Guest Blog: Coding and Computational Thinking In Schools

Communications Staff | January 13, 2017

This article was reposted in collaboration with Athabasca University Centre for Distance Education’s BOLT Multi-Authored Blog, a blog dedicated to professional learning for K-12 educators interested in Blended and Online Learning and Teaching (BOLT). by Steven Montgomery (BOLT Student and Alberta Teacher) Coding or computer programming in schools is becoming a big push in schools around […]

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Meeting in the Middle: Innovative ways for underrepresented and underprivileged students to access STEM

Frank McCallum | September 12, 2016

This article originally appeared on edtech digest on September 12, 2016. You can find the original article here. There are plenty of conversations and predictions about the economy of tomorrow, but leaders and influencers agree that honing future workers’ STEM interest and skills will play a central role in their success. However, when resources, finances, and […]

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Medieval Towers Versus Robot Power

Kasandra Bracken | April 21, 2016

Moats, drawbridges, towers, and… robots? This unlikely combination set the stage for the medieval-themed FIRST Robotics Western Canada regional competition in Calgary this April, where students from all over the world brought their robots to battle—a battle that included traversing and scaling towers on courses modelled after heavily-armoured castles. Competitors participated in teams of six to […]

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