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  • June 2, 2022
    4 Reasons Why STEM Education Sets Kids Up for Success

    If you want a brighter future for your child, it’s time to invest in their STEM education. While everyone understands the significance of STEM in our daily lives, the 2019 Trends in International and Mathematics Science Study unfortunately revealed that American students are falling behind in STEM proficiency. This is worrying, especially since early STEM […]

    Megan Hale
  • May 31, 2022
    STEM Podcasts for Kids: Think of Lightfin Casefiles

    STEM Podcasts for Kids: Think of Lightfin Casefiles like a sort of audio journey much like the Finding Nemo movies, where the host pretends to be a fish solving mysteries in the ocean. Critical thinking of a problem-solving variety is integral to any STEM field. This podcast is produced by a dedicated staff who have […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • May 24, 2022
    School Network Security: Common Dangers and Potential Solutions

    A Notable Threat School Network Security is a growing issue as schools integrate hybrid learning more and more into their curriculum. It doesn’t matter if you’re managing an elementary school or a high school: if you have a computer network on-premises, you’re at heightened risk for cyber attack. Complicating this reality are remote educational options […]

    Kevin Bennett
  • May 12, 2022
    STEM Resources – Podcasts for Kids – Tumble

    Tumble is a podcast with a direct focus on science, and children. The idea is to make scientific breakthroughs and understanding of the world more accessible to those who aren’t familiar with the subject matter. The podcast is designed for not just children, though. The whole family can enjoy this entertaining, informative program. Stories are […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • May 10, 2022
    Adding Spice to STEM Activities for Sumer Camps or the Classroom!

    Coding summer camp provides very real STEM skills to students, but it doesn’t always sound like a lot of fun. Everybody wants to be in perfect shape, nobody wants to hit the gym. Still, people do enjoy playing games of sport that enhance physical excellence. Similarly, there are ways to have fun in coding class […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • May 8, 2022
    STEM Resources: Ideas for Non-Technology Based Learning Activities

    The Everything STEM Handbook: Help Your Child Learn and Succeed in the Fields of Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Projects and experiments to inspire and challenge your kids! The STEM fields (science, technology, engineering, and math) are top education priorities in the United States–and they are growing fields with a high demand for jobs. If […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • May 5, 2022
    Q&A: Can STEM teaching practices be applied to non-STEM subjects?

    STEM teaching techniques aren’t just for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. They can and are applied to almost any subject. With that in mind, to apply STEM to other subjects requires identifying what features of a STEM education approach are most relevant, and how they can be translated. Socio-Scientific Issues (SSI) is the term used […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • May 3, 2022
    What is STEM?

    Simply stated the acronym STEM stands for Science Technology Engineering and Mathematics. But beyond the teaching of these specific disciplines STEM education is much much more! How does stem education differ? STEM is Intrinsically Interdisciplinary First and foremost STEM weaves these disciplines into a single fabric. Let’s be honest, you can’t really learn physics without […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • May 1, 2022
    STEM Resources: Podcasts for Kids – Brains On

    “Brains On” has won awards for its excellence in scientific presentation. While it’s a podcast primarily designed for children, adults listening may find there’s ample material to engage their interest as well. This podcast goes into detail about modern perspectives in biology and cosmology. It explores subjects like the body’s digestion system, and why children […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • April 28, 2022
    Roblox: A Unique Education and Gaming Opportunity—But is it Safe?

    Roblox is excellent for teaching children STEM concepts, but grave dangers exist that can have negative consequences if parents aren’t careful to monitor the way children play the game. The main issues parents have with Roblox are: the possibility of interaction with other players; and some of the content is made by users over the […]

    Kevin Bennett
  • April 26, 2022
    Why Video is So Important to STEM Education?

    There is no shortage of information supporting how video helps learning and engagement. The human brain prefers video to text because the contents from videos are retained much longer. This is supported by the fact that most people watch 16 hours of online video content per week on average. This is precisely why the medium […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • April 24, 2022
    4 Tips For Introducing Technology to the Classroom

    As an assistant coordinator for model schools in New York State, sixth-grade English teacher Laurie Guyon understands the value of tech tools in education. Two weeks before a new school year, new iPads were delivered to her district. Laurie was entirely unfamiliar with them. Ultimately, this meant she learned to code alongside students, becoming very […]

    Dmitry Litvinov