Educational Technology

May 30, 2014

New STEM app seeks to combat ‘summer learning loss’

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

By Michael Sharnoff, eSchool News

A new app aims to counter the ‘summer learning loss’ by piquing student interest in science and math and helping inform parents about STEM education. STEM-app-summer-lossNext month, students across the United States will toss aside their books for relaxation and outdoor summer activities. However, many parents and educators are concerned that summer vacation spent away from dedicated learning leads to learning loss known as the “summer slide.” The Wheelock College Aspire Institute may have found a unique solution. The STEM Activity App, a new free web app specifically designed to engage families with elementary-age students in STEM activities, provides engaging experiments for parents and children to learn more about science, tech, engineer and math.

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