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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

Why Hands-On Learning Makes a Difference with STEM

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Dec 3, 2020 8:30:00 AM

I’m probably telling on myself a bit here but growing up, hands-on learning activities in school were infrequent. If anything, I did hands-on experiments at home because of the influence of shows like Mr. Wizard’s World (my favorite was poking a pin through a piece of tape on a balloon and being amazed that it didn’t pop). Any hands-on learning experiences were limited to science classes and were mostly dissecting animal parts and insects. If you were to ask me why we did them, I’d be hard-pressed to give you an answer beyond “we were learning about the body.” So, there’s the rub — just because an activity is hands-on doesn’t necessarily mean it’s meaningful or will boost understanding. How can incorporating hands-on activities create an effective STEM learning experience?

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Topics: STEM, STEM education, hands-on 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

Skills Needed for Quality STEM Education — It’s an Equity Issue

Posted by Melizza Cuizon on Nov 19, 2020 8:15:00 AM

“STEM allows kids to build and create ideas from scratch and have deep critical thinking. We need to prepare our kids for that future.” – Braydon Moreno, co-founder of Robo 3D

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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

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