Ready to play? Because Squishy Circuits is designed for play-based learning! By building and testing a number of experiments, kids can learn circuitry basics while experimenting with conductive and insulating dough, LEDs, and other fun accessories. Using Squishy Circuits, students are able to get hands-on while learning about conductivity, simple circuits, series, and parallel circuits. The kits come in three sizes: Lite, Standard and Deluxe, varying by accessory amount and inclusion of pre-made dough versus instructions for creating some DIY dough!
Like it or not, liberal arts degrees won’t get students as far as they always have. If you haven’t fully realized it yet or haven’t fully acknowledged it, the new dominant degree is one from the STEM fields. Today’s (and tomorrow’s) economies demand that graduates possess a number of new hands-on tech skills that they simply cannot get without experience. For that reason, Career and Technical Education (CTE) is taking off in colleges and universities, but also appearing even earlier than that by necessity.
The simple software, active engineering, and long-lasting learning kids crave and teachers approve of comes with the GoPiGo robot kits from Dexter Industries. Whether in the classroom, makerspace, or an afterschool robotics club, these are the kinds of products that promote innovative, hands-on learning. What's to love about the GoPiGo robots? A whole lot of fun, engagement, and educational upside.
Interested in bolstering your problem-solving, collaboration, and critical thinking skills? Then you should check out the SAM Labs STEAM Kit, SAM’s latest and coolest kit! Designed for groups of 2-6 students, the kit includes SAM blocks (buttons, lights, various sensors, motors, and more), accessories, and a Getting Started guide as well as a teacher’s guide. The blocks are wirelessly activated using Bluetooth, which enables them to move, illuminate, or make sounds.
In order to get kids excited and get them engaged, more must be done to ensure they’re given beneficial sparks. Educational technology serves as a catalyst for learning in a number of ways, two of which include its ability to engage students and the fact that it helps catalyze tech skills growth by default. While other factors can help spur student engagement and achievement, the obvious answer in the 21st century is technology. And, whether in a classroom, library, or afterschool makerspace, there is a compatible tech tool for just about everyone.