo

The first thing you need to do is go to your Quizlet flashcard stack that you would like to embed into Edmodo. In the upper left-hand corner you have some options on how to share this flashcard set. You need to select link or embed.

Can you create a container to silence a cell phone? Fantastic STEM Activity!

STEM Challenge Designing a Cell Phone Silencer

Monsters Under Bridges ~ Perfect Picture Book for STEM Activities

Monsters Under Bridges ~ Perfect Picture Book for STEM Activities

Salmon Life Cycle Song Parody of I will survive!

Osprey Steelhead News: Managers Putting an End to Summer Time Smolt Barging on the Columbia. High survival of salmon young normally captured and barged at McNary Dam precludes the need to barge fish in higher spill years.

This is the second in a special Edutopia blog series about developing 21st century skills through project-based learning. In the first post, "Yes, You Can Teach and Assess Creativity!", blogger Andrew Miller offered classroom strategies to encourage creative thinking. This post takes a look at a real-world project that has inspired students to think more creatively about their role as global citizens.

21st-Century Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity

Here is an article from Edutopia: Projects Inspire Global Citizenship Plus Creativity. Several examples of projects done by older students are presented.

This great infographic from Edutopia highlights the value of educating students in the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) fields. US students are slipping behind other countries on assessments like PISA in STEM categories while 80% of fast growing occupations will require these skills.

Infographic: The Value of a STEM Education - Getting Smart by Caroline Vander Ark - Infographics, math teacher resources, science, STEM