Raising Nerd’s Women In Science
Meet Anna Painter, STEAM Teacher and Curious Mind
At Raising Nerd, we recognize that we are raising children for jobs that do not yet exist. Being a STEAM teacher today is the perfect example of that. Tell us how you became a STEAM teacher.
In some ways, the answer is by accident; in other ways, I’ve been waiting my whole life for this job! I was always interested in math and science from a very early age. My mother (a kindergarten teacher with a biology degree) had a saying, “It’s better than magic. It’s … READ MORE
It’s Hour of Code time!
No matter their interests, Kids will find fun in coding
Guest Post: Laura Giuggio, Technology Integration Specialist
Originally Posted June 2017
My motivation came from a workshop. THE workshop in my career that changed everything. One Saturday afternoon in Holyoke, Massachusetts in January 2015, I was going to learn to code.
I went into the workshop convinced I was going to be clueless. What did I know about coding? My last attempt was in 1988 when I saw a blinking cursor on a screen and had to write in lines of code to make the … READ MORE
2017 Raising Nerd Mega Holiday Wish List:
Tired out from braving store crowds on Black Friday? Well, take a load off, sit back, and finish up your shopping online with Raising Nerd. We’ve compiled another Mega Wish List of STEM- and STEAM-related “micro gift” ideas curated just in time for Cyber Monday! It’s the perfect Nerd gifts guide.
We’ve identified 40+ Nerd-inspiring items to fill out our bonus Mega Holiday Wish List: Stocking-Stuffer Edition below. All under $30!
Happy Nerdy Holidays, everyone!
Nerd Gifts Under $10
Kanoodle – The best-selling solo puzzle challenge game.
Stikbot, Green and … READ MORE
Happy Thanksgiving, Nerd Parents! We hope you still have some appetite left for shopping if not for turkey. As promised in Part 2 of our gift guide, this third installment of the Wish List brings you all you can consume of fun, fascinating STEAM toys for your science, tech, and creative problem-solving hungry Nerds. Today we serve up the final course of Nerd gifts priced $50 and up. So, dig in!
Nerd Gifts for Emerging Nerds (4 to 7 Years)
Osmo Genius Kit – Meet Osmo, the award-winning game system that uses proprietary technology to combine play with hands-on learning. … READ MORE
The 2nd Annual Raising Nerd
Mega Holiday Wish List (Part 2)
How about a second pre-Thanksgiving helping of Nerd-inspiring, creative problem-solving toy goodness? In Part 1 of our Mega Holiday Wish List, which we considered the shopping appetizer, we recommended more than 60 STEAM Gift toys priced under $20 to satisfy any Nerd’s curiosity and passion for discovery. In today’s edition of our annual gift guide, we cover dozens more STEAM toys in the $20-$50 range. Once again, we’ve segmented toys by age group to help make your online browsing easier.
STEAM Gift Ideas for Little Nerdlings
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The 2nd Annual Raising Nerd
Mega Holiday Wish List (Part 1)
Hey, parents, looking for a great STEAM Gift for your Nerd this holiday season? You’ve come to the right place.
If you were with us for last year’s Raising Nerd Mega Holiday Wish List, then you are already familiar with our sophisticated search algorithms, metrics, and filters used to zero in on only the very best and most Nerd-worthy, STEM/STEAM-activated gift ideas to help inspire your creative Nerds.
Although we’ve not had the pleasure of personally sampling and reviewing every item on our 2017 list, we’re Nerd parents and … READ MORE