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The Importance of Art in STEAM

The Importance of Art in STEAM

There is still some debate surrounding the addition of “A” to STEM to create STEAM. To us, it’s not just a matter of adding a letter, but rather a vitally significant augmentation of our approach to education: art. Art is imperative to learning and when we integrate it with science, technology, engineering, and math, the results are exponentially more successful.

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Kids and Makerspaces

Kids and Makerspaces

Kids, makerspaces, science, technology, engineering, art, and math all go well together. Perhaps it goes without saying, but awesome things happen when curious minds meet creative opportunities. We found a few shining examples from recent national and global science competitions. Read on to learn more.

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Raspberry Pi Projects and Dessert

Raspberry Pi Projects and Dessert

Originally intended to help spur interest in computing among school-aged children, the Raspberry Pi is contained on a single circuit board and features ports for HDMI, USB 2.0, composite video, analog audio, power, internet, and an SD Card. The computer runs entirely on open-source software and gives users the ability to mix and match software according to the work they wish to do.

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