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The Truth Behind Code: What Every Teacher Needs to Know When Paving the Way to Their Students' Futures

Jan 13, 2020 12:00:00 PM / by Sara Siener posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, Social-Conscious STEM, STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Promoting Interest in STEM, Robotics, STEM Extracurricular Activities, Science, Math & Computer Science, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, STEMtechnology, TechED, Education Technology

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Fear Behind Code

You're right. You may not fear it, but the fact remains that many approach the subject with a fixed mindset. "Even if educators recognize the importance of teaching computer science and programming [to] their students, they often face their own internal roadblocks." But they may be unaware of the fact that "teachers from all backgrounds" can instruct computer science.

Already, there are those dedicated to changing the stigma behind coding by encouraging fellow educators to practice using professionally engineered games and coding bots to make computer science enjoyable for both their colleagues and students. Now, "nearly one-third of all U.S. students are learning the curriculum of the future."

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The Holiday Season: STEM Edition

Dec 9, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in STEM Learning Methodologies, TechED

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Over the radio each December, Andy Williams can be heard crooning

"it's the mosttt wonderful timee of the year..."

and with the cheery, albeit chilly, atmosphere of the holiday season in full swing, most of us tend to agree. The winter months are a special time to reflect, cuddle up with loved ones, enjoy hot coco, and watch a Hallmark movie or two. This holiday season, don't miss out on the perfect opportunity to add something extra to the list: engage your students and kids with STEM-related holiday activities for a fun, educational experience before the New Year. 

We attached fun lesson plans with these simple experiments below! Just be sure to click on the underlined links 🎅

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Virtual Students Help Teachers Learn To Navigate Difficult Conversations

Nov 11, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in Science, Math & Computer Science, Create and Maintain Your Makerspace, STEM Learning Methodologies, Technology, TechED

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As anxiety becomes more prevalent among young people, school's are being prompted to act. Texas educators have begun using an innovative computer program to help train their teachers. In Round Rock ISD, a school district near Austin, the teachers are learning how to approach sensitive conversations by using At-Risk, a digital role-playing program.

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Redefining Learning: How Our Perspective on Technology Changes Everything

Oct 28, 2019 12:00:00 PM / by Kelsey Batt posted in STEM Curriculum Resources, STEM Tools, STEM Education Tools, Technology, TechED

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Picture this scene:

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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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