Teachers: here's what's in it for you
"A" for Art - from STEM to STEAM
STEAM stands for Science Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math.
Strengthening student’s knowledge and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) has become a national priority. Integrating Art is an effective strategy to appeal to different learners, and increase interest in science.
Thanks to science artist have many new tools to express their creativity (for example 3D printers). Also, good scientists think creatively and use art to visualize data, processes and concepts (think scientific illustrations, and data visualizations).
There are long standing connections between art and science.
Technology and Computer Science Teachers
We specifically included an animated media category to encourage the use of technology in the classroom and support teaching computer science. Student’s work can include animations that could be used in a smart phone app, shared via on-line social media pages, or shared via youtube. We hope you can use this contest as a way to teach students about programs, application, and computer science concepts that you plan to cover in your class.