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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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3 Places to Find Real-World Problems for Your STEM Classroom

Oct 15, 2018 9:53:00 AM / by Christine Naab

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Problem solving is an important part of STEM education. It enhances students’ abilities to think critically about the world, become better innovators, and eventually be more successful in the workforce. To best support students, it is necessary to find relevant, real-world problems to apply to your classroom. Where do you find these opportunities? In this post, we’ll explore the options.

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3 Creative Ways to Use the Engineering Design Process

Oct 10, 2018 2:15:00 PM / by Christine Naab

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The engineering design process was created as a foundational method to solve engineering problems. Today, it can be easily applied to the STEM classroom and to a variety of problems. In this post, we’ll look at some of the creative ways you can utilize the process in your classroom.

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Advice for Nailing Down the Perfect STEM Grant

Oct 6, 2018 7:35:00 PM / by Christine Naab

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Grants are a topic often brought up in the education world because they can create a myriad of possibilities for your classroom. However, the process for finding and receiving grants can be difficult. Where can they be found? What is the best way to ensure your application stands out? Look no further. This post contains that needed helpful advice on how to acquire your STEM grants.

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Getting the Most Out of Project-Based Learning

Oct 5, 2018 10:17:43 AM / by Christine Naab

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Hands-on activities are one of the best ways for students to learn in the STEM classroom, and research has shown that project-based learning is an approach that boosts student engagement in addition to giving them a positive “making” experience. Adding project-based learning into your classroom will be fun and effective for students, and the tips discussed in this post can ensure that your activities go smoothly.

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3 Reasons Why Robotics Enhance Your Classroom

Oct 5, 2018 10:11:27 AM / by Rebecca Ellis

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Years ago, robotics seemed to be a thing of the future and would illicit thoughts of things like flying cars or time machines. Now, robots are prevalent everywhere from the workforce to everyday life. Because of this, robotics have an important role in the classroom.

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3 Ways to Incorporate STEM into Your Classroom on a Budget

Sep 21, 2018 8:30:18 AM / by Christine Naab

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Often when you first begin teaching STEM courses, you are tasked with researching an extraordinary amount of resources and technologies that you can buy to create a good hands-on STEM learning experience. However, these choices do not have to be overwhelming. With a variety of ways to be cost effective, while still creating a great opportunity for your students, you can create a STEM program without breaking your budget.

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