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5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

5 Resources Connecting STEM, the Arts, and the World

The world has changed dramatically since the National Science Foundation coined the term STEM in 2001 (though they originally called it SMET).  We are light years ahead of 2001 where dial-up modems were all the rage! With STEM back then, content was king and there was a critical need in our industries for content area

6 Ways to Encourage STEM at Home

Research studies across the board all seem to come to the same conclusion when it comes to family involvement: When families are involved with their children’s learning from the beginning and throughout their academic careers, students don’t just succeed — they shine. Many parents don’t know where to start, and at times feel like they

Computing in the Classroom – Linking on and offline

The objectives in the curriculum specify that students learn coding – coding being a language that is needed to program computers.Alongside teaching coding and the terminology that goes with it, is understanding computational thinking and how this relates to coding.The first blog post under this category of Computing in the classroom focussed purely on offline activities. Offline, sometimes called unplugged,is essential

Computing in the Classroom: Computational Thinking

What is computational thinking? In the National Curriculum, the description of the new computing curriculum includes the following: A high-quality computing education equips pupils to use computational thinking and creativity to understand and change the world. All teachers will have used computational thinking in their classrooms, all of us use it in everyday life. The