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Teaching preschoolers to love STEAM

 

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It starts with a spirit of inquiry, and also involves turning a robot into a bird—discover how science and art merge together in engaging ways.

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Simple Hacks to Improve Online Assessment

By Meghan Laslocky

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Formative evaluation strategies can work well in online classrooms—with a few small adjustments.

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Gamification in Education: Rewards and Improvement-based Learning

By Acer Education

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Gamification in education has been the talk of the town for quite some time now, especially for the benefits a class can derive from a learning system based on rewards and improvements. 

The use of game-design elements in non-game contexts, like education, has some untapped potential that can represent the next idea to make your online learning schedule even more engaging and entertaining.

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How STEM Learning has Evolved in COVID-19

By Lauren Groff 

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Of course, COVID-19 has had an impact on the world like no other event, and everything has changed, from the way we go to work and school, the way we act around each other, and the way we learn. But how has COVID-19 affected STEM learning specifically? What changes have been made and what direction are we heading in now we’re starting to see signs of a post-COVID world?

In today’s article, we’re going to explore everything you need to know.

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Can Humans Feel Empathy for Robots in Pain?

By Furhat Robotics

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Can humans feel empathy for robots in pain?! Ever curious, Furhat's team wanted to find out by replicating a famous psychology study called the Milgram Experiment. See the outcome: 

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5 Top Tips for Teaching Coding Remotely

By Jodie

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I feel I should caveat this post by saying I don’t have any formal teaching qualifications. I have, however, volunteered as an instructor for Code First: Girls on their Introduction to Web Development course and delivered it twice now. So I have a bit of experience that I want to share with others who like me could (just about) code but had never taught coding before. Both times I have taught the course online using video conferencing software such as Zoom and Google Meet. This came with its own set of challenges that these tips also consider.

Here are my top tips for teaching coding remotely.

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5 Ways to Introduce Students to Automation/Robotics

By Devin Partida

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Automation and robotics are everywhere. They enable simple actions like autopay and other, more complex systems like production lines. Their uses throughout the world make them an industry of their own.

For teachers and professors, engaging STEM students of all ages is the biggest obstacle. However, with the right introduction, you can increase interest in this growing industry.

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How Young Kids Learn with Robots.

By Xavier James

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Even though the technology is becoming increasingly important in the four walls of the classroom, students often tend to shy away from learning the basics. The apparent complexity of structures and the subject itself seems to overwhelm their learning instincts.

However, as responsible leads of today, it is our responsibility to convey the advanced technological knowledge to younger ones. But, of course, that wouldn't be possible until we realize the true impact of this knowledge upon kids.

For this very reason, this post aims to help you get acquainted with how exactly and what exactly young kids learn with robots. Let's get straight into it.

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