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VISION 2013—Educational Technology STEM Signals: Building Students’ Secondar y STEM Ski lls Through Relevant and Innovative Technolog y By Stephanie L. Sutton S urfing the Web, texting a friend, downloading mobile apps, taking online courses and perhaps checking an online bank account have become common and daily activities of students across the globe. From wooden desks to lecture halls, technology has taken over the lives of 21st-century students who barely remember what it’s like to use a #2 pencil to jot down notes on their college-ruled paper. Long gone are the days of using a card catalogue to search for a book in the library or probing through an encyclopedia to complete a science report. In a world that is moving at an incredible pace, the need to keep up with a student’s pace in the classroom is equal to staying abreast of the latest technology. Since 2009, the number of teens with a cell phone has risen dramatically, with 58 percent of students at the age of 12 having a cell phone and 83 percent of 17-year olds owning a cellular device (Figure 1). With so many school-aged children owning a cell phone or some technological gadget, how can we not allow them to use their seemingly sole mode of communication and entertainment for usage in the classroom? Photo © 34 Techniques September 2013

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of ACTE Techniques September 2013

Leading Edge
Classroom Connection
Leadership Matters
Capitol View
Q and A
What Makes ACTE's CareerTech VISION So Different?
Strategies for a Safer School
Sudent Success Step by Step
"Made in Florida" Industry Tours: A Best Practice for Seeding Industry Partnerships
Businesses United to Do Their Part to Help Solve the Skills Gap
Building Students' Secondary STEM Skills Through Innovative Technology
Free CTE College Tuition and Certification Funding: KS SB155 at Work
The IB Career-related Certificate: Technical Rigor With an IB Touch
Increasing Minority Involvement in STEM Courses
Human Performance Technology for CTE: An Alternative Approach to Course Redesign
Inside ACTE
Career Curve

ACTE Techniques September 2013