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Using Robotics to Prepare Students For Their Future

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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In today's technology-driven world, it’s important now more than ever to prepare students for the future. Teaching robotics to young students throughout their schooling can increase their ability to be creative and innovative thinkers and more productive members of society. 

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3 Must-have Classroom Tech Innovations–and How to Fund Them

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Classroom technology is an essential part of learning--here's how to find the tools and the funding to implement it in your school

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Sparking Curiosity About STEM

By  Alessandra King

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A monthly after-school activity guides students to have fun exploring science, technology, engineering, and math.

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How Can Virtual Reality Help with Choosing a Future Career?

By Nancy Howard

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Virtual reality is a relatively new technology that is already widely used in various industries. Engineering, design, and entertainment spheres are among them along with the educational and training activities. This technology also helps to follow a virtual reality career path by acquiring jobs in VR related to programming, design, or content creation.

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6 Tips for Mentoring STEM Students

By Devin Partida

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Mentoring any student can be a challenge, even for the most experienced and well-rounded educators.

When you think about the field of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics, also known as STEM, it may seem intimidating to lead by example for young, impressionable students. However, it’s an investment that’s worth considering when educating students about STEM topics.

Unfortunately, many STEM professionals never receive formal training on mentorship, but there are plenty of benefits to reap for both the mentor and mentee.

In addition, you’re probably aware of the racial and gender disparities between students. We need solid mentorship programs in K-12 schools to overcome these disparities, encourage all types of students to pursue STEM-related careers, and help them achieve their potential.

Let’s go over six tips that can help you mentor your STEM students to the best of your ability.

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Robots for the Classroom | Increasing Classroom Success

By MOVIA Robotics

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For nearly 50 years, educators and robotics professionals have known that robots help kids with special needs learn. As our Founder and Chief Scientist, Tim Gifford has been quoted saying, “As far back as the 1970s, research has shown that children with special needs respond well to robots and that their interactions are effective.” 

This is especially true for children with autism. With an increase in autism awareness and understanding, more children in the United States than ever before are being diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). According to recent data from the Centers for Disease Control, 1 in 54 kids in the United States has been diagnosed with autism.

Why Use Robots?

There are many reasons why Robot-Assisted Instruction (RAI) helps children with autism learn and succeed in school and life.

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NAO Robot: Unique Personal Teaching Assistant

By MOVIA Robotics

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In 2008, SoftBank Robotics released a revolutionary humanoid robot with an unusual

talent; it can teach students. SoftBank developed NAO as a programmable, personal teaching assistant for enhanced learning engagement. Far from being limited in scope, the NAO is capable of helping students of all ages and abilities. Let’s find out more about NAO and what makes it unique compared to other robots.

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What Are The Benefits Of Robotics In Education

By Wonderful Engineering

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With the improvement in technology, many areas of our lives have changed. Robotics is essential in education as it comes with many advantages.

Students learn new skills and develop their knowledge. It helps students improve their attention, design, and teamwork skills. It brings students together to do something fun and worthwhile. Here are the main benefits of robotics in education.

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The Future Still Lies in Coding

By  MATTHEW LYNCH

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Coding is enormous in education right now.

No wonder. Coding offers so many academic benefits that schools cannot ignore its significance.  Sequential processes, computational thinking, and creative problem-solving all make upcoding. It’s the new literacy in schools. There’s so much to like about coding that coding academies and boot camps are springing up everywhere.

Bootcamps can be expensive, but they are intensive. Participants learn as much as possible in three to six months, securing employment as a coder soon after that. Academies, on the other hand, tend to be more flexible. They offer coding training at all levels, and students create code in maker spaces.

Coding appeals to children of all ages. Not only are there plenty of outstanding apps with which to teach coding, but there are also schools focused intensely on learning how to code.

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