There are so many acronyms in education today; we may forget or not know exactly what they represent. We hear a lot about STEM and STEAM as well as PBL. Here we can explore these educational buzz words and better understand them and how they’re changing the world of academia.
Let’s start by defining STEM, which is an acronym that stands for Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. In the acronym STEAM, the “A” refers to Art. Special grants are given to schools to fund these programs. Most professionals who work in the STEM arena hold higher education degrees in the field so these grants are essential to students who need the educational qualifications to pursue a career in STEM.
With technology continuing to accelerate its advancement, there’s no shortage of solutions that can enhance student learning. Everything from Multimedia Computer Cabinets to Computer Lab Desks, Information Technology is taking us towards a paperless society. However, while it’s debatable whether or not to allow students to use their own devices, classroom devices are continuing to grow in popularity. From networked ‘clickers’ to packs of Nexus 7’s, charging them individually on a power strip is both impractical and a safety hazard. Instead of dealing with a rat’s nest of tangled power cords, it might be time to consider a classroom charging station.
If you have incorporated tablets into your lesson plans and find yourself tied up teaching all day, it can be difficult to keep shared devices charged up without an efficient system. Any hour that you’re not teaching, you probably want your devices to be ‘topping-off’. A charging cart, perhaps placed near the door where students can come in and pick up and drop off on their way out, is a fantastic solution. By integrating a tidy charging solution, you can minimize classroom interruptions due to technical difficulties. Continue reading
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School Desk Sets
Our classroom desk and chair sets offer a variety of seating and desk solutions. First, choose between single or double Apex desks. The singles come in multiples of 8 or 20. The two-student desks come in multiples of 4 or 10. These options include chairs for the number of students that can fit. Then select the desk’s top, leg, and chair colors. We have many options available, so if this isn’t what you’re looking for, check out our school desk section.
Here is a fresh new bulletin board idea for math and reading readiness in your Pre-K classroom. For very young children, ages three to five, interactive bulletin boards are more likely to catch their interest and contribute to their learning.
Encourage beginning math and reading skills through a fun matching activity. Matching helps children understand one to one correspondence, same and different, and promotes memory skills, all necessary to both math and reading readiness.
Create this activity on a bulletin board placed low enough for children to easily reach. Our 4′ portable freestanding dividers work well to define spaces without blocking the teacher’s view and can serve as an easy to reach display board. It can also be easily folded accordian style and stowed away on casters when not in use.