Using Robotics To Teach Problem Solving: Is It Possible? – Education Article

The Field of Robotics Delves Into Numerous Interdisciplinary Skills Problem-solving is one of those complex areas in education which is both extremely valuable to learn about but very difficult to know how to teach. Some critical thinking, analysis and problem solving is inherent, but with correct training, a student can learn how to improve in these areas and take these improved skills into their later lives. Searching for ways to teach students these skills has often involved looking ‘outside of…

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Your Child Doesn’t Want to be a Programmer? That’s Fine — But They Still Need STEM – Education Article

Image Source If you’re a parent of a student, or an educator, or even a student or recent graduate yourself, you’ve likely been hearing a steady drumbeat of “STEM education” for the past 10 years, if not longer. As a whole, US education has really stepped up to incorporate STEM into all aspects of learning; it should be a relief to many parents that these opportunities are now readily available for most kids. While not every child is going to…

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What Educators and Students Learned as They Did the ‘Hour of Code’ at Their School – Education Article

Teacher Sue Purvis from Medowie Public School in Australia reached out recently and shared this video that reflects on the many benefits and things learnt as Medowie ran their first “Hour of Code”.  During Term 4 2018, Stage 1 Teachers and SLSOs (Social Learning Support Officers) at Medowie P.S., led by Darren Gould, (Assistant Principal), seized the initiative to celebrate, support and promote the World-Wide focus on ‘The Hour of Code‘, across all Stage Teams.…

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