Category: Technology

STEM Educational Products: WeDo 2.0 from Lego Education

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“LEGO Education WeDo 2.0 makes science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and coding come to life. The unique combination of the LEGO brick, classroom-friendly software, and engaging, standards-based projects results in a resource that builds students’ confidence to ask questions, define problems, and design their own solutions by putting STEM learning directly in their hands.” Lego STEM…

STEM Educational Products: StemBox

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“Each month StemBox delivers hands-on STEM learning to girls 7-13. Girls also receive exposure to some of today’s most inspiring women in STEM through educational videos and interviews.” StemBox Web site Here is an example of a StemBox you can purchase from the web site. The Shark Box This box contains all the materials your…

STEM Educational Products: LittleBits

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LittleBits Web Site With ForCarol.com’s new emphasis on helping to keep Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) activities in the classroom, here is our first blog introducing some cool STEM related products that teachers can use in their classrooms. In the old days, this engineer used breadboards to put together prototypes of my designs. These…

Pokemon Go

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Last week a new app, Pokemon Go, was released that has caused quite a stir worldwide. Suddenly, kids of all ages are up off the couch meeting new (or old) friends in the great outdoors while chasing Pokemon around town, campus, etc. In the process Nintendo has racked up approximately $9 Billion dollars in revenue.…

Autonomous Vehicles / Cars

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This past year, I have seen a dramatic increase in the development of autonomous cars. A number of companies (from Toyota to Mercedes Benz to GM to Google and more) are developing cars that can drive by themselves (to some degree). From our perspective (ForCarol.com): Maybe this is the way we can save teens from…

Build Your Own App for Android or IOS

I bought a book on programming a few months back.  But….I decided I was just too damn old to learn all this stuff again. I wished they had an app maker that was easy to use that worked well and did not require detailed programming knowledge. Maybe one exists…or more than one.  As I was…