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March Came in Like a Lion...And Pretty Much Stayed a Lion

  • Posted on: March 30, 2017 - 6:30am
  • By: Conversations

Sorry for all the social media postings this month. We just had a lot going on. A real lot. Besides hosting our own virtual workshop and participating in a regional webinar, we made our way to a handful of amazing conferences all around the Northeast. And, everywhere we went, the enthusiasm we were...

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Guest Blog: How STEM Skills Can Change A Student’s Future

  • Posted on: March 27, 2017 - 9:36am
  • By: Conversations

As educators, we strive to provide our students with the best foundation for success. But, more importantly, we seek to impart skills that students can tap into throughout their academic and professional careers. The days of rote memorization are long gone. Now, students must learn how to ask the...

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Eduporium Weekly | Student-led Learning Builds Real-world Readiness

  • Posted on: March 25, 2017 - 1:04am
  • By: Conversations

If we are not past the days of traditional teacher-to-student instruction, we are certainly pretty close to leaving it behind. These days, students of all backgrounds and abilities need the opportunity to engage in innovative learning with modern tools and clearly stated purposes. They are no...

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FREE Eduporium Event: Virtual Reality in Education - A Gamechanger, Deeper Than Games

  • Posted on: March 24, 2017 - 6:38am
  • By: Conversations

Eduporium is thrilled to announce the first after-school VR event that lets you learn, play, collaborate, and meet fellow EdTech leaders who are curious about Virtual Reality’s innovative uses in education. Stop by on your way home after school on Thursday, April 13.How Virtual Reality (VR)...

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Prepare Your Child for Life...With SAM Lab's Innovative STEM Kits

  • Posted on: March 23, 2017 - 5:42am
  • By: Conversations

Your kids can learn coding. They don't need any expensive equipment. They don't need to be a genius. All they need is a love for playtime, a knack for creativity, and one of our NEW SAM Labs kits! Coding is the No. 1 skill today's kids will need to know, so we added these two kits to...

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Eduporium Weekly | You Got a Library? You Got a Makerspace

  • Posted on: March 18, 2017 - 12:38am
  • By: Conversations

The innovations in contemporary K-12 education are happening at some pretty high speeds. Things are moving so fast, in fact, that it’s not always possible to completely do away with the old ways of doing things before moving on to something new. These days, teachers and school leaders are...

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Celebrating Pi Day with a Slice of Raspberry

  • Posted on: March 16, 2017 - 4:29am
  • By: Conversations

Pi is the best STEM ingredient How many digits of Pi do you know? If you know more than three, you know more than us. But, the first three are the most important and, to celebrate 3.14, we've baked some Pi for you. Using the compact and innovative Raspberry Pi computer, creative kids (and...

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Eduporium Experiment | SAM Labs Curious Cars Kit

  • Posted on: March 15, 2017 - 4:45am
  • By: Conversations

In order to be a successful scientist, engineer, programmer, mathematician, or artist, it is crucial to understand how everything in a system fits and works together. Professionals who excel in these professions are constantly asking themselves like “What does each piece do? When combined with other parts, what changes? How do they work together? What makes them work? Why is a combination of parts more powerful than when you use them on their own?” STEM education should also encompass these questions and concepts in a way that is fun and engaging to students, but they can get pretty confusing and abstract! How can we put them together in an easy-to-follow package and present them to students in a medium that they will understand?