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Trying to catch a sneak peak at what we’re bringing to the table at ISTE 2019?

May 14, 2019 9:06:00 AM / by Jenni LaMont

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You’ve come to the right place. While I can’t tell you all our secrets, I guess it’s OK if I give you a few hints to wet your whistle. Our main sources of excitement around the office have been focused around three things: robotics, partnerships and curriculum.

 

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Tips on Improving Your Teaching Makerspace

May 13, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Create and Maintain Your Makerspace

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Having a makerspace in your classroom gives students an incredible opportunity to grow. Not only does it help them exercise creativity and idea generation, but it allows them to physically create something and go home with a product they are proud of. It doesn’t hurt that it’s fun, too. To make sure your students are getting the most out of your class, here are three quick and easy tips to improve your makerspace.

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STEM in Pop Culture and Its Impact

May 6, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Promoting Interest in STEM

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Much of the interest that students have in STEM is due to pop culture. What they see around them every day inevitably affects their interests and impacts their educational and career choices. Movies and television have made science “cool” to students by means of characters like eccentric inventor Tony Stark (aka Iron Man from the Marvel franchise), or science fiction shows like Doctor Who. Modern culture has especially encouraged girls to get involved, changing the status quo of past decades. In this post, we’ll discuss the impact that STEM and pop culture have on one another.

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Tips for Implementing Coding into Your District

Apr 29, 2019 11:05:00 AM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Curriculum Resources

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Coding is becoming more and more of a necessary skill to have in the workplace, but many schools are lagging behind on its implementation into the classroom. With how quickly technology is changing, it is difficult to keep up with the ever-evolving demand for coding. Educators, however, should understand just how important it is to teach coding to their students.

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Securing Funding for EdTech

Apr 22, 2019 11:05:00 AM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Grants and Funding

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Finding funds for new initiatives within your district can be a daunting task. It’s often necessary for schools to go beyond existing budgets in order to supply their technology teams with the resources necessary to keep up with the rapid evolutions in tech. Many of these schools turn to grant writing as an effective path toward funding outside their budget.

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