Below are some frequently asked questions about Defined STEM. Please contact us if you have any additional questions.
Defined STEM is a digital resource that promotes authentic learning through UbD performance tasks and non-fiction literacy tasks for Grades K-12 in math, science, ELA and social studies. We focus on deeper understanding of concepts and problem solving skills using performance tasks and project based learning. Defined STEM provides authentic performance tasks and non-fiction literacy tasks for Grades K-12 in math, science, ELA and social studies.
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A trial can be obtained by clicking on the "Take A Free Trial" button that can be found on the home page as well as many other pages. Click here to start your Defined STEM trial.
Yes, webinar training is available free of charge. Alternatively an in-depth on-site training workshop can be arranged for $2500 per day.Please contact Joel Jacobson at 224-220-3585 / 888-759-5020 x202 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more details or to schedule training.
Pricing information can be found at this link: Defined STEM - Pricing
Yes, every Defined STEM task can be completely modified to suit the individual needs of the user. To further customize tasks, users can upload and attach custom content.
Yes, to ensure Defined STEM content meets learning standards, every task has been hand-aligned to national and state standards including Common Core and C3.
Yes, every Defined STEM video can be downloaded in MP4 format. Defined STEM videos can also be embedded via the embed link located in the upper left-hand corner of the video player.
Yes, Defined STEM performance tasks and literacy tasks can be exported in DOC format or in PDF. The export buttons can be found within the "Perform an Action" dropdown menu on the task page.
No, students do not submit any work on or through Defined STEM. No student work is graded, but customizable rubrics are available to help grade student work done using Defined STEM tasks.
Yes, Defined STEM uses the Google Translate plugin to allow users to convert all text to over 80 different languages in real time.
Suggestions for improvements of Defined STEM can be reported by filling out the contact form located here.
Teachers are automatically included in a group along with all other users from that school. Teachers can also create new groups and invite users from their school district. The invited user must accept the group invite which can be found in the Defined STEM message center. Users can share customized tasks and folders within the group. Tasks can also be shared via short URL, student code and/or on social media sites.
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Student access is provided by each teacher through the use of short urls and/or student codes. We do not store student data or track individual student usage.
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Defined STEM provides multiple ways for users to sign in to make implementation easier for your district/school.
A link to the Defined STEM terms of service can be found at the bottom of every page and right here.
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Yes, Defined STEM can be used with phones, tablets and other mobile devices. An internet connection is required.
Name, email, username and password.
No student data is stored.
The user information collected bt Defined STEM is used for internal reports and reports requested by school districts and to verify login credentials. No user information is shared or sold to any outside entity.
Yes, passowrds are salted and hashed using a one-way hashing algorithm.
For a secure password, use a variety of letters, numbers and symbols. Length is important, longer passwords are more secure than short passwords.