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Explore the Future of K-12 Esports: Competitive Coding

Explore the Future of K-12 Esports: Competitive Coding

Esports has gained recognition as a legitimate growth opportunity for students since 2018 when the National Federation of State Highschool Associations deemed Esports an official sport (NEA.org). Many competitions are open to students, and several colleges offer Esports scholarships. Now there is another branch in Esports growing in popularity: competitive coding. The mainstream gamification of … Continue reading

Advance STEM Diversity with Culturally Responsive Making

Advance STEM Diversity with Culturally Responsive Making

Compared to other minority groups, Indigenous People still participate in STEM at a lower rate. Contributing factors to this participation rate include lack of funding and the traditional way STEM is taught in K-12 schools and colleges. Making STEM education culturally responsive to Indigenous students makes education personalized, relevant, and accessible, which can help promote … Continue reading

Teachers Use Edtech to Invent Open-ended Accessibility Tools

Teachers Use Edtech to Invent Open-ended Accessibility Tools

When you think of assistive technology, chances are you’re thinking about specialized technology like speech-to-text software, Braille note-taking devices, and screen magnifiers — tools that serve a specific purpose. Think again. Teachers are using edtech to create homegrown, open-ended accessibility tools for their students and here at Douglas Stewart, Co., we’re loving these teacher-inventors who … Continue reading

Rethinking Math Education to boost STEM Equity

Weed-Out Math Classes Must Go Promising tech and other STEM careers may continue being out of reach for many students if college math departments treat calculus classes as weed-out classes for math majors. A five-year study published in 2019 explores STEM undergraduate attrition and suggests a link between college calculus and students abandoning STEM majors. … Continue reading