Kids love tech – STEM Learning

Feb 09, 2015 Categories: Education Today

Hope your weekend was good – it was lovely here in Melbourne. Finally, we had summer temperatures, and we headed down to the beach camping for a few days. But now it’s back to work :0)

I want to share a really cool blog with you today. It’s for older kids and it’s all about using technology to make stuff!

If you read my post about Super Awesome Sylvia, this might sound familiar!

Joey is a high-school student whose abilities to create, imagine and build have seen him invited to the White House 3 times and he’s currently working as an intern at Intel! And he hasn’t even finished school yet ;0)

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Check out what he’s up to on his website (scroll down on his home page to see the info).

http://lookwhatjoeysmaking.blogspot.com.au/

The type of learning that Joey is all about is also growing in our schools, particularly the focus on those STEM subjects.

The thing is, it’s not about the tech they use or our kids’ computer skills.

STEM subjects are about thinking: rational, problem-solving, creative, collaborative thinking. These are the skills our kids will need as they go out in to the world of work.

Even if they don’t want to become scientists, tech specialists, engineers or mathematicians, these thinking skills support them really to do any job they can think of. Helpful when we don’t actually know what jobs they will have available to them.

So getting our kids interested in STEM subjects – and there’s something for everyone in STEM – isn’t about learning facts and figures.

It’s actually about raising the bar on what learning looks like at home and at school and opening doors to a huge range of possibilities.

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Cliches aside :0) STEM is just cool and it allows our kids’ imagination become reality… it’s not just for science ‘geeks’. Anyone can tinker at home and make something special.

Check out Joey’s blog and let me know what you think. And go read about Super Awesome Sylvia is your kids are in Primary school :0)

http://lookwhatjoeysmaking.blogspot.com.au/

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