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3 Ways to Incorporate STEM in Distance Learning

Posted by Braydon Moreno on Tue, Sep 22, 2020

This pandemic isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Schools are working towards creating an environment where students can learn at home by equipping them with the necessary technology to make the “virtual classroom” a reality. Unfortunately, STEM learning doesn’t appear to be a focus and it needs to be.

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Topics: STEM Lessons, Labdisc, STEM, STEAM, Robotics, distance learning, distance teaching, 3D printing, STEM education, Mimio MyBot, Robo3D, MyStemKits

STEM Careers: Medical and Health Care Manager

Posted by Hannah Olson on Fri, Sep 11, 2020

Medical and health services managers are responsible for planning, directing, and coordinating the behind-the-scenes aspects that keep hospitals, nursing homes, group practices, and other health care facilities running efficiently.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, steam education, STEM education

The ‘A’ in STEAM: What, Why, and How

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Aug 25, 2020

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso

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Topics: Student Engagement, STEAM, teacher resources, steam education, student learning

STEM Careers: Software Developer

Posted by Hannah Olson on Thu, Aug 20, 2020

Software developers are the creators of both computer programs and the underlying systems that run said programs. Applications software developers create computer applications and games while systems software developers engineer operating systems and interfaces for the platforms themselves.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, steam education, STEM education

STEM Careers: Web Developer

Posted by Hannah Olson on Tue, Aug 4, 2020

Web developers are responsible for designing and creating websites. In addition to ensuring the functionality of the site, they are also in charge of meeting their clients’ aesthetic requests, capacity needs, and technical demands.

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Topics: 21st Century Skills, STEM, STEAM, steam education, STEM education

Incorporating 3D Printer Tech in Learning

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Thu, Jul 30, 2020

Eons ago, when I was in elementary school, we did a unit on fossils and their importance on understanding how prehistoric plants and animals lived. I was fascinated and for a brief moment in 4th grade, I wanted to be a paleontologist. I would stare at all of the pictures of the different fossils and dream about going on a true-blue dig and discover something cool like a fossil from a mammoth or saber tooth tiger. Of course, I never did become a paleontologist instead choosing to teach because that feeling of excitement when I learned something new was one I wanted all young learners to experience. But I do wonder if my teacher had the technology to make different fossils for closer study maybe I would have chosen the paleontology path.

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Topics: Education Technology, Lessons, STEM Lessons, STEM, STEAM, steam lessons, 3D printing, STEM education

STEAM Learning via the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Jul 21, 2020

Although generally thought of as only possible in the physical classroom where teachers can observe and guide student exploration and interaction, STEAM learning is possible with distance teaching. How?

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, blended learning, virtual classroom, steam education, STEM education, inquiry-based learning

STEM Careers: Civil Engineer

Posted by Hannah Olson on Thu, Jul 16, 2020

Civil engineering is one of the oldest and most diverse engineering disciplines. Civil engineering is linked to advances in science and mathematics, including material science, geography, geology, hydrology, physics, transportation, construction, and mechanics.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, steam education, STEM education

Lesson Connections – the Influence of 3D Printing and Robotics

Posted by Melizza Rios on Tue, Jun 9, 2020

I know I’m not alone when I envisioned a future in robotics as Rosie the robot maid on The Jetsons wheeling around dusting my furniture. When I began to see the trends in education to include more robotics and coding, I thought, “Yes! I can have my own Rosie or R2D2!” But that is a simplified vision of what robotics learning, and other advanced tech such as 3D printers, can offer. Educators who were already incorporating robotics and 3D printing could see the benefit these innovations had on their students’ learning – increased engagement, improved critical thinking skills, and enhanced conversation and collaboration in the classroom.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, edtech, Robotics, technology, 3D printing

Using 3D Printers to Keep Frontline Workers Safe

Posted by Boxlight on Thu, May 28, 2020

When news of the coronavirus pandemic started to hit close to home (in the U.S.), it became clear that acquiring face masks and shields was a challenge. In many areas, personal protective equipment, or PPE, were in short supply. It was vital that our frontline workers had the protection they needed to keep themselves and their patients safe. In addition, safety was an issue for daily activity by ordinary citizens.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, essential workers

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