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Engineering in Elementary Schools: Engaging the Next Generation of Problem Solvers Today

By: Dorothy Powers Gorman from SEEN Magazine.   Employment in occupations related to STEM — science, technology, engineering, and math —is projected to grow 13 percent between 2012 and 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This is faster than the 11 percent average growth rate for other occupations. Many of the fastest growing, top-paying STEM jobs are in …

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Don’t Let Your New Technology Become Shelfware: 6 STEPS to the Perfect Technology Implementation Process

By: Jennifer Dunn from SEEN MAGAZINE. With today’s nearly universal connection to the Internet, computers, software and other types of technology are present in virtually every classroom in the nation. Despite this access, a considerable gap exists between the presence of technology in the classroom and its usage. Schools commonly have a list of technology items they have purchased that either …

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Engage and Listen to Your Parent Community with the embrAPP for Schools and Districts

Parents are often the most overlooked resource within a school community. But, why is that the case? With busy work schedules, multiple family commitments, and various other activities, parents may be a hard bunch to get a hold of. Innovative schools, across the Nation, are finding ways to connect and collaborate with parents around important school decisions. The benefit of …

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Mobile App Development Can Be Taught in Any Classroom

Did you know that… Only 8% of teachers integrate technology into the classroom, giving students limited opportunities to use technology hands-on? Now, why is that? A recent survey conducted by the Early Childhood Technology Collaborative found that 61% of teachers and 56% of administrators attribute the limited use of technology in the classroom to issues with full implementation or installation. With …

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Teaching Students How to Build Mobile Apps from the Top-Down

Computer programming, coding, mobile app development – oh my! Nowadays, you’d think you’d need an engineering degree just to decipher what these terms really mean, right? Like with any other verbal language, learning how to program or code is a process, often tackled from the bottom-up. Traditional methods of coding often introduce the basics first, let’s call them the “ABCs …