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STEM CAREERS: Computer Support Specialist

Posted by Hannah Olson on Mar 23, 2021 9:00:00 AM

Computer Support Specialists usually work in an organisation’s Information Technology (IT) department. They assist the staff and customers with analysing, troubleshooting, and evaluating computer and network problems.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Inspiring Our Next Generation of Female STEM Pioneers

Posted by Hannah Olson on Feb 11, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Happy International Day of Women and Girls in Science! For our readers in the U.S., Happy Inventor’s Day! With these exciting and internationally recognised days, I want to dedicate this post specifically to women inventors, while emphasising how we can inspire girls to become the inventors of the future.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, STEM education, STEAM education

STEM CAREERS: Accountant

Posted by Hannah Olson on Feb 2, 2021 10:30:00 AM

Accountants are the individuals responsible for ensuring that companies are financially responsible. They must excel at organisation and be very detail oriented. Accountants are consistently active with clients therefore they must be effective communicators and possess extensive problem-solving skills.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

STEM CAREERS: Psychologist

Posted by Hannah Olson on Dec 24, 2020 9:30:00 AM

There are many different areas of focus for psychologists, but they all have one thing in common — psychologists research cognitive, emotional, and social processes and behaviors and use their findings to improve the lives of their clients.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Computer Science and Tech Tools for Creative and Critical Thinking

Posted by Hannah Olson on Dec 10, 2020 11:30:00 AM

Thanks to technology, there are so many wonderful and engaging ways to teach computer science concepts. From sensors and online coding to robots and 3D printers, educators have more tools than ever to help. Sometimes, though, all these tools can be a bit overwhelming. While many educators utilise technology tools independently, they are best used when integrated together. Just like STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) is not four completely independent subjects without overlap, the use of robotics, 3D printers, and sensors shouldn’t be used in isolation either. So, here are a few tips and tricks to make sure you’re making the most of your technology tools.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education, STEM learning

STEM CAREERS: Computer Network Architect

Posted by Hannah Olson on Dec 2, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Computer network architects design and build data communication networks. These networks include local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and Intranets.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education

Using Virtual Learning to Drive Environmental Change

Posted by Hannah Olson on Nov 10, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Many teachers are struggling with how to address STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) topics in this time of social-distancing and remote-learning. Even for schools that are meeting in person, many of the hands-on lesson plans that teachers might have previously utilised are incredibly challenging under distancing and cleanliness guidelines. After all, who really has time to sanitise every block in a base-ten-blocks set between students? No one.

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Topics: STEM, STEM education, MyStemKits, Virtual STEM Kits

STEM Careers: Information Technology Manager

Posted by Hannah Olson on Nov 3, 2020 11:00:00 AM

Information technology managers are the eyes that help organisations maneuver the always-changing lanes of modern technology. They are the architects of many short- and long-term visions for a company’s technology needs and goals.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, STEM education, STEAM education

Using Tech to Teach Art, Engineering, and Design in the Virtual Classroom

Posted by Hannah Olson on Oct 30, 2020 8:15:00 AM

Virtual learning environments are particularly tricky for engineering, design, and art teachers. Unless you can send packets of activity-specific supplies home with your students, you have to be flexible and work around the resources available in each student’s home, which can vary greatly. You can’t always rely on students having paints, construction paper, or popsicle sticks readily accessible. Even what were once household staples like paper-towel rolls may not be available in some eco-friendly households that only use reusable cloths. So how can educators provide a complete STEM course with these variables in mind?

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, STEM education, STEAM education, STEM learning

Robo and MyStemKits – The Perfect Package

Posted by Hannah Olson on Oct 15, 2020 8:45:00 AM

Integrating new technology can be very intimidating. It is important to approach educational technology in a way that looks and feels successful. Robo3D and MyStemKits help educators feel that technology can be integrated effectively by providing an end-to-end solution for STEM learning. By pairing 3D printing technology and research-based pedagogical techniques, educators can use this Boxlight STEM solution to enhance 21st century learning.

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Topics: STEM, STEAM, 3D printer, STEM education, STEAM education, STEM learning, MyStemKits

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