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Odyssey STEM: First to Combine Big Picture Learning and altSchool

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What does it mean to be deeply connected to your mission but also responsive to new student needs and goals? Take a look at how Odyssey STEM Academy worked to design their school and learning environments.

All aboard Lego’s “Coding Express”

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Adam Kulaas reviews Lego Education's "Coding Express" after sitting down with his kid and unpacking the educational tool designed for early learners.

50 Resources for Makers and Creative Classrooms

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If you’re anything like us, you’re always looking for new inexpensive (or better yet, free) resources that can introduce more students to STEM and maker education. Here, we share 50 good resources for anyone looking to dive in.

Robots and Games That Teach Coding

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Robots are on the rise--they’ve certainly taken over the exhibition halls of education conferences these days. Here's a look at why robots and games that teach coding and STEM skills are a big back to school trend and tips to get started in the classroom.

Reimagining High School in Paramount USD

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By: Keith Nuthall and Becky Perez. Paramount Unified School District is rethinking high school to better prepare their student for the future.

Inspiring our Future Leaders with the Maker Movement

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By: Connie Liu. All youth have ideas that can change the world. We just need to help them see that. Connie shares how Project Invent is helping inspire youth to change the world.

Camp C-Block Introduces Blockchain Technology to Black Girls

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Project Bitmobile aims to empower women and girls in this emerging technical field by providing real-life introductions to blockchain technology by increasing awareness of the possibilities of blockchain technology and crypto assets.

Asking Kids to Dream–And Bringing Dreams to Life

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What if we asked kids what their dream machine would do, then helped them build it? MyMachine in Belgium (and expanding globally) is doing just that and offering thousands of children the opportunity to dream.

Change is Difficult, But It is Possible

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By: Jason McKenna. Continuous acknowledgment of the power of a robust curriculum that enables teachers to have meaningful interactions with their students will lead to change, no matter how fast and varied our technological terrain becomes.  

Design-Focused University–The Best Thing Since French Fries (Which Are Also Belgian)

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A recent trip to Europe took Tom to Howest, a University that’s known for their approach to learning and research and close collaboration with industry and the social sector. Learn how Howest and MyMachine are making design thinking as common in Belgian schools as Frites are on dinner tables

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