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Innov8: #Changemakers

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In honor of EdLeaders collaborating to set the bar higher at SXSWedu 2017, this week's stories share the latest on how changemakers everywhere are working hard to find new and innovative ways to improve education.

Smart Review | Scratch Coding Cards

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What do you get when you combine a deck of cards, a laptop, clear instructions and room for creativity? A blended approach to coding. If you are looking for some hands-on coding activities for upper-elementary age kids, this is a great place to start.

Rube Goldberg Machine Contest Puts Students’ Creative Minds to Work

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By: Christa R. James-Byrnes. Showing entry level students how fun engineering can be has always been a goal of mine. One of the most effective ways I have found is through a Rube Goldberg Machine Contest.

Adding These Two Letters to STEM Education Can Make a Big Difference

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By: Danny Briere. How can we get more students--especially those in under-represented demographics--involved in STEM? We've found that adding these two letters can help create passionate STEM students regardless of background.

An All-Girls School Takes Computer Science to the Next Level with Global Collaboration

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By: Jessica Buckley. Through global collaboration, my students are doing more than just learning HTML, JavaScript and CSS—they are being inspired to develop a more global mindset about the world around them.

A Science Program That Goes Beyond the Lab

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By: Aileen Yoo. Klamath Connection is a science program helping students connect science, traditional ecological knowledge and communities to solve pressing issues facing the ecosystem. Learn more about it here.

How To Keep Students Engaged in STEM During The Holiday Break

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By: LEAP Educators. The LEGO Education Advisory Panel shares ideas and activities that can help keep students engaged in STEM at home during their holiday breaks.

Getting Smart Podcast | Project Based Engineering at Olin College

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In this episode of the Getting Smart podcast, Tom and Bonnie discuss how project-based learning is more important than ever for students to succeed and share an interview with Olin College of Engineering students who experience project-based engineering.

Empowering Girls to Become Future STEM Stars

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I had the opportunity to interview Blair Blackwell of Chevron and Nikole Collins-Puri of Techbridge Girls about how we can all help empower the next generation of female STEM leaders.

Innov8: It’s a Cyberworld

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In honor of a record Cyber Monday (which has now turned into Cyber Week), we bring you eight stories about how strong the influence of technology is today.

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