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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

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

STEM Career – Financial Advisor

Posted by Hannah Olson on Wed, Sep 1, 2021

When it comes to financing, individuals, businesses, and organizations put their trust in the hands of those who can increase their net worth. These highly trained individuals are called financial advisors.  

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

The 4 Cs of 21st Century Learning and Robotics Education

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Fri, Aug 27, 2021

We are living in an age of Gen Z-ers who, as digital natives, are in tune with technological advances in communication such as social media, gaming, and conducting research almost exclusively using the internet. Their avenues for engagement are changing and teachers who are increasing STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) instruction in their classrooms are exploring ways to incorporate more hands-on, immersive learning experiences that combine innovative technology with real-world connections. The motivation for doing so? To see their students’ active participation in experiments and projects, as well as strengthening the four Cs to 21st-century skills: Critical Thinking, Collaboration, Communication, and Creativity. 

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Topics: STEM, Robotics, Mimio MyBot

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