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 Kari on June 06 2015

Kevin Dick is a Tech Ed teacher from Mankato West High School and has been named our June Teacher of the Month. 

STEM in the classroom:  
West High School offers a Game Design course to students as a means to explore the design process and integrate STEM disciplines along the way.  Once students grasp how important and...

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 Kari on July 07 2015

Free website design curriculum for high schools.

Too often, teachers continue to teach technology that is obsolete because they are comfortable with the material and are afraid...

Posted by Kari on August 08 2015

 

Our GAME:IT curriculum has been a huge success with both teachers and students and is now taught in all 50 states and 7 foreign countries and in over 4,000 schools.  But does it really teach 21st Century skills that will help students prepare for the workplace?  The answer is YES!!!

GAME:IT is an introduction to computer programming through game design. The focus of this curriculum is to build a strong foundation in...

Posted by Kari on April 04 2016

STEM Fuse will be hosting the following workshops:

---- MAY 2016 ----

STEM:IT Elementary Demo
May 12th - 9:30am - 12:00pm
Best Buy Connected Classroom
7601 Penn Ave S
Richfield, MN 55423
Click here for full details and to register

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Posted by Kari on July 07 2017

Our STEM:IT Elementary Curriculum Allows Districts to Reinforce Core Concepts with STEM Projects That Are Fun to Try and Easy to Apply

Our K-5 STEM:IT Elementary curriculum includes:
 24 Interactive presentations covering topics taught in English/Language Arts, Math, Social Studies & Science
 24 Unplugged STEM Challenges
 48 Apply:IT Student Activities and Teacher Resources
 24 Coding Projects with written and video instructions
 40 - 3D Modeling...

Posted by Kari on July 07 2017

Are you seeking a way to “bridge the gap” for students who have little or no programming experience to only offering C#, Java or some other advanced programming language? We have the solution called GAME:IT that aligns with many state's Video Game Design standards including TEKS §130.93. Video Game Design and California's Game Design and Integration CTE Pathway.

Some programming and STEM concepts covered in this course include:
o Analyze a complex problem and break the problem...

Posted by Kari on October 10 2013

If you’re like me, it’s been a few years (okay, maybe more than a few!) since you were a high school student.   In that time, education in America has significantly changed.  Gone are the days of a teacher standing in front of the classroom, lecturing while students passively take notes.  Today’s classrooms are much different. 

Students learn so much better doing rather than simply listening, which is why schools...

Posted by Jessica on December 12 2013

Have you noticed STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) Academies popping up all over the US in the last few years? Why are they becoming such a big deal? Here is the short answer…The US needs to make changes if we want our children to have jobs and our economy to thrive. Currently, there is a disconnect between the skills that many US employers need an employee to possess and the number of candidates that are actually qualified to fill that need. In fact, there are...