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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

Teaching About Recycling and Climate Change

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Mar 18, 2021 8:30:00 AM

March 18th is Global Recycling Day and this year’s theme is ‘Recycling Heroes’ to recognise those who demonstrate the critical role that recycling plays. This includes what these recycling heroes do to help keep the environment clean and balanced. By recycling, we help decrease the need for collecting and processing non-renewable resources like coal and oil, and raw materials like trees. All these activities contribute to the pollution of our air and water, as well as increase greenhouse gas emissions thus affecting the climate. Recycling saves energy and reduces the hazardous effects of greenhouse gases such as the continued rise of global temperatures, melting ice caps, and the increased danger of wildfires. Really, we all could be recycling heroes by the actions we take. Here are activities to try with your class, even in a hybrid learning environment:

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Topics: student learning, STEM, STEM learning

Homeschooling Tips to Successfully Integrate Hands-On STEM Learning

Posted by Jackey Dwire on Mar 11, 2021 8:45:00 AM

Tip 1 – Plan Out the Year

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Topics: STEM, STEM learning, MyStemKits

Making 3D Printing Work in the Classroom – A Success Story

Posted by Boxlight on Mar 8, 2021 9:15:00 AM

Shelley Emslie, a 5th grade teacher in Bigfork, Montana (U.S.), was looking for a way to encourage her students to try different technologies as they headed into a life beyond the classroom. Working in a small rural town, she was determined to provide her students with the tools to guide them to a bright future.

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Topics: STEM, STEM learning, Case Studies

Step Out of Your Comfort Zone for British Science Week!

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Mar 5, 2021 8:45:00 AM

British Science Week is 5-14 March 2021

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Topics: STEM, STEM learning

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

Science Comes to Life Using MyStemKits Curriculum

Posted by Boxlight on Feb 5, 2021 8:30:00 AM

Bob Wallace, a now retired high school biology teacher in Crawfordville, Florida (U.S.), was resolute in his goal that his students graduate with a full range of academic skill sets and technical knowledge that would prepare them for a successful future. In his over 30 years of teaching, he found that textbooks alone could rarely explain important concepts that kept his students engaged. Because of this, he employed a variety of strategies to explain difficult science concepts to his students. He was consistently on the lookout for options that would keep his students engaged. He stated, “Over the years, I’ve used a lot of different things. I have done drawings on boards, still magnets, and I’ve used beads – the beads go bouncing all over the place and you end up losing all of them.”

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Topics: STEM, MyStemKits, Case Studies

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

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