Articles with the tag: engineering

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  • Maker space in the classroom

    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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  • 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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    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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    What is STEM Education, Anyways?

    There is a lot of talk about “STEM Education” and it’s coming from all directions. Educators and school administrators are being asked by parents, education leaders, and most importantly, industry leaders to make it a top priority to boost these skills from the first day of school and onward. But that’s not all – tech […]

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    The Immediate Value of STEM Education

    Investing in STEM Education is critical for the future of our children and the Canadian Economy. Recent reports from the White House and many other players in the education world drive to prepare current students for future careers. Just before the holidays, the Financial Post published an article that discusses five investment trends to look […]

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  • Do I really want to leave my child’s future to chance?

    Currently, 42% of Canadians aged 20-29 are unemployed or underemployed in jobs not requiring degrees – and most still living at home.  32% of College graduates are making $25,000 or less.  63% of College graduates say they still need more training to find the kind of employment they are seeking.  The job market has changed […]

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