Teens

Dancing Into Our Hearts: Merrick Hanna Buddies Up To Evo

13-year-old dance sensation Merrick Hanna is ON. FIRE. The world fell in love watching him transform into a robot through dance on America’s Got Talent. Although he didn’t win the competition, he stole the hearts of many and inspired kids around the globe to learn to dance. We have been inspired by Merrick’s talent, maturity, …

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YouTube Dance Videos: Why Kids Love Them and Who Does Them Best

If you look over at your children and their friends, are they hunched over their phones and tablets watching YouTube videos? Younger generations love watching YouTube content, from educational STEAM YouTube channels to dancers. Let’s explore why kids love watching dance videos on YouTube and how you can bond with them over this content. Why …

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Kids Love Slime! Exploring Slime Videos and the Science Behind the Goo

There’s something oozing in your bathroom, down your stairs, and into your pantry. It glitters pink, rolls with foam balls, and may have small toys stuck in it. And your kids and students can’t get enough. It’s SLIME! Slime has taken over the minds of children and teens across the country, as they watch videos …

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Celebrate Hour of Code 2018 With These 21 Activities

Hour of Code™ (HoC) has become a much-anticipated annual celebration of programming in particular, and computer science generally. More than 180 countries participate in HoC activities, bringing millions of students together from across the globe. HoC tutorials are available in 45 languages to help almost anyone celebrate this event. All you need to celebrate HoC …

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10 Kid-Friendly Movies that Inspire Children to be Scientists and Inventors

We love sharing stories of cool historic inventors and pioneering women who did amazing work for the STEAM field. So many of these stories would make amazing movies! Movies about science and invention introduce kids to heroes and other figures they can look up to and emulate. The next time you’re making popcorn for movie …

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How to Prepare Your Child for Advanced Classes With Older Students

The glow of pride that comes with your child moving to an advanced class can quickly turn to apprehension when you realize the challenges they are up against. From interacting with older students to navigating a new school, there are many new situations that your child will have to deal with. Even the most prepared …

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STEAM in Every Subject: 10 Examples of Collaborative Learning

Schools and educators are pressured to hit certain learning targets and reach specific test scores. It’s easy to get so focused on these goals that you tune out lessons in other subjects and topics that don’t concern you. However, more teachers are realizing the benefits of cross-curricular education and how collaborative learning can help students …

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How to Add a STEAM Peer Mentorship Program to Your School (And Why You Should)

Your students are some of the best resources in your school. With the right encouragement, they can help each other, build each other up, and improve the entire school’s academic success. However, this process rarely happens organically. Students need guidance to become peer mentors and help their classmates explore STEAM (STEM + Art) topics. Teachers …

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How to Keep Your Gifted Child Engaged in Learning

Every child learns at their own pace. Some kids struggle in different subjects while others fly through the material. For parents, having an advanced student can be frustrating when they think their child is bored with the material. However, with the right tools, parents can challenge their kids to keep learning after they leave the …

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#BuiltWithOzoBlockly: Rev Up for Teen Self Esteem Month

Our calendars are overloaded with fantastic made-up holidays like Take Your Houseplants For A Walk Day, Winnie the Pooh Day, or National Donut Day. But National Teen Self Esteem Month is a topic we can really get behind. What is Teen Self Esteem Month? It’s organizers call it a “may-day”—a call to “work with our …

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