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3 Ideas for Teaching Social Studies with STEM

Saturday, August 8, 2020 12:37:15 PM America/New_York

3 Ideas for Teaching Social Studies with STEMSTEM by definition is a collaborative way of bringing subjects together to introduce students to higher-order thinking. So it shouldn’t be isolated to the science or specials classes. Bring STEM into your social studies lessons with the ideas and tips below.

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Posted By Edwin Tirado

4 facts about coding that you should know

Friday, July 31, 2020 11:47:38 AM America/New_York

Many parents may have the misconception that the bulk of teaching coding to children is having them in front of a computer screen. However, the first step to improving children’s programming skills, especially at an age of hyperactivity, is to engage them with activities that improve their computational thinking and advanced problem solving skills. This includes physical, kinesthetic activities that do not involve the computer. By developing the right mindset, it easily inculcates a strong interest in coding, on top of fully internalising the depth of the concepts.

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Posted By Edwin Tirado

Top summer STEM toys

Friday, July 24, 2020 4:27:14 PM America/New_York

Summer is coming and that means we can take our learning outside with Summer STEM toys! Nothing makes learning more exciting for my kids than learning outdoors. There’s something about the fresh air and freedom that just makes learning more captivating. In Canada, summer tends to fly by very quickly. Often it’s over before it feels like we have even started.

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Posted By Edwin Tirado

3 homeschool tips and tricks for beginners

Friday, July 17, 2020 7:22:33 PM America/New_York

 Now more than ever before, parents find themselves managing their children’s virtual and home-based education. Despite the many benefits of homeschooling, at-home learning can be challenging for both parents and students. 

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Coding for kids: Reasons kids should get started

Friday, July 10, 2020 2:41:20 PM America/New_York

Coding for kids is the collection of opportunities available for children to get involved in coding. While it is difficult to imagine a young mind learning something so seemingly complex, it's reality. Thanks to the many coding summer camps, websites, online tutors, and toys, coding can be fun and digestible.

Start with the why, outline the benefits, define key terms, study examples, choose a language, and get started!

Wait. What is coding? Coding is how we communicate with computers, and what we use to build and run websites, apps, games, and more. 

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Posted By Edwin Tirado

Strategies to keep kids engaged in STEM

Friday, July 3, 2020 11:24:44 AM America/New_York

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) is more than just an acronym or a collection of letters. Rather, it is an instructional movement that embodies cross-curricular concepts from four fundamental disciplines, as well as a research-based strategy that addresses the future needs of a technology-driven work force and sustaining a global economy. The importance of STEM is further validated by its prominence in the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

strategies to keep kids engaged in STEM

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Why learn to code?

Friday, June 19, 2020 3:45:40 PM America/New_York

When it comes to preparing our kids for life as adults, I don’t think any of us can deny that technology plays a key role. In an age where computers and the internet are a large part of daily life, skills that we may have never considered vital when we were growing up may actually give this next generation an upper hand. One such skill is coding. But how does a parent who knows nothing about coding help their kids learn to code? Here are a few resources to help!

Why learn to code?

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Why is STEM education so important for kids?

Friday, June 12, 2020 11:16:33 AM America/New_York

STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEM is important because it pervades every part of our lives. Science is everywhere in the world around us. Technology is continuously expanding into every aspect of our lives. Engineering is the basic designs of roads and bridges, but also tackles the challenges of changing global weather and environmentally-friendly changes to our home. Mathematics is in every occupation, every activity we do in our lives.

Why is STEM education so important for kids?

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Top 3 best coding games

Friday, June 5, 2020 8:57:31 AM America/New_York

Being a programmer is no longer a specialized skill reserved for those working in IT departments or technology-centric industries. In fact, a wide array of careers now require some level of coding prowess just to land an entry-level position. Not only is learning to code important from an employment perspective, but it can also open doors for entrepreneurs, artists, and other creative types as well. Remeber that is never too late to start. 

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3 Clean Coding Techniques That You Should Know

Monday, June 1, 2020 11:32:39 AM America/New_York

Coding is the method of giving instructions to a computer to perform a specific task. You may have also heard it referred to as “software programming” or “computer programming.” These instructions are communicated using a “computer language” that computers can understand. These languages include visual blocks, Java, Python, and C. Learning to code expands problem solving and critical thinking skills, making it a great opportunity for kids to build those skills while young. Let's check the top 3 thing you should know about coding. 

 

5 Clean Coding Techniques That You Should Know

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