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How Social Media in the Classroom Can Benefit Students

Nov 20, 2018 12:07:00 PM / by Christine Naab

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Social media plays a large part in your students’ lives, and while it is often feared as a distraction, social media can enhance your classroom when used correctly. In this post, we’ll focus on the ways classroom social media can benefit your students.

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3 Lessons to Encourage Girls to Pursue STEM

Nov 16, 2018 3:25:00 PM / by Christine Naab

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The gender gap is a frequently discussed problem in the STEM field, as typically there are fewer women pursuing STEM education than men. Because of this, there have been a variety of solutions proposed to further engage young girls in STEM, and in this post, we will look at three lessons you can apply to your classroom to do this.

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3 Ways Math Anxiety May Be Holding Your Students Back

Nov 12, 2018 2:01:00 PM / by Christine Naab

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Math anxiety is a phenomenon that occurs when students who have trouble in math begin to develop a fear of the subject due to low self-confidence. As the anxiety grows, students are more likely to avoid the pursuit of STEM subjects. In this post, we will explore the ways that this occurrence can inhibit your students’ performance.

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How to Choose STEM Professional Development Training

Nov 8, 2018 1:06:00 PM / by Christine Naab

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Professional development plays an important role in staying up-to-date on the best practices in STEM education. However, it can be difficult to decide which to choose with so many professional development opportunities available. In this post, we will focus on what you should look for in order to find the perfect professional development opportunity for you.

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3 Benefits Students Receive from Studying Contemporary Science

Nov 5, 2018 11:24:00 AM / by Christine Naab

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Looking at past scientific discoveries and repeating the processes scientists used to arrive at the outcome is often elaborated on in the classroom. Contrarily, contemporary science focuses on that which is left to be solved. By shifting focus to contemporary science in your STEM classroom, students will learn the investigation skills they need to solve the science problems of today.

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3 Must-Haves for Your STEM Afterschool Program

Nov 2, 2018 12:02:00 PM / by Christine Naab

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Afterschool programs can be a great way to boost students’ understanding of and engagement in STEM. However, a lot goes into preparing an afterschool program to ensure it thrives. In this blog, we have set out to advise some of the must-haves to make your afterschool program a success.

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Making Your Classroom a Collaborative Space

Oct 30, 2018 11:11:00 AM / by Christine Naab

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Collaboration is a skill that today’s students will need for the rest of their lives. It is essential not only in the classroom but also in the workforce, as well as everyday life. It is crucial to instill these skills in students early-on. This can be achieved from creating an environment in which collaboration thrives in your classroom, and we have gathered a few ways to do that in this post.

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5 Items to Include in Your Classroom Makerspace

Oct 26, 2018 10:04:00 AM / by Christine Naab

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Because physical “making” is such an important part of hands-on learning in STEM education, developing a classroom makerspace can be a great way to get your students’ creative juices flowing. However, with so many options for products to buy for your makerspace, it can be difficult to decide where to start. In this post, we will explore some of the best items to include in your makerspace.

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3 Tips for Creating the Perfect STEM Lesson

Oct 22, 2018 7:15:00 AM / by Christine Naab

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A variety of methods for teaching STEM exist, including project-based learning, flipped learning and the 5E model, and it can be difficult to know how to construct your lesson when you are new to the subject. Read on to gather a few pieces of advice to include in your STEM lessons to make sure your students get the most out of what you are offering.

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Easy Activities to Teach Students Coding

Oct 18, 2018 3:03:00 PM / by Christine Naab

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Coding is popping up seemingly everywhere, in every job field and in everyday life. More than ever, it is important that students have a strong understanding of how programming works. While there are a variety of online programs that offer to teach coding to your students, it can be difficult to understand where it’s best to begin. In this post, we will explore some of the best activities to do with your students to get started in coding.

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