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Teachers Get the Inside Scoop on Drones for Education

Teachers Get the Inside Scoop on Drones for Education

PCS Edventures had the honor of hosting a dynamic group of educators at its headquarters in Boise, Idaho. Teachers came from across the state to participate in i-STEM, a series of professional development courses focused on the STEM fields.

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Boosting Student STEM Interest Through Sports Science

Boosting Student STEM Interest Through Sports Science

At the highest levels of play, it’s easy to see that sports are a demonstration of pushing the body to its limits. But under the surface, sport is an incredible marriage of many different sciences all working together at an astonishing pace. From the biology of body movement to the aerodynamics of a swimmer and physics of a soccer player, there’s a lot to learn from the athletes in our lives.  

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Cultivating Healthy Learners: Student Nutrition & the Human Body

Cultivating Healthy Learners: Student Nutrition & the Human Body

Just like how you can’t change the oil in your car without first learning how to do it (and more importantly, why you should change your oil), learning about our bodies is the first step towards bettering ourselves, both physically and mentally. Being that it’s National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, there’s never been a better time to review why it’s so important for students to have a working knowledge of the human body, especially when it comes to something as simple as nutrition. As one of the largest factors in maintaining a fit life, nutrition is just as important as getting up and getting active.

So, why it’s so important for learners to understand how their bodies work?

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The Idaho TSA Drone Competition

The Idaho TSA Drone Competition

Drones are probably one of the greatest emerging technologies that we have. There are a lot of careers available for it, and we now have colleges offering drone degrees for students to go through to become a drone pilot in a lot of different areas.

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The Blocksmith Case Study

The Blocksmith Case Study

Big things are happening at Marsing Elementary School in Marsing, Idaho, where virtual reality has become a staple of their after-school program. Originally a four-day-a-week school, Marsing has been able to secure multiple grants to expand its after-school program into Friday, allowing students an optional fifth day of learning. Beginning last September, Ken Price secured the J.A. and Kathryn Albertsons Foundation grant which bolstered Marsing’s after-school program — but that’s not where Ken’s virtual-reality-in-the-classroom dreams started.

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The Top 5 Trends in Virtual Reality

The Top 5 Trends in Virtual Reality

Virtual reality is changing the tech game. It’s captured the imaginations of designers and developers around the world, new VR startups are popping up every week, and most importantly, the biggest names in the tech industry are getting their hands virtually dirty. It’s the space race all over again, with creators competing against each other, challenging one another to step further into the unknown. There are new advancements, new toys, new industries and brand new innovations hitting the market every day, which means one thing for consumers — there’s tons of new tech and VR trends to get ready for!

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