Blog Posts

Navigating the future: 5 ways to incorporate computer science education into classrooms

Posted by Abi Dreyer on December 06, 2023

Computer Science Education Week (CSEd Week) has arrived! Historically, this week is celebrated every December beginning in 2009. To celebrate, let’s dive into the world of computers, coding, and endless possibilities. After the first personal computer became available in 1973, the use of technology has grown and become an essential part of everyday life for many of us. So, let’s discuss how computer science has also developed to become a vital part of a student’s education and future career.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, Elementary School, ROBOTICS, Technology, Careers, Coding, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, Early Childhood

Top 10 reasons for STEM in early childhood education

Posted by Admin on March 11, 2022

In late 2020, we announced the addition of products that would support hands-on early learning in partnership with TTS International. In 2021, we released our first Little Book and added pre-K educators to Pitsco TAG. We’ve had a chance to connect with more educators and add new friends to the Pitsco family. And now we have an Early Childhood catalog. Time surely does fly when you’re having fun! 

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Elementary School, Science, Social and emotional learning, 21st Century Skills, STEAM, Math

What’s new in early learning

Posted by Preston Frazier on January 27, 2022

“I continue to believe that if children are given the necessary tools to succeed, they will succeed beyond their wildest dreams!” – David Vitter, former US Senator

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Topics: Elementary School, Camps, Teacher Resources, STEM, Social and emotional learning, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, STEAM

Youth racing program creates new career opportunities for underprivileged communities

Posted by Admin on November 11, 2021

Since its founding in 1998, the Urban Youth Racing School (UYRS) in Philadelphia has earned a fair amount of publicity for the spectacular opportunities it offers to inner-city students. Sneak a peek during the school’s Build A Dream summer program, and you’re likely to see students learning about engines, designing cars, and racing go-karts as part of a simulated racing team.

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Topics: Middle School, High School, BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, Science, STEM, Dragsters, Engineering, Careers, Authentic Learning, Activities, Future Ready, 21st Century Skills, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Workforce Development, Art

T-Bot® Hydraulic Arm: Improved features add even more learning

Posted by Admin on November 01, 2021

Updated 5/30/24

Nobody at Pitsco quite remembers for sure, but legend has it that the T in T-Bot® Hydraulic Arm stands for team.

It makes sense. The four syringes that drive the robot’s hydraulically powered movement can be held and operated separately. Each syringe affects a different axis. This naturally lends itself to several possibilities for problem-solving activities with multiple students. With a group of four students, give each student a syringe, assign the group a pick-and-place task, and watch all four communicate, cooperate, and think critically to get the job done.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Middle School, High School, Collaborations, Technology, STEM, Engineering, Authentic Learning, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, Math, Workforce Development