10 innovative STEAM education apps

By Carly Buchanan, Contributing Editor, @buchanan_carly
April 4th, 2014

There are plenty of options perfect for integrating STEAM in the classroom

steam-appsIt’s no secret that the concept of STEM education, which emphasizes the importance of science, technology, engineering, and math, has made its way to the heart of the ongoing education debate. But now, STEAM education is refreshing the STEM model with a curriculum update.

Adding the “a” for arts, proponents of STEAM, which is spearheaded by the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), advocate for greater integration of the arts in education. They believe that art and design will have as big an impact on the economy and job market as science and technology have in recent years.

This rising trend in education is an opportunity for educators to engage their students in new and more creative ways – and as with so many other things, there is definitely an app for that.

Whether you need a building app to inspire interest in engineering or a painting app to hone art skills, there are plenty of options perfect for integrating STEAM in the classroom.

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2 Responses to “10 innovative STEAM education apps”

April 9, 2014

Don’t forget that the “arts” in STEAM is plural. Music is a very important part of this. RISD wasn’t necessarily the first to come up with the idea. Many of us have been discussing it ever since STEM became a focus. It is just that they were probably the first to get major notice.