Education is full of lots of acronyms, and one of the most buzzed about abbreviations being used in the last few years is STEAM. That's not a typo! Most everyone is familiar with STEM by now, but STEAM is...uh...catching steam. What do all these letters mean and what what is the difference between STEM and STEAM? Let's find out. What Is the Difference Between STEM and STEAM? STEM is an … [Read more...] about What’s the Difference Between STEM and STEAM?
School will be in session before you know it! While parents and students might still be enjoying the lazy days of summers, teachers are eagerly getting ready to welcome new faces to their classrooms in the new school year. Technology plays a huge role in education nowadays, and there are many excellent apps that can help teachers bring creativity to their classrooms. Here are some of the top … [Read more...] about Top Creative Apps for Teachers
On the surface, art class is fun. It’s a respite that takes kids away from the grind of math, science and English, it promotes creativity, and when it’s over, they go home with a finished project to put on the refrigerator. But if that’s all that comes to mind when you think of the role of arts in education, you’re selling it short. Few things possess the ability to reinforce lessons from other … [Read more...] about Crafting: Teaching Lessons Beyond Art
Teaching cooperation through crafting can help children learn interpersonal skills... In a world where technology has made the distance between people shorter than ever, it is critical for children to develop interpersonal skills. Communication skills are essential to high achievement in academic pursuits and are essential to a productive and fulfilling career. It all starts in those … [Read more...] about Teaching Cooperation Through Crafting
How to get the most out of your special needs arts and crafts students... It's common for children with physical or intellectual disabilities to challenge their educators. With an understanding of your students' special abilities, you can accommodate their needs, boost their confidence and yield results that encourage their interest and participation in art projects. Here are some tips for … [Read more...] about Arts and Crafts for Special Needs Students