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STEAM NOT STEM: WHY STEM STUDENTS NEED ARTS TRAINING

In 1959, the British physicist and novelist C.P. Snow delivered a famously controversial lecture at Cambridge University. He described a post-war schism between two groups — scientists and the literary world. Snow identified this as a newly emergent divide, across which each party was more than happy to sneer at the other: Scientists proudly unable to quote a [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:12+01:00July 17th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, Science, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

USING ROBOTS TO TEACH CHILDREN HOW TO CODE AND EXPLORE TECHNOLOGY

We don't know what jobs today’s children are going to have when they become adults, but we do know that technology is going to play a major role in whatever jobs exist. According to research conducted by Dr. Marina Umaschi Bers at Tufts University, coding is fast becoming a form of literacy that students will need to [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:21+01:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, Science, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

MIXING STEM AND LITERATURE

As education is becoming increasingly focused on teaching students STEM skills, we must remember that literacy skills are just as important. While science and math have traditionally separated from literature and humanities courses, today’s literature teachers are looking for ways to engage their students using STEM. Some people may balk at the idea of STEM [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:17:52+01:00June 29th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, technology|Tags: , , |0 Comments

A Case for Focusing on the “A” in STEAM Year-Round

  Initiatives such as National STEAM Day highlight the increasing need for curriculum that prepares students to enter the growing STEM workforce — but schools need to think beyond a single day of the year. National STEAM Day serves as a reminder to fully engage students in STEAM activities, and foster a lifelong passion for [...]

By |2019-11-13T02:20:02+01:00June 11th, 2018|Categories: Blog, editorials, Education, technology|Tags: , , , |0 Comments