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  • 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
  • April 21, 2022
    ” Wow in the World”: STEM Education Podcast for Children

    “Wow in the World” is hosted by Mindy Thomas and Guy Raz, who help children find an interest in science through relatable presenters. One of the chief advantages of this STEM Education podcast is inciting the imagination of its listeners. Where radio and other audio options have always outshone visual media is in terms of […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • April 17, 2022
    Not the Science Type

    In the modern world, there are cultural and economic barriers that tend to restrict who becomes scientifically literate to the extent of inhibiting innovation or the initiation of a career. People think about science and scientists a certain way, often not realizing that they may only have part of the whole picture. In Not the […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • April 14, 2022
    “What If World” : A Podcast for Children

    The host of “What If World” is a gentleman by the name of Mr. Eric. Mr. Eric draws in his young audience every week with an anticipated question from one of the avid child listeners of his podcast. The question is then spun into a unique story for everyone listening. It’s a great option for […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • April 12, 2022
    5 Ways To Encourage Kids To Pursue STEM

    STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) education is being pushed more and more every year. However, STEM can be very intimidating and involves a lot of advanced terminologies that go way over children’s heads. STEM is a dedicated curriculum focused on developing the workforce to be as diverse and skilled as possible upon graduation. The lessons […]

    Dmitry Litvinov
  • April 10, 2022
    Why Education Investors Shouldn’t Ignore Afterschool STEM

    STEM offers opportunities for all students, especially those contending with income difficulties or cultural challenges. Beyond expanded representation, STEM facilitates careers by providing students with expanded life skills and helping students learn how to think critically. Even so, there are barriers under-privileged youth must contend with. For example, “investors and policymakers…continue to miss a giant […]

    Dmitry Litvinov