STEAM is a movement championed by Rhode Island School of Design and widely adopted by institutions, corporations and individuals.The whole purpose of the STEM movement was the growing concern that our students were not prepared for the high-tech jobs of the future. Turning STEM into STEAM will strengthen the sciences, but going one step further and turning STEAM will produce an even stronger current of creativity. Art + Design are poised to transform our economy in the 21st century just as science and technology did in the last century. We need to add Art + Design to the equation to transform STEM into STEAM. The objectives of the STEAM movement are to: transform research policy to place Art + Design at the center of STEM, encourage integration of Art + Design in K–20 education, and influence employers to hire artists and designers to drive innovation. It is said that the goal of STREAM along with the implementation of STEM/STEAM is to include the fundamentals of reading and writing. Instructional tools used in schools include iPads, Tablets, Projectors, laptops. Teachers are integrating the use of some of these items in their lesson plans. For smaller kids when applying S.T.E.M some teachers might use Legos. STEM and STEAM are changing the fundamental concepts of addressing the learning moralities of students from Pre-K to the upper levels of higher education. STEM and STEAM are a new vehicle that is not just an afterthought, it is a forward thinking multidisciplinary and collaborative direction that will help the United States of America stay in global competition, as a leader in the areas of STEM and STEAM that other countries are exposing their youth to in an effort to out-think, out-create, out-innovate, out-develop and out do American ingenuity.The value of STEM and STEAM is immeasurable in the preparation of future leaders of this country.Steam represents Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. This is a cross curricular interdisciplinary instruction method that involves hands-on instructions. The educations are facilitators of learning.
I believe that the progression in technology will completely change the way teachers operate in and out of their classrooms in a number of ways. I feel that technology will make things way more efficient for teachers to teach and students to learn. For example, technology helps the grading process much easier and it also helps teachers communicate with students 24/7; through email or even social media. Nearly 73 percent of teachers use mobile applications for classroom activities and a lot of them also reach out to their peers all over the world through social media sites. Communicating helps allow students to spend more time on instruction given. There are many ways in which technology has changed education and the way teachers teach. Technology can provide to facilitate and manage the learning of many students. I believe teachers can vise a technology tool that will make teachers and principals’ jobs way easier. New technologies provide connection between students and staff in new and exciting ways! Another thing, collaboration between students promotes an active and independent learning. The ways that the teachers get prepared for lessons, and are also being taught to get ready for other future lessons, have changed along with the technology times. Digital technologies include social media, online games and applications, multimedia, productivity applications, cloud computing, and mobile devices. Digital learning is any type of learning that is facilitated by technology or by instructional practice that makes effective use of technology. Digital learning occurs across all learning areas and domains. It includes the application of a wide variety of practices. Teachers making use of technology to allow students the freedom to discover solutions to problems both independently and collaboratively is a force for good. Allowing teachers the opportunity to do something new and using technology as the tool can open up a cave of resources that hooks the attention of the student and once they have that it can lead them anywhere.
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Technology has become a part of mine and many other people’s everyday life. We use technology almost everywhere we go. Cell phones, computers, laptops, and etc. It helps us daily, by providing us with information, or even fun that we wouldn’t necessarily get out of a book as quickly as we’d type it on Google.The focus is on effective processes to facilitate learning using technologies and understanding the impacts of technology on learners and organizations.We are currently preparing students in our time for jobs that don’t even exist yet. The United States Department of Labor estimates that today’s learners will have 10-14 jobs by the age of thirty-eight.We are living in exponential times. The future comes faster than you think.
Social media is the social interaction among people in which they create, share or exchange information and ideas in communities and networks. There are various social media websites such as: Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and many more.Don’t put yourself at risk by revealing your password or date of birth. Do create an employer friendly profile and think carefully about what you post and how it may a reflect on you. Be very selective when adding friends.I feel as though there are so many great things about social media, but it just isn’t being used to its best ability! There are just some things that need to not be posted on social media out of respect for other human beings. Sometimes we need to remember our humanity, slow down, get off gadgets and social media, and just talk to people voice to voice. Remember to think before you post!
This is not quite my philosophy, but more my goals or expectations for my children; I want my children to have respect: for themselves, each other, and our school and its supplies. I want them to have a voice and be able to use it in a respectful manner. I want my students to have a sense of pride in themselves and their community. And most importantly, I want them to love learning for learning’s sake because knowledge is its own reward.My educational philosophy is that I believe all students are capable of learning.They all do not learn at the same rate, but with different methods and strategies it is possible. Students should not be thought of as mindless individuals just waiting to be filled with knowledge by their teachers.Students must be able to function in the real world which not only requires academic knowledge but social skills as well. I believe teachers should not be alone in educating students but that parents, families and communities need to work together to support and enrich the lives of their children, who are the future. I plan on using several different methods of teaching, including hands on, technology based, cooperative learning groups and group discussion