Engineering ethics are essential and teachers can use them to develop positive habits in STEM for their students.
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Engineering Ethics: Developing Positive Habits in STEM

Here’s why engineering ethics are essential, and how teachers can help develop them as part of students’ positive habits in STEM.
Engineering ethics are essential and teachers can use them to develop positive habits in STEM for their students.
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Engineering Ethics: Developing Positive Habits in STEM

Here’s why engineering ethics are essential, and how teachers can help develop them as part of students’ positive habits in STEM.
Holiday STEM Activities are a fun and festive way to celebrate the winter holiday season with your students.
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8 Holiday STEM Activities for a Fun and Festive Classroom

With holiday STEM activities your students can practice their coding skills, share traditional holiday stories or customs, and even embrace the “A” in STEAM with a creative twist on arts and crafts. 
Technology tools for the classroom are electronic, digital, or physical resources that support learning and teaching.
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25 Technology Tools for The Classroom

A technology tool is an electronic, digital, or physical resource that can support teachers in the delivery and testing of content. Technology tools include apps, platforms, and software, and can be used in virtual, hybrid, or traditional learning environments.
The Gambler's Fallacy is a term that can be applied to teaching and learning STEM subjects.
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The Gambler's Fallacy: Relating it to Your STEM Classes

Teaching STEM subjects comes with many caveats. Not only are the topics often complex (and fascinating!), they demand a way of thinking and analyzing that students may not be accustomed to. But what does the gambler’s fallacy have to do with STEM? And how can you help students alleviate their gambler’s fallacy tendencies? We explain here.
All new Sphero hour of code activities for 2022.
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4 Colorful New Hour of Code Activities from Sphero for CSEdWeek 2022

CSEdWeek 2022 is just around the corner! This year, we’ve created four new Hour of Code activities that you can try with your students, or kids can try with their robots and parents at home. 
These data visualization can help your students better understand facts, figures, and stats at a glance.
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Data Visualization Examples: How to Up Your Lessons

Data is a firm fixture of daily life and classrooms – it’s how we quantify, track, and learn from processes, and it’s also useful in developing research skills and critical analysisHere’s how to leverage data visualization in your lessons, including good data visualization examples and how to replicate them with your own unique educational touch. 
STEM Gifts for Kids are good ideas to offer fun, educational experiences.
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13 STEM Gifts for Kids & Teens in 2022

Whether it’s for the holidays, a birthday, or as a reward for making good grades, STEM gifts for kids are a wildly popular option for a variety of ages and skill levels. But you may be asking yourself, how do I pick the right STEM gift for the special kids in my life? This guide will help you out.
A boy builds a littleBits Doodle Wizard invention in his classroom.
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STEM Teaching Resources

STEM teaching is the hands-on exploration of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics concepts, and it’s becoming an increasingly important part of modern-day education. STEM skills grant students the 21st-century abilities needed to perform a wide range of both essential and highly-skilled jobs.
End-to-end encryption helps keep your personal information safe when using online messaging.
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What is End-to-End Encryption?

When communication is encrypted end to end, digital conversations are kept private. Let’s take a look at a few of the advantages digital privacy can offer your students.
How to Start a Robotics Club in School
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How to Start a Robotics Club in School

Starting an after-school robotics club is a great way to unite students and spark interest in STEM. But, if you’ve never started a club, you may not know how to get the ball rolling or what activities to offer. Sphero is here to help. In this article, we’ll explore how to start a robotics club as well as a few fun activities to keep kids engaged.
Guide to Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs
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Guide to Bloom’s Taxonomy Verbs

If you want your students to master complex STEM concepts, it is helpful to establish clear learning objectives to guide progress. Without these objectives, it is tricky to evaluate your students’ progress. However, you may not know what learning objectives to set. Using Bloom's Taxonomy verbs as a framework for lessons, educators can implement new methods to establish clear goals for their students.
7 Ways to Use Scaffolding in the Classroom
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7 Ways to Use Scaffolding in the Classroom

The scaffolding theory is something most educators do a bit of naturally. But, when planned purposefully, this strategy becomes an empowering tool to help unlock students' capabilities. One of the primary benefits of scaffolding techniques is that it creates a supportive learning environment. Scaffolding encourages students to ask questions, support their peers, and think independently— all of which help students take ownership of their education.
7 Teaching Strategies to Bring Learning to Life
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7 Teaching Strategies to Bring Learning to Life

Teachers don’t need to keep to just one strategy. A blend of approaches works well to serve the diverse needs of children and the different ways that they absorb information. In fact, teachers can incorporate strategies that welcome students into the teaching process, helping to communicate instructions and goals more clearly.