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5 main benefits of STEAM Education

By Acer Education 

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STEAM, or the synergy of science, technology, engineering, art and mathematics, is one of the hottest buzzwords of today’s education, and with good reason.

STEM, an educational model based on similar principles, but with the conspicuous absence of an A for the arts, capitalizes on the importance of technology and hard sciences in an increasingly digital world, but some have reacted to it with fear that our children will not be as well-rounded if we neglect the humanities.

Unlike STEM, which is interesting in its own right and undoubtedly profitable if we look at school mainly as a way to grant future graduates a high-paying career, but risks becoming hyper-focused on certain subjects and letting the rest fall by the wayside, STEAM encapsulates the whole of human knowledge in one handy acronym.

Here are the five greatest benefits of a STEAM-based education.

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Adapting an Effective Math Collaboration Activity for Distance Learning

By  Ashley Taplin

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An instructional coach and math teacher who developed a powerful model for student collaboration have tweaked it for the pandemic.

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The Best Ways to Start a Career in the Robotics Industry

By Serena Doerf

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The robotics industry is one of the best industries to get into today. Most of the important aspects of our lives depend on it. These include medicine, manufacturing, military, and domestic purposes. Further, it helps in improving our lifestyles by making our work easier.

For this reason, the majority of industries are looking for robotics engineers to design and create machines for them. Leading companies in every industry are willing to pay more than the average to get and retain the best talent. If you are interested in starting a career in the robotics industry, we are going to show you how to start.

 

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How Teachers are Preparing for The Next school Year

By Acer Education

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School in a post-coronavirus world will never be the same. Having no choice but to rely heavily on online learning to guarantee continuity of education in a society disrupted by the pandemic has taught lessons to more than just the students.

It is now time for teachers to reflect on the experience of socially distanced school and prepare for the upcoming year and the unique challenges it will present.

Going back to a new normal after such a defining historical event may feel a little like travelling without a road map, but teachers can at least take comfort in the three keywords they can use to orient themselves in this uncharted land: engagement, personalization, interaction.

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How VR Can Help During the Coronavirus Crisis

BY  VR Direct

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The message is stark, urgent and global; the progress of the coronavirus pandemic can only be slowed to manageable levels if we all practice social distancing and self-isolation.

We all have daunting challenges to face in a world of restricted travel, remote working, and limited social interaction. Even after the initial crisis measures have been relaxed, it won’t be ‘business as normal’ for some time to come.

So exactly how can we continue providing essential training and education? How can we  meet together at trade and cultural events? How can we nurture personal contacts and convert them to sales?

One way is to use the technology already out there to bring people together in a virtual reality. A virus ca nnot spread when there is no actual physical contact.

Let’s take a look now at how VR can not only give you a socially responsible advantage during the height of the crisis, but will give you a competitive edge in its aftermath.

 

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Using Robotics To Prepare Students For the 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. Many governments have already recognized the importance of robotics in the classroom and have begun to create programs and laws that would incorporate it into their public education system. By teaching our students the basics of robotics, we can open a whole new world to them and exciting opportunities that they wouldn’t have access to otherwise.

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How Robots Can Help Your Small Business Compete

By Kurt Walker 

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There have been plenty of discussions about robots and artificial intelligence taking over people’s jobs for a long time now. However, there’s no denying that robots have significantly changed the game in many industries and have brought about rapid growth such that companies of different sizes (big, small, medium) and across various fields are looking to invest in the use of robots. It’s not hard to see why. Robots have proven from time to be indispensable to the growth of a business. It is especially crucial for small businesses as it helps to boost their productivity, efficiency, speed, and profitability.

Thankfully, manufacturers of robots are also looking to change the direction of their production. They have started considering changing their production and are looking to no focus on building robots for small businesses.

In case you didn’t know, here’s how this can help your small business.

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Is STEM Education Working Especially for Women?

By Barbara Mader

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STEM education remains in the spotlight 25 years after the term first emerged. Coined in the 1990s by the National Science Foundation, the acronym is applied to any curricula, event, policy or education program addressing Science, Technology, Engineering or Math. Most often it references Science and Math, but all four areas have become hot topics in the general education of K-12 students. The emphasis carries through to higher education and beyond, seeking to prepare young adults to assume 21st century worthy jobs. Anticipated areas of need include employees who are interactive as problem solvers, researchers, designers, and engineers.

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How can Robotics bring STEM Learning to Life?

By MATTHEW LYNCH

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It has often been highlighted that there is a growing shortage of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) professionals in the US. Over the last decade, reports published by National Innovation Institute, National Academies study, President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology; all pointed towards the need to increase the STEM talent pool if America were to continue its strength in Science and Technology.

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Why Fostering Creativity is so Important and How EdTech Can Help

When we think of creativity, most of us will readily associate it to art, from painting to composing music to writing fiction. But the act of being creative is much more than that: a person can be a creative thinker even if they never pick up a paintbrush or a musical instrument.

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You are being creative when you decide on a catchy slogan for your product; you are being creative when you pitch your own idea for a small business; and most of all, you are being creative when you are presented with a problem and come up with a unique solution.

In a world where having original ideas sets humans apart from machines, thinking creatively is more important than ever and educators have a responsibility to foster, not stifle their students’ imagination.

By Acer Education

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