Announcing our STEMscopes Coding Contest Winners

Posted by Merritt Moses on May 10, 2021

This month we celebrated two special holidays, Mother’s Day and Teacher Appreciation Day. We invited students and teachers across the country to participate in a contest where students could code a virtual greeting card to honor their mothers, teachers, and caregivers. 

Of all the amazing virtual cards we received throughout the contest, the coded cards below were especially impressive, so we want to show off these students’ hard work! Scroll down to check out our contest winners and see what some very talented students were able to code with STEMscopes Coding!

See our winning cards:

For more information visit https://info.stemscopes.com/stem-resources

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Topics: science, distance learning, "STEM", "remote learning", coding

Understanding HR133

Posted by Richard Kingham on April 05, 2021

The effects of the pandemic have left almost no one untouched, and education is one area in particular that has experienced tremendous hardship. In December 2020, the former administration signed into effect a $900 billion stimulus package that includes section H.R. 133, which provides $70 billion to help public and private schools recover from the pandemic. This bill is of paramount importance for anybody with skin in the education game (which is all of us), so we’ve provided an overview of how H.R. 133 works.

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Topics: science, math, distance learning, "remote learning"

Learning Loss and Its Impact on Math Education

Posted by Richard Kingham on March 15, 2021

What is learning loss? 

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Topics: math, distance learning, "remote learning"

Maintaining Student-Teacher Connections During Remote Learning

Posted by David Alviar on April 15, 2020

Imagine this scenario: a star 5th grader is forced to stay home from school but continue learning. She’s accustomed to earning teachers’ praise and loves being the center of attention when she demonstrates her knowledge at the board. What happens when these special moments evaporate? She’ll probably turn to her parents for recognition. But they may be too busy maintaining their careers, managing a new kind of household routine, and caring for her younger siblings. 

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Topics: COVID-19, teaching online, distance learning, "remote learning", virtual teaching

How to Give Assignments | Part 2

Posted by Alex Hopkins on April 05, 2020

In our preview post, we shared a bit about setting expectations when assigning tasks remotely, along with the benefits of print versus digital assignments. Now, we’ll explore a range of assignment types that promote engagement and inquiry in a distance learning environment.

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Topics: COVID-19, teaching online, distance learning, "remote learning", virtual teaching, student engagement