We’ve gathered a list of articles and interesting websites covering many topics that might interest you, such as the importance of STEM education for K-12 students, college readiness, coding, and more.
Manufacturing Definitions. A pretty good list of modern terms and meanings used in manufacturing workplaces. Helpful for STEM students interested in a manufacturing career just to browse, or for those just starting out in a job. Provided by PropelPLM.
Teaching STEM … It’s About Trial and Error, Doing Things & Watching Them Not Work – it’s how we (Robotics And Beyond) roll
The Boy Electrician by Alfred P. Morgan (1913 copyright) – an introduction to electricity and magnetism from a time when you could still build things at home
Teachers aren’t losers. They’re lifesavers. (4/1/19)
Skills for the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4/1/19)
The STEM Skills That Turn Engineers Into Entrepreneurs
These are the 5 “super skills” you need for jobs of the future
Bucking Trend, 9 In 10 With Autism Land Jobs After Training
21st Century Trade Skills
mikeroweWORKS Foundation – Founded by Mike Rowe of the Dirty Jobs tv show. This site offers scholarships for individuals who are seeking training in the tech/vocational fields.
How to filter talents to the trades – Great insight to the importance of making traditional and 21st century trade skills as much of an option as our current, common approach to education.
Book: Shop Class as Soulcraft: An Inquiry into the Value of Work, by Matthew B. Crawford. All about how hands-on activities and work, whether for meditation and relaxation or as the method of actual work, enables the mind to be much more creative in many people.
The One Job Interview Skill In Short Supply, According To Dirty Jobs’ Mike Rowe
How origami influences engineering:
Soft Robots Acquire Origami Skeletons for Super-Strength
The Origami Revolution – from PBS’ Nova
Here’s why kids fall behind in science
The Robotics Institute Carnegie Mellon – Learn more about robotics and programming of robots
Code.org – tutorials and more to promote coding and computer science
A great introduction to Swift, the language of Apple’s iOS and all iOS apps. Not only a skill in high demand, but a new and important link in the chain of all programming languages.
An excellent resource for the Apple iOS programming language SWIFT. The piece is written for educators but parents or older students with personal interest or coding experience will find it to be very valuable.
The most valuable coding languages in 2020. (Robotics And Beyond was already on this path several years ago but it’s good to see agreement!)
JASON Learning – This website connects youth with inspiring science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) role models via a live, interactive webcast series.
beanz: Kids, Code, and Computer Science Magazine
Tinkering – a great site recommended by a 10 year old girl scout
Software Programming And Coding For Kids
Technology Education Lab (see all tabs on homepage)
ComputerScienceOnline – excellent website for your children to learn about computer science before college
How Programming Languages Quietly Run the World with Dr. Ben Zorn
How computers work – videos from Code.org featuring Bill Gates and others
Wanna Teach Kids to Code? Keep It Out of the Classroom
“Broad Band” by Claire L. Evans, the untold story of the women who made the internet, available through major booksellers
PBS SciGirls – real tween girls putting science and engineering to work in their everyday lives
Kari Byron Head Rush – Cool science experiments hosted by Kari Byron, formerly of Myth Busters
IF/THEN – an organization that is designed to activate a culture shift among young girls to open their eyes to STEM careers
25 Women Scientists to Learn More About (4/1/19)
From Poverty To Rocket Scientist To CEO, A Girl Scout’s Inspiring Story
Confidence, Coding, and the Gender Gap
6 Things Successful Women in STEM Have in Common
The Rising Voices of Black Girls CODE
Making a difference for girls in STEM
The Dangers of Keeping Women Out of Tech
5 Ways Women in Tech Can Take Action
How to get girls to like STEM: Heidi Olinger at TEDxBocaRaton
Inspiring the next generation of female engineers | Debbie Sterling | TEDxPSU
Engineering – Where are the girls and why aren’t they here?: Dr. Jenna Carpenter at TEDxMonroe