World Computer Literacy Day is December 2nd! This celebration of computers began in 2001, founded by the National Institute of Information Technology, an Indian computer company, after research suggested that the majority of computer users around the world were men. What started as an initiative intended to encourage the development of technological skills, particularly among children and women in India, has since expanded with aims to "create awareness and drive digital literacy in underserved communities worldwide.”
EiE Resources for Teachers | EiE Teaching Tips | Virtual Learning | NASA | World Space Week | Wednesday, October 5
This World Space Week, blast off to the International Space Station with a free download of our Liftoff: Engineering Rockets and Rovers unit. In this unit you and your students will learn about the trade-offs and variables involved in engineering a rocket or space rover as you complete a real-life challenge ideal for students in grades 3-5.
As part of our partnership with NASA, the Liftoff unit features eight 45-minute activities for students to explore and learn about the engineering skills needed to explore planets and moons in our universe.
Out-of-School time | EiE Resources for Teachers | EiE Teaching Tips | Implementing EiE | Engineering for All | Afterschool/Summer Camp | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | STEM Implementation | Virtual Learning | Climate Change | NASA | Wednesday, July 20
It’s the anniversary of the moon landing! In 1969, the Apollo 11 mission landed among the stars, marking one giant step for man and a giant leap for mankind. 53 years after the mission, people across the world are once again celebrating the moon landing, the odds that were stacked against it and how it continues to influence spaceflight. This year, here are some space-themed resources and activities to explore to support learning:
Out-of-School time | EiE Resources for Teachers | Early Childhood STEM Education | EiE Teaching Tips | EiE Research Results | Digital Storybooks | Afterschool | Afterschool/Summer Camp | Early Engineering | Engineering is Elementary | Engineering Design Process | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Engineering Activities | Computer Science | Virtual Learning | EiE for Families | EiE Families | Monday, July 11
Research has shown that direct family involvement in learning has a significant impact on a student's academic achievement and future goals. That’s why we’ve created EiE Families! Designed for families with kids ages 4 to 11, our new online experience includes at-home and on-the-go activities to support learning wherever you are. Improved accessibility features on the site like interactive read-alouds, animations, and more make learning more engaging, and fun. EiE Families also offers detailed instructions to support educators in hosting their own community STEM event.
EiE Resources for Teachers | EiE Teaching Tips | Engineering Adventures | Create a Generation of Problem Solvers | Engineering Activities | Virtual Learning | EiE Partnership | NASA | Asteroid Day | Thursday, June 30
Asteroid Day is June 30th! Every year, the United Nations-sanctioned event aims to educate the public about the risks and opportunities of asteroids by hosting events, providing educational resources, and by providing regular communications to a global audience on multiple digital platforms. To help you join in the celebration and learning this year, check out some of our space-themed resources and activities!