5 good cyber habits for teachers and students

Posted by Dan Eckelberry on October 09, 2018

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Yawn. Sounds like something only an IT nerd would get excited about . . . right? Before you completely dismiss this topic, be advised that there’s a good chance that you’re currently at risk of having your online accounts compromised.

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Topics: 21st Century Skills, Future Ready, Professional Development, Technology, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, High School, Elementary School, Homeschool, Middle School

Cover to cover STEM!

Posted by Anna Gudde on October 01, 2018

The beginning of a new school year means a new Pitsco Elementary STEM catalog. Yessss, a brand-new catalog you can dog-ear to your heart’s content! And it’s full of STEM products, supplies, storage, and now includes our first K-2 coding solution – KUBO.

If you’ve been following our latest news, you’ve probably heard of the awesomeness that surrounds KUBO and its benefits in the elementary classroom. If you haven’t, here you go:

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Topics: Elementary School, STEAM, Resources, IN THE CLASSROOM, Hands-on Learning

If we want to teach our kids technology, it has to be like this . . . .

Posted by Jessica Born on June 13, 2018

Few elementary school teachers are engineers.

Few engineers are elementary school teachers.

And that’s where instructional technology breaks down.

There’s no end to the tech that teachers can integrate in their classrooms, from smart boards to tablets to one-to-one device initiatives to robots and beyond.

As a result, some classrooms are flipping, letting students watch video lectures at home and do the actual exercises in the classroom where teachers and classmates can help. Textbooks come alive on tablets through video and interactive graphics. Students familiarize themselves with applications and devices they’ll use throughout their education and in the workplace.

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Topics: 21st Century Skills, Coding, ROBOTICS, Elementary School, Future Ready, Technology, ADMINISTRATION & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, IN THE CLASSROOM

Let’s #MoveInMay! Active learning with STEM

Posted by Admin on May 14, 2018

Temperatures are warming up, so now is the perfect time to get students active and outside! Is it a coincidence that May is Physical Education and Sports month? Nope, couldn’t be more fitting. Combining physical activity with scientific attention to detail is easy with the right activities and planning.

At Pitsco, we love to approach STEM learning with a kinesthetic approach. But we don’t just want to encourage tackling STEM in a kinesthetic manner, we want to help make it possible. Were happy to announce our #MoveInMay contest! One lucky educator will receive our new STEM in the Gym™: Electricity & Magnetism Package.

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Topics: 21st Century Skills, Activities, STEM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Elementary School

Student garden expansion project – Highland Elementary

Posted by Cody White on April 23, 2018

A good education bears fruits in later life. But it can also bear fruits – not to mention vegetables and flowers – in the here and now.

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Topics: Future Ready, Social and emotional learning, Trends, STEM, Science, Collaborations, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, FUNDING, Elementary School