Category Archives: Teaching Technology

Object Oriented Programming vs. Procedural Programming – What makes them different?

https://www.makeuseof.com/object-oriented-programming-vs-procedural-programming-what-makes-them-different/

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Watch “MIT’s first-ever virtual robot competition” on YouTube

MIT’s first-ever virtual robot competition: https://youtu.be/4ZfyWPNd9N4

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Watch “Breadboarding tips” on YouTube

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The way we teach coding is all wrong. Here’s how it needs to change – TechRepublic

https://www.techrepublic.com/article/the-way-we-teach-coding-is-all-wrong-heres-how-it-needs-to-change/

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Mate Underwater Robotics Competition

It’s official!  The West TN STEM Hub will host the MATE Mid-South Regional ROV Competition in May 2021!  The competition is open to elementary-high school students, and no robotics experience is required.  For more info on the local competition see: https://westtnstemhub.org/mate-rov-midsouth … Continue reading

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Cautious Optimism About Teaching STEM Online

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/03/11/faculty-still-harbor-concerns-about-teaching-stem-courses-online

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Mission Control Desk and Kids Room Spacecraft

I can imagine what kind of adventures these kids have in their room! More info (and other neat projects) at https://jeffhighsmith.com/

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West TN STEM Hub hosting discussion on spring competitions available to students of all ages

The West TN STEM Hub will host an After School STEM Zoom session for teachers Tuesday, March 16, from 4-5 p.m. to discuss competitions available to students of all ages this spring. The Hub is headquartered at the Herff College … Continue reading

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Tennessee Lands $6.9M Grants For STEM Education

The AP  (2/16) reports that Tennessee officials “say they have landed $6.9 million in grants to aid in computer science and STEM education.” The state Department of Education “says the money includes a $4 million Education Innovation and Research early … Continue reading

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Turing Tumble

Saw this and thought it was neat! Turing Tumble is a new type of game where players (ages 8+) build mechanical computers powered by marbles to solve logic puzzles. It’s fun, addicting, easy-to-learn, and while you’re playing, you discover how … Continue reading

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