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Inspiring Our Next Generation of Female STEM Pioneers

Posted by Hannah Olson on Thu, Feb 11, 2021

 

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, steam education, STEM education

Science Comes to Life Using MyStemKits Curriculum

Posted by Boxlight on Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Bob Wallace, a now retired high school biology teacher in Crawfordville, Florida, was resolute in his goal that his students graduate with a full range of academic skill sets and technical knowledge that would prepare them for a successful future. In his over 30 years of teaching, he found that textbooks alone could rarely explain important concepts that kept his students engaged and employed a variety of strategies to explain difficult science concepts to his students. He was consistently on the lookout for options that would keep his students engaged. He stated, “Over the years, I’ve used a lot of different things. I have done drawings on boards, still magnets, and I’ve used beads – the beads go bouncing all over the place and you end up losing all of them.”

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Topics: STEM Lessons, Case Studies, STEM, MyStemKits

STEM CAREERS: Accountant

Posted by Hannah Olson on Tue, Feb 2, 2021

 

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Preparing Youth for Success in the 21st Century

Posted by Boxlight on Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Christine Tarver, a former 5th grade teacher in Florida, was determined that her students advance their abilities and skills using education technology. She wanted her students to experience hands-on learning combined with emerging technologies, understanding that by doing so they were more likely to develop the critical skills necessary for the 21st century.

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Topics: Case Studies, STEM

STEM CAREERS: Computer Network Architect

Posted by Hannah Olson on Thu, Dec 24, 2020

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks. These networks include local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Step Up Activity and STEM Learning with Labdisc

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Tue, Dec 22, 2020

I don’t know about you, but my activity levels have definitely decreased this past year. I find that I’m spending more time in front of my PC for work and recreation (video chatting with family and friends, going on virtual tours, streaming channels for shows and movies, etc.). With many children in remote or hybrid learning situations, their activity levels are also decreasing as it has become easier to move from one place to sit to another place to sit (i.e. chair to sofa). Besides allowing for more physical activity during breaks (run outside for 15 minutes, 5-minute stretches every hour, 60-minute lunch and recreation break sans devices), learning should also incorporate more movement. In addition, with the push for more hands-on STEM integration, students having to school at home need a viable option for STEM learning besides online games and interactive worksheets.

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Topics: STEM Lessons, Labdisc, STEM

Have a Few Minutes to Help Improve STEM?

Posted by MimioSTEM on Wed, Dec 9, 2020

Hands-on learning has shown to increase student engagement and boost problem solving and critical thinking skills, creating a classroom environment buzzing with the sounds of active learning. There are scores of news articles and social media posts of teachers and students using state-of-the-art technology to maximize the learning experience. Would you like to incorporate more STEM-related technology in your lessons?

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Computer Science and Tech Tools for Creativity and Critical Thinking

Posted by Hannah Olson on Tue, Dec 8, 2020

Happy Computer Science Education Week! Thanks to technology, there are so many wonderful and engaging ways to teach computer science concepts. From sensors and online coding to robots and 3D printers, educators have more tools than ever to help. Sometimes, though, all these tools can be a bit overwhelming. While many educators utilize technology tools independently, they are best used when integrated together. Just like STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is not four completely independent subjects without overlap, the use of robotics, 3D printers, and sensors shouldn’t be used in isolation either. So, here are a few tips and tricks to make sure you’re making the most of your technology tools.

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Topics: STEM Lessons, STEM, STEM education

STEM CAREERS: Psychologist

Posted by Hannah Olson on Thu, Dec 3, 2020

There are many different areas of focus for psychologists, but they all have one thing in common — psychologists research cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behaviors and use their findings to improve the lives of their clients.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Skills Needed for Quality STEM Education — It’s an Equity Issue

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Thu, Nov 19, 2020

“STEM allows kids to build and create ideas from scratch and have deep critical thinking. We need to prepare our kids for that future.” – Braydon Moreno, co-founder of Robo 3D

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

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