Hot Wheels Gets Hacked By Microsoft To Teach Students STEM

Hot Wheels will be featured as part of the Microsoft Education Workshop’s STEM Saturdays. These drop-in workshops hosted at Microsoft Stores nationwide aim to remove economic barriers to STEM education. This month, participants hack a Hot Wheels car to learn about forces in motion.

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Learn Your Ass Off About Blogging with A Writer’s Badass Guide

After months of musing, writing, editing, rewriting, stressing and banging their heads against their laptops in moments of frustration, the Misfit authors, Kristin McCarthy and Nathalie Laitmon over at Suburban Misfit Mom (SMM) have finished and launched their first eBook. As if the two women who run SMM as well as other personal projects – all while raising seven small children between the two of them – didn’t have enough on their plates. Why in the hell would they take this on?

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Preparing Students for Careers that Don’t Yet Exist: How to get your child ready for a 21st century career with STEM

Today’s students are growing up in an increasingly STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focused world, regardless of career choice. You can help your student develop a deeper understanding of STEM and other lifelong skills to prepare them for any future career with these strategies that give students first-hand experience:

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6 Benefits of Being a Drama Queen (or King!)

Ever since I was a toddler, my mum called me a “Drama Queen.” Whilst my friends would brush themselves off and carry on when they fell over, for me it was the end of the world. Being given the opportunity to study drama set me on the path to become the drama teacher I am today. One of the frustrations I have in my job though is that people think it isn’t a worthwhile subject. Here are 6 benefits of studying drama for kids.

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Kids Learn the Art of Comedy at Yuksters

Kids and tweens get tips on their comedy videos from professional comedians on this new kid-safe site. But that’s not all…The website allows wannabe kid comedians the opportunity to learn about comedy at Yuksters’ new fun and interactive online Comedy University; make comedy videos on the site’s toy-like video editor; collaborate with other kids online to make group comedy videos; and of course, they can even get tips, critiques, and encouragement from professionals.

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Reading Program Is ‘Changing Lives One Student at a Time’

While parents may understand the importance of reading to their kids at an early age, not all children are born bookworms. In fact, according to a report released last year by Common Sense Media, adolescents aren’t reading for fun much anymore and their reading achievement hasn’t increased for more than two decades. Among the findings: girls tend to read 10 minutes longer than boys; and adolescents read more than teenagers.

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