Top 10 ed-tech stories of 2013, No. 8: ‘Forgotten’ STEM elements

eSchool News counts down the ten most significant developments in educational technology during the past year. No. 8 highlights STEM efforts.

STEM-Top10In school systems from coast to coast, tech-savvy educators experimented with augmented reality, educational gaming, and other techniques designed to enhance teaching and learning.

These are only some of the key ed-tech developments affecting K-12 schools in the past year—and we’ve got a full recap for you.

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Creating space for STEAM: science, technology, engineering, art, and math

Two foundations are giving $500,000 to 25 school districts in southwestern Pennsylvania, and most of the schools will use the money to create places where students can employ the latest technology to learn, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. Each district will receive a $20,000 grant from the Grable and Benedum foundations. Many will use the grants to redesign an area of the library or a classroom where students can gather to focus on projects related to what is called STEAM — science, technology, engineering, art and math…

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