The Kids Aheadprogram is designed to inspire young people to learn about STEM through innovative interactions in the physical and virtual worlds. The program is part of a larger national initiative led by Southern Methodist University to improve STEM skills in young people. By providing middle school students access to quality content, activities, projects, events, and information, Kids Ahead aims to spark their interest and passion in STEM. Kids Ahead also provides parents, teachers, club leaders, and STEM volunteers with the resources they need to keep STEM activities a central part of young people’s lives.
Each month we publish blogs and several newsletters full of
digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM
resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned
to the most in February.
What if students could bring their ideas to life by just saying them out loud? Using the Moatboatapp for iOS, students speak, and the app does what they say. Students can give characters things to do with more than 1,000 objects and actions across 15 unique environments.
Starting with the Alamo in 1836, Experience Real History (ERH) uses cards and RealityBoards, in addition to apps, to help students gain insights into history. The Reality Board is a large mat with a printed image of the 1836 Alamo from a bird’s-eye view.