The STEM Education Blog

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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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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Library of Things makes library the heart of community

Apr 29, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Technology, Education Technology, Library of Things

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Libraries have been a place to check out books for centuries. However, checking out things like telescopes or board games would have been unthinkable. Now, its something that is expected of libraries, which are evolving into “libraries of things.”

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Libraries are the drivers of successful STEM programs

Apr 15, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Rebecca Ellis posted in STEM Education Tools, Create and Maintain Your Makerspace, Education Technology, Library of Things

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Despite living in a digitized era, millennials were found to be the age group most likely to use public libraries, according to Pew Research Center. This could be because libraries are evolving to keep up with new technology and tools as it becomes mainstream.

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