Tag Archives: STEM

Collectively Flourishing

Makerspaces make sense for educating the workforce of tomorrow. GUEST COLUMN | by Randy Swearer  According to the most recent U.S. Department of Labor report, 65 percent of careers that students will be taking on in the future don’t exist … Continue reading

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Why Simulation is Vital

For teachers and mentors, examining a must-have step in engineering design workflow. GUEST COLUMN | by Sandeep Hiremath STEM-based robotics competitions are beneficial to students in a number of ways, but perhaps the greatest benefit is the exposure to project-based … Continue reading

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Worth the Investment

Saying yes to STEM programs in early childhood education. GUEST COLUMN | by Kimberly Mecham Young children are naturally curious and often ask questions about the world around them. Many of these seemingly simple questions, such as “why do rocks … Continue reading

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How Cross-Curricular Lessons Inspire Critical Thinking

Connecting STEM with social studies and literature, students discover meaningful collaboration. GUEST COLUMN | by Kimberly Greene Cross-curricular? Critical thinking? How do these rather different educational concepts work together, and why should we want them to be a part of … Continue reading

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Cool Tool | Woot Math

In the Spring of 2014, with funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF), researchers conducted a multi-site randomized controlled trial that studied several forms of software-based adaptivity and demonstrated that Woot Math’s adaptivity contributed significant effects in learning and retention. In … Continue reading

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