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Family Traditions and 3D Printing – A Perfect Combo

Posted by Haley Williams on Mon, Jan 17, 2022

J.K. Hileman Elementary School in Queen City, TX recently purchased Robo E3 3D printers and MyStemKits standards-driven STEM curriculum. After a half-day training in October, one teacher quickly jumped in to use this award-winning STEM solution. Let us introduce you to Haley Williams. 

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, 3D printing, Robo3D

Boost STEM Learning with Mars Exploration Activities

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Jan 12, 2022

Mars exploration made strong advances in 2021. There were exciting missions to explore the Red Planet by several countries, such as China, the United Arab Emirates, and the United States. The exploratory missions include analyzing the atmosphere, mapping out the planet’s magnetic field, searching for water and ice, and scouting the land and rock formations. NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration) provides insight into their Mars missions, allowing space exploration enthusiasts to share in the exhilaration of new discoveries. Teachers can help spark interest in space exploration for their students by incorporating robotics in their curriculum. While the overall focus is on Mars, skills such as coding and programming are also taught – skills that are in demand for jobs in the STEM fields. 

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Topics: STEM Lessons, STEM, Mimio MyBot

STEM Lesson: Rotation vs. Revolution

Posted by Meredith Williams on Wed, Dec 8, 2021

Meredith Williams, an 8th grade science teacher at Freedom Middle School (Orlando, FL), specializes in integrating MimioSTEM solutions in her science instruction. To encourage her students to think critically and creatively about problems through science exploration, Williams incorporates a variety of 3D-printed manipulatives so her students have something hands-on to observe, analyze, and form ideas around. Williams also regularly implements and provides feedback on MyStemKits lessons and activities, which she uses in conjunction with her 3D printer. In the coming months, she’ll share her and her students’ experiences using the MyStemKits STEM solution. First up, a lesson on differentiating between Earth’s rotation and its revolution. 

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

7 Lessons to Spark Interest in STEM

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Nov 24, 2021

A general belief is that incorporating STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) learning is crucial to help spark students’ interest in STEM-related careers where the demand is steadily increasing. STEM learning boosts vital skills such as critical thinking, perseverance, creativity, and problem solving, skills that are important for navigating life and its challenges.  

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Topics: STEM Lessons, Labdisc, STEM, STEM education, MyStemKits

STEM Careers: Computer Systems Analyst

Posted by Hannah Olson on Wed, Nov 10, 2021

computer systems analyst combines both their knowledge of information technology and business to improve computer systems and processes for their clients. Although they have many responsibilities, the first task of a computer systems analyst is to understand their client’s business. Computer system analysts, also called system architects, design computer systems which are optimized for their client’s specific industry and needs. A key part of this is preparing analyses on the costs and benefits of different systems and system upgrades so management can make informed decisions about the technical direction of their organization.  

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

25 STEAM Books to Add to Your Library

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Oct 19, 2021

We are in the middle of National Friends of Libraries Week, and at the start of National Book MonthNational Reading Group Month, and International School Library Month! This is definitely a time to enjoy reading amazing stories and books that introduce us to new experiences and ideas. It’s also a reminder that we can find these amazing stories with STEAM concepts. Science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics should take up more than a couple of baskets or shelves in our classroom library – they should be regular parts of our daily teaching and learning lives. STEAM education creates critical thinkers, increases science literacy, and empowers the next generation of innovators. STEAM affects every area of our lives and it's important for our youth to see and understand how they can create a positive impact on how our world operates. By integrating reading and literacy with STEAM, not only do our youth develop as stronger readers, their interests in STEAM education and careers are piqued. 

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Topics: STEM, STEAM

MyStemKits STEM Lessons Now Aligned with TEKS for Math and Science

Posted by Boxlight on Thu, Oct 14, 2021

We’ve got great news! The award-winning MyStemKits STEM curriculum, a Boxlight MimioSTEM solution, is now aligned with Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Mathematics and Science. What does this mean? Teachers in Texas who are planning integrated, innovative, hands-on STEM lessons and activities don’t have to look further than MyStemKits.com to find them! 

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Topics: STEM Lessons, STEM, MyStemKits

I Dig It – 3D Printing Ideas for Fossil Day & Archaeology Day

Posted by Hannah Olson on Fri, Oct 8, 2021

October is a great month for creating hands-on, engaging, and fun learning experiences where your students can get their hands dirty! Not only is the weather pleasant in much of the world, October has both National Fossil Day in the United States (October 13th) and International Archaeology Day (October 16th). All of these components make for a perfect opportunity for your class to really dig into learning. 

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Topics: STEM Lessons, STEM, 3D printing, Robo3D, MyStemKits

3 Simple STEM Activities for Walking and Biking

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Oct 6, 2021

The first Wednesday of October is National Walk and Bike to School Day! Even if you didn’t walk or bike to school with your students today, don’t worry – I've got you covered. Here are 3 activities you and your students can try today (and beyond): 

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Topics: STEM Lessons, Labdisc, STEM, MyStemKits

Boost Hands-On STEM Learning with One Simple-to-Use Tool

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Wed, Sep 22, 2021

The drive for integrating more hands-on STEM activities and lessons that tap into and sharpen students’ critical thinking and problem-solving skills is high. Educators are trying to find and/or design lessons that students will be motivated by and further their interest in STEM learning. But with limited time and resources, this can also be one of the bigger challenges, and STEM is often limited to what is ‘left over’ after language arts and mathematics has taken the bulk of the focus. 

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Topics: STEM Lessons, Labdisc, STEM, STEM education

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