Tag Archives: STEM

Preparing for Preparedness

Life after high school in the 21st century.   GUEST COLUMN | by Rory Gesch There’s little argument that U.S. schools need to better prepare students for life after high school. Policymakers, educators, and businesspeople all agree on the critical … Continue reading

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Extraordinary Ideas

Teaching students to be problem solvers, not problem doers. GUEST COLUMN | by Allison Taylor Incorporating technology into the classroom is a no-brainer. At an exponential pace, technology is changing and becoming more complex—and students need to be able to … Continue reading

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Five Years and Counting

Lessons learned coaching Science Olympiad. GUEST COLUMN | by Mike Kwan “Hey, Dad. I joined the Science Olympiad team at St. Mary’s. I think it’s going to be a lot of fun!” That’s how it all started for me five … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | ‘Ethers’ by Iridescent

Most of us could learn a lot about games from middle-schoolers. These kids are smart. But it happens to be an age-group that is relatively underserved when it comes to games that really teach. So it’s exciting that the folks … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | SparkFun

Let’s hear it for STEM (and this take-charge electronics Viking, pictured). The  latest from a company full of cool tools comes with their SparkFun ProtoSnap line, a new family of products designed to lower the barrier of entry into DIY … Continue reading

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