Homemade Roomba

Homemade Roomba

Every parent knows the importance of investing in their child’s education because it will pay off in the long run. Now, I’m all for giving their child the best possible opportunities for success. But, what about today. Now thanks to Classroom Antics and LEGO Mindstorm NXT you don’t have to wait for the payoff. In …

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Video Games New Way to Learn

The New Way to Learn, Video Games

While few disagree you learn more from experiences than from books, many don’t count playing a video game as learning.  However, there are a few experts that are beginning to challenge that idea. Recently Dr. James Paul Gee, a professor at Arizona State University and leading authority on literature and educational games, gave a talk …

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STEM

STEM is the New Three R’s

In a world of twitter and texting, it is not uncommon to find creative abbreviations for large words or series of phrases. But in the case of STEM, it is an abbreviation for a very large concept.  STEM has become a common acronym, particularly among policy advocates and government officials, to refer to the fields …

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Importance of Programming

The Importance of Programming for Children

A logical mind and computer programming, combined, can create wondrous things. Whether we program robots to retrieve medical supplies, traffic lights to change based on daily congestion, or automobile electronics to apply the right amount of brake pressure — programming is important. And for our children, we can only imagine what they’ll be programming. But …

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