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  • Students appreciate STEM-based learning when educators show the real-world value of science, technology, engineering and math skills.
  • High school math/science teacher Andrew Vanden Heuvel is using Google Glass to help students visualize the importance of STEM in their everyday lives.
  • Elaine Plybon started a girl's technology club in her school to encourage young women to pursue STEM careers.

Participants: Cameron Evans, Microsoft Education; Kevin Honeycutt,; Andrew Vanden Heuvel,; Mike Moan, Illinois School District 158; Elaine Plybon

Buzz Garwood, the technology teacher at Home Gardens Academy in Corona, Calif., blogs and produces videos for EdTech magazine. Follow him at @buzzgarwood and check out his blog.

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