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How to Create your own Virtual Reality Expedition!

Use Google Tour Creator to create and publish VR tours. You can use Google Street View panoramas, add your own images from 360-degree cameras, and annotate the tour with details to create immersive experiences. Sign in to Tour Creator with you Google Account.

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You can also create a tour using templates with photospheres, overlays, and text, all of which you can edit or customize as you like. In this blog, we'll explain to you how to start and the easy steps to start creating your own VR expedition! 

*Tested on Standard  VR sets. May not work with the Lenovo advanced headset. Once is it fixed or it works, I will let you know to update it.

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8 Tips for Gearing Up to Teach STEM

So, you’re going to be teaching STEM? That’s great! You may be a first-time STEM teacher, or perhaps you’re an experienced STEM teacher eager to add new energy and pizzazz to your lessons. In either case it’s time to roll up your sleeves and dive in to learning, planning, and preparing. I’m guessing that one question you have is: How can I plan and organize to make my STEM classes successful?

The questions listed here might help you think through some STEM issues.

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5 Hot Engineering Jobs for Grads

Engineering graduates can look forward to working in an innovative and lucrative occupation in a variety of fields, ranging from computers to materials to machines. Positions requiring technical skills, such as those in computer science, engineering and information technology, have higher average salaries than those in other fields. In addition, some of the fastest growing careers are in engineering.

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The upgraded Cubelets app!

Have you used the cool new features of the revamped and upgraded Cubelets app yet?  The app was designed not only to be another fun way students can play with Cubelets, but a learning experience where they can manipulate software before moving on to writing their own code. 

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The Importance of Teaching Computer Science

As computing technologies continue to rapidly expand and evolve, why are many schools still reluctant to harness the countless benefits of teaching computer science?

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It's Coffee Time and this Dobot Magician Robotic Arm can Serve You One!

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The yummy Future Robot Café, unlike other regular coffee shops, is a University startup founded by two master's graduate students in engineering. The robotic arm and the coffee machinery are located inside a wheeled white cube protected by  glass. The curious students and customers come closer to pay for their coffee and to see the robotic arm on a sliding rail carry their cup, fill it in with their beverage selection and bring it out to them.

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11 Characteristics of an Engaging STEM Classroom

If you’re a new STEM teacher you may be wondering: “What should my STEM class look like? What should my students be doing?”  If you’re a veteran STEM teacher perhaps you are asking yourself: “How are my STEM classes coming along? What does an action-packed STEM class look like?”

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Take a look at 11 things that may be going on in class during a STEM project.  Keep in mind that all of these things won’t be happening at the same time. Over the course of the STEM project, however, here’s a sampling of things you should notice. And if you see these activities underway . . . Newsflash!  You might have a STEM classroom!

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How to Get Your Kids Interested in STEM (Without Forcing It on Them)

Hopefully your kids are getting a great education in science, technology, engineering, and math at school, but chances are those classes aren’t enough to instill a lifelong interest in these fields for most kids. As parents, however, there are a lot of easy ways we foster a greater love of learning and exploration in STEM subjects in our children.

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7 Everyday Tasks Brought to You By Code

Long before the Internet of Things began exploring a computerized world with app-controlled home thermostats, lights, and security, computers changed the way we live. Did you know that these 7 everyday tasks are only possible because of computer code?

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Robots: Learning companions for our children

When you were a child, did you ever dream of having an imaginary buddy to help you with your schoolwork? What has long been the stuff of science fiction may soon become a reality. With the progress that has been made in the fields of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, the idea that every child could have a personal robot tutor is no longer so outlandish, and some schools and countries have already introduced robots into the classroom. What role can AI play in education, and what promises and challenges does it entail?

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