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      Empowering Girls in Engineering: Activities to Unleash Their Potential

      Posted by Hannah Olson on Fri, Jun 23, 2023

      On this International Day of Women in Engineering, let's honor the achievements and contributions of women in the field of engineering. Let’s use this day to inspire and empower the next generation of female engineers. We can cultivate interest and curiosity in our students through interactive learning activities that incorporate technology and the engineering design process. 

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      Topics: Lessons, Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, teacher resources, STEM education, Women in STEM, Girls in STEM

      5 Activities to Celebrate World Rainforest Day

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Thu, Jun 22, 2023

      Today is World Rainforest Day, a global celebration that takes place annually on June 22nd. World Rainforest Day is a reminder of the important role rainforests play in our planet's health and biodiversity. Take the opportunity to inspire your students and foster their love for nature through interactive learning activities that spark their interest and motivation to protect these valuable ecosystems. Let's explore some fun ideas to engage your students and deepen their understanding of rainforests, their importance, and the need for conservation.   

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      Topics: Lessons, Activities, Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, tips for teachers

      Using 3D Printing to Review Plate Tectonics

      Posted by Meredith Williams on Fri, Nov 4, 2022

      In this lesson, our STEM MimioMaster Meredith Williams shares how she used the MyStemKits Continents Kit and Earth Layers Kit to review plate tectonics.  

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      Topics: Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, 3D printing, MyStemKits, MimioMaster

      STEM Lesson: Using Punnett Squares

      Posted by Meredith Williams on Thu, Jul 21, 2022

      In this lesson Meredith Williams, 8th grade science teacher and Boxlight MimioMaster, shares how she used the MyStemKits Punnett Squares Dice Kit to help her students review the concepts related to genetics and heredity. 

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      Topics: Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, MyStemKits, MimioSTEM, Punnett Squares, MimioMaster

      Ideas for Teaching About Climate Change

      Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Apr 21, 2020

      You may have seen media stories of the air being clearer since stay-at-home directives have been implemented in different areas of the world (Los Angeles, India). NASA satellite data actually shows a 30-percent decrease in air pollution over the northeast United States (click on the link to view slider image: Drop in Air Pollution). What does this all mean for our climate? How are your children and/or students reacting to the changes? Do they realize there are changes at all? This may be an opportune time to include climate change into your instructional plan, especially with the focus of Earth Day 2020 being climate action. So how can you do it? Here are 7 ideas to try:

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      Topics: Education Technology, Activities, Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, collaborative learning, Labdisc, STEM, STEAM, climate change

      STEAM Activities for Spring

      Posted by Kristy Nerstheimer on Wed, Mar 21, 2018

      Now that spring has sprung, it’s the perfect time to get outside and try some fun educational activities. Science, technology, engineering, art, and math—collectively known as STEAM—are at the forefront in education today, and can sometimes be overwhelming when trying to figure out ways to implement these concepts.

      But it doesn’t have to be! Here are six fun ideas for STEAM activities this spring: 

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      Topics: Science Lessons, tips for teachers, STEM, STEAM

      Get Your Students Involved in STEM Day 2018! 

      Posted by Travis Rink on Wed, Jan 31, 2018


      February 16 will mark the second annual Boxlight STEM Day (#BLSTEM)—and there are a few new details, so read on to learn more!

      First of all, some things won’t change. Just like last year, students will work with their classmates in a hands-on, inquiry-based learning event designed to help them learn critical STEM skills and understand how STEM disciplines apply to the world around them. And as before, Boxlight will provide the lab experiment and the event will involve using our wireless Labdisc portable STEM lab, so it’s less “same old classroom activity” and more “exciting new real-world work.”

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      Topics: Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, curriculum, STEM

      Top 10 STEM Apps

      Posted by Kelly Bielefeld on Wed, Nov 15, 2017

       

      Career growth in STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) shows no sign of slowing down, so how do we ensure that today’s students are ready for the jobs of tomorrow? By incorporating STEM learning into the classroom, we can give our students the tools they need to succeed in the future—and spark interest in these fields.

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      Topics: Educational Software, Education Technology, Science Lessons, Educational Apps, STEM, STEAM

      Making Coding Elementary

      Posted by Lindy George on Tue, Sep 12, 2017

      Coding has become part of the curriculum in many schools across the country—even for our youngest students in elementary schools. Coding has quickly grown over the past few years to be considered a fundamental basic literacy skill as it teaches students to be problem solvers and critical thinkers in a digital world. With an estimated 1.4 million programming job openings over the next 10 years, coding is one of the fastest growing job markets for our students as they move from school to the workplace.

      Teaching coding in elementary schools is easy and so much fun. Over the past few years, many companies have created block coding apps, programs, robots, and more to help educators scaffold learning for our younger students. Block programming offers a simplified model of coding, with each block representing different commands. Block codes allow students to easily drag and drop a sequence of blocks together to create actions. Programs fall into the two main categories: Puzzle, where students use blocks of code to move an avatar through a series of mazes; and creation, where students drag and drop blocks of code to create their own program, story, or game.

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      Topics: Science Lessons, curriculum, 21st Century Skills, tips for teachers, Coding

      Hands-On STEM Learning: 2017 Solar Eclipse Viewing Party 

      Posted by Holly Fritz-Palao on Wed, Sep 6, 2017

      On August 21, Boxlight hosted a solar eclipse viewing party for students from Fulton County Schools in Johns Creek, Georgia—and added an inquiry-based learning element to the event through use of the Labdisc portable STEM lab. Nearly two-dozen people attended the viewing party, with children ranging from elementary students to seventh graders along with executives from Boxlight.

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      Topics: Science Lessons, STEM Lessons, 21st Century Skills, STEM

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