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Students Take Learning Outdoors to Enhance a Local Park with STEAM Stops

All across the grounds of JB Red Owens Sports Complex in Easley, SC are seemingly common areas that are being transformed into immersive, outdoor, learning environments by a group of 3rd-5th grade students from Pickens County School’s Gifted and Talented Program.  They are called “STEAM Stops” and are set to open on May 18th, 2022 at 1 PM EDT followed by a ceremony celebrating students’ hard work.  According to former …

How interactive flat panels can relieve leading pain points for educators

At its best, educational technology helps create a more simplified, effective, and engaging learning experience for students of all ages – an objective that has become even more imperative amid the increase in hybrid and distance learning over the past couple years. In working to maximize technology’s impact, interactive flat panels (IFPs) can serve as an invaluable piece of the puzzle for educators, serving to help create a rich atmosphere …

[CASE STUDY] Improving Accessibility and Direction in Computer Science

Third-grade students at Mylan Park Elementary explored and applied computer science basics while their teacher developed new skills for teaching with tech tools.  The Approach During their Innovation Lab time, 3rd-graders learned about computer science and debugging.  Their teacher, Jennifer Reaves, utilized lessons from TRAILS’ “All TRAILS Lead to Computer Science” Series.  Using mixed media, both digital and physical, students explored and practiced new computer science skills over the course …

The Inevitable Digitalization of Education and What Educators Really Need

(Written by By Glenn Low | e27) The education industry has been through many changes and has experienced exponential growth in recent years due to the global pandemic. Despite the advancement in technology, many educators are not leveraging it due to a lack of technical knowledge and skepticism as they continue with their manual and tedious work processes.