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How STEAM Learning makes a big impact in the classroom and the real world

Guest Post: Laura Giuggio, Technology Integration Specialist

STEAM Learning In honor of Educator Appreciation Week, Our Favorite Tech Teacher Has Some Sharp Lessons on STEAM Learning

Outside the windows of room C-107 is a dynamic, fast-paced, and ever-changing world full of choices.

Inside, is a classroom dynamic built on project-based learning – solving world problems by investigating and responding to authentic, engaging and complex questions, problems, and challenges through open collaboration, communication, creativity, and critical thinking.

Students and teachers participating in STEAM learning make more real-life connections.

STEAM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) combines real-world problem-solving with project-based learning across … READ MORE

Inventors

Meet the Inventor: Tanush (Age 7)

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Tanush Doshi, (Age 7) entered the Chicago Toy & Game (ChiTag) Young Inventor’s Challenge, a fantastic program that provides an opportunity for children ages 6 to 18 to showcase their own original toy & game inventions to toy & game industry professionals, members of media and the general public. Tanush took his love for games and learning and combined it with his favorite television show to create an award-winning invention. Here’s Tanush’s story.

Name: Tanush Doshi (Age 7)

What are some of your hobbies or interests? 

I like a variety of sports like basketball, baseball and soccer. But most … READ MORE

Inventors

Meet the Inventor: Steven (Age 13)

Steven (Age 13) – Inventor of the Chromo Tag*

Meet the Inventor: Steven (Age 13) Inventor of the Chroma Tag

When Steven first thought of his idea for Chromo Tag, he probably didn’t realize how far it would take him.

“I saw a commercial for toy cars that change color when wet. Later I thought about how if we were to be able to wear this material and have a water fight in them, then it would be a lot like laser tag or paint ball, but its less expensive and you can play anywhere, anytime,” Steven says. “You wear color-changing hydrochromic or thermochromic paint on a badge, vest, or shirt … READ MORE

Inventors Nerds In Real Life

From Creative Kid to World-Class Inventor

Inventor David Yakos on why creativity is so importantIn honor of April being National Inventor’s Month, we’ve put together a series of amazing stories and posts on everyday and legendary inventors that are or have made an impact on our lives. This story of a creative kid that grew up to become an even more creative adult, originally appeared on Raising Nerd in November 2016 and it serves as a perfect example of how a little inspiration at a very young age can have a lifetime of influence.

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From Creative Kid to World-Class Inventor

At the age of five, David Yakos’ mom had an instinct about … READ MORE

Nerds In Real Life Science & Tech

Nerd Profile: Not Your Typical Storytelling Scientist

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What happens when you cross a kick-boxing foodie with a passion for scientific discovery? You get Science.Sam.

Sam Yammine, aka Science Sam, is a PHD Candidate in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Toronto studying how stem cells build and maintain the brain. She has a passion for science and telling stories.

If science had a Nike commercial, there is no doubt that Science.Sam would be its star.

When she’s not making discoveries in the lab, Science.Sam is sharing her passion for science, profiling fellow scientists, and inspiring other science Nerds through a series of … READ MORE

Creativity

For Creativity: Instructions Need Not Apply – Updated

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This article on creativity originally appeared on Raising Nerd and has been updated.

My 11-year-old daughter, GirlTastic, has always been creative and continually seeks out new sources of inspiration. She spends hours watching videos on how to craft, paint and bake. She loves baking.

Having a sweet tooth of my own, I love her baking (most of the time).

But GirlTastic isn’t the type to scour a recipe for every little detail. That’s more like this Clueless Dad’s style. Instead, she heads into the pantry and refrigerator to pull out whatever she can find. Then she just wings … READ MORE