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.
By Braxton Hall
Well-designed word problems give elementary students a tangible context for understanding math concepts.
By Megan Jacobs
Hands-on projects that use inexpensive materials and focus on multiple iterations help make learning fun.
Makerspace is a rapidly growing trend in schools across the country, but to be honest, I’ve never implemented one myself, and I can’t quite picture the logistics of orchestrating a Makerspace. How do kids know what to do? How can you find out what they’re learning? How do you make time for that with all the other tasks crammed into the school day? And how do you keep the Makerspace from turning into a chaotic mess?
Makerspaces have become a hot topic in education. While not a new concept, makerspaces are gaining traction for the many benefits they provide students as these spaces are integrated into classrooms and schools.
Makerspaces are designed to challenge students to create and learn through hands-on, personalized experiences throughout elementary, middle and high school. Here are a few of the many benefits of makerspaces.
In the United States, a trend has been established to encourage STEM learning (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) through Makerspaces and other critical thinking programs. Makerspaces are providing the needed for space for human collaboration and teamwork which can include the use of anything from 3D printers to Robotics equipment to hand tools to Legos.
Makerspaces in schools are giving educators new options to teach students core coding concepts. Learn why makerspaces could be right for your classroom.
If you’re ready to foster your students’ curiosity by creating a makerspace on a budget, we’ve got you covered!
Learning should remain authentically connected to the real world, and the Maker Movement exemplifies that while encouraging creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Progressive New York City educator Angelo Patri said, “The substitution of direct experiences for indirect ones leads nowhere.”