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Rebecca Ellis


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North Dakota seeks to expand early online learning

Jun 3, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, Education Technology

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North Dakota does not fund preschool, but the state’s superintendent of public instruction is working with her team to kickstart a kindergarten readiness program called Waterford UPSTART, which provides computers and broadband connection to rural families at no cost to them.

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Libraries foster STEM literacy

May 27, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, Technology, Education Technology, Library of Things

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Libraries have become a hub for more than just books. Through leveraging resources, libraries have worked to foster community-based learning in building critical thinking and problem-solving skills through STEM experiences.

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Time management is crucial to student health and success

May 20, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, STEM Learning Methodologies

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Research has shown students are feeling more overwhelmed than ever due to increasing demands of society on them. However, the solution may lie in time management skills, according to time-management researcher Brad Aeon.

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3D Printers changed the game in the fight against COVID-19

May 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, 3D Printing

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As the coronavirus quickly infected more individuals, especially in high-impact areas where the infection was most concentrated like New York, hospitals feared they would run out of resources. Personal protective equipment (PPE), ventilators, and testing kits were in short supply, and healthcare professionals were looking for a solution.

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Everything your school needs to know about CARES Act funding

May 6, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in Education Technology, Professional Development

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The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act was written into law on March 27 to provide economic assistance during the COVID-19 pandemic. One of the provisions set forth by the act, the Elementary and Secondary School Emergency Relief Fund, provides $13 billion of funding to K-12 schools to support their response to the coronavirus. However, some confusion remains about how exactly these funds can be spent.

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