Blog Posts

Fairway to learning: Bringing the golf game home

Posted by Molly Underwood on April 07, 2020

Golf isn’t just your grandparents’ game anymore. With young golfers gaining popularity and the pop-up of golf entertainment venues such as Topgolf and Drive Shack, more and more people are starting to take a swing at it. As for me, I was born into a family of golfers and love being able to take on my closest competitors (aka my brothers) in the game. 

Golf is a sport that you can start whenever and play for a long time. Age doesn’t matter! Let’s tap into this age-old game. 

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Resources, Activities, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning, innovate

Not magic, but science: How to fool your friends this April Fool’s Day

Posted by Jessica Born on April 01, 2020

Editor’s Note: The following experiments are not original ideas. The specific projects we’ve shared are adapted from Boys’ Life, Life Over C’s, Steve Spangler Science, ThoughtCo., and Wonderopolis. We encourage you to give their sites some exploration for more STEMspiration and ideas for learning at home. 

April Fool’s Day — it’s a holiday you either love or love to ignore. 

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Makerspace, Science, STEM, Resources, Authentic Learning, Activities, Maker Ed, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, Physics, innovate, Art

Spring cleaning made easier! Thank you, technology!

Posted by Admin on March 19, 2020

Spring is almost here! With it comes rain, warmer weather, and that itch to soak up the sun that seems to have hidden from us for so long. If you’re anything like me, the to-do list of spring cleaning has gotten long and, with the glimpses of sunshine, I just don’t want to do any of it. Thank goodness technology can make getting through that chore list a little easier and much quicker! So, here’s a look at some of the technology behind products we use in our daily lives and ways to help bring that tech into your students’ lives!

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Technology, Engineering, Coding, Authentic Learning, Activities, TETRIX Robotics, Hands-on Learning, innovate, Inquiry-based Learning

Inventor’s Day: Ways to appreciate, learn, and invent

Posted by Jessica Born on February 11, 2020

Inventors are the coolest. Sometimes they are elevated to celebrity status and other times they’re hidden figures in history. Either way, for many, their impact is enduring.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, ADMINISTRATION & THOUGHT LEADERSHIP, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Teacher Resources, Resources, Authentic Learning, Activities, Future Ready, 21st Century Skills, WorkKeys, STEAM, innovate, Workforce Development, Women in STEM

Bring the winter fun into your classroom!

Posted by Admin on December 16, 2019

It’s winter! At least . . . almost. Maybe you’re knee-deep in snow where you live, but it’s not been snowing much here in Kansas yet. That also means we’re stretching closer to the end of school year. The final stretch is in! But there’s no reason we can’t pretend it’s a winter wonderland and celebrate the holiday season as it comes in full swing! Here are some ideas to bring together excitement for the winter holidays and education for all types of learners.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, Resources, Coding, Activities, TETRIX Robotics, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, innovate