Posted by Dylan on July 07 2015

Computer Science is moving into the basic core subject areas of education in grades five through twelve. Common subject areas plus their respective sub-categories include: 

English
    Composition 
    Literary Understanding

Math
    Algebra
    Geometry 
    Trigonometry
    Calculus 

History
    American
    World
    Geography 

Physical Sciences
    Biology 
    Chemistry...

Posted by Kari on August 08 2015

Stop the Insanity!

Many districts have room for improvement in their math and reading test scores, yet they continue to use the same curriculum year after year, expecting scores to rise.  Seems insane, doesn’t it?

STEM Fuse offers the solution to districts seeking to improve their student’s proficiency in math and reading.  Our...

Posted by Tyler on November 11 2013

According to the 2011 National Survey on STEM education, STEM educators reported a lack of funding and professional development for teachers as the two major barriers to the realization of 21st century classrooms. Due to the growing need for quality STEM training and material many education grant sources are placing STEM education as a top priority at all grade levels.

STEM education grants work to attract and retain students in STEM disciplines, strengthen the STEM...

Posted by Jessica on November 11 2013

Twice a year STEM Fuse offers a competition for students all across the United States to put their best coding skills to work with a program/software called Game Maker. The “Got Game?” Contest is a natural offshoot of STEM Fuse’s GAME:IT programming courses that were created to inspire middle school and high school students to learn how the individual facets of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) come together when developing a video game. Students are required to “dream up”...

Posted by Deb on December 12 2013

E-Learning.  You have probably heard this term a lot.  In fact, by now most of us (or our children) have taken some online courses to supplement or earn a degree.  But, perhaps you don’t know what all it includes.  It’s not simply what most think of as just learning on the computer without a teacher (asynchronous learning –usually self-paced).  It is much more than that.  E-learning is described as the use of any electronic media and information and communication technologies used in...

Posted by Shane on December 12 2013

Last week was Computer Science Education Week (December 9th through December 15th, 2013). With that came the Hour of Code initiative designed to get as many people as possible to learn some computer science and programming basics. In order to try to help out, STEM Fuse created an interactive online game development tutorial called Flip the Robot Monkey which is still available on the...

Posted by Shane on April 04 2014

The 2013 Winter Got Game Bonus Pack bundle is now available for download on the STEM Fuse Arcade. This download contains many of the finalists and other great games from the Winter 2013 Got Game competition. Click here to...

Posted by Dylan on June 06 2015

Mad Science or Medicine? 

Metaphorically, technology and medicine are holding hands making enormous strides of success together. Consider that not long ago in the grand scheme of things, the ultrasound machine was non-existent. That meant that no parent could find out the gender of their child or children for that matter. No doctor could visualize any prenatal defect or prepare for said defect(s). Nowadays any motivated mother or parent could simply purchase an in-home portable...

Posted by Dylan on June 06 2015

Homeschooling is a growing trend in the United States, and now STEM Fuse is making it easier for homeschooled students to keep up with new age teaching methods and courses. STEM Fuse is offering all Homeschools a discounted price on the majority of their fully-stocked courses, but only for a limited time.

Surprisingly, there are many students that are educated in a home school environment. Dr. Brian D. Ray reports, “There are about 2.2...

Posted by Kari on July 07 2015

Science teacher, Sara Peloquin, plays a critical part in providing the technology rich environment by teaching many of the STEM courses at Spectrum High School in Elk River, MN.  Sara teaches Chemistry, Physics, Astronomy, Environmental Science and Robotics.  This last year, Spectrum High School purchased the STEM Fuse GAME:IT ...

Posted by Dylan on July 07 2015

When society thinks about building a digital game, whether it’s an app game, 2-D platformer, or a full-fledged video game, some believe that a team of glasses-wearing coders are glued to a computer screen for 15 months. While some coders may wear glasses, there is so much more to creating a game than society may realize. It would take years to properly break down every aspect of game building in great detail so here are 5 central areas of game building, which some people may not have...