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STEM schools in Cleveland, Ohio

Northeast Ohio STEM Directory

Education in the fields of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) is of growing importance at many schools. More and more libraries, schools and museums in the greater Cleveland/Akron area

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Area Schools Offer STEM and Health Career Connections

As opportunities in STEM careers have grown, school districts across the U.S. are embracing STEM learning by integrating concepts into the curriculum and providing hands-on experiences. Find out what a few area schools are doing to give students a real-world experience in the medical field. ...
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Play Away the Winter Blues: Tech Fun for Kids

The holidays have passed and sooner or later, the gifts that were so shiny and new will begin to lose some of their appeal. This can lead to the dreaded "What can we do?" question. These sites provide engaging activities for children that use the digital world to alleviate that real-world boredom by blending the two. ...
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Forget the Kids: Presents for Parents

Around this time last year, this column featured the latest toys and tech that had captured the hearts of children for the holiday season. Lists like that are a dime

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Living for Social Media vs. Being Present in the Moment

October has been a busy travel month for me. This month, I traveled to Disney with my family and then went to a conference in Las Vegas. As I was

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Admissions Apps & College Consultants for High School Students

Choosing the right college or university is only part of the journey. Students still need to complete a rigorous application process and many have to figure out how they plan to fund their education. High school counselors can provide some guidance; however, students and parents also may want to consider outside support like these apps and websites. ...
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Climbing Out of the Technology Abyss 

“Mom, can I have your phone?” asks my 10-year-old son daily since he doesn’t have his own device yet. All of his games are on my phone, as is YouTube,

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Benefits of a Makerspace — and How to Create one at Home

As automated technology may replace part of the traditional workforce, schools must teach students the skills they need to be successful in jobs that do not even exist yet. Makerspaces provide a space for students to learn those skills. Learn what these inventive spaces offer, as well as how to provide these learning opportunities at home. ...
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Social Media and Self Image for Today’s Teens

The rise of smartphones and social media pushes today's teens to be full-time brand managers who strive for likes, comments, upvotes, emojis and hashtags regarding how they present themselves. Unfortunately, this strengthens the perception that image is everything, and getting likes is the key to happiness. Anxiety, depression and self doubt all rise when teens measure their worth by the number of likes they receive. ...
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Preschooler Screen Time Linked to Attention Problems

Researchers in a recent study found that by age 5, children who spent two hours or more per day looking at screens were 7.7 times more likely to meet criteria for a diagnosis of ADHD than children who watched screens for 30 minutes or less each day. ...
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