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STEM Lesson: Comparing Plant and Animal Cells

Posted by Meredith Williams on Wed, Apr 20, 2022

In this lesson Meredith Williams, Boxlight MimioMaster, shares how she used the MyStemKits Cells: Plant Kit and Cells: Animal Kit to help her students review key concepts. 

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Topics: STEM Lessons, STEM, MyStemKits, MimioSTEM

Using 3D Printing to Visualize Ways to Improve Equity

Posted by Elisabeth McClure on Tue, Apr 5, 2022

Elisabeth McClure, Gifted Specialist with the Northwest School District (House Springs, MO), recently completed a months-long project that originated with identifying real-life problems in their community. The goal of the project was to help her students envision themselves as part of the creative solution process, as well as spark their interest in community-related issues they can take an active role in solving.  

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Topics: STEM Lessons, 3D printing, STEM education, Robo3D, MimioSTEM

Get Started with Our Guide to Makerspace

Posted by Boxlight on Mon, Apr 4, 2022

The maker movement has increased in popularity, including in schools where hands-on activities and lessons have become an essential strategy for learning. Schools across the country have successfully created and maintained dynamic makerspaces to spark student imagination and creative thinking as well as curiosity in learning more about STEM-related topics. 

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Topics: STEM, Makerspace, MimioSTEM

3-2-1! The MimioSTEM Mobile is Ready for Launch!

Posted by Boxlight on Tue, Mar 29, 2022

The MimioSTEM Mobile is headed to a school or education event near you! What is it? We at Boxlight want to showcase our award-winning STEM solutions like MyStemKits, Robo 3D printers, and Mimio MyBot robots with an interactive experience in which educators will go on a Mission to Mars!  

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Topics: STEM education, MimioSTEM, MimioSTEM Mobile

3D Printing in the Classroom

Posted by Boxlight on Tue, Mar 29, 2022

There are positive benefits that interactive, hands-on education has on learning such as providing students with multiple opportunities to see the world beyond the classroom walls via real-world connections. STEM education has influenced how teachers guide their students to identify real-world problems, research and design practical solutions, and collaborate and communicate their ideas with others. A STEM tool that has become a familiar fixture in many classrooms and school makerspaces is the 3D printer.  

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Topics: STEM, Webinars, STEM education, Robo3D, Makerspace, MimioSTEM

STEM Lesson: Comparing Planets

Posted by Meredith Williams on Tue, Feb 22, 2022

Meredith Williams, an 8th grade science teacher at Freedom Middle School (Orlando, FL), incorporates a variety of 3D-printed manipulatives so her students have something hands-on to observe, analyze, and form ideas around. She regularly implements and provides feedback on MyStemKits lessons and activities, which she uses in conjunction with her 3D printer. As a MimioSTEM Master, she has been sharing her and her students’ experiences using the MyStemKits curriculum. In this lesson, she is helping her students compare planets. 

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Topics: STEM Lessons, STEM, MyStemKits, MimioSTEM

Makerspaces: Logistics and Practical Tips to Get You Started

Posted by Boxlight on Wed, Feb 2, 2022

Makerspaces, or a collaborative workspace in a classroom, school, library, or other setting, are increasing in popularity in schools because of their many benefits to student learning. These benefits include, but are not limited to, providing students with  

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Topics: Webinars, Makerspace, MimioSTEM

New STEM Teacher Professional Development Available!

Posted by Boxlight on Wed, Sep 8, 2021

Believe it or not, this generation of young people is interested in data – likes, shares, comments. They sometimes use this data to create content, even apps, to address what they perceive as needs observed. How can this translate to STEM learning in the classroom? When problems are addressed within real-life contexts, this generation of students – digital natives who are accustomed to using technology to find answers and research information – are more likely to be engaged in the learning process. 

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Topics: Professional Development for Teachers, STEM Lessons, STEM, MimioSTEM

It’s Here! The Big Guide to STEM Volume 3

Posted by Boxlight on Wed, Jul 28, 2021

It has become obvious that the inclusion of STEM – science, technology, engineering, mathematics - in a well-balanced instructional plan is critical. With the growing need for STEM-educated individuals to fill STEM jobs, students in schools today need the skills necessary for these jobs. This includes critical thinking and reasoning skills, collaboration and communication skills, and developing creative solutions to problems. Students clearly need consistent and varied STEM learning experiences. 

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Topics: STEM, MimioSTEM

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