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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...

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...

Looking for some great holiday gifts for your preschooler to have fun with and learn at the same time? Look no further. We have found some great STEM toys for 3 year olds!   Bath Blocks These are the perfect educational blocks for your little one to play with during bath-time. Children can stack these colorful blocks...

Five-year-olds are enthusiastic learners and problems solvers. Their imaginations expand into a desire to solve problems in creative ways. They know counting, begin basic addition/subtraction, and telling time. This is an age where this enthusiasm for problem solving should be encouraged, and STEM (science, technology, engineering, math) skills can be developed in a fun ways...