New Guide from Boxlight Provides Resources and Tips for Integrating STEM into the Curriculum
Lawrenceville, GA — November 2, 2017 — Awareness of the benefits of STEM education are at an all-time high. Education experts have found that the hands-on activities involved in STEM learning stimulate brain development and promote a multitude of other desired skills, for example, critical thinking, problem solving, creativity, collaboration, inquiry and teamwork. Also, the Department of Commerce reports that STEM occupations are increasing at a faster rate and paying higher wages than non-STEM fields. To help educators harness the promise of this discipline and find the resources they need, Boxlight has published “The Big Guide to STEM.”
Available at no charge at http://news.mimio.boxlight.com/stem-guide, the 30-page PDF explains why STEM is critical for today’s students and shares several ways to incorporate STEM learning into the classroom. Links throughout the guide give readers easy access to resources and supplementary information. Additionally, the guide includes an at-a-glance infographic on the current state of STEM professions and a collection of top 10 STEM lists:
• Top 10 STEM apps
• Top 10 STEM tech products
• Top 10 STEM blogs and online communities
• Top 10 STEM websites
• Top 10 STEM events
• Top 10 STEM Software Solutions
• Top 10 Resources for STEM Funding
• Top 10 STEM Resources for Girls
Elementary school principal Kelly Bielefeld, teacher Kristy Nerstheimer, assistant high school principal Travis Rink, and award-winning high school science teacher Denise Scribner contributed to the guide. Each has included contact information so that readers can ask for more information or ideas via Twitter or email.
“These educators have first-hand knowledge of how to integrate STEM into the classroom,” said Boxlight’s Vice President of Marketing and Communications, Sunshine Nance. “And they bring that expertise in what resources and techniques work in real classrooms to this guide. A focus on STEM is necessary in order for Americans to be competitive in the job market in future years, and this guide gives every educators an effective place to start or go even further.”
About Boxlight Corp.
The merging of Mimio and Boxlight Corp. has resulted in an expansive selection of premier digital classroom technology solutions designed for every K-12 classroom. The company is integrating Boxlight’s manufacturing of patented, award-winning interactive classroom technology with Mimio’s advanced line of instructional hardware and software solutions to create the most complete line of progressive, integrated classroom technologies available on the market today.
For more information about the extensive product offerings of the companies, please visit www.boxlight.com. You can also follow us on Twitter @boxlightinc or Like us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/boxlightusa.