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The Backlash Against the ‘Pinkification’ of Tech

The Backlash Against the ‘Pinkification’ of Tech

| July 8, 2014 | 0 Comments

Important story about the backlash against the “Pinkification” of STEM in the San Francisco Chronicle.

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Robots in the Classroom: What Are They Good For?

Robots in the Classroom: What Are They Good For?

| May 27, 2014 | 6 Comments

Some educators are experimenting with using robots in the classroom to engage students and help explain abstract concepts that students often misunderstand.

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To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

To Inspire Learning, Architects Reimagine Learning Spaces

| January 28, 2014 | 18 Comments

As schools refocus on team-based, interdisciplinary learning, they’re moving away from standardized, teach-to-test programs that assume a one-size-fits-all approach to teaching. Instead, there is a growing awareness that students learn in a variety of ways, and the differences should be supported. With that in mind, here’s how one architecture firm is redesigning learning spaces.

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A Grade School Where Every Student Is An Engineer

A Grade School Where Every Student Is An Engineer

| January 24, 2014 | 3 Comments

A fun story about a public elementary school in South Carolina where every student is an engineer. There’s plenty of robotics and science, definitely some art — but no handwriting instruction. Is this the future?

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10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools

10 Innovative Ways to Bring STEM to Schools

| January 9, 2014 | 9 Comments

As schools look for innovative ways to bring in STEM learning, here’s a possible road map for how to galvanize a school community.

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Kids Want to Know: How Is Science Relevant?

Kids Want to Know: How Is Science Relevant?

| December 17, 2013

In a new poll, many parents said they’re worried that schools aren’t adequately preparing students for a changing workforce. And too much emphasis on memorizing facts in the classroom, both parents and kids say, is keeping young people from getting excited about science and technology careers.

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All Hands On Deck: Getting Kids Excited About STEM

All Hands On Deck: Getting Kids Excited About STEM

| September 25, 2013 | 9 Comments

Most American high school students aren’t leaning toward careers in math or science — actually, they’re leaning away. While higher education will need to address reasons kids drop out of math and science majors, professionals in the STEM fields are stepping forward hoping to get younger kids excited enough to stay.

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How to Get Your School Ready for STEM This Year

How to Get Your School Ready for STEM This Year

| August 20, 2013 | 3 Comments

Here’s how you can begin to ramp up for great STEM learning by following some advice gathered from educators who’ve been teaching STEM classes successfully for several years.

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Why Aren’t More Girls Attracted To Physics?

Why Aren’t More Girls Attracted To Physics?

| August 10, 2013

Even as the gender divide in some areas of science has diminished, a stubborn gap has persisted in high school physics. A new study finds that girls are more likely to take physics if they see women in their communities working in science, technology, engineering and math.

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Mixing Art and Astrophysics, Students Explore the Universe

Mixing Art and Astrophysics, Students Explore the Universe

| August 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

With just a few keystrokes on the computer students can try their own hand at mixing science with art by controlling small telescopes that take pictures of planets, stars, galaxies, asteroids, nebulas and other astronomical objects. They can then use those images to create their own artistic renditions of the cosmos through the MicroObservatory Robotic Telescope Network, a group of five automated telescopes controlled online.

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