STEM Village Blog

  • 3 Tips to Drive Inquiry in the Classroom

    Inquiry-based learning is much more than asking students to generate their own questions when investigating a certain topic. Certainly there is some of that involved, but it’s really about generating curiosity and equipping students with tools to wade through complex questions and concepts that catch their interests. It’s about giving students the power to investigate […]

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  • 5 Fun Ideas to turn your Class into Makers

    It’s a really exciting time in the world of DIY and design. The technology available to us has helped form the Maker Movement as it is today, and it couldn’t be a better time to add some “maker time” into your classroom activities. One of the many great things about STEM education is how it emphasizes […]

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  • 6 Ideas for Computer Science Education Week

    Computer Science Education Week is coming up on December 5th – 11th with the goal to introduce students to Computer Science and help students start developing technology skills that will benefit them in the future. As strong advocates for Computer Science, computational thinking, and coding, we are excited!  When you give a child the opportunity to make […]

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  • 10 Ways to Gamify Your Classroom

    Gamification isn’t simply the concept of making things fun – it also has a purpose to motivate people toward reaching specific goals. Gamifying the classroom is a great concept especially for those reluctant students and if done right, everybody has a better learning experience. It’s about using game mechanisms to engage your students and motivate […]

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  • Running an Engineering Design Challenge – 5 Tips to to Get Anyone Started

    Engineering-themed design challenges are my absolute favourite way to transform STEM concepts into hands-on experiences for students. Typically, an Engineering Design Challenge is a hands-on approach to learning that engages students in inquiry and the Engineering Design Process. I love how the Engineering Design Process acts as a simple framework to help guide students through […]

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  • STEM and Project Based Learning – 6 Tips for Student Success

    Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a great way to take STEM concepts and apply them to a real-world problem. Technically, Project-Based Learning is known as a teaching and learning method in which students explore multiple concepts, ideas, and solutions around a real-world problem or challenge. PBL incorporates standards-based content with a real-world challenge so students can […]

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  • 5 Tips to Introduce Engineering to Your Child

    It’s safe to say almost everything human-made was created by an engineer. Engineers and their skills are in high demand across many sectors from manufacturing to the finance industry. Engineering education is important in this day and age to engage youth with engineering concepts but to also help them develop the problem-solving skills that all […]

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  • What to Do When Your Child is Struggling in School

    If your child is struggling in school a lot of things might come to mind – and it’s not usually positive. Before you panic, keep in mind that it’s best for everyone if you aim to understand the bigger picture and utilize everyone who plays a part in your child’s education. Helping your child succeed […]

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  • 5 Tips to Engage Your Child With Code

    The technology industry is booming all over the globe and it’s evolving fast! The urgency for Computer Science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math) initiatives are in high-demand to keep up with the way the economy, and therefore the job market are changing. One of the best things you can do for your child’s […]

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  • Igniting Interest and Curiosity Through Solving Real World Problems

    As a parent of two elementary-aged boys, getting them excited about additional STEM learning and practice can be challenging. To help overcome the time and interest challenge of adding supplemental learning to the daily routine, we have been using a two-phased approach —  Basic Training and Real World Problem Solving. It is a simple yet […]

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  • Tech careers are the safest bet for our children – are we getting them there?

    As the Canadian economy continues to stagnate following a nose dive of our resource sector, loss of manufacturing jobs, and a financially-strapped Government, the future for our children can often appear bleak.  The good news is there is clearly a huge area of growth and opportunity in technology jobs across all sectors.  The question is, are […]

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  • Talking to Your Child About STEM – 5 Tips to Get Started

    Our education specialist aims to answer some of the toughest questions we get asked by parents. One of the most common questions we hear – How do I talk to my children about STEM and their future? Talking to your children may feel intimidating for a number of reasons. Some of us don’t want to […]

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  • Top 5 Best Science Games and Interactives

    At STEM Village, we love finding the best STEM education resources available and sharing them in our Science, Math, Technology, and Discovery units. Each week we ask our Content Team to choose their favourite resources from the 1000s we have curated to help create an immersive and engaging STEM Education experience. We share a list […]

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  • 5 Tips to Help Your Kids with Homework

    If your child is struggling with homework, a lot of things might come to mind. Some parents worry that their children may not be trying hard enough; while others may blame the school or the education system as a whole. Many parents will also blame themselves or even feel inadequate to help. Whatever emotions you’re […]

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  • 10 Best Games to Teach Your Kids to Code

    When it comes to digital learning and practice resources, the STEM Village Content Team likes to stay “in the know” of all the resources out in the digital universe so we can provide the best learning experience for your kids or students. This is our newest list of “Top Picks” we love to use on […]

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