Blog Posts

Easy ways to build STEM into your homeschool curriculum

Posted by Patty Cooke on October 11, 2021

STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) education integrates the core disciplines that enable students to solve problems, be creative, think with their hands, work together, and articulate ideas – important 21st-century skills students need to be successful.

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Topics: IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Homeschool, STEM, Resources, 21st Century Skills

Five easy steps to get started teaching drones

Posted by Cody White on September 14, 2021

Drones, small Unmanned Aircraft Systems (sUAS), are becoming essential tools in a wide range of industries. Agriculture, construction, real estate, filmmaking, surveying, infrastructure inspection, supply chain management, and law enforcement have all felt the impact of this technology. Naturally, this presents a golden opportunity for career and technical education.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, Competitions, Teacher Resources, Technology, STEM, Trends, Resources, Engineering, Teacher Development, USAR, Activities, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning

Bridging art and engineering after school

Posted by Cody White on September 02, 2021

Through competitive bridge building, art teacher Kevin Chung brings together the domains of art and engineering at Advanced Technologies Academy in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chung has found great success leading students toward career paths, scholarships, and top spots at international competition.

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Topics: Competitions, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, Culture, STEM, Resources, Engineering, Careers, Activities, Drafting, Hands-on Learning, STEAM, innovate, Art

Five faves about Fable Spin: Why this robot is a top choice for the classroom

Posted by Deidre Galloway on August 31, 2021

One of the coolest parts about my job at Pitsco is that I get to play with all of our products. OK, you’re right, around here we call it professional development. As a customer support specialist, I have to know how our products work so I can help customers with their questions. However, with as much fun as I have with our products, it might as well be recess for me. One product that I’ve gotten to know well over the last year is the Fable Spin Module by Shape Robotics. In this blog, I’m going to cover my top five favorite things about the Fable Spin.

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Topics: IN THE CLASSROOM, ROBOTICS, Teacher Resources, Technology, Resources, Coding, Hands-on Learning

Turn lemons into a lemonade stand: Inspiring entrepreneurship

Posted by Jessica Born on August 16, 2021

One of the first entrepreneurial experiences many children have is operating a lemonade stand. It’s where some of us learn about the 4Ps of marketing, how to work with money, or how to follow through with an idea. And, just maybe for some, we catch the bug for business. For others, it’s just one-time fun that results in stickiness and sunburns.

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Topics: BEYOND THE CLASSROOM, IDEAS & INSPIRATION, STEM, Trends, Resources, Careers, 21st Century Skills, Hands-on Learning, Workforce Development