Across the nation, innovative programs are preparing students to enter the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
These subjects, often called STEM, can open up new pathways to success in the 21st century workforce and also means new opportunities for students and teachers alike.
Technology can play an important role in the STEM learning process
Technology in STEM meaning
Dynamic Representations :
Students learn or master STEM concepts through interacting with digital models, simulations, and dynamic representations of mathematical, scientific, and engineering systems.
Collaborative Reasoning :
Technology tools support students’ collaborative reasoning around STEM concepts, equalizing participation among group members and helping individuals and groups improve their ideas.
Immediate and Individualized Feedback :
Digital tools provide students practicing or learning STEM skills or concepts with immediate and individualized feedback, beyond right or wrong.
Science Argumentation Skills :
Students use technology that supports science argumentation skills including presenting and evaluating evidence about scientific or mathematical claims.
Engineering Design Processes :
Students plan, revise, implement, and test problem solutions using engineering design processes and appropriate support technologies.
Computational Thinking :
Students use technology to formulate and analyze problems and their solutions, reason abstractly, and automate procedures through algorithmic thinking.
Project Based Interdisciplinary Learning :
Students use digital technology tools in the context of authentic project- or challenge-based learning activities that integrate multiple STEM fields (e.g., science and mathematics).
Embedded Assessments :
Digital assessments are embedded in STEM instruction to prompt students’ reflection on the quality of their explanations, models, or problem solutions.
Evidence Based Models :
Students use technology to develop models based on data and evidence.
The above points give idea of How to incorporate technology in STEM
Today, STEM learning is more accessible, more interactive, and more immersive than ever before through a growing body of educational technology. With all the technology around and the growing insistence on digital learning, we are absolutely certain that students are only going to benefit from it. This growth spurt has left almost everything behind while taking STEM to new heights.