Top Tiles: STEM

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Have you had time to exercise your STEM skills lately? You’re never too old to try coding or experiment at home.

Whether you’re a student, a teacher, or a life-long learner, this week’s Top Tiles focus on STEM sites that can help you practice your science, technology, engineering and math skills! Add any of the tiles to your webmix by clicking on the image or the link.

Khan Academy

Khan Academy: Khan Academy was created in 2006 by educator Salman Khan with a goal of creating an accessible place for people to be educated. The site offers short lectures on a variety of topics, including math and science, in the form of YouTube videos. Its website also includes supplementary practice exercises and tools for educators. Best of all, the resources are free for all to use!

Raspberry Pi

Raspberry Pi: Raspberry Pi provides low-cost, high-performance computers that people use to learn, solve problems and have fun. They also offer outreach and education to help more people access computing and digital making. They have even developed their own free resources to help people learn about computing and how to make things with computers, and train educators who can guide other people to learn.

NASA’s Space Place

NASA’s Space Place: The Space Place was started in February 1998 as an education and public outreach project of NASA’s New Millennium Program. With the hope of reaching a young audience, they wanted to spread the message that science and technology and learning about space are fun and within their grasp. The website is designed with a kid-friendly look and feel. It is modular, so visitors can pick and choose different standalone projects or activities that interest them at the moment.

Sparticl

Sparticl: Have you heard of Sparticl before? Sparticl is a new web and mobile service for teens, a collection of the very best the web has to offer in STEM. Sparticl includes answers to science questions, images, videos, games, and hands-on activities, all curated by a team of experts. But it’s also a place where teens play a critical part – ranking content, sharing it, and recommending new content, all the while earning points and badges.

Codecademy

Codecademy: Codecademy has committed themselves to building the best learning experience inside and out, making Codecademy the best place to learn, teach, and create the online learning experience of the future. There is no end to how useful learning how to code is. Whether your 5, 15 or 50, try setting aside just a few minutes a day to learn how to code!

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