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Looking for a good deal on a Sphero this Black Friday? We are keeping our eyes out for you this holiday season for the best deals. After all Spheros are my favorite STEM toy! Rather you are looking for the new R2-D2 Droid, BB-8 Droid or Sphero 2.0, this is the STEM gift that we recommend MOST this holiday season 2016....

The best STEM toys encourage children’s interest and skills in science, technology, engineering, and math while still being a blast! All of the below toys are child-tested and educator-approved. By 2020 there will be over 1 million unfilled jobs in STEM careers, and these STEM toys will be loved by all future engineers, programmers and scientists!  Best...

Our Simple Guidelines Teaching Kids to Code   Apple's 2016 World Wide Developers Conference featured the inspiring opening video "Everyone Can Code" which showed people from around the world, many only student aged, demonstrating the incredible things they were able to build on a computer because of their ability to code. While the products of successful coding...

Best Make Makey Activities guaranteed to stimulate the imagination!  Makey Makey is an invention kit aimed at getting kids to use their imagination and be an inventor! It’s gaining popularity just because of how much you can do with a single kit. All you need to get started is the Makey Makey board, alligator clips, a USB cable,...

10 STEM Challenges: Idea Roundup!   Education never seems to lack a new fad teaching strategy, curriculum emphasis, instructor temperament, or trendy buzzword to garner our hopes of a bright future for our students and our profession. In fact, ScienceGeek has created a playful jargon generator that parody's the linguistic nonsense that often passes as educational theory....

STEM vs. STEAM STEM stands for science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. STEAM stands for science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. STEM is still the more prevalent acronym in education, with focuses on STEM-certified schools and STEM labs and entire categories of STEM related educational products, while the “Arts” are a recent addition. While the arts are...

  What is Computer Science Education Week? Computer Science Education Week (CSEDweek.org) is a national movement to focus on Computer Science in schools K-12 to inspire an interest in Computer Science education and careers. Computer Science Education Week is December 5-11, 2016. If you are still looking for activities to do for Computer Science Education week within your classroom, there...

Missed buying a Sphero 2.0 or the new BB-8 Droid by Sphero on Black Friday? This is our top pick to purchase this holiday season for educational STEM toys in 2016. Sphero activities are endless, within both the home and in classrooms. If your class has a STEM budget or a computer science or robotics club consider...

So you are ready to encourage your kid to embrace STEM. Maybe you are about to send your kid to a STEM camp, buy a STEM toy or book, or work with your child on a STEM project. What is the best way to encourage your kid so that he won’t run from STEM?  How...