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Using Interactive Learning in STEM

Aug 12, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Learning Methodologies

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Although the STEM classroom is naturally geared towards hands-on learning, there is always more to learn when it comes to improving your classroom. Interactive learning allows students to engage and participate in the lesson, ask questions, and talk to each other. This is an important teaching tool to utilize in a world where students are often unengaged and forced to learn via lectures and memorizing facts and figures. In this post, we’ll explore some things which can help get you started using interactive learning in your classroom.

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Easy, flexible classroom designs that are drastically improving learning

Jul 29, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, STEM Learning Methodologies

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American students are averaging 11,700 hours of their lives in school before going to college.

And with this, many teachers are trying to find ways to get them excited to learn. But, what if their lessons are not the cause of their students' lack of engagement?

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Challenges of Introducing Technology to the Classroom

Jul 15, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Education Tools, STEM Learning Methodologies

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Technology is supposed to revolutionize the classroom experience, and it often does. It is a great tool that educators can use to maximize their impact on their students. However, most teachers can remember a time—or several—where technology has not been as compliant as it was designed to be. This post will explore three commonly encountered challenges regarding technology use in the classroom.

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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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Debunking STEM Myths

Apr 8, 2019 11:05:00 AM / by Neal Snapp posted in STEM Learning Methodologies

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There may be things you’ve been told about STEM that aren’t actually true. The many myths surrounding STEM education, especially in how it relates to younger students, can seem reasonable, but we’re here to show that some of what you’ve heard is simply false.

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