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STEM News Roundup: New STEM-focused School; NASA Launches Online Game

This week in STEM news, we see incredibly innovative projects launching to engage students in STEM fields. There's news about Kickstarter campaigns, a game from NASA, teaching aerodynamics through arena racing and a brand new school opening up in Missouri.

Forbrain Headset Scores BETT Show Award

The BETT Awards is a top awards ceremony in the Educational industry, and maybe the highest EdTech accolade an innovator can receive. For the category of ICT Special Educational Needs Solutions, the speech and auditory processing headset Forbrain toppled the competition.

New EdTech Gaming Apps Available to Teach STEM

When students are younger, their attention is set on games that attract them and that are fun. With this notion in mind, Monique Liles is advocating for teachers to use this as an advantage while listing her “top 6 gaming resources for STEM teaching.”

EarthEcho International Launches Adventure-Inspired Educational Tools

Philippe Cousteau, Jr.’s non-profit organization EarthEcho International has released a collection of standard-aligned educational materials and documentary videos for teachers to use in their classroom.

App Review: Oobie's Space Adventure

This app offers reading practice for students and spurs the imagination by allowing students to imagine going into space with Oobie.

App Review: GoSkyWatch Planetarium

Your students will enjoy exploring the night sky with this app.

9 Free Apps to Help Educators Create the Best Common Core-Aligned Lessons

Teachers don't have to stress about ways to ensure their lessons meet Common Core guidelines and scaffold all students' knowledge. These free apps can help.