Author: Anne Jolly

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The Tug of War Over STEM vs. STEAM

The curriculum tug of war between proponents of STEM programs and those who advocate for STEAM is in full force. Whichever side you may be pulling for, Anne Jolly has some facts, insights and questions that can help determine which way we should go.

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Send Some STEM Fun Home for the Holidays!

When kids head home for the winter holidays, you can send along some super websites to help them keep in touch with their STEM mindset and have some fun, too. STEM educator Anne Jolly shares a collection of her favorite resources for teachers and parents.

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What Makes Something STEM?

As STEM educator Anne Jolly discovered while facilitating a recent online PD class, many teachers still wonder, “Am I teaching STEM?” Here, Jolly offers a clear guide for determining whether projects and lessons meet the STEM acid test. Checklist included!

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Is Coding the Real ‘T’ in STEM?

The ‘T’ in STEM manifests in many ways, says science educator Anne Jolly. One new trend, coming rapidly to the fore, is writing program code. In this post Anne shares some coding ideas she and teacher Emily Vickery have brainstormed for STEM classes.

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5 Hot Topics in STEM Education

S.T.E.M. or STEM? STEM or STEAM? STEM for a selected few or STEM for all? What about STEM’s specific technology needs? MiddleWeb’s STEM by Design blogger Anne Jolly shares five hot STEM issues facing educators as schools across the USA begin a new year.

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STEM: Where Are the Girls??

Girls are smart, creative, and talented – they have the right stuff for STEM careers. So where are they? It’s still a front-burner issue – the lack of women in STEM. Anne Jolly talks with several experts, including Chevron executive Blair Blackwell.