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3 Reasons to Incorporate Technology Into Your STEM Studies

3 Reasons to Incorporate Technology Into Your STEM Studies

If you take a moment to look around, you may soon realize that technology is at your fingertips nearly every minute of every day. As a result, there are many ways in which you can use it for more than social purposes, including incorporating it into your learning time. In the STEM realm, technology can improve how concepts and skills are absorbed, from elementary and middle school lessons, to high school, college, and graduate courses. Incorporating technology into your STEM studies can elevate your personalized experience with learning, connect you with others in the STEM field, and introduce you to unique tools. Here is how you can utilize t ... Read More About 3 Reasons to Incorporate Technology Into Your STEM Studies

3 Emerging EdTech Tools That Can Spark an Interest in Learning

3 Emerging EdTech Tools That Can Spark an Interest in Learning

This post is part of a month-long series to help you start 2018 on the right foot. Throughout January, visit the Varsity Tutors blog for advice, tips, and tricks on how to reignite your passion for learning this winter. Incorporating technology into the classroom provides teachers with the ability to enhance their  curriculum. It also  offers students a unique learning experience. The growing field of EdTech is making this possible through a variety of emerging EdTech tools, such as Newsela, CricketTogether, and Flipgrid. Interested in bringing EdTech into your classroom? Keep reading to learn about three emerging EdTech tools that ... Read More About 3 Emerging EdTech Tools That Can Spark an Interest in Learning

5 Benefits of Using Videos to Learn

5 Benefits of Using Videos to Learn

You might believe that academic learning can only occur in a classroom or another structured educational setting. But modern technology—such as the advent of the internet and the ability to upload video to websites like YouTube—has made it possible for students to access detailed lessons anywhere. Enter the online educational video. It can be very beneficial to use online educational videos to learn. The benefits of using these videos can include ease of access, new opportunities for academic growth, and connection to an online learning community. Videos can be the perfect compliment to the courses you’re taking in school, o ... Read More About 5 Benefits of Using Videos to Learn

What to Know About Pi Day

What to Know About Pi Day

March 14 is a special day on the calendars of mathematicians, math teachers, and math students around the world. Why? It’s Pi Day! An important thing to know about Pi Day is that it’s recognized on 3/14—representing 3.14, the first three constants of the famous irrational number—every year. You don’t have to be a math fan to celebrate…but it certainly helps! Here’s what to know about Pi Day: History of Pi Day Physicist Larry Shaw of the San Francisco Exploratorium is responsible for celebrating the first-ever Pi Day in 1988 with his co-workers. Since then, Pi Day has turned into a national phenomen ... Read More About What to Know About Pi Day

STEM Resources for Students

STEM Resources for Students

So you’re taking a class in one of the four STEM—science, technology, engineering, or math—fields, or maybe a combination of a few. There’s no denying these can be some of the most challenging academic disciplines you’ll encounter during your college career. Yet, that’s no reason to shy away from STEM. In fact, many students enjoy these fields so much that they choose to major in them, perhaps hoping for a career in engineering or to advance on to medical school. The key to doing well in any STEM class is being aware of the resources available to you so you can succeed. There are many places you can turn i ... Read More About STEM Resources for Students

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