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Building Teamwork: The 20 Minute Lego Chicken Challenge

The Lego Chicken Challenge is the perfect STEM exercise.  STEM skills are essential for building a career path leading to the emerging job market that will require critical thinking and technology skills. However, don’t look past communication skills acquired in team building such as those learned in the Lego Chicken Challenge. This is a GREAT …

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How To Make A Video Game: 5 Elements Great Games Have (Perfect for STEM)

What makes a good video game?  In this article, I am going to give you the five key elements you want to include in your video game design and a Game Design Document that is perfect for a STEM/classroom activity.  These elements are what the best video games have had for over 30 years. Here …

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Let Go: 4 Success Tips for You and Your College Freshman

In June, every year across the United States, kids are walking across high school graduation stages.  Most have finalized any plans for attending college and fall courses await. I want to give my advice to parents from a dad who is also a college instructor for nearly two decades. Take these 4 success tips and …

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Who is Ada Lovelace – A Children’s Book Review

When good friend and super mom, Jen Hoffman of the HealthyMoving.com podcast suggested I check out a book, I didn’t hesitate.  As a homeschooling Mom, she is well versed in selecting excellent materials for her children. She messaged me that Ada Lovelace Poet of Science The First Computer Programmer by Diane Stanley is a children’s …

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Product Review – How The Penclic Mouse Stopped My Wrist and Arm Pain

It has been almost 3 years now and I am pain free in my wrist and arm.  As a life long computer user, I developed pain in my forearm and shoulder blades as part of my RSI (repetitive stress injury) diagnosis.  After visiting doctors, trying to rest, and modifying my work and posture habits, I …

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Learn Programming At Home: A Free Course To Get Started

We are surrounded by technology.  Whether you think it is great or a distraction it really has crept into every part of our lives.  Today we communicate with each other using smartphone apps, select movie from our couch after viewing a sprawling menu of movie theatre posters, order our gifts via websites without leaving our …

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Sphero BB8

Program Your Sphero BB-8 In 10 Minutes (Beginner Friendly)

When you hear the words “Star Wars”, what comes to mind? Jedi, light sabres, space duels and…. droids like BB-8 and R2D2. When Star Wars: The Force Awakens hit the theaters in 2016 we met the latest addition to a long line of interesting characters with one being a particular droid, BB-8.  We then got …

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