January 2018

  1. Why should robots be used in schools?
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    Why should robots be used in schools?

    With robots slowly infiltrating our daily lives, surely there should be more of them in schools helping children get used to working alongside automation and gaining experience in Technology and Science subjects which are coming to dominate the workplace. So, why should schools start using robots in their lessons? Continue reading →
  2. Time to tackle STEM reluctance?
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    Time to tackle STEM reluctance?

    The Irish Times recently posted an article where they examined a report that looked into the reasons why students continued to avoid STEM subjects in school. They, along with AbbVie, hosted an event to explore how industry and education leaders in Ireland can work together to create more engagement with Science, Technology, English and Maths subjects in school environments and in the article shared their findings. Continue reading →
  3. Seven facts about the STEM workforce
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    Seven facts about the STEM workforce

    We stumbled across this article detailing seven facts about the STEM workforce in the US and as we care about encouraging growth in STEM subjects, we thought it would be an interesting discussion point for here in the UK. Continue reading →
  4. Can we learn more from these girls?
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    Can we learn more from these girls?

    While browsing the internet, we found an article from a school in Illinois about a group of schoolgirls who had not only embraced STEAM education but are mentoring younger students in these subjects and encouraging robotics projects including coding and 3D printing. Continue reading →
  5. Tips for teaching coding
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    Tips for teaching coding

    If you’re an educator at any level, you will be one of the first to know just how quickly the curriculum moves in terms of computer science and STEM subjects. Not only are pupils expected to be at a certain level of literacy, numeracy included, but they’re also supposed to be computer literate and now, you’re also expected to introduce them to coding and programming. While this might seem like a daunting task, we have your back, here are some tips to help start you off with teaching coding. Continue reading →

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