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A Maker Space That Helps Kids Create During Long Hospital Stays

A Maker Space That Helps Kids Create During Long Hospital Stays

| February 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Many young patients resort to tv to pass the time during long hospital stays. A mobile maker project aims to ignite creativity, while helping kids solve problems they face during their visits.

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Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

Intro College Science Classes that Support Students Instead of Weeding Them Out

| December 29, 2014 | 0 Comments

Colleges are beginning to experiment with the traditional lecture to rethink how science is taught, and retain overlooked students in the process.

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The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

The Forgotten Female Programmers Who Created Modern Tech

| October 6, 2014

The Innovators, Walter Isaacson’s new book, tells the stories of the people who created modern computers. Women, who are now a minority in computer science, played an outsize role in that history.

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Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

Can Project-Based Learning Close Gaps in Science Education?

| September 26, 2014 | 52 Comments

An encouraging new report describes preliminary, first-year outcomes from a study of 3,000 middle school students that shows kids can, in fact, learn more in science classrooms that adopt a well-designed, project-focused curriculum.

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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 | 11 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 | 22 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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