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Teaching Children to Balance Technology

Oct 14, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Social-Conscious STEM, Promoting Interest in STEM, Technology, TechED

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Whether you've observed it at a restaurant, while on public transportation, or during the school day, we've all observed society being preoccupied by screens.

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9 SECRETS to 3D printing that are essential to every STEM classroom 🤫💭

Oct 7, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, STEM Extracurricular Activities, Create and Maintain Your Makerspace, STEM Learning Methodologies, Education Technology

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Authors, S. Torta and J. Torta, share a few of their secrets that they have acquired from years of building and remodeling 3D printers in their book, 3D printing: An Introduction. This brother and sister duo want their technological insights to help people in education and industry who desire to improve their understanding of 3D printing.

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What Generation Z Expects from Leadership

Aug 19, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Social-Conscious STEM

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What defines a good leader varies depending on the lens in which leadership is viewed. For Gen Z, a respected leader exudes characteristics that are just a bit different than what generations of decades past might have expected from their leaders.

An article by Zachary N. Clark Empowerment and Envisioning: Creating Meaningful Generation Z Leadership Experiences, published by the National Association for Campus Activities (NACA), goes in depth on this subject. Here are some of the highlights:

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What You Need to Know About the Every Student Succeeds Act

Aug 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in Social-Conscious STEM

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The new education law, Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), mandates equality of education among schools, regardless of race, income, location, disability, language, or background, and builds upon already existing educational foundations. Here’s a summary of what the U.S. Department of Education has published about the law. Be sure to check out their full article here.

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Triumph after Tragedy: The Incredible Story of How One STEM Hub Came to be and Continues to Have an Impact

Jun 3, 2019 11:00:00 AM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Social-Conscious STEM, Promoting Interest in STEM, Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities, STEM Learning Methodologies

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In 1984, Ronald Reagan first announced the “Teacher in Space Project,” hoping to promote civilian interest in space travel. However, the mission was ill-fated. Two years after Reagan’s announcement to the public, off the coast of Cape Canaveral, Florida, the shuttle Challenger broke down 73 seconds after takeoff. All seven crew members perished as the nation watched helplessly from below.

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